We went to Carmel Valley to celebrate the birthday of one of our favorite people, and cheated on our beloved Carmel Valley Ranch for Bernardus Lodge… and let me just tell you CVR may have a little competition…
The gorgeous onsite restaurant – Lucia
They have the best outdoor spaces – fire pits, stone fire places, putting green, bocce courts, and most importantly lots of string lighting.
The birthday crew.
A beautiful lavender, lemon & gin concoction to start our trip off on the right foot.
There were fresh flowers throughout the hotel (that I obviously loved).
The outdoor chandlier didn’t hurt either…
When traveling with the boys, we must always spend some amount of time on a golf course (le sigh).
Charming walk through Carmel by the Sea.
Our poolside view.
Splurging on the most delicious blueberry lemon ricotta pancakes at Lucia.
The prettiest view on 17 Mile Drive that definitely made it hard to head home.
Until next time Carmel!