taking a break in cambria

July 31, 2012

 Cambria is a very small town in the Central Coast. The highs were around 70 with the lows in the 50s. It's the local joke that it's always sweater weather up there. Very true! We walked along the beach, went to cute shops in town, and had fun dinner parties! Taking a little break and enjoying family time in Cambria was just what I needed. I've had so much on my mind these past couple of months and it felt like I was finally able to unplug and unwind a bit. The best part about Cambria was that the house we were renting was dog-friendly. So Ginger got to enjoy a little vacation too! {You know how hard it is for dogs to lay around and sleep all day, every day}. I honestly would have missed her way too much and we probably wouldn't have been able to go for the full week if Ginger wasn't allowed. Here are some photos we took during the trip:
Iron Chef poses with my Dad who is the Iron Chef {he's really the best}

 Favorite Spots in Cambria
Hotels: Cambria Pines Lodge {stayed there for Matthew's bday last year}, or rent a house with friends/family!
Casual Food: Linn's {the olliaberry pie is famous and delicious!}, Robin's {incredible salmon bisque}, French Corner Bakery {great bread and desserts--loooved the German Chocolate Cake}
Nice Restaurants: The Black Cat Bistro, Madeline's {heard it's good but haven't been yet}
Things to Do: buy cheese from Indigo Moon and a baguette from French Corner Bakery and walk along Moonstone Beach, go to the antique stores along Main Street, drive up to Hearst Castle in San Simeon {10 miles north}, go to Harmony {tiny town- 18 ppl!- 5 miles south of Cambria and check out the glass blowers exhibit, plan afternoon trips to Paso Robles or Morro Bay



  1. It sounds like you had an amazing week. I love Cambria so much and have been dying to make a little trip up there this summer. So glad you were able to get away and enjoy some relaxing time with your family.

    Also, I LOVE Cambria Pines Lodge. I always stay there. It kinda feels like camp. :)

  2. looks wonderful. I've driven through Cambria several times but have yet to stop and make a trip of it. Perhaps I will someday

  3. I love Cambria. Such a sweet little getaway. You took such beautiful pictures! Glad you're having fun. :)


  4. i LOVE cambria.. mainly because i love central coast- it's where we were married (at ragged point inn)! we had olliaberry filled cake at our wedding- HOLY MACKEREL. it was the greatest pie/cake/dessert we have ever had..

    it's the exact spot one goes to to unwind...

  5. Really beautiful pictures! Looks like a lovely place to relax.


  6. Beautiful pictures! So jealous you were able to bring Ginger! I would love to bring Harley with us when we travel, but sadly Dubai doesn't allow dogs to fly into the country via the airline cabin!

    xx, Amy

    Leopard and Lillies

  7. My family lives in Monterey so I'm definitely needing to up to Cambria. It's so pretty! I love that you got to take a break. You deserved it!

  8. Looks like a gorgeous little break.

    Gemma x

  9. That looks so gorgeous ... ocean and mountains are my favourites.

    Ginger looks mighty happy as well ... glad you got to unwind and unplug.

  10. Looks wonderful and very relaxing! -Heidi http://fabricandfrosting.blogspot.no

  11. what a lovely vacation! glad you could have some time to relax :)

  12. I always feel so recharged and renewed after vacations. Glad you enjoyed yours!

    The Glossy Life

  13. we need to venture out to Cambria one of these days! I've always talked about it, but still haven't been. Although we were in SD for the weekend AND we did eat Matthew's favorite pizza (from Bronx!) yum! yum!

    i miss you. xoxo

  14. Beautiful photos. Looks like it was so much fun!

  15. oh wow, this place looks like a dream. and of course, you are rockin' those shorts, girl! glad to know you had fun and had a chance to just relax your mind from all the crazy things in life.
    xo TJ

  16. this place and the climate sounds perfect to me. I love being on the coast in 60-70 degree weather. I'm glad you got to unwind Xo Jenna

  17. Looks like you had a lovely time.

  18. Love that Mathew is wearing a Yankee cap - I'm a huge fan!


  19. What a fun little getaway for you guys!
    xo Josie

  20. Seem like you have really unplugged and did have fun...

    Haley McAdams
    Texas Food Handlers

  21. What a lovely place and great photos! Thank you for sharing.



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