As you know I was lucky enough to be nestled in the lap of luxury at the Biltmore Santa Barbara for a few days this week.
Saying goodbye to those surroundings was a struggle, but having the charming town of Los Olivos on our agenda made leaving easier.
Los Olivos is tucked in the Santa Ynez mountain range about a 45 minute drive from Santa Barbara through Los Padres National Forest.
The town is amidst wine & horse country. Tasting rooms and saddleries fill the vintage store fronts.
Arriving in town as a light rain began, we ducked into this shop, Avec Moi Decor. We were instantly swept away by all the creatively designed vignettes & stayed until the rain subsided. Take a look at what we saw…
I hope you all get to visit the Santa Barbara area & if you do, include a day trip to Los Olivos.
Arrive around lunch time & enjoy a laid back afternoon eating, wine tasting & kicking around the little town.
If you decide to stay, the Fess Parker boutique hotel will fit the bill perfectly.
From getting back home to getting back money. Do you know about Ebates?
I have used Ebates for several purchases, receiving checks in return each time.
This is how it works: Ebates offers a % back from each retailer in its network. You make your purchases by going through the Ebates site to the retail site & then reap the rewards.
Ebates works with Amazon & many retailers. Next time you are making an online purchase check through the Ebates site first to see if the shop you are buying from is in their network. If so, click on through Ebates and get $ back!
The Pinterest board I am enjoying most this week & want you to enjoy too is Rebecca McMurtrey’s, Grandma’s Farmhouse.
It is a stunning board that transports you to a simpler time with images that you all will love.
Hope you had a great week!
Next up on My Soulful Home ~ a delicious cake recipe, so come on back Monday…
** Kelly **