Monday, July 9, 2012

into the sea, just you and me

elodie, michael, and i headed down to north county san diego for a little family visit this weekend. i felt at home the minute i turned off the freeway and rolled down the windows. my three favorite towns are leucadia, encinitas, and cardiff-by-the sea. i've lived in many different places within these three towns, rode my bike up and down the steep hills, took midnight swims under the stars, slept outdoors on a balmy summer night, i love returning to this little spot of ocean. the salt air and rhythm of the waves are so restorative. it's no wonder in the olden days (at least in the books i read) they would send the sickly and depressive to the seashore for some healing. i'll have some of my favorite spots up later this week!












































































i've been living in this pineapple dress from urban outfitters. i ordered a size bigger than normal and it's been the best transitional maternity piece yet!

8 comments:

  1. Elodie is suddenly looking much older! I love that you're making the most of this special time with her before her sister arrives. It's so important and only now I realise.

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  2. Love these photos! We moved to North County about a year ago from LA and still adjusting but learning to really love and appreciate the area. Can't wait to see your list of favorite spots! Thanks for sharing.

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  3. oh i love encinitas. my future homeplace. my husband is from there and we both think it's just right. Love these photos. The salt water heals everything.

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  4. beautiful dress, and for the sea... I am jealous !

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  5. i keep thinking we need a staycation at the beach. and this is confirming it! now. how to make sure we get sun....

    xoxoxo

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  6. I grew up in San Diego and miss driving up that stretch of the 101 from Torrey Pines to Carlsbad. This post brought me home for a moment, and reminded me of this quote by Isak Denisen: “The cure for anything is salt water - sweat, tears, or the sea."

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  7. Love these photos and LOVE Cardiff by the Sea.

    I'd love to feature this post on our San Diego-based site. Email me for details!

    shondra (at) dwellable (dot) com

    Thanks!
    Shondra

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  8. I live in Leucadia. I grew up in WI, went to Art School in GA and landed in Leucadia, CA. Home sweet home.

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