Santa Barbara has always held a special place in my heart. It was only about 40 minutes from where I grew up, so it was our family's favorite place to go on special days. Jesse and I have spent a lot of our romantic dates in Santa Barbara, so it was fun to go back to some of our favorite spots, and try some new ones, too!
Jesse handled all of the planning, which I loved. It was fun to give him the reins and let him choose what we were going to do for the day. I couldn't have done better myself!
First on the list (after a rather tearful goodbye when leaving Kayleigh with my parents) was a wine bistro. Different from wine tasting at a winery, the State Street Wine Bistro gave us the opportunity to sit at a quiet table on a nice little patio and enjoy sampling glass after glass while the Sommelier (am I fancy or what now?!?) brought out food pairings to go with each wine. We were able to spend as much time as we wanted to enjoying what we were given. It was perfect! No rushing around, bustling between other tourists...it was just for us.
We had a lovely time.
When we were finished, we walked past shops, street performers, and gorgeous little alcoves until we reached the water.
It's been a long time since we've spent time as just two of us. Even though I missed Kayleigh, I loved my time with my Handsome Man. Being back to one of our first date spots, spending the day alone and enjoying each other was the best way to celebrate our 4th anniversary. Looking forward to many more to come!