“I could live here” is the highest compliment to give a place.
And you, Santa Barbara – with your vintage street signs, perfectly-spaced palm trees, stucco public spaces and pervading smell of fresh bread – you make me feel contentment. Not sure if it’s the lazy mornings that begin on the sand and end at a cellar door, or the cozy way those Santa Ynez mountains cuddle the Pacific Ocean.
But something about your eternal summer vibe and Spanish-throwback architecture makes me wish this weekend would turn into a permanent relocation.
Or at least that my excuse to leave sounded stronger than “work begins on Monday…”
Mission Santa Barbara postcard sourced by Creative Commons – Boston Public Library.
This sounds like just the place to get to for a return to peace and solitude! The East Coast answer is Charleston, S.C. Looking forward to reading more of you.
I’ve never been to Charleston, but I’ve heard good things. I’d better add that to the list of future destinations – thanks, Eli!
Unless you’re allergic to great cuisine, historic places, and a town you’ll want to walk in as much as you can, you’ll love it!