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Bringing the outside in: Monterey

Outside In_Monterey

In September last year we travelled to California for our honeymoon and absolutely fell in love with the place. The sun, the surf, the healthy lifestyle and the open road!

We picked up our Mustang convertible, put the top down and drove around for weeks. It was the trip of a lifetime.

One of the places we stopped was the coastal town of Monterey. Monterey is a beautiful fishing town, rich in history and one of its landmarks that you may have heard of is Cannery Row (of John Steinbeck fame). This is where they used to manufacture sardines in cans (go figure). Just off this strip was where we went kayaking on the bay. Wow, wow, wow! I have never seen anything like it.

Both the sky and the water were silver so there was no delineation between the two. It was the softest light you can imagine and made for some amazing photographs. One key point was that there was kelp just under the water’s surface across the entire bay and allowed all the animals and birds to literally walk on water! It was incredible. We saw Otters playing with their pups, seals rolling around, bright pink jellyfish and Herons. Lots of Herons! They are probably my favourite birds.

I am going to be blogging a lot more from our California trip as there is so much I want to share with you. In the mean time, if you want to bring Monterey Bay into your place, please see the products above!

Lucy x

PS If you are thinking of visiting California, don’t hesitate to get in touch if you need some advice/suggestions on where to visit!

1. Mrs White’s giant Ostrich feather duster, Roullier White | 2.Mega Bulb SR2 pendant light, Naken Interiors | 3. Zio Tom sideboard, MOGG at LuxDeco | 4. Reclaimed British bespoke stone flooring, Lapacida | 5. Heron Chair, Race Furniture

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8 Responses
  • Godard_Girl
    December 27, 2013

    What a beautiful stunning photograph, sigh, it’s so tranquil. Sounds like a perfect honeymoon. I love all of these objects and have been coveting the light pendant for a long time. The stone flooring is incredible. Happy new year x

    • LucyGough
      December 30, 2013

      Thanks Ruthie! I know, I wish I could go back! Have a wonderful new year too. xx

  • Yvette
    December 27, 2013

    Hi Lucy!
    So excited to read this post! We booked a family holiday to California just last week and are planning our itinerary. Did you guys do Hearst Castle or Santa Barbara?
    Loving the posts as always. Can you recommend any great design haunts we should visit? We’re starting in San Fran and working our way down the coast.
    Love the post, Yvette

  • Margot Gough
    December 28, 2013

    I think the colours are beautiful in that photo .. it must have been a wonderful experience, amongst so many.

    I love the ostrich feather duster, although I think that I would probably like it as a display, rather than to clear away cobwebs!

    • LucyGough
      December 30, 2013

      I agree! I don’t think I would want to actually dust with it 🙂 Straight to the pool room with that one! 😉 xx

  • Meg Poshoglian
    January 2, 2014

    Hi Lucy
    Happy New Year! I love your photos, keep them coming.
    We are looking forward to going to Calif in April-want to house sit? I grew up there when I was a kid & lived in Long Beach for a stint-when the Beach Boys were still surfing not singing! Am I old?Yeah!xxMeg

    • LucyGough
      January 6, 2014

      Hi Meg, don’t tease! Oh, how we would love to house sit! We are actually travelling to New Zealand in April, so stay tuned for many blog posts of rolling hills, lakes and waterfalls soon 🙂 Have an amazing trip- I had no idea that you spent time in California- not that it’s surprising as your beautiful house has that real coastal, tranquil feel that I imagine a lot of houses in California must have xxx

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