Mar 23, 2011

Up the California Coast + a print giveaway!

After returning from Las Vegas we went out for sushi with our friend and since then I have had avocado rolls on my brain and I want to eat them for every meal. There aren't many foods I enjoy as much as the avocado.

We woke up the next morning and headed up the coast. It's one of my favorite drives to make. There is so much to see. My favorite places to stop are Camarillo for coffee at Element Coffee, Santa Barbara for shopping and lunch, Solvang for touristy fun and lots of mean stares from the elderly, and the Madonna Inn for some PINK (and horses). Gabe kept trying to summon the horses by snapping and saying, "Here Boy!" over and over again. Man, I love that guy!


















(Dress- Modcloth, tights- Jcrew, Shoes- Farylrobin, Hat- Vintage, Bag- Anthro, Lipstick- Mac Viva Glam Gaga 2)


Few posts are complete without a glimpse of life through the phone:



One of my sponsors, the sweet Zara from Carnival by the Sea, has offered to give a print of your choice to 2 readers! Just visit her SHOP and leave a comment below and you're entered! These are my favorites! So dreamy. I'd hang them in a row and look at them when I'm craving summer vacation!







Check back on March 30th for the winners. :)

Also, it's almost a new month so if you're interested in sponsoring the blog, email me at courycombs@gmail.com for rates, stats, and details. :)


Love!

Coury

102 comments:

  1. your dress is adorable!

    this is my fave print: http://www.etsy.com/listing/67142447/blossom-5x7-original-photograph

    suzannabunny@gmail(dot)com

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  2. My favorite print is the illusion of time and space. It would look SO neat in my bedroom!

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  3. love these photos- they're amazing.
    wonderful dress and hat, you're so cute coury girl!
    xx

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  4. Gorgeous photos!

    This photo is probably my favorite (but it was hard to choose) http://www.etsy.com/listing/66608224/in-the-sixty-four-5x7-original

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  5. can i tell you, i am obsessed with avocado! i eat it almost every day it is so yummy! i love your dress,the collar is so cute and the maroon tights with it is just perfection :)


    <3 steffy
    Steffys Pros and Cons

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  6. I've always wanted to go to Slovang!! sigh, someday!
    I love the Wild Cat photo! ^,^

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  7. i love your dress !!!!

    and snap loooool im in love with avocados xoxo

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  8. visited the shop and loooved those photos! especially the yellow flowers/kitchen window one

    i love the pictures above it looks so beautiful there

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  10. You are such a doll! That Modcloth dress is very demure, and so is the lovely clutch. Solvang is a charming place to visit.

    P.S. I particularly like the "Don't Look Down" print from Carnival by the Sea.

    www.TheFancyTeacup.com
    much love.

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  11. You look adorable! When I saw that dress on ModCloth I was totally obsessed, but talked myself out of buying it, but now I'm regretting! It looks so nice with the red tights :D

    xo, Bruklyn

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  12. wow, she really does have some gorgeous prints - i love the cherry blossom one and the sunbeam one- stunning!
    x

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  13. Santa Barbara is such a great place to shop :) My favorite print is the "she was lost in her thoughts as she gazed out of the kitchen window" one. So pretty and nice for springtime :)

    - Lea

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  14. I LOVE the pretty pink blossoms against the bright blue sky. So lovely!!

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  15. love it <3
    second print is gorgeous !

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  16. Mmm, avocado...

    This was my favorite print: http://www.etsy.com/listing/66606872/five-thousand-miles-away-8x8-original

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  17. I totally love the one with butterflies too!

    kasia433@onet.eu

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  18. I love this one http://www.etsy.com/listing/66606872/five-thousand-miles-away-8x8-original I'm a sucker for anything oceanic. :)

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  19. Avocado tops my list of favourite foods! I HEART avocado rolls! p.s. you're super cute in the horsey photos :)

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  20. That sucks that the old people glared at you! I really love this print
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/68471528/wild-cat-5x7-original-photograph

    mearnold115@yahoo.com

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  21. haha i love the pic of you eagerly awaiting the sushi!

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  22. loved this look Coury!

    xoxo

    G.

    http://giaa-fashion-blogspot.com

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  23. Oh pretty! If I won, I'd choose the butterfly print and give it to my dear friend who needs cheering up. She loves butterflies endlessly, and this print belongs in her apartment.

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  24. aw looks like so much fun! I went to school in Santa Barbara but never made it up to Solvang!

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  25. I love avocado rolls too. . .but I love sushi in general. These photos are amazing. I love the first few especially.

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  26. I love these pictures. Everything looks really peaceful.

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  27. I love the wild cat photo!

    blythehill@gmail.com
    www.blythehill.blogspot.com

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  28. Love your photos, and dress as always. So cute.

    Those prints are gorgeous. I like the butterfly and blossom ones especially :)

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  29. Avocado rolls are my absolute favorite type of sushi. Yum!

    www.mintypeaches.blogspot.com

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  30. Avocado rolls are the best! I could eat them daily, especially if I have a tiny bit of eel sauce on the side.

    The Fairy is so whimsical and pretty; it's definitely my favorite print!

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  31. All your pictures seem like they don't exist, they are so perfect=)

    -Nicky
    http://youngthings1.blogspot.com/

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  32. I love these pictures!
    Meg

    JOIN MY GIVEAWAY!
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  33. I live right by the Madonna Inn!
    How cool!
    My fave is-
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/67142447/blossom-5x7-original-photograph

    meeshellunderground@gmail.com

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  34. may i please have the five thousand miles away 8x8 original photograph print, pretty please? with a cherry on top? :)

    bex.

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  35. Hm avocado's! Definitely one of my favorite foods!
    You look adorable in that dress and that place looks amazing.

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  36. The print are beautiful! I would love to have one!

    - Carly
    cswift@dccnet.com
    http://attiresatire.blogspot.com/

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  37. The Wild Cat print is my favorite. I love your dress!

    tinatre@msn.com

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  38. Solvang is such a unique place hahah! And those prints are bom diggity- I'd LOVE one!

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  39. Gorgeous look! I really love this dress on you...it is so sweet and the hat very very lovely, it completes the outfit :D

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  40. I'd just like to say I love your pictures, you look like someone who could be a character in a book. :)

    And from Zara's pictures I'd choose the She Came from the Sea print...

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  41. oh my gosh, I love solvang! I haven't been there since I was a wee little girl! There is a swedish breakfast place there, that I dream about on the constant. Their pancakes were huge, and covered in powdered sugar. Amazing. I love your dress too!

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  42. I just LOVE this one!
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/67142447/blossom-5x7-original-photograph

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  43. So, I just wanted to say that your blog always gives me the this-is-so-cute-I-might-die giggles every time I read it. Thanks for giving me something really uplifting to read! When it comes to the giveaway: I quite enjoy the colors on "let's stay like this forever." It reminds me of a Jane Austen novel :)

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  44. Love the colous of this one- your taste is bang on as usual..

    I particularly love the print of the kitchen window
    x

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  45. Wow I'm loving Zara's work - thanks for the chance!

    We looooove Solvang too, I'm Norwegian so it's as close to food from home as I can get. The bakeries are all amazing. Love that dress + hat on you!

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  46. Wow the prints are all so pretty!

    lovealice22 at gmail dot com

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  47. the photos are really sweet... you look very vintage and adorable.

    Kisses from Lisbon ♥♥♥

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  48. You have an amazing blog! Just adore your dress and hat! It looks perfect for the occasion! the prints look all amazing too! I'm ur new follower now!

    blog.misspouty.com

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  49. Your pictures are so adorable! I love the "life through the phone" shots...so cute!

    www.rachaeldiab.blogspot.com

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  50. We DID meet! And you are the one who is amazing!

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  51. I just found your blog via Chictopia and looove it! I'm from Sacramento and I must agree- driving down the Cali coast is one of the most beautiful places to be :)

    On another subject, I was randomly flipping through your archives and realised, I totally know who your husband is! I go to Capital Christian Center and, I'm sure you know, his old band Plus One used to play there! Such a small world. Anyway, I just thought you would be amused to hear that :)
    I love your blog girl! -Niv

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  52. very pretty prints, especially the blossoms! :)

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  53. her prints are dreamy. Love your hat

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  54. I love the print of the car radio. elegant

    Your post makes me miss California so much. I used to take a trip up to Solvang every other year or so, and I even stayed at the Madonna Inn twice. *sigh*

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  55. you are TOO adorable. i love this outfit, especially with the red tights!

    and a print giveaway? count me in! <3

    X

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  56. the blossom photograph is so beautiful!
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/67142447/blossom-5x7-original-photograph

    jns2291@hotmail.com

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  57. You're super cute in that dress.

    Amazingly beautiful photos! The blossom one is perfect.

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  58. I've lived in SoCal for almost 7 years and still have never been to Solvang! That's it, going this year.

    Love the pink light pole? in the middle of a field. Very Pollyanna outfit, too!

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  59. uber cute outfit! (and i love solvang too... ! it's like a secret tourist town, sooo fun!)

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  60. You have the most perfect fringe ;)
    And what a special giveaway, my fav are Be Still and Don't Look Down Before You Dive. Need them in my space!

    xx Cristina

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  61. Stopp you're too cute. I love your dress SO much and these pictures are way fun. You're my favorite =)

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  62. LOVE the horses in the background! you look so pretty in white:)

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  63. Your clothes are so perfect!

    My favorite print is Wildcat... reminds me of when I'd have to muster up the courage to go on tiny rollercoasters when I was younger.

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  64. beautiful post!

    beautiful photographs by Zara,
    my favorite is:
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/67145656/she-joined-the-circus-5x7-original

    makes me think of france, the one and only time i saw the (small) circus.
    i remember being able to walk right up to the cages they kept the lions in (it was a very small circus in a small town in the south of france). and how little boys were trying to feed them and a man from the circus went up to them and said "don't do that they will bite ur arm off!"

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  65. our family visits solvang frequently and when i saw the photo with the cat banner i said "hey i've been to that thrift store a billion times!" ;)

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  66. solvang?! i'm meeting my mom there in two weeks for a "mini vacation", any tips or suggestions on things to see/places to eat?! i would greatly appreciate it!

    mylittleartichoke@gmail.com

    or

    mylittleartichoke.blogspot.com

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  67. Ooh how whimsical. Love the giveaways ... and Danish California, where clogs are always in style.

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  68. great photos! looks like a super fun trip :) and those prints are dreamy xo

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  69. looks like such a fun day and makes me wantto go to california even more! one day...
    and a print giveaway sounds fun as well;)

    dawnpowell@web.de

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  70. Great pictures! Love the colours! Your red - brown tights match the
    Colours of the skin of the horses!
    Love your blog!

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  71. Oh wow. Your blog is absolutely beautiful! Your style is incredible... I've never been a fan of pink but you're on the verge of converting me!
    Good luck with finding sponsors!

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  72. that dress with that clutch is just dreamy. i've always wanted to go to santa barbara, it looks like such a beautiful place. gorgeous pics as always! xo, laura

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  73. i have some empty walls just begging for some fabulous prints! (wild cat is like- AHH-mazing!) fingers crossed!!

    janae
    twigandbone.blogspot.com

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  74. Here comes an invitation to take part at my giveaway, darling. Hope you will ;)
    Click here to take part

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  75. im so in love with that dress its ao cute i love it so chic !!1

    www.storyofafunnyface.blogspot.com

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  76. I have given you the Kreativ Blogger Award.http://dearest-nana.blogspot.com/

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  77. Love those prints! And now I have a craving for avocado rolls :)

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  78. thank you for doing give-aways! And for sharing your life!

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  79. Oh my goodness I am obsessed with avocado roll! it is seriously the most delicious thing ever. Maybe i'm missing out on "real" sushi because I'm vegetarian, but, damn, that avocado stuff is GOOD.

    xoxo
    Sophi

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  80. March 30th is my bday! It would be awesome to win this print

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/67142447/blossom-5x7-original-photograph

    p.s your dress is so cute!

    <3 Sarah
    theantiquepearl.blogspot.com

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  81. hi! I love your blog! great photos, your style.... :O! you have a shocking personality! I'm glad to have passed here by chance!
    greetings from Spain!
    Good blog, good work!!

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  82. haha, that sounds like such fun!
    Lovely outfit, as usual. :)

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  83. My favourite is this one http://www.etsy.com/listing/67142447/blossom-5x7-original-photograph

    I love this giveaway!
    Dajana

    dajanosik@gmail.com

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  84. Hi! I JUST CAME ACROSS YOUR BLOG ON CHICTOPIA....ITS SO CUTE! IM NOW FOLLOWING...COME BY WECANPRETEND ANDLET US KNOW HWAT YOU THINK IT WOULD MEAN ALOT..XOXO

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  85. i really like your dress ! :) She's very cute !

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  86. awww sucha great photos!! I bet you had so much fun there ;) and I really love your outfit! the dress is so casual yet chic!
    http://ninnda.tumblr.com

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  87. i LOVE the wild cat photo! it looks eerie and magical at the same time!

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  88. oh my! i really really love your style, coury! lovely photos too! <3

    yougotsomestyle.blogspot.com

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  89. So dreamy. I adore,
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/67817886/she-felt-more-periwinke-than-blue-8x10
    so perfect for my soon to be redecorated room.
    xx

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  90. I love the Wild Cat photo here: http://www.etsy.com/listing/68471528/wild-cat-5x7-original-photograph.

    The colour of the sky reminds me of cotton candy and the photo would look so lovely on my robins egg blue studio wall!

    Your blog.... also lovely.

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  91. Beautiful outfit!

    http://sweetharvestmoon.blogspot.com

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  92. This one makes me dream...

    http://ny-image3.etsy.com/il_fullxfull.211022223.jpg

    paigewiley16@gmail.com

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  93. I love these butterflies the most!:)

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