As my husband worked a majority of Sunday, I had the opportunity to explore the charming seaside Seward. The population comes in at just 2500 people, and the atmosphere exudes the feels of a familiar small town (think Stars Hollow from Gilmore Girls). Homes are small and old, and chopped firewood lines almost every yard. The forecast was only a high of 60 degrees, so I put together pieces I haven't been able to wear in California for months. Yay!
outfit details: Banana Republic toggle jacket [new, $40], Ann Taylor button up [new, $20], Nordstrom faux fur vest [new, $20], Banana Republic jeans [new, $40], Hunter boots [new, $80], Michael Kors watch [new, $100], Tiffany & Co necklace [new, gift]
Naturally my adventure started with carbs...
I gave Zudy's Cafe, an adorable waterfront bistro, a try. The turkey panini was delicious, and the mystery mayo sauce on the side was satisfyingly naughty. I may have even dipped my chips in it...
After lunch (desperately needing some exercise), I began my adventure on a path following the shoreline.
Returning to the hotel because of the rain, I decided to walk back a different way, and found a route down a residential street. There didn't seem to be a home or building built in the last 50 years. Passerby cars were scarce, and everyone in their yard waved hello. It almost seemed I had gone back in time, to an old way of life.
I loved the juxtaposition of the beautiful, green background and the older, rundown town. It was a breath of fresh air (literally!) from the never ending energy of LA. What a sweet retreat!
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