Helllooooo everyone!! Did you enjoy wedding week?! It seemed like you did! We came home from our honeymoon over the weekend. I missed you all. I missed Mazen!! And really just missed normal life. (And oatmeal and kale – for real.)
The first night of our honeymoon
We had a fabulous time on our cruise to Mexico, and I can’t wait to share all the pics! The posts – three of ’em – will be coming up as soon as I can get them written.
I was able to write a bit about our first leg of the honeymoon on the plane. We had a one-night stay in Los Angeles before our ship sailed in the morning! I had asked my cousin Anna for a recommendation for a “fabulous oceanfront hotel.” Her recommendation was Terranea.
Terranea was stunning and lived up to our expectations and its reputation! It was likely the nicest hotel I’ve ever spent the night in. We arrived after dark and after a long day of travel, but the views from our room the next morning were spectacular!
We were greeted with champagne and chocolate dipped strawberries in our room. (I had put on the “anything to note?” part of the reservation that it was our honeymoon!) After settling in, we had a fun little dinner in the Asian restaurant, Bashi, at the bar and everything tasted incredibly fresh! We shared sushi and a tuna poke bowl.
The sunrise the next morning was breathtaking.
We had a light breakfast (bananas and coffee) and took a short hike along the cliffs overlooking the ocean.
Our last stop: the pool. Our time was short, but we used every minute until our noon checkout!
My cousin Anna picked us up and drove us to Long Beach to meet my other cousin Jon and his partner Kelly. We also met up with my third cousin, Andy, whose kids were so cute! We don’t get to see the West Coast crew all that often, so lunch together was a special treat.
I had coconut shrimp and a fresh California shrimp salad topped with avocado.
We then headed to the pier to board the Ruby Princess! To be continued… 🙂
Nicole @ Bento Momentos says
I lovee the colors in your first picture — gorgeous! Thanks for letting me live vicariously through your vacation. Have a wonderful time!
Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog says
Looks like the dream honeymoon. Glad to see the smiles on all your faces!
Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog
Carrie this fit chick says
Welcome home! That honeymoon looks gorgeous! The cosst is so beautiful!
I cannot wait for your cruise recap! We love cruising and we’ve never been on a Princess cruise either. Welcome back, glad you had an amazing honeymoon!
Love your romper! where did you get it?
The ole Stitch to the Fix!
I’m so glad you both enjoyed your quick trip to Terranea – I actually got engaged there and can’t imagine a better place for a honeymoon-kick off! Can’t wait to see the rest of the posts.
I can’t wait to hear more about the cruise! I keep trying to talk my husband into a cruise but he’s not so sure. Maybe your posts will push him over the edge because it looks like you had a blast.
I love that first picture. You two look so happy. I assume you used a selfie stick? Otherwise Thomas has very long arms. 🙂 Were you trying to get some of the ocean? I’ve never seen a selfie so high! And you got to wear your beautiful wedding shoes on the honeymoon, too. How fun!
T wasn’t sure about the cruise, but he loved it. Yes to selfie stick, yes to pics of the ocean, and yes to wearing my wedding shoes, which I love!
Linda @ the Fitty says
Shrimp salad with avocado sounds divine! What was the dressing?
so fun to see you in my neck of the woods! My in-laws live 5 mins from Terranea and we’re 10 miles away from them, so on VERY special occasions we have taken the kids to their house and then spent a night at Terranea. It is truly breathtaking.
The neighborhoods around there were stunning too!! 🙂
It already sounds divine!