San Luis Obispo is almost halfway between LA and San Francisco. It nestles at the base of the Santa Lucia foothills. Some call it America’s happiest city. This is where you will find international landmark destination, Madonna Inn, which boasts 110 whimsical guest rooms, enchanting decor, horseback riding, and two award-winning dining experiences.
Monterey sits on California’s rugged central coast. It is so beautiful, we couldn’t pick just one spot! Pacific Grove has many old-fashioned charms, but none compare to the vast scenic beaches and wildlife. Carmel Valley is twenty minutes inland. This is where you will find Holman Ranch, a 400-acre property complete with a fully restored historic stone hacienda, overnight guest rooms, vineyards and wine caves, olive groves and more.
Santa Barbara: The Four Seasons Biltmore is located just steps from Santa Barbara’s beautiful beaches. It has private bungalows and terraces that overlook the Pacific Ocean and Channel Islands. Twenty-two acres of lush jungle and tranquil gardens define luxury living and service on the American Riviera.
Photographer: Marie H Rainville
Fashion Stylist: Nadia Pizzimenti P1M Management
Assistant Stylist: Jaclyn Bonavota @ Judy INC
Hair and Makeup: Diana Carreiro at P1M Management
Shot on location at: Madonna Inn, San Luis Obispo | The Four Seasons Biltmore, Santa Barbara and Monterey, California
Originally published in Today's Bride magazine, Fall/Winter 2017.