Yesterday was a really wonderful day. We went to the 7th Annual Highland Springs Lavender Festival. It was breathtaking.
I have discovered that parasols are the answer to all my sun hating skin's needs. Especially when they are $6.99 at World Market!
There were some displays about the resort's history. I took photos of them because they had cute clothes!
Great hair inspiration!!
I started to fall
Bracelet and parasol- World Market
Headband- made by me
Dress- vintage, Etsy
Bag- thrifted (and falling apart :-( )
Shoes- Swedish Hasbeens
Highland Springs Resort dates back to the 1880's and is 1000 acres! It has served as many different types of resort throughout the years. At one time it was a girl's camp (Parent Trap!!), a Jewish Family resort, a club... the list goes on. It's in pretty bad dis-repair (which has it's charm), but someone bought it a few years ago and is slowly restoring it back to it's original glory. I really hope they do because the place is just so cute!
They run a restaurant on site now that has been voted best restaurant in So. Cal. We were going to eat there, but it's was $30 a plate at least. But the food is all organic and grown either on site or locally which is pretty cool! The menu they had for the festival fair was amazing! I had a Lavender marinated brisket sandwich for lunch, which was to die for. They had lavender ice cream, lavender lattes, lavender tea and lemonade, there were quinoa salads, fresh falafal (which was *amazing*), fresh organic burgers and hot dogs, lavender-lemon cupcakes... the list goes on and on. It was like five star fair food. Fantastic! I'm excited to go next year!
The pool was my favourite part. The architecture was so incredibly charming! I hope they keep it just as it is!!
The water felt amazing!
Yummy local beer.
There was a family act of 6 siblings and their parents called Celtic Spring that played Celtic music and did step dancing. I adore Celtic music and step dancing so it was cool to watch. Afterwards my siblings bonded with the kids over being from big families. Haha!
Everything smelled heavenly!
Grace got her face painted.
And I found and Alpaca!! I kind of have an obsession with Alpacas. It's weird, but they are adorable.
Then there was an Open Mic. My father nagged me to go and do something. I found a guitar to borrow and played one of my songs, and then because it was Father's Day, and because I knew if I didn't he'd drive me nuts, I sang an Aria. Then the director asked if he could book me for next summer, and possibly any openings this summer... So that was cool!
I hope your weekend was marvy!
And of course, there are more here!