Not Safe For May

Three weeks ago the boyf and I reached the one year mark. As part of my anniversary present for him, I surprised him with a weekend getaway to Monterey. I’ve always wanted to visit Cannery Row, and I was lucky enough to catch a Bloomspot deal for a nice luxury hotel for cheapy peasys!

The original plan was to hang out with some animals at the aquarium but we decided to plan another full day to come back and dedicate to just the aquarium. Half a day isn’t enough to see all of the animals, me thinks.

We spent the first half of our day exploring and walking around Cannery Row. That area is booming with so much history, it’s cray. We visited the coastal beaches and sat on big rocks to take in all of the Monterey goodness. The second half was spent getting ready in our super luxurious room at the Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa and having a bombass dinner at Chart House. It was a very romantic atmosphere, so romantic, that it was almost impossible to take photos with our phones. Ian managed to snap these:


Me, channeling Tard and our customized menus.

It was a delicious dinner. We both had the Filet Mignon because why not, right?
I do have a few photos of my outfit from our dressy dinner. We lost the light pretty fast so they’re not the best quality, but they show off the dress! Remember the dress I got from Deeda Salon when I got my bangs back in October? I love it to death. I felt so fancy! Check out that fishtail hemline.

Dress: Cuffs
Sandals: Enzo Angiolini (similar)
Bracelet: JewelMint (similar)
Ring: JewelMint
Earrings (not pictured): Kardashian Kollection
Clutch: Style & Co. (similar, similar on eBay

Obviously not as fancy as my date. Look at him!

We went through a lot of hilariously bad shots to get these. To give you an idea of the lighting we were dealing with and the different areas of the hotel we tried out:

By the way, this is more or less the mess I leave behind after getting ready:

And last but not least, a delicious cinnamon roll we had before leaving:

Okay just kidding. Even more last, the new apple of my eye: Ian’s present to me. The Michael Kors Rose Gold Chronograph Watch. Drool. I can’t stop wearing it. It goes with everything!

 
December 3, 2012

Mayette

Mayette Villanueva is a California-based natural beauty & style blogger.

9 Comments

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    Helen Deeds

    December 4, 2012

    Very nice! LOVE the shoes!

    Visiting via better blogger network.
    Helen
    Blue Eyed Beauty Blog
    http://blueeyedbeautyblogg.blogspot.com

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      Mayette

      December 4, 2012

      Thanks, Helen! Those are shoes I got for my HS senior prom, haha! I love them. 🙂

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    Dawnielle Badin

    December 4, 2012

    You look beautiful. My Hubbie and I stopped at Monterey on our way to San Fran for our Honeymoon…ah memories. I think I stood at the Otter tank for like 30 minutes! 🙂

    Great pictures. I’m a new follower from BBN.

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      Mayette

      December 5, 2012

      Aww thank you, Dawnielle! Oh my goodness I want to go to the Aquarium so badly! Ugh, otters. Yes.

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      Mayette

      December 5, 2012

      BTW, link me to your blog!

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    Erin Gerofsky

    December 5, 2012

    Hey Dude! I found you through BBN.
    As a graduate of a theatre program who also has a very dapper boyfriend and also spends more money than I probably should on clothes, I feel like we’d, you know, get along or something. Just thought I’d say hi, and I’m following through bloglovin’! Also, that Michael Kors watch, dayum girl. I don’t know why I told my boyfriend we should not exchange gifts for our anniversary a couple months ago (but to be fair we had fancy dinner and went to the drive in, so I didn’t go wanting) :p

    –Erin

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      Erin Gerofsky

      December 5, 2012

      pee ess: http://predictionspast.blogspot.ca

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      Mayette

      December 5, 2012

      Umm, hello! I feel like we would totally get along. I’m so jealous of your set/costume designing job–that is awesome. You HAVE to nix that anniversary rule next year! …but of course get something nice for him, too. 🙂 Just started following you on Bloglovin’!

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