Los Laureles Lodge, a historic country inn — located in Carmel Valley— has long been one of our family's favorite weekend escapes. Julie and I would visit once or twice a year before we had Luke and have since gone back about once a year (or try too).
For my 40th birthday I thought it would be just the thing to spend the entire weekend there with some close friends. I was right!
I had intended to drag my ipad around the property sketching the charming grounds, but I didn't. With out a child in not in tow I decided to sleep in, chat with out friends, swim, drink, eat, read and play dominoes. Which is a very successful birthday weekend. I did spend part of the afternoon poolside doing the full on illustration of the lodge above. And then one more quick sketch (below).
We did manage to take some photos. I present to you, my birthday weekend in photos: