On Friday night, Husband surprised me with a wee overnight getaway to the Harbor House Inn bed & breakfast in Santa Barbara, CA.
We got a complimentary breakfast basket complete with assorted fruits and juices and some of the best banana bread I have ever had.
This bed was made to envelop you in its cushy goodness with two separate down comforters, lots of fluffy pillows and a padded head and foot-board. We seriously slept for ten straight hours. It was so quiet you could hear a pin drop!
They even offer complimentary use of their bicycles so we got to ride around State Street instead of fighting the traffic congestion and seeking out hard to find parking.
Our room was also conveniently located next to the Santa Barbara FisHouse, which we walked to for dinner. The weather was nice enough to allow outside dining near their fire pit under an almost full moon. For an appetizer, we enjoyed the bacon wrapped scallops. Husband had the cioppino which had some of the most delicious broth I've ever had the pleasure of dipping my bread in. I had the halibut and it was divine. The garlic was so strong I think I killed any chance of late night smooches. Hopefully the savory bottle of house wine killed some of the stench. For dessert, husband had the Crème Brulee and I had the Mud Pie. We both recommend everything about this place, right down to the wine.
The following morning we decided to skip the breakfast basket and head out. Turns out State Street doesn't really have easily accessible, quaint little breakfast spots so we went over a block and stumbled upon Pacific Crepes French Food. Our waitress spoke nary a lick of English so that was lots of fun and helped the authenticity factor. Husband and I each had our own La Compléte - ham, Swiss and mozzarella and mushrooms. They served some of the most divine coffee I've ever had the pleasure of sipping. Why can't I make coffee like that at home I wonder? The best part about this breakfast is that Frenchy (who strangely resembled Owen's Momma) only billed us for one crepe! Hooray for buy one get one free especially when it comes to pricey breakfasts! We totally ran out the door before they figured out their error. We're naughty like that.
So the next time you're planning an overnight stay in Santa Barbara, maybe you'd like to recreate our little piece of heaven away from home.