my twenty-eighth birthday was last weekend. i went to davenport, CA, a sleepy "slowcoast" town about 30 minutes north of santa cruz and in towards the woods with someuv my most favorites.
i found this CABIN on airbnb when i did a wedding in santa cruz, back in october and absolutely fell in love. i knew i couldn't stay away long. so nate and i went back for a mini-christmas together and then i reached out to dana, the sweet, sweet owner of the properties to come back for my birthday.
here are the airbnb links, in case you missed the hyperlinks above^^^^
these properties are IDYLLIC. like straight out of the real world and into fern gully type magic. you drive up the foggy coast, past the little slowcoast shop in davenport, and then all of a sudden you're cruising down a dirt road, turn a bend, and you see the lodge set just ahead of you behind a big ol' grassy field.
i couldn't imagine a better setting for my birthday-in the woods, with my people, going for long walks down the dirt road, exploring the sleepy coast, cooking together, shooting cans with bb guns, drinking whiskey by the fire and hanging in their tub jacuzzi.
also, there are banana slugs EVERYWHERE. which is like a bonus. so, rad.
once you get to these properties you don't need to//want to leave. they're the perfect place for a retreat, small wedding, bachelorette party, family weekend, etc. i could think of plenty of reasons you should visit this gem. but i'll let the photos speak for themselves, below.
thank you to all of my beautiful friends for making me feel so special and loved. for encouraging me always, and for being my family. when nate said that you guys are the community i've built, i realized in that moment how lucky i am to get to call you all my community. it's kinda crazy that i've snatched all of you up from different stages of my life, and that you all get along and love each other so well. i can't believe i get keep you all for always. YES.
a special thanks to some talented folks who made this weekend as special as it was:
my beautiful birthday flowers- PLENTY OF PETALS
and super rad cozy-sassy-distressed-shirt making babe - BALM for all the loot!