Durring our trip to Santa Barbara a couple weeks ago, Matthew and I were lucky enough to visit the Ellwood/Coranado Butterfly Reserve. Every year during the winter months millions of butterflies migrate to the protection of the Eucalyptus groves and warmer weather. It's impossible to describe the feeling of looking up at a large branch with leaves glimmering in the sun, only to realize they are not leaves at all, but butterflies! They glide and flutter in the air and surround you, silent and beautiful.
While on the drive from San Francisco to Santa Barbara we stopped by the lovely little town of Morro Bay to do a little vintage shopping. I was lucky enough to find this gorgeous leather patchwork bag at Threads, as well as a couple other lovely goodies I'll be sharing soon. There seemed to be a vintage store on every block and I couldn't help but stop in to each one. If you are ever in the area be sure to stop by, you won't be disappointed.