Santa Barbara

After a lazy day wandering along the LA coastline we arrived in sunny Santa Barbara at what has quickly become one of my favourite hotels ever – Canary Santa Barbara.


We were greeted by the friendliest and most efficient valet gents I’ve ever met who swiftly and efficiently helped us get everything into the gorgeous lobby.

A riot of colours and patterns that all work together brilliantly the lobby is a feast for the design senses and I quickly whipped the lens cap off my camera to capture it all.


Everywhere you turn at Canary Santa Barbara there’s a cozy corner just waiting to be discovered and a new pattern or design to fall in love with. I’m a very visual person and so the pleasing mix of elements was a real treat.

Once we’d checked in we headed to our room which had a lovely view over the town and mountains – the perfect place to start and end any day.


We headed out for dinner by the water, returning stuffed and with just enough energy to check out the pool as we were eager to go for an early morning swim the next day.


Up before the sun we headed to the roof-top pool which we had entirely to ourselves!


Swimsuit: Sweaty Betty


We splashed around for ages and enjoyed watching the sun rise over Santa Barbara before our stomachs finally convinced us it was time to pull ourselves out of the warm waters to head to breakfast. (We could have ordered it poolside because the hotel is just that wonderful but we hadn’t been to the restaurant downstairs and wanted to experience it.)

Dressed and ready to go we enjoyed a tasty breakfast at Finch & Fork.


With one last lounge in the comfy, beautiful lobby we checked out and headed out to do some shopping and to see the Santa Barbara sights.


TheΒ Lobero Theatre


I can’t actually remember what this building was but I *think* it’s the County Courthouse (please feel free to correct me if I’m wrong!)


The Santa Barbara Mission


Our time in Santa Barbara and at the Canary Santa Barbara was short but definitely sweet and I’m already itching to return. Next time I’ll leave more time to swim in the pool, wile away the hours reading on the rooftop patio or in one of the sumptuous lobby chairs and sofas and sit out and watch the world go by from our balcony.

Thank you, Canary Santa Barbara, for a truly lovely 24 hours!

(This post was in no way sponsored or endorsed by the Canary Santa Barbara Hotel – I just loved it too much not to give it its due!)

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