a santa barbara field trip

July 16, 2010


Sorry I’ve been MIA these past two days! Matthew and I took a day trip yesterday to Santa Barbara and had such a fun day exploring! We were expecting the weather to be a little cooler up north but it was still pretty hot {80 degrees compared to LA’s 90s}. We stopped by the beautiful Santa Barbara Mission. It’s on the top of a hill and the views are incredible! You can see the ocean and they have such a sweet flower garden.

Matthew and I loved the permanent chalk drawings on the ground. Some of them were so cool!

We stopped by Crushcakes, Santa Barbara’s supposed first cupcakery, for a little treat..or 4! I didn’t know it until I got home but they were actually featured on the Food Network’s Cupcake Wars! {I need to catch up with my DVR!}

On the wall it says, “you’ll always remember your first crush.”

They’re known for the crushcake which is their version of a red velvet. It’s a chocolate cake dyed red with a sour cream cheese frosting!

We got a crushcake, a coconut cloud, a cool vanilla bean and a buttermilk crumb cake {buttermilk cinnamon swirl cake with brown sugar cinnamon frosting}.

Definitely an A! I thought the cupcakes were sweet, yet not overpowering, and pretty moist! Matthew and I had SO much fun! We’re definitely looking forward to our next visit.