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Our Bi-Coastal Vacay // A House on the Hill

05.13.15
The Design Confidential Bi-Coastal Vacay and A House on the Hill in Central California Cambria and Hearst Castle in San Simeon

It has been way too long since I finished sharing the details of our much needed family vacation last month! I am already wishing desperately for a repeat of the week which means that it has obviously been long enough for me to forget how awful my babies were for the entire trip. For me to see only the good stuff in my mind when I think about the trip might be something akin to child birth. We gals forget just enough of the bad stuff to think it’s a good idea, nay a great idea, to do it over and over again.

When last we left off, we decided to leave a day early for our Southern California trip and head down to the Central Coast. Our plan was to split up the drive a bit and check an item off my personal bucket list. After a glorious night on the beach we set off bright and early to spend the day touring Hearst Castle, that big house on the hill.

The Design Confidential Bi-Coastal Vacay and A House on the Hill in Central California Cambria and Hearst Castle in San Simeon

This adorable babe, demonic as he was for the majority of the day, was virtually reverent on his very first bus ride ever. We take Blake to the bus stop each morning for school so he has a natural curiosity toward busses in general. To ride on a bus himself was definitely the highlight of his trip.

The Design Confidential Bi-Coastal Vacay and A House on the Hill in Central California Cambria and Hearst Castle in San Simeon

My big boy was actually an angel for most of this tour which isn’t all that shocking when I stop to think about the fact that he loves to see pretty things.

As a gal who loves to take pictures, this little jaunt was an absolute dream for me. Since they don’t allow strollers, we rented a child carrier backpack and the mister got to tote the babe around and it left me relatively hands free, which might have been a first. So with millions of photos taken in this amazing place each year, I thought I would share some of my favorite moments and some of the under appreciated details that can be found at every turn in this architectural relic. Even the waiting terminal was filled with beauty… and don’t even get me started on the pool entrance and ladders.

The Design Confidential Bi-Coastal Vacay and A House on the Hill in Central California Cambria and Hearst Castle in San Simeon
The Design Confidential Bi-Coastal Vacay and A House on the Hill in Central California Cambria and Hearst Castle in San Simeon
The Design Confidential Bi-Coastal Vacay and A House on the Hill in Central California Cambria and Hearst Castle in San Simeon
The Design Confidential Bi-Coastal Vacay and A House on the Hill in Central California Cambria and Hearst Castle in San Simeon
The Design Confidential Bi-Coastal Vacay and A House on the Hill in Central California Cambria and Hearst Castle in San Simeon
The Design Confidential Bi-Coastal Vacay and A House on the Hill in Central California Cambria and Hearst Castle in San Simeon
The Design Confidential Bi-Coastal Vacay and A House on the Hill in Central California Cambria and Hearst Castle in San Simeon
The Design Confidential Bi-Coastal Vacay and A House on the Hill in Central California Cambria and Hearst Castle in San Simeon
The Design Confidential Bi-Coastal Vacay and A House on the Hill in Central California Cambria and Hearst Castle in San Simeon
The Design Confidential Bi-Coastal Vacay and A House on the Hill in Central California Cambria and Hearst Castle in San Simeon
The Design Confidential Bi-Coastal Vacay and A House on the Hill in Central California Cambria and Hearst Castle in San Simeon
The Design Confidential Bi-Coastal Vacay and A House on the Hill in Central California Cambria and Hearst Castle in San Simeon

To follow along with our adventures from the beginning check out the articles below!

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Our Bi-Coastal Getaway // The Road Ahead is Paved with Ocean Views

There is so much more to share so stay tuned…

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