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Sunstone Villa | Santa Ynez Valley

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A couple of months ago, hubby and I had a mini “workcation” in Santa Ynez Valley but it felt like we were transported to another country. The Tuscany region holds a special place in our hearts and Sunstone Vineyards & Winery is a slice right out of Italy! Aptly enough, our suite was named Tuscany featuring a huge balcony overlooking the vineyard and sunset. The whole experience was simply magical!

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Above picture, I am standing at the private entrance leading into our suite. That one corner alone is our huge room…but on the first night…we had the whole villa to ourselves because we were the only guests there! Before night falls, hubby had to walk the entire ground and locked all the doors because it was so quiet and I didn’t want anyone sneaking up on us while we were sleeping lol.

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Uhhh can we talk about that clawfoot tub? I’ve always been obsessed with this particular style and may have to hunt one down for my imaginary Tuscan home. 😛

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Hubby was really living the life, starting each morning with a cup of cappuccino followed by a glass of wine. Yes, you heard that right, he was drinking wine at 9am in the morning. Lucky guy! I wish I had more free time to take pictures of the interiors because every corner, from the kitchen to the fireplace to the staircase, they’re simply works of art. I must remember that for our next visit, because there will be a next visit. 😉 Big thanks to the wonderful staff at Sunstone for being so accommodating and we look forward to more relaxing time spent here.

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Malibu Engagement Photography :: Diem + Trieu

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My little (but not so little) brother is getting married!!! After 10 years of being together, it’s well past time I say! I remember when they first started going out and Trieu was asking me what I thought of his “friend” (Diem, I promise I said all good things lol), and next thing I know I’m helping him pick out an engagement ring. Well, next thing in this case = 10 years. 😛 It’s weird for me to say mushy stuff about my brother but he truly is one of the good GOOD guys and it doesn’t hurt that he’s kinda good looking too. Haha. Diem, you’ve been like family for a long time, but now it’s official! We are overjoyed for the both of you and look forward to getting a little tipsy at your wedding. 😉

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To be honest, I felt a bit weird prior to the photoshoot cuz you know, there will be kissing poses, and ewwwwww I do not want to see that from my brother…but once we got started, my work mode kicked in and I zoned out the rest. So in the end, no gagging occurred on my part haha. Special thanks to Vincent Tran Makeup Artist for making Diem extra beautiful and Flower Allie for her gorgeus bouquet. Of course I can’t forget my sweet friend, Mary, for lending us her settee. Kisses to all. <3

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