Family, Travel

Big Sur + San Francisco

Location: Big Sur, California

This has always been on my bucket list. Driving up the coast through Big Sur, all the way up to San Francisco. It is about an 8.5 hours drive from us. Not terrible… but to be honest I didn’t think it was something we would be doing anytime soon with a two year old in tow. But when a last minute opportunity came our way and an awesome rental fell in our lap, we couldn’t say no!

So with only a couple of days to plan, we invited some friends Dave and Andra (@lyladawnapparel) along, packed our bags and headed up the coast. It was everything I had imagined. So beautiful. Did not disappoint. There were moments of crazy in the car yes… moments of crazy sightseeing yes… HA! But it was all worth it and I would do it all over again if I could!


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  • Reply Ashley Woodbeck


    July 3, 2016 at 6:48 pm
  • Reply Peachy Ash

    Those are the type of moments to watch back on and cherish forever. Loved watching!

    July 4, 2016 at 1:25 am
    • Reply Mary Lauren

      Thank you! 🙂

      July 5, 2016 at 3:23 pm
  • Reply chelsea jacobs

    The little houses there are just the cutest!

    July 6, 2016 at 4:26 pm
  • Reply Lindsay

    Hi Mary Lauren! I just stumbled across your blog and I’m in love with it! Your style is amazing and so is your photography. Can I ask what kind of camera you use and whether you use any photo editing software? Thanks!

    July 12, 2016 at 4:46 am
    • Reply Mary Lauren

      Hi Lindsay!

      I use an iPhone 6 for all my photos. I have thought about getting a dslr, but the iPhone is just so easy! I use vsco editing app to edit them.

      July 20, 2016 at 8:57 pm
  • Reply Katherine

    So beautiful! I love looking at all of your posts. What type of camera do you use?

    July 19, 2016 at 10:40 am
    • Reply Mary Lauren

      Thank you!!

      I use an iPhone 6. 🙂

      July 20, 2016 at 8:55 pm
  • Reply Sally

    Fall more and more in love with your cute family!! Do you use your ipphone for your vlogs as well??

    July 26, 2016 at 2:24 pm
    • Reply Mary Lauren

      Aww thank you! yes, I use my iPhone for everything and then iMovie to edit them!

      July 26, 2016 at 4:41 pm
      • Reply Sally

        danggg skills girl! Thanks!

        July 26, 2016 at 4:51 pm
  • Reply Char | Taylor Hearts Travel

    Such beautiful pics and I LOVE the video! We went to San Fran and Big Sur before we had our little boy. Would love to go back and show him. X

    August 15, 2016 at 3:43 am
  • Reply Christina

    Hi Mary Lauren,
    You have such beautiful photos!
    Just a quick question what do you use to take photos of yourself and Ezra when No one else is around?

    October 10, 2016 at 2:40 pm
    • Reply Mary Lauren

      I have gone to some great lengths to get photos of ez and I. haha! Selfie sticks and tripods for iPhone work great. But now, my husband takes most of them now that he doesn’t give me a hard time about it. HA!

      October 17, 2016 at 8:56 pm
  • Reply Lisa :-)

    Lovely Pictures!

    Lisa | Joy Della Vita

    November 28, 2016 at 2:51 am
  • Reply Kylie

    Hey there! Can you recommend the rental you used while in Big Sur? Planning a trip this Fall and looking to book a cute place for my boyfriend and I. Thanks in advance 🙂

    March 28, 2017 at 11:40 am
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