Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Madonna Inn: Love Nest










Outfit Details:
ASOS tapestry print dress
thrifted belt
Swedish Hasbeens red, braided sky high heels (c/o)
Lookmatic "Payton" frames (c/o)
MAC Russian Red
(Kim is wearing a vintage dress and fascinator)

After a particularly rough month, Kimbly suggested that I fly out to California, so we could take a road trip to Madonna Inn. I immediately booked my flight for a few days later and off we went, with a rental car and a spotify mix of road trip tunes (admittedly, a super weird mix of mellow, upbeat, and downright angry songs). Here's how I know I have the best friends, ever: we are the kind of people who will drop everything in a heartbeat, to be there when one of us is in distress. This was one of those times, and it was exactly the trip that we both needed. I'd like to wax poetic about the friendships I've built over the course of my life, and how important it is to surround yourself with uplifting (yet grounding) people, but that deserves an entire post of its own; there are a lot of people for whom I am grateful. Instead, I'll focus on the kitschy beauty that is the Madonna Inn: a magical, glittery spectacle that's charming as all get out, with pink champagne cake, endless themed rooms, and waterfall urinals (no, but really - you have to check out the men's room). We stayed for two nights and booked a different room for each - I'll showcase the other room, in the next post. This is the Love Nest, a fairytale hideaway with a spiral staircase that lead to a personal tower of stained glass windows. It basically looks like something Snow White might live in, where woodland creatures come and braid her hair and vacuum her pink shag carpet. And of course, by Snow White, I mean me - because all I've ever wanted in life is to be Snow White and have tiny animals do all of my chores. Gotta dream big, ya know?


See more of our adventures on instagram.

44 comments:

  1. That floral dress looks adorable. Love it.

    xx Mira

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  2. Good God! I need to visit/stay here...looks pink perfect!

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  3. This is such an amazing, fairy tale like place!

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  4. What a pretty place! I can't wait to see the next room!

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  5. Nice photos and place!

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  6. Great pics, the location is very cute and you look so pretty! ♥
    xx

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  7. So gorgeous, that Inn looks just amazing <3

    The Quirky Queer

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  8. This room looks amazing! In Korea, Love Motels are super popular (cheap hotel rooms that usually have over-the-top tacky themes and hot tubs) but this puts even my favourite ones to shame!

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  9. You and your Asos floral tapestry print dress look lovely. The colour scheme and decor of the setting there at the Madonna Inn makes a wonderful setting for your photos.

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  10. really like the floral dress you put on! looks lovely :)

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  11. these photos are so amazing!!!

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  12. This cracked me up! Having tiny animals do all of your chores is an admirable goal to be sure. My inner 6-year-old Sarah is just drooling over that inn. It's exactly what I wanted my house to look like when I was teeny. My adult Sarah is drooling over your dress and shoes. So, if you're wondering where all the drool is coming from...sorry.

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  13. First of all, both of you look darling. Second of all, I need to plan a trip here immediately. It looks AMAZING!!!!!

    XOXO
    Becca | Ladyface Blog

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  14. Love your dress and I have to admit I've never seen anything quite like this Inn. It's a wonderful mix of kitsch and girly. Can't wait to see the other room also :)

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  15. I'm glad you got away with your bff! I've heard so much about this place and I'm already in Cali so I need to check it out soon!

    xo Jennifer

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  16. How fun! That place is like a fairytale, I've never seen anything like it!

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  17. These photos are unbelievably dreamy. So so gorgeous. I can't get over this!

    xox Sammi
    www.thesoubrettebrunette.blogspot.com

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  18. Your dress looks amazing!

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  19. These pictures are so romantic and dreamy, I love it!

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  20. this is such a lovely post, i have my two closest friends like that,
    although i never hand out with both of them at the same time they are
    still very dear and my bestfriends !
    id love to go there one day too

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  21. Love this post-so creative and artfully shot.

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    ~Esther

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  22. My family owns Madonna Inn! Funny how that works…randomly found your blog and I love it :) keep up the great work! Just started my own blog this month and yours is an inspiration.

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    1. Is your family looking to adopt another daughter? If so, can I apply?

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  23. What stunning photos! I looked up the Madonna Inn when you first mentioned it on the blog and you definitely piqued my interest- what a unique, perfectly kitschy spot! Loving your outfit here- the dress is beautiful :)

    -Jen

    www.vibrantbeautyblog.com

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  24. These photos are stunning. What lens. & camera are you using for theses?

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    1. Thanks! Canon 5D Mark II. 50 mm 1.4 and 85 mm, usually - but I have a small arsenal.

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  25. What an amazing looking place. Definitely worth the visit!

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  26. ohmygosh, that looks like an amazing place :D en your dresses are so gorgeous!
    xo, cheyenne

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  27. Stunning photos.
    xoxo
    Christy

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  28. Gorgeous dress, Lovely photos :)
    Simply chic and perfect!

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  29. We live here on the central coast (about 10 mins from Madonna Inn!) and we go there every year for a dinner around Christmas-time. Their decorations are OUTRAGEOUSLY spectacular at that time of year. Glad you could have a fun, kitschy getaway here! And yes, good friends are precious treasures.

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  30. Yes! I stayed in that room last year and it was completely magical! I mean with a pink shag spiral staircase, how could it not be? Boy, I could really go for a slice of that pink champagne cake right now. mMmm

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  31. WOAH that place is nuts. I'm so impressed with the versatility of ASOS clothes - there's just about everything for every style.


    Cheers!

    Check out my outfit today - leopard and stripes.

    Vist my blog: www.champagnesundayliving.com

    xoxo * bisous - bisous

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  32. I can't with this inn, it's too perfect! floral wall/heart door/spiral staircase?! love your friendship and this dress, one of my favorites on you. pretty princess!

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