Tuesday, March 8, 2011

intern road trip!

i am feeling very refreshed this week after my fabulous weekend roadtrip up the coast with my intern bff! we started the drive up on friday afternoon and stayed at a cheap (big emphasis on cheap!) motel in a cute town near hearst castle that night... an intern budget of working for free can only go so far... this place was reminiscent of hotels as a kid traveling with my family in the midwest on a budget... you know, drive up to the door of the room...  no deadbolt lock... nothing fancy... the only thing it was missing was the coin operated vibrating bed that my sisters and i used to argue about who could put the coin into...  at least it was clean and lacking bed bugs which was all we really cared about...

hearst castle was amazing. i can only imagine having the opportunity to design something so massive and so decadent with no expense spared in the design...  while it is not my personal taste, i can still appreciate the work that went into it.  i can't wait to go back for more tours and see the whole thing!  we made multiple stops for photo ops of the great coastal scenery, and treated ourselves to lunch at a gorgeous hotel on a cliff in big sur that i dream of actually staying at someday in the near future... sadly we were rained out of the flea market in san francisco on sunday but it was an awesome day regardless.  we went to a few of the high end vintage furniture stores in the city instead and when we name dropped THE designer we work for (we failed to mention that we are just interns) at one of them we were immediately taken by the owner to the locked store space across the street that is only for designers and not for the general public.  it was amazing to see the items for sale that we could only dream of owning...

monday it was back to reality in my drafting class... three people didn't show up for class so again i was lucky enough to have a table! woo hoo! AND, shortly before class began, a woman walked in and announced she was dropping the class because her car died and she could no longer get to and from class. bummer is that the kid (who is also trying to add the class) showed up for class that day too so her spot is his but my chances are even better for getting in and becoming official. yay! fingers crossed....

interning was a little slow with work today but THE designer sent me on a trip to the pacific design center to pick out some fabrics for a project so that was a fun way to spend the afternoon....

i'm starting the job of organizing a friend's garage tomorrow.   hopefully we will be able to knock it out in a day... might be wishful thinking but fingers crossed...

hipstamatic photos of our road trip below!

the breathtaking view....

at hearst castle...

who knew post boxes could be so pretty!?


a big treat stopping for lunch at post ranch inn..


until next time....

the almost 40 year old intern

2 comments:

  1. Where is the dinner from? I need to go there for dinner!

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    1. nicole- the photo above was taken at the post ranch inn at big sur. it is a bit spendy but the views are breathtaking and it is a great treat! we went for lunch....

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