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Coffee, Candy + Ice Cream in Carmel

I’m kicking off Monday on a sugar high.

That high is from my weekend spent in northern California. I’m pretty sure I cleaned out downtown Carmel of its coffee, candies + ice cream.

I made the trip up north during the famous car shows โ€” specifically, the Concours d’ Elegance at Pebble Beach. It was oh-so-fancy and reminded me a lot of the Kentucky Derby [minus the horses].

It’s northern California’s charm that I wanted to capture most, though.ย The small shops. The sprawling cliffs. The white sand beaches. All of it makes my heart flutter.

My sweet photographer made the trek with us, so I could share parts of the trip with you here. Enjoy the first of our photos from the weekend. Indulge in Carmel with me [including its art galleries, sweets shops, ivy-lined walls + my fallish outfit]. More photos from the trip to come soon!

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Sleeveless Sweater: Madewell |ย Flannel: Madewell | Denim: J. Brand | Booties: Rag & Bone [look for less here] | Sunnies: Nordstrom | Lace Bra: Free People

Favorites in Carmel… Coffee + Ice Cream: Carmel Bakery | Taffy, Candies + Fudge: Cottage of Sweets | Tea: The Tea Rose Collection | Bed + Breakfast: Casa de Carmel

P.S. Travel along with me on Snapchat + Instagram (@laurengores)!

Photos by Annie Shak