My birthday weekend in Santa Barbara was a huge success. My boyfriend and I got to stay at my grandma's house while she was out of town and it was so nice to get away. We shopped, ate, drank, napped and explored for three whole days. Foodie highlights include crabcakes upon my arrival (one of my favorite foods), birthday Cheetos (my guilty pleasure), the most amazing smoked salmon and shrimp salad (that prompted me to buy a salad cookbook), and a fresh mint mojito (my #1 cocktail). I failed at taking lots of pictures, but check out the peaceful backyard. I can't wait to visit again when the weather is perfect.