As summer begins to wind down I feel reflective on so many great moments from the last few months. We've had some grand adventures (like traveling to Santorini!) and checking off some Bay Area sightseeing from our summer bucket list. We payed a visit to the Filoli House and Gardens in Woodside, California which boasts some of the most beautiful gardens in Northern California. This is one of my favorite places to visit because it feels like you're stepping into a real life scene from Alice in Wonderland and all the proceeds from the entrance fee go towards restoration and maintenance of the property.
The Filoli House and Gardens have been preserved to maintain its historical authenticity and grandeur. Filoli was built as a private residence in 1917 by a wealthy San Francisco family and is now open for the public to enjoy. Visiting Filoli feels like you're stepping into the past, a time filled with old world charms. The gardens are very well manicured and cared for with a wide variety of trees and flowers. The grounds spread over hundreds of acres with everything from an English rose garden to fields of orchards. Check out this amazing video with aerial views of the 654 acres of property at Filoli.
When I was planning an outfit for our lovely afternoon in the garden, I knew I had to sport some lively florals. The dramatic hi lo of this ASOS dress seemed to match the elegance and drama of our location. Being the avid thrift shopper I am, this was an amazing steal from Schoola and it even came with the original tags attached! My platform wedges were a great find from Savers, another favorite thrift destination.
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English Rose Garden
Viscosity Glass Art Garden Exhibit
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