9.23.2010

22 on the 22nd and apple picking

On the way to Julian
Grant offers an apple to the almighty apple gods
I don't really know the apples by sight, this could be a Jonathon?

Outfit details: red gingham blouse (BUY IT FROM ME HERE), navy corduroy jumper: Old Navy, gray knee high socks folded over: H&M, brown boots: Target

So on the 21st (the day before my 22nd birthday!) Grant took me apple picking as one of my birthday presents since I've been wanting to go forever. We went to Raven Hill Orchards in Julian and it was so nice. Julian is kind of in the desert so it usually gets unbearably hot but on this day the weather was high 70s, low 80s with cool breezes...perfect!  For $10 a bag you get to fill that sucker up to the brim! No weighing, no admission, honestly the best orchard to pick at in Julian hands down! They had quite a few varieties and we scored some Jonathan, Gala, Golden Delicious, Granny Smith, Fuji, and Empires. I can't wait to make a pie or something out of all the apples I harvested.

The guy who owned the place was such a trip. He was this super tanned Irish guy who looked exactly like Mel Gibson circa Braveheart and he was just running around and talking to people about the apples. He had the cutest dogs that would follow him around, I snapped a picture of one jumping to make friends with a pup named Olive :)

Anyone been apple picking? Like it, hate it, wanna try it?


Ohh and Miss Holly Knitlightly did such a sweet birthday post on her blog for me! So unexpected but it definitely was the cherry on top of a great day, thanks girl! You da besttttt :D

34 comments:

  1. happy birthday girl!! you look so perfect for apple picking :) and a dog named Olive??? that is too cute.

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  2. I really would love to try apple picking! Looks like fun and I love walking through farms.

    Your outfit is lovely and that truck is the perfect backdrop for it. Very vintage. Love it!

    Anthea,
    Embracing Style

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  3. HAPPY BIRTHDAY. I love going strawberry picking, but end up eating as many as I pick :)
    Hope you have a great day.

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  4. Hey, I haven't seen the edge of love but I'm definitely going to check it out now you've said that. Love this country-esque outfit, perfect for apple picking and that truck is a great backdrop. Happy birthday (belated now I think) too!

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  5. HAPPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!! I loved these pictures. mmm fall is almost here :)
    ps-I love your outfit, its so perfect for apple picking.

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  6. Happy birthday! I def want to go apple picking this fall as well!

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  7. So much fun!! I've only been a few times but I want to go again, maybe this year I'll convince my mom :)
    You look so cute in that outfit! :D
    http://aclosetfashionista.blogspot.com/

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  8. Awww that's such a lovely birthday present! Your outfit is adorable :D i'd love to go apple picking! xxxxxxxxx

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  9. apple picking! i wished we had apples here >< ohhh and happy birthday!! many happy returns!

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  10. Happy birthday! And you are too adorable in that gingham blouse. Also, Grant is really guapo, as I'm sure you know. Aaaaand, I love love love that picture with the truck. So awesome. Makes me want to do an American roadtrip right now!

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  11. i love apple picking! looks like you had a lovely time. i love the outfit as well, you are so cute!

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  12. mm I LOVE apple picking. And your blog. I just started reading it, it's super cute. Happy birthday (:

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  13. Hmm, I don't know what's going on here, but for some reason or another, blogger wont let me follow you. But I will figure it!

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  14. How cute are you! I like that apple-picking outfit. Do you know you look like a model?

    So jealous of the orchard nearby!

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  15. Happy birthday! I love apple picking, and your outfit is perfect! The truck picture is the best, and of course I love the puppy shot too haha! :)
    (http://showersofsunflowers.blogspot.com)

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  16. wow i would love to go apple picking!! also happy delayed bday :):)
    the last pics are great!

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  17. happy birthday hun!! i am visiting over from holly's blog!! your outfit is awesome and your shop totally rocks!!!

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  18. happy birthday darling!
    I want to pick apples too!!!!!!
    you gorgeous gorgeous girl :)

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  19. So I said "Orevuar" to Cote d'Azure and I'm home and on Your blog again.
    You look great as always. And You are 22 :) HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!

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  20. happy birthday!! wonderful photos!! i have never gone picking for anything before :( but ive always especially for cherries <3 i love both of your outfits!! you both look adorable hehe :)

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  21. The 13th picture is an absolute stunner! And what an amazing blouse too! Your shop is so lovely, I hope that 60s tiered dress doesn't sell in the near future so I can snap it up when I have the cash. It's so darling.
    Anyway, happy birthday! xo
    Love Georgia!

    velvetbitchez.blogspot.com

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  22. Happy belated! :]

    I love apple picking! I'm a mean apple pie baker, too!

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  23. Oh California is so beautiful! Can't wait to go apple picking! And your socks are adorable, the whole outfit actually

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  24. Great photos and your outfit is just sooo cute )!

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  25. I'm so glad you had a great birthday!! :) I want to go apple picking so badly, especially after seeing these photos! I'm going to try my hardest to get my boyfriend to take me this weekend, haha! Wish me luck.

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  26. happy birthday! Hope it was a lovely one :) I've actually never been myself, would love to over the summer as it looks so fun! x

    http://pagesixxx.blogspot.com

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  27. Happy birthday! Apple picking sounds fun. Well, your experience of it anyway. Loving your outfit too :)

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  28. I love your outfit- perfect for a day for apple picking! I would love to do that but it's hard living in the city..
    http://www.bubblistyle.blogspot.com

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  29. that is such a great idea , for a wonderful date out to celebrate your birthday

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  30. Happy belated birthday!
    I celebrated my 28th on the 28th last month :D

    Thanks for your comment on my blog. Glad I found yours that way :D Love your style.

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  31. This outfit is incredible. I love the truck too. Great shots!! You've got a new "follower"

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