In the Wild, Wild Wood
June 15, 2010
My name is Susan, and I’ve never been to Idyllwild (now you all say “hello, Susan”) and that’s how my recovery begins. I can’t believe in all the time I’ve lived in SoCal, I’ve never visited this incredible hideout/vacation spot.
Mr. Susan and I spent three days up there last weekend to shoot a wedding for Caitlin & John, a very elegant couple from Long Beach and very dear friends of one of my dear friends, Marie.
Aside from the breathtaking (yes, I said “breathtaking” and I never use that word) scenery, we also stayed in the most awesome little cabin that was built in the ’20s. We had a kitchen! And a fireplace! And a back deck! Seriously, aren’t you thinking of driving up there right this very instant! If you’re not, you should. Especially if you’re a hiker or a rock climber, because this is apparently the spot for said people.
Bonus: best Ma Po Tofu I’ve had…ever! Best potato tacos I’ve had…ever!
We’re already planning our next trip, this time with the dogs in tow because–more awesomeness–it’s a dog-friendly, vegetarian friendly spot!
If you’re into getaway weddings and a spot that won’t suck all your guests’ bank accounts dry, and nobody will grumble that they have to go out of town to see you swap vows, this is seriously the space for you. Pictures don’t lie (well, at least these don’t).
More to come, but I couldn’t wait to show off this shot, which I adore, and which makes me think of Paul Weller’s “Wild Wood.”