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Half Moon Bay – The world of mist and fog

July 27, 2017
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HALF MOON BAY – THE WORLD OF MIST AND FOG

It has been a while since I last did a travel post. I went on a day trip to Half Moon Bay last weekend and after witnessing its enchanting beauty, I found my perfect opportunity for a travel post. California is known for its heat, clear skies, beaches and palm trees. BUT like all places it has its hidden beauties. Half Moon Bay is not far from where I live in San Jose and is south of San Francisco. I have been here before but it never fails to amaze me. Only an hour away from where I live, this place is always cooler in temperature with cloudy, misty skies. Thick, rolling clouds cover huge mountain tops and you can literally see your destination approaching from miles away. It was absolutely breathtaking but I wont lie, it was also a little frantically overwhelming. Just the thought of you approaching the unknown and being amidst of all that dense cloud and fog is all together enchanting and exciting.

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Into the wild we go!

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And look what we found! – Christmas tress waiting for new homes!

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We decided to park a little further away from the beach and walk the local town which was SO fun to take in. Since it was a little chilly, we stopped by at a local coffee shop for a hot latte. The town was absolutely adorable with beach homes, antique shops, and little organic farmers market stalls.

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It was so nice to see camp site lodging and families doing barbecue along the top of the beach. Β I wish I had a pic of that but I did not plan on sharing this until I returned home. Good thing I still took some pictures along the way! There was a perfect walking strip and a bicycle lane for people who preferred walking on top of the beach, along the cliff instead, which is what we did since the water was freezing cold.

Even the tress looked freakishly picturesque – it’s hard to explain but it looked just like a still-life painting. They had no movement to them whats so ever and were instead almost frozen-like in weird positions and shapes. I’m afraid you may not be able to see that too well in this picture but just know that they were not your usual tress, which was awesome.

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Of course, I had to stop and take pictures of flowers! It’s my all time favourite thing to do- my insta followers will agree πŸ™‚

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The next time around, I plan on getting my art supplies and just painting while overlooking this astonishing peaceful view. I could sit here all day. So glad this place is not too far from my home.

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If I had to describe Half Moon Bay in one sentence, I would call it ‘A breath of fresh air’ – literally. As weird as it may sound, it was just so nice to get away from that heat and indulge myself in something the polar opposite. A much needed breather, indeed! Oh and I must add this made me SUPER EXCITED for fall to come because being there felt like it was fall already – you could just smell it in the air. More importantly, this gave me that extra needed boost and inspiration to work on my fall collection which will be releasing veryyy sooon!! Can’t contain my excitement!

 

Love,


 

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  • Lise July 27, 2017 at 7:49 pm

    Stunning pictures! Nature can look so incredible xx

    • alifyalifestyle July 27, 2017 at 7:53 pm

      Totally! Never fails to amaze me πŸ™‚

  • beingmeeeee July 27, 2017 at 8:58 pm

    wow.. mesmerizing !!! love the cloudy roads must have been great fun to drive. πŸ™‚

  • violettedaily July 27, 2017 at 9:25 pm

    These photos are beautiful!

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  • stashy July 27, 2017 at 11:26 pm

    Beautiful photos! You’re right, everything look so picturesque like paintings! You probably drew some inspiration from this visit for some upcoming artwork?

    • alifyalifestyle July 28, 2017 at 12:30 am

      Yeah I totally did! It was so lovely πŸ™‚

  • Livinglife July 28, 2017 at 12:31 am

    Awesome photos!! Love it all!!

  • AmyRose🌹 July 28, 2017 at 2:21 am

    Oh my goodness, Alifya! You literally took my breath away with all these gorgeous pictures. How glorious that fog is … I LOVE fog and the mystique it creates. The view of the ocean some seriously looked cold. LOVED your flower pictures especially the pink one …. oh so so beautiful! Your vistas and the shots of the small town markets …. all so wondeful. Makes me ache to travel some. You sound so much more invigorated. That trip did you a whole lot of good!! Thank you so much for sharing! <3

    • alifyalifestyle July 28, 2017 at 5:54 pm

      Glad you love the fog and mist as much as I do! I always find places like such so enchanting and revitalising! A much needed breather πŸ™‚

  • Jen July 28, 2017 at 5:59 am

    Beautiful photos!

  • Lakshmi July 28, 2017 at 10:36 am

    you pics made me want to travel again. beautiful photographs!
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  • Zeba Noor July 28, 2017 at 10:42 am

    Such lovely pictures! Cool post ❀

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  • Sangeeta G July 28, 2017 at 12:03 pm

    Looks so beautiful and serene πŸ™‚

  • magnificentforest July 28, 2017 at 12:04 pm

    Woooww!! Beautiful pictures!! Thank you for sharing with us your amazing trip!

    • alifyalifestyle July 28, 2017 at 5:49 pm

      Thanks so much for stopping by πŸ™‚ it was a lovely trip!

  • Ms Meehnia July 28, 2017 at 1:36 pm

    Woahhh..This place is so beautiful πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  • Mrinalini July 28, 2017 at 5:02 pm

    Amazing pictures!!

  • tr3ndygirl fashion blog July 28, 2017 at 5:55 pm

    so fabulous places! gorgeous pictures
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    have an happy day
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  • ayrgalaxy July 28, 2017 at 6:11 pm

    So breathtaking! And I kid you not, our beaches tend to look like that. Always cloudy and foggy. But there’s a certain beauty in that. It’s a different kind of vibe compared to sunny beaches. πŸ™‚

    • alifyalifestyle August 3, 2017 at 8:05 pm

      Absolutely!! It’s just so much more peaceful and cozy when beaches are cloudy πŸ™‚

  • LENPARENT July 28, 2017 at 7:35 pm

    Love all your photos! Breathtaking beautiful! Thanks for sharing!
    Have a fabulous weekend ahead!
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    • alifyalifestyle August 10, 2017 at 8:29 pm

      Thanks so much! you too πŸ™‚

  • GiGi Eats Celebrities July 29, 2017 at 2:14 am

    Your photos are absolutely breath taking.

  • Claire Talks Beauty July 30, 2017 at 2:28 am

    Stunning pictures! This destination is so nice!

  • Elisa July 30, 2017 at 9:54 am

    These photos are simply amazing and make me wanna leave for a while!
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  • Ipuna Black July 30, 2017 at 2:58 pm

    Wow! Thanks for the pictures! I could sit on that bench and write all day too!

  • Anonymous July 30, 2017 at 5:28 pm

    Wow, will definitely visit Half Moon Bay when around California

  • Anita July 31, 2017 at 1:00 pm

    Wow very beautiful, thank you so much dear for great sharing
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  • Madeline July 31, 2017 at 6:49 pm

    Autumn is my favorite season! I get very inspired and I really like cozy stuff. Beautiful photos!

    • alifyalifestyle August 3, 2017 at 8:01 pm

      It is mine too!! thanks for stopping by πŸ™‚

  • ellieloveellie July 31, 2017 at 10:21 pm

    Wow these are wonderful pictures!<3
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  • Face to Curls August 1, 2017 at 3:11 pm

    ooh wow! These photos are beautiful as well as the destination. Thanks for sharing hun! x

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    • alifyalifestyle August 3, 2017 at 8:00 pm

      Thanks for stopping by πŸ™‚

  • Anubhuti August 3, 2017 at 2:08 pm

    The place looks so peaceful… Pictures turned out really beautiful πŸ™‚

    • alifyalifestyle August 3, 2017 at 7:59 pm

      Thanks hun! It really was πŸ™‚

  • _h2w_ August 5, 2017 at 8:15 am

    this place is so pretty! love your photos x HsinWei

  • Britney August 6, 2017 at 3:06 am

    This is cool. There is something I find so beautiful about fog.

  • Ayurveda and Yoga Centre Mavelikara August 22, 2017 at 7:50 am

    Photos are really amazing. Hope you had a memorable trip. The climate was excellent for a car drive.

    • alifyalifestyle August 22, 2017 at 6:39 pm

      I had a lovely trip, thanks! πŸ™‚

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