As soon as I entered my room in Hofsas House, I stepped out into the balcony even before switching the lights on. A beautiful night, solemn silence and thousands of sparkling stars above greeted me. It was a string of joyful moments that filled life with aliveness; without rush and without engines. I loved how my weekend trip to the beautiful small city of Carmel on the Pacific coast of California had begun.

I often think that the night is more alive and more richly colored than the day.                                                      ~ Vincent van Gogh

My happy and hearty moments at Hofsas House in Carmel

I put on the lights and was pleasantly surprised by the exquisite charm of the rooms. Aesthetically pleasant and well-decorated rooms.

A beautiful night, solemn silence and thousands of sparkling stars above greeted me. It was a string of joyful moments that filled life with aliveness; without rush and without engines. #travel Click To Tweet
My happy and hearty moments at Hofsas House in Carmel, California!

Artistic and well decorated rooms.

Vacation sometimes look like this; a book, a glass of wine and me.

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A spider lives inside my head Who weaves a strange and wondrous web Of silken threads and silver strings To catch all sorts of flying things, Like crumbs of thought and bits of smiles And specks of dried-up tears, And dust of dreams that catch and cling For years and years and years . . . . Tonight in @hofsashouse, a beautiful and artistic hotel, I will spend the night with a book and some wine! Let the watch tick, let the thoughts fly, let the hearts of this reader and the author meet. . In the meantime, If you want to grab one Daniel Wellington watch, then think no more. Make this timeless piece yours forever! You can use my code REALIZATIONS and get 15% off when you order on ww.danielwellington.com . Cheers!! . #TravelRealizations #DanielWellington #ad . . . . . #dwpickoftheday#californiablogger #bayareablogger #indiantraveller #indiantravelblogger #indianblogger #desi_diaries #danielwellingtonwatches #ofsimplethings #carmelbythesea #seetheworld #stayandwander #neverstopexploring #keepexploring #indiantraveller #indianblogger #desi_diaries #incredibleindia #passionpassport #india_ig #folkvibes #indiapictures #indiaclicks #indiatravelgram #india_clicks #slowtravel #indianshutterbugs

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I loved flipping the pages of a book I found inside one of the drawers in our room. I adored all the pages inside. Art in any form that gives us joy make us rethink the principle of redundancy an affliction of modern life.

My happy and hearty moments at Hofsas House in Carmel, California!

The art of Michael Parkes

My happy and hearty morning in Hofsas House, Carmel

No matter how late I sleep, I wake up early. I am a morning person; nothing refreshes me like the early hours of the morning. During my weekend in Carmel, I woke up early as usual and loved how the white curtain added an orange glow to the morning light. I wrapped myself with a cozy blanket, made a cup of coffee and stepped out into the balcony. Ahh, the fresh morning air, eye soothing greenery, and the ocean emerged afar under the golden shimmer of the rising sun. A white bird greeted me “good morning”. I savored all the saintly scenes.

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My happy and hearty moments at Hofsas House in Carmel, California!

Eye soothing green from my balcony in Hofsas House.

After a while, I took a pen and my diary and scribbled my thoughts.

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After reaching a destination, slowly it unfolds itself from unknown to known. It's alleys and corners, shops beside the hotel, people around start portraying a character that is very own to the destination. I love and enjoy this process. After a while, I start connecting with the new place and people. . Today morning, when I stepped out into the balcony, I was instantly refreshed by all the greenery around. Birds were flying, chirping and tweeting, a couple was coming back perhaps from their morning walk, the sky was a clear blue canvas and the waves were rolling swiftly afar. I was enjoying the relaxed, laid-back and un-aggressive vibes. . I took a pen and my notebook and started writing. When I write I rediscover myself. A blank page becomes a canvas for my thoughts, my feelings, and my hope. Sometimes I construct like a painter and sometimes I disclose like a photographer through my writing. . @hofsashouse has an exquisite charm like a painter's brush; it kindles the creative spirit within. . #TravelRealizations #carmelbythesea #roomwithaview #monterey #carmelvalley #California #sponsored . . . . . #californiablogger #bayareablogger #indiantraveller #indiantravelblogger #indianblogger #desi_diaries #mytinyatlas #ofsimplethings #seetheworld #stayandwander #neverstopexploring #keepexploring #incredibleindia #passionpassport #india_ig #folkvibes #indiapictures #indiaclicks #indiatravelgram #india_clicks #slowtravel #indianshutterbugs #sheisnotlost

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My happy and hearty breakfast moments in Hofsas House, Carmel

I loved the cozy and beautiful breakfast hall in Hofsas house. My daughter enjoyed her cupcakes and Siddhartha loved the utterly butterly delicious croissants. Not only the fresh food but the warmth of the people touched me too. I met Carrie, the owner and General Manager of Hofsas House and we shared some happy and hearty moments together. She helped me figure out the places to visit in Carmel. When I asked her what she loves about Carmel, she said she loves how she can walk around every corner of the town without a car. Indeed that’s the charm about charismatic Carmel. It is walkable!

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My happy and hearty moments at Hofsas House in Carmel, California!

Loved all the beautiful paintings in the breakfast hall in Hofsas House

Hofsas House and its surroundings

While coming back to our room, we all loved the freshness induced by the flowers all around; purple, red, pink flowers and yellow lemons filled our sight. How enjoyable! We and especially my daughter loved seeing how bees were savoring honey from flowers; a rare sight for city dwellers!

While coming back to our room, we all loved the freshness induced by the flowers all around; purple, red, pink flowers and yellow lemons filled our sight. #travel Click To Tweet
My happy and hearty moments at Hofsas House in Carmel, California!

Beautiful surroundings of Hofsas House

I loved the beautiful poolside. We sat there a while and enjoyed the sun.

My happy and hearty moments at Hofsas House in Carmel, California!

Lovely poolside in Hofsas House

My moments in charismatic Carmel

Silent and peaceful nights, shining days and vibrant culture of this European style city in California make a perfect weekend gateway. One can come here for a leisurely stroll on the streets while admiring the creations in the art galleries, shops, beautiful houses, and cafes and then relax on the Carmel beach. If you want to spend some time away from the crowd, then Carmel Mission is a wonderful place to visit and know about the early history of California. If it sounds too tempting then just pack your bag and book Hofsas House in Carmel!

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My happy and hearty moments at Hofsas House in Carmel, California!

Carmel has art galleries, great European food, the Pacific ocean.. all within walking distance

My happy and hearty moments at Hofsas House in Carmel, California!

Carmel Mission, the Spanish mission in old California

charismatic Carmel and its surroundings

After spending the weekend don’t forget to send me a note on any of my social channels – Instagram, Facebook or Twitter. I will be glad to e-meet you.

Charming and charismatic Carmel and its surroundings has much more to offer. I loved visiting the breathtaking Monterey Bay Aquarium, walking down Cannery Row, watching the setting sun from Asilomar State Beach, driving through the 17-mile drive, spending time with the Lone Cypress tree and enjoying the Pebble Beach golf course. I will write a detailed post about all these beautiful places soon!

My recommendation on places to eat

When I am on vacation, I break daily routines. Sometimes I grab a sandwich for lunch or take a brunch or a very late dinner. Sounds similar? Sounds scary? Don’t worry! It is OK to break rules while on vacation. In Carmel, if you want to grab a quick sandwich I highly recommend 5th Avenue Deli. They have plenty of options at affordable prices and their food is delicious. Try out the tamales and chicken samosas!

My happy and hearty moments at Hofsas House in Carmel, California, 5th Avenue Deli

We enjoyed our tasty sandwiches and chicken samosas here

If you want to enjoy lunch or dinner in a restaurant overlooking the ocean, then the Beach House in Pacific Grove is a beautiful option. I loved watching the setting sun and the waves roll by while savoring a sumptuous and delicious dinner of lamb shanks and beef stroganoff!

My happy and hearty moments at Hofsas House in Carmel, California, Beach House Restaurant

A beautiful beachside restaurant with good food, good choices

Travel Realizations

I often feel life is like a painter’s palette. Sunsets are my orange and sunrises are my yellow; forests are my green and brown; sky and oceans add blue to my palette; clouds give gray and nights are my black; my experiences fill up the place for white because it combines all the colors. My visit to Hofsas House in Carmel added a bit of every color to my life’s palette. Thank you!

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My happy and hearty moments at Hofsas House in Carmel, California!

At the entrance of Hofsas House!

While this post was in partnership with Hofsas House, the opinions expressed are my own.

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