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Jessica Willis: After a long day of taking photos on day trips around California with my husband Brandon, I love eating sushi and Ben & Jerry's ice cream, and surrounding myself with all things pineapple. Just take a look at my collection!

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Kayaking Through Jellyfish at the Elkhorn Slough

The Monday of Labor Day weekend seemed like a great time to rent kayaks with my favorite people and glide through the salty waters of…

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Pineapple – Decorative Gold Easel

I found this adorable children’s book about the different regions of California at a shop in Santa Barbara, and display it on a gold pineapple…

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Exploring the Danish Village of Solvang

Whenever we road trip to Santa Barbara for a long weekend, it's customary for us to stop at Solvang along the way - "A little…

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Pineapple – Fancy Earrings

As you can imagine, my pineapple jewelry collection is extensive, but some pieces are more practical than others. I can’t walk around bejeweled with heavy…

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Dazzling Flavors in the “American Rivera”

Pit stop! The first leg of our road trip to sunny Santa Barbara began with saucy ribs and blue cheese tri tip salad from Salinas…

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Pineapple – Colorful Gift Bags

Ok, I’ll admit, I bought all these pineapple gift bags because they’re so darn cute, and have no intention of ever giving them away. Besides,…

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Sunflowers and Smiles at California Spring Trials

If you've never been to a flowers trade show before, I highly encourage it. Beyond the obvious loveliness of the plants on display, I'm always…

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Pineapple – Wristwatch

This lovely yellow pineapple wristwatch goes with everything I wear, as you can see, because I’m always wearing pineapples!

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Hawaiian Vibes at Hula’s Island Grill

I was hangry; you know the feeling. After mysteriously waiting half an hour to receive our appetizer from a popular ocean-view restaurant, though we were…

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Pineapple – Jewelry Box

When I finally became tired of shoving my jewelry into plastic baggies while packing for travel near and far, I pulled out this lovely mini…

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Peacocks and Pit Stops at Casa De Fruta

Anyone roadtripping from the south valley along Pacheco Pass toward I-5 has stopped at Casa de Fruta, the farm stand-turned oasis hidden among the rolling…

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Pineapple – Halloween Costume

I’ve had several pineapple Halloween costumes over the years, but this one confused people the most! “Are you a pumpkin? A palm tree?” NO. Don’t…