Not so Laborious…. Jenner for Labor Day Weekend {our secret California spot}

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The Sun Obelisk at Timber Cove Resort

The most gorgeous view ever from Timber Cove Resort in Jenner, California

Dreamy Oceanside, Breezy Rooms at Timber Cove Resort in Jenner, California

the dreamiest sunset ever at Timber Cove Resort in Jenner, California

!!! Warning: Pictures overload !!!

Ahhhh, back to the swing of things.

I don’t know about you, but I am feeling SO refreshed! Anyone else?

I love Labor Day weekend because every time I come back, I am ready to hit the ground running! I think a lot of it is being out of the hospitality industry (aka wtf is a weekend?!) because ever since 2013, we’ve made sure to max and relax all cool as the seasons change.

I’ve mentioned it over & over & over but I’ve been in a strange rut. To be completely blunt, it lasted for months – I just try to keep it a positive place here.

For the first time in months, I finally feel that I am getting out of it and back into the swing of things. I’ll do a more personal post on this, but I finally feel refreshed & I think Jenner REAAAALLLLY helped.

Erik & I are obsessed with Jenner, California.

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blogger Shannon Silver ocean-side at Timber Cove Resort - so many great views!!

Seriously, obsessed.

Jenner is off the grid in all the best ways & surrounded by so much beauty.

I told y’all about Jenner here but let’s talk more!

We stayed at Timber Cove Resort (fka Timber Cove Inn). It is our favourite place on the Sonoma Coast & so very special.

Every time we go to Jenner, we stay at Timber Cove.

It recently underwent some renovations during the majority of 2016.

We were a tad nervous when we made our reservations since it was our first time to return since the renovation…& very happily surprised! All the charm remained, with a nice modern touch.

They did a phenomenal job in keeping the character to the resort, but modernizing the atmosphere.

The aesthetic of the resort is very much bohemian, 1960’s California – wayyyyy up my alley.

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Fireplace at the lobby in Timber Cove Resort, Jenner California
They also turned the outside welcome area into a living room with plenty of activities like ping pong and pool. However, the chess set I raved about last time was no longer there but have no fear! Erik has plenty of chess apps on his phone 😉

One thing that truly makes me happy is being as close as possible to the ocean.

I posted an instagram in bed while there, and as you could see, our bed looked right out to the ocean. It was seriously dreamy.

Equipped with a Nest system, the room regulated temperature. As things got too cold, it would set off the fire place & vice versa if things got too hot. My favourite way, though, is to keep the door open so you get the ocean breeze & waves lullabying you to sleep.

Breezy ocean-side rooms at Timber Cove Resort

Crosley Record Players (+ plenty of vinyl) fully stocked in all rooms at the Timber Cove Resort! // Champagne at Shannon's

The rooms were all set with Crosley record players, marble (super chic) bathrooms, and a local wetbar stocked with Sonoma Coast wines & beers.

They have rooms that look out to the forest and coves or the ocean. We obviously opted for the ocean view.

Jenner is home to my absolute favourite sunset though you know that if you follow my snaps & insta stories. To be fair, the pictures never do it justice.

In fact, I am having major withdrawals from it – that view is one that gives me instant peace & zen.

We spent most of our time at the resort – including our meals.

They redid the restaurant, but also added a bar / lounge menu that was right up mine & Erik’s alley. The burger was bombbbbbb with a mix of beef  & chorizo for extra flavour!

Cafe Aquatica - the BEST place for fresh, organic, local cuisine. Get the Eggs til Noon - TRUST ME!!!

Inside Cafe Aquatica, a local organic cafe in Jenner, California!

blogger Shannon Silver & her favourite Jenner breakfast - Eggs Til Noon at Cafe Aquatica!!

Erik Schuchard walking alongside the Russian River in Jenner, California

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On Sunday, we head over to our favourite: Cafe Aquatica for our favourite poached egg sandwich.  After b-fast, we headed across the street to Jenner Inn & Fishstock

Jenner Inn across the street has a great bar, FANTASTIC restaurant, and most importantly – a cutie seal logo.

I bought a hat & sweatshirt (I thought it was very Brandy Melville-esque)!

Okay, so right down the road (behind the Jenner C-Store) hosted a really fun local festival called Fish Stock.

Think live music, bbq seafood, grilled oysters, beer / wine, and a local live auction. Erik & I LOVED it and the local bands were SO, so so good!

Jenner Inn - a fantastic stop on Highway 1 with a great bar & restaurant... and logo!!
Wines by the glass at Jenner Inn, California

FISHSTOCK! A local Jenner event full of live music, grilled seafood, & local wines!
Wine Selection at Fish Stock in Jenner, California

We also headed back to another favourite: Fort Ross Vineyards for some wine tasting which took up the majority of our Saturday (something about it just sucks the hours away).

OH & this is crazy, but when we got back to the hotel there was a FOREST FIRE a few coves down from us. Right at sunset, the sky got smokier & smokier! Luckily, it did not spread too far & it got taken care ASAP.

For the most part though, we stayed local to the hotel. The hiking trails are endless, the views are addictive, and it was off the grid enough (yeah there was wifi, but still) to disconnect & fully recharge.

For those in California, Jenner is a must for a weekend getaway – seriously, I have never felt so refreshed and I just FEEL so good and inspired.

Erik Schuchard at Timber Cove Resort - full of oceanside hiking trails!

As for the blog, stay tuned! I have a ton of fun content coming your way.

In the next few weeks, expect some recipes (think fast, easy, delicious), a new anti-aging travel kit (!!!!!), a perfume spotlight that won’t break the bank, music music music, hair styling tips, business advice, blog tips, some fashion trends that rock my world, a very special anniversary….

…& a giveaway!!!!

Yes, that’s right! My first giveaway coming soon so stay tuned – trust me, and those who know me personally know this… I don’t do things lame. If you want to get a head-start + extra credt, follow me on Instagram!

That said, anything you would like to see or win?? Lay it on me and I will make it happen.

Let me know!

xx Shannon

blogger Shannon Silver overlooking the Pacific Ocean in Jenner, California

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  • Comments ( 4 )

  • Gitana Deneff

    Okay. So 1. Jenner looks rad af. I’m a sucker for record players [provided they work 😉 ].

    2. SO glad you’re crawling out of your rut. I don’t know why this is or what this is but Labor Day Weekend has me feeling somewhat refreshed, renewed, and ready to kick some ass.. just sayin.

    3. Loving the slider layout on your blog!! You’re giving me an itch to redo some things on my blog! Also also also last week I was sick the ENTIRE week and didn’t have a desire to blog AT ALL. And it made me realize that I need to completely do a life reset and figure some ish out! One of those major things being NOT STRESSING THE EFF OUT. Before I felt like life was a constant uphill battle and now I’m just “going with the flow”. It feels much better. And I’m surprisingly getting more done than when I was giving myself negative self-talk and all that horrible stuff.

    4. Congrats on your giveaway! Can’t wait to see more! 🙂

    Love,

    Gitana

    Books & Bellinis || INSTA <3

    • You two will LOVE it – def worth coming up north for some R&R but be sure to invite Erik & I both. THANK YOU re: the annoying ass rut. Things have been…weird, but I finally feel back to normal. and thank you so so so much about the slider / layout – such a small thing that I think made a big difference! I feel you with the stress, it’s so annoying and SO BAD for you (I’ve literally made myself extremely sick from it so much so I feel you). Going with the flow is a must because it will take you where you want to be, I promise 🙂 and thank you regarding the giveaway – let me know if there’s anything I should include on it!! xx Shannon

  • I also LOVE Timber Cove. My boyfriend and I are going on Monday for a night’s stay – first time since they renovated. Loved finding a sneak peek on your blog. Also, I haven’t been to the Jenner Inn yet, usually I go to the River’s Edge (OMG Bloody Mary). Cheers!

    • Hey Sarah! Thank you so much for your comment! Timber Cove is soooo special and you will both have such a great time! We could of easily have spent all our days in the lobby, it’s so cozy there. And I like your style – their bloody mary’s there are the best! If you stop by the Inn, be sure to grab breakfast or lunch at Aquatica across the street. OH, and of course the homemade cookies & milk for dessert (very good with scotch too 😉 ) are a MUST – can’t wait to see your pictures, your blog looks incredible with so many great local finds! Have so much fun, I’m jealous!! xx Shannon

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