As much as I love living in Los Angeles, sometimes I need to escape for a minute. Ok, I need to escape fairly often. Thankfully, Southern California is flush with day trip destinations and weekend spots. This past weekend, Ben and I decided to venture out to Carlsbad to check out The Flower Fields. Every year from March to May (exact dates vary based on conditions and flower growth), the Ranch at Carlsbad opens up their sprawling fields of ranunculus for the public.