I've decided that it's that time to buy an engagement ring and propose to my GF that i've been dating for 2 years now. Her bday is coming up and we are staying at the Bacara in Santa Barbara. Any suggestions or special places at the resort that anyone knows of? I've been there before and it's an amazing resort and she LOVES it. I was thinking about the cold springs hike but i have not been on that hike before and i dont know if its too tough of a hike or if there is a good spot to do it.
Also I am looking for an engagement ring. Her dream engagement ring is the Harry Winston micropave but we have gone to HW and its just too expensive. Tiffany's ring that is similar to the HW just isn't the same. Anyone have any advice as where to go or who to look at? I've been to the jewelery district in LA multiple times and that is what i'm leaning towards.