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MALIBU & SANTA MONICA~LOCAL LOVE
Here are some of my favorite places in Malibu and Santa Monica
STAYCATION~ Malibu Surfrider @thesurfridermalibu A beautiful boutique hotel + a lobby shop filled with everything I want and a stunning rooftop patio.
EAT~@malibufarm I love either location at the pier
@realcoconutkitchen Malibu & Tulum
BREAD~ @breadblok Gluten Free + vegan options and the best shortbread cookies ever in life!
FLOWERS~Sunday farmers market
ZEN~ @themindry Dreamy space with lovely gifts & zen
STROLL~ Zuma beach
GO NORTH -
SLEEP~ Ojai Rancho Inn by @sheltersocialclub ❣
Ojai Valley Inn @ojaivalleyinn
Lavender Inn~@lavenderInn Bed & Breakfast
Caravan Outpost @caravanoutpostojaiCOFFEE~ Beacon Coffee @beaconcoffee 211 W. Ojai Ave.
(best GF & vegan pastries) ❣
EAT~ Hip Vegan @hvojai 201 N. Montgomery St. ❣
The Nest @thenestojai for cauliflower tacos
SHOP~In the Field @inthefieldojai 730 E. Ojai
Summer Camp @shopsummercamp 1020 W. Ojai Ave.
Tipple & Ramble @tippleandramble + drink wine 315 N. Montgomery St.
Bungalow by Fig @bungalowojai 109 N. Montgomery St.
GARDEN~ Forage @forageojai 152 Baldwin Rd.
Found 203 Studio~203 N. Ventura St.
YOGA~Light & Space @lightandspaceyoga 915 E. Ojai Ave.
STROLL~Farmers Market @ojaifarmersmarket Sundays
MARKET CRUSH~Rainbow Market 211 E. MatilijaPACK~
SLEEP~rustic Treebones @treebonesresort
Sort of rustic~Glamping at Ventana @ventanabigsur
Posh rustic~Post Ranch Inn @postranchinn
COFFEE~Big Sur Bakery
The Village Big Sur @thevillagebigsur
YOGA~Esalen one of my fav places. Yoga, baths, serenity, teachings and the yummiest foodPACK~
SLEEP~So many choices. Depends on your vibe. The Kimpton Canary looks beautiful. Lots of choices on Airbnb or stay in Montecito or the Goodland Kimpton is cool too. I am going to check out @hideawaysantabarbara next time
or try @hotelcalifornian 36 State Street
EAT Loquita~ @loquitasb 202 State Street
La Superica Taco~I haven't been in ages. I am glad it's still there. It's one of those hole in the wall joints that has a line down the street!
Mesa Verde~I haven't been in 2 years but I was obsessed with this place. Plant based. Alta mesa area. 1919 Cliff Drive
Green Table ~I just heard about this one @greentablesb
Helena Avenue Bakery @helenaavenuebakery 131 Anacapa
Grab some bread and get a charcuterie tray from @petitehosting
DRINK~ Municipal Wines @muniwine 22 Anacapa St. + a plethora of wine bars in the Funk Zone which is my favorite area to walk around. Go explore
Potek Winery ~406 E. Haley St. #1 at The Mill which looks like it needs to be on the list as well. I'll try these coffee spots and get back to you. @themillsbCOFFEE~Lilac Cafe along with Vegan/GF breads & pastries. 1017 State ST.
Dune Coffee @dunecoffee
Merci Montecito @mercimontecito
SHOP~ Peruse this cute little stationary/ gift store while you're waiting for you Back Yard Bowls @foliopressandpaperie
In Montecito~ @montecitocountrymart
CACTUS~ Lotusland..I really want to go someday
MARKET CRUSH~Savoy Wines 18 West Anapamu @savoycafeanddeli
STROLL~Farmers markets Tues & Saturday
WANDER~Our Lady of Mt. Carmel is one of the prettiest churches I have ever seen. Def worth a little jaunt to Montecito. 1300 E. Valley Road. The Santa Barbara CourthousePACK~
SUMMERLAND~ On your way to Santa Barbara make a stop into Summerland. There are some amazing new cool shops + coffee + wine tasting
These were my favorite spots for a quick stop along the way~
COFFEE ~@fieldandfort your first stop off the freeway. Grab a coffee and wander the kitchen essentials and well curated shop and/or Sit outside and enjoy a beautiful pastry and coffee...but don't sit long because just down the street is more spectacular shopping. 2580 Lillie
SHOP~Just dropped some of our Mexico inspired candles off at Hacienda by @bonita_lifestyle_ So definitely stop in to check those out. Scents of Tulum, San Miguel and the Yucatan + she has a beautifully curated shop with books, clothes, Frida essentials and more. 2272 Lillie
Cactus, candles and gifts @botanik_summerland Peruse the little garden and take home a cactus or two. 2329 Lillie
Porch is a must see for rugs, books and design @porch_summerland
And this place is just dreamy @thewellsummerland So much inspiration, antiques and little knooks to shop. Textiles, furniture, candles, antiques, rugs and garden delights.
More design inspo @gardeshop
STAY~If you decide to spend the night before your next stop and/or if you decide you're going to redecorate your whole house and need more time...(after perusing the above shops) This place looks cute @staygoldensummerlandFLOWERS~ + Local, organic produce, artisanal foods & flowers
FARMERS MARKET~ @FARMERANDTHEFLEA
Summerland, Santa Barbara + and then detour to Los Alamos, Los Olivos ,Solvang or new on my radar ~ New Cuyama @cuyamabuckhorn
ON THE CHECK OUT LIST in Solvang
Solvang~The Landsby @thelandsby @coastrangerrestaurant
LOS ALAMOS~SLEEP~ The Bodega House @thebodegahouse
Skyview @skyviewlosalamos (I stayed here when it was still a its a roadside motel so I've go to check it out now. There was a time when the accommodations in Los Alamos were slim pickings. I am so glad someone decided to update this quaint little place. I've heard great things about their onsite restaurant Norman as well.
The Alamo by @sheltersocialclub They did an amazing job with this renovation. It's so cute now. The first time I stopped into Los Alamos my friend and I looked at this hotel and said thank god we didn't choose this one, it looks like escaped convicts are hiding out in there....true story! Now it's adorable & cozy just like all of the hotels in the Shelter Social Club family.
EAT~ Bob's Well Bread @bobswellbread 550 Bell St.
Pizza~Full of life 225 Bell St.
Bells @bellslosalamos 406 Bell St. this is new for me so I will add it to the see ya soon list.
DRINK~ Bodega Wine Bar @bodegalosalamos 273 Bell St.
Municipal Wine Makers 425 Bell St. ~so cute
Babi's Beer Emporium & Sister property Casa Dumetz right next door 388 Bell Street
STROLL~Bell Street.. just one long street to see it all. At the beginning or end depending on where you come in, you can also stroll the Depot Antique Mall.
SONOMA & MENDOCINO COMBO PLATE~
SLEEP~All of these places were booked because I was planning last minute but they all look amazing for someone not planning last minute!!
Glen Ellen~ Beltane Ranch @beltaneranch
Healdsburg~ Cottages at Healdsburg @cottagesathealdsburg (i did walk by and they are super cute)
Forestville~Farmhouse Inn @farmhouse_inn
Jenner~Timber Cove @timbercoveresort (i did stay here and loved it)
Mendocino~Glendeven Inn-The Beach Trail cottage or glamp at Mendocino Grove if that is your style. . I did a drive-by on these~Sea Rock cottages, Little River Inn, Heritage House
Santa Rosa~The Warrington House on Airbnb looks amazing
Elk~Harbor House Inn + eat. I did drop in and it is stunning.
Marshall~The Coal and Feed. Home rental. Looks amazingCOFFEE~
Sebastopol~Acre Coffee, Taylor Lane
Healdsburg~Black Oak Coffee @blackoakcoffee
Mendocino~The Waiting Room by Cafe Beaujolais
Point Arena~Little Green Bean RoasteryEAT~
Healdsburg~Chalkboard, Barndiva, Campofina & Little Saint (vegan) coming soon
Mendocino~Fog Eater (a wonderful vegan & GF experience) , Good life bakery, Ravens at the Stanford Inn @stanford_inn, Cafe Beaujolais @cafe.beaujolai + The Brickery and The Waiting Room
Santa Rosa~I heard Spinster Sisters is good but didn't have a chance to go
Inverness~Saltwater Oyster & Depot
Tomales Bay~Blink and you'll miss the whole town but they have a couple of cute places including Route OneSHOP~
Sebastopol~The Barlow + shop + food + wine + stroll
Concord~Elsie Green @elsie_green
Antique Society @antiquesociety.sebastopol
Mendocino~Folklore (the cutest shop in town), Village Sock Shop (for OG crew Mendocino socks) @villagesockshop
Pt. Reyes~Captain Oko (it wasn't open but It looks really cool)
Inverness~Gallery by Tom Biagini @tombiagini
Mendocino~The whole town + the beaches and state parksFLOWERS~
Sebastopol~California SisterSMOOTHIE LOVE~
Healdsburg~Quail & Condor (cutest little bakery) @quailandcondor
Mendocino~Mendocino baking company @mendocinogfDRINK~
Everywhere..you're in wine country
Healdsburg~BloodRoot Wines @bloodrootwines , Bar bravasMARKET CRUSH~ I have a thing for markets
Mendocino~Corners of the Mouth
Santa Rosa~Miracle Plum
Healdsburg~Oakville grocery, Dry Creek General Store
Point Arena~The Co-op Arena Market
Elk~Elk Store & Matson Mercantile
Olema~Due West Tavern & Market
Pt. Reyes~Palace Market
Valley Ford~Cheese & Creamery
PACK~Wanderlust Journal & Camp cards to send from the road
SAN DIEGO~SLEEP~The Pendry @pendrysandiego DT
Estancia La Jolla @estancialajolla La Jolla
The Guild @theguildhotel DT
Surfhouse Boutique Hotel @surfhouseadventures Encinitas
EAT~ Little Italy for all kinds of eating, drinking and cafe inspiration + donuts
Devils Dozen 2001 Kettner @devilsdozendonutsPretty enough to check out~ COFFEE~Communal Coffee Both locations are the cutest North & South Park
@communalcoffee + gifts + flowers
2335 University Ave. & 2221 Fern
The Grounds Bean Bar 1571 La Playa @thegroundsbeanbar
YOGA~Four Moons Spa @fourmoonsspa Drop in for yoga or reflexology. Encinitas
FLOWERS~Native Poppy 3009 Grape Street @native_poppy
SHOP~ Pigment 3801 30th St + 2 other locations
@shoppigment lots of gift ideas
SLEEP~Don't sleep near the railroad tracks or PCH. Do find something quiet near the beach. Check out Airbnb or a place I am curious about @twelvesensesretreat
DESERT~ Adorable little window serving homemade ice cream in waffle cone tacos + vegan and GF available @littlefoxcupsandcones
COFFEE~There are a lot of coffee shops in Encinitas and surrounds so here are just a few that I had time to try @coffeecoffeeleucadia 970 N. Coast
@betterbuzz 578 S. Coast @loftycoffeeco 90 N. Coast
Also Oceanside on your way~ @risingco coffee + locally curated goods
FLOWERS~Plant Beach Farm is the cutest little farm store + flowers.
Luecadia Floral & Plant. (in the same complex as Threadspun)
Sunday Farmers Market. Plants and pots in abundance at @landmarkplantco
Look at pretty flowers at The Flower Fields in Carlsbad. @the_flower_fields
SHOP~ Definitely check out Threadspun @threadspun. Well curated shop with ceramics, jewelry, cards and generally cool stuff. Vuori clothing is based in Encinitas so if you've been wondering about the coveted workout pants-try them on at the local shop. @vuoriclothing
SLEEP~I think the best ideas are these homestays/airbnb when it comes to Joshua tree.
Some favs on IG~ @thejoshuatreehouse
SHOP~ Shop on the Mesa 56636 Twentynine palms hwy~Yucca
61943 Twentynine Palms Hwy ~JTAcme 5 Lifestyle 55870 Twentynine Palms Hwy, Yucca Valley
The Station~ @thestationjoshuatree 61943 29 Palms Hwy
COFFEE~Joshua Tree Coffee 61738 Twentynine Palms Hwy
EAT~I haven't been in a couple of years so i'll put these on the list for the next trip La Copine 848 Old Womans Spring Rd. @lacopinekitchenKitchen in the Desert @kitcheninthedesert29
6427 Mesquite, 29 Palms
YOGA~Meditation at @integratronofficial
STROLL~Farmers market on Sat.
MARKET CRUSH~ @wineandrockshopPACK~
SLEEP~All time favorite @korakia ❣For future~ @laserenavillaspalmsprings EAT~Azucar @azucarpalmsprings at La Serena Villas
339 S. Belardo Road
Birba @birbaps 622 N. Palm Canyon
DRINK~Bootlegger Tiki @bootleggertiki They had me at Aloha~WANDER~Take a hike at Indian Canyons.
The Living Desert @thelivingdesertSHOP~
Soukie Modern Rugs @soukiemodern 1345 N. Palm Canyon
and my favorite~ Thick as Thieves @shopthieves
183 S. Indian Canyon Dr.
COFFEE~Ernest Coffee @ernestcoffee 1101 N. Palm Canyon
SWEETS~Kreem @ilovekreem 170 E. Palm Canyon
CACTUS~Mariscal Cactus & Succulents
MARKET CRUSH~On the Mark @onthemarkpalmsprings 111 N. Palm CanyonPACK~
SLEEP~Hotel Joaquin @hoteljoaquin love the vibe, the pool, the bikes and the food ❣
Casa Laguna Hotel @casalagunahotel Beautiful Spanish style, lovely pool, gorgeous design, great hospitality.
or @lacasahotellb A historic hotel right in the middle of LB. Spanish style rooms and a roof-top bar
Splurge ~Monarch Beach Resort Away from PCH so it's very quiet. Just a golf cart away to a pretty beach. Amazing pool areas. Beautiful rooms with luxurious bath tubs. Spa, juice, golf..basically you don't need to leave @monarchbresort
EAT~ Malibu Farm @malibufarmlido Newport Beach Lido Village I'm a huge fan of Malibu Farm ❣Coastal Kitchen @coastalkitchendanapoint ~recommended by a local.
34091 Pacific Coast Hwy. Dana Point
TACOS~ Rasta Taco 170 Beach St. @rastataco & La Sirena Grill on Mermaid St.
The Stand~OG Vegan spot. 238 Thalia Street. @thestandlaguna for smoothies
BREAD~ Bread Artisan Bakery @breadartisanbakerySHOP~LALA @kerrycassill 1145 S. Coast Hwy
@the.garage.collective 1524 S. Coast Hwy Cutest store in Laguna. So many treasures!!
Cutest little farmers market + quality goods @liesas_annelieseschoolssLigne Blanche~Dreamy tops, dresses, linens , bags & more
1175 South Coast Highway. Lovely French owner with great taste.
STROLL~Farmers market Sat ~521 Forest Ave. Catch my friend @breadartisanbakery + purple roses at the flower stand
SAND~Prettiest beaches & coves. Victoria beach. Thousand steps for exercise (really only 220). The Strand. Divers Cove. Crescent Bay. Table Rock. TotuavaCOFFEE~ Laguna Coffee Co @lagunacoffeeco (recommended by my friend who owns the Bread Artisan Bakery)
Anastasia Cafe @anastasiacafelaguna another local likes Anastasia
MARKET CRUSH~ Sapphire Laguna 1200 S. Coast Hwy. + Anneliese Schools store
plants & flowers~PACK~
More inspiration found at my travel IG~ @keeplefttravel Inspired by travels driving on the other side + the surprises, synchronicity and adventures that await when you make that left turn when you planned to go right..