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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 OR a new spot Hotel June
COFFEE~Go Get em Tiger & LaLa on Montana ave has great Cold Matcha @lalalandkindcafe
I just heard that I will love this place~ @littleprince.la also on Main St. SM
BREAD~ @breadblok Gluten Free + vegan options and the best shortbread cookies ever in life!
FLOWERS~Sunday & Wednesday farmers market in Santa Monica. Malibu ~Sunday
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
Super cute @theduchessojai
SHOP~In the Field @inthefieldojai 730 E. Ojai
Noted 423 e. ojai ave. #102 @noted.ojai
deKor & Co @dekor.living
Fern's General Store (next to Nest) @fernsgeneralstore
Summer Camp @shopsummercamp 1020 W. Ojai Ave.
Tipple & Ramble @tippleandramble + drink wine 315 N. Montgomery St.
Bungalow by Fig @bungalowojai 109 N. Montgomery St.
Blue 209 W. Ojai (next to Beacon) @blue_ojai
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 food @esalenPACK~
SLEEP~So many choices. Depends on your vibe. The Kimpton Canary looks beautiful. Lots of choices on Airbnb or stay in Montecito ~ 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
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
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 nooks 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
DETOUR ~to Los Alamos, Los Olivos ,Solvang or new on my radar ~ New Cuyama @cuyamabuckhorn
LOS ALAMOS & Surrounds
SLEEP~ I finally just stayed at the Hotel Inez and it is even better in person than IG. It's so clean and the staff is so nice. Highly recommend. Grab bikes and go on an adventure.
The Landsby~ Solvang @thelandsby
The Bodega House ~ Los Alamos @thebodegahouse
Skyview @skyviewlosalamos (I stayed here when it was still a its a roadside motel and I haven't been back. 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. @fulloflifefoods
Worth the hype @sykitchen
Bells @bellslosalamos 406 Bell St. this is new for me so I will add it to the see ya soon list.
Suggested by locals @barlecote
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
SHOP~ There are so many cute shops in Santa Ynez and Los Olivos ~Just wander + check out @globaleyeshop
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 + MARIN + SLO 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. Glamp at Mendocino Grove if that is your style. . I did a drive-by on these~Sea Rock cottages, Little River Inn, Heritage House. The Four Sisters Inn group has some cozy stays right in town. I did not stay at these, just admired them from the outside. Super convenient as they are all right in the middle of town. @foursistersinns Blue Door Inns
Santa Rosa~The Warrington House on Airbnb looks amazing
Elk~Harbor House Inn + eat. I did drop in and it is stunning.
Sea Ranch~Sea Ranch Lodge @thesearanchlodge
Marshall~The Coal and Feed. Home rental. Looks amazing
Inverness~The A frame on @airbnb (it's black-you've seen it)
Cambria~White Water. A reimagined road side stop. Had to see what all the hype was about...because you know ..FOMO! @whitewatercambriaPaso Robles~ @pasoroblesvacationrentals Lots to choose from here COFFEE~
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 One
Calistoga~Vegan choices at Lovina @lovinacalistoga
Napa~ @myccasa Vegan tacosSonoma~Taub Outpost @sonomaoutpost
Sebastopol~The Barlow + shop + food + wine + stroll @thebarlow707 (such a cool concept + eats + wine tasting + another cute grocery store~COMMUNITY
Antique Society @antiquesociety.sebastopol
Concord~Elsie Green @elsie_green
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) @captainokodesign
Inverness~Gallery by Tom Biagini @tombiagini
Olema~Tamaone @t_a_m_a_o_n_e art & pottery + dreamy goods
San Anselmo~@beachhousestyle Beach + Vintage
Mill Valley~Lulu Design Studio @luludesignsjewelry +stroll all the cute places to eat etc at The Lumberyard. The Goods down the street has gorgeous cashmere throws and shawls. @thegoodsmv
Larkspur~ Marin country mart @marincountrymart Bring your credit card (s) so much good stuff to shop & eat
Cambria~Slabtown Mercantile (lovely curation) @slabtownmercantile + The shops at the Garden Shed
Mendocino~The whole town + the beaches and state parks
Cambria~The beach boardwalk (across from all of the hotels on Moonstone beach)FLOWERS & CACTUS~
Sebastopol~California Sister @californiasister/
Cambria~Grow in the Garden Shed shops and Sea + Green @cambria_gardenshed
Healdsburg~The Nectary @thenectary
Cambria~The Hidden Kitchen + Gluten free waffles @hiddenkitchencalifornia + Cayucos . If I wasn't vegan, I would drive up to either location for the waffles. They look unbelievable. Do it !!
Paso Robles~ @neighborhood_acai
Healdsburg~Quail & Condor (cutest little bakery) @quailandcondor
Mendocino~Mendocino baking company @mendocinogf
Mill Valley~ @flourcraft Gluten Free bakery
Marin Country Mart~Johnny Doughnuts
Everywhere..you're in wine country
Healdsburg~BloodRoot Wines @bloodrootwines , Bar bravas
Napa~ @outlandnapaMARKET 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
Cambria~Soto's True Earth Market
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
Mojave Flea~Yucca Valley @mojaveflea
Holistic Ranch~ 55818 29 Palms HwyAcme 5 Lifestyle~ 55870 Twentynine Palms Hwy
Industry of All Nations @industryofallnations
Shop Wheelhouse @shop_wheelhouse
COFFEE~Joshua Tree Coffee 61738 Twentynine Palms Hwy
EAT~ La Copine 848 Old Womans Spring Rd. @lacopinekitchen
Dez Fine Food~Grab & Go @dezfinefood
Natural Sisters Cafe~ @thenaturalsisterscafeKitchen in the Desert @kitcheninthedesert29
6427 Mesquite, 29 Palms
YOGA~Meditation at @integratronofficial
STROLL~The park obviously
Farmers market on Sat.BREAD~LUNA sourdough @lunasourdough
and Wild bread Bakery @wildbreadbakery
Wine and Rock shop @wineandrockshop
Provisions, skin care & Organic Grocer @holisticranch
Joshua Tree Bottleshop @joshuatreebottleshop
Desierto Alto @desierto_alto
ZEN~ Two Bunch Palms in Desert Hot Springs @twobunchpalmsPACK~
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~
Bar Cecil @barcecilWANDER~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.
Mojave Flea Trading Post @mojaveflea
COFFEE~Ernest Coffee @ernestcoffee 1101 N. Palm Canyon
Cafe la Jefa @cafelajefa
SWEETS~Kreem @ilovekreem 170 E. Palm Canyon
CACTUS~Mariscal Cactus & Succulents
MARKET CRUSH~On the Mark @onthemarkpalmsprings 111 N. Palm CanyonPACK~
LAGUNA BEACH & OC~
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 @monarchbresortEAT~ Malibu Farm @malibufarmlido Newport Beach Lido Village I'm a huge fan of Malibu Farm ❣
Coastal Kitchen @coastalkitchendanapoint ~recommended by a local.
TACOS~ Rasta Taco 170 Beach St. @rastataco & La Sirena Grill on Mermaid St.
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 @thesalthorseLigne Blanche~@ligneblancheca 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
Heisler Park~lovely walk along the cliffs
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
SMOOTHIES~SEJUICED Organic Juice bar. Newport Beach + juices, bowls and drive to NP worthy gluten free & vegan avocado toast @sejuiced
The Stand~OG Vegan spot. 238 Thalia Street. @thestandlaguna for smoothies
MARKET CRUSH~ Sapphire Laguna 1200 S. Coast Hwy.
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..