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Here are some of my favorite places in Malibu
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
FLOWERS~Sunday farmers market
MEDITATION~ @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
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
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
SHOP~ Peruse this cute little stationary/ gift store while you're waiting for you Back Yard Bowls @foliopressandpaperie
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~
SB and then detour to Los Alamos, Los Olivos or Solvang
Solvang~The Landsby @thelandsby
LOS ALAMOS~SLEEP~ The Bodega House @thebodegahouse
(just heard about this one)
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.
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 @bootleggertikiWANDER~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.
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!!Ligne 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.
plants & flowers~PACK~
More coming soon~ Once we can travel again
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..