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MORE COMING SOON~CALI ROADTRIPS 

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.

SM~ @santamonicaproper

INDULGE~@suryaspaayurveda

COFFEE~Go Get em Tiger & LaLa on Montana ave has great Cold Matcha  @lalalandkindcafe

EAT~@malibufarm I love either location at the pier

I just heard that I will love this place~ @littleprince.la also on Main St. SM

DRINK~Juneshine Co. on Main st. @juneshineco   Rose all day at the rooftop lounge @loulousantamonica

BREAD~ @breadblok Gluten Free + vegan options and the best shortbread cookies ever in life!

FLOWERS~Sunday & Wednesday farmers market

TACOS~ @mercadosantamonica

ZEN~ @themindry  Dreamy space with lovely gifts & zen

STROLL~ Zuma beach

MARKET CRUSH~@brentwoodcountrymart   @farmshopca

PACK~https://www.daydreamerswanted.com/products/ali-lamu-malibu-bag

 

 

 

GO NORTH -

OJAI~

SLEEP~ Ojai Rancho Inn  by @sheltersocialclub 

Ojai Valley Inn @ojaivalleyinn

Lavender Inn~@lavenderInn Bed & Breakfast

Caravan Outpost @caravanoutpostojai

COFFEE~ 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

On my list @theduchessojai

BREAD~ @katesbread

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.

Blue (next to Beacon) 

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

BOOKS~ @bartsbooksojai

MARKET CRUSH~Rainbow Market 211 E. Matilija

PACK~
https://www.daydreamerswanted.com/collections/mercado-love/products/market-bags

 

BIG SUR~

SLEEP~rustic Treebones @treebonesresort

 Sort of rustic~Glamping at Ventana @ventanabigsur

Posh rustic~Post Ranch Inn @postranchinn

COFFEE~Big Sur Bakery

EAT~Big Sur Bakery  @bigsurbakery  @bigsurroadhouse

The Village Big Sur @thevillagebigsur

YOGA~Esalen one of my fav places. Yoga, baths, serenity, teachings and the yummiest food  @esalen

PACK~

https://www.daydreamerswanted.com/collections/nomad-love/products/lifes-a-roadtrip-travel-journal

SANTA BARBARA~

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

@mesaverdesb

Green Table ~I just heard about this one @greentablesb

BREAD~ @oat_bakery 

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. @themillsb

Juice~@juiceranch 33 Park Way right around the corner from Backyard Bowls which has the best Acai Bowls and smoothies @backyardbowls

COFFEE~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

YOGA~@yogasoup

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 Courthouse

PACK~
https://www.daydreamerswanted.com/collections/summer-love/products/ali-lamu-dora-bag

 

 

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~

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 @staygoldensummerland

FLOWERS~ + Local, organic produce, artisanal foods & flowers
 @sweetwheelfarms

FARMERS MARKET~ @FARMERANDTHEFLEA

DRINK~ @summerlandwine 

 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.

COFFEE~ and eats @ponyespressosyv  & @thebakers_table

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

Plus a plethora of beautiful wineries & tasting room. So far my fav tasting rooms are @liquidfarm  @storyofsoilwine

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

Calistoga~The Bungalows, Brannan Cottage Inn @brannancottageinn @thebungalowscalistoga (Update-I did stay at Brannan Cottage Inn and it was adorable, clean, nice staff, bikes and a coffee bar)

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! @whitewatercambria

Paso Robles~ @pasoroblesvacationrentals  Lots to choose from here

https://pasoroblesvacationrentals.com  + these look cute @stablesinnpaso

COFFEE~
Sebastopol~Acre Coffee, Taylor Lane
Healdsburg~Black Oak Coffee @blackoakcoffee
Mendocino~The Waiting Room by Cafe Beaujolais

Point Arena~Little Green Bean Roastery

EAT~
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 tacos

Sonoma~Taub Outpost @sonomaoutpost
SHOP~
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 

Napa~@jeffriesgeneral

STROLL~
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

SMOOTHIE LOVE~
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

BREAD ~ BAKERY~ DONUTS
Healdsburg~Quail & Condor (cutest little bakery) @quailandcondor
Mendocino~Mendocino baking company @mendocinogf
Mill Valley~ @flourcraft Gluten Free bakery
Marin Country Mart~Johnny Doughnuts

Napa~Monday Bakery

DRINK~
Everywhere..you're in wine country
Healdsburg~BloodRoot Wines @bloodrootwines , Bar bravas

Napa~ @outlandnapa 

MARKET 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

https://www.daydreamerswanted.com/collections/nomad-love/products/wanderlust-swept-away-journal

https://www.daydreamerswanted.com/collections/road-trip/products/camp-cards

GO SOUTH-

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 @devilsdozendonuts

Pretty enough to check out~

@juneshineco@barkindred@iamildandy@pancakelordssd@youandyoursd    @holymatchaa

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

Oceanside~ @risingco

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

PACK~

https://www.daydreamerswanted.com/collections/summer-love/products/beach-towel-blanket-1?variant=36731308671126

ENCINITAS~

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

EAT~So many choices here! @herbandsea  @restaurant.valentina @birdseyekitchen   @waverlycardiff 

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

JOSHUA TREE~

SLEEP~I think the best ideas are these homestays/airbnb when it comes to Joshua tree.

Some favs on IG~ @thejoshuatreehouse

@merchanthousehighdesert 

@hawkandmesa                                     

@villakuro

@holisticranch

@casajoshuatree

SHOP~ 

Mojave Flea~Yucca Valley @mojaveflea

Holistic Ranch~ @holisticranch 55818 29 Palms Hwy

Acme 5 Lifestyle 55870 Twentynine Palms Hwy, Yucca Valley

@acme5lifestyle

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~ @thenaturalsisterscafe

Kitchen in the Desert @kitcheninthedesert29 

6427 Mesquite, 29 Palms

CACTUS~@cactus_mart

YOGA~Meditation at @integratronofficial

STROLL~The park obviously

Farmers market on Sat. 

BREAD~LUNA sourdough  @lunasourdough

and Wild bread Bakery @wildbreadbakery

MARKET CRUSH~

Wine and Rock shop @wineandrockshop

Provisions and skin care  ~@holisticranch Organic Grocer 

Joshua Tree Bottleshop @joshuatreebottleshop

Desierto Alto @desierto_alto

ZEN~ Two Bunch Palms in Desert Hot Springs @twobunchpalms

PACK~

https://www.daydreamerswanted.com/collections/mercado-love/products/kelly-jones-roll-on-perfume

PALM SPRINGS~

SLEEP~All time favorite @korakia 

For future~ @laserenavillaspalmsprings

@sandshotelspa  @sparrowslodge    @lescactusps

EAT~Azucar  @azucarpalmsprings at La Serena Villas

339 S. Belardo Road

Birba @birbaps  622 N. Palm Canyon

Recommended by @jainaleeortiz ~Mister Parker's at the Parker Hotel @parkerpalmsprings + the @holidayhouseps is one of her favorites 

DRINK~Bootlegger Tiki @bootleggertiki They had me at Aloha~

Bar Cecil @barcecil

WANDER~Take a hike at Indian Canyons.

 The Living Desert @thelivingdesert

SHOP~
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 Canyon

PACK~

https://www.daydreamerswanted.com/collections/nomad-love/products/escape-clutch-by-forestbound

 

 

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 @monarchbresort

EAT~ Malibu Farm @malibufarmlido  Newport Beach Lido Village I'm a huge fan of Malibu Farm 
Gracias Madre~@graciasmadresocal
Coastal Kitchen @coastalkitchendanapoint  ~recommended by a local.

Laguna~ @eatahba

TACOS~ Rasta Taco 170 Beach St. @rastataco  & La Sirena Grill on Mermaid St.

BREAD~ Bread Artisan Bakery   @breadartisanbakery

SHOP~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 @thesalthorse

Ligne 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. Totuava

COFFEE~ 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~

https://www.daydreamerswanted.com/collections/summer-love/products/bacalar-palms-by-nuno-bags

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..

 

 

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