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sleep~ Ojai Rancho Inn & Capri by @sheltersocialclub 

Ojai Valley Inn @ojaivalleyinn

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

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.

plants & flowers~ 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~Rainbow Market 211 E. Matilija


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


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.

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

Bread~ @oat_bakery + Cheese by one of my favs Sproutcraft Creamery @Sproutcraft_creamery 5 West Haley St.

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. @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.

shop~ Bestow Gallery @bestowpottery

flowers & cacti~ Lotusland..I really want to go someday

market crush~Savoy Wines 18 West Anapamu @savoycafeanddeli

stroll~Farmers markets Tues & Saturday

Church~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

SB  and then detour to Los Alamos, Los Olivos or Solvang

Solvang~The Landsby @thelandsby


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.



sleep~The Pendry @pendrysandiego  DT
Estancia La Jolla @estancialajolla La Jolla
The Guild @theguildhotel DT

Surfhouse Boutique Hotel @surfhouseadventures Encinitas

Eat & stroll~ 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

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~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

Wonder Valley Oil  @wondervalley . Great gift idea 

61943 Twentynine Palms Hwy ~JT

Acme 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.  @lacopinekitchen

Kitchen in the Desert @kitcheninthedesert29 

6427 Mesquite, 29 Palms


yoga~Meditation at @integratronofficial

stroll~Farmers market on Sat. 

market crush~ @wineandrockshop


sleep~All time favorite @korakia 

For future~ @laserenavillaspalmsprings

@sandshotelspa  @sparrowslodge

eat~Azucar  @azucarpalmsprings at La Serena Villas

339 S. Belardo Road

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


Soukie Modern Rugs @soukiemodern 1345 N. Palm Canyon
and This looks cute~ Thick as Thieves  @shopthieves

183 S. Indian Canyon Dr.



plants & flowers~

market crush~



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

The Stand~OG Vegan spot. 238 Thalia Street. @thestandlaguna

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.

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.

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

market crush~ Sapphire Laguna 1200 S. Coast Hwy.

plants & flowers~


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..



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