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MORE COMING SOON~CALI ROADTRIPS 

 

 

GO NORTH -

OJAI~

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

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

SANTA BARBARA~

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

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

shop~

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.

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 & 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

 

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

@casajoshuatree

@whisper_rock_ranch

shop~ Shop on the Mesa 56636 Twentynine palms hwy~Yucca
@shop_onthe_mesa

Wonder Valley Oil  @wondervalley . Great gift idea 

61943 Twentynine Palms Hwy ~JT

Acme 5 Lifestyle 55870 Twentynine Palms Hwy, Yucca Valley

@acme5yuccavalley

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

plants~@cactus_mart

yoga~Meditation at @integratronofficial

stroll~Farmers market on Sat. 

market crush~ @wineandrockshop

PALM SPRINGS~

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 

stroll~

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

183 S. Indian Canyon Dr.

coffee~

yoga~

plants & flowers~

market crush~


 

LAGUNA BEACH~

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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