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 @hoteljunemalibu if you want to SPLURGE ~ The Proper in Santa Monica
INDULGE~Surya Spa at the Proper ❥
Lillies Patio at the Culver Hotel
Simonette at the Pali Hotel~Culver City
Golden Hour at Paloma in Venice
ZEN~ @themindry Dreamy space with lovely gifts & zen
I haven't been yet but Den Mother Wellness looks dreamy @denmotherwellness in Venice
STROLL~ Zuma beach in Malibu
with a new Sezane store for extra inspiration~
Lady & Larder ~ Cutest little market on Pico in Santa monica
EAT~ Hip Vegan @hvojai 201 N. Montgomery St. ❥
PIZZA ~Pinyon @pinyonojai
New finds in Carmel~ Villa Mara, Le Petit Pali on 8th and a location on Ocean. I had a great stay at La Playa. Hotel Carmel and Bernardus look like great options. I love the location of Villa Mara. I stayed here before it was renovated. You can grab a coffee and stroll the most beautiful beach.
La Bicyclette in Carmel.
STROLL~ The beaches, Point Lobos State Reserve
The Leta Hotel in Goleta
Rosewood Miramar Beach
Bacara Beach Resort
JUICE~@juiceranch 33 Park Way right around the corner from Backyard Bowls which has the best Acai Bowls and smoothies @backyardbowls
On your way to Santa Barbara make a stop into Summerland. There are some amazing new cool shops + coffee
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
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 at Sweet Wheel Farm ~2285 Lillie ave.
QUICK DETOUR ~to Los Alamos, Los Olivos & Solvang
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.
COFFEE~ Pony Espresso and The Bakers Table and eats @ponyespressosyv
EAT~ Bob's Well Bread @bobswellbread 550 Bell St.
DRINK~ Bodega Wine Bar @bodegalosalamos 273 Bell St.
SHOP~ There are so many cute shops in Santa Ynez and Los Olivos ~Just wander + check out @globaleyeshop
New & super cute in Los Alamos @campover
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.
PACK~Bucket list journal
I did stay at Brannan Cottage Inn and it was adorable, clean, nice staff, bikes and a coffee bar @brannancottageinn ❥
Mendocino~The whole town + the beaches and state parks
FLOWERS & CACTUS~
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
Everywhere..you're in wine country
Healdsburg~BloodRoot Wines @bloodrootwines , Bar brava Napa~ @outlandnapa
PACK~Wanderlust Journal & Camp cards to send from the road
SLEEP~So many options in DT San Diego like Kimpton & The guild. The Oris in La Jolla looks pretty. You've got many choices including VRBO & Airbnb as well
EAT~ Just stroll Little Italy for all kinds of eating, drinking and cafe inspiration
SWEETS~Devils Dozen 2001 Kettner @devilsdozendonuts
COFFEE~Communal Coffee all locations are cute North & South Park + Oceanside
PACK~ beach towel
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 and Inn at Moonlight Beach or check out @mintandseacottages
EAT~So many choices here! @herbandsea @restaurant.valentina @birdseyekitchen these were all recommended.
VEGAN EATS~ Choice in Carlsbad & Encinitas. The Plot in Oceanside all dog friendly. Good on ya Organic + market and wine lounge. ❥
SWEETS~ 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
FLOWERS~Plant Beach Farm is the cutest little farm store + flowers. @plant_beach
ZEN~Four Moons Spa @fourmoonsspa Drop in for yoga or reflexology. Encinitas
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
PACK ~ Tote for beach + shopping
COFFEE~Joshua Tree Coffee 61738 Twentynine Palms Hwy
Mas O Menos 66031 29 Palms Hwy. JT @masomenosbar
EAT~ La Copine 848 Old Womans Spring Rd. @lacopinekitchen
ZEN~Meditation at @integratronofficial
STROLL~The park obviously
BREAD~LUNA sourdough @lunasourdough
SPA~ Two Bunch Palms in Desert Hot Springs @twobunchpalms
PACK~ Travel size fragrance
EAT~Azucar @azucarpalmsprings at La Serena Villas
EAT~ Malibu Farm @malibufarmlido Newport Beach Lido Village I'm a huge fan of Malibu Farm
TACOS~ looking for recs
BREAD~ Bread Artisan Bakery @breadartisanbakery
SHOP~LALA @kerrycassill 1145 S. Coast Hwy
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. Totuava
SMOOTHIES~SEJUICED Organic Juice bar. Newport Beach + juices, bowls and drive to NP worthy gluten free & vegan avocado toast @sejuiced ❥
MARKET CRUSH~ Sapphire Laguna 1200 S. Coast Hwy.
PACK~ travel bag
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..