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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







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

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.

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




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.  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

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.

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 Courthouse



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~ 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~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


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

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

WANDER~Take a hike at Indian Canyons.

 The Living Desert @thelivingdesert

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 Canyon




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   @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. 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

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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