California // Day 1

My mom decided she wanted to go on a trip + picked southern california because she knew the area + felt safe traveling alone.  I decided I would visit on the weekend so I wouldn't miss too much work.  I flew in on Friday + it seemed like I spent most of the day flying.  It was a long trip.  I had to fly an hour the wrong direction to catch another flight to fly right back over where I started, which is always frustrating, but it was totally worth it :)  It was a beautiful day.  We went to Fashion Island first.  We had lunch, shopped + got a special yogurt treat! 

Pinkberry!Coconut with pomegranate, mango + coconut flakes

Then we drove the PCH 1 to the hotel.  The views were stunning...

PCH views from our hotel...


Cool wall in our roomOcean view :)Hah! Last month ;)My kind of place! Free candy bar on club level


That night we decided to eat at 180 blu in the hotel.  We got to sit outside, snuggle by the fire + listen to the ocean.  It was awesome.  I tried the craziest sweet + firey drink called a smashing pumpking.  It had jalapenos in it...yes, I said that right...JALAPENOS in my drink.  They said it was their fall version of a margarita.  My lips were on fire... I was wondering if they were trying to play a Halloween joke on me ;) 

Dinner outside by the oceanMy lips are on fire...smashing pumpkin drink with jalapeñosCuddling by the fireMom in her blanket

beautiful roses throughout the lobby...


I ended the night with a decaf coffee by the fire.  They even had cute rock candy stirrers :)

Coffee by the fire

Perfect night (other than missing my hubby).

1 comment:

  1. Pretty photos! Looks like you had a wonderful time! Thank you for the sweet sweet comment!
    xo, Elsie