Well hello there! After a 2 week hiatus, I am back! I wasn’t intending to take these 2 weeks off from the blog but with traveling the past 3 weekends, juggling work, and other life things – I just didn’t have the time. The good news is we have been busy taking some pretty awesome pictures of what we have been up to and I’m excited to finally share. I feel incredibly lucky to have had the opportunity to take some time off work and get away from reality for a short bit. It was a nice break!
I am rewinding all the way to Labor Day weekend in gorgeous Laguna Beach, CA. After being obsessed with the MTV reality show in high school I was pretty excited to finally check out the area. It did not disappoint! I was blown away by how stunning the beaches and town is. There is truly something special about the beaches in California – the gorgeous water combined with the view of the mountains is simply breathtaking.
Our favorite way to explore any city is by foot. We love to walk as much as we can to check out the local area. This is exactly how we started our first day in Laguna. We started the morning by hiking up a short but steep mountain behind my in-law’s cottage. The hike was well worth it as the views were incredible! We then walked down the mountain and continued on through to Crescent Bay Point Park which also has amazing views of the water. From there we walked along the coast to check out all the dreamy houses, beaches, and eventually landed into the downtown area.
Instead of browsing through town we decided to walk to the Sawdust Art & Craft Festival which is a festival that runs during the summer in Laguna. It is definitely worth checking out if you are in the area in the summertime. There are a lot of different local vendors selling things from fine art to various crafts. Laguna in general is a very artsy town and I enjoyed the uniqueness of all the stores, galleries, and the like because they are all truly one of a kind. It is rare to find a city in America that isn’t filled with predominately corporate run shops and restaurants.
After we logged a few miles we spent the rest of the day at the Crescent Bay Beach. It was fun to get a feel for the locals who call this beach their backyard. What a beautiful place they live in! Anytime I come to a place as beautiful as this – I always think about all the “what if’s” like “what if we lived here one day?” Do you ever do that? It is fun to dream…
At night we went to a Nick’s restaurant which was SO good. If you are ever in Laguna Beach looking for a restaurant – I definitely recommend going to Nick’s. We were lucky to get a seat outside on the patio to enjoy the weather and people watch. I got the watermelon jalapeño margarita (delicious) and the fried chicken (a dish they are well known for). A very good meal indeed!
More to come on our trip Laguna this week. Have an awesome week friends!
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