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Lazy Beach Days

August 27, 2015

  A San Francisco Trolley Experience in Laguna Beach Sundays are our lazy beach days. There is nothing better than lounging on the beach after a long work week. I have to say that I am loving the new and free trolley rides in Laguna Beach. It can be such a hassle to find parking near the beach and if you are planning on driving to multiple destinations,…

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Palm Springs

August 11, 2015
Palm Springs

Palm Springs Getaway This past weekend, Trevor and I decided to venture out to sunny Palm Springs to visit my parents at their new home. So we packed up our sunnies & cool summer clothing because Palm Springs was 110 degrees! Not unusual if you’ve ever experienced Palm Springs weather during the summer. On our drive up, we stopped for a look at the thousands of windmills scattered…

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Shake Shack with an Ocean View

August 5, 2015

  A Frugal & Fancy Hamburger Joint in Crystal Cove On Saturday my husband and I decided to eat at the Ruby’s shake shack in Crystal Cove for lunch. What makes this spot unique? From my perspective, the 180 degree ocean view and their Ahi Burgers! Sometimes it’s hard to find frugal/fancy and healthy in the same place but Ruby’s in Crystal Cove makes the cut. This tiny…

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The Boathouse Collective in Costa Mesa

April 2, 2015

  This last weekend, we decided to pay a visit to the Boathouse Collective in Costa Mesa. After all, word was spreading fast about this place and we heard only good things. Once we arrived we were taken back by the uniqueness of it all. It offered a truly impressive one of a kind setting especially for Orange County. Let me explain. A Restaurant in an Industrial Park…

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Big Hats and Wine

March 21, 2015

What better way to celebrate a few birthdays than with some big hats and wine? My friends Baylen and Sara came up with the brilliant idea of celebrating their birthdays this year at the Temecula Wineries in Southern California.  We spent a majority of our day at the Wilson Creek Winery which was a perfect setting for the event. The architecture, beautiful gardens, amazing food and breathtaking views…

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9 Mile Hike in Newport Coast

March 19, 2015

Crystal Cove Hike This Wednesday, Trevor and I decided to do the 9 Mile Hike in Newport Coast (aka El Moro / Crystal Cove). I can tell you that we were sore in the end but it was well worth the effort. Small disclaimer: Wear hiking shoes, bring water/sunscreen, snacks and a lot of energy! The hike is famous for it’s up and down hills, great views, wildlife,…