Laguna Beach, California

A few weeks ago (I know… it’s been a while since I’ve updated) after Husband & I spent a week in Palm Springs we moved over to the coast for a few blissful days in Laguna Beach.  We stayed at a hotel that was recommended to me by a friend called The Surf and Sand Resort, it was amazing!  It’s one of the few hotels that is located directly on the beach where you are able to walk right down and be in the sand.  Everything we did was within walking distance: the restaurants, the shopping, etc…  We loved it!  Thanks (again) California for a weekend full of gorgeous weather and stunning scenery!

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A Day in Monterey County, California

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Oh, Carmel by the Sea… even on the coldest of days in the middle of summer, you are still just stunning…

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The Paraiso Vineyard

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Our friends, Grace & Casey, were such great hosts.  They took us to this beautiful vineyard called Paraiso to start our “Week of Wine” off with a bang!  The pictures do not do it justice, this place had some incredible views.  Oh, and we made a new fur-friend, JD!  As long as he wasn’t slobbering all over our wine glasses, or chewing on the cow hide rug, or biting people as the came through the door… he was quite adorable. ;)

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**If you are in the Monterey area, we highly recommend having brunch at this truly unique spot called 1833.  The chicken and waffles were killer!**

And I want to take a moment to give a much deserved “Thanks” to the entire Merritt family for being so welcoming and hospitable.  Playing with all the kiddos and enjoying family time with you guys is always such a treat.  We can’t wait to visit again!  Here are some photos of their sweet family:

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We love you guys!