Tuesday, June 30, 2009


Don't you love road trips? Drinking Diet Coke and chatting away. Packing as much as you want. Stopping whenever. My friend, Pam, and I took a little road trip to Orange County. Within four hours from home we stopped at one of the best outlets in California. But I didn't buy anything (hard to believe) except for a pretzel at my favorite pretzel place--Auntie Anne's.

Then on to Roger's Gardens, a favorite Wold Sisters stop and now Pam is a fan, too (as are Jennifer and Darcey). We had lunch at Cafe R & D (thank you, Jill & Victoria) in Fashion Island--excellent. Here are a few other favorite stops:

Best breakfast with a view: Beachcomber at Crystal Cove smack-dab on the beach. After spotting 25, we stopped counting dolphins/porpoises (really, who can tell the difference?)

Best breakfast without a view: The Cottage in Laguna Beach

Best dinner without a view: Cafe Zoolu - best swordfish ever. If you go, split your order because portions are huge.

Best dessert with a view: Las Brisas - Berry Tostada (not really a tostada but a fabulous caramelized almond shell filled with vanilla ice cream and fresh berries)

Great hotel: Marriott Newport Coast Villas - we landed a great deal with a beautiful ocean view (see above pic)

Best splurge hotel: The Montage in Laguna Beach - didn't stay there but we roamed around the property pretending it was our private beach estate (if it was I would certainly invite you to visit)

Happy summer travels!

1 comment:

  1. From Pam:

    "Roger's Gardens is fabulous! We went there every day that we were in Orange County - and saw something new each day! It is so much fun, they could charge admission!"