Wednesday, February 13, 2013

California Dreamin'

If you follow me on Instagram, you might have got a sneak peak at our quick little SoCal getaway. It was only 5 days, however if you take out travel it was really only 3. Regardless, we packed a lot in and was a nice break from the dreary Vancouver winter weather. It is so nice to wear sandals and dresses in February!




 I was dying over the juicy colours at Target. They have some incredibly cute swimwear right now as well!



My dad and hubby after golfing a PGA West course in Palm Dessert.


Meanwhile, Mom and I indulged in full body massages and facials at La Quinta Resort. The spa was fabulous and my favourite part was the spa courtyard (below) with beautiful spots to sit and take in the breathtaking scenery and sunshine










After Palm Springs, we made our way through a rain/snow downpour to the coast, stopping at the "life sized" dinosaurs that hubby fondly recollects from his childhood where he spent every January visiting his grandparents in Palm Springs. They were a little less exciting for him than they were at 7 years old, but he was thrilled to see them again nonetheless.


We arrived in Newport late afternoon and pulled up to the lovely Marriott Newport Coast Villas. This resort is amazing and I highly reccomend it to anyone travelling in this area. I was instantly transported to Europe, and could have stayed there our entire trip.

  


The lobby had me swooning, with it's neutral pallet, oversized grey beams, and well placed, funky pink egg chairs!


Off the lobby, the card room was equally well decorated, but these chairs were my favourite.


Nothing like some fresh fruit water to quench thirst after a long drive.


The following day, we again let Kevin live out his inner child dreams with a trip to Disneyland and California Adventures. I quite enjoyed the new Cars Land, with it's retro vibe and vintage colours (I fit right in, don't I?)



Hubby is OBSESSED with these pickles. He talks about them at least once a week. I actually believe that these giant pickles were one of the main reasons he really wanted to go to Disneyland this trip.


Our last day we spend driving up the coast, visiting a few beaches along the way (Huntington, Redondo, and a few others I don't remember).


And that was it! Short and sweet, but we had a great trip and fun time with my parents. Go anywhere fun lately? Or are you lucky enough to live in Southern California? If so, please sponsor me, because I'm ready to start packing boxes and relocate!

6 comments:

  1. Looks amazing! Love you in the lace dress and big-brimmed hat, so chic!

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    1. Thank you darlin! I love dressing up, so any excuse to do I will take!

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  2. Looks like a fabulous (and busy!) trip! I stayed at the Marriott Villas in Newport a few years ago....absolutely fantastic :)

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    1. It is absolutely fantastic! Always a nice surprise when you're just expecting a plain old hotel!

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  3. Your vacation looks wonderful! You got some incredible photos.

    And I got that mint-colored phone case from Target, and was generally disappointed with it. It's still adorable though.

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    1. Thanks! And I actually never ended up buying the case or wallets. They were in my cart the whole time, and I ended up putting them back last minute as I had so so much stuff to bring home with me, some things had to get cut. Too bad it was disappointing, because it's so stinking cute!

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