I am back in California this weekend, or rather "la la land" as I affectionately like to call it. Even on business, it is just so relaxing to be here. And it is business, indeed, that I am on. Hunting all over for that No.1 prize to bring back for the store. I do love a good treasure hunt, after all. Who knows, perhaps I will find just the piece you have been looking for to put in your home. If you do have something you are looking for, be sure to let us know as we are always helping clients find that perfect "wow" piece they have been dreaming about.
So, I came across these pictures from Spring Break when Brian and I came over to the beach for a few days with our youngest daughter, Emily and a friend of hers from school. We had such a fun time filled with tons of laughter (and I mean that great contagious laughter) and plenty of good food.
It was one of those perfect trips filled with bike rides and walks, enjoying all the different little cottages and boats on the bay. People watching and window shopping and enjoying a coffee and good conversation.
I was able to leisurely visit all my no. 1 spots - Just Basics, Juxtaposition, Haute Cakes, Sabatinos, Beach Combers... to name a few. Another favorite stop of mine is the Ramos House in San Juan Capistrano. If you haven't been here, you absolutely must. Visit the beautiful old mission, take a lovely walk across the train tracks and enjoy one of the most delicious breakfasts you will ever have at the Ramos House. If you are in California in July, call me and I will meet you there! It is amazing. The Willows currently has a few of the Ramos House Cookbooks left on our shelves (all our editions are signed by the chef himself!), so if you can't make it to the restaurant, you can at least bring a little taste of it home! Come soon before they are all sold out and I have to ask (beg!) the chef to sign more for us!
Business trip or not, it is always good to walk back through this door...