Eat. Love. INSPIRE.

We’re baaaaaaack! We had the time of our lives, and happy to be back home.

California

Take a peek at our adventures…

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Ok, how about a closer look:

Also, in case we’ve INSPIRED you to take a Cali Coast Road Trip, here was our itinerary:

Friday night: {Hotel: The Mosser in San Francisco}
Cab from hotel to Hi Dive Bar for Drinks and Late Snack
“The exterior of Hi Dive makes it look like all kinds of dives, but the outdoor patio shoots that down pretty quickly with a quajillion-dollar view that no dive in the city can claim.”

Saturday: {Hotel: La Quinta in Berkeley}
Breakfast – Walk to breakfast at the Ferry Plaza Farmer’s Market @ Mariposa Baking Co.
Pick up F line streetcar outside Ferry Building ($2.25/person – have exact change) (http://www.streetcar.org/rider-information-map-2/)
End at Fisherman’s Wharf to walk around
Lunch – Nick’s Lighthouse Crab Stand
Ride back to hotel on Powel-Hyde Cable Car {$6.00/person} (goes through China town)
Get car and travel over Golden Gate Bridge and back
Drive to Muir Woods to see Redwood Trees
Dinner – Drive to HS Lordships Restaurant for dinner @ 5:45 (early bird special, 3 course pre-fixe for $19.95}
Drop after car and catch cab
After Dinner Drinks

Sunday: {Hotel: Old World Inn Hotel Napa}
Breakfast – La Quinta
Walk/drive around Berkeley
Leave for Napa by 11:00 (2 hour drive)
Lunch – V. Sattui Vineyard 2 for 1 tasting coupon
Tasting at Napa Cellars
Tasting at Hess Collection
Wine Reception from 5:30 – 6:30 at B&B
Dinner – UVA Trattoria @ 7 pm http://www.uvatrattoria.com/ {no corkage fee} live jazz till 9

Monday: {Olympia Lodge in Monterey}​
Breakfast – B&B
Leave by 9:00 to travel to Monterey along route 1 for whale watching @ 1:30 – 4:30 approx. 2.5 hours
Lunch – QUICK on wharf or on road
OR (if bad weather) stop at Half Moon Bay travel time approx.2 hours and Santa Cruz Boardwalk
Drive to Carmel-By-The-Sea before dinner​
Dinner at Peter B’s Microbrew @ 7:00 (Groupon available)

Tuesday: {Best Western Long Beach}
Breakfast – Olympia Lodge
Travel over Bixby Bridge through the Big Sur
Piedras Blancas Elephant Seal Rookery, San Simeon, CA 93452
The location is ideal for the seals: it is protected by the Piedras Blancas point from storms from the northwest; it has wide, sandy beaches offering pups protection from high water; and it is protected from predators by a kelp forest.
Lunch – Splash Café, Pismo Beach – The Clam Capital of the World
Drive to Malibu – Zuma Beach
Drive to Long Beach
Dinner – Queen Mary Observation Bar HH from 4-7 ​

Wednesday: {Hacienda Hotel LAX}
Breakfast – Best Western
Travel to LA
See Hollywood Hills Sign via Griffith Park
Drive down Sunset Blvd
Visit Hollywood Walk of Fame
Drive down Rodeo Drive
Lunch at Palomino
Drive to Venice Beach
See Marina Del Rey
Dinner – Villa Blanca @ 8:30

Happy New Year to all! Join us next week as we kickoff the Buoyant Whole Food 30 Challenge!

 

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