We had a lovely Christmas with family in San Diego. On the drive back to San Francisco, we spent two days in Laguna Beach at the Pacific Edge Hotel. Relaxing...just the two of us.
The hotel is not super fancy, but it's a good value and the view is amazing!I took this video from our balcony.
Laguna is a great place to visit if you haven't been there. I did a little exploring of the home shops, convenient by foot, and these are fun...
Vertigo Home has cool, more modern things...
This package was waiting for me from Annie of Most Lovely Things... her hand made plaid labels!!! She is so cool. I'm putting the tags on my inspiration board (which could use a good de-cluttering along with the rest of the house). Later.
Inside was this recipe book from Buvette...where we had breakfast together in NYC and it's French...and she and I like that sort of thing (you probably do, too).
It looks great so far!
I've taken a few Christmas decorations down. We are having a super simple New Years celebration...going to one of our favorite Chinese restaurants here in SF ... a big round table lazy Susan sharing style. Then, back to our house for dessert and hopefully see the fireworks over the bay from our apartment.
Speaking of views (from our kitchen window)...they had to chop down a couple more diseased trees and now we can see more of the Golden Gate Bridge. That's where our son, Thomas played basketball with his friends today ...nice view, huh?
I know other bloggers get lots of free stuff...not me. I never ask or want to feel obligated if I don't think I can recommend it.
But recently, FTD emailed me offering to send a bouquet of my choice for nothing in return. I picked the one below and it's even prettier in person. They have a better selection than what I remember from years ago. I will definitely use them. So great for a beautiful last minute, same day delivery gift! Here's how it looked setting up the dessert table.
Thanks for hanging out with me
this past year.
You are the best!