July 6, 2016

a morning in laguna beach

Laguna Beach is just a short drive from my home, and I love taking a little field trip down that way every so often. Laguna Beach is so different from Newport Beach.  It really has a European vibe about it.  

Originally an art colony, Laguna’s buildings, homes, and gardens have a really unique style.  There’s so much creativity throughout the city and it’s the perfect locale for a little adventure.  The ever-changing rocky coastline and secluded beaches are always fun to explore, too!   

Breakfast at The Urth Café is a treat.  It sits in a prominent spot on Coast Highway right across from the Laguna Art Museum.  It's the former location of The Cottage Restaurant which was a favorite of locals and visitors alike.  

The Urth Café offers more outdoor seating than The Cottage did, but service can be slow.  Make sure you have plenty of time to enjoy the scene and enough money for the parking meters. This pretty mosaic fountain sits at the corner of the restaurant and is visible from the street.  

This fruit plate from Urth Café was just as tasty as it was pretty.

Blue & white sea creature mosaic spotted 
at Crystal Cove State Beach.

The garden nurseries in Laguna are so fun to explore. A lot of them feature vintage items mingled in with the plants and pottery. This bubbling fountain was spotted at the Laguna Nursery. I love the way they set this vintage looking pot on the pebbles and crushed blue glass.  

This little vignette is from Madison Square & Garden Café.  They have a low-key little restaurant with seating sprinkled in among their fun garden store. This is a great place to get inspired, nosh and bring your pup.  They are a dog friendly restaurant and garden!

Zeus or Moses? 

Not sure, but this guy was all ready for the 4th of July holiday.  
He was also spotted at the fabulous Laguna Nursery

ciao! fabiana


coastal femme said...

I really enjoyed this little tour. You're so lucky to live so close :)

Unknown said...

Finally I have found something which helped me. Appreciate it!
Cottages with sea views


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