HELLO MY BEAUTIFUL(& HANDSOME) READERS!
So I sat down this morning and was thinking….what can I post about to hold my readers over until I have some SUPER RAD interviews to share with them? And I figured….what could be better than getting to know ME a little more?! Nothing….right?! Well…regardless. I am going to share some of my favorite HOT SPOTS with you guys! Now, I am located in Orange County so most of these places will be local to me. But trust me….they are WORTH IT! Here goes nothing!
GYPSY DEN is my favorite spot for a simple cup of coffee, grilled cheese, and creme brulee! Seriously the most quaint, relaxing place ever! They have 3 locations near me(how convenient!) Anaheim, Costa Mesa, and Santa Ana! Needless to say, this place is GREAT.
Okay….PORTOLA COFFEE LAB is the best place for lattes, chais, and mochas! The concept behind this coffee shop is so cool! It looks more like a science lab than a coffee shop! And the plus side?? It’s located smack dab in between a bunch of RAD stores and restaurants! GO HERE! Trust me….you won’t be disappointed.
So if you’re my friend, or know me personally…you know I talk nonstop about this place! THE ANAHEIM PACKING HOUSE has EVERYTHING you could ever want! They have ice cream, sushi, pizza, gelato, coffee, fish and chips, poutine, live music, and the list goes on! My favorite spots here are POPBAR, CAFE ORGANCITO, & THE IRON PRESS. Everything is seriously so delicious though and on Sunday mornings they have a farmers market outside! IT GETS BETTER! There is FREE yoga every sunday at 10am outside the farmers market! You should go one Sunday! Who knows! Maybe you will see me there!
The beach is absolutely one of my favorite places to go. If you ever find yourself in Newport, drive a little further and go visit LITTLE CORONA DEL MAR. You have to park in the neighborhood and walk down this really steep walkway to get there(the trek back up is fun…not) but I promise it is worth it! There are tide pools, fun rocks to climb on, and such a beautiful view of the ocean. I love coming here to relax and think. It is so peaceful!
THE GETTY CENTER is one of my favorite museums to visit in LA. The view from the balconies are breathtaking, the artwork is to die for, and the garden is BEAUTIFUL! I could spend all day here….literally! There is usually free concerts that happen at night during the summer, and there is even a cool little coffee cart on site! The best part about this museum though? IT’S FREE! I mean, you have to pay to park. But think about it! You pile 6 people into a car and pay $15 TOTAL to go to this AMAZING museum?! What a steal! Anyways, the Getty Center is a WONDERFUL place to visit. I try and go any chance I have.
THE LAST BOOKSTORE is such a fun place to visit! BOOKS on BOOKS on BOOKS!! I swear….there isn’t a better place to be. This place is an adventure and a half! There is even a cool little art gallery attached to it! They have books, music, and really cool designs made from books! Take your sweetheart here for a fun adventure! Make a game out of it! Find books the other would like in a certain color, or play hide and seek! The options are endless here.
I think that about wraps it up for today’s post! I hope you enjoyed learning a little more about me through the places I love to visit! As my friend Tom tells me “I knew you were a hippie dippie chick”…..and all of these places confirm that! I look forward to chatting with you soon!
Let me know what YOUR favorite places to visit are!
xx ASH/THE MANAGEMENT