California Love

Hello Loves! I am sooo missing California right now. As I sit on my couch and look out my window, 
I am thinking about all the fun we had on our Anniversary Celebration Vacation. We love Cali so much and since we aren't there right now, I am going to share all my fav spots and places we like to visit. Lucky for me, my Hubby loves Cali as much as I do! It's never a hard decision to make when we want to plan a trip. It's also my favorite place to run and we have our 4th OC Half Marathon coming up here in 3 short weeks! It's the scenery and the ocean that I love about the race because let me tell ya, running up those hills is no joke! We have spent a lot of time in California and for us, it never gets old. I love the vibe, the air, the breeze, the sounds and the smell. It also doesn't hurt that there is no Texas humidity so my hair and makeup stay fresh all day! We tend to do most of the same things when we visit but we also like to explore new places too! We took a trolley to lunch one day and decided to walk back to our resort since we knew it wasn't too far and we ended up finding the cutest underground tunnel. It was painted with mermaids and the ocean and felt so happy as you walked through it. We now call it our "tunnel of love" (Blushing emoji face). I know we all have that one certain place that we visit and it just feels right, it just feels like you belong there. That is how we feel about California. Ever since we were first dating, we made a few trips a year to Cali and have made so many memories there. We have left our "footprints in the sand" plenty of times and when we dine at our favorite restaurants, our waiters think that we actually live there because they "just saw us a couple months ago!" The memories that I love the most are when my Hubby and I are enjoying a cotton candy sunset or sitting with our feet in the sand listening to the ocean... all with a nice bottle of rosé of course!



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Sunglasses: Quay Australia // Denim Jacket (similar): Free People  // Dark Denim Jeans: 
Articles of Society // Espadrilles (similar): Soludos // Sun Hat (similar): Etsy // Denim Tote (similar): Prada ; Michael Kors ; Rebecca Minkoff // Pink Luggage (similar): CALPACK  

We're baaaack! This trip was to celebrate our 3 year wedding anniversary and we enjoyed it at our favorite resort ever, The Resort at Pelican Hill. My Hubby and I have been staying at this resort since we were first dating and I have not stayed anywhere else since. We love it here! 


Location: Balboa Island 

Outfit Details

Purple Aviator Sunglasses: Quay Australia // Rainbow Stripe Dress: Dolls Kill // Denim Jacket (similar): Singer 22 // Espadrilles (similar): Soludos // Velvet Fuschia Quilted Bag: Gucci  

After lunch one day, we headed over to Balboa Island to shop and get dessert. I had always heard of a Balboa Bar and was curious to try one so we did! Balboa Island is such a cute community and has such a quaint feel. The streets are lined with boutiques, restaurants and dessert stands. My kinda place! 



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Mission accomplished! I finally got to try a Balboa Bar! Can you see the smile behind my mouthful? If you ever get a chance to try one, treat yourself! It's so good! It's a vanilla ice cream bar dipped in chocolate with your choice of topping. I went with rainbow sprinkles of course! My Hubby said he didn't want one but kept asking to have some of mine so lucky for him, I shared! #marriage  



Outfit Details

Rose Gold Aviators: Quay Australia // Pink Fuzzy Crop Sweater (similar): Asos // High Waisted Destroyed Denim Skirt (I'm OBSESSED with this skirt!) Express // Tan Strappy Sandals: 
Steve Madden  // Pink Quilted Handbag (similar): Rebecca Minkoff 

You all know my crazy love for coffee! Well, I have another place besides Starbucks that I like to indulge in when I am in Cali. Most of you know of The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf but if you don't, it's definitely worth a try. I'm in love with their Iced White Mocha Lattes! Not only is it delicious, but the ice is crushed like the famous Sonic ice! I know all of my Southern gals know what ice I'm talking about! I have to stop myself from chugging the entire drink in a few seconds! I can very easily grab a coffee and sit outside in the perfect Cali weather all day!  


Location: Newport Beach 

Outfit Details

Hair Scarf (similar): Kate Spade // Purple Aviator Sunglasses: Quay Australia // Teal Blue String Bikini: Luli Fama // Destroyed Denim Cutoffs (my all time favs!): One Teaspoon 
  
Ahhhhh the beach! There's something about the sun, sand and ocean that make me a happy girl! I could sit in the sand and listen to the ocean all day. That's exactly what we did and it was so nice and relaxing. We made sure to take it all in while we were there and left our footprints in the sand. 


Location: The Resort at Pelican Hill 

 Outfit Details

Custom Sun Hat (similar): Etsy // Blush Duster: Francesca's Collections // Fuschia Velvet Quilted Bag (exact) Gucci ; (similar) Shoptiques // Nude Wedges (exact) Saks Fifth Avenue ; 
(similar) Steve Madden

I know I mentioned how much we love this resort but let me tell you, we REALLY love this place! The views are scenic and look picturesque. Everywhere you turn is prettier than the view before it. The rooms are so beautiful and cozy (see the room in my Instagram stories under "Travel") and the food is delicious! This picture was taken on our way to lunch and I was enjoying the pool view. 


Until next time California...

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I hope you enjoyed my Cali vacay and felt the warm sun on your skin. We are always ready to go back as soon as we leave so I always say "until next time...". Have a Cali day and remember to always be... Running on Rose! 



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