Wednesday, May 14, 2014

lovely laguna beach

this town has a piece of my heart.
we came every year growing up, and i
have some of the best memories in this
place. family trips, girls trips, shopping 
with my grandma in town, spring break
trips, college trips when chase and i were first 
dating, and a birthday surprise for chase our
first summer married are just a few of my
favorite memories here. it is the most charming
place and always feels so familiar whenever i return.
^^ a huuuge acai bowl on the beach..this is livin'
^^ husband + brother taking the longboards out

^^ miss maddie mae, AKA beach babe of the year
^^ getting a good swing!

^^ love seeing the littles fall in love with this place too!
^^ i can't even stand to think about how
much these two will miss their papa + yaya.
^^ orange inn, the best part of laguna beach.
please go and get the OI smoothie, a cranberry 
orange muffin, and a breakfast burrito. thank me later.
^^ hi little Z! we love this darling, special guy.
he got his first tan on this trip and was happy the whole time!
^^ and, can't forget a dinner out at BJ's pizza.
two words: deep dish. one word: PIZOOKIE.
^^ cute boys!

love you, laguna.
i promise to make it 
back to you every year!


  1. Looks like the perfect family trip!! Every time I see pictures of Laguna Beach I can't help but think of the show (I mean it was my favorite lol)!! Definitely on my places to visit list!

    1. haha i don't blame you-- that show was the best! we used to see the characters in town when we'd visit...once we saw kristin and talked to her about stephen! haha! now i need to go rewatch the entire series. xox

  2. I am so jealous of your photos right now - Laguna is one of my all-time favorite places in California and to visit. I can't remember the name of it right now, but have you ever been to a hole-in-the-wall place up on a cliff there that serves the best albacore tuna sandwiches around? They are heaven. Again, looks like you had such a great trip!

    1. ahh i don't know the place but now i need to! let me know if you think of it. glad you love laguna like i do! :)

  3. This is our go-to vacation destination! We usually hit up Dana Point, as well. We love BJ's Pizza! We'll have to try that pizookie next time! :)

    1. love dana point too! i am speechless that you've never had a pizookie-------------------main reason i go! haha please try next time! Xoxo

  4. How are ALL of your pictures so gorgeous? I feel like you should release a weekly magazine of gorgeous photos of beautiful people.

    1. haha you are so cute -- it's the place that is gorgeous so it's easy to have good pictures of it!

  5. EMI!
    where is the acai bowl from?!
    i need to get one next time i go!!

    1. haha i love that we love all the same food.
      it's banzai bowls right in laguna YUM!!!! XO

  6. OMG I loved watching Laguna beach but it is nice to see it differently in your post, It looks gorgeous x

  7. love your outfit in the orange inn picture! this trip looks so fun!

  8. beautiful! and so much fun! i love laugna beach, all my volleyball tourneys used to be over there. i hope we can make a trip down there this summer!

  9. Looks like SO much fun!! Wish I were there right now instead of inside studying for the bar exam :(

    1. okay but the bar-- impressive girl! hopefully you have a fun getaway planned for after that thing! :) Xo

  10. Looks like a great way to send your parents off for their South African adventure! And BJ's pizookies are the bomb! :-)

  11. your trip looks like you had the best time and hit up all the favorites!! Such a perfect last family trip before your parents take off on their african adventure - makes me sad for you thinking about it:( but they will be amazing. Wish we could have seen you while you were down here.


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