Visiting the Hammels in LA!

Visiting the Hammels in LA!

Fun to go down to Southern California a few days before my family trip to Newport, and stop in LA to see some of our best friends who moved down here earlier this year. We are so sad they don’t live down the street anymore,…

seafood in socal: the crab cooker

seafood in socal: the crab cooker

normally the search for great seafood equals fancy restaurants and pricey menus… not at the crab cooker! this beloved and classic family-run joint has been around since 1951 and the loyal following has only grown through the years. my own family has come here consistently every year, so it has…

a new lunch spot in laguna

a new lunch spot in laguna

laguna beach is town that i love to stroll. most of the art galleries and boutiques have stayed the same over our visits across the years, and there’s nothing like going back to the familiar. although we love coming back for an orange inn smoothie or…

surprise weekend in laguna!

surprise weekend in laguna!

here’s a rare trip that required no planning on my part…!!  last week i was told by chase that we were headed on a little getaway to kick off my birthday week. first reaction, yay! second reaction, one million questions from me. i think surprises…

true food kitchen: a must in newport beach

true food kitchen: a must in newport beach

although we clearly LOVE a good meal, we often leave restaurants bursting full and not feeling our best. i’m not complaining, it’s a great feeling to be full — but there is a noticeable difference in the kind of food we eat and how it makes us feel…