Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Casa Laguna, Part I

Yesterday I posted a little teaser about Casa Laguna Inn & Spa in Laguna Beach, CA. If you haven't guessed, that is where we spent our weekend and it was just so perfect! Casa Laguna is a little bed and breakfast, full of charm and personality. The grounds are impeccable, the staff is pleasant and accommodating, and the location is amazing - it's just a short walk to the beautiful beaches and tide pools.

We checked in Saturday afternoon, and were so excited to find out that our standard courtyard room had been upgraded to an ocean view room! We took so many pictures, but I narrowed it down to the few that I've included in the collage {click picture to make larger}:

{1} the sign from the outside of the inn
{2} our ocean view room
{3} the steps leading up to the private "cottage suite"
{4} cute little seating in the pool area
{5} the windowsill in our room
{6} another view of our room from the front door
{7} ocean view taken from our balcony
{8} complimentary slippers to wear along with our room key
{9} the bathroom, which included a magnifying mirror (not sure if that's a good thing...)
{10} the breakfasts are all made using the Slow Foods Movement
{11} fruit and muffins served at breakfast
{12} our room number


We made reservations to eat at K'ya Bistro in Laguna Beach. Unfortunately, it was raining Saturday night so we didn't get to go for a pre-dinner cocktail on the Rooftop Lounge. But we did get to enjoy dinner in the restaurant's private wine cellar room, which was very chic! Again, I put together a collage {click picture to make larger} because I felt like I would be overwhelming you with pictures {like Vegas!}:

I won't go over every picture, but I will tell you that the food was absolutely wonderful! The plates are made to be shared and we ordered 4 dishes: lobster mac & cheese, grilled lamb burger, bbq braised beef short rib, and seared wild scallops. We also had banana pecan bread pudding and apple cinnamon crisp for dessert!

It may have been raining, but there was seriously no way to put a damper on how perfect Saturday was!

I'll share Sunday with you tomorrow {it deserves its own post}!


Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

What a great trip with great photos!

Blessings & Aloha!
(I finally realized that I cannot leave a comment on every single post, cuz I spend way too much time! haha from now on when I am doing some catch up blog reading...I will read what I have missed, but try to comment only on the most recent one. :o)

It looks like you have had a wonderful time with family and enjoying lots of yummy food!

All Things Cherish said...

Yum, lobster mac & cheese! It doesn't get much better. Those pics are great!

Jules said...

What a beautiful weekend getaway! I'm so happy that you had a nice time. The place you stayed looks lovely and the food at the restaurant sounds delicious, especially lobster mac 'n cheese! XOXO

Dollface said...

The food looks soooo amazing!!! im so jealous of you dolly... xxxoo

Summer {Bisfor...} said...

my dear friend. my pretty lady.
i adore you. i see how radiant you look in these photos and it makes me sooooo happy for you.

Katie said...

Looks like you had a fabulous weekend! I started to look at the "Slow Food Movement" stuff but had to click out of it because it was making me hungry!

Silvia said...

lobster & mac and chesse. Yum:) Looks like you all had a wonderfuk weekend. Cant wait to hear about Sunday:)

D said...

How fun! Looks like you have been having a great time. So happy for you.

Now tell me...when can I see you?