Almost exactly a year ago I knew I'd be working on our anniversary so Matt and I once again celebrated early. I was off and Matt had two days off in a row so I wanted to take a little trip somewhere not too far. I wanted ocean. I wanted quaint. I wanted peace & quiet and just us two. I went onto Sunset Magazine's website (Sunset Magazine is a phenomenal resource) and just searched for affordable beach front. They pointed us to a few places but we settled on Pacific Edge Hotel in Laguna Beach.
As I looked up rooms I was happy to hear Matt was willing to pay a little extra for an ocean front room. We got to the room and had a furry friend waiting for us on the bed. Needless to say, he came home with us.
You can't see in this picture very well but there was a staircase nearby that you could take that led you right down to the beach.
We went to the hot tub and tried to chill in there but it was way too hot. Luckily the pool was heated and we spent awhile chilling in there. A heated pool has got to be the ultimate luxury.
As the sun set we headed for dinner at the Deck lounge which is on the property. They didn't have a lot of options for us so we just had a few appetizers and I had two very delicious happy hour margaritas.
The next day we had massages and I had a body scrub. HEAVEN. I don't think I've ever felt so relaxed. Then went to eat at this vegan place called The Stand. Nowadays it's just easier to just go for vegetarian restaurants if at all possible because we have better luck with Matt's food. The place was pretty good but the staff was a bunch of cranky hippies. This hippie insisted on lunch by the beach again and dipped my toes in the water one more time.