There are many reasons why I love to go to Laguna Beach, this little artist community in Southern California. The architecture of the shops and restaurants pulls at my heart strings. There is quite a few Tudor Cottage Style buildings as well as Spanish architecture, it's eye candy for the home décor stalker like me.
I mean look at that brick work!! Artistry and creativity....and a whole lot of patience put that together.
So many of the shops have a unique brick pattern on the façade.
There is a lot of brickwork, even if it is not all fancy there are other elements in the nooks and crannies of Laguna to feast your eyes upon.
This is looking back at the opening of this little hallway.
I loved these doors in this building that was built in 1934.
So very charming, eh?
This was the staircase over the little shop in the above picture.
It smelt so good as we walked by the Chocolate Store and a Ice Cream Store, the waffle cones smelled heavenly. I'm sure this kids could attest as they devour their ice cream.
There are so many great restaurants to choose from when dying in Laguna. The Watermarc is a famous one even though we didn't eat there we went to a little place over looking the water a favorite of our friend who treated us to lunch at The Cliff.
I had the Ahi with a glass of wine...I love a good Ahi sandwich and chocolate cake for dessert.
We did a little bit of shopping. I would love to have this vintage bathtub in my garden.
Now, look at this Seashell outfit...man.....oh man I'd love to have that as a décor piece in my home...
So unique and beautiful for the Beach Lover. Yes, Laguna is know for the artsy fartsy types and for the yearly Sawdust Festival. You can pick up some neat artwork for your home. I usually head into Tuvalu when I'm there.
It's rather expensive but I love to see all the beach style décor and I really, really liked this nautical lamp. I'm not in the market for one but if I was this would be on my wish list.
This cute little café with the vintage bathing suits was in the Tommy Bahama store where I did mange to pick up some flip flops in coral with a seashell on it.
My 2017 summer flip flops. I don't think you can ever have to many of them. My go to shoe in the summertime.
Now like I said at the beginning of my post there is also quite a few buildings that are done with a Spanish flair. In fact most of California has the mission influence in it's architecture.
Beautiful white adobe buildings with red tile roofs and black wrought iron railings can be seen all over little towns in Southern California including Laguna Beach. Yep the Spanish influence is strong all over. Now it was this garden that really caught my eye. Look at all the California Native species planted in this courtyard.
If you ever come to Southern California and visit this darlin' little town, you need to meander of the beaten path there are lots of little jewels in the nooks and crannies, a try feast for the eyes. Hope you are having a wonderful summer so far, because I know it won't be long until going back to school will be here. Enjoy!