Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Huntington Beach Weekend

 Before our busy summer began, Scott and I were able to get away for a weekend in one of our most favorite cities EVER...Huntington Beach!  It just happens to be the city where two of our very best friends live too!  We flew JetBlue into Long Beach and what a pleasant experience.   Easy Peasy.  We walked a few feet to our rental car and headed to Thom and Jane's house!
 The first night there, we ate at Duke's on the water and made our traditional trek to the end of the pier.  Really, HB HAS TO BE one of the coolest cities on the planet.
 The weather was PERFECT. Duh.
 These two were little BFF twinnies one day!  They were headed to the Angels game while Jane and I hit the mall!
 We ate at the coolest restaurant! Nieuport 17 has the most elegant "old country club" look inside.  It was covered in old aeronautical pics, which made my pilot hubby love it too!
 Jane and I did some shopping damage in Seal Beach one day too.  Precious.
 The four of us went to Fashion Island to look around before having dinner and I was SO EXCITED to get to look in Vineyard Vines! (the weather had taken a turn for the HUMID, so my hair was literally puffing out by the minute!!)
 That night we celebrated Jane's upcoming birthday at Flemings Restaurant... we had never been there before, but I believe it is even better than my old fave, Ruth's Chris!
 They brought Jane the yummiest dessert platter, a coupon for a dinner on her next visit AND a box of Godiva chocolates! Sheesh!  Step it UP, Ruth's Chris, step it uppppp!
Jane is one of the sweetest, smartest, most precious people I have EVER known.
Scott and Thom have been friends since they were babies!  Their parents attended Bob Jones University together.  Thom and Scott spent one year at BJU together before Scott transferred to Liberty (and I am so glad he did, or I would have never found him!!)
 We were able to change our tickets to stay one extra night, so Scott and I said goodbye to the Doney's and Huntington Beach and drove up to Hermosa Beach to spend the night. We had a great day just sitting at the beach.  It was drizzly and windy but still so beautiful.
What a darling beach town! I can't wait to go back.
  GUESS WHAT?  On our way to the airport we drove right past the ERIN CONDREN office!  I can't wait to go back during business hours to see it in action! Oh the thought of meeting Erin Condren in PERSON! If you don't know who I am talking about go here!
 The Target there had the most AWESOME bags!  Look at those handles!!! Not the flat paper handles- the rolled, extra sturdy ones. Ahhhh.  I still have my bag almost two months later. No lie.  I empty it and reuse it.  Why ohhhh whyyyyyy didn't I get some more??
 Sadly we had to pack up and head home.....
 But not before we stopped by the sinful Sweet Jill's for one last cinnamon roll.  Seriously a good thing we do NOT have any of these bakeries in Redding. Seriously. Like, seriously.
Jet Blue is  my new favorite airline...can you say TV on the back of each seat...HGTV & Food Network kept me plenty entertained!  All airlines would benefit from the investment of in-flight entertainment.  Less grouchy travellers, no crying kids.  For reals.

We had a great little getaway and got some much needed rest and down time.  But, I was ready to get home because my college girl was on her way home just 3 days after we got home!!!


Kim said...

Yay for getaways and seeing good friends, eating good food and shopping! Love all the pics and sweet memories.

Alisha Poncia said...

Love your blog!