La Casa Del Camino | Laguna Beach

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If sipping wine and dining on tapas in a 1920’s Spanish-style oceanfront hotel is your thing, you’d love La Casa del Camino. Built in 1929, La Casa del Camino is a hotel in Laguna Beach that has perfected the mixture of old world charm and modern amenities/cuisine, making it our favorite place to go when we get a night out. What was historically a coastal pitstop for Hollywood’s ‘golden age’ elite is now home to one of our favorite restaurants, K’ya Bistro, along with a gorgeous rooftop bar, frequent live music near the lobby bar/fireplace, and charming Spanish revival architecture and decor.

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Date Night | San Clemente Pier

The first time LTJG Husband took this born-and-bred desert girl to his hometown of San Clemente, it took about 2.5 seconds before I was irrevocably in love with the “Spanish city by the sea.” For those of you stationed in San Diego or at Camp Pendleton, I plan on doing a full San Clemente post sometime this summer; but in the meantime, here is one easy, romantic date night idea to try out if you haven’t had a chance to explore this charming little beach town just yet.

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He’s Home!

It makes me so happy to be able to write this: LTJG Husband is home! The month of survival-mode is finally over. His ship pulled in Thursday and we slipped out for a little beachside happy hour date while Nana watched the boys. It makes all the difference in the world getting to spend even just an hour together alone before our two year old tackles Daddy and claims him for his own.

Our happy hour was ended by a text that said the baby wouldn’t take a bottle, so we had to hustle out of there and get home so I could nurse him, but it was still the perfect kick-off to Jake’s first weekend back.

Here are some pictures from Daddy’s first weekend back… 

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