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Sunset Cocktails … Hotel Laguna

I have been wanting to share a list of my favorite places for
sunset cocktails here in South  Orange County California for over a year now.
The task of compiling the list complete with photos 
seemed overwhelming
so I have decided to break my list down to a 
Weekly Friday feature this summer
where I will each week share one of my favorite destinations for
sunset cocktails!

Living so close to the beach
sunset cocktails for us always involve ocean views
often times in our beloved Laguna Beach.

For Southern Orange County having so many miles of pristine coast
there are in my opinion few ocean view restaurants
where you really can get a feel of the beach
so in this weekly summer feature 
I will be sharing our very favorites
for sunset cocktails!

This week I am stating off with one of our very favorites
the ocean view patio of 
Historic Hotel Laguna.
Originally built in 1888
this Spanish version was built in the 1930's.
the patio outside provides pristine views of 
the beach at sunset
especially if you are lucky enough to get one of the prized tables outside
next to the beach.

Jeff and I have been coming here for almost 29 years
we actually came here for a night cap
on our very first date ever.
So besides the breathtaking views
The Hotel Laguna restaurant holds special memories for us 
as a couple.

Sitting outside on the patio
views are stellar in either direction …

 but my favorite view is always facing west
to what is often called 
California's Riviera 
which looks towards Main Beach.
Depending on the time of year
the sun will either set behind Catalina or our California coast.

We often come  to Hotel Laguna for cocktails and appetizers
I recommend their quesadillas which are actually some of the best around!
The prices at the Hotel are all middle of the road for Laguna Beach.
We definitely come for the views.
The chairs and tables are resin and the property definitely needs some upkeep
but the unencumbered views of the sun sliding into the Pacific
more than make up for some lacking aesthetics!

The outside patio at
 Hotel Laguna
is always a great choice for 
sunset cocktails
no matter the season!

As always my friends

I wish you love and joy
as you style your life

1 comment:

  1. Tamara trust me I would love to move a heartbeat! I do miss living in Southern California,
    Blessings and hi to Jeff!

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