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Sunset Cocktails at the Monarch Beach Resort

We have a new local luxury resort her in South Orange County!
 in Dana Point.

When I first began seeing mentions of a new resort in June
I couldn't imagine where there could be undeveloped ocean front property 
anywhere near here to build a new luxury resort!

Ends up that's because 
used to be
The St. Regis.
Mystery solved.

I hadn't been back to revisit the St. Regis for years
because I wasn't a fan of their aesthetics …
a bit of a 
'let's pretend we're in Europe'
kind of a vibe.

I for one think SoCal has so much beauty and beach culture
I much prefer properties
that celebrate our local beauty.
The new Monarch Beach Resort
certainly has captured much more of that 
with their fresh and modern update of the property.
Especially for a property that the coastline views are it's biggest selling point.

The  St. Regis Resort was sold in 2014 for $316 million
has since had $40 million dollars in renovations and rebranding.
Money well spent
highlighting the incredible views with some SoCal freshness.

The property is actually across Pacific Coast Highway and from the beach
but the exceptional site positioning
puts you  far above the highway view
which means
a perfect  panoramic sunset view!

Jeff and I had sunset cocktails in 

This Mediterranean concept restaurant embraces a 
"Farm to Bar" approach
with it's 
"Reinvention of Coastal Cuisine".

Which is all absolutely lovely
I was completely drawn to the restaurant
after seeing the gorgeous  wall of tiles
and …

the spectacular  almost 180 degree panoramic view!

While at the Monarch Beach Resort
 you can also check out 
another amazing view bar.

"Designed as a convivial living room of the resort"
"the outdoor ocean view living room"
truly is the 
"Best Perch in the House."

Especially while we were there
not only did we witness a stellar sunset
but saw a most lovely wedding taking place on the grounds below.

So  my advice is
if you find yourself in SoCal
 are up for a high end sunset and cocktails
will definitely fit the bill!

If high end isn't what your looking for
check out my number six pick in my

Sunset Cocktail 
It's a beach picnic!

I am a firm believer
in not letting funds deter ones quest of a beautiful life!

As always my friends

I wish you love and joy
as you style your life

You can read  more of my
Summer Sunset Cocktail Series 

Part 1 - Laguna Beach Hotel ~ HERE
Part 2 - The Studio at the Montage ~ Here
Part 3 - Splashes at the Surf and Sand Hotel ~ HERE
Part 4 - The Deck Laguna Beach ~ HERE
Part 5 - The Beachcomber Laguna Beach ~ HERE
Part 6 - China Cove Picnic ~ HERE

1 comment:

  1. OMG Tamera, this is beautiful. Reminds me of Bacara Resort up by Santa Barbara.
    Really really a splendid place and YOU look splendid too.