I've had a rough few weeks dealing with stress at work recently. I am sure everyone experiences this every once in a while in their own jobs. It is easy to get wrapped up in all of the stress when you are operating at high speed and under stressful conditions. It is so important to take a break to step away from it all to do something that reset's your energy. You will come back more focus and re-energized to tackle work. For me, re-energizing means spending time with my hubby on a beach. The sound of the waves and getting out to enjoy the sun has always been a relaxing experience.
So B and I planned a very spontaneous trip to Laguna Beach last weekend. This was our first time and the weather was perfect! Even with last minute planning, we found a Holiday Inn just blocks away from the beach. Everything was within walking distance which was exactly what we needed for the weekend.
We started the day with a quick workout, it's always a must even on vacation. After our workout, we went for a quick walk to grab coffee at the Laguna Beach Company. There were many cute restaurants and shops along the beach. For Brunch, we tried the Watermarc and it was excellent! They had $5 Bloody Mary's and Mimosas. We spent the day walking around downtown and plenty of time on the beach. In the evenings, we tried a few cute dinner restaurants to include Nick's Restaurant. It had awesome fish options, which is a favorite for me.
If you are planning a quick getaway to the beach, I am sharing my current favorites that are essential for the weekend away below.