Happy Weekend!

My honey and I are taking a little road trip down the coast this weekend to San Luis Obispo – any suggestions for what to do or where to eat while we’re there, on on our way down Highway 1? What are you up to this weekend? It’s pretty mild here in the Bay Area, but I know the rest of the country is dealing with some serious heat – how are you keeping cool this weekend?

via Sandy’s flickr

Weekend links are a little late today, because I wanted to share Eleisha and Josh‘s beautiful wedding with you first! But if you haven’t left for the weekend yet, I have some fun ones to share with you.

Have you checked out Kinfolk yet?

Bowling alley wedding!

If you’re in the San Francisco area, check out the Fizz and Frills pop-up event in a couple weeks!

Who knew a paper cup could look so good.

If you like Felix Doolittle, you’ll love Dear Hancock.

Simple stripes – love them.

A homespun Iowa wedding.

This peach crostata is definitely on my summer-to-cook list.

Maybe this piña colada cake, too.

Next party I throw, I’m sending out Viewmaster invitations.

Cute and curly little kitty!


Have a lovely weekend friends! Stay cool!


  • Jennifer says:

    I went to college in S.L.O. and the necessary stops are:
    -Firestone’s for the seasoned fries
    -Linnea’s for coffee and breakfast
    -Bishop’s Peak for a view of the entire city
    Have fun! I’m sure the weather will be beautiful there this weekend.

  • Heather from the bar says:

    Novo on the main street is a must. Sit on the patio near the creek. Sunday brunch is best but every meal I’ve had there has been amazing!

  • Aaah I love San Luis Obispo!

    — Firestones for the seasoned fries (like recommended above), but also the TRI TIP SANDWICH. Better than any I’ve had in the Bay Area.
    — Avila Beach is the best beach in the area.
    — Check out how kitschy Madonna Inn and find out where the men’s bathroom is to see the waterfall urinal. Also, the cafe has a great brunch as well as awesome cakes.
    — There is a drive-in movie theater, highly recommend.
    — Walk along the creek in downtown.
    — Linnaea’s is great for coffee, and I believe across the street there is a belgium fry+waffle joint that’s awesome.
    — Bishop’s Peak is a great hike.

    Have fun!

  • rebecca says:

    Drive 20 more minutes up the coast to Cayucos (small beach town). I got married at the bed and breakfast, The Cass House Inn, last august, and their restaurant is BEYOND amazing. They grow all of their herbs and veggies themselves and everything they cook with they get from local farms.
    Plus the B&B is just gorgeous and the most romantic place to be.
    Then after you eat walk next door to The Brown Butter cookie company and eat the best cookies of your life. :)

  • Mamma’s Meatball is the BEST Italian food. Small little no frills place, super cheap, and totally authentic. It is a must! My hubs and I love taking trips up to SLO, and we eat here every time. Have lots of fun.

  • Also, if you haven’t been my fave places along that coastal trip are: Pacific Grove, Julia Pfieffer State Park for a pretty and short hike to see falls in Big Sur, and if you go a little south to Pismo Beach go to Splash Cafe by the pier for the best clam chowder (get the seafood topping!) I’m now officially jealous of your trip. Can I come and leave my 8 month old at home with the hubs :)

  • Kara says:

    I am so excited you are visiting my hometown! Driving out to Avila Beach is a must! On your way out to Avila stop at the Avila Valley Barn and try their homemade ice cream. Also, Natural Cafe and Big Sky Cafe are all my favorites. So many fun things to do… have a wonderful trip!

  • Thanks for the link to my peach crostata! I hope you have a cool and mild weekend – it is 99 degrees in Massachusetts… yikes!

    Jenny Steffens Hobick

  • In Big Sur, stop at Nepenthe for breathtaking views, or the Big Sur Bakery for sweets and Spirit Gardens…

    If you haven’t been to Hearst Castle…you MUST go!

    My suggestions for SLO are a combination of some of the great ideas already suggested!:
    1) If you don’t already have a place to stay, my family REALLY enjoyed The Apple Farm Inn (Room 100 has a fireplace and privacy screened pool access)…they have a daily complimentary wine reception and their old-fashioned Millhouse offers free freshly popped-popcorn and apple cider!
    2) Visit the Madonna Inn for a profusion of pink…try one of their many pink libations and a piece of Pink Champagne Cake to feel like a princess :)
    3) Catch a movie old-skool style at Sunset Drive-In
    4) Firestone is classic, but I prefer the unsurpassable Sweet Potato Fries at Mother’s Tavern in Downtown SLO…and while your their, don’t miss your last chance to experience Bubblegum Alley on Higuera St…eewww!
    5) You don’t have to leave SLO to enjoy the BEST clam chowder EVER (with seafood topping, of course)…there is one located at 1491 Monterey St.
    6) Avila Beach is BEAUTIFUL!!! We missed a stop at the Avila Valley Barn, but heard it has some wonderful produce and homemade pies!

    HAVE FUN & take lots of pictures!!! :)

  • Savannah says:

    I think I stared at that kitten for ten minutes. How darling!

  • Christina says:

    If you drive through Big Sur stop at a restaurant called Nepenthe! Its a bit pricey but has amazing views – my friend and I stopped in just for a cheese & fruit plate and some wine. Be looking out for it though because if you pass it, its hard to turn back in that area. Have fun!

  • 1. Firestone (SLO): tri tip sandwich
    2. Splash Cafe (Pismo): clam chowder
    3. Fat Cats (Avila): breakfast

    I live in England now, and I couldn’t be more jealous of your weekend plans! Have fun!

  • Road trip! Sounds fun! Wish I could go on one soon but it’s kinda hard to plan. It’s the first time hubby and I will be travelling with a 7-month old baby. Any tips?

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