Now that I have reached the end of my trip recaps I thought I would make a favorites list, so here it is.....
Favorite Hotel: Although the Pacific Edge was on the beach and The Madonna Inn was amazing, THE SEBASTIAN in Vail wins hands down. It was a combination of the attentive service, quiet room, library and proximity to the village.
Favorite Restaurant: Okay, although I love the All You Can Eat Sushi near Bonnie's and Seafare's Inn in Whittier, the absolute best was The Goldrush Steakhouse at the Madonna Inn
Favorite Pizza: Tony's in Whiitier !!!
Favorite Dessert: 3 way tie between the cake at The Madonna Inn, Cannolis in Laguna Beach and Farrell's Ice Cream
Favorite Mall or shopping center: Fashion Island in Newport Beach
Favorite Show: Phantom of the Opera
Favorite Beach: Laguna :)
Favorite Cultural Experience: The Oratoria at Disney Concert Hall, followed closely by the art galleries of Laguna Beach
Favorite Works of Art: At LACMA it was "Weeping Coconuts" by Frieda Kahlo and in Laguna Beach it was a wheatfield with dark clouds over it. I also saw a painting of the Last Supper done with plants.
Favorite Exercise: Okay this one is tough because yoga was awesome as was walking on the beach and the short hike in Orange County, but the run/walk I did in Vail was the best!
Favorite Drive: Trabuco Canyon
Favorite Spa: The Madonna Inn Spa
Favorite Spa Treatment: The facial and foot massage at the Madonna Inn
Favorite Temple: Los Angeles. Always.
This is all I can think of for now. If you can think of any others to ask me please do!
I have really enjoyed recapping my trip and sharing it with you :)