Monday, 7 January 2013

california baby! - part 1



... from dad's 70th where I somehow got very very drunk, to Cambria where we're now snuggled in the cutest little Creekside Inn... it's been a wonderful, fun-filled and fabulous food-fuelled week... and I thought I'd share some moments with you all...

... dad's birthday cake made from mini tubs of ice cream... my auntie Jeanie and then my cousin Beatrice, the final family members to turn up and surprise dad... eating a short stack of thick full-cream pancakes at the Black Bear Diner in Sonoma... driving down the highway one, south of San Francisco to Nepenthe, which I consider to be the best restaurant in the world and having a giant basket of quite simple fan-fucking-tastic french fries in the fog hanging over the pacific ocean...


... staying the night in a cabin nestled at the foot of a crowd of giant redwood trees in Big Sur... laughing at the elephant seals as they suckle their cubs on the beach near San Simeon... eating a huge deli-style sandwich whilst sitting on the beach - a sandwich so large even I couldn't finish it... and on to Cambria and a wonder around the quant galleries and seemingly endless amount of food and kitchen shops.. pure joy...

... one more week to go and we're heading to LA tomorrow... more fun... more food... more California baby!...

...eat and of course, enjoy!

18 comments:

  1. Sounds like a great trip - bet you go home with new ideas and lots to cook.

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  2. I live here and I'm breathless just looking at the photos. The cake is perfect, I'm going to steal that idea someday. And the fries...sigh...and Cambria is the best....enjoy the rest of your trip!

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  3. Dude, I never knew you were coming over here! Are you heading to Long Beach on the off chance? Enjoy L.A. :)

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  4. Ack, this all reminds me of our trip to California so much! Have an awesome time in LA - I definitely recommend checking out Venice Beach and Santa Monica!

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  5. Aah that's lovely, so glad you're having fun. Ping me when you're back my way. x

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  6. I'm so happy you are having a wonderful time. The redwoods are something you can only really appreciate in person. Standing next to them and feeling so small is a memory that has lasted 26 years. Don't forget to pick up some sour dough bread. Yum!

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  7. You guys should head a little ways east and come visit sunny Arizona :)
    Sounds like you have had a wonderful time so far!!!

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  8. Ha! Good times, good food, good places, and good memories ... the finest of vacations! So happy for you guys!

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  9. It sounds and looks like you are having a fantastic time - enjoy the rest of your holiday!

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  10. I hope you weighed yourself before setting out...

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  11. I wondered how you were getting on. Enjoy the rest of your time there!

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  12. so incredibly jealous but can't deny I'm excited to read about your californian food adventures! make sure you come back fat and tanned darling ~

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  13. I LOVE California Baby and I LOVE the photos you have posted too Dom! Kick ass........Karen :-)

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  14. Never been to LA BUT alway loved SsnFran....
    I love the US though I always put on lbs ther
    Enjoy

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  15. Happy 70th to dad! Sounds like you're having a blast!

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  16. Ooh Dom, I've been to Cambria! It is lovely, we stayed a few days in a house overlooking the Pacific. Did you go to the cookshop there? Sounds like you are having a wonderful time, we are missing you here though.

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