A short drive from home in Santa Monica, it was the perfect low-key getaway for a birthday weekend. It's walking distance to the main shopping area and restaurants. The only time we got in our car was to drive a few miles down the street for dinner and drinks at the renowned Montage at Laguna Beach.
After observing yet another magnificent southern California sunset, we headed to our dinner reservations at The Loft. I had heard amazing raves about the service at The Montage but experiencing in person made our birthday dinner experience all the more memorable. One last note - order the potato soup - you'll be dreaming about these spuds for days.