Friday, June 18, 2010

Our Newport Beach Holiday

Need I say more?....

We rented this beautiful little beach house, two blocks from the beach and backing onto a canal. 

It was perfect!!

This patio was really working for so relaxing! 

The house was quite fabulous.....lots of reclaimed wood and rough details. 

There were actually two separate patios (this one was a raised patio over the canal)

Nice airy high ceilings...

It even came with our own little Duffy boat!

As you can see....Toby was thrilled to be the Captain!

Beautiful Corona Del Mar Beach...

Nothing like a good old-fashioned ferris wheel (Balboa Island)

We took our little boat across the harbour and stumbled into this amazing restaurant!  (The Cannery)

We moored at the restaurant's private dock, and walked up the ramp to the front door.

What can I say?....the aqua blue cabana stripes pulled me in!

I mean...seriously.....look at that bathroom! 
( I the only person who would take a picture of the bathroom?)

Oh...and the food was fabulous!

BUT....the best part of this little vacation BY FAR was getting to see my beautiful friend Ali !!!

I miss her so much already! :(

ps...I'm  not actually that tall.....I was standing on a step :) Although, I must say, a girl could get used to being that tall!

And Toby had so much fun with his old buddy Seb! 

They hadn't seen each other for a year and a half....but as you can see......they started off again right where they left off.  

Hugs and all.

Finn and Sander met for the first time, and before we knew it...were sharing teething biscuits and eating each others' feet :) 

Baby bonding? 

This is where we spent our was simply perfect!

Fire lit...

Candles burning...

Waterfall fountains tinkling...

Boys sleeping....

(well....except for this night when Finny woke up, grinning his big wide grin)

All in was fabulous!

We'll be back. :)


  1. Trace that place looks amazing!!! What a find. And everyone looks so happy and relaxed in your photos-especially you & Ali-beautiful girls! Loved seeing the pics, thanks for sharing.

  2. Sure looks wonderful to me. So nice that you could be with friends. The little ones are adorable.

  3. So nice to see you had a fab time! Your kids are so cute :) And I love that home, all the white beadboard and dark wood's so California isn't it? Thanks for sharing your photos.

  4. Your pictures are beautiful! Love your blog...wishin i had my feet in the sand right about now!

  5. What a lovely place to visit..we have been there a few is a great great place. I must remember that little house when we go back. Thank you for the link. Have a great weekend..I think you brought the sun back. xoxo

  6. Looks like a wonderful vacation! I remember trips {with my parents when I was a little girl} to the beach on Cape Cod, as the happiest times of my life!
    Your family is garnering precious memories! ENJOY this fleeting time!

  7. Great photos looks like you had a terrific time.

  8. Yes, NB is a little bit of nice, isn't it...

    m ^..^

  9. simply gorgeous...all of it!
    lovely it still feels a bit nippy around here for you!

  10. What fabulous pics Tracey! It looks like a perfect vacation! I am so envious of that sunshine:) Hope you have a lovely week ~ Tina xx

  11. I am a Jersey Girl! We were in Newport Beach to see the Wedge! My husband is a surfer and that place is amazing...steep swimming...only surfing...we also took a boat to Catalina Island...a cool place too!

    I loved our visit to Calif...thanks for sharing your pics! I love the name Giggles...have a fun summer!
    I am friends w (the real) Gidget from Malibu...she paved the way for women surfers...she hostesses at duke's in malibu if you ever get there!

  12. Wow that is an amazing rental beach house. I just love Newport is my favorite So.Ca destination. Is the house expensive? Would love to stay there sometime. BTW I found you from Maya's Daily Vitamin Sea. ox Fairmaiden of Sea Cottage

  13. What a fantastic place! Great pictures, looks like so much fun! Our beach vacation starts in August, I can't wait.

  14. what a gorgeous place - i would never want to leave.

  15. This is a very interesting post with beautiful pictures. Even am planning to enjoy vacation at Merimbula Beach for our next holiday.

  16. Tracey the place looks amazing,your kids are gorgeous, love the photos you captured of all you have so much fun ,so jealous right now as i miss the sun so badly.thanks for sharing sweetie xx

  17. Aweee we made the blog! We so enjoyed our visit with you. We miss you more! Much Love, Ali

  18.! you have a link to the house? it rentable for everyone? you take on the pics ..good job!

  19. It is really awesome vacation time. You can choose the Tahoe pontoon boat rentals for summer and winter vacation. North lake turn different in different seasons. You can check out the price range for having a relaxing time with your family. .


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