Look 1: Dress: Keepsake via Revolve (sold out – similar), Shoes: Sam Edelman via Zappos, Pink Luggage: Amazon, Red Gingham dress: LPA via Revolve (sold out – similar) similar, Shoes: Gucci, White & Orange dress: Vintage via Ebay (Similar) Shoes: Sam Edelman via Zappos, Striped dress: Zimmerman via Farfetch similar here & here, Hat: Eugenia Kim via Net-A-Porter, Shoes: Stuart Weitzman
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Photos by: Jonny Villanueva
When I think of what makes a staycation great, I think of a hotel that immediately transports you and makes you feel like you’re thousands of miles away from home when you’re merely an hour car ride down the freeway. The Mission Inn Hotel and Spa does just that and oozes old world charm in the process. While some people prefer chain hotels for their consistency, I have always gravitated toward boutique hotels and B&B’s for their unique characteristics and more personal approach to hospitality. The Mission Inn isn’t necessarily a small hotel, but their attention to detail makes you feel like the only guest on the property. As I strolled around in the afternoon sun, I could only compare my reaction to being at Disneyland. The grounds were so beautiful that I didn’t know which direction to look in first. To my right a beautiful European courtyard fully outfitted with afternoon tea and perfectly trimmed bougainvillea, to my left, an oversized spiral staircase complete with vintage lamp posts, and as your eye winds upwards, it lands on the beautiful mosaic tiled dome. The Mission Inn is a rare hidden gem placed just outside of the confines of Los Angeles. While it may seem out of the way, it’s not a place that you just stumble upon. It’s a destination. One that you plan for and pack an overnight bag. Whether it’s your birthday, you’re celebrating a romantic anniversary, or looking to have fun in the sun for a bachelorette party. Grab a fancy dress and a bikini, make a reservation at Duane’s, and escape the city for a staycation like you’ve never had before.