Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Balboa Blate

The world of blogging is amazing.  
Sometimes you even have the opportunity to make real life friends because of it.  
Enter Julie.  
We met through blogging.  
She found my blog about 9 months ago from a link up.  We instantly connected because we are both born and raised in Georgia.  That weekend she was organizing a meet up in the OC so I thought, what the heck, I'm in!  
Fast forward 9 months later and we text, email, blog, facebook one another weekly!

About a month ago my when Marco was out of town we planned to get together so she could give me a tour of the OC.  
Balboa might be my favorite place in the world so to walk around with a great friend taking pictures sounded like a no brainer.  

Here are some pics from our blate!  
Next time our husbands will be involved with dinner at Palomino's and dessert at Diddy Reise.

Lunch at Cheesecake Factory

Entering Balboa over the bridge


One of the many way too cute cottages on the island

This one might be my favorite.  It might be because of the plates?

The flowers were beyond beautiful!

Oceanfront? Yes please!

The cutest old couple lived here.  We spoke with them for about 20 minutes.  They bought the house on a whim over 25 years ago and could barely afford it.  They rented it out and finally were able to retire here about 7 years ago.  The husband has a Starbucks walking group, how cute it that?

One of the tinniest homes on the island.  I would still live here though.

What I would do for a little piece of earth...

Chocolate covered Banana anyone?

The Warhol app to match Julie's outfit that day:)

Check out Julie's blog over at Smitten Mintons!

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5 comments:

Julie @ The Smitten Mintons said...

I am so happy blogging brought us together! And you do know the way to my heart- Palominos and Diddy Riese. Can't wait! :)

Joelle :: Something Charming said...

I love Balboa! The little cottages really are so sweet. Glad you had a nice date with Julie!

xoxo,
Joelle

MJ @ Teaching in Heels said...

How fun! Those little houses are just so stinkin cute!! :)

Allie said...

awee Balboa looks so charming! Especially those houses! And count me in for a chocolate covered frozen banana. Best way to eat one, definitely. I never thought to go to Balboa, but seeing that it's so close to me and it looks super cute, I think a trip there is warranted. I'll just use visiting my brother in Irvine as an excuse haha.

Christine Korbesmeyer said...

Mmmm, I love that PUBLIX is now carrying frozen bananas with nuts! My favorite indulgence.

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