Friday, August 27, 2010

In the Pink in San Juan Capistrano

Studio Pink
Last week the Denham family was gone for a break in sunny San Diego and we took full advantage, packing a lot into a 7 day trip! It is a long drive to San Diego from Sacramento....it can take 8 hours on a good day. To break up the drive, we like to stop in San Juan Capistrano for a leg stretch and some dinner. On this trip, we tried a restaurant I had seen last time we were in town.....and right next door, I found THIS cute shop:

How lucky was that?! Studio Pink is an off-shoot of Whim Design and is all about the "pink". Unfortunately for me, the shop was closed by the time we rolled into town (one less bathroom stop and we would have made it!), but I had fun peeking in the windows! And the storefront is adorable.

I did run across more info about Whim on the Fabulous Finds Gal blog, so hop on over for a look!! The pillows, the shell mirror, the pink gourd lamp, all so fun and flirty with the Pink walls as a backdrop.

I am peering through the windows taking pictures and when I am done......Tim had disappeared. I suppose pink is just not his color. More likely, he is just starving....so the girls and I hunt him down next door:

Sundried Tomato Cafe

The Sundried Tomato Cafe was a fun little spot to stop for dinner. California fresh with lots of sundried tomatoes on the menu....we were happy to sit a spell and relax.
The girls love artichokes and this one was so good with Parmesan melted all down into the cracks and bread crumbs baked on top. It was served with a garlic and sundried tomato aoli....yum!

I had the Sundried tomato bisque (natch!) with a salad and topped it off with a fresh berry cobbler.....no sharing (and no sundried tomatoes).
This vacation was starting off really well!

13 comments:

La Maison Fou said...

That artichoke looks divine!
Love those.
You made my day. And the name is perfect.
L.

Renee@Modus Operandi Designs said...

I LOVE the Sun Dried Tomato.
We used to live in Mission Viejo and would go to SJC all the time. I miss it so!
Hope your having a fabulous trip!

Splendid Sass said...

That berry cobbler would go very well with the cup of coffee I just sat down with! Sounds like a wonderful trip.
Teresa

Ann said...

Seems like pink is making a rebound. I have a client requesting a pink master bath and am also seeing it on the internet. Hmmm...

mary said...

Hi Katie, The owner of Whim used to buy from me when I was located in San Diego--he is a great guy with super good taste and the shop is amazing. Pink looks like a very interesting "little sister." Boy have you had a busy summer!!! Mary

Smita Srivastava said...

Loved ur great clicks !! Beautiful capture ...


- Smita
www.littlefoodjunction.blogspot.com
( fun food ideas for picky eaters )

Ann said...

OOO--I just love it there!Just a quick jaunt to the beach, too!

Staci Edwards Design said...

Love that little shop!

C said...

That shop looks so fun, the pink door completely draws you in! And that Artichoke, just beautiful.

La Petite Gallery said...

Love tomato Biaque, never had sundried before. Everything looks yummy. The shop is cute too.

yvonne

Jen of Made By Girl said...

WOW that shop looks soooo pretty! I hope to visit one day! :))))))))

Kate from Party Resources said...

Love it! I need to come to Cali! Best, Kate

Dining and Decor said...

I really must get down there soon. I love Whim, but Studio Pink must be new since the last time I was there. I do love all things pink@