location: Malibu, California
For my husband and my one year anniversary we decided to go on a relaxing staycation in Malibu. Sip on a little wine, enjoy yummy food, and soak in the sun on the beach. It was the perfect little weekend getaway and I highly recommend doing it in a little more unconventional way. Here is what we did for the perfect weekend in Malibu.
WHERE WE STAYED
We rented this adorable little airstream on Airbnb and loved it!! It was so magical to stay in such a cool and unique space. It really made the trip special. We immediately got home and set all of our stuff inside to go hangout on the amazing deck. There was plenty of room to lounge on the outdoor sofa and enjoy the trees around us. And did I mention that there is a firepit?! If you are not familiar with SoCal weather, it gets quite chilly at night so this was a must. And we got to make smores as well ;) It was so nice to get away from the city and enjoy a spot walking distance from the beach that seemed so secluded and immersed in nature. And little chickens were out back lol! If you click this link, you can get $40 in travel credit when you signup with Airbnb.
Here are some other airstream options in Malibu here, here, and here.
The first night we packed up an amazing spread of meats, cheeses, olives, and dips to have a picnic on the beach while watching surfers ride in the waves at sunset. Man, was it beautiful to watch! For Patrick and my honeymoon we went to Portugal and stayed in a B&B on a vineyard called Monte da Casteleja. The rose was the best we had tasted with buttery rich notes. I surprised Patrick with ordering wine from that winery to enjoy over our anniversary weekend. The rose paired perfectly with the romantic night. As the sun started to go down, I wore this comfortable pullover sweater from Free People (old, similar here) to keep warm. And it also matched the vibrant sunset colors!
BRUNCH @ MALIBU FARMS
If you are in Malibu, you have to stop by Malibu Farm on the pier, It was the cutest little spot overlooking the water and pier. Patrick and I loved the view and lounging on couch seating!I got the Avocado & Bacon Tacos and Patrick got the Green Eggs & Ham, Really a true local experience to relax while enjoying good food and drinks with of course that amazing beach view!
EL MATADOR BEACH
El Matador Beach is probably my favorite beach in Malibu. It has rocky cliff side with amazing little coves. It reminded me a lot of our Honeymoon in Portugal as well. I highly suggest getting their early (before 11 am) to get a good spot. Sometimes the tide can come up and cover a lot of the available sand spots. Also note that it is down a few flights of stairs so do not overpack!! We packed mojitos and lunch snacks plus plenty of sunscreen. Also, check out this black bikini from my post here.
We ate at Moonshadows restuarant for our anniversary dinner and made smores that night at our fire pit at the airstream. It was such a relaxing and romantic weekend getaway that I highly recommend. What are some of your favorite beach spots or activities??
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