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LAGUNA BEACH

When Justine and I decided to make the trip down south I knew we had to shoot in Laguna…though there are so many beautiful and exciting places to visit in California, this is one that will always be dear to my heart, because growing up it has always felt like a second home.

Laguna Beach - Life, Set Sail
Laguna Beach - Life, Set Sail

I’m not from Laguna (San Clemente actually), but my mom grew up in Laguna Beach and I have been back often with her over the years. The funny thing is that it reminds me a lot of the island in Canada we moved to when I was seven (Salt Spring) in that it is a very artistic community full of hippies, musicians, and that slow-paced lifestyle. Even the touristy side to it is quite charming.

Laguna Beach - Life, Set Sail

Although I narrowly missed my alarm for sunrise the day we went down to Crescent Beach (okay I didn’t miss it, I forgot to set it), I’m still super thrilled with the way these photos turned out. We took so many that I’m actually breaking them up into three different posts…I guess that just shows how inspired we really were by this location! We spent a good couple of hours walking up and down a couple of the beaches just to make sure we didn’t miss anything!

Laguna Beach - Life, Set Sail
Laguna Beach - Life, Set Sail

When we wrapped up our shoot we had breakfast at one of my favourite places, Zinc Cafe & Market where we warmed up with coffee and laughed over our ridiculous escapades (fyi we stripped down and went skinny dipping for our last set of photos). After a good shower and nap back at the hotel we spent the rest of the afternoon hanging around Laguna before driving out to Palm Springs. I will never forget the tacos we had for lunch (thanks mom for the suggestion), which were both cheap and legitimately spicy (something we don’t typically get in Canada haha).

Have you ever been to Laguna? If not you definitely need to make the trip, if even for a couple of hours!

xx -b.

hat: fallen broken street // sweater: part two // jeans: black orchid denim // backpack: mother co. // towel: tofino towel
photos by justine milton

8 Comments

  • Anneke Forbes
    October 7, 2016 at 6:38 PM

    Ken and I hit up Laguna on our honeymoon road trip and loved it. I feel like we just got the tourist’s view though, and would love to head back and get to know it from a locals perspective. Sounds like it’s got so much more to offer! I also love that you’re mixing in some landscape images with the outfit photos – really adds to the mood of the post :).

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    • Brittany Messner
      October 8, 2016 at 2:38 PM

      Yes! I think I remembered talking to you about it before, just a cute little town. And thank you! I’m happy you’re enjoying it, definitely so much more to come 😉 xx

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  • Andy // A Certain Romance
    October 6, 2016 at 4:34 PM

    Awww what a beautiful beach! The pastel-coloured sky <3

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    • Brittany Messner
      October 8, 2016 at 2:39 PM

      Isn’t it though!? I need to go back…like yesterday lol.

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  • Léa
    October 6, 2016 at 2:38 PM

    Looks like quite the place! Beautiful images 🙂

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    • Brittany Messner
      October 8, 2016 at 2:39 PM

      Thank you Léa! We should probably catch up soon 😉 xx

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      • Léa
        October 9, 2016 at 1:54 PM

        That would be lovely 🙂 x

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