Monday, June 17, 2019


On Tuesday we did a small walk around the neighborhoods near the hotel before we spent the day out by the beach in Santa Monica and Malibu.

Our first stop was the Santa Monica Pier - we strolled along and let Tatum ride a few of the kiddie rides.  Next we stoped at Malibu Country Mart for the playground and a little bit of shopping.

Our final stop was lunch at Nobu Malibu, which is a usual for us each trip out west.  The food is delicious and the scenery is even better.  Derek and I split the spicy miso chips, crispy rice with spicy tuna, a few variations of the nobu sashimi tacos and malibu takumi burgers which we split with Tatum... as well as the sweet potato fries that came with them.  

We spent a long session at the pool this afternoon as well as a nice long nap for Tatum which gave us time to relax (I sat in the backseat with him on the way back from Malibu trying to keep him awake!)

When we got back to the room we found the kindest treat from the hotel - they'd taken pictures from my Instagram and made them into chocolates as well as chocolate covered strawberries and other treats - I was blown away - it was so kind!  Derek and I ate them after dinner with a glass of wine on the patio after Tatum went to sleep.

Similar to our first night, we ate at the hotel to keep things easy with Tatum - this way, we were able to let him have a later pool day instead of going in to get ready too early.  We actually had our same exact meals as the first night since they were so good!


  1. We only went to Malibu for a couple of hours when we did the PCH and loved it! That hotel is so chic! xo, Biana-BlovedBoston

  2. That is so cool about the hotel and the chocolates! Sounds like another great day!

  3. Your CA trips make me want to get on a flight ASAP! I loved Malibu the one time I went... it was the prettiest!

  4. What a beautiful place to vacation and I can't believe how big Tatum is getting! How extremely thoughtful (and unique) of the hotel to create a personalized chocolate and strawberries platter to make your stay that much sweeter!

  5. Awesome website. I enjoyed reading your articles.

  6. If you couldn't stay at Pink Palace like if they are booked solid what would your second choice of hotel/resort to stay at?