slo | kreuzberg

I love coffee shops so much that on my trip to SLO, Isabell and I went to Kreuzberg Coffee Company just a few hours after going to Scout. haha.  Kreuzberg has a totally different feel from Scout.  It's eclectic and gritty and artistic.  Kreuzberg is for the rocker with tattoos, and Scout is for the person who eats gluten-free.  I loved both coffee shops, though.  Each has such great personality.  While I don't know what the coffee tasted like, I loved Kreuzberg's chai.  Their chai could be the best I've ever had.  I wish I bought one of those big jugs! Kreuzberg Coffee Company | San Luis Obispo, CA Kreuzberg Coffee Company | San Luis Obispo, CA Kreuzberg Coffee Company | San Luis Obispo, CA Kreuzberg Coffee Company | San Luis Obispo, CA Kreuzberg Coffee Company | San Luis Obispo, CA Kreuzberg Coffee Company | San Luis Obispo, CA Kreuzberg Coffee Company | San Luis Obispo, CA Kreuzberg Coffee Company | San Luis Obispo, CA Kreuzberg Coffee Company | San Luis Obispo, CA Kreuzberg Coffee Company | San Luis Obispo, CA

Kreuzberg Coffee Company 685 Higuera Street San Luis Obispo, CA 93401 website

slo | scout coffee

Oh how I love a good coffee shop. Anyone who knows me or might follow me on instagram knows I'm obsessed.  When I visited SLO last weekend, I was so excited to stumble upon this little gem.  Scout Coffee Co. opened up early this year on Garden Street, just down the blog from my favorite SLO coffee shop, Linnaea's Cafe.  I wish I was still going to Poly because I'd definitely spend most of my study sessions here at this gorgeous coffee shop.  My inner architect fell in love with the clean lines and bright open space.  And that kitchen sink and counter combo?! I die.  Scout is designed like the home I wish I had. I can't tell you much about their coffee as I don't drink coffee, but their strawberry rhubarb soda was perfect for the warm SLO day.

And because I loved Scout (and their logo!) so much, I snagged myself one of their coffee mugs, (which I'll use to drink tea. sorry.)

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Scout Coffee Co. 1130 Garden Street San Luis Obispo, CA 93401 websiteblog

slo | montana de oro

I will always love San Luis Obispo. Of all the years I lived in SLO while attending Cal Poly, I never tired of its charm.  For a small, coastal town it was pretty amazing.  The SLO area has everything from ocean to forests to dunes, everything an outdoorsman could love.  I loved kayaking and hiking and rock climbing while I was going to school.  Even the food was amazing.  I'd want to drive the 3 hours down just for some of that food.  For three years I lived downtown in cute cottages and enjoyed the quiet lure of the town.

When I went down to shoot Naomi & Nate's wedding, I wanted to show Isabell, my second shooter, Montana de Oro.  The place I showed my family when they came to visit for my graduation.  The place I wrote my thesis.  The place my design class played dodge ball against another class.  I love it for its hidden location, for its quietness, for its beauty.

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Hospitality.

I love visiting Angelique and Ricardo.  In addition to shared love of crafts with Ang and beer with Ric, I just love to be in their company.  Every time I've visited I've been greeted with the best hospitality.... itineraries, beers to try, food to savor and the most interesting decor.  This time I was welcomed with treats and breakfast! I love looking (sneaking) around their apartment and seeing all their little decorative goodies. Oh, and I absolutely adore their "little" dog Rambo.