I was coming back from a hotel meeting at The St. Regis Monarch Beach when something amazing caught my eye. Located in their lobby cafe, crust, was this Milk Chocolate bag of heaven. I had to have it. With good intentions I bought it thinking, “Ryan will love this sweet gesture.” I got as far as my room before I ripped open the bag, like a crazy person, and devoured it.
Here’s what’s in it: Milk chocolate, almonds, chocolate liquor, cocoa butter, vanilla and then it’s sprinkled with some amazing gold “dust” and monogrammed with the words St. Regis Monarch beach on the back of it. Can we say … a-mazing. Poor Ryan. He missed out.
I have to say, this is probably one of my favorite views of the resort. I just sent this photo to Ryan (who is back home) and he responds with, “Looks like you’re having a pretty stressful business trip. I’m in a cube.” Which made me giggle. Hey, I work in a cube too – every now and then they let me out to explore our stunning collection of hotels and resorts.
Ironically enough, I found myself in Orange County around this same time last year celebrating Colby’s bridal shower. I was about 20 lbs lighter and was able to delight in the Motif brunch (featuring some of the most flavorful martinis on the planet – ask for the Key Lime Martini). Anyway. It’s back to work I go. I hope you all are enjoying your day too.