Saturday, April 21, 2012

St Regis Monarch Beach: Motif (Breakfast Buffet)- Dana Point, CA

St Regis Monarch Beach- Dana Point, CA: Exterior

A recent trip brought us to the St Regis Monarch Beach, where the room rate included a voucher for breakfast. After a night's rest, we went downstairs to check out the offerings.

St Regis Monarch Beach- Dana Point, CA: Staircase to Motif

St Regis Monarch Beach- Dana Point, CA: Lamp Post

Reaching Motif requires a stroll down a flight of stairs. During our visit, the staircase, as well as the rest of the property, was adorned with decorations for the holiday seasons.

St Regis Monarch Beach- Dana Point, CA: Motif Breakfast Setup
St Regis Monarch Beach- Dana Point, CA: Motif Interior

Motif's interior likewise was adorned with the holiday decorations. Like the rest of the hotel, the decorations added a pleasant touch of color. I find the blue glasses a nice touch to the restaurant.

St Regis Monarch Beach- Dana Point, CA: Motif Outdoor Dining
St Regis Monarch Beach- Dana Point, CA: Lamp Posts
St Regis Monarch Beach- Dana Point, CA: Event Preparation

Motif, being located in the center of the hotel, offers a great view of the pool, golf course, and ocean. This view is great to begin the day.


Sunday, April 1, 2012

Far East Cafe- Chinatown, San Francisco, CA

Far East Cafe- Chinatown, San Francisco, CA: Exterior

Having reached the trough in terms of Chinese restaurant suggestions in San Francisco, we went out scouting for opinions when we were in Chinatown. The lady at Eastern Bakery came up with Far East Cafe for three reasons: cost, cleanliness, and taste. Although the entrance did not reveal much, we took the suggestion and walked in.