Great gift ideas under $50 dollars: #1

With every one seemingly running around the mall like a bunch of crazies...
I thought it would be fun to do a few posts about some things under $50 dollars that are easy to get and make really wonderful gifts
 We try to travel up the coast of California at least a couple of times a year...
just to explore and try new things. 
 There's nothing like a good road trip to get the "bugs" out.
Our favorite spot...
Big Sur 
And every time we find our selves there...we eat here....The Big Sur Bakery
This is not just a cook book but more of a story...a year in the life of a restaurant...
It's about the bakers, the cooks, the growers, the fishermen
and the magical place that is Big Sur
 The restaurant is a humble little house, next to a gas station...
Funky, a bit 60's groovy and just plain full of wonderful home cooked, thoughtful food.
I can honestly say, the best Pizza I have ever eaten I ate here this fall, on the front deck at sunset!
 The cookbook is $40 dollars and can be found on amazon or you can buy a signed copy through the restaurant here.  The menus are simple and the stories are both funny and intriguing.  I have many times wondered how people end up in these really amazing spots...and this book answers that question!

Here is a link to an older post about Big Sur, just in case you are up for a great road trip!

Happy Shopping
More fun stuff on the way
  1. looks like a puuurfect
    get the bugs out trip!!

  2. What a wonderful road trip! You're so very lucky to be surrounded by so much beauty!!!

    xoxo laurie

  3. Oh-great place- I have been to Big Sur but not to that restaurant! Looks like a fun read-I'll have to check it out...nothing like stories combined with food! Hugs- Diana

  4. Hi Kelley,

    Thanks for the little road trip! I felt like I was there with you...loving your progress reports on the new space and spending a little time here... I've been so busy with work projects, it's nice to have a little breather to visit..

    xoxo Kit

  5. Ahhhhh what a feast for the eyes and the mouth!!!
    wish I was there right now!

  6. Kelley,

    This is by far one of my favorite drives. Thank you for taking me down memory lane!
    Hey I just added you to my blog column featuring gift ideas from bloggers around the world.
    Hope you can stop by to see the others too.
    Have a great day & I love your thoughts on staying out of the malls!


~*~love to hear from you~*~

Note: Only a member of this blog may post a comment.