Bossy’s Excellent Road Trip: On Day Fourteen Bossy Created Laguna Beach California. April 9, 2008 Coming soon: more details about the Laguna Beach get-together and the San Diego get-together and even the Orlando get-together. Just as soon as Bossy and John Cusack meet, marry, and honeymoon. Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmail « Previous Post: Dr. Seuss Does Saturn.Next Post: » Bossy’s Excellent Road Trip: Day Sixteen.
Lara saysApril 9, 2008 at 4:06 pm
OMG – what IS that beautiful avocado creation?
Caroline saysApril 9, 2008 at 4:07 pm
Holy shet. I live in Hawai`i and I am DROOLING OVER LAGUNA BEACH. Teh gorgeous!
Jen M saysApril 9, 2008 at 4:09 pm
Is that *wiping spittle away* guacamole??
Holy crap I’m moving. YUM. Those flowers are so beautiful they almost look edible, too.
Caroline saysApril 9, 2008 at 4:10 pm
P.S. Bossy, honey, were you aware that they CAUGHT that woman who’s been stalking YOUR HUSBAND JOHN [so to differentiate him between YOUR HUSBAND THE CUTIE BACK HOME and YOUR HUSBAND AT STARBUCKS] last week?
I figured you might have missed this important news, you being on your bloggy walkabout and all.
Grandma J saysApril 9, 2008 at 4:12 pm
Bossy is making me very homesick. I miss it, and I can smell the flowers and the ocean. No worries about too much humidity or bugs.
Ok, so I don’t need Bossy to tell me it’s time for another trip back to my roots and OC grandkids.
Melizzard saysApril 9, 2008 at 4:15 pm
I think I’m packing up and moving there tomorrow. How beautiful and unlike any picture of California I’ve ever had in my head.
Patti saysApril 9, 2008 at 4:16 pm
I lived in Costa Mesa for many years. It’s just up the street, so to speak, to Laguna Beach, so these pictures make me a little homesick…
Avitable saysApril 9, 2008 at 4:19 pm
That third photo was outstanding.
sonrie saysApril 9, 2008 at 4:19 pm
So, this is the first thing I read AFTER trying to make guacamole for the first time…I should have just flown to California to order some.
JennC saysApril 9, 2008 at 4:20 pm
Oh so jealous. I *heart* Orange County, republicans be damned. Looks like you are having a fantastic road trip, Bossy, but I do have one request: bring some of that sunshine back east, please!
Tootsie Farklepants saysApril 9, 2008 at 4:23 pm
You were very thorough by adding a picture of guacamole! We put avocados in everything out here. Can’t wait to meet you tonight!
Biddy saysApril 9, 2008 at 4:33 pm
oh sweet jeebus! it’s GAW-JUS (say it out loud and you’ll sound just like me)
Nance saysApril 9, 2008 at 4:34 pm
That isn’t a real place. That’s a theme park. Elves live there. Please come to a real city like Detroit, where we don’t dust avocado mush with fairy dust, or some shit.
Beth from The Funny Farm saysApril 9, 2008 at 4:37 pm
Okay.. now I am just a tiny bit jealous! That is a beautiful place!
I think you need to come experience some Pennsylvania MUD! 😀
Lacy saysApril 9, 2008 at 4:40 pm
Springtime in Laguna – so beautiful. Photos are out of this world. How’s the food?
madge saysApril 9, 2008 at 4:53 pm
I’m sorry. John Cusack and i have been secretly married since 1989. Don’t tell my husband. oh, go ahead. he’d be OK with it, he’s a fan too.
What Happens Next saysApril 9, 2008 at 4:55 pm
Thanks so much for posting these photos while I’m trying to be happy in Dallas. Sigh.
Must. Get. Home.
Have fun in LA!
stepher saysApril 9, 2008 at 4:56 pm
G O R G E O U S ! ! !
The beauty overwhelms… I want to be a Laguna Beach Desperate/Real Housewife…
Can’t wait to read the stories you have brewin’ =)
blackbird saysApril 9, 2008 at 4:59 pm
And on day 15 Bossy sent bb a ticket and invited her to join her.
RuthWells saysApril 9, 2008 at 5:12 pm
Bossy does nice work. Can she do my landscape design next?
MarathonMom saysApril 9, 2008 at 5:13 pm
Well that looks WELL worth the trip. Gorgeous! Can’t wait for the details.
madmom saysApril 9, 2008 at 5:14 pm
If you are still in Laguna, go see the Witches House in the North end of town. It is a darling lopsided cottage – hope it didn’t fall down by now.
Christine saysApril 9, 2008 at 5:21 pm
I luuuuuuuuuuurve Laguna Beach. In my younger I-love-wearing-a-bikini-days, I spent many hours prancing around that boardwalk.
Assertagirl saysApril 9, 2008 at 5:27 pm
There it is! The place where I was REALLY supposed to live.
Jami saysApril 9, 2008 at 5:28 pm
Oh, that’s guacamole? For a minute there I thought Bossy had run over a frog. NOW it looks tasty!
Maria R saysApril 9, 2008 at 5:42 pm
But Bossy, that would be bigamy. Which, I’ve heard out west, isn’t that big of a deal…
Here at Eclectically Yours, we aren’t sure we are going to ever read bossy’s blog again because we are INSANELY jealous of bossy. The Beauty, the flowers, the sheer sunshine is making us foam at the mouth in ravenous envy.
The Domestic Goddess saysApril 9, 2008 at 5:44 pm
Holy Cow, that’s gorgeous stuff! WOW!
And that Guacamole looks DIVINE!
heidi saysApril 9, 2008 at 5:56 pm
MUST move to Laguna beach. Pronto.
Chesapeake Bay Woman saysApril 9, 2008 at 6:03 pm
Laguna Beach does appear to be the Garden of Eden and Bossy’s photography skills are incredible.
But let’s get down to brass tacks. Here is the (Missing? Potentially Missing?) Man Count as of today:
1. Cowboy Josh – last seen strapped in the back seat of Bossy’s car in a “sleeping” bag. Likely tossed into the desert prior to Bossy’s switch to smaller, exceptionally stylish vehicle.
2. Starbucks Joe – Last seen typing e-mails to his friends and family about woman taking his photo from across the table.
3. John Cusack – Um, need I say more?
All Adither saysApril 9, 2008 at 6:28 pm
That’s so pretty. But, really, you can do better than John C.
mia saysApril 9, 2008 at 6:30 pm
ok, now I KNOW that I am stupid… I missed a LB meet-up? That’s like 5 minutes from my house! Instead I was going to try and make the LA meetup, which is 2.5 trafficky hours from my house. ARGH! 🙁
Damn. Damn. Damn.
Patty saysApril 9, 2008 at 6:56 pm
Kristin saysApril 9, 2008 at 6:58 pm
Well then. Our mountain of tater tots seems little, you know…DELCO compared to the avocado sculpture.
Mary saysApril 9, 2008 at 7:02 pm
I am very thankful to Bossy for creating Laguna Beach.
APeetsMom saysApril 9, 2008 at 7:02 pm
I do believe I’m heading to the store for some avocados now. Neeeeeeed some!
Jenn @ Juggling Life saysApril 9, 2008 at 7:10 pm
Bossy and I may need to throw down re: John Cusack!
Jenn @ Juggling Life saysApril 9, 2008 at 7:10 pm
Bossy and I may need to throw down re: John Cusack!
the new girl saysApril 9, 2008 at 7:28 pm
Your pictures are…
And [still] so BEAUTIFUL.
Meg saysApril 9, 2008 at 7:28 pm
That must be where all the cool, guacamole-eatin’ kids are hanging out. I bet that alone was worth the drive!
Of course now, you gotta drive East…
Andi Sexton (rrlscrapgal) saysApril 9, 2008 at 7:39 pm
Dang.. It’s 43 degrees here.. Snowed last night…
I so wish I was on Bossy’s excellent adventure..
Cheryl saysApril 9, 2008 at 7:58 pm
I’ve been living in the wrong state all my life. Gorgeous pics!
mrs. blogoway saysApril 9, 2008 at 8:26 pm
O.K., I officially hate you now. You just had to post pics of the overflowing bougainvillea and succulent avacado dishes to make me miss California. Why don’t you just rub it in already?
rsmdianne saysApril 9, 2008 at 8:28 pm
Must be Las Brisas guacamole. mmmmm I read but don’t comment, maybe I should do that sometime. I’m only 15 minutes from Laguna Beach, and felt, well, uh, stalkerish to try to meet up with you especially since I’m not much of a commenter. Oh well…
Ellen saysApril 9, 2008 at 8:29 pm
you let the secret that is California coastal living….
i can’t tell you how much i miss Carmel…WHY did i leave???????????????
please enjoy!!!! I think bossy’s son should transfer to Stanford so you can visit him ….. just sayin’
Miz Booshay saysApril 9, 2008 at 8:30 pm
How beautiful. Do people actually live in such places???
What on earth am I doing in Wisconsin???
rsmdianne saysApril 9, 2008 at 8:31 pm
Oh, duh…I couldn’t have been in Laguna Beach last night anyway. I was at the Honda Center in Anaheim dancing and singing the night away with Bruuuuuce and the E Street Band. Whew.
nutmeg saysApril 9, 2008 at 8:53 pm
Damn, that guacamoli looks beautiful.
EnnaVic saysApril 9, 2008 at 9:14 pm
OMG – If i had noticed you were going to Laguna Bch I would have asked you to go and take a drive-by photo of the place we lived when we were in the US (in Fen Way). Laguna Bch is a gorgeous place.
Cheri saysApril 9, 2008 at 9:30 pm
Bossy is most certainly in California.
Andrea saysApril 9, 2008 at 9:38 pm
Must Be Motherhood saysApril 9, 2008 at 9:51 pm
Oh my god. Is that heaven? Are you sending photographs back from the pearly gates?
Thistles saysApril 9, 2008 at 10:24 pm
Are you sure you want to come here to Chicago? It’s still cold here and we certainly don’t have flowers like that.
CJ saysApril 9, 2008 at 10:40 pm
I want to move to Laguna Beach, right now! I want a house with beautiful gardens like those! Of course, said house must come complete with gardener. 🙂
Wonderful pictures, Bossy!
Laura saysApril 9, 2008 at 11:01 pm
That’s exactly why I have always wanted to live in California! Gorgeous photos Bossy-I am jealous.
Mrs. G. saysApril 9, 2008 at 11:24 pm
It looks gorgeous.
KellyS. saysApril 9, 2008 at 11:48 pm
Gaw-geous. But, as a native of SoCal, I should point out: even the smallest of those cute little cottages in Laguna costs like, a gazillion dollars.
pogonip saysApril 10, 2008 at 12:48 am
Laguna was our fav when we lived in LaLa Land a couple decades ago. Love the gate in photo 3, sigh!
mr.lootiatto saysApril 10, 2008 at 8:32 am
Oh, to live someplace with a soul….
what I wouldn’t give…I’d even give up my doggie Mr. Lootiatto….bossys mom
Liana saysApril 10, 2008 at 9:01 am
Such colors! What gorgeousness. I want to there….
andrea saysApril 10, 2008 at 9:01 am
Just wow. The colors, the flowers, all so beautiful. I think I’m ready for a move!
Karen saysApril 10, 2008 at 9:12 am
I’m actually crying a little because I don’t think there is a shot in hell I will ever live some place so persistently summery.
Mrs saysApril 10, 2008 at 9:47 am
Laguna Beach and Leucadia, two of my most favorite beach towns EVER! Thank you for bringing ‘home’ to me!
Dara saysApril 10, 2008 at 10:00 am
Wow…how pretty. Love that “cottage” garden!
You do know that avocado got it’s name because it looks like a testicle, right?
Emily R saysApril 10, 2008 at 10:05 am
What is that on the plate? Is everyone right? Is it guacamole? I doubt the cafeteria at work today will be carrying that. I’m about to cry. Let’s blame pregnancy hormones.
superblondgirl saysApril 10, 2008 at 10:22 am
Well, that little Hobbit door settled it. I am moving to Laguna Beach, stat.
Just as soon as I come into a whole shitload of money.
kim saysApril 10, 2008 at 11:12 am
I want to move there now!!!!! Your trip is awesome~
and to meet so many cool people!
Great pix, too~
sher saysApril 10, 2008 at 12:04 pm
honey, just be careful that your man doesn’t put a restraining order on you. you know how crazy they get, those men.
David saysApril 10, 2008 at 1:35 pm
In what garden was the guacamole growing? And what an interesting planter they had it in!
Denise Thomas saysApril 10, 2008 at 3:17 pm
Tell me again why I live in New England???
meleah rebeccah saysApril 10, 2008 at 4:08 pm
Man I miss California.
Jill S. saysApril 10, 2008 at 4:09 pm
I’m sorry, but Cusak’s mine. Or at least in my dreams, he is.
Clare saysApril 10, 2008 at 4:59 pm
OMG–I want to move in to that little cottage ( yeah right, it’s probably a several million dollar home, right?) Anyway…I love the pictures. Now I haveto go and check out California.
Joanne H. saysApril 10, 2008 at 5:14 pm
Bossy — You’re a great photographer. Laguna is one of my favorite places in the world, and now everyone knows why.
So great meeting you yesterday in L.A.!
Surcie saysApril 10, 2008 at 6:35 pm
If you like milkshakes, you must go to the Shake Shack (on the PCH)! I haven’t been there since I was a kid in the mid 1970s–we always ordered the date shakes.
Foolery saysApril 10, 2008 at 11:30 pm
Gotta plant me some bougainvillia this summer. Of course on a trillion dollar cottage it’s gorgeous and charming; on a hovel it’ll look like a weed.
Claire in CA, USA saysApril 10, 2008 at 11:52 pm
Very pretty. But, what Bossy isn’t showing is the bumper to bumper traffic along PCH, and just the general congestion that is So Cal. Sorry, I live the fantasy, and it’s not all bougainvillea and guac.
VDog saysApril 11, 2008 at 12:58 am
BOSSY finally made VDog miss SoCal.
Nice work, lady.
(And fabulous photos.)
Crystal D saysApril 11, 2008 at 8:40 am
Seriously Bossy, are you trying to make me lose my mind with all of these beautiful colors and that amazing looking avocado thing? Don’t you remember that most of us are still living in muddy, dead grass, no leaf places where it could possibly snow this weekend. At lease we get to live vicariously through you on this trip. And of course we haven’t lost any sunglasses on our vicarious trip.
Ali B. saysApril 11, 2008 at 10:12 am
Not real. Sorry. Just don’t believe it.
Because if I did, this grey, rainy, chilly Vermont day might kind of suck.
Jill saysApril 11, 2008 at 1:20 pm
Ah! I didn’t know you were going to be in Laguna Beach! You were five minutes down Pacific Coast highway from me, here in Corona del Mar! So glad you got to experience the beauty of Laguna Beach! 🙂
davido saysApril 11, 2008 at 2:26 pm
My allergies are acting up looking at all those flowers…
Loves me some guac!
Dharmamama saysApril 12, 2008 at 6:48 am
The word I thought of when I saw these pictures was “lush”. Which, strangely enough, is the same word I thought of when I saw Bossy’s pictures of her bloggy friends. 😉