Saturday, April 27, 2013

Suitcase Saturday Travel Score - Catalina

Several years ago Margot and I packed our suitcases

and  took the boat from 
Long Beach to Catalina to spend a long weekend.

We stayed at a delightful little B&B a few blocks from the harbour.

One of the things we loved most was all the tile work,

The above graces the facade of the famous casino and
 the others are found on the walk way from the harbour to the casino.

Of course we found a bit of time to
go shopping while we were there.
 This gorgeous and generously sized blue bowl,
which we love to fill with fresh vegetables
and fruit from our local farmers' market,

and two beautiful examples of Catalina tiles -

using the old patterns and colours.

If you live within a 5 hour radius of Long Beach -
Catalina makes the perfect 3-4 day vacation.
What are you waiting for?


  1. The Hubs and I have been to Catalina Island a couple of times. Since he is NOT a book/art guy, we just went sight seeing. But I would love to just go for the weekend sometime to relax and have some journal time between the sight seeing! We also stayed the night on the Queen Mary! That is another story!! LOL

  2. Sharon - We did the Queen Mary overnight as well. I'm embarrassed to say that after listening to the stories about the ghosts I was sorta scared in the wee hours of the morning! Very cool though, to walk around and pretend to being making a crossing back in the '30's.