Aug 16, 2009

Sunny Yellow @ Sapphire Laguna Beach

First I want to announce the winner of the Perricone giveaway. Drum roll....... Congrat to The Beauty File.
I feel very fortunate to live so close to the beach. One of my favorite things to do on any given Sunday is to have brunch by the beach so I can take in the beautiful ocean in front of me. Also it feels so great to have cool ocean breeze in my face as I chow down on brunch.
As a surprise, I took BF to a new place he had not visited before. Since it was so sunny out, I had to wear my new Calypso yellow silk dress. I got this several months ago but had not a chance to wear it yet. I got Savvy Sis and Savvy Niece the same dress but in different colors so we wouldn't accidentally wear the same thing. I know I am a corky auntie but I think it will be sorta cute to have auntie and me outfits. Savvy Sis had a blast with the mommy and me outfits.

A gal pal took me to Sapphire Laguna Beach for my b-day last month. I really enjoyed the ambiance and the food. Since BF and I are somewhat of a foodie, this is a place which I think he will enjoy. I was right! I ordered the 5 item bento box to get a variety of choices. However, I think I will pass next time around. Although I liked my choice, it wasn't something to write home about. For $25, I was not impressed with the bento box even if I did get a glass of Mimosa and a cup of coffee as part of the package. On my second visit, service was not as great but I believed they were short staffed that day. I was not happy because on the one hand I wanted to be nice but it was frustrating when I had to wait for things or that 2nd spoon (which never showed up).
BF ordered Kobe burger. I liked his entree a lot more. I took half of his garlic fries. Even though I was not ecstatic over my own choice, I would definitely go back to Sapphire to try other entrees. What would you do if service is not to up standard but you know the restaurant is under staff?

33 comments:

  1. You're so lucky to live near the beach, I am missing the beach/ocean already :( You look so adorable in that yellow dress & the food looks delicious :)

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  2. OMG, that dress looks fantastic on you. I'm totally jealous. Hope you are having a great time.

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  3. I LOVE that dress! I really want to figure out which shade of yellow would look good on me. There's a dress I have with hot pink polka dots, and it also comes with yellow dots. I think I'm going to buy it, and pair it with a navy cardigan.

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  4. Congrats to the winner. I'm so jealous that you live right by the beach!!!

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  5. oh it's so cute. I love the pockets ...and so wishing I lived by the beach ...possibly soon ;)

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  6. Savvy, you look a-dorable in that yellow dress! So summery and happy :) If a restaurant was understaffed but the food amazingly good, I may return but it really depends on the experience.

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  7. That yellow dress is so pretty, you look great in it. Garlic fries sound pretty good

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  8. That dress is so gorgeous!!

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  9. That meal looks so delicious! And I love your dress!

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  10. You look adorable in that dress!

    I usually just keep quiet if the restaurant is understaffed with poor service *if* I feel the staff is doing their best. If I'm missing something that I need and my waitress is nowhere to be found, I normally just flag down any server for my request.

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  11. What a cute dress!

    The food looks so yummy!

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  12. YUMMMM, Kobe burger and garlic fries? I am so full right now (just ate dinner) but even now that sounds delicious enough to eat. I also love that yellow dress; it's such a gorgeous color on you!

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  13. So lucky you live close to the beach! and I love your yellow dress :D It definitely says summer! And if a restaurant was understaffed, I would try not to let it bug me and do whatever needs to be done myself even if I'd get weird looks... I used to be a waitress too so I know how it feels. It's always different on the other side though..
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  14. Such a cute and flirty dress!

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  15. You look so cute in that dress. The food looks interesting yum

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  16. You look fantastic. The food looks yummy. Have a great week. Cheers!

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  17. You look beautiful in that dress...and it's my favorite color too :)

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  18. What a cute dress! That's very sweet to get similar dresses for your sister and niece. I'm not sure how much younger the niece is, but when I was a kid I always thought it was awesome if I got to wear something that was similar to my aunt's.

    I am drooling over your food pictures - looks delicious!

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  19. my niece is 6 so .... : )

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  20. cute! love the yellow on you.

    btw, I got the shoes that I won from your giveaway, thank you!! they look cute, can't wait to put them in a lookbook soon!

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  21. Sounds like a great trip!

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  22. Such a cute dress and I've been to Sapphire and had the burger! HA one day we are going to bump right into each other! :)

    I love laguna...I wish it wasn't so crowded right now but soon the tourists will be GONE!

    xoxo!

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  23. just enjoying your food....those food make me hungry!!! send me to Indonesia please...

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  24. Such a lovely dress gal! :-)

    X♥X♥

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  25. yellow dress is super cute!

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  26. You look like a doll in that dress!

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  27. I'm doing some catching up and had to stop here and say I just love your sweet dress!

    And this weekend we had a waitress who couldn't hear our order. We had to repeat it several times. Then she never showed up with "forgotten items" I wanted to tip only 15 percent, but Hubby gave more than 20.

    What was weird is it's usually me telling him to give more.

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  28. Thank you so so much! I have been away and haven't been able to read all my blogs so I just saw this!!!! So excited...such a savvvy win!

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  29. I love your dress and you look fantastic in it! I'm sorry the service at the restaurant was rather poor. That Kobe burger does look good! I try not to complain at restaurants, but sometimes if it's really bad I ask to speak with a manager.

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