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Let’s start with breakfast. Paula’s Pancakes had the best reviews, so we arrived early to beat the crowd. So we thought! It was already packed by 8:30. I had the “world famous Danish pancakes”, which were just like crepes to me, and I wanted pancakes.  Luckily, my boyfriend ordered buttermilk pancakes (which I stole) and they were delightful!

For lunch one day we went to the Succulent Café, which didn’t suck at all. I had a delicious veggie sandwich, and my boyfriend had the fried chicken which he said was cooked to perfection. It is a bit pricey, but it was the best meal we had in Solvang.

Another great meal that we had was dinner at the Solvang Brewing Company. We went there with the intention of drinking some beers and had already come to terms with eating bar food for dinner. For a brewery, the food is done well. I had the fish and chips and you could tell it was a house recipe. The boyfriend reported the meatballs as having a nice flavor, and they arrived steaming hot. Happy to say that Solvang Brewing Company is another great business in this small town.

Lastly, what would meal be without dessert? Earlier that day we went to Mortenson’s Bakery. The exterior of the establishment immediately draws you in. It’s a pink building surrounded by white rose bushes. Like any good bakery, smell of freshly baked goods greet you at the door. I selected a cream puff and of course, a cheese danish. Both were fantastic, but the danish was definitely unique. This one had a lot of cheese in the middle and it wasn’t overly sweet like most store-bought for varieties. If this is the traditional way to make a danish, then I’m all about it!

Solvang is one of those towns that look like a Norman Rockwell painting. Classic Americana. Christmas parades, beer gardens, wineries, Clydesdale horses, and oldschool pick up trucks. All in a 1 mile radius. You have to be Ebenezer Scrooge to not feel the charm of this town.

 

Outfit Details

Sweater: American Eagle / Jeans: Dorothy Perkins / Shoes: Stuart Weitzman / Bag: Chanel

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I cannot get over how adorable this town is! Love your cozy look too!

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These photos are amazing! This town is so freaking adorable, I thought you were in Europe at first! Also, I am loving your outfit, especially those amazing sunglasses!

xo Rachel – To Hell in a Handbag

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These photos are so cute! I am obsessed with your beanie!

xo Ashley

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Such a beautiful town. Love the pictures. You look amazing. Cute hat.

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This looks like such a lovely day. I haven’t been to Solvang or Santa Barbara before. Your outfit is adorable.

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I am so in love with that beanie. It’s sooo cute!!

Xo Makayla
Fashionably Kay

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First off! I love your outfit! It suits you well! It would be amazing to spend christmas here! Everything is just so picturesque!

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I love this plaid beanie! And this little town looks so cute!

xo!
Shelby
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You look gorgeous!! Loving that plaid beanie so much!!

xoxo,
Angelle
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those sunglasses… SOOOOOO good!!!

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This place is so dreamy at christmas! Your outfit is perfect for the occasion!

xx Sam | The Heart of the House

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I’m not sure if my first comment went through but I love this look! You look gorgeous! I want to visit here!

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What a cute little Christmas town! Your plaid hat is the perfect touch to your outfit!

xoxo,
Kim
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Well how cute is this town! I just love all he charm! I also love love love you hat!

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Ohhh I love your look and this adorable town! It’s so charming. <3

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What a cute little place. And that beanie!!!! Glad ya got your pancake taste after all!

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What a cute town! I love your look, so perfect for the season. And I definitely need that hat in my life!

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Your pom beanie is too cute!! Love the entire look girl! xo

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What a gorgeous place and the perfect outfit to enjoy it with! Especially loving that Chanel…

Xoxo,

Ashley || Sed Bona

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Such a perfect outfit for this time of year! I love all the Christmas trees in your photos!

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I love this hat!!

xx,

La Joie de Vivre

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I’m loving the plaid hat! Cute look 🙂

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That beanie is beyond adorable!!

xox
Emily
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Looks like a wonderful place, beautiful!

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OMG what a cute town!!!

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So pretty! I want this sweater and this coat!! Love the outfit ideas!
Melanie

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This hat and those sunnies are so fun!

Xo, Lauren
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Oh my gosh, this is the most adorable little town! Love all of these pictures, thanks for sharing!

XO
Lee Anne
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This outfit looks so cute and cozy! Love that hat! 🙂

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This is the cutest beanie!! Love the plaid print!

xO – Steph
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these pictures are too cute love the outfit

monic
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Oh my gosh I love it! I want to go ASAP! Loving your plaid beanie, too!

xo

Molly
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You’re beautiful! I love the color coordination. http://www.portiastylebook.com/

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Love your beanie! It’s so festive!
And all your photos are gorgeous! The area is so cute!

xx, Jamie
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SOLVANG is so pretty! I’ve never heard of that town, will definitely have to visit!

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That hat is everything and I am obsesed with those sunnies!!

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Your pictures are so beautiful! I love the scenery. I also love your outfit. It looks so cozy and adorable. That beanie is amazing! I hope you have an amazing holiday season.

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What a neat little place! It is always so fun to explore and eat in a new town. I love how your hat adds a pop of color to your outfit!

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You are just the cutest! Love this outfit and that warm beanie is the icing on the cake.

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That looks like such a pretty place to visit, it’s worth looking for a weekend trip. You look great too.

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Such a beautiful Christmas outfit! I really love your hat 🙂

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Your pictures are lovely. The town definitely felt like it had a classic Christmas vibe going on.

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What a cute town. Love your look!

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Such christmasy photos!! I love your style!! #BLOGGERGOALS

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This looks like such a quaint, charming little town! The perfect place to get you into the holiday spirit. Thanks for the informative post and these lovely photos.

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You loo great! Love your outfit, especially the boots and the bag!

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I love your outfit. It’s so perfect for the season!

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What a gorgeous and cozy look, babe! Love the entire outfit. Happy holidays!
Much love, Len
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What a pretty place to be Meghan! I love your outfit, those boots are amazing!

Ellie

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I love the hat! Your outfit is very nice and looks warm! 🙂

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Such a perfect Christmas town! Love your look here too.

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What a fun little place! It looks magical!

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That chariot you were buy was pretty cool! Really pretty pictures.

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What a cute little town! I had no idea Southern Cal had Danish! Love it. Your hat is super cute too 🙂

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This would be amazing! What a great looking town. You look awesome too.

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Buttermilk pancakes sounds rather delicious. I would love some right now, celebrating Christmas in Solvang sounds like a perfect trip to me!

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wow, I lived in San Diego and used to drive up the PCH to Ventura County all the time and I have never heard of Solvang. Guess I need to go back and explore this little Danish Community if anything to see what the heck Danish Pancakes are! Great pics

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I lived in San Diego too and drove up to Northern California a lot and just recently discovered this place. It’s such a great find! Hope you make it out there sometime!

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What beautiful photos! I especially love the shop in the first picture and the trolley. The food sounds great and it sounds like a really neat town to visit!

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Wow! Such a beautiful town. I have never heard of it. Thanks for telling me about it. The food and atmosphere sound amazing. I’ll have to go there next time I’m in SoCal.

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Visiting Solvang at christmas is really special with all the decorations and people dressed up. I visit every time I go to visit my daughter.

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This town looks so charming and Christmas-y! I love how they have decorated and how homey it feels. I’d love to visit this place someday.

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This is the most charming place!! I love how quaint it is! And I love your outfit! That beanie is so cute!!

xo Bryn
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So cute, lady! Love this!

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So beautiful! I would love to visit Solvang around Christmas =o)

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