New Hotel Crush: The Landsby

A couple weeks ago I found myself in that little Danish town in Santa Ynez: Solvang. As if the town isn’t adorable enough, it now has what I find to be the cutest boutique hotel: The Landsby

Between a neutral color palette, Scandinavian-designed furniture, and unusual alpaca & llama artwork… I’m smitten. They offer “Spoon Service”– pints of McConnell’s ice cream delivered to your room. Are you kidding me! (insert a hundred heart-eyes emojis)

My other Solvang favorites:

Eat & Drink:

Succulent Cafe - Your best bet for a healthy lunch or dinner on the main drag. I’ve been a few times and have yet to order something I didn’t enjoy. 

Paula’s Pancake House - It’s a classic! The perfect diner to have a Belgian waffle on your birthday before hitting up the vineyards (at least that’s what I did a few years ago). Expect a wait on busy weekends.

New Frontiers Market - Here is the place to stock up on snacks for picnics at wineries or late nights in your hotel room if you know what I mean.  

Do: 

Wine tastings @ Fess Parker - Uhh, you’re in town to drink wine right? There are countless vineyards in Santa Ynes & Los Olivos you can visit, so I doubt you can manage to go wrong. The property here is beautiful, the bottles are reasonably priced, the staff is friendly and they open for tastings at 10am!

Buy weird used books @ The Book Loft - Old books & art prints are some of my favorite travel souvenirs. And this place is a fun stop on the main drag in Solvang. They do also sell books that are not old, used or weird. 

Celebrate @ Julefest, Danish Days or the other Scandinavian holidays. Please dress in costume, and then send me a photo of you in said costume.

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