Last night we had the chance to attend an event at The Resort at Pelican Hill.  Blake and I were laughing at ourselves as we pulled in to the resort, because we’d always wondered about it but have never been.  It just seemed like a place only accessible to hotel guests, and we’d never looked in to staying there.  Well, we were so wrong!  It’s actually SO accessible, and SO amazing.Pelican Hill-19Pelican Hill-31

While it’s easy to get to, it actually feels SO remote and peaceful – something that’s hard to come by in Orange County.  We had a tour of the property, and I could go on and on about all the interesting things I learned, the architecture, and all of the amazing amenities.  But just know this – you should go to Pelican Hill!  And I promise to go back and spend more time there so I can share more details little by little.  As for this post, I want to tell all of you locals who are also in the dark how you can take advantage of Pelican Hill:

  • Eat at the restaurants.  The two main restaurants and the Andrea and the Pelican Grill.  We got to sample the amazing risotto, served out of a wheel of aged parmesan – SO good.Pelican Hill-22
  • Take pasta-making classes.  Yep, you can do this!  And it sounds so legit!  This is the pasta chef Julia making pasta for the restaurant:Pelican Hill-21
  • Rent a poolside cabana.  You normally have to be a guest to use the pool, but anyone can rent a poolside cabana!  They actually aren’t bad pricewise, and you can have up to ten people which could make it very cost efficient.  There are even flat screens in each cabana, so it would be perfect to go watch a big game!Pelican Hill-17
  • Five at five in the Social Lounge.  Every night they have $5 drinks and small bites in the Great Room Social Lounge.  SUCH an amazing place to watch the sunset and then cozy up by the big fireplace and listen to music!!
  • Book a service at the spa.  If you book a service, you have full use of the spa for the day, as well as the ability to participate in their wellness classes!IMG_1256
  • Golf. For all of you golfers out there, this place feels like a country club but it’s actually not private.  There are (2) 18-hole golf-courses (that also happen to be “green” by the way! As in drought-freindly).

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I want to thank Pelican Hill for an amazing event – everyone is so warm and friendly!  It felt like a family, but a very high-end professional one if that makes any sense ;).

Outfit Details:

Shona Joy | Palms to Pines | Pelican Hill Shona Joy | Palms to Pines IMG_1266imageimage

Dress by Shona Joy | Black Wedge Platforms (sold out, similar here)