#SummerofGroupon Grand Finale

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Well, I have good news and bad news…

The bad news is this is my last post about my #SummerofGroupon adventures.

The good news is summer isn’t really over so you can still live it up for a little longer! Enjoy before it’s gone!!

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In the spirit of wanting to send off My Summer of Groupon with a BANG this Grand Finale is a three part-er starting with dinner last night. I grabbed a deal for Embarcadero California Bistro, a San Francisco themed restaurant in Orange County.

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And since SF reminds of peace and love and all that stuff I wore my new hippie inspired headband to look the part Winking smile

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First things first, “Cheers to all the summer fun I’ve been having with Groupon!”

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And to start – artichokes and sweet potato fries. A little healthy, a little decadent just like I like it Winking smile

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The Cioppino was AH-mazing. The fish, the broth, the everything. I don’t think I’ve ever had this dish before, but it’s my new favorite.

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start the day with a smile end with champagne


Then I took the party to a hotel I found via Groupon too – The Clarion Hotel is a family friendly place within walking distance to Disneyland.

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My room overlooked the pool…

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that was slowly turning into a pool party by mid-morning.

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I LOVE hotels with free wifi so I can talk to you nice people while I’m on vacation. HI! {waves}

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Truthfully, all I used the internet for was to check the hotel’s location on a map and go exploring! I wanted to be pointed in the direction of FUN…

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So I laced up my shoes and took a morning walk to find Downtown Disney.

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and coffee, of course.

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Then, I went back to hotel to get ready for the day.

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“Meeting” this guy was probably one of the (random) highlights of my adventures! I was at a red light next to this jeep and the dog barked in a friendly “Hey! What are you doing?! Wanna be my fren??” kinda way. We bonded.

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Next stop: Jamba Juice! This place is one of my favorites for getting delicious and healthy smoothies. So, I was super excited when I spotted a Groupon for 43% off fresh squeezed juices!

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I grabbed my favorite fruit & veggie drink to help cool me off. It’s in the 90s today! Enjoyed in the shade by a water fountain… sweet!

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Cheers again to an EPIC SUMMER!

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Check out how I had the BEST SUMMER with Groupon:

Stand Up Paddleboarding

Scary Ghost Tour

Massage and Yoga to relax

Palm Springs Getaway

Delicious seafood with my brother

Amazing Helicopter Ride

Spray tan and Zerona shaping

Eyelash dish and extensions

Bike riding on my new wheels.

Skeet Shooting with my Dad

Raspados with my lil brother

(I can’t believe I did all that stuff!)


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And check Groupon for deals near you to enjoy too! Tell me if you get a good one – I love this stuff!! P.S. Groupon is having a sweepstakes when you redeem local groupons you are entered to win.

Question: What is the BEST thing you’ve done or ate so far this summer?


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  1. says

    I’m loving your headband! I’m all about the sparkle. Also I was already feeling hungry and then I started scrolling down to your food photos and my stomach started gurgling loudly, so I’m assuming your food must have been really good. The best thing I’ve done this summer is enjoying the weather on my back patio. Have a great weekend and enjoy the rest of your summer!

  2. says

    Best thing by far was meeting Kat (smushtush) and ‘running’ with her. I ran, it looked like she was jogging. Best thing I ate (also in the OC) was off the Tamarindo food truck – torta boracha and Jamaica. So ono!

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  4. says

    Love the photo collage at the end! Best thing I ate so far was yesterday. My friends sister made the most amazing gluten free chocolate chip cookies. Apparently extra butter fixes everything :) they were thin and chewy and oh so yummy…. And today that friends sister is running her first full at the San Francisco marathon. And I’ll be running the half fueled by cookies of course :)

  5. says

    Haha LOVING you going to Disney and starting with iced coffee – that’s what I did on my recent Florida vacation! That trip was probably the best thing I’ve done all summer, but summer’s not quite over yet. Now that I’m home in Scotland, I’ve been enjoying some unusually nice weather and yesterday went to watch the marathon in the Commonwealth Games – those elite athletes are AMAZING!

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