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It's that time for another 'local obsession!' Yesterday was the perfect day to stay low key. After breakfast with the roomie and our neighbors, I encouraged myself to go head to the gym and take a stroll to The Camp! Located right in Costa Mesa, off Bristol, and across The Lab (both sites owned by the same people). A campsite dedicated to the active, healthy lifestyle filled with "green" retailers such as Patagonia, The Seed, Pürre, and well-known action sport retailer, Active among others. My favorite was Pürre, a cute shop filled with an assortment of candles, body/skin care, clothes, and jewelry! The entire room smelled great all thanks to the eco-friendly fragrances and amazing shea butter lotion they carried! I found some really great pieces from shorts to maxis, and ended up walking out with a coral/tan color blocked strapless maxi dress. They only had my size left, it was clearly meant to be. ;) You can follow their blog on here. The Seed "People's Market" had a collection of handmade and recycled products to reflect the object of the store "products with a purpose". They carried quite a range of products from clothing to children's books/toys, jewelry, handbags, skincare and beauty products, graphic cards, and journals. Not exactly my cup of tea but it was fun to check out. To top it off, I grabbed the most delicious lavender latte i've ever had at Milk and Honey, a unique coffee shop offering organic snacks, tea/coffee/drinks and sandwiches. The little coffee shop captures the coziest yet garden-like ambiance! They have a little patio with couches for you and your friends to sip drinks and carry on convos surrounded by plant pots! It's fairly tight, I fortunately came when no one was around to enjoy my latte in the patio on a Saturday afternoon. You can also follow their blog on here. It was a great weekend to stay low key and enjoy the rather strange weather. I came home to a beautiful view by the performing across right across my complex to call it a night! I hope you all had a restful weekend like I did!