1- Surfing for great food and drink at Rogue and Canon.
It is about great places to hang with great food, drink and no attitude - slide into a booth and pig out! Great drinks easy atmosphere and small plates of farm-fresh food. A no attitude place to hangout or watch a game - comfortable and killer drinks. Follow them on Facebook and Twitter.
2- We Are Here Jewelry - Emilie Shapiro.
We love the rawness, the fluidity and the organic shapes of her pieces. Working in “Water - Casting” Emily creates wild and savage precious metal jewelry that is to die for. Follow her on Facebook and Tumblr.
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3- Great Creed - Great Company: Environment Furniture.
We love this company and we crave everything they make! One night as we stumbled out of the Bowery Hotel we were walking across the street and saw the furniture in the window of Environment. Amazing pieces - hand-crafted! We made a note and were determined to come back down when they were open. When we returned a few days later it was sheer brilliance - not only were all of their furniture pieces incredible - the company’s commitment to using recycled, re-claimed wood and materials is unparallel! You want every piece they make - rough, modern beauty! This is the way a modern savage wants to live and the kind of company we want to support - it will blow you away. Follow them on Facebook and Twitter.
4- Vista Del Valle Plantation Inn.
Coming back from Manuel Antonio in Costa Rica - we missed our plane in San Jose due to a late start. We then had to find a place to stay overnight when a local at the airport told us to check out - Vista Del Valle Plantation, in the mountains about 10 minutes from the airport. Up the winding roads through an old gate and down a bumpy dirt road - the trees opened up to Vista Del Valle. A former old coffee plantaion perched on the mountain side with the most amazing waterfall and incredible views over all the jungle. Incredible - we had just lucked out! Then we were shown the little villas - we stayed in the ” Mona Lisa Suite” - perched on the mountainside - all natural wood, bamboo and stone - opening to a stone terrace with an outdoor shower, overlooking the jungle!!! This was unfucking believable - paradise on earth! The restaurant was perched on the side of the mountain with incredible food and drink - the owners were the coolest couple from Canada. We ended up staying 3 days - horseback riding through the mountains, swimming in the waterfall and totally relaxing. I have stayed there many times since and it is a true paradise - great to book your arriving day or 2 and your returnng few days since it is so close to the airport. All of the rooms are amazing - check it out! Follow them on Facebook.
5- Paradise Cove.
One of the best places to chill - you go north - past Malibu and look for the little sign on the left at the top of a hill for Paradise Cove. Make that left and there is a parking lot, small restaurant and trailer park at the beach. Park and walk around the cliff on the right - the beach breaks open to this COOL AS SHIT crescent cove beach. During the week - you may be one of the few people on it – go au naturel and walk for miles. The trailer park is THE PLACE TO LIVE - savage community at it’s finest! Follow them on Facebook and Twitter.