Time Savor

Head to California’s Orange County coast for a classic beach-cottage vacation.

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Crystal Cove cottage exterior
Photographer J. Christopher Laumi

Budget Escape

Now part of Crystal Cove State Park’s historic district, this rustic beachside community sits in contrast to the surrounding multimillion-dollar houses. For travelers, there’s good news: In June 2006, the park completed renovations on enough cottages to welcome new visitors.

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Lacy curtains, fresh florals, and plenty of monogrammed pillows are just a few of the feminine touches that give this room its calming and sweet mood. Pieces scored at thrift stores and flea markets were refreshed with paint, then artfully applied to achieve the shabby-chic distressed look.