I don’t know about you, but when I think about camping I imagine sleeping bags and S’mores, fishing and camp fires. Well, off I went to The Camp in Costa Mesa for lunch and I didn’t even have to pack bug repellent spray. When you think about The Camp you’ll think of Taco Asylum, Vegetarian food at Native Foods Cafe, Cycle Werks, Peoples Market, and the newly opened Umami Burger. Inspired by street corner cafes in Europe, Old Vine Cafe serves up a delicious tuna melt & mushroom soup for lunch. The menu is served on a hand painted canvas. The Camp is an innovative small retail campus that balances culture, sophistication and functionality blurring the boundaries between nature and the every day bustle of life in the O.C. Everything has a relaxed vibe, which hey, let’s face it, when you need a break from blogging, this is just the place! Listening to the birds chirp and watching the sunflowers sway in the breeze had me drifting off to memories of camping with Grandma as a kid. She would toss her black iron skillet over the open flame, frying up bacon and scrapple for breakfast. Now that I am adult, let’s get one thing straight, if there’s not a terry cloth robe included, I’m not checking in, and that’s final. Look a Food Stalker has standards. As a unique expression of art, each parking space has individual messages painted on the ground which is pretty cool. I always look forward to seeing what message I’ll get, sort of like opening a fortune cookie. As fate would have it, my spot said “Fearless“…imagine that!