June gloom had a firm foothold along the Palos Verdes coast the day I stopped at the Yellow Vase on Palos Verdes Drive West at Golden Cove Plaza in Rancho Palos Verdes. Not only was it a chilly and gray day but I had just spent 45 minutes in a vacant house with no power–I reminded myself to replace the batteries in my flashlight before showing distressed and dark property again. Yes, we do have a few short sales and bank owned properties in Palos Verdes, but only a few.
Our original plans were to stop at Starbucks for hot chocolate and a quick snack, but how could we drive past those big yellow umbrellas, yellow flowers and other bright yellow accents? We stopped. My business partner ordered an omelette and I had the most delicious (and hot) asparagus soup with a small Caesar salad and French bread. It was a lovely lunch and a great place to grab a bite to eat no matter what the weather.