It was a perfect Southern California day when I headed to The Lab in Costa Mesa to hang out w/ the girls. We met at “Habana” for brunch. This is one cool spot. The indoor/outdoor space is done in this old world rustic decor that is very hip. The patio is very large and decorated with lots of plants, flowers, vine, etc. Our meal was awesome, but better yet was the Sangria Blanca. Not to sweet. Just right. They dice up green apples for garnish, which adds some pizzaz to the drink… Make sure to order a pitcher, or two, or three. LOL. After hanging out for almost 2 hrs at Habana, we decided to walk around the shops at both The Lab and The Camp… Never a dull moment looking at the unique clothing, jewelry, art that fills these artisan shops. No outdoor live bands playing today, which was a little disappointing, but it could have been due to the 4th of July holiday…The only thing we purchased were some fireworks at the little stand next to The Lab. Not bad considering it’s quite rare to ever leave without buying at least one article of clothing or jewelry. There is always next time though!