Happy Friday! I've been crunching down lately, putting all of my energy into work, because next week Jimbo and I are heading off on a v-a-c-a-t-i-o-n. In T-minus 5 days we're hopping on a flight and about 10 hours later we'll be in Stockholm! We've been spending all of our travel energy (and funds) exploring the West Coast over these past two years so it's been awhile since we left the country - we can't wait to enjoy another culture again. Anyway, more on that later!
For now, a quick flashback to our weekend away in San Diego a few weekends ago.
Oscar's Mexican Seafood the absolute best ceviche I've ever had, followed by the absolute best surf & turf taco I've ever had. Probably will be my first stop next time I'm in town!
The Duck Dive cute bar in La Jolla - they were super nice about letting us use the wifi for some work while we enjoyed the local San Diego beers.
Karl Strauss Brewery Gardens huge! great beer selection, beautiful gardens, perfect place for drinks with friends.
Lucha Libre Gourmet Taco Shop super unique and super delicious tacos. but not quite as delicious as Oscar's ;)
Lazy Hummingbird this place was adorable - just the perfect hippie dippy coffee paradise that I was looking for, complete with smoothie bowls, a wonderfully kind staff and outdoor seating.
Sushi Mori we were drawn in by a great happy hour deal, and it didn't disappoint! but, not the best sushi I've ever had.
Werewolf in the Gaslamp district, great for people watching (if you sit outside on the tiny patio like we did). Try the 'Papas Balls'.
Cafe Hielo probably not worth visiting unless you're in the area (which we were) but I had never tried this kind of dessert - Korean shaved ice - and it was an amazing afternoon treat.
Common Theory Public House very cool spot for a great variety of food a million tasty beer options - we loved the little couch nook with games
East Coast Pizza - Hillcrest nothing more than your average pizza joint, except that it was AWESOME. The folks there were SO nice and they saved our lives when the 1 a.m. hunger pangs hit, so we love them.
Heartwork Coffee Bar amazing coffee + lovely setting + cute name = coffeeshop perfection.
Blue Water Seafood Market & Grill this was probably the longest line I've waited in for food in 10 years, but I had heard it was worth it and...it WAS. Freshest yummiest fish ever. We loved the calamari and poke.
Old Town San Diego most of the photos I have here are from exploring Old Town - I love any experience that takes you back in time like this!
Ballast Point Brewery (& Distillery) I've loved Sculpin IPA for awhile but we don't get all the other Ballast varieties up in the Bay, so we loved doing some tasting at this brewery and checking out the spirits in their secret speakeasy.
Gaslamp Quarter wow, on a Saturday night this place was almost as bumpin' as bourbon street. people watching galore. I had no idea San Diego had a scene like that!
Coronado lovely houses, lovely beaches.
Tijuana Slough National Wildlife Refuge we enjoyed some nature and birdwatching, as we are wont to do ;). And you can see Mexico from down here, so we said Hello.
Paradise Point Resort & Spa was pretty great - lovely accommodations and perfect location. But next time maybe we'll stay here ;) want to join?
This weekend will be for relaxing and prepping for our trip, with some fun lil plans mixed in. Enjoy your days!