After living in Los Angeles for three years, I ended up going on more hikes than I ever have in my life. I didn't know that hiking was such a popular thing to do in LA and there are a ton of hiking spots to explore.
A beautiful coffee shop located near La Jolla, California, with lots of different flavors of hot and cold coffee and tea to choose from.
It's hard to fit all of my favorite places into a single weekend, but I was able to put together an itinerary that gives you a little taste of "America's Finest City".
If you are looking for a community that is crafted with heart you need to visit South Park. South Park tends to get overlooked by tourists as it's quite the hidden gem.
We've never been to France, but every time we drive by Cafe Madeleine we imagine coffee shops like Cafe Madeline all over Paris. Located in a quaint neighborhood in South Park, you can't miss the bright red building with outside tables and crimson umbrellas lining the sidewalk.
Y&Y is San Diego's first urban distillery and as soon as we walked in, we were blown away by the decor. It's a stunning, mod space with creative cocktails like the "Little Bunny Foo Foo".
On our most recent visit to Balboa Park, we explored San Diego Museum of Man. We were especially interested in this museum because they had a special Cannibals exhibit going on.
We recently attended the fabulous Galentine's Brunch at Fruitcraft with Gals That Brunch and had such a wonderful time. This was an event supporting local charities and boutiques such as Cinderella’s Attic, Sweetly Striped and Wild Hearts and Halos.
Yes, shaved ice cream, not shaved ice. It's a hybrid between a traditional ice cream and Hawaiian shaved ice.
It was my first time attending the Travel And Adventure Show, so I really had no idea what to expect. It was a two day weekend show and it was being held at the San Diego Convention Center.
I love living in San Diego and there are plenty of things to do here, but sometimes I have the urge to get out and explore other areas. I feel lucky that Southern California has so many amazing places to venture out to for a day of fun.
Coffee shops these days are getting so creative it's getting increasingly harder for me to pick a favorite spot. Communal Coffee is unique in tht it shares it's space with Native Poppy.
La Jolla is a photographer's dream and we can understand why. No matter where you go every location is absolutely picture perfect. We did a ton of walking around Coast Boulevard on our recent trip to La Jolla and we captured a lot of fun and memorable photos.
I feel lucky that I live close to Balboa Park as it’s been my go-to park when I want to explore and spend some time alone. Balboa Park is huge and every time I visit, I always find something new.
We were researching things to do in La Jolla, California when we were surprised to learn that Dr. Seuss (Theodor Seuss Geisel) lived in this beautiful coastal city.
Last year, we made a quick stop in La Jolla to catch the sunset and quickly realized that we needed to revisit and dedicate an entire weekend to this beautiful coastal city. There is so much to do in La Jolla, so we narrowed our list down to our top 10.
We love scrolling through Instagram and discovering adorable eateries like Parakeet Cafe. They opened their doors in the summer of 2017 and it's already creating quite the buzz from it's unique interior and yummy organic menu.
I have always been fascinated by liquid nitrogen and Cauldron's organic handcrafted ice cream did not disappoint!
La Jolla, California is widely known for the "Seven Caves" and most visitors go inside the caves through kayaking tours, but there's also another way you can get to these caves: through a tunnel from inside a gift shop! Instead of viewing the caves out in the open waters, you can view it from another perspective at Sunny Jim's Cave. It is very reasonably priced at $5 and completely accessible by foot.
I love visiting little towns and when I discovered that Old Town Temecula was only an hour drive from Downtown San Diego I made the drive up on a Monday morning. Old Town Temecula has raving reviews on Trip Advisor and I couldn't help but notice the old Western architecture in the reviews.
The Spanish Village Art Center was established in the late 1930s and is Balboa Parks best kept hidden gem! I have been to Balboa Park a handful of times now and today was the first time I stumbled upon the Spanish Village Art Center. I had no idea this place even existed in Balboa Park.
The "cool streets" of Hillcrest and North Park have amazing microbreweries and have built quite the reputation. Fruitcraft is one of the newest additions to this hipster neighborhood and it is not your average tasting room.
I have never been to Spain (on my bucket list) and Cafe Sevilla gave me a beautiful glimpse of this country.
O'Side is a laid-back beach town with an emerging culinary scene that's perfect for a girl's weekend getaway. To take all the stress out of the planning, I put together the ultimate weekend itinerary.
Succulent Cafe is nestled between two buildings and the space is utilized beautifully. It is the perfect spot to unwind and savor a nice cup of coffee.
When I arrived at the SpringHill Suites Marriott in Downtown Oceanside, CA, I immediately fell in love when I pulled my car into the entrance and was greeted by a beautiful huge succulent living wall.
Last year I visited Ramona Valley, CA and had an amazing time, so I was thrilled to visit another family owned winery, Beach House Winery. One of the main reasons I love visiting boutique wineries is the laid back vibe, friendly service, and the intimate experience.
Every Thursday night Oceanside's Sunset Market gathers local farmers, artists, and chef's from all over the world. It's a wonderful way to spend a Thursday evening with friends and family (this means your fur baby too!) with live entertainment and an amazing selection of gourmet cuisines.
Holy Matcha opened its doors this month (March 11, 2017) and I immediately fell in love with the interior design. I simply adore baby pink walls and cute succulent arrangements.