C-Mah and I took a much-needed (for very different reasons) break down to California a couple of weeks ago. I was left in charge of destination and I chose San Diego because a) C-Mah had recently been to L.A./Santa Monica b) I wanted a beach c) I wanted sunshine.
We stayed at the Omni in the Gaslamp District -- I highly recommend both. The area is perfect for foodies and cocktail enthusiasts. And two women who will eat pretty much anything.
Thinking we would ride to Coronado Island, we rented city bikes but were told by a random that it was a bad idea (impossible! we never have bad ideas) so we stayed around the Trade & Convention Centre. I was quite satisfied with our 30 minutes of leisurely exercise.
We also checked out the abyss that is Nordstrom Rack, La Jolla and Pacific Beach. All very good decisions.
We arrived later in the evening and, because they're into local and stuff, there were a couple of things on the menu we wanted that they didn't have but I would definitely go back and order a mimosa flight. Also, LIVE MUSIC!
~Currently OBSESSED with Jo Malone's Blackberry & Bay scent. Never would I ever think that I'd lust over Bay (maybe Bey), but this makes me want to sniff my wrists all day. Too bad I only have the sample that I got when I bought my diffuser...
~I changed my mind about where I want to go on my Big Girl Trip (not to be confused with Eat, Pray, Love). Dreaming of sipping Prosecco, catching a Serie A game and taking leisurely strolls through piazzas....
Grandma:"Andie, Daddy will be home soon and, if you aren't in bed, he might not ask me to baby-sit anymore."
Andie (thinking for a minute):"Will Granddad still be able to baby-sit?"
Nothing seems to faze this girl.
~I move in 2 weeks! Come help me pack all 200 of my glasses! I can offer you wine!
~C-Mah and I leave for our girls' trip in less than a week. I am incredibly impressed I have refrained from starting packing already. Mentally, I know every outfit change, of course.
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