Thursday, March 14, 2013

Playing Tour Guide

I'm sitting outside as I type this. On a sunny, warm San Diego afternoon, working on a custom jewelry order [shop After Sunset here!] and taking in the floral aroma that surrounds me in this beautiful area. I feel especially blessed to live here. And I continue to remind myself everyday to be grateful for the opportunity to live in my dream city. To grow old here. To be young here!

This past weekend, my best friend from high school came to visit. He's mainly only been to SD on work trips so it was nice to show him around a little and be the "local girl" for once ;)

On Saturday morning/afternoon, I picked out a little brunch spot [Kensington Cafe] in an area of San Diego known as Kensington. It's a quaint and quiet part of town to stroll around with your coffee or your dog. We sat out on the patio and waited for our delicious breakfast scramble burritos to be served. They were amaze. As is everything else I've had in SD.






It's kind of fun to have a close guy friend who's more into photography than I am because it felt like he was a bloggy friend of mine with his camera and lens and all that jazz. We walked around to take some pictures in Kensington and then it was off to the beautiful island of Coronado!

Coronado is said to be like a world of its own. Just across the bridge, it's close enough to reach out and touch all the hustle and bustle of Downtown San Diego but far enough away to have its own character and fun spots. Coronado is most famous for the legendary Hotel del Coronado. It's the hotel where many presidents and world leaders would stay, where Some Like It Hot starring my girl Marilyn Monroe was filmed, and, yes... it is haunted.








Walking around and through The Del is amazing. Breathtaking. Astonishing. It's so very intricate and beautiful and definitely makes you feel like you're taking a step back in time. There were many people just sitting outside on the patios, enjoying a drink, and the wonderful sight of the white, sandy beach.

After Coronado, we drove over to one of my favorite spots, Ocean Beach, to enjoy the rest of the evening and some yummy dinner. We were just in time for the sunset! While we sat and watched, in a matter of three minutes, we saw a man with a cat digging in the sand, a dog that walked on its front legs, and some crazy futuristic mobile driving down the street. Oh, OB...

Dinner was had at Hodad's. I can't get enough of that place and somehow managed to finish the entire mini cheeseburger this time. But not the fries. Too. Full. We did, however, get to sit in the old VW bus that they have inside while we enjoyed our meal.



And that was Saturday. I love where I live. I love how every area of San Diego is different yet they all still have that feeling of excitement everywhere you go.

It's so vibrant. So beautiful. So home.

7 comments:

Holly said...

I kept seeing pics pop up on Instagram over the weekend and this is why! How gorgeous! I must visit ASAP! I keep saying that, I know but it needs to happen!

Rowdy! said...

Gotta love living here in SD. I wish more of my friends would visit....

SHAYNA said...

Sounds like so much fun & looks so beautiful!

Lauren said...

It makes me so happy to see you so happy :)

Brianna said...

How fun!! Coronado is my faaaaavorite! ah San Diego is just amazing (: you are so lucky to live there!so glad you got to have a friend from home visit (:

Chelsea said...

I defiantly want to move to San Diego now!! Such a beautiful place. Happy to hear you had a good Saturday :)

Kristen said...

everytime i visit my sister in sd i want to move there, it's so beautiful