Thursday, May 17, 2012

Travel Schue::San Diego


Hi Friends!

I'm super excited to introduce you to a new blogger and new city, as part of my Travel Schue series!  This week we're traveling to San Diego.  Having grown up in Orange County {which is about an hour north}, I have an affinity for Southern CA, especially San Diego.  I have several friends and family who call it home and I love to visit.  I'm excited to know that next time I'm down....I can meet up with these sweet girl:


Meet Alexa from The Short and the Sweet of It!  She and Kirby write an adorable blog filled with fashion, food and tons of inspiration!  I can't think of anyone better to tour us around San Diego!

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Hello sweet Schue Love readers! I was so excited when Natasha asked me to guest post on her adorable little blog and even more stoked that I get to share a little bit about my home city of San Diego! In all fairness I don't live in San Diego proper, so you're getting a dose of La Jolla, Pacific Beach and Del Mar (all of which are less than half an hour from downtown).

Full disclosure: I'm kind of a Northern California girl. My heart is in San Francisco and that's where it will always be. However, San Diego is by no means sloppy seconds. I have fallen in love with the casual beach style, the temperate weather, which is the best for al fresco dining and the smell of salt air. Seriously, there are not many things that are better than the smell of the ocean.


I have a lot of love for small local boutiques, and Capricorn in La Jolla is one of my favorites. Just look at that sweet strapless dress!

One of the reasons I miss San Francisco is the diversity when it comes to dining options. Oh Burma Superstar how marvelous you are. But Sbicca in Del Mar has outdoor dining with a view of the ocean. And on Thursdays all wines are 50% off! I mean come on.

My laptop and I hang here three days a week. I drink chai lattes and listen to their tracklist of old- school Stones and Bob Dylan tunes. It's pretty awesome.

I snapped this photo at the Americana Restaurant in Del Mar because everything about this shot is so  "Beach Style California." From the succulents to the dog biscuits to the old funky mailbox. I love it.

Lastly, the beaches are amazing. The top one is right near the playground Mila and I go to and the bottom one is during a stroll along La Jolla Shores, the perfect spot to say "I Do."

Thanks for having me over Natasha. I am getting so excited for you and the arrival of your little boy!

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Ok, I'm so ready to dine al fresco at Sbicca and go shopping at Capricorn {my sign!} aren't you?  Can't wait to get back there!  Thanks so much Alexa for showing us around!

And in case you've missed our previous travels:

San Francisco
Seattle

xo natasha

Also...be sure to stop by Amy's blog to learn more about the evolution of our kitchen!  Amy is moving into her new home this week...so I'm hoping this inspires some reno projects!  ;)


17 comments:

  1. Love this series as you know :) I'm dying to get out to san diego! looks so beautiful.

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  2. I love Alexa! and she's really making me want to venture out to CA, ahh it's gorgeous!

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  3. I saw your kitchen redo at Fresh and Fancy - love it! I'm a new follower. Can't wait to read more!

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  4. I love Alexa and she just made me want to hop in the car and get to CALI! I'm dreaming of the salty sea air as we speak...(c:

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  5. How adorable is Alexa? I need to come to California and spend a week traveling through this beautiful state! I've only ever been to LA and I'm definitely missing out!

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  6. Thank you SO much for having me Natasha. Forgot today was the day, so just linked up on my blog! I love your sweet blog and read it every day!!! :)

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  7. this post could not have come at a better time! i'm headed to san diego soon and i'll definitely keep this list in mind! thanks for the suggestions :-)

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  8. I've never been to the west coast but I'd love to! It looks absolutely gorgeous, and delicious!

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  9. I would love to go to San Fran someday. Especially to eat all the great food and see the pretty beaches. When I was in high school it was my dream to finish college and then move out there. Funny how when you throw a guy in the mix it will change your plans. So happy to be in Alabama now!

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  10. This makes me want to pack my bags and fly to San Diego- such beautiful views!

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  11. There's something so fabulous about California! I wish to some day live in the West Coast... even if just for a few months!

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  12. I just love California! I am definitely a Southern California girl though!!!!

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  13. id definitely visit CA soon and checkout the place you recommended ;)

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  14. I love Travel Schues! And the girls over at The Short and the Sweet of It are so cute!! ;) Can't wait for my first trip to Cali in September.

    I'm already thinking ahead to where I want to go next year. Have you ever been to Colorado?

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  15. Ahh SO beautiful!! San Diego is definitely on the travel bucket list!

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  16. Alexa is such a sweetie and their blog is always filled with inspiration! CA is on our list for the summer, too!

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