Posts Tagged ‘travel’

Day 4: The Perfect Hideaway

April 2, 2009

dscn9818-pola01I look a bit sleepy and disheveled here, but nonetheless I enjoyed the sunny, yet slightly cool mornings with a hot cup of coffee. I also love my new, very favorite sweatshirt, which I picked up when we were in Coronado. It is super comfy and cozy, perfect for deck-sitting and coffee-sipping. I actually came to find the La Jolla mornings my favorite part of the day, which, if you know me, is a rarity, but for some reason, I was up at 8AM every day. I loved eating breakfast outside while enjoying the beautiful foliage and sweet smell of jasmine that graced and perfumed our deck. I was so enchanted by our little bungalow in La Jolla that I wanted to share some pretty photos with you. Scroll down to see more!

dscn9892Redwood Hollow since 1915


downsized_0331091827The walk up to our cottage, tucked behind beautiful exotic plants, sweet-smelling flowers and expansive palm fronds.



dscn9827Such beautiful flowers. They were everywhere, surrounding us with their loveliness.


Later on after a quick walk by the water, we came back to enjoy a yummy, light lunch, complete with Mom’s awesome salad, tasty turkey sandwiches and fresh fruit. Perfection.


Day 3: Meet you in La Jolla…

April 1, 2009

dscn9742-polaMy dears, I give you… my lovely Mother! This was taken right before we hopped into the car to head to La Jolla. Isn’t she so cute and stylish?!

picture-19Before I left for California and was trying to pack, I decided that I wanted to only bring a few staple items and mix and match them together. So, above are photos I gathered together to share with you some of the casual pieces I brought to wear on the trip. I must say that I got the most wear out of my basic black jersey dress, which proved to be perfect for the beach, and my trusty black blazer, which I often just threw over whatever outfit I was already wearing. It added that slight bit of warmth needed when the wind picked up, but was light enough that I didn’t feel hot or too layered while in the sun. And, I mustn’t forget my very favorite scarf…it seems to go with anything, whether it is a horizontal striped top or just a plain gray t-shirt.

Anyway, back to the vacation. So, day three was spent soaking up the last pleasures that Coronado had to offer. We visited a very cool, old Navy shipyard and then came back to  spend a few hours on the beach before finally hopping in the car to head to beautiful La Jolla! Stay tuned for more pics from the last days of our glorious trip! SPxx

Day 2: Beach day!

March 31, 2009


picture-151We awoke to another gorgeous day on the island and decided to spend most of our time on the beach reading and enjoying the sound of the waves crashing onto the sand. I finally got to try out my new striped bikini, which I was very happy with. But, once it struck 4PM, we hopped up and snagged a seaside view at one of the tables on the patio of the hotel to sip some happy hour wine and munch on appetizers. Yum. After dinner and a quick stop at our room we made our way back out onto the beach to enjoy the beautiful sunset. I got to indulge in wearing my bright white jeans with yet another striped item. This time, it was a lightweight sweater, which I paired with my go-to black blazer. As soon as I hit the sand I quickly rolled up my jeans and spent the rest of the sunset dancing around in the sand and doing cartwheels—my favorite.

happy heart day.

February 13, 2009

swcl7d1Photo via Le Love

I headed to Chicago early this morning to spend the long weekend here with a person who is very dear to me. We are going to get all dressed up tomorrow night and go out for dinner, drinks and dancing! I can’t wait! What are you up to for Valentine’s Day, my sweets?