A San Diego Thanksgiving

Turkey Day is right around the corner…3 days away! Yay! We are so excited to go visit our family in San Diego. Mostly for the time with loved ones, but also to get away from this Chicago weather for a few days. It’s forecasted to be 80 degrees in San Diego on Thursday (as I look at the window and see snow falling in Chi Town). That’s just crazy! Weird to think I won’t need my down coat–well until I step foot back into O’hare.

Below is an outfit that felt very “Cali” to me…no jacket necessary, sunglasses for when you sip your Cranberry Margarita by the pool. Then probably get too hot in these leather leggings and ditch them for a swim suit. Bring it on.

San Diego Thanksgiving Fall Outfit


:::What you see above:::

Headband:::Forever 21, $6.90

Knit Sweater:::H&M, $29.95

Statement Necklace:::Target, $19.99

Wine Leather Leggings:::She-Fashions, $28.83

Sunglasses:::Warby Parker, $95

Leather Satchel:::GAP, $70

Steve Madden Bootie:::DSW, $69.95

Recipe to the Cranberry Margarita:::FREE


Happy Thanksgiving! I have so much to be thankful for, it’s slightly overwhelming. Praise God.

Enjoy your holiday everyone and happy adventures!


Beach Day

Hoping for sunny weather this weekend! I spent probably too much time today looking at bathing suits, sandals, and other great items for sunshine! Here are some goodies I stumbled upon (links below photo):

World Flattened Necklace – $19.99, Mod Cloth

Striped French Bathing Suit Top – $39.99, J. Crew

Glamour-Girl Bathing Suit Bottom – $40.00 J. Crew

Round Folding Sunglasses –  $220 Ray Ban

Black Lace Romper – $18.33 She-Fashions

Dark Tan Caged Sandal – $27.00 LuLu’s


Happy Weekend!


Breakfast.Lunch.Dinner | Ocean Beach, San Diego


Breakfast.Lunch.Dinner | Ocean Beach, San Diego


If you are planning a trip to San Diego, then make room for a trip to Ocean Beach. Ocean Beach is only a 15-20 minute drive from downtown (probably less during the slower times). The heart of Ocean Beach is on Newport Avenue. If you are planning a day within the week to get there, pick Wednesday…that is also the day of the street market along Newport Ave. There is everything from fresh fruits and veggies, to jewelry, to local shops and bakers selling their goods. It starts at 4pm and goes to 8pm. A great thing to do right before you head to your dinner location!



photos by New Break Cafe

BREAKFAST—At Newbreak, the Sunrise Sandwich on an everything bagel is my personal favorite. I don’t think you can go wrong with any of their breakfast sandwiches. I was a strong believer in all breakfast sandwiches, didn’t really try any other food items. The coffee is great as well. I love the specialty coffees. The location on Abbott street (end of Newport Avenue) looks right at the water. There are two locations in Ocean Beach, the other being on Sunset Cliffs Blvd. (I just recently found out they have one downtown as well!).



photo by Erika Johnston

LUNCH—OB Smoothie. This is the diamond in the rough. You must go here if you are within a ten mile radius of the place. It is amazing. And I will only allow you to purchase an Acai Bowl. Nope, nothing else, just that. The other menu items are great but the acai bowl is phenomenal! When I have a layover and staying downtown, I will run to this place and then take a taxi back…it really is worth it. Some people don’t know you can add coconut to the top and substitute fruit if you dislike one of the items it comes with. I order the acai bowl with soy and coconut (coconut not pictured in the version above). You won’t regret it. They ask you apple juice or soy as your base for the acai smoothie portion…then you sit and wait for the miracle to happen. A little stroll down Newport Avenue to the beach and pier is the perfect pairing.


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photos by Raglan Public House and Pacific Coast Magazine

DINNER— Raglan Public House is a fairly new addition to OB, but a good one. Their burgers are juicy and their sweet potato fries are heavenly. They have amazing beers on tap, a lot being local brews. They also have a beautiful patio. The decor is welcoming and the staff is friendly.  Raglan House is inspired by the New Zealand way of life and the fresh and unique Kiwi food.



photo by Gallagher’s

LATE NIGHT — Gallagher’s  is a local’s joint. You can also find it on Newport Avenue. I personally think Thursdays are the best nights because that means it’s Reggae Night. I have never been a huge Reggae fan, but when it comes to Gallagher’s, I’m a fan. It is a relaxing vibe and chill atmosphere. You can check their website for all upcoming bands and events. Newport Avenue is a great place to bar hop, make sure you swing into Gallagher’s. ALSO, no cover!

Safe travels and Happy adventures,