Voyage to San Diego

San Diego

 

Last week we journeyed down to the Port of San Diego for a mini vacation. Our friend Ryan from Chicago was visiting for the week and we wanted to explore a new part of California while he was here. Some may think of San Diego as rather boring but I think of it more as calm and humble. The scenery and skyline of San Diego was beautiful, with the harbor full of boats just peering around the edge. Quite a perfect Maritime city with their beautiful ship-like convention center that was an amazing piece of architectural art. You could just sense the history this city holds by the slower pace of life, which was so nice and way needed, even if it was only for a couple days.

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Birthday in San Francisco

haring statue sf

Keith Haring 1989 | Howard and 3rd Street

 

For my birthday we decided to take a long weekend and went back up to San Francisco. Our good friend and DJ, Mike Servito, was going to be in town at the same time for a gig at the Holy Cow! for MLK weekend. It was the most amazing trip ever, with better weather than I could have ever hoped for. On my birthday we went to the MOMA SF and had a piece of Mondrian Cake at the Blue Bottle. Chocolate ganache is deadly, seriously.  Went ice skating for the very first time as well which was one of the funnest things I’ve ever done in my life. It surprisingly wasn’t as hard as I thought it was going to be. Late that night we went to a random bar by our hotel which turned out to be some local hangout and ran into Smiley from St. Alfred’s. Chicago in SF – so unexpected! It was really nice seeing a familiar face. Hendricks gimlets all night, free shots and new friends made it the best birthday ever.

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San Francisco Holiday

We <3 San Fran!
The Bay area is extraordinarily beautiful, even in the slight gloom of winter. We decided to go on a whim, which turned out to be one of the best vacations ever. Cozy, neighborhood-y, yet with a big city feel, San Francisco is quite a magical city full of quirks and wonderful bay window apartment buildings. The weather was a bit rainy, so we stayed mainly within the Union Square region near our temporary abode, Hotel Metropolis. We ventured through Chinatown, the Fisherman’s Wharf, a night in the Mission, and devoured tofu bahn mi sandwiches, veggie dogs, and other amazing vegan delicacies.

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Deserted

arizona cactus

lovetta cactus

Leotard: American Apparel, Skirt: Forever21

desert bible

My first trip into the desert of the Southwest. Majestic, overwhelmingly breathtaking and beautifully stark. Couldn’t help but think that sometimes nature can make you feel quite small.

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