Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Rocky Beaches and Sweet Treats

While the Chicago area is in buried in their biggest blizzard in ages, I'm sitting here with some residual sun burn from my fun weekend. (though I can't say I wouldn't love a snow day or two!)

When Kim arrived Wednesday evening, we headed off to C level for a lovely dinner watching the sunset in the harbor. I love this place! We both enjoyed Syrah, Kim ordered the roasted lamb on rosemary foccaccia (the chutney they put on this sandwich is out of this world!) and I had lobster BLT with lobster bisque.

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and we headed off to the Old Globe for a musical production of Jane Austen's Emma

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i love grabbing a hot cocoa at intermission. yum!

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After a much needed sleep-in, Thursday brought us to La Jolla. It was a perfect day.

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( need to learn photoshop to get that crazy sign out of this picture!)

Brunch at the Brockton Villa at my MIL's suggestion was delicious.
Check out the view from our table!

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Kim got the artichoke, asparagus and goat cheese omelette, and I got the house special orange Coast Toast.
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they served my (hot) latte in a clear cup with a straw!

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cute little sea lions on the rocks. they had lots of little pups!

Kim's first dip in the pacific
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After a long stroll around the coast, we headed inland for some leisurely shopping.

must. get. gelato. (though it's nothing like the real deal)

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a first for everything--this is the first cupcake shop I've been in. They even had a gluten free option for Kim!
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Consignment shops galore provided some new duds for both of us.

We finished up the day at a local winery, Orfila, where we did a tasting and enjoyed the sunset.

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6 comments:

steph c said...

That sandwich at the top looks a.maz.ing. Sounds like you guys had a great time! I love looking at warmer weather pictures.. it let's me pretend I'm there and not in chilly DC :))

Sofi Stellar said...

Wow, that is a HUGE burger! All the food looks really good.

I've been tossing back and fourth the idea of moving to San Diego. Is it really nice there? I'm all the way on the east coast and have only ever visited San Francisco. Do you like it?

Cole said...

I'm not in Chicago but I'm definitely buried under lots of snow so this post made me wish I was in SoCal! And had gelato in my hand :)

MayLove said...

I now need a cupcake, gelato and ho cho STAT! Oh, and that omelet too!

lavenderpug said...

wow, what an amazing weekend. la jolla looks beautiful! as do those desserts and brunch entrees!

Emily (The Culinary Couple) said...

So envious of your sunny weather! (As I am every time my mother-in-law calls to tell us they enjoyed a day on one of southern California's beaches.)

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