Category Archives: Shopping

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If you’ve ever been to Pike Place Market in Seattle or Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco, you know what a delight it is to see seafood as fresh as it gets from local waters.

San Diego now has its very own open-air seafood market called the Tuna Harbor Dockside Market, located on Fish Harbor Pier on picturesque San Diego Bay between Seaport Village and Ruocco Park (across the street from the chic new Headquarters at Seaport District). Read More…

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With the eagerly awaited arrival of Comic-Con International this week, San Diego is gleefully celebrating all things comic. And whether or not you were lucky enough to have scored Comic-Con tickets, you can certainly partake in San Diego’s love affair with the genre. No matter what time of year you visit San Diego, you’ll find the spirit of Comic-Con thriving at San Diego’s many comic book stores. Read More…

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Chic is defined as stylish, elegant, and sophisticated. San Diego’s boutiques embody this with an effortlessness-chic approach. What better way to describe the following women’s chic shopping boutiques located throughout the region. Read More…

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Even though San Diego is known for its laid back and comfortable style, the region is home to plenty of upscale, luxury boutiques that will satisfy even the pickiest fashionista. Read More…

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You may think that San Diego’s ideal weather would lend itself to always wearing flip-flops, t-shirts, and shorts, but think again. San Diego’s style has evolved into more of an effortless-chic, yet still comfy vibe. Think non-complicated pieces that allow for layering options with colors ranging from vibrant to neutral to pastels.

Here are four of my go-to boutiques to find that perfect San Diego outfit. Read More…

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With temps in the high 60s, winter is a wonderful time of year to check out the city sights, as well as activities in our East County region where ‘tis the season to see charming foothill, mountain and desert communities decked in holiday splendor. Following are 5 Holiday Festivities to Try. Read More…

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Who doesn’t like holiday outlet shopping? San Diego has two awesome premium outlets, one in North County and the other in the South Bay, where you can find designer, name brand gifts at incredible prices.

Both outlet centers offer an upscale outdoor setting with full food courts including Starbucks, fast food and seated dining. Plus, during the month of December, both centers are offering a “Deal of the Day,” coupon books with 25-30 savings offers beyond the outlet discounts and plenty of holiday fun for the whole family. Read More…

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Spoil yourself with a day of shopping in San Diego. The warm fall weather is begging you to enjoy an outing at some of the best centers and premium outlets for luxurious shopping and dining throughout San Diego county! Read More…

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Alice Cooper said it best, “No more teachers, no more books…school’s out for summer!” When the final school bell rings and summer break begins, there’s no better place to bring your kids than San Diego, especially teenagers. San Diego has great teen activities known to cause many of them to happily lay down their smart phones and join in the fun. Here are a few “teen-tested, mother approved” San Diego activities that my own two teenagers enjoy every summer. Read More…

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San Diego’s uptown neighborhood of Hillcrest, home of San Diego’s LGBT community, celebrates diversity year-round with a vibrant rainbow mix of accommodations, restaurants, bars and nightclubs, chic boutiques, vintage clothing stores, kitschy novelty shops and so much more.

With San Diego Pride coming up next month (July 12-14), now is the perfect time to spotlight a few of my favorite places worth checking out… Read More…