Category Archives: Shopping

Bookmark and Share

How would Candice spend one perfect day in San Diego? Hint: it involves murals painted beneath the Coronado Bridge, shopping at a pop-up flea market and cocktails sporting tiny umbrellas. Read More…

Bookmark and Share

I am in Old Town at midnight. I am not surprised. While it is a place, without question, built for tourists, I balk at the suggestion that ‘locals don’t go there’ and such ‘traps’ should be avoided by those looking for an ‘authentic’ experience.

For me, there is nothing more authentic and alluring than the post-structuralist break-down of real and pretend. Old Town is a piece of living theater staged on the actual blood, sweat and bones of San Diego’s history. The lines between reality and mythology blur amongst historical landmarks and themed restaurants, dusty graveyards and costumed guides. Read More…

Bookmark and Share

Summer is a time to let your hair down and start enjoying the glorious weather! During the months of June-August San Diego is known for an average high of 76 degrees and a low of 65 degrees. What does this mean when it comes to defining San Diego style? I like to call it California-Laid-Back-Chic!

Basically, our city is an active one, so styles need to be comfy yet chic. We are casual but do dress up when the occasion permits. Make sure to pack lightweight cotton and silk clothing, jeans, t-shirts, shorts and summer-type dresses for the warm days and a either a fitted jacket or a lightweight sweater for the cool evenings. During the day, always have handy your “sunnies” (sunglasses) and a cool hat like a Fedora.

There are many boutiques located throughout the quaint neighborhoods of San Diego offering great summer fashion and after the break are just a few of my favorites. Read More…

Bookmark and Share

Westfield Horton Plaza Shopping Center, known for its striking colors and architecture, offers great shopping at over 120 stores, dining and entertainment options  in the heart of San Diego’s thriving ultra-chic downtown. With well-known anchor stores such as Nordstrom’s and Macy’s, Horton Plaza is a great place to pick up the latest San Diego fashions. Read More…

Bookmark and Share

If a shopping adventure just blocks away from the Pacific Ocean is in your plans, then don’t miss the Ocean Beach Antique District! Read More…

Bookmark and Share

As a personal wardrobe stylist I am always on the look-out for unique and easily accessible areas to take people shopping, especially with my shopping tours, and Little Italy is just this type of place. I can easily walk the main drag, India Street, perusing in and out of my local favorites and I always save some time to stop in any of the quaint coffee houses to energize with some caffeine!

After the break are just a sampling of my personal favorite Little Italy shopping gems. Read More…

Bookmark and Share

Fashion Show at Neiman Marcus

I recently had the pleasure to sit down and interview the oh-so-talented, Edward Wilkerson, Design Director of the brand, Lafayette 148. The interview took place after the fabulous showing of his 2012 Spring Collection. We discussed the fashions of San Diego as well as some of his favorite spots in San Diego to visit. The 2012 Spring Collection was featured at Neiman Marcus, located at Fashion Valley Shopping Center, and definitely put me in pure vacation-mode! Read More…

Bookmark and Share

Cedros Design District is a shopper’s Mecca when it comes to a variety of interests. This quaint, dog-friendly neighborhood with rows of boutiques, garden stores, galleries and cafes speak to the true artistic crowd. The multitude of fashion boutiques literally … Read More…

Bookmark and Share

Along with colorful blooms and warm winds, Springtime in San Diego brings a signature event that’s as vibrant and lively as the budding flowers of the region. Each year, Mission Federal ArtWalk takes over San Diego’s Little Italy District for two days, to celebrate the talents of visual and performing artists from California and beyond. Now in its 28th Year, ArtWalk is the largest art event that takes place in San Diego. With over 350 renowned artists displaying their work for purchase, you just may find the next piece of art to covet in your collection. Read More…

Bookmark and Share

So many people ask me, “What should I pack for my visit to San Diego during the Springtime?” My answer: It is all about the layering factor.

After the break are clothing tips and a few suggestions on where to pick up your spring wardrobe’s missing pieces. Read More…