Candice

Valentine’s Day – Savor the Romance at San Diego Restaurants

Enjoy a Romantic Valentine's Day Dinner at The Marine Room.
Enjoy a Romantic Valentine's Day Dinner at The Marine Room.

Enjoy a romantic Valentine’s Day dinner at the Marine Room, one of America’s Most Romantic Restaurants

San Diego’s restaurants do romance right. Just ask Travel + Leisure and Yahoo, who named the Marine Room as one of America’s Most Romantic Restaurants. Nestled on the sands of La Jolla Shores, the Marine Room uses nature to set the mood as rolling waves from the Pacific lap up against the restaurant’s expansive windows.

Of course, the Marine Room is just one of many San Diego restaurants where romance is on the menu. This Valentine’s Day, book ahead to ensure the best table at one of these desirable hot spots.

The Celebrity Spot

Searsucker

Searsucker, celebrity chef Brian Malarkey’s signature restaurant

Since opening in 2010, chef Brian Malarkey’s Searsucker in downtown’s Gaslamp Quarter has been popular with locals and visitors alike. Already a celebrity thanks to his time as a contestant on Bravo’s Top Chef series, Brian Malarkey is back in the spotlight as a judge on the new ABC TV series “The Taste.” Grab your sweetheart and a table at Searsucker to taste what all the buzz is about.

New Kids on the Block

As San Diego’s dining scene continues to grow, finding a cozy and delicious date-night spot has never been easier. In Little Italy, enjoy a playful yet elegant meal with your sweetheart as you share small plates of Italian street food and house made vermouth cocktails at Monello.

Monello's tasty pizza and housemade vermouth.

Monello’s tasty pizza and house made vermouth.

At Pacific Beach’s latest hot spot, Table 926 serves up a sumptuous prix fixe dinner offering steamed local mussels, grilled lamb chops or pork osso bucco. Enjoy 3 courses for $60 per person, or add two glasses of wine and a glass or champagne for only $20 more.

San Diego Classics

Take in the sweeping views of La Jolla cove.

Take in the sweeping views of La Jolla cove.

You’re on top of the world with a Valentine’s Day dinner at Bertrand at Mister A’s. Perched atop a highrise in the Banker’s Hill neighborhood, Bertrand at Mister A’s looks out over downtown San Diego’s glittering skyline and vast bay. In La Jolla, George’s at the Cove offers exquisite California cuisine prepared by chef Trey Foshee. Like the Marine Room, this San Diego classic serves up spectacular food alongside an equally spectacular view of La Jolla’s coastline.

> More San Diego Valentine’s Day ideas and packages

Where will you and your special someone dine this Valentine’s Day?

Brent Bernasconi

Top Things to Do in San Diego: November 7-11, 2012

So here’s an idea, escape to San Diego sometime in the next few days and enjoy one of these great things to do this weekend:

1. San Diego Beer Week Continues

Beer Garden attendees talking to a brewer during San Diego Beer Week Beer Garden

Meet the Brewers during San Diego Beer Week Beer Garden at the Lodge at Torrey Pines.

Pairing great food with craft beer has become a popular event during San Diego Beer Week (SDBW). On Friday (11/9), dine on delectable dishes while sipping great local brews during Brewtopia on the Bay at The Dana on Mission Bay.

Finish off SDBW on Sunday (11/11) at the Beer Garden at The Lodge at Torrey Pines. Along with a picturesque setting, over 20 local breweries and 10 local chefs will be serving up San Diego’s best. And since admission includes unlimited samples, this is a SDBW event not to be missed.

SDBW continues with daily events through Sunday.

Dates: Through November 11, 2012
Cost: Cost Varies by Event. Brewtopia – $40, Beer Garden – $75
> Browse the over 300 San Diego Beer Week Events

2. Battle on the Midway

USS Midway Aircraft Carrier Museum

SDSU takes on Syracuse about the USS Midway

Update: Battle on the Midway has been pushed back by two days and will now be on Sunday, November 11, 2012, at 1:00 PM.

Battle on the Midway is one part Aircraft Carrier and one part NCAA Basketball. Two of the top teams in the nation, San Diego State University and Syracuse University will battle it out on a court aboard the USS Midway Aircraft Carrier Museum.

Location: 910 North Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101 (map)
Date: November 9, 2012 Rescheduled for Sunday, November 11, 2012
Time: Starts at 5:00 PM New Tip Time at 1:00 PM
Cost: $150-$500
> Find out more about the Battle on the Midway

3. Dive in Theatre: The Hunger Games

Movie screening at the Pearl Hotel

Lounge by the pool with Dive In Theatre at the Pearl Hotel

Hang out by the pool under the stars at The Pearl Hotel and see if Katniss Everdeen makes it out of the Hunger Games alive! While you watch, enjoy a few snacks, drink and maybe a dip in the oyster-shaped swimming pool. If you have a group of 6, make reservations for one of the cabanas and lounge in style.

Location: 1410 Rosecrans Street, San Diego, CA 92106 (map)
Date: November 7, 2012
Time: Movie starts at 8:00 PM
Cost: Free
> Find out more about Dive in Theatre: The Hunger Games

4. Behold, America!

Eastman Johnson, The Cranberry Harvest, Island of Nantucket

Eastman Johnson, The Cranberry Harvest, Island of Nantucket. Oil on canvas, 1880. Putnam Collection, Timken Museum of Art

As part of a collaboration between the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, The San Diego Museum of Art, and the Timken Museum, Behold, America! tells a cohesive story of the history of art in the United States. The works on display range from the colonial period to the present.

Location: 1450 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101
Dates: November 10, 2012 – February 10, 2013
Cost: Included with admission
> Find out more about Behold, America! at the San Diego Museum of Art

5. Kettner Nights in Little Italy

Ketter Nights

Little Italy’s Kettner Boulevard comes alive as visitors mix and mingle their way through the many boutiques and galleries on the second Friday of every month. Come explore this ever-growing distinctive neighborhood with a walk filled with art, design and antiques.

Location: Between West Grape and West Laurel Streets on Kettner Boulevard and India Street
Date: November 9, 2012
Time: 6:00 to 9:00 PM
Cost: Free
> Find out more about Kettner Nights

> Browse more great things to do on the San Diego Event Calendar

Know of any other great events going on in San Diego this weekend? Let us and others know about them in the comments below.

Brent Bernasconi

Mangia, Mangia! World Pasta Day in San Diego!

Fresh Pasta - Bencotto Italian Kitchen
Fresh Pasta - Bencotto Italian Kitchen

Dine on fresh pasta at Bencotto on World Pasta Day

My love for Italian food started early since I come from an Irish-Italian family and most of our dinners growing up either consisted of meat and potatoes or pasta. Today, my pantry always has a few boxes of pasta ready for the impromptu dinner or a date night at home with what I call Shalene’s Pesto Pasta (comment below if you want the recipe). However, sometimes my wife and I don’t feel like cooking and instead head on out for a delicious plate of pasta…made by someone else. 🙂

Since today is World Pasta Day, I wanted to share my three go to San Diego Italian restaurants for some pasta whether it be a romantic dinner, a family night out or a quick grab to eat while on the go:

Bencotto Italian Kitchen – Date Night done Right

Bencotto Italian Kitchen

Bencotto Italian Kitchen

I knew this place would be delicious when it came highly recommended by an actual Italian. Bencotto offers a romantic dining experience in Little Italy and since the weather is usually warm, sit outside on the patio for some al fresco dining. Start the meal off right with an antipasto of carpaccio di melone e prosciutto. For the main dish, my favorite is the Pasta a Modo Tuo, or Pasta Your Way, where you can pick your favorite sauce and pasta style (made fresh daily) for create the perfect meal. Cap off dinner with some tiramisu and an espresso.

Location: 750 West Fir Street San Diego, CA 92101 (map)
Website: www.lovebencotto.com

Venice Pizza House – Where Everybody Knows Your Name

Venice Pizza House Sign

Head to Venice Pizza for a Family meal full of good ol’ Italian-American food.

Venice Pizza’s good ol’ fashion Italian-American food in a family-friendly setting is the reason my family has dined at Venice Pizza for well over 20 years. After a long day, this is the place my wife and I like to go to relax with friends or just by ourselves. When with a group, a few antipasti salads and pizzas are the order of the day. When it’s just the two of us, my wife orders the mushroom ravioli while I get the half and half (half spaghetti and half ravioli) dinner. Make sure to check their website for daily specials and for those over 21, a carafe of the house white or red is a great deal.

Location: 3333 El Cajon Boulevard San Diego, CA 92104 (map)
Website: www.venicepizzahouse.com

Mangia Mangia Mobile – Eclectic Italian on Wheels

Mangia Mangia Mobile Food Truck

Find the Mangia Mangia truck for a delicious and different take on Italian Food.

When you walk up to the Mangia Mangia Mobile, Marko (the owner) will greet you like a long last family member and will make sure you leave with a full stomach. When he catered our 30th birthday party, Marko whipped up a batch of delicious Italian Lolipops (meatballs on a stick dipped in tempura and fried served with parmigiano cheese and marinara dipping sauce) for an appetizer along with delicious Chicken Parmigiana sandwiches, Ricotta and Spinach Ravioli, and Lasagna Bolognese for the main courses. But since it is World Pasta Day, Mangia Mangia also offers spaghetti and meatballs for those looking for a more traditional Italian meal.

Location: Changes Every Day – Check the Website or Twitter feed for Daily Location
Website: www.mangiamangiamobile.com

Allora, cosa stai aspettando? E ‘ora di mangiare!

Tell me in the comments below, where/which is your favorite Italian restaurant in San Diego?

Candice

Fresh Food Daily at San Diego Farmers Markets

San Diego Farmers Markets

San Diego may be a laid-back town, but we take our food very seriously. With a diverse landscape and mild temperatures, San Diego County boasts ideal conditions for farming, so it’s no surprise that the county is home to more than 6,000 small and family owned farms. These farmers provide chefs from local restaurants with access to the freshest possible ingredients, but you don’t have to pull up a seat at a restaurant to enjoy some of San Diego’s local bounty.

San Diego Farmers Markets

Whether you are packing supplies for a picnic in Balboa Park, picking up fresh fruit to snack on in your hotel room, or even enjoying an impromptu lunch streetside, there are a number of California Certified Farmers Markets that take place every day in San Diego all over the county.  These colorful and festive farmers markets offer fresh picked fruits, crisp heirloom vegetables, regional cheeses, locally baked breads and desserts and a unique window on life in this sun-kissed Southern California paradise.

Uni served at Little Italy Farmers Market in San Diego

How about some uni served fresh from the sea at the Little Italy Mercato?

On Sunday mornings, an offbeat crowd of neighborhood musicians, artists and residents gather at the Hillcrest Farmers Market, where they enjoy fresh finds from around the county along with a unique collection of handcrafted art and housewares.

On Wednesday afternoons, visitors step back into the 1960s at the Ocean Beach Farmers Market; in this eclectic beachfront setting, fresh produce mixes with a laid-back surfer vibe and dash of the bizarre—llama rides are optional.

On Saturday mornings, the Little Italy Mercato brings the streets of this colorful downtown neighborhood to life as farm fresh produce rubs elbows with prepared foods from some of the region’s best kitchens.

Fresh meats available at San Diego Farmers Markets

It’s not just for fruits and veggies: you’ll find locally raised meats at many San Diego Farmers Markets.

Markets are held across San Diego County 7 days a week, so no matter where your travels take you, your sure to find something fresh nearby. Check out the San Diego County Farm Bureau for a complete list of markets.

Which Farmers Market in San Diego is your favorite?

Candice

Neighborhood Shopping Spotlight: Little Italy

Vocabulary Boutique in Little Italy San Diego

San Diego is home to dozens of vibrant neighborhoods, each with its own style and flair, and it’s in these neighborhoods that you’ll often find San Diego’s best hidden treasures.

Though the neighborhood may once have been home to San Diego’s flourishing tuna fishing industry, today’s Little Italy is a lively and design-conscious neighborhood filled with patio cafes, restaurants, pubs, art galleries and some of the city’s most stylish shops.

Fashionable Finds

Be Beauty Boutique in Little Italy

Be Beauty Boutique

On Fir Street, a block of colorful cottages house boutiques that offer ultra-stylish options including independent designers of women’s clothing, accessories and shoes. Tucked into an adorable yellow cottage, Be Beauty carries hip fashion and great accessories by local designers.

Vocabulary Boutique in Little Italy San Diego

Vocabulary Boutique

Vocabulary on Cedar Street is a great stop for both men’s and women’s fashion. Chic housewares and accessories round out their style-savvy collection.

Residing in the historic “Pray House” built in 1888, Melero Boutique & Gallery stocks some of the hottest designer names, like Black Halo, Paul & Joe and Sachin + Babi.

The Kettner Art & Design District

Head north along Little Italy’s Kettner Street and you’ll discover a group of retail shops and art galleries that feature creative selections of home furnishings and one-of-a-kind accessories.

Mixture design shop in San Diego's Little Italy

Mixture design shop

With a setting as stylish as the items it sells, Mixture features a young and fresh take on contemporary furniture and home accents. The handbags, jewelry and artworks by local artists all make wonderful souvenirs friom a trip to San Diego.

Also on Kettner Street, Architectural Salvage is a haven of vintage home décor and accessories like antique drawer handles, and truly unexpected items you won’t find anywhere else, like recycled carousel horses or the entrance sign to a long-gone casino.

The Bungalow Store stocks antiques and artifacts in San Diego's Little Italy

The Bungalow Store stocks antiques and artifacts in San Diego’s Little Italy

The Bungalow Store is another treasure trove of unexpected finds. This antique shops specializes in furniture, lighting and decorative arts for collectors of the Spanish Revival, Rancho and Hacienda styles, but even non-collectors will love browsing their unique stock of items.

> Discover more great shopping ideas in San Diego

Know of any other great Little Italy shopping spots? Let us and others know in the comments below.

Maren

That’s Amore: For the Love of Little Italy FESTA! in San Diego

Gondoliers at the Little Italy Festa!
Gondoliers at the Little Italy Festa!

Gondoliers ready to serenade at the Little Italy Festa!

Since its conception in 1994, the Annual Little Italy FESTA! has celebrated the Italian history and beautiful revitalization of one of San Diego’s most beloved neighborhoods. This Sunday, October 14, 2012 from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM, come see why hip and historic Little Italy welcomes over 120,000 attendees a year in the largest Italian American Festival on the West Coast.

Enjoy Italian food served al fresco, incredible Gesso Italiano (Italian chalk art painting), Italian motor sports exhibits, a bocce ball tournament, cooking demonstrations, music, and even a fun zone for the kids as you stroll throughout Little Italy’s 48 walkable, scenic square blocks of fresh, urban mixed-use developments.

Don’t miss the chalk art

Chalk Art - Little Italy Festa!

The beautiful and ephemeral “Gesso Italiano”.

Gesso Italiano brings more than 160 artists and teams together from across the nation to turn asphalt into a vibrant tapestry of ephemeral chalk art. The artwork takes two days to complete and is available for viewing only during the FESTA!…each year it is washed away after the festival.

Fun for the Family

Pizza spinning and kids at the Little Italy FESTA!

Fun at the FESTA! for the kids.

While adults enjoy the beer and wine garden, 3 stages devoted to music and chef demonstrations on how to prepare classic and contemporary Italian dishes, and bocce ball tournaments, the kids can romp through the inflatable kids zone or learn how to twirl their own pizza dough.

Insider Tips for the Little Italy Festa!

Crowd at the Little Italy Festa!

Come Celebrate in Hip and Historic Little Italy!

Take advantage of these two tips in order to make your Little Italy’s FESTA! the best experience possible:

  • Try the Trolley: As with any well-attended event, parking can be a hassle. Luckily, Little Italy is conveniently located on the San Diego Trolley’s Green Line, between Old Town and Downtown. Try parking at one of the station lots and taking the trolley two or 3 stops to Little Italy.
  • Bring Cash: Booths will be set up al fresco, most without the ability to take credit card. Come with cash to make sure your time is spent enjoying the festivities, not searching for an ATM.
Suzzanne

Top Things to Do in San Diego: October 11-14, 2012

Chalk art at Little Italy Festa!

Finally, a little fall weather…San Diego style! We get to pull out our light jackets and maybe put on a pair of jeans instead of shorts. Why not get outside and enjoy these events this weekend. I’ll be at the Taste of Gaslamp. What will you be doing this weekend?

1. Taste of Downtown

All of downtown including the Gaslamp Quarter will come alive for this year’s Taste of Downtown

On Thursday, October 11, head downtown to celebrate the 13th Annual Taste of Downtown from 5:00 to 9:00 PM It is the biggest neighborhood tasting event in San Diego and encompasses the neighborhoods of East Village, Gaslamp, the Financial District and Horton Plaza. Tickets are $30 in advance and $35 the day of the event.

2. 5th Avenue Auto Showcase

Cadillac at the 5th Avenue Auto Showcase

Classic Cadillacs and more at the 5th Avenue Auto Showcase

Car enthusiasts will be flocking to the Gaslamp Quarter on 5th Avenue from E Street to L Street on Sunday, October 14th from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM for the 4th Annual Fifth Avenue Auto Showcase. This timeless event is free and open to the public and will showcase high-performance automobiles and motorcycles ranging from the traditional classics to lavish luxury modern vehicles.

3. Miramar Air Show

The Blue Angels to soar over San Diego!

Nearly 500,000 people are expected to witness the MCAS Miramar Air Show this weekend, October 12-14. Visitors will be treated to a full day of flying and entertainment as well as novelty booths, a children’s activity area, military displays, a trade show and more!

4. Little Italy Festa!

Chalk art at Little Italy Festa!

Chalk art, Music and More at Little Italy Festa!

In its 18th year, the Little Italy neighborhood continues to celebrate its heritage by bringing the passion, vibrancy and flavors of Italy to southern California with its yearly treasured event, the Little Italy FESTA! More than 150 vendors, three stages of entertainment, Gesso Italiano (Italian Chalk), an Italian motorsport show, a Stickball exhibition game, and a children’s area will encompass more than 16 blocks of event activities at this family friendly event.

5. Art Glass Guild Show and Sale

The largest art glass show in Southern California will be held in the historic courtyard of the Spanish Village Art Center in Balboa Park. Visitors can stroll through the free exhibit and see over 30 juried glass artists display their work Saturday and Sunday, October 13-14 from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Be sure to also visit the demonstration booth where children and adults can participate in hands on mosaic projects.

Candice

Candice’s Perfect Day in San Diego

The colorful (and delicious) sights of the Little Italy Mercato, including fresh uni.

It’s Saturday morning, and India Street is bustling as usual, with colorful tents and even more colorful produce on display at the Little Italy Mercato, one of the city’s best farmers markets. The Mercato’s highlight is freshly caught sea urchin, which Poppa’s Fresh Fish will happily crack open and hand over with a fork to so you can devour the delicacy immediately. But today, I’m saving my appetite for brunch at PrepKitchen. The chef takes his inspiration and ingredients from what’s available at the market that morning, so there’s a good chance I’ll be feasting on some of the Mercato’s spoils. After brunch, Little Italy’s indie boutiques beg for a little exploration.

Shopping at Little Italy’s Vocabulary boutique; brunch at PrepKitchen

My shopping itch not yet scratched, I head a couple of miles East to the South Park neighborhood, where I could spend hours wandering from boutique to boutique. If you happen to stop by on a Saturday afternoon, don’t be surprised to see a pop-up flea market in one of the grassy lots along Fern Street.

Shopping spills out into the street along Fern Street in South Park

Knitting books? Handmade jewelry from local designers? Craft beer bottles recycled into drinking glasses? A vintage ceramic ashtray in the shape of a Dachshund? Not matter what I’m looking for, I’ll probably find it at one of South Park’s crafty and quirky shops.

Make Good, Junc Life & Style and Graffiti Beach are just a few of the unique shops you’ll find in South Park.

After all that shopping, I’ve worked up a little appetite, so I make my way down to Barrio Logan, an epicenter of San Diego’s Hispanic community. Street tacos at La Fachada are the perfect fuel before stopping to admire Chicano Park, where vibrant murals beneath the San Diego-Coronado Bridge overpass portray the struggles of the Mexican-American community.

Tacos at La Fachada; the murals of Chicano Park

Before the sun sets, I make my way to the beach to soak up summer’s welcoming weather. The beaches of La Jolla are some of my favorites – La Jolla Shores’ vast stretch of sand full of surfers and lifeguard towers feels quintessentially Southern Californian, while the rocky tidepools of La Jolla Cove are almost Mediterranean in appearance. But today, I set up camp beneath the towering sandstone cliffs of Torrey Pines.

For dinner, it’s of to 30th Street in the North Park neighborhood, where the Linkery has been serving up farm-to-table food for years before it became a staple of the national foodie vocabulary. And nothing washes down one of their housemade sausage links better than a local craft beer.

Craft beer and the farm-to-table tastes of the Linkery; Bar Pink’s kitschy-cool decor and drinks

Before calling it a day, I cross the street to Bar Pink. Their signature drink, the Sneaky Tiki, seems to sum up San Diego in a glass: beautiful, of course, but with some surprising flavors and just a bit of punch that sneaks up on you when you least expect. Before you know it, you’re drunk on the San Diego’s charms. What a perfect way to end my day.

Suzzanne

Top Things to Do in San Diego: August 9-12

Here’s our top picks for this weekend. What will you be doing?

1. Hillcrest Cityfest

Hillcrest’s Cityfest

Head over to the eclectic neighborhood of Hillcrest on Sunday, August 12th for the annual Hillcrest Cityfest. Arts, crafts, food and live entertainment are featured at this popular annual street festival, held along Fifth Avenue.

2. 2nd Annual San Diego Wine Country Festival

The Bernardo Winery, located in Rancho Bernardo, will be host on August 11, 2012 to the San Diego Wine Country Festival. Over 20 of San Diego’s local Wineries pouring their latest releases from 1:00 to 5:00 PM on August 11th. Attendees will have an opportunity to meet the winemakers and get the inside scoop into San Diego Winemaking while sampling wine under the olive trees on the picturesque grounds of the 120 year old Bernardo Winery.

3. Paul Mitchell Supergirl Pro

Catch the world’s top female surfers compete in Oceanside at the Paul Mitchell Supergirl Pro. This event will serve as the only ASP Star event on the 2012 ASP North America calendar. Twelve of the top sixteen ranked surfers in the world will be competing from August 9th through the 12th. Event is free.

4. Cardiff Dog Days of Summer

The fastest-growing street fair for dogs and dog lovers in Southern California is set for Saturday, August 11th, from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM on Aberdeen Drive and Newcastle Ave in Cardiff-by-the-Sea. Highlights of this year’s Cardiff Dog Days of Summer event include the Purina Pro Plan Rally to Rescue Ambassador Program, an obstacle course sponsored by K-9 Connection, a Kid Zone with a bird show and games, silent auction and contests such as, Cutest Puppy, Best Dressed Dog, Best Kisser to name a few.

5. Kettner Nights

Little Italy’s Kettner Boulevard comes alive as visitors mix and mingle their way through the many boutiques and galleries, August 10 from 6:00 to 9:00 PM between West Grape West Laurel Streets on Kettner.

Sandra

Summer Styles for San Diego and Where to Find Them

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 below are just a few of my favorites:

Maggie B

One of my favorite’s to shop in for summer attire is Maggie B in the chic area of Rancho Santa Fe. I love to shop here for everything from summer day dresses to resort wear. This is the perfect boutique to pick up the latest lightweight denim Capri’s during your vacation in San Diego. They are known for carrying both hard-to-find European and American designers at various price points. Be sure to check out the one-of-a-kind pieces of the local jewelry designs of Sette Divini Jewelry!

Location: 162 South Rancho Santa Fe Road, Encinitas, CA 92024 (map)
> Find more info on Maggie B

The Shopaholics Boutique

One of our newer boutiques in the trendy urban area of Little Italy, The Shopaholics Boutique, features the latest summer obsessions of bright bold colors to current prints! I love the uptown smart high-low dresses, shorts, and retro-80’s inspired asymmetrical cuts. The featured men’s line is a sought after Miami brand and only carried here on the west coast. With new merchandise arriving every week this boutique is a must see!

Location: 1506 India Street, San Diego, California 92101 (map)
> Find more info on The Shopaholics Boutique

Girls from the Park

If resale shops are your thing, which it is for me, I highly recommend Girls from the Park, located in the quaint neighborhood of Point Loma. This modern spin on resale shops carries go-to brands that add instant polish to any summer attire. They are great at featuring the current summer wear and with the owner being a native San Diegian, she really knows our casual yet chic approach. I also love that they feature vintage pieces as well. You can be rest assured to find a one-of-a-kind summer addition here.

Location: 3034 Cañon St, San Diego, CA 92106 (map)
 > Find more info on Girls from the Park

LeBelAge Boutique

My last, but certainly not least, recommendation on finding summer styles would be at LeBelAge Boutique, located on the chic shopping street of Mission Hills. The owner is always ahead of the game when it comes to seasonal style. The cotton maxi dresses, blouses, Capri’s and tunics are a perfect summer solution to any wardrobe. This boutique is a one-stop-shop in finding the perfect summer ensemble including jewelry and accessories. You won’t believe the fabulous price points and will be the talk of your town when you get home!

Location: 1607 West Lewis Street, San Diego, California 92103 (map)
> Find more info on LeBelAge Boutique

> Find More Great Shopping in San Diego

Happy shopping!