Destination: San Diego

There’s something to be said about what a few days away in the sun can do for a girl’s (or guy’s for that matter!) soul.

Before I leave for anywhere out of the town, my mind is at its max. There is a constant re-playing of all the things I need to do before I leave running through my head. It’s like: “Attention! ATTENTION! You need to do ALL THE THINGS!!”. (Including silly little things like get my nails done…first world problems…)

Similar to the concept I teach in yoga classes: ‘Maximum effort, maximum relaxation’. Do all the things are quickly as possible before you run out of time, and then, do nothing at all until you return. Well nothing except eat, drink, and explore. My kind of vacation indeed.

Here’s a wrap up of the best things from San Diego:

Tacos:

Herb tortilla tacos with tamarind-chili drunken shrimp from Puesto at The Headquarters. Love that they use sustainably-sourced meats and organic/local ingredients!

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View:

La Jolla Cove. Enough said.

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Drink:

This dehydrated mango/lime/chili infused tequila, agave nectar, and lime juice margarita with a seaweed ice cube from George’s At The Cove. Talk about unique!

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Food experience:

In-N-Out Burger. It was my first time – no judgement please!

 

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Dessert:

My birthday sea urchin cookie/french vanilla ice cream/half chocolate-half cinnamon cookie from Water Grill. Everything at that restaurant was spot, especially the clam chowder and Chilean sea bass!

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Traveling partner:

This guy. Like there’s any competition. :)

 

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Airport food:

Lemonade (Seasonal California Comfort Food)

Love the variety of fresh salads they have here (and their deliciously fresh and unique lemonade flavors – thus the name!). Like this corn and sweet potato salad, arugula with cheese and blue cheese, and turmeric thyme corn chowder.

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We also visited the San Diego Zoo, checked out Coronado Beach (and picked some seashells for my collection at home!), strolled along the La Jolla boardwalk, spent the afternoons by the pool, and checked out Ballast Point brewery.

All in all, it was a fun-filled sun-filled (my take on sun’s out, guns out) and relaxing trip. Just what this girl needed!

Did I mention it’s supposed to be in the 50s next week in MN?! Bring on the early spring!!

Have a great week, friends. Till next time!

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