A Day at the Shores – Sun, Sweat, Sand, Swamis & Surfers

  It was a gorgeous day for a run along La Jolla Shores. Cerulean-hued waters of the Pacific stretched endlessly to meet the azure sky on the horizon. Gulls soared overhead traversing the water for mid-morning nosh while beach-goers staked their claim on the warm, white sand. Whoa! Coming up with that introduction was an exhausting mind-stretch. I deeply appreciate those…

My Favorite Things – 2

  I love receiving notices about new posts from awesome blogs which I subscribe to. One such blog is titled ‘Authentic Luxury Travel’. Now, while my budget these days has eliminated most things ‘luxury’, I still love to live vicariously through others whose travel budgets are, well, bigger. Writer and trip planner Elizabeth Hansen has a lovely way…

These Are a Few of My Favorite Things …

  It is often said that imitation is the most sincere form of flattery. I absolutely concur. That being said, I’ve decided to “imitate” an idea from several bloggers whom I admire, and create a list of my favorite things … this week. Spring has arrived here in San Diego (truth be told it never actually left), and I’ve…

Mexican meets modern at Don Chido in San Diego's Gaslamp Quarter

Don Chido is Spicin’ up the Gaslamp via Auténtica Comida Mexicana

Truth be told, I’m not much of a fan of San Diego’s Gaslamp District. Considering that a vast number Gaslamp venues have their sights on the late-night “Gen-X” crowd (and vice versa), this lack of enthusiasm is probably due to my age more than anything else. It seems, however, that I’ve encountered a significant problem in my stubborn unwillingness to venture here. You see, there apparently…

Mission Impossible Made Possible at Quartyard San Diego

Mission Impossible: identify a rundown, vacant lot, preferably within the confines of downtown San Diego, and transform it into a vibrant and thriving outdoor urban oasis offering, dining, retail, art galleries, a dog park, live entertainment, a farmers market, rotating food trucks, a craft beer garden and more. Made Possible: raise $60,000 via Kickstarter and an additional $450,000 through investors, galvanize an impressive level…