I had so much fun last week capturing the 1/2 birthday of my friend's baby. He is just the happiest, I can't get over all the smiles!! It's been a joy capturing him since Day 1, I can't wait to see what The Lord holds for his life, He has already given him so much beauty and purpose in these six months alone!
Every summer we try to escape the heat to sunny, breezy San Diego. We spend time making memories as a family and enjoying God's goodness and creation. There are some stops that we usually tend to make in the way of food/entertainment, and some new ones we've just discovered. Below you'll find a round-up of some places we've enjoyed and I hope you will too!
Places To Explore
La Jolla Coves - a gorgeous view of the ocean with seals playing & sleeping nearby, depending on when they decide to visit!
Belmont Park - A rollercoaster, arcade, rides for all ages, and a great family time!
Balboa Park - This is a great place to stroll through an indoor tropical garden, walk through art galleries, listen to the live organ being played outside, see street performers, and enjoy a little bit of science/nature/culture all in one place.
Places to Eat
Pho Point Loma & Grill - Our friends introduced us to this the first time we had pho some years ago and we just love it! Plus they have a big fish tank kids are sure to love.
The Cheese Shop & Sandwiches - Their tuna salad on sourdough is quite a tasty treat if you'd like something quick and casual! Plus they have an assortment of unique candies that can be a great take home for a little one.
Walking on Water Cafe - A great place to get food while you wait for fish to take the bait, they serve clam chowder in a bread bowl, giant stacked nachos (see picture!), chili, and more!
Ice Cream - I thought this should have it's own category, with some favorite flavors mentioned!
Scoops in La Jolla - A newer shop with some fun, inventive flavors. My personal favorites are Earl Grey & Honeycomb!
Bobboi Natural Gelato also in La Jolla - Last year I had their Meyer Lemon, I'm not sure if they still carry it but it was absolutely delicious!
Salt & Straw in Little Italy - my favorite icecream parlor ever, so of course it goes on the list. Grab a waffle cone and fill it with Salted Carmel, Butcher Block Chocolate and Lavender on top! Or if you try something else, leave a comment below!!
Lighthouse Ice Cream - They have hot waffle ice cream sandwiches and cookie cones, enough said!
Do you have any favorite local SD spots? Let me know in the comments below!
Back in April I was privileged to capture the Bark & Brittle candy line, and taste many of these fantastic treats as well! I had tried some of Lynn's work before ever capturing them, and they are absolutely amazing. I was so thankful for a second round of capturing (and tasting!) these toffees, chocolates, nuts, caramels, and more. She is inventive with her flavors, and they are the exact right blend of sweet, with balanced notes of spice/depth/savory, depending on which one you try!
Do you have a birthday, anniversary, or date-night-in coming up? Email Lynn at email@example.com to order some delicious, local made candy, and let me know which one you try!