#182 NOVEMBER PROJECT: FASHION VALLEY
01 July 2019 // San Diego, California
Made it out for a November Project workout for the first time in months. So glad I made it back. Hoping to make it out there more often.
#183 BOY SWALLOWS UNIVERSE
02 July 2019 // San Diego, California
Such a bizarre, beautiful, brutal story and I loved the way this was told.
Plus the setting in inner city Australia was a world I had a fun time exploring for 400 plus pages.
#184 TERALTA PARK
03 July 2019 // San Diego, California
Sweet, simple dog walks in the afternoon- I’m all about that.
#185 FOURTH WITH KIRSTEN & JOSH
04 July 2019 // San Diego, California
I never really know what to do for the Fourth of July, but joining Kirsten and Josh for some great BBQ was the right choice.
05 July 2019 // San Diego, California
I had a day off and all to myself. Time for a solo adventure!
Testing out the mazapan lattes at a new coffee shop in the neighborhood, climbing down Sunset Cliffs, and catching Spider-Man Far From Home were on the agenda.
#187 CAN EAT BBQ
06 July 2019 // San Diego, California
Went out with some friends for Korean Fried Chicken.
This wasn’t the spot, but I couldn’t resist taking a pic with this eclectic window display.
#188 IT’S A BOY
07 July 2019 // San Diego, California
Who was thinking boy???
According to my Instagram survey, only 22% of you were. And I think Beignet was hoping for another girl. Or another puppy.
But we’re thrilled! See you in 3.5 months little man. We’ll keep in touch via morse code on mama’s belly til then.
#189 TEMPORARY OFFICE
08 July 2019 // San Diego, California
We’re moving to the suite next door, and that’s gonna be a pretty different vibe.
#190 WEEKNIGHT AT DOG BEACH
09 July 2019 // San Diego, California
Took Beignet on an impromptu visit to dog beach tonight and that was a wise decision.
10 July 2019 // San Diego, California
Finally got around to reading this book and the hype was right. Kiese Laymon can really write.
#192 THE NOCILLA EXPERIENCE
11 July 2019 // San Diego, California
Read through this book so fast, but that’s not a compliment. I was on a plane and it was more like a fast-forward. Simply put, cool concept, but when it came to the execution of the story, I didn’t get it.
#193 GRASSROOTS LAUNCH
12 July 2019 // San Diego, California
Threw a launch party at You Belong Here to celebrate the release of the Grassroots podcast. Loved the space and it was fun connecting with a bunch of podcast listeners.
#194 Leopard Shark Dip
13 July 2019 // La Jolla, California
Even though I’ve been doing a lot less travel this summer while getting ready for baby, we’ve been on some pretty sweet adventures not far at all from home.
This week I went to an expecting parents gathering. It was in the ocean and everybody else there was actually a pregnant leopard shark. 🦈🦈🦈 They like to come to our coves in the summer and spawn. As long as you’re friendly, they’re friendly and they don’t mind swimming around your feet in while standing chest deep in between waves.
The feeling of warmer salt water on skin lately has been pretty much amazing. If I’m gonna be much more home based for the foreseeable future, I’ll be glad it’s a home fifteen minutes from the coast.
14 July 2019 // San Diego, California
Check out this osprey I found perched in the hood. #birdsofprey #nerdsofprey
#196 Mango Topo
15 July 2019 // San Diego, California
Coffee and Tea Collective has dedicated their summer entirely to mango and I am so here for it.
16 July 2019 // San Diego, California
Appreciation for the dry desert climate I live in doesn’t come naturally, but it’s growing.
#198 Lego Winona
17 July 2019 // San Diego, California
Spent a night with LEGO Winona and the massive expensive LEGO set I have yet to complete.
#199 Haley in Kensington
18 July 2019 // San Diego, California
Got a visit from Haley this week and had a blast. And a pizza.
#200 Cafeina Grand Open
19 July 2019 // San Diego, California
Made the spontaneous call to go to the grand opening of Cafeina and I’m glad I did. The canela latte I ordered led to a bonus concha and two free tacos.
#201 Ocean Recreation
20 July 2019 // San Diego, California
Tried -key word tried- to recreate one of the classic photos from our honeymoon.
#202 Post WDS Meetup
21 July 2019 // San Diego, California
Always happy to hang with the San Diego WDS Crew.
#203 Piggy Buns
22 July 2019 // San Diego, California
This is probably the best “birthday complimentary treat” I’ve gotten from a restaurant. Glad Shelly requested Steamy Piggy for her birthday. I’ve driven past so many times, not knowing how good the food was inside.
#204 Freezer Drama
23 July 2019 // San Diego, California
We’ve been having some freezer-over-freezing issues this summer. Someone send help.
#205 Simon’s Visit
24 July 2019 // San Diego, California
Per usual, I’ve loved having the nephews around this week.
#206 Mango Sticky Rice
25 July 2019 // San Diego, California
Easily one of my favorite desserts. All it takes are four ingredients.
#207 Bali Hai
26 July 2019 // San Diego, California
Trips to Bali Hai are always tasty. Tonight: Pele’s Revenge, a Rum Runner, incredible poke, and some scallop on butter grits.
#208 SD Night Market
27 July 2019 // San Diego, California
I really wish this event was as fun as I thought it was going to be. Unfortunately, I think the organizers really underestimated the amount of people who would be there, resulting in hour long waits for everything- getting in, each food truck, etc. A few of the vendors ran out of stuff way early for an event that was going to run until midnight. Hopefully future events get better.
#209 Dog Park Greens
28 July 2019 // San Diego, California
The dog park on summer evenings is where it’s at.
#210 Squid Ink Corn Dog
29 July 2019 // San Diego, California
I can’t say Korean squid ink breaded mozzarella corn dogs are what I usually eat on my lunch breaks, but I had to satiate my curiosity as much as my appetite.
#211 One Month Office
30 July 2019 // San Diego, California
The month we’ve spent in this temporary office space has gone by pretty fast!
#212 Gregory Boyle
31 July 2019 // Atlanta, Georgia
“Tenderness is the highest form of spiritual maturity.”
Father Gregory Boyle said this at Plywood Presents and he lives it out in his work with Homeboy Industries. He’s a speaker I’ve wanted to see for a long time. I missed out on a few opportunities to do so, but I’m glad I finally got to tonight.