The end of December, SMS and I traveled to San Diego for Christmas weekend. We stayed at the La Pensione, a cute and affordable boutique hotel in Little Italy. I love that neighborhood! SMS and I met up with his friend for drinks at Craft & Commerce, a very cool bar in Little Italy. Then we went to SMS' parents' house for Christmas dinner. It was delicious! We had fillet mignon, salad and mashed potatoes. It was really delicious and so nice to celebrate with family. We exchanged gifts and SMS' parents gave me a gorgeous print of SMS' Thailand sunset photo and a gift card to Lululemon which I cannot wait to use. SMS got an Open Table gift card which I hope we can put to good use :)
The next day, I went for a run from Little Italy up to Cabrillo National Monument for a total of 14 miles. It was a gorgeous day and man, do I miss San Diego! We went to his parents for brunch. Later in the afternoon, we went to his sister's for a Christmas dinner. It was amazing! Perfectly roasted turkey, mashed potatoes, incredible dressing with bread from Bread and Cie (I think), cranberry, green vegetables...I was in heaven. Don't get me wrong- I loved our Thanksgiving meal but to have all the sides be homemade? I was in Heaven. A Heaven where I ate too much :)
|San Diego find- Coffee + Flower, an incredible coffee and...um, flower shop!|
The next day, SMS and I headed home. It was a great Christmas weekend and hopefully, we'll stay in SoCal longer next time!