Savvy Summer with London Times

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Today I am SO excited to share that I am participating in the London Times “savvy in your city” summer campaign. Each of the bloggers participating were asked to share their fave hot spots in their hometown giving you guys the ultimate insiders guide this summer. I am born and raised in southern California (San Diego) so I thought I would share some of my favorite “local” spots in a little beach town called Cardiff by the Sea, CA.

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Almost every weekend, we drive to Cardiff to get my favorite donuts in the whole wide world at VG’s Bakery. I mean, these donuts make Crispy Kremes seem like day old donuts (IMHO). In fact, my husband makes fun of me because I always say the donuts are “hot & fresh”. There is always a line out the door because they are THAT good. BTW, I also got my wedding cake made here.

If donuts aren’t your thing, then you may want to check out Pipes Cafe. They have THE BEST breakfast burritos ever. I’ve never driven past when there wasn’t a line here either. They are totally worth the wait though. Promise.

While you are in town, you have to drive by the “Cardiff Kook” to see how he has been dressed up that day. The locals have never been a fan of this statue so he has been dressed up in grass skirts, been eaten by a paper mache great white shark and even starred in a Harlem shake video. Oh, and he even has his own calendar. We did the Cardiff crawl just yesterday and he had a basketball mask and a happy father’s day sign on. I always wonder if there is like a sign up sheet or something for who gets to dress him up that day.

My husbands fave place to go in Cardiff is Las Olas Mexican restaurant. I do not eat shellfish but he RAVES about their lobster tacos and begs me to go whenever they are in season. I go for the margaritas! =) And the ocean is literally across the street.

Also, if you are visiting San Diego any time soon, check out San Diego Reader magazine’s 75 reasons to love San Diego. And don’t forget to visit London Times to enter to win their $1000 savvy summer giveaway!!!

12 Comments ( Reply )

  1. Alela Sirah
    Jun 17, 2013 @ 3:02 am

  2. Penny Pincher Fashion
    Jun 17, 2013 @ 3:49 am

    This makes me want to come visit you right now!! I love the dress you chose too 🙂

  3. Tara
    Jun 17, 2013 @ 4:04 am

    I am loving the back of this dress…and I’m hoping to get to California one day haha!

  4. Jackie Giardina
    Jun 17, 2013 @ 7:32 am

    LOVE the dress you chose! Love that London Times did this series! So fun seeing what everyone’s up to this Summer & the dresses everyone styled!

    xo Jackie
    Living After Midnite

  5. Kristin
    Jun 17, 2013 @ 7:39 am

    Beautiful! This makes me miss San Diego.

  6. Lyddiegal
    Jun 17, 2013 @ 7:57 am

    the dress you chose is one of my favorites! sounds like summers are a lot of fun in your city!

  7. whitney
    Jun 17, 2013 @ 8:01 am

    how exciting! i’ve been wanting to visit cardiff actually, so thank you for the tips!

  8. Economy of Style
    Jun 17, 2013 @ 8:18 am

    That floral dress is gorgeous! I hadn’t noticed that darling detail in the back until now.

  9. Shanna
    Jun 17, 2013 @ 11:38 am

    Loving the dress you chose!! Always so flawless!! And I am soooooo excited to be heading to California next month. I am hoping to make time for San Diego!! I have never been!!

  10. Amy Shaughnessy
    Jun 17, 2013 @ 11:48 am

    I love this dress! And your shoes are gorgeous too. I’m pretty much a huge fan of donuts. Krispy Kreme is not the best in my opinion. A really good place here is called Southern Maid. Speaking of donuts… Have you heard of a donut burger? I saw a recipe for one and it uses donuts as the buns, a hamburger pattie, a cooked egg, and bacon. Ugh. That’s just not right.


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  11. Sam @ thrive 360 living
    Jun 17, 2013 @ 9:42 pm

    Super cute dress! Love your SD picks. VG’s is amazing!! How have I never been to Pipe’s or heard of it? Definitely checking it out now.

  12. Kelsey
    Jun 18, 2013 @ 8:17 am

    I never understood how people don’t like donuts, my mouth is watering just hearing about these ones!