Posts Tagged ‘San Diego’

Lady in San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter

“What kind of people do you think lived in the original Gaslamp Quarter?” my guide asks. Erm, prostitutes? San Diego has always been a port city, and where there are sailors…well, you know. Apparently this is the correct answer. The guide proceeds to talk about the Gaslamp’s salacious history, which is fitting for an area that is home to San Diego’s best nightlife.

Horton Plaza in San Diego's Gaslamp Quarter

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Lady in Rancho Santa Fe

Mention Rancho Santa Fe to someone in San Diego and you’re bound to get a memorable reaction. “It’s where all the golf courses are,” some say. “It’s where all the rich people live,” others claim. “It’s where my favorite spa is,” my brother’s mother-in-law tells me. And it’s that last one that gets my attention. Rancho Valencia Resort and Spa is her favorite place to relax and rejuvenate, and I have a feeling it’s going to be mine, too.

Rancho Valencia Hotel in Rancho Santa Fe

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Lady in Del Mar

When I was in college, I spent six months living and studying in San Diego. Actually, I lived in a beachside town called Del Mar and studied in a clifftop town called La Jolla. But that’s the way California works. We have one big city surrounded by lots of little ones, and we call the whole place by a single name. But we shouldn’t.

Seagulls in Del Mar California

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Lady of the Wedding

Wedding in La JollaMy brother got married on Saturday! I may be a bit biased, but it was the most amazing wedding I’ve ever been to. The ceremony was beautiful and I’ve never seen two people more in love than my brother and his wife. I even saw my brother cry for the first time ever! I couldn’t stop smiling, and it was so great to see how happy they were.

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Lady at the Shower

On Saturday I flew down to San Diego for my brother’s fiancee’s wedding shower. The weather was perfect, and her mother’s friends did an amazing job hosting the shower. They made amazing food, decorated the house with their own wedding dresses, and hung photos of the bride and groom outside on the patio.

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