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Get Your Stroll On!


Last month, I attended a special blogger private preview party of Stroll’s new location!  I had a great time celebrating with owner Katie McCarthy and my fellow San Diego Style Bloggers!

Stroll is located in Little Italy and it’s a great new space that they share with Craftmossphere.  Prior to the brick & mortar shop, Katie used to own the fashion retail truck called Stop Shop and Roll (post featuring her truck here).  After trying out this venture for a year, she opened Stroll in its first location back in 2014.  At the end of September this year, Stroll re-opened in its new location, just a few blocks down, still on India Street.  I took a few pictures of the festivities, which included bites, sips and more importantly, shopping!  I bought a great new dress there, which will be perfect for fall, and I’ll be sure to put up an outfit post featuring it soon.

Be sure to head over to Stroll in their new location for some fantastic boutique shopping!

Stroll Boutique

2360 India Street, San Diego, CA 92101



The new location is lovely, with everything on trend!




The mules were made with an infused bourbon.  So delicious!


I felt like a boho butterfly with these wings by Craftmossphere!

(Photo taken by Rhea of Sew Stylish Rhea)


The first 10 bloggers received a fantastic gift bag, which had a beautiful plant from Craftmossphere (below)!


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Bloggers Gonna Blog:  It was great to celebrate with old & new blogger friends!

Left to right (top): Lindsay of Affordably Accessorized; Brittany of Pennies into Pearls; Ashley of Ash Poppe From Wear to Where; Nihan of Style with Nihan; Devon of Seventeen Dresses; Rhea of Sew Stylish Rhea; Lilia of Curls and Fashion

Left to right (bottom): Katie owner of Stroll; Gray of GILGU; Moi; Bel of Bunk Beds and Mascara

(Photo courtesy of Lindsay of Affordably Accessorized)

Weekend in Pictures: The 21st Annual Sicilian Festival

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Hope you’re had a wonderful Memorial Day weekend.  We had a lovely day filled with being with family, remembering my father and his service, ending with a fabulous barbecue dinner, courtesy of my hubby and his new grill.  But a couple of weekends ago, Deon, Dominic and I attended the 21st Annual San Diego Sicilian Festival in Little Italy.  It was another fantastic street fair, consisting of great food, entertainment, sites and tradition.  We almost didn’t go because we weren’t aware of it, but my mom said she saw it on the news and thought it would be a fun event to attend.  Dominic especially had fun because of the little kiddie area and bungee jump.  It’s definitely something we would like to come back to again annually, but I’ll let the rest of the pictures really tell the story of what a great time we had!

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Sicilian Fest 2014 Collage 1

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Alfa Romeo anyone?

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Had pizza & a sangria at Landini’s Pizzeria (our new favorite pizza joint in Little Italy), then Sfogliatelle from Busalacchi Restaurants.  Yum!

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Dominic catches some air!

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Getting some last-minute goodies at Mona Lisa.

Weekend in Pictures: Out & About in Downtown San Diego

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Isn’t San Diego beautiful?  I’m sure to the casual observer, it’s not hard to believe.  But for a native like me, I tend to take this gorgeous city for granted.  Every now and again, I’m reminded of it’s beauty when I take time to stroll around, like we did a couple of weekends ago.  Since my Blink Lash Boutique appointment was nestled conveniently in Little Italy (original post here), we decided to make a day of it and re-acquaint ourselves with this fantastic city.  We started with lunch at Princess Pub & Grille; then had dessert at Fabrison’s French Creperie Café; took a pedicab ride to Seaport Village and The Headquarters (I loved Kitson!); and finished with pizza slices at Landini’s Pizzeria back in Little Italy.  We found out about a Farmer’s Market while in Little Italy, and vowed to return because while it seemed like a wonderful prospect, we were not prepared to face the crowds that day.  We would have arrived much earlier than lunch to tackle a day at an open market!  All in all, it turned out to be such a wonderful day and I know my husband and I want to do more easy days like this out and about in our beloved city of San Diego.  Hope you had a great weekend!

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Some history of the famous Little Italy landmark sign.

IMG_1741 (2)Dominic appropriately wore a Union Jack tee while lunching at Princess Pub & Grille (top by Zara Kids).

Little Italy Collage 2

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Having a yummy Lemon & Sugar crepe with my favorite little boy.  He’s not so into sweets, but I definitely am! (Mint floral scarf c/o Fresh Picks)

DSC03704 (2) (1280x1276)My hubby always stops at Hot Licks in Seaport Village to see what new spicy goodness they have to offer.

IMG_1747 (2)My two favorite people in the world in my favorite picture of the day at Seaport Village.  It reminds me of when my sister used to do this with my dad.