I was in San Diego for my spring break this past week and it was the best. My soul needed some sunshine!! I went with my sweet mama and then my sister and dad joined for part of the trip too. Our week was filled with lazy days tanning + reading by the pool, writing, happy hours, cute restaurants, walking around, the San Diego Zoo and Coronado Beach. Pretty simple, but it was perfect. I am so grateful to be able to spend time in a new place and discover new inspirations ! San Diego has the coolest buildings and restaurants- so bright and aesthetically pleasing to my art teacher eye! We went to so many fun restaurants and happy hours that I am going to do a separate post for fun places to go if you happen to find yourself in San Diego :) Stay tuned for that.
Having the opportunity to go somewhere new/different- whether for a vacation or just a weekend getaway- is nice to have a change of scenery. Being able to not have solid plans or an agenda to adhere by is wonderful. I was able to enter into full-blown relaxation mode. Carefree and enjoying the moments. Taking in the ocean breeze, fresh air, and watching the palm trees sway in the wind. The thing I like about vacations is that I know it is not/cannot be reality...but I love being able to experience different new joys and reflect on what I can take back with me to incorporate into my everyday reality.
So here are some things I am taking back with me to try out- adding some California Spring Break joys into my reality:
- Go on walks- alone or with friends. With friends is better obviously, because then you get to catch up!
- Smile at the sunshine (when it comes out!)
- Make charcuterie boards for appetizers(basically trying to create my own Little Italy in Spokane hehe)
- Slow down- in every sense. Practice experiencing calmness and being in the moment.
- Inspiration can be found anywhere. Find it & capture it. Then do something with it.
We stayed in two different hotels, both amazing! Here are some photos from our first boutique hotel: The Kimpton Solamar
We got to stay at the Kimpton Solamar for 3 nights and then moved over to the Marriott Marquis & Marina. My dad pulled a few strings and we ended up with a beautiful water view room- the best!