Brooklyn Bagel & Bialy

IMG_2657Because there’s like no bagels in SD, we thought we’d let you know there’s one place we head to for a craving of something smeared in cream cheese. Thankfully Brooklyn Bagel & Bialy does an excellent job (sorry Einstein you just don’t cut it sometimes) and has the added open atmosphere and mini-patio perfect for a pit stop while walking the dog through the East Village.

 

Cap it!

IMG_2616 IMG_2621 IMG_2625 IMG_2634 IMG_2637 IMG_2638 IMG_2653Just another way to rock some loose trousers and a ball cap. Nothing says easy breezy san diego like loose pants and beach waves (My favorite sea salt spray is this DIY from Free People for when you can’t get to the beach). And don’t forget to represent our teams!

Hat [American Needle] Top [MinkPink] Pants [vintage] Shoes [Abound]

Trouser Transitions

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Fall in San Diego isn’t very autumnal. Usually, it’s hotter than summer with a few peppered days of chilled gloominess. And yet for some reason we get so excited for it! When that first chilly day hits, everyone in the city breaks out their riding boots, scarves and oversized cardigans. The problem is that we really need to ease into it more, considering that the temperature soars by early afternoon, and we are left sweating in our sweaters (ha). So one item to consider as a great transition to fall is the trouser! It’s lightweight, comes in like 23857934234 colors and patterns, and is perfect for keeping your legs covered in fall fashion, but will keep you from getting all clausterphobic. I suggest pairing them with high-top sneakers or ankle strap heels for a dressed up look. They are also great with both duster sweaters (as seen above) as well as tailored blazers. When the weather finally cools down (you know, in like, December), trousers go excellent with chunky knit pullovers. Find them at Nordstrom for splurge pieces by Theory and Haute Hippie, Nordstrom Rack for bargain bottoms, Zara, H&M, and Urban Outfitters for the most fashion-forward prints. Trousers give that perfect casual SoCal vibe that San Diego embodies best.

Brunch at Craft & Commerce

IMG_2506 IMG_2505 IMG_2504IMG_2503Let’s be real: we should just re-name our city Breakfast, because basically we have the most/best breakfast/brunch around. And unlike other cities, we go out for breakfast everyday, not just Sundays; so, seriously NY, back off. However, Sundays are when our morning eatery scene really shines. Craft & Commerce is one of those stars. Usually, we hit up C&C for dinner/drinks, never experiencing it in the daylight. It turns out the design of the restaurant is actually very well suited to Sunday mornings. Light floods into the open doors and windows, and the patio is refreshingly close to the harbor. The food is fun and filling, as it always is, and in true C&C style, they even have some extra tasty AM cocktails only served on weekend mornings. Go right at opening (10am) for the best service, before all the hangover groups start heading over (BTW, they don’t take reservations).

Pizzeria Luigi

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A word on a classic. Sometimes, one just needs a simple slice-o-pizza. Nothing too artisan or fancy, just good-ole fashioned cheesy pizza that you can order by the slice or have delivered. Luigi’s is it for the greater Golden Hill/North Park area. Perfect for late night cravings while playing video games or perusing Tumblr or for that post-cocktail famished feeling. Can you feel that warm cardboard box?