San Diego 

Unfortunately I am writing this post on the plane heading back home, but I guess the  adventure has to come to an end so a new one can begin. Of course this adventure was amazing, but how could it not be with amazing friends and great food. I’ve done a good amount of the touristy things in San Diego already so this trip was a more low key and hang out with friends kind of vacation. Which everyone can use that type of vacation in their life. One thing I do love about California is they have amazing food. For someone who has a gluten intolerance, like my self, they make it very easy to find places to eat at. Don’t get me wrong though I did splurge and have some gluten filled foods and it was totally worth it.

One of the fun filled nights we had was at the San Diego Fair. I haven’t been to a fair in I don’t know how long and man are those places filled with some crazy food that look delicious. At one of the stands they had Krispy Kream donut burgers and Krispy Kream donut chicken sandwich. My friends and I shared the chicken sandwich one, which was a fried chicken patty in the middle of a strawberry jam donut, it might not sound good but surprisingly it was very good.

  
   I would completely recommend trying one if you every got the opportunity too. Even if you didn’t like it at least you can tell people you had one. One thing they had a lot of was different types of deep fried foods. Deep fried pickles, bacon, bacon wrapped pickles, the normal deep fried Oreos, twinkies, but one that I hadn’t seen before and regret not trying is deep fried Starbucks and deep fried coffee. Yes, for you coffee and Starbucks lovers you can now have it deep fried. I don’t know how it is done, but it’s possible.


Now, everyone who goes to California always has to go to In-N-Out because of the hype of it and all. As for me tho, that’s not my must go to place. My must go to place in San Diego and was the first place I went to from the airport is Yellow Deli.   
Not only is it super cute and makes me feel like I’m in one of the Princess castle’s in  Disney World, but has amazing food too. They’re more on the natural healthy side and have gluten free options, but by the way everything tastes you would never even be able to tell that it’s more on the healthy side. I haven’t had one bad thing from there!
My friend and I shared the egg and cheese sandwich and I don’t think I’ve had anything that delicious before. We literally couldn’t stop talking about that sandwich and it’s sad to think I won’t be able to have it again till I go back to SD. The cinnamon roll too was amazing! If you ever go to San Diego I highly recommend going to Yellow Deli.

  
I know I said that California has a lot of gluten free options, but yet I haven’t really talked or showed any of them. By the San Diego airport is Little Italy.  
There they did have burger places with gluten free buns and a lot of cute Italian restaurants. When we went the Farmer’s Market happened to be going on and had one of the tents, I believe called Olive Oil Gluten Free Bakery, had some amazing deserts that were obviously gluten free and some even vegan and they didn’t taste any different.  

I know this post has been a lot about the food in San Diego, which that doesn’t even cover all the amazing places they have, but they do have beautiful beaches and amazing shopping too. Unfortunately this time around I wasn’t able to do much shopping. We did go to an outlet mall in Carlsbad that was outside and really nice. They had a lot of the stores anyone could want: Coach, Kate Spade, Calvin Klein, Michael Kors, Theory, Vans and many more. One of my favorite malls tho in SD would have to be in Orange County. It’s this big outside mall with all kinds of stores, good stores too. In the middles of the mall though they have a Farris wheel and is just beautiful at night all lit up.

   
Bottom line is if you like shopping, good food (good gluten free food too) and beautiful beaches with good weather then California is the place to visit. I know that description can fit a lot of cities that are by the ocean, but it’s just different with California and the only way to understand  for yourself is by going.


– Till next time

Travel Ready

  I’m finally off to one of my favorite places…the airport!! Heading to what is starting to feel like my second home, San Diego. To get there though I must travel with the right bags and I am pleased with the ones I have selected for this journey. For this trip I went with the wonderful Kate Spade.  

  I had been looking for a backpack like this and that I liked for over a year and finally found it a month ago! I bought mine off of Bloomingdales website but unfortunately they don’t have it on the site anymore. You can though find it on Kate Spade’s website still. here: Kate Spade Classic Nylon Clay Backpack             

I knew I loved the bag from the pictures they showed online, but you never truly know if you will like it till you can put your own belongings in it and see how it feels. This trip being the first time I actually get to use it reassured my love for it. Not only does it have 3 zip compartments in the front it also has a zip compartment and 3 mesh compartments inside too. I take a lot of things with me while I fly and this backpack is able to hold all of it and then some. It is super light weight, it doesn’t even feel heavy with all of my things in it. Which out of curiosity I put all the same things I did in that backpack as I did in a normal school backpack and in the school backpack I didn’t have as much extra space, the backpack was bulging and stuck out more when you wore it and also felt heavy on the back. In the Kate Spade one even with all of my things in it it did not stick out and look overly packed and felt comfortable and light on the back. Also being black it won’t show dirt and will go with every outfit so you don’t have to worry about it clashing with anything. Being made of nylon too you don’t have worry about if you get caught in the rain or spill something on it because you can wipe it right off. If you are in need of a new backpack or are looking for that perfect backpack that goes with every outfit you could possibly wear while traveling I highly recommend this one. It helps give that outfit that polished look while holding everything you could think of inside. 

Now the purse! Unfortunately I don’t know the style name of it and I haven’t seen it on the Kate Spade website. I was lucky to have found it at a local resale shop where I live called Dechoes. I went into one of their stores looking for a couple of bracelets they had posted on Instagram but, unfortunately they were already sold by the time I got there. While I was looking around I saw behind the counter up high this army green and black purse just hanging there. Army green is one of my favorite colors and it is one of those colors that go with pretty much everything. So, I had to see it! It was in great shape, just had a few markings but aren’t super noticeable. It was originally around $430 but they had it for about $90!!! When I saw that price and that it still had the dust bag I was sold!! I’m in love with it. It is the perfect color to go with any outfit, it has a big main compartment so it holds all of my things and it is nicely worn in so it lays comfortably on my shoulder with its long strap. Probably one of my best findings so far. 

– Till next time