After a really fun evening in downtown San Diego, where I stayed in the artsy, historic US Grant, I headed to La Jolla for a fabulous day at the beach. I met up with my friends Christy and Scott, of Ordinary Traveler and headed to brunch at the famous George’s Ocean Terrace. As you can see, it was a gorgeous afternoon. The food was delicious, and it was quite a scene. I loved it! After we ate, we wandered through town for a bit. We didn’t have to walk far before bumping into We Olive, which provided fun for the rest of the afternoon.
After taking in the gorgeous La Jolla views during brunch, Scott asked for us to take his photo in front of this random “fake” backdrop. It was so bizarre, this painting just feet from where you can see the real thing!
Even though we were full from our awesome brunch, this menu proved to be too enticing. What’s an afternoon in California without a little wine tasting?
Since it was a warm, sunny day, I stuck to crisp local whites.
La Jolla really is a little slice of southern California perfection. The weather was sunny, but not too hot like it can sometimes get in Vegas, and it was so easy to spend the entire afternoon outdoors.
Late afternoon, we went back to our hotel to rest before dinner. Herringbone was just a quick walk through town and is the new “it” place. I have to say, it was one of the best meals I’ve had in a long time! Celebrity chef Brian Malarkey (Top Chef) has really outdone himself. We ate everything — from the halibut to creamed corn and shrimp ‘n’ grits. It was absolutely out-of-this-world delicious.
La Jolla, if you go:
George’s, 858-454-4244 (reservations highly recommended)
We Olive tasting room and specialty food shop
Herringbone, 858.459.0221 (reservations highly recommended)