Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Easter Vacay in San Diego

The only thing that has remained from my Easter celebrations growing up, is my wearing of the "Easter dress." No more baskets, Peeps, church, fingers stained with dye and the scent of vinegar. This Easter, it was about seeing my friend who was in town from Mexico, Megan Jane. She told us to meet her in San Diego and so we did. I never imagined we'd end up at a fancy resort in Carlsbad with $13.00 pots of hot chocolate and $22.00 bottles of sunblock in the gift shop. Awww, the life of luxury. 

 Purple mountains, majesty.

"Where are we exactly?" I asked after meeting her on her bestie's papa's yacht in Coronado, lunching at the golf club, then driving North to the resort. "We're in Carlsbad." "Carlsbad?" I exclaimed, "That's where that old lady was raped and murdered in her retirement home because she left the door open because she said the sea air helped with her arthritis." That's how much true crime TV I watch.

My baby's father looked so fine. I had to ask, "Do you do weddings out of wedlock here?" 

I was going to wear a vintage white se~norita style dress but as we were packing, I tried it on and asked my boyfriend, "Does it look like I'm trying to cross the border in this?" I decided to save it for another day when I wasn't so geographically close to the homeland. I opted for a Betsey Johnson dress my boyfriend bought me recently with my Betsey Johnson shades. Oh yeah, look at the queen of thrift in designer digs. Ok, they were from the outlets, and he owed me a Xmas present. The waist was perfect for my growing stomach, which is starting to frighten me from certain angles. I know I know, its natural blah blah blah. 

Popping my pre-natals with a smoothie that cost $6.50 and a 15 minute wait. 

I was taking pics of these birds of paradise when a hummingbird came along. "Sweet serendipity!" I didn't exclaim.Can you see him, he's green? He's a rose sucker, a chuparosa in Spanish.

That's M.J, my b.f.f. and generous sponsor of opulent vacation destinations.

And then, as all good things come to and end, vacation, life, labor pains. Twas time to return home. As we unpacked our non-heavy rolling suitcases from the car, I said to my boyfriend, "Boyfriend, wouldn't the world be a better place if it were just palms and pools all the time? No crime, no drugs?" He responded, "Yeah, but there would probably be more drugs."



  1. oh what a beautiful dress darling and so flatterin on you and growing stomach;) !!! me encanta betsey johnson!
    un beso mary

  2. nice pictures!!! so great!!! a big kiss sweetie! muaks

  3. you look so good. and i LOVE the picture of the staircase, out of all things. i think i'm not the only one who hated your friend for a minute because she's picture perfect. damn beautiful people for making me feel guilty for eating my Quakes Rice Snacks this very instant.

  4. Aww what a lush vacay. And what an amazing pool!! I went to San Diego briefly when the bf and I did a mini road trip enroute to NZ...loved it there!

    And check you out Betsey! I have a Betsey handbag and love it :D

    Sadie xx

  5. Pretty dress!

    Check out my blog & follow? (:

  6. Oh wow, looks like you had a ball. Love the flower print of your dress, such an unsual print but super cute.


  7. Me cuentan que San Diego se parece mucho a España.
    Me encanta la luz y ese maravilloso vestido de flores es una auténtica maravilla.
    Loving your boots, too, Sophia.

  8. I knew it was a Betsey dress straight away! WOW! Love it! This place looks so beautiful, love the purple hillside and the hummingbird! How the other half live eh?! ;)

  9. Andabas de vaca.
    San Diego is beautiful!
    hiciste bien in wearing your gorgeous Betsy Johnson rose vestidio. still no veo nada de pansia.
    love your amigas foto ..parece una postal de vacaciones.
    looking guapa popping in your pre natal pastillas.
    You crack me up amor.


  10. Love the flower print of your dress, you look stunning. Nice pics.


  11. You are beautiful- baby bump and all. Ok, I confess, I don't see the baby bump, but I know you know its there. I like the dress on you great cool girl color mix. I think vacationing suits you.

  12. Beautiful dress.how cool the humming bird came along.pretty flowers.The scenery is gorgeous.looks so warm.xx

  13. OMG you are getting more beautiful DAILY. The dress is GORGEOUS and your hair is PERFECTION and you made me laugh out loud. Crossing the border. Ha. Your baby's daddy is FINE.

    Sarah xxx

  14. I love your dress! at least you were by a pool for a bit!

  15. Ahahahaha, ok ONE you look BEAUTIFUL my dear, TWO you are hilarious, and THREE HOW DID I NOT KNOW YOU WERE PREGNANT?! CONGRATULATIONS!!

    Check this out...I showed you some love!


  16. I mean--I'm just speechless. You are a gentleman and a scholar. So to speak.

    I will say everything you just described in terms of pricing is status quo in san francisco, and we don't even get warm weather and beaches. I mean, doesn't EVERYONE wait in line for an hour for breakfast?!

  17. Pregnancy suits you very very much my lovely!! Lookin bloomin GORG you are! Looks like a lovely vacation, hope ya had a fab time! :)

    Love Aysh xoxo

  18. Great pictures. Looks like you had a blast!

    I'd love to feature this on our San Diego-based site. Email me for details!

    Shondra (at) dwellable (dot) com



Thanks for taking the time to share your thoughts. Much Love!