36 Hours In San Diego

Travel: San Diego

The West Coast is the best coast. With constant sunshine, beautiful beaches, outstanding restaurants and bars, endless hiking, water sports and sight seeing, it’s no wonder people instantly fall in love with the state of California. I was fortunate to stay in San Diego for an entire summer, but that was 8 years ago. After revisiting, I can easily say I will definitely be going back and highly recommend to everyone else to make the trip as well. If I only had 36 hours to do it all, these are the places I’d go…

Stay
Check in to the Hilton San Diego Resort & Spa right in Mission Bay. Soak up the sun at the poolside bar with refreshing cocktails. You can also head to the Acqua California Bistro for a blissful evening with a savory dinner overlooking the bay.

Visit
Liberty Public Market – Your go-to place to find hand-crafted trinkets, amazing food, craft beers, and the friendliest locals.
La Jolla Cove – Housing endless restaurants, the lounging seals, and beach front for miles, La Jolla is a quaint town with attractions for everyone.

Travel: San Diego Point Loma Tide Pools – At low tide, the Point Loma tidepools display tiny marine life and beautiful cliff views of the ocean.

San Diego, California

Eat
Harbor Breakfast – Savor a delicious brunch in this breezy semi-outdoor restaurant right in the heart of Little Italy in Downtown San Diego.
Las Olas – In Southern California, Taco Tuesday is no joke. Tucked away next to Cardiff-By-The-Sea, enjoy their authentic Mexican food, local craft beers, and margaritas you’ll forever daydream about.
The Baked Bear – Choose from a variety fresh baked cookies and your choice of ice cream flavor inside for the most delectable ice cream sandwich you’ll ever have.

Travel: San Diego

Drink
Vin de Syrah – The Gaslamp district is full of eclectic places to go. My favorite was this underground wine parlor with extravagant details as far as the eye can see.
Altitude Sky Lounge – What better way to enjoy the beautiful city of San Diego than with a rooftop bar!
Crushed – If you love a mimosa as much as I do, you have to take a trip to Crushed for their mimosa flights! Or hang out at night for some mouthwatering tapas and unique drinks in this cozy cafe.

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10 Things We’re Loving in April

10 Things We're Loving In April

From Girls; Day Out in Kennett Square to Spring Break and Easter, here are 10 things were loving in April:

1. This Wednesday, April 5th – Saturday, April 8th is Spring Fling week at Adorn Goods in Centreville. From local handmade jewelry and handcrafted cheeseboards to gifts with purchase, stop in and enjoy something new everyday!

2.  Need some girlfriend time? Grab your besties and head to Kennett Square for Girls’ Day Out with Houppette and No. 109 on Thursday, April 6th from 10am-8pm. A fun day of trunk shows and discounts + happy hour!

3. It is officially spring time again with the first Friday Art Stroll in Historic Kennett Square on Friday, April 7th. Enjoy a night on the town from 6pm-9pm!

4.  On Wednesday, April 5th (Greenville) and Friday, April 7th (Kennett) enjoy the stay and play event at Houpette. Recieve a makeover and learn about the hottest looks from By Terry and Kevyn Aucoin.

5.  One of our newest clients, Little Nest Portraits in Glen Mills, Pa is hosting their Spring Bloom Photopop event on Saturday, April 8th and Sunday, April 9th. Enjoy a little nest photopop with a spring-styled vignette! Call to book your spot: 610-459-8622.

6.  Don’t miss out on the shop Greenville Day and Night event benefiting the Wilmington Flower Market on Thursday, April 13th. Mention “Wilmington Flower Market” in participating stores such as Ellie Boutique  and Wilmington Country Store and 20% of your sale will be donated!

7. SPRING BREAK! We are looking forward to some relaxation. Whether you are traveling to a sunny beach or adventuring through Europe, No. 109 has everything you need for your perfect getaway wardrobe.

8.  Need help with your Easter table? Janssen’s Market  has a wide assortment of meats, seafood, cheeses and fresh baked goods to impress your dinner guests. Don’t forget about those gorgeous floral arrangements as well. Call ahead to order: 302-654-9941.

9.  Little Nest Portraits is hosting their Spring PhotoPop April 8 & 9th, Showing + Glowing event Thursday, April 20th and Babygram weekend April 29th & 30th. Find a Little Nest Near you.

10.  Have you seen the new arrivals at Ellie Boutique and Wilmington Country Store? We are loving the gorgeous assortment of spring tops and dresses for the Point-to-Point and Steeplechase races coming up.

 

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10 Things We’re Loving in February

10 things we're loving in feb

From the opening of Adorn Goods in Centreville to New York Fashion Week, here are 10 Things We’re Loving in February:

1. This Friday, February 3rd – Saturday, February 4th is the Guilty Girls Warehouse Sale at the University of Delaware. Shop up to 80% off styles from your favorite local boutiques like Houppette, Ellie Boutique, and more!

2. We may not be too excited about who’s playing in the Super Bowl this Sunday, February 5th, but we’re looking forward to commercials and of course the halftime show with Lady Gaga.

3. Treat your loved one this Valentine’s Day with a gorgeous flower arrangement and a complete chef-prepared meal from Janssen’s Market. Call (302) 654-9941to place your order.

4. New York Fashion Week starts Thursday, February 9th and we’re thrilled to attending  a few shows like Nicole Miller and Vivienne Hu. Be sure to follow us @socialstylate to see all the beautiful designs and street style!

5. On Friday, February 10th “find your perfect patch” at No. 109 Shop where you can elevate your denim with monogrammed or embroidered patches. Bring your own jeans or buy some for 25% off! (Shop fun and stylish patches in store.)

6. One of our newest clients, Adorn Goods officially opens it’s doors in Centerville on Monday, February 13th. The shop features beautiful tablewares, gifts, home accessories and more!

7. Spend the afternoon on Saturday, February 25th at the 5th Annual Kennett Winterfest featuring 50 unique craft breweries, live music, and a food truck!

8. Not sure what to get your guy for Valentine’s Day? Check out what’s new and what’s on sale at Wilmington Country Store. We love the belts and wallets that remind us summer!

9. Have you seen the new arrivals of beauty and fashion in-stores yet? At Houppette in Greenvile, we’re loving the new bright colors of Laura Mercier’s Joie De Vivre. The go perfectly with the freshness of Resort styles at Ellie Boutique.

10. Who do you think will sweep the Oscar’s this year? We can’t wait to find out on Sunday, February 26th when Jimmy Kimmel hosts the Academy Awards.

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Jill Martin’s Digital Detox

It is evident that social media is an important part of society. These networks connect people from around the world and allow users to stay up-to-date with the latest trends. However, with over 900 million daily users on social media platforms, it is important to withdraw ourselves from this digital lifestyle and experience a more “in the moment” mentality. Our client, Jill Martin of the Today Show, did just that. Jill completetd her second digital detox challenge to end 2016 on a postive note.

“I started planning my latest technology cleanse in August (I last tried this in 2014), when, after working nonstop, I hit a wall and needed a break. But I knew I needed a different kind of break. Time alone, time to travel, and time for a new adventure.”- Jill Martin

Read the full story here.

How to reduce your social media time:

   

 

Jill Martin reflects on her first 30-day digital detox:

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