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…

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.

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

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

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.


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.



The Edit: Day at the Races

The Edit: Day at the Races

Horse racing season is quickly approaching. With Point to Point this Sunday, Willowdale Steeplechase May 15th, and Preakness May 23rd, time is running out to shop for your perfect race day outfit. We went shopping at our favorite local stores to find the best fashions and accessories for a fun day at the tracks.

We went to Wilmington Country Store to find this comfortable Sail to Sable “Jetting to Jetties Maxi” Dress (1) and Echo Design Bi-Color Floppy Hat (9).

Next door, at Ellie, we picked out these bright Trina Turk dresses (2, 4) and Catherine Page jewelry (5, 7).

We got our favorite Lilly Pulitzer pattern dress (3) from the The Pink Crab.

At No. 109 we found the perfect Krewe DuOptics sunglasses (8) and browsed their huge selection of straw hats.

At our last stop, Christina’s, we picked out a small patterned Cappelli bag (10) and the perfect Joy Susan wristlet (8) that fits all of the essentials and comes with a cross-body strap.



The A-List: Kelly Hockenberry

Kelly's 6 product picks for spring 2016

1. The Vagabond Jean by Mother Denim: “My favorite brand of denim is the must-have style of the season and sold at my favorite store, Shop No109! Love a cropped jean with a flip flop by day and a heel for date night.”

2. Julia Top by Sanctuary: “Off the shoulder tops are selling out everywhere for spring. I bought this Sanctuary version at No109 and can’t wait to wear it with white shorts at the beach this summer.”

3. Rouge Terrybly Lipstick by Terry: “By Terry lipstick is my latest makeup obsession. Renee at Houppette helped me pick the perfect pink. I’m challenging myself to try bold colors instead of always reaching for my same old neutrals.”

4. Arden Carryall by Arden + James: “I am a handbag snob, I’ll admit it. I love carrying a beautiful purse and I am so excited to finally have an Arden + James. I treated myself to a Carryall for my birthday. The leather is exquisite and just gets better over time. These bags are like pieces of art.”

5. Zahara Block Heel by Sole Society: “I am a huge fan of a block heel shoe! They are just the right amount of height and comfortable enough to wear all day.”

6. Self Tan Classic Bronzing Mousse by St. Tropez: “Because I am a red head and a natural tan is not an option I stopped by Houppette to grab a bottle. Time to get some color in anticipation of swim suit season that is right around the corner.”