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.


What To Wear: Date Night

We all know us gals dread the moment when we stand, staring, at our closets for minutes on end hoping to pick the right outfit. What to Wear is a guide to help women with this decision-making process. This week features the perfect date night locations including Woodside Farm Creamery to Longwood Gardens and Brandywine Prime. These outfits come from Ellie Boutique for a romantic night with your loved one, exploring the many scenes that the suburbs of Philadelphia have to offer.

Date Night 1: Woodside Farm Creamery + A Movie

What To Wear Date Night Shirt: Always on trend, this Yarn Dye Voyage Stripe Shelby Shirt by Xirena gives off a casual look for the night. Keep the sleeves rolled for a more stylish/laidback look. 
Jeans: Colette Crop Flare-Yvette Raw Hem Jean by Paige. This style gives you all of the flexibilty and support you need to feel comfortable for the entire night. With the flare hitting above the ankle, this leaves numerous options for shoe styles.
Clutch: This grey Stella Fold-over Clutch by GiGi is the perfect size for carrying the essentials: phone, ID, and lipstick.

Date Night 2: Nightscape and Brandywine Prime 

What To Wear Date Night

Romper: This Ella Moss Kalea Romper is just the right look for the occasion. With a surplice neckline it gives you the sexy and sophisticated vibe that will have you feeling like a million bucks. Pair it with this long necklace to make the outfit more unique. Yes please!
Shoes: These fashionable and comfortable “Cobie II” Block Heel Bootie by Ugg will add some height and more sexiness to the look. Similar Ugg styles are also available at Wilmington Country store.

Date Night 3: World Café Live in Wilmington

What To Wear Date Night

Dress: The Glitterati Dress by Trina Turk is elegant and classy for a more fancy date night location. The silk material and embroidered designs will have you standing out from the others.
Bracelet: This Catherine Page gold bracelet is a simple accessory that screams “Gorgeous!” when it sits on the wrist. The gold brings out the design on the dress tying the whole look together.
Earrings: The gold Stephanie Hoops by Catherine Page not only accessorize the bracelet but top off the entire look. These earrings are a bold statement with a romantic twist.
Clutch: The decorartive Carly Convertible Clutch by Gigi has a strap to wear comfortably over the shoulder and adds the right pop of color to this elegant outfit.


10 Things We’re Loving in August

10 things we're loving in august

From enjoying local outdoor activities to the summer Olympics, here are 10 things we’re loving in August:

  1. TED X Wilmington takes place on Wednesday, August 24th with a great list of speakers. Our client, Karissa Thacker will discussing topics from her latest book The Art of Authenticity including authentic leadership, transforming your career and more.
  2. The countdown to this summer’s Olympics is on! The opening ceremonies begin on August 5th and our client, Jill Martin will be there covering all the major moments. Plus, our intern Jordan Sawyer travels abroad in Rio de Janeiro with the University of Delaware. They’ll both be tweeting and posting during their adventures.
  3. New fall fashion begin to hit stores with fresh arrivals. Expect to see major trends like reconstructed denim, cut out shoulders, and dressed up bohemian.
  4. We’re huge Lauren Conrad fans so it’s no surprise that we’re excited for The Hills special on MTV premiering August 2nd.
  5. Third Thursdays in Kennett Square has become one of our favorite summer activities. On August 18th, leisurely stroll through town and enjoy the extended shopping hours at both Houppette and No. 109 Shop.
  6. Nightscape returns to Longwood Gardens from August 3rd to October 29th. Walk the grounds to see new exhibits, hear original music, and more.
  7. If you’re heading to the Delaware beaches be sure to check out Rehoboth’s Beachside Bar and Grill for delicious drinks, dishes, and daily specials. We’re obsessed with their calamari!
  8. On Sunday, August 7th, Philly’s Northern Liberties hosts the 2nd Street Festival to celebrate craft beer, local food vendors, and live music.
  9. Hagley Museum teams up with Dogfish Head and Belin Organic Cafe sliders for a fun summer night of great dining. You can also bike and hike the 3 mile loop around the property, which is usually closed to visitors.
  10. Penns Woods Winery hosts yoga in the vineyard on select Fridays and Sundays now through October. The 60 minute gentle yoga class takes place in the heart of their vineyard followed by a wine tasting and local light bites.

What to Wear: The Creamery of Kennett Square

We all know us gals dread the moment when we stand, staring, at our closets for minutes on end hoping to pick the right outfit. What to Wear is a guide to help women with this decision-making process. This week features, The Creamery of Kennett Square as our destination. These summer outfits come from local clients  No. 109 and Houpette for a fun night on the town; drinking craft beer, dancing to live music, and playing corn hole in the heart of the up and coming, Kennett Square.


Boho Chic

Creamery of Kennett Square - boho chic outfit - Social Stylate Top: A breezy Rails denim button up (what more could you ask for)? Adding a loose knot allows more visibility to the detail of the shorts and a more fitting look. Rolled sleeves are the finishing touch to give you more flexibility when playing a round of corn hole.
Bottoms: These straight from the 70’s shorts by Hiché are so fun for a summer night! The embroidered details give you a colorful and stylish look that will set you apart from others. They are cute and comfortable! Not to mention, they are brand new at No. 109!
Makeup Tip: Laura Mercier Faux Lash Mascara paired with By Terry Densiliss Sun Glow Bronzing Serum.


Edgy Fashionista

Creamery of Kennett Square - edgy fashionista outfit - Social Stylate

Top: An easy pull on Sundry tank top with an inspirational “Today is a Good Day” quote because well,  any day is a good day when you visit The Creamery! Made of very soft, cozy fabric and easy to pair with any jean short.
Bottoms: On trend Mother distressed jean shorts and no, these are NOT your mother’s shorts! Once you put these on you will never take them off. A tad high-waisted and always in style these classic bottoms are perfect for groovin’ or even chasing the little ones around.
Vest:  A Rails plaid tunic-length vest to add the perfect amount of edge to the outfit. This gives the city look to a small town gal. Funky and loose this is also great for a dance floor session.
Makeup Tip: Kevyn Aucoin Lip Gloss ( the palette of your choice) paired with his Celestial Skin Liquid Lighting.


Effortlessly Elegant

Creamery of Kennett Square - effortlessly elegant outfit - Social StylateTop: A long sleeve collared Equipment X Kate Moss blouse that can be worn any time of the year. It is a button up that is more tailored to your body. The add on scarf is stunning and is the perfect pop of chicness. Roll up the sleeves and you’ve got an effortlessly sophisticated look! Just add a cocktail!
Bottoms: These black insider crop Mother jeans are á la mode this summer. Cropped at the bottom with a slight high-lo ankle; these are a forgiving and fashionable pant. Exactly what you need for a breezy night under the stars.
Makeup Tip: Bare Minerals Brow Pencil to get the ultra defined eyebrow, a spritz of the Fresh Beauty Perfume and BP City Swept hair styling product.