This past weekend we spent traveling to Coronado Island San Diego to celebrate the wedding of my very good friend and their return to hometown San Diego after ten years in New York. While I can’t imagine anyone wanting to leave this glorious city, I nevertheless was thrilled for her to start on an exciting, new chapter. So, on Friday early morning we made our way to LaGuardia. A long delay, connecting flight, and many hours later we arrived at the beautiful Coronado Marriott resort to spend the weekend celebrating, and enjoying a king size bed and balcony with awesome views for a few days. While a weekend in San Diego that includes almost half a day of traveling isn’t all together ideal, Coronado Marriott, the lovely couple, and some delicious blue cocktails made it well worth the trip.
Friday, Aug 8, 7 pm. Dinner in Coronado
Exhausted from a long day, we decided to stroll the promenade, and landed upon a cute plaza of souvenir shops and restaurants. The local Pizza place, Village Pizzeria was packed and emanating some pretty delicious smells, so we decided to land their, and grab some dinner by the water.
8 pm. Bellies full, we strolled back towards the Marriott. On the promenade, the almost full moon lit up the water so brightly it reflected on us, and made the dark sky look light. Though I’ve always said that the West Coast is just too slow for me, I must admit, it was nice to actually slow down and not be in a rush, for a change. Something about New York City always makes you want to walk fast, even when you don’t have anywhere to be.
Saturday, Aug 9, 9 am.
Relaxing with a hotel room brewed cup of okay morning coffee and enjoying my view, which would also be the scene of the wedding later that day.
After a few nice hours by the pool, it was time to start getting ready. I already knew what I was wearing, so dressing was a breeze; all that was left was some dewey makeup and dark red lips with my new Vincent Longo lipstick. I had been saving the dress to wear ever since I bought it during the holidays at Urban Outfitters. Something about the blue stood out to me, and I loved the pockets, so I scooped it up knowing it would be perfect for my friends wedding, which at the time seemed a million miles away. The patience paid off. Months later, after searching for some mint or baby blue heels, I found a gorgeous pair on Amazon for only $50. The best part was, they were surprisingly Rockport, which meant they were the rarest of animals. Chic and comfortable. I tapped off the uniform style with one final matching piece; a vintage turquoise chocker necklace from my mothers closet.
Dress, Kimchi Blue at Urban Outfitters. Sold Out. Buy similar one at Windsor Store, $29. Blue sandals, Rockport, buy on Amazon. Necklace, Vintage.
5 pm, Wedding, Cocktail Hour.
I was happy to find my matching powder blue outfit was not only the perfect look for this beach scene wedding, but I also matched the cocktail hour drinks, which had blueberries in it and was quite delicious.
Nails, All Essie. Borrowed & Blue, No place like Chrome and Full Steam Ahead.
And they lived happily ever after……The happy couple headed to Napa, and this happy couple headed back to our home, which, no matter where we go, is always my number 1 destination.
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