Sunday, August 21, 2011

girls' getaway

It was my sweet friend, Lexi's, 30th birthday weekend celebration in San Diego. She is a devoted mama to two awesome boys and a wife to a hard working hubby. This was her 1st girls' get away since having her kids 7 years ago.

We began with a stop at Anthropologie. I camera shopped. You know, when you don't have the $$$ to shop so you take pics instead. It is not quite as fulfilling, but it keeps me from impulse shopping.

"I want that."


"Oh, I Loovvveee that!"


Problem solved. Hubby still loves me when I come home.




Red or Aqua...hmmm? Hard decision.




We had a view of the pool and bay. Across from the bay is beautiful Coronado Island. It is not really an Island, but who's keeping track of accuracy?





And even though I went to college in San Diego, I still feel the need to take pics of famous signs and architecture that makes me feel like I'm on a movie set. You just don't see brick buildings with bay windows and fire escapes in Southern Cali suburbia.


*i-phone pics

I hope that if you don't already make it a priority to get away for a girls' night/weekend, that you find a chance to do it soon. It is good for the soul. And for the belly because I know all that laughing is equivalent to 1,000 crunches.

Much love,

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Heather from said...

Looks like so much fun! And I'm luv'n the Anthro things..the vase, etc.. good idea to take pics instead of purchase. Remembering that...:)

Rachael said...

looks like so much fun!

Ashley said...

i camera shop all the time, especially in that store!


Alyss said...

So much I'm loving in this post!

Karen said...

Looks like a great getaway! I am in dire need of a girls getaway. Been planning it for 6 years now... going to happen soon! I can feel it :)

Anonymous said...

You are SOOOO right! Girls get-aways are good for the soul! My "mama group" does an overnight two times a year, but then a few hours away once a month, so much fun! And camera shopping...what a great idea!

{cuppakim} said...

girls getaway weekends are the BEST.
especially ones that start off at anthro. or go to anthro at all.

and i LOVE the camera shopping idea.
i am SO using that when i go to europe.
it will be WAY better for my wallet.

and no conversion rate ;)

missmehoneybee said...

So much fun. Maybe when G is a tad older I can do a girls get away, miss those trips. Love the vase, and we have the initial mugs, love them! That store is great for ideas!

Ruthie Hart said...

Looks like a fab trip!! And looks like I need to hit up anthro stat!

Genn said...

Hi Katie!

Your girls weekend sounds fabulous.
I need one of those.
Especially after a week of camping in the dirt!
I'm with you, 3 days max when "dry camping". ;)

emily anderson said...

what a fun girls weekend!

and i love san diego...just plain love it.


Erin said...

I totally agree with you. My times away with my girlfriends are so relaxing and refreshing- and the laughing... I love it.

Meredith said...

I'm new here-camera shopping is a great idea...looks like a fun trip! Love San Diego!

Sunny Vanilla said...

I'm a camera shopper too, especially in stores like Anthropologie! Thanks for stopping by :-)

Melissa M. said...

looks like fun! We don't have an Anthropologie store up here, but everyone still talks about it! Such cute color combos for kitchen stuff.

Nancy said...

Ahhh Anthro,how dreamy art thou? I am popping in there today. No purchases. Just a walk thru like a museum. I love that timer. Oh my. That stack of mags, good times!

theolivetree said...

so true about the laughing!!!

Heather said...

Ahhh! I love San Diego & I love seeing my hometown through your beautiful blog! Looks like you had a great trip and I love your choice in hotels ;) Also--- I've been drooling over those measuring cups at Anthro.... ! xo

Adrian said...

Camera shopping huh? I need to try that out. I'm pretty sure my husband would be a happy camper too. Glad to hear you had a good time.

Susan said...

So jealous.
And yeah...I wouldn't do well with the camera shopping. Would probably take a bunch of pics and then buy it all online when I got home!

heartland farmhouse said...

Glad you were able to get way! Looks like so MUCH fun!
Okay...just to show you how BIG of a cornfield I live in...I've NEVER been to Anthro. Would totally LOVE to go sometime!
Red or Aqua? They look so nice together! ;)

Have a GREAT weekend!