Parlo Italiano

In High School I thought that it would be really “cool” (code word for not cool at all) to take Latin instead of any language that might help me speak around the world later in life.  Flash forward several years, I found myself married into an Italian family, only able to “speak” (code word for […]

Azzurra Capri

When the cute little cottage home on the corner of Fir and Columbia changed ownership, I was curious to see what would pop up.  When they started painting the cottage bright white and Azzurri blue, I knew that it was going to be something great. Azzurra Capri really transformed the corner with it’s bright and […]

the Museum of Man

During our many runs and walks through Balboa Park, the Mr. and I have often admired the beautiful exterior and resonant bell tower of the Museum of Man.  So this past week we decided it was time to stop running by, and pop in for a visit. The museum is very cute and has a […]

Running Balboa Park

I love changing up my runs, but time and time again, my go to run is in Balboa Park.  The park itself is beautiful, filled with palm trees, flowers, and amazing architecture.  I feel like I notice something new every time I go for a run.  There are also so many different routes and distances […]

Go, Go, Go Car

If you live in San Diego, then there is a pretty good chance that you’ve seen these snappy little Go Car’s racing around town. These 3 wheeled scooter-meets-go-carts are such a fun way to tour San Diego, even for locals like us.  We felt a bit like we had our own Gadgetmobile, or KITT…our very […]

Running Coronado

San Diego is home to so many beautiful places to run, walk, bike or stroll.  We are surrounded by parks, the bay, the ocean, and endless beaches.  Every day can offer you a new and different backdrop for some outdoor activity. When I am looking to change up my run, I head over to Coronado […]

Summer Drink, Al Fresco

For some reason, after-work cocktails always feel more fun in the Summer.  The warmer weather, the longer nights, sandals and sunglasses…it all makes for a great night. While San Diego has a ton of great options, during the Summer, we prefer places with outdoor seating and great views for watching those beautiful California sunsets.  Here […]

#sammiesforsmiles

Giving back is something that is very important to me.  I feel so blessed to have such a beautiful and wonderful life, and if I can share with others, that means a lot to me.  In recent months I have been making more of an effort to donate food to the needy in our community, […]

Summer Fun

Are you looking for something to brighten up your weekend, or change up your Summer routine?  San Diego has so many great things to keep you busy all Summer long.  Here are some of my favorite things to do during the Summer: 1. Head to the beach!  My favorite beach in San Diego is Coronado.  […]

Cinema Little Italy

Last Saturday night, I headed out to one of my Summertime favorites, Cinema Little Italy.  Every Saturday (all summer long) Cinema Little Italy along with the Little Italy Association, put on outdoor Italian films at Amici Park.  The films they pick are always great, and it’s just a fun way to be a part of […]