Sexy in San Diego!

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In case you haven’t read my blog recently, my sis-in-law was visiting from the East Coast last week and my husband and I toured her around SoCal vegan style. I especially loved the day we went to San Diego. It was warm and sunny and I got to show off how much weight I’ve lost since going plant-based (see photo above). Okay, so that’s not actually my body, but I really have lost weight (I haven’t gained any cleavage, however!).

Our first San Diego stop was the quaint island community of Coronado. We started with a tour of the historic Hotel del Coronado, where the Marlyn Monroe movie, Some Like it Hot was filmed. Then we walked on the beach. And I have to tell you, despite being a native Californian, and having seen lots of beautiful coastline, this beach still takes my breath away. There’s a reason why it was voted the #1 beach in the US by leading beach expert, Dr. Beach – it’s pristine and beautiful.

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Hotel del Coronado

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Walkway to Coronado beach

After our beach walk, it was time for lunch. There are no vegan restaurants on Coronado, so we ate at Miguel’s Cocina. You can always eat vegan at a Mexican restaurant. If you want to learn how, click HERE.

We loved the ambiance at Miguel’s. With palm trees growing inside the restaurant walls, bamboo accents and the tropical outdoor patio it was like eating at Puerto Vallarta resort. The food was good too. My husband and I ordered the vegetable fajitas and Jeanne ordered a veggie quesadilla (yea, she was a cheating vegan that day).

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Miguel’s Cocina, Coronado

After lunch, we poked into various shops and galleries on Orange Avenue, Coronado’s main street. Whenever Jeanne wandered into a touristy shop, Paul and I goofed around taking silly photos of each other (like the one of me in the bikini).

After strolling Orange Ave. we drove to downtown San Diego and spent the afternoon in Balboa Park.

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Balboa Park, San Diego

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Sculpture in Balboa Park

We ended our San Diego day with dinner at Casa de Luz, a wonderful vegan restaurant in North Park. This post is getting long, so look forward to more about the restaurant tomorrow.

If you’ve ever been to San Diego, I’d love to hear about it. Where did you go, what did you eat? Have you ever been to a great vegan-friendly restaurant in San Diego? Let me know – I’d love to check it out!

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About celestedimilla

Hey there. I’m Celeste, California girl, writer, psychotherapist and burgeoning plant-based foodie.
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11 Responses to Sexy in San Diego!

  1. Celeste's Hubby says:

    Yeah, Baby! Lookin’ good!

  2. Celeste's Hubby says:

    You do look that good and I love you for you. 🙂 XO

  3. Lorrie Wenzler says:

    Loved the photos of San Diego. Love your new look.

  4. Being married into an Italian family, we naturally went to Little Italy. After lunch we embarked on a “cannoli crawl” in search of the ideal dessert. Then we drove around Coronado just for the nostalgia and beauty of it before heading back to LaLa land.

  5. Ooh – I’d love to get back to San Diego. I married in Long Beach and we drove to SD for an afternoon (far too short to see much, but we did hit the beach and saw the Hotel Coronado–as well as a few quaint shops). Balboa Park looks great too! can’t wit to get back!

    • An afternoon is way, way too little time to spend in San Diego! I used to live there, and it’s such a wonderful city. I’m not really a big city person, so I prefer San Diego’s northern beach areas like Encinitas and Del Mar. My sister still lives in San Diego and I only live an hour away so I visit often. Anywho, thanks so much reading and commenting Jean – I appreciate it!

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