beachside brunch

March 15, 2010


While there isn't much I miss from college {midterms, finals, all nighters, stress? no thanks} I do miss spring break. It's nice to have time away and just relax. This weekend was the perfect time for a little getaway. Friday night Hanna and I drove down to San Diego to see Lizzie. We stayed up late, drank tea, watched a movie and caught up. Saturday morning we walked to the beach which is 3 blocks from Lizzie's apartment. You can step out on her street and see the ocean!


We walked down to the beach and went to this place called World Famous and had a nice brunch on their enclosed patio. Hanna's friend Kara met up with us and we had such a great time. I loved looking out the window and seeing people walk along the boardwalk and the brave ones getting in the water. The weather was perfect {in the 70s} but I bet the water was cold!




I'm having a love-hate relationship with Daylight Savings time right now. I looove that it's going to stay lighter later, and I know I am going to feel so much move motivated, but I hate how tired I am from waking up early today. As hard as I tried, I couldn't get to bed at my normal time last night and now I'm suffering a bit. I guess the pro will outweigh the con though once I get used to it in a few days! It's starting to feel and look a lot like summer!!

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88 comments:

  1. Fun weekend! The brunch looks amazing. :)
    And yes, I bet that water was chiiilllly!

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  2. Hey :)

    Better it starting to look alot like Summer than Christmas ahaha. Daylight Saving time is killing me too (the day goes by fast---so much to do seems like so little time), but being that I'm a MORNING PERSON, 8oclock still seem like 7 for me....I've actually got more sleep. I'm just glad it's not raining. Today, it's 45 degrees, I'll be more than happy when the calendar says March 21st :)

    Have a lovely day :)

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  3. Sounds like such a fun weekend! I love reunions with friends. Gosh, I miss spring break too! I need one for sure this year! And btw, I had the worst time getting out of bed this morning and almost missed my 9am meeting- yikes! Have a great monday!

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  4. Looks like you had a nice weekend!
    Great pics!

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  5. Looks like a wonderful weekend away. I love staying up late with girlfriends, drinking tea, watching movies...

    I know what you mean about Daylight Savings, too. I adore the longer, lighter evenings, but this morning was HELL! (and my boys took hours to fall asleep last night, so getting them up and ready for my first day back at work today was so. not. fun.) We'll be used to it in a few days, and so grateful for it, I'm sure!

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  6. Your trip looks so fun! I would do just about anything for a trip to Cali right about now!

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  7. Aww, Spring Break! I need a girl's getaway soon!

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  8. thts so great tht u came down here.. which beach is tht la jolla?

    -cris

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  9. Oh man, I'm so jealous that you're so close to the ocean and that the weather is so nice. What a fun weekend. Hehe, in that last picture of you the lap behind makes it look like you have a hat on.

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  10. Looks like a fun weekend! I'm so jealous of the gorgeous weather you had, seriously. I can't wait for spring to finally get here!

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  11. Brunch with friends... nothing beats that!! Enjoy your Monday!! XO

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  12. Looks like so much fun! I spent a weekend with 2 of my girlfriends a few weeks ago and it totally made my month.

    & in that last picture is that a HUGE stalk of celery just standing up there on the table? Haha, it was the first thing that caught my eye & now I'm so curious!

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  13. oh the place is wonderful and you girls look so gorgeous! it must be really hard adjusting your time, im lucky we dont get affected by dst ._.

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  14. One of my dreams has always been living close to the sea, like THIS close! Great weekend!! Have a great week!!

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  15. I'm with you on Daylight Savings Time...I keep feeling like I need to take a nap. Who on earth knew that a mere hour could completely throw off your schedule?

    So glad you had a fabulous weekend, Mara; and can I just say that the girl in the first picture - all the way to the left, with the brown hair (Hanna, I think) - looks so much like Cordelia from the TV show "Buffy the Vampire Slayer." :)

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  16. Gah it's so beautiful there. I sure miss San Diego sometimes. :)

    It looks (and sounds) like you had a wonderful weekend! I wish our weather would warm up a little.

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  17. super cute pics!!

    i'm ready to get used to daylight savings time, too! i love that i get to run later in the evening because it's still light... but i laid awake in bed for hours last night!!

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  18. Nice WE!! ^^ Now have a nice week too!! Kisses!

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  19. I'm feeling really tired today too. Grr... Love your pictures from the weekend!! Monday came too fast for all of us I think :)

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  20. Looks like fun-fun! I love girlfriends, they're the best! It's beautiful there!!

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  21. daylight savings totally screwed me up this year, so i feel you on the love-hate relationship with it.

    and your weekend sounds so fun! what i wouldn't give for it to be 70 degrees here.... *sigh*.

    oh...and i don't miss college either...minus the breaks...i REALLY miss those.

    hope you're having a happy monday!

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  22. so envious you are done with college, cannot wait to be in your shoes! adorable photos, you guys are all so pretty.

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  23. You girls all look so gorgeous! Looks like a fabulous weekend... And am completely with you on Daylight Savings -- love the longer days, but getting up in the morning is a bit of a disaster for me to begin with, and this only adds fuel to the fire...
    xxoo Josie
    http://winksmilestyle.blogspot.com

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  24. how fun!! i want to have brunch near the beach with my girlfriends! And I'm right there with you, I definitely miss Spring Break.

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  25. oh my goodness what a lovely weekend! what better way to spend it with friends, food, and sun!

    ps. i'm with you on daylight savings. i love the extra light at night but i literally woke up on sunday with 5 clocks all with different times! half the day i had no idea what time it was!

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  26. Day Light Savings is killing me! It's as black as night again when I wake up!


    Oh, and something pretty your way comes! :) Keep an eye on the mail.

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  27. Thanks for stopping by my blog lady! That looks like a wonderful brunch right by the ocean, so jealous!

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  28. thanks for stopping by my blog. I love your world over here!

    i just started a blog giveaway for some handmade pearl earrings. i'd love for you and any of your readers to enter!

    i'm adding myself to your followers!

    xoxo, blair

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  29. A bloody mary, the beach, brunch and buds...perfect!

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  30. Lovely lovely pics and sounds like you had a great time in San Diego. I miss it there every single day, especially when we have weekends of nonstop rain and chilly weather :( I love those outdoor enclosed patios!!

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  31. i hate it when daylight savings stop during winter time! cos tat'll mean that i've lost 1 precious hour to complete my essay. haha... but yeh waking up early can be such a chore too! nodding in total agreement!

    the beach looks so so pretty! n how nice it is to be savouring yummy foods whilst admiring the beach and watching little kiddies enjoy themselves~~~ ur spring break looks so enjoyable. im definitely lookin forward to the short but already much needed Easter break! >.^

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  32. Great to see girls having fun... I love the view. And I want 70 too. I wish it would be 70 here in Manila.

    Have a great day Mara! xoxo

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  33. how lovely what a perfect weekend! & the weather was too! <33

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  34. It looks like you had a great weekend with your friends :). However, I'm jealous of you Californian's with all the nice weather. It just isn't fair. At.All.

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  35. Great pictures, and I'm right there with you on Daylight savings time! I like getting home when it is still light out, but I hate losing an hour of sleep.
    Thanks for stopping by my blog - yours is beautiful! I'm enjoying reading it. :-)

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  36. Aren't you so excited for spring?!! I had such a hard time getting up this morning too. I guess it is kinda like jetlag, you just have to adjust.

    Looks like you had a great time with your girlfriends! I can't wait to see mine in a few weeks!!

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  37. Oh fun fun! Sounds like yall had a great time and I would killl to live that close to the beach! I'm definitely longing for spring break these days!

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  38. What an amazing get away! It looks like you ladies had an amazing time. Not gonna lie, I'm a little jealous :)

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  39. I love the photos! I enjoy Daylight Savings Time in the long run, but right now I'm exhausted! Why can't it just stay the same all year long?

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  40. What a wonderful weekend with the girls! I'm having one of those this weekend for one of my friend's bridal shower! I can't wait! And daylight savings is killing me too, I was so sleepy today at work!

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  41. What a FABULOUS weekend getaway! Great pics!

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  42. shorts in march? lucky indeed, it looks gorgeous there! enjoy your week :)

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  43. Ahh! The beach! It looks fabulous- glad you had a great weekend!! :)

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  44. This week has been the TALK of spring break.. makes me miss it SO much.

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  45. i miss southern california!! its so nice here today but not nearly like down there!

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  46. Looks like so much fun. I have been wanting to go to San Diego for a long time. It was a toss up between there and San Fran last spring and we decided on San. There is something over at my blog for you...

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  47. so fun! oh my goodness, i would do just about anything to be in the sun right now. and the ocean! oh, i miss it soooo much.

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  48. Aw it looks like you had such a lovely day!! I must admit I love Daytime Savings time - I no longer feel sad seeing the sun goes down so early...

    Spring is around corner!

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  49. Water any time of the year is just lovely. If you are brave enough to try of course.
    It looks like a fantastic place and you're all happy and smily.
    We don't have daylight savings in our state but the other states do. x

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  50. Awh so glad to see your weekend was nice. [: I love San Diego!

    XOXO

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  51. Sounds like fun! :)
    What movie did you end up watching, out of curiosity?
    Romany
    xx
    p.s. yes Remember Me is interesting for sure, definitely give it a go, even if you end up not liking it...

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  52. world famous is my absolute favorite restaraunt in southern california...
    looks like fun!!!
    the brie is amazing!

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  53. The view at that restaurant is amazing. I want to go to San Diego soon!! I love San Diego and there's so much to do, I feel like I haven't seen ANYTHING! Only the zoo hahaha

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  54. I just looove San Diego. My birthplace.. I wish I still lived there though!
    My favorite place for lunch on the beach was The Green Flash. Great food, great view!

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  55. sounds like a perfect day!
    I live not too far from the beach...nothing like the breeze from the ocean!
    xo

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  56. awwww San Diego !! I love it there <3

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  57. Ahhhh the beach... the sun is seriously shining here so Mr J & I have been talking about beach trip plans... we live about 3 hours away from the sea :)

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  58. Oh how sweet. I love having a meal with a great view! :)
    Xo.

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  59. Overall I'm always a fan of Daylight Savings. Sure you lose sleep but one of the worst things about winter is the short days.

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  60. Mmm the ocean! and i hear you on daylights savings.

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  61. I know what you mean! I've been dragging myself out of bed for the past 3 days :(

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  62. The view looks amazing! Looks like it was a lot of fun!

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  63. I love brunch and love the beach- sounds great to me!

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  64. Your friend Lizzie is so fortunate she lives so close to the beach!
    I love the beach so calm and amazing!
    The smell and the brisk so delightful.
    And breakfast with friends is always a good way to go don’t you think? I went to Ihop a simple place but when your with friends everything seem so much better yay!!!
    And so much fun, and catching-up with old friends is something I love I truly do.
    Well sweetie am so happy you had fun and enjoyed your weekend yay!
    Take care, love Dye♥

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  65. Your friend Lizzie is so fortunate she lives so close to the beach!
    I love the beach so calm and amazing!
    The smell and the brisk so delightful.
    And breakfast with friends is always a good way to go don’t you think? I went to Ihop a simple place but when your with friends everything seem so much better yay!!!
    And so much fun, and catching-up with old friends is something I love I truly do.
    Well sweetie am so happy you had fun and enjoyed your weekend yay!
    Take care, love Dye♥

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  66. What a beautiful day it must have been!

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  67. These pictures are fabulous! Great friends, great times, great memories... what else do you need??

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  68. Looks like a lot of fun! I love SD! Oh and I know what you mean about daylight savings. I love that the sun is still out when I get off work, but I hate getting up when it's dark out.

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  69. What a perfect girls weekend!! I ADORE San Diego!

    I am with you on Daylight Savings.. but now that I feel more adjusted I am LOVING that it's light out when I get out of work. And how gorgeous has the weather been! Definitely looks & feels like Summer! I hope it stays this way! xo

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  70. what fun pictures, I want a mimosa!

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  71. Oh the beach...I love it and love spending time in the hot sand and cool water! It looks like a lovely weekend!

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  72. You guys are beautiful and the weather was gorg this weekend! And now. lol

    I feel the same about daylight savings time. I hope we get used to it soon!

    xoxox

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  73. I'm with you on the time change. I cannot get to bed, I cannot wake up--a vicious cycle!

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  74. awwwwww lovely pics! sounds like so much fun! oh how i wish we got a "spring break" from work. ;)

    xoxo

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  75. It looks like you had a lovely time. And the great thing about not being in school is you can decide when your spring break will be. Make sure you treat yourself to one!

    Rachael

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  76. It looks like you had a lovely time. And the great thing about not being in school is you can decide when your spring break will be. Make sure you treat yourself to one!

    Rachael

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  77. It looks like you had a lovely time. And the great thing about not being in school is you can decide when your spring break will be. Make sure you treat yourself to one!

    Rachael

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  78. looks so beautiful! i need to go on a vacation soon ^_^ and it IS beginning to feel a lot like summer!

    ♥tiffany

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  79. wow that looks like such a fun (and beautiful) weekend! you and your friends are gorgeous <3

    Kisses,
    Stephanie

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  80. How fun! I've never been to San Diego, but I'll have to go when I move to LA. And I totally agree about daylight savings time. Love the later sunshine, hate those early-feeling mornings!

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  81. even though i technically had a spring break, the 9-5 sort of internship made it not really feel like it! this looks like an amazing idea for a little spring break feel! looks like a wonderful time!

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  82. OH my gosh! So I don't know if you get updates every time you get a recent comment but as I said, I just discovered your blog and was having a ton of fun reading through your archives, and I just HAD to comment on this because my BROTHER works at World Famous! His name is Scott, and he's tall and probablyyy hit on you while you were there. So funny!

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