1. The Cheese Store of San Diego. I’ve picked up cheese at this cute Little Italy fromagerie, but I finally tried their food menu and was blown away. Some restaurants stuff their grilled cheese sandwiches with all sorts of accoutrements, but all you need is high-quality bread and cheese, and The Cheese Shop knows that. Wonderful tomato soup and fantastic plating, if I might add.
2. A show at The Old Globe. My friend was so sweet to invite me as her date to a showing of Arms and the Man at The Old Globe Theater in Balboa Park. It was my first time there, but it was such a treat to go out for a night of theatahr (said in pretentious British voice). I used to go to plays and the ballet all the time in New York, and though San Diego isn’t necessarily swimming in highbrow culture, this was a great reminder that I should scout out some shows here and at The La Jolla Playhouse, two credible arts organizations in town.3. Teddy time. The earlier part of May was filled with stress about work, family, relationships, and my health. This guy brightens my day every day. Thank goodness for fur friends.4. Holsem Coffee. Another day, another artisanal coffee shop in San Diego—and I love it! This North Park cafe serves all the usual suspects, like coffee, cappuccinos, etc., but they also offer a menu of coffee-themed mocktails. I know these things are sometimes good on paper, horrible in execution, but I loved my La Vie en Rose (above, left), a latte made with rosewater and cardamom and topped with rose petals. Eaman was so-so on the Into the Woods blend, which includes maple bitters and sea salt, but we’ll have to try more of the menu for the full scoop.
5. My first piece in Conde Nast Traveler. You can read it here!