Things have gotten really busy around here. We have been introduced to so many fun things, places and events. I am going to start sharing “the things we love”, “the places we’ve been” and the “Not to miss events” on the regular. Every week I will bring the best of the best to you in one fun post.
Sometimes items are shared with us to check out. If we don’t love it we won’t waste your time by sharing it.
Some super fun things are happening at Fresh & Easy these days. The little lady and I went there earlier this week for a tour. Fresh & Easy was bought out at the end of last year and are now implementing new ideas to keep their items as fresh as possible while providing healthy convenience for their shoppers. They also now sell eggs with “laid on” dates. They are also providing more and more organic items.
Mama Bare bars are made especially for nursing, pregnant or on-the-go moms. They are made of fresh fruit, nuts and all natural healthy ingredients. These have been great for busy days when I don’t have time to make a snack. The slammers have been really helpful as an on-the-go snack for my kiddo. Each organic pouch is made with tasty fruit and greek yogurt.
When I went to ExpoWest a couple weeks ago I came across Avitae and Numi Savory Teas. I am excited about both of these products because they are so unique. The Avitae is a bottled water with caffeine in it. Caffeine!! I really like this product because there are no calories and it has caffeine in it. The Savory Numi tea bags are also really cool. I cooked some pasta with the tea and it gave it a really nice flavor and has all the cool benefits from green tea. I will have to post a recipe soon using these yummy teas!
Last but certainly not least is Hall Wines. MMm so good! The sauvignon blanc is really refreshing and crisp. The wine has hints of grapefruit, passion fruit, white peach and banana. I cooked a lemon pappardelle pasta from Trader Joes that paired perfectly with it.
Mark and I went out to dinner with my college roommate and her fiancé at Luce Bar & Kitchen. It’s a local gastropub located in Bay Park, San Diego. It’s definitely a spot to check out. They have a good selection of wine, beer and craft cocktails. Our favorite dish was the Cheeseburger and Fries – really good! I also had a pretty tasty and not too pricy charcuterie and cheese plate that paired well with the Cabernet Sauvignon I tried.
At the end of last week I gave away tickets to Uncasked at UTC. My bestie, my mom and I headed out to check out the festivities. It was a really fun event with beer tasting, paired bites and a few local musicians kept the party going. They had a really cool photo booth too.
My kiddo and I snuck away to La Jolla shores for a little afternoon break on Tuesday. The weather has been so beautiful lately. There were highs of 85 in San Diego, so we had to get out and enjoy the sunshine.
1. Brunch @ Brockton Villa
We went to Brockton Villa this week for a blogger breakfast. Their famous coast toast and the new cinnamon roll pancakes were amazing! I also couldn’t get enough of the smoked salmon plate with dill cream cheese. Brockton Villa is located right above La Jolla Shores. The location and views are to die for. I can’t wait to go back for a date night with the hubby. They have brunch every Sunday and will have something a little extra special on Easter and Mother’s Day. Be sure to get there early and snag a parking spot along the coast.
I wrote this post on Friday and planned on sharing it with you then, but I went out of town for the weekend and the internet was not working so I will share a little bit about our trip with you next week
I hope you enjoyed this first edition of the things we love, the places we’ve been and the events not to miss! What was your favorite part of the week?