Gaslamp Quarter – A girl’s got to do, what a girl’s got to do…

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Water taxi!!

I had sooooo much fun taking these.. for only USD6 they send you from the marriott to downtown San Diego… to where all the action is!

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Wow! Can you see the buildings we are fast approaching… Yup, speed me over, Mr. Boat-man!

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The amazing marina… tres, tres cool…
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San Diego Downtown!
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Is that the Hard Rock I see.. ? Little did I realise that I would have a rocking time there.. later in the week (keep reading blog.. !)
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The Gaslamp Quarter is 16 and a half blocks of historical neighborhood in downtown San Diego. Its main period of development began in 1867, when Alonzo Horton bought the land in hopes of creating a new city center closer to the bay, and chose 5th Avenue as its main street. After a period of urban decay, the neighborhood underwent urban renewal in the 1980s and 1990s, and is today an energetic business and entertainment district with loads of exciting contemporary restaurants and a good selection of shopping.

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A cute hat shop I wanted to come back to and check out…

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And a quick stroll past Horton Plaza… a pretty OK shopping center in the Gaslamp area.. (but Fashion Valley, in my opinion is far better… as you will soon see:P)

But first….

LUNCH!

I am starving…

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The Bondi ! Laid back and informal… like its namesake…
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It is a gorgeous day out! Warm and sunny… perfect weather for people watching and outdoor dining… We pick the perfect spot overlooking the walkway…
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The calamari was delicious.. fresh and crisp…

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so was the smoked salmon salad… no complaints… a good 8 out of 10!

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Things just kept on getting better… with the scallops.. in orange and coriander sauce…

Cooked to perfection!

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The lobster spring rolls were a tad salty… but acceptable, considering the amount of salt we lost on this HOT, HOT day! lol

So now that we have “nutritionized” ourselves….

SHOPPING!

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Welcome to Fashion Valley!

I love, love, love this place!

But common now… FOCUS. I have a mission.. and that is to buy the 16GBs iPhone..

so first stop.. the MAC shop:)

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there it is.. i see it!!!

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After browsing for 2 minutes and not seeing the i-phone, i ask the guy.. where is it???

He answers… ” we are all out… has been that way for several weeks in all MAC shops in san diego”.

WHAT ???? No i-phone?? unbelievable! then they told me that they would be launching the new iphone with 3G on the 9th of JUNE! That’s like 2 weeks away.. No wonder la…

so sad… nevermind… oh well… on to happier things… shopping!!!

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And shopping we DID!

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We bought stuff here….

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here…

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here….

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and HERE! 2 hours later, I had spent something like USD 300 at Victoria’s Secret… no joke! Killer broke…

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And VS sure know how to lavish the changing room in girly style….

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I mean… from the PINK neon lights mounted on huge gilded mirrors, to the posters of sexy VS models… they have everything PEGGED to a T!!!

Sure they do!

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And things just keep getting better!

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Juicy Couture… Nice!

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So many shops.. so little time… What can a girl do?? (come back tomorrow la.. i hear ya!)

next up.. CHI CHI dining… and then… the groove…!

Comments

  1. Nic (KHKL) says:

    carrie bradshaw inspired, i see…haha!

    a girl who digs i-phone, huh? super cool!

  2. Sweetpea says:

    Now I really really regret not coming with you (heavy sigh!)

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