communal coffee

Hello friends,

It seems as though some of my best weekends this summer were spent in San Diego. I’m so glad I have finally been able to spend a decent amount of time there as it really has been a while since I was last able to. Well, I thought summer was ending but thankfully the sun decided that is not the case. Oh no, I definitely felt its rays this weekend!


After many months of wanting to visit Communal Coffee in San Diego, I was finally able to. If this does not ring a bell, let me just say you might easily identify it by that “Coffee & Flowers” sign in large bold font plastered along the wall outside. Yes, the perfect photo opp.


And yes, I may have sprinted to it as soon as the couple enjoying their coffee date stood up from sitting directly in front of it. But hey, I wasn’t about to come all the way here JUST for some iced chai 😉 Although that iced chai was pretty darn good. They actually also had coffee flights which were such an amazing concept! Genius, really.


Every single corner screamed CUTE! I seriously get major home inspo from places like this, and Communal Coffee did not disappoint. A combination of flowers and plants and coffee… I really have no complaints there. There was a gift and flower shop indoors that shared the space with the coffee house, and a plant shop in the backyard.


I seriously have a love for coffee shops and discovering new ones. I really am going to have to think of a good name for this hobby of mine soon. Coffee-shop-exploring just doesn’t cut it.

Finally, I was left with some wise words escorting me to my car:


I appreciate that, Communal. And yes we are on a first name basis.

Until next time…



city living.

Hello loves,

I think I blinked and a whole MONTH of the year went by! So happy 2016 and I hope your month was just the greatest ever. Getting back into the swing of things has taken about this long to work off all the good food and sights I took in while in SF.   

I’m not sure what else to say, except every place I got to go screamed “ME” so loud. The saddest part of being there during the holidays is that sooo many places I wanted to see were closed! I didn’t resist taking snapshots from the outside, though.   

I spent a lot of time in the Sunset district this time around. This was a first for me, as I had never really spent all that much time here. Let me tell you, nothing was missed by brunching at Outerlands or feasting at Nopalito.
Funny fact.. Coffee is an extremely serious sport here. I definitely forgot how snobby the baristas are in this city. For someone who frequents coffee shops as much as I do, yay for still getting put back in my coffee newb place!   

I am pretty sure I went to heaven when I got to go back to my favorite sports and DEVOUR! Salted caramel can never ever be beaten by Bi-Rite. I repeat, NEVER!  

Parting was such sweet sorrow, but I will be back. And now I have such a renewed thirst for adventure. This year will be a year of embracing the present day, and soaking up every single moment.

I promise to take you along to only the very best spots this year.