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…





Hi all!

As you can probably guess by now, I am quite into photography and capturing moments. I mean, obviously, I have a blog right?! I am one of those people who has no shame and my camera is constantly out snapping pictures. Well, as a result I have always wanted one of those instax cameras. The whole Polaroid craze is real, and I will vouch for those pricey pictures any day. Anyways, there were a ton of pictures that I have taken over the last few months that I really wanted to have prints of, so I decided to go with an app that would make them look like cute Polaroids.


There are tons of apps to choose from, from “Origrami” to “Kanvess” to “Polagram,” so take your pick. Ever since I’ve gotten my own cubicle I’ve been looking for ways to spice it up and make it more cute. Slowly but surely I have been bringing stuff to spruce it up. I thought the Polaroids would add a nice little touch. For this, I bought the crocheted lace from Target’s dollar section (that place is magic!), the birdie clothespins from Michaels, and of course some Polaroid pictures.



I thought this would allow my imagination to take me back to these places and back to these moments in which it was all captured. Here is the finished product–



In the flesh, and in my cube! Hope this may have inspired your decorating ventures a little.