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Tap into Big-Town Excitement and the SoCal Life style in San Diego


Delight in sunshine and sophistication in the Golden State.

Kick back again at the Pendry’s sprawling rooftop pool and lounge. / Picture by Christian Horan Pictures


Lodge California

San Diego combines SoCal dwelling with massive-city buzz. Tap into the two at the swanky Pendry San Diego, a Journey & Leisure “World’s Best”–nominated hotel situated in the Gaslamp Quarter. The rooms at the amenity-loaded hotel (rooftop pool, any individual?) beautifully complement their downtown environment thanks to luxe specifics this kind of as black-paneled home windows, stylish mixed products, and a amazing blue palette that reflects nearby San Diego Bay. Also available at the Pendry: a whopping 6 bars and restaurants, rentable skateboards and Cadillacs, and an genuine-to-God Moët & Chandon vending equipment on-web site. Hey, you’re on family vacation.

A Callie menu emphasize, the Aleppo hen is grilled above charcoal and served with sumac pickles. / Picture by Lucianna McIntosh

Studio UNLTD made Callie’s interior to emulate the “golden hour” just right before working day will become night time. / Image by Lucianna McIntosh


Sol Foods

San Diego Journal named Callie its very best new restaurant of 2021. Swing by the stylish East Village spot and you are going to see why—chef-proprietor Travis Swikard, who slice his enamel at Daniel Boulud’s New York City eating places, attracts on Mediterranean and Californian influences for what he dubs delicacies du soleil. Amid Callie’s stunningly offered plates are a tart and spicy Japanese kanpachi with black lime and avocado, furthermore visitor favorites like the blackened Aleppo chicken and the zhoug-topped hummus with pita. Rounding out the knowledge? Enjoyable, bespoke cocktails such as the “Blood Ritual,” a vodka sipper combining palo santo with curaçao and local blood orange.

Snag some glam finds at Badlands Vintage in Oceanside. / Photo courtesy of Badlands Vintage


One of a kind Finds

On the lookout for a velvet sectional or leather armchair to make your dwelling area pop? Make a pit prevent at Badlands Classic, Brittany Joseph’s new household furniture retailer in Oceanside. The Black-owned business—which ships nationwide—stocks stunning secondhand pieces principally from the midcentury-present day and postmodern eras, creating a minimalist vibe with a bit of glam in her showroom (and with any luck , your household). Want a much more packable souvenir? Head to Sew Loka in Barrio Logan for 1-of-a-form streetwear from seamstress Claudia Rodríguez-Biezunski, who employs scrap fabric to insert edgy touches to flannels, denim, and additional.