Enjoy sunshine and sophistication in the Golden State.
San Diego combines SoCal life with big city buzz. Tap into both chic Pendry San Diegoa Travel & Leisure Best in the World nominated hotel located in the Gaslamp Quarter. Amenity-filled hotel rooms (rooftop pool, anyone?) perfectly complement their downtown surroundings with luxe details like black paneled windows, trendy mixed materials and a cool blue palette that reflects the nearby San Diego Bay. Also available at the Pendry: six bars and restaurants, skateboards and Cadillacs for rent, and a Moët & Chandon vending machine on site. Hello, you are on vacation.
San Diego Magazine appointed Callie its best new restaurant of 2021. Pass by the posh East Village spot and you’ll see why – chef-owner Travis Swikard, who cut his teeth at Daniel Boulud’s New York restaurants, is inspired by Mediterranean influences and Californian for what he calls kitchen of the sun. Among Callie’s stunningly presented plates are a tangy and spicy Japanese kanpachi with black lime and avocado, as well as guest favorites like blackened Aleppo chicken and zhoug– hummus topped with pita bread. Complete the experience? Fun, bespoke cocktails like the ‘Blood Ritual’, a vodka pairing palo santo with curacao and local blood orange.
Looking for a velvet or leather sectional to make your living room stand out? Stop at vintage badlands, Brittany Joseph’s new furniture store in Oceanside. The black-owned company, which ships nationwide, stocks gorgeous second-hand pieces mostly from the mid-century modern and postmodern eras, creating a minimalist vibe with a bit of glamor in its showroom (and , hopefully in your home). Want a more compact keepsake? Head toward Sew Loka to Barrio Logan for one-of-a-kind streetwear by seamstress Claudia Rodríguez-Biezunski, who uses scraps of fabric to add edgy touches to flannels, denim, and more.