I awake to the warm glow of the morning sun striped across my face through the blinds. As my consciousness steadily brightens from a sedate state, a wave of adrenaline rushes through my veins bursting in my core, rendering me vibrantly coherent. A shock to the senses can only be aroused by the allure of one thing, the sweet promise of Mexican food.
With a leap from bed, followed by some incoherent mumbling of protests from unimpressed companions, we eventually head for Highway 101 and race down the coast. We pulled up a stool at Bull Taco, a casual beach bar serving “inauthentic” (average) tacos with an outstanding view of the San Diego surf. The perfect accoutrement to the salty sea breeze are fluffy, crispy nuggets of fried tater tots, dipped in Sriracha ketchup. Having had our fill of salt and surf, we headed farther south to La Jolla and walked along the shore. We spotted a seaside wedding, with a seriously stunning backdrop. And found some of my favourite sea creatures, sunbathing in the cove. After establishing I could not sneak a seal into my sweater, we decided we were in need of something sweet to cleanse our salted palates. We wandered over to Bobboi’s Natural Gelato for just the treat. They offer really interested flavours made with natural and organic ingredients, making the selection process all the more difficult. I went for Mediterraneo, a delicious blend of almond, hazelnut and pistachio, and Chocolate Milk, having already tasted five other potentials. There’s nothing like a day of sunshine in San Diego to leave you feeling like: Let me know your favourite places to eat, treat or explore in the comments or on social media @Alessandra_LDN.