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The Guild Hotel ... San Diego Getaway

Last week we headed down to San Diego 
for a 
Father's Day Getaway!

I was so excited to stay at San Diego's newest 

"The Most Exciting Hotels Opening In The U.S. In 2019" - Forbes

This hotel has been on my radar for over a year
waiting for it's grand opening this month.

The building was built in 1924
as a YMCA for the Army and Navy.

It has been restored beautifully
with a perfect balance of 
respect for it's former  use
with a huge dose of modern sophistication and hipness!

I couldn't wait to check in
check out the fabulous spaces!

My favorite by far
the outside dining spaces
for their 

Luca Restaurant!

How absolutely striking are the stripes!

The hotel was a design project of Sormeh Rienne.
She kept all of the spaces open and fresh
with big doses of a sophisticated glamour.
This velvet used perfectly constrained.

All the details are fresh and modern
down to the flower arrangements!!

We started with a cocktail and appetizers at 

They were served in Terracotta bowls
that came with with a steaming trail os liquid nitrogen.
Talk about a dramatic presentation!
Just wish I had my phone out in time!

We had their King Suite.
The room was about 350 square feet.
It too was chicly appointed.
Though not a lavish space
I still think it's a great value for the area.

I was so drawn to this hanging closet
I am really wanting one at home.
Sormeh Rienne has so many custom designs for the spaces.
She turned what was in it's last reincarnation
a youth hostel
into a room that is now an urban oasis!

the bath rooms also got chic and luxurious makeovers!
They felt spacious and had the best natural lighting!
I just loved how my new shell designs looked on the counter!

After a quick change we were off to celebrate 
Father's Day!

We first met up with Hunter and Megan

No surprise I'm always trying to get in all the baby Lenny time in I can
when we are in San Diego!

We also wanted to help Hunter celebrate his very 
First Father's Day!

Nothing like seeing your own children
with children of their own
to warm a momma's heart!

Jeff was a very Happy Pop Pop!
His very first Pop Pop Day!

Ellis and Elliot joined the four of us for dinner at

for our family celebration of Jeff.

The restaurant has a camping theme throughout.
If your very lucky you can even dine inside one of their canvas tents!

They bring the camping theme all the way home with
so'mores table side!

Jeff and I ended our night at

which is an old school dive bar in Little Italy.
It's said to have the oldest liquor license in San Diego!
It's been open since 1933!

Jeff and I might frequent a whole lot of chic, beautiful destinations
but we still have big love for classic, old school dive bars!

We finished our trip the next day
with a walking the city day.

My fuschia attire was set off  beautifully and functionally
with my Mexican serape backpack!

Our morning destination was 

also in Little Italy.

A fabulous and new breakfast eatery!

It's been called a cross between Disneyland and Madonna Inn
I couldn't agree more about the description
other than the food was far superior 
than either.

It was our second time there
I was still just as tickled with all of the details
big and small!

Even the verbiage on the menu was entertaining!

I couldn't resist ordering the Millennial  Tears!

Talk about a clever coffee presentation!

Everywhere you look there is fun and festive detail
down to the fabulous Dickie overall!

So my two newest San Diego finds this trip
are definitely


Thank you so much for visiting today! 

As always my friends

I wish you love and joy
as you style your life


  1. Great to see your brooch necklace again - I love it (and am wondering how to make one :) What a gorgeous hotel and very special Father's Day, with a priceless peek at your sweet granddaughter. As ever, you look fantastic: red dress, and blue and fuchsia tops are all just perfect. xxx

    1. Patricia thank you for your visit here, reading and thoughtful comment! I did a DIY post a few years ago on the brooch necklace. Here is the link to the post

      Hope you find it helpful darling! xoxo

  2. You certainly add glamour to these chic new discoveries. We’re due for a trip to San Diego and while we usually stay on Coronado you’ve persuaded me to follow your itinerary. Fabulous! xo

    1. I think you will really enjoy these spots! I also really love the Pendry Hotel, in the Gaslamp District and the new Inter Continental across from the harbor. Big Congrats for finally getting your building permit for Snowberry!! I am looking forward to following along on your construction journey!! xox

  3. Tamera - I just love your excursions. I get many ideas from you, as my husband and I like to go on them, as well. Our boys live in Long Beach/Los Angeles so it gives us an opportunity to stay in great hotels and "going out on the town" I just put "The Guild" on our list. BTW, I love that you like your cocktails; we love our dive bars, too.

    1. Catherine I always enjoy your visits here ... and hearing more about your wonderful lifestyle! What are your 3 top LA hotels? I want to learn more about LA! xox