So So-Cal

In an effort to keep myself occupied and make the first weekend with out Jesse more bearable, I did what any self respecting girl would do, I shopped.

In Ohio, I loved shopping at the new Premium Outlets in Monroe. I knew that the Premium Outlets were part of a country wide chain so when I found out we were moving to San Diego I did a little research to see if there was one close. Lucky for me there are two. One in Carlsbad, about 30 minutes north of us, and one near the border of Mexico, about 30 minutes south of us. Today, I decided to venture north and I went to the Carlsbad outlets.

Wow. I don’t mean to sound cheesy, but this outlet mall was so So-Cal. Palm Trees, flowers, Sun Diego board shop, Ruby’s Diner, Coach, and just short of a million people shopping. Here are a few pictures I snapped during my trip (yes, I walked around an outlet mall, by myself, with my big ole dSLR camera, I’m cool like that)

I’m pretty sure I heard angels singing when I saw the sign for the Crate&Barrel outlet. A colorful girl’s dream.
Lots of stores.

I love that there was a palm tree right outside of the Coach outlet! Palm trees are one of my favorite things about living in San Diego. And, if you’re ever in Southern California you need to try find a Ruby’s near you. They have awesome burgers and even better sweet potato fries. Plus a really fun atmosphere.

It’s hard to tell in this photo, but right behind the outlet mall is a HUGE, like 6 acres, flower bed. The flowers were so pretty.

Leaving the outlet mall (Don’t worry, I was at a red light when I took this photo)

Finally, my loot. All for under $45!!