When you become a parent a funny thing starts happening… solo airplane rides are a luxury and staying in a hotel room to eat and watch television in peace is downright celestial. Last weekend Sam and I enjoyed our last babymoon by staying local in downtown San Diego at The Westgate Hotel. I seriously recommend staying at this gorgeous hotel as it feels like a little piece of Paris in CA.
Babymoon Rule #1: Plans are okay but don’t be afraid to change them.
On the way to the hotel I expressed that I wanted to go to a “cool” restaurant like the ones we used to go to when we dated. So we headed to the University Heights neighborhood to try Madison on Park; a friend on Instagram storied about this place the week before and it had all the good vibes I was craving. We sat down among their art deco decor, heard the specials and my pregnant hormones got the best of me. It would be the perfect place to eat on any given night except this night in San Diego the temps decided to be in the 50’s and the building is partially open so yeah, there was no way I wanted to rush though a nice dinner. We apologized, blamed it on the baby and left to get take-out next door… by now we were both tired and hangry. We enjoyed our takeout in a luxurious and roomy hotel suite, watched the Olympics, took a bath and called it a night. Jotting this down in my parenting handbook as one of the best ideas of the weekend.
Babymoon Rule #2: Sleeeeeeeep as much as you can!
Saturday we slept in… by sleeping in I mean we woke up at 7:00am, attended The Aquavie Wellness Club’s yoga class on the rooftop and walked around Coronado Island for brunch + ice-cream and to take in the quant sights. Don’t worry I’ll link all the places we went to in an itinerary below.
We headed back to The Westgate Hotel for more R & R, laid out by the pool (realized I’m going to have to find a bigger bathing suit soon), and then took a nap back at the room.
Babymoon Rule #3: Eat really good food.
Saturday night we went to a highly recommended restaurant in Little Italy called Herb + Wood, which exceeds all expectations. We ordered some wood fire pizza’s and a citrus olive salad and then I told our server I was craving bread ha ha… go big or go home right? Well hello Dolly, I’m so glad I said something because she told us about the secret “Parker House Rolls” that are so good they can’t keep them on the menu. The word scrumptious barely begins to describe how delectable these rolls are…and now my mouth is watering. Don’t worry we opted to walk back to the hotel to be “healthy”.
Sunday morning we searched out another hidden gem, The Donut Bar! Seriously they serve donuts as big as your face with flavors like Creme Brûlée and Grilled Cheese Sandwich plus they were only around $3 each.
Babymoon Rule #4: Have your husband, partner, or babymooning friend take photos of you bump.
Ain’t no shame in a bump selfie or two; you’ll look back and be glad you preserved the memory.
Babymoon Rule #5: Treat yourself to some pampering.
I visited the Aquavie spa and wellness club again for a facial and it was the perfect way to end the weekend. Ask for Sophie she’s amazing!
Yoga on the rooftop and facials at Aquavie Spa & Wellness Club, Walk around Coronado Island, Downtown Harbor, Little Italy, Balboa Park and North Park.
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Weekender Bag: Birdling Bags // Robe: Anthropologie // Dresses: VDV the Label // Coat: Ann Taylor // Maternity Jeans: Madewell // Flannel: Madewell // Straw Bag: All Ye Citizens // Sweatshirt: Old Navy // Mules: Easy Spirit // Sandals: Charlotte Stone via Maven