Amour Vert t-shirt dress; sneakers (c/o) DSW; Gap denim jacket; Gucci crossbody; Henri Bendel duffel; Ray-Ban sunglasses similar Articles of Society jeans; Lush top; studded heels; Sam Edelman handbag; Quay sunglasses Eberjey pajamas (similar version here) Articles of Society jeans; studded heels; Sam Edelman handbag Lilly Pulitzer coverup and crossbody; Quay sunglasses; Ace of Something Hat Eeeeeeats at Seasons Restaurant Amoressa swimsuit; straw bag; Hat; Tory Burch flip flops Driftwood Spa waiting area Lilly Pulitzer two-piece set (c/o); Gap denim jacket; sneakers (c/o) DSW; Gucci bag; Henri Bendel duffel (c/o); Julie Vos bracelets; Ray-Ban aviators
Y’all, this trip. This trip right here is how I’d like to spend the Monday and Tuesday nights of my week just about every week. Back in August, Kitty Kat Kathleen invited me to join her for a couple of nights at the Four Seasons Residence Club Aviara in North San Diego, and I clearly was like, yahs.
As soon as we checked in, I was feeling the vacay vibes even though we were only a couple of hours from home. Our room was actually larger than any of my Los Angeles apartments and boasted a full kitchen, two full bathrooms, and two balconies. (Oh, and a sleeper sofa in the living room that was perfect for watching a movie with room service on our second night. No shame in our game.)
Our first order of business? Hit the spa, girl. I had a facial, and let me tell you, these pores were happy. The esthetician asked what I’d like out of my facial, and I told her I wanted to be young forever. She laughed, and I’m still wondering what was funny. Seriously though, the spa was so relaxing, the perfect way to kick off the trip. I don’t know if I’ll be young forever, but my face did feel pretty dang smooth.
That night we had the most uh-mazing dinner at Seasons, the restaurant on the property. We got to dine at the chef’s table in the kitchen like some sort of fancy people, and for two girls who can never decide what they want to order, having the chef serve up whatever he wants at the “kitchen counter” really is the way to go. Each course was paired with wine and was somehow just as amazing as the last, and by course number 387, I was really questioning my decision to wear skinny jeans. By the way, the restaurant is open to the public, so San Diego area peeps – go there! (Also go there for brunch and order the avocado benedict with smashed potatoes – it’s legit.)
The next day we spent roaming around the property and hanging by the peaceful pool. Admittedly, it was a Tuesday, but man was this pool relaxing and also responsible for my first suntan of the summer. First tan in August? Not bad. We ended day numero dos by taking a few photos and then enjoying the aforementioned room service. Why does food taste better when you eat it in a robe?
This place really is meant to be a home away from home, and it was so nice in the mornings to just walk into our own kitchen, make coffee, and sit out on the balcony. Although we never even left the property, its location is just a short drive from beaches, restaurants, shopping, and so much exploring. Plus, no one even looked at me funny when I decided to have a little seat on a luggage cart in the middle of the outdoor lobby, so, ya know, that’s important.
If you guys are looking for a relaxing place to stay in the San Diego area with beyond yummy food, I really can’t recommend the Four Seasons Residence Club Aviara more. Hope everyone has a great weekend ahead!
Photos thanks to Arielle Levy