Sunday, November 30, 2008

Sunshine And Shopping

Photo: Tostie14 on Flickr

I can't even tell you how amazing it has been to soak up the California sun for the last couple days. San Diego is such a cool city. Sometimes I fantasize about what it would be like to live here.

Yesterday, we hopped on the trolley and hit up Fashion Valley. It's unlike any mall that I have ever been to in my entire life. Imagine: Bloomingdales, Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, Nordstrom and Barneys all in the same place. Not to mention an absolutely massive Victoria's Secret and Sephora, plus pretty much any other store that you could possibly imagine. We hit every one of them. Despite the current state of the economy down south, shoppers were out in full force. Elbows were flying as people all seemed to be in search of the ultimate deal. The sales and bargains were abundant- from the denim, shoes and handbags in the department stores to Louis Vuitton, Coach and Gucci.

Photo: Senora Cartera

Barneys proved to be my most successful stop of the day. I found the MARC by Marc Jacobs Dr. Q Lil Riz bag that I've been lusting after. To my delight, it was marked down to more than 50% off, and so was the matching wallet. Knowing full well that the chances of ever seeing that combo at a price so low again were slim to none, I did what any Marc Jacobs loving girl would do. I bought them. The perma-grin hasn't left my face since my big purchase.

After a yummy dinner with the girls this evening, we ordered some chocolate covered strawberries to go. Then we put on our pajamas and all got together in one hotel room to watch Britney: For The Record. Not surprisingly, I got totally emotional. I just want to give Britney a big hug.

Photo: Daily Mail

Tomorrow, the "vacation" part of my trip ends and the "business" part begins. Please forgive the lack of updates this week as my time in front of the computer will most definitely be limited.


PatZ said...

make sure to bring back some sun with you when you come back to put the rain on hold for a while.

J said...

I am *jealous* of that bag! I hope you still have that perma-grin.

I'm so jealous of your life. Hotel with the girls in San D sounds like a dream!

Melissa said...

SOOO jealous you bought that bag! And so cheap too...ugh. Lucky Girl.
I got emotional over Brit too. Especially when she said she was so lonely...

VancityAllie said...

Seriously gorgeous purse... what a great find. You're so lucky!

Keira-Anne said...

I'm happy for you, Jenny. I can't wait to see you when you're back...