Posts tagged "Carlsbad"
In Carlsbad, California - Oh, Christmas Tree!

In Carlsbad, California – Oh, Christmas Tree!

Just wait until Santa’s elves show off the magnificent nine-foot tall decorated tree at the Park Hyatt Aviara in Carlsbad, just a half hour up the coast from San Diego. The human elves are busily stacking, piping and contouring gingerbread, chocolate, and sugar icicles to make the fantasy tree. These three helpers are no ordinary...
Village Kitchen and Pie Shoppe, Carlsbad

Village Kitchen and Pie Shoppe, Carlsbad

Do you want white, wheat, rye, sourdough toast or cinnamon roll?  Yes, a cinnamon roll made in house at Village Kitchen and Pie Shoppe on Tamarack Ave, Carlsbad.  The potato pancake is festive green because the parsley, garlic and onions are pureed and added to the potatoes. Add scrambled eggs, a biscuit and gravy and...
East Coast "gravy" on the West Coast

East Coast “gravy” on the West Coast

Spirito’s Italian Diner was featured on Food Network’s Diners, Drive-ins and Dives so I had to give it a try since I crave east coast foods. Michael Spirito makes mean “gravy” just like in New Jersey and gravy to the east coast is red sauce to us on the west coast. Guy Fieri featured the...
Summer Music in Swing at Cape Rey in Carlsbad, California

Summer Music in Swing at Cape Rey in Carlsbad, California

Surely this is paradise, listening to a cool band while the sun sets over the pristine Carlsbad beach with cocktail in hand. Cape Rey Resort’s summer concert series is in full swing and the last Thursday of each month good vibes are belted out around the pool.  The upbeat essence of my staycation was just...
Visit the Flower Fields in Carlsbad

Visit the Flower Fields in Carlsbad

I had to wonder if I was in Holland or really in Southern California basking in the enormous flower field.  Known for top rated beaches, cool surfing spots and snappy Legoland, Carlsbad, just north of San Diego city, is the motherlode of blossoming Ranunculus flowers. On a hillside just one exit from the Interstate 5...
A Gem of a Museum

A Gem of a Museum

Carlsbad, Ca is the world headquarters for the Gem Institute of America and offers free tours to see up close fascinating stones and precious jewelry not seen anywhere else.  Known as GIA, the building has a commanding view of the ocean with an openness that is inviting and pleasant. Docents guide you through two floors of the...

Making Music in Carlsbad

Making Music is not only fun but historic at this interactive museum near LEGOLAND California. Nicely done with exhibits and displays showing the history of music and instruments in America’s history. Player piano, banjos, cornets and a few making you ask, what instrument is that?  Great for kids too with drums and guitars to play while they think...