BASIC Bar/Pizza

I was invited to a pizza party hosted by Kirbie of Kirbie’s Cravings at BASIC urban kitchen + bar in Downtown’s East Village. Kirbie put together an intimate party of foodie friends. I happily attended because 1.) pizza and 2.) it gave me a chance to meet some online friends in person.

BASIC Pizza

BASIC Pizza

BASIC is located in a converted old warehouse dating back to the early 1900s with the coolest industrial garage doors. What I think is really neat about BASIC is the original brick walls are still intact. BASIC is a massive space that is divided with one side being the restaurant and the other half a lounge.

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Marceline’s Confectionery at Halloween Time

In case you didn’t know, you can find most of the handcrafted goodies from Disneyland and Disney California Adventure at Marceline’s Confectionery in Downtown Disney® District, without the cost of a park ticket. I like being able to stop in there and take the treats to go before heading home and avoid having them smashed in my backpack from hopping ride to ride.

Marcelino's Confectionery in Downtown Disney

Marceline’s Confectionery in Downtown Disney

When you step inside Marceline’s Confectionery you feel like you have stepped inside an old-fashioned candy shop, which was named after the small Missouri town where Walt lived as a boy.

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Asado Grill

I received in invite to check out Hotel Karlan, a DoubleTree by Hilton located in North San Diego, which recently went through a re-imaging. The invite was specifically to check out their flagship restaurant, Asado Grill and enjoy a family-friendly movie on the lawn after dinner. This sounded like the perfect night for my family!

Asado Grill offers sustainable seafood, gourmet culinary creations, cocktails, local craft beers, and wine. They had a spacious indoor dining area located off of the hotel lobby and an outdoor seating area. We opted to sit outside and enjoy the nice late-Summer night.

Asado Grill, Outdoor Seating

Outdoor Seating at Asado Grill

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Mom’s Pies in Julian

Every year we make at least one trip to Julian in the Fall to experience the leaves changing, cold crisp air, and grab some warm apple pie. There is an abundance of pie to be found in Julian, but one of my favorite spots is Mom’s Pies.  Mom’s Pies have been around since 1984. All of their pies and baked goods are made fresh daily.

Mom's Pies

Mom’s Pies

Outside of Mom’s you are wafted with the scent of apples baking. On the weekends, I have always found the line out the door. While you wait, you can catch some pies being made from the front window. The line moves pretty swiftly so don’t get too comfortable. Continue reading

World of Disney at Halloween Time

World of Disney in Downtown Disney can definitely be deemed Halloween headquarters as far as merchandise goes. Perfect whether you are heading to Mickey’s Halloween Party and need to grab a quick costume, accessory or souvenir, visiting Downtown Disney for the day, or staying at a hotel nearby and want to grab souvenirs outside of the park.

World of Disney at Downtown Disney

World of Disney at Downtown Disney

I love Halloween and especially Halloween decor from Disneyland, so I stopped in at World of Disney recently to see what I couldn’t live without. They had so much cute Halloween decor, all of which I saw inside the park as well. But I like grabbing items at World of Disney when it means I don’t have to walk around the park holding them all day. Not to mention I can get lost in that store for endless amounts of time.

Just for you, I’m doing a Halloween photo dump so you can see some of what World of Disney has to offer for your Disney Halloween needs.

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