Blogsgiving

Holy mackerel! I don’t know about y’all but I think it’s absolutely bonkers that it’s already Thanksgiving week!! That means I’ve got another meal to fix, my 32nd birthday is right around the corner AND then BAM! It will be Christmas!

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Floral Arrangment by Madmade Designs / Photo by 656 Photography

Now I know that you know that I have been getting my Thanksgiving on a lot lately = first with our Couplesgiving at the beginning of the month and THEN a few weeks ago with some of my blogger friends.

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Cy from Any 2nd Now, Tiffany from Glitz & Glam By Tiff, Maria from Savvynista, Myself,

Kali from In-Spades & Paulina from Lil Bits of Chic / Photo by 656 Photography

Wait. WHAT??? That’s right! I also co-hosted a Blogsgiving this year with fellow blogger, Paulina from Lil Bits of Chic — an intimate gathering of six San Diego Style Bloggers at the recently renovated CUSP Restaurant on the eleventh floor of Hotel La Jolla.

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Photo by 656 Photography

It was a nice way for us to come together, celebrate our individual styles, and catch-up on each others projects . . . but more importantly, it was a special opportunity to taste that fantastic new Fall menu by Chef Ingrid Funes!

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Paulina from Lil Bits of Chic hugging Tiffany from Glitz & Glam By Tiff / Photo by 656 Photography

And let me be the first to tell you = it was a very tasty evening! First filled with drinks . . .

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Left: Paulina from Lil Bits of Chic, Tiffany from Glitz & Glam By Tiff & Cy from Any 2nd Now

Right: Maria from Savvynista, Myself & Kali from In-Spades / Photo by 656 Photography

Then with divine appetizers . . .

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Appetizers / Photos by 656 Photography

And once we got some of that yummy food in our stomachs, the memories started to be made = swapping stories, reading funny things we had seen, laughing . . .

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Myself & Kali from In-Spades / Photo by 656 Photography

That’s one of the beautiful things in sharing a delectable feast, your mood is uplifted, your spirit shines . . . it just gives such joy to life!

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Paulina from Lil Bits of Chic, Tiffany from Glitz & Glam By Tiff & Cy from Any 2nd Now

Photo by 656 Photography

Then it was time for the main course. Chef Ingrid Funes specializes in seafood, so all of us ladies opted for just that. This is four of the six dishes that night. Let’s just say that Ingrid definitely knows her way around a kitchen!

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Entrees / Photo by 656 Photography

Just when you thought it possibly couldn’t, our experience at Hotel La Jolla just kept getting better and better. The food was seriously so-so good. It’s definite a place I will come back time and time again.

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Left: Paulina from Lil Bits of Chic, Tiffany from Glitz & Glam By Tiff & Cy from Any 2nd Now

Right: Maria from Savvynista, Myself & Kali from In-Spades / Photo by 656 Photography

And then with even more food in our stomachs, we started to get more and more giggly . . . that’s a word, right?! Giggly?? Haha. Well, that’s what I’m going to call it!

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Cy from Any 2nd Now / Photo by 656 Photography

Yep, we just kept laughing and laughing with not one solemn moment between us; one of the hands down best girls’ nights in my recent memory.

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Maria from Savvynista & Myself / Photo by 656 Photography

And then CUSP Restaurant took it up another notch and did us in with the desserts. I had a dish called “Deconstructed Pavlova” that I had never tried before [bottom left] the only dessert I can compare it to is a Key Lime Pie, but a more berry-tastic version of it. Yeah, Jenna likey.

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Desserts / Photos by 656 Photography

We had such a good time at Hotel La Jolla. So much so, we decided to end the night with our own version of those iconic “Housewives” posed photos. So ridiculous I know, but I think we sort of nailed it ;)

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Back: Maria from Savvynista, Tiffany from Glitz & Glam By Tiff, Cy from Any 2nd Now

& Kali from In-Spades / Front: Myself & Paulina from Lil Bits of Chic  / Photo by 656 Photography

“Sitting down and sharing a meal together combines two of my favorite loves: eating great food and talking about great food.” — Homaro Cantu

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Myself & Paulina from Lil Bits of Chic  / Photo by 656 Photography

And then I had to go ruin it by goofing off with my cohost Paulina . . . a huge thank you to Hotel La Jolla, CUSP Restaurant, and Chef Ingrid Funes for giving us such a wonderful Blogsgiving. I also want to give a big shout-out to Melissa from Madmade Designs for our table’s gorgeous floral arrangement and Louie from 656 Photography for finely documenting the entire event. And last but not least, my cohost Paulina from Lil Bits of Chic and our fellow blogger friends. It will be an evening I think back on and smile about again and again. Sincerely, if you are looking for a place to wine and dine family and/or friends this holiday season, please look no further than CUSP Restaurant in Hotel La Jolla. The food is second-to-none, valet is comped for the restaurant [how rad is that?!] AND if you mention “Blogsgiving” to the hotel lobby’s front desk between now and January 31st, you will receive a coupon for one free glass of house choice wine with the purchase of an entrée (offer valid SundayThursday nights only) I promise you it will be a foodie experience you won’t soon forget. Bloggers honor!

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