While her job as a style blogger takes her around the globe—from Fashion Week shows in New York and Mexico City to photo shoots in Amsterdam—Blank Itinerary founder Paola Alberdi calls San Diego home. To get the inside scoop on the sunny city, Beauty for a Purpose checked in with the Southern California native for a virtual tour of her favorite local haunts.
The best local place to shop is:
Fashion Valley Mall. They basically have everything you need!
My weekly ritual is:
going to the farmers market on Saturdays.
My go-to restaurants are:
Lanna (the best Thai food ever), Sushi Ota (this is a must!), and Café Gratitude. I am Mexican, so I am a tough critic when it comes to Mexican food, but I would say the best in San Diego is Puesto.
One of my favorite local areas is:
Little Italy. They have great restaurants, coffee shops, and a farmers market every Saturday.
Take out-of-towners to:
Coronado. It’s an island that has a beautiful beach and one of the oldest hotels in town. There is a great bar by the beach where you can sit and enjoy a great cocktail as you watch the sunset.
For a special night on the town, head to:
Alexanders in North Park. They have the cutest restaurant and great pizzas. In the summer they are constantly playing old movies on a projector—it has the best vibes. Another cool place is The Noble Experiment, a speakeasy located in the back of a restaurant called Neighborhood. This place is seriously the coolest!
My go-to beach is:
Windansea in La Jolla. No doubt about it!