May, 2012

kona coffee company / hillcrest – san diego, ca
May 11th, 2012 Hillcrest, Mary, San Diego County Mary Desjean 6 Comments

I’ve had kind of a love and hate relationship with coffee the past few months. I like to have coffee, but for awhile, I was unable to have it at all. It really tended to tie my stomach up in knots and drinking a cup of coffee made my stomach unhappy for a whole day. I laid off the stuff for awhile until I started taking probotics on a regular basis to help ease my stomach woes. I’m happy to …

sugar & scribe bakery / pacific beach – san diego, ca
February 10th, 2012 Mary, Pacific Beach, San Diego County Mary Desjean 5 Comments

Sugar & Scribe Bakery is a little shop in Pacific Beach off Garnet. It’s easy to pass it by and I had honestly never noticed it before. It’s pretty small and scrunched next to “Cow” – a music/video store (which I love the name of).
I’ve heard about Sugar & Scribe before but hadn’t had a chance to visit and I finally made my way over with a Groupon in hand.
Jake and I went here for the first time after our …

french macarons at big joy family bakery / clairemont – san diego, ca
January 18th, 2012 Clairemont, Kearny Mesa, Mary, San Diego County Mary Desjean 6 Comments

I used to frequent Big Joy Family Bakery back in the day but hadn’t been there in quite some time. To be honest, I kind of forgot about it. Until I saw these beautiful, brightly colored french macarons on CC’s (one of many posts!) and CAB’s blogs, reminding me all about this place!
Course, it took me awhile to finally make it over here. But so glad I did!

I love, love, love the colors on these beautiful little airy cookies.
Let’s see if …

influx cafe / little italy – san diego, ca
December 29th, 2011 Cheap Eats, Little Italy, Mary, San Diego County Mary Desjean 5 Comments

Last month Jake and I took the kids out for a little treat. We spend an afternoon at Nickle City and then used the “Hotel Tonight” application on my iPhone to get ourselves a cheap room for the evening. I had a discount for $50 off, which was just another reason to get a hotel for the night. We ended up staying at the Porto Vista hotel in Little Italy and I loved that all the restaurants were in walking …

May 10th, 2011 etc, Mary, Multiple Locations Mary Desjean 2 Comments

Kicking off the summer season in true The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf style, the SoCal coffee retailer will debut two limited-time Ice Blended beverage flavors, Cookies and Cream and Espresso and Cream, and return with the customer favorite Mocha Mint Chip, during its open house May 10th from 4-7PM. Guests who visit their local The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf during this window will receive a complimentary 12 oz Iced Blended specialty drink in one of the ice …

maryjane’s coffee shop – hard rock hotel / downtown – san diego, ca
April 25th, 2011 Downtown, Mary, San Diego County Mary Desjean 1 Comments

Recently I was invited by the PR rep for Maryjane’s Coffee Shop at the Hard Rock Hotel to come down for a special media dinner to showcase their new chef and some new additions to their restaurant’s menu. Jake and I went down on a Thursday night with a bunch of other media guests for a lovely 5 course dinner to sample and try out. We usually don’t dig going Downtown for much, but our visit to Maryjane’s was pleasant …

influx cafe / golden hills | san diego, ca

Influx Cafe is a cute little place tucked into Golden Hills. I’ve read about it tons of times but never went before. I had some time to kill last Saturday afternoon and decided that what I needed were cupcakes. I heard the ones at Influx were pretty good so I had to pay a visit and find out for myself.
Influx isn’t too far down from Pizzeria Luigi’s in Golden Hills. It’s off Broadway, one of the main thoroughfares in Downtown …

September 8th, 2010 etc, Mary, Multiple Locations Mary Desjean 0 Comments

Oh, I think Fall is here already. Normally September is pretty hot for the first part of it, but it seems after we hit Labor Day weekend we’re in full on Fall mode here in San Diego. Oh well, I won’t complain. I liked the mild summer and I’m ready for the slightly cooler weather, making warm soups and hopefully visiting Julian for apple season! To celebrate this leap into Fall, Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf is doing a nice …

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