Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Ding, ding, ding went the trolly!

Yup, I know that title was a bit much! But I am a bit much at times ;) Also a bit much, posting four birthday blogs in the last two weeks. There was just so much that I had to split it up. Last post I swear, but it's picture heavy!

There are three things in life I can't quit: Dr. Pepper, Groupon/Living Social deals, and tours. On Saturday it was all about the latter. Since I spent the weekend with my oldest friends in San Diego, Kathrin of Shop.School.Sleep. and Tiffany of Polka Dotted Cats (who lives in SD and hosted us), they let me indulge in one of my favorite activities, a trolly tour!

But before we get to that action, check out my hair! Kathrin did a sock-less sock bun. She literally teased and put it up in like two minutes flat.  Super cute right?!


To kick off the day we headed to Old Town SD for a tour of the Whaley House. I'd been before and loved it so I was excited to go again. OK and I lied, I have four obsessions. The fourth is spooky things. The Whaley House is super creepy and totally haunted.

Tiffany, me, Kathrin


Gaslamps/lanterns are another obsession of mine


Next was the trolly tour provided by Old Town Trolly Tours. At $32 for 11 stops throughout San Diego it was a great deal. We spent the entire day on the go checking out the harbor, Gaslamp Quarter, Coronado Island and more. We chose to not do all of the stops, just the areas we really wanted to see. Here are some of the highlights:

San Diego Harbor


Gaslamp Quarter


Lunch at Bootlegger in the Gaslamp Quarter


Ahi goodness


The beautiful Hotel del Coronado (also haunted ;)


Tiffany, me, ad Kathrin in front of the hotel


Had an overpriced $14 drink at the hotel with a priceless ocean view


After having dinner back in Old Town we went home, relaxed a bit, and opened gifts. Then we decided to go to a few small, local bars. Again, Kathrin did my hair. Not only can the girl do a mean sock bun, but look at that fishtail!

J. Crew bracelet and necklace from Kathrin



Nail polish, Target stackable rings, and a BaubleBar bracelet from Tiffany


It really shows my dip-dye


First drink as a 29-year-old


Tiffany, me, and Kathin...I guess we always line up the same way!


Overall, my 29th birthday in San Diego was perfect! So many fun events with such great friends!!

27 comments:

Morgan @ xoxo, me said...

You had some awesome hair going on, girl! It looks like you ladies had tons of fun celebrating your bday. And SD looks gorgeous!

Britt @ The Magnolia Pair said...

This sounds so fun! How sweet to celebrate with blog friends! And perfect hair styles to go with it :)

The City Boy said...

looks like such a fun city! Of course I was following you all along on instagram ;)

Miss Angie said...

I love San Diego, and your hair is so cute!

Amy Powell said...

jealous you got your hair done every night! that girl is very impressive :)

and happy birthday! so glad to hear you had such a great time!

Ann said...

Love your hair.
And I say that is a day well spent.

Jess said...

Looks like a fabulous birthday! And your new jewelry looks fabulous! Also loving that sweet bun of yours (your hair, tee hee)

Claire Kiefer said...

Looks like you had SO much fun . . . as you should have for your birthday! Glad your girls indulged you in several of your favorite things. :) I can't get over how pretty your hair looks in the fishtail--you're right, it really shows off the blue. Pretty jewels! And I love that shirt on you in the first few photos :)

traci's mixed bag said...

Happy birthday, it looks like a wonderful time to spend your day. I've never gone on one of those trolley tours but they sound so worth it, since you don't have to pay for gas and find parking.

Alexa said...

Love the Del! Such a gorgeous spot. A few of my friends were there recently celebrating anniversaries.

Christina said...

Fun! I talked to Kathrin a little about the trolley tour. I think I’m going to take my friend on it. That way my brother doesn’t have to drive us around all day! We did one in Nashville and it’s such an easy way to see everything so quickly! Looks like a great day! Love your hair in both pics!

Selma @ Crazy Little World Of Mine said...

San Diego looks terrific. So need to go back. And a trolly tour? Oh yes, best thing ever!!!

Kat@shop.school.sleep. said...

Who knew the sock bun needed an actual sock? hahaha!! Wow I really did do a good job hahaha. glad you had fun!!

Joelle :: Something Charming said...

Happy belated birthday Leann! I absolutely love San Diego, and it looks like you had a great time! Your hair looks absolutely adorable too :)

xoxo,
Joelle

Lisa said...

Happy Birthday! Yay for August birthdays. We rock. Kathrin did awesome with that bun! I'm super impressed and super jealous of your fun time in SD.

Tiffany @ Polka Dotted Cats said...

And then Kathrin peed her pants....ahahahaha!

Jayme and Mendi said...

I want to move to San Diego right this minute!!

Jayme @ Her Late Night Cravings

Megan G. said...

Girl, your hair is so fabulous. I still cannot get over how awesome your hair color is and I'm seriously impressed with that sock-less sock bun. You had such an awesome birthday!! Glad you had so much fun! :D

Kimberlee Van Der Wall said...

She did a gorgeous job with your bun!

Aw glad you had a great birthday :)

Val said...

You have such great hair.

Chris said...

Looks like so much fun. These pictures are making me miss living in San Diego! You get some great birthday goodies!

Andrea {blonde ambitions} said...

Love the bun! It looks like you had a great birthday celebration!

JKT said...

Looks like such an awesome birthday celebration :) You're moving San Diego up on my list of places to visit by showing of all this fun!

amy said...

i love that bun and feel like it's the hairdo of the moment!! very cute and fun.

having a good giveaway this week..
stop by and enter!!!

http://goodiesandbesties.blogspot.com/2012/08/daliia-herbal-kohl-eyeliner-giveaway_9.html

Always Maylee said...

I love the sock-less sock bun!

xo, Yi-chia
Always Maylee

Janna Renee said...

Love the fish tail braid and I'm addicted to groupon/living social too! Has anyone told you look like Katherine Heigle? Especially with that cute bun!!

Dana @ five30three said...

Kathrin seriously needs to get her tush to Chicago and tease my hair like that. I wonder if my wavy hair will work in a sockless sock bun.

I am living vicariously through you, as always!

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