Four for Friday!

This is the part of the blog where I share great deals you can score without leaving the island! Let’s get right to it.

1.”Wine and Paint” workshop at Emerald C Gallery. Cozy up at Emerald C for some brush dipping and wine sipping! You’ll create your own canvas masterpiece, and the $40 fee includes supplies, instruction and all the wine you can drink! But don’t forget to RSVP…space fills up fast. Workshops run every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 6-8pm. Cheers to that! Register online and preview the paintings here.

2. The Pumpkin Spice Candle by Our Own Candle Company. Nothing says Fall like pumpkin ANYTHING. I bought this candle a couple of weeks ago and it makes my house smell amazing! Getting ready to Amazon Prime a couple more of these bad boys. Check it out here. Amazon, currently $14.99.

3. “I’m Here for the Boos” Tank. I grabbed this from Target last week to make my $80 “Target minimum” and I love it. My daughters think its super cute, and I dig the witty (and appropriate) pun. Target, $12.99.

4. Happy Hour at Il Fornaio. I love getting cozy in the bar or toasty under the heat lamps in the outdoor patio for this happy hour. How can you beat eating $6 pizzas a stone’s throw from the blue bay? Happy Hour runs Monday-Friday from 3-6pm. 1333 First Street, Coronado. 619-437-4911.

Thanks for reading, and happy Friday!

Four for Friday!

This is the part of the blog where I share some some of my favorite finds…often from our very own island! Read on for details.

  1. Salt & Pepper Pineapple Set. How cute are these little guys? I’m always amazed at some of the things I find at the hardware store.  And a good price…Compare to $14.95 on Amazon. Go, Coronado Hardware!  $11.99, Coronado Hardware Glass and Paint, 140 Orange Avenue.
  2. Deep Water, by Katherine Nichols. If you live in Coronado, you have to read this book! You might know that it’s about “The Coronado Company,” a drug smuggling ring that started when a Coronado High School student swam a bag of weed from Mexico to Imperial Beach. What you may not know is that the small-town entrepreneurs…including CHS students and a Spanish teacher…made it big-time, growing their biz into a one hundred million dollar global operation. You’ll love the references to former Coronado landmarks like Cora-Mart and Oscars. Currently $6.20 on Amazon.
  3. A Blissful Nest Blog. Rebekah Dempsey isn’t just a style guru…she is one of my best friends! Check lot her blog for all things home decor and design. You’ll also find organization, fashion and entertaining tips for your blissful home and life. I even ripped this idea off of her, but she’s so major she doesn’t care. (Her’s is actually “5 for Friday,” but I couldn’t find a free template for five things. Because I suck. But she doesn’t.) 
  4. Coronado Cupcakery. What more do I need to say about this? This Ferry Landing favorite always delivers. My fav? The Coconut Carla! Coconut cake with coconut cream cheese and topped with…that’s right…coconut! 1201 1st Street (Ferry Landing) on the Candela’s side. $18 for half a dozen.