U SEE SAN DIEGO PART I:


Thank you lady for photobombing 
our nearly perfect GIF...





The greyhound-breakfast-club
Honey the bulldog!

Someone tell this kid he's actually pretty darn cool
Palm tree or gigantic pineapple?









Hello! Welcome to the two-part series of my trip around San Diego, courtesy of Thurgood Marshall College aka the best college within UCSD. With my good ol' camera, Charlie, by my side and a very stylish ride aboard a double-decker bus, my friends and I were able to tour around a day's worth of landmarks in the in the city of San Diego...

To start, we roamed around Balboa Park (I actually wrote about this place, which you can read in detail HERE). On this particular day, the park tour became more of a "who-can-spot-the-most-dogs" game day since the dog to human ration seemed more dominate, favoring the canines. I also think the greyhound-breakfast-club had a special meeting that day, as you can tell in the fourth photo.

After taking tons of pictures (mostly silly ones on top of the empty stage), our bus took us down to Seaport Village. This area is a quaint little place right next to the Pacific Ocean--it's filled with a plethora of restaurants, shops, and entertainment. I think it's a great place to go on a date or have a relaxing time with your friends and family. 

Before long, we were on our way to our next couple destinations...which will be featured in the second part of this series! So, visit soon for my next blog post~

Thank you for reading, 

Rachel

LA JOLLA APPRECIATIN':


Life's a beach...





wow this water looks delicious



It's truly a privilege that I can continue to call UCSD my home for the next couple years. Living in La Jolla has treated me so well--the beautiful beach is just a stroll away and the warm, sunny weather is enough to keep me satisfied. Despite years of avoiding the seaweed smell and hidden tar underneath the sand, I've actually found myself becoming a beach person! I mean how can you resist such good-lookin' waves? And don't get me started on those sunsets...

This is just an appreciation post to my darling La Jolla, San Diego. Your annoyingly photogenic scenery never ceases to amaze me :')

Stay classy San Diego,

Rachel

LA HOLLA:


How do you pronounce
La Jolla?...




I remember when I first decided to attend UCSD, I had no idea how to pronounce the city that I would soon reside in (as I will assume many other students unfamiliar with its location experienced).

Now that I know the correct way of saying it--la hoya--it's been a interesting endeavor trying to come up with funny ways to butcher the city's name. Thus, when I saw the beanie, worn in the photos above, I suddenly acquired an irresistible urge to purchase it. Not only does it work well with virtually any outfit, but it also attempts to poke fun at the city's name in a comedic, yet hip way. I paired the beanie with my overalls that I previously thrifted (for $1.50 omg), as well as a sheer, floral collared shirt underneath.

OUTFIT:
-Beanie--UCSD Apparel
-Shirt--Korea
-Overalls--Calvin Klein (thrifted)
-Cardigan--Korea
-Necklace--Amazon
-Combat Boots--Dr. Martens

See you in my next post real soon,

Rachel


BALBOA PARK:


Good weather, good food, good company...


Bibimbap to satisfy my home-food cravings













With finals week just around the river bend (haha get it?) it was mighty due time for a last minute get-away. Luckily, my friend Shinah invited me on a trip to none other than the famous San Diego tourist hot-spot Balboa Park. This culturally rich and diverse area has a variety of attractions that include historical museums, a botanical garden, and interesting street performers. What made this trip even more of an experience was the beautiful, sunny weather and of course, my dearest friends.

As much as I wanted to explore more of what this place had to offer, time and homework were two factors we college students just didn't have enough of (jk on the homework, we have too much). Although, I did get some lovely, Facebook profile worthy shots of my friends...

If you ever have the chance, do visit this area! It's located right next to the San Diego Zoo and covers over 1000 acres of land--how grand!

Hope ya'll are killin them finals! And of course, thank you for reading :')

Rachel

p.s.-shoutout to junseok for driving us around!