After (not so) patiently waiting for the opportunity to take a vacation, Alaa and I have finally decided to head West in a few weeks. We'll be splitting our time between San Diego and L.A. and will be doing lots and lots of eating, shopping, and beach hopping in between. To say that I'm excited is an understatement! Do you have any recommendations about where to eat, shop, and roam in these two gorgeous cities? I'd love to hear your recommendations! And if any of you live in either San Diego or L.A. maybe we could get together and play for a few hours? Just e-mail me!