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Socially Acceptable Manipulation

FUN SAN DIEGO DATE: Shopping in the Cedros Design District | DateOxygen.com

According to designer Charles Eames, “Design is a plan for arranging elements in such a way as best to accomplish a particular purpose.” Actually, design is just socially acceptable manipulation – of fabrics, food, raw materials, and your date. On this designer outing, you’ll explore elements in the Cedros Design District. First stop…a bustling beach bistro specializing in tasty pastries, unique omelets + award-winning pancakes. From there, stroll up the street soaking up countless purposeful arrangements. Try on unique clothes, contemplate modern art, admire treasures from around the world, gaze upon vibrant photography…then, taste some wine at an urban winery.

  • WHERE: North County (Solana Beach)
  • VIBE: Eat & Drink, Shopping
  • INVESTMENT: $$, $$$
  • WHEN: Morning, Afternoon
  • HOW LONG: 2-4 hours, 4-6 hours
  • MEAL: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Cocktails
  • DRESS: Casual
  • DOG-FRIENDLY: No

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. After hopping off the train or parking the car, settle in and savor a multi-course breakfast or brunch at…
    Claire’s on Cedros
    246 N Cedros Avenue
    Solana Beach, CA 92075
    858.259.8597

    If you’re discouraged by the wait at Claire’s, eat a sweet or savory crepe at…

    

Orange Blossom Café
    224 S Cedros Avenue
    Solana Beach, CA 92075
    858.847.3105
  2. After excavating one side of the street, take a flight (or two) inside…
    Carruth Cellars Winery on Cedros
    320 S Cedros Avenue, Ste 400
    Solana Beach, CA 92075
    858.847.9463
  3. Finish the excavation on the other side of the street. Don’t miss…
    Cedros Gardens
    330 S Cedros Avenue
    Leaping Lotus
    240 S Cedros Avenue
    Muttropolis
    227 S Cedros Avenue
    HIS Men’s Store
    143 S Cedros Avenue
    Cedros Soles
    143 S Cedros Avenue

ICING ON THE DATE:

  • Add an extra dose of romance + eliminate a parking headache and take the train to Solana Beach.
  • Instead of joining the weekend herds, throw caution to the wind and play hooky from work on a Monday through Friday!

DATE TIPS:

  • If you get to Claire’s between 10 a.m. and 12 p.m., you’ll be looking at about a 30 minute wait. Opt for the back patio if the weather is nice.
  • Check Groupon or Yelp for a deal at Carruth.

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