Coffee + Flowers

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This year’s San Diego Comic-Con trip, I decided to put together a little itinerary before I left Dallas of some cool spots to visit while in San Diego ... and I am glad I did! I got to see this is a beautiful little spot in San Diego. It's so bright, cheery, and feminine with large windows and a flower shop inside, as well as enough tables and cozy seating. The food is simple and delicious and the coffee is yummy. The little gift shop area is cute to shop for art, soaps, cards etc. while you wait for food and drinks. The decorations inside/outside is so cute. It's a great place to hang out with friends or take pictures. We will definitely come back to try more on their menu. 

Coffee (Communal Coffee) + Flowers (Native Poppy) = amazing concept!

Photo Credit: My daughter Mariah 

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2018 San Diego Comic-Con Recap

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It was a heck of a year at San Diego Comic-Con 2018. It may have felt smaller than usual, due to the absence of usual heavy hitters like Marvel, Star Wars, Disney, Pixar, Game of Thrones, and Westworld, but there was still plenty to get excited about at SDCC this year. Almost 150,000 people flocked to San Diego to be the first to see exclusive content from their favorite TV shows and see new trailers for the most anticipated upcoming movies. This has been my daughter's and my yearly vacation spot and every year we discover more and more what all San Diego Comic-Con has to offer. 

Whether you were hunting for rare Funko Pops, attending the Funko Friday event (recap coming soon), trying to find the best cosplayers at Comic-Con, or wanted to watch the latest exclusive footage from upcoming shows and movies like Titans, Doctor Who, Iron Fist 2, The Walking Dead, Netflix's Disenchantment, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, Shazam, Wonder Woman 1984, Aquaman, or any other of the massive future hits that showed up this year to engage directly with fans, there is always something for everyone at Comic-Con. You could even visit the Taco Bell experience from Demolition Man, which the line was wrapped around the building to get into. We definitely got to experience more of the outside world (Gaslamp Quarter area), cosplayers just walking up and down the strip, restaurants all themed out comics even on their menus for the weekend, the DC Universe Experience, and all that Petco Park had to offer. 

As always, this year’s Comic-Con was quite an adventure. There wasn’t any jaw-dropping news, but with all the new trailers, footage, panels, cosplayers, exclusive merchandise, and, of course, comics, there was plenty to see. Amidst all the madness, it was a return to fandom for me and my daughter. Looking forward to 2019 Comic-Con adventures. 

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Check out more images from our weekend @SanDiegoComicCon in the gallery below. 

La Zona Fort Worth

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If you love a great patio thats insta-worthy, wood-fired pizza and very reasonably priced cocktails, you won't be disappointed. Welcome to La Zona. The design and thought that has gone into this little secret is creative and cool without being snobbish. La Zona consists of two distinct venues. Hotel Madrid, occupying the main building, is the bar and restaurant. Across the small property, is accompanied by a porch and patio, is the Saint Sofia, a tiny out-building serving coffee and churros.  

The vibe: Think industrial ceilings married with Mexican tile and you have the interesting decor that is Hotel Madrid, which is actually the name of the restaurant. (La Zona applies to the entire experience, including a trip to Saint Sofia, the small building next door). The atmosphere inside is cozy — veering toward cute in places but welcoming and accessible. Though certain touches (like the full-wall mural of swirling pastels) seem indulgent, even excessive, I still liked it.

La Zona
Spanish meatballs $7
Fried calamari $8
“Date Night” pizza $14
Pepperoni pizza $14
Sofia salad $10
Grilled cheese sandwich $9
Churros $5

Overall: It’s a great place to hang out and enjoy a slow coffee or a glass of wine, tapas with a friend, and watch Fort Worth pass you by. 

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