An Impulsive Escape

Pigment Shop

Sunday was the first day I had off in a couple of weeks after some big cake orders so I had planned to take the day off and truly relax, but due to a brush fire that was too close to us for comfort and 106 (106!) degrees temperatures, there was no relaxation to be found. Unfortunately we don’t have ac in our new place yet and as evening hit it was still unbearable in our home. The pups seemed fairly uncomfortable so I impulsively decided to pack up the pups and drive down to San Diego to my mom’s air conditioning, which ended up being a great decision. Since I didn’t have to be back to LA until today, I took yesterday off and explored around North Park. I found myself filled with inspiration, something that I’ve been feeling a little starved of lately. First I headed to the North Park Library and checked out my aunt‘s amazing art show that is currently on display at the library. Thought I’d share just a peek on here since I know how you all feel about desert plants. Clearly, I’m not the only Jones’ family member who finds inspiration in succulents. How incredible are these paintings?! They’re all for sale too btw.

North Park LibrarySucculent Paintings

After the library I wandered around a bit and (per usual) ended up stopping into the very Instagram-worthy Pigment shop on 30th.

Pigment North ParkPigment

I finished the inspiring afternoon off with a delicious dinner at El Comal. If you’re looking for a great mexican dinner in North Park, go to El Comal! While you’re there make sure to order a cucumber margarita…the perfect cocktail for a hot day! Here’s a few more snaps from the afternoon…just simple things that I found to be so darn beautiful.

AgaveLuckysBirds on WiresNorth Park Curb AppealCactus Bouigainvillea

Now it’s time to get back to work, but I certainly am feeling refreshed which is a very good thing. I’m also really looking forward to heading back to SD this Sunday for a belated Father’s Day dinner with my Dad and a visit to the Del Mar Fair!