I am usually up at 8 a.m. every day, I start off with a shower using my favorite Aesop body wash followed by “Prolixe” from Histores du Parfums (sold at Love and Aesthetics – Little Italy SD), and styling paste from Unite Salons.
I then get dressed in my day-to-day duds; AG jeans from my buddy Andy White’s place (Ascott Shop in La Jolla), Salvatore Ferragamo shoes and a shirt from The Kooples (from Bloomingdales – Fashion Valley).
Then down the stairs for some coffee. I have two Nespresso machines, but I live in Mission Hills so sometimes I prefer to walk through the neighborhood to greet some of my neighbors on the way to some of my favorite coffee spots like Kettle & Stone on Lewis Street, or Cardellino or Meshuggah Shack directly opposite each other on Goldfinch Street.Photo by Jakub Dziubak on Unsplash
As the day nears lunchtime, I usually make a Lazy Acres run, for some of the best grab-and-go prepared foods. I love their Poke Bar!
Our office day at Esteban Interiors is usually filled with sourcing products and materials for our interior design clients; we source from all over the globe. Some of our local favorites are BDG Tile in Old Town, Unique Stone Imports on Morena Blvd and Designer’s Gallery in San Diego’s design district.
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When it’s time to close up the design studio, I’m usually looking for some downtime and making my way over to Fort Oak, the local Mission Hills hotspot to hang out with Gabriel Smith, one of my favorite bartenders in San Diego. They always remember their locals! I love their Raw Towers, but you must try their 45-day dry-aged ribeye, but be sure to share it with some friends, it’s generous!
I usually round out the evening with some local watering holes like Inside-Out in Hillcrest (love the energy of their open-air courtyard) or Tahona in Old Town for their modern Mexican style mezcaleria, which is right next to a historic cemetery and they have a fun dimly lit speakeasy too.
If I am feeling adventurous at days end, I can go down the hill to Little Italy for a more urban vibe, there are lots of options there. Or I head North in an Uber to UTC for some visual excitement at Raised By Wolves, where you’re expected to take a carousel ride by a faux fireplace into an abyss of libations and visual fanfare.
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