Saturday, March 20, 2010

San Diego Favorites: Cuban Coffee

San Diego is a great location for photo shoots. With beautiful weather when much of the world is suffering from winter weather and its very varied locations, it has been a favorite destination for many catalog shoots. In fact that is how I got to know the city – when I was art directing fashion shoots for Norm Thompson catalog in the 90s.

There are lots of other fun spots to discover during photo shoots and prep days. Places to shop for wardrobe and props and places to visit in the process. (Gotta stop and review your lists!) Continuing my exploration into San Diego favorite spots, I visited a very cool Cuban style patisserie yesterday. I love quick little cups of Cuban coffee but you don’t often find them in San Diego. This cafe, Azucar is in Ocean Beach, locally known as OB. I had a marvelous little cup of coffee, listened to the music playing in the bright little shop, and immediately got in a very good mood. What fun!

The baker/chef is Vivian Hernandex-Jackson, raised in Miami and trained at Le Cordon Bleu. I wish she'd open Azucar cafes all over town (I'd pop in all the time) but this is the only one. So far…

Azucar's site:

Other San Diego Favorites from The Invisible Stylist:
Farkas Store Fixtures, downtown San Diego

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