5.12.2010

California, day 5 Coronado

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This was my third time visiting The Hotel del Coronado, and it never ceases to amaze. It's very elegant, and you might recognize the setting from Some Like it Hot.
It was such a warm day I brought my swimsuit just in case I worked up the nerve to wear it (wearing it on the beach is so much more public than a hotel swimming pool!). I did get some crazy stares from a group of Japanese tourists, and while I was in my dress a few of them kept trying to take my picture standing like three feet in front of me. Seriously, just ask and thats fine, but I'm pretty sure they just got snapshots of me scowling.
I would love to stay there one day, it's so nice just to be in, stroll, sit on the decks. While there I felt like I was in a Miss Marple episode, specifically The Body in the Library. The whole time I was there, and on The Queen Mary, I kept thinking what amazing locations they would make for a murder mystery photoshoot. Yes these are the things that flow through my mind constantly, I blame it on all those years of only reading Nancy Drew.

Oh and we had to cross that bridge to get to and from Coronado island. It freaks me out every time.

1940s Swirl dress-Grandma got it at an estate sale.

1950s sunglasses-Won them on Pretty Little Things

21 comments:

Purple Deer said...

Geez! You look phenomenal in that swimsuit!

Bombshell Bettie said...

So much fun. I love your beach pin up pictures, they're very classy and sassy!

Twila Jean said...

i still love that swirl more than like.. anything on EARTH. amazing. :) glad you are having fun. come home we miss you!!!

Cedar said...

Coronado is one of my favorite spots in San Diego! It is by far the best beach.

Did you happen to notice the suicide hotline number signs while crossing the bridge??

Solanah said...

Thanks everyone!

yeah Cedar, i did see those! How crazy those need to be there.

Can't wait to see you tomorrow!

xoxo
Solanah

CAITi said...

those beach pictures are gorgeous

Ally said...

You are so beautifully vintage in both your swimsuit and that dress!
As for tourists taking pictures, I'm always curious as to how many pictures everyone ends up in unbeknownst to them (usually).

Porcelina said...

This little California series is really cheering me up! I've been reading it over breakfast here in the UK each morning (where the weather has been a bit grey recently). Lovely dress too.
Miss P xx

Brenna_Kathleen said...

My home town! Well, not Coronado (I wish!), but I did grow up going there and acting at the Hotel Del during Christmas!
Your lovely pictures warm my heart and make me excited to go home soon!
And you look fabulous in that swimsuit! Wear it and love it.
Plus, shout out to Miss Marple.

A Thrifty Mrs said...

You look bloody fab in that swimming costume.
Great setting too, adding it to my list of must visit places.

Justice Pirate said...

The Tourists probably loved your white skin. I love that building with the windows sticking out of the roof. It is so pretty!! That dress is quite lovely too! Beautiful! Yey for wearing one pieces.

lori said...

You look beautiful in all your pictures...you just get the whole look put together just right.

Enjoy the rest of your trip
Lori xo

Courtney Erin said...

That swimsuit is great -- you look amazing it! Lovely photos as well :)

xoxo ~ Courtney
http://sartorialsidelines.blogspot.com

The Vintage Housewife... said...

ooh how lovely! Coronado is my favorite place in SanDiego...i wish i had known you were going there! I would of sent you to a jewel of a place.. a hidden lil' resturante that is directly accross the street and hidden through some shops!Oh that is this kittens very favorite place evah! I just ate there last week...i loooooooove Coranado! Im glad you had a wonderful elegante day! I love your dress! Enjoy Cali ! My neck of the woods!

Peldyn said...

I only crossed the Coronado Bridge once and I had a total panic attack! My husband was driving and I was so freaked out that I don't think I could even go across it again. I would have to be totally drugged out to get me over it. My last trip to SD we drove UNDER it so we could see the paintings :)

Stefanie Valentine said...

Haha some people are really blatant and in your face when they stare and point, it's really irritating! You Swirl is gorgeous!

Mademoiselle Frou-Frou said...

what CUTE pictures! i love the one of you on the beach...how perfect.
xox alison

Sarah Yvonne said...

What a sweet dress. Perfect for a day by the water.

Sarah Yvonne

Pretty Little Pictures said...

Oh my goodness - your red dress is amazing!!

Sarah said...

Isn't it funny how you can feel more exposed in a one-piece sometimes?
It looks adorable on you.

Cassidy said...

OMG i love that dress !