Posts Tagged ‘ travel tales ’

Luscious drag dining at Lips: Sexy San Diego

If you've never experienced the star-spangled experience of hanging out with drag queens, then you need to hightail it over to Lips ASAP. Lips Restaurant is a bit like inserting yourself into an episode of RuPaul's Drag Race along with your dinner. Or brunch! (Their world-famous Gospel Brunch every Sunday includes unlimited champagne, Bloody Marys and mimosas.) This may shock San Continue Reading...

Jolie Femme Boutique: Sexy San Diego

This week narrowly escaped being solely dedicated to lingerie, as most of San Diego's intimates stores fall under the letters E through J. Jolie Femme Boutique is one of them. What is a "jolie femme"? In French, the name means "beautiful woman." The boutique is dedicated to both intimate apparel and clothing, including: [author_list style="heart"] Basic and fashion bras Continue Reading...

Intimacy & indelible ink: Sexy San Diego

I is a difficult letter to nail down when it comes to sexy San Diego spots. So many great I words are also so ethereal: ideals, intelligence, impressions, intensity, illusions, intimacy. Intimacy. [caption id="attachment_11867" align="alignnone" width="640"] "a little bit of intimacy" image by Flickr user Matthias Schaefgen[/caption] What creates intimacy? Is it a shared experience Continue Reading...

Hookers, harlots & Hell on Heels: Sexy San Diego

There are undoubtedly a few hookers in San Diego (although I believe the preferred nomenclature is either "ladies of the night" or "sex workers"). Hey, it's a military town, and the reputation of single seamen on shore leave remains salty, despite the sanitized Gaslamp Quarter. Harlots, too, are in high demand. In fact, a Belgian Extra beer by the name of The Harlot from Societe Brewing Co. Continue Reading...

From the Stingaree to the Gaslamp: San Diego’s Naughty Past

Although San Diego's Gaslamp area is a commonly known tourist destination in 2015, that wasn't always the case. In fact, the Gaslamp used to be San Diego's Red Light District! According to the Gaslamp Quarter Historical Foundation, the part of town from the waterfront between 1st and 6th Avenues up to Market Street was formerly known as The Stingaree, as far back as the 1880s. Why? "Sailors Continue Reading...