For those of you that know me, you know that I am completely in love with my neighborhood of Del Ray.  Most of you are probably very familiar with my “hood,” but if not, I wanted to share with you just why Del Ray is so special!

I try to start my day off with a sweat at Mind the Mat.  I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, if you have not been to Megan’s HAWT [having a wonderful time] Pilates, it is a killer yet awesome experience!

From there I swing by my new favorite go-to, Stomping Ground, to pick up some breakfast.  I have so many favorites that I cannot just name one…their veggie hash is to die for (and super healthy), or if you want something simpler their scrambled eggs are so fluffy and tasty.  One of the owners, Nicole, is from Georgia, so when I really want to treat myself I splurge on a biscuit with some butter and jam.

                                                                  Cute babies and friendly people are a staple in Del Ray! (Tolani Dress, Dolce Vita Louis Wedge)

                                                                  Cute babies and friendly people are a staple in Del Ray! (Tolani Dress, Dolce Vita Louis Wedge)

Then, it is off to work!  One of my favorite parts of Del Ray is how easy it is to walk from place to place.

After work, it is time to run errands. I can get most of them done in – you guessed it – Del Ray!  I love supporting local businesses, and there’s nothing better than a local business that does their trade SO well!  The Greener Cleaner (right across the street from Kiskadee) is an eco-friendly dry cleaner and my personal choice for laundering my clothes.

Amaya Ingrid Navy Blouse, Boyfriend Jeans, Dolce Vita Louise Wedge

Amaya Ingrid Navy Blouse, Boyfriend Jeans, Dolce Vita Louise Wedge

The Neighborhood Pharmacy has the best workers, and, kind of like Cheers, it is where everybody knows your name.

Calypso Shaka Top, Paige White Denim, Tamaris Penna Slide Heel

Calypso Shaka Top, Paige White Denim, Tamaris Penna Slide Heel

Most of you are probably familiar with at least one of Del Ray’s many amazing restaurants.  From Evening Star to Caboose Café, they are all wonderful.  One of my favorites is Taqueria el Poblano – they have a margarita made with jalapeño infused tequila – YUM!

BCBG Valari Bell Sleeve Top, Tyler Boe Snakeskin Print Pant, Volatile Vermont Heel

BCBG Valari Bell Sleeve Top, Tyler Boe Snakeskin Print Pant, Volatile Vermont Heel

Post dinner there is always a competition between a nightcap and dessert.  Luckily in Del Ray there are plenty of options for both!  Two of my favorites are wine on the patio of Cheesetique, and frozen custard from Dairy Godmother.  

Pure Amici Pant, BCBG Adley Top

Pure Amici Pant, BCBG Adley Top

                                                                           Michael Stars Poncho with Fringe, Boyfriend Jeans, Reversible Tote, Chan Lu Jewelry

                                                                           Michael Stars Poncho with Fringe, Boyfriend Jeans, Reversible Tote, Chan Lu Jewelry

Now that I have shared my favorite parts of Del Ray, tell me, what are your favorites?  I would LOVE to get more recommendations of the best places to eat, workout, and spend time with those I love most.