INSTAGRAM SAN DIEGO / BROGEN JESSUP

Atlas is taking a tour of the most Instagram-worthy spots all over the world. Our first stop is San Diego, California, where photographer and expert in all things beautiful, Brogen Jessup, showed us a little taste of the aesthetically appealing West Coast.

Communal Coffee
If you want the best avocado toast in San Diego, head over to Communal Coffee. Located in North Park, Communal Coffee offers a great socializing environment for the community. It’s bright location becomes crowded quickly with good looking creatives and fashion bloggers from all around southern California.  It is the place to be!  Communal shares a space with Native Poppy, an award winning florist boutique.  Swing by in the morning to watch the creative process of  craft coffee and unique floral design.

James Coffee Co 
“The Space” is tucked away in Little Italy right off India Street. It’s often sighted with a dozen motorcycles parked out front. It houses James Coffee Co and has five different curated boutique shops all under one roof. The space is truly incredible with cement floors and a warehouse feel.  Grab a chai latte, shop at some one of a kind stores, and even get a classic shave at The Urban Shave.

Pigment
Need a gift? You’ll be sure to find one at Pigment. One of San Diego’s most well curated retail shops in North Park.  The space is filled with adorable thing-a ma-bobs and trinkets you need for every room in your house.  Think boho mid century, coffee table books and unique stationary. Oh… and succulents lots of succulents. Pigment is known for their area that takes up about ¼ of the shop where you can make floating terrariums. This shop is so photo worthy that they even have a space set aside for people to take selfies.

Herb & Wood
The newest addition to Little Italy, Herb and Wood is an upscale restaurant serving wood-fired dishes and divine old school cocktails. The food and drinks are equally as eye appealing as the space it’s self.  Celebrity chef Brian Malarkey and business owner Chris Puffer have truly outdone themselves. The walls are filled with paintings done by Johny Lane and the floor and ceiling are carefully decorated with Restoration Hardware items, unique finds, and custom sconces.

Fairweather
Located on the rooftop of Rare Form is Fairweather, a tiki style bar that over looks Petco Park & Downtown San Diego. It’s an oasis that is still considered a hidden gem of San Diego. Enjoy a tropical cocktail while lounging on tufted booths surrounded by beautiful blue tile and hanging plants.  It’s practically impossible to leave the bar without snapping some pictures.