Putting real life on pause is an extraordinary luxury. I am privileged to be able to share it with my boyfriend as he shows me around his hometown of San Diego (aka the freshly showered version of LA). Clean air, blue skies for days, and a (slightly) less intimidating network of freeways make it a tourist's dream come true. And I've been touring, all right. Today's activities included a visit to the botanical gardens in Balboa Park and shameless indulgence in pastries and rose-flavored lemonade. Tomorrow, beach.