Mr. Octopus and I spent the weekend in San Diego. We saw the elegant and well-heeled side of town that I hadn't seen in any of my previous visits. We stayed at the tony Lodge at Torrey Pines in La Jolla (above), which has a famous golf course and sweeping views of the Pacific (below). The Lodge is built in the craftsman bungalow style and is decorated from top to bottom in arts and crafts stuff (stained glass lamps, wood furniture, green and yellow paint). There is even a Gamble Suite, which is no doubt named after the famous Gamble House in Pasadena. Despite its old fashioned look, the Lodge is only a few years old. The architect also designed something for Disney, which sort of explains why the Lodge has a manufactured, uniform look to it. All said, the place was lovely, the spa was fantastic and I was happy to be along for the ride.