Most Romantic Date Night “Pops Up” in La Jolla | Plus Giveaway!

Most Romantic Date Night “Pops Up” in La Jolla

Having a hard time planning a romantic and unique Valentine’s Day? Well you’re in luck! We’ve discovered one of the most romantic date ideas that will earn you major brownie points! Surprise your special Valentine this year with an exclusive Pop Up Picnic along the beautiful shoreline of La Jolla.

Here’s how Pop Up Picnic works: You chose the date, time, location – and you’re done! Lauren Sharon, owner of Pop Up Picnic and Lauren Sharon Vintage Shop, takes care of everything for you. Lauren will create a vintage inspired picnic at a location of your choice. Design choices include a rustic table, candles, dining chairs with the addition of an extravagant chandelier, upholstered sofa, and candle walk way. Customize your picnic to fit what you’re looking for! Lauren will bring everything from the table settings, to food and drinks. Pop Up Picnic’s motto, “We do the work, you take the credit”, says it all!

Lauren has teamed up with local restaurants to help create a special menu featuring an array of hors d’oeuvres. Items include a charcuterie board of artisanal meats and cheeses, assorted seasonal fruits, and fresh baked bread from Venissimo Cheese shop. For dessert, enjoy a cake-in-a-jar made exclusively by Cupcakery. Beverages include a bottle of sparkling wine and an assortment of non-alcoholic beverages.

Most Romantic Date Night “Pops Up” in La Jolla
Why is La Jolla the best location for a picnic? Lauren says La Jolla is a desired location because of its natural beauty, various seaside locations, and convenience. The most popular spots include Cuvier Park, Shell Beach, the Torrey Pines Gliderport, secluded parks in Bird Rock, and Mt. Soledad. Pop Up Picnic is available all over San Diego not just La Jolla. Lauren has designed special picnics on top of Cowles Mountain in East County and various parts of Balboa Park.

How Pop Up Picnic started: Lauren, who also owns Lauren Sharon Vintage Shop, a vintage furniture, decor, and lighting design rentals, started selling a few vintage decor items online. After accumulating a wide array of furniture, Lauren came up with the idea of using her furniture to create an instant date night. Pop Up Picnic will be celebrating its one year anniversary this Valentine’s Day!

Cost: Pop Up Picnic Packages start at $145 and are customizable from that point. The Original Pop Up Picnic is $145 and includes a tapas-style meal for two, dessert, drinks, vintage ambiance including plates, napkins, flatware, serving pieces, ice, and bottle opener in an ideal location.

Most Romantic Date Night “Pops Up” in La Jolla
The Midsummer’s Night Dream Pop Up Picnic is $245, includes all of the amenities of The Original, and takes the ambiance to a whole new level. This package includes a larger table (so you can sit side-by-side), an antique ironwork gazebo, lanterns, a charming five-arm chandelier, a bohemian rug, and your choice of vintage folding chairs or a bench.

Each picnic is customized and based on your ideas. Lauren believes nothing is too big when it comes to planning a special evening filled with romance.

How do you get started? Contact Lauren by calling 760-445-2098 or emailing She will walk you through the rest of the planning process and will help you create the Valentine’s Day picnic of your dreams.

Now it’s your turn to enjoy one of these fantastic dates! We are giving away a free Pop Up Picnic Brunch valued at $110, courtesy of Pop Up Picnic! The newly launched Pop Up Brunch features pastries, coffee, fruit, and yogurt parfaits.

Contest closes on February 14th at 5pm. One winner will be chose at random. Winner must respond within 24 hours of notification, otherwise prize will be forfeit and a new winner will be chosen. No purchase necessary. Open to all U.S. residents 18 and over. Restrictions may apply.

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5 thoughts on “Most Romantic Date Night “Pops Up” in La Jolla | Plus Giveaway!

  1. One of my favorite romantic spots in La Jolla is Blacks Beach. My boyfriend and I are celebrating 12 years together on February 27th, and last year, we happened upon this beautiful beach spontaneously after lunch at the gliderport. It was so serene and stunningly beautiful! It’s a bit tricky to get to, so my backup location would be the ever so pretty Windansea Beach!! 🙂

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