Dog days of summer are here...

Once in a while, as we hit this time of year, people will say we are in the dog days of summer. While our furry friends probably feel that way everyday at the dog beach, it can often refer to the longer, hotter days we experience now. This month, between time at the beach, surf and soaking up that summer sun, we are so proud to showcase some amazingly talented locals that are shaping our collective story with their businesses — some for decades, and some new and growing fast on the scene.

Speaking of the scene, time at the track is a grand tradition in town so we spotlight some of our fashion picks for the occasion. We also have a fun look around town with favorites from the incredible team at the Del Mar Village Association — a spotlight on what makes Del Mar so wonderful not just during these hot summer days but all year round!

Financial tips for the future are always sound any time of year so we hope some of the tips in our Q&A this month with Laurie Itkin, The Options Lady, are helpful. Another helpful local resource is the new natural foods cookbook authored by Colleen, the co-owner of Jimbo’s…Naturally. Read more about her and other community members and businesses in our Around Town department.

We have a great round-up of some of Del Mar’s fun past events in our Good Times as well as a pretty busy Lifestyle Calendar full of events for you to make the most of our city’s coastal splendor. As always, we’ll see you around town this Summer!