February 2017 Around Town

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Local family owned and operated Bushfire Kitchen offers local and organic, healthy and simple homestyle cooking with bold flavors. Owners Clive and Brandon Barwin serve everything made from scratch and work with local producers. Naturally nutritious slow food is the mission here. Head on over to try one of their signature Bushfire Burgers! The restaurant recently opened for business at Beachside Del Mar, 2602 Del Mar Heights Rd #102. BushfireKitchen.com

Christmas Gala To Benefit Underprivileged Children

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The festive black tie event at Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines Hotel saw everyone dressed their holiday best – ladies in holiday gowns and heels, and men looking dapper in their finest tuxedos. Major beneficiaries were Athletes for Education, Polinsky Children’s Center, and The SDPD Southeastern Division. Photography Chris Brake

La Colonia BGC Holiday Party

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The La Colonia Clubhouse held their annual holiday party early December. Sponsored by Del Mar Rotary Club, Jr. Board of BGC San Dieguito, and Boys & Girls Clubs of San Dieguito. BGCSanDieguito.com

Santa by the Sea and Tree Lighting at L’Auberge

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Families met in the L’Auberge Del Mar amphitheater for an evening of holiday cheer, taking photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus, singing with the Original Dickens Carolers, donating gifts to benefit the children of the Ronald McDonald House, and writing letters to Santa Claus himself. Photography Annalise Dewhurst LAubergeDelMar.com

MARKET Restaurant + Bar 10th Anniversary Dinner

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MARKET Restaurant + Bar celebrated its 10-year anniversary in November with many of the locals that have made the restaurant a Del Mar favorite. Executive Chef/Owner Carl Schroeder prepared a 10-course dinner and wine pairing featuring many of the top dishes since the high-end restaurant opened in 2006. MarketDelMar.com

Language of Love

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Love is probably one of the most powerful words in our vocabulary – and the most powerful emotion! It is so broad – so all encompassing yet has so many meanings. Love for family, friends, your passions and interests, your soulmate and, of course, love for community.

Financial Intimacy 
in Your Marriage

On Valentine’s Day, most men think their wives want flowers, chocolate and romance. Well, of course they do – especially the chocolate! But women also desire intimacy with their partners…and not just in the physical kind of way.

Ask the Expert : 5 Things You Need to Know

Ask the Expert : 5 Things You Need to Know

Reverse mortgage loans, also known as Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECMs), are not just for those who didn’t sufficiently plan for retirement. In fact, it is wise to take out a reverse mortgage if you are at least 62-years-old, especially if you don’t necessarily need the money. William (Bill) Smith, Sr., a Reverse Mortgage Specialist and General Manager of Reverse Mortgage West, a California reverse mortgage broker, shares five HECM facts you need to know:

An Outdoor Soiree

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For our February issue, we are dreaming of elegant emeralds, rustic woods and vintage metallics and our vision was brought to life by Bree Hueners of I Love You More Events. This styled shoot, photographed on location at Morgan Run Country Club by Kylie Chevalier, brought together talented artisans Bluebell Florals, Design by Laney, EC Style Bar and Aspire Hair by Felicia. To complete the look, the bride and groom were dressed by Mia Bella Couture and Town & Country Tuxedos with wedding accessories from Loghman Jewelers. Of course, we had to send the happy couple off in style with a convertible from BMW Encinitas!

Exceptional Craftsmanship, Guaranteed Results

Exceptional Craftsmanship, Guaranteed Results

The next time you are scouting the market for full home remodeling, room additions, kitchen remodeling and/or bathroom remodeling, make sure you call Kaminskiy Design and Remodeling first. This award winning San Diego-based full service home remodeling company specializes in these services and has perfected the remodeling process to ensure clients receive the highest quality service from beginning to end.

Our Favorite {Romantic} Things

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When they are not working with clients to find the perfect partner, you can find these two cuddling and dreaming of their favorite romantic getaway, Carmel-By-The-Sea. FindTheRightPartner.com

Del Mar Lifestyle Holiday Party at Crudo

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Del Mar Lifestyle’s first annual holiday party was a grand success thanks to partners and community members. Held at the newly opened Crudo, the event featured bites prepared by Chef Pascal Lorange, red carpet welcome, holiday photo booth, giveaways galore and goodie bags filled with holiday cheer. Photography Chris Brake.

Palm Desert Getaway

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Whisk your loved one/s away to Palm Desert for a weekend or a week of savoring the desert life in one of Southern California’s quickly booming and favored getaways. Ringed by three magnificent mountain ranges, this premier resort destination in the heart of California’s Coachella Valley is sheltered from coastal air pollution and inclement weather. Offering an average of 350 days of guaranteed sunshine annually, there is plenty to see and do here, or not, as you like.

The Language of Flowers

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The language of flowers or floriography has been practiced for ages and recognized throughout different cultures in Europe, the Middle East and Asia. However, during the Victorian era, flowers were often used to send clandestine messages to their recipient. This veiled language allowed feelings to be expressed without uttering words.

The Scent of Love

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Love is in the air. We can see it, hear it, touch it … even smell it. Science shows that scents trigger excitement, happiness, nostalgia and desire. The French have their own name for a woman’s scent when perfume is mingled with her body’s natural oils and pheromones: cassolette.