Happy August, Del Mar!

We are lucky to have beautiful, inspiring weather all year long. Marine Layer or not, the landscapes, vistas and waves in Del Mar make for wonderful subjects for artists and musicians, and inspiration for dancers, actors and performers. We are fortunate to have a culturally rich community that is as diverse as it is generous. There are many artists living…

Opening Day Polo Del Mar 2017

More than 40,000 race fans attended what's defined as one of the most fabulous, fashionable and fun festivities in the west - Opening Day at Del Mar presented by Valenti International. Celebrating the season, fashion-minded guests participated in the Opening Day Hats Contest. DMTC.com Photography Zemina Zaferakis, Z Bella Photography.

Oggi’s 2nd Annual Charity Celebrity Golf Tournament

After last year’s incredible success, Oggi’s and Pro Football Hall of Fame Inductee LaDainian Tomlinson teamed up once again, raising $30,000 to benefit The Tomlinson’s Touching Lives Foundation and its programs in Southern California, including the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater San Diego and the Angelman Syndrome Foundation. Oggis.com

Voices for Children Hosts 6th annual Wine, Women & Shoes

Voices for Children (VFC) held its 6th annual Wine, Women & Shoes, co-chaired by Patricia Brutten and Marina Marrelli. The afternoon garden party at the Canfield-Wright Estate featured a fashion marketplace, 'Wall of Wine' and runway show. The event grossed $300,000 to support local foster youth through VFC. SpeakUpNow.org

EmPOWER Teens And Power Up Your Parenting

Hosted by Melissa Cizauskas, Carmel Valley resident, local realtor, and Founder/Leader of the Bay Club women's networking group, the event included an interactive yoga class led by teen life coach and yoga instructor Erica Rood. 37 teenage girls and 11 parents attended.
 MelissaC.Rocks Photography Becki Freed.

Del Mar Village Summer Solstice Party

Held at the Powerhouse Park. guests experienced culinary creations from some of Del Mar’s highly regarded restaurants while sipping wine, beer, cider, and distilled spirits from local producers and beyond. The oceanfront vantage point was perfect for taking in the sunset while 
enjoying live music from Second Cousins. VisitDelMarVillage.com

August 2017 Around Town

Chris Roth and Brett Jerhoff the Jr. Board charity Horseshoe Corn Hole Tournament August 26th at Del Mar Dog Beach. These successful and charming young gentlemen, along with the rest of this well-established board, bring together food, craft beer, and hundreds of fun and sun loving professionals for this premier annual North County event. Like the Jr Board generally, it’s…

Caring for Your Eyelids

While most people are familiar with eye doctors, the specific tasks of an eyelid specialist remain fairly unknown. San Diego Eyelid Specialists’ Dr. Srinivas Iyengar is an internationally established Ophthalmic Plastic Surgeon originally from San Diego, now serving his native community. Dr. Iyengar and his team channel their focus on cosmetic and reconstructive procedures exclusively for the eyelid. “Anyone considering…

Art to Heart

You might recognize some of the work on the next few pages. Or you might learn something new about a community member. For our feature this month, we wanted to celebrate some of our local artists, no matter their medium or specialty. We were overwhelmed with the talent we discovered and are excited to share some of that with you.…

Let’s Taco ‘Bout It!

We hunted down some of the best tacos on menus in and around the area so you don’t have to think twice when Taco Tuesday rolls over. Sit back, relax and take a big bite!

Favorite Things

Born into a theatrical family, Ellenstein worked in theatres across the country, including as Artistic Director for the Los Angeles Repertory Company before joining North Coast Rep in 2003. He is a veteran of over 250 theatrical productions, and has also been guest faculty for numerous universities including Cal Arts. He lives in Del Mar with his beautiful wife Denise…

Poland Calling

One of the often overlooked destinations in Europe, Poland will surprise you with its natural beauty, architecture, culture, history and more. Join us on a quick trip through two of the most well-known Polish cities - the capital, Warsaw, and Krakow, the second largest city in the country.

Hello Summer!

What does summer mean to you? July is the heart of summer - mindset, calendar, events, vacation...it's what summer is all about. I remember summer as a kid - barbeques, chasing the sunset, endless days...warm afternoons fading to evening. In my family, summer was a celebration of our neighborhood, a chance to kick back, food for many and endless conversation.

July 2017 Around Town

The hottest tech camp for kids is now enrolling for the second year in Solana Beach/Del Mar! The weeklong, award-winning CodeREV Tech Camps teach kids in grades 1-10 how to code, build, and design. In short, they learn to CREATE! Whether learning to code their own unique mods in Java, designing their own mobile apps, creating cool websites, or building…

Del Mar Heights Spring Gala

Around 200 supporters of Del Mar Heights School attended the annual Spring Gala, at Farmer & The Seahorse. The event featured an auction that raised funds to support more than 50 student and community programs at Del Mar Heights School, including drama, choir, the garden program and more. DelMarHeightsPTA.com

6th Annual Heart of a Child A Grand Success

The concert, featuring a diverse array of talented vocalists and instrumentalists in grades kindergarten through college, raised over $70,000. All proceeds support Resounding Joy’s Ariana Miller Music with Heart Program providing no-cost music therapy to patients at Rady Children’s Hospital in San Diego. ResoundingJoyInc.org

38th Annual Fiesta Del Sol in Solana Beach

SoCal's best free festival was held at Fletcher Cove in Solana Beach. Performers, food, merchants, vendors, activities for kids, and more, 
offered the community a fantastic weekend out. FiestaDelSol.net Photography Daniel Knighton

Marshall Faulk Hosts Celebrity Championship 
Golf Tournament

The 19th Annual Celebrity Championship at Morgan Run Club & Resort brought over 50 of the best celebrity golfers in the world together to 
participate in a Celeb-Am Tournament, competing in a celebrity-only competition for a cash purse and the coveted Celebrity Championship trophy. Photography Becki Freed CelebrityChampionship.com

Destination: Summer

There are no easy roads to Black's Beach, which makes it not only a peaceful destination but one that is worth the trip for solitude and serenity. Why Black's Beach? We chose it for its mystique and place in local and national beach culture. Although it's not too far from the hustle and bustle of the Village of Del Mar,…

Infusing Promise

For those suffering from depression or pain, with no effective solution, ketamine might be the answer. Widely used in hospitals for anesthesia, it is on the World Health Organization's List of Essential Medicines, which lists the safest and most effective medicines needed in a health system. Ketamine’s antidepressant effects can start as early as a few hours after the first…

Your Path to Wellness

In April, Solana Beach welcomed Premier Medical Weight Loss, the newest site for a branch of highly effective weight loss clinics. Effective weight loss can often be a tortuous and challenging process, full of crash diets and streams of relapses. However, Premier demonstrates that shedding excessive pounds and achieving a healthier lifestyle does not need to be one painful failure…

Craft & Cocktail

With the Del Mar Race Track heading into its 80th season on Wednesday, July 19th, L'Auberge Del Mar is prepping for its Opening Day After Party. This annual event is anticipated by local residents and racing enthusiasts alike because of the iconic location, amazing ocean views, music, cocktails and tasty bites from Chef Nathan Lingle. One of the main attractions…

My Favorite Things

Since assuming management of the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, Joe Harper has guided the historic track through a period of unparalleled growth and success, overseeing Del Mar's emergence as one of the nation's top racetracks while preserving its elegant, yet casual, ambiance, which makes it unique. DMTC.com

Global Beauty, Local Charm

A full service interior design firm and retailer of high-end furniture collections, Nativa Interiors' furniture is crafted in a state-of-the-art plant using premium materials such as walnut wood, brass and marbles. Each piece is built using the latest technology but with old-world craftsmanship, delivering a unique look exclusively for their clientele.

The Making of…

Art of the Horse: 2017 Breeders’ Cup at Del Mar is more than just an art event. Walking around our community and others in the vicinity this month, you will probably chance upon several fiberglass horse sculptures decorated by local artists. These are life-sized artistic reproductions of the Torrie Horse used on the Breeders’ Cup Trophy and feature artwork and…

Hey Dads and Dudes!

I so want to say welcome to summer and yes, in a few weeks, it will be that according to the calendar…but I think, in spirit and energy, it has already arrived. That’s the beauty of living here. Many people say we don’t have true seasons but I think we do - we almost have two seasons… ‘Almost Summer’ and…

Terry Crews Headlines CCS 18Th Annual Tea & Tonic Event

Center for Community Solutions (CCS), a non-profit agency that offers a complete range of sexual assault, stalking, and domestic violence prevention and intervention services, hosted its annual “Tea & Tonic” event at the Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines. CCSSD.org Photography Lauren Radack

St. James Academy 2017 Black and White Gala

Celebrating the 2017 Black & White Gala, St James Academy in Solana Beach, along with 250 of their greatest supporters, held their annual gala at the Torrey Pines Hilton in La Jolla. SaintJamesAcademy.com Photography Carol Sonstein

Wine and Wears Benefits San Diego Symphony Programs

On March 30, the Symphony Notables hosted their annual Wine & Wears event at the Westgate Hotel to raise money for the San Diego Symphony’s education and community engagement programs. Co-chaired by Julie Blosser, Linda Karimi, Paola Middleton, and Ida Sandico-Whitaker, the Notables surpassed their $50,000 goal. SanDiegoSymphony.org Gates Photography

June 2017 Around Town

The hottest tech camp for kids is now enrolling for the second year in Solana Beach/Del Mar! The weeklong, award-winning CodeREV Tech Camps teach kids in grades 1-10 how to code, build, and design. Whether learning to code their own unique mods in Java, designing their own mobile apps, creating cool websites, or building and programming incredible robots, campers create…

June Fashion EDIT

With summer temps heating up, choose from these fun prints, hues and functional fashion choices to stay on-trend whether at the office, the beach or the after-work cocktail spot.

Insta-Inspired on Cedros

Enjoy our summer spotlight on some of the hotspots on Cedros. Stroll down the chic design district next door in Solana Beach or “get inspired” on their Instagram today! Here are a few of our favorites:

Seize the Moment

Southern California is widely recognized as a bike-riding mecca for amateur cyclists, recreational riders and elite racers alike. So it is no surprise that one of the most acclaimed bike stores in the country is located right here in Carmel Valley - Moment Bicycles, which recently followed up its success in Liberty Station with a second location in Pacific Highlands…

My Favorite Things

Terry Buchholz, General Manager, L'Auberge Del Mar, A Seattle native, Buchholz has called San Diego home for 14 years. He has been in the hospitality industry for over 20 years and finds joy in creating memories.

Men of Del Mar

Del Mar is a city with a small-town vibe and we confirmed what we knew, that the businesses and people are here because of the sense of community and the kind nature of its residents. When you see these men around town, perhaps offer them their favorite drink and convivial conversation will ensue. That's what we discovered when we wanted…

DMVA Summer Solstice

On Thursday, June 22, 2017 from 5 p.m. - 8 p.m., experience Del Mar's favorite local eateries and California's best wineries and breweries at Powerhouse Park. Enjoy live music, the ocean breeze and your front row pass to the gorgeous sunset. This is one summer night you'll never forget! Use promo code "DML10" for $10 off your ticket now until…

Dudes Do Vegas

Whether you want to witness a high-energy racing event or get behind the wheel yourself, LVMS is where you want to be. With Dream Racing, the only driving experience that lets you drive a Ferrari racecar, or Exotics Racing, which offers its own fleet of Lamborghinis, Porsches, Corvettes, and more, any need for speed is sure to be satiated here.…

Ultimate Man Cave Essentials

Every man dreams of setting up the perfect man cave at home - a retreat to pursue recreational activities, to relax and explore hobbies, to hangout and watch a game together with friends...No matter your mantuary's purpose, these man cave essentials will surely raise the bar.

In Bloom This May!

It’s that time of year again when the sun is out and the fabulous weather has us Del Mar and Carmel Valley folks out and about, preparing to celebrate the amazing women in our lives on Mother's Day. As children, you probably had a moment you wanted to show mom your appreciation - Picking flowers to express your love or…

Slowtwitch Road Show

The Road Show is a huge expo geared towards triathletes and endurance athletes, featuring runs and rides leaving the Moment Bikes store throughout the day. Clinics, talks with pros, raffles, giveaways, food and drink made it a fun day for the community! Slowtwitch.com

RADYant Soiree

A fundraising event for RADY Children's Hospital featuring Old Hollywood Glamour in Solana Beach at Aran Cucine. Sister publication La Jolla Lifestyle, Ashli Nicole PR and Veuve Clicquot were event sponsors. RCHSD.org Photography Becki Freed.

Radici Hair Studio Grand Opening

Radici Hair Studio opened their doors to the community with a great celebration in March. Radici embodies the true spirit of The Ultimate Hair Experience from the moment you walk in the door to your final style at the end of your appointment. Visit today to start your journey. ​RadiciHairStudio.com

May 2017 Around Town

Join Del Mar Village Association and members of the community Thursday, June 22, 5 p.m.-8 p.m. Experience delectable culinary creations from Del Mar´s highly regarded restaurants, enjoy selections from some of California’s best wineries and breweries, and enjoy live music. Purchase your tickets now or reserve a VIP table. Use promo code DML10 for $10 off tickets until June 1st,…

Bling: Rings & Things

May is synonymous with the emerald. Regal, refined and traditional. However, there are a few other birthstones for the month of May which are a modern twist on the familiar standard. Rose Quartz, Azurite, Chrysoprase are equally exquisite, and Made in Earth sets the stones in a fashionable way that lets their beauty take center stage. At Made in Earth,…

Celebrating Mom

Along with great outdoors and beautiful beaches, San Diego knows how to brunch. North County has the mother of all brunch options for Mother’s Day. Treat your mom to a delicious and scrumptious brunch by the ocean blue. Our favorites for brunch include a full balanced brunch menu, champagne and epic San Diego views. Mother knows best and she will…

Women to Watch

“When I started my business straight out of college back in the early ‘90s, I never would have dreamed that over 20 years later, I would have nine brick and mortar locations!” Annie Glenn now owns five locations downtown at Seaport Village, two in Del Mar Village and has recently opened two more at The Village at Pacific Highlands Ranch.…

Summer Surf Report

From La Jolla and Del Mar’s shout-out in the Beach Boys’ Surfing USA to the cultivation of world-class surfers such as Brad Gerlach and Skip Frye, North County has long had a spot on the surf culture map. So it’s no surprise that the only consumer-facing surfboard manufacturing trade show in the world—the Boardroom International Surfboard Show—was founded here.

Fiesta Del Sol

SoCal's best free festival is back again at Fletcher Cove, Solana Beach! Mark your calendars for May 20-21, 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. for summer family fun.

My Favorite Things

Jayme Saunders is the creative mind behind Mint Studio, a gathering space to connect our community through the creative process. They offer adult workshops, kids classes, and sensory art to encourage creativity for all ages. Mint Studio specializes in custom parties and special events and they support the local makers community. Their mission is to cultivate an inspired life through…

Glam On-the-Go

The Southern California beach look is taking the nation by storm: fresh-faced, little make-up, sun-kissed, glowing. Even Alicia Keys is sporting a “less is more” fresh face on this season of The Voice. However, for most of us, it takes a little work to look effortless. Katelyn points to the growing popularity of services designed to enhance natural beauty, like…