Look Good, Feel Good

September is a month for transition. Summer turns a page to fall on the calendar and fashion makes a mark for new trends. This month, we're excited to showcase fashion in our feature story (page 20), cutting edge health trends (page 16) locally to get the look you want, the ride that will get you some looks driving in town…

Porsche San Diego Debuts New Showroom

Porsche of San Diego debuted their new, state-of-the-art showroom with a crowd pleasing event for Porsche enthusiasts and spectators alike.
 PorscheOfSanDiego.com Photography Zemina Zaferakis, ZBellaPhotography.com

Opening Day at the Races

Always a highly anticipated event! Opening Day Hat Contest only adds to the fun. Polo season in full force, here's a quick glimpse at some of the festivities. DMTC.com Photography Aaron Goulding AaronGouldingPhotography.com

September 2017 Around Town

DRIVE AutoCare is proud to announce the promotion of Hannah (Marquardt) Mann to Service Manager at their 128 N. Cedros Avenue, Solana Beach location. With this promotion, this location is now the only woman-managed auto repair facility in San Diego County. Hannah will be managing this location in partnership with Kelly Johnson, formerly of Rancho Santa Fe Motors & Fairbanks…

Sapphire – The stone of peace

More commonly known as the blue variety of corundum, sapphire can in fact be almost any color of the rainbow (including a rare color-change sapphire), a little known fact that is always received with widened eyes of surprise. Having said that, the red variety of corundum is known as ruby, the other much loved and adored gem and this is…

Fierce Fashion

When it comes to fashion, fall is the time for serious fashion. However, in San Diego, we usually have only two seasons: summer and almost summer, but that doesn't mean we couldn't find some amazing women with a more-than-casual eye for style. Each of these ladies has talents and personality to fill out the trendiest of the sartorial selections found…

Pay to Play

When BMW is mentioned in conversation, there is the immediate assumption of luxury, fine craftsmanship and power. The 2018 M760i is the epitome of that trio of descriptions, plus numerous package options to further separate itself from virtually every other automobile on the road.

Favorite Things

Located on Cedros Avenue in Solana Beach, Pink Lagoon is the brainchild of local designer and trendsetter Jenny Livits. The wardrobe design and styling boutique is founded on the principle of building a closet that perfectly fits your lifestyle to create a well-edited wardrobe and a personal look that is as effortless as it is chic. PinkLagoon.com

Beyond the Music: Nashville

Tennessee’s Music City has a lot more to offer than the tunes its best known for. The city of lyricists and musicians boasts unique little neighborhoods, a booming culinary scene, historic venues and more. Here’s a sneak peek at some of our favorites from a recent trip to Nashville. Though synonymous with country music, music production and stellar songwriting, you’ll…

Have Stubborn Pounds to Lose?

Ever wish you could just swallow a pill and lose weight? Well, for those struggling with shedding pounds, it’s a fantasy no more. And it’s right here in Del Mar. Esthetica of San Diego has introduced the FDA-approved Obalon Balloon System, which is one of the latest technology breakthroughs in weight loss – there’s no other weight loss system of…

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