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…

Fine Sugar Artistry

Owner, artist and creative director behind Petalsweet, based in San Diego, Calif., Jacqueline Butler is a former wedding cake artist turned sugarcraft and cake decorating instructor. During her first career teaching and training in the non-profit sector, she discovered and fell in love with sugar flowers as a hobby. She traveled extensively to study with some of the best sugar…

Mother’s Day In Bloom

Gift Inspiration from Flower Hill Promenade

Spring into April!

The recent rains have ensured spring’s bounty welcomes us in full bloom here in Del Mar and Carmel Valley…Always amazes me how much we have to be thankful for! From world-class resorts to hyper local businesses, we can find everything within a few minutes in our neighborhoods.

Carmel Valley 5k And Fun Run

Professional and amateur athletes participated at the Fifth Annual Carmel Valley 5K Race and Fun Run. Pardee Homes was the title sponsor of the event, which included a chip-timed USA Track and Field-sanctioned 5K and a non-competitive 1K Fun Run designed for all ages. CarmelValley5K.com

27th Annual San Diego Jewish Film Festival

Held February 8-19, 2017 with the theme Our Lives Projected, the annual film industry event was a culmination of local and international names from Jewish and world cinema, showcasing the best contemporary movies featuring Jewish themes from around the world, presenting short-subject, documentary and feature films. SDJFF.org

The Rush Studio Camino Del Sur Grand Opening

The Rush studio, an indoor cycling studio with top-of-the-line bikes, celebrated their grand opening with the community. Riding to the beat of music, creating a dance party vibe with lighting, the heart pumping 45-minute workout also includes one weight focused song to strengthen the upper body. TheRushStudio.com

April 2017 Around Town

San Diego’s favorite sweet spot The Baked Bear dedicated a day entirely to customers who got to indulge their sweet tooth on Saturday, February 25 for its Customer Appreciation Day offering “Free Scoops ‘Till the Sun Goes Down”. At all four San Diego locations, customers enjoyed one free cup or cone of ice cream all day as long as there…

Super Food Fast

After 17 years establishing Americana as a Del Mar Village institution, owner Randy Gruber now introduces our community to Elixir, the new juice bar and health food venue he recently launched right next to his first restaurant.

Rustic Romance in the Countryside

Picture, if you will, a special event in a rustic barn setting; gardens, walkways, mini barns, and numerous outdoor vignettes allow for a unique and memorable experience in our oceanside community of Del Mar. The historic charm of Saltwater Farm lends itself to the barn being built from the salvaged wood of the Stratford Inn’s natatorium.

5 Reasons to Visit the Healthy Living Festival

Back by popular demand, San Diego’s largest health and fitness expo, the Healthy Living Festival, returns for the sixth year to the Del Mar Fairgrounds April 8-9. This amazing event draws over 10,000 people and incorporates everything imaginable to help promote and educate health and wellness. Festival Producer Warren Cook shares why you should visit this year and what’s in…

Craft & Cocktail

Add a half cup of cucumber slices and 2 tablespoons of basil ribbons to 1 cup of gin. Refrigerate overnight. Strain the gin and reserve 4 ounces. Divide ice between two tall glasses. Add gin and divide the grapefruit juice between glasses. Top with ginger beer and garnish with grapefruit wedges, cucumber slices and thinly sliced basil ribbons. Enjoy. Cheers!

Executive Chef Carl Schroeder

Dedicated to culinary quality, this Del Mar farm-to-table institution invites you to enjoy a truly unique and satisfying dining experience, offering a sensational selection of seasonal dishes consisting of fresh, locally grown, hand-selected ingredients. In addition to time-honored favorites, you will be delighted to find exciting new menu items, daily, that take advantage of the best produce, seafood, and meats…

Salad Spree with Farmer’s Fix

Putting a spring in your step with these healthy bowls from San Diego salad company Farmer's Fix, which offers weekly subscriptions of delicious and nutritious salads delivered directly to your home or office. Salads are made in small batches using fresh, locally sourced ingredients. The subscription model makes it easy to get salads automatically delivered every week. Choose from 14…

Step Up Your Game

Golf is considered by many to be the most difficult sport to play. The precision, timing, and coordination required to hit a golf ball to its intended target can lead to frustration because of the challenge presented. The good news is that learning to execute and play “good” or even “great" shots is well worth the time and effort it…

April Fashion EDIT

With the days getting longer and the weather warming up, it is time to freshen up your wardrobe with some spring fashion. We found some classic but current pieces to liven up your closet, from bold stripes, ruffles and embellishments to white denim and gold accents.

Chef Casey’s Homemade Recipes

Celebrity chef and culinary personality Casey Thompson spearheads a number of endeavors: three-time Bravo Top Chef competitor, culinary consultant for California wineries, international wine ambassador, food-centric world traveler, and, of course, chef, for upcoming concepts in the Southwest and on the West Coast. Her focus is on market-fresh ingredients sourced from local farmers. In support of ethical animal treatment, Thompson…

A Farm-to-Fork that Gives Back

Every Saturday afternoon, rain or shine, a parade of local families, hand-holding couples, discerning foodies, California-dreaming tourists and more bike, scooter, walk, jog and carpool to one of the most popular attractions in town: the open-air Del Mar Farmers Market. Reusable bags and bike baskets quickly fill with fresh, certified organic, locally grown fruit and vegetables, eggs, fresh-cut flowers and…

Welcome Home…

When you think of home, what comes to mind? Family, favorite meals, endless conversation with friends, celebrating our amazing community or just relaxing in the comfort of your space while enjoying a world-class sunset…I'd like to share with you some thoughts on what home spells out for me in my heart and mind.

Kilroy Realty’s Groundbreaking Celebration of One Paseo

Kilroy Realty broke ground on One Paseo in late January at a grand community celebration. One Paseo represents more than a convenient lifestyle. It is an attitude embodied by the people who shaped the project, capturing the community 
spirit to meet up, hang out and join in. OnePaseo.com

Jon Rahm Wins Farmers Insurance Open

Jon Rahm of Spain won the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines for his first PGA Tour victory. Rahm, who turned 22 in November, beat Phil Mickelson's mark as the youngest champion at this tournament. The 2017 edition saw 
many golf greats in action. FarmersInsuranceOpen.com

Oggi’s Gives Back to 25 Charities For 25th Anniversary

Oggi’s Sports|Brewhouse|Pizza donated sleeping bags for homeless veterans, food for shelter animals, and toys for underprivileged children to 25 organizations including San Diego Veterans for Peace and San Diego Center for Children. Oggis.com

March 2017 Around Town

Women are more active than ever before and love stocking up on new athletic apparel and athleisure wear. So why not opt for premium, made in the USA workout gear from GRACEDBYGRIT...high-performance women’s athletic apparel available in Solana Beach. Founded in 2013, the idea for GRACEDBYGRIT was conceived during a run between two entrepreneurs, Kimberly Caccavo and her run and…

Making Dreams Come True

For many in San Diego County, The Don Diego Scholarship Foundation is known for providing scholarships to deserving San Diego youth so they may continue to pursue their educational interests. The organization was named for Don Diego, aka Tom Hernandez, who served as the Fair’s welcoming goodwill ambassador from 1947-1984. To date since its inception in 1986, the Foundation has…

Edelweiss: Chronicle of a Del Mar Beach House

Local author Juliana Maxey-Allison has penned Edelweiss: Chronicle of a Del Mar Beach House 1885 to Now, the intriguing history of a Victorian beach cottage that you’ve probably crossed driving or walking around our coastal city. The book reveals the backstory and characters that make this century-old house interesting and worth preserving, as it combines local history and memoir with…

Traditional Eclectic Fusion

When designing a space, Molly O’Neil of Drop Cloth Interiors considers not only the space and the client’s objectives, but what furniture, artwork and textiles the homeowner has that will tell a story. This serves as inspiration for a design but it also lends a warmth and history that off-the-shelf pieces often cannot convey, adding personality to a space and…