Language of Love

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.

MARKET Restaurant + Bar 10th Anniversary Dinner

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.

Santa by the Sea and Tree Lighting at L’Auberge

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

La Colonia BGC Holiday Party

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.

Christmas Gala To Benefit Underprivileged Children

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

February 2017 Around Town

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…

Bling: Rings & Things

At Made in Earth, natural gemstones are the centerpiece.

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.

An Outdoor Soiree

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…

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…

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.

Del Mar Lifestyle Holiday Party at Crudo

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.

Our Favorite {Romantic} Things

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.

Palm Desert Getaway

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…

The Language of Flowers

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

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.

You Inspire Us!

The foundation of a happy and fulfilling life is health and wellness. What better way to start off the New Year with this issue! In our community, health and wellness, and healthy living, is very much a part of our culture. Given the broad scope of health and wellness today, we tried to play our part in covering some stories…

Resounding Joy Party and Proclamation

Resounding Joy held an Open House at their new Music Wellness Center and celebrated their proclamation recognizing them as Live Well San Diego partners. Staff, clients and community members enjoyed the festivities.

14th Annual San Diego Brewers Guild Festival

Held at the Port Pavilion on Broadway Pier in downtown San Diego, the two day event was the official kickoff of San Diego Beer Week. Guests enjoyed samples from more than 60 San Diego County breweries! The event raises funds for local 
charities and the San Diego Brewers Guild.

January 2017 Around Town

The Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine was buzzing with energy as Big Brothers Big Sisters of San Diego County hosted its 5​4th​ Annual Gourmet Dinner. Guests honored Person of the Year John Frager. Emceed by Bob Scanlan, former Major League Baseball pitcher, this year’s dinner raised over $800,000 Gross and $650,000 Net for one-to-one mentoring programs!

Peace and Comfort with Integrated MD Care

For some people, death is the scariest thing they can imagine. But Dr. Bob Uslander deals with it every day. In fact, he considers it his calling. “I had a sort of an awakening that I was supposed to be helping people at the end of life,” says Dr. Uslander.

Resolve to Keep Drinking Wine in 2017

A Kaiser Permanente study revealed that men who drink two 5 ounce glasses of wine a day died from heart disease at a lower rate (6.3%) than non-drinkers (8.6%), but heavy drinkers died at double the rate (12.7%). This is because the antioxidants (polyphenols) in the wine help increase the good (HDL) cholesterol preventing buildup. So don’t ditch the wine…

Shelf Esteem

The Original Mr. Cabinet Care is an award winning, family owned, kitchen remodeling, cabinet refacing, and bathroom remodeling company established in 1987. Whether it’s custom cabinets, or cabinet refinishing, they improve the look of your home and handle your entire kitchen remodeling needs.


An all-inclusive health and wellness resort and the longest-running, most successful program for reversing many of modern society’s health concerns, Pritikin offers an array of specialty programs, including hands-on cooking events and health retreats, in addition to their all-inclusive program for overall healthy living. Learn first-hand from registered dietitians and chefs who teach classes based on healthy, delicious eating in…

Let Your Health Blossom

Hidden away among the trees on the 101 in Leucadia, you'll find Bloom Naturopathic Medicine where health and wellness are addressed with the cutting edge technologies of today's naturopathic medicine and the wisdom of ancient healing arts, designing a complete ‘plan of health’ tailored to every patient’s specific needs.

Setting Pace

Carmel Valley’s newest sport and training store offers training programs and sports gear to get you moving this New Year! Fleet Feet Sports has weekly fitness classes and fun runs, helping you prepare for 5ks and marathons such as the upcoming Carmel Valley 5k and San Diego Half-Marathon.

5 Reasons {To Work With an Interior Designer}

Molly Proul O’Neil, Founder and Creative Director at Molly O’Neil Designs, has over 20 years of interior and architectural design experience. Her design studio and showroom are in the Village of Del Mar where she specializes in residential and commercial design.

Pain Free Dentistry

Growing up, Dr. Kevin Fitzpatrick DDS knew exactly what he wanted to pursue. “I had a super good visit to my dentist when I was two or three-years-old, and I told my parents - That’s what I want to do.”

New Year’s Resolutions

Have you thought about your new year’s resolutions? Maybe you vow to increase the frequency of your gym visits or eat healthier? While many of us focus our resolutions on becoming physically fit, as a divorced woman, one of the most important resolutions you can make is to become financially fit. Make it your goal to be clear about your…

Maserati Levante

Maserati Levante, the first SUV in the brand's more than 100-year history, completes the existing range of saloon and sports cars, extending the offering together with the Quattroporte, Ghibli, GranTurismo and GranCabrio models. Built at the Mirafiori plant in Turin, Italy, the first cars have already come off the assembly line since the launch at the 2016 Geneva International Motor…

My Favorite {Natural & Organic} Things

Dr. Kim McHugh is passionate about facilitating wellness and health in pregnancies and children in Del Mar and the surrounding areas and strives to offer the latest in gentle and effective family care. Dr. McHugh understands the importance of a healthy pregnancy and birth and she is extensively educated in pediatrics through the Epic Pediatric training program. Together with husband…

Music for the Soul

Coupling art with science, music therapy aims to improve the social, cognitive, psychological, emotional, physical, and spiritual wellbeing of individuals and communities. It tackles issues such as anxiety, stress, and pain management.

Raw Awakening

New York. Paris. San Francisco. And now, Carmel Valley. Foodies have long traveled the world in search of innovative culinary delights. With the debut of Crudo by Pascal Lorange, Mediterranean-inspired cuisine from one of the world’s most renowned chefs can be savored much closer home.

Solana Beach Chamber’s 6th Annual Business Expo

Guests enjoyed the poolside setting and sunset at Lomas Santa Fe Country Club for an evening of networking, entertainment, food and fun with over 40 local area businesses showcased.

Coastchella – Celebrating Coastal Sports Culture

The celebration of coastal sports culture and legends of San Diego's surf and skate during an evening of music by Grammy Award winning artists, Steel Pulse, at Solana Beach’s iconic Belly-Up Tavern garnered generous support from the community, raising over $300,000 in support of the efforts at Scripps Encinitas. Photography Chris Brake

Weber Dispute Resolution Open House

Weber Dispute Resolution Open House Networking Mixer and Solana Beach Chamber of Commerce Ribbon Cutting Party!  Guests enjoyed an evening of food, drinks, networking and fun.  

Holiday Cheer

The Holidays - one of the most anticipated times of the year. A time of hustle and bustle - family memories, celebrating with old friends. It's a time of traditions - some old, some new. What I love most about the holidays is the timeless classics like that song that just brings back happy memories or shopping in your favorite…

Taste of Del Mar

Del Mar Village presented the first evening Taste of Del Mar earlier this Fall. A sell out event saw locals stroll and sample Del Mar's finest food, along with beer, wine, mead and cider at Sip Stops throughout town. Musical entertainment on the 
KAABOO-sponsored stage near L'Auberge Del Mar.

Tasting Room Del Mar’s First Local’s Only Open House

Tasting Room Del Mar's First Local's Only Open House was a sell out success. Guests enjoyed an array of fresh culinary delights from their kitchen as well as wine and beer with fresh cheese and meats. Look for the next "Local's Only" event coming soon. Photography Chris Brake

Molly O’Neil “Reveal” Open House

Molly O' Neil Architectural Interiors celebrated their 3rd anniversary with a "Reveal" of their newly expanded studio space and Open House event in October. Guests enjoyed food and wine with live music as well as Tasting Room Del Mar meet and greet and a pop-up shop by Glassbaby.

St. James Academy’s Third Annual Bocce Ball Tournament

Held September 24th at the Hazel home in Rancho Santa Fe. Over 150 current and alumni families as well as school faculty and staff gathered for an afternoon of bocce, fellowship and fundraising to benefit North County’s premiere Catholic school which welcomes students from Preschool through 8th Grade.

Fox Law Sunset Happy Hour to Benefit 
BGC San Dieguito

Fox Law APC welcomed Rebecca Morrison as Special Counsel. Guests participated in a charity raffle, proceeds benefitting Boys & Girls Clubs of San Dieguito. Live music from Michael Tiernan, open bar, plenty of tasty hors d'oeuvres from Il Fornaio and another iconic sunset at the Del Mar Plaza.

Jake’s 34th Annual Beach Fun Run

100% of the proceeds from the event go toward their Legacy of Aloha program created to help fund community organizations, protect the environment and perpetuate much loved water sports. Proceeds benefit The La Colonia Branch of the Boys & Girls Clubs of San Dieguito and Friends of the Powerhouse.

December 2016 Around Town

Making a big splash and not to be missed for foodies and locals - Pascal Lorange's Crudo is the newcomer to Carmel Valley. The new concept highlights the passion of traditional cuisine from the Mediterranean coast with Japanese-inspired infusions. Crudo is inviting, elegant, simple yet makes a powerful statement from the moment you walk in. Presentation is passionate, informal, inspiring,…

Behind the Bridle

There’s a unique and unparalleled bond between a horse and a rider. “I love the connection that you get with the horses, and figuring out all of their special quirks that they all have,” says 16-year-old Alexus Willson of Ramona.

Fox Law

Dave Fox, Founder of Fox Law APC, is a former federal prosecutor and local personal injury trial lawyer that has dedicated his law firm to helping individuals going through extraordinary circumstances. One evening, March 2014, a 27-year-old Ph.D. student at Scripps Institute of Oceanography lost her life after being fatally struck by a speeding drunk driver at the corner of…

Solana Beach for the Day

Take the hustle and bustle out of your Holiday Shopping by spending the day in our neighbor to the north - Beautiful Solana Beach. Come early and explore - drive, walk, or better yet ride your bike since it's so close! Solana Beach offers free parking city-wide and the Train Station is centrally located to the beach and local shopping.

A Slice of Luxury

Designed by Gold Nugget Award winning architects, Altevers Associates, and inspired by designer Addison Mitzner, The Villas are a modern day revival of the Mediterranean architecture of the early 1900s. This Private Residence Club is nestled in the luxurious grounds of the Fairmont Grand Del Mar and fully furnished with mediterranean sophistication. The Villas are just steps from the world-class…

Home for the Holidays

Holiday dinners, brunches, cocktails and much entertaining this time of the year. There is always a soiree to host and our holiday home is what we present to our guests as they mingle near the fireplace with a mug of hot cocoa. Times may have changed and different color palettes have taken their turn as popular, but there is…

The Holiday Gift Guide

We rounded up some holiday gift ideas that should put a smile on any recipient's face and light up the holidays.