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…

Molly’s Pantone Picks 
for the Home

Molly O'Neil, Founder and Creative Director at Drop Cloth Interiors, 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. DropClothInteriors.com

The Well-Dressed Bed

There is something to be said about a well-appointed bed, one that conjures dreams of relaxation and comfort; a place to melt away at the end of a long day. For a sloppy bed will not do. A bed with crisp, white linens, perhaps ironed to smooth perfection with tightly tucked corners, a weighty duvet and a bounty of fluffy…

5 Reasons {to Work With a Home Audio Specialist}

Joshua W. Turney and his fiancée, Victoria Vulaj, are the co-founders and proprietors of Deja Vu Audio West. Turney has over 20 years of experience creating and listening to high-end audio systems. He holds a B.A. in Music from Tufts University and has an ongoing, lifelong love affair with jazz. Vulaj is a lifelong classical music lover and oversees business…

For the Love of Pizza

Fresh Brothers Pizza isn’t your run-of-the-mill pizzeria. They take their fresh ingredients seriously, topping their pies with preservative-free mozzarella and all-natural pepperoni. Their dough is made in one central Los Angeles location and distributed five days a week to all of their 18 locations to ensure consistent quality crust. And it isn’t just the ingredients that set them apart; Fresh…

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. MarketDelMar.com

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 LAubergeDelMar.com

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. BGCSanDieguito.com

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…

Improve 
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. FindTheRightPartner.com

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. ResoundingJoyInc.org

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. SanDiegoBrewersGuild.org

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! SDBigs.org

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.