Gun Runner’s thrilling victory in the $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic capped a picture-perfect day at the Del Mar racetrack, the first-time host of the Breeders’ Cup World Championships. Racing fans and community members as well as several celebrities graces the events. DMTC.com
The Del Mar Village Association presented the Best at the Barn as part of the weeklong Breeders’ Cup celebrations that took place at the Barn at the Beach. The oceanfront venue brought together some of North San Diego County’s best restaurants under one roof. BreedersCup.com
Kilroy Realty hosted a Ribbon Cutting Event in November at Kilroy Center Del Mar. Working in partnership with Nautilus Solar, nine Kilroy Realty properties in California will undergo the solar project to collect and convert solar rays into useable, clean energy. KilroyRealty.com
Honoring legendary American sportscaster Dick Enberg, the gala brought together several of his colleagues and friends, sports enthusiasts, business leaders, and the local and national horseracing community for a celebration to benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of San Dieguito. DMTC.com. Photography Zemina Zaferakis, Z Bella Photography.
SDIFF 2017 brought along five days of festivities and many star sightings including Patrick Stewart, Heather Graham and Kumail Nanjiani. Here's what you missed! SDFilmFest.com Photography Zemina Zaferakis, Z Bella Photography
People of all ages ran or walked along the sand for SoCal’s only Sunset 5K on the beach. Fletcher Cove was the place to be - the marathon benefits the Diabetes Prevention Program at Champions for Health. The family friendly event brought the community together for a good cause. ChampionsForHealth.org
The Rotary of Del Mar hosted the 6th Annual Chili and Quackers at Powerhouse Park on October 14. The chili cook-off culminated in the release of over 900 rubber ducks into the ocean with the first 10 ducks onshore winning amazing prizes. DelMarRotary.org
On October 8, Porsche of San Diego threw a delightful brunch and speakers panel featuring Margie Smith-Haas, a racing pioneer and idol to many, and the first American woman to race the 24 Hours of Le Mans. PorscheOfSanDiego.com Photography Zemina Zaferakis | Z Bella Photography
The San Dieguito River Valley Conservancy held its 8th Annual River Valley Fest, “Coast to Crest and Beyond,” at the Fairbanks Ranch Country Club. Now in its 31st year, SDRVC will apply the Fest proceeds, $110,000 and counting, to the Conservancy’s conservation, education, and recreation programs. SDRVC.org Photography Delle Willette.
KAABOO Del Mar 2017 concluded a successful third year and announced 2018 dates. Highlights included an aerial performance from P!nk who debuted songs from her forthcoming album Beautiful Trauma, and the first live performance of Kesha’s brand new single Praying. Purchase early bird 2018 passes now! KaabooDelMar.com Aaron Goulding Photography
Hosted at Sahm Estate at Del Dios Ranch, the signature event raised more than $1.16 million in support of VFC and its volunteer Court Appointed Special Advocate program, enabling VFC to provide a CASA volunteer to more than 450 abused, abandoned, or neglected children for an entire year. SpeakUpNow.org
Held at the Hotel La Jolla, the dinner featured a four-course meal with cocktail pairings, drawing inspiration from four of fashion’s current hotspots: Mexico, L.A, Korea, and France. With each course, founder/director Allison Andrews explained how the chosen cuisine related to its respective stylish city. FashionWeekSD.com
The Vision of Children Foundation hosted Concert with a Vision at the Fairbanks Ranch Country Club raising over $500,000 to fund vital research seeking a cure for genetic vision disorders. Featuring Gary Puckett & The Union Gap, the event attracted more than 500 guests. VisionOfChildren.org Photography Bill Keane, Keane Studios.
The San Diego Coastal Chamber's Annual Sip & Savor networking and community event was held at the Del Mar Hilton in September. Guests enjoyed sips and bites from local restaurants and caterers while mingling with local businesses, residents and other community organizations. SanDiegoCoastalChamber.com
The Del Mar Village Association hosted the Taste of Del Mar in September featuring 25+ culinary creations from local and award-winning restaurants, 15+ craft beer and wine sip stops, and live music. A night to stroll, relax, and enjoy while taking in the sunset and ocean views! VisitDelMarVillage.com
The excitement of Del Mar Racing's Opening Day continued into the night at the Inn at Rancho Santa Fe with a fabulous after-party where guests mingled with racing fans, jockeys and socialites. Becki Freed Photography.
The 9th Annual Canine Companions Golf Classic at Omni La Costa Resort and Spa was held July 21. This event raises funds and awareness for Canine Companions for Independence. CCI.org Photography Aaron Goulding.
BGC San Dieguito has been dedicated to providing positive programming to develop the education, health, self-esteem and character of youth. This event helps raise funds and awareness for their positive programming. BGCSanDieguito.org
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
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
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.
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 (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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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, 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
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 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 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
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
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
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
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.
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
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