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.

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…

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…

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

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

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…

Holiday Fashion Edit

Heather Hunter owns Poppy Boutique in Rancho Santa Fe. Her store has a curated collection of women's contemporary designers and gifts. With the holiday party season in full-swing, here are some of her essentials for holiday festivities. PoppyRSF.com

My Favorite Things

Shawn Evans, General Manager, Porsche of San Diego Shawn has been in the automotive industry since 1985, working for Ford, Toyota, Lexus, Acura and now Porsche. Shawn moved to San Diego a year ago “when the planets aligned!” When he is not training for a half marathon or going on extended hikes and adventures with his girlfriend Roxane, you can…

L’Auberge Del Mar’s Sommelier, Brian Mayer

L’Auberge Del Mar’s Sommelier Brian Mayer shares some of his favorite things! A Certified Sommelier by the Court of Master Sommeliers, Mayer is the Resort Sommelier at L'Auberge Del Mar, A Destination Hotel. He masterminds the wine inventory for the resort’s signature restaurant KITCHEN 1540, a Wine Spectator Award of Excellence winner showcasing California wines; and oversees all wines for…

Brands that Give Back

The 'Buy One, Give One' retail model is going mainstream. Ever since Tom's started providing shoes to needy children, more and more companies are making giving back part of their brand mission. From eyeglasses to umbrellas to doggie ponchos, nowadays there's a number of ways to give back while doing a little shopping.

Del Mar Village Association’s Favorites

The staff at Del Mar Village Association share some of their favorite things to look forward to this month and beyond...

Chef Dana Hauser’s Favorite Things

Under the direction of recently appointed Executive Chef Dana Hauser, California’s #1 luxury resort on TripAdvisor is raising the bar with a new Southern Italian menu at its Amaya restaurant.

Gifts for Dad

Be inspired by some of our fun gift ideas for the Father in your life. Celebrate Dad and spoil him whether he is a techie, music lover or sports fan! Or better yet, power-down the devices and spend some old-fashioned quality time with him doing something that he loves like catching a Padres game or maybe checking out the KAABOO…

My Favorite Things

Who: Molly Proul, President and Creative Design 
Director, Molly M. O’Neil 
Where: Molly M. O’Neil, 1228 Camino Del Mar, 
Del Mar, CA 92104 
MollyONeilDesigns.com 

Molly M. O’Neil is downtown Del Mar's 
full-service Architectural Interior Design Studio, offering unique fabrics, artisanal stone and tile, VOC free paint and wallpaper, one-of-a-kind custom-made and locally built furniture.

San Diego Restaurant Week 2016

The new year was kicked off in succulent style with San Diego Restaurant week, held over eight days in January! 12 years of culinary excellence was celebrated as San Diego Restaurant Week offered delicious discounted dining at over 180 participating restaurants across San Diego County. For eight days, foodies were able to dine like kings and queens at an extraordinary…

Ski Week 2016

To a lot of Del Martians, February means one thing: Ski week. For one week in mid-February Del Martians pack up and abscond to their favorite skiing destinations. We’ve composed a list of our top 5 California skiing destinations. Enjoy!