Happy Hour Work Environment

I certainly don’t want to encourage people, especially young folks, to enjoy alcohol while on the job. That’s a no-no; zero tolerance! However, most of us know that Southern California lifestyle offers “happy hour” at most popular restaurants and bars, typically timed for the end of the working day.

Then and Now: Del Mar’s Own

Since the earliest days of our coastal community, the town of Del Mar has attracted people who were stars in their fields. You’d be surprised to learn the number of notable artists who have made our seaside sanctuary their home!

You Say Potato, I say Love at First Bite

One day, when you least expect it, you might walk into a fine dining establishment and fall in love. It happened to me. There I was, expecting a nice meal, good company and nothing more. The usual suspects were present: Favorite people and all the trappings of a place where you don’t have to struggle with greasy fingers and a…

Love is in the Air

Who knew boarding a simple airplane 23 years ago in my blue sweat suit (think ‘80s wear) would change my entire life? Certainly not me, or I might have dressed a bit snappier and put on a smidge of makeup and perfume. But, I had reached that elusive place of peace in my quickly-nearing-explosion biological countdown when I figured if…

The Past is Present

Here we go--2016, another new year. As good little citizens of this fast-paced world, we begin immediately to look forward. We set resolutions, new goals for the year, run the numbers to see where we might be able to get to this year. Hey, there’s nothing wrong with that; as humans our minds are built for moving forward. That’s probably…

Behind the Mask

Most of the year we are our ordinary selves, living out the beauty and adventure of each common day as it passes. At the end of October though, we get the chance to reach into the dark shelves of our imaginations and try out our uncommon self.

Show Me How

There’s something great about the start of a new school year. Classrooms are sparkling clean, the rows of desks have never been more perfectly straight, and the whiteboards gleam in unmarked perfection. Every crayon is pointy. Every ball is bouncy. There are no forlorn, forgotten jackets in the lost and found. It’s a short-lived, scholarly heaven where everything smells like…

The Sweetness of Summer

I grew up on the coast and there's no denying that summer starts to get especially sweet in August. Summertime in Del Mar is a very lovely thing. Gone is the May gray, the June gloom, and the firecracker pomp and circumstance of July. August is a long, lazy exhale. Beach towels are a bit sandier, and frayed. Bathing suits…