Dancin’ in September

Welcome to September's issue of Del Mar Lifestyle! What a fantastic summer we have had this year. The fair tickled our taste buds and enlightened our senses. The races kept us on our toes, and we were on the edge of our seats when American Pharaoh trotted into Del Mar. We enjoyed late dinners at Café Secret, chatting with the…

September 2015 Around Town

Del Mar’s Fair Trade Décor boutique honored Taureg artisan and community leader Elhadji Mohamed Kaumama and his son Ismael of Niger with a special event to feature the family’s handcrafted silver jewelry. The Kaumama Family Collective has been crafting jewelry in the Agadez, Niger, area for 25 generations and are known for high-quality artwork involving silver, ebony and semi precious…

STARS Align and Opening Day at the Track

ARTS-A Reason to Survive Benefit Concert wowed the audience with old and new tunes alike. Featuring art, music and celebration to benefit local artists and performers.

TURNING A NEW LEAF

People who say that Southern California has no seasons have probably not spent much time here. Here in North County, we can feel the crisper touch in the air in the morning and evening. Santa Ana winds scrub the skies clean, the beaches are less crowded and the kids are back in school. It's a season of new starts, without…

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…

Royal Academy of Performing Arts

Behind the scenes at the Mandeville Auditorium at UCSD, more than 600 young dancers from the Del Mar, Carmel Valley and surrounding areas are queuing up stage right, racing through the changing rooms to dress for their next performance or laughing with their dance-mates – all while enjoying their recital day. Everyone is suitably dressed for their routine, from elegant…

Autumn Mind, Body and Soul

With summertime ending and school beginning again, it’s time to reset from summer travel and activities and get back into the swing of things. With the kids going back to school, fall can abruptly throw us into our ordinary routine. This can leave us neglecting our own needs for our families’ and feeling overwhelmed. Instead of jumping right back into…

September 2015 Financial Fitness

The equity in a small business owners’ companies is a valuable asset. But in a privately held company, how can equity be converted to cash when the owner exits the business? Creating an exit plan – commonly called a “succession plan” – is an integral part of strategic business planning. This article will help business owners understand: 1) why a…

Rae Armantrout, Interviewed

Poetry can be annoying, especially when it tells you what you already know in a solemn, pompous tone. There are poems like that, but there are other sorts as well. I look to poems for new observations, fresh perspectives, and unusual combinations of words, images, ideas. A good poem reshuffles things and shakes them up. It sticks in your mind…

Camp Run A Mutt

My name is Max and I am a 3-year-old Puggle. I am a 3-year veteran of Camp Run-a-Mutt, and am excited to share my experiences at doggie daycare with you. First of all, I should explain that I am one of those dogs that has separation anxiety and does not like to be left alone! This was apparent early in…

Café Secret Cocina Peruana

This is one secret that can’t be kept quiet – from the moment I sat down in Café Secret, the culinary delight began. It took only seconds for Café Secret’s ambiance and delicious aromas to romance me. Sitting in the corner, I felt “tucked in” to the patio among its colorfully dotted foliage circling its way up the terrace and…

School of music

When Anna Danes saunters onto the stage, every member in the audience sits up straight. It's not often a blonde- bombshell belts out an Edith Piaf hit with such intense precision, clarity and grace. One forgets the Marilyn Monroe-like Anna is actually singing something the famed French singer made famous many eras ago. Indeed, Anna makes it all new while…

School of Music 2 of 2 James Alger

Indeed...we will be performing on Friday, Sept. 4, and love playing there for a variety of reasons. Mostly, because it's home to us and always special when family, friends and neighbors are around to enjoy the night with us. Also, the production and sound is top notch. It's flattering to be part of Belly Up's rich history. Established in 1974,…