November 2015 Publisher’s Letter

Welcome to November’s issue of Del Mar Lifestyle, Happy Thanksgiving! This month we are all about Giving Thanks and giving back to our community. In this month’s issue, we meet local residents and business owners who are giving back in meaningful and powerful ways. We meet Isabella’s Giraffe Fund founders Angela Amoroso and Drew Skinner, who help families in their…

A Fusion of Wine and Food

More than 150 guests enjoyed a vast array of fine wines while feasting on gourmet treats at the Rancho Santa Fe estate 
of Brian Pidgeon. Chaired by Charles Butler, Robin Stark and Dave Harris.

November 2015 Around Town

Local business owner Jim Coleman has given back for 16 years via Toys for Tots. Collecting new toys during the months of October, November and December, with an eye towards providing less-fortunate local children with well-deserved Christmas gifts, Toys for Tots is a noble and important local charity. Jim Coleman is instrumental in this local philanthropic enterprise, using his offices…

Kaaboo in Review

The curated three-day sound voyage combines rock-n-roll music and tastemaking events in a modern wonderland on the warm shores of the Pacific. Every detail is uniquely designed to appeal to all five senses, with world-class music, dancing, incredible cuisine, craft libations, inspiring contemporary art and personal indulgences.

Revolution Bike Shop

Revolution Bike Shop Owner Joel Moody has been doing one thing exceedingly well since he first opened his doors over five years ago: Making each and every customer that comes into his shop a top priority. A family-owned business, Revolution Bike Shop is no ordinary bicycle shop. Catering to cycling enthusiasts of all ages and skill levels, this store sells…

Isabella’s 
Giraffe Club

Everyone hopes for a healthy birth, safe for mother and child. But some babies need specialized care in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). This type of care is an increasingly common occurrence: of the 3,000 babies born each year at the UCSD Medical Center, approximately 780 will spend time being treated in the hospital’s NICU. Even more troubling is…

Work, Play, Love

A smiling group of young girls in princess dresses and tiaras pose in front of a pink and purple castle adorned with turrets and a pumpkin carriage. Their fairytale life is a blessing made possible from the hard work and contributions put forth by Kim Melia of Work, Play, Love and her Hogar Heroes.

Chastain Creations

When one of California’s legendary redwood trees lies fallen in a forest, one might see only that, a fallen tree. However, Brent Chastain, founder and chief artisan of Chastain Creations, sees something else entirely. What Chastain sees is art, a creative and soulful expression. But above all, Chastain sees redemption for these fallen giants of California’s great forests.