Lifestyle Letter

Welcome to the March issue of Del Mar Lifestyle! I think it's safe to say that when most of us think of Del Mar we mostly think about sunny days and cool, comfortable evenings. Our minds conjure images of perfect blue skies, serene beaches and sunshine glittering across the seemingly endless Pacific Ocean. We think of art. We think of…

Around Town

Herbert B. Turner Gallery At 
South Fair. Open now through April 1, the Herbert B. Turner Gallery at South Fair in Del Mar opened its 2016 season with an art exhibit featuring the G7 artists: Malsu Lee, Gabrielle Benot, Bob Coletti, Michael Orenich, Mark Sherman, Terry Scott Allen, Rosemary Valente & Pamela Fox Linton. Group7Art.com

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…

Interview with Del Mar Mayor Sherryl Parks

Our City Hall is an embarrassment to Del Mar. I've lived here long enough to see a wonderful plan come before the voters in 1992 but the bond to support it was rejected. Other things got the attention of the previous Councils and once again the offices and town meeting spaces were overlooked and the working environment got worse. Terry…

Super Foods for a Super You!

What is a superfood? According to Lisa Odenweller, the founder and visionary behind Beaming, a series of superfood cafes in San Diego and L.A., superfoods are “just that: a food that is SUPER. These power-packed gifts from earth are the most nutrient-dense foods on the planet.” Superfoods have nutritional superpowers; Odenweller shared some of her favorite superfoods and their remarkable…

Culture Brewing Co

Culture Brewing Co -opened in February 2013- began as a Solana Beach based brewery & on-site tasting room. In November 2014, they expanded with a satellite tasting room in Ocean Beach. And since its founding, Culture Brewing Co. has been an exemplar of what is best from the local brewing scene in San Diego. Their beach locations are perfect places…

A Pinch of this, A Splash of That

Using wine in cooking intensifies flavor and adds another level of uniqueness to your recipe. It gives a dish that extra something special to turn great-grandma's pasta sauce recipe into your own (and make your sister-in-law jealous). So grab that secret ingredient from the wine cellar and head to the kitchen. As Julia Child said, "I enjoy cooking with wine,…

Kitchen Tips from Live Simply by Annie

The kitchen is the hub of the household, and as such, the state of its organization is crucial. The amount of traffic a kitchen gets also makes it especially prone to collecting clutter. With that in mind, here are a few tips to keep your kitchen looking and feeling beautifully simplified. Carefully edit the contents of your kitchen, removing everything…

Gelson’s Market Holds Grand Opening in Del Mar

California's premier supermarket chain Gelson's held the grand opening of their first store in San Diego on January 14. The brand new Gelson's is located at 2707 Via De La Valle. For more info please visit Gelsons.com

Growing Healthier & Stronger 
With A Plant-Based Diet

“Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.” –Michael Pollan It’s a simple statement but putting it into action can be challenging. The plant-based diet is getting more attention these days as films like “Forks Over Knives” and “Food Inc” bring the diet, or I prefer to say, “lifestyle” to mainstream audiences. Why is plant-based eating taking root in people’s lives?

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…

Gelson’s: The Super Market

Burbank, 1951. Two Brothers, Eugene and Bernie, open their first grocery store. A store that would come to be known as Gelson's. Eugene and Bernie took the formula from their parents' Iowa grocery store and improved upon it beyond anyone's wildest dreams. They implemented a modern design. The front of their store wasn't concrete, but the front of their store…