Spring into April!

The recent rains have ensured spring’s bounty welcomes us in full bloom here in Del Mar and Carmel Valley…Always amazes me how much we have to be thankful for! From world-class resorts to hyper local businesses, we can find everything within a few minutes in our neighborhoods.

Carmel Valley 5k And Fun Run

Professional and amateur athletes participated at the Fifth Annual Carmel Valley 5K Race and Fun Run. Pardee Homes was the title sponsor of the event, which included a chip-timed USA Track and Field-sanctioned 5K and a non-competitive 1K Fun Run designed for all ages. CarmelValley5K.com

27th Annual San Diego Jewish Film Festival

Held February 8-19, 2017 with the theme Our Lives Projected, the annual film industry event was a culmination of local and international names from Jewish and world cinema, showcasing the best contemporary movies featuring Jewish themes from around the world, presenting short-subject, documentary and feature films. SDJFF.org

The Rush Studio Camino Del Sur Grand Opening

The Rush studio, an indoor cycling studio with top-of-the-line bikes, celebrated their grand opening with the community. Riding to the beat of music, creating a dance party vibe with lighting, the heart pumping 45-minute workout also includes one weight focused song to strengthen the upper body. TheRushStudio.com

April 2017 Around Town

San Diego’s favorite sweet spot The Baked Bear dedicated a day entirely to customers who got to indulge their sweet tooth on Saturday, February 25 for its Customer Appreciation Day offering “Free Scoops ‘Till the Sun Goes Down”. At all four San Diego locations, customers enjoyed one free cup or cone of ice cream all day as long as there…

Super Food Fast

After 17 years establishing Americana as a Del Mar Village institution, owner Randy Gruber now introduces our community to Elixir, the new juice bar and health food venue he recently launched right next to his first restaurant.

Rustic Romance in the Countryside

Picture, if you will, a special event in a rustic barn setting; gardens, walkways, mini barns, and numerous outdoor vignettes allow for a unique and memorable experience in our oceanside community of Del Mar. The historic charm of Saltwater Farm lends itself to the barn being built from the salvaged wood of the Stratford Inn’s natatorium.

From Vines to Table

The name says it all. When you finally get to the Ranch, you'll feel like you've been to hell and back. The location is in the middle of nowhere, surrounded by wild turkeys, horses, and cattle, to remind you that you are miles from downtown. It's the perfect place to escape from your inner demons. The award winning wines range…

5 Reasons to Visit the Healthy Living Festival

Back by popular demand, San Diego’s largest health and fitness expo, the Healthy Living Festival, returns for the sixth year to the Del Mar Fairgrounds April 8-9. This amazing event draws over 10,000 people and incorporates everything imaginable to help promote and educate health and wellness. Festival Producer Warren Cook shares why you should visit this year and what’s in…

Craft & Cocktail

Add a half cup of cucumber slices and 2 tablespoons of basil ribbons to 1 cup of gin. Refrigerate overnight. Strain the gin and reserve 4 ounces. Divide ice between two tall glasses. Add gin and divide the grapefruit juice between glasses. Top with ginger beer and garnish with grapefruit wedges, cucumber slices and thinly sliced basil ribbons. Enjoy. Cheers!

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…

Salad Spree with Farmer’s Fix

Putting a spring in your step with these healthy bowls from San Diego salad company Farmer's Fix, which offers weekly subscriptions of delicious and nutritious salads delivered directly to your home or office. Salads are made in small batches using fresh, locally sourced ingredients. The subscription model makes it easy to get salads automatically delivered every week. Choose from 14…

Step Up Your Game

Golf is considered by many to be the most difficult sport to play. The precision, timing, and coordination required to hit a golf ball to its intended target can lead to frustration because of the challenge presented. The good news is that learning to execute and play “good” or even “great" shots is well worth the time and effort it…

April Fashion EDIT

With the days getting longer and the weather warming up, it is time to freshen up your wardrobe with some spring fashion. We found some classic but current pieces to liven up your closet, from bold stripes, ruffles and embellishments to white denim and gold accents.

Chef Casey’s Homemade Recipes

Celebrity chef and culinary personality Casey Thompson spearheads a number of endeavors: three-time Bravo Top Chef competitor, culinary consultant for California wineries, international wine ambassador, food-centric world traveler, and, of course, chef, for upcoming concepts in the Southwest and on the West Coast. Her focus is on market-fresh ingredients sourced from local farmers. In support of ethical animal treatment, Thompson…

A Farm-to-Fork that Gives Back

Every Saturday afternoon, rain or shine, a parade of local families, hand-holding couples, discerning foodies, California-dreaming tourists and more bike, scooter, walk, jog and carpool to one of the most popular attractions in town: the open-air Del Mar Farmers Market. Reusable bags and bike baskets quickly fill with fresh, certified organic, locally grown fruit and vegetables, eggs, fresh-cut flowers and…