Hello Summer!

What does summer mean to you? July is the heart of summer - mindset, calendar, events, vacation...it's what summer is all about. I remember summer as a kid - barbeques, chasing the sunset, endless days...warm afternoons fading to evening. In my family, summer was a celebration of our neighborhood, a chance to kick back, food for many and endless conversation.

Del Mar Heights Spring Gala

Around 200 supporters of Del Mar Heights School attended the annual Spring Gala, at Farmer & The Seahorse. The event featured an auction that raised funds to support more than 50 student and community programs at Del Mar Heights School, including drama, choir, the garden program and more. DelMarHeightsPTA.com

6th Annual Heart of a Child A Grand Success

The concert, featuring a diverse array of talented vocalists and instrumentalists in grades kindergarten through college, raised over $70,000. All proceeds support Resounding Joy’s Ariana Miller Music with Heart Program providing no-cost music therapy to patients at Rady Children’s Hospital in San Diego. ResoundingJoyInc.org

38th Annual Fiesta Del Sol in Solana Beach

SoCal's best free festival was held at Fletcher Cove in Solana Beach. Performers, food, merchants, vendors, activities for kids, and more, 
offered the community a fantastic weekend out. FiestaDelSol.net Photography Daniel Knighton

Marshall Faulk Hosts Celebrity Championship 
Golf Tournament

The 19th Annual Celebrity Championship at Morgan Run Club & Resort brought over 50 of the best celebrity golfers in the world together to 
participate in a Celeb-Am Tournament, competing in a celebrity-only competition for a cash purse and the coveted Celebrity Championship trophy. Photography Becki Freed CelebrityChampionship.com

July 2017 Around Town

The hottest tech camp for kids is now enrolling for the second year in Solana Beach/Del Mar! The weeklong, award-winning CodeREV Tech Camps teach kids in grades 1-10 how to code, build, and design. In short, they learn to CREATE! Whether learning to code their own unique mods in Java, designing their own mobile apps, creating cool websites, or building…

Destination: Summer

There are no easy roads to Black's Beach, which makes it not only a peaceful destination but one that is worth the trip for solitude and serenity. Why Black's Beach? We chose it for its mystique and place in local and national beach culture. Although it's not too far from the hustle and bustle of the Village of Del Mar,…

Infusing Promise

For those suffering from depression or pain, with no effective solution, ketamine might be the answer. Widely used in hospitals for anesthesia, it is on the World Health Organization's List of Essential Medicines, which lists the safest and most effective medicines needed in a health system. Ketamine’s antidepressant effects can start as early as a few hours after the first…

Your Path to Wellness

In April, Solana Beach welcomed Premier Medical Weight Loss, the newest site for a branch of highly effective weight loss clinics. Effective weight loss can often be a tortuous and challenging process, full of crash diets and streams of relapses. However, Premier demonstrates that shedding excessive pounds and achieving a healthier lifestyle does not need to be one painful failure…

Craft & Cocktail

With the Del Mar Race Track heading into its 80th season on Wednesday, July 19th, L'Auberge Del Mar is prepping for its Opening Day After Party. This annual event is anticipated by local residents and racing enthusiasts alike because of the iconic location, amazing ocean views, music, cocktails and tasty bites from Chef Nathan Lingle. One of the main attractions…

My Favorite Things

Since assuming management of the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, Joe Harper has guided the historic track through a period of unparalleled growth and success, overseeing Del Mar's emergence as one of the nation's top racetracks while preserving its elegant, yet casual, ambiance, which makes it unique. DMTC.com

Global Beauty, Local Charm

A full service interior design firm and retailer of high-end furniture collections, Nativa Interiors' furniture is crafted in a state-of-the-art plant using premium materials such as walnut wood, brass and marbles. Each piece is built using the latest technology but with old-world craftsmanship, delivering a unique look exclusively for their clientele.

The Making of…

Art of the Horse: 2017 Breeders’ Cup at Del Mar is more than just an art event. Walking around our community and others in the vicinity this month, you will probably chance upon several fiberglass horse sculptures decorated by local artists. These are life-sized artistic reproductions of the Torrie Horse used on the Breeders’ Cup Trophy and feature artwork and…