KAABOO 2017 Festival Celebrates Successful Third Year

KAABOO Del Mar 2017 concluded a successful third year and announced 2018 dates. Highlights included an aerial performance from P!nk who debuted songs from her forthcoming album Beautiful Trauma, and the first live performance of Kesha’s brand new single Praying. Purchase early bird 2018 passes now! KaabooDelMar.com Aaron Goulding Photography

Welcome to November!

Del Mar, I don’t know about you but I am beyond excited for this month with so much going on! We start the month with the Breeders’ Cup – Del Mar will be on the world stage. This event brings a lot of excitement to our coastal community including a week of festival events, food from around the world, and…

Starry Starry Night Raises $1.16 Million For Voices for Children

Hosted at Sahm Estate at Del Dios Ranch, the signature event raised more than $1.16 million in support of VFC and its volunteer Court Appointed Special Advocate program, enabling VFC to provide a CASA volunteer to more than 450 abused, abandoned, or neglected children for an entire year. SpeakUpNow.org

Fashion Week San Diego Annual Culinary Couture Evening

Held at the Hotel La Jolla, the dinner featured a four-course meal with cocktail pairings, drawing inspiration from four of fashion’s current hotspots: Mexico, L.A, Korea, and France. With each course, founder/director Allison Andrews explained how the chosen cuisine related to its respective stylish city. FashionWeekSD.com

Concert with a Vision Raises Over $500,000 For Vital Research

The Vision of Children Foundation hosted Concert with a Vision at the Fairbanks Ranch Country Club raising over $500,000 to fund vital research seeking a cure for genetic vision disorders. Featuring Gary Puckett & The Union Gap, the event attracted more than 500 guests. 
VisionOfChildren.org Photography Bill Keane, Keane Studios.

SD Coastal Chamber Annual Sip & Savor at Del Mar Hilton

The San Diego Coastal Chamber's Annual Sip & Savor networking and community event was held at the Del Mar Hilton in September. Guests enjoyed sips and bites from local restaurants and caterers while mingling with local businesses, residents and other community organizations. SanDiegoCoastalChamber.com

DMVA’s Taste of Del Mar Brings Community Together

The Del Mar Village Association hosted the Taste of Del Mar in September featuring 25+ culinary creations from local and award-winning restaurants, 15+ craft beer and wine sip stops, and live music. A night to stroll, relax, and enjoy while taking in the sunset and ocean views! VisitDelMarVillage.com

November 2017 Around Town

This year, the highly anticipated annual event attracted fans from all 50 states and over 30 different countries. In addition to a top-tier lineup of world class musicians such as Red Hot Chili Peppers, P!nk, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, and Muse, guests were treated to live contemporary art installments in ARTWORK; Vegas style cabanas at BASK; culinary exhibits at…

Giving Thanks

When celebrating Thanksgiving with near and dear this year, choose one of your local businesses to support for the holidays. Here are some of our area favorites to get you started with making plans to enjoy a lovely fall day with friends and family!

Serving Community, Clients and Cars

DRIVE AutoCare’s origins can be traced back 37 years to their first automotive repair shop at 371 N. Highway 101 in Solana Beach. Founder Mike Gilmore opened California Import Auto in 1980, specializing in imported vehicles. Years later, Gilmore opened North Coast Alignment on N. Cedros Avenue in Solana Beach in 2003 and immediately after, Align-Tech in Escondido in 2005.…

Your Breeders’ Cup 2017 Cheat Sheet

The Bing Crosby Season kicks off Wednesday, November 1, followed by one of Thoroughbred racing’s most prestigious international events, the 2017 Breeders’ Cup World Championships on November 3 and 4. Opening Day will attract the region’s most stylish ladies and dapper gentlemen for the Opening Day Vintage Hollywood Fashion Contest.

An Autumn Feast

November is here as are the holidays, parties, merrymaking and festivities. Whether it is an intimate dinner for four or a grand dinner for 24, hosts set the stage and craft a menu for guests that engages all senses. Verbena Catering Co. hosted a hearty dinner for six at the Ranch at Bandy Canyon. Celebrating the fall harvest and setting…

Winter Getaway to Wisconsin

For the ultimate lake resort vacation this winter, head straight to Elkhart Lake - a lively lakeside community for leisure and hospitality, located in the heart of Wisconsin’s Kettle Moraine State Forest. Stay at The Osthoff Resort - This luxurious all-suite historic hotel boasts a four Diamond rating from AAA. The resort is also home to Aspira Spa, L’ecole de…

Cranberry Tart

When you are tasked with bringing a dessert to a dinner party and are looking for an alternative to the ubiquitous apple pie, give this sweet yet tangy confection a try. We suggest pairing with a scoop of vanilla bean ice cream and a drizzle of dark chocolate.

Favorite Things

A successful chef, restaurateur, James Beard-nominated cookbook author and television personality, perhaps most recognizable as a recurring judge on Bravo’s Top Chef and the winner of Top Chef All-Stars. Blais is a partner at the popular Juniper & Ivy and Crack Shack restaurants, which will be expanding in the coming months, including the now-open Encinitas location. Blais’ second cookbook, So Good,…

Crushing It: Carruth Cellars

Urban wineries have been popping up rapidly in recent times and San Diego is certainly seeing a piece of the action, but we have quite a few options right here in our neighborhoods, and one that has made its mark over the past few years is Carruth Cellars.

Fast Casual, Fine Dining

Some of our neighborhood eateries offer healthy options for family dining – high quality ingredients, creatively used for a fresh take on menu staples. Take a look at who is on our list, and do visit them soon for fall and winter offerings!