San Diego International Film Festival 2017

SDIFF 2017 brought along five days of festivities and many star sightings including Patrick Stewart, Heather Graham and Kumail Nanjiani. Here's what you missed! Photography Zemina Zaferakis, Z Bella Photography

Solana Beach Sunset 5K

People of all ages ran or walked along the sand for SoCal’s only Sunset 5K on the beach. Fletcher Cove was the place to be - the marathon benefits the Diabetes Prevention Program at Champions for Health. The family friendly event brought the community together for a good cause.

Rotary Club of Del Mar Hosts Chili and Quackers

The Rotary of Del Mar hosted the 6th Annual Chili and Quackers at Powerhouse Park on October 14. The chili cook-off culminated in the 
release of over 900 rubber ducks into the ocean with the first 10 ducks onshore winning amazing prizes.

Porsche SD: Meet and Greet with Margie Smith-Haas

On October 8, Porsche of San Diego threw a delightful brunch and speakers panel featuring Margie Smith-Haas, a racing pioneer and idol to many, and the first American woman to race the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Photography Zemina Zaferakis | Z Bella Photography 

December 2017 Around Town

OneClick Cleaners San Diego, a cutting edge, cloud-based dry cleaning and laundry service, offers always free pick-up/delivery for dry cleaning, laundry, alterations and leather repair/restoration to homes and offices in Carmel Valley, Del Mar, Fairbanks Ranch, La Jolla, Mira Mesa, Rancho Bernardo, Rancho Sante Fe and Sorrento Valley. Try their new, secure 2-way Drop-n-Clean lockers located in the pedestrian paseo between Whole Foods…


We chatted up with Carmel Valley resident and senior at Torrey Pines High School Sophia LeRose on how she is making a difference in the community.

Mindfulness Matters

Prince “P.J.” Daniels, Jr. is a celebrity mindfulness expert, author and former NFL running back. When his football career ended as a result of injuries in 2009, Daniels turned tragedy into triumph. Having never imagined his life without football, he used meditation to focus on a new strategy for his future and The I’mAgine book series manifested. His first book,…

San Dieguito River Valley Conservancy 8th Annual River Valley Fest

The San Dieguito River Valley Conservancy held its 8th Annual River Valley Fest, “Coast to Crest and Beyond,” at the Fairbanks Ranch Country Club. Now in its 31st year, SDRVC will apply the Fest proceeds, $110,000 and counting, to the Conservancy’s conservation, education, and recreation programs. Photography Delle Willette.

Doing Good in Del Mar

Kudos to some of the local organizations making a difference here and beyond. Our community prospers thanks to the good work done by these groups and their members. 

Festive Family Fashions

 Him: GSB Clothier  Her: Vandervort outfit / Tavi Noir knee socks   Boy: Mini Market by Vandervort


When BMW is mentioned in conversation, there is the immediate assumption of luxury, fine craftsmanship and power. The 2018 M760i is the epitome of that trio of descriptions, plus numerous package options to further separate itself from virtually every other automobile on the road.

Gifts That Give Back

A few local gift giving options that not only bring joy to those who receive but also benefit other causes...

The holidays are here!

And so are holiday traditions, old and new. One of the most anticipated times of the year. Hustle and bustle, joyous memories, celebrating with family and friends…

Present Mood

When gift-giving, presentation matters! Here is one gift presented three ways. Basic craft wrapping paper can be elevated to new heights with different colors and accents. We chose a few colorways and elements to evoke a different style, embellishing with ornaments or wooden words personalize the package for anyone's taste. What is your present mood?

Your Holiday Home

 Open your doors and home to guests.  It's that time of year again when we open our home to guests for dinners, parties, and general merrymaking. Plus we have guests who travel in from far and wide to celebrate the holidays with us. You don't want to overlook the guest bedroom when decorating for the holidays, and it's always a good idea…