No matter where I go in the world, people always brighten up when they hear my hometown is San Diego, California. The comments that follow are usually, “I’d love to go there some day,” or “I’ve been there; it’s such a beautiful city.” Spanning 4,526 square miles, San Diego is a city full of so […]
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Sniff. Swirl. Sip. I’m savoring the high-toned fruity richness of a 2011 Saxon Brown Sangiacomo Chardonnay from Sonoma, relaxing on a comfy couch in the dimly lit elegance of a subterranean wine cave. The rough-hewn arched ceiling lends an Old World ambiance, while the glowing wine bar sets a contemporary tone and the sweet sounds […]
I moved to San Diego in 2011 and quickly entered into a career publicizing the city’s growing restaurant scene and tourism industry. The constant sunshine was a far cry from my life in Seattle, and I soon discovered San Diego is a mecca for fans of an active lifestyle. From beach going to hiking—or just throwing […]
If you want to be your kid’s hero, take him or her to Legoland and let them play with toys, meet cool characters from a hit movie, go on a treasure hunt, splash around in a pool, and eat lots of great, easily accessible kid food. You won’t go wrong. Similarly, if you want your husband […]
Founded in the 1920s, San Diego’s Little Italy was once home to 6,000 Italian families who built the neighborhood on the back of the tuna fishing industry. Today, it is Downtown San Diego’s oldest neighborhood and a thriving social scene encompassing vibrant restaurants, boutiques, art-design shops, and a variety of historical tales.
For a couple of blissed-out newlyweds, a birthday weekend trip to Rancho Bernardo Inn in San Diego couldn’t have been more pleasant. Hunter and I were married in Kennebunkport, Maine, on September 13, and just two weeks later we celebrated my 27th birthday on September 27 (my “golden birthday”) at Rancho Bernardo. We viewed it as […]
Women in big hats. Men in sophisticated suits. It was smiles, hugs, and champagne all around as San Diego’s beautiful people gathered for Opening Day at the Del Mar Racetrack on July 17, 2014.
Like a cozy Parisian apartment, my French door windows open onto an ironwork balcony overlooking the chic street scene one floor below. Walking up the carpeted stairs to my room—No. 812—artistic black-and-white photos of a young John Lennon, comedian Sid Caesar, a very young Gwyneth Paltrow, and other stars cover the walls. Am I in […]
So let’s say you’ve been to San Diego before. You’ve been to the zoo and to the natural habitat safari park in North County, too. You’ve seen the Balboa Park attractions, and you’ve had a drink at Hotel Del (that’s the Hotel del Coronado to the uninitiated). And you’re back in town. So now what? It’s […]