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San Diego County Fair Concert Schedule Announced

May 3, 2013  |   Contributor: Michael Pearse

We're quickly coming up on fair season and the "World's Finest City," San Diego, has one fine county fair as well. Still, the biggest draws to the San Diego County Fair are the outdoor concerts which are normally free to enter with the price of admission to the fair. Even more impressive is that the venue gets some seriously big-name bands considering the price and the smallish stage. I even saw my favorite band, Weezer, there. For free. Seriously.... Read More

Spring Busker Festival Brings a Bizarre Cast of Characters to Seaport Village

Jan 18, 2013  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza

There’s just a bit more time left until spring will be upon us and the beautiful 75 and sunny San Diego weather will return. This March, Seaport Village will be holding the Spring Busker Festival—the only festival of its kind in Southern California. What’s a Busker you ask?...... Read More

San Francisco Hosts The Biggest Chinese New Year Festival Outside of Asia

Jan 16, 2013  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza

San Francisco is a city of festivals, from art to gay pride the residents of San Francisco are as colorful as the parties they throw. However, one of the most vibrant San Francisco events continues to be... Read More

Chef Charlie Palmer Hosts 8th Annual Pigs & Pinot at Healdsburg Hotel

Jan 2, 2013  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza

For the eighth year in a row, celebrity chef Charlie Palmer will host the annual Pigs and Pinot Weekend in California’s wine country. Taking place on Saturday March 23rd, the event will be held at the Dry Creek Kitchen in Healdsburg... Read More

Los Angeles Children's Museum to Become Major Attraction

Dec 26, 2012  |   Contributor: Michael Pearse

After years of disuse and neglect, a children's museum in Los Angeles is set for a major overhaul which will refinish the underused, underfunded building into the Discovery Science Center Read More

Detox After The Holidays at The Beaming bBar

Dec 21, 2012  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza

New Years is just around the corner, so there was never a better time to get your health and wellness in order. Beaming and its vitality health counter, the bBar, recently opened its doors in Del Mar after Thanksgiving this year. So after all the feasting and merriment of the holidays... Read More

Celebrate New Year's With Unique Sophistication

Dec 12, 2012  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza

San Diego really does know how to throw a good party, but if the hassle of a late night club experience this New Year’s seems a little too much, why not opt for something a little different? Like perhaps a relaxing evening enjoying a good meal and some musical entertainment. This year a few of... Read More

Exclusive Giveaway | Win a Pair of Tickets To The Andaz San Diego New Year's Eve Party

Dec 11, 2012  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza  |  9 Comments

Have you gotten your New Year’s plans locked in yet? If not, enter to win a pair of tickets to the Andaz San Diego New Year’s Eve Party. The event will be one of the best in the city. General Manager Rusty Middleton said, “With multiple parties happening simultaneously within the hotel and world renowned deejays spinning... Read More

Suzie's Farm Brings San Diegans Family-Grown Organic Produce

Dec 5, 2012  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza

Homegrown goodness is the very heart of Suzie’s Farm, located on 80 acres of land, about thirteen miles south of downtown San Diego. Started by Robin Taylor and Lucila De Alejandro, who met while attending San Diego... Read More

Tortilla Republic Menu Crowns Its Brunch Offering with New Cocktails

Nov 26, 2012  |   Contributor: Victor and Mary

Like any good republic, West Hollywood’s Tortilla Republic avoids consolidation in any one area of power; quality that is, keeping it dispersed across the menu, they’ve recently expanded to serve brunch. Our follow-up on this West Hollywood up-and-comer’s modern Mexican cuisine, finds us happily... Read More

Olivia Wilde Sells Spanish Villa

Nov 19, 2012  |   Contributor: Annalisa Solari

Known for her sassy character Thirteen on hit TV show "House M.D.", brunette bombshell Olivia Wilde, just listed her own Los Feliz luxury house on the market for almost $2.5 million. Why is she selling such a great looking home? It looks like this Maxim mega babe has decided to move in with her beau, "Saturday Night Live" funnyman Jason Sudeikis – that there was the sound of millions of guys' hearts breaking around the world.... Read More

History, Hotels and California's Wine Country Combine to Make Unforgettable Vacation Destinations

Nov 9, 2012  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

Thanks to a new partnership, oenophiles can now enjoy some of California's oldest wineries while staying in historic hotels. "These historic wineries were among the first premium wineries in California, says Larry Horwitz, Executive Director, Historic Hotels Worldwide.” Recognized as one of the world's finest wine growing regions, the history of these wineries is best discovered and the wines are best experienced when exploring from one of Historic Hotels of America's hotels."... Read More

A Wine For Every Season | Inside One Of California's Most Indulgent Clubs

Oct 24, 2012  |   Contributor: Elise Edwards

“Wine is one of the most civilized things in the world and one of the most natural things of the world that has been brought to the greatest perfection, and it offers a greater range for enjoyment and appreciation than, possibly, any other purely sensory thing.” So said Ernest Hemmingway who historically had more of an enjoyment for a quality vintage than most, but an admiration many a wine lover can savor.... Read More

Fairmont Hotels Participate in California Coastal Cleanup Day

Oct 16, 2012  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

In honor of California Coastal Cleanup Day, California Fairmont Hotels & Resorts, accompanied by friends, family members and recruits, helped clear and haul off everything from old love letters to debris from the most recent Japanese tsunami. “California Coastal Cleanup Day is the state’s largest volunteer event and Fairmont Hotels & Resorts of California is a proud (annual) sponsor of this effort”, says Tom Klein, Regional Vice-President of Operations and General Manager at The Fairmont San Francisco. “Fairmont colleagues in the Golden State clearly demonstrated their support for clean beaches and waterways by turning out in record numbers.... Read More

City Ballet of San Diego Celebrates 20 Years With Special Season Line-Up

Oct 10, 2012  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza

San Diego’s historic Spreckels Theatre will be the venue to host the 2012-2013 season for the City Ballet of San Diego. This year also marks a significant anniversary for both the Spreckels Theatre as well as the San Diego dance company. Artistic Director Steven Wistrich said,... Read More

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