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ON LOCAL ANd wORLdwIdE pRESENCE (pAGE 36)

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2011 WORKOUTS

Q+A With Jon Lash of LuxeGlobal Inc........................ 38

shed unwanted weight in the upcoming new year. (page 28)

the burgeoning world powerhouse. (page 44)

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Thailand The Burgeoning World Powerhouse.............. 44

the future of fashion is here

fall in love with this district filled culture and design. (page 70)

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VOL5ISS1 2011

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the arts, creating a unique one-of-a-kind neighborhood. The

congruent, geometric polyhedrons featuring the classical

revitalization of the Birch North Park Theatre has brought more

elements of the last millennium. It was an amazing show of

per forming arts to the area and set the precedent for turning

lights and of the many new creations North Park brings to San

old urban blights into new marks of inspiration. The stretch of

Diego.

Ray Street between North Park Way and University is the heart

Cirello Gallery is an incredibly versatile local art gallery hosting

of the area holding the longest running monthly art walk in

events ranging from jewelry exhibitions to wine tasting. With

San Diego. During Ray at Night, which is held every second

a frequently rotating and constantly updating calendar of

Saturday, there are crowds of people walking the streets of

special events, there is always something interesting to see at

North Park enjoying new art by local and nationally known

the Cirello Gallery in North Park. Artwork on display can range from serene landscapes to images of shocking social commentary. The gallery also sells an original line of handcrafted jewelry, which is for sale throughout San Diego.

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The Art and Culture District

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artists. Ray Street is closed to traffic and many art booths decorate the street.

Jasmine Lee and matthew CireLLo

Ray at Night involves more than 30 Art Galleries and Participating Business’ in North

North Park is one of San Diego’s most up-and-coming communities. Many regions of San Diego claim to be the heart of the city, although geographically North Park claims the true center: east of Hillcrest

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and immediately north of Balboa Park. Stemming from its matchless diversity, the community is rapidly emerging as one of San Diego’s newest cultural and artistic cores. As the area has matured, winning proprietors have been added into open a superlative variety of establishments, from awardwinning

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to

unique

nightlife

attractions. The community has distinguished itself by hosting Ray at Night, a monthly festival where the myriad art galleries on North Park’s Ray Street are open in the evening to showcase the work of local artists. Each business has worked with the others to embrace

Park, including Sasu Fine Art, Strage 7 School of Dance, Cirello Gallery, Warp 9 Imaging, Soul R yde Inc., Controversial Bookstore, Luxe Hair Studio, The Red Crow and Overload Skateboarding. One of these galleries, in particular, has become quite an attraction. Run by Matthew Cirello, Jasmine Lee, and John Gibbons, Cirello Gallery, a fresh, young, vibrant venue has daily demonstrations of jewelry making, glass lathe and lamp-working. The month of December will hold a new meaning for Ray at Night as the Ray Street Business Association introduces the first annual Ray of Light. On December 11th Ray at Night, Ray Street became a festival of light and shape. Artists have were invited to create sculptures based on the Platonic Solids; antiquity’s symmetrically aesthetic, structurally

Supercharged Workouts for 2011.............................. 28 New Year New You................................................... 32 Fashion Designers Featured at a VIP Party.................. 78

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The future of fashion is here and to celebrate the New Year in style we’re toasting to some of the amazing new ways the digital age is influencing style with everything from virtual wardrobes and online fashion concierge services, to phone/ ipad apps and many technology based fashion inspired tools that are now available to you. If you’re not already utilizing the following FINE picks, now is the time to start.

Cyber Closets Garde Robe is the world’s first luxury wardrobe storage, valet, and organization system that photographs, catalogs and creates personal cyber closets for the most discerning clientele. Originally started in New York, Garde Robe now has locations in Tokyo, Los Angeles Orange County, Las Vegas and lucky for us, San Diego. This service is perfect for the ever busy business traveler, multiple home owner, or fashion enthusiast because all you have to do is point and click and your clothing will be in the destination of your choice. Whether you want to bypass waiting in line at the airport or you need to rotate your seasonal clothing, Garde Robe has you covered. No need to worry about what is happening to your clothing while you’re away because each item is handled by garment experts and stored in state-of-the-art climate controlled, air purified lofts. Security and museum archival storage supplies are used to provide the ultimate care for your precious wardrobe. In addition to storage and the Luggage-Free Valet service, Garde Robe members can use the service to store their most precious pieces such as vintage and couture collections, costumes, etc. These pieces are rarely, if ever, worn, and rather than keep them at home (often in less-than-desirable conditions for long-term preservation of the fabrics) these members keep them safe and sound at Garde Robe.

Apps For Your Smart Phone Fashion apps for your phone or ipad are making it easier to help you no matter where you are in the world. From the latest trends in fashion to the best deals on designer duds, there is an app for you to stay connected on the go. One of my favorite apps is Glamour’s Ask a Stylist where you can send in a fashion woe and get a response within minutes from one of their stylists. With this app, it’s like having your

own personal shopper available 24/7. A fun yet thrifty app is Shop Savvy. With Shop Savvy you simply take a picture of a barcode with your phone and it will provide a comparative list for you to find the best deal. This is absolutely essential for the savvy shopper. Style Book is also an app worthy of mention. It allows its users to take photos of clothing from their own closet and it organizes the contents. It also helps you plan what you’ll be wearing in the upcoming month and tracks how many times you have already worn an outfit. You can also take photos of prospective clothing items while you’re out shopping so you can compare it to items you already have. What a great way to avoid buying the same black shirt over and over again! The useful Lucky at Your Service app utilizes GPS, e-commerce, and live personnel to hunt down that special item you’ve been obsessing over.

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which was once looked down upon in the fashion editorial industry, has commanded such a presence that top respected bloggers are being asked to sit front row among fashion editors at top designer fashion shows. Fashion blogs, we recommend you check out The Stratorialist, Jack and Jill and BryanBoy.

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Digital Utilitarian Fashion In the digital age, it is all about streamlining and multi tasking to get the job done faster. This is also true for clothing inspired by the digital age. Many apparel items are appearing with gadgets and pockets to satisfy your technology driven addiction. For example, many items are iPhone and iPod compatible. SeV understands this demand and makes a jacket called the Revolution Plus. It has 26 pockets, all designed with ease of travel and technology in mind. From the Collar Connect pocket for earbuds, to the PadPocket specifically designed for your iPad, the Revolution Plus Jacket is set up with maximum personal area for wire management. The WTF Jean is another creative testament to how fashion and technology are finding a way to coexist out of necessity. This jean has many creative pockets to be tech savvy, like the microfiber cell phone pocket designed for easy access to answer your phone quickly and to actually clean it whenever you pull it out! This jean is complete with a hidden memory stick pocket to store your USB stick so you’ll never leave home without a back up in your pocket. “Ask A stylist” iphone AnD ipAD AppliCAtion You can send in a fashion woe and get a response within minutes from one of their stylists.

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Social Networking With the success of Facebook, many new specialized social networking sites have emerged. Fashion social networking sites like IQONS and Sense of Fashion are no stranger to this trend and are growing very rapidly. IQONS is the world’s largest network for aspiring and established fashion industry members. It provides a platform for sharing your work and builds professional and personal relationships. Sense of Fashion melds social networking and retail. Designers have profiles and can amass a network of followers, be them friends or fans, as well as post images of their wares, which they can then sell from the site.

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Blogging Blogging, which started out as a way to voice your opinion to friends and onlookers, has boomed to an industry of its own. Bloggers have connected the wants and needs of the consumer with brands by posting what they want and being able to interact in real time. Blogging,

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LUXURY H O W T O L I V E T H E L U X U RY L I F E S T Y L E I N ‘ 1 1 Dining in The Beauty of La Jolla................................. 24 Q+A With Robert L. Mani of LuxeGlobal Inc................ 36

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38 l.a.n: When you look back at your two very-different careers, did you ever anticipate them merging into one? Jon: Not really. I had been successful in real estate for eight years but

luxury world, we see that

those clients would rather build

missed aviation. I was looking for a way back in and saw aircraft sales as

one relationship than many.

an option. Since I already had the knowledge of the aircraft; I just had to

property, then why not sell their aircraft? We can do both. I have a Gulf

If we do a good job selling their

learn how to sell them. I formed an aircraft sales company and started

Stream expert on the east coast and a Citation Mustang expert that I work

making calls. So part of my day was doing real estate and the rest was

with constantly. They are just two examples of the worldwide resources I

learning aircraft sales. Just like in real estate, you have to have good people around you. I learned very quickly who I wanted to be working with. As I built my network, I was well received because I could speak the language

tap into and work together with to satisfy our client’s needs. l.a.n: What can you tell me about a Gulfstream aircraft?

and knew my facts. Most thought I had been in the business for quite some

Jon: Gulfstream is a high-end aircraft that has always been referred to as

time. I now have very strong contacts worldwide and can find basically

the top of the line jet. It is fast, has good range and a large cabin which

any aircraft in a short period of time. Having heard about LuxeGlobal, I

makes long distance travel very comfortable. The new G550 runs about

contacted Robert to see if he had anyone who was selling both real estate

$45mil.

and aircraft. We met, and I was immediately impressed by his enthusiasm and interest in building a global brand. We both see Luxeglobal becoming just that.

l.a.n: What’s the best advice you can give someone considering the purchase of an aircraft? Jon: I tell my buyers to buy an aircraft that will meet most of their travel

article by: l.a. nelson

When you consider 2011 and its future business outlook, what do you see? Chances are you’re looking through a lens that is focused and up-to-

photo by: Brent Haywood

tinues to accommodate the needs of their particular echelon of clientele. Aviation and Yachts are natural adjuncts to the luxury real estate market

date with the latest marketplace predictions. The experts at LuxeGlobal

and both are integral ingredients to the LuxeGlobal “Land ~ Air ~ Sea”

would agree, having peered through a similar lens, yet theirs would have

vision. Robert has invested much time and effort into aligning LuxeGlobal

to include a pair of aviator’s blue blockers, preferably the neo HD model.

with the best and most credentialed experts in each of these niche fields.

Why, you ask? Like no other luxury property brokerage before them, Lux-

LuxeGlobal’s aviation man is Jon Lash, a native Southern Californian

l.a.n: What is it that makes your background and expertise an essential part of what you do for luxeGlobal and what you can offer to potential Buyers?

needs. There is no perfect aircraft just like there is no perfect home. Many

Jon: In the aviation industry, most brokers only work one area, like busi-

suit their needs. I use a concierge approach because it allows me to give

buyers are sold on looks or name instead of buying an aircraft that will

ness aircraft or airliners or helicopters. I’m comfortable working all areas

expert advice that is specialized but also objective. Unlike other broker-

of the industry and have the sources to locate any aircraft from small pis-

ages, I’m not interested in selling them what I want to sell based on my

tons to a 777. I’m currently working with a few foreign airlines to build

contact’s inventory or resources. My priority and that of LuxeGlobal’s is

their fleet, and I’m also assisting a first time owner looking to buy a small

putting the client’s needs first.

personal jet.

Jon emphasized that, despite the current economy, there’s no better time

l.a.n: What is the most essential part of your job as it pertains to the future global marketplace?

to buy an aircraft. This is due to a 40% drop in the market prices of most

Jon: That would be my reputation in the industry. The jet world is very

been untouchable just two years ago. Like the housing market itself, there

aircraft. Realistically, today’s buyer can get into an aircraft that could have

eGlobal’s mission is to provide all the finer things in life to their clients by

who brings over ten years of real estate expertise along with a passion for

small, and it is crucial to represent aircraft properly. It’s a very trust-based

is always a winning combination for the right buyer or seller. For more

land, air and sea. This multi-dimensional effort commands a larger vision;

aviation that began in his early childhood. Jon began flying at the age of

world, and if you can’t deliver on what you say, you will lose all respect.

information, or to speak to Jon directly, he can be reached at:

one as expansive as the sea and with the depth of perception of a pilot.

13 and later went on to enjoy a 12-year career with United Airlines. Today,

Most brokers know that I tell it like it is and don’t misrepresent informa-

Founder and C.E.O., Robert L. Mani, has built the company around this

as part of the LuxeGlobal team, Jon specializes in the acquisition and sale

tion.

premise of providing ‘the best life has to offer’ in all areas of life. And,

of jets and helicopters. Through his love and vast knowledge of aviation,

although he may stay grounded in matters of real estate properties, his

Jon has built a solid reputation and worldwide network of contacts that

air division has taken flight, literally, and the possibilities seem as truly expansive as the wild blue yonder. Over the past year, LuxeGlobal has grown in a bearish market and con-

turn to him to find the most suitable aircraft to meet their travel needs.

l.a.n: When it comes to your own vision, what are your goals and why are you the perfect fit for LuxeGlobal?

Jon Lash, Director, LuxeGlobal Aviation Group direct: 760-586-7019, email: jlash@luxeglobal.com Watch FINE Magazine’s interview with Jon Lash

The writer sat down with Jon to discover what it takes to be an Aviation

Jon: Both Robert and I put customer service at the top of the list. People

right now on your phone by

Specialist and what that means in today’s world of Global Real Estate.

want to work with someone who looks out for their best interests. In the

downloading the app listed here. Then scan the colored square QR code.

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article by: Venessa Johnson

The future of fashion is here and to celebrate the New Year in style we’re toasting to some of the amazing new ways the digital age is influencing style with everything from virtual wardrobes and online fashion concierge services, to phone/ ipad apps and many technology based fashion inspired tools that are now available to you. If you’re not already utilizing the following FINE picks, now is the time to start.

Cyber Closets Garde Robe is the world’s first luxury wardrobe storage, valet, and organization system that photographs, catalogs and creates personal cyber closets for the most discerning clientele. Originally started in New York, Garde Robe now has locations in Tokyo, Los Angeles Orange County, Las Vegas and lucky for us, San Diego. This service is perfect for the ever busy business traveler, multiple home owner, or fashion enthusiast because all you have to do is point and click and your clothing will be in the destination of your choice. Whether you want to bypass waiting in line at the airport or you need to rotate your seasonal clothing, Garde Robe has you covered. No need to worry about what is happening to your clothing while you’re away because each item is handled by garment experts and stored in state-of-the-art climate controlled, air purified lofts. Security and museum archival storage supplies are used to provide the ultimate care for your precious wardrobe. In addition to storage and the Luggage-Free Valet service, Garde Robe members can use the service to store their most precious pieces such as vintage and couture collections, costumes, etc.  These pieces are rarely, if ever, worn, and rather than keep them at home (often in less-than-desirable conditions for long-term preservation of the fabrics) these members keep them safe and sound at Garde Robe. 

Apps For Your Smart Phone Fashion apps for your phone or ipad are making it easier to help you no matter where you are in the world. From the latest trends in fashion to the best deals on designer duds, there is an app for you to stay connected on the go. One of my favorite apps is Glamour’s Ask a Stylist where you can send in a fashion woe and get a response within minutes from one of their stylists. With this app, it’s like having your

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own personal shopper available 24/7. A fun yet thrifty app is Shop Savvy. With Shop Savvy you simply take a picture of a barcode with your phone and it will provide a comparative list for you to find the best deal. This is absolutely essential for the savvy shopper. Style Book is also an app worthy of mention. It allows its users to take photos of clothing from their own closet and it organizes the contents. It also helps you plan what you’ll be wearing in the upcoming month and tracks how many times you have already worn an outfit. You can also take photos of prospective clothing items while you’re out shopping so you can compare it to items you already have. What a great way to avoid buying the same black shirt over and over again! The useful Lucky at Your Service app utilizes GPS, e-commerce, and live personnel to hunt down that special item you’ve been obsessing over.

Social Networking With the success of Facebook, many new specialized social networking sites have emerged. Fashion social networking sites like IQONS and Sense of Fashion are no stranger to this trend and are growing very rapidly. IQONS is the world’s largest network for aspiring and established fashion industry members. It provides a platform for sharing your work and builds professional and personal relationships. Sense of Fashion melds social networking and retail. Designers have profiles and can amass a network of followers, be them friends or fans, as well as post images of their wares, which they can then sell from the site.

Blogging Blogging, which started out as a way to voice your opinion to friends and onlookers, has boomed to an industry of its own. Bloggers have connected the wants and needs of the consumer with brands by posting what they want and being able to interact in real time. Blogging,


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which was once looked down upon in the fashion editorial industry, has commanded such a presence that top respected bloggers are being asked to sit front row among fashion editors at top designer fashion shows. Fashion blogs, we recommend you check out The Stratorialist, Jack and Jill and BryanBoy.

Digital Utilitarian Fashion In the digital age, it is all about streamlining and multi tasking to get the job done faster. This is also true for clothing inspired by the digital age. Many apparel items are appearing with gadgets and pockets to satisfy your technology driven addiction. For example, many items are iPhone and iPod compatible. SeV understands this demand and makes a jacket called the Revolution Plus. It has 26 pockets, all designed with ease of travel and technology in mind. From the Collar Connect pocket for earbuds, to the PadPocket specifically designed for your iPad, the Revolution Plus Jacket is set up with maximum personal area for wire management. The WTF Jean is another creative testament to how fashion and technology are finding a way to coexist out of necessity. This jean has many creative pockets to be tech savvy, like the microfiber cell phone pocket designed for easy access to answer your phone quickly and to actually clean it whenever you pull it out! This jean is complete with a hidden memory stick pocket to store your USB stick so you’ll never leave home without a back up in your pocket.

“Ask a Stylist” iphone AND ipad appLICATION You can send in a fashion woe and get a response within minutes from one of their stylists. IQONS.COM Is the world’s largest network for aspiring and established fashion industry members.

SEV Revolution Plus Jacket Has 26 pockets, all designed with ease of travel and technology in mind. WTF Jean Actually cleans your phone whenever you pull it out with mircofiber lined pockets!

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DOING GOOD WHILE LOOKING GOOD With the New Year upon us, it’s time to reflect on our past and re-evaluate our future. It’s time to think about how we are doing our part, in small or big ways, to make this world a better place. Being fashion enthusiasts, we at FINE Magazine wanted to explore ways that you could support fashion and do something for a good cause. In this search, we discovered two San Diego designers doing great things to make the world a better place, one fashion design at a time. Read on to learn about them and what they do to make doing good look so stylish.

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Chamian Renee, owner of DZNR Chic, got her start in the fashion

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industry 19 years ago while managing her daughter who’s a model.

O’Chea Fashion operates on two philosophies we think

items she designed as a backup, just in case there was a wardrobe

people should employ right now. First, release the preju-

malfunction. It was a good thing she did, because one time an outfit

dices within oneself and bring out ones true beauty through

her daughter was supposed to wear in a show was ripped! Chamian

acceptance and love of ourselves. O’Chea Fashion inspires

brought out a dress she designed and it was a major hit. Her dress

women to view beauty as what we do with what we have.

was hailed so much, it opened doors for her to design more and more

Second, recycle and contribute to the planet by making a

for fashion shows all along the West Coast. The demand became so

difference in the world we live in today. O’Chea Fashion

great, she eventually launched her own fashion design house DZNR

does this by updating an outdated, unwanted garment

Chic and named her first collection Erica Victoria, after her daughter.

into a current fashion forward item. Designer Chebra

What’s amazing about Chamian Renee is throughout her success

Dorsey creates each piece with “Love, Peace, Tranquility

she has always stayed true to her belief of giving back in the style of

and No to Racism” which is represented throughout her

what she refers to as “full circle”. She never wanted to “design to have

amazing collection. Her message is so strong and notable,

people just buy her designs”, she always wanted to give back to the

that you can feel good about purchasing O’Chea Fashion

community she loves. Chamian Renee gives a portion of all DNZR Chic

because not only are you buying into the mantra of loving

sales to Fashion for Effect and the Empowerment Workshop which she is

and respecting oneself, but you are demonstrating love to

the director and creator of. These workshops are designed to inspire &

the planet while getting something fashionable.

encourage both woman and children through the power of fashion.

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LDINING a Jolla article by: HAROLD S. SMALL, J.D., AEP

When we moved to La Jolla it was a sleepy little village

Bernard Guillas and Ron Oliver, the chefs at The Marine

visitors escaping the heat of summer in Arizona and Texas.

Room know how to generate seriously good food with

While it still has summer visitors, the feeling of a little village

flair. The menu creates challenges of choice as all of the

has metamorphosed changed. The La Jolla dining scene

dishes sound terrific.

has changed remarkably. Some of the best dining in San

are all terrific and there are wonder ful entrée choices.

Diego County is located in this seaside community that is

Monday is lobster night, however, all seven nights of the

part of the City of San Diego.

week are occasions for wonder ful taste and presentation

Best of all, the appetizer choices

Area residents get the advantage of La Jolla year-round,

by these talented chefs. Lots of good menu choices. For

and it is no longer a sleepy little summer destination.

the entertainment value, dine at a window table when the

Among the top toques are Bernard Guillas at The Marine

waves crash against the window and enjoy the show.

Room, Jeff Jackson at A.R. Valentien, Jason Knibb of

The Sky Room (Executive Chef Vaughan Mabee) provides

Nine-Ten, and Trey Foshee of George’s California Modern.

one of the most intimate dining settings (only 11 tables)

There are other choices that do not have the same level of

and spectacular views.

visibility and they provide enjoyable dining opportunities

The Lodge at Torrey Pines under the direction of Executive

ranging from breakfast at Harry’s or The Cottage, coffee

Chef Jeff Jackson is to many a hidden gem.

and accompanying delectables at The Pannikin, lunch

burgers and other menu choices of the The Grill at The

at Alfonso’s, Burger Lounge or George’s Ocean Terrace,

Lodge (under the direction of Chef Kyle Bergman) provide

and dinner at Chedi Thai Bistro, Rimel’s Rotisserie, Santé,

good eating for breakfast, lunch, after a round of golf, or

or Zenbu Sushi.

dinner.

When you want a special dining experience with as

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that you desire. Each offers serious dining.

whose population swelled during part of the year with

The terrific

Both The Grill and The Lodge offer outdoor dining

beautiful a view or dining setting as you may find almost

opportunities

anyplace, a window table at The Marine Room, The Sky

However, the real star is the award winning food served at

Room, or George’s At The Cove can provide the experience

A.R. Valentien. Jeff Jackson (winner in 1988 of the esteemed

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California Modern

Nine-Ten

SCENE USA Bocus d’Or Culinary Gold Cup Competition) has shown

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recommended that we also try the pumpkin bread pudding with butter rum ice cream, and pecan streusel; a tasty seasonal treat. Those that know me know that wine is a passion for me.

In perusing the wine list

I found many choices that can pair well with food and be enjoyable, including a number of ½ bottles for those desirous of saving some money or that do not want a 750 ml bottle.

However, the prose of

their wine list make it something to look

his talent and inventiveness time and again. He is also among

at even for those that typically ask for a

the leaders of the Farm to Table Movement amongst the chefs

glass of chardonnay. With headings such

in the area. The freshness of the ingredients, the creativity of the culinary team, and the ambiance of A.R. Valentien put it in a class of its own. Whisknladle may surprise many with its whimsical menu and wine list, but the humor is dispatched with the serious food

as “Unordinary and Underestimated Whites,” “Italian

Stallions,”

“Spanish

Fly,”

“Que

Syrah

Sirah,” “When in Rhone (& Provence),” “Old School,” “New School,” and “Unschooled” make this list something to look at and enjoy. Will I be back there; you bet!

produced by Executive Chef and Partner R yan Johnston.

The newest addition to La Jolla dining choices is Aquamoreé

Don’t let the playful name or the humorous menu comments

owned by Executive Chef Brandon Fortune and his mother

fool you. This is seriously good food at a price many can afford.

Sheila Fortune. Brandon trained at Le Cordon Bleu College

The fig and farm apple salad with balsamic roasted onions,

of Culinary Arts in Atlanta, was enticed away from the Four

frisee & pistachio can only be improved with a replacement

Seasons to work at the Grand Del Mar, and now is displaying

of the frisee (I am not a fan of this salad green) with other

his culinary talent in La Jolla.

salad greens.

The presentation and taste were terrific, but

The concept of tapas has taken hold in restaurants around

were trumped by the charred bone marrow appetizer served

the country, but not previously in La Jolla. Think Momofuku in

with parsley, lemon, capers & toast. In a word, “Terrific,” with

New York or A Cote in Oakland. We now have Aquamoreé

a capital T. I will order this again.

in La Jolla that specializes in Dinner Tapas (think small plates;

The grilled swordfish with braised cardoons, anchovy butter,

enjoy terrific taste). Brandon’s dishes are not that small and

eggplant and pine nut-currant was delicious and per fectly

the talent that is evidenced by Aquamoreé’s food makes

prepared and served. Swordfish can really be enjoyed when

it worth a repeat visit.

it is not dry and over-cooked (the problem in too many

terrific as was the Truffled Lobster Mac n’Cheese. Their other

restaurants).

dishes and desserts make this a place to visit soon.

The roasted chicken breast “Grand Mere”

The Shrimp n’ Grits was tasty and Also,

braised thigh, cipollini onions, chanterelle and bacon is a tasty

for those attending the La Jolla Playhouse Theatre or other

dish. I also observed the presentation of other dishes served

per formance in La Jolla, think of Aquamoreé for the after

during our first dining experience at whisknladle and again

per formance nosh or dessert (remember to check the timing

noted nice plating on everything coming out of the kitchen.

as to their hours and when the per formance ends).

We had to try a sweet and enjoyed their dark chocolate pots de crème.

Our server was very professional and took pride

and ownership in what is being done at this restaurant and

Although there are a number of other restaurants in La Jolla, each of those described are worth a visit. Make your reservation and enjoy your dining experience.

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HEALTH

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eathy CHOICES

DINING OUT WITHOUT CHEATING ON YOUR DIET

Moroccan Salmon in Saffron Lemon

With the New Year comes another round of New Year’s resolutions. At the top of the list: eating healthier. Barracuda Grill located in Encinitas has the perfect solution to please your taste buds and your waistline. Their Moroccan Salmon in Saffron Lemon Preserve prepared by Chef Mo Hani will make your mouth water. Served with finely minced shallots, garlic, leeks, julienned fennel, chili flakes, bay leaves, chicken stock, saffron, and lemon preserve over grilled salmon filets and seasoned with kosher salt, black pepper, and ginger puree. Call Barracuda Grill to PHONE: 760.230.1464

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KONNYAKU NOODLES With less than 10 calories per serving and under 5 grams of carbs per serving, Konnyaku Noodles are great for after the holidays. Outside of being beneficial to those dieting, Konnyaku noodles are also found to lower cholesterol, blood pressure, and blood sugar levels.  Konnyaku noodles are made from a root vegetable of the same family as Taro.  You can find them prepared several different ways at Del Mar Rendezvous, voted San Diego’s Best Chinese restaurant.  Also check out their Gluten-Free, Vegetarian and Vegan Menus. www.DelMarRendezvous.com

WAHINE SALAD When eating out, it can be difficult to find a healthy option. Le Papagayo in Encinitas has the perfect solution to this problem. Along with other delicious menu items, their Wahine Salad is to die for. Made from organic ingredients from a local farmer, the Wahine Salad blesses your mouth with baby mixed greens, tomatoes, mangos, avocados, hearts of palm and hazelnuts. It is topped with a mint vinaigrette. In addition to their daily menu items, you can taste this delicious salad at their catered lunches. For reservations and catering call Le Papagayo. PHONE:760.944.8252

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Workouts to Get Rid of Holiday Fat article by: Jason R. Karp, Ph.D.

Want to get rid of those unwanted pounds gained from too many holiday desserts? Don’t fret! You don’t have to do a lot of work to get back in shape.

You just have to be smart and focused.

Short, intense

workouts give you a big bank for your buck, since they not only burn lots of calories while you’re sweating, but also help you continue to burn calories for hours afterward. Each workout below gives you something different and, collectively, give you everything you need to stay fit and look great.

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Cardio Blaster This is one of the best workouts you can do to improve fitness and burn lots of calories in a short time. Start with a 15-minute warm-up, then run or bike for 3 minutes at 90 to 95 percent of your maximum heart rate (should feel like 8.5-9 on a scale of 1-10). Take 3 minutes active recovery and repeat 3 to 4 times.

Finish with a 10-minute cool-

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Cardio-Sprint Pyramid There’s nothing like sprinting to increase muscle power and get your legs, glutes, and core tight and toned. This workout mixes cardio with muscle-sculpting sprinting for a fun workout you’ll never forget. Start with a 15-minute

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Running Circuit This high-octane, non-stop circuit combines short bursts of running with concentrated body-weight exercises to sculpt your body into a Rodin creation. Do each exercise for 30

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Years ago there were very few options for turning back time, but today you can subdue the signs of

article by: CANDICE BUCKETT

aging with a wide range of non-surgical options.

NEW YEAR, NEW YOU!!! As the New Year approaches many will make resolutions that will never be executed!! This year I challenge YOU not to be afraid to take steps to fight the anti-aging process. Most women have flirted with the idea thinking, “What might a lil’ filler do right here?” or “What if I could look 5 or 10 years younger?” I speak to clients every day about beauty tips, I am constantly asked the question, “What more can I do about anti-aging procedures before turning to the knife?” Years ago there were limited options for turning back time, but today you can subdue the signs of aging with a wide range of non-surgical options. I took it upon myself to seek San Diego’s TOP “anti-aging professionals” on how to stay young and rejuvenated. I have always been interested in chemical peels, but fear ful of the downtime. After speaking with the highly trained and knowledgable Dr. Stuart Kincaid, M.D., F.A.C.S. (La Jolla and Temecula) I realized there are now multiple new ways to meet each patient’s anti-aging need, and some require no downtime at all. For instance, Chemical Peels:

• Reduce Fine Lines

• Diminish Sun Spots, Age Spots or Skin Discoloration

 

• Treat Mild Acne Spots

Chemical Peels shed top layer skin cells causing them to peel off, exposing a fresh layer of skin which, “After one single treatment will give skin a healthier, more radiant look.” Chemical peels give your skin a healthy, refreshing look and can be adjusted in strength to take years off your

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appearance. Someone in their 20’s may need a peel to treat

without surgery. The “Liquid Face Lift” produces varying results

acne spots or poolside brown spots, whereas people age

such as:

30 and up may want to get a peel about every month for

 

• Gentle lift on facial features

for 3-4 months to treat fine lines. There are many blends of

 

• Reduced wrinkles

chemical peels from low to high concentration, which is why it

 

• Restoration of facial contours

is EXTREMELY necessary to consult a physician when deciding to take this approach to fight aging. Think of a chemical peel as shedding away your imper fections! As a woman entering the next phase of her life, I see a

There is no downtime, and results are immediate. This procedure can last up to 2-3 years. So before you look into a new hairstyle to cover aging lines,

or

spend

another

dime

on

expensive

anti-aging

noticeable difference in the appearance of my forehead.

moisturizers,   consult a physician and see if these treatments

Frown lines tend to stick around longer after I make an

are right for you!   Cheers to a New Year and may you be

expression.   In the beauty industry I hear first hand what the

Forever Young!!

newest rage of anti aging procedures are. One that has really caught my attention that a lot of women are now getting is Botox. I have been interested, but reluctant to start. I made an appointment with Dr. Scott Miller M.D., F.A.C.S.  (La Jolla). After a thorough consult, I was extremely shocked to discover these warnings about Botox:  

• Beware of Low-Cost Botox, some offices dilute the injection with saline, which results in your wrinkles reappearing more quickly.

 

• Be careful at Botox parties. Drinking before or after an injection can result in light bruising.

 

• Injections should only be done by a doctor or

The “Liquid Face Lift” is for the person who wants to see immediate results and refresh the face - without evasive surgery.

nurse working under supervision. After the consult, I find out that Dr. Miller treats young actors

by a technique called “Pretox”. This is a condition in which you “have no wrinkles at rest, but full use of facial muscles when per forming”. Treatments are given 5 to 6 months prior to filiming so when it’s ‘action’ time the face is smooth. Anger, sadness, and surprise are still capable of being expressed.  Pretox is per fect for those of us who are not actors but just want to look great day to day and not have fine lines, or who have an event or wedding coming up that you want to look flawless for! I was excited to say goodbye to my frown lines (wrinkles between

brows,

technical

word

“glabellar

lines”).

As

I

leaned back into the chair waiting a bit nervous and ready to feel every prick, I was told I would hardly feel a thing: a light freeze spray followed by the injection. It was done in less than 60 seconds with full results within 5-7 days. Now I understand why women love it!! Yes, after your first try you will love having the smoothness back in your skin. Each woman will vary on frequency depending on age and other factors. Dr. Miller recommends that you “keep muscle relaxed, and as it recovers you have the treatment done again.” A more aggressive approach to anti-aging would be a “Liquid Face Lift”. This is more for the person who wants to see immediate results and wants to refresh the face with gentle fillers like Botox, Juvederm and stimulating new collagen -

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Robert L. Mani LUXEGLOBAL,INC. A Time of Emergence in the Luxury Global Marketplace article by: l.a. nelson

In matters of business and economics, it’s hard to wrap one’s head around the idea of a global economy. The concept is quite vast and requires

l.a.n: How have you managed to maintain both a local and worldwide presence in the real estate marketplace?

boundaries which are sometimes literal - meaning geograph-

Robert: We are fortunate to continue to grow our busi-

ic. No matter what the individual outlook is for any giv-

ness locally through referrals from satisfied clients, and at

en country, there is one consistent truth: people around

the same time, our state-of-the art internet presence at-

the globe are driven by a need to expand, communi-

tracts global luxury property buyers and sellers. We use

cate and do business with the rest of the world. In this,

all the advancements that technology has to offer. Our

the most advanced technological age, there has never

headquarters in Rancho Santa Fe is a prime example of

been a greater time of opportunity to do so. Luxe-

this, where meetings with local clients can become inter-

Global, Inc., a San Diego-based real estate firm with

national teleconferences with any one of our affiliates

global reach, has been doing just that with great suc-

across the globe. This ensures real-time updates, pricing

cess. When it comes to property acquisition for land,

and availability, timetables and most importantly, a level

air or sea, you could say that LuxeGlobal is effectively

of client customer service that is unparalleled.

taking the world by storm. l.a.n: How have you advanced over the past year toward your goal to expand from real estate into these other areas of service?

Given the economic realities of today, times are tough. Yet for LuxeGlobal, Land ~ Air ~ Sea, opportunities abound.  Robert L. Mani (pronounced mah-nee), Founder and CEO of LuxeGlobal, Inc. looks at the

Robert: We are now one of the few brokerages to of-

world and its high net worth investors from a different

fer properties under the categories of land, air and sea.

and exciting perspective. This global approach is what

We are finding success by doing business beyond the

makes LuxeGlobal unique in its field. Comprised of a

boundaries and perimeters of San Diego County. This

select group of individuals that work as a team, Rob-

year we have represented buyers and sellers in Los Ange-

ert and his experienced professionals bring decades of

les, Napa Valley, New York City and Canada. As a pre-

business savvy and acumen to represent you on the

miere luxury property provider in the areas of homes,

buy and sell side of luxury property transactions.

aircraft, and yachts, we are making it our business to forge relationships that go beyond a single transaction.

Buying or selling a luxury home, jet or yacht, it would

Our high net-worth clientele have multiple homes and often

seem that contacting LuxeGlobal is in your best interest.

aircraft and yachts. We are now receiving opportunities to market

The good news is that you can form a relationship with Robert and his expert team and depend on them to represent and negotiate com-

these assets for them with our ever-growing database of global buyers and

plicated and confidential transactions on your behalf. The following are

sellers.

some in-depth questions we asked Robert L. Mani, and his thoughtful and insightful answers:

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Robert: We are very fortunate to have Jon Lash as our Director of the

Get more information on your smart phone right now by downloading the app

LuxeGlobal Aviation Group. His vast knowledge of aircraft and a back-

listed here. Then scan the

ground as a realtor are a rare combination. He has proven himself in a

colored square QR

niche market and has a global following to prove it. We are constantly impressed with his capabilities to represent very sophisticated global buy-

code.

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l.a.n: Talk about your aviation and yachting divisions and what services you have available to buyers or sellers.

ers and sellers in complicated transactions on land and in the air. Our “Sea” component encompassing yacht sales and rentals is rapidly developing. We couldn’t be more excited about our alignment with the premier firm of Northrop and Johnson and the upcoming 2011 San Diego Yachting convention where we will be cross-marketing our real estate, aviation and “sea” product. We believe the timing represents another break through opportunity in the marketplace to reach our clients with the most exciting offerings to meet their needs. l.a.n: Can you site an example of global activity and/or sales that buffers your international presence? Robert: We are currently in escrow on a $9 million Napa Valley property that came to us based on our website. We had no presence in Napa, however, the seller gave us a vote of confidence. They weren’t getting their home sold, so we took the listing and procured a buyer. It’s an interesting scenario; me working in Santa Barbara coordinating the transaction with our agent in Australia, and the seller in Napa. It gives new meaning to the saying, “it takes a village”; only today that small “village” has become the world. l.a.n: Speaking of community, talk about the future LuxeGlobal Foundation and your goals for this philanthropic venture. Robert: We would like our global reach to benefit others and decided to form The LuxeGlobal Foundation. Recently incorporated,

we

hope

to

make the foundation a giving reality in 2011. Having focused locally and within the USA with our giving, it is time for us to expand our horizons with a mission to help charitable human and animal agencies throughout the world. l.a.n: Where can people turn to get more information on LuxeGlobal and its unique services? Robert: Our website at: www.luxeglobal.com

is

our

greatest

source of information. Our world headquarters is located here in Rancho Santa Fe. In addition, we have branch offices in Los Angeles and Las Vegas and satellite affiliates in New York, Australia and Europe. As long as we continue to find global success, we will continue to expand and create our own “global village”.

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article by: l.a. nelson

When you consider 2011 and its future business outlook, what do you

tinues to accommodate the needs of their particular echelon of clientele.

see? Chances are you’re looking through a lens that is focused and up-to-

Aviation and Yachts are natural adjuncts to the luxury real estate market

date with the latest marketplace predictions. The experts at LuxeGlobal

and both are integral ingredients to the LuxeGlobal “Land ~ Air ~ Sea”

would agree, having peered through a similar lens, yet theirs would have

vision. Robert has invested much time and effort into aligning LuxeGlobal

to include a pair of aviator’s blue blockers, preferably the neo HD model.

with the best and most credentialed experts in each of these niche fields.

Why, you ask? Like no other luxury property brokerage before them, Lux-

LuxeGlobal’s aviation man is Jon Lash, a native Southern Californian

eGlobal’s mission is to provide all the finer things in life to their clients by

who brings over ten years of real estate expertise along with a passion for

land, air and sea. This multi-dimensional effort commands a larger vision;

aviation that began in his early childhood. Jon began flying at the age of

one as expansive as the sea and with the depth of perception of a pilot.

13 and later went on to enjoy a 12-year career with United Airlines. Today,

Founder and C.E.O., Robert L. Mani, has built the company around this

as part of the LuxeGlobal team, Jon specializes in the acquisition and sale

premise of providing ‘the best life has to offer’ in all areas of life. And,

of jets and helicopters. Through his love and vast knowledge of aviation,

although he may stay grounded in matters of real estate properties, his

Jon has built a solid reputation and worldwide network of contacts that

air division has taken flight, literally, and the possibilities seem as truly

turn to him to find the most suitable aircraft to meet their travel needs.

expansive as the wild blue yonder.

The writer sat down with Jon to discover what it takes to be an Aviation

Over the past year, LuxeGlobal has grown in a bearish market and con-

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l.a.n: When you look back at your two very-different careers, did you ever anticipate them merging into one? Jon: Not really. I had been successful in real estate for eight years but

luxury world, we see that

missed aviation. I was looking for a way back in and saw aircraft sales as

one relationship than many.

an option. Since I already had the knowledge of the aircraft; I just had to

property, then why not sell their aircraft? We can do both. I have a Gulf

learn how to sell them. I formed an aircraft sales company and started

Stream expert on the east coast and a Citation Mustang expert that I work

making calls. So part of my day was doing real estate and the rest was

with constantly. They are just two examples of the worldwide resources I

learning aircraft sales. Just like in real estate, you have to have good people

tap into and work together with to satisfy our client’s needs. 

around you. I learned very quickly who I wanted to be working with. As I built my network, I was well received because I could speak the language

those clients would rather build If we do a good job selling their

l.a.n: What can you tell me about a Gulfstream aircraft?

and knew my facts. Most thought I had been in the business for quite some

Jon: Gulfstream is a high-end aircraft that has always been referred to as

time. I now have very strong contacts worldwide and can find basically

the top of the line jet. It is fast, has good range and a large cabin which

any aircraft in a short period of time. Having heard about LuxeGlobal, I

makes long distance travel very comfortable. The new G550 runs about

contacted Robert to see if he had anyone who was selling both real estate

$45mil.  

and aircraft. We met, and I was immediately impressed by his enthusiasm and interest in building a global brand. We both see Luxeglobal becoming just that. 

l.a.n: What’s the best advice you can give someone considering the purchase of an aircraft? Jon: I tell my buyers to buy an aircraft that will meet most of their travel

l.a.n: What is it that makes your background and expertise an essential part of what you do for LuxeGlobal and what you can offer to potential Buyers?

needs. There is no perfect aircraft just like there is no perfect home. Many

Jon: In the aviation industry, most brokers only work one area, like busi-

suit their needs. I use a concierge approach because it allows me to give

ness aircraft or airliners or helicopters. I’m comfortable working all areas

expert advice that is specialized but also objective. Unlike other broker-

of the industry and have the sources to locate any aircraft from small pis-

ages, I’m not interested in selling them what I want to sell based on my

tons to a 777. I’m currently working with a few foreign airlines to build

contact’s inventory or resources. My priority and that of LuxeGlobal’s is

their fleet, and I’m also assisting a first time owner looking to buy a small

putting the client’s needs first.

personal jet.  

buyers are sold on looks or name instead of buying an aircraft that will

Jon emphasized that, despite the current economy, there’s no better time

l.a.n: What is the most essential part of your job as it pertains to the future global marketplace?

to buy an aircraft. This is due to a 40% drop in the market prices of most

Jon: That would be my reputation in the industry. The jet world is very

been untouchable just two years ago. Like the housing market itself, there

small, and it is crucial to represent aircraft properly. It’s a very trust-based

is always a winning combination for the right buyer or seller. For more

world, and if you can’t deliver on what you say, you will lose all respect.

information, or to speak to Jon directly, he can be reached at:

Most brokers know that I tell it like it is and don’t misrepresent information.

aircraft. Realistically, today’s buyer can get into an aircraft that could have

Jon Lash, Director, LuxeGlobal Aviation Group direct: 760-586-7019, email: jlash@luxeglobal.com

l.a.n: When it comes to your own vision, what are your goals and why are you the perfect fit for LuxeGlobal?

Watch FINE Magazine’s

Jon: Both Robert and I put customer service at the top of the list. People

right now on your phone by

want to work with someone who looks out for their best interests. In the

downloading the app listed

interview with Jon Lash

here. Then scan the colored square QR code.

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THAILAND

THAILAND A b u r g e on i ng w or l d p o w e r ho u s e of l u x u ry a n d j o y article by: ERIC ROGERS

photos by: JESSIE AGUAYO

When it comes to Thailand, there are two categories of travelers – those who have already been to this astonishing, legendary kingdom, and those who have it on their to-do list. I lived in Thailand for three of the past seven years and was in Thailand on a recent trip to promote my new crime thriller novel, “Bangkok Vanishing”. Thailand is a splash, an assemblage of historical color, new world sparkle, ancient culture, mouth-watering cuisine and dynamic humanity.

Remarkably, this once third world nation has established itself as a prime mover and economic powerhouse within Southeast Asia. If you traveled to Bangkok just twenty-five years ago, you would have found a sleepy city surrounded by tidal marshes, canals and single storey wood buildings. Today, this massive, searing, megalopolis of twelve million people is home to seventy-storey buildings, ultra-modern skytrains and subways, world corporate headquarters, some of the best restaurants in the world, and wide boulevards full of exotic Italian sports cars. New multi-millionaires are created every day in Thailand, Southeast Asia’s new financial “Wild West”. Here, clever entrepreneurs find an open economic playing field, where intensity and shrewd ingenuity will fatten a bank account far faster than here in the overregulated United States. There is certainly a significant lower socioeconomic class remaining in Thailand, in addition to an ever-burgeoning middle class of white-collar workers. Yet, one thing binds every Thai citizen and we, as visitors, should pay attention. Thailand, a nation of nearly seventy million people, and particularly Bangkok, is as rich in spiritual traditions and artistic culture as any civilization on earth. When a new Bangkok visitor arrives, the first place to visit is The Grand Palace.

The Grand Palace in Bangkok, or Wat Prah Kaeo in the Thai

language, is a gleaming, polished palace of dreams, where Cinderella would have lived after marrying her prince, if she had lived in Asia. The primary place to see within this massive compound is the Buddhist Wat.

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The Wat abounds with mirrored columns and golden reli-

I’ve covered but a tiny fraction of the attractions in a city

gious statues outside with solemn Buddhist solitude inside.

bursting with excitement, an ���anything goes” Asian capital

Here, devoted Thais of all social strata prostrate themselves

where centuries old solemn tradition lives side by side with

before soaring, golden statues of Buddha while kneeling on

unrestricted amusement and exuberance.

handmade carpets. In the primary Wat, the main attraction

If you’ve traveled to Bangkok already, I’m certain you long to

is the antique Emerald Buddha, made of jade, the prized relic

return.

and treasure of an ancient kingdom. Shorn of hair, monks in

to Thailand, then go! But

bright orange robes walk reverently throughout the grounds

be careful; the South-

with musky Thai incense saturating the air.

east

Continuing the Buddha theme, Wat Pho, next door to the

If you haven’t been

Asian

kingdom

will likely become an

Grand Palace, holds the enormous Reclining Buddha. Visitors

addiction for you, just

are told it is large, but when most walk into the structure

as it has for me.

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INVESTMENTS

INVESTMENT S T R A T EGY article by: Lisa Vomero Inouye, Zoraya de la Bastida

Under current market conditions it appears that housing, as part of a balanced investment portfolio, is a very bad investment, especially if you bought or invested from 2005 through March of 2006.

As most of

you already know, that period of time marked the peak of the San Diego housing bubble. For one in four property owners who were over-leveraged, the San Diego real estate market bubble - burst!

However, have you

considered what opportunities are currently available now in a buyer’s market?

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did you know that according to various financial analysts, housing, over the long term, still out preformed GOLD – even at its current, all time high price?

existing home in the U.S. that was bought, held 30 years and sold in October of 2010 – any idea what amount of gain you would have pocketed? Well get ready, as it is a WHOPPING 252 percent – that is the average gain in value across the entire United States! That doesn’t account for the higher double digit run-up in appreciation specifically in the Southern California market during the early 2000s! Further, despite the 23 percent downturn in California home values since 2006, you still would have made a whopping 252 percent increase, plus the Do you realize the potential buying power you possess with

following additional benefits:

the cost of borrowing money at a 400-year historic low? Well, if you haven’t, now is the time to consider your 2011

• You would have been able to live on the property

investment strategy and revisit your portfolio positions!

• You would have experienced the tax benefit of

Hhhhmmmm, you might wonder, well I don’t know if I really believe that….

So, what if I had put my money into the

commodities market instead? In today’s market, one of the top commodities being hyped, especially in the financial media, is GOLD!

However, did you know that according to

various financial analysts, housing, over the long term, still out preformed GOLD – even at its current, all time high price? Consider

that

according

to

the

chief

economist

at

Stewart T itle Guaranty Company, if you had invested in the commodities market and bought GOLD in January of 1980, then held it for 30 years and SOLD it in October of 2010, you would have increased your gross asset by a respectable 95 percent of its original purchase value!

However, that gross

revenue gain does not take into account any fees for buying, selling, securing or holding that commodity. If you consider pure gains, even without acquisition fees, and just add the adjustment for inflation - can you believe you would have actually lost a whopping 30 percent? Yes, you read that

home a mortgage interest deduction and saved

money on your overall tax liability

• You could have deducted the property taxes

• Plus the benefit of tax free income - employing

the capital gain exemption - $250,000 for single

individuals or $500,000 for couples! In conclusion, as you can see, over the long haul - housing

continues to outper form commodities such as gold, as well as provide a hedge against inflation. So, how will you realign your overall investment portfolio and strategies to take advantage of both the lowest residential real estate prices in more than a decade as well as the lowest interest rates in the last 400 years of interest

rate

tracking

history?

correctly - a loss of 30 percent! Therefore, according to the financial commodities experts, your investment in gold would NOT have kept up with the cost of inflation over the 30 year investment period! By now, you are probably thinking,”well that wasn’t what I was expecting.” So, what out-per formed gold and the other “hot” commodities of today’s market as well as the technology bust of the 2000’s? Well, get ready for the answer….drum roll please…. HOUSING – YES YOU READ THAT CORRECTLY, good old-fashion residential real estate! According to data assembled by the National Association of Realtors (NAR), if you were lucky enough to have bought property at the same time as GOLD in January of 1980, your asset would have outper formed any other investment vehicle! The data reveals very tantalizing results! For a median-priced

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PRISTINE SINGLE LEVEL HOME This is a MUST SEE! Darling updated 1894sq ft, 4 bed/2 bath single level home features many upgrades throughout. NEW copper plumbing installed! Lots of bright natural light, windows and skylights! Stone fireplace in family room is warm and welcoming, perfect for entertaining with a surround sound system as well. Formal dining and living room are one large entertaining area with new bamboo wood floors and baseboards. Kitchen has been redone with new clean white cabinets with great corner storage and pull-out shelves, granite counters, wine fridge cooler, pass through window to backyard and recessed lighting. Windows have plantation shutters or Hunter Douglas Silhouette shades. Master bedroom has vaulted ceiling, 2 closets with mirrored doors and new slider to backyard. New Bamboo wood floors and new baseboards throughout bedrooms as well. Window seats in the living room and front bedroom add charm. There is an interior laundry room with extra storage cabinets and a 2 car garage. The Scotts Valley Park is just down the street with playground and large grassy area. Home is walking distance to shops and restaurants, and only 3 miles to the beach and easy access to the freeway. This is a great community and there is NO MELLO ROOS! Located in the award winning El Camino Creek Elementary school and San Dieguito Unified High school districts! THIS IS IT - WELCOME HOME!

OFFERED AT $675,000

Pam O’Donnell

Premier Property Director

760.420.3990 pamod@roadrunner.com DRE# 01774230

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DEL MAR, CA

OCEANFRONT COTTAGE

PRICED BELOW LOT VALUE! Securely perched 80 feet over the water, exquisite remodeled oceanfront bluff-top cottage with unobstructed 180 degree whitewater view. Backyard is the deep blue Pacific Ocean. Large front courtyard’s decking is Brazilian Ipe surrounded by designer l’scaping - lighting. The entry gates, garage door and railings are all mahogany. Copper roofing, gutters and downspouts whisk away the occasional rain. The living room’s giant windows and glass doors leads to fifty feet of oceanfront decking, while just 400 yards northwest is the famous Table Tops Surf Spot where the action is endless. The kitchen is drenched in light from its skylight placed in the center. All countertops and backsplashes are carved from one piece of beautiful, hand-picked granite. All appliances, sinks and gourmet faucets are stainless steel, the cabinetry is light maple with automatically closing drawers and the floor is diagonally set Italian Travertine, color coordinated perfectly with the granite. The master bedroom matches the living room’s oceanfront views. A 50-foot wide, 35-foot seawall protects the property from the mighty Pacific. Sand mitigation fees have been paid. A seawall can cost anywhere from $500,000 to $1,000,000 and the time required to complete such an undertaking can be anywhere from three to five years. Ask those and only those who have made it through the entire, arduous expensive process. Here it has been painstakingly completed, paid for and ready for you to turn the key and begin enjoying the majesty. It’s located just twenty minutes north of downtown San Diego and only two miles from the Del Mar Race track. There is renowned entertainment along with upscale shops and restaurants within walking distance...that is if you can pull yourself away from your little slice of heaven! Come see the greatest show on earth and experience life at the edge of the continent!!

OFFERED AT $2,660,000

Bob & Kathy Angello 858.775.9100 [ BOB ] 619.742.4800 [ Kathy ] kbangello@gmail.com DRE#0363809

DRE#01234973

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Prestwick Drive

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La Jolla C A LIFORNI A

s pa r k l e s l i k e a pr e c io u s g e m B eautiful g reen ve g ita tion

article by: Jeanne Ferris

meets the co astl ine where tide poo ls expo se amazing seal ife a nd uniq ue wonder s.

The boom of the 1880’s brought New York stockbroker, Frank T. Botsford and Gerald W. Heald, speculators who purchased considerable property, subdivided it and scheduled a public auction. As they say, the rest is history. These upscale properties are now known as the La Jolla communities. The origin of the name has been widely cited (urban legend?) as a version of the Spanish La Joya, meaning “the jewel”. With its rugged bluffs, ancient rock formations and seven unspoiled sandy beaches, La Jolla still sparkles like a precious gem nestled contentedly in a black velvet jewel box.

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LA J OLLA h a s serenity th a t i s a l l it’ s own. from th e cr a s hing w a ves to th e ba rk of sea l s , m any long to ca l l l a jol l a home.

in 1947 by Gregory Peck, Dorothy McGuire and Mel Ferrer.

It is a prestigious Tony®

award-winning and professional non-profit theater. Down the street, the stunning Torrey Pines golf course is the site of a PGA Tour event, now called the Farmers Insurance Open, which usually takes place in January. Nearby, is the Torrey Pines Gliderport where sky lovers can fly alongside the fragile sandstone cliffs of the protected t he Salk In stitute (de signed

Torrey Pines State Reserve, home to one of

by wor ld -renowned

only two natural Torrey pine habitats in the world.

a rchitect Louis K ahn)

The Bishop’s School became the first private school in La Jolla, which opened in 1909 and is highly regarded academically. “My most treasured past time was to be Spanning seven miles of sunny Pacific

able to ride my bike freely as a teen around

Ocean coastline, north of the downtown La

Bird Rock as I went from school to beach

Jolla village is the University of California,

to home,” Cynthia Walsh, a former La Jolla

San Diego (UCSD), the Salk Institute (designed by world-

resident, reminisced, “I feel so privileged to have grown up

renowned architect Louis Kahn and in 1992, a recipient of

in the most beautiful, pristine, tranquil, safe and easy-going

a 25 year award from the American Institute of Architects

beach community. La Jolla will always be the place I consider

(AIA), Scripps Institution of Oceanography, and the National

home.”

University headquarters, all a combination of higher education and internationally known research centers.

At a leisurely stroll from Bishop’s is the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (MCASD), located above the

In 1995, the University Library Building at UCSD was renamed

water front on Prospect Street (La Jolla’s Rodeo Drive) and

the Geisel Library to honor Audrey and Theodor Geisel for their

houses a permanent collection of over 4,000 post 1950’s

generous contributions and devotion to improving literacy.

American and European works by major and emerging

William L. Pereira designed the iconic eight story geometrical

artists.

concrete structure back in the 1960’s.

the residence of philanthropist and columnist Ellen Browning

Beloved children’s author, Theodor Geisel (Dr. Suess) is perhaps, the most famous writer synonymous with La Jolla.

MCASD was founded in 1941 and it was originally

Scripps, for whom several institutions in La Jolla are named in her honor.

His influence and affect is felt everywhere in San Diego and

“La Jolla has a small town feel that I love,” said Carole

even seasonally, (“The Grinch” is a Christmas tradition at the

Preece, a 20 plus years resident, “It is distinctive from other

Old Globe Theatre).

beach communities because of the Concerts by the Sea, La

On the 1,200-acre UCSD campus is the eclectic Stuart

Jolla Christmas Parade, the Fourth of July parade in Bird Rock

Collection, with site-specific works by international artists such

and the “Mom and Pop” shops like Warwick’s Bookstore, which

as Niki Saint de Phalle, a flamboyant and color ful sculptress.

by the way, is America’s oldest family run and independent

Also on campus, is the La Jolla Playhouse, which was founded

bookstore.”

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Interglobal

Mendoza-Cadman & Associates

INTERNATIONAL REAL ESTATE CONSULTANTS SINCE 1987.

We represent your real estate interests...around the corner or around the world.

We Would Like to Thank All of Our Fabulous Clients For Their Continued Trust & Real Estate Referrals For The Past 24 Years All Over San Diego.

We Wish You and Your Family a Healthy and Happy 2011! Griselda Mendoza-Cadman

John P. Cadman

760.445.4747

760.214.7268

Certified International Property Specialist

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REO Short Sale Specialist

jp@interglobalhomes.com www.sandiegohomesre.com DRE 00922544

IMCA TEAM Affiliate of Independance Realty

DRE 00984475

Ramona, CA

San Diego Country Estates Gladys Collins 619.602.1000

GCollins101810@yahoo.com DRE Lic #: 01034351

This private one-story home offers resort living with walking access to the 10-hole championship golfcourse, tennis courts, community pool, nature trails and world-class equestrian center nearby. Elegant, plant-atrium entry. 2-Covered-patios open to the expansive rear grounds with easy-care plantings and fruit trees producing fresh oranges, lemons, grapefruit, tangelos, persimmons, apricots and views of the mountains beyond. Enjoy the great room with its elevated wood-planked ceiling and a fireplace, or thru to the peaceful-inspired livingroom that is set apart, ideal for formal gatherings or quiet times with surround windows and glass doors to the covered deck. The kitchen has an abundance of oak cabinets with breakfast bar, ample counter space, large pantry and convenient laundry room with cabinets & counter. Master bedroom has an organizer walk-in closet and glass doors to the private covered patio for easy access to the private pool. Finished 3 car garage with crafts work area, bench and shelving and a pull-down stair to extra attic storage.

PRICED FROM $329,000 to $359,000


Bank Owned

1710 Avenida Del Mundo 604, Coronado 92118 Unobstructed corner unit in prestigious La Playa Tower.   Fabulous views of Coronado Bridge, Glorietta Bay, Boathouse, and San Diego Skyline.  Complex Amenities include 8 championship tennis courts, 4 swimming pools, 2 clubhouses, spa, and bar. BANK OWNED! LIST PRICE $1,120,000

COMING SOON

COMING SOON

1601 MISSOURI STREET, San Diego 92109

850 BEECH STREET #213, San Diego 92101

Beautiful 2 Bedroom, 1 Bath, 1209 square foot home with a 525 square foot 1 bed / 1 bath studio style guest house garage conversion. Upgrades throughout with great landscaping.

Luxury building with fantastic amenities including front desk concierge, spa, Bar-BQ’s and fitness center. The unit has an interior courtyard patio, open living and dining rooms. 

CALL FOR PRICING

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Drew Lyon 858.952.2216

D r e w @ Av a n t i h o m e . c o m DRE #01459368

Call or Email me for your FREE LIST of foreclosures in San Diego!


205 Via Osuna in Rancho Santa Fe, CA

Location is everything in this charming 3-bedroom condominium in Whispering Palms. Two private walled patios and soaring ceilings in the living area add to the square footage to give a sense of openness and space. Call For Up-To-Date Pricing

3653 Paseo Vista Famosa in Rancho Santa Fe, CA

The exquisite art and elegant antique furniture reflect the owners eye for quality that is also evidenced in the materials and design of this fabulous 3-bedroom townhome. Luxurious, lustrous silk draperies and deep honey hues of the granite counters added to Alcala’s award-winning design take it up a notch into the truly spectacular. Call For Up-To-Date Pricing

3784 Paseo Vista Famosa in Rancho Santa Fe, CA

This 3-bedroom townhouse is in the best location in upscale Alcala on the Southeast cul-de-sac with quiet Southern exposure and privacy!  2,500 sq feet of high ceilings, a brand-new kitchen remodel and a large, rear patio are highlights! Call For Up-To-Date Pricing

The Biszantz Connection Bringing Buyers and Sellers Together.

619.417.4655

www.ShannonBiszantz.com Shannon@ShannonBiszantz.com

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Privately-Gated Equestrian Estate

Fabulous 17 Acre Valley Center Colonial nestled among beautiful spanish oak and sycamore tree-lined grounds. 5899 SQ Ft. home boasts 5 bedrooms / 4.5 baths, 3 fireplaces, pool / spa and 3 bedroom / 2 bath guest house. Equestrain facilities include 15 stall stable and barn, office quarters, full paddock and training yards. Perfect for the owner breeder/trainer. OFFERED AT $2,490,000

Jake May Team Inc.

www.jakemayteam.com 619-778-9778

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Cedros DESIGN DISTRICT

Your Key

To Hot Interior Design article by: Donna Johnson & Sherry Ponzi

photos by: Jason Disilva

Cedros Avenue Design District, home to more than 85 unique shops, boutiques and galleries, lies nestled in the heart of Solana Beach. Offering an eclectic collection of interior design stores, Cedros Avenue is the perfect one-stop-shopping resource. Whether remodeling your home from the floor up or simply accessorizing for the holidays, you will find the perfect design plan or accessories for your home. Strolling in and out of the multi-block district of shops is reminiscent of a charming European side street that offers not only interior design, but a plethora of fashion boutiques and epicurean delights. Whatever your design preference, from old world charm to the latest in contemporary trends, Cedros Avenue is sure to satisfy your every interior design need. The following tips from Design Options Interiors are helpful steps to get you started and guide you throughout the process of remodeling, or perhaps just refreshing, your home.

Paint Paint is the most inexpensive way to create warmth in your home. Find a neutral shade that complements your favorite furnishings. Select a medium shade for the walls and two shades lighter for the ceiling. Baseboards and crown moulding should be a light shade, optimally white, unless you are working with stain grade trim.

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Flooring Flooring is what connects and completes your room. Whether you install hardwood, tile or carpet, keep your flooring simple and uncomplicated. There are many choices available today in green and sustainable flooring.

Upholstered Goods Like your walls, ceilings and floors, your upholstered goods are still part of the background of your room. These items are any oversized pieces such as sofas, occasional chairs and ottomans. Focusing on solid and textured fabrics rather than patterns keeps things fresh.

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interest, such as artwork or sculptures. Up lights placed behind a floor plant or sofa produce great effects and shadows. Table and floor lamps put light at your fingertips and are critical for doing crafts and reading. Adding live plants to your space is good for the environment and adds color, texture and energy. If low maintenance is your priority, there are some great artificial trees and floral arrangements available today. The possibilities are endless at Cedros Avenue Design District, your southern California one-stop-shopping where you will find treasures galore and the latest trends in interior design and décor. For a complete list of stores and restaurants, go to:

www.cedrosdesigndistrict.net

Accent Fabrics Up until now, if you have remained neutral, it’s time to be frivolous with patterns and color. As you continue to layer your spaces with area rugs, window treatments and throw pillows, have fun with the accents. These items are more easily replaced with the change of seasons or when updating is in order.

Project planning is significantly easier when you can find all

Non Upholstered Furnishings Case goods offer storage areas as much as contributing to the design of any room. Choose side tables and coffee tables that

the items you need within the same area. This saves both time and money.

have drawers and shelves to create beauty as well as function. Your seating should never be more than arm’s length away from a reliable surface. These items are the workhorses of your room.

Accessories Accessories are the jewelry of the room. Avoid cutter by choosing large, well placed items such as vases, boxes and candle holders. Place objects at varying heights and group by theme or color. Remember, accessories define your personal style more than anything else in the room.

Plants & Lighting Finally, lighting and plants work together to create shadows and ambiance. Spotlights bring focus to objects of special

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NorthCountyCoastal FAULSTICH 30364

RANCHO CARRILLO GEM - VIEW LOT!

This Highly Upgraded Home in south Carlsbad sits in the Premier Community of Rancho Carrillo, featuring 2,688 SF, Gourmet Kitchen, 4 BR, and Panoramic Views of the Mountain & Hills from backyard & Master Suite. Community Pool & Spa, Hiking Trails & 4 miles to the Beach! Free Recorded Information 24 Hours A Day! CALL TOLL FREE: 1-800-438-4201 Enter extension 2272 for Detailed Information

OFFERED AT $629,000

ENCINITAS BEACH COMMUNITY WEST OF 101!

BEACH LIVING FOR ONLY $215,000!

An Easy stroll to Moonlight Beach & Downtown Encinitas, this Upgraded Beach House offers 1,764 SF featuring 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, remodeled kitchen with granite and open floor plan. Free Recorded Information 24 hours a day! CALL TOLL FREE: 1-800-438-4201 Enter Extension 2232 For Detailed Information

Blocks from Carlsbad Beach, this newly constructed Modular Home features 1,475 SF, 2 BR, 2 BA w/Gourmet Kitchen. Modular Homes offer a Great Alternative to the traditional way of creating your Dream Home. Free Recorded Information 24 Hours A Day! CALL TOLL FREE: 1-800-438-420 Enter extension 2222 for Detailed Information

OFFERED BETWEEN $1,099,000 - $1,199,000

OFFERED AT $215,000

Team Faulstich “Being of Service & Investing in Futures”

John Faulstich 760.803.1151

JohnFaulstich@KW.com

View more pictures and full MLS access by logging onto:

www.JRSellsSanDiego.com

Reene Faulstich 760.207.5133

ReeneFaulstich@KW.com


• Del Mar Village • Solana Beach • La Jolla • Rancho Santa Fe

• 30 years of real estate experience

• Expertise in San Diego coastal and ranch properties

• Consistent Chairman’s Circle Designation

• Recipient of Prudential’s Prestigious Legend Award

• One of Top 10 Individual Agents in Prudential Del Mar 2008

Whether it’s buying or selling, you can count on Susane to go the extra mile to produce the results you expect. Her unique insider’s knowledge of the market, coupled with her attention to detail, financial experience as a CPA, skills as a strong negotiator and professional attitude have made her a consistent award winner. In fact, a majority of her business is generated by referrals and repeat business from her satisfied clients. Her ethics are impeccable and she is highly respected by her peers. Her bottom line is, “The client always comes first.”

858.361.9988 Susane@SusaneRoberts.com

S usane R oberts . co m

Results You Can Count On PANORAMIC OCEAN VIEWS

DREAM HOME SETTING

DEL MAR, CA

SOLANA BEACH, CA

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Sited on a large grassy lot, walled and gated, this 4 BR, 4 BA home has been entirely remodeled with stainless appliances, hardwood flooring, granite counters and stone and tile baths. Spacious and light, featuring a reverse floor plan with the main living area upstairs to take advantage of the ocean views.

Stellar remodel, Pristine single level 3 BR, 2.5 BA located on a private corner overlooks the San Elijo Lagoon. Substantial quality upgrades include granite counters, custom hardwood cabinets, Viking appliances, white oak hardwood flooring, French doors, custom fireplace and vaulted ceilings with skylights.

OFFERED AT $1,495,000

offered at $975,000

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The Art and Culture District article by: Jasmine Lee and Matthew Cirello

North Park is one of San Diego’s most up-and-coming communities. Many regions of San Diego claim to be the heart of the city, although geographically North Park claims the true center: east of Hillcrest and immediately north of Balboa Park. Stemming from its matchless diversity, the community is rapidly emerging as one of San Diego’s newest cultural and artistic cores. As the area has matured, winning proprietors have been added into open a superlative variety of establishments, from awardwinning

restaurants

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nightlife

attractions. The community has distinguished itself by hosting Ray at Night, a monthly festival where the myriad art galleries on North Park’s Ray Street are open in the evening to showcase the work of local artists. Each business has worked with the others to embrace

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the arts, creating a unique one-of-a-kind neighborhood. The

congruent, geometric polyhedrons featuring the classical

revitalization of the Birch North Park Theatre has brought more

elements of the last millennium. It was an amazing show of

per forming arts to the area and set the precedent for turning

lights and of the many new creations North Park brings to San

old urban blights into new marks of inspiration. The stretch of

Diego.

Ray Street between North Park Way and University is the heart

Cirello Gallery is an incredibly versatile local art gallery hosting

of the area holding the longest running monthly art walk in

events ranging from jewelry exhibitions to wine tasting. With

San Diego. During Ray at Night, which is held every second

a frequently rotating and constantly updating calendar of

Saturday, there are crowds of people walking the streets of

special events, there is always something interesting to see at

North Park enjoying new art by local and nationally known

the Cirello Gallery in North Park. Artwork on display can range from serene landscapes to images of shocking social commentary. The gallery also sells an original line of handcrafted jewelry, which is for sale throughout San Diego.

artists. Ray Street is closed to traffic and many art booths decorate the street. Ray at Night involves more than 30 Art Galleries and Participating Business’ in North Park, including Sasu Fine Art, Strage 7 School of Dance, Cirello Gallery, Warp 9 Imaging, Soul R yde Inc., Controversial Bookstore, Luxe Hair Studio, The Red Crow and Overload Skateboarding. One of these galleries, in particular, has become quite an attraction. Run by Matthew Cirello, Jasmine Lee, and John Gibbons, Cirello Gallery, a fresh, young, vibrant venue has daily demonstrations of jewelry making, glass lathe and lamp-working. The month of December will hold a new meaning for Ray at Night as the Ray Street Business Association introduces the first annual Ray of Light. On December 11th Ray at Night, Ray Street became a festival of light and shape. Artists have were invited to create sculptures based on the Platonic Solids; antiquity’s symmetrically aesthetic, structurally

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DAY r O T L CAL e sell you tm and le e for you! hom

Specializing in Rancho Santa Fe and La Jolla Home Sales! My first introduction to real estate was working in my dad’s real estate office as a kid. Real Estate has always been a fit for me, I couldn’t wait to sell my first home! It’s been 12 years since & I can honestly say my passion for selling homes is still growing strong. I can’t imagine doing anything else, I have my dream job and I am so grateful. Please allow me to do what I love by offering you a home evaluation today. I love San Diego, I currently live in La Jolla with my family including 2 kids. I serve on the board of W.R.O.T.E ministries and volunteer throughout the local communities. Giving back is a big part of what I do and very important in my life.

858.756.7899

bettyhall@prusd.com DRE# 00430561

TrentON Riley 619.405.7973

Trenton@sdcityhomes.com DRE# 01355484

KENSINGTON, CA

5170 CANTERBURY Drive......$929,000 CoronaDO, CA

811 Pomona........... .......$1,150,000


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La Costa Executive Estate with Views Private estate with commanding ocean, lagoon, and golf course views. 8,216 sqft, 6BR/6BA, guest quarters, rose garden, luxurious swimming pool, Jacuzzi and private sauna. Spacious gourmet kitchen and outdoor patio for exterior dining. Master Suite with sunken tub, his & hers closets, and spectacular ocean & lagoon views.

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Solana Beach Spanish Contemporary Ocean view Spanish contemporary directly across from Fletcher Cove.  150 ft. of street frontage,  elegant appointments, and a viewing deck off living room. Kitchen has granite counters, Sub-Zero refrigerator, Dacor dual oven + more. Master Suite with fireplace, walkin closet & ocean-viewing rooftop deck. Perfect for enjoying the brilliant sunsets!

Offered at $2,500,000

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Encinitas Oceanfront Home

Build the house of your dreams on this rare oceanfront lot in Encinitas. Breathtaking views to La Jolla and Dana Point. Conveniently located between popular Moonlight Beach and Stone Steps Beach Access. Lot is approximately 40 x 174 and will accommodate a large, oceanfront home.

Rare single story oceanfront home on 100 feet of ocean frontage.  Panoramic ocean views overlooking lush greenbelt.  Ocean views from practically every room.  Home offers 3 BD/3 BA and separate office. Located just a short walk to Beacons Beach Access.

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Remodeled Oceanfront Condo Ideally located between sandy Moonlight Beach access and Stone Steps Beach, this beautifully remodeled oceanfront condo on Encinitas’ premier oceanfront street offers commanding coastline & whitewater views from La Jolla to Oceanside from its commanding 300 Square Ft. Covered Patio as well as stunning hillside views from its secondary Master Bedroom’s 600 Sq. Ft. Deck. Single story unit in a two unit building.

Offered at $1,750,000

www.GaryMartin.com Oceanfront and Coastal Specialist 173 Oceanfront Properties sold by Gary Martin 197 Properties sold on Neptune by Gary Martin

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Lagoon & Ocean Views Custom Executive home overlooking Agua Hedionda & ocean from every room in house. Large kitchen with stainless steel appliances, granite counters, large island with breakfast bar, maple cabinetry, dual ovens & dishwashers. Light, bright living room with natural wood beamed ceilings, fireplace and stylish art niches.

Offered at $1,100,000

Gary Martin 760.436.2219

Email: Gary@GaryMartin.com DRE# 00962104


DANCE CONNECTION

R KIDS O F T A E R G GES! OF ALL A • Jazz • Tap • Ballet

• Hip Hop • Tumbling • Cheer

• Fitness • Karate • Youth Choir

760.521.5863 www

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625 #A ENCINITAS BLVD.


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CENTRE CITY PROPERTIES - Tuesday, December 7th Centre City Properties showcased a lovely high rise home with sweeping views of downtown San Diego and a tempting New Year’s price reduction in their Wednesday evening Real Estate Event. Trudy Stambrook hosted the event attended by a variety of fascinating guests from Malgorzata Couture, Ascot Shop, Alexander Salazar Fine Art, Addison Designs, Master Craft, Park Care Landscape and Wardell Builders in this wonderful event representing luxury property and the essentials of fine living.

KELLER WILLIAMS CHRISTMAS PARTY - Thursday, December 16th


Meet the 2011 Premier Directors “Marketing luxury homes and estates requires special expertise. That’s why Windermere has developed the Premier Properties Program.” - Steve Rodgers, President/Owner

Back Left to Right: Daniel Greer, Jeff DeChamplain, Scott Peck, Bob Griswold, Janet Douglas, Danette Dils, Marie Jo Atkins. Front Left to Right: Robbi Campbell, Carol Mohan, Katharina Thinnes, Arleen Gimbel, Rina Podolsky, Diane Teti, Marie Garber, Jean Wilson. Not pictured: Pam O’Donnell, Sergio Poplawsky

Carlsbad Faire Carlsbad Village

The Premier Program was created to address the special needs of our clients in the high-end market. Since its creation, we’ve developed a reputation for our unparalleled expertise, expansive network of experienced agents and pioneering marketing strategies. Windermere’s network of luxury home experts stretches throughout the West, representing a large selection of homes in the upscale market. Windermere Exclusive Properties 858.436.3260 | www.WindermereSanDiego.com > Premier Properties

Escondido Fairbanks Ranch La Costa Encinitas Camel Valley/La Jolla Solana Beach Rancho Bernardo


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BEAUTY Bella Bella Salon and Boutique 339 North El Camino Real Encinitas, CA 92024-2810 (760) 943-7311 www.bellabellasandiego.com

San Diego/La Jolla Office 8929 University Center Lane Ste 201 San Diego, CA 92122 858-450-4199 Toll Free: 866-237-8462 www.skincaidmd.com Med Spa XL 208 El Camino Real Ste B. Encinitas, CA. 92024 760-753-2050 www.medspaxl.com 1030 Pearl Cell # 760-505-2050

FASHION Belloccio Boutique 1219 Camino Del Mar Del Mar, CA 92014 (858) 259-8636 www.belloccio.com Dana G. 540 Grand Ave Carlsbad, CA 92008-2326 (760) 729-3401 www.danagboutique.com DNZR Chic 121 Broadway Suite 352 San Diego, CA. 92101 619-717-0080 www.dnzrchicboutique.com Fairen Del Carlsbad Village 2940 State St. Carlsbad, CA. 92008 (760)434-1130 Flower Hill Promenade 2690 Via De La Valle Del Mar, CA. 92014 (858) 259-1120 www.fairendel.com O’Chea Fashion (619)-985-3804 www.ocheafashion.com Satori Designs 858-581-0555 www.satori-designs.com Blew-Print Modeling (858) 568-1568 www.blew-printmodeling.com

JEWELRY Radiance International 800-803-1306 www.radianceintl.net radianceintl@sbcglobal.net

RESTAURANTS Barracuda Grill 641 S Coast Highway 101 Encinitas, CA 92024-3540 (760) 230-1464 www.barracudagrillrestaurant.com

Tommy V’s Italian Chophouse 3790 Via De La Valle Del Mar, CA 92014 858.259.FOOD (3663) www.tommyvdelmar.com

HOMES Alpine Stained Glass & Door 6331 University Avenue San Diego, CA 92115 1-888-GLASS-01 www.alpineglass.com Architectural Relics 158 East Grand Ave. Escondido, CA. 92025 760-746-5969 www.architecturalrelics.com Rodriquez General Contracting & Custom Painting 1423 Garden Rd. Poway, CA. 92064 858-486-7092 www.rodriguezgeneralcontractinginc.com Lic#908488 Show Homes 158 E Grand Ave Escondido, CA 92025 858-877-8752 www.showhomesandiegonc.com Unique Patio Furniture 2690 Via Del la Valle • Unit D150 Del Mar, CA 92014-1923 866.570.5353 23200 Del Lago Drive Laguna Hills, CA 92653 800.541.7998 Bernardo Moving & Storage 11035 Technology Pl. Ste. 200 San Diego, CA.  92127 www.bernardomoving.com

DESIGN Alpine Stained Glass & Door 6331 University Avenue San Diego, CA 92115 1-888-GLASS-01 www.alpineglass.com Architectural Relics 158 East Grand Ave. Escondido, CA. 92025 760-746-5969 www.architecturalrelics.com Rodriquez General Contracting 1423 Garden Rd. Poway, CA. 92064 858-486-7092 rodriguezgeneralcontractinginc.com Lic#908488 Show Homes 158 E Grand Ave Escondido, CA 92025 858-877-8752 showhomesandiegonc.com Unique Patio Furniture 2690 Via Del la Valle • Unit D150 Del Mar, CA 92014-1923 866.570.5353

LUXEGLOBAL’S CEO

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Bernardo Moving & Storage 11035 Technology Pl. Ste. 200 San Diego, CA.  92127 www.bernardomoving.com

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2011 WORKOUTS

shed unwanted weight in the upcoming new year. (page 28)

the burgeoning world powerhouse. (page 44)

PHOTOGRAPHY Brent Haywood Photography 619-546-5109 brenthaywoodphotography.com

north park

the future of fashion is here

fall in love with this district filled culture and design. (page 70)

technology opens the way to expand the fashion industry. (page 18)

VOL5ISS1 2011

Dr. Stuart B. Kincaid Temecula Office 40963 Winchester Road Temecula, CA 92591 951-695-9934

Le Papagayo 1002 N Coast Highway 101 Encinitas, CA 92024 (760) 944-8252 www.lepapagayoleucadia.com

Unique Patio Furniture OC 23200 Del Lago Drive Laguna Hills, CA 92653 800.541.7998

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Diesel Salon 4222 Adams Avenue San Diego, CA 92116-2516 (619) 280-9611 www.dieselsalon.com New La Jolla Location Coming Soon

LIFESTYLE | LUXURY | LIVING

Del Mar Rendezvous 1555 Camino Del Mar #102 San Diego, CA 92014 (858) 755-2669 www.delmarrendezvous.com

BUSINESS DIRECTORY

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Krystal Images 619-571-6634

ARTS

Gary Martin, Oceanfront Specialist Direct Line (760) 436-2219 www.garymartin.com

Dance Connection 625A Encinitas Blvd.. Encinitas, CA 92024 (760) 521-5863 www.danceconnectionsd.com

Guy Bahringer - Living West Realty Tel: 858.229.5908 www.livingwestof5.com John & Griselda Cadman Mendoza-Cadman and Associates 760-445-4747

Olivenhain Preschool for the Arts 448 Rancho Santa Fe Rd.    Encinitas, CA 92024              (760) 942 - 5434  www.ocppreschool.com

DESTINATIONS El Cordova Hotel 1351 Orange Ave. Coronado, CA 92118 619-435-4131 www.elcordovahotel.com

John Faulstich - Keller Williams Realty 760-803-1151 www.jrsellssandiego.com Lisa Barrett 760-777-4818 www.californialifestylerealty.com Michael Citrin - Willis Allen Real Estate 858-688-6277 estateman4u@gmail.com

Morgan Run Club & Resort 5690 Cancha de Golf Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92091 858.756.3013 www.clubcorp.com

Shannon Biszantz - Coldwell Banker 619-417-4655 www.shannonbiszantz.com Susane Roberts - Prudential California Realty 858-361-9988 www.susaneroberts.com

Turtle Island Fiji 10906 NE 39th St Vancouver, WA 98682-6789 1- 800-255-4347 www.turtlefiji.com

Michael Jacobo - Prudential California Realty  Tel: 760-436-6484 www.houstonteam.com

LUXURY AUTOS Mercedes-Benz of San Diego 4750 Kearny Mesa Road, San Diego, CA, 92111 (888) 877-5624 Luxora Dream Cars Inc. San Diego-Beverly Hills-Newport Bch www.luxoradreamcars.com 760-989-4394

Jake May - The Jake May Team 619-436-5367 www.jakemayteam.com Trudy Stambrook - Centre City Properties www.centrecityproperties.com www.meridiancondosales.com Robert L. Mani - LuxeGlobal, Inc. Phone: 858.759.9070 www.LuxeGlobal.com

FINANCE

REAL ESTATE

Aaron Roth - Ranch and Coast Residential 858-354-9913 Daniel Greer - Windermere Excl. Properties 858-793-7637 www.danielgreer.com Andrew Lyon - Avanti Home San Diego (858) 246-7780 www.avantisandiego.com Betty Hall - Prudential California Realty 760-803.7994 www.bettyhall.prudentialcal.com

Trent Annacharico - Guaranteed Rate (858) 768-5980 www.guaranteedrate.com Marlo Milligan - Lawyers Title 800.464.8444 www.lticsd.com Bank of America - John F. Frazza 760-697-9062 Bank of America - Bill Gaylord 858-776-6830

Doris “Day” Dirks - Prudential California Realty (858) 459-0501 www.dorisdirks.com

Par Escrow Corporation Bankers Hill Office: (619) 542-8336 Carmel Valley Office (858) 755-9836 www.parescrow.com

Gallagher & Gallagher - Prudential California Realty 858-259-3100 www.gghomes.com

Seaside Escrow - Nubia Phone: (760) 720-1777 www.seasideescrow.com

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Two locations serving San Diego: Bankers Hill and Carmel Valley

Chicken Soup and a hug will only get you so far

Melissa Ferguson Dir. Bus. Development

U.S. Housing

When you’re ready for a real solution, go with a pro.

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verything about the market seems a riddle these days.

But who has time for games when the mortgage is unpaid, savings are gone, the house is facing foreclosure, and business has dried up? Think it only happens to the inexperienced or unwise investor? Think again.

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alk a few minutes with Melissa Ferguson, Par Escrow Corporation’s new Director of Business Development. She can tell you about smart, strong, effective real estate brokers who made one unfortunate misstep and found themselves looking at the wrong end of a moving van and a foreclosure sign on the front lawn. Listen a little longer, and she will tell you about clients she helped develop strong strategies to pull them back up out of the depths.

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he will tell you about the seasoned agent who went from the threshold of foreclosure to being able to not only pay her mortgage but also pay for her son’s college and put aside a a very secure nest-egg. None of us is immune from error. That’s why seeking a helping hand is vital to remaining successful.

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nd that’s why Par Escrow welcomed Melissa aboard as our Director of Business Development. Because success is not measured in the dollars you put in your own pocket, but by the security you help others build for themselves. Call us and learn more about how Melissa and Par can put you back on the right track. We’ll respectfully leave the chicken soup in granny’s capable hands.

619.542.8335 (Bankers Hill) 858.755.9836 (Carmel Valley)


An exceptional neighborhood deserves exceptional service. When you call Bank of America, you can rest assured that our top priority is providing the information you need to make well-informed home financing decisions. With our commitment to responsible lending, we help qualified homebuyers become satisfied and successful homeowners. We bring personal service to the neighborhood, including: • 30 years of combined industry experience • A wide variety of home lending options • A convenient and efficient home loan process As part of Bank of America Home Loans, the Gaylord-Hansen Team will work closely with you to make sure your home financing experience is one that you’ll be glad to tell your friends and associates about.

To purchase or refinance with confidence, contact the Gaylord-Hansen Team today.

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Address: 9095 Rio San Diego Drive • Suite 100 • San Diego, CA 92108 Bank of America, N.A., Member FDIC Equal Housing Lender © 2010 Bank of America Corporation. Credit and collateral are subject to approval. Terms and conditions apply. This is not a commitment to lend. Programs, rates, terms and conditions are subject to change without notice. 090422D 04-2009 AR77767 (Rev. 11-2010)

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