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april 2012 the

best of san diego

Spring Forward

Your Love life





For the BEST skin of your life!

in with the new out with the old 5 TIPS to give your love life a boost!

bPreikvini iew

Bold Spring Accessories “How To� Try a New Look Patterns for Spring

editor’s note

APRIL 2012 | editor’s note


t is bikini season! Time to change our winter wardrobes, pack up our oversized sweaters and baggy boyfriend jeans and get ready to show some skin! Don’t you just love San Diego? I feel so fortunate to live in such a beautiful place where the sun starts shining and gets us outdoors before the summer officially begins.

volume 3 * issue 2 * APRIL 2012 PUBLISHER morgan myrmo

EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Tenley Molzahn

art director kim lalla

MANAGING editor heather butler

features Editor tori haynes

fashion Editor dean hall

asst. Fashion editor ashley Guyatt

beauty editor Meagan Brown

copy editor aliza grant

editor-at-large Michael lee

social media editor Jackie Thornley

staff writers

Jillian Marie Dyer, Morgan Ferrari,

Our April issue is full of everything that will get you amped up for spending your time outside and exploring San Diego County. Check out the sexy and sassy bikini looks for this year beginning on page 16. Further your confidence for shedding those layers with our article on beauty foods (page 24) and learn tips to accessorize yourself to impress for spring on page 7. Everything fabulous about San Diego is included in our annual “Best of San Diego” issue. There will be no question as to where you should spend your next girls’ night out! I suggest having sunset drinks from the excellent wine selection at the Ivy Rooftop at Andaz (Best Wine Selection winner) followed by an evening of you and your girlfriends letting loose at the hottest downtown nightclub, Fluxx (Best Girls’ Night Out winner). I did this in March with my girlfriends for a bachelorette party. It was amazing and the greatest downtown setting for the perfect girls’ night out! Make sure you make the most of this springtime sun and get out on the beach cruisers, go for a hike and get yourselves outdoors. It is time to enjoy what we have been more than blessed with here in southern California!

alex mcnair, Nohely Mendoza, cathryn moe, micah skye photographers

Max artwell, Stephanie Fong, Jonah Gilmore, Jamie Le Dent, Jeff Lewis, James Norton,

Audrey Rynberg, Amanda Sewell, Emily Soto, Scott Trento

events coordinator julie bell


account executiveS steve gonzalez


619.665.4009 CELINA DOUCETTE



We strive to make a positive environmental impact. we use environmentally-friendly inks and fsc certified paper. you can make a difference with us. please save and recycle this magazine. For contributing writers/photographers, please send samples to editor@fashionfiveo.com Fashion 5.0 is not responsible for unsolicited contributions unless agreed with the publisher. Copyright 2012 by Fashion World Media, LLC. All rights reserved.

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Gaslamp’s Trendiest Closet 435 Island Ave, Gaslamp

(619) 795-2824

Get social at Facebook.com/teaseboutique


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Kari Dunn on Bold Spring Accessories

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Favorite Places to Eat, Drink & Shop

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Beauty Foods To Help You Look Your Best

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Fashion News, Style and Trends

Spring Forward Your Love

“How To” Try A New Look

Fashionable Events in San Diego

Astrology with Cathy Moe

April Happenings

COVER: Multi-color bandeau by Luli Fama, available at Gone Bananas, $84.00. Gold hoop earrings, available at Tiffany & Co., $2,150.00. Rubedo cuff, available at Tiffany & Co., $7,500.00. Sugar Stack rings, available at Tiffany & Co., prices available upon request.


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how to wear this

spring’ s bold accessories

guest columnist

By Kari Dunn

owner of ellanora.com

kari dunn Kari Dunn resides in Del Mar with her husband and two young daughters. She’s a stay-at-home mom and owner of EllaNora, an online women’s accessory boutique. What started as a creative outlet in the evenings after the kids were in bed has now become an almost full-time job in less than a year. She attributes a lot of her recent success to Shawntel Newton, the lovable funeral director from ABC’s The Bachelor, Seasons 15 & 16, and the chance to style Tenley Molzahn, Editor at Fashion 5.0 Magazine, for the opening day of the Del Mar races last July. All of the accessories she sells are handpicked, and whether it’s fashion or fine jewelry, handbags or scarves, ellanora. com has something for every style and budget. Ellanora. com is also involved in helping various local charities, including donations from every sale going to San Diego’s Center for Community Services, helping aid victims of abuse. Pictures of merchandise from ellanora.com. Photos courtesy of ellanora.com

Wondering what’s hot in fashion for spring 2012? New York fashion week has wrapped up, the results are in and the theme dominating the runways for this season can be described in three words: feminine, feminine and feminine! Both clothing and accessories will be bursting with tribal patterns, futuristic metallics, romantic lace and big florals, just to name a few. Easy-to-carry clutches are the “it” bag. And be prepared to see a lot of super-sized jewelry this season. I’m talking about statement necklaces, stacked bracelets and the return of the earring.

Statement Necklaces One of spring’s hottest jewelry pieces is the statement necklace. Here are the top styles trending now and great ideas on how to wear them.

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The collar necklace is extremely versatile and creates a more elegant look. These tend to be gold or silver in color with varying finishes which makes them easy to dress up or down. Floral necklaces made of mixed materials are fun and flirty. Pairing them with a strapless dress or silky blouse will surely be noticed, and complete this ultra-feminine look. Go primal with tribal-inspired necklaces paired with plain tanks and maxi skirts to create a more natural and simplistic look.

The Bag This season, clutches of all shapes, sizes and shades will reign supreme in the bag department. From small and boxy to oversize envelopes you can’t go wrong. When choosing a clutch for any occasion it’s important to keep the look between apparel and accessories balanced.

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Formal occasions require a more sleek and sophisticated bag. Choose neutral colors, such as black or metallics in gold or silver because they pair nicely with most dresses and suits. Keep it classy with materials such as satin, velvet or sequins. A night out with your girlfriends is all about having fun. A big floral print or bright color block clutch will liven up any solid dress and mood! For daytime use, functionality and simplicity is the key. Pastel hues are big this season and these colors can be carried day after day. Want a neutral shade? Try nude, blush or pale yellow.

With large jewelry and bright prints dominating this season just remember not to overdo it by mixing too many styles at once. Spring’s fashion spectrum is wide, allowing you to stay right on trend regardless of your personal style.

BONUS TIP: This spring is all about bold! Bold prints and bold statements. Rock a bright lip or shoe to enhance your look.

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hot spots

trending now


By Alex McNair and Nohely Mendoza

Friendly bartenders will pour you one of dozens of beer offerings from an expansive menu. The beer descriptions are user-friendly and to the point so you can confidently try an unusual brew to fit your palate. Whether you are a discerning beerdrinker sampling the newest offering on draft or just want to guzzle a tall can of PBR there is a beverage to pair with any of the exciting menu items developed by Executive Chef Jared Van Camp.


hat more could you want on a Friday night downtown than a bar… with food! Quality Social has the comforts of a neighborhood watering hole with the panache of a downtown club. From classy furnishings and hip music to farm-to-table dining and high caliber libations there are many reasons to detour from the busy streets of Fifth Avenue and frequent this gem on Sixth in the Gaslamp.

Striving to feature organic and locally grown ingredients... the majority of the food is made in-house including the charcuterie, and there is an emphasis on sustainable methods, Quality Social as a restaurant lives up to their namesake with the caliber of ingredients used. One should begin navigating the menu with the Chef’s Choice charcuterie or cheese plate. The charcuterie is flavorful meat cured in-house over a six month process. You may be offered the fennel-spiked, fun to say finnochiona, or the Toscano, blended with red wine and garlic. Other classic appetizers include the meaty duck wings and rich bacon-wrapped dates, and all condiments from ketchup to pickles are made in-house. Entrées are not to be missed as items such as Grilled California Swordfish served with black lentils and baby carrots, indicative of the local and sustainable farming methods used. The weekend brunch offers bottomless mimosas for $10 and a screen for catching up on sports. The evening vibe is distinctly urban with a DJ spinning beats to a dancing crowd and themed events in store for the future.

789 Sixth Avenue * Downtown * 619.501.7675 * qualitysocial.com

fun fact: Quality Social is known for their Pickle Back shot, a shot of whiskey with a pickle juice chaser.


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tease boutique

From a day at the beach to a night on the town, Tease Boutique in downtown San Diego has everything a girl needs to dress up or dress down and a new voice in the downtown impress many. The trendy fashionfashion scene forward store has unique pieces by brands such as Citizens of Humanity, Free People, Joe’s Jeans and House of Harlow 1960, with prices ranging from $30 and up. Anything from dresses, to bottoms, to handbags, tees, tops and accessories can be found at the store. The boutique not only has a Gaslamp presence but everything sold in store can be found on their website, teaseboutique.com, and can ship all over the US and Canada. The boutique also has a voice on Facebook, Twitter and their own RSS feed where you can create an account, sign up and stay up-to-date with contests, discounts and free giveaways. The store hopes that now girls all over the world can dress with the latest LA, NYC and ATL fashions and be, as they call it, “swagged up.” Whether you’re into punk rock, sassy and cute or simply vintage, Tease Boutique has everything and anything to soothe your fashion soul. The store is open Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.. So stop teasing yourself and head over to 435 Island Avenue and shop till you drop.



1/2 off Mexican ent & tacos starting at $1.95 $3 Frozen House Margaritas $3 Mexican Bottles

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beauty foods 8 FOODS THAT BRING OUT YOUR BEAUTY by Micah Skye, L.N.M.T., N.C.

photo by jonah gilmore

full recipes: For more tips and

1 Blueberries Blueberries contain more antioxidants than any other fruit, which is extremely beneficial to our exterior beauty. Antioxidants attack the free radicals, or substances that are created within our own bodies, that naturally attack and degrade cells and thus cause aging of the skin. Blueberries are also a great source of vitamins, especially vitamin C. The purpose of vitamin C is to help the body in cell renewal, which is essential to the skin.


2 Coconut Beauty is big business and huge amounts of please visit money are being spent daily on expensive Mandala’s beauty products. In its pure form, organic extra virgin coconut oil is an amazingly inexpenLiving Blog sive beauty aid. Due to its high level of antioxi(by Micah Skye) at dants, coconut oil applied to the skin will fight free radicals and the creation of wrinkles. Pure mandalaraw.blogspot.com coconut oil applied to the skin keeps it elastic, firm and youthful. Continuous use of the health-giving organic extra virgin coconut oil can prevent aging spots and blemishes and even improve any conditions that may exist. 3 Tea Tea (especially green tea) is a beverage that has been used in Asia for its beauty and health benefits since ancient times. Tea is now commonly known to promote heart health and prevent cancer; however, it is also being used for its beauty benefits. Containing high amounts of antioxidants, green tea is especially known for its antiaging properties. One of green tea’s beauty benefits is that it promotes a slimmer figure. This helps your body burn calories faster and thereby lose weight. 4 Lemon The lemon is a very diverse beauty aid and this inexpensive bright fruit has excellent properties for enhancing your looks. Very simple lemon-based preparations you can do in your own kitchen will bring an amazing transformation in your beauty regimen. Lemon also aids in keeping you fit and healthy as well as its use for beauty.

5 Strawberries The bright and heart-shaped fruit does wonders to the teeth and skin.It’s a natural exfoliant that takes care of flaky dead cells on top of the skin. The salicylic acid in it makes a good combatant for acne and blackheads. Moreover, the antiseptic and skin lightening properties make it a star for the skin. A strawberry skin mask made by mashing up a few strawberries to a pulp is the best skin remedy. 6 Chili peppers Chili peppers are one of nature’s best foods for you, as they have several ways of helping you stay beautiful. Any woman who is trying to burn fat or lose weight needs chili peppers in her diet. The active ingredient in chili peppers, capsaicin, is the key here. It’s a thermogenic, which means that it amps up the body’s ability to burn fat. Chili peppers also help to fight aging in your skin. Two nuclear transcription factors (parts of human cells) play a role in averting cancer and keeping skin young. Chili peppers have capsaicin, which works to block the nuclear transcription factors from activating in the first place. 7 Chocolate Chocolate is not only a sweet delicacy, but also a natural beauty solution for various skin problems. In fact, it has become the latest craze in the beauty industry. The skin-softening properties of chocolate come directly from its major content, the cocoa butter. Chocolate is extremely rejuvenating and refreshing for the skin. The antioxidants also known as anti-aging allies in dark chocolate help to avoid and prevent the free radicals from damaging the skin’s elastin, collagen and various other proteins. 8 Olive oil People living millennia ago in ancient Greece took for granted that extra virgin olive oil, all by itself, is one of the best beauty secrets. In addition to being a natural, hypoallergenic way to moisturize skin, extra virgin olive oil has the added advantage of providing strong antioxidants, like Vitamins A and E, which help to repair and renew skin that has been damaged from overexposure to sun, air pollution and other modern-day environmental hazards, like cigarette smoke and fast food. These antioxidants have the natural ability to stimulate cells and return skin to a firmer, smoother and healthier state.

bonus tip: Carry a bottle of water at all times. Constant hydration is the key to great skin!


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By Tori Haynes

We scoured the city for the best and beyond compare. Between hot spots, eateries and entertainment in this city, our picks for the best places to eat, drink, shop and play in beautiful San Diego are definitely must-see. 12

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fit athletic

Best Thai

Supannee House of Thai

Craving Thai? Head to Supannee House of Thai and try their amazing Pad Thai Noodles, Chicken Satay and signature curries. Here you can find authentic Thai dishes that are nearly impossible to find at any other place in San Diego. 2907 Shelter Island Drive, San Diego. 619.795.8424 Best Sushi

RA Sushi

Located in the Gaslamp District, RA Sushi has innovative Japanese fusion dishes and spectacular rolls. Don’t miss out on their happy hour deals from Monday through Saturday from 3 p.m. - 7 p.m. RA’s must-haves include the Viva Las Vegas roll, Crispy Spicy Tuna roll and the “RA” lipop roll. 474 Broadway, Gaslamp District. 619.321.0021

Best Indian

Royal India

Experience great hospitality, a plush ambiance and world class cuisine at the multi-award winner, Royal India. Every dish is cooked homestyle with the finest natural ingredients, choicest meats, seafood and fresh vegetables. 329 Market Street, San Diego. 619.269.9999

Best Gym

Fit Athletic

Fit Athletic is more than just a gym, it’s a lifestyle brand of healthy living. This fun, upscale club has top of the line equipment and fitness instructors. At Fit Athletic, they stress the importance of a balanced lifestyle and offer many events such as wine tastings, concerts and movie nights to provide that balance. 350 Tenth Avenue, San Diego. 619.764.5348

Best Italian

Buca di Beppo

This authentic Italian cuisine is great for any occasion, whether you’re celebrating a special occasion or having a fun night out with friends. The vintage setting with walls covered in old family photos makes you feel like you’re really dining in Italy. The large portions of pizza, pasta and other entrées are great for sharing meals family-style. 705 Sixth Avenue, Gaslamp District. 619.233.7272

café 21

Best Steak House

Donovan’s Steak & Chop House

This classic steakhouse has a trendy and lively atmosphere along with quality USDA prime steaks that set the standard for fine dining. The fresh, tender steaks are loaded with superior flavor that will leave you mouth-watering and wanting more. 434 La Jolla Village Drive, La Jolla. 858.450.6666 570 K Street, Gaslamp District. 619.237.9700

Best Seafood


Oceanaire is set apart from other competitors because of their commitment to freshness. Each dish is carefully crafted and made with fish fromt the world’s more reputable suppliers to ensure the ultimate dining experience. Menu items are susceptible to change due to the seasonal market availability. 400 J Street, San Diego. 619.858.2277 Best Burger

Bare Back Grill

Best International Cuisine

café 21

If you’re in the mood for something exotic and different, Café 21 is the place to go. This full-service eatery established with Azerbaijan roots provides homemade dishes that are unique and unrivaled. No wonder the restaurant’s tagline is “neighborhood fare with flare!” 750 Fifth Avenue, Gaslamp District. 619. 795.0721 2736 Adams Avenue, San Diego. 619.640.2121

It’s no coincidence that Back Bare Grill was voted best burger for the second year in a row. The 100% organic beef gives customers quality they can taste. They have a full menu with many options from various munchies to a list of Gnarly Big Burgers for those who come with a big appetite. 624 E Street, Gaslamp District. 619.237.9990 4640 Mission Boulevard, Pacific Beach. 858.274.7117

Best Vegetarian Options

Lotus Café and Juice Bar

Lotus Café serves fresh, natural and healthy food at a reasonable price. A large portion of the menu is dedicated to vegetarian and vegan options to accommodate the growing phenomena. Try their Veggie Stuffed Spud, a delicious baked potato topped with steamed veggies, herb butter and cheddar cheese. 3955 Fifth Avenue, Hillcrest. 619.795.2446

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pb alehouse

Best new NIGHTLIFE concept


San Diego’s Verant Group has done it again! Scheduled to open on April 16th, this new two-story venue that occupies the old Whiskey Girl location downtown will offer music and entertainment nightly. Ginger’s, a swanky martini bar downstairs, will be the hottest spot in San Diego to get your girls’ night started. 600 Fifth Avenue, Gaslamp District. (619) 858-0322

Best Salon

A Style Concierge

Best Thursday Night Hangout

PB AleHouse

PB Ale House is a favorite Thursday night hot spot for more than one reason. The eclectic menu, friendly service and savory drinks make this lodge-like restaurant a desirable way to enjoy the night, until 2 a.m. if you please. Cruise by on Thursday nights for their $13 BBQ special and $3 handcrafted beers, whiskey and vodka drinks. 721 Grand Avenue, Pacific Beach. 858.581.2337

You can’t trust just anyone to style your hair! Luckily the stylists at A Style Concierge are beyond qualified and have style. It’s conveniently located directly above Dolcetti Boutique so you can get made over from head to toe all at one location. 635 Fifth Avenue, Gaslamp District. 619. 237.4413

Best Shoes

Tutto Cuore

Tutto Cuore offers quality, trendy shoes for a value price. This fashion-forward local retailer is growing as the designer quality and edgy styles keep drawing people in. The vision of Tutto Cuore is to always carry trends of what’s new and next and to have service that is impeccable and style that is unforgettable. 1019 Garnet Avenue, Pacific Beach. 858.490.4685

Best Date Spot

Melting Pot


Dip into something different with fancy fondues at the Melting Pot. Do it right by ordering from the Big Night Out four-course dinner menu that offers choices of cheese fondue, fresh salads, main entrée and chocolate fondue. This interactive dining experience effortlessly stirs up conversation and laughter, making your date a memorable experience. 901 Fifth Avenue, Gaslamp District. 619.234.5554

Best Kept Secret

La Dolce Vita Ristorante

This genuine Italian cuisine in La Jolla is a cozy and romantic restaurant with a charming outdoor patio that feels like an ancient palazzo in Italy. You’ll fall in love when you try their Petto di Pollo Dolce Vita, a chicken breast sautéed in olive oil with garlic, mushrooms and artichoke hearts soaked in a gorgonzola cream sauce. 1237 Prospect Street, La Jolla. 858.454.2524

Best Mimosa

Tower 23

Tower 23 has a breathtaking view, quality food and delicious drinks that give you an overall delightful dining experience. Build your own mimosa by choosing you mix of orange juice, blood orange juice or pomegranate mixed with quality champagne for $6 a glass. 4551 Ocean Boulevard, Pacific Beach. 866.869.3723

Best Mexican

Café Coyote y Cantina

Café Coyote y Cantina’s friendly staff, delicious Mexican food and festive atmosphere have contributed to it being voted as Best Mexican Restaurant. With 127 tequilas offered here, Café Coyote y Cantina is one of only two certified Tequila Houses in the United States. They are known for their signature tortillas, freshly made on their front patio. They have the prime location for all the street festivities that will be going on for Cinco de Mayo. 2461 San Diego Avenue, Old Town. 619.291.5700 14

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Best Desserts

Extraordinary Desserts

Food meets art with these one-of-a-kind specialty desserts that engage all five senses. Extraordinary Desserts is set apart from all other competitors because of the quality of the desserts and the breathtaking presentations. It is not like your average bakery since they only use the best quality products and use mostly organic ingredients. Many of the recipe ideas come from inspiration from owner Karen Krasne’s traveling experiences. 1430 Union Street, Little Italy. 619.294.7001 2929 Fifth Avenue, Balboa Park. 619.294.2132


Best Live Music


Anthology is a great place for music lovers who want a comfortable but sophisticated place to have a cocktail with friends and enjoy fine music. This chic venue inspired by the great supper clubs of the ‘30s and ‘40s features a wide variety of music including jazz, rock, blues, Latin, indie and much more. 1337 India Street, San Diego. 619.595.0300

Best Irish Pub

Gallagher’s Irish Pub

Gallagher’s Irish Pub has everything from a fully stocked bar, live music, DJs and signature parties to ensure an exciting and memorable night. They have one of the most extensive collections of Whiskeys anywhere in San Diego. Try one of their popular signature drinks, the $3 Leprechaun, comprised of Irish creme, crème de menthe and a splash of milk. 5046 Newport Avenue, Ocean Beach. 619.222.5300

Best Place to Watch the Game

Miller’s Field

This sports bar located in the heart of Pacific Beach has killer food deals and countless drink specials that make it the perfect place to get rowdy and watch the game. 4465 Mission Boulevard, Pacific Beach. 858.483.4143

Best Girls’ Night Out


This semi-new addition to downtown San Diego’s nightlife is the next generation in nightlife venues with its touchable design textures and the pulsating sound system that makes it impossible to resist dancing and letting loose. The playfulness and excitement of seeing the hottest performers makes for a great girls’ night out and an excuse to get crazy. 500 Fourth Avenue, Gaslamp District. 619.232.8100

Best Brewery Restaurant

Stone Brewing Company

With 32 craft and specialty beers on tap, Stone Brewing Company’s Bistro has become one of the premier culinary destinations in San Diego County. They only serve the best beer so don’t expect any industrial “fizzy yellow beers.” 1999 Citracado Parkway, Escondido. 760.471.4999


Best Wine Selection

Ivy Rooftop at Andaz

This sophisticated wine bar at the Ivy Rooftop features 88 different wines poured from innovative wine stations. Go out for a glass with friends or set up a tasting of the premium vintage wine cellar wines with the Andaz wine director. 600 F Street, Gaslamp District. 619.814.2055

Best Cocktails

Vin De Syrah

Inspired by the warm brasseries of turn-of-the-century Paris, the modern space has tracings of the old but embraces the contemporary new world with a style of its own. All of the specialty cocktails are made from scratch to guarantee that you are served the best drink possible. Among other specialty drinks is the Ace in the Hole and Revive the Rabbit, both made with unique and organic ingredients. 901 Fifth Avenue, Gaslamp District. 619.234.4166

Best Taco Tuesday

pb bar and grill

What better idea is there for a Tuesday night? From tacos and enchilada’s starting at $1.95, to $3 frozen margaritas and Mexican beers, PB Bar & Grill does it right. Go to the inside bar for some shuffleboard fun or try the patio that always guarantees a vibrant crowd. 860 Garnet Avenue, Pacific Beach. (858) 272-4745

Best Nightclub

Best Karaoke

Things get crazy this month at Stingaree’s exclusive street level club. Mix things up and head over on Sundays at 4:30 p.m. for REVIVE, their newest weekly set to go off on April 15th with top DJ’s, oxygen tanks, confetti cannons, cryo guns and the works! 454 Sixth Avenue, Gaslamp District. 619.544.9500

Head to 710 Beach Club Wednesday nights to participate in their open mic and karaoke jam nights. Let your inner star talent shine, or goof off and rock out to your favorite songs. At this laidback beachside club, it’s perfectly fine to make a food of yourself, as long as you’re having a good time doing so. 710 Garnet Avenue, Pacific Beach. 858.483.7844


710 Beach Club

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Orchid obsession: Black Orchid one-piece cutout by Elizabeth Southwood, available at Sauvage, $165.00. Gold drop earrings, available at Tiffany & Co., $1,000.00.

at the beach: Fringe bandeau by L*Space by Monica Wise, available at Gone Bananas, $68.00. Jean shorts by One Teaspoon, available at Tease Boutique, $93.00. Cat eye milky blue sunglasses, available at Tiffany & Co., $380.00. Love bangle, available at Tiffany & Co., $1,500.00. Silver ring, available at Tiffany & Co., $625.00.


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zip me up: Blue zipper-front one piece by The Label Swimwear, available online at thelabelswimwear.com, $279.00. Multi-Benator necklace, available at Tease Boutique, $193.00. Snake arm band, available at Tease Boutique, $48.00.

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sexy beach style: Red bandeau by Juicy Couture, available at Gone Bananas, $87.00. Stripe bottoms by Juicy Couture, available at Gone Bananas, $76.00. Wood bangle cluster, available at Tease Boutique, $11.50.


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fashion news

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Rachel Zoe’s Expansion Plans Recently Rachel Zoe announced an expansion to her fashion line on a YouTube video in December. The line is to include a cold weather collection comprised of real and faux fur, hats, scarves, stoles and wrist warmers. The collection will also include Art Deco-inspired costume jewelry which is set to launch only at Neiman Marcus and Bergdorf Goodman. The jewelry will be available both online and in stores fall 2012 and will range from $195 to $695.

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by Nohely Mendoza

H&M Teams Up With NBC’S Fashion Star H&M has teamed up with the new primetime television series, Fashion Star. The show gives 14 unknown fashion designers the opportunity to win a multi-million dollar prize to showcase their collections in three of America’s largest retailers, H&M, Macy’s and Saks Fifth Avenue. Every week, buyers from those stores will bid against each other to purchase the designs that will be featured and sold at their stores. Immediately following the one-hour episode every Tuesday those purchased designs will be available for the public to purchase online at www.HMfashionstar.com and will be available in stores the following day. The show will feature celebrity mentors such as Jessica Simpson, Nicole Richie and John Varvatos. Episodes air Tuesdays from 10:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. EST on NBC.

Rihanna to Produce U.K. Fashion Competition Show Tiffany’s Innovation to Mark its 175th Anniversary Tiffany & Co. has revealed a new jeweler’s metal to celebrate its 175th anniversary. This one-of-a-kind metal has a pink hue and can be seen in a blend of gold, sterling silver and copper. The new metal will only be available throughout 2012 for the Tiffany 1837 collection and will be featured in a cuff, ring, pendant and necklace.

Rihanna is said to be the executive producer of a new unnamed show for British airing. The show will be similar to Project Runway and will be hosted by Girls Aloud singer Nicola Roberts. By the end of the show there will be a final challenge where the remaining competitors will create an outfit for Rihanna’s performance at Wireless Festival. The show will debut on the Sky Living Channel in Britain.

did you know: Rihanna’s first name is actually Robyn! Rihanna is her middle name.

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fashion style

a spring affair



This spring it’s all about the bold prints, colored crops and standout wedges. Whether you’re spending a day at the mall or heading out for a night on the town, you need to do it with style! Our spring affair style guide is the perfect tool to find the look that quenches your thirst for fashion. No matter your taste, there’s a perfect spring look just for you!

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Love Tree sheer belted open shoulder shirt, $29.00, Wildfox Friday night shorts, $143.00, multi-benator fashion necklace, $193.00, all available at Tease Boutique. Multi-colored wedge by Andrea, $62.10, available at Tutto Cuore.

One Teaspoon black lagoon bodice, $144.00, Gypsy Layla drape shawl, $176.00, J Brand cut off shorts, $154.00, all available at Tease Boutique. Bracelets and ring, stylist’s own. Major Crush black strappy wedge by Chinese Laundry, $59.99, available at Tutto Cuore.

Lush cropped top with sequins, $45.00, Free People skinny colored cropped pants, $85.00, Seraphina necklace in aqua, $97.00, Roma cuff $154.00, all available at Tease Boutique. Dig It gold strappy wedge by Chinese Laundry, $51.99, available at Tutto Cuore.

Wildfox Polo pony slip dress, $77.00, See You Monday neon tribal leggings, $27.00, all available at Tease Boutique. Bangles, stylist’s own. Pink and orange wedge by Andrea, $66.90, available at Tutto Cuore.

Jarlo lace v-neck dress, $99.00, Minkpink Peppermint Pattie dress, $88.00, all available at Tease Boutique. Light pink strappy wedge by Andrea, $61.50, available at Tutto Cuore.

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Boho Sheer


This scarf adds a feminine touch. Lulu Print sheer scarf, available at Nordstroms, $18.00.


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bold prints Spring has sprung and super bold prints are making a statement. From jaw-dropping geometrics to eye-popping colors to oversized florals these prints will stop you in your tracks. By Ashley guyatt

String It Up


Flowy and fun, this blouse is great with leggings. Haute Hippie drawstring top, available at Nordstroms, $275.00.

Playful Petals Romp around in this floral piece. Candy floral print romper, available at Free People, $128.00.




Pretty in Pinks

Splash of Color Rock these with a solid top and let the colors shine! Paige Denim Verdugo stretch denim, available at Nordstrom, $199.00.

Get girly with this top! Ella Moss sheer silk tassel-tie neck top, available at Nordstrom, $148.00.

Blue Beauty Carry this any day of the week. Marc by Marc Jacobs Pretty nylon tote, available at Bloomingdales, $198.00.


Wedged In These shoes are a statement piece for any wardrobe! Steve Madden Winonna wedge, available at Bloomingdale’s, $99.95.


Bonus tip: Maximize your bold statement by offsetting these prints with a solid. APRIL 2012 //




w a r rd o f g n i r p s to

your love life

Spring is in the air, and so is love. Just like your house, relationships need a good spring cleaning as well. So in with the new and out with the old. Give your love a boost this spring with these 5 tips! By Jillian marie Dyer

photo by jonah gilmore

1 Clear some space

Take action and stop waiting around for love to find you. End a long boring winter by adding some spice to your life. Break out the calendar and start knocking off items off your bucket list, take some risks and make memories with friends. If you are constantly busy and working non-stop, this is your moment to bust out of your cocoon at least once a week and transform into a social butterfly. The more people you meet, the closer you will be to finding the man of your dreams.

2 access the mess

You can’t have a committed relationship if you don’t know what you are looking for. Whether you are in a relationship or playing the field, make a list of what you are seeking, what brings you happiness and discover what your weaknesses and strengths are. Take control of your relationships and make positive changes rather than getting stuck in old routine patterns. Try dating outside your comfort zone and not having such high expectations. If you normally go for the muscle meatheads, test drive something with a little more intelligence. Remember, you are looking for Mr. Right, not Mr. Perfect.

3 Take out the trash

Yes, moving on is a very difficult process, but now is the time to clear the air. Don’t let your past hold you back and keep you from living your life and future opportunities. So start by cleaning out your closet by replacing the exboyfriend’s t-shirts with something more sexy and feminine like lingerie. Next, go through your little black book (or these days your Blackberry) and delete all the contacts that you have no interest in talking to, like the ones who have broken your heart. Finally, have a beach bonfire burning of all past relationship artifacts such as photos, concert tickets and letters. If the only reason you hold on to them is for memories, then you are a fool. All they do is help you remember the good times, followed by a tearful crying session. If you need a good cry, then rent The Notebook. If you are really “meant to be together” then you will be.

4 Pull out the weeds

This spring, try having a positive attitude and lighten up your thoughts with humor. Stop wondering why he isn’t texting you back. Cease the Facebook page stalking and quit questioning if you will ever find love. Breathe and relax and just have some fun. Why waste your time on someone who isn’t into you? Surround yourself with motivating people who want to be around you and like you for who you are. Everything happens for a reason and eventually things will fall into place.

5 Splash some paint and polish

Spiff up your mind, body and soul with a makeover and by challenging yourself. Take a language course, buy an actual book that isn’t a celebrity gossip magazine, stick to healthy eating and workout habits or upgrade your appearance with a new hair style or wardrobe. It is important that you take the time to take care of the number one person in your life, yourself, because feeling beautiful on the inside and out is what it is all about.

Bonus tip: Celebrate singlehood. Get out of the house, enjoy the sun or paint the town red!


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drawing board how to try a new look! By Morgan Ferrari

get the glow

Fake Bake Flawless SelfTanning Liquid. Available at fakebake.com, $24.99.

It’s inexplicable yet inevitable that facets of your life will hit a plateau during its rollercoasterlike behavior. Being without exemption, even your makeup look will one day become routine too. If you are one of many who may have let experimentation and change take a back seat these past few years then read on for some helpful tips to pull you out of your slump. Speak up. It may sound simple, but just talking about making a change to your daily makeup routine or other beauty products may lead you to the steps of change. Women today think neutral tones are the only way to keep it simple and enhance their look, but look for your eye color complement for a fresh way to make your eyes pop.


Blue. If your eyes are blue then your complement color is orange. Try coppery or golden shadows, as well as peach to make your eyes pop.

Erox Body Spray. Available at erox.com, $35.95

Green. This eye color is best enhanced by red. Red itself is a strong color, so hues that have a red base work just as well. Find variety with shades of pinks, purples, red-browns or even a green similar to the color of your eye. Try any of these colors to brighten your green color. Hazel. This unique eye color has the ability to bring out both brown and green colors. If you’d rather bring out the green in your hazel eyes, simply use the complementary colors. Brown. Brown eyes have the ability to wear darker color including shades of grey and silver. If your eyes are more of a golden brown, then plums and purples will serve you best since they’re opposite from yellow on the color wheel.

Cleanse Avocado Olive & Basil Shower Gel by Crabtree & Evelyn. Available at crabtree-evelyn.com, $20.00.

One of the easiest ways to break the cycle is by switching brands. Just the fact that you’re using an entirely different line will feel like an accomplishment and encourage you to push your experimental boundaries. There are so many amazing lines that go overlooked. Some of our favorite color lines are Makeup Forever, NYX, Nars, Loreal and many others. A few of our favorite other products to recommend are Fake Bake Flawless Self-Tan liquid, Avocado, Olive & Basil revitalizing Bath & Shower gel and a new body mist, erox. It’s ok to live by the mantra “baby steps.” If you’re only able to manage step one, don’t be discouraged, it’s one step further than before. Remember all it takes is that first step.

did you know?: As many as 15 different genes have been associated with eye color inheritance. APRIL 2012 //




WellaTrend Vision VIP Party

bellus academy

The hair trends of 2012 were unveiled at the WellaTrend Vision Party by P&G Salon, hosted at the Bellus Academy. Four extreme trends were showcased ranging from ‘70s-inspired purple shags, to futuristic white blondes exaggerated by curls and waves. Following the demo, drinks, snacks and spa treatments were enjoyed.

photos by Jamie Le Dent

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1-yr anniversary


Men’s and women’s boutique Dolcetti celebrated their first anniversary with a fashion show and party. A spread of food by Dining on 5th with Chef Marco, fashionable cocktails by U4IK Vodka and Tequila, tunes by DJ Tony Mora and a live performance by The Blues Wizard made this event a night to remember.

photos by tom yip


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in this issue APRIL 2012

COVER Multi-color bandeau by Luli Fama, available at Gone Bananas (858) 488-4900, $84.00. Gold hoop earrings, available at Tiffany’s & Co. Fashion Valley Mall (619) 297-7200, $2,150.00. Rubedo cuff, available at Tiffany & Co. Fashion Valley Mall (619) 297-7200, $7,500.00. Sugar Stack rings, available at Tiffany & Co. Fashion Valley Mall (619) 297-7200, prices available upon request. TABLE OF CONTENTS Page 6: Skeleton one piece by Wildfox, available at Tease Boutique, (619) 795-2824, $149.00. Silver Stud earrings, available at Tiffany & Co. Fashion Valley Mall, (619) 297-7200, price available upon request. Gehry octagon bangle, available at Tiffany & Co. Fashion Valley Mall, (619) 297-7200, price available upon request. Gehry torque bangles, available at Tiffany & Co. Fashion Valley Mall, (619) 297-7200, prices available upon request. BIKINI PREVIEW Page 16-17: Black Orchid one-piece cutout by Elizabeth Southwood, available at Sauvage (858) 729-0015, $165.00. Gold drop earrings, available at Tiffany & Co. Fashion Valley Mall (619) 297-7200, $1,000.00. Page 18: Fringe bandeau by L*Space by Monica Wise, available at Gone Bananas (858) 488-4900, $68.00. Jean shorts by One Teaspoon, available at Tease Boutique (619) 795-2824, $93.00. Cat eye milky blue sunglasses, available at Tiffany & Co. Fashion Valley Mall (619) 297-7200, $380.00. Love bangle, available at Tiffany & Co. Fashion Valley Mall (619) 2977200, $1,500.00. Silver ring, available at Tiffany & Co. Fashion Valley Mall (619) 297-7200, $625.00. Page 19: Blue zipper-front one piece by The Label Swimwear, available online at thelabelswimwear.com, $279.00. MultiBenator necklace, available at Tease Boutique, $193.00. Snake arm band, available at Tease Boutique, (619) 795-2824, $48.00. Page 20: Red bandeau by Juicy Couture, available at Gone Bananas (858) 488-4900, $87.00. Stripe bottoms by Juicy Couture, available at Gone Bananas (858) 488-4900, $76.00. Wood bangle cluster, available at Tease Boutique

(619) 795-2824, $11.50. Location: The Inn at Sunset Cliffs 1370 Sunset Cliffs • Ocean Beach (619) 222-7901 • innatsunsetcliffs.com FASHION STYLE Page 22: Look 1: Love Tree shear belted open shoulder shirt, $29.00, Wildfox Friday night shorts, $143.00, multi-benator fashion necklace, $193.00, all available at Tease Boutique (619) 795-2824. Multicolored wedge by Andrea, $62.10, available at Tutto Cuore (858) 490-4685.



McDonald’s charity


The masks came off at this swanky celebration for charity. Guests gathered in a Point Loma private estate to celebrate Mardis Gras San-Diego style, dancing the night away to the sounds of The Euphoria Band and DJ Spinnaker. Hosted by Kiwanis Club San Diego, the event benefited the Ronald McDonald House Charities.

photos by Scott Trento

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Look 2: One Teaspoon black lagoon bodice, $144.00, Gypsy Layla drape shawl, $176.00, J Brand cut off shorts, $154.00, all available at Tease Boutique (619) 795-2824. Bracelets and ring, stylist’s own. Major Crush Black strappy wedge by Chinese Laundry, $59.99, available at Tutto Cuore (858) 490-4685. Look 3: Lush cropped top with sequins, $45.00, Free People skinny colored cropped pants, $85.00, Seraphina necklace in aqua, $97.00, Roma cuff $154.00, all available at Tease Boutique (619) 795-2824. Dig It Gold strappy wedge by Chinese Laundry, $51.99, available at Tutto Cuore (858) 490-4685. Look 4: Wildfox Polo pony slip dress, $77.00, See You Monday neon tribal leggings $27.00, all available at Tease Boutique (619) 795-2824. Bangles, stylist’s own. Pink and orange wedge by Andrea, $66.90, available at Tutto Cuore (858) 490-4685. Look 5: Jarlo lace v-neck dress, $99.00, Minkpink Peppermint Pattie dress, $88.00, all available at Tease Boutique (619) 795-2824. Light pink strappy wedge by Andrea, $61.50, available at Tutto Cuore (858) 490-4685.

FASHION DEPARTMENT CREW Cover/Bikini Preview (Pages 1, 16-20): Photography, James Norton. Photography Assistant, Walker McCullough. Wardrobe, Dean Hall. Wardrobe Assistant, Ashley Guyatt. Hair, Jeremy Harris. Makeup, Carachele Carter. Talent, Morgan O’Marro, Amy Scott. Video, Eric Lingle, Ryan Washburn. Fashion Style (Page 22): Photography, Emily Soto. Wardrobe, Brandie Johnson. Hair/Makeup, Ty Marie Combe. Talent, Claressa Slaughter.

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APRIL horoscope


By Cathy Moe with Hali Winthrop

ARIES The Ram { April 19 – May 13 } Happy birthday Aries! Just in time for Earth Day April 22, your confidence soars. You have been taking care of yourself and others now notice. You can do anything and are likely to. Embrace your best assets — you’ll be glad you did. TAURUS The Bull { May 14 – June 19 } Taurus needs their creature comforts. April brings more than showers — it brings a new you! Push yourself and you’ll be rewarded. Wear something you never thought you would. You may be invited to take a trip! GEMINI The Twins { June 20 – July 20 } Really? You’re going to question that last invitation? This is a great social month for Gemini. You never know who you might meet. And that could lead to a magical May! Dress up your eyes for flirty moments. CANCER The Crab { July 21 – August 9 } You win them over with your shy demeanor, but inside you may feel more fire than ice. Show it with a sexier-than-usual outfit. You’re on a roll and that means putting yourself out there in fashion finery. Invest in yourself! LEO The Lion { August 10 – September 15 } Listening to your intuition is in your best interest. It’s not too early to make a daring decision. Love is in the air for Leos. Why not bring it down to earth? Bangles and dangly earrings make you a dream catcher. VIRGO The Maiden { September 16 – October 30 } You may see a posh new you in the mirror. It’s all about how you present yourself. Accept an offer from high-stylers who appreciate your potential. With your allure, dress for each and every occasion. LIBRA God of Justice { October 31 – November 22 } The beautiful and the spiritual merge as you glow with magic and romance. Remember to say “yes” to opportunity. What is logical must be balanced with intuition. This way you’ll reap rewards and still have time to play! SCORPIO The Scorpion { November 23 – November 29 } There are mysteries for you in April, Scorpio. Following their lead is half the fun. It may be time to enjoy each uncertainty. Dress for shimmery elegance in the evening and adventures in the daytime. OPHIUCHUS The Serpent Holder { November 30 – December 17 } You wow others as you sense their feelings and say just the right thing. Channel this gift by making connections that pique your interest. When “just having coffee,” be dressed and ready for action.


Tease Boutique Fashion Show


The night was kicked into high gear for Tease Boutique. With champagne flowing, models walking and live music the evening was full of fashion, beauty and fun! Beginning with the grand opening at their Gaslamp location Tease Boutique continued the night with an afterparty and fashion show at Stingaree.

photos by pol santos

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SAGITTARIUS The Archer { December 18 – January 18 } You’re a free spirit, with romance this month to heat you up. If you fancy them, they may well fancy you, too. Be yourself and wear your “who me, hot?” tops, tights and shorts! Keep sight of your goals. CAPRICORN The Goat { January 19 – February 15 } Power returns to your life in April. You feel the joy of being in charge once again. Create a team that supports you. Wear your boldest ensemble to show you mean business. Romance soothes and restores you. AQUARIUS The Water Bearer { February 16 – March 11 } Let others know you feel great. Look your best to enhance your confidence. Treat yourself to a new hairstyle, a wardrobe addition or sparkly shoes. “Unique” and “special” are your keywords for romance. PISCES The Fish { March 12 – April 18 } Watch for Cinco de Mayo as someone from your past may be in touch. Plan a casual get-together. If you choose to send a clear signal, show you’re available by wearing something subtly sexy.

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April 6 E-40 & TOO SHORT 4th & B, San Diego, 8:00 p.m.


PADRES BASEBALL HOME GAMES Petco Park, San Diego April 5-8 vs. LA Dodgers April 10-12 vs. Arizona Diamondbacks April 19-22 vs. Philadelphia Phillies April 24-26 vs. Washington Nationals April 30 vs. Milwaukee Brewers


April 10 KELLY CLARKSON: STRONGER TOUR 2012 Valley View Casino Center, San Diego, 7:30 p.m. April 12 EC TWINS Fluxx Nightclub, San Diego, 10:00 p.m. April 13 ZAC BROWN BAND Cricket Wireless Ampitheatre, Chula Vista, 7:00 p.m. April 13 STEEL PULSE Belly Up Tavern, Solana Beach, 9:00 p.m. April 20 40 OZ. TO FREEDOM SUBLIME TRIBUTE Belly Up Tavern, Solana Beach, 8:30 p.m. April 28 SOCAL REGGAE FESTIVAL Valley View Casino Center, San Diego, 6:30 p.m.

April 7 STRAWBERRY & FLOWER FIELDS FOREVER The flowers have bloomed! Mother Nature has officially announced the arrival of Spring. If you have not yet visited the 50 acres full of stunning flowers in Carlsbad, you must put it on your to-do list! On April 7 The Flower Fields will host their annual strawberry-eating contest. Adult admission is $11. 5704 Paseo Del Norte, Carlsbad, Open 7 days a week, 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. April 21 & 22 ADAMS AVENUE MUSIC FESTIVAL Hey music lovers! Over 170 musical performers and more than 30 local restaurants, crafters and dealers will host a live music festival along a two-mile stretch, from Texas Street to the end of Kensington in Normal Heights! Admission is free. Adams Avenue, San Diego, 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

April 29 LA JOLLA HALF MARATHON Rise and shine, San Diego runners! Race along the coast this month for a community cause! Register to run by April 13 online at www.lajollahalfmarathon.com. Del Mar Fairgrounds, Del Mar, 7:30 a.m.

SDSU BASEBALL HOME GAMES Tony Gwynn Stadium, San Diego April 9 vs. USD, 6:00 p.m. April 10 vs. Long Beach State, 6:00 p.m. April 13-15 vs. New Mexico, times vary April 20-22 vs. TCU, times vary


The Fashion Group International (FGI) is a global non-profit premier organization devoted to advancing professionalism in the fashion industry. For more information please visit them online at sandiego.fgi.org or www.facebook.com/fgisandiego. April 18 “CAREER AWARENESS WEEK” SPEED NETWORKING The Art Institute, San Diego, 6:30 p.m.

April 19 MAKE UP MASTER CLASS Professional Headshots, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. April 25 SPEED NETWORKING Mesa College, San Diego, 5:00 p.m.

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