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Shown: Sandy Redman, Ramin Pourteymour, Denise Hug and Phyllis Parrish showing their support as part of The Jewels of San Diego Moulin Rouge Cabaret 2012 Gala.


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The Arc of San Diego The Jewels of San Diego Gala, a charity benefitting The Arc of San Diego, originated with the philanthropic generosity of Phyllis and John Parrish in 2010.



Padres GM Josh Byrnes The promotion of Josh Byrnes as the Padres’ general manager has sparked much interest and media buzz; waiting anxiously in anticipation to see what the new frontman will bring.



Casual-Chic Fashions at the Park Styled by Steffani Symons and photographed by Ed Brown, April’s fashion spread is dedicated to outdoor spring styles, offering a casualchic palate for spring and summer. Shot on location at Balboa Park.


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Old Town San Diego While it is a cornerstone destination for tourists and out-of-town guests, the historic park remains a true San Diego icon — boasting a celebrated culture and authentic Mexican cuisine.

Shea Chic Home to San Diego, Shea Chic Boutique — offering all-natural lotions, creams, candles, and bath products — has become one of the fastest growing brands in the region, boasting a 300 percent growth.

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Dear Readers, With a busy spring season already underway, it is always a privilege to be invited to various events around town; from fashion shows to fundraisers, golf tournaments and wine tastings, there’s always something to do. And while I most enjoy meeting you, our readers, I also appreciate the opportunity to explore the various parts of San Diego. So as we enter the warmer months of the year, I implore you to seek out adventure in our own “backyard,” and savor alfresco living in America’s FINEST City! Over the next few months, expect to see new additions in our editorial line-up. In expanding our editorial content offering and direction, we hope you enjoy getting to know our contributing writers and photographers, rising lifestyle trends in fashion and technology, along with a few surprises here and there. I’d like to personally thank Sandy Redman, Ramin Pourteymour, Denise Hug and Phyllis Parrish for joining our cover shoot for April. Shot on location at the Grand Del Mar in Rancho Santa Fe, the cover is a prelude to The Arc of San Diego’s upcoming “Jewels of San Diego” Gala on May 5. Returning with a bold Moulin Rouge Cabaret experience for attendees, the much anticipated spring event will raise much-needed funds for the Arc’s annual programs. For more information about The Arc’s programs and event details, please see pages 38 and 43. Enjoy! John Winfield Publisher FINE Media Group, LLC

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Luke Travis After graduating from U.C Berkeley with a degree in English, Luke began work as a grant-writer for the Community Rejuvenation Project — a nonprofit organization committed to blight-abatement and child-development. In late 2011, Luke became a monthly contributor to FINE Magazine, and continues to work as the Bay Area Correspondent for BxC Baron, a music journalism website that seeks out new and emerging musical talent.

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social CALENDAR | April 2012

Art Exhibits Gotthelf Art Gallery Evolution in Resolution: Digital Art and Photography, through May 23 Timken Museum of Art Art in the Evening: Resurrecting the English Country House, April 20 Exhibit: France in the Golden Age, through June 3 Art Workshops, every second Wednesday San Diego Museum of Art Asian Modernism of Kuboku and Takaku, through May 27 Art in Context: Yoga at the Museum, every Wednesday Art Alive: Opening Celebration, April 12 Art Alive Floral Exhibit, April 13-15 Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego John Baldessari: A Print Retrospective, through May 12 Ai Weiwel: Zodiac Heads/Circle of Animals: Gold, through July 29 Oceanside Museum of Art A Conversation with Guest Curator Dave Hampton, April 14 Arts of Amore Event, April 15 Liquid Capture: Masters of Underwater Photography, April 28-June 17

Dance / Theatre / Broadway North Coast Rep THIS, April 4-29 The Old Globe A Room with a View, through April 8 Anna Christie, through April 15 San Diego Repertory Theatre Tortilla Curtain, through April 8 La Jolla Playhouse Hands on a Hardbody, April 27-June 17 Cirque du Soleil April 25-May 13, Del Mar Fairgrounds

Musical Performances San Diego Symphony Donovan’s Wine Dinner & Auction, April 15 Tchaikovsky’s Romeo & Juliet, April 26 & 28


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San Diego Lyric Opera The Mikado, through April 15 La Jolla Music Society Cleveland Orchestra, April 20 Tiempo Libre, April 21 Mark Morris Dance Group, April 28

food + wine Easter Champagne Brunch April 6, The Westgate Hotel Downtown 50th Annual Good Friday Breakfast for YMCA April 6, Doubletree Hotel in Mission Valley Taste of Julian April 14, Julian Main Street A Premier Unveiling of our Exclusive Collectors April 19, The Marine Room Taste of Hillcrest 2012 April 21, throughout Hillcrest 3rd Annual Taste of Poway: Food Fest & Auction April 21, Bernardo Winery 16th Annual Meet the Chefs of Del Mar Benefiting: Casa de Amparo April 22, Hilton Del Mar 31st Annual Celebrity Chefs Cook Gala April 28, Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina

Community Interest La Jolla Concours d’Elegance April 1, La Jolla Cove Del Mar Antique Show April 13-15, Del Mar Fairgrounds Del Mar National Horse Show April 19-May 6, Del Mar Fairgrounds

Spring Home Improvement Show April 20-22, Del Mar Fairgrounds Curator San Diego - The Yacht and Lifestyle Event April 20-21, Fifth Avenue Landing Coronado Flower Show April 21-22, Spreckel’s Park Oceanside Days of Art April 21-22, Oceanside Civic Center Vocabulary Fashion Show and Afternoon Tea April 21, The Westgate Hotel Grand Lobby MotorCars on MainStreet: 22nd Annual Car Show April 22, Coronado La Femme Chic One Year Anniversary Party April 26, Flower Hill Promenade Del Mar Showpark Spring Festival April 26-29, Del Mar Horsepark Encinitas Street Faire April 28-29, S. Coast Highway 101 Del Mar Bridal Bizaar April 29, Del Mar Fairgrounds 11th Annual Point Loma Garden Walk April 28, Point Loma

Non-Profit Events and Fundraisers Balboa Barks: A Day of Peace, Love & Canine Companions Benefiting: Canine Companions for Independence April 14, Presidents Lawn in Balboa Park Fashion with a Passion Benefiting: Make-A-Wish Foundation of San Diego April 14, Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising Sharon’s Ride, Run, Walk for Epilepsy Benefiting: Epilepsy Foundation of San Diego County April 15, DeAnza Cove Park Parkinson’s Step by Step Walk 5K Benefitting: Parkinsons Association of San Diego April 21, Liberty Station Point Loma Prohibition: Wine & Dine Speakeasy Benefiting: HelderHelp April 21, Westin Gaslamp Quarter Kids Korps USA Super Star Gala Benefiting: Kids Korps USA April 28, Del Mar Country Club Do you have an event you would like featured in our monthly calendar? If so, forward the details to

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New in Town

Getting to know San Diego’s latest additions Warren Sheets Design Masterminds Redesign of La Jolla’s Grande Colonial The landmark Grande Colonial, celebrating its Centennial anniversary in 2013, has completed $500,000 renovation of the hotel’s entry and foyer, lobby and surrounding public spaces and three adjacent meeting rooms. Interior design was provided by Warren Sheets Design, Inc., a

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Headquartered in San Diego, Adaptive Market Space Brings New Online Auction for Adaptive Equipment

noted locally for their work on The Grand Del Mar resort.

Adaptive Market, LLC works to help improve lives for

The 1913 Colonial-Revival style hotel now features elegant

individuals in the disabled community by providing an online

European-residential style interiors – done in what Sheets

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describes as “new traditional” – with a bold color palette and subtle contemporary nuances. “We wanted to speak to the hotel’s colorful past by creating a strong juxtaposition of old and new,” Sheets explained. Web:

San Diego’s Historic Gaslamp Recently Welcomed Red Light District’s Dining Room and Social House Concept Red Light District’s menu, created by Executive Chef Jason Maitland, is inspired by old world comfort food with modern French and Japanese influences. Items are hearth-style entrees that re-invent the local dining experience in downtown San Diego by bringing back local, sustainable comfort food. Eloquent service is modeled after European standards with tableside preparation of select menu items. In addition, specialty menus will change seasonally. So named after San Diego’s gaslamp district of the early 1900s, the restaurant is located at 409 F Street in a 160-year-old building. Web:

ment. The site became a reality after realizing many people in the disabled community stored equipment they no longer needed and/or in cases where they did not have the means to purchase new equipment. With many failed attempts of selling online in other mainstream markets, it became clear that an online market focusing on people with disabilities and their needs is necessary. Web:

Inspired by the Mediterranean, 100 Wines Hillcrest to Debut Casual, Wine Bar Cuisine by Local Chefs The culinary program at 100 Wines Hillcrest will take casual, wine bar cuisine to a new level; heavily influenced by Spain, France, and Italy, the menu will showcase a number of shared small plates crafted by numerous local chefs, including Katherine Humphus, a rising culinary talent and Executive Chef of BO-beau kitchen + bar.  The restaurant will also feature a vast array of wines ranging from local California to international selections. A concept by Cohn

Schubach Aviation Adds Hawker 800XP to Fleet

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La Jolla Country Club Hosts San Diego Ballet’s Annual Gala All photography courtesy of Ed Brown, EA Brown Studio

Held at the prestigious La Jolla Country Club, overlooking the Pacific wake, San Diego Ballet brought to life their Annual Gala and Auction, funding their mission to simply “excite, enrich, and entertain its diverse audience through an imaginative presentation of classical and contemporary dance.” The dinner and silent auction event also featured live performances from the Ballet’s repertoire, along with an update from Founder Robin Morgan. Web:

San Diego Ad Club Honors Super Heroes in Advertising at the 2012 ADDY’s All photography courtesy of Randy Strain, JRS Productions

As the advertising industry’s largest and most represented competition in the U.S., the Addy’s recently brought together San Diego’s most creative minds to honor the local ad community for outstanding work and achievement. Hosted at Anthology in Little Italy, the San Diego Advertising Club presented 95 awards in 100 different professional advertising and graphic design categories, culled from 274 entries, to 29 different advertising and marketing companies. In addition, the Club honored Ron Miriello, as the 2012 recipient of the Paula E. Sullivan Award for exceptional career achievements and community contributions. Web:


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Family Winemakers of California Hold Fourth Annual San Diego Tasting All photography courtesy of Randy Strain, JRS Productions

The Family Winemakers of California recently held their Fourth Annual San Diego Tasting for wine professionals and connoisseurs at the Del Mar Fairgrounds in early March. Although the FWC is an organization assisting with legislation and regulation of wine sales for their members of family-owned wineries and smaller wine producers in California, the event was a wine social for all of San Diego to enjoy. Sponsors included: Fast Forward Events, Labeltronix, Sadie Rose Baking Co., and Vin Web:

LA Fashion Week Feature Mosaic’s Hope in the City All photography courtesy of TJ Sinsay, Sinsay Fitography

“Behind the Seams” at LA’s Fashion Week recently featured Mosaic for the “Hope in the City” Fashion Show, benefitting Habitat for a Humanity in downtown Los Angeles. A collaboration of hope and fashion, and a call to action in making a difference in the community was the main focus for the evening’s festivities that included a silent auction. Mosaic’s Hope in the City was committed to achieving the goal of raising approximately $35,000 for Habitat for Humanity. Featured designers in the show included: Rey Aquino, Tennille Rogers, Paige Fellers, Oscar Lopez, Octavius Terry, Melanie Trygg, Meagan Tobin, MaryLenore Peralta, Laverne Delgado, David Phongsa, and Brady Paul.


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Flavor, Culture, Cuisine By Troy Davenport


ith a fabled past and restored spirit, Old

ever-popular ‘Gold’ or ‘Original Coyote’ Margaritas

Town San Diego is considered to be the

never disappoint. As an Old Town favorite for the

birthplace of California. And while it is a

past 20 years, Cafe Coyote has definitely made their

cornerstone destination for tourists and out-of-town

mark with a festive combination of live mariachis,

guests, the historic park remains a true San Diego

hand made tortillas and authentic menu selections;

icon — boasting a celebrated culture and authentic

the Langostino Taco was recently added to the line-

Mexican cuisine. From freshly hand made tortillas

up, featuring corn tortillas stuffed with breaded and

and an unlimited supply of fruity margaritas, to the sounds of the mariachi, here is a tour of some of Old Town’s finest restaurants and dining venues. Cafe Coyote y Cantina Location: 2461 San Diego Avenue  Web: Hours: Open Daily 7am - 10pm Boasting more than 100 Tequilas on tap, Cafe Coyote is in fact a certified “Tequila House” by the prestigious Academia del tequila (in Mexico City)


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deep-fried langostino lobster, and were also featured on Food Network’s “Heat Seekers” for their mix of Naga Dragon Salsa. Weekly specials include Tequilla Thursday and Taco Tuesday. Menu Items of Note Queso Fundido - Grilled bell pepper strips, melted cheese casserole served with handmade flour tortillas and chorizo (Mexican sausage). Huevos Estrada - Traditional cheese enchiladas made-to-order in a skillet and topped with two eggs over easy.  Served with sour cream, refried beans, and homestyle potatoes. Famous Old Town Carnitas Platter - Tender pieces of pork

and is one of only two in the entire U.S.; with an

slow cooked in Mexico’s traditional style. Served with Mexican rice,

obvious endless list of margarita possibilities, the

refried beans, guacamole, salsa fresca, onions, cilantro, and lime.

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Casa de Reyes Mexican Cuisine Location: 2754 Calhoun Street Web: Hours: Daily, 10am - 9pm; Fri - Sun, till 10pm Surrounded by a festive courtyard ambiance within the carrizo arbor, Casa de Reyes pays homage

Menu Items of Note Legendary House Margaritas - On the rocks or blended, these traditional-style margaritas feature premium Tequila, Orange liquor and house made sweet and sour; not to mention a host of fresh fruit flavors as well. Chicken Fajitas - Marinated chicken (also comes in beef) with onion, peppers and tomato tossed on a hot grille and served with

to its vibrant past, restoring the marketplace venue

sour cream and guacamole. Includes rice and beans.

that once thrived throughout the 1800s; coupling

Fish or Shrimp Tacos - SautĂŠed mahi-mahi or shrimp on a soft

a vibrant living landscape of

corn tortilla with shredded green and red cabbage slaw, spicy

garden greens,

unique shops, a nearby stage for live music and entertainment, as well as an outdoor dining terrace. With hand made flour tortillas and a host of specialty margaritas, Casa de Reyes is also widely known for their menu selections — offering a range of authentic Mexican cuisine; the enchiladas,

cream, cotija cheese, cheddar and jack cheese, pico de gallo and avocado.

Casa Guadalajara Location: 4105 Taylor Street Web: Hours: Mon-Fri, 11am - 10pm; Sat-Sun, 7am - 11pm

shrimp ceviche and chocolate churros are highly

A local favorite with rave reviews, Casa

recommended among diners. Literally settled in the

Guadalajara celebrates the spirit and flavors

heart of Old Town, it also makes a great destination


to simply people watch, or just kick back during

experience; with traditional folk art and a bold

happy hour. Kids eat free on Mondays.

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mariachi band and authentic cucina flavors, it is no surprise they received the California Restaurant Associations’s award for “Best Mexican Restaurant” in 2010. Located on the outskirts of Old Town, Casa Guadalajara’s top picks feature tamales, flautas and mole pablano; not to mention a top happy hour destination in the county (weeknights, 4-7 p.m.). A vegetarian menu is also available. Menu Items of Note Cadillac Margarita - Made with Sauza Hornitos, triple sec premium sweet & sour, and Grand Marnier on the side. Seafood Chimichanga - A succulent combination of shrimp, lobster, and sea bass in a creamy jalapeño sauce wrapped in a crispy flour tortilla and topped with a mild jalapeño sauce. Grilled Chicken and Mango Quesadillas - A very tasty blend of flavors fills a handmade flour tortilla. Served with jalapeño cream sauce.

The Cosmopolitan Restaurant Location: 2660 Calhoun Street Web: Hours: Daily, 11am - 9pm; Fri-Sat till 10pm Restored to its former glory, the Cosmopolitan serves Mexican and America Grille favorites, along with a variety of seafood selections; the menu does change throughout the year, yielding to local availability and seasonal harvests. The dining room is complete in 1870s decor, however, the orchard patio provides an inspired alfresco ambiance — infused with a citrus grove, grape vines and fresh herbs. Sunday Brunch at 10 a.m. is a treat, as are the Award Winning Cinnamon Churros for dessert. Entertainment in the evenings is standard, as is the weeknight happy hour from 3-6 p.m. Menu Items of Note Traditional Old Town Taco + Burrito Plates - Choice of carne asada, pollo asada, fried cod, garlic shrimp, grilled salmon or sea bass. Cosmo Fajitas - Served with tri-colored peppers, onions, tomato, and avocado. Choice of pollo asada, carne asada, or garlic shrimp.  Angus Flat Iron Steak - With 1855 Black Angus beef (known for excellent quality, fine marbling and exceptional flavor), this is served with baby potatoes, onion rings, asparagus, and chimichurri pesto.



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exclusive Padres GM Josh Byrnes | April 2012

Rooting for the

Hometown Team Getting Personal with Josh Byrnes, the Padres’ New GM BY Joyce “Jlynn” Gonzalez All photography COURTESY OF THE SAN DIEGO PADRES


s the baseball season opens with great fan-

Q: Mr. Byrnes, please tell FINE Magazine and our

fare and new additions to the roster, is the

readers what you feel will be your main goals for

promotion of Josh Byrnes as the Padres’

the San Diego Padres baseball organization; both

general manager that has sparked much interest

short-term and long-term, in guiding and leading

and media buzz; waiting anxiously in anticipation

them into a championship position?

to see what the new frontman will bring. Lauded

Josh Byrnes: We have worked very hard to build a

by team Vice Chairman Jeff Moorad as a terrific

young talent base. Most baseball publications have

leader, Byrnes brings a confidence and boldness

ranked our farm system number one in baseball or

to the role along with an 18-year career in Major

near the top. Now that we have that foundation,

League Baseball that spans the Cleveland Indians, the Boston Red Rox, the Colorado Rockies and the Arizona Diamondbacks. In directing the overall management of drafting, development, and the


we need to have some patience to let the players mature. As we grow into a more competitive team, we will try to add the right pieces so that we truly become a championship-caliber organization.

team roster, Byrnes is in fact the ninth GM in

Q: What do you feel will be some of the challenges

franchise history. Byrnes took the time to share with

and obstacles that the San Diego Padres will have

FINE Magazine his vision for the future of the San

to overcome in order to achieve the results of these

Diego Padres and their upcoming season, as well as


his personal thoughts on being in San Diego.

Byrnes: Patience is one challenge. Any team trying

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Josh Byrnes, Padres GM

“I have found the fans in San Diego to be very knowledgeable, very fair and very passionate. In general, the fans want to see a plan,” notes Padres GM Josh Byrnes. “They want to see a team that plays with passion. Most important, they want a championship. Our goals are the exact same.”

to win with a lower payroll must have a deep group

those determinations. We have a great staff here

of young players on the roster. With youth comes

that provides valuable input on any decisions that

uncertainty. We need to monitor the progress of all

are made.

of our young players and determine when they can contribute to a winning team. Q: With all your knowledge and experience you have attained in the world of professional baseball, being involved in various organizations, how do you see your task as being different in managing the San Diego Padres now that you are more seasoned and further advanced in your career, in where you possess a culmination of understanding and know-

Q: What message would you like to convey to the local fans of the Padres about what to look forward to with the new management and the direction of our team? Byrnes: Every team wants young talent in their organization. We have that. It has been proven that a farm system this strong almost always leads to success at the Major League level. We are very optimistic about our future, and we are very hungry

how to administer a team?

to start our winning ways as soon as possible.

Byrnes: Many lessons from my time in Cleveland

Q: How do you view the fans as well as the people of San Diego in comparison to the other cities you

(1994-1999) still apply. We will need to grow with this core of players. I will need to determine when to be patient and when to be aggressive. I would like to think that my experience will help me make

have been in? Byrnes: I have found the fans in San Diego to be very knowledgeable, very fair and very passionate.


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In general, the fans want to see a plan. They want to see a team that plays with passion. Most important, they want a championship. Our goals are the exact same. Q:  When you have some downtime from baseball, what are some of your favorite past-times and local hotspots that you enjoy around San Diego? Byrnes: With a young family, I have enjoyed the typical San Diego spots (the beach, Sea World, etc.). San Diego is my wife’s hometown, so she certainly knows her way around better than I do.   Q:  Lastly, on a personal note, you are originally from the Washington, D.C. area and moved around quite a bit with the different baseball organizations; can you please tell our readers what you love the most about being on the west coast in San Diego and what do you miss most about being on the east coast? Byrnes: For the most part, the east coast has a longer history than the west coast. As an example, the Red Sox have a fan base that spans several generations. When we won the World Series in 2004, I heard of many people going to grave sites to tell deceased relatives that the 86-year drought was finally over. There is a real sense of history and a real sense of community in San Diego. Everybody loves living [here] in San Diego, but there is also a sense of community pride. Obviously, sports teams are part of that community pride. We definitely feel a responsibility to put the best possible team on the field. F THE SAN DIEGO PADRES


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givinG back the arc of san diego | April 2012

The Jewels of San Diego

Moulin Rouge Cabaret 2012 Gala Charity Event BY Joyce “JLynn” Gonzalez


he Jewels of San Diego Gala, a charity benefitting The Arc of San Diego, originated with the philanthropic generosity of Phyllis and John Parrish in 2010 - a couple who moved to San Diego 37 years ago from New Orleans. With a strong passion to make a difference in the lives of those who were less fortunate, the couple decided to develop an alliance with The Arc of San Diego, in helping the disabled community; due in part to also having raised a son who had a disability. It is through their commitment and desire to give back that they organized a group of giving individuals to progressively continue on with The Arc and its mission to help those challenged with the disability and their family members. Currently in its third year, the Gala provides the financial avenues to establish support systems and programs to enhance and improve the day-to-day lives of members within the disability community.


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This year’s event will be a musical held at the Grand Del Mar, and is being choreographed by TV personality Mary Murphy and produced by Leonard Simpsons’ There’s No Biz Like Show Biz. The evening will feature the highly anticipated Moulin Rouge Cabaret Show for guests to enjoy. Distinguished Honorary and Committee Members will also be honored for their loyal contributions in helping The Arc further its mission to offer the gift of an independent lifestyle. “My vision and involvement for The Arc with The Jewels of San Diego is to know that all members of society with a disability, including my son, will have the opportunity to lead a self-sufficient lifestyle,” Phyllis Parrish expressed. “And, to have the reassurance, as a mother, to know that individuals like my son, who struggle with a disability will be able to take care of themselves and lead successful lives of their own someday.” | the arc of san diego givinG back n

Honorary Jewels Chairs Phyllis & John Parrish Marilyn & Kim Fletcher Lee & Frank Goldberg Jeanne Jones & Don Breitenberg Joye Blount & Jessie J. Knight, Jr Papa Doug Manchester Sandy Redman & Jeff Mueller Susie & Dean Spanos Sally B. & John M. Thornton

Honorary Jewels 2010 - 2012 Tommi & Robert Adelizzi Mrs. Albert Anderson Ginger & Ron Blair Esther Burnham Dede & Ron Carlson;

Valerie & Harry Cooper Patty & Coop Cooprider Liz & Michael Copley Mrs. Lowell Davies Jane & Tom Fetter Susan Figi Mari Hamlin Fink & Michael Fink Joy & Dr. Fred Fry Alison & George Gildred Mrs. Ken Golden Jennifer & Dr. Richard Greenfield Bonnie & Scody Hage Denise & Bertrand Hug Marge & Art Hughes Katherine Kaufman Jeanne Larson Mrs. Gordon Luce Barbara & Dr. Bill McColl

Virginia Monday Mrs. Jim Mulvaney Virginia Napierskie Anne Otterson Dian & VADM Raymond Peet (Ret.) Kristi Pieper & Michael Rossbacher Ramin Pourteymour Bobbie & Blaine Quick Georgia & Blair Sadler Julie & Jay Sarno Doreen & Dr. Myron Schonbrun Hon. Pam Slater-Price & Herschel Price Dottie & David Stanley Gaby & Rich Sulpizio Dixie & Ken Unruh Mrs. Lawrence Waddy Armi & Al Williams Barbara & Karl ZoBell


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Independence BY Joyce “JLynn” Gonzalez



ALL photography used with permission

e often take for granted the value of

California’s Governor, Earl Warren, signed a bill,

being independent until it is taken away,

offering Public Education Training for individuals

or may not even realize how much of a

with learning and developmental disabilities; soon

privilege it is to have the personal freedom and means

after, The Society of Exceptional Children was

to do things on our own. The Arc of San Diego strives


to assist individuals with disabilities, and continues to

In continuing with this cause, The Arc is

provide the gift of helping those with disability-based

dedicated to promoting and attaining a healthy and

challenges achieve and maintain an independent

productive livelihood for the young as well as adults

lifestyle. Due to the commitment and initiative of

with disabilities — both intellectually and physically.

forward-thinking advocates, the organization of The

In creating service programs within the community,

Arc can be attributed to a group of concerned parents

The Arc promotes awareness and offers outreach

and their vision of implementing various support

support groups in fulfilling an integral role of

systems and providing resources for individuals with

helping individuals and families overcome obstacles

disabilities. This movement was pursued further by

encountered on a daily basis. This includes assisting

The Ocean Beach Junior Women’s Club, and by 1951

families to cope with the inherent-born disabilities

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The Arc of San Diego continues its mission to simply empower disabled individuals in reaching their fullest level of independence through its many programs and very presence.


young infants, offering job placement and

others in need. In November of 2011, Meliha began

educational classes, and teaching adults life skills in

donating her time by leading music classes at the

becoming self-reliant with the goal of reaching their


full potential. The Arc’s Jennifer Bates Navarra, Vice President of Marketing, shares a moving story of one of their volunteers, by the name of Meliha, who started volunteering as a result of her sister’s support from

Other service programs of The Arc include: • The Parent Infant Program: Focused on young children from birth to 3 years of age, who are considered “at risk” or have developmental

The Arc and how it impacted their family. The

delayes. Its objective is to create a relaxed and

assistance provided by The Arc gave Meliha and her

playful environment, while simultaneously

family the hope that her sister would have the means

enhancing their motor, cognitive, and language

to lead a normal and productive life. And, due to

skills; as well as, encourage personal and social

The Arc’s tremendous support, empowering Meliha’s

interaction through specific self-help activities

sister to maintain an independent lifestyle, Meliha

by having speech therapists and behavioral

had the urge to give back to the community and help

specialists involved with their progress.


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“The Arc gave Meliha and her family the the hope that her sister would have the means to lead a normal and productive life.”

• Arc




Guides and offers employment opportunities

future and greater opportunity.

for individuals with disabilities. This service

becoming increasingly aware that such disabilities

allots professional advice on job placement

need not keep individuals from realizing their full

with various organizations throughout San

potential in school, work, at home, [or] as members

Diego, and assistance in writing resumes while

of their families and their communities.”

providing individualized coaching for the interviewing process.

Americans are

Reagan’s powerful message affirms these values; and The Arc of San Diego continues paving the

• Currently, The Arc is in the process of

way for members of the disability community to

implementing health and wellness programs in

actualize their full capabilities. Last year, The Arc

fitness facilities, lending access to the disability

celebrated their 60th year of service, and along

community to promote overall health through

with their continued efforts of initiating programs

nutrition and proper exercise.

for individuals with disabilities, the non-profit

In recognizing individuals with disabilities, the month of March is officially commemorated “Disability






proclaimation by President Ronald Reagan in 1987. In the declaration, our former president stated, “For many of these people with developmental


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Natural. Sassy. Chic BY Rosalie Cushman

all photography used COURTESY OF SHEA CHIC

[ Owner April Leffingwell, at the American Music Awards in Hollywood ]

Home to San Diego, Shea Chic Boutique — offering all-natural lotions, creams, candles, and bath products — has become one of the fastest growing brands in the region, boasting a 300 percent growth spurt in the past year and a half. With an ever-present tenacious spirit, Founder April Leffingwell has created quite the buzz from Hollywood to New York; not to mention a true California luxury.

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perfumes, creams and soaps which, ironically, were to begin a therapeutic value soon enough. As her husband began bringing scented treasures home to lift her spirits, an idea began to emerge in April’s mind about making soaps and creams of her own. Some of her research revealed harsh chemicals present in one of her previously favorite products, and ultimately, April decided to seek out only natural ingredients for her own creations. After recovering some mobility, she began making


How It All Began orn out of illness, craftswoman of ‘all

creams with friends, an inspired enterprise was

things fragrant’, April Leffingwell began


Shea Chic nearly by accident. “I simply

couldn’t get out of bed one day,” she explains. April


products, and after sharing some of her soaps and

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found herself homebound due to a degenerative

Using Shea Butter as a foundation with its healthy

spinal condition that kept her in bed for nearly

cellular-invigorating and moisturizing properties,

six months. Trapped and forgoing a robust career

April began experimenting with all kinds of scents

in radio, she was used to the simple pleasures of

to create designer-inspired fragrances that she

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[ Actress Anna Trebunskaya, “Dancing With the Stars” ]

loved. As a fatty nut grown in Africa, Shea Butter

so, the company has grown 300 percent since its

contains vitamins A and E and has antimicrobial

inception in August 2010. Remarkably, Shea Chic

and anti-inflammatory qualities. In addition, it

has provided products in gift bags at the Emmys,

protects against harmful UV rays and is effective in

American Music Awards, Golden Globes and the

ameliorating some skin disorders like eczema and

Oscars this year alone, a stunning accomplishment

psoriasis, among others.

for any company so new to the market.

In addition, Shea Butter’s rich moisture melts

Finally, Shea Chic’s fresh fragrances and product

into the skin and with April’s deft hand at fragrance

names are evocative of the Southern California

combinations, it is easy to see how the business has

culture and lifestyle: names like Surfer Girl,

skyrocketed so quickly. “One customer told me

Bite Me and Zen, to name a few. In fact, April’s

she is addicted to the Goddess cream,” says April,

hope is to make Shea Chic a ‘must buy’ item for

smiling. It is almost as if you want to keep applying

California natives and visitors alike. “It’s all about

it because of how silky your skin feels and how

the experience of pampering yourself,” she says.

tantalizing it smells.

“Someday I hope the Shea Chic name becomes

Currently, Shea Chic boasts more than 90

a ‘must take away’ thing for people after visiting

products of creams, soaps, bath salts and bombs,

California.” With such a meteoric rise and over 300

candles and lip balms for women; there is also a

celebrity endorsements on record, that day could

line of soaps, creams, and fragrances for men as

come quite soon indeed. F

well, with a shave cream in early testing. Even more

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Gina in green crochet lace dress by Kay Celine, available at TRE Boutique. Purse and hat available at Belloccio Boutique. Ring available at Belloccio Boutique. Elephant charm jeweled choker by Seize the Garmet. Orange suede heel by Andrea, available at Tutto Coure Pacific Beach.

Melissa in yellow and white striped summer dress by Melissa Velia Clothing. Beaded necklace by Gotroxx and ring by Lush Jewelry. Amber and oxidized gold beaded cuff by Gypsy Global Chic.

Melissa in white embossed text Laundry dress by TRE Boutique. Romanesque drop earrings by La Femme Chic Consignment Boutique, and gold cuff with green chunky stones by Charles Albert Jewelry.

Gina in turquoise dress by Trina Turk, available at TRE Boutique. Beaded fabric drop earrings by Ayala Bar. Melissa in hot pink mini skirt and pink metallic ruffle dress by Ghilaga. Leatherrock belt, available at TRE Boutique. Turquoise necklace and cuff bangle by Charles Albert Jewelry. Turquoise ring by Lush Jewelry, and gold ring by Robere’s Jewelry.

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Fitness & Wellbeing Shay Sorrells from NBC’s “The Biggest Loser” | April 2012

[ Shay Sorrells. Photo by Misty Dameron ]

Lessons Learned

From a Loser BY Shay Sorrells Health Champion and Advocate, and Former Contestant on “The Biggest Loser”


ince beginning my journey on “The Biggest Loser” nearly three years ago, I have learned many things; some good, and some, not so good. I am on a mission to share with anyone who will listen to what I have experienced so they may glean from my successes and steer clear of my mistakes. Anyone who is on a journey to health and wellness will know that there is always ups and downs, and always a lesson to be learned. Let us start with the good stuff: Wellness Rule # 1: Only YOU Can do it For You  I get messages, posts, and emails daily asking to “help motivate me” in their plight. I have some


be someone or anything temporary; if they are, you will fail when faced with pain or fatigue. Wellness Rule # 2: Eat Lean, Clean, and Green Ask yourself the following types of questions when food shopping: is my food “clean?”; is my food colorful?; can I pronounce all of the ingredients in the product? If you do not know what an ingredient looks like, do not eat it! Try this: stick to items with seven or less ingredients; has a mom; or grew in the ground, on the ground, in a tree or on a vine. These rules should help you as you are making your decisions on what to eat. Remember

bad news: I can’t. Motivation comes from within

QUALITY OVER QUANTITY and you will find

yourself; you have to find the reason that gets you

yourself eating less because your body gets what it

up out of bed every day willing to do whatever it

needs; you will stay fuller longer and your body will

takes to shake the unhealthy shell you live in and

detox any unhealthy foods, and you will start to see

do something for yourself. Your reasons should not

and feel changes in your mood as well as your body!

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It’s Time To Get in Shape

Wellness Rules 1. Only you can do it for you 2. Eat lean, clean and green

The 7 Deadly Sins 1. Not measuring 2. Taking a break 3. Not journaling 4. Not listening to your body 5. Doing it on your own 6. Caring only what others think 7. Becoming apathetic

And now for the not so good stuff that I hope all of you will avoid as you seek your own health. The Seven Deadly Sins of Weight Loss:  1. Not Measuring: Measuring your food may seem like a really small thing, and it is. However the consequence of NOT doing it is no small thing! For me, I did it so much that I got into a groove; there were times when a measuring cup is not handy, but I thought when you measure 95 percent of the time your eyeball measuring is not too far off from the truth.  But when you get used to not measuring and that 95 percent becomes 5 percent of the time, your eyeballs get bigger, and bigger. Pretty soon your

to give my body a few weeks to heal from all the intense workout sessions and losing 225 pounds. Believe me, those words were honey to my ears and I gladly welcomed a day where my body did not ache. But what I should have done was slow down. By taking a break it lead to sedentary hours and that led back to old habits which led to longer breaks, and eventually weight began to creep back on. When I decided I had enough of a break, it was devastatingly hard to get back into the groove. 3. Not Journaling: After leaving “The Biggest Loser,” I was no longer hounded until I got my journals in.  When I took my “break,” I also took

“cup” runneth over.  

a break from journaling. Journaling is one of the

2. Taking a Break: A great person, who meant

easiest ways to get a grip on what is going in your

well, and had very great intentions, gave me some

body and what activity you are putting out. If you

really bad advice; they advised me to take a break

are a writer and you like to set goals, try FitBook. If


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you are a techie, download an app like “My Fitness

Accountability is one of the most important things

Pal” or “Lose It.” Or if you are a minimalist, get a

you can have in your journey.

notebook and start tracking.

6. Caring Only What Others Think: As I

4. Not Listening to Your Body: During my

started slipping into my dark hole, I stopped going

Biggest Loser stint, I was offered to run a marathon;

to events, even with my personal friends and family;

I jumped at the opportunity because it was a way

I couldn’t face anyone because I was terrified to let

to challenge myself and have a short term goal

people down or disappoint others. I did not want

that would require training to help keep me on

anyone to know I was a failure. When you begin

track. Throughout the show I had chronic knee pain

to compare yourself and worry about what others

and had been told by a doctor that my orthopedic


structure (bones) was not that of a runner; as a


result, running a marathon would not be in my best

of weight loss and wellbeing is a personal journey;

interest. Well, I am stubborn and wanted to prove

and while you may run with others, no one runs

everyone wrong. A month out from the marathon I

for you.

was running up to 13 miles. In training, I tore the

7. Becoming Apathetic: I just went into autopilot

meniscuses in my knee; and it was devastating. I

mode, delved into my work and started focusing on

was not able to run the marathon and the injury led

everything but my health. I still worked out and

to an ACL tear in the other knee. When you have

some of the healthy habits I had started, remained.

an injury and it is screaming at you, listen.

But I let whatever I could fall in the way of me

5. Doing it on Your Own: This is a mistake

focusing on my health.  

that I have often made in many areas of my life.

I share these with all of you because if you can

I stopped reaching out to others, including my

relate then you know you are not alone. If you

Biggest Loser family and friends. I decided that I

can’t, then hopefully you can avoid it all together.

needed to walk this walk alone and that I needed to

Health has no normal, so get out there and start to

figure everything out before I reached out. Boy was

make some changes. F

I wrong. By doing this, I cut-off accountability and I cut-off people who understood what I was facing.


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Fine Sport Bessell Surfboards La Jolla | April 2012

Tim Bessell: cali’s renaissance man of the sea BY LUKE TRAVIS



All photography courtesy of Bessell Surfboards

urfing, like dancing, falls into the rare

a professional in the Sunset Surfboard shop by age

category of performable activities which

15 — by which time he had already shaped 200

can be considered primarily both a sport

boards. Soon after that he moved to Hawaii to shape

and an art. A football player is not judged by how

for one of the worlds pre-eminent manufacturers,

gracefully he tackles another man to the ground,

Lightning Surfboards, and was humbled at how

and there is no marketable value in the underlying

much he had left to learn. “After 500 surfboards I

aesthetic of a batter’s swing; but with surfing,

thought I was [at the top of my game]; after 5,000

the manufactured ease of a long barrel ride, or

I realized I didn’t know anything, and now after

the beauty of a drawn-out bottom turn reflect a

about 40,000, I feel like I am finally comfortable.”

mastery over wave and equipment that only the

Bessell will be quick to tell you that there is much

best surfers can call their own. What generally goes

more to shaping than just a simple understanding

unsaid, though, is how so much of that grace and

of board mechanics. With a long background in the

ease of movement is made possible by the unsung

arts and architecture, he cannot help but think of

architects of the surfing experience.

shaping in a more dynamic light.

Tim Bessell is one of the world’s most renowned

“Surfing is both an art and a science,” he

shapers. With over 46,000 surfboards shaped, and

explains. “You’ve got to know about hydrodynamics,

a career spanning 40 years, his experience is almost

but you’ve also got to have an understanding of

unparalleled within the industry.

form and aesthetic.” Both aspects of design must

Having started surfing at an early age, Bessell

be employed because, in Bessell’s words, “the end

was already hunched over foam decks in his garage

result of every design is the experience a surfer has

and shaping by his thirteenth year, and working as

at the end of it, riding a wave.”

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n Gourmet kitchen

n Pool with Solar Heating

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CUSTOM estate

Brand new (built in 2011) beautifully constructed

Privately gated in Double LL Ranch, this custom

residence offers all of the desired qualities of a true


California lifestyle with its open floor plan, meticulous

detached structures is truly exceptional. Main house

design and quality detail throughout.

4 bedrooms

features include 5 bedrooms, 4.5 baths plus 1 opt.

w/2 ensuite bedrooms downstairs, 4.5 baths, and

room, approximately 6,800 sq.ft., heated pool (with

approximately 3,350 sq.ft. situated on a 1/2 acre lot.

waterslide), spa, and over 2 acres of land.



SOLD! Rancho Santa Fe Farms List Price - $3,150,000 (Represented Buyer)

SUE DE LEGGE 760.207.7749 D RE # 0 1 3 0 4 4 0 8





OFFERED AT $2,895,000

Seller entertaining offers between $1,250,000 - 1,350,000



Subject property also being offered with 3.9 acre adjacent parcel (priced seperately)



SOLD! Solana Beach List Price - $536,900


SOLD! Rancho Santa Fe Covenant List Price - $2,899,000

(Represented Buyer)

GINA DE LEGGE 760.579.8108 D RE # 0 1 7 4 6 5 2 8

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Kid-Friendly Sports Cars from Mommy Couture Designs With such designs as the Enzo Ferrari 12v and Lamborghini Gallardo, these super-car replicas will be the talk of the neighborhood! For the exclusive few, these luxury model cars are every bit as desirable as their adult version. Features include: European design and construction; forward, reverse and neutral gears; 1.5 hours of drive time; sports steering wheel and wing mirrors; and a speed of 5 mph (can be limited to 3 mph, if desired). Suitable for ages 3-6. Web:

Novara Carema Bike by REI Designed for those who ride for fitness and fun, the Carema bike is a beauty in and of itself. The sport geometry design provides a more relaxed riding stance and promotes a smooth ride. Available in REI stores or online. Web:

BRP/SeaDoo Introduce 2012 RXP-X 260 Musclecraft Introducing the best handling, performance-oriented watercraft on the market. With its Rotax 4-TEC, race-proven, muscle engine and the revolutionary new T3 HullTM for more traction in the water, it gives the rider all the advantages. The new ErgolockTM system, includes a narrow racing seat, adjustable handlebars and angled footwells that have been tweaked to minimize upper body fatigue and provide more leverage. Photography courtesy of BRP/Sea-Doo. Web:

Advanced Submersible Watercraft Debuted by Seabreacher The Seabreacher X is the latest and most advanced submersible watercraft built to date by the brand. This exciting new version is based on the dolphin-inspired Seabreacher J, but it has a more aggressive Shark-style body. The X model also steps up the performance envelope with a 260 hp supercharged engine, propelling the vessel to a top speed of 50 mph on the surface and 25mph below. Web:


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