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BEST OF NORTH COAST

2019 NORTH

COAST READERS POLL

The wait is over! The results are in! Here is how North Coast readers voted in our 20th annual online favorites poll. Many of the “incumbents” are back, but there are a few new faces, too. This guide showcases the businesses, restaurants and people whose excellent efforts make our community one of the most wonderful places on the planet in which to live, work and play. Your support and patronage will help them keep up their great work!

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL THE WINNERS … AND THANKS TO THE READERS WHO VOTED THEM IN!

ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE WELLNESS

CATERING

FLORIST

INTERIOR DESIGNER

AMERICAN FOOD

COFFEE SHOP

FRENCH FOOD

ITALIAN

ANTIQUES/SECOND HAND

COLLEGE PLANNING SERVICE

FURNITURE

1. Acupuncture RSF 2. Premier Medical Wellness Center 3. Arcana Empothecary 1. Milton’s 2. Prep Kitchen Del Mar 3. Red Tracton 1. Village Consignment 2. The McNally Company Antiques 3. Two Sisters Consignment

ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT

1. Belly Up 2. North Coast Repertory Theater 3. Cinepolis

AUTO DEALERSHIP

1. Herman Cook Volkswagen 2. Bob Baker Auto Group 3. Rancho Santa Fe Autos

AUTO SERVICE

1. Drive AutoCare 2. Rancho Santa Fe Mobil 3. Herman Cook Volkswagen

BAKERY

1. Caffe Positano 2. Thyme in the Ranch 3. Champagne Bakery

BANK

1. Union Bank 2. Wells Fargo 3. First Republic Bank

BARBER SHOP

1. Rancho Santa Fe Barber Salon 2. V’s Barbershop 3. Solana Beach Barber Shop

BIKE SHOP

1. Pedego Solana Beach/Del Mar 2. Trek Bicycle 3. Revolution Bike Shop

BOUTIQUE FITNESS STUDIO 1. Rush Cycle 2. Body Design Solana Beach 3. Stretch Lab

BREAKFAST

1. Pacifica Breeze Café 2. Claires on Cedros 3. The Original Pancake House

BRUNCH

1. Jake’s Del Mar 2. Poseidon 3. Seasalt Del Mar

BURGER

1. The Habit 2. Burger Lounge 3. Shake Shack

CAFÉ

1. Pacifica Breeze Café 2. Caffe Positano 3. Café Secret

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1. Cocina del Rancho 2. Oggi’s Pizza & Brewing Company 3. Porkyland 1. Caffe Positano 2. Pacifica Breeze Café 3. Lofty Coffee 1. e3 Consulting 2. Greenhaus College Consulting 3. Coach Mira College Coach

COSMETIC SURGERY CENTER

1. Changes Plastic Surgery 2. Ranch & Coast Plastic Surgery 3. Carmel Valley Facial Plastic Surgery

CREDIT UNION

1. California Coast Credit Union 2. Mission Federal Credit Union 3. San Diego County Credit Union

DANCE STUDIO

1. Fusion Dance of Solana Beach 2. North County Dance Arts 3. Inspired Movement Dance and Performing Arts

DAY SPA

1. The Spa at Morgan Run 2. Rancho Valencia 3. Brazilla Skin Care

DELI

1. Milton’s 2. Jersey Mike’s 3. Gelson’s

DENTIST

1. Dr. Curtis L. Chan 2. Clayton Cooke, DDS 3. Weston Spencer, DDS

DESSERT

1. Thyme in the Ranch 2. Nothing Bundt Cakes 3. Swirls Frozen Yogurt

ESCROW COMPANIES

1. Rancho Santa Fe Escrow 2. Heritage Escrow 2. The Escrow Firm RSF 3. Corinthian Title and Escrow

FAMILY ATTORNEY

1. Julie Mack & Associates 2. Law Office of Renkin & Associates 3. Law Offices of Nancy J. Bickford

FAMILY RESTAURANT 1. Fidel’s Little Mexico 2. Hacienda de Vega 3. Milton’s

FINANCIAL PLANNER WEALTH MANAGEMENT

1. Hall Private Wealth Advisors 2. Best Practices of America 3. Morgan Stanley-Darren Pfefferman

1. Third Bloom 2. Del Mar Floral and Gifts 3. Societe Fine Flowers 1. Mille Fleurs 2. Pamplemousse Grille 3. Addison at Fairmont Grand Del Mar 1. Kern & Co. Design 2. Coastal Furniture 2. Le Dimora Home Furniture & Décor 3. Bella Castilla

1. Amy Meier Design 2. Polo Bay Interiors 3. Le Dimora - Home Furniture & Décor 1. Villa Capri 2. Il Fornaio 3. Dolce Pano E Vino 3. Nick & G’s

JEWELRY

1. Rancho Santa Fe Estate & Fine Jewelry 2. Passion Fine Jewelry 3. Diamond Boutique

GOLF COURSE

JUICE BARS

HAIR SALON

KIDS SPORTS LEAGUE

1. Morgan Run Club & Resort 2. Lomas Santa Fe Executive Course 3. Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club 1. Salon By The Cove 2. Haim Salon 3. LUX Beauty Bar

HAPPY HOUR

1. Brigantine 2. Jake’s Del Mar 3. Hacienda de Vega

HEALTH CLUB

1. FIT Athletic Club 2. Orange Theory Fitness 3. Bay Club Carmel Valley

HEALTHY DINING

1. Beach Grass Cafe 2. Flower Child 3. Naked Café

HOME BUILDER

1. Holcombe Homes Contractor 2. Nielsen Builders 2. Weir Brothers Custom Homes 3. Emilio & Sons, Inc

HOME REMODELING

1. Youngren Construction 2. Eric Johnson Roof Systems 3. Cross Construction

HOTEL

1. Rancho Valencia 2. L’Auberge Del Mar 3. The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe

ICE CREAM

1. Salt & Straw 2. Creme & Sugar 3. Baskin Robbins Solana Beach

IN-HOME CARE

1. At Home Nursing Care 2. Canaan Home Care 3. Golden Care

INSURANCE

1. Jim Coleman State Farm 2. Nick Mynderse State Farm Insurance Agent 3. Rancho Santa Fe Insurance

1. Elixer Juice and Food Juice Bar 2. Nekter Juice Bar 3. Beaming 1. Del Mar Carmel Valley Sharks 2. Rancho Santa Fe Youth Soccer 3. Rancho Santa Fe Little League 3. Surf Soccer

LANDSCAPING COMPANY

1. Bowman Plant & Tree Care Specialists 2. Enchanted Landscapes 3. Abartis Chemical Company

LUNCH

1. Jake’s Del Mar 2. Fidel’s Little Mexico 3. Poseidon

MARGARITA

1. Hacienda de Vega 2. Fidel’s Little Mexico 3. Tony’s Jacal

MARKET/GROCERY STORE 1. Trader Joe’s 2. Sprouts 3. Gelson’s

MASSAGE

1. Massage Envy 2. Massage Concepts 2. Center for Massage & Holistic Therapy 3. Place360 Health Spa

MEXICAN RESTAURANT 1. Hacienda de Vega 2. Fidel’s Little Mexico 3. Casa Sol y Mar

MICRO BREWERY/TASTING ROOM 1. Viewpoint Brewing Company 2. Culture 3. Pizza Port

MORTGAGE BANKER

1. Gaylord-Hansen Mortgage Team at LoanDepot 2. Norma Nelson-Wiberg - RPM Mortgage 3. Zachary Taylor-Commerce Home Mortgage, LLC.

NEW RESTAURANT 1. bobby d’s Ribeye 2. Ranch 45 3. North Italia

Best of North Coast 2019


OUTDOOR RESTAURANT 1. Pacifica Del Mar 2. Seasalt Del Mar 3. Poseidon

PEDIATRIC DENTIST/ORTHODONTIST 1. Dr. Dixon’s San Diego Pediatric and Orthodontic Dental Group 2. Great Smiles 3. The Super Dentists

PEDIATRICIAN

1. Children’s Primary Care Medical Group 2. Coast Pediatrics 3. Scripps Clinic Carmel Valley

PET STORE

1. Muttropolis 2. Dexter’s Deli 3. Kahoots Pet Store

PHARMACY/DRUGSTORE

1. La Vita Compounding Pharmacy 2. Fairbanks Pharmacy & Day Spa 3. PureCare Pharmacy

PHYSICAL THERAPY

1. Holistic Physical Therapy & Yoga Healing 2. Zenergy Physical Therapy 3. Gaspar Doctors of Physical Therapy

PILATES

1. Wundabar Pilates 2. Pilates of San Diego 3. Pukka Pilates & Physical Therapy

PIZZA

1. Bongiornio’s New York Pizzeria 2. Leucadia Pizzeria 3. Crust Pizzeria

PRESCHOOL

1. Village Church Preschool 2. Solana Beach Presbytarian Preschool 3. Bright Horizons

PRIVATE SCHOOL

1. St. James Academy 2. Santa Fe Christian 3. High Bluff Academy

RESALE SHOPS

1. Carolyn’s Designer Resale 2. Meld Boutique 3. EDIT Consignment Boutique

RESTAURANT WITH A VIEW 1. Pacifica Del Mar 2. Seasalt Del Mar 3. Jake’s Del Mar

SANDWICH

1. Jersey Mike’s 2. Milton’s 3. Mendocino Farms

SEAFOOD

1. Seasalt Del Mar 2. The Fish Market 3. Jake’s Del Mar

SENIOR LIVING

1. La Vida Del Mar 2. Casa Aldea Senior Living 3. Brookdale Senior Living

STORAGE FACILITY

1. Solana Beach Storage 2. RSF Motor Club & Storage 3. San Diego Wine Storage

SURF SHOP

VEGETARIAN

1. Surf Ride Boardshop 2. Rusty Surfboards 3. Sun Diego

1. Café Secret 2. Naked Café 3. Souplantation

SUSHI

VETERINARIAN

1. Boto Sushi 2. Seasalt Del Mar 3. Ken Sushi Workshop 3. Shimbashi Izakaya

1. Helen Woodward Animal Center 2. Rancho Santa Fe Veterinary Hospital 3. All Creatures Hospital 3. Torrey Pines Animal Hospital

SWIMWEAR

1. Sun Splash Swimwear 2. Title Nine 3. Blackbook Bikini

WINE BAR 1. Il Fornaio 2. Dolce Pane E Vino 3. The Barrel Room Wine Bar & Bistro

TACO

1. Fidel’s Little Mexico 2. Hacienda de Vega 3. Tony’s Jacal

WOMEN’S APPAREL 1. Sheridan Boutique @ Rancho Valencia 2. Sea Biscuit 3. AboveBoard Hub

TAKE OUT

1. Bongiornio’s New York Pizzeria 2. Leucadia Pizzeria 3. Shake Shack

YOGA

THAI FOOD

1. Yoga Six 2. Core Power Yoga 3. Yoga Del Mar

1. Spices Thai Café 2. Taste of Thai 3. Bangkok Bay

TRUST ATTORNEY

YOGURT

1. Kristina Hess - KR Hess Law 2. Stephens Law Group 3. Law Offices of Arthur S. Brown, APLC

1. Swirls Frozen Yogurt 2. Yogurtland 3. Yogurt 101

TUTORING SERVICE

1. After School Learning Tree 2. e3 Consulting 3. Huntington Learning Center Del Mar

THANK YOU LOYAL CUSTOMERS! Self-Se Self-Serve G Yogurt, Gelato, Sorbet and Sorbet, Custa Custards!

BEST OF NORTH COAST

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COAST READERS POLL

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Watch For a New, Re-Imagined Swirls in 2019/2020 Including Low Carb Yogurts, Pies, Pre-Packed Quarts, & Fun Events! Buy 1 Get 1

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Buy one Self Serve Frozen Dessert, get one of equal or lesser value FREE

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BEST MEXICAN RESTAURANT

BEST YOGURT

Thank you for your support San Diego and for voting us Best Mexican Restaurant (gold) Best Margarita (gold), Best Taco (silver) and Best Family Restaurant (silver). Bold, distinctive and delicious spices are the hallmark of Hacienda de Vega’s family recipes. One authentic specialty after another duplicate ageless flavors that evoke images that provide a window into Mexican family traditions. Two beautiful locations, Encinitas and Carlsbad, provide a peaceful and serene backdrop for the perfect meal.

To all of our Loyal Customers... Thank you for making Swirls Frozen Yogurt the Best Yogurt on the North Coast for 2019. After winning Best Yogurt 9 years in a row, we are honored to be voted the best once again for 2019.

HACIENDA DE VEGA

SECOND PLACE

SWIRLS FROZEN YOGURT

FIDEL’S LITTLE MEXICO

THIRD PLACE

CASA SOL Y MAR

Watch for a new, re-imagined Swirls in 2019/2020 including Low Carb Yogurts, Pies, Pre-Packed Quarts, and Fun Events!

SECOND PLACE YOGURTLAND THIRD PLACE

YOGURT 101

ASSISTED LIVING & MEMORY CARE...

Thank you for voting Casa Aldea Best Senior Living!

Come experience for yourself our homelike setting, and why our residents are family! WE INVITE YOU TO CALL TODAY FOR YOUR PRIVATE TOUR 858.756.9600 PAGE 4

14740 VIA FIESTA, SAN DIEGO, CA 92127 CasaAldeaSeniorLiving.com Lic #374603750 Best of North Coast 2019


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BEST PEDIATRIC DENTIST/ORTHODONIST

BEST KIDS SPORTS LEAGUE

“As local Carmel Valley residents, my wife, Dr. Stephanie Dixon, and I are honored that our office has been recognized as the Best Pediatric Dental and Orthodontic office on the North Coast. Thank you to all of our doctors, and our incredible team, who are dedicated to providing the best care possible to our patients every day. We would like to extend a very special thank you to our amazing patients, and their families, for recognizing our office with this wonderful award.” - Dr. Eric Dixon

Thank you for recognizing the Del Mar/Carmel Valley Sharks as the BEST KIDS SPORTS LEAGUE on the North Coast for the 7th year in a row!

DR. DIXON’S SAN DIEGO PEDIATRIC AND ORTHODONTIC DENTAL GROUP

SECOND PLACE THIRD PLACE

GREAT SMILES

DEL MAR CARMEL VALLEY SHARKS

SECOND PLACE

THE SUPER DENTISTS

THIRD PLACE

WOULDN’T IT BE FUN IF...

RANCHO SANTA FE YOUTH SOCCER

RANCHO SANTA FE LITTLE LEAGUE / SURF SOCCER

BEST GOLF COURSE

MORGAN RUN CLUB & RESORT Thank you to everyone for voting Morgan Run Cub & resort the best golf course and day spa of North Coast. It’s more fun at Morgan Run!

...GETTING A TEE TIME WAS E-A-S-Y...?

Be Our Guest as a “Member Member for a Day” 2018

2019

Readers’ Choice

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“Best of”

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It’s More Fun at Mo Morgan Run!

JOIN THE FUN Please Contact the Membership Department for Details or to Enroll at 858.759.2157 PAGE 6

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LOMAS SANTA FE EXECUTIVE COURSE

THIRD PLACE

RANCHO SANTA FE GOLF CLUB Best of North Coast 2019


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Also Voted Best Dental Office in San Diego by the Union-Tribune Reader’s Poll!

2019

Dr. Dixon’s San Diego Pediatric and Orthodon�c Dental Groups 5627 Oberlin Drive | Suite 100 | San Diego, CA 92121 (858) 452-7272

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BEST FAMILY RESTAURANT FIDEL’S LITTLE MEXICO

Thank you for your patronage…Muchas Gracias for Voting us #1 in Best Taco & Best Family Restaurant!

Dedicated to Optimizing Holistic Rehabilitation, Recovery, Energy & Motion Since 2011

THANK YOU

FOR YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT AND VOTES!

ALL MAJOR INSURANCE ACCEPTED Call us or Visit us online today to schedule your appointment!

2019

Readers’ Choice

“Best of”

910 Camino Del Mar, Del Mar, CA 92014 | 858.792.1124 zenergyholisticpt@gmail.com • www.zenergyholisticpt.com

SECOND PLACE

HACIENDA DE VEGA

THIRD PLACE

MILTON’S

BEST BRUNCH

BEST JEWELRY

SEASALT DEL MAR

Celebrate family holidays and special occasions with spectacular views, friendly service, and fresh cuisine...

SECOND PLACE

JAKE’S DEL MAR

THIRD PLACE

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for voting for your favorite businesses

POSEIDON

RANCHO SANTA FE ESTATE & FINE JEWELRY At Rancho Santa Fe Jewelers you will receive the professional and friendly service you deserve from a familiar team which you have known for many years. We are committed to providing the highest quality craftsmanship in the business with the same personal care and attention you expect from your jeweler. We strive to offer you a full-service jewelry store meeting all of your needs. Your complete satisfaction is our #1 priority and we promise to go the extra mile with every single customer.

SECOND PLACE

PASSION FINE JEWELRY

THIRD PLACE

DIAMOND BOUTIQUE Best of North Coast 2019


CONCEIVE perfect tranquility

In Del Mar Highlands Town Center second level by Sammy’s Pizza • No Membership Required • Same Day Appts Available • Gift Cards Available Online & In-Store • Online booking available

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Rancho Santa Fe Estate and Fine Jewelry Thank You for voting us Best of North Coast!

60-min Foot Reflexology with free Hot Stones

Can’t be combined with other promotions.

We thank the community for your support recognizing Massage Concepts among the Best on the North Coast again this year!

60-min Swedish Body Massage with free Hot Stones

Can’t be combined with other promotions.

Del Mar Highlands Shopping Center 12925 El Camino Real, Ste. J25, San Diego, CA 92130

858-847-2777

60-min Deep Tissue Body Massage with Free Hot Stones

Can’t be combined with other promotions.

Open every day from 10am-10pm

Readers’ Choice

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www.massageconceptsdelmar.com

MEXICAN FOOD & COCKTAILS A San Diego Tradition for Over 55 years

A San Diego Tradition For Over 55 years!

MUCHAS GRACIAS FOR VOTING US 1ST PLACE ! SILVER for Best GOLD for 2019 Best Taco and Mexican Restaurant Best Family Restaurant SOLANA BEACH and Best Margarita Readers’ Choice

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607 Valley Avenue

(858)Solana 755-5292Beach • 858.755.5292 607 Valley Avenue,

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Celebrate Family, Holidays and Occasions With Spectacular Views, Friendly Service, and Fresh Cuisine

Lunch | Dinner | Sushi | Weekend Brunch | Private Room Available

Quality Wine From Around the World & Now Featuring a Full Liquor Bar

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Readers’ Choice

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BEST SEAFOOD 2019

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Spectacular lagoon view from the patio

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Your Loyalty is Much Appreciated Readers’ Choice

6024 Paseo Delicias I Rancho Santa Fe 92067 858.756.4010 | www.ranchosantafeestateandfinejewelry.

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• Patio Dining • Happy Hour • Lunch Specials Award winning full service restaurant and cocktail lounge. • Early Bird Dinner

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Mon-Fri 10am - 5pm | Sat-Closed

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BEST OUTDOOR RESTAURANT

BEST SUSHI

BEST RESTAURANT WITH A VIEW

858.755.7100 SeaSaltDelMar.com

featuring a full liquor bar

2282 Carmel Valley Road Del Mar, CA 92014 PAGE 9


BEST SUSHI

BEST PILATES

Thank you for voting Boto Sushi Del Mar the best sushi in the North Coast. We take pride in the freshest fish flown in daily from the Tsukiji Market in Japan. We are located in Beachside Del Mar, 2628 Del Mar Heights Road.

Shout out to our clients, for smashing fitness goals and validating our passion to provide the most supportive, empowering Pilates experience!

BOTO SUSHI DEL MAR

WUNDABAR PILATES

Bri Blonigan, Owner of WundaBar Carmel Valley SECOND PLACE THIRD PLACE

SEASALT DEL MAR

KEN SUSHI WORKSHOP / SHIMBASHI IZAKAYA

SECOND PLACE THIRD PLACE

PILATES OF SAN DIEGO

PUKKA PILATES & PHYSICAL THERAPY

BEST BIKE SHOP

BEST STORAGE FACILITY

Thank you San Diego for voting Pedego Solana Beach the Best Bike Shop in the North County! We feel we won #1 because of our First Class Customer Service, Honest Advice and exemplary Service Department. If you are looking for the best shop to purchase your new electric bike, stop by and take a look. We offer new and used bike sales, service, rentals and tours. STOP IN TODAY FOR A FREE TEST RIDE, AND LET US PUT A SMILE ON YOUR FACE!

Thank you! We’re so excited that you chose Solana Beach Storage Best Storage Facility in the North Coast again in 2019!!

SOLANA BEACH STORAGE

PEDEGO SOLANA BEACH/DEL MAR

SECOND PLACE TREK THIRD PLACE

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BICYCLE

REVOLUTION BIKE SHOP

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RSF MOTOR CLUB & STORAGE

THIRD PLACE

SAN DIEGO WINE STORAGE Best of North Coast 2019


Thank You For Voting Us Best Storage!!

Solana Beach Storage 858-755-5550

FREE TRUCK & HELPER WE LOAD & UNLOAD FOR YOU!

BEST SUSHI OMAKASE IN SAN DIEGO Our Unique & Seasonal Fish is Flown in Daily from the Tsukiji Market in Japan!

• Climate controlled storage • Professional Staff • Access 7 Days a Week • 24-hour Digital Surveillance • Month-to-Month • Boxes/Packing Supplies • Your Packages Delivered to Your Room

Voted Best Storage Facility on the North Coast 2019

Locally Owned & Operated

Since 1973

545 Stevens Avenue, Solana Beach 92075 BEACHSIDE DEL MAR 2628 Del Mar Heights Rd 858-847-2828

We Sell Boxes!

Call Today! 858-755-5550 | SolanaBeachStorage.com

Thank you for voting

Pedego Solana Beach

the Best Bike Shop in the North County! Pedego Solana Beach offers bike sales, rentals, tours and service. We delight our customers with exemplary service, great pricing and honest advice. If you are in the market for a new or used electric bike, we have many to choose from. Our staff is dedicated to finding the perfect electric bike to suit your needs. Try our Service Department as we repair all bikes, electric and non-electric.

FREE TEST RIDES!! 444 S. Cedros Ave, Suite135 | Solana Beach | (858) 764-2979 PedegoSolanaBeach.com Open Wednesday - Monday 10am to 5:30pm • Closed Tuesday

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BEST FAMILY ATTORNEY

BEST SEAFOOD

Thank you for voting us the best Family Attorney on the North County Coast. At Julie Mack & Associates, we know that Family Law is not about winning a legal battle – it’s about ending conflict, finding workable solutions and reconnecting the pieces of your life in a way that allows you to build a new future.

Thank you for recognizing Seasalt Del Mar in multiple categories. We are honored to be voted both BEST SEAFOOD and BEST BRUNCH for 2019 while also receiving silver for Sushi, Outdoor Restaurant and Restaurant with a View.

JULIE MACK & ASSOCIATES

SECOND PLACE THIRD PLACE

SEASALT DEL MAR

SECOND PLACE THE

LAW OFFICE OF RENKIN & ASSOCIATES LAW OFFICES OF NANCY J. BICKFORD

THIRD PLACE

FISH MARKET

JAKE’S DEL MAR

BEST SENIOR LIVING

BEST INSURANCE

Thank you for voting La Vida Del Mar “Best in Senior Living”. Nestled between the neighboring villages of Del Mar and Rancho Santa Fe, our community features 105 spacious Independent and Assisted Living residences. Blending elegance with personalized services and supportive health programs, we offer resort-style living and everything you need to feel at home.

Thank you for choosing our Team the Best Insurance Agent in the North Coast for the fourth consecutive year. We’re honored to serve the North Coast for 48 years. My Team and I look forward to many more with you. Thank you for your continued support and business.

LA VIDA DEL MAR

SECOND PLACE THIRD PLACE

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CASA ALDEA SENIOR LIVING

BROOKDALE SENIOR LIVING

JIM COLEMAN STATE FARM

SECOND PLACE

NICK MYNDERSE - STATE FARM INSURANCE AGENT

THIRD PLACE

RANCHO SANTA FE INSURANCE Best of North Coast 2019


Putting you first made us #1

BEST

Jim Coleman, Agent Insurance Lic#: 0409550 1011 Camino Del Mar Del Mar, CA 92014 Bus: 858-755-6794

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We’re honored to serve the community for 48 years. ®

Like a good neighbor, State Farm is there.

CALL ME TODAY.

Family law is not about winning a legal battle. Most attorneys look at the facts of your case, apply the law like a formula and tell you the result. At Julie Mack and Associates, we start by asking who you want to be at the end of your divorce and what life you want to live. Then we use the law to get you there. 380 Stevens Ave, Suite 310, Solana Beach 858-731-9331 www.juliemackandassociates.com

A little help. A big difference. The assisted living services at La Vida Del Mar Senior Living Community are about the whole family and the whole YOU. Of course, we can help you with your daily needs. But did you know you will also have options for fitness, socializing, healthy fine dining and more? And services are tailored to you, so you’ll get just the right amount of help you need, when you request it. No matter if you need a little help or a lot, the difference you’ll feel will be amazing. Please call to schedule your complimentary lunch and tour.

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I n de p e n de n t & A s s i s t e d L i v i ng R e s i de nc e s

850 Del Mar Downs Road • Solana Beach • 858.345.2521 LaVidaDelMar.com RCFE# 374602832

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Thank you for voting Clayton Cooke DDS ‘Best of North Coast 2019 - Dentist’ Come let our warm and caring staff, using the latest technology, restore your healthy and confident smile.

Accepting New Patients

(858) 756-5888 16081 San Dieguito Road, Suite G-2 Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92091 Del Rayo Center delmartimes.net/bestofnc

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BEST COLLEGE PLANNING SERVICE e3 CONSULTING

What an honor to win the gold medal! e3’s passion must truly be contagious! My teachers and I sincerely thank each and every one of our loyal clients, remarkable colleagues, and devoted family and friends. We are grateful for the opportunity to serve our community on a daily basis, and we remain eager to extend support to others in need. Though our main focus is in educational consultation and tutoring, we are thrilled to receive this recognition.

2018

SECOND PLACE

GREENHAUS COLLEGE CONSULTING

THIRD PLACE

2019

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COACH MIRA COLLEGE COACH

BEST PRIVATE SCHOOL

BEST DENTIST

St. James Academy is honored to have been voted the Best North County Private School for a second year in a row! St. James Academy is the premier Catholic preschool, elementary and junior high school in North County. Our students achieve their highest academic potential, develop self-esteem and the character they need to be faith-filled, happy, balanced and productive in life. Call to book a tour. 858-755-1777.

Dr. Curtis Chan has been practicing the art of dentistry since 1986. Dr. Chan uses a unique blend of dental expertise, modern procedures, and approachability to design awardwinning smiles for his patients. If you are hesitant to smile because you’re embarrassed about your teeth, are in need of a dental makeover, have wished for a whiter, brighter smile, or have TMJ, trust the expertise of cosmetic dentist, Dr. Curtis Chan to make your dreams a reality! 12835 Pointe Del Mar Way #3, Del Mar | 858-481-9090 | www.curtischandds.com

ST. JAMES ACADEMY

SECOND PLACE THIRD PLACE

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SANTA FE CHRISTIAN

HIGH BLUFF ACADEMY

DR. CURTIS L. CHAN

SECOND PLACE THIRD PLACE

CLAYTON COOKE, DDS

WESTON SPENCER, DDS Best of North Coast 2019


Thank You For Choosing

e3 Consulting as the Best Tutoring Service in North County for 4 previous years! 2015

Readers’ Choice

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Also Voted Best College Planning Service!

educate • enrich • empower

At e3 Consulting, we incorporate a comprehensive approach to learning and overall wellness. Our mission is to provide a community touch-base that embraces a holistic approach in an active effort of promoting extensive academic, social, emotional and physical enrichment for students in collaboration with their families, schools, and other supportive professionals. Our goal is to facilitate individual growth, self-awareness, and exceptional academic achievement. e3 provides not only the environment, but also a team of skilled staff members to empower students academically and emotionally, and to encourage successful social development.

SERVING OUR SAN DIEGO COMMUNITY FOR OVER 16 YEARS • • • • •

Educational Therapy Educational Consultation Academic Enrichment (All Subjects) Executive Functioning Skills Study Skills, Organization, & Time Management • Social Skills & Self Advocacy

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Home Schooling SAT/ACT Test Preparation College Counseling Adult Services Social Skills & Self Advocacy School & Grade Level Placement

www.ethreeconsulting.com | (858) 755-7877 2190 Carmel Valley Road, Suite A | Del Mar, CA 92014 681 Encinitas Blvd, Suite 304 | Encinitas, CA 92024

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Thank you for your continued support & votes! Accepting New Patients

Call us today! (858) 481-9090

General Dentistry • Cosmetic Dentistry Invisalign • Agility Guard TMJ Treatment • Teeth Whitening Sleep Apnea Treatment

Be sure to take advantage of your 2019 benefits before they expire.

Curtis L. Chan, D.D.S.

12835 Pointe Del Mar Way #3 • Del Mar

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BEST IN-HOME CARE

BEST HAIR SALON

We are honored and proud to be recognized for helping our clients live a better life at home. Licensed, accredited caregivers, LVN’s & RN’s

Salon by the Cove represents my vision of a comfortable, hip, and friendly place where our clients can come for the highest degree of care and attention, as well as advanced services, techniques, and products. Our stylists bring decades of experience and unrivaled passion for their work. Thank you for voting the Salon by the Cove team Best of North Coast for 2019!

AT HOME NURSING CARE

SECOND PLACE

DVORA DAWSON -SALON BY THE COVE

CANAAN HOME CARE

THIRD PLACE

SECOND PLACE

GOLDEN CARE

THIRD PLACE

HAIM SALON

LUX BEAUTY BAR

BEST COSMETIC SURGERY CENTER

BEST MORTGAGE BANKER

Thank you for recognizing Changes Plastic Surgery & Spa as the Best Cosmetic Surgery Center On the North Coast in 2019 for the 2nd year in a row! The aesthetic team of Jodi Sawyer RN, Brenda van Loggem NP, Katie Page RN, Kaydee O’Neil PA -C, and Gilbert Lee M.D., are pleased to serve the North Coast community.

Thank you for voting our team Best of North Coast 2019!! We are honored to serve some of the best communities in the country. We are grateful for every opportunity and look forward to being your reliable and experienced mortgage resource in the years to come!

CHANGES PLASTIC SURGERY

SECOND PLACE THIRD PLACE

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RANCH & COAST PLASTIC SURGERY

CARMEL VALLEY FACIAL PLASTIC SURGERY

GAYLORD-HANSEN MORTGAGE TEAM AT LOANDEPOT

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NORMA NELSON-WIBERG - RPM MORTGAGE

ZACHARY TAYLOR-COMMERCE HOME MORTGAGE, LLC. Best of North Coast 2019


Thank You For Voting Us

BEST HAIR SALON!! 128 S. Acacia Ave, Solana Beach • 858-761-5134

Thank you to our wonderful clients, s, loyal employees and community partners for the honor of being named “#1 In-Home Care” in “Best of North Coast, three years in a row!”

2019

Readers’ Choice

“Best of”

Thank you North Coast! For recognizing Dr. Gilbert Lee & Changes Plastic Surgery & Spa as the Best Cosmetic Surgery Center on the North Coast for the 2nd Year in a Row! “It’s an honor to be recognized in the San Diego medical community. When I opened Changes Plastic Surgery, I wanted to help my patients to feel their best. Our team holds itself to the highest possible standard, and it’s incredible to see these efforts acknowledged by the Best of North Coast readers,” said Dr. Lee. Plastic Surgery is my passion, but so too is my determination to provide patients the most innovative, groundbreaking, and effective options for aesthetic enhancement. With Scarless Plastic Surgery, I can offer my patients the Plastic Surgery of the Future; one without scalpels or scars. With all the trends leaning toward nonsurgical and minimally invasive procedures, my team and I are leading the charge to develop a center of excellence where we can do scarless procedures that would normally require extensive incisions and recovery time.” – Gilbert W. Lee, M.D., Founder, Changes Plastic Surgery & Spa

2018

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“Best of”

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Licensed and nd accre accredited, redi dite ted, d, At Ho Home me Nursing Care is dedicated to helping

2019

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Readers’ Choice

“Best of”

“Best of”

our clients live a better life at home with compassionate and professional caregivers and nurses. If you or

858.509.7738 • ChangesPlasticSurgery.com

someone you love needs care, we would be proud to earn your trust.

760-634-8000

www.athomenursingcare.com Founder/Administrator and former 10News Reporter Lauren Reynolds and actual client.

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BEST AUTO SERVICE

BEST SWIMWEAR

DRIVE AUTOCARE

SUN SPLASH SWIMWEAR To all our Loyal Customers. Thank you for making SunSplash swimwear the Best Swimwear Store! We are honored to be voted Best Swimwear Store for 2019!

1 IN NORTH COUNTY AGAIN!

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SOLANA BEACH 128 N. CEDROS (858) 793-0560

SOLANA BEACH 371 N. HWY 101 (858) 755-5015

2017, 2018 & 2019

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RANCHO SANTA FE MOBIL

HERMAN COOK VOLKSWAGEN

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NINE

BLACKBOOK BIKINI

BEST ANTIQUES/SECOND HAND

BEST RESALE SHOPS

Thank you for voting us best! We will continue to bring you beautiful and unusual items for your consideration. Your vote makes our new location successful. An exceptional place, where you can find anything from the finest brand furniture, home decor, antiques, and collectibles to truly one of a kind items. We consign and sell pre-owned, new, fine and unique furnishings. Thank you from Karen, Sherman, Laura, Susan, Gloria and Colleen.

Thanks to our loyal consignors and customers for choosing Carolyn’s Designer Resale as your favorite Resale Shop for the Third Year In A Row!! Established in 1983, we are an authenticated designer consignment boutique in the heart of Del Mar Village. Shop for Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Prada and many more with our personal stylists.

VILLAGE CONSIGNMENT

SECOND PLACE THE THIRD PLACE

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MCNALLY COMPANY ANTIQUES

TWO SISTERS CONSIGNMENT

CAROLYN’S DESIGNER RESALE

SECOND PLACE THIRD PLACE

MELD BOUTIQUE

EDIT CONSIGNMENT BOUTIQUE Best of North Coast 2019


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approaches college consulting from a coaching foundation. This means that students explore and discover their values, interests and strengths and use that as the basis to identify both the colleges that are the best match and the path that best supports them to plan and prepare to get there.

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Thank You for voting Coach Mira Best of North Coast!

1 IN NORTH COUNTY AGAIN! THANK YOU

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FOR VOTING US

2017, 2018 & 2019

SOLANA BEACH 128 N. CEDROS (858) 793-0560

SOLANA BEACH 371 N. HWY 101 (858) 755-5015

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BEST!

Your vote has made our move to the new address a success.

We hope to see you soon!

Village Consignment 435 South Cedros Ave. Solana Beach (858)847-0345

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BEST PHARMACY/DRUGSTORE

BEST NEW RESTAURANT

Thank you for voting La Vita Compounding Pharmacy the Best Pharmacy on the North Coast. It is our mission to enrich our patients’ quality of life every day so that you can live better, longer.

Thank you for voting bobby d’s Ribeye Best New Restaurant! We look forward to seeing you in our new location very soon!

LA VITA COMPOUNDING PHARMACY

SECOND PLACE

BOBBY D’S RIBEYE

FAIRBANKS PHARMACY & DAY SPA

THIRD PLACE

SECOND PLACE

PURECARE PHARMACY

THIRD PLACE

RANCH 45

NORTH ITALIA

BEST FLORIST

BEST DANCE STUDIO

Thank you for all of your support and voting us BEST FLORIST (Gold) and BEST GIFT STORE/UNIQUE ITEMS (Silver). We look forward to welcoming you into our newly renovated modern floral and luxurious gift boutique in the heart of The Village in downtown Rancho Santa Fe. Stop in and say “Hi”! Offerings include daily floral deliveries, weekly subscriptions for home or business, large assortment of stunning orchids and plants, luxurious gifts, and the most gorgeous and unique flowers.

Thank You for Voting Us Best in The North Coast! We pride ourselves on being the newest professional dance school in the San Diego area, for kids, teenagers, and adults ages 2 and up. Families from Solana Beach, Del Mar, Encinitas, Fairbanks Ranch, Rancho Santa Fe and more will all have found the beat at Fusion. Why? Because our energetic, talented staff makes learning fun and easy. Plus, you’ll love bringing your child into our positive, encouraging environment and watching him or her grow.

THIRD BLOOM

SECOND PLACE

FUSION DANCE OF SOLANA BEACH

DEL MAR FLORAL AND GIFTS

THIRD PLACE

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SOCIETE FINE FLOWERS

SECOND PLACE THIRD PLACE

NORTH COUNTY DANCE ARTS

INSPIRED MOVEMENT DANCE AND PERFORMING ARTS Best of North Coast 2019


Landscape & Tree Experts Thank you San Diego for voting Russell Bowman "the Tree Doctor" 2 years in a Row 'Best Landscaping Company'!

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BEST ESCROW COMPANIES RANCHO SANTA FE ESCROW

Thank you for all the continued support and voting us BEST Escrow Company! Serving the San Diego community for their Escrow needs for only 4 months as Rancho Santa Fe Escrow, we take great pride in our 48 years of combined Escrow experience in San Diego real estate. We look forward to our future with you and providing Concierge Escrow services 7 days a week.

The Truth About Estate Planning Attend Our Upcoming Seminar To Make Sure Your Assets Go to the People you Love…

Everyone needs an Estate Plan, it’s vital for any individual, couple, or family that owns a home and has assets. It’s time to make sure your Estate Planning is in good order. You will learn how comprehensive estate planning can be used to maximize your retirement accounts to provide care for yourself and to preserve your legacy for generations. This seminar will provide you with proven strategies to save fees, taxes, and provide asset protection and security for you and your loved ones.

Discussion topics: • A way out of capital gains taxes on appreciated property • Why Living Trusts Fail and How To Avoid It • Wills vs. Trusts • How to give firewall protection to your child’s inheritance and incentivize them

VOTED

#1 FOR A REASON

INDEPENDENT TRUSTED 48 YRS EXPERIENCE RSFESCROW.COM | 858-771-9140

• How to avoid the 7 most critical estate planning mistakes • Discover how IRAs and Retirement trusts can minimize triple tax, provide asset protection, and create legacy wealth when you’re gone! • How you can create multi-generational trusts which can protect your assets inherited by your heirs from divorce, lawsuits and future estate taxation. At our seminar you’ll find out in simple, straight forward terms how a Living Trust can protect against guardianship proceedings if you become ill or disabled, and transfer your estate to the loved ones of your choice upon your death without the expense and delay of probate.

Seating is limited and fills quickly. Reservations are taken on a first-come, first-served basis.

To reserve your seats call now 858-461-6844 or Register Online at: www.truthseminar.com

SECOND PLACE

HERITAGE ESCROW / THE ESCROW FIRM RSF

THIRD PLACE

CORINTHIAN TITLE AND ESCROW

BEST LANDSCAPING COMPANY

BOWMAN PLANT AND TREE CARE SPECIALISTS Thank You San Diego for Voting Us “Best Landscaping Company 2 Years in a row!” We have been blessed to be serving the community since 1972. We love what we do and are delighted in bringing our combined 150+ years of professional plant & tree care services plus “Disney-style” appearance to your property through our famous proprietary formulas & specialized methods of supreme garden health care. Contact Russell your Local Plant & Tree Doctor for Free Consultation at 858-499-9417.

Truth About Estate Planning

Wednesday, September 25 from 11:30 am to 1pm Location: Sunroad Corporate Center, 4445 Eastgate Mall, Suite 200, San Diego CA 92121 Lunch catered by Panera

Thursday, September 26 from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm Location: 5857 Owens Ave, Suite 300, Carlsbad, CA 92008 Dinner Catered by Panera Bread

Tuesday, October 1 from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm Location: 5857 Owens Ave, Suite 300, Carlsbad, CA 92008 Lunch Catered by Panera Bread

KR Hess Law, P.C.

858.461.6844

www.krhess.com

Wills • Trusts • Probate • Businesses Creating Legacies

Kristina R. Hess is a graduate from Berkeley Law School with over 19 years experience, and her passion to help you protect your family, your assets and create powerful legacies.

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SECOND PLACE THIRD PLACE

ENCHANTED LANDSCAPES

ABARTIS CHEMICAL COMPANY Best of North Coast 2019


VOTED #1 ESCROW COMPANY OF NORTH COAST

(858) 771-9140 RSFescrow.com

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Thank you, Union Tribune Community Press readers, for voting Wells Fargo Best Bank’*

This distinction inspires us to work even harder for you and for the good of the community. We strive to do our best today, in the future, and every day in-between. We’re proud to be a part of the community.

wellsfargo.com *Readers’ poll, 2019, Union-Tribune Community Press. © 2019 Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. All rights reserved. Member FDIC. IHA-25228

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