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LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION

Our A-Z Guide of Shopping Through Southern California

SHAKING THINGS UP

CLIVE STANDEN

How an AwardWinning Podcast Captures the Spirit of Craft Cocktails

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editor's note These past few months have felt far from normal. Shops are closed, restaurants, stadiums and beaches are empty and our couches are getting a whole lot of use. While our anxieties may be high and our morale low, we look forward to the day we can host a backyard barbeque with our closest friends, sip summer cocktails at our favorite bar and get that much-needed haircut. But in the midst of this crisis, one thing has become abundantly clear: us SoCal locals are a resilient bunch. From drive-by birthday parades to supporting local restaurants with nightly take-out orders, we continue to find ways to make our neighbors smile. With that said, we’ve created a spectacular Shoppe Guide full of inspiring entrepreneurs, nifty gifts and gadgets and springtime essentials that will have you swooning. The people and products that grace these pages are not only authentic, but they hold a special place in the San Diego community. Among them is a denim darling who repurposes an

American staple (pg. 55), a local shop owner who is bringing print back in style (pg. 60) and a gal who’s mastered the art of the quintessential picnic (pg. 112). Gracing the cover of this issue is English actor Clive Standen. Aside from his studly stature and ability to do his own stunts, you’ll find a father of three and an individual who embraces modern masculinity (pg. 32). Inspiration is everywhere, my friends—especially in our local communities. I hope these pages ignite a sense of resilience and creativity during these uncertain times. Whether you spot the perfect gift for your bestie, discover a new restaurant or find yourself planning the perfect post-quarantine getaway, this issue is here to make you smile and look forward to the good days that lie ahead. Meanwhile, here’s to hoping that haircut happens sooner than later. Happy Reading!

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Photographed By: Tae Kwon taekwonphoto.com | @taekwonphoto Model: Clive Standen, @clivestanden Location: The Desert Yacht Club, Yucca Valley, CA | @desertyachtclub Written By: Jordan Nishkian wordsbyjordan.com | @wordsbyjordan Styled By: Neil Cohen neilcohenstyle.com | @neilcohenstyle Groomed By: Aiprll Patino aiprll.com | @aiprll_hmua Sweater Provided By: TEDDY VONRANSON, www.teddyvonranson.com Shirt Provided By: Calvin Klein, www.calvinklein.us/en Pants Provided By: Eleventy, www.eleventymilano.it/en Sneakers Provided By: LANVIN, www.lanvin.com Hat Provided By: Gladys Tamez Millinery, www.gladystamez.com

Yucca Valley

The day of Clive Standen’s photoshoot began with blue skies, brisk, 45-degree weather and a dirt road off the beaten path. Music filled the airstream at The Desert Yacht Club, as hair and makeup stylist Aiprll Patino and stylist Neil Cohen got Standen photo-ready for the day. The group, accompanied by Pippo the resident cat, walked out to the Stargazing Boat, parked on the peak of a hill, where Standen was ready to soak up the sun—and the spotlight. Leading Man “I am in the middle of Joshua Tree, shooting in the beautiful surroundings, and I’ve got Mumford & Sons playing in the background with some lovely people and great clothes,” said Standen. “This is pretty much the perfect day!” An Idyllic Setting The Desert Yacht Club was an incredible location for the photoshoot, not only for its plethora of backdrops and helpful staff, but for its natural surroundings as well. “I love how surreal this location is,” Patino said. “It’s gorgeous— the clouds, the sky, the landscape—it’s beautiful, it’s bizarre, it’s amazing.” Nothing But Blue Skies “Clive was so kind to everyone and eager to try different looks, locations and poses,” LOCALE’s production coordinator, Lauren Lewellen, said. “When the production team arrived the night before, it was pretty windy, but we woke up to blue skies. It’s been a perfect day with the perfect team and the perfect subject.” Desert Daydream “Anytime you’re shooting out near Joshua Tree or Yucca Valley, I’ve always felt that it was a dreamland,” photographer Tae Kwon said as he was setting up between shoot locations. “You can just do whatever.” And with a subject like Standen, who was eager to climb around and experiment, the results were nothing short of incredible.

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table of contents June 2020 /// Shoppe Edition

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Shoppe Guide

Shop, in the Name of Love Look Good, Feel Good—This Is the Only San Diego Shoppe Guide You’ll Ever Need

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Artisan There’s Nothing Like Handmade

San Diego

CAGE & LANTERN www.cageandlantern.com @cageandlantern

PHOTO BY: KAMBRIA FISCHER

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Dine-In

EAST VILLAGE

East Village restaurants are now open for Dine-In Guests. You can feel safe and confident as they prepare and serve you. They have special modified hours so make sure to check in with them before visiting. Social Tap Eatery 815 J Street #101 San Diego, CA 92101 Socialtapeatery.com

Lola 55 1290 F Street San Diego, CA 92101 Lola55.com

Monzu Fresh Pasta 455 10th Avenue, San Diego, CA, 92101 Monzufreshpasta.com

Half Door Brewing 903 Island Ave. San Diego, CA 92101 halfdoorbrewing.com

STAY CONNECTED AND FOLLOW US FOR UPDATES Eastvillagesandiego.com @EastvillageSD


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La Jolla

Pg. 104

La Jolla

Pg. 88

foodie 76 For the Fridge

BYOB

Be Your Own Bartender With These 4 Corona Hard Seltzer Recipes

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Profile

MANGIA BENE, FAI DEL BENE

To Matteo Cattaneo, Taking Care of Others Begins With Feeding the Community

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Native Knowledge

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Generation Starter Pack

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What You’ll Need

MAKING YOUR POUR DECISIONS BETTER

How to Successfully Survive a Bar Crawl in San Diego, With Pride

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Meals Deconstructed

SWEET OHANA

Herb & Sea Is on a Roll With the Delightfully Delicious Pineapple Upside Down Cinnamon Roll

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Two Things We Love

IF YOU SEA FOOD, EAT IT

alive 104 24 Hours

COVES, COFFEE AND COMEDY

Spend a Day Along the La Jolla Coastline

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5 Pro Tips

SURVIVE THE DRIVE

5 Road Trip Essentials That Will Help You Hit the Road With Confidence

Cody’s La Jolla Dishes Up a Series of Seafood Favorites

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IN GOOD SPIRITS

Feature

IN FULL BLOOM

You Can Count on These Creative Cocktails to Liven Up Your Garden Party

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First Bite

FARM TO FLAVOR

Solana Beach’s Ranch 45 Offers up Local Provisions While Staying True to Its Roots

Profile

Award-Winning Podcast, “Bartender at Large,” Is a Love Letter to Craft Cocktails

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Spotlight

BLANKET STATEMENT With Pop Up Picnic Co., Bites, Beverages and Beauty Are Included

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Oceanside

Behind the Brand

FIRE, WATER AND STONE

This SoCal Company Is Shaping the Art of Pottery as We Know It

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Feature

BETTER TOGETHER

Pg. 119

These Dynamic Design Duos Prove That Two Heads Are Better Than One

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TIMELESS CHARM

DESERT DAYDREAM

10 Things We Love

Modern Luxury Meets Historical Charm at This California Craftsman Resort in La Jolla

Get the Deets

Western Chic Meets Bohemian Bliss at the Desert Yacht Club in Yucca Valley

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METHOD TO THE MADNESS

SACRED SPACES

How to Make

These Pro Organizers Have Mastered the Art of Tidiness

Hot Spot

The Spa at Séc-he Is Set to Offer Indulgence in Relaxation


native knowledge

Fork-Getta About It Sarah Abelsohn Offers a Taste of La Jolla’s Best

La Jolla NAME Sarah Abelsohn JOB TITLE Director of Marketing at Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa

3 BUSINESSES I LOVE VISITING AND WORKING WITH

RESIDENT OF La Jolla

1. Pigment 2. Shop Good Co. 3. Feeding San Diego

LOCAL LIVING Born and raised in San Diego; 2 years in La Jolla

PLANTING A SEED

Estancia La Jolla has over 75 different succulents and plants on our 10-acre property, and we provide guests with guided garden tours! Upon check out, all guests receive a complimentary basil seed packet, so they can take a piece of Estancia home with them.

FOOD FOR THOUGHT

Ò NINE-TEN Restaurant & Bar at the Grande Colonial Hotel is one of my favorite people-watching spots in La Jolla. Everything from their burgers to their Rueben sandwiches are delicious, and it’s so much fun to take out-oftowners here. Sit outside on their patio and order off their fabulous wine list. What more do you need than a bottle of rosé and your favorite visitors?

ESTANCIA LA JOLLA HOTEL & SPA 9700 N Torrey Pines Rd La Jolla, CA 92037 www.estancialajolla.com

www.thegrandecolonial.com/nine-ten-lajolla-restaurant

COMMUNITY COLLABS

Ò The partnership aspect of my role is actually the most fun. The focus of our #SelfCareSunday program, which is a series where we partner with a local fitness studio each month, is to put on a day that includes an outdoor fitness class, complimentary cocktails and snacks from amazing local vendors. Proud studio partners so far have included F45 La Jolla, The Boxing Club, CorePower, Club Pilates and YogaSix.

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THAI THIS!

Ò Bangkok Bay Solana Beach is one of those places where you will crave their food on a weekly basis. This hidden and tucked away restaurant in a random strip mall off Highway 101 is home to the best Thai food you will have in all of San Diego! Try the summer rolls with tofu and peanut sauce and cashew chicken! Order extra peanut sauce; trust me on that one. www.bangkok-bay.com

TE AMO, TEQUILA

Ò At Death by Tequila, every drink and cocktail comes with a metallic straw, and they take great pride in showcasing all the awesome local farms they work with on a rotating basis. They pay close attention to every detail and to the story they tell, which makes a marketing gal like me extremely impressed! www.deathbytequila.com

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Ò Catania has one of the best happy hours in all of La Jolla; you can’t beat a $9 Rosa Rosa Spritz (think Aperol Spritz with gin and rosemary) while overlooking the dreamy La Jolla Cove at sunset. They also have a great lunch special that includes pizza or pasta and a salad for just $16! www.cataniasd.com

Photographed By: Kambria Fischer | Illustrations By: Vicente Martí Solar

“We really want to be a space where locals and the community gather, whether it be for a Garden Party event, to relax and recharge at our amazing spa or for a spontaneous staycation.” —Sarah Abelsohn


Native Knowledge

Rise and Grind Creative Director of Grind & Prosper Hospitality Group Shares His Favorite Parts About SD

San Diego NAME: Huy Hoang JOB TITLE: Creative/ Brand Director and Photographer, Grind & Prosper Hospitality Group

3 REASONS I LOVE WORKING AT GRIND & PROSPER:

RESIDENT OF: San Diego

1. We create an awesome experience for people through food and atmosphere. 2. There is always something new and cool happening. 3. We all work hard, but play harder (haha!).

LOCAL LIVING: 38 Years

SHOWING SUPPORT

I love that Grind & Prosper gives back to the community because, at the end of the day, the community looks out for us. The COVID pandemic is living proof of how we’ve all looked out for each other.

A DRINK THAT PACKS A PUNCH

Ò I’m not a beer drinker, so when I’m not drinking tequila or rum, I crack open a JuneShine. Like traditional kombucha, JuneShine contains probiotics, antioxidants and vitamins, and I love that they use sustainable, organic products. They have a couple of cool intimate tasting rooms and have fun events from time to time. Follow them on social media for updates (@juneshineco).

GRIND & PROSPER HOSPITALITY GROUP 895 Park Blvd, Ste 549 San Diego, CA 92101 www.grindandprosperhospitality.com

www.juneshine.co

TRIP TO THE TROPICS

Ò Head to Leilani’s Cafe in Pacific Beach for the best Loco Moco—a Hawaiian dish layered with rice, hamburger patty and an over easy egg, all smothered with gravy. It’s a candidate for the Cholesterol Hall of Fame, but it’s totally worth the splurge! They have a Polynesian store next door that has all sorts of fun gifts too. www.leilaniscafe.com

WAVES AND BEATS

Ò Living in Southern California, there’s so much to do. I love surfing, taking my camera out to shoot photos and traveling in my Eurovan. My favorite event, which happens twice a year, is in our own backyard: Crssdfest. It’s awesome to see so many worldrenowned producers, DJs and bands. Get your tickets to the after parties—you never know what artists might show up to play for a secret DJ set. www.crssdfest.com

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NICE TO MEAT YOU

Ò I love to take out-of-town visitors to Cowboy Star; their selection of steaks is amazing. Their 8-ounce Hokkaido Wagyu New York is flown in from Japan and aged for 23 days. They are open for lunch, and they have a $13 tasty burger where the patty is made with all the ground up trimmings from their steaks. www.cowboystarsd.com

FEELING FISHY

Ò TJ Oyster Bar has delicious Baja seafood fare for an affordable price. I typically order the whole fried snapper. The skin is crunchy and seasoned with spices and herbs, and the fish is so soft on the inside. It pairs perfectly with a michelada with tamarindo. I can spend all day here just having drinks with friends; I just need a designated driver! www.tjoyster.com

Photographed By: Chris Devoy | Illustrations By: Vicente Martí Solar

“As much as [I consider myself] a social butterfly, I’m also a low-key introvert and love my alone time with my girlfriend and dogs.” —Huy Hoang


The sun-drenched peak is in clear sight. Race to the top or take a peaceful ride? The view is perfect either way.

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native knowledge

Queens & Collectors Allison Gharst and Kellie Dooley Are the Queens of Supporting Small Buzz-nesses

San Diego NAMES Allison Gharst and Kellie Dooley JOB TITLES Owners, Queen Bee Market

3 OF OUR FAVORITE MAKERS 1. Bare Naked Botanicals 2. Teressa Lane Jewelry 3. Blessed Little Bird

RESIDENTS OF Poway and Vista LOCAL LIVING 30 years

A SHOPPER’S PARADISE

Each Queen Bee Market shopping event includes a chance to make your own crafts and purchase yummy food and drinks. Plus, the first

50

shoppers each day get a free swag bag filled with incredible items.

BUY TO INSPIRE

Ò Barnabas translates to “Son of Encouragement,” and Barnabas Clothing sets out to do just that. In addition to providing a unique and trendy line of shirts, Barnabas aims to inspire. A portion of their proceeds goes to Living Room International, a nonprofit based in Western Kenya that provides hospice care to people who have been infected with HIV/AIDS.

QUEEN BEE MARKET www.thequeenbeemarket.com @queenbeemarket

www.barnabasclothing.com

SHOP SMALL, SHOP LOCAL

Ò Simply Local in North Park is a really great place to shop small and support local businesses, as it gives local artisans a prominent retail location to showcase their creations. There is a baby and kids section in the back of the store along with a variety of other unique items throughout. Also, 80% of their products are made locally in San Diego! www.simplylocalsandiego.com

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HIKE ABOUT IT

Ò Annie’s Canyon Trail in San Elijo Lagoon is a slot canyon trail with high walls, tight spaces to squeeze through, ladders to climb and overall beautiful scenery, including sweeping ocean and lagoon views. It’s a short, non-strenuous hike, but it’s a lot of fun! www.thenaturecollective.org/location/ annies-canyon-trail

FARMHOUSE FLAIR

Ò Countryside Barn in Poway is a home furnishings shop that specializes in modern and industrial farmhouse decor. This shop is perfect for unique gifts or to fulfill your farmhouse-style needs. Be sure to stop by during the holidays; they go all out for “Christmas at the Barn.” @countrysidebarn

SHORELY A TREAT

Ò Located on the shore in La Jolla, The Marine Room is surfside sophistication at its finest. The best part about this restaurant is when there is a high tide, the waves crash against the windows while you’re eating delicious seafood. www.marineroom.com

Photographed By: Queen Bee Market | Illustrations By: Vicente Martí Solar

“We have some of the most genuine and supportive makers. We truly consider it to be one big Queen Bee Market family.”


San Diego,

Medterra is here for you.

Certified, trusted & easy-to-use CBD products to make you feel at ease. www.medterracbd.com

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native knowledge

Against the Grain Brothers and Co-Founders of Original Grain Share Where They Like to Pass the Time

San Diego NAMES: Ryan and Andrew Beltran JOB TITLES: Co-Founders, Original Grain

2 BUSINESSES WE LOVE WORKING WITH:

RESIDENTS OF: Ocean Beach and East Village Downtown

1. Bradley Mountain 2. New Belgium Brewing

LOCAL LIVING: 6 years and 11 years

SOMETHIN’ BREWIN’

Last summer, we flew out to the New Belgium Brewing headquarters in Fort Collins, Colorado to help deconstruct a huge 20-foot beer barrel and use it in a co-branded timepiece. They are a zero-waste brewery that uses an impressive solar panel system to provide electricity for brewing their beer!

NATURE IS NEAT

Ò “I love the Spruce St Suspension Bridge. If you venture correctly, you can find a meditation garden,” says Andrew. For Ryan, the Mushroom Caves (aka Annie’s Canyon Trail) is the ideal place to explore. “They were actually underwater millions of years ago. Be careful walking through the trails, as it can be slippery,” he says.

ORIGINAL GRAIN 1205 J St, Ste J San Diego, CA 92101 www.originalgrain.com @originalgrain

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LOCAL TREASURES

Ò James Coffee Co. offers unique products like ZB Savoy leather goods, shades and accessories. Moniker General at Liberty Station is also a rad boutique full of local SD brands and lots of cool wood products! Be sure to snag a beer or cold brew at the bar inside! www.jamescoffeeco.com www.monikergeneral.com

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GREAT VIEWS, BETTER BURGERS

Ò “Living in Ocean Beach, I love taking family to Sunset Cliffs for stunning views on the bluffs. If you want to reward yourself, head back down to Newport Ave and hit the original Hodad’s. Awesome vibe and great burgers!” Ryan says. www.hodadies.com

GET YOUR SHOP ON

Ò Simply Local in North Park is a merchant marketplace that features locally owned businesses. Patagonia in Cardiff also offers the quintessential SoCal vibe you’d expect. After shopping, head over to Seaside Market. If you’re into tri-tip, you 100-percent have to try the famous Cardiff Crack! simplylocalsandiego.com www.patagonia.com www.seasidemarket.com

HOMETOWN HOMIES

Ò Bradley Mountain makes awesome leather goods and has been good friends of the OG team for a while now. Check out their shop in East Village over near Makers Quarter. Tyler Axtell, their founder, can usually be spotted with the team making their products and setting an awesome vibe. www.bradleymountain.com

Photography Provided By: Jose Coli | Illustrations By: Vicente Martí Solar

“It’s fun to just sit down with the team and brainstorm all the various materials we could use and continue to push the boundaries on what this brand can achieve!” —Ryan Beltran


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Experience all the newest and most innovative products from the world’s best brands brought to life. New displays are recently completed throughout all our showrooms.

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starter pack: generation z

The Gen Z-er You were born between 1997-2017.

“Is mayonnaise an instrument?” —Patrick Star, “SpongeBob SquarePants”

You will do anything to keep your Snapchat streak.

WRITTEN BY: KAYLIN WAIZINGER ILLUSTRATIONS BY: VICENTE MARTÍ SOLAR

Something you always carry with you: Hydro Flask “Saturdays are for the boys,” as you like to say. Which really means you bought a 12 pack of Truly Hard Seltzers to sip on.

You’d rather be: Playing Fortnite

Breakfast, lunch, dinner—anytime is burrito time.

Somewhere in your room you still have your shark tooth puka shell necklace.

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You enjoy long romantic walks to 7-Eleven for a bag of Flamin’ Hot Cheetos.

You used to annoy your teachers by playing with your Tech Deck.

1. “Sicko Mode” by Travis Scott 2. “Old Town Road” by Lil Nas X 3. “Bad Guy” by Billie Eilish


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starter pack: millennial

The Millennial

“You go, Glen Coco!” —Damian Leigh, Mean Girls

You were born between 1981-1996.

You love being healthy...with a Tura Alcoholic Kombucha.

WRITTEN BY: TAYLOR GORSKI ILLUSTRATIONS BY: VICENTE MARTÍ SOLAR

Before you were addicted to your phone, you couldn’t get enough of playing with your: Tamagotchi

Monday morning drink of choice: Matcha latte with oat milk

Frequently caught: Ordering food from Postmates (because why leave your house?)

On a Friday night, you’re with a group of friends playing Cards Against Humanity.

You’ll always find an excuse to pay $10 for avocado toast…but only if it has lemon pepper.

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You’ll never get rid of your Juicy Couture Sweatsuit because you’re secretly hoping it comes back in style.

Adulting is hard, you can’t get through the day without snacking on Annie’s Organic Cheddar Bunnies.

1. “Hollaback Girl” by Gwen Stefani 2. “She Will Be Loved” by Maroon 5 3. “Mr. Brightside” by The Killers


GARDEN ROOMS ON 9 ACRES Lush, sprawling gardens embrace nature's beauty.

AAA FOUR DIAMOND RESORT

HEATED SALTWATER POOL

The diamond of La Jolla, moments from the shores.

Subtle secluded spaces embracing the California life.

ESTANCIALAJOLLA.COM 9700 N TORREY PINES RD, LA JOLLA, CA 92037


starter pack: gen x

“Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.”—Ferris Bueller, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

The Gen X-er

For you, no trip to the gas station is complete without grabbing a Hostess Cupcake.

You were born between 1965-1980.

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You can still fit into your high school letterman’s jacket...sort of.

You don’t need to see a fancy cocktail menu—you’ll have a classic Corona with lime.

Facebook was invented for sharing your political views...right?

If it’s a degree over 75, you’ll crack open an ice-cold CocaCola and a smile.

Still sitting in a box in your garage: First concert ticket

The only all-nighters you ever pulled were when you were on your Atari 2600 trying to beat your brother’s high score in Pac-Man.

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In-N-Out will forever be the best burger and shake, and you still go through the drive-thru once a week.

1. “Sweet Child O’ Mine” by Guns N’ Roses 2. “Billie Jean” by Michael Jackson 3. “Livin’ on a Prayer” by Bon Jovi


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The Baby Boomer

“Mrs. Robinson, you’re trying to seduce me. Aren’t you?”—Benjamin Braddock, The Graduate Your wedding dress is hanging in your closet, perfectly preserved and waiting for your granddaughter’s special day.

You were born between 1944-1964.

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You’d be absolutely lost without: Your phone’s News App.

You and your Scottie dog game piece ruled the board on Monopoly nights.

The classic ice cream sandwich— still good, but it tasted better when it was 5¢. Whatever happened to that white wine and hard-boiled egg diet?

What alarm clock? All you need is the smell of your Folgers Coffee.

You still have that framed picture of your favorite Hollywood Heartthrob from your teen years—is that a lipstick mark we see?

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Watching “I Love Lucy” just wasn’t complete without your TV dinner.

1. “I Can’t Get No Satisfaction” by The Rolling Stones 2. “Jailhouse Rock” by Elvis Presley 3. “I Want to Hold Your Hand” by The Beatles


Man of Action Clive Standen Discusses Perfection, Fatherhood and Modern Masculinity

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“I’ve always been that person where you give me an incentive and I suddenly get tunnel vision, and I ride toward that goal.” -Clive Standen

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“I didn’t want to be a historian; I wanted to be an actor.” -Clive Standen

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On the surface, Clive Standen is what you’d picture as the definition of manliness. He’s played warriors, is an athletic champion and does his own stunts. Get to know him a little better and you’ll find that beyond the biceps and the beard is a caring father of three, an ambassador for marine life and someone who loves singing along to Mumford & Sons. In other words, Standen represents less of what it means to be a “man’s man” and more of what it means to be a man of the modern age.

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“There’s nothing wrong with a man who cries and expresses emotion.” -Clive Standen

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Already very active with Muay Thai boxing and professional stunt training, Standen’s acting career began in his teens, which was around the time his mother had decided to go back to school so she could teach drama therapy to children with Down Syndrome. “I was 16 and very impressionable...and I really looked up to my mum and all the [21-year-old drama students] she was working with,” he says before cracking a smile. “At the same time, there was also a girl I really liked...and that’s where it started.”

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With the support of a mother and teachers who believed in him, Standen decided to take the idea of acting professionally more seriously. “I’ve always been that person where you give me an incentive and I suddenly get tunnel vision, and I ride toward that goal,” he explains. From there, he decided to take classes to further his education on the subject but was disappointed by the amount of armchair knowledge the courses required. “I couldn’t just do theater, which was frustrating to me at the age of 16. I was like, ‘Why isn’t there a course that is practical to being an actor?’” Standen recalls. “A lot of the courses were all theory...and I had already read all the books that were on the syllabus. So I did a year of theater studies and [then] dropped out—I didn’t want to be a historian, I wanted to be an actor.” Standen found his place in performing arts courses, which not only allowed him to practice his craft, but it also let him explore the more physical side to performing, and this is where he was able to tie in his knack for athletic training. “It all came in handy for the stunts I do now!” he says. “I’m a little insane and crazy and a bit of a lunatic when it comes to stunts.” Needless to say, the combination of his acting and physical training fared well for him in his career. Best known for his role as Rollo in “Vikings” and Bryan Mills in the “Taken” TV series, Standen’s acting career has taken him around the world, through ancient and modern times alike. When he wasn’t sword fighting in Camelot or throwing axes in Kattegat, he was pulling off a heist in Rhode Island or getting hit by a car (then stealing said car). “It’s simply not true that you just walk into jobs,” Standen explains. “Usually you get cast for what your strength is. I’m a very physical actor; I have a very physical presence, and I got into acting to play numerous different characters—and characters that were far removed from myself.” “I don’t actually like playing onto type,” he continues. “But usually, that one audition you get right at the beginning of your career is the one where people go, ‘I can just see him playing that role!’ I think I was thrown into the historical epics, the dramas that are more physical, and now I can branch out.” His roles have all been very different characters to play, but there is something Standen loves about each of them: they are flawed. “I don’t think anyone’s perfect,” he says. “There’s something I hold on to and think about quite a lot: in Chuck Palahniuk’s ‘Fight Club’ (the book), the first time the main character sees Tyler Durden is on the beach, and he’s getting driftwood and shoving it in the sand…” The passage Standen’s referring to continues: “What Tyler had created was the shadow of a giant hand. Only now the fingers were Nosferatu-long and the thumb was too short, but he said how at exactly four-thirty the hand was perfect. The giant shadow hand was perfect for one minute, and for one perfect minute Tyler had sat in the palm of a perfection he’d created himself.” (Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club). “The point of that scene in the book is all you can expect from perfection is a moment, and if you look for anything more, you’re going to be disappointed,” Standen explains, “and I think human beings are the same. You can have many moments of perfection in any one day, but you have to look for them and appreciate them.”

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Extracurricular Activities When he’s not working, Standen is an acting ambassador for Sea Shepherd Conservation Society.

He’s Got the Beat “I did a lot of contemporary dance training,” Standen shares, “and I think it actually helps with the choreography of fighting and the sword play—you pick up the moves and your movement ability is so much better.”

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Parental Guidance “We have this little game around the dinner table now where I go, ‘Say one good thing about your day and one bad thing about your day,’” says Standen, “and none of the other kids or anyone around are allowed to question that bad thing… It’s about being readily available to communicate your feelings with the people you love.”

Location, Location, Location Some of Standen’s favorite filming locations have been in the Wicklow Mountains of Ireland and Tybee Island in Georgia.

Nice Handiwork Standen is a former international Muay Thai boxer, a fencing gold medalist and is ambidextrous with a sword.

Standen never shies away from his characters’ flaws. Instead, he embraces them, letting those imperfections add texture and humanity to the roles. Aside from being flawed, the roles throughout his career have all tended to be rough around the edges. Whether he’s played the honorable knight, the battlehungry viking or the vengeful ex-CIA operative, they can categorically be called men of violence. However, Standen’s most recent role of Anthony Lavelle in “Council of Dads” is a change of pace.

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“There seems to be a big thing about toxic masculinity,” Standen says. “There’s nothing wrong with a man who cries and expresses emotion. And I wanted Anthony to be a hugger, a kisser. He’d hold his heart on his sleeve: when he’s angry, he’s angry; when he’s emotional, he’s emotional, you know?” Over the past few years, the term “toxic masculinity” has become an undeniable buzzword. The term not only challenges how our society sees men, but how our society shapes these men as well. It’s an idea that’s been around since the ‘80s, and it’s just now catching on in the mainstream. While the current rhetoric may seem like it’s mostly focused on calling out men for being

predatory or too aggressive, the term was originally created to question why our society raises our boys to feel shame for emotional expression, to utilize violence as an indicator of power and to be overtly self-reliant, among other points. While his warrior-type roles haven’t necessarily been poster boys for today’s idea of healthy masculinity (presumably due to the time periods the stories are based in), Standen has attempted to bring a more relevant portrayal of modern masculinity to his present-day characters. But not everyone has been on board with it. “I did have some time on ‘Taken’ [during] a very emotional scene...the scene felt very much like the scene in Se7en with Brad Pitt yelling, ‘What’s in the box? What’s in the box?’” Standen shares. “And I played the scene really emotionally—I had tears in my eyes— and the director came up to me and went, ‘Can we do another take? But can you stop the tears, because tough guys don’t cry.’” Despite this note, Standen felt strongly about this scene and continued to deliver an emotional performance, but by the time production was finished, each one of Standen’s tears had been edited out.

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“Anyone can be a father, but it takes a strong man to be a dad.” -Clive Standen

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In a stark contrast, Joan Rater and Tony Phelan, the producers of “Council of Dads,” were seeking the opposite from their actors. “One of the reasons I signed on [to ‘Council of Dads’] was Tony Phelan saying, ‘Let’s just stamp out this toxic masculinity,’” Standen says. “And I told him that story, and he said, ‘Well, you’re not going to get that from me.’”

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The NBC show, which aired this past March, follows the Perrys, a family that has just lost father and husband Scott Perry to cancer. In his remaining months, Scott had created a Council of Dads to help take care of his five children after he’s gone— from driving lessons to words of wisdom. “It’s been really great to play a character that’s emotionally ready,” says Standen. “There’s a lot of violence and gratuity in the world right now... and ‘Council of Dads’ has a really positive message, and it’s full of joy...and optimism about moving on, and finding humor through grief, and it’s about who shows up. It really mirrors the modern family today, I think.” Aside from its relevance, one reason Standen believes the show will resonate well with its audience is because he has seen the parallels between the story and his own reallife experiences firsthand. “‘Council of Dads’ works on so many levels, but what’s interesting to me, especially with my character, is the role of a father in our society,” Standen explains. “My dad left when I was eight years old, and I haven’t seen him since. I had an amazing man who stepped in and took over that role, and I don’t like calling my stepdad my stepfather—he’s my dad. Anyone can be a father, but it takes a strong man to be a dad.” “‘Council of Dads’ is about a man who dies of cancer...but it doesn’t have to be about death; there are lots of families out there where dads just walk out, they leave or they’re away on business for very long periods of time,” Standen continues. “So on one hand, it’s about the role of single moms and how hard they work, but it’s also about how important the role of a father figure is.” On-screen, Anthony Lavelle is a man without a family, whose superpower would be “the ability to talk to children on their level.” Standen describes his character as the “cool uncle” that kids can trust and talk to, but he’s still able to fill in as the strong male role model. “But what’s interesting is that he’s never had anyone love him,” Standen shares, “and he needs this family as much as they need him.” Another way that Anthony paralleled reality is that Standen plays the best friend of a man battling cancer, a role he has played in real life. “My best friend—best man at my wedding, best friend I have in my whole life—was diagnosed with cancer, and he was very, very ill,” Standen says. When he originally met with Rater and Phelan, who wanted him for the part of Anthony, Standen pitched himself to play the role of Scott Perry, who dies in the first episode. “I start crying in my interview with them, going ‘I’m not sure I can play this role because my best friend is dying of cancer, and I don’t want to be the guy on TV playing the best friend.’ And they said, ‘Well, maybe this is why you need to play this character.’” This is a man who has fallen backwards off a three-story-high wall (on purpose), but the role of Anthony daunted him on a much deeper level. “Most of the roles I’ve played in my career have been far removed from me,” he explains. “It’s very hard for me to go, ‘This is me. I’m playing myself.’” But Standen remembered advice he had received in drama class: if you’re scared of a role, you should play it. Fortunately, Standen’s friend is now in remission. “He’s a lot better now,” he says, “but it was terrifying at the time.” Standen’s hope for ‘Council of Dads’ is that it sparks real-time conversations within families and creates a platform where difficult, but important subjects can be broached. He believes that an open line of communication is key—not only to strong, inclusive families, but to raising the next generation as well. “It’s about communicating. There’s a lot of anxiety and depression and things that people are ashamed to talk about, and I think it’s important to vent by talking,” Standen notes. “And again [it comes back] to who shows up...about loving yourself and living in the moment,” he says with a grin. “All you can expect from perfection is a moment—so live that moment!” LOCALE MAGAZINE 41


“All you can expect from perfection is a moment, and if you look for anything more, you’re going to be disappointed, and I think human beings are the same. You can have many moments of perfection in any one day, but you have to look for them and appreciate them.” -Clive Standen

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Shoppe Guide

PHOTO BY: Kambria Fischer • CAGE & LANTERN www.cageandlantern.com | @cageandlantern

Shop, in the Name of Love Look Good, Feel Good—This Is the Only San Diego Shoppe Guide You’ll Ever Need

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Look Good, Feel Good— This Is the Only San Diego Shoppe Guide You’ll Ever Need

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> There’s something so exhilarating about embarking on a shopping spree. Whether you’re “just browsing” or on a mission to find the perfect gift or gadget, there is an abundance of creatives, collectors and stylists that are eager to make your outing an amazing adventure. But before you whip out your credit card and head to the nearest shopping mall, thumb through our A-Z Shoppe Guide, featuring everything from the best of beauty and custom ceramics to spring swimwear and today’s top tech.

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There’s Nothing Like Handmade

• Woodworker • Woodworking for: 1.5 Years

Kristen Pumphrey and Thomas Neuberger

“I love the design process. Placing and replacing different designs until I’m happy with the final pattern takes hours and is so much fun. My absolute favorite part, though, is adding finish to the final product and seeing all of the grain come to life beneath the different finishes. My Patriarchy Portrait illustration and my Sunburst Mosaic are my favorites—I never tire of looking at them.”

“For us, making things provides a break from our hectic world. It’s an opportunity to unplug and truly enjoy the process— not just the end result. That’s what we’re really into; it’s not just going through the motions of making something, it’s experiencing each step of the process, both as an effort to improve your skills and to just zone out.”

Kalah Bernardo

Woodn’t You Like to Know

P.F. CANDLE CO. www.pfcandleco.com @pfcandleco

Coachella Valley

No Place Like the Present Santa Ana

Culver City

Oceanside

Los Angeles

Knotting Much

Rachel Breuklander • Fiber Artist, Owner of The Lark’s Head • Fiber Artist for: 3 Years

“Creating an intricate wall hanging often starts at my sketchbook. Once I have a design, I spend hours or days just tying knots. Finally, I meticulously trim until each piece is complete. My favorite part is stepping back to see the piece right before the final trim. I love seeing how a sketch can evolve into something completely new as I progress.”

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THE LARK’S HEAD www.thelarksheadshop.com @thelarksheadshop

Gusta MUCHO

Sofia Enriquez • Artist • Artist for: 10 Years

“One of my favorite moments was displaying my summer MUCHO collection as a performance piece with several models that interacted with my large-scale art installation of six paisley sculptures at Coachella 2019. It’s surreal to see my work living outside of my studio, [not to mention] outside of my head. Seeing my work outside for people to experience is incredibly motivating.”

SOFIA ENRIQUEZ www.sofiaenriquez.com @sofiaenriquez

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ASH + IRON www.ashandironco.com @ashandiron

• Co-owner and CEO; Co-owner and COO, P.F. Candle Co. • Candlemakers for: 13 and 7 Years


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Kelly Keane McCullough

A.J. Woodruff

“Seek inspiration, visualize, sketch ideas, convert sketches to designs, communicate designs to weavers, await the magic. [The best parts of designing are] experimenting with colorways and shapes, awaiting the final product and unveiling what a drawn design becomes as a woven piece of art. Creativity is the manifestation of my thoughts and vision into reality—it is my freedom.”

“I work a little backwards. I create an item first, and from that item I formulate a mood and story. Production... is almost always challenging and oftentimes painful but a necessary evil. It looks a lot like Band-Aids and broken nails—I’ve worked with my hands for years now, which basically means never having a decent manicure, but it comes with the territory.”

• Owner and Designer, Tribe + True • Curating Artisan Goods for: 5 Years

TRIBE + TRUE www.tribetrue.com @tribeandtrue

Trust the Process

• Designer and Owner, Respect the Chief • Designer for: 10 Years in Fashion, 4 Years in Jewelry

RESPECT THE CHIEF www.respectthechief.com @respectthechief

Tool and Nail San Diego

Los Angeles

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Costa Mesa

Palm Springs

Hide and Seek

Peter Maxwell

• Owner and Designer, Made Solid • Leatherworker for: 40 Years

“[I love] finding unexpected elements in the character of a hide and using those in our pieces. The life is in the use of my work— the patina, after years of love—so seeing anything that has transformed from light leather to a deep dark creates an instant connection for me. Everyone that uses Made Solid anything is a friend.”

MADE SOLID www.madesolidinla.com @madesolidinla

Sew It Goes

Teddy and Marissa Kovach

• Creators and Designers, Cage & Lantern • Artisans for: 7 Years

CAGE & LANTERN www.cageandlantern.com @cageandlantern

“It’s fun to start with a product idea and piece it all together. I personally love making our baby shoes, which were one of the first products I designed, and because all of my children have worn them. Teddy, on the other hand, is excellent with hand stitching, so he loves making wallets, briefcases and basically anything that requires hand stitching.”

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Liquid Eyeliner $9.99 HONEST BEAUTY www.honest.com

Agave+ Daytime Lip Balm $14

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BITE BEAUTY www.bitebeauty.com

Dandelion Brightening Finishing Powder $30

BENEFIT COSMETICS benefitcosmetics.com

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5 Holographic Stick $20 MILK MAKEUP www.milkmakeup.com

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Boy Brow $16

GLOSSIER www.glossier.com

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7 Diamond Sharts Liquid Eyeshadow $9 KIMCHI CHIC BEAUTY www.kimchichicbeauty.com

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Full Frontal Volume Lift & Curl Mascara $24


Stein $45

Lumpy Vase $50

Sm Raw Planter $45

Feminine Flair Creative Creations

Orange County

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Earth Tones

Marble Lidded Vessel I $70 ALYSSA M JULIAN www.alyssamjulian.com

Taste of Minimalism

Palo Santo Burner $40

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Blue Ocean Black Sand Ceramic Cup $30

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Then and Now: How to Take Your Tresses from Throwback to Trendy

The Nada Shop Founder Shares Practical Tips on Sustainability

FESTIVAL READY Find the Perfect Outfit at This Little Italy Boutique

Then: Pompadour

Grunge Waves

Circa: 1950 Worn by: Elvis Presley Get the Look With: Matte Pomade

Circa: 1990 Worn by: Drew Barrymore Get the Look With: Texturizing Surfspray

Samantha Simone

Marla Ivanna Encinas and Valentina Sicoli

Owner and Founder, The Nada Shop

Owners, Valmare Boutique

> Festivals have long been a platform for chart-topping artists, but over the years, they’ve become a scene for trendsetters and fashionistas alike. Little Italy’s Valmare Boutique offers stylish looks for an amazing price. “We pay special attention to the fashion week runways with a focus on the evolving wants and needs of the consumer,” says Marla Ivanna Encinas and Valentina Sicoli, owners of Valmare Boutique. After all, dressing for a festival is no chore—it’s an art form.

Now: Fade Circa: 2020 Worn by: Cristiano Ronaldo Get the Look With: Classic Pomade

Slicked-Back Ponytail

Encinitas

Circa: 2020 Worn by: Zendaya Get the Look With: Light Pomade

1. “Silk cover-ups and kimonos are the signature items of our collection. They’re one of our favorites because the original designs make you feel like you’re wearing a piece of art.” 2. “All-natural, non-chemical, cruelty-free face toner is the perfect carry-on item for spontaneous hydration. This toner refreshes and cleanses all at once.”

BYRD HAIRDO PRODUCTS byrdhair.com | @byrdhair

3. “At Valmare Boutique, you will find a great variety of gold-plated jewelry that can be worn without the scare of tarnishing. We focus on having the best quality at the best prices.”

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Simone is a coffee connoisseur, a sunshine soaker and (undeniably) a sustainable savage. She opened The Nada Shop one year ago in the heart of Encinitas, right off the buzzing Highway 101. Customers can bring in containers from home or buy them at the store. “We have the ability here to plant the seed,” says Simone. “They might

think twice about getting that plastic water bottle or bringing their own cup to get coffee.” It’s these gentle micromoments that have the greatest ripple effect. “Little things you can do here and there add up to make a really big impact,” says Simone. “It doesn’t have to be an absolute mentality.” People can make small switches to their daily habits to live more sustainably. Walk to the cafe or ride a bike. Keep a Zero Waste Kit in your car, which is one of The Nada Shop’s essentials. “If you go get coffee and don’t have your reusable cup, just get a coffee and don’t get a lid with it,” Simone says. Even those seemingly minuscule actions add up to a more eco-friendly lifestyle.

4. “It only makes sense that being in Little Italy, we carry the best items from Italy! We are one of the few boutiques in the US that carries one of the biggest Italian resort wear brands. One of our Italian dresses, From Positano with Love is the perfect piece to make a statement in.” 5. “Inspired by the crystalline views of Capri, our Italian handmade leather sandals can be customized with intricate Swarovski designs and the Tuscan leather colorway of your choice.”

VALMARE BOUTIQUE 1840 Columbia St San Diego, CA 92101 619.230.5116 | valmareboutique.com WRITTEN BY: KAYLIN WAIZINGER PHOTOGRAPHED BY: MANNY MENDEZ

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The Nada Shop is home to a range of refillable household, body care and beauty goods. Think hand soap, reusable paper towels, sunscreen and toothpaste. “I wanted a place where people could refill their everyday items with the goal to make low-waste living easier and more accessible to everyone,” says Owner and Founder Samantha Simone.


ADGETS + GIZMOS These Toys Are Every Techie’s Dream

> Technology is everywhere. It’s a part of our morning routines, our daily commutes, our workdays and our days off. It’s a part of how we cook, how we clean and how we keep ourselves entertained. Let’s face it, to deny technology would be to deny yourself of a lot of today’s conveniences—but for some, the tech world has lost its luster. Don’t worry though; these eight products may sound like they’re just for kicks and gigabytes, but we think your love for gadgets and gizmos is about to feel fully charged.

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For the cinephile who always wants their favorite flicks onhand:

“Let’s face it, to deny technology would be to deny yourself of a lot of today’s conveniences…”

For the barista who’s more DIY than goand-buy:

Stagg EKG Electric Kettle $149

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For the home chef with a 9-5 who’s tired of the slow cooker:

Joule Sous Vide $210

For the memorymaker whose phone storage is packed with photos:

The Polaroid Lab $129.99

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2400 Lux Video Projector $69.99

For the good listener who has a playlist for every occasion:

For the on-the-go professional who can make any place a workspace:

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For that person who’s always losing their keys (you know who you are):

BK03 Bluetooth Portable Keyboard $36.99

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AirPods Wireless Charging Case $11.99

XY Find It $39.99

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Electric Toothbrush - $40

1. FELLOW PRODUCTS www.fellowproducts.com 2. TONTION www.amazon.com 3. XY FIND IT www.xyfindit.com 4. QUIP www.getquip.com 5 POLAROID www.polaroid.com 6. BREVILLE www.breville.com 7. ICLEVER www.iclever.com 8. ELAGO www.elago.com WRITTEN BY: JORDAN NISHKIAN LOCALE MAGAZINE 53


OLISTIC Saffron & Sage Is the Holistic Health Club You’ve Been Searching For WRITTEN BY: KERI BRIDGWATER PHOTOGRAPHED BY: YOLANDA DIAZ

NSIDE L’Atelier Offers Creative, Custom Art Pieces WRITTEN BY: ALYSSA BURLINGAME PHOTOGRAPHY PROVIDED BY: VALENTINE VIANNAY

SAFFRON & SAGE 2555 State St San Diego, CA 92101 619.933.2340 www.saffronsageliving.com

> Located in the business district of Mission Hills, L’Atelier is an art studio and gallery. Walking in, you can expect to be greeted by original fine art in all mediums. With a Parisian aesthetic, this intimate shop provides space for people to connect through art.

> Saffron & Sage is a one-of-a-kind holistic health club, clean beauty boutique and pharmacy rolled into one. Peaceful energy radiates throughout the space where members and visitors can shop a range of gifts and goodies for home and body; in addition, you can try reiki, a moon circle or sound bath, among many other modalities.

MISSION

> Saffron & Sage helps people restore wellness of the mind, body and spirit through integrated and holistic resources— from homeopathically prepared remedies and plant-based prescriptions to complimentary skincare consultations.

WHAT YOU’LL FIND

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> Valentine Viannay opened the shop after working in-home for 15 years. She decided it was time to go public with her work, providing a space for other San Diego artists to showcase their work as well.

> The skincare line runs from $38 to $150. Spela Liquid Lipsticks are $18, Gua Sha Stones are $25 and BKIND Bath Mix is $35.

WHY

> Stock up on a range of non-competing brands thoughtfully selected by owner and founder Cristin Smith and her team—it’s everything you need to integrate wellness and beauty regimens at home.

WHAT YOU’LL FIND

L’ATELIER 2655 Reynard Way San Diego, CA 92103 858.336.6332 www.lateliersd.com

> You can expect to find traditional wall finishes, T-shirts, scarves, totes, jewelry, ceramics and traditional paintings—all made by Viannay and other local artists.

PRICE POINT

> Art at L’Atelier starts at $5 and ranges up to $5,000, depending on the product or art piece.

WHY

> “I think the experience of interacting with any artist inspires and excites people,” says Viannay. “To come to a place that is in constant flow and growth and see an item you might buy being made right here—it’s something you cannot buy on the internet.”


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It’s All About the Perfect Fit

> Jean Genie Denim offers personalized custom fittings for denim, specializing in vintage Levi’s, transforming each pair into new silhouettes based on each client’s specific needs. Co-founder Cassidy Michelle shares that each pair of jeans is unique, just like our bodies, so they are always fitted with that in mind. MISSION

> Michelle’s goal is to encourage people to move away from the trend of disposable, cheaply made clothing and reinvent an American classic staple by forming an impeccable custom fit, all while contributing zero waste.

WHAT YOU’LL FIND

> Jean Genie Denim specifically only carries “true vintage,” made-in-the-USA Levi’s in their denim studio. “The weight of the denim, the way it ages and how they were originally constructed is something very special,” Michelle says.

PRICE POINT

> Jeans range from $75-$225 per pair. Tailor fitting and original hem is $35. Distressing ranges from $15 to $55. Mending and patchwork start at $15.

WHY

> Michelle believes what we invest in wearing should enhance how we look and feel about ourselves, not detract from it. One of her specialties is mending and patching even the most destroyed favorite old pairs, giving them new life.

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KIDDOS

Julia Wheeler Creative Director

> Seaesta Surf is a local brand dedicated to letting kids be kids—long days in the waves, snacks on the beach and naps in a hammock. “We work with independent artists to create all of our exclusive prints, and all of our swimwear is partially recycled,” says Creative Director Julia Wheeler. From patterned one-pieces and comfy boardshorts to beachy button-ups and custom rashguards, Seaesta Surf is a sunny San Diego brand perfect for any kiddo that loves to surf, eat and nap! 1. “The Pommes Button-Up Shirt in Tan Camo is the easiest way for your kiddo to dress up and still look casually cool. Pair this with a matching pair of boardshorts and they’ll be extra styling.” 2. “The Surf Eat Nap Snapback Hat has our motto (and basically everyone’s goal) printed on a hat. Your little can wear this accessory year-round to keep the sun off of their face while they surf, eat or nap.”

ADY KILLAS

Your Kiddo Can Surf, Eat and Nap in These Adorable Pieces From Seaesta Surf

San Diego

This FemaleOwned Business Channels Creativity Into Edgy and Empowering Designs

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With some sass, a bit of tongue-in-cheek humor and a hell of a lot of drive, Courtney Wall, the founder and creative director of Lady Killas, has created a brand that is all about embracing your badass side. The online-based clothing and merchandise line and the female empowerment group have been Wall’s passion projects and creative outlets since 2017.

3. “In the Sea Ripple Tie Dye Boardshorts, your kid will be the coolest one on the beach! Bonus: they are 50% recycled and 50% organic.” 4. “We collaborated with San Diego artist Denisse Wolf to create the Tigres Sorbet Swimsuit. She hand-painted these tigers to create a grr-ific wearable art piece!” 5. “Rashguards don’t have to be covered in cartoon characters to be cool to kids. Keep them protected from the sun in the Calico Crab Rashguard with UPF 50+.”

Lady Killas is essentially a onewoman shop, but as Wall puts it, “The brand is made by many. I couldn’t run the business without my crew of die-hard friends… Simply put, we’re a group of badasses who believe in equality and the hustle.”

SEAESTA SURF www.seaestasurf.com @seaestasurf WRITTEN BY: KAYLIN WAIZINGER PHOTOGRAPHY PROVIDED BY: TARYN KENT PHOTO 56 LOCALE MAGAZINE

LADY KILLAS www.ladykillas.com @ladykillas_sd @shopladykillas

Courtney Wall

Founder and Creative Director, Lady Killas

The brand is not only a line of merchandise, but also an organization whose purpose is to grow and empower women in leadership. Wall wanted a way to bring together women in the design

industry, so in 2017, she started a meetup group that eventually grew into a network of artists, designers and leaders. Wall then put her empowerment-inspired products online that same year. She says that the black-and-white designs make her pieces simple, but fun and easy to wear. Ranging in price from $10 to $30, the shop’s items are also accessible and affordable to badasses of any income bracket. The sayings on the shirts are relatable too, as they are pulled from pop culture, hip-hop lyrics and Wall’s own life experiences. “The brand doesn’t take itself too seriously,” she says. “The voice mirrors my own after a glass of wine. It’s casual, sarcastic and empowered.”

WRITTEN BY: JESSICA YOUNG PHOTOGRAPHY PROVIDED BY: LESLIE COLON PHOTO & SYDNEY CISCO


San Diego

Magnolia & Sea Salt Apothec Candle - 6oz - $20; 12oz - $28 Often Wander > “I love our candles because they burn beautifully, they’re refillable and the Magnolia and Sea Salt is such a gorgeous combination of scents.”

Essential Candle Collection 6oz - $28; 12oz - $36 Often Wander > “This collection is made with 100% therapeutic-grade essential oils. I love this line of candles because they are perfect for selfcare and reflective moments.”

Sarah Larson

Owner and Designer, Often Wander

Mind and Body Wash - $20 Bathing Culture > “I am obsessed with this body wash, and it’s refillable. We offer refills on their beautiful soap in both shops for $1.75 a pump! Bring us whatever you’ve got, and we’ll fill it!” Hair Oil - $24 Often Wander > “I always feel like my hair needs a little extra moisture, so a little drop rubbed into the ends of my hair gives it the nourishment it loves. Plus, the scent is intoxicating.”

Golden Goddess Earrings - $68 Often Wander > “These gorgeous golden goddesses are one of my favorite products to date! They are empowered and expressive, and I like to think they’re whispering words of encouragement while wearing them.” Baule Printed Textile - $66 Often Wander > “These textiles are not only gorgeous, but they can be used in so many different ways: scarf, shawl, tablecloth, tapestry, thrown over any piece of furniture, beach blanket, park blanket, etc. The possibilities are endless.”

OFTEN WANDER 2355 India St San Diego, CA 92101 619.537.6872 www.oftenwander.com

Y STYLE Get Lost in Little Italy’s Often Wander Little Italy’s Often Wander is a boutique full of shimmery jewelry, adorable decor, lush greens and good vibes. Whether you’re shopping for a gift, a new home accessory or simply want to see some serious eye candy, pop in and witness the authentic beauty that is Often Wander. It doesn’t get cuter than this, my friends. WRITTEN BY: KAYLIN WAIZINGER | PHOTOGRAPHY PROVIDED BY: DELVIN SHAND AND ERIN HANTHORN & CLAIRE HALCHAK

Incense Rope - $24 UnitedOther > “My dear friend Ellen makes these intention-based incense ropes by hand, and they’ve got magic in them. They smell divine and are a helpful tool in ritual practices, manifesting or self-care moments.”


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EW YOU Achieve That Post-Workday Glow at Girl on the Go WRITTEN BY: KAYLIN WAIZINGER PHOTOGRAPHED BY: KAMBRIA FISCHER

MUST-TRY TREATMENTS Ocean Prelude THE SPA AT TERRANEA Rancho Palos Verde www.terranea.com

Caviar Lifting and Firming Facial

San Diego

LA PRAIRIE SPA AT WALDORF ASTORIA BEVERLY HILLS Beverly Hills www.waldorfastoriabeverlyhills.com

Himalayan Salt Stone

WELL SPA AT MIRAMONTE INDIAN WELLS RESORT & SPA Indian Wells www.miramonteresort.com

Happy Couple

WHISPERS SPA AT LA SERENA VILLAS Palm Springs www.laserenavillas.com

California Citrus Scrub THE RITZ-CARLTON, LAGUNA NIGUEL Laguna Niguel www.ritzcarlton.com

GIRL ON THE GO WELLNESS SPA 830 25th St, Ste 103 San Diego, CA 92102 619.269.3693 www.girlonthego.net

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Situated in the quaint neighborhood of Golden Hill, Girl on the Go opened its doors with the unique idea of offering luxury, affordable skincare services during the evening hours for working professionals. Unlike most spas, Girl on the Go is open until 10 p.m., Monday through Friday. “I wanted to find a way to help men and women who work hard be able to still treat themselves,” says Dana Gray, owner and head esthetician of Girl on the Go. The late-night notion quickly caught on, and over the years, Girl on the Go has evolved into a full-service wellness spa, offering massages, event makeup services, airbrush tanning, waxing and all-natural skincare treatments. One of the salon’s most popular treatments is the Pure Bliss spa experience—a 2.5-hour facial and 58 LOCALE MAGAZINE

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body treatment that’s designed to put you into a deep state of relaxation and leave your skin feeling silky smooth. The experience begins with a dry brushing and body scrub and finishes with a hydrating hair treatment, scalp massage and foot massage. With 15-plus years of experience in the beauty industry and an innate passion for wellness, Gray takes pride in the allnatural approach. Girl on the Go sells four different skincare brands; among them is best-seller Ilike Organic Skin Care, a Hungarian brand that uses solely cold-pressed pulp instead of essential oils. “With Ilike, you get all of those natural essences from the plant,” says Gray. Using products with the highest level of active ingredients, Girl on the Go is here to help you reach your wellness goals—no matter your schedule.

THE SPA AT LAGUNA CLIFFS MARRIOTT RESORT & SPA Dana Point www.marriott.com

Herbal Reflexology

THE CENTER FOR WELLBEING AT FAIRMONT GRAND DEL MAR Del Mar www.fairmont.com/san-diego

Fire & Ice Signature Body Wrap

Dana Gray

Owner and Head Esthetician, Girl on the Go

WILLOWS HOTEL & SPA AT VIEJAS AT VIEJAS CASINO & RESORT Alpine www.viejas.com/willows-hotel-spaat-viejas


Photos - Vase: Zense Home | Popsicle: Elena Bulatova | Banana Lamp: Seletti | Magnetic Levitation Turntable: Touch of Modern | Chanel Basketball: The RealReal | Bottle: LOUIS XIII COGNAC | Star Wars Cufflinks: Neiman Marcus | D&G Toaster: Dolce & Gabbana

MG I Want It All > There’s cool. And then there’s really cool. And while money doesn’t grow on trees, if it did, we would absolutely spend it on these ridiculously expensive items. From limited edition champagne to magnetic levitation turntables, these products steal the spotlight in the dual categories of outrageous and sensational.

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Banana Lamp Phooey $330

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Magnetic Levitation Turntable $3,599-$3,899

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The Sweet Life, Yellow/Orange Popsicle $899

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LOUIS XIII Black Pearl AHD $13,000

1. CHANEL www.therealreal.com 2. CUFFLINKS.INC www.neimanmarcus.com 3. ZENSE HOME www.zensehomecollection.com 4. LOVE & AESTHETICS www.loveandaesthetics.com 5. TOUCH OF MODERN www.touchofmodern.com 6. SMEG X DOLCE & GABBANA www.neimanmarcus.com 7. ELENA BULATOVA FINE ART www.elenabulatovafineart.com 8. LOUIS XIII COGNAC www.louisxiii-cognac.com WRITTEN BY: KAYLIN WAIZINGER LOCALE MAGAZINE 59


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RINTS + PAPER

Seaside Papery Is Anything but Two-Dimensional

> Print isn’t dead! While we may live in the digital age, Seaside Papery has been alive and kicking since its establishment in 2004. Owner Jori Fentiman first opened her shop in Coronado as a way for people to find personalized stationery and invitations locally rather than opting for mass-produced chain store products. While the store still receives a significant amount of customers purchasing stationery, they’ve introduced a range of products that also relates to our tech-driven society. “In this digital world we live in, it’s really great to witness people enjoying what may seem like mundane items,” says Fentiman. Many of the technological products they sell are created by stationery designers. Seaside Papery often works with local artists and companies, as well as craftsmen across the country, to design locally themed products. “This way, we are able to combine our ideas with their talent,” Fentiman explains. Her background in graphic communications paired with her buying experience from retail stores went hand-inhand when finalizing the concept of her shop. Seaside Papery’s aesthetic appeals to an array of ages, genders and demographics. “We have something for everyone, whether it be a unique fountain pen from Germany or a handmade alpaca from a small family in Tijuana,” notes Fentiman. The colorful shop aims to be a creative haven for patrons; the longer they stay, the more there is to discover. SEASIDE PAPERY 1162 Orange Ave Coronado, CA 92118 619.435.5565 www.seasidepapery.com WRITTEN BY: CARMEN VARNER PHOTOGRAPHED BY: KAMBRIA FISCHER 60 LOCALE MAGAZINE

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UARTZ Our Love for This Trendy Stone Is Crystal-Clear > From lighting fixtures to kitchen essentials, this crystalline mineral has found its way into our homes and hearts. Quartz is believed to have a calming and soothing energy that helps promote peaceful sleep, healing and harmony! Here are four products that will get you started on how to incorporate the benefits of this trendy crystal into your everyday life. WRITTEN BY: KAYLIN WAIZINGER

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Photos - Q Massage Wand: Colin Voigt | Quartz Rough Lamp: Rock Paradise | Salt & Pepper Shakers: KelsiKitchen | Quartz Serving Board: BHF Home

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GATHERED HOME www.gatheredhome.com

BHF HOME www.bhfhome.com

Quartz Rough Lamp $58 ROCK PARADISE www.rockparadise.com

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> It’s a dream for women: wearing comfortable clothing all day, every day. Born out of a combination of soft and cozy, Live Sozy was made to provide comfort for women all day long. Founder Lanai Moliterno believes comfort and style should go hand-in-hand. MISSION > The mission of Live Sozy is to support women in need, giving 10 percent of profits back to survivors of sexual violence. The company partners with RAINN, the nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization.

Quartz Salt & Pepper Shakers $148

Quartz Serving Board $64.99

Lounge in Cozy Clothes All Day, Every Day

WHAT YOU’LL FIND > Soft, cozy and simple! Live Sozy gives you pieces that are easy to style, whether sexy or comfy. Most popular are the Camila Skirt, the Willow Skirt and the Kendall Tops. PRICE POINT > Live Sozy’s clothing is priced a bit higher than normal clothing stores; aside from donating 10 percent, their products are ethically made in the U.S. WHY > “We are a ‘do the right thing company,’” says customer service representative Sam. “We want to be proud of the products and brand we’ve created and know our presence makes the world a better place.” LIVE SOZY www.livesozy.com | @livesozy

Massage Wand $14-$28 THE CHAKRA SHACK www.thechakrashack.com

WRITTEN BY: ALYSSA BURLINGAME PHOTOGRAPHY PROVIDED BY: LIVE SOZY LOCALE MAGAZINE 61


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Dress It up or Dress It Down—Here’s 4 Ways to Wear a Denim Jacket

> Create four looks using the same denim jacket for each look? Challenge accepted! The iconic denim jacket can be dressed up or down for four stylish looks—from running errands, enjoying bottomless mimosas with the crew, celebrating a casual Friday or dolling up for date night.

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LUXE BY IVY Shopluxebyivy.com

Sweat Suit

Jacket

APIECE APART, ALCHEMY WORKS www.alchemyworks.us

LEVI’S, PRISM BOUTIQUE www.prismboutique.com

Jacket

LEVI’S, PRISM BOUTIQUE www.prismboutique.com

Jeans

AMUSE SOCIETY, STITCH AND FEATHER stitchandfeather.com

Shoes

CARIUMA Cariuma.com

Shoes

SAM EDELMAN www.samedelman.com

Earrings

PRISM BOUTIQUE www.prismboutique.com

Running Errands

Date Night

> Create an effortlessly casual look to run your errands in. Dress it down with an on-trend sweatsuit, sneakers, a messy bun and top it off with your go-to denim jacket.

> Feel like your best self in black denim, heels and a fits-in-all-theright-places bustier, topped with your denim jacket for the ultimate date-night fit. Now, the only thing missing is your arm candy!

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PHOTOGRAPHED BY: JOHN GLOVER

STYLED BY: JANELLE ARREOLA

HAIR AND MAKEUP BY: HEATHER BALAAM

MODEL: CHELSEA RASHOFF OF BRAND MODEL & TALENT AGENCY, www.brandtalent.net

“When in doubt, wear denim.”

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LACK OF COLOR, PRISM BOUTIQUE www.prismboutique.com

Dress

FAITHFULL THE BRAND, PRISM BOUTIQUE www.prismboutique.com

TRÈS BIEN, STITCH AND FEATHER stitchandfeather.com

Jacket

LEVI’S PRISM BOUTIQUE www.prismboutique.com

Pants

STITCH AND FEATHER stitchandfeather.com

Shoes

CARIUMA cariuma.com

Jacket

LEVI’S PRISM BOUTIQUE www.prismboutique.com

Shoes

BLONDE CLOTHING blondeclothingboutique. com/store

Earrings

PRISM BOUTIQUE www.prismboutique.com

Sunday Brunch

Casual Friday

> Celebrate Sunday Funday with endless mimosas, your crew and the cutest brunch look. Start with a chic but comfy sundress, sandals, the shadiest hat you can find and hang your denim jacket over your shoulders (or tie it around your waist) for the ultimate ready-to-brunch look.

> Finally! It’s Friday! Show up to the office with the casual Friday look in your vintage band tee, comfy wide-leg pants, sneakers and your vintage denim jacket.

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RENDING Hemlock Hat Co. Is Here to Help You Experience Life Under the Brim > Stay shady and channel your inner adventurer with one of these FUNctional hats from San Diego’s Hemlock Hat Co. Whether you’re trekking to the beach, lounging poolside or navigating your way through Joshua Tree National Park, Hemlock Hat Co. is here to help you embrace an outdoor lifestyle, one funky pattern at a time.

Ashbury $34

Azul $34

Dundee $34

Hi Tide $34

Wildcat $34

Samba $34

Jungle Dream $34

Oasis $34

Pink Dragon $34

HEMLOCK HAT CO. www.hemlockhatco.com | @hemlockhatco WRITTEN BY: KAYLIN WAIZINGER • PHOTOGRAPHY PROVIDED BY: TREVOR PIKHART 64 LOCALE MAGAZINE


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NDERWATER Dive Into Summer With These Fresh and Fun Suits

310 Board Shorts $79.95

BIRDWELL BEACH BRITCHES www.birdwell.com

The Reversible Deep Jungle Top & Bottom $77 & $73

Sydney One Piece $148

INDIGO SWIMWEAR www.indigoswim.com

BEACH RIOT www.beachriot.com

Bedette Bodysuit $198

VITAMIN A www.vitaminaswim.com

RHYTHM. www.rhythmlivin.com

Pointelle Rib Cha Cha One Piece Swimsuit $187 LSPACE www.lspace.com

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Trestles Boardshort $65

SAN ONOFRE SURF COMPANY www.sanonofresurfco.com

Radical Roots 18.5� Boardshort $59.95 VISSLA www.vissla.com

The Reversible Traveler Swimsuit $149 INDIGO SWIMWEAR www.indigoswim.com

Photos - Beach Riot, San Onofre Surf Company, Rhythm. & Vissla: Colin Voigt | L Space | Vitamin A | Birdwell Beach Britches | Indigo Swimwear

Cuba Stripe Beach Short Vintage Gold $62


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1. The Medium Suitcase $275

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KARDO seedpeoplesmarket.com

HERE YA OFF TO?

AWAY www.awaytravel.com

2. Adirondack Blanket $128 FAHERTY www.fahertybrand.com

3. Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 $399.95

8. Collapsible Water Bottle $24.95 QUE BOTTLE www.quebottle.com

9. Est. 1960 Cap $35

FJÄLLRÄVEN fjallraven.com/us/en-us

10. Dodson - Sunglasses $140

Enjoy the Ride With These Top-Notch Travel Essentials

BOSE www.bose.com

RAEN raen.com

WRITTEN BY: KAYLIN WAIZINGER PHOTOGRAPHED BY: COLIN VOIGT

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W&P www.wandpdesign.com

5. The Manhattan Soap In a Tin $12

THE SCOTTISH FINE SOAPS COMPANY seedpeoplesmarket.com

6. Passport Sleeve $99

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> There’s nothing more exciting than packing your bags for a much-needed getaway—until you board that crowded, noisy plane. Take your travel game up a notch with top-of-the-line products that will make your ride in the sky that much easier. From luxury noise-cancelling headphones to a nifty carry-on cocktail kit for mile-high sippin’, these travel essentials are a must when it comes to planning your next vacation. 70 LOCALE MAGAZINE


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TechSweat Crop $45

YOGI FAVES

Ooh La Shavasanaaaah

OUTDOOR VOICES www.outdoorvoices.com

Break a Sweat in Style and Comfort > Empowered, strong and confident—this is how you’ll feel while working out in an outfit that’s functional and fitting. Power through your sweat wearing brands that know you’re going to push yourself and conquer your next workout class. Trust us, you’ll even look forward to your next sweat sesh!

Xenia Guido

Owner, Pura Vida Yoga WRITTEN BY: TAYLOR GORSKI PHOTOGRAPHED BY: JOHN GLOVER AND COLIN VOIGT STYLED BY: JANELLE ARREOLA HAIR & MAKEUP BY: HEATHER BALAAM MODEL: CHELSEA RASHOFF OF BRAND MODEL & TALENT AGENCY, www.brandtalent.net

4 FINCH Shoes $280 BLONDE blondeclothingboutique.com

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Tribeca Blue Strap $18

ALO YOGA www.aloyoga.com

5 Electra Long & Lean Legging $128 KIRAGRACE www.kiragrace.com

YOGA DESIGN LAB yogadesignlab.com

6 Combo Mat Geo Night $78

YOGA DESIGN LAB yogadesignlab.com

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> For a true yogi, your practice is more than a workout—it’s a holistic experience. “Yoga is a lifestyle… It has a lot of depth and history,” says Xenia Guido, owner of Pura Vida Yoga. Whether you’re just starting your yoga adventure or can completely nail a handstand scorpion, these five yoga products are sure to enhance your overall experience. 1. “I practice on a Manduka. The PROlite has been my favorite yoga mat for many years. I like the grip, it’s easy to clean and it is light enough to walk around with.” www.manduka.com 2. “My favorite leggings are from Athleta. I like their fabrics and colors, and the fit is always perfect. I also like that their marketing is all-inclusive.” athleta.gap.com 3. “Cork blocks are great for so many poses. Cork is firm and dense but still soft. Lululemon and Manduka have a great selection!” lululemon.com | manduka.com 4. “A strap makes it easier to practice deep stretches and full binds. I have a 10-foot strap that I use all the time! Yoga Outlet has a large selection and great prices.” www.yogaoutlet.com 5. “Mexican blankets are perfect for sitting in meditation or for extra padding for the knees in table position or low lunge. A blanket can also be used in the absence of a bolster for some yin poses.” www.sunshineyoga.com

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Think ROYLN $358

RANCHO RELAXO www.ranchorelaxoca.com 72 LOCALE MAGAZINE

Haze Favorite Tee $70 AVOCADO www.shopavocado.com

AvoMuse Boxy Tee $65 AVOCADO www.shopavocado.com

Think ROYLN $358

RANCHO RELAXO www.ranchorelaxoca.com

PURA VIDA YOGA 302 Island Ave, Ste 101 San Diego, CA 92101 619.338.9090 www.puravidayogacenter.com


Silk Sleep Mask $50

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foodie June 2020 /// sweets. seafood. sustainability.

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PHOTO BY: Kambria Fischer • CODY’S LA JOLLA 1025 Prospect St, Ste 210, La Jolla, CA 92037 | 858.459.0040 | www.codyslj.com

Two Things We Love

If You Sea Food, Eat It Cody’s La Jolla Dishes Up a Series of Seafood Favorites

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foodie /// for the fridge

BYOB

BE YOUR OWN BARTENDER WITH THESE CORONA HARD SELTZER RECIPES

WRITTEN BY: JORDAN NISHKIAN • ILLUSTRATIONS BY: VICENTE MARTÍ SOLAR

Drink Name:

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Cherry the Moment

It’s official— you can’t have warmer weather without something that’s a little bubbly, and with Corona’s new Hard Seltzers, getting that “just whisked off to summer vacay” feeling has never been easier. With four delicious flavors, these sparkling sips are the secret ingredients your bar cart has been begging for. Cheers! CORONA HARD SELTZER www.coronausa.com

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Back in Blackberry

Ingredients:

Ingredients:

• 1 part Cherry Corona Hard Seltzer • ½ part Lime Juice • Maraschino Cherries • Ice • Slice of Lime (Garnish)

Recipe:

• In a stemless wine glass, add ice, maraschino cherries and lime juice. Top off with Cherry Corona Hard Seltzer and garnish with a slice of lime.

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• 1 part Blackberry Lime Corona Hard Seltzer • 1 part Limeade • Ice • Slice of Lime (Garnish)

Recipe:

• In a Collins glass, pour in ice and limeade, then top off with Blackberry Lime Corona Hard Seltzer. Garnish with a slice of lime.

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Drink Mule It Over

Mango Mojo

Ingredients:

Ingredients:

• 1 part Mango Corona Hard Seltzer • ½ part Mango Juice • ¼ part White Rum • Simple Syrup (to taste) • Ice • Mint Leaves (Garnish)

• 1 part Lime Corona Hard Seltzer • 1 part Ginger Beer • ¼ part Vodka • Simple Syrup (to Taste) • Ice • Lime Twist (Garnish)

Recipe:

• Pour ice, simple syrup and vodka into a mason jar, then top with ginger beer and Lime Corona Hard Seltzer. Garnish with a lime twist.

Recipe:

• Pour mango juice, white rum, simple syrup, torn mint leaves and ice into a hurricane glass. Top off with Mango Corona Hard Seltzer and garnish with a sprig of mint.


foodie /// profile

MANGIA BENE, FAI DEL BENE To Matteo Cattaneo, Taking Care of Others Begins With Feeding the Community WRITTEN BY: BEN HITCH PHOTOGRAPHED BY: ROB BONDURANT

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San DIego

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ADDICTED TO THE ‘ZA It may seem odd or even ridiculous, but Cattaneo admits to having a Margherita pizza almost every night for dinner.

MATTEO CATTANEO OWNER

Would you be surprised to hear that there is another new restaurant in San Diego? Probably not, but Matteo is not like the others scattering around South Park or San Diego County as a whole. Matteo is the latest concept to join the Buona Forchetta family, and while there is pizza on the menu, the eatery is striving to reinvent the term “neighborhood restaurant.” Matteo will offer Italian cafe staples, delectable renditions of breakfast classics and a place to call home when you don’t want to be at your actual home. Above all else, Matteo is a 100% nonprofit restaurant dedicated to raising funds for community programs and educational opportunities for the youth of San Diego.

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With a one-way ticket to the beach, Matteo Cattaneo was leaving on a jet from his family’s Italian vineyard. After arriving in San Diego, it was not the kitchen that Cattaneo found. His initial intentions were to study law, but with the help of a part-time job at a friend’s restaurant, a fueling fire began to grow, and a love for hospitality was born. Cattaneo was working in La Jolla when the idea to open a pizza restaurant came to light. His dream was met by confusion and disarray regarding the food choice, the neighborhood and leaving his current position. But he was set on his mission, and Buona Forchetta was born. Cattaneo reached deep into his Italian roots to bring a neighborhood pizzeria 80 LOCALE MAGAZINE

FAMILY AFFAIR Proving Cattaneo is just like any other, his tattoo sleeve was not well-received by his mother. KEEPING IT TRADITIONAL In the seven years since opening the first Buona Forchetta, Cattaneo and the team have not put a single piece of pineapple on any pizza.

MATTEO IS A 100% NONPROFIT RESTAURANT DEDICATED TO RAISING FUNDS FOR COMMUNITY PROGRAMS AND EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES FOR THE YOUTH OF SAN DIEGO.


MATTEO IS THE LATEST CONCEPT TO JOIN THE BUONA FORCHETTA FAMILY, AND WHILE THERE IS PIZZA ON THE MENU, MATTEO IS STRIVING TO REINVENT THE TERM “NEIGHBORHOOD RESTAURANT.”

to South Park, which regularly has lines around the block just to buy a slice or two. Expanding beyond South Park to Liberty Station, Encinitas and Coronado, Buona Forchetta has become a staple in SoCal Italian dining. And because four Forchettas wasn’t enough to fill the plate, Cattaneo opened Enoteca Buona Forchetta (next door to Buona Forchetta South Park), serving up delicious drinks, tasty tapas and perfect paninis. But wait, there is more! Gelati & Peccati, a Roman-style pizza stand in North Park, and Carbón, a barbecue restaurant in South Park, are soon to be joining the Forchetta family. “I don’t have any free time,” says Cattaneo with a wink, “but when I’m not at the ‘office,’ I am with my family.” A father and husband, Cattaneo takes every moment away from the restaurant to be at home with the family. But don’t be surprised if you see his kids running a restaurant, because each of Cattaneo’s restaurants are certainly built from his Italian family heritage that never really separates family from work. It may seem that he is spread thin from Coronado to Encinitas and back down to South Park, but South Park is where it all started and where Cattaneo has found a community to help support his efforts—not that there’d be any problems, given the delicious food. Matteo, the newest addition to the Forchetta family, opens its doors to a new methodology of the community restaurant. Matteo was conceived with the community at the forefront of its aesthetic.

a seat with a menu or approach the counter to order; both options present the real problem of what to choose from the mouthwatering menu. There is fresh-baked bread and pastries, Benedicts, griddle cakes, frittatas and, above all else, breakfast pizza. The entire menu is made fresh with the purest ingredients, and the pastries are overseen by former Cardamom Cafe owner/baker Joanne Sherif. While Matteo’s food certainly sits on the top of a pedestal, it’s the quality that helps give back to the community by way of schools and various charities—every dollar made over daily expenses goes right back into the community. Before its doors opened, Matteo held an open poll for suggestions of organizations that would receive contributions from the restaurant. “It will be a rotating list of charitable organizations that our proceeds go to,” adds Cattaneo. “[Currently,] we’ve helped to initiate an art program with McKinley Elementary School and are working with different sectors of the Cesar Chavez Service Clubs.” Matteo is intended to be a gathering place for the South Park community where you should expect to run into your neighbors, buy freshly baked bread for dinner (if you can get out the door without sneaking a bite) and enjoy a moment of peaceful sanity, knowing your happy tummy is contributing to the greater good. Matteo’s flavors will tickle taste buds, hours will be lost in conversation and, best of all, your contributions will extend back into the surrounding community.

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foodie /// what you’ll need

HIT THESE 3 SAN DIEGO BARS:

Making Your Pour Decisions Better

San Diego

• Lips Restaurant • Urban MO’s Bar & Grill • Gossip Grill

H O W T O S U C C E S S F U L LY S U R V I V E A B A R C R A W L I N S A N D I E G O, WITH PRIDE

GOSSIP GRILL

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When it comes to bar-hopping in San Diego, the notion can be quite daunting. And while your squad may seem to know how to handle their booze, the night usually results in one too many vodka sodas. So, when those bars officially open their doors again and you plan on hitting Gossip Grill for a boozy brunch or Lips for a frisky drag show, make sure you’re fully equipped and ready to sip! Pack your bag with these four bar crawl essentials for a night you (might) never forget.

THINGS TO BRING

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foodie /// meals deconstructed

“They are a labor of love that you can taste!” —EXECUTIVE CHEF SARA HARRIS

Pineapple Upside Down Cinnamon Roll Deconstructed

MEALS DECONSTRUCTED

sweet OHANA Herb & Sea Is on a Roll With the Delightfully Delicious Pineapple Upside Down Cinnamon Roll WRITTEN BY: DAN KREFFT PHOTOGRAPHED BY: KAMBRIA FISCHER

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foodie /// meals deconstructed

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Seas the Day • Brunch is only served on Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m to 2 p.m., so get there early before all the cinnamon rolls are wiped out!

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Macadamia Nuts

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“The ‘Ohana’ spirit is spread through the food we cook, the warm service we provide and the amazing guests that keep coming back.”

When You’re Here, You’re “Ohana” • Eat Local. Drink Local. Employ Local. Herb & Sea prides itself in hiring only the best local talent, highlighting its commitment to the neighborhood and nearby community. The Perfect Pairing • Wash down your flaky bun with a carefully crafted cocktail. The chef recommends the Rum & Sun, a tropical rum cocktail inspired by the brunch menu with blood orange, ginger, lime and maraschino liqueur.

In Hawaiian culture, the word “Ohana,” which means “family,” extends far beyond just immediate family and close relatives. The term signifies an idea of togetherness—that we are all better together. It’s the spirit of friendship and unity, gathering friends and neighbors together as one that rests at the heart of Herb & Sea.

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—EXECUTIVE CHEF SARA HARRIS

It’s not just another day at the beach for the kitchen crew and staff. Led by Executive Chef Sara Harris, this seafood-forward coastal hot spot dishes up daily farm-to-table favorites like roasted oysters and bone marrow and wood-grilled Una salmon. Since its opening in November 2019, Herb & Sea incorporates bright, balanced flavors expertly crafted with creativity and purpose. The contemporary coastal design features an exhibition kitchen, offering guests a warm and inviting family atmosphere. In collaboration with Executive Pastry Chef Adrian Mendoza, Chef Harris creates a weekend brunch menu rich in flavor and family. They settled on a Hawaiian-inspired menu as an ode to Kealani’s, a throwback to a treasured local eatery that once occupied the historic art deco building. “The ‘Ohana’ spirit is spread through the food we cook, the warm service we provide and the amazing guests that keep coming back,” says Harris. “We want to be known as a neighborhood staple to our Encinitas community like Kealani’s was.” The shining star of an already inventive brunch menu that includes Crab Louie Avocado Toast and spicy wood-fired Hawaiian pizza, is the deliciously decadent pineapple upside down cinnamon roll. “This was the first item we created for our brunch

menu,” she explains. “We tested the dish with staff, and needless to say, it was an instant hit!” As hordes of hungry sun-kissed brunchers feast under bright clay-beaded chandeliers, these rolls are delicately removed from a hot oven with the sweet aroma permeating the air. Spiraling inside this masterpiece is a combination of cinnamon, brown sugar, velvety butter and creamy candied macadamia nuts. They are baked upside down with a slice of juicy pineapple and a dash of brown sugar sprinkles that turns into a mouthwatering caramelized gooey glaze, infusing the culinary confection with maximum deliciousness. Like a volcano of ooey gooey goodness erupting with flavor, the dish is finished in style with the proverbial cherry on top. “It’s a mouthful—both the name and the bite,” she highlights. “They are a labor of love that you can taste!” From the open-kitchen concept to the rounded oyster and raw bar, Herb & Sea invites guests to experience a kitchen in action. Chef Harris conducts her symphony of sweetness in front of a live audience. They say home is where the heart is; well, if your heart beats for bold, seasonal seafood specialties blended with innovative and ingenious dessert offerings, welcome home. LOCALE MAGAZINE 87


foodie /// 2 Things We Love

If You Sea Food, Eat It CODY’S LA JOLLA DISHES UP A SERIES OF SEAFOOD FAVORITES WRITTEN BY: KAYLIN WAIZINGER PHOTOGRAPHED BY: KAMBRIA FISCHER

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N AT I V E KNOWLEDGE

• Looking for a tasty bargain? Cody’s hosts an unbeatable happy hour from 4-7 p.m. with $5 beer and wine, $9 food options and $1.50 oysters!

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CEVICHE

• Cody’s ceviche makes for the perfect warm-weather bite. This south-of-theborder starter combines local seafood, tomatoes, onions, cilantro and citrus for a zesty, shareable snack. Topped off with a layer of sliced avocado and tortilla chips on the side, this little seafood cocktail will make your happy hour a whole lot happier.

Ceviche Ingredients: • Local Seafood • Citrus • Tomatoes • Onions • Cilantro • Sliced Avocado • Tortilla Chips


N AT I V E KNOWLEDGE LO B ST E R ROLL

• A take on an east coast classic, the lobster roll unites a rich combination of flavors stuffed in a buttery, griddled brioche. Maine lobster and green onions lightly tossed in butter and aioli, served with sides of crispy fries and creamy coleslaw, make this lunch staple worth the splurge.

• Cody’s offers a selection of several locally brewed beers. Pair your lobster roll with one of these hops and you may never look back.

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Located in the heart of La Jolla, Cody’s serves up fresh seafood favorites, a buzzing atmosphere and airy ocean views. Whether you’re craving a homestyle brunch or you’re in the mood for a sunset happy hour, this seaside eatery is the place to be. The decadent, east coastinspired lobster roll and zesty ceviche pair perfectly with an offshore breeze. So, roll up your sleeves and dig in!

SAME FOOD, BETTER VIEW • Once located in a small cottage-like space near La Jolla Cove, Cody’s decided to gift its patrons a better view and move to Prospect St. The new space boasts a large outdoor dining scene and a breathtaking view of the big blue.

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LET’S CELEBRATE • Looking for a spot to host a private event? Cody’s La Jolla offers a trendy space that captures the essence of vintage coastal dining. Natural wood accents, succulents and pops of blues and greens create a welcoming atmosphere for you and your guests.

BRUNCH ABOUT IT

Lobster Roll Ingredients: • Maine Lobster • Green Onions • Griddled Brioche • Butter • Aioli • Hand-cut French Fries • Coleslaw

• Not only does this seaside restaurant serve up some of the best seafood around, but they have a bangin’ brunch as well! Enjoy local favorites like The Awesome French Toast, Traditional Eggs Benedict or the Chilaquiles, which is a staff favorite.

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In Full Bloom

You Can Count on These Creative Cocktails to Liven Up Your Garden Party WRITTEN BY: JORDAN NISHKIAN • PHOTOGRAPHED BY: KAMBRIA FISCHER STYLED BY: DIJANA FIORENTINO • PROPS STYLED BY: LINDSEY CHRONERT AND LAUREN LEWELLEN MAKEUP BY: LIBBEY LAZARUS • HAIR BY: LISA BATIZ MODELS: BRIANNE COSTA AND MONI OF BRAND MODEL & TALENT AGENCY, www.brandtalent.net LOCALE MAGAZINE 91


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If You Can-Can The banana in a cocktail may seem unusual, but it really lends a sweetness to the If You Can-Can, which plays well with both the tartness from the raspberry and lemon and the refreshing essence of the muddled mint. INGREDIENTS: Hendrick’s Gin, crushed raspberry, smashed banana, pressed lemon, muddled mint 92 LOCALE MAGAZINE


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Fantastic Four

These four cocktails were created through a collaborative effort between Hendrick’s Gin and Snake Oil Cocktail Company for La Jolla Concours d’Elegance, a luxury and classic car show.

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Show Stopper The poppyseed reduction in the Show Stopper pulls the floral, outdoorsy notes out of the cocktail while the effervescence of the club soda and brightness of the oleo saccharum (a combination of citrus and sugar) are the perfect top-off. INGREDIENTS: Hendrick’s Gin, poppyseed reduction, oleo saccharum, club soda

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Ooh-La-La

According to Lindsey Chronert, senior marketing manager of Snake Oil Cocktail Company, the inspiration behind these cocktails was “French burlesque meets light and fresh.”

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Hendrick’s Society Sweet, light and positively stunning, the Hendrick’s Society can liven up any table! For their event, Snake Oil Cocktail Company made this cocktail graffiti (made with sugar and edible ink) in-house, perfect for that Instagrammable moment. INGREDIENTS: Hendrick’s Gin, smashed strawberry, pressed lime, almond, orange flower water, muddled basil, aquafaba

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Botanical Bliss

“We like to create culinary-forward cocktails, which is typical of Snake Oil Cocktail Company,” Chronert notes. “We include fresh produce and herbs and look to the kitchen first.”

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Cheers the Crowd

“For high-volume events, such as the La Jolla Concours d’Elegance, we focus on making crowdpleasing drinks,” says Chronert.

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Bubbled Up Fresh and sparkling, this cocktail gets its gorgeous hue from steeped hibiscus. The whole pink peppercorn, which is typically only used in a reduction, adds a kick, and the rosewater echoes the floral notes in Hendrick’s Gin. INGREDIENTS: Hendrick’s Gin, sparkling wine, pressed pomegranate, fresh lime, infused hibiscus, rosewater, pink peppercorn

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foodie /// first bite

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Farm to Flavor

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SOLANA BEACH’S RANCH 45 OFFERS UP LOCAL PROVISIONS WHILE STAYING TRUE TO ITS ROOTS

PHOTOGRAPHY PROVIDED BY: MARAELIA ROMAINE AND MIKE SMITH

Built on the farm-to-fork approach, Solana Beach’s Ranch 45 prides itself in letting the rancher, fisherman and farmer shine on each plate. “It’s a subconscious approach...It’s who we are,” says Pam Schwartz, co-founder of Ranch 45.

Solana Beach

FOOD

The vision for the eatery extends back to its original roots. The restaurant’s name is a tribute to the Brandt family, who established their cattle business in 1945 and became one of the first ranchers in Southern California to go all-natural–– no hormones and no antibiotics. Famous for their beef and sustainable practices, the family grows and harvests all of the grass and grains that the cattle are fed and recycles all of the water that goes through their plant. “They work hard to reduce waste by using each part of the cow instead of dumping unwanted parts into a landfill. It’s really cool what they do,” says Schwartz.

• From fresh cuts of meat to hearty breakfast options, Ranch 45’s farmto-table approach goes beyond the traditional.

DECOR • Wood furniture and industrial accents give the space a cozy, rustic feel.

Scattered throughout the Ranch 45 menu, you’ll find various dishes featuring the famous Brandt Beef, such as the mouthwatering Brandt Burger, the corned beef Reuben sandwich and the savory shaved ribeye taco. While Ranch 45 boasts an extensive menu of locally sourced ingredients and responsibly raised meats, the restaurant houses a butcher shop and offers live cooking classes. “We are so many things in such a little space,” Schwartz explains. From grilling and smoking to salad-making and children’s baking, guests can learn the origins of their food and how to best prepare the meats sold at the restaurant’s butcher shop. Through these offerings, Ranch 45 has established itself in the local community and continues to educate its patrons on the value of sustainability.

PRICE • Breakfast options hover around $12, while lunch dishes range from $10 to $15––affordable prices for locally sourced ingredients!

VERDICT

For Schwartz, Ranch 45 has allowed her to put her skills to use in restaurant management, wine service, education and sourcing local ingredients. “I grew up in the farming community, in a small town in northern Florida; we just ate what was available,” she says. As a graduate from the Culinary Institute of America, Schwartz’s career has been focused around fine dining, her passion for hospitality and making sure that people are well-fed and happy. “The best is seeing somebody who’s not necessarily having the best day, come in and walk out with a smile on their face. That’s what it’s all about.” 100 LOCALE MAGAZINE

• Ranch 45 brings a homestyle approach to the fare they serve. It feels good to know where your food comes from!

RANCH 45 512 Via De La Valle, Ste 102 Solana Beach, CA 92075 858.461.0092 www.ranch45.com


RUNS IN THE FAMILY • Schwartz’s husband, Aaron Schwartz, is also a prominent player in the San Diego foodie scene, serving as executive chef at Marina Kitchen at the San Diego Marriott Marquis and Marina since 2006. SAUCE IT UP! • When ordering your meats, be sure to snag the housemade sauces and sides to perfect your meal at home.

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alive

PHOTO PROVIDED BY: Herringbone • HERRINGBONE LA JOLLA 7837 Herschel Ave, La Jolla, CA 92037 | 858.459.0221 | www.herringboneeats.com

June 2020 /// cocktails. coves. car rides.

La Jolla

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Coves, Coffee and Comedy Spend a Day Along the La Jolla Coastline

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alive /// 24 hours

Coves, Coffee and Comedy SPEND A DAY ALONG THE LA JOLLA COASTLINE

La Jolla

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Big Brunch at Cody’s La Jolla Ú Cody’s has relocated to a secondfloor unit where the view of the Pacific Ocean is even more spectacular. Combine this new waterfront location with the Awesome French Toast, and brunch couldn’t get any sweeter.

Shopping at Hi Sweetheart Gift Boutique Ú There’s odds and ends for anyone and every occasion in this colorful shop. An eclectic curation of books, accessories, stationery, candles and more are waiting to be discovered.

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WRITTEN BY: NADINE BLANCO

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CODY’S LA JOLLA

Beyond the prime real estate and top-ranked educational institutions like UCSD and Scripps Research Institute, there’s a lot to explore on a day trip to La Jolla. Flanked on both ends by breathtaking ocean bluffs and popular beaches, this seven-mile stretch of curvy coastline boasts world-renowned golf courses, an understated entertainment scene, boutique shopping and mouthwatering cuisine. With hidden gems to be found on every corner, it’s no surprise that La Jolla’s nickname is “Jewel City.”

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Noon Light Lunch at Galaxy Taco Ú For an out-of-thisworld taco experience, look no further than Galaxy Taco, where the mushroom taco and the grilled avocado taco are unique menu items you can’t get anywhere else. Pro tip: you’ll definitely want to inquire about the $7 taco special! www.galaxytaco.com

1:30 p.m. Stroll Through the La Jolla Caves Ú The seven sea caves within La Jolla Cove were used to smuggle in booze during the Prohibition era. The best way to see them is by kayak, but if you’re pressed for time, the Cave Store has an accessible footpath into the second-

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largest cave, Sunny Jim, for a nominal fee. www.cavestore.com

see even if you’re not a fan of golf! Tee up while overlooking the vast expanse of the Pacific Ocean on two exciting and challenging courses that are nestled atop the coastal cliffs.

3:00 p.m. Grab a Cup o’ Joe at Parakeet Café Ú Their selection of “Elixir Lattes” like Moon Milk, Magic Mushroom Matcha and Immortality Latte are made with superfood ingredients for a pick-me-up you can feel good about. Take a break to enjoy organic food, housemade pastries and Parakeetexclusive local roasts in this lush and adorably pink café.

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3:30 p.m. Play a Round at Torrey Pines Golf Course Ú This legendary premier municipal golf course is a must-

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Enjoy a Sunset Dinner at Herringbone La Jolla Ú As the sun starts to set, head over for Oyster Hour from 4-6 p.m. (and all night on Mondays). Come for the $1 fresh-shucked oysters and handcrafted cocktails, but you’ll end up staying for the beautiful California coastal ambiance alone. www.herringboneeats.com

ESTANCIA LA JOLLA HOTEL & SPA

7:00 p.m. See a Show at The Comedy Store Ú Hailing from the legendary Los Angeles club of the same name, the La Jolla location kicked off in August 1977 with David Letterman doling out the inaugural laughs. Local San Diego comics dominate shows during the week, and they share the stage with LA-based comics every weekend.

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9:00 p.m. Stay the Night at Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa From a full-service spa to a saltwater pool and jacuzzi, there’s no better place to wind down next to the ocean. Estancia is completely pet-friendly, offering dog-walking and sitting services, comfy in-room dog beds and locally made peanut butter treats. www.meritagecollection. com/estancia-la-jolla

Photos: Hi Sweetheart Gift Boutique: Kambria Fischer | Cody’s La Jolla: Danielle Jackson | Herringbone La Jolla | Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa

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“Being prepared will have you focused on the trip and destination. Spend more time exploring and less time worrying.” —Ruben Piña

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DON’T SKIP THE MAINTENANCE • “Fluids are the lifeblood of any car. Service intervals depend on mileage, so consider how far you’ve driven since your last service and how far you plan on driving on your trip. Then, decide what needs attention.” 2

EXPECT THE UNEXPECTED • “You’ll definitely want to pack a first aid kit to ensure your safety. You can buy one or make your own DIY kit—either way, it’s a must.”

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TOOLS TO SURVIVE • “Never take any long drive without a car emergency kit. You never know what can happen on the road, and things like roadside flares, jumper cables or an emergency hammer can really save you some trouble or even save your life if it comes down to it!”

Survive the Drive 5 ROAD TRIP ESSENTIALS THAT WILL HELP YOU HIT THE ROAD WITH CONFIDENCE

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Summer is here, which probably means you’re itchin’ for some adventure. Whether it’s a trip to Joshua Tree or a simple cruise up the coast, the team at Ken Grody Ford is here to offer some tips to make sure you’re fully equipped for your next road trip. Here is an essential checklist for your next escapade—wherever it may be!

“The No. 1 goal is safety—making sure you reach your destination without having issues you could have prevented.” —Ruben Piña

Versatility Is Key • Ken Grody Ford customizations are perfect for any lifestyle. From feel-good driving to dressing in a suit, a Ford Raptor caters to both your laid-back road-trippin’ days and higher-end nights.

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Functional Style • The Ford Raptor is great for a spontaneous trip or even a weekend getaway. There are no limits to where the Ford Raptor can take you—cross country, off-road or even camping. This truck does it all.

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CHILL OUT • “Everyone who’s done a road trip knows that your food options are limited mainly to fast food. A cooler is perfect for keeping healthier options, snacks and drinks cold during the ride.”

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BOTTLE IT UP • “Staying hydrated is always very important while traveling. With a reusable water bottle, you can get refills at gas stations and restaurants for free and save yourself some money.”

“From cold-air intakes to customizable brakes, the Ken Grody design brings its clients the ultimate horsepower.” —Ruben Piña

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Award-Winning Podcast, “Bartender at Large,” Is a Love Letter to Craft Cocktails WRITTEN BY: TAYLOR GORSKI PHOTOGRAPHY PROVIDED BY: ARLENE IBARRA, BROGEN JESSUP, ELIOTT MONTERO & JAMES TRAN

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“We don’t always have to talk about why we like the old fashioned; sometimes, we can talk about issues that are swept under the rug.” —Erick Castro

Name: Erick Castro Job Title: Co-Owner of Raised by Wolves and Polite Provisions; Host of “Bartender at Large” podcast

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“In order to have a good experience, you need to have a good bartender willing to step up to that responsibility.” —Erick Castro

“I started waiting tables and realized that the bartenders were having all the fun—I was like, ‘Yo, I need to get back there,’” Erick Castro says. That was back when Castro was 22 and attending San Diego State University. Flash forward to 2020, and Castro is now the host of the award-winning podcast “Bartender at Large” and co-owner of Polite Provisions and Raised by Wolves, where he leads their groundbreaking cocktail programs. 110 LOCALE MAGAZINE

“Even before I got into the fancy cocktails, I saw it [bartending] as a responsibility—I saw that the bartender was coordinating the experience and the good time for everyone at the bar. In order to have a good experience, you need to have a good bartender willing to step up to that responsibility,” Castro explains. As with any job in the hospitality industry, there are certain obligations in terms of customer care. So when it comes to recommendations, Castro says that it all depends on the guest’s mood; “Are they here to celebrate? Are they looking for something stiff? Are they looking for something to sip on while they enjoy the company of their friends? One of my favorites on the menu at Polite Provisions is the Layover in Paris (grapefruit liqueur, absinthe and sparkling rosé).” And what would this legend’s advice be to those who dream of being a great bartender? “The best advice I’d give someone is going to be advice that’s going to make them a good person—you can’t really separate the two. Work on your listening skills. If you can become a better listener, you can become a better bartender. So much of what being a bartender is stems from communication, whether it’s your team, boss or, more importantly, guests,” says Castro. Described as a “love letter to the art of bartending and the world of craft cocktails,” “Bartender at Large” aims to tell the story of the cocktail industry from a bartender’s perspective. The podcast actually started out as a successful documentary; Castro and his team traveled across the US, interviewing different bartenders. “From there, it ended up turning into a podcast, and the podcast became way bigger than the documentary ever was. People don’t think a segment of


CASTRO’S GOTO DRINK? •An old fashioned.

STAYING IN •“On a Friday night, you won’t find me at any bar! I’ll pop in to Raised by Wolves and Polite Provisions to see how they’re doing, but then I head home. I’m too old to be hanging out at bars when it gets too crazy,” says Castro.

3 THINGS EVERYONE SHOULD HAVE ON THEIR BAR CART: 1. Angostura bitters 2. Absinthe dasher 3. Orange bitters

this market is big enough to care about craft cocktail bartenders—you’re dealing with a segment within a segment within a segment.” Turns out, people do care, and it’s people all over the world. The podcast’s fastest-growing market is overseas, mainly in the UK and Australia. “Bartender at Large” sits down with the bartending and cocktail industries’ biggest names to talk about everything from cocktail techniques to selfcare in the bar industry. “The podcast really didn’t get good until episode 50—almost a year in. Since we were in uncharted territory, we were kind of just free-willing it. It got repetitive,” explains Castro. He discusses an episode they recorded on burnout, and the realization that they didn’t want to fake happiness on the podcast. “We were all just kind of burnt out, so we decided to talk about burnout,” Castro says, “We received tons of feedback and thank yous. That episode kicked open the door for us on what’s possible. We don’t always have to talk about why we like the old fashioned; sometimes, we can talk about issues that are swept under the rug.” Castro’s outlook and goal for every episode is to add value to people’s everyday lives and to constantly engage and communicate with the audience. “If we’re talking about real issues that people wrestle with and deal with that aren’t really being addressed, then I know the episodes and the content are going to become more timeless,” Castro explains. While we’re all wondering what the hospitality industry is going to look like post-COVID, Castro offers a bit of insight. “I think with bars having a lower capacity, they will have to focus more on providing an experience that people will be willing to pay for and enjoy as opposed to volume. We’re not going to be able to pack bars full anymore. We’re going to have to see how we can tailor that experience so that customers are willing to stay and possibly come in at times they wouldn’t normally before,” he says. Until the glorious day when everyone is back at the bars with friends, put your Airpods in, pour yourself a glass of whisky and tune in to the latest episode of “Bartender at Large.”

“If you can become a better listener, you can become a better bartender.” —Erick Castro

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Blanket Statement

San Diego

WITH POP UP PICNIC CO., BITES, BEVERAGES AND BEAUTY ARE INCLUDED BY THE SEA

Kimmons’ favorite spot to set up a picnic is the green huts at La Jolla Cove. “Our tables are a good height, so you can sit overlooking the water.”

WRITTEN BY: NADINE BLANCO PHOTOGRAPHY PROVIDED BY: JUSTIN CRITZ PHOTOGRAPHY When Lauren Kimmons staged a Valentine’s Day picnic to promote her vintage rental company in 2011, she didn’t think it’d be the inception of what would later become Pop Up Picnic Co. In fact, she recalls not giving the idea much attention at all until people outwardly expressed their love for her work. “We kind of just kept getting requests for it, so I just kept doing them and offhandedly called it a ‘pop up picnic.’’’ Having started her career in the wedding industry by renting out vintage furniture and designing events, curating a beautiful picnic came naturally to Kimmons. In 2016, the stress of the rental company led her to sell the business, but at that point, buzz around her “pop up picnics” grew even stronger. Eventually, with her innate creativity and entrepreneurial

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POP UP PICNIC CO. www.popuppicnic.co @popuppicnic.co

“ONE OF THE THINGS THAT’S SO NICE ABOUT LIVING IN SAN DIEGO IS HAVING THESE BEAUTIFUL SCENERIES AND PLACES TO SET UP PICNICS.” —LAUREN KIMMONS

spirit, Kimmons officially launched Pop Up Picnic Co. in 2018. When revamping the concept for this new business, she drew from her wedding industry background. “So often, you do these magnificent events, but it’d be cool to have a micro-event that feels just as special—that you can do for everyday stuff—and that’s how the picnic aspect came up,” she says. “One of the things that’s so nice about living in San Diego is having these beautiful sceneries and places to set up picnics.” Today, Kimmons creates immersive picnic experiences where the locations speak for themselves, needing only to add finishing touches like fresh flowers, unique decor and fresh charcuteries sourced from Mona Lisa Italian Deli and Venissimo Cheese. Even more thrilling than the process of organizing

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“I used to go thrifting for fun, and then I had a little Etsy store.” The side-hustle led to Kimmons’ vintage

rental company, which later led to Pop Up Picnic Co.!

GIVING BACK

Not only does her company help promote the Salvation Army’s “Thrifty Thursdays,” but Kimmons is also finding new ways for her picnic’s proceeds to benefit charities.

everything, getting to see the looks on clients’ faces when they finally see the picnics in person is her most satisfying moment. “It’s such a fun thing to do because people get so excited,” she says, explaining that most clients use Pop Up Picnic Co. to surprise their partners for a date night. “You see this moment of like, ‘Oh wow, that’s cool,’ and then they’re like, ‘Oh wait, that’s for me?’ and then there’s a third level of ‘Oh my god, I feel so special right now!’ You see that happening, and it’s such a cool feeling.” Kimmons is fortunate to have found success making people happy by doing something she loves. “Your business offering is often sparked by your natural talent, and the way you deliver your product is often guided by your values and principles. When those two things come together, that’s darn near perfection.”


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escape June 2020 /// design. duos. destinations.

PHOTO BY: Emma Almendarez • BROOKSIDE DESIGN Carlsbad, CA | 858.847.5190 | www.designbybrookside.com

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Better Together These Dynamic Design Duos Prove That Two Heads Are Better Than One

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Fire, Water and Stone Midway City

THIS SOCAL COMPANY IS SHAPING THE ART OF POTTERY AS WE KNOW IT WRITTEN BY: DIEGO E. GAXIOLA PHOTOGRAPHED BY: NIKI CRAM Founded over 45 years ago, ARCHPOT is a family-owned small business behind the design and creation of breathtaking fire and water features and gorgeous pottery, found in a multitude of locations around the country. “Something a lot of people don’t know, being a smaller family business, is that we are in some pretty well-known hot spots. The Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas, Fashion Island and Pelican Hill in Orange County and the Smithsonian Museum in Washington DC,” explains ARCHPOT’s General Manager Tim Hall. An Orange County local, Hall, reminisces of his humble beginnings, detailing how the company transformed from a wholesale nursery to a highlyreputable manufacturer.

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Thinking back to his childhood, Hall states, “I have always been creative and originally wanted to become an architect.” After Hall and his family moved from Mission Viejo to Tustin, he began to shadow his father, immersing himself in the art of pottery creation and familiarizing

himself with the challenges often faced when running a business. “The family business started off with plants—we were a wholesale nursery. Later came the marriage of plants and imported pottery, creating Architectural Pottery in 1989,” he says. Hall attributes a lot of his creativity to others’ creations on social media. “People inspire me. I like to see what is out there, and I ask myself how I can do better. How can I put a product out there that people will want in their home or business space?” In 2019, 30 successful years later, the family decided to rebrand the company, unveiling the name ARCHPOT. “Of course, in every family business, there are challenges. Any challenge we have had has resulted in growth,” explains Hall. With the continued expansion of the company, Hall and his team are able to focus on delivering products that truly distinguish themselves from others in the market. From the material and finish process to ARCHPOT’s utilization of high-tech and lightweight cement, the company is constantly striving to create products that exemplify expert craftsmanship. Overseas Inspiration • When Hall was just 17, he took a trip to Greece where he watched handthrown pottery being shaped. It was at that moment he realized the creation of pottery was indeed an art form. In the Works • Currently, ARCHPOT is working on custom Belize fire tables for the historic Hotel Del Coronado in San Diego. “We are taking such pride in this project because of the historic location.”

ARCHPOT 15161 Van Buren St Midway City, CA 92655 714.895.3359 www.archpot.com Photoshoot Location: THE NURSERY BY SOUTHWINDS 7000 Marine Way Irvine, CA 92618 949.854.0540 www.thenurserybysouthwinds.com

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Maria and Max Isles Owner/Designer and Woodworker/ Furniture Maker, Isles Interiors

Brooks and Jenny Crawford Founders, Brookside Design

Newport Beach

Jen Robin and Nicole Dines Joshua Tree

CEO/Founder and COO, Life in Jeneral

Sara and Rich Combs Creators, The Joshua Tree House

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Creative Collaboration For This Husband and Wife Duo, It’s What’s on the Inside That Counts

Newport Beach

“I love our location. It’s so fun to get to know the whole design community out there!” —Maria Isles

Names: Maria and Max Isles Job Titles: Owner/Designer and Woodworker/Furniture Maker, Isles Interiors

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Ever since she was little, Maria Isles wanted nothing more than to be an interior designer and to own her own shop. And while life initially took her off-course from that dream, by the time her son was old enough, she went back to interior design school. That was eight years ago. Since then, Maria finished school, and she and Max found a space to turn Maria’s business goals into reality. “We found this little space on old Newport

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Boulevard. It was so cute, so ramshackled...it was perfect!” “Max is a woodworker and furniture maker,” Maria notes. “He’s awesome at fixing anything. We revamped the whole store; now I do my interior design out of here. We have our style, so customers and other designers can shop our look, and we have a lot of Max’s pieces in here, so they can get an idea of what they can [have] made by him.” It’s easy to see why a marriage between an interior designer and a furniture

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maker seems almost too good to be true. “When I started interior designing, I found that a lot of our clients needed one-of-a-kind pieces or custom furniture,” Maria explains. “[Max] can make anything—I was so lucky. I’d ask, ‘Can you make a coffee table in a week?’ And he’d be able to whip it up! He’s so talented—it was the perfect combination for us to start a business like that.” Isles Interiors is not only a culmination of the couple’s talents and skill sets, but of their styles as well. “It’s so nice to design [pieces] together with the client’s input,” she shares. “It all works out really well.” “It’s fun to bring out a story for the client—whether it’s the room or the whole house, it just really has to flow,” she explains. To achieve that, Isles Interiors’ process relies on finding or creating one-of-a-kind pieces that tie it all together.

1. Have a good relationship with your client. 2. Map out your story and your plan. 3. Don’t deviate from the plan! 4. Find unique or custom pieces.

From Max’s conscious selection when it comes to materials to Maria’s enthusiasm for antique and reclaimed pieces, the couple is putting an environmentally friendly stamp on a style that is uniquely and completely theirs. “We mesh really well together,” Maria says. “It’s fun being creative with him!”

5. Make the space look like the client!


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The Total Package

This Couple’s Design and Decor Know-How Goes Hand-in-Hand Carlsbad

“We’re always trying to find ways to educate people.” —Brooks Crawford

and a need in the landscape design industry to include exterior decor.”

Names: Brooks and Jenny Crawford Job Titles: Founders, Brookside Design

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Brooks and Jenny Crawford share more than a marriage—they share a business and a passion to combine their skills to create beautiful spaces. “At the beginning of January 2019, we started this adventure fully selfemployed, and it’s been great so far,” Brooks says. And while Jenny was always supportive of Brookside Design behind the scenes, her true niche in the company swiftly made itself apparent.

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“When Brooks started in January...I was helping him with social media and background things,” Jenny explains. “But then we decided to do photoshoots of his projects to really build our portfolio.” Upon seeing outdoor furniture à la Home Depot paired with her husband’s stunning work, Jenny decided to pull everything out and stage it herself for the shoot. When the clients saw the decor transformation, they were amazed, making her “realize that there was a real niche

Since then, the pair has been proudly offering clients the entire package—literally. “You’re not just seeing a landscape installation, like hardscape and plants,” Brooks says. “It’s all those furnishings that give the space that magazine-quality look, which everybody wants!” “It takes really great taste and curation to create that composition,” he continues. “That’s where Jenny has been really amazing.” Interacting with the couple, it’s clear to see that the bond they share is the epitome of what a healthy marriage looks like, and they’re proud of the efforts that they’ve put into that. “Working together has forced our relationship to grow—running a business is a pressure test on your marriage,” notes Brooks. “I really enjoyed growing with Jenny this last year. It

The Essentials: 1. Patience is a must. 2. Keep the goal in mind. 3. Be a good decision maker. means humbling yourself sometimes; it means standing your ground at the right time and just using better judgment across the board.” “One thing that’s really cool about working together is to share our successes and our victories,” Jenny beams. “It feels so good because we built it together. It was a collaborative team effort.” Together, Brooks and Jenny are changing the way the industry and their clients see landscape design and decor—both are valuable on their own, but they are even better paired together.

4. Collaboration is key! 5. Trust the process.


BROOKSIDE DESIGN Carlsbad, CA 858.847.5190 www.designbybrookside.com

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These Organizational Pros Are Helping Others Live Their Best (and Tidiest) Lives Los Angeles

“Your happiest self is when, at the core, you’re very organized.” —Jen Robin

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relationship with Robin— the two work so well together that their emails have started to look and sound alike!

Now, business is booming— so much so that Robin needed to expand her team, and that’s where Dines, the director of business development and sales, comes in. “Nicole is my righthand soulmate,” Robin says. “She used to be an organizer in the field, and I always knew there was something special… From the moment I brought her in-house, the company changed… She understood the heart and soul of helping people…”

Together, Robin and Dines are helping people find systems that not only work for them and their homes, but ones that will also grow with them. “Every space is different, and every client is different,” explains Robin. “But [both] the overall foundation of what we do and our goals to achieve are really simple. You pull everything out of the space, you sort like items, you purge what you no longer need, love or use and you come up with a creative plan for how you’re going to install it back in... then you create that system in a new way, and that’s what sticks.”

It’s clear that Dines was a natural fit for the role and for her close working-

The seamless synchronicity of Robin and Dines is at the helm, meaning that the sky’s

Names: Jen Robin and Nicole Dines Job Titles: CEO/Founder and COO, Life in Jeneral

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Birthed from a natural talent and a passion for bettering the lives of others, Life in Jeneral is the professional organizing company that’s making dreams come true for clients—and also for Jen Robin and Nicole Dines. When Life in Jeneral first came to fruition in 2014, it was sparked from founder Robin’s eagerness to help the people around her move and live more joyfully in their own homes. “My family thought I was so crazy,” Robin laughs. “I was doing it on the weekends for fun!”

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1. Start small with drawer dividers. 2. Containment for any space is key! 3. Matching hangers are a must. 4. Give yourself grace and stay positive—it’s okay to take breaks. 5. A label maker. the limit for Life in Jeneral. With the expansion of their brand to Closets in Jeneral and Products in Jeneral, along with the opening of their new 5,000-squarefoot HQ in El Segundo, the company is spreading joy the best way they know how— neatly folded and colorcoordinated, of course!


LIFE IN JENERAL El Segundo, CA www.lifeinjeneral.com @lifeinjeneral HEADSHOT PHOTOSHOOT LOCATION: Manhattan Beach, CA Interior Design By: RACHELLE STONE DESIGN 646.509.6692 www.rachellestonedesign.com

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In Their Element

These High School Sweethearts Are Bringing Desert Dreams to Life Joshua Tree

“Everything about [The Posada] was difficult, but we wanted it so badly.” —Sara Combs

Names: Sara and Rich Combs Job Titles: Creators, The Joshua Tree House

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For Sara and Rich Combs, what began as a cross-country road trip to escape the daily grind turned into a booming project, dedicated to helping others reconnect with themselves and with nature.

“without questioning it,” they bought The Joshua Tree House. While it originally began as a home for them to reset and work on their own projects, the Combs soon found success in listing their home as an Airbnb.

“We really fell in love with Joshua Tree on that trip,” Sara says. “After we went back [home] to New York, we kept thinking about how good it felt there, how creative we felt there with the open landscape.”

“We realized other people were craving a space like that as well,” Sara shares. “We eventually opened it up full-time for bookings, and then we fell in love with creating spaces for people where they can reconnect with nature and have that time to reset.”

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From there, the couple began renovating more spaces and taking on more projects, which has, in turn, shone a light on how they work together as a team. While both share a similar aesthetic, Rich is more detail-oriented, and Sara is more big-picture. “Even when we were [painting] in high school and college, Sara would always work with all these really big brushes and use her entire arm,” Rich explains. “Then I would come in with a very small brush and paint the little details.” While both their business and personal relationship sound worthy of a storybook, the journey hasn’t been without its obstacles. In 2019, the pair took on their largest and most challenging project yet: The Posada in Arizona. “We got this property in Tucson that was an old, abandoned inn, and we wanted to renovate it,” Sara shares. “It was the biggest space we’d ever done, and we just went for it because it felt perfect.” They soon found

The Essentials: 1. Vintage pieces are more ecofriendly and have more character. 2. Natural materials are perfect for the desert landscape. 3. Plants blur the line between indoors and outdoors. that perfection doesn’t come easily. The property was draining both their energy and finances, and the space was simply not cooperating with them. Not ones to turn away from a challenge, the duo pushed through, prevailed and opened the space, transforming their biggest obstacle into a joint victory. Now the couple is taking a well-deserved break—“resting, relaxing and reconnecting,” the Joshua Tree way.

4. Coffee—of course! 5. Get a good playlist going.


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10 things we love

The interior wood used to craft The Lodge is violin grade.

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This stunning craftsman hotel, modeled after Greene and Greene’s famous Gamble and Blacker Houses in Pasadena, boasts an impressive 170 rooms and sits along some of California’s most breathtaking coastline. The resort and spa is packed with exquisite design details from the turn of the century and offers visitors an experience as spectacular as the view. 128 LOCALE MAGAZINE

Farm-to-Fork

Ú Credited with being a leader of the farmto-table movement, Executive Chef Jeff Jackson designed The Lodge’s signature menu around locally sourced ingredients. The concept is rustic and simple, but the dishes are packed with flavor and rotate with the seasons. The decor reflects elements of restaurant namesake Albert Robert Valentien, who was an American artist known for his botanical watercolor paintings and ceramic works.

Lodge is its proximity to the Torrey Pines Golf Course. Overhauled in 2008 for the U.S. Open, it consists of two courses, which are both over 7,000 acres and par 72. The Lodge offers numerous packages sure to impress any golf lover! When you’re done with your round, catch a quick bite at The Grill, a popular hangout for golf enthusiasts.

to splurge, consider booking one of The Lodge’s five premier suites. In addition to private balconies and fireplaces, the Gamble and Blacker Suites come with their own full kitchens. Don’t be alarmed if your private chef suddenly disappears; they probably just slipped out through their separate entrance! 4

The Finishing Touches

Ú Look for unique design elements scattered throughout the property, from the impressive Torrey Pines stainedglass front doors and the Tiffany glass lamps throughout the lobby to the handcrafted fixtures, pinecone motifs and kilts worn by the bellmen. Another impressive detail: the interior wood used to craft The Lodge is violin grade.

THE LODGE AT TORREY PINES 11480 N Torrey Pines Rd La Jolla, CA 92037 858.453.4420 www.lodgetorreypines.com

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Underwater Tunes

Ú The pool’s underwater speakers allow swimmers to enjoy classical music while doing laps. 6

Chauffeur Service

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Fireside Coziness

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On Cloud Wine

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Craftsman Charm

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Natural Elements

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the Torrey Pines standing in place, the architectural team designed The Lodge around the trees located on the property.


Look for unique design elements scattered throughout the property…

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Method to the MADNESS THESE PRO ORGANIZERS HAVE MASTERED THE ART OF TIDINESS WRITTEN BY: TAYLOR GORSKI PHOTOGRAPHY PROVIDED BY: CHRISTOPHER TESTANI, MARISA BELLE, & MICHELLE DREWES

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“It’s hard to see everything you have unless it’s all out in front of you. It’s harder to eliminate something.” —Molly Graves

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Name: Ashley Murphy and Molly Graves Job Title: Co-Founders, NEAT Method

Ashley Murphy and Molly Graves are the blonde dynamic duo behind NEAT Method—they are organizational queens to say the least. After serendipitously meeting in the Bay Area when both moved from Chicago for their husbands’ jobs and not knowing their next career move, the two hit it off and bonded over their passion for organizing.

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The NEAT team are experts in home organizing, moves, relocations and even virtual organizing.

After a coffee chat in the city, the ladies immediately started talking about launching some sort of business for their shared love. NEAT Method launched in 2011 and has now expanded to 65 markets across the United States and Canada. Their fresh perspective on organizing resonates with individuals across North America and shines through their half-million followers on Instagram. “We really worked on the branding and quickly had other women reach out. Ashley and I saw the importance of growing our business and giving women like us the opportunity to grow their business in their own market,” Graves explains. Katie Koentje, owner of NEAT Method in the San Diego market covering SD and Orange County, joined the team seven years ago and has been an integral part of the NEAT expansion. “I always knew I wanted to own my own business, and when I found NEAT and Ashley and Molly, I knew it was time to take the leap,” Koentje says. Koentje is also the director of franchise training within the company, helping to train new owners when they launch. “My favorite part about being a NEAT Method owner is being surrounded by 65-plus female business owners who support, challenge and care about each other; #BetterTogether,” states Koentje. The NEAT team are experts in home organizing, moves, relocations and even virtual organizing. They tackle everything from pantries to kid’s rooms and everything in between with the goal of making each space effective, sustainable and stylish. Organizational solutions are implemented into each space, such as labeled baskets, color coordination and limitations on items. Graves explains that the first step in organizing a space is taking everything out of it. “It’s hard to see everything you have unless it’s all out in front of you. It’s harder to eliminate something. You can’t judge whether you need the item until you see that you have five black t-shirts all together. Once everything is out and categorized in like piles so you can see it, it’s easier to begin,” says Graves. But once you tackle organizing your home or have professionals assist, what’s the secret to staying organized? Graves confidently states the answer is two-fold: putting limitations on spaces and having assigned organizational solutions implemented in the space. Additionally, NEAT Method is in the process of launching their own unique product line. “We’re really excited about offering that!” exclaims Graves. So whether you’re procrastinating cleaning out your cluttered closet or simply want the organized Insta-worthy pantry of your dreams, the ladies of NEAT Method are here to help you jumpstart your journey to total tidiness. 132 LOCALE MAGAZINE

HOW TO CREATE A PRODUCTIVE AND ORGANIZED WORK-FROM-HOME SPACE NEAT Method’s Tips for Working From Home

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Working from home is a more common lifestyle these days, and if your time at home has been extended and unexpected, it’s time to create an effective work environment. Molly Graves, co-founder of NEAT Method, shares a few tips on creating an organized office space.


STEP 1 DESIGNATE

• “Having a dedicated workspace in your home is important—even if that means that the space is used for something else in the evenings. When you work from ONE spot, you are less likely to lose any important work documents.”

STEP 2 DESIGN

• “When we say design, we don’t mean become an interior designer, rather, determine what your aesthetic is in the rest of the house and try to recreate that in your workspace. Create an environment that is inviting and entices you to want to sit and work there all day. Don’t just throw the space together; put some thought into it—add a photo, corral your favorite pen and paper and, above all, if the space is needed later (for example, if you choose the dining room table), make sure your space can be easily put away at night by having a basket to collect your work items to store for the evening.”

STEP 3 DE TAILS

• “It is all about the proper use of organizational solutions. Find a basket from home that could be used for paperwork, appoint a favorite mug to use to store your writing utensils and keep recycling and trash [bins] nearby. Making your workspace easy for you to use will make it more enjoyable to be there!”

STEP 4 DEDICATE

• “A functional workspace takes five minutes at the beginning and the end of every day in order to be successful and functional. It is important to create routines around setting up and putting away your work items so that you can focus on other things in your life. Keeping work at work has a new meaning since many are working from home. Having habits that help you remove work from your living space allows you to take a much-needed break from your work life no matter where you are working.”

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Desert Daydream WESTERN CHIC MEETS BOHEMIAN BLISS AT THE DESERT YACHT CLUB IN YUCCA VALLEY

WRITTEN BY: KAYLIN WAIZINGER PHOTOGRAPHY PROVIDED BY: THE DESERT YACHT CLUB AND AIRBNB

Why camp when you can glamp?! Yucca Valley’s Desert Yacht Club offers adventurers a whimsical escape with an eclectic mix of vintage art installations, dreamy desert landscapes and a rustic, Western feel. Whether you’re looking for a remote spot to unwind with your s/o or you’re on the hunt for the picture-perfect photo op, this bohemian abode is here to make all your daydreams come true. Forget your air mattress and your flimsy tent—glamp the day away under the warm Yucca Valley sun!

Yucca Valley

“We like to consider the Desert Yacht Club a living art project that is open to guests who want to come see what we do…” —ALESSANDRO GIULIANO

WESTERN ELEGANCE • Owned and operated by artist Alessandro Giuliano, the Desert Yacht Club’s ambiance is a fusion of Western-chic decor and Italian style. With art installations throughout, you’re sure to fall in love with the campsite’s vintage vibe. Throughout the space, you’ll also find funky furniture pieces, such as a cushioned daybed built with wood pallets, an outdoor bar, patterned couches and a mirrored glass egg that reflects light in all directions. A rustic Airstream along with teepee-style tents serve as spots to rest,

while two boats sit perched on a desert ridge, offering guests a place to enjoy a cool breeze as the sun dips behind the mountains.

THE ADVENTURE IS YOURS • The DYC is not simply a place to stay, but a place to explore. With so many nooks and spots to hang, it’s easy to make it feel like home! Pack some booze and practice your mixology at the bar or take a dip in the aboveground pool. Glamping with friends? Snap photos on the boat or pull up some chairs around the campfire. It’s what you make it!

Meet the Hosts • The DYC is home to one furry and one feathered friend: Pippo the black cat and a rascally roadrunner named Elvis, who’s frequently caught stealing Pippo’s kibbles. Picture-Perfect • The Desert Yacht Club is a popular destination for filming movies and music videos. Playboy once did a shoot here as well! On-Screen Inspo • The boat installation is dedicated to Fitzcarraldo, a movie written and directed by Werner Herzog. His wacky and unusual adventure is what inspired the name for Giuliano’s DYC project.

OFF-THE-GRID

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• Love the idea of getting lost? Well, you just might. The Desert Yacht Club certainly lies off the beaten path, giving guests the benefit of absolute privacy and dark night skies— perfect for stargazing. Most everything on the property is solar-

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powered, while propanefueled lanterns illuminate the tents and trailers. If you’re a “need-towatch-Netflix-in-airconditioning” kind of person, then this off-grid oasis may not be for you. If you’re looking for inspiration or a secluded escape, however, the Desert Yacht Club is the place to be!

DESERT YACHT CLUB 4757 Old Woman Springs Rd Yucca Valley, CA 92284 @desertyachtclub


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Palm Springs

Sacred SPACES THE SPA AT SÉC-HE IS SET TO OFFER INDULGENCE IN RELAXATION

WRITTEN BY: CRYSTAL HARRELL

If you’re looking for an enriching and purifying spa experience, The Spa at Séche is the perfect pampering destination. Opening in late 2020, the spa will be part of the new Agua Caliente Cultural Plaza, which will also feature an Agua Caliente Cultural Museum, a Gathering Plaza, gardens and an Oasis Trail. With a beautiful location in downtown Palm Springs, the Agua Caliente Cultural Plaza and spa will be a unique way to celebrate the culture and significance of the sacred Agua Caliente Hot Mineral Spring. The spa will be the fifth at the site, with the first dating back to the 1880s.

TRIBE HISTORY • “Our new Cultural Plaza provides an incredible opportunity to share and celebrate our history, culture and traditions with this community and visitors from around the world,” explains Tribal Chairman Jeff L. Grubbe, of the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians. “Each federally recognized tribe throughout this country has a distinct culture that includes traditions, language, historic clothing and housing styles.”

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DRAWING INSPIRATION FROM NATURE • Inspiration for the Cultural Plaza’s design encompasses Agua Caliente elements found in nature, including desert landscapes, Andreas Canyon rock formations and the Andreas Canyon stream.

HEALING WATER • The water from the Agua Caliente Hot Mineral Spring is estimated to be upwards of 12,000 years old and contains a mineral make-up that has not been found anywhere else in the world.

HOT MINERAL SPRING • The new spa includes 40,000 square feet to celebrate the ancient healing waters of the Agua Caliente Hot Mineral Spring with treatment rooms, private baths, a tranquility garden, salon, fitness center and outdoor mineral pools.


AGUA CALIENTE CULTURAL PLAZA 100 N Indian Canyon Dr Palm Springs, CA 92262 760.778.1079 www.visionaguacaliente.com

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