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SPECIAL SUPPLEMENT TO THE LA JOLLA VILLAGE NEWS

READERS CHOICE AWARDS RETAIL/SERVICES

2 0 0 9 Announcing the winners! The votes have been tabulated and the results of the La Jolla Village News Readers Choice Awards are here. Many are repeat winners, meaning friendly service and good value are timeless, while others are new businesses that have sparkled from the start. The categories cover all the things that residents can find right in La Jolla, from book stores and grocery stores to banks, accountants, hotels, pet sitters, florists and everything in between. Ballots were published in La Jolla Village News for several weeks and also distributed online at our website, www.sdnews.com. Although this poll is not

scientific, it provides a good indication of the merchants and services that give La Jolla its sterling reputation. We at La Jolla Village News thank all the readers who took the time to single out the businesses and merchants who make the La Jolla a priceless treasure. Congratulations to all the winners!

Congratulations! John Gregory Executive editor La Jolla Village News

The 2009 Readers Choice Award winners were selected by La Jolla Village News readers!


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Readers Choice A W A R D S

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Congratulations to the following businesses who were chosen by the readers of the La Jolla Village News. Readers were asked to cast ballots for their favorite choices. This was no simple task! With more than 80 categories, our readers came through with overwhelming response for their favorite retail and service businesses of last year. We wish to thank all the readers who took the time to recognize these businesses which do so much to make La Jolla such wonderful community.

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Your Readers Choice Winners

Accounting Acupuncture Alternative Health Antiques Architect Art Gallery Attorney Auto Body Repair Auto Detail Auto Repair Auto Sales Automotive Automotive apts/services Bank Beads Book Store Car Wash Carpet Cleaner Catergory Cell Phone Child Apparel Child Care Chiropractor Cleaning Computer Repair Contractor Cosmetic Surgery Covenience Store Cyclery Day/Spa Dentist Dry Cleaners Electrician Eyewear Fashion Accessories Financial Planner Floor Covering Florist Furn. Store Gift Shop Grocery Store Hair Salon Handyman Hardware Supplies Health Club Health Food Hotel Insurance Agent Interior Design Jewelry Store Landscape Martial Arts Massage Mens Apparel Mortgage Agent Nails Nursery Optometrist Painter Personal Trainer Pet Hospital Pet Sitting Pet Store Pharmacy Pilates Place to Buy Jeans Plumber Printer Reslae shop Senior Living Shipping/Packaging Shoe Store Skate Shop Spec. Grocery Sporting Goods' Stylist Surf Shop Swimsuits Tanning Salon Travel Agency Web Design Weight Loss Women's Apparel Yoga Facility

Lindsay and Brownell' Coast Acupuncture Amorah Kelly Ark Antiques Islands Architect Martin Lawrence Galleries Thomas Goode of Goode Hemme & Peterson Heinz Geitz Pearl St. Car Wash Heinz Geitz Heinz geitz Heinz Geitz Heinz geitz US Bank Beads of La Jolla Warwick's Pearl Street Car wash Stanley Steemer Winners Verizon Spoiled Rotten Gillespie Dr. Trevor Robertson Anita's Village Ideas/Shaybe Gilder Thomas A. Grunow Construction Stephen M. Krant, M.D.,F.A.C.S.- SK Clinic LJ Shores Mkt. California Bicycle SK Sanctuary Joseph D’Angelo DDS LELE’S Tailoring and Cleaners West Coast Electric Solutions Eye Structure Francesca's Coastwise Capital Group, Scott Kyle Aja Rugs Adelaides Seaside Home LJ Village and Gifts Vons San Diego Hair Extensions David King Meanley and Sons Ace Hardware LJ Sports Club Pharmaca La Valencia All State Design Line Interiors Bower's Jewelers Torrey Pines Landscape Martial Arts Life – Sam Kressin LJ Spa MD Ascot Shop Tim Teodoro, America Funding Nail Expo Adelaides Dr. Gordon Wong, GW Eye Associates Chism Brothers Painting Ray Wetterlund Windansea Vet Pet Pals Muttropolis' CVS Pilates Plus Lucky Bill Howe Copy Cove Encore White Sands UPS Serenity Mitch’s Surf Shop Jonathans Mitch's Tommy@ Atelier Salon Bird Rock Surf Shop Surf Diva I Tan Travel Dynamics Smashing Designs Ray Wetterlund Chico La Jolla Yoga Center

Amorah Kelly Coast Acupuncture Girard Collection Architect Mark D. Lyon, Inc. Madison Gallery Mark Krasner of Blanchard Krasner & French

La Jolla Auto Body Symbolic Motors

Wells Fargo

La Jolla Car Wash Jim Tucker Winners ATT WOW by Alexa Little Steps Mary Gunset Merry Maids PC Help Desk GDC Construction C. Dennis Bucko, M.D. CVS Gaia Day Sap Dr. John Taddey Margaret's Cleaners Coastline Electric Optical Shop of Aspen Sigi’s Boutique Dorothy Stanley, CFM, Merrill Lynch La Jolla Rugs La Jolla Village Florist Kreiss Furniture Warwick's Jonathan's Envie Paul Sarra, Pacific Coast 24 Hour Ftness Whole Foods Estancia Farmers Insurance, Nigel Mallett Agency Sheila Palmer Design Associates Bulfer's Green Gardens Landscape & Design Massage Envy Jos. A Bank Nancy Gardner. CA Mortgage Consultants Nail Lounge Dr. Richard Trainer John Lenz, Focus Fitness LJ Vet Hopsital All About Animals All About Animals Burns Windansea Pilates Gap MD Plumbers Print O mat 2nd Act Casa De Manana Box Brothers Lets Go Rusty Boardhouse Bristol Farms Bird Rock Surf Shop Stefano at Alessandro Hair Salon Mitch’s Surf Shop Bird Rock Bikini Worldwiew Travel Rosemont Media Jenny Craig Sigi’s Boutique Prana

ACCOUNTING

Lindsay & Brownell, LLP, CPAs Founded in 1992, Lindsay & Brownell, LLP is a client-centered certified public accounting firm committed to consistently providing personalized, high-quality client service in a timely manner. The professional team consists of experienced CPAs with advanced degrees in taxation as well as master’s degree candidates working toward certification, and each of the partners is a certified public accountant with many years of experience. The group is also committed to the community; they support a dozen community organizations through volunteerism and direct participation at the board of director and advisory board levels. Lindsay & Brownell, LLP, CPAs 4225 Executive Square (858) 558-9200 www.lindsayandbrownell.com

ACUPUNCTURE

Coast Acupuncture Oriental medicine and acupuncture have been practiced successfully in China for the last 3,000 years and have flourished in Europe and the U.S. since the mid 1900s. Now La Jolla residents can also tap into the benefits of Eastern medicine with acupuncture treatments at Coast Acupuncture. Founders Dr. Beata Booth Hogan and Dr. Michael Hogan, both licensed acupuncturists through the Medical Board of California, provide a full array of holistic remedies to treat a wide variety of maladies, including pain, digestion disorders, infertility, chronic illnesses, addiction and emotional issues, among others. Coast Acupuncture 6529 La Jolla Blvd. (858) 454-2025 www.coastacupuncture.com 000

Wonderworks Healing Arts

the heart of La Jolla’s shopping district, visitors will find an eclectic mix of classic, vintage pieces that will provide the charming, whimsical touch they’ve been looking for. Girard Avenue Collection 7505 Girard Avenue (858) 459-7765

ARCHITECT

Island Architect Island Architects is recognized as one of the leading design firms in Southern California and throughout the United States. Their home concepts are marked by understated elegance, quiet luxury and effortless flow, and they can execute their grand visions by leveraging the relationships they have established with the world’s leading builders, subcontractors, craftsmen and artisans. The 20-person team has created a portfolio that includes some of the nation’s finest homes, lending credibility and confidence to any client who wants to build their dream home. Island Architect 7632 Herschel Ave. (858) 459-9291 www.islandarch.com 000

Architect Mark D. Lyon Inc. Mark Lyon is a full-service architectural and planning firm offering expertise in residential, financial, commercial, hospitality and historic restoration projects. Founded in 1987, the firm now has offices in La Jolla and Borrego Springs, and the team has completed impressive projects throughout Southern California. The firm has earned a reputation for design solutions that are both imaginative and sound, so clients can rest assured that their project will be managed efficiently and will adhere to both schedule and budget. Architect Mark D. Lyon Inc. 410 Bird Rock Ave. (858) 459-1171 http://www.mdla.net/

(see listing under Alternative Health)

ART GALLERY

ALTERNATIVE HEALTH

Martin Lawrence Galleries

Wonderworks Healing Arts Founder Amorah Kelly uses gentle acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine and energy healing to help people balance body, mind and spirit and improve the quality of their life by increasing energy and health while decreasing physical and emotional stress and pain. Her studio is a peaceful, caring environment that encourages relaxation and trust. Amorah is a state and nationally licensed acupuncturist and herbologist; she has a master of science degree in traditional oriental medicine, and is also an ordained spiritualist minister. Wonderworks Healing Arts 7742 Herschel Ave. (858) 775-1515 www.amorahkelly.com 000

Coast Acupunture (see listing under Acupuncture)

ANTIQUES

Ark Antiques Building on a 30-year tradition of volunteer service to benefit animals, Ark offers a wonderful selection of donated and consigned antiques, furnishings and accessories from the finest homes in La Jolla. It sells period and fine furniture, silver, crystal and china, exquisite linens, paintings and prints, oriental rugs and decorative arts of the highest quality. Ark Antiques 7643 Girard Ave. (858) 459-7755 www.arkantiques.org 000

Girard Avenue Collection This unique antique and home décor store is a favorite with design-savvy La Jolla residents looking for the perfect furniture and decorations to make a statement in their homes and businesses. Located in

Founded in 1975, Martin-Lawrence Galleries specializes in original paintings, sculptures and limited-edition graphics. Picasso, Chagall, Rembrandt, Warhol, Erte and so many more: They’re all here for the world to enjoy, and this venue is a major contributor to that end. In the last 15 years, it’s loaned more than 250 works by 16 artists to 32 museums across the globe. Martin Lawrence Galleries 1111 Prospect St. (858) 551-1122 www.martinlawrence.com/ 000

Madison Gallery This gallery packs an emotional wallop — the space represents artists who share owner Loma York’s powerful and eloquent vision. York uncovers artists whose pieces range from complex, narrative-driven, figurative works to extremes of meditative minimalism, and she presents them in her highly theatrical 3,500-square-foot ocean view gallery. Consider it a privilege to be invited to an opening, during which you’ll hobnob with an illustrious clientele. Talk to the artists — trust us, you’re going to want to buy. Madison Gallery 1020 Prospect St. Suite 130 (858) 459-0836 www.madisongalleries.com

ATTORNEY

Thomas Goode of Goode Hemme & Peterson Thomas Goode is a partner and founder of Goode, Hemme & Peterson. Prior to practicing law, Goode was involved in real estate development, mortgage banking and commercial brokerage. This “real world” experience, combined with his legal background, makes him a valuable advisor to his real estate and business clients, who appreciate both a pragmatic and practical approach to their complex and frequently unique legal issues. Goode is also committed to community service, serving as legal counsel for


READERS CHOICE AWARDS 2009 Thomas Goode Goode Hemme & Peterson 6256 Greenwich Drive, Ste. 500 (858) 587-3555 http://www.sandiegoattorney.com/ 000

body repairs to their list of services. Drop your car off for a mini-makeover if it needs windshield and wheel repairs, paint-less dent fixes, headlight restoration, bumper scuff removal or window tinting, and it will come back to you shiny and looking new.

Mark Krasner of Blanchard Krasner & French

Pearl Street Car Wash 600 Pearl St. (858) 456-1170 www.pearlcarwash.com

prominent children’s charities and non-profit boards.

Mark Krasner, a co-founder of Blanchard, Krasner & French, has more than 30 years experience as a certified public accountant and attorney in a wide variety of matters and industries. His areas of practice include mergers and acquisitions, real estate, tax matters, family law, purchases and sales, licensing, franchising, corporate and partnership structuring and reorganizations, international trade and estate planning. As an adviser to numerous domestic and international companies and organizations, he has helped his clients achieve favorable outcomes in multiple multi-million dollar negotiations. Mark Krasner Blanchard Krasner & French 800 Silverado Street, Second Floor (858) 551-2440 www.bkflaw.com

AUTO SALES

Symbolic Motor Car Company A staple of the La Jolla community since 1985, Symbolic specializes in classic, historic and competition race cars. This mecca for auto enthusiasts is San Diego County’s only factory authorized sales dealership and service center for Bentley, Bugatti, Lamborghini, Lotus and Rolls Royce automobiles, with rare and vintage models frequently available in their inventory. With a collector base that stretches from Mexico City to Manhattan to Hong Kong, the Symbolic team has all the right connections to track down a client’s dream car. Visit their 25,000square-foot, museum-like building to view their latest spectacular line-up. 000

AUTO BODY REPAIR & SERVICE

Heinz Gietz Autohaus (see listing under Auto Service & Repair)

Heinz Gietz Autohaus This one was tough to flesh out. It sells and services Mercedes Benzes, which, of course, never break down — so how are you supposed to know whether these guys are any good or not? You figure it out from the level of commitment to customer care and the fact that they’ve been doing all right for themselves for 25 years. Heinz Gietz Autohaus 1027 Virginia Way 454-7137 000

La Jolla Auto Body The roads in La Jolla can be tough to navigate without incurring a few bumps along the way. Luckily, the team at La Jolla Auto Body is equipped to handle any damage to your vehicle, from minor dents to major repairs and replacements. The staff has been praised for their customer service as well as their ability to work effectively with insurance companies, and their aesthetic results are top notch. La Jolla Auto Body 4620 Mission Bay Drive (858) 270-6821

AUTO DETAIL

Pearl Car Wash Pearl’s fast service and reasonable prices make it a top destination for dirty cars. The facility offers hand washes and interior detailing, and the owners recently added same-day auto

BANK

Wells Fargo Bank Wells Fargo started in 1852 and quickly gained a reputation for dealing responsibly with people’s money and shipments. Today, the shipping part is in the hands of the FedExes and UPSs – but Wells Fargo’s sense of loyalty is still evident in its superior treatment of its employees. The bank believes that their employee philosophy translates into the best customer care, and so do La Jolla residents. Wells Fargo Bank 7714 Girard Ave. 454-0362 www.wellsfargo.com 000

US Bank US Bank offers all the resources associated with being the fifth-largest commercial bank in the nation, yet also gives customers the personalized attention they would expect from a local bank. The company operates 3,015 banking offices and 5,148 ATMs, and provides a comprehensive line of banking, brokerage, insurance, investment, mortgage, trust and payment services products to consumers, businesses and institutions. US Bank 4747 Executive Drive (858) 334-0777 www.usbank.com

BEADS

Beads of La Jolla With 1,200 square feet of stones, glass, porcelain, shell, vintage German, Fire polish, druks, seed beads and tools, Beads of La Jolla is the go-to place for anyone with an interest in beading. Expert-level customers will find everything they need to make their visions a reality, including a large selection of sterling, gold and base metal findings and chain, while beginners can learn more about the art through classes and parties held at the store. Beads of La Jolla also offers jewelry repair and custom design work.

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Thank you La Jolla for voting Girard Avenue Collection Best Antique Store in La Jolla 13 years in business and we're so grateful to all our wonderful local customers for keeping us here! A fun mix of Antiques and vintage accessories for your home and garden. Specializing in the unusual. Expect to hunt and be rewarded with that fabulous one of a kind find!!!

BOOKSTORE

Warwick’s When W.T. Warwick founded his paper goods shop in Minnesota in 1896, he sold books, writing paper and writing instruments. Upon relocating to California in the mid-1930s, Warwick re-established his store in downtown La Jolla. In 2001, the fourth generation stepped up to the plate. Nancy and Cathy Warwick, W.T. Warwick’s great-granddaughters, have continued to underscore their savvy in the purchase of diverse products — from books to international artisan jewelry — and have undertaken the store’s third renovation. Warwick’s 7812 Girard Ave. 454-0347 www.warwicks.com

CAR WASH

La Jolla Car Wash When life near the beach takes a toll on your car’s exterior, take it to La Jolla Car Wash. Your vehicle will be treated to a shower in the drivethrough washing station, then handdried by a team of professionals. If the inside of your ride is shabby, request an interior detail. Located in a charming area at the sound end of La Jolla, there is plenty to do while you wait for your car to once again gleam in the sunshine. La Jolla Car Wash 891 Turquoise Street (858) 488-1900 000

Pearl Car Wash (see listing under Auto Detail)

CARPET CLEANER

Stanley Steemer This national carpet cleaning service has worked with thousands of households and commercial entities to keep carpets clean and fresh. Pricing quotes are available on the company’s website, making it easy for even the busiest people to schedule a cleaning

Best Automotive Parts/Service! Best Auto Repair!

Serving Mercedes-Benz Owners for over 40 Years

Service or Repair

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Beads of La Jolla 5645 La Jolla Blvd (858) 459-6134 www.beadsoflajolla.com

Thank you La Jolla! Best Auto Sales! Best Automotive!

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Factory Authorized Service Dealer New & Pre-Owned Warranty Service & Repairs • Full Service Dealer Loaner Vehicles & Courtesy Shuttle

Heinz Gietz Autohaus Family Owned & Operated Since 1969

1027 Virginia Way, La Jolla, CA 92037 Fax: 858.454.5981 • Tel: 858.454.7137

Thank you for voting Nigel Mallett of Farmer's Insurance:

LA JOLLA’S

BEST INSURANCE AGENT The only Farmers Agent in the Village (steps from the La Jolla Post Office)

• Workers Comp and Business Insurance • Home and Auto • Medical • Life Insurance

7946 Ivanhoe Ave., #211 La Jolla, CA 92037 858.454.3225


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service. Stanley Steemer has also branched out to include services for revitalizing furniture, leather, tile and grout, hardwood floors, boats, RVs and autos. Stanley Steemer 1-(800) STEEMER www.stanleysteemer.com 000

Jim Tucker’s Carpet Cleaning The next time your carpets look a little worse for wear, consider Jim Tucker’s Carpet Cleaning. Jim’s familyowned carpet-cleaning service has been a local favorite for years and he has built a loyal following in La Jolla and surrounding communities. His customers say he is reliable, prompt and gets the job done quickly, making him an excellent option when your floors need a facelift. Jim Tucker’s Carpet Cleaning 3111 Evergreen St. (619) 223-1913

CARPETS/RUGS

AJA Rugs AJA Rugs has ramped up its concern for the environment and how its products play a part in that conduct. It’s just started carrying a line of ecology-friendly rugs, with 100 percent natural fibers such as banana leaves, cactus, linen, aloe and hemp. Sustainable materials such as those don’t have to compromise an item’s looks, either – and AJA stays ahead of the trends accordingly, staying aware of the coming color schemes and always listening to feedback. AJA Rugs 955 Prospect St. 459-0333 www.ajarugs.com

cell phone users to download applications and files and browse the web quickly right from their cell phone. Verizon carries an extensive collection of smartphones, so Blackberry addicts will feel right at home, and the company also offers comprehensive voice and data plans. Customers who talk a lot will appreciate Verizon’s recent introduction of Friends and Family service, which allows unlimited minutes to the user’s top five contacts, and in-network calling, giving unlimited minutes to calls made to any other Verizon cell phone number. Verizon Wireless 8867 Villa La Jolla Dr. #600c (858) 526-0847 www.verizonwireless.com 000

AT&T AT&T became the darling of the cell phone industry when it announced an exclusive partnership with Apple to support the iPhone. Customers are still raving about the device and AT&T has answered the call by providing cell phone plans that cater to users’ demands for high-speed data downloading and broad network coverage. If you aren’t ready to switch to the iPhone, AT&T still offers a wide range of smartphones and devices, as well as competitively-priced calling plans that feature rollover minutes, so you never lose the minutes you have already paid for. AT&T Wireless 8657 Villa La Jolla Drive (858) 638-1440 www.wireless.att.com/

CHILD APPAREL

Spoiled Rotten

CELL PHONE

Verizon Verizon Wireless touts its 3G network as the fastest in the business, allowing

Spoiled Rotten is one the premiere children’s clothing stores in La Jolla. The store, which has been a part of the community for more than 35 years, provides the best in high-end and casual clothing for

boys and girls in sizes from infant to 6. This store is also one of the few places in the area that stocks christening dresses, many imported from Europe. Parents looking for party dresses or suits for special occasions will find a selection of one-of-a-kind ensembles. Spoiled Rotten Boutique 7544 Fay Ave. (858) 459-1904 000

WOW by Alexa WOW by Alexa is unique for both its distinctive European product lines and for its focus—exclusively girls ages 2 to 12. The store offers a colorful shopping and browsing experience for both young girls and the adults in their lives. The store features some of the most popular fashion lines available today, because the owners, who named the business after their daughter, peruse the showrooms of Europe to personally select outstanding creations by the world’s leading children’s clothing designers. WOW by Alexa 1273 Prospect St. (858) 551-9600 www.wowbyalexa.com

CHILD CARE

The Gillispie School The Gillispie School is an independent, co-educational day school with 300 students in preschool through sixth grades. The campus, located in downtown La Jolla, includes a fine arts center, science lab, library, gymnasium and two playgrounds. The Gillispie School program serves as a springboard for children’s love of learning, creativity and readiness for the future, and the staff is dedicated to fulfilling the school’s mission of teaching kindness, respect, and individual commitment to the larger world.

The Gillispie School 7380 Girard Ave. (858) 459-3773 www.gillispie.com 000

Little Steps Little Steps has been serving the San Diego community with a quality preschool program for 14 years. As a ministry of Mount Soledad Presbyterian Church, Little Steps provides a loving Christian environment for children. The facility is designed around the needs of small children, from child-sized sinks and toilets to age-appropriate playgrounds. Little Steps offers a unique blend of opportunities to encourage the social, academic and developmental needs of children ages 2 months to 5 years in both its infant/toddler and preschool programs. Little Steps 6551 Soledad Mountain Rd. (858) 551-7780 www.littlesteps.com

CHIROPRACTOR

Dr. Trevor Robertson The first notion you need to get out of your head is that chiropractic is an unscientific discipline. In the last 20 years, chiropractic health care has established an impressive array of scientific research that demonstrates its efficacy, safety and cost effectiveness. Many further studies are currently under way– ask Dr. Robertson about them, and he’ll likely give you an answer the same day your problem surfaces. That’s because he can likely see you then. Chiropractic Offices of Dr. Trevor Robertson 5616 La Jolla Blvd. (858) 454-3612 www.trevorrobertson.com 000

Mary Gunset Chiropractors can diagnose and treat

a plethora of spinal maladies and misalignments that cause pain, discomfort and degenerative conditions. These types of injuries can appear after a traumatic injury, but can also be the result of everyday lifestyle decisions. La Jolla Village News readers go to Mary Gunset when these conditions flare up; she can help with back, neck and shoulder pain, sciatica, headaches and work-related injuries, among other common body problems. Mary Gunset, D.C. 7801 Mission Center Ct. (619) 299-5409

CLEANING

Anita’s Housekeeping Agency Anna’s Housekeeping provides a wide variety of cleaning services, from basic household chores like dusting, mopping and vacuuming to more timeintensive tasks like laundry, ironing, running errands, shopping, meeting repair and delivery people and organizing messy closets. Anita’s crew also specializes in move-in/move-out cleaning for life’s transitions, as well as party services that include preparty cleaning and preparations, food and beverage serving and the dreaded after-party clean-up. If you have chores you’ve been putting off, Anita’s will get you back on track. Anita’s House Keeping Agency 7851 Mission Center Ct. (858) 564-0174 www.anitashousekeeping.com 000

Merry Maids Home Cleaning Services Merry Maids offers customized cleaning solutions for your home, no matter what your lifestyle. Merry Maid recognizes that every living situation is unique, so whether your challenge is keeping up with pets or clutter or kids, the team will tap into its 25

La Jolla…. You’re the BEST! Thanks for voting Dr. Bucko BEST cosmetic surgeon!

Specializing in the full range of cosmetic procedures of the face and body! Developed the $99 Belladerma Peel, The Custom Lift, The Ideal Breast!

Get your skin summer ready with Dr. Bucko’s famous ACTIVE TREATMENT for only $75 and receive 15% off your summer skin survival kit! *mention this ad!

www.drbucko.com • (858)453-8484 • 9900 Genesee Ave


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READERS CHOICE AWARDS 2009 years of experience to solve even the trickiest cleaning situations. Customers can choose to have home cleaning services performed weekly, every other week, monthly or onetime-only, but the weekly refresh is their most popular choice. Merry Maids 497 Vernon Way, El Cajon, CA (858) 272-4100 www.merrymaids.com/

COMPUTER REPAIR

Village Ideas Village Ideas specializes in providing tech support for small and mediumsized businesses and homes in La Jolla and surrounding suburbs. As your “part-time IT department,” Village Ideas will provide you with innovative computer and network solutions that are convenient and reliable. No problem is too small for their talented team; ask them to help you with computer back-up, data recovery, firewalls, upgrades, virus and spybot removal or remote assistance. Village Ideas 7444 Herschel Avenue (858) 456-9333 www.avillageidea.com 000

PC Help Desk Founded in 2006, The PC Help Desk is an independent, full-service provider of computer services and support, offering customized technical assistance for residents and businesses via telephone, e-mail, and on-site visits. The company seeks out only the most talented and reputable technicians in the San Diego area who understand how important computers are to everyday life and who provide prompt and accurate service the first time around. PC Help Desk 1010 Pearl St. (858)456-4867 www.pchelpdesksupport.com

CONTRACTOR

COSMETIC SURGERY

Grunow Construction

SK Sanctuary

Grunow Construction began 20 years ago as a small, owner-managed company with a commitment to excellence. Over the years, the organization has matured into a full-service contractor with a cohesive group of experienced employees. Grunow Construction strives to create a positive working relationship with all of our clients that exceeds their expectations. The team is particularly good at renovating historic homes, keeping the character of older architecture while providing modern updates and using green building practices. Owner Thomas Grunow is even on the board of directors for the La Jolla Historical Society.

SK Sanctuary is a medical day spa, which means it’s equipped to handle a lot more than your hair and nails. Mildly invasive procedures such as injections and laser treatments are available to complement the exterior aesthetics package of your choice, and SK has just launched three new skin care lines– Epionce, Skin-Tx and ViPeel. They strive to revitalize you inside and out.

Grunow Construction 7512 La Jolla Blvd. (858) 459-8742 www.grunowconstruction.com 000

GDC Construction Inc. There are few neighborhoods in San Diego that have not been made more beautiful by the craftsmen at GDC. From holistic design/build concepts to simple renovations to complex engineering projects, GDC’s team will take on whatever construction project the homeowners and business owners of San Diego can imagine. Whether it’s stripping a musty commercial building to create a showcase for Roche Bobois’ furniture, or matching the tiles of a Mediterranean-style beach cottage’s bathroom to the home’s innovative frescoes, GDC has the eye, the ability and the perseverance to get the job done right. GDC Construction, Inc 1031 Silverado St. (858) 551-5222 www.gdcconstruction.com

SK Sanctuary 6919 La Jolla Blvd. (858) 459-2400 www.sk-sanctuary.com 000

Dr. Dennis Bucko, Cosmetic Surgery Center Dr. Bucko has had extensive training and experience in all areas of cosmetic and reconstructive surgery; he is certified by The American Board of Plastic Surgery and is a member of the prestigious American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. He provides patients with cutting-edge services, including lifts, augmentations and implants, as well as non-surgical procedures and skin treatments, which require little or no downtime.

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Thank you La Jolla for voting JOHN J. TADDEY, D.D.S. READERS CHOICE AWARDS

Best Dentist in La Jolla

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50% OFF WHITENING SPECIAL Complimentary Exam & Necessary X-Rays*

Dr. Dennis Bucko, MD Cosmetic Surgery Center 9900 Genesee Ave., Ste B (858) 453-8484 www.drbucko.com

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CONVENIENCE STORE

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La Jolla Shores Market Located three blocks from the beach, La Jolla Shores Market offers a little bit of everything, making it an ideal one-stop shop. Visit the full-service meat counter to get USDA Choice meats, fresh seafood or roasted chicken for dinner, browse the selection of local wines, check out organic produce

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Most Insurance Plans Accepted We offer California Dental Insurance, no maximum, no waiting period.

7946 Ivanhoe Ave. Suite 107 (1/2 blk. W. of Post Office) La Jolla, CA 92037 www.lajolladentist.com (858) 454-9333


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or stop by on your way to the beach for toys, towels, sunscreen, souvenirs, coolers or ice. La Jolla Shores Market 2259 Avenida De La Playa (858) 459-3465 www.lajollashoresmarket.com 000

CVS CVS has become well-known for its wide selection and its full-service pharmacy. The store is fully stocked

READERS CHOICE AWARDS 2009 with snacks, beverages, personal items, toys, cosmetics, medication, magazines and other sundry items so you can get what you need quickly and efficiently. Pick up the in-store flier to get the latest coupon deals, and use your CVS rewards card to earn Extra Buck Rewards that will save you money. CVS 8831 Villa La Jolla Dr. (858) 457-4480 www.cvs.com

CYCLERY

California Bicycle Inc. The philosophy at California Bicycle Inc. is simple: to provide cyclists of all types and ages with quality bicycles, products, accessories and service at reasonable prices. For more than 35 years, owner Kevin Millard and his professionally-trained staff have provided personalized product assistance and bicycle fitting to customers at all levels of experience, and today they are one of the most trusted cycling resources in the San Diego area. California Bicycle Inc. 7462 La Jolla Blvd. (858) 454-0316 www.calbike.com

DAY SPA

La Jolla Spa MD La Jolla Spa MD is a landmark center, combining breakthroughs in science and medicine with the art of vision, creativity and skill to bring the ultimate in rejuvenation. The spa’s passion, driven by knowledge and skill, is to unveil the most beautiful, youthful and radiant versions of its customers. A board-certified physician is on the premises at all times, along with a staff of specialty-trained nurse practitioners. La Jolla Spa MD offers an environment staffed with dedicated medical authorities, assuring that the most quality care is administered to each and every client. La Jolla Spa MD 7630 Fay Ave. (858) 459-6868 www.spa-md.com (not working) 000

Gaia Day Spa Gaia Day Spa specializes in green, organic treatments and whole-body wellness services. They customize their nutrient-rich skin and body care formulations for each unique customer, mixing vital antioxidants and

phytonutrients, potent fruit-derived hydroxyl acids, enzymes, polyphenols and essential vitamins to achieve the best results. Gaia also offers wellness treatments derived from indigenous cultures around the globe, based on their natural resources and philosophies. These treatments offer the benefits of whole body/mind relaxation, detoxification or revitalization. Gaia Day Sa 1299 Prospect St. (858) 456-8797 www.gaiadayspa.com

Scripps Memorial Hospital. Some may recognize the dentist from the La Jolla Town Council. His daughter, Tracey, followed in his footsteps – from receiving an education in New York to setting up a dental practice in San Diego. Apparently, the Village believes he’s a favorable dentist, and he likely has a few stories to share. Dr. John Taddey 7946 Ivanhoe Ave., Suite 107 9858) 454-9333 www.lajolladentist.com

DRY CLEANERS DENTIST

Joseph D’Angelo DDS For more than 18 years, cosmetic dentist Dr. D’Angelo has been helping his patients achieve beautiful, healthy smiles. He is dedicated to solving his clients’ dental problems with a methodology that combines naturally beautiful aesthetics with structural integrity. In addition to his exceptional dental results, his patients appreciate the relaxing atmosphere they get to enjoy during their appointments; each procedure room is equipped with ceiling-mounted flatpanel televisions with satellite TV, a DVD player and personal headphones. Rather than listening to the sights and sounds of a dental office, patients can indulge themselves in one of their favorite shows or peacefully enjoy music of their choosing. Joseph D’Angelo DDS 1111 Torrey Pines Rd. Ste. 101 (858) 459-6224 www.joethedentist.com 000

Dr. John Taddey Taddey is a pillar of the local dentist community and a well-known face around town. Educated in New York, he settled in La Jolla in 1974. He’s an authority on TMJ and authored “TMJ: The Self Help Program.” Taddey chaired the dental section at

LELE’S Tailoring and Cleaners At LELE’S dry cleaners, you can always expect a cheery hello and fast service. They are known for their excellent tailoring of both men’s and women’s garments, so whether you need minor alterations or you want to duplicate your favorite clothing styles, they are up to the challenge. With the recent installation of non-toxic machinery, they now provide chemical free and non-allergic dry cleaning, helping you not only stay fashionable but eco-friendly as well. They have specialized in servicing delicate fabrics and wedding gowns since 1992. LELE’S Cleaners 5617 La Jolla Blvd. (858) 551-1130 000

Margaret’s Cleaners The flagship location in La Jolla includes a central processing facility with a customer call office adjacent to the plant. The skill set involved has been extremely difficult to develop, and we can’t imagine how difficult it would be to duplicate. In 1995, Margaret’s began to offer services to the garment retailers of San Diego, providing garment cleaning, restoration and evaluation. This part of the business requires a full-time


READERS CHOICE AWARDS 2009 representative to coordinate and serve the retailers. Margaret’s Cleaners 7511 La Jolla Blvd. (858) 454-2375 www.margarets.com

ELECTRICIAN

West Coast Electric Solutions West Coast Electric Solutions, Inc.’s website states that the company values customer service and takes pride in their work and attention to detail, and La Jolla Village readers agree. The family-owned business has been serving the San Diego area since 1979 and all of their electricians are licensed, insured and bonded. The team has successfully completed many residential and commercial projects. They are also equipped to handle the electrical component of home theater installations. West Coast Electric Solutions 3121 Skipper St. (858) 565-7897 www.wcesolutions.com 000

Coastline Electric Coastline Electric’s staff of fully licensed and bonded electricians has built a faithful following over the years by providing quality installations and reliable service. The team is dedicated to staying on top of new trends, improving their standard products and listening to their customers. Their commitment to innovation is evident; they have been providing solar panel installations since 1979, well before the rest of the industry realized all of the technology’s benefits. Coastline Electric 1435 Torrey Pines Rd. (858) 456-1753 www.coastline-electric.net

EYEWEAR

Eye Structure If the eyes are the window to the soul, sunglasses are the dressing. After all, you’re in La Jolla, where the sun shines something like 284 days of the year; stands to reason you’re gonna be wearing shades at some point – so they may as well be the best brand names, like the stately Cartier or the chic Chrome Hearts. They’re all here at Eye Structure, where eyewear is a fashion statement in itself. Eye Structure 1232 Prospect St. (858) 551-7959 000

Optical Shop of Aspen This popular national chain has become the premier destination for La Jollans who seek luxury brands, firstclass customer service and flawless prescriptions for their eyewear. The story carries the world’s most luxurious and sought-after designer frames for eyeglasses and sunglasses, in a collection that is rarely found anywhere else. Fashionistas will fawn over highend brands like Oliver Peoples, Tom Ford, ic! Berlin, Christian Roth, Gold & Wood and Chloe, and the end result is sure to put everything in focus. Optical Shop of Aspen 1025 Prospect St. (858) 459-4040 www.opticalshopofaspen.com

FASHION ACCESSORIES

Francesca’s Since opening its first store in 1999, Francesca’s Collections has become one of the fastest-growing women’s fashion retailers in the country, and La Jollans are lucky to be so close to one of the trendy chain’s nine Southern California locations. Francesca’s carries fashion-forward, youthful apparel, jewelry, accessories and gifts, including quirky books, magnets and home accessories. Best yet,

most of the store’s apparel costs less than $40. Customers can choose from a variety of clothing that reflects the season’s latest trends without breaking the bank.

Dottie received a Living Legacy Award from the Women’s International Center for her efforts in advancing women in financial education and in the field of fine art.

Francescas 1025 Prospect St. #160 (858) 729-0350 www.francescascollections.com 000

Merril Lynch 7825 Fay Ave., Ste. 300 (858) 456-3647 www.totalmerrill.com

Sigi’s Boutique La Jolla Village News readers have named Sigi’s Boutique one of the best places to shop for fashion accessories, no doubt because the store carries the finest selection of goods from the U.S. and Europe. Sigi’s imports many of its’ luxurious pieces from across the pond, including leather purses from Italy and cashmere sweaters from France. The impeccably dressed women of La Jolla will find high-end apparel, fine jewelry, pashmina shawls, silk blouses, and must-have wardrobe essentials they can wear to display their superb taste. Sigi’s Boutique 7888 Girard Ave. (858) 454-7244 www.sigislajolla.com

FINANCIAL PLANNER

Coastwise Capital Group LLC/Scott Kyle “At Coastwise we are dedicated to providing world class, personalized service to our clients,” says chief Iinvestment officer Scott Kyle. “Each client has continuously evolving investment circumstances and objectives. Thus, we construct portfolios where the client owns stocks directly in his or her account instead of passively investing capital in potentially costly, inefficient mutual funds. By working with a select number of affluent investors, we are able to use sophisticated, disciplined options trading and hedging techniques to create truly customized portfolios. Additionally, through our annual scholarship program and running event, we place great emphasis on giving back to the community.” Coastwise Capital Group LLC 888 Prospect St., Suite 201 (858) 454-6670 www.coastwisegroup.com 000

Dorothy Stanley, CFM, Merrill Lynch Dottie Stanley joined Merrill Lynch in 1989 and has risen through the ranks to become a vice president/wealth management advisor and certified financial manager. Dottie advises her clients on a number of investment issues with an emphasis on helping them determine long-term financial goals and implementing customized investment solutions. She is a frequent guest speaker for local organizations and she conducts numerous seminars and workshops on investment and financial issues. In 2007,

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AJA Rugs AJA Rugs has ramped up its concern for the environment and how its products play a part in that conduct. It’s just started carrying a line of ecologyfriendly rugs, with 100 percent natural fibers such as banana leaves, cactus, linen, aloe and hemp. Sustainable materials such as those don’t have to compromise an item’s looks, either – and AJA stays ahead of the trends accordingly, staying aware of the coming color schemes and always listening to feedback.

Serenity • 864 Prospect Street, Ste. A • La Jolla, CA 92037 858-551-8160 • www.serenityshoes.com

AJA Rugs 955 Prospect St. 459-0333 www.ajarugs.com

FLORIST

Adelaide’s Florist and Decorators Committed to offering only the finest floral arrangements and gifts, Adelaide’s prides itself on friendly and prompt service. Another familyowned and operated business in La Jolla for over 50 years, Adelaide’s is committed to putting its customers first, and the professional staff is dedicated to making their experience a pleasant one. The company has grown with La Jolla – it now has 45 employees. Adelaide’s Florist and Decorators 7766 Girard Ave. 454-0146 www.adelaidesflowers.com 000

La Jolla Village Florist The talented design artists at La Jolla Village Florist have built a reputation for prompt, sensitive service and artistic floral presentations that offer the perfect blend of professionalism and creativity. Whether you are looking for a bouquet for someone special or a custom arrangement for one of life’s major events, the staff will help you make the right selection. The florist carries an abundance of flowers, maintained for freshness, to create in a variety of styles ranging from American tradition and European country to exotic contemporary expression. La Jolla Village Florist 4545 La Jolla Village Dr., E-3 (858) 453-5022 www.lajollavillageflorist.com

FURNITURE STORE

Seaside Home Inspired by its location, this lovely boutique is San Diego’s luxury home

La Jolla’s premier swimsuit store Thank you for your votes and for supporting local businesses! 858.454.1887 2 5651 La Jolla Boulevard (between Bird Rock Avenue & Forward Street)


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READERS CHOICE AWARDS 2009 furnishings destination. Seaside Home has brought together some of the world’s most renowned and sought-after lines and has showcased them in a fresh and inspirational way. One step inside the foyer and you sense that you are about to embark on a most wondrous adventure — one with delightful finds at every turn. Seaside Home 7509 Girard Ave. (858) 454-0886 www.seasidehomelajolla.com 000

Exclusive Interiors by Kreiss The website for Exclusive Interiors by Kreiss has a media room link– only it’s not for media like newspapers and stuff. It’s for you, so you can make the most informed decisions possible on the furniture, fabrics and accessories you’re about to buy. The neatest article might be the one entitled “Four Generations of Quality and Commitment,” which dates the company’s history to 1939 and charts its traditions as a world-class interiors center. Exclusive Interiors by Kreiss 7770 Girard Ave. (858) 456-0246 www.kreiss.com

GIFT SHOP

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La Jolla Village Gifts La Jolla Village Gifts carries a huge selection of customizable items and time-honored gifts that will make recipients feel special and loved. Most of the items in the store’s collection are engravable, so gift givers can provide a personal touch to their heartfelt gesture. The selection includes unique frames and perfume bottles, corporate and executive awards,

clocks, commemorative items, baby gifts and travel accessories, so you are sure to find a present for any occasion. La Jolla Village Gifts 7660 Fay Ave. (858) 454-8832 www.villagegiftsandengraving.com

GROCERY STORE

Vons More than just a grocery store, Vons of La Jolla provides shoppers with an impressive array of flowers, a wine selection, gourmet food items, select meats and a wonderful variety of fresh produce. The on-site bakery and floral shop will assist you with all your special orders. No time to cook? Vons provides a mouth-watering selection of take-out foods and deli items daily. The building’s architecture blends nicely with the natural charm of La Jolla. Vons 7544 Girard Ave. (858) 454-2620 000

Jonathan’s La Jolla If you like dried fruit and nuts on your cereal, Jonathan’s of La Jolla is the place to be. And since it’s a grocery store, you can buy the cereal there while you’re at it. The cheese and wine selections are a hit with customers too– and now, it’s taken to weekly wine tastings, those trendy phenomena that seem to pop up in everything from art galleries to gas stations (well, maybe not gas stations).

for both the San Diego Charger Girls and the San Diego Riptide Cheerleaders for several years, and she has also worked on numerous photo shoots with local and European photographers. Shelly and her team provide the popular brand of Hairdreams extensions, and they have before-andafter shots of their clients that will amaze you. The team also offers Brazilian blow-outs and airbrush tanning for a full-body beauty experience. SD Hair Extenstions 7600 Fay Avenue (858) 587-8825 www.sandiegohairextensions.com 000

Salon Envie The stylists at Salon Envie are committed to making you look and feel your best, whether you are looking for a fresh new cut, a dimensional hair color, reparative conditioning treatments or a complete makeover. The salon carries the full line of Kerastase in-salon products to bring out the shiniest, healthiest version of your hair, and the salon’s stylist hold certifications from some of the top hair academies in the nation. Whether you are a salon regular or have never even had your hair trimmed here, the staff will make you feel comfortable and welcome, and you will leave with a great new look. Salon Envie 1014 Pearl St. (858) 551-5544

HANDYMAN

Jonathan’s La Jolla 7611 Fay Ave. (858) 459-2677

Paul Sarra, Pacific Coast Property Maintenance

HAIR SALON

Pacific Coast Property Maintenance, owned by Paul Sarra, can handle just about any aspect of construction, maintenance and repairs. The company is a licensed general contractor with two additional specialty licenses

SD Hair Extensions Owner Shelly Cook, a hair extension specialist, has been a hair stylist in San Diego for more than 10 years. She was the hair and make-up artist


READERS CHOICE AWARDS 2009 for painting and construction cleanup. They employ only competent, reliable tradesmen and subcontractors to complete projects, including building maintenance, tenant improvements, painting and construction clean-ups, among other tasks. Paul began his construction career just out of high school, and today he passionate about the trade and the business he started more than a decade ago. Pacific Coast Property Maintenance 5694 Mission Center Rd. #210 (619) 850-9593 www.pacificcoastpm.com

HARDWARE SUPPLIES

Meanley and Sons Hardware Meanley and Sons has been a staple of the La Jolla community for more than six decades, with roots tracing back to 1948, when Nackey Scripps Meanley, her husband, Tom, and son William established the store. With gourmet cookware, paint, portable appliances, giftware, light bulbs, tools, electrical and plumbing fittings, cleaning &and gardening supplies, and all the widgets, fasteners, glues, and whatchamacallits you can imagine, it’s a hardware store for everyone. Meanley and Sons joined the Ace Hardware co-op in 1997, which enables them to keep prices low while still offering hometown customer service. Meanley and Sons Hardware 7756 Girard Ave. (858) 454-6101 http://www.meanleys.com/index.asp

HEALTH CLUB

The Sporting Club Walk through the doors of The Sporting Club if your goal is a strong, healthy body and a relaxed and confident state of mind. The Sporting Club provides state-of-the-art equipment and qualified instructors to find the right programs for members. The Sporting Club 8930 University Center Lane (858) 552-8000 www.thesportingclub.com 000

24-Hour Fitness The destination for a good workout any time of the day or night, La Jolla offers all the convenience of this popular chain gym. A personal workout is available anytime and classes range from boxing to cycling, boot camp and strengthening. Memberships flex for clients who wish to work out everyday and those who only want to show up on the weekend. With 400 clubs nationwide, the gym travels with you. 24-Hour Fitness 7680 Girard Ave., Suite 200 (858) 551-7800 www.24hourfitness.com

HEALTH FOOD

Pharmaca Integrative Pharmacy At a time when health-care costs are rising and employer-provided coverage is shrinking, Pharmaca is happy to be your everyday health resource. The Pharmaca philosophy is to take a preventive approach to health from the start. That’s why their stores offer a range of products to help you maintain good health, in addition to traditional treatment options and a staff of certified health-care experts at times when you need them most. The staff helps guide customers through the selection of over-the-counter medications, alternative remedies and natural cosmetics and body care products for a stress-free shopping experience. Pharmaca 7650 Girard Ave. (858) 454-1337 www.pharmaca.com 000

Whole Foods Whole Foods strives to provide the highest quality, least processed, most

flavorful and natural foods possible, because the owners believe that food in its’ purest state– unadulterated by artificial additives, sweeteners, colorings and preservatives– is the best tasting and most nutritious food there is. They are also committed to helping take care of world through their support of organic farming and sustainable agriculture. And while they keep a global perspective about their operations, they are also active in local communities, supporting food banks, sponsoring neighborhood events and donating to local non-profit groups. Whole Foods 8825 Villa La Jolla Dr. (858) 642-6700 www.wholefoodsmarket.com

HOTEL

La Valencia Hotel Experience the beauty of Southern California in one of La Jolla’s most elegant and historic hotels. Situated atop La Jolla Cove, La Valencia Hotel has been the place to stay in La Jolla since it opened in 1926. Each of La Valencia’s luxury hotel rooms, suites and ocean villas features ocean views and windows that open to welcome the scent of crisp ocean air and flowers blooming year round. Whether the occasion calls for intimacy, festivity or just a warm place to relax and reflect, the hotel provides a variety of dining settings to satisfy eclectic needs. La Valencia Hotel 1132 Prospect St. (858) 454-0771 www.lavalencia.com 000

Estancia La Jolla Hotel and Spa Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa features 210 elegantly appointed guestrooms, 26,000 square feet of state-of-the-art IACC certified conference facilities, a full-service spa and fitness center and multiple award-winning restaurants and lounges. Guests can enjoy a round of golf on the renowned Torrey Pines Golf Course, a sunset over the Pacific Ocean from the cliffs at Torrey Pines or an easy drive to San Diego’s Golden Triangle, the village of La Jolla, beaches, shopping and San Diego’s worldclass attractions. The facility is so remarkable, it was honored with the AAA’s prestigious Four-Diamond Award. Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa 9700 North Torrey Pines Rd. (858) 550-100 www.estancialajolla.com

INSURANCE

Allstate Allstate’s team believes that business is a part of society, not apart from society, and as one of the nation’s leading financial services companies, they feel a responsibility to be a great corporate citizen. Allstate was founded in 1931 and became a publiclytraded company in 1993. Today it is the nation’s largest publicly held personal lines insurer. A Fortune 100 company, with $133 billion in total assets, Allstate sells 13 major lines of insurance, including auto, property, life and commercial. Allstate 1110 Torrey Pines Rd. (858) 677-9705 www.allstate.com 000

Farmers Insurance /Nigel Mallett Agency In 1928, two men who shared a dream of providing a quality insurance product at a reasonable price opened the doors to the Farmers Automobile Inter-Insurance Exchange in Los Angeles. Eighty years later, Nigel Mallett and his wife Vicky are continuing the Farmers legacy by providing industry-leading products and services to the customers they serves. Nigel was born in Cornwall, England,

but he’s called San Diego home for more than a decade, and he and his wife are happy to be active members of our community. Farmers Insurance/Nigel Mallett Agency 7946 Ivanhoe Ave. #211 (858) 454-3225 www.farmersagent.com/nmallett/

INTERIOR DESIGN

Design Line Interiors Design Line Interiors is a full-service design firm specializing in commercial, hospitality and high-end residential design. Founded in 1985, the firm is well known for design and merchandising of model homes, sales centers and clubhouses throughout the United States and around the world. In addition, the 24-year-old San Diego-based company has a growing reputation in the commercial/hospitality industry creating innovative spaces for restaurants, resort hotels and spas. The awardwinning firm is recognized for powerfully and passionately conveying an artistic message through their client’s inspiration. Design Line Interiors 1302 Camino Del Mar, Ste. A (858) 309-6110 www.designlineinteriors.com 000

Sheila Palmer Design Associates The Palmer Design name has become synonymous with exquisite design, quality and craftsmanship. Each piece in the collection is individually handcrafted and finished by talented local artisans who are masters of their trade, ensuring the finest quality in all that they create. The collection’s luxurious hand-turned finials, rods, brackets, lamps and wrought iron hardware epitomize detailed execution and beautiful hand finishes, providing tradition and magnificence to any home or business space. Whether simple or elaborate in design or finish, custom work is available to fulfill a client’s individual requirements. Sheila Palmer Design Associates 2216 Avenida De La Playa (858) 454-9158 www.palmer-design.com

JEWELRY STORE

Bulfer’s Fine Jewelry Bulfer’s Fine Jewelry of La Jolla has been in the fine jewelry and repair industry for 18 exemplary years. Gary Bulfer, master jeweler, is almost always on-site, and it’s probable that you will catch a glimpse of him working on his latest projects. Gary specializes in custom, hand made engagement rings, necklaces, bracelets, charms, and earrings. Bulfer’s Fine Jewelers 7777 Girard Ave Ste 102 (858) 551-9606 www.bulferjewelry.com 000

Bowers Jewelers In business since 1945, Bowers is La Jolla’s oldest family-operated jewelry store. In all that time, the staff has picked up expertly on its customers’ tastes – that’s why it finds itself filling a variety of custom orders and also stocks silver, crystal, porcelain and items such as cigarette lighters, candlesticks, platters and flatware. Bowers Jewelers 7860 Girard Ave. (858) 459-3678

LANDSCAPE

Torrey Pines Landscape Company Torrey Pines Landscape Company was first licensed in 1983 by Harry Thompson, a professional landscape designer and San Diego native, and has since grown to include more than 35 employees who are trained to creatively solve the outdoor landscaping chal-

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READERS CHOICE AWARDS 2009 lenges and needs of clients. Designers will meet with customers to create a plan, and then work with other professionals on the company’s masonry, carpentry and planting crews to see the project through. Since all the work is handled in house, you’ll never have to wait for a subcontractor to finish the job. Torrey Pines Landscape 5560 Eastgate Mall (858) 454-1433 www.tplandscape.com 000

curriculum consists of Brazilian jiujitsu, boxing, and the Crazy Monkey Defense Program, as well as techniques and training methods from mental game jeet kune do. Aside from learning functional self-defense skills, the coaching staff helps inspire clients to greater fitness and health and to developing a winning performance mindset for their life. Martial Arts Life 5931 Sea Lion Pl., Ste. 113 (858) 729-3398 www.northcountybjj.com

Green Gardens Landscape & Design

MASSAGE

At Green Gardens Landscape & Design, the goal is to create innovative landscape systems through practices that foster the highest level of customer service. Green Gardens is a fullservice company serving residential and commercial clientele in and around San Diego since 1979. They offer competitive free estimates in a timely fashion and start-to-finish service on everything from retaining walls to sod, plus post-planting care programs to give your new investment the best chance to perform at maximum potential. They will let you approve, disapprove, change, exchange and change again until they find the plant material that suits your needs.

(see entry under Day Spa)

Green Gardens Nursery 747 Turquoise St (858) 483-7846 www.sdgreengardens.com

Martial Arts

Martial Arts Life – Sam Kressin The Martial Arts Life program, run by athlete, artist, coach, personal trainer and massage therapist Sam Kressin, is a fully comprehensive martial arts experience taught only in a private or small group setting. The

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Massage Envy Massage Envy offers many different types of massage: Swedish massage for overall body relaxation, deep tissue massage to loosen stubborn knots that keep muscles tight and tense, sports massage to stretch marathon runners and weekend warriors alike, pre-natal massage for soon-to-be moms, and reflexology for new parents who forget to take care of themselves. Best of all, every massage is customized to your specific needs. Think you don’t have time? They are open even when little ones are tucked in for the night, and walk-ins are always welcome so you can revitalize without reworking your schedule. Massage Envy 7650 Girard Ave. (858) 551-0078 www.massageenvy.com

MEN’S APPAREL

Jos. A. Bank Jos. A. Bank is not just another menswear retailer. What makes it unique is also what has attracted customers to the stores for 105 years; a heritage of quality and workman-

ship, an extensive selection of beautifully made, classically styled tailored and casual clothing, and prices typically 20 to 30 percent below competitors’ prices. Jos. A. Bank 7726 Girard Ave. (858) 551-0122 www.josbank.com 000

The Ascot Shop The Ascot Shop carries some of the finest men’s clothing in La Jolla, specializing in the classic Ivy League look in apparel and accessories. It has been a longtime favorite in La Jolla, having opened its doors in 1950. When you see the black and white striped awning, you’ll know you’ve found the finest haberdashery around. The Ascot Shop 7750 Girard Ave. 454-4222

MORTGAGE AGENT

Nancy Gardner, California Mortgage Consultants Specializing in commercial, residential and construction lending, California Mortgage Consultants strives to provide a premier level of customer service coupled with an unparalleled depth of knowledge, technical expertise and variety of loan programs. Broker and CEO Nancy Gardner has held her Real Estate Broker’s License for more 20 years. With a background in Commercial Real Estate at Coldwell Banker Commercial, she understands the complexity of commercial and investment lending. Also considered an expert in residential lending, Nancy and her team structure each transaction to the highest benefit of their clients. California Mortgage Consultants 7575 Eads Ave., Suite 102 (858) 456-3000 www.californiamortgageconsultants.com


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Tim Teodoro, America Funding When La Jollans are shopping for the lowest mortgage rate to purchase their coastal homes, they turn to Tim Teodoro at America Funding. The company is a direct mortgage lender as well as a preferred broker, with access to more than 100 institutional investors and private equity firms, so Tim has access to some of the best rates available. He deals directly with the nation’s largest banks and lenders to get you a loan quickly, so you can move into your dream home and move on with your life. America Funding 5930 Cornerstone Court West, Ste. 350 (877) 234-3634 www.america-funding.com

NAIL SALON

Nails Expo Nails Expo on Fay Avenue has established a reputation among La Jollans for friendly, professional service and high standards of hygiene. The clean, comfortable salon offers manicures and acrylic nail services that even the most discerning clients will be happy with, as well as pedicures with enhanced options for massage, exfoliation and callus removal, just in time for flip-flop season. Nail Expo 7736 Fay Ave., #100 (858) 459-0495 000

The Nail Lounge of La Jolla The Nail Lounge of La Jolla offers luxurious spa services in an elegant, tranquil setting. Upon entering the Lounge, you will be offered a cup of soothing tea or refreshing water to enjoy as you experience an array of relaxing and renewing treatments. The Lounge is decorated in peaceful, neutral colors that will lull you into tranquility, and the skillful staff is dedicated to ensuring your relaxation with respectful quietude and expertise. The Nail Lounge 7514 Girard Ave, La Jolla, CA 92037 (858) 456-7171 http://www.thenailloungeoflajolla.com

pany has grown with La Jolla – it now has 45 employees. Adelaide’s Florist 7766 Girard Ave. (858) 454-0146 www.adelaidesflowers.com

OPTOMETRIST

Dr. Gordon Wong, GW Eye Associates For Dr. Gordon Wong, exceptional care is the top priority. He and his team strive to exceed the expectations of patients and provide highly effective treatment in a caring and friendly manner. Whether you need a routine optometry exam or laser vision correction, Dr. Wong and his associates will ensure that you receive the best possible care. Dr. Gordon Wong 7825 Fay Avenue #140 (858) 866-8919 www.gweye.com 000

Dr. Richard Trainer With summer just around the corner, you want to make sure that you can see San Diego’s pristine surroundings with perfect clarity. Dr. Trainer has been in the optometry business for 49 years, and he and his friendly staff will “see” to it that you get the care you need to improve or maintain your eyesight. Dr. Richard Trainer 930 Silverado St. (858) 454-0191

PAINTER

Chism Brothers Painting As young boys, Mission Hills brothers Michael and Patrick Chism learned the skills of painting under the apprenticeship of their father Milton Chism, himself a San Diego painter since the 1940s. After years of honing their craft, they founded Chism Brothers Painting in 1982. The company is one of San Diego’s oldest house painting contractors. They are available for projects as extensive as historical renovations and as minor as baseboard touch-ups. Their Painter For a Day TM program will let you hire them for just about any project with minimal investment.

NURSERY

Chism Brothers Painting 9235 Chesapeake Drive (858) 454-385 www.chismbrothers.com

Adelaide’s Florist

PERSONAL TRAINER

Committed to offering only the finest floral arrangements and gifts, Adelaide’s prides itself on friendly and prompt service. Another familyowned and operated business in La Jolla for more than 50 years, Adelaide’s is committed to putting its customers first, and the professional staff is dedicated to making their experience a pleasant one. The com-

Ray Wetterlund Ray Wetterlund is a certified, physique-transforming specialist. He offers a passion for revolutionizing fitness and helping clients achieve extraordinary results through personal training, sports performance coaching, nutritional consulting, inspirational boot camps

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and motivation. Operating in conjunction with La Jolla’s Finest Training, Ray provides his clients with all the tools they need to get the body they want. He even has a website with a fitness blog and workout videos to keep you motivated. Ray Wetterlund www.raywetterlund3.com 000

John Lenz Focus Fitness John Lenz, owner of Focus Fitness, has been one of La Jolla’s favorite trainers for years. A lifelong fitness fanatic, Lenz’s passion for personal training was further reinforced in 2008 when a surfing accident threatened to end his career. Doctors told him he was lucky that he was in such great shape because it aided his rehabilitation and helped him make a full recovery. “You can escape the worst if you live your best every day,” Lenz has said, and he and his team will use this philosophy to motivate you toward your goals.

“Thank you for your warm reception and helping us create this fun and caring community.” Jeanie Carlstead Founder/Director

Focus Fitness 7777 Fay Ave. (858) 454-7774 www.fitness.ws

PET HOSPITAL

Windan’Sea Veterinary Clinic Word of mouth – or maybe in today’s world, a blog – is a common way to find a good doctor. La Jollans have agreed upon a favorite when it comes to their four-legged children. In its mission to heal pets, the clinic also strives to educate the owner. The website acts as a library, with a slew of articles about caring for dogs and cats and understanding symptoms and diseases. Educate yourself! Windan’Sea Veterinary Clinic 6911 La Jolla Blvd. (858) 454-0354 www.windanseavet.vetsuite.com 000

La Jolla Veterinary Hospital La Jolla Veterinary Hospital specializes in the treatment of small animals, primarily cats and dogs. The hospital was founded in 1948 and continues to provide top-quality veterinary care to pets in La Jolla and San Diego County. The doctors at La Jolla Veterinary Hospital are committed to providing excellent, compassionate care and service for you and your pets.

Grand-opening specials through May

90 + classes 20 + styles 40 + highly inspirational & skilled teachers 7741 Fay Avenue, La Jolla, CA 92037

858.456.2412 www.lajollayogacenter.com

Thank you, La Jolla!

We appreciate your business

La Jolla Veterinary Hospital 7520 Fay Ave. (858) 454-6155 www.lajollavet.com

PET SITTING

Pet Pals In-Home Pet Sitting Take the worry out of leaving your pet by putting it in the competent hands

– Serving the community since 1952 – Store Hours Mon. – Sat. 9:00am to 6:00pm Sundays 10:00am to 5:00pm

Pharmacy Hours Mon. – Sat. 9:00am to 6:00pm Closed Sundays

7824 Girard Avenue La Jolla, CA 92037 Phone 858-459-4285 Fax 858-459-9521 www.BurnsDrugs.com


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READERS CHOICE AWARDS 2009 of Dennis and Sonya Shoemaker. The couple started Pet Pals nearly 30 years ago, and they are licensed and bonded to operate 365 days a year. They will make one or two daily visits to your home to feed, brush, walk and socialize with your pet, and they also offer to clean the cat box, water the plants, pick up the mail or newspaper or take out the trash, so you can focus on your pet when you get home. Pet Pals (619) 987-9997 www.petpals-petsitting.com 000

All About Animals (see listing under Pet Store)

PET STORE

All About Animals

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All About Animals offers everything you need to care for your pet, plus grooming and pet sitting, making it a one-stop shop for all things pet related. Drop in to find Fido the latest, greatest chew toy, or to get Garfield the catnip he craves. If you are going on vacation, give your pet a break, too, by letting it stay with the friendly staff at the shop’s boarding facility. And whether your dog needs a quick wash and trim or a full-blown makeover, the professional groomers will make it happen. All About Animals 5622 La Jolla Blvd. (858) 459-4583 000

Muttropolis This trendy pet store has a full range of pet supplies to satisfy even the most finicky animals. Customers will find collars, harnesses, leashes, beds and travel accessories, toys, bowls and feeders, food and treats and even costumes for their furry friends. Dogs are welcome to peruse the store with their pet owners, and

if they behave they might even get to taste one of Muttropolis’ all natural dog treats. Check out the store’s calendar for events, which have previously included Yappy Hours, dental clinics, cat and dog adoptions and breed meet-ups. Muttropolis 7755 Girard Avenue (858) 459-9663 www.muttropolis.com

PHARMACY

Burns Drugs If La Jolla had a general store, it would have to be Burns Drugs. It’s celebrating 55 years in La Jolla and is the only surviving independent drugstore in the city. Though its primary focus is health and medical supplies, it sells other fine merchandise as well, including gifts, cosmetics, home supplies, luggage and souvenirs. Established in 1952, the store has been regarded as one of La Jolla’s finest ever since. Burns Drugs 7824 Girard Ave. (858) 459-4285 www.burnsdrugs.com 000

CVS Pharmacy (see lising under Convenience Store)

PILATES

Pilates Plus Pilates Plus is the optimal workout for quickly achieving a sleek, defined physique. The workout is a combination of weight lifting and Pilates, giving you the strengthening and toning benefits of weight training along with the lengthening and postural enhancing benefits of Pilates. The circuit-training classes are a unique twist on traditional Pilates and are a workout staple of celebrities and top athletes. You can

expect to burn 500 to 600 calories in a single class. Pilates Plus 7726 Fay Ave. (858) 456-1516 www.pilatespluslajolla.com 000

Windsansea Pilates Windansea is an appointment-only studio for clients serious about improving and perfecting their Pilates practice. Clients get one-on-one instruction using high performance equipment in a clean, friendly atmosphere. Windansea’s staff of fully trained and certified professionals tailor workouts for specific client needs, ensuring that people with injuries, the elderly, pre- and post-natal women, and those with physical limitations have access to personalized training and fitness plans. Windansea Pilates 504 Nautilus St. (858) 454-0900

PLACE TO BUY JEANS

Lucky Brand Jeans Rooted in rock ‘n’ roll with a signature sense of humor, Lucky Brand stands for independent thinking, individual style and a feeling as authentic as love. Creators Gene Montesano and Barry Perlman, who have been friends since their youth, shipped the first order of Lucky Brand in 1990, and have been renowned for their great-fitting, vintage-inspired jeans ever since. Lucky Brand Jeans 7844 Girard Ave. (858) 551-0655 www.luckybrand.com 000

The Gap In the summer of 1969, man walked on the moon, nearly 450,000 people witnessed Woodstock, and Doris and Don Fisher opened the first Gap store

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READERS CHOICE AWARDS 2009 in San Francisco. Today, Gap Inc. is one of the world’s largest specialty retailers, with approximately 3,100 stores, and the brand’s signature line of jeans is still a favorite among denim-lovers. The Gap 7847 Girard Ave. (619) 231-4829 www.gap.com

PLUMBER

Bill Howe Plumbing Bill Howe Plumbing became one of the largest low-cost plumbing companies in San Diego because of what they can provide: service when you need it, with highly competitive pricing. They will send you a plumber, not a salesman, who knows how to complete his task in a minimum amount of time. They select your technician specifically based on the details you provide, and they take pride in doing the job right the first time. Bill Howe Plumbing 1364 Morena Blvd., Ste. A (619) 275-9120 www.billhowe.com 000

MD Plumber MD Plumber has been San Diego’s 24-hour plumbing provider for 15 years. They offer many services including water heater repair and installation, trenchless sewer re-lining, gas line repair and installation, sink installation, leaky faucet repairs, bathtub and shower installation and repair and new construction installation. Plus, if your plumbing springs a leak in the middle of the night, you can trust MD Plumber’s emergency service to fix it fast. MD Plumber 6455 La Jolla Blvd (800) 570-0034 www.mdplumber.com

PRINTER

Print O Mat Print O Mat is more like a personal graphic designer than a printing press, although it does both. On-site consultants help create websites. Businesses in need of marketing material, brochures, logos or business cards will find their branding savior here. It’s not all serious; birthday invites are designed too. The printing service has stood the test of time – and rolled with the changes – since it opened in 1976. Print O Mat 1116 Silverado St. (858) 454-3158 www.printomat.net 000

Copy Cove Copy Cove provides more than 50 communication services, from designing annual reports to creating custom calendars to printing specialty napkins. For customers wanting to better understand the software and tools involved, Copy Cove offers a plethora of useful articles online, such as creating an effective brochure. Copy Cove has rolled through the technological changes since 1980. Copy Cove of La Jolla 701 Pearl St. (858) 456-2444 www.copycove.com

RESALE SHOP

Encore of La Jolla Encore is a 10,000-square-foot emporium filled with the finest gently worn European and American designer apparel and accessories. Encore has been referred to as the most unique and elegant shop of its kind for ladies and gentlemen. It abides by its motto: “Fashion that gets a second look.” Not only does the store offer fine apparel, but it also provides in-house alterations,

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wardrobe planning and consultations, special events and showings, and inhome visit appraisals and purchasing. Encore of La Jolla 7655 Girard Ave. (858) 454-7540 www.encorelajolla.com 000

Second Act This trendy second-hand store is a haven for vintage clothing enthusiasts looking for affordable additions to their wardrobes. Fashionistas will delight in the racks upon racks of apparel that will make them reminisce about their favorite decade: khakis and Capri pants for the casual 1990s, neon and leggings for the rocking 1980s, bell bottoms and fringe for the 1970s and plenty more. Find quirky accessories from offbeat labels or dressy clothing from high-end designers. Second Act 7556 Fay Ave. (858) 454-6096

SENIOR LIVING FACILITY

White Sands of La Jolla While your lifestyle is definitely your choice, with as much privacy as you desire, there are many activities for you to enjoy at White Sands of La Jolla. Enjoy concerts, water aerobic classes or trips to nearby musical and stage performances. You can browse through the well-stocked library, indulge your creativity in our hobby rooms or take a walk on the beach. Jacuzzis, gardens, exercise rooms, even travel arrangements: White Sands is here for your comfort. White Sands of La Jolla 7450 Olivetas Ave. (858) 454-4201 www.whitesands.signonsandiego.com 000

Case de Mañana Casa de Mañana has scads of local media awards that came before this

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Thank you for your support over the past 40 years

Ark Antiques for Animal Charities

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Ark Antiques offers cosigned and donated treasures from the finest estates in La Jolla and Beyond 7620 Girard Ave. La Jolla, CA 858.459.7755 arkantiques@sbcglobal.net A NON-PROFIT ORGANIZTION Benefitting Local Animal Charities & Humane Causes


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READERS CHOICE AWARDS 2009 one, and that’s a testament to the trappings that have made this a community favorite since its advent in La Jolla in 1953. The oceanside location is one of the most spectacular spots on the coast, a charmed piece of earth where the view changes daily. La Jolla Village and its restaurants, shops and art galleries are but a stroll away, and the Spanish-style courtyard, with its handcrafted-tile fountain, is always a favorite destination. Casa de Mañana 849 Coast Blvd. (858) 454-2151 www.casademanana.org

SHIPPING/PACKAGING

Box Brothers It’s in the box. This store will help you mail, ship, pack, tape and move all things that fit into a box (or an envelope). The Box Brothers is another reprieve from the long lines of the post office. It’s also a place to recycle the boxes of peanut Styrofoam in your garage – for free. Box Brothers 1130 Wall St. (858) 454-3555 www.boxbros.com 000

UPS La Jolla’s UPS outlet can probably ship a piano, a house or an elephant wherever you need them to go, and probably all three at once. That’s because, unbeknownst to most people, this store does custom crating. It also laminates, binds, collates and handles commercial accounts like the wind off the ocean. UPS has built its terrific nationwide reputation on service at a decent price – and you don’t have to leave La Jolla to sample it. UPS 7660 Fay Ave. (858) 454-3131 www.theupsstorelocal.com

Toronto and sold shoes to private clients, so they know which shoes they should carry to make women swoon. From snakeskin heels to handstitched leather boots, they’ve got the world’s best foot fashions.

Jonathan’s

Serenity Shoe Boutique 864 Prospect St. (858) 551-8160 www.serenityshoes.com

The knowledgeable staff at Bird Rock Surf Shop sells only the products that they know and love, with the goal of making your ocean experience as positive as possible. They will help you find whatever you need to surf, skate and be active to the best of your abilities, and if they don’t have what you are looking for, they will find a place that does. If you aren’t quite ready to buy your own gear, the shop offers rental equipment including surfboards (hard and soft) wetsuits, bodyboards, bikes, snorkels and kayaks.

SKATE SHOP

Mitch’s Surf Shop Mitch’s Surf Shop opened for business in 1967 near Windansea Beach and today it is the go-to destination for local surfers and skateboarders. Mitch’s knowledgeable staff is committed to excellent customer service. They have a huge stock of ready-to-go surfboards as well as blanks, handmade custom fins and other accessories you need to build your own. The store is popular with the skate crowd, too, carrying a wide selection of skateboards by Arbor, Sector 9 and Skatedesigns. 631 Pearl St. (858) 459-5933 www.mitchssurfshop.com 000

Rusty Boardhouse Rusty Preisendorfer, a surf industry legend, and his wife, Angie, a marketing and retail guru, started Rusty Boardhouse in 1992 based on their mutual passion for surfing. Rusty is a San Diego native who cut his surfing chops at Black’s Beach and became one of the industry’s most soughtafter surfboard shapers. With the duo’s passion and experience, RBH has grown to become a prime destination for surfboards, surf accessories, hardgoods, footwear, and men’s and women’s apparel for surfers and skateboarders.

SHOE STORE

Rusty Boardhouse 2170 Avenida De La Playa (858) 551-0262 www.rustyboardhouse.com

Let’s Go Clothing and Footwear Boutique

SPECIALTY GROCERY

Reflecting the youthful and trendy, Let’s Go offers a wide variety of clothing, beachwear and footwear. Brand names include Moschino, True Religion, English Laundry, Black Hearts Brigade and DragonFly, just to mention a few. The store has been in La Jolla for more than a decade and emulates youthful fashion from Paris, New York, Tokyo and Milan.

Bristol Farms

Serenity Shoe Boutique

Need to find that hard-to-locate spice? Or maybe you are just looking for something different to put on toast. The Grocery Department at Bristol Farms carries everything you need to make your kitchen look, smell and taste like a five star restaurant. If you can’t find it on their shelves, they’ll track it down for you and have it delivered to the store closest to you. Bristol Farms’ stores have been carefully designed and decorated to create a shopping experience that evokes the local area, so step in and enjoy the coastal ambience of this specialty foods store.

Serenity is one part shoe store, one part art gallery and 100 percent shoelovers paradise. Before opening the store, owners Axelan and Farnaz Ziba ran a woman’s apparel boutique in

Bristol Farm’s 8510 Genessee Ave. (858) 558-4180 www.bristolfarms.com 000

Let’s Go 7863 Girard Ave. (858) 459-2337 www.letsgoclothing.com 000

Thank You PPLJ clients for your continued support and hard work, ~PPLJ STAFF keep it up!

“Pilates Meets Bootcamp”

(see listing under Grocery Store)

SPORTING GOODS

Bird Rock Surf Shop

Bird Rock Surf Shop 5605 La Jolla Blvd. (858) 459-9200 www.birdrocksurf.com 000

Mitch’s Surf Shop (see listing under Skate Shop)

STYLIST

Tommy at Atelier Aucoin Salon Tommy Aucoin is an award-winning colorist and stylist known for his creative and inspiring hairstyles. He has held international positions with innovative hair companies across the globe, including Framesi USA and Rusk Inc. His salon is a fashionfocused, service-oriented establishment offering the top-of-the-line hairstyles and hair care products. Atelier Aucoin Salon 7535 Girard Ave. (858) 454-9651 www.atelieraucoin.com 000

Stefano at Alessandro Hair Salon Whether your hair is thick or thin, long or short, curly or pin straight, Stefano can give you a cut and color solution that will make you feel like you’ve just walked out of a shampoo advertisement. His loyal clients rave that he is not only fast and efficient but also able to create the style you want. Alessandro Hair Salon 7825 Fay Ave., Ste 130 (858) 456-0887

SURF SHOP

Bird Rock Surf Shop (see lising under Sporting Goods) 000

Mitch’s Surf Shop (see lising under Sporting Goods)

SWIMSUITS

Surf Diva Boutique The fun and hip Surf Diva Boutique has a great selection of swimsuits, apparel, footwear and surf gear for women, men and children. The Surf Diva Surf School is recognized worldwide and offers surfing and standup paddleboard (SUP) lessons yearround for the whole family. Surf Diva has been featured on CNN, MTV “Made”, the E! Channel, the “Today Show”, in the New York Times, Newsweek, Inc. Magazine O Magazine, and Vogue. Surf Diva 2160 Avenida De La Playa (858) 454-8273 www.surfdiva.com

Pilates Plus La Jolla “You will see a big difference in weeks – I guarantee it!” - Jessica Tomson, Owner and Instructor 858.456.1516 *See class schedule at www.pilatespluslajolla.com to reserve a machine. 7726 Fay Avenue, La Jolla


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Bird Rock Bikini 5651 La Jolla Blvd. (858) 454-1887 www.birdrockbikini.com

Worldview Travel 7777 Girard Ave., Ste. 106 (858) 459-0681 www.worldviewtravel.com

WEB DESIGN

TANNING SALON

Smashing Designs

iTAN Solariums

Smashing Design’s website states that “design is a business solution, not an aesthetic application that occurs as an afterthought,” and the Smashing team is dedicated to that theory. They use the collective intelligence of the creative industry to deliver the best talent and results. No junior associates, only highly trained and skilled professionals who work directly with you for results.

iTAN offers sunless airbrush tanning and five levels of tanning beds for a customizable bronzing regime. Their Smart Tan certified consultants are friendly, approachable and well-educated on the proper ways to achieve your desired tan. Every customer receives a guided salon tour and skin analysis during their first visit, so tanning consultants can tell you about the salon and verify what length of time and level of exposure will be the best for you. iTAN La Jolla 7492 La Jolla Blvd. (858) 454-3873 www.itansolariums.com

TRAVEL AGENCY

Travel Dynamics Group Inc. There is no substitute for experience and insider knowledge when it comes to your travel. Travel Dynamics founder and CEO Wendy Burk started her travel agency in 1995 with three employees. Today the internationally recognized firm has a team of 135 and each travel specialist has an average of 15 years experience in the business. They know that every trip is a one-time opportunity to earn your business, so they strive to provide you with the best service, whether you are booking a single airline reservation, a private jet charter or a company event to be remembered for years. Travel Dynamics Group Inc. 7590 Fay Ave. (858) 551-4000 www.traveldynamicsgroup.com 000

Worldview Travel caters to the most discerning travelers: clients seeking little-known places with a private car and driver; multi-generational family groups with a desire to return to their roots; luxurious world cruise passengers sailing for months at a time; corporate jet setters traveling for

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Rosemont Media Rosemont Media is a boutique Internet advertising agency dedicated to the niche industry of elective healthcare. Their mission is to create customized, all-encompassing Internet strategies, offer a competitive advantage through market exclusivity, present objective marketing evaluations and provide unprecedented levels of customer service. They work under terms of exclusivity with clients, enabling them to be proactive and impartial. Rosemont Media 1010 Turquoise St., Ste. 201 (800) 491-8623 www.rosemontmedia.com

WEIGHT LOSS

Ray Wetterlund (see lising under Personal Trainer) 000

Jenny Craig Many people have seen the Jenny Craig commercials on TV, with celebrities touting the success they have had losing weight with the company’s food plan. However, consumers might not know that Jenny Craig has a local connection; she moved to Rancho Santa Fe in 1995 and the company is based in the San Diego area. Her company is one of the largest weight management service companies in the world, with company-owned and franchised centers across the globe, and over the last 25 years they’ve helped millions of

Thank You La Jolla

for your gratitude and recognition of service!

We are proud to serve you for over 60 + years

Jenny Craig 8650 Genesee Ave., #202 (858) 450-1169 www.jennycraig.com

WOMEN’S APPAREL

Chico’s The wrinkle-free part will certainly appeal to Chico’s shoppers, especially if they’re on the go. Travel fashion is what this shop does best – ready-towear skirts, dresses, tops and pants are the order of the day here, and the really good news is that the spring lines have just arrived. You still have time to stock up before the season hits, but you might want to hurry it along – everything’s bound to go fast. Chico’s 7855 Girard Ave. (858) 456-6273 www.chicos.com 000

Sigi’s Boutique (see listing under Fashion Accessories)

YOGA FACILITY

La Jolla Yoga Center Whether you are a beginner, seasoned practitioner or teacher, the La Jolla Yoga Center has something for you. Their recently built studio provides more than 90 classes per week in styles including Anusara, Vinyasa, Ashtanga, Iyengar, Hatha, and Restorative, as well as Tai Chi and meditation. All of the classes and workshops are taught by highly trained and inspirational teachers. La Jolla Yoga Center 7741 Fay Ave. (858) 456-2412 www.lajollayogacenter.com 000

Prana Yoga Center Liberating Prana is an ancient yogic practice that has captivated the West and found a respected home on Silverado Street. The studio teaches Hatha and Vinyasa-style yoga. Vinyasa yoga flows from one posture to another with the intent to combine conscious breathing and deep concentration to release Prana, a Sanskrit work for breath. For the Western practitioner, it’s also a release from stress. Prana Yoga Center 1041 Silverado St. (858) 456-2806 www.prana-yoga.com

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Swiss Diamond Cookware

Meanley & Son 7756 Girard Ave. La Jolla, CA 92037 Tel: 858-454-6101 Fax: 858-454-4017 meanley@pacebell.net

A variety of diamond reinforced non-stick cookware.

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Worldview Travel

Smashing Designs 7531 Girard Ave., Ste. A (858) 454-6279 www.smashingdesigns.com

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people lose weight and improve their lifestyle.

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La Jolla has three seasons – summer, January and February. Bird Rock Bikini says it has the right swimwear for each and will go to the ends of the planet to find one-piece special orders to boot. The new fall lines also include Billabong sweaters, T-shirts, cover-ups, bags, accessories and even suits for the little ones. Add excellent customer service and birdrock bikini has you– uh– covered.

meetings and executive retreats; members of entertainment elite, from the stars of stage and screen to heads of production studios. World View has experts in all of those areas and more, as well as counselors from multiple countries who speak more than a dozen languages. They offer their clients first-hand knowledge about nearly any type of travel request.

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Bird Rock Bikini

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