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Let’s Do This!

KOI Wellbeing provides personalized Naturopathic Care and customized treatment plans based on the science of who you are. They address the root cause of your symptoms through Specialty Lab Testing which includes genetic profiling, hormones, neurotransmitters, digestive analysis and functional blood chemistries. Their La Jolla location welcomes walk-ins for IV Therapy & Nutrient Injections for athletic performance, hydration, immune boosting, stress relief, sleep management and more. Mon–Fri 8 a.m–6 p.m., Sat 8 a.m.–3 p.m.

KOI Wellbeing, 5632 La Jolla Boulevard, La Jolla 858.257.2808 koiwellbeing.com

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Sassy Sneakers

Ara rose colored knit sneakers with satin laces, $215, Euro Comfort Footwear, 7777 Girard Avenue, La Jolla 858.459.4137 eurocomfortfootwear.com

Aghast Buckle Bootie by Jslides, $175, Cedros Soles, 143 South Cedros Avenue, Suite L, Solana Beach 858.794.9911 cedrossoles.com

Ara white rhinestone sneakers, $180, Euro Comfort Footwear, 7777 Girard Avenue, La Jolla 858.459.4137 eurocomfortfootwear.com

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Fun Science and Cool Creatures

Looking for fun with a side of science? As the public outreach center for the renowned Scripps Institution of Oceanography, Birch Aquarium brings guests into the exciting world of cutting-edge research and discovery. Explore interactive exhibits and come face-to-face with creatures including a rescued loggerhead sea turtle, leopard sharks and seadragons. Don’t miss the dive show in the Giant Kelp Forest or the stunning ocean views from the outdoor touch pools. Get closer to the ocean world through outdoor adventures including whale watching, tidepooling and shark snorkels, all led by Birch Aquarium’s expert naturalists.

Birch Aquarium, 2300 Expedition Way, La Jolla 858.534.3474 aquarium.ucsd.edu

Birch Aquarium Spring Events

Grunion Runs
April 2: 11 p.m.–1 a.m.
May 2: 11 p.m.–1 a.m.
May 31: 10:30 p.m.–12:30 a.m.
June 1: 11 p.m.– 1 a.m.
Pre-purchase required

Exploring Ocean STEM Careers Night
April 26: 6–8:30 p.m.
RSVP: 858.534.7336 or at aquarium.ucsd.edu
SEA Days
Birds of a Feather
May 19: 11 a.m.–3 p.m.

Explorers Club: Pier into Scripps
May 20: 9 a.m.–noon Pre-purchase required

Green Flash Concert Series Performer:  Wild Child
May 16: 6–9 p.m. Doors open 5:30 p.m.
Ages 21+ only

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A Skill Set That’s An Art Form

Custom picture framing is an art form at Solana Beach Art & Frame. Their skilled designers can assist you in creating that unique design for your favorite artwork. They offer museum-quality materials and an impressive selection of moldings to achieve that perfect piece. They also do custom mirrors in contemporary, traditional or beachy frames.

Solana Beach Art & Frame 111 South Cedros Avenue, Suite 300, Solana Beach 858.793.1343 solanabeachartandframe.com

Garden Variety

ArtFest 2018
April 7–8
Looking for unique, one-of-a-kind art pieces to adorn your home or garden? Then you’ll enjoy ArtFest, featuring more than 20 local and regional artists displaying and selling their work at amazing prices!

11th Annual Lung Hsiang Exhibit & Sale
April 24–July 10
Enjoy original Chinese Brush Paintings on display by members of the Lung Hsiang chapter of the American Artists of Chinese Brush Painting, a group that has been painting together for more than 25 years!

Chocolate Festival 2018
May 12
Enjoy dozens of delectable chocolate tastings, demonstrations, a chocolate fountain and more. This family-friendly event also features lots of children’s activities and a variety of Mother’s Day gifts. “Tasting” tickets will be sold on site.

Palm, Cycad, Bamboo and Tropical Plant Sale 2018
May 26
This one-of-a-kind event features rare and exotic species of palms, cycads and other tropical plants. These will be provided by exceptional Southern California nurseries.

Thursday Family Fun Night 2018
May 31–August 30
Every Thursday evening from May 31–August 30. The fun begins at 4:30 pm with the entire Garden open for families to enjoy.

Fairy Festival 2018
June 23
Calling all fairies! Come celebrate summer in the Eucalyptus Grove. Wear your fairy costume or come just as you are. Create a fairy house, make fairy treasures, leave messages on the wishing bush or shop in the Fairyland market.

San Diego Botanic Garden 230 Quail Gardens Drive, Encinitas 760.436.3036 sdbgarden.org

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It’s in the Stars

The constellation collection is comprised of hand-scribed jewelry made of 14K gold vermeil, sterling silver and diamonds. Zodiac signs give us insight into our personality and a look into our destiny. As the alignment of the stars is important to your personal astrological sign, this collection allows the wearer to hold their individuality close to their heart. All 12 signs are available at THATCH.

THATCH Jewelry Showroom, Liberty Station, Barracks 15, 2750 Historic Decatur Road, Suite 203, San Diego 858.900.7936 shopthatch.com

Early Detection Saves Lives

Did you know April is Oral Cancer Awareness month? 

This is a very big deal at Sarah Winter Dental. Oral cancer is on the rise, and the statistics are alarming. Unfortunately, it has a low survival rate. This is primarily due to late detection. It’s difficult to see the back areas of the tongue and throat. Dr. Winter wants to make sure everyone who visits her office is properly screened for this type of cancer, so her office uses the latest technology. Fluorescence technology utilizes a specialized light that helps identify oral cancer, pre-cancer and other abnormal lesions in its earliest stages, allowing for timely treatment. During the months of April, May and June, Sarah Winter Dental is offering free oral cancer screenings. Call her office to schedule your complimentary screening.

Sarah Winter Dental, 7776 Ivanhoe Avenue, Suite 100, La Jolla 858.454.1500 sarahwinterdental.com

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The Penthouse

At Orchard Hill Country Inn—Julian’s most upscale and luxurious bed and breakfast—the new penthouse accommodations are private and relaxing. The penthouse is equipped with a dining area, a king-sized bed and wifi. Native stone fireplaces, lovely views of the town, private parking and garden areas make Orchard Hill the ultimate in-town getaway. Included in your rate ($400 per night, double occupancy, for a minimum of three nights, plus 8 percent tax and 13.4 percent surcharge; additional guest $40 per night) is a daily, delicious hot breakfast and afternoon hors d’oeuvres with a beverage. Make your reservation today!

Orchard Hill Country Inn, 2502 Washington Street, Julian 760.765.1700 orchardhill.com

Preserving Treasured Memories

YURU is a new studio dedicated to memorializing seniors’ lives through video and portraits. For just $1,000, they will conduct a personalized interview to record the experiences, stories, advice, wisdom and voice of this generation. They will also conduct a photo session customized to capture seniors’ unique personality and character. Contact YURU to schedule your appointment.

YURU, 7403 La Jolla Boulevard, La Jolla 858.366.7896 yurustudio.com

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Pillow Talk

Don’t miss out on these handmade organic pillows!

• Hand stitched in their San Francisco factory by a skilled team of seamstresses.

• Available in standard, queen, king, or travel sizes.

• Choose your filling: natural latex, natural wool, organic cotton, organic cotton & buckwheat, organic wool & buckwheat.

• Select firmness: soft, medium or firm.

• Includes organic cotton sateen pillowcase.

Prices range from $69.97–$99.97.

The Futon Shop, 7470 Girard Avenue, La Jolla 858.729.1892 thefutonshop.com