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Simple Pleasures

THATCH brings sweet simplicity to quality jewelry

Tucked away amidst the hustle and bustle of Liberty Station is a shop that specializes in simplicity. THATCH jewelry is made by hand right here in this unimposing, sunny design studio. The all-female metalsmith team uses repurposed, locally sourced 14k gold and sterling silver to create a lineup of forward yet simplistic 14k vermeil boutique jewelry. The THATCH collection is inspired by modern lines, art and the stars in the night sky. The philosophy of the collection is to create a quality, made-by-hand jewelry collection accessible to women; a fine jewelry sensibility with a much softer price tag.

The brand launched with the signature constellation collection as well as custom engravable pieces to honor life’s milestones and has since grown to encompass a wide assortment of necklaces, cuffs, earrings and rings. The small team of five women handles all aspects of the business in-house, from design and production to sales and marketing. In 2017, they opened a little showroom (coined the “jewel box”) to showcase their collections and meet with stylists, brides and anyone who wanted to come in and be adorned. Since then, the women have created every piece with love, to be loved by those who recognize the true value of a unique, handcrafted piece of fine jewelry.

Thatch, 2750 Historic Decatur Road, Suite #203, San Diego 619.223.3565 shopthatch.com

Picture Perfect

Hone your photography skills with instruction from one of the best. Eric Adams will be visiting California in July and will be teaching workshops in La Jolla. Topics include camera basics, natural lighting and using speed lights. Eric teaches using a unique method that is sure to enhance your photography skills. Learn more and sign up at fotomethod.com

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

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You know the ‘drille

{1} Eric Michael Kelly suede mule with pearl details, $115, Euro Comfort Footwear, 7777 Girard Avenue, La Jolla 858.459.4137 eurocomfortfootwear.com

{2} Andre Assous Laetia peep-toe espadrille, $195, Cedros Soles, 143 South Cedros Avenue, Suite L, Solana Beach 858.794.9911 cedrossoles.com

{3} Steve Madden Cabo platform espadrille, $89, Cedros Soles, 143 South Cedros Avenue, Suite L, Solana Beach 858.794.9911 cedrossoles.com

{4} Eric Michael Ashley espadrille, $125, Euro Comfort Footwear, 7777 Girard Avenue, La Jolla 858.459.4137 eurocomfortfootwear.com


Due to the overwhelming support of the La Jolla/Bird Rock community, Southern California locals and visitors from all over, Pedego La Jolla is pleased to announce the expansion of their specialty retail footprint! In addition to Pedego Electric Bikes, they are expanding their merchandising strategy to include branded apparel, electric kick scooters, electric skateboards, electric one-wheels and an overwhelming number of accessories that will enhance any Pedego La Jolla Experience! Celebrate with Team Pedego La Jolla—Tracy, Terry, Sierra, Michael and—of course—Pedego Riley!

Pedego Electric Bikes, La Jolla, 5702 La Jolla Boulevard, Suite 101A, La Jolla 858.291.8845 pedegolajolla.com

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Down The Garden Path

Thursday Family Fun Night
May 31–August 30
Family Fun Night will be taking place back in the Garden, with family-friendly entertainment from 6–7 p.m. Bring lawn chairs or camping chairs for the show. Garden open until 8 p.m.

Fairy Festival
June 23
Wear your fairy costume or come just as you are. Take pictures with the Fairy Princess, leave your wish at the Wishing Bush, build a Fairy House, decorate a Magic Mushroom, paint and fill a Treasure Chest and more! Cost: Free with paid admission or membership. Small fee for crafts. No adults in costumes please!

4th of July Parade
July 4

Insect and Ladybug Festival
July 21–22 , 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
This one-of-a-kind event features thousands of fascinating creepy-crawlies including live insects, lizards, snakes and the famous “Madagascar hissing cockroaches.” Children can practice bug collecting, hands-on insect arts and crafts and even taste cooked mealworm larva. Cost: Free for members and children 12 and under. Non-members free with paid admission.

Gardens of Ink
July 29–August 31
An invitational exhibit of contemporary Chinese brush painting by a select group of San Diego artists and curated by Tiffany Wai-Ying Beres, a scholar of contemporary and traditional Asian art. Cost: Free with paid admission or membership.

Summer Jazz Concert
August 12, 5–7 p.m.
Featuring The Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame Orchestra Cost: Member $15, Non-member $25; Children (3–12 years): Member $5, Non-member $10.

19th Annual Gala in the Garden
September 8
Honoring Julian Duval, President & CEO

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

Satori Store Reopening!

Satori Designs is happy to announce the opening of their brand-new location located in Cedros’ Design District. Come in and check out the fabulous new looks in fashion and accessories. Stay tuned for their Grand Opening Festivities!

Satori Designs, 435 South Cedros Avenue, #103, Solana Beach 619.708.9357 Satori-Designs.com


Visit The Very Special Orchard Hill Inn

Orchard Hill Inn is now accepting reservations for their summer special!  Enjoy a delicious picnic lunch prepared fresh for you to enjoy at the lake, a winery or the front porch. This special is available with a two-night stay through September 15, 2018. Not valid during Labor Day weekend. Please call Orchard Hill directly to make your reservation.

Orchard Hill is closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays through Fall. And because Italy calls, Orchard Hill will be closed mid-July through the first week in August. Arrivederci!

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

Folding Foam Bed

The thicker and firmer easy storage sleeping solution! Just flip ‘em, fold ‘em and store ‘em! Tri-fold foam folding beds (or as we like to call them, shikibutons) are the perfect folding bed for guests, but can also serve as a quick conversion sofa/ottoman or even a camping mat. The foam in this tri-fold futon has a firm, high-density feel made specifically to hold up for years under intermittent use.

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

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A Look Behind The Frames

In 1981, Anne et Valentin opened a small frame shop in a beautiful location in the historic 15th century city of Toulouse, in the south of France. It was quickly discovered that the frame selection in France at the time was very poor. The only way to improve their selection for their customers was to create, design and manufacture their own collection.

The first small collection debuted in their own shop and with a few international opticians. In 1994, the first titanium frames were introduced. Today, Anne et Valentin is sold in 20 countries in the finest boutiques. It remains a small company, employing fewer than 30 people globally. The frames embody a timeless beauty and strength with a chic, modern bent. Find these classic frames at Be Seen Optics. Anne et Valentin Eyewear {1} Cool, $420 {2} Picture, $555 {3} Alma, $405

Be Seen Optics, 5702 La Jolla Boulevard, Suite 102, La Jolla 858.291.8211 beseenoptics.com

A Dentist With a Warm & Gentle Approach

Are you looking for a dental team that is passionate about you? Look no further than Sarah Winter Dental. When you visit their La Jolla office, they will perform a free oral cancer screening as well as address any issues that may affect your oral wellness, such as your sleep patterns, general health and conditions such as diabetes or heart disease. Dr. Winter is passionate about her practice and the patients she sees. “We look at the whole picture with each and every patient and make it our goal to support them by asking the important questions.” The team will ensure that your time at their office is enjoyable by providing a comfortable environment that puts you completely at ease. Sarah Winter Dental, 7776 Ivanhoe Avenue, Suite 100, La Jolla 858.454.1500 sarahwinterdental.com


Author Sightings

Did you know there are book readings and signings around town?
James Clay, Songbird of the West & Dusty Barnett, July 8, La Playa Books
Emily Giffin, All We Ever Wanted, July 10, Warwick’s
Michael Hardcastle-Taylor, The Windsors I Knew, July 12, La Playa Books
Lynn Vincent and Sara Vladic, Indianapolis, July 12, Warwick’s
Sam Ledel, Rocks and Stars, July 15, La Playa Books
Alfredo Corchado, Homelands, July 16, Warwick’s
Jean Guerrero, Crux, July 17, Warwick’s
Julie Potiker, Life Falls Apart, But You Don’t Have To, July 18, Warwick’s
Jennifer Spencer, The Artist Portrait Project, July 19, Warwick’s
Scott Miller, Ninety Percent Mental, July 23, Warwick’s
Alexa Kingaard, Keep Forever, July 29, La Playa Books

Book signings are free and open to the public.
Warwick’s: Reserved Seating is available when the book is pre-ordered from Warwick’s for the event. Only books purchased from Warwick’s will be signed. Please call the Warwick’s Book Dept. 858.454.0347 for details.
La Playa Books: For more information on these and our other programs, please contact our events coordinator, Anne Porter, at info@laplayabooks.com

Be sure to check La Playa Books & Warwick’s websites for updates and to ensure dates haven’t been changed. 

Laplayabooks.com | Warwicks.com

August and September book signings can be found on Warwick’s and La Playa Books websites and at abouttownmagazines.com under Calendar.


Oddities: Hidden Heroes of the Scripps Collections

It’s a bird, It’s a plane, it’s a … Giant Tube Worm? Don’t miss Birch Aquarium’s new comic book-inspired exhibit that highlights the astonishing adaptations of creatures from the world-renowned Scripps Oceanographic Collections. Marine species have developed amazing ways to survive—from super vision and invisibility to protective armor and the ability to create electricity. Learn what it takes to collect scientific samples and test out some of the unusual superpowers through creature cosplay. The new exhibit opens June 29 and is included with aquarium admission.

Birch Aquarium Summer Events

Green Flash Concert Series
July 18: The FIXX
September 26: Pine Mountain Logs and Venice
Ages 21+ only

Full Moon Pier Walks
July 27 & 28:  7–8:30 p.m.
August 25 & 26: 7–8:30 p.m.
September 24 & 25: 6–7:30 p.m.
Pre-purchase required.

Snorkel with the Leopard Sharks
July 21 & 22: 8–10 a.m.
August 4, 5, 18 & 19: 8-10 a.m.
September 1, 2, 15 & 16: 8–10 a.m.
Pre-purchase required.

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


Just Run – Running Club

Just Run events give runners of all skill levels the chance to hit the pavement with the friendliest runners in San Diego. Join us Thursday evenings at 6 p.m. at both the La Jolla and Del Sur locations. The routes are among the most beautiful in San Diego, and distances range from three to five miles. Founded on the mantra that “no one finishes alone,” Run Club participants are paired with partners of equal skill levels who motivate and complement each runner. For more, visit justrunsd.com/run-club

Just Run Bird Rock, 5490 La Jolla Boulevard, La Jolla 858.412.4247 justrunsd.com

Just Run Del Sur, 17135 Camino Del Sur, #115, San Diego 858.832.7628 justrunsd.com