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LA JOLLA’S ONE AND ONLY

Did you know that La Jolla Sports Club is La Jolla’s only locally owned and operated health club? “We’re all about customer service, community, and charity,” says Owner Kera Murphy. “Everything we do revolves around the input and needs of our members.” Not only is the facility state-of-the-art, with the latest fitness equipment and 85 group classes each week, it’s also partnered with Patronus La Jolla and Chiltonic, to provide wellness packages, therapies, and injections to help meet its members’ personal needs. The club also hosts spin-a-thons, silent auctions, and community events to help local organizations and gets care packages together to send to our troops overseas.

La Jolla Sports Club, 7825 Fay Ave, La Jolla 858.456.2595 lajollasportsclub.com

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EVERYTHING BUT THE MAD HATTER

We know of a little wonderland tucked in the Arts District of Liberty Station, where you can fully experience the artistry of tea. Aptly called Point Loma Tea, it’s a tea-lover’s paradise stocked to the brim with 150 signature tea blends, plus an array of top-quality accessories and gift items. The store is run by Cheryl Graf, a life-long tea enthusiast, 25 year tea entrepreneur, and recognized authority in the North American tea community. No Mad Tea Parties, no nonsense, no riddles. Just look, smell, touch, ask questions, and enjoy the artistry of tea.

Point Loma Tea, Liberty Station, 2770 Historic Decatur Rd, # 103, San Diego 619.523.2070 pointlomatea.com

GALLERY NOTES

We’ve come to expect the finest from Martin Lawrence Galleries. Their fall line-up of exhibitions at their stunning La Jolla by the Sea location is proof in point. October 18 to 31: Never-before-seen orignal paintings and new limited edition works of art by contemporary artist Robert Deyber. November: Original works of Modern Masters including Joan Miró, Pablo Picasso, and Salvador Dali. December: Notable works from Erté, the father of deco, who is globally recognized as one of the foremost fashion and theatrical designers of the 20th century. More details online.

Martin Lawrence Galleries, 1111 Prospect St, La Jolla 858.551.1122 martinlawrence.com

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CIAO, CEDROS AVENUE!

With local items as well as unique looks from around the world, Un Bacio Boutique is a perfect fit for its new address at the foot of Solana Beach’s Cedros Avenue Design District. Sweet, playful, sexy, trendy, stunning, and beautiful are just some of the words we use to describe the fashions we find there. Style is a way to say who you are without having to speak, and Un Bacio helps you say it all, with a kiss.

Un Bacio, 100 S Cedros Ave, Solana Beach 858.822.9269 unbacioboutique.com

LET’S GO, BRIGITTE BARDOT

First introduced as a British army vehicle in the late 1950s, the Moke (rhymes with “bloke”) has been a symbol of fun in the sun ever since. It captured the hearts of several celebrities including Brigitte Bardot, Princess Margaret, and the Beach Boys, and now it’s your turn. Today’s Moke has been completely reengineered: all-electric, street legal, quiet, clean, and cooler than ever. What a perfect way to spend a day about town. You may even sign a few autographs. Drop in or call to reserve your Moke rental soon! Pedego Electric Bikes La Jolla, 5702 La Jolla Blvd, Ste 101A, La Jolla 858.291.8845 pedegolajolla.com

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REAL STATEMENT PIECES

What if this beautiful necklace and bracelet not only defined you but also made a difference in the world? By partnering and supporting a range of nonprofits, this enlightened artist co-op gives you the chance to do just that. Just pick a cause from their list. Every purchase generates a 10 to 20 percent donation from Seven Stitches in your name. The hard part is deciding what to buy! Beautiful jewelry, scarves, fiber vases—all handmade. And there’s more! Shop the website, follow on Instagram, and visit the new showroom in Liberty Station. Seven Stitches Artist Co-op, Liberty Station, 2690 Historic Decatur Rd, San Diego 858.336.0880 7stitchesjewelry.com

FIND YOUR HOLIDAY SPIRIT IN JULIAN

Looking for a good old-fashioned way to kick off the holidays with your family? Head to the mountains on Saturday, November 30 for Julian’s Country Christmas Tree Lighting! This friendly, historic town goes all out with an afternoon of live music performances and other festive activities in its downtown park, located alongside the Pioneer Museum. Listen to music, visit the museum, and stroll through the shops, and eateries on Main Street. At dusk, the town Christmas tree is lit, and you’ll drive home humming your favorite holiday tunes. Town Hall Visitor Center, 2129 Main St, Julian 760.765.1857 visitjulian.com

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MEET YOU AT BELLA VISTA

From the moment it opened, The Bella Vista Social Club and Caffé has been a vibrant social hub for scientists, professors, professionals, locals, and visitors from around the world. Offering a primo piazza at the Sanford Consortium, adjacent to UC San Diego, Salk, and Scripps—it has a great menu and a calendar loaded with exciting special events including live music, dance lessons, and more. In fact, special events are all they do now on weekends. Check out the event calendar online and note the new restaurant hours: Mondays, 7:30 am to 6 pm; Tuesdays through Fridays, 7:30 am to 8 pm. 

Bella Vista Social Club & Caffé, 2880 Torrey Pines Scenic Dr, La Jolla 858.534.9624 bellavistacaffe.com

THE AUTHOR’S IN THE HOUSE

At Warwick’s, 7812 Girard Ave, La Jolla

October 7, 7:30 pm They Will Have to Die Now: Mosul and the Fall of the Caliphate by James Verini

October 14, 7:30 pm Zandra Rhodes: 50 Fabulous Years in Fashion by Zandra Rhodes

October 15, 7:30 pm Crossfire Hurricane: Inside Donald Trump’s War on the FBI by Josh Campbell

October 17, 7:30 pm Fair Play: A Game-Changing Solution for When You Have Too Much to Do (and More Life to Live) by Eve Rodsky

October 22, 7:30 pm Ribbons of Scarlet: A Novel of the French Revolution’s Women by Kate Quinn

October 23, 7:30 pm  Drive-Thru Dreams: A Journey Through the Heart of America’s Fast-Food Kingdom by Adam Chandler

October 29, 6:00 pm Shade: A Tale of Two Presidents by Pete Souza

November 4, 7:30 pm Rumi: Tales of the Spirit by Kamla K. Kapur

November 6, 7:30 pm On Swift Horses by Shannon Pufahl

November 7, 7:30 pm Alta California: From San Diego to San Francisco, A Journey on Foot to Rediscover the Golden State by Nick Neely

Reserved seating is available when the book is pre-ordered from Warwick’s for in-store events. Call the Warwick’s Book Dept. 858.454.0347 for details.

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FALL FASHION FLASH: THERE’S A NEW TREND IN LAYERING!

Layering clothing makes sense in San Diego, where typical fall days include crisp mornings, toasty afternoons, and chilly evenings. Now, there’s a new way to layer. “Try wearing your tank or shell longer than your sweater or jacket,” suggests Brenda Post, owner of Curve Couture in Solana Beach. “ When the bottom layer is longer than the outer layer, the lines of the outer layer are emphasized, giving your outfit a whole new look. It’s the opposite of what you’re used to, but it makes a very dramatic statement.” Stop in and she’ll show you!

Curve Couture, 415 S Cedros Ave, Ste 160, Solana Beach 858.847.9100 curve-couture.com

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