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Barefoot Happiness on South Cedros

Things have perked up at the southern tip of the Cedros Avenue Design District since Barefoot Coffee Roasters opened its doors. Everything you find here has been curated from the finest vendors. Besides fabulous offerings for breakfast and lunch, they now have a daily happy hour from 4 to 6 pm. Look for discounts on selections from their extensive craft beer menu—including six on tap—and their assortment of wines from small sustainable producers. Feeling hungry? Check out their version of the famous (and addictive!) Cardiff Crack: burgundy pepper tri-tip, added to tacos or open face, with cheddar cheese and a drizzle of au jus. Barefoot Coffee Roasters, 439 S Cedros Ave, Ste 204, Solana Beach 858.209.2179 barefootcoffee.com

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PATRICK BELLGARDT
PATRICK BELLGARDT

50th Birthday Bash in the Garden!

Put Saturday, September 12 on your calendar now! That’s when we’ll come together for a 1970s–style celebration of The San Diego Botanic Garden’s 50th birthday. Founded the same year the first Earth Day was observed, our Botanic Garden remains one of San Diego’s most precious treasures. Walk select areas of the garden, which feature more than 5,000 species of plants, and enjoy delicious food and drink courtesy of 30-plus local purveyors. Tickets are available now. San Diego Botanic Garden, 230 Quail Gardens Drive, Encinitas 760.436.3036 sdbgarden.org/gala.htm

20/20: Twenty Women of Vision

Talk about a collaborative effort! 20/20 Twenty Women of Vision features the work of 20 female artists from the San Diego area who call themselves The Women Artists. All the pieces in the show are 20” x 20” square. From abstracts in encaustic and mixed media and figures in bronze and ceramic; to stylized landscapes, portraits, and works in fabric, each artist has cast her vision in a unique and erudite way. Showing until May 3. Fresh Paint Gallery, 1020-B Prospect St, La Jolla freshpaintgallery.com

ART SHOWS

MARTIN LAWRENCE GALLERY
La Jolla
Takashi Murakami
April 1–30

FRESH PAINT GALLERY
La Jolla
The Paintings of Birendra Pani
May 5–17

The works of Amanda St. Claire and Walter Redondo
May 19–July 12

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MEG NOBRIGA
MEG NOBRIGA

Did Someone Say, “Sangria Margarita?”

Si! This pretty cocktail was created at Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa’s signature restaurant Mustangs & Burros, for our STYLE feature photo shoot. Our model and rising star, Ashley Everett, confirms that it’s as delicious as it looks! Mustang & Burros 9700 N Torrey Pines Rd, La Jolla, 858.964.6537 estancialajolla.com

6 Ways to Celebrate Spring

1.  Buy flowers at the Farmers Market

2. Take a nature walk through Tecolote Canyon

3. Fly a kite on the beach

4. Ride a bike along Mission Bay

5. Make a bird feeder for your neighbor

6. Smell the roses in Balboa Park

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Afternoon Tea Tastings

Something fun is always brewing at Point Loma Tea in Liberty Station. You can now experience the artistry of tea at a weekly Tea Tasting workshop. The knowledgeable staff will guide your palate on a tour around the world as you taste four premium teas: white, green, oolong, and black. Learn the history and origin of each, as well as expert brewing tips. Check the shop’s calendar of events on its website and follow the instructions to purchase tickets online. Point Loma Tea, Liberty Station, 2770 Historic Decatur Rd, Ste 103, San Diego 619.523.2070 pointlomatea.com

Universal for “Move Over!”

It’s not enough to be seen on the road, you must have the power to communicate with those around you. The ArroWhere brand is an award-winning outerwear line of jackets, vests, and accessories that shows motorists where you are and where to go. Research-supported ArroWhere Arrow technology allows the wearer to effectively communicate with drivers up to ¼ mile away and actually help direct traffic around you! Day and night, you’ll be one of the brightest things on the road. Gain peace of mind and keep everyone safe. Check out the ArroWhere Effect at Pedego today! Pedego Electric Bikes La Jolla, 5702 La Jolla Blvd, Ste 101A, La Jolla 858.291.8845 pedegolajolla.com

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It’s Tide Pool Adventure Season

Now is the best time of year for tide pooling along San Diego’s shores, as super low minus tides expose all kinds of fascinating wildlife. You won’t miss a single nudibranch sea slug if you sign up for a Tide Pooling Adventure with a naturalist from Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego. You’ll meet up at Dike Rock in La Jolla or False Point in Bird Rock and search for crabs, sea hares, abalone, and more. Learn how to search for octopus dens, safely navigate slippery rocks, and train your eye to find even the most elusive creature. Prepurchase is required, so check the website for dates, times, and details. Birch Aquarium, 2300 Expedition Way, La Jolla 858.534.3474 aquarium.ucsd.edu

ITSY, BITSY, & BRIGHT

Ever since the bikini made its debut in the mid-1940s, it has been turning heads. This year, Lindsey DeRyckere, buyer for The Bikini Shoppe in Mission Beach, reports: “French cut, high leg styles are in. Animal prints, tie-dye, and neons are back for another season. Bright white never goes out of style. And the skimpier, the better.” The Bikini Shoppe, 728-A Ventura Place, San Diego, 858.488.8967 sandiegobikinishoppe.com

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