Known for its crunchy apples and delectable pies, Julian is a perfect place for a restful and romantic winter getaway. Spend the day as you please: hiking, wine touring, shopping, or observing wolves at a wolf sanctuary. Spend the night at Orchard Hill Country Inn. Located a short walk from downtown, this well-appointed boutique hotel is sure to restore your sense of inner calm. The special Valentine’s Celebration package includes a delectable five-course dinner and chocolate-dipped strawberries and a bottle of Champagne in your room upon arrival!

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Just in time for the New Year, Beyond Pilates has opened its newest studio in the village of Rancho Santa Fe, adjacent to the Rancho Santa Fe Historical Society. Unlike the other six Beyond Pilates Studios located about town, this charming and intimate studio only offers private sessions and has a limited number of members. But community is still its driving force. “Beyond Pilates is one big family,” says owner Brad Nayfack. “We build one-on-one relationships with our members and encourage them to connect with each other.” Brad says that there is always a sharp upswing in membership in January, but keeping members engaged throughout the year is the goal. By participating regularly in classes, fundraisers, and other special events, members of Beyond Pilates realize that pilates is more than just another form of exercise: it has a healing effect on the mind and body. “It’s a whole new attitude and it has a snowball effect,” Brad says. “Beyond Pilates is not just a workout, it’s a way of living.” To find a studio near you, visit beyondpilates.com


Tomatomania, the world’s largest (and most fun) tomato seedling sale will take place at the Water Conservation Garden in El Cajon this February. In addition to the plant sale featuring a myriad of varieties of organic tomatoes, heirlooms, and most you cannot find anywhere else, The Garden will host a variety of workshops. Sign up for Irrigation 101, Planting on a Hillside, Catching and Harvesting Rainwater, Composting, iPhone Photography, Succulent Arranging, How to Hire a Landscape Professional, Commonsense Gardening Tips, Erosion Control, Pruning, Proper Tree Planting, The Dirt on Soil, and more! Watch for updates at tomatomania.com and follow on Insta (@tomatomania) and Facebook (Tomatomania).

young tomato seedling in pot isolated on white background
young tomato seedling in pot isolated on white background


Raise your (plastic) glass by the pool in rhinestone and pearls!

This dazzling mesh dress is available in black or nude for $159 at The Bikini Shoppe in Mission Beach.

Or visit thebikinishoppe.com


For more than 20 years, Jewels by the Sea has delighted shoppers with its treasures. Tucked away in a shopping corridor at 1237 Prospect Street, the tiny boutique is bursting with unique jewelry (including pieces by local artists, estate and vintage gems, diamonds, gold, silver, and copper), as well as scarves, ornaments, and gifts. Linda Jalving, the shop’s charming owner, has decided to retire and to thank her wonderful clients and friends, she is having a winter-long sale. For details, see the coupon in GREAT OFFERS on page 69!

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Renowned home textile designer Ann Gish has outdone herself again with this amazing addition to her collection inspired by the works of The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. This sumptuous duvet set, based on a gilded fan found in The Met’s Costume Institute, features opulent embroidery undulated on a linen ground in gold on white. “Fans” is just one of the many exquisite items you’ll find at Between the Sheets in Del Mar’s Flower Hill Promenade. Be sure to get there during January’s month-long White Sale, featuring some of the shop’s lowest prices all year. Ask for moving updates because they plan to relocate around March 1!


Who says you have to leave your buddy behind?
LEFT TO RIGHT: ArroWhere Waterproof Plus Jacket, $155; Buddyrider Bicycle pet carrier with cushion, $212; Pedego Interceptor Electric Bike, $3,495 and up; Pedego Electric Bikes La Jolla