“I believe that a beautiful space affects every person, every experience and every mood,” says Carly Blalock, founder of the nationally recognized, award-winning interior design firm, Carly Blalock Interiors. Driven by Carly’s love for her hometown of Solana Beach, the firm is launching Elevated Living. Watch as this exciting new showroom and retail store (a collaboration with longtime suppliers and friends, PIRCH and Venetian Stone) unveils itself. Elevated Living, 320 S Cedros Ave, Ste 100, Solana Beach 858.459.4333 carlyblalockinteriors.com

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With a desire to teach our children to care for the environment and honor the natural resources that surround us, the Rhett family (who own the children’s store, Sandcastle Tales in Del Mar) is introducing Caballito Del Mar, a selection of children’s fashion brands that are harmonious with the environment. The brands they carry are produced with recycled and upcycled materials using processes that limit emissions and look after the welfare of their workers. The family chose the name caballito (Spanish for little seahorse) to pay homage to the seahorse which is threatened by mankind as well as their location in the beachfront city of Del Mar. They believe that when we give our children clothes for a sustainable future, we inspire them to make a difference in the world. Caballito Del Mar by Sandcastle Tales, Del Mar Plaza, 1555 Camino Del Mar, Ste 325A, Del Mar 858.777.2086 


If you’re concerned about thinning hair or experiencing hair loss due to breakage from scalp-pulling hairstyles, brushing, aging, or post-pregnancy, you simply must try Aveda’s Invati Advanced system. Research reports that it can reduce hair loss by 53 percent and help prevent visible signs of premature aging in the scalp and hair! Barbara Iacometti, the owner of Details SalonSpa in Ocean Beach, has introduced the Invati system to many of her clients with weak and thinning hair and she swears by the whole Invati product line, especially the latest addition: the Invati Styling Foam. “It makes the hair look and feel thicker and fuller,” Barbara says. Make an appointment at Details soon and you’ll be a believer, too. Details SalonSpa, 4993 Niagara Ave, Ste 205, Ocean Beach 619.222.6777 detailssalonspa.com

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Eda Albayrak, the owner of Interlux on South Cedros Avenue, searches the world for unique, international clothing designers. She has a knack for finding stunning things—the
kind of clothing we love to wear. One of her excellent discoveries is Tien, an exceptional line of unique, elegant hand-painted silk garments. If you’re looking for sophisticated,
timeless apparel made from the finest fabrics, you’ll be delighted with the pieces you find here. Interlux, 45 S Cedros Ave, Solana Beach 832.371.2004 interluxusa.com


Here’s another reason to check out the new PARU in La Jolla. This winter they’re using their custom-built stone matcha mill from Kyoto to grind their own matcha from a blend of tencha (shade-grown green tea leaves) grown exclusively for them in Kyoto. Sign up online for a matcha tasting or communal tea tasting, held each weekend at the La Jolla store.

PARU 7441 Girard Ave, La Jolla 858.750.3888 3034 Cañon St, San Diego 619.539.7391 paruteabar.com

Above: Daily Gaiwan set (three cups with brewing vessel), $39; Glass Fairness cup, $14, Perfect teapot scoop, $10; Natural bamboo tea tray, $45
Above: Daily Gaiwan set (three cups with brewing vessel), $39; Glass Fairness cup, $14, Perfect teapot scoop, $10; Natural bamboo tea tray, $45
Angela Sterling
Angela Sterling

Celebrating a romantic anniversary or Valentine’s Day? We suggest creating your own perfect dining experience at home with the finest seafood, poultry, or beef. La Jolla Gourmet Meats has prime filet, prime ribeye, and the pièce de resistance: prime sweetheart-shaped steaks! Order by phone in advance and get your meat cut exactly the way you like it. And while you’re ordering, be sure to reserve some of their best corned beef for St. Patty’s Day! 

La Jolla Gourmet Meats 7660 Fay Ave, Ste C, La Jolla 858.886.7415 butcherlajolla.com

Wherever you want to go, the CycleBoard Rover will take you there with a powerful 1800-watt motor, all-terrain tires, long-range battery, and full suspension. It’s the electric vehicle you’ve been waiting for! Choose your favorite speed mode and get ready for thrilling acceleration, faster top speeds, and longer range cruising. The smooth, responsive brakes combine hydraulic with electronic braking for complete control. CycleBoard Rover’s three-wheel, intuitive lean-to-steer design with patented linkage system offers the ultimate experience in steering and stability and the freedom to explore any terrain in an exciting new way. See for yourself with a test ride at Pedego La Jolla. Pedego, 5702 La Jolla Blvd, Ste 101A, La Jolla 858.291.8845 pedegolajolla.com

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There’s nothing quite like a winter’s walk overlooking the waters and beaches of La Jolla Cove, especially when you start just a few minutes up the hill at Blue Apparel. Inspired by its beautiful surroundings, Blue Apparel features the coziest high-quality sweatshirts, hoodies, hats, and everything else you need to enjoy a day of La Jolla’s sun and sand. Gear up and then ask for the shortcut to see the sea lions! ITEMS FROM TOP CLOCKWISE: Sea lion kid’s tee, $17; Sea lion adult T-shirt, $23; Sea lion plush made from recycled plastic bottles, $20; sticker, $4; note card, $5 Blue Apparel, 1237 Prospect St, Ste M, La Jolla 858.454.2583 blueapparel.com