Life is Rad in Carlsbad

Hi Everyone!  My name is Margi Blash Filipovitch and I’d like to start by saying I’m honored to be the new Editor for Carlsbad Lifestyle.

I’ll give you a little bit of background on me.  I am a Southern California girl!  I grew up in Laguna Niguel then moved to Los Angeles where I attended U.S.C. (FIGHT ON!) where I studied Communication and Musical Theater.  But, I would have to say the best part was meeting my husband Nick Filipovitch, graduate of CHHS and long time local resident.

After graduating, I stayed in Los Angeles and worked as a red carpet reporter and Television Host, where I interviewed almost every A-List celebrity for outlets such as Discovery Channel,, People Magazine and Us Weekly.  I attended events such as The Oscars, Grammys, Golden Globes, Film Premieres and Junkets and much much more.  It was a wild ride but when Nick and I decided to get married we knew Carlsbad was where we were going to call ‘home’ and the perfect place to raise a family.

We got married in 2011 and now have two young kids, our daughter Georgia (3) and our baby boy Troy (10 months).  Life is a bit crazy right now trying to balance it all, and very loud, but we’re so grateful for all of it.

San Diego is a popular tourist destination with Carlsbad being one of the top cities to visit. March is a great time to enjoy our city before the crowds start flooding in for Spring Break. Life can get pretty hectic these days. We’re always on the go and constantly connected to our devices. It’s easy to forget how fortunate we are to live here. How many times have you driven by the Flower Fields but never really stopped to appreciate them? One of my favorite spots to enjoy the Flower Fields is up on Armada Drive. You can take a picnic lunch, or sometimes a great food truck is there during weekday lunch times, and overlook the fields with a complete ocean view. It’s breathtaking. I hope this month you remember to slow down and focus on what’s important. Take time for yourself and enjoy your home with your family and friends.

I’m proud to call Carlsbad HOME and look forward to sharing stories about our city and residents!  If you ever have an idea please always feel free to reach out to me directly.


Margi Blash Filipovitch



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