Let’s hear it for the Boys!

There’s no place like Carlsbad in the summer.., events, fairs, brewfests, galas, surf contests, concerts, flowers, barbeques and evening strolls. Yes, the traffic is even worse, restaurants have long waits and there are tourists everywhere…but…that is all part of what makes Carlsbad come alive and what supports our thriving community!

Carlsbad Village Merchants Mixer

The Carlsbad Village Merchants Association hosted its first Merchant Mixer of the year at Witch Creek Winery in the Village. Merchants, colleagues, friends and family came together to raise a glass and share some snacks and stories while catching up and making new friends. carlsbad-village.com

Tri-City Wellness Center National Walking Day Expo and Celebration

Tri-City Wellness Center hosted a National Walking Day Expo and Celebration April 5th in partnership with the American Heart Association. Heart healthy activities including Zumba, chair massages and hand treatments were offered, along with health screenings and healthy drink and snack samples from vendors. tricitywellness.com

June 2017 Around Town

Treat dad to a rejuvenating Gentleman's Facial and custom 60-minute massage at the Tri-City Wellness Center Spa. The Father's Day Spa Package is valid 6/1-6/18 and the Spa is open to public. tricitywellness.com

North County Board Meeting

North County residents know that there is something special about living in this unique pocket of Southern California. We love to swim, bike, run, hike, golf and play tennis like we’re professionals and then take that passion and energy directly into our places of work, innovating creative changes in various industries that are affecting the professional landscape of North County.…

5 Things to Improve Your Sales Game

1. Have a process. Know what you want to do at each step. The Sandler Methodology is all about process. By following a process you’re able to qualify or disqualify each prospective opportunity and do it more quickly. You should know what’s happening to you on each sales call and more importantly, know what to do about it.

Men’s Prostate Health

If you are a male over the age of 55, there is a very high likelihood that you may be suffering from a condition more common than prostate cancer - Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia, or BPH. We sat down with Dr. Jason Phillips, board certified urologist from North Coast Urology, to discuss BPH and a new minimally invasive treatment option that…

Henebery Celebrated Whiskey

Henebery Whiskey, a 90 proof rye whiskey made with organic ingredients, dates back to 1851 in Peoria, Illinois, where it was farm-to-bottle produced by Matthew Henebery. His great-great-great grandson-in law, Jesse Fanning, is now resurrecting the brand that ceased to exist when Matthew passed. Jesse, along with his family; including his mother, father-in-law and wife, are resurrecting the family name…

The Switchfoot BRO-AM

"We want to giveback to our hometown and invest in the next generation" 
-Switchfoot One of the most common questions asked of local GRAMMY Award winning band Switchfoot, is “Where is your favorite place to perform?” Even though the band has traveled and toured around the world, their answer is always “Home, in beautiful San Diego”.

May 2017 Lifestyle Letter

Beautiful Women, This month we are celebrating the wonderful idiosyncrasies, styles, pleasures and uniqueness that make women so special. My go to beautiful woman is my mother. Her class, grace, wit and charm would stop a room when she entered. She was lovely, fun and adored. I am forever grateful for her influence on my life. The other evening at…

Carlsbad Lifestyle Party

Carlsbad Lifestyle celebrated our friends and partners at Avanti Workspace on March 23rd. Guests sipped on beverages from Culver Beer & Henebery Whiskey and enjoyed a tasty menu from Felix's BBQ/Creative Flavors Catering. There were prizes, take-away gifts and wonderful live music from Rustin Sailors.

JCS Fitness & Martial Arts And Ribeiro Jiu-Jitsu Carlsbad Grand Opening

Long time Carlsbad residents Joao and Rosalva Silva opened the doors to their Fitness & Martial Arts Studio in Bressi Ranch on March 4th. They promote health and well-being to children and adults through exercise and martial arts. Guests enjoyed appetizers while watching and/or participating in Jiu-jitsu and Capoeira classes.

May 2017 Around Town

This spring, Pacific Ridge School is celebrating its first 10 years with a series of festivities. The middle and high school, which has grown from 108 students in 2007 to 577 in 2017, is known for its academics, service learning program, and global travel opportunities for all students. On March 2nd, the school community gathered on the athletic field to…

Spring and Summer Looks We’re Swooning Over

From eye-catching prints to practical and comfortable simplicity at its finest, bold hues, and new classics—there are many style stories right here in your own hometown. With apparel provided by Aranelle, jewelry and handbags from Clever Element, and shoes from Coolest Shoes in California, these three Village boutiques, along with La Costa model Audrey Welsh, worked together to provide their…

Mother’s Day Gift Guide

Ways to Celebrate Mom on her Special Day 1. Get Fun and Get Zen with "Dat Mat Donut Yoga Mat" lookatdatmat.com 2. It might be a diaper bag, but it's super versatile with adjustable straps to make into a crossbody bag or backpack. Plus, it's so cute you'll use it for everything even without the kids JuJuBe "BFF" Bag ju-ju-be.com

Canyon Ranch

If only you could escape to relax, unwind, let loose...somewhere far from everything that distracts or causes stress. We know just the place….Canyon Ranch. Since 1979, the Canyon Ranch wellness resorts in Tucson, Arizona and Lenox, Massachusetts have been the answer to rampant stress and busy-ness. Both of the all-inclusive resorts were built entirely around the concept of healthy living…

Golf Fitness

When it comes to the game of golf, every player from beginner to professional is looking for ways to lower their score. But, before you head to the range to hit another bucket of balls or sign up for a golf lesson, there is something that might be holding you back….YOU! Did you ever think that no matter how much…

Lovely Lady

When Maureen Simons smiles her nose crinkles and her hazel eyes gleam. She smiles a lot, not surprisingly, when talking about her seven children, fifteen grandchildren and her deceased husband, John, to whom she was married for forty-two years. She also smiles often when talking about Carlsbad, her home since 2000, the place she describes as having “great people, great…

April 2017 Lifestyle Letter

Growing up, my favorite assignments in school were reports. From a young age I loved the research, collecting of photos and presenting my discoveries in a nicely bound, written form for my teacher and classmates. Destiny it seems…several decades later, here I am, able to do what I have always enjoyed… as a career! The very best part, is that…

Mitchell Thorp 5K Warrior Spirit Run/Walk

The 8th annual Mitchell Thorp Foundation 5K Warrior Run/Walk was held Saturday, February 4th at Poinsettia Park. More than 1000 people, vendors and volunteers participated. Of the $120,000 raised, 93% will go back into programs to assist families whose children suffer from life-threatening illnesses, diseases and disorders.

April 2017 Around Town

From sports and science to arts and technology, summer programs at Pacific Ridge School offer 3rd to 12th grade students the opportunity to explore their interests and pursue their passions. Choose from the innovation-focused Firebird Program, sports camps for all ages and academic skills classes for middle and high schoolers.

State Street Farmers’ Market

Part of the charm of Carlsbad Village is the State Street Farmers’ Market, a 20 year tradition held every Wednesday in the heart of the Village. When you think of a farmer’s market, you think fresh produce. It’s a vegetarian's delight...Right? Well, if you have not been down to visit our market lately, you’ll be impressed to find a wide…

What’s in your Bag?

Make sure you arrive early and get your FREE State Street Farmers' Market Tote. Perfect for using at the market and around town.

Lake Calavera

"It's so peaceful & serene. I don't think that a lot of people even realize that the lake is there." - Andrea, Carlsbad. There’s much to appreciate about living in North County: the best weather in the country, beautiful beaches, family-oriented neighborhoods, great schools, and for those who want to get outside and commune with nature (and who doesn’t?) beautiful…

Avanti Workspace

A recent study by Intuit shows that by 2020, 40% of the U.S. workforce will be entrepreneurs; freelancers, contractors or temporary employees. Until recently the trend has seen these workers setting up home offices. While it does have its perks, there are also a few downsides, such as finding separation between work and home, as well as finding quiet, appropriate…

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…

Agua Hedionda Lagoon Foundation Membership Mingle

The Agua Hedionda Lagoon Foundation held its Membership Mingle at the Discovery Center. Members and guests enjoyed drinks, appetizers, live music and a presentation by a Juaneno Indian of the northern brothers of the Luiseno. 
Membership helps with preservation and conservation of this important ecosystem. Aguahedionda.org

March 2017 Around Town

Legoland has begun building The Castle Hotel, which will have 250 rooms with three different room themes: Princess, Wizard and Knight. It is projected to open in the Spring of 2018 and will be the first of its kind in North America. The hotel is expected to create hundreds of jobs and bring millions of dollars into the Carlsbad economy.…

Staycation in Carlsbad

Whether you are looking for a little more
room while guests come to visit, a
place to stay during a renovation, or waiting for escrow to close, there’s no need to check into a hotel when you have numerous options in Carlsbad that feel more like HOME.

Escape to a Dream Vacation…in your own backyard

No boarding pass required. No long security lines. No delays. Imagine being able to relax like you are on vacation, just by stepping into your own backyard. Philip Lizarraga, founder and owner of Team G7 Landscape, a local landscape design and build company in Carlsbad, specializes in transforming your yard into your favorite place to visit. Even the smallest spaces,…

Tips when Buying or Selling a Home

Buying and Selling a home should be a fun and exciting time. Take out the stress with some friendly legal tips from real life situations.

Dave & Buster’s VIP Grand Opening Party

VIP guests enjoyed a night of entertainment at the new Dave & Buster's located in The Shoppes at Carlsbad. Guests dined on their signature dishes, sipped delicious drinks and played on countless state-of-the art interactive video and classic arcade games. 
It was a fun night had by all. Daveandbusters.com

Home Safety Essentials

Keeping your family and home safe is a top priority! Here are some of our favorite products and a few friendly reminders to keep your home safe and prepared in case of an emergency.

Get a New Look

According to Merriam-Webster, the definition of serendipity is: “The occurrence and development of events by chance in a happy or beneficial way.” For Coleen Choisser, owner of Anna Rode’ Designs in Rancho Bernardo, the serendipitous event that led to her becoming one of the top-rated interior designers in San Diego County was her choice of an elective her freshman year…

Want to know your neighbors?  Go Nextdoor

"We have a cat who wouldn't come out from under our couch. We thought it might help her to resocialize by setting her up in a large kennel. We posted on Nextdoor to ask if anyone had a kennel available. A neighbor responded that day to say she had an extra one and that we could come by and get…

A happy February 
filled with love!

Our February issue proclaims 'Love Is In The Air'! Coming off the fullness of the holidays, many of us are still cozy and filled with love from family and friends. If you were like me, you experienced the incredible richness of having your children gathered around - laughing, talking, playing games and delighting in being together again. Love is gratifying,…

29th Annual North County Philanthropic Council 
Volunteer Awards Luncheon

North County Philanthropic Council celebrated those who give time and talent to help people and improve the quality of life in north county communities at their 29th annual luncheon. Each year, member organizations select an outstanding volunteer for this prestigious award. NCPhilanthropy.org


The Carlsbad Village Association, in collaboration with the Village Faire Shops, hosted its Annual Pets on Parade in 
December in downtown Carlsbad and raised $1,545 for Carlsbad-based non-profit Wagging Dog Rescue. The event offered up a day of four-legged fun including professional pet photos with Santa. Carlsbad-Village.com. Posh Paws Photography

Assistance League of North Coast Autumn Fantasy Fundraiser

Assistance League of North Coast held its 22nd annual Autumn Fantasy fundraiser which drew over 300 guests and raised $68,670 to support the chapter’s 12 philanthropic programs for needy students, K-12, in Carlsbad, Oceanside and Vista. NBC 7 San Diego’s Dagmar Midcap and Greg Bledsoe emceed the event. ALNC.org

Astronomy Night at Agua Hedionda Lagoon Discovery Center

The Agua Hedionda Lagoon Foundation celebrated their "Nights at the Museum" series with Astronomy Night. Kids and adults enjoyed looking at the night sky through a high powered telescope, and learned about the solar system from Professor Robert Gill of Cal State San Marcos. AguaHedionda.org

Carlsbad Firefighters Association Hosts 
Operation Santa Claus

Carlsbad firefighters visited city neighborhoods and collected new unwrapped toys, school supplies, toiletries and food donations which are given to the Carlsbad Christmas Bureau for distribution to over 400 families in Carlsbad. Neighborhoods included were Bressi Ranch, Rancho Carrillo, Foothills, Terramar, Canterbury and Evans Pointe.

February 2017 Around Town

Congratulations to Council Member Keith Blackburn on his re-election and to newly elected Council Member Cori Schumacher. The City Council consists of an elected mayor and four elected council members. Each serves a four-year term. City Council includes Mayor Matt Hall, Council Member Keith Blackburn, Council Member Michael Schumacher, Council Member Cori Schumacher and Council Member Mark Packard. CarlsbadCA.gov

Art to Heart

Our beautiful city is blessed with nature’s art in many ways. When I take a walk on the beach as the sun is setting, I am always struck by the beauty of where we live! But as an art lover and collector, one of the things I really enjoy about living here is our growing reputation as an arts community,…

Love in the Village

Looking for a romantic local 
Valentine’s Date? 

There’s no need to travel far to find romance. The village in downtown Carlsbad is a charming location, popular to both residents and tourists alike. It has classic options plus a handful of new modern restaurants and venues to offer up hours of entertainment and enjoyment. Local residents Lisa & Terry Rodman, who…

Palm Desert Getaway

Whisk your loved one/s away to Palm Desert for a weekend or a week of savoring the desert life in one of Southern California’s quickly booming and favored getaways. Ringed by three magnificent mountain ranges, this premier resort destination in the heart of California’s Coachella Valley is sheltered from coastal air pollution and inclement weather. Offering an average of 350…

Tax Tips at Your Fingertips

“I just LOVE tax season,” said no one ever! We know…so we’re here to help make it a little easier on you this year. Kurt Filipovitch and the experts from Filipovitch and Co., a local accounting company that has done business in the city for over 35 years, share their tips to make tax season easier on everyone.

For Your Love

This Valentine's Day, discover local gifts your sweetheart will simply adore!

Happy New Year!

We are kicking off 2017 with an exploration into healthy and fit living. I don’t know about you but I already need a holiday diet so let’s start getting fit and healthy together!

Carlsbad Family Raises More than $15,000 for 
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation

The Adams family of Carlsbad's Team "Ella Bella" did their part to help make "Type One Type None" through fundraising for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation San Diego Walk to Cure Diabetes in Balboa Park. JDRF.org

Pure Barre Carlsbad Celebrates One Year Anniversary

Pure Barre Carlsbad celebrated their first anniversary with free classes in the morning, then traded in their water bottles for fun cocktails and a party in the evening. PureBarre.com/ca-carlsbad