Hello June!

This month’s issue of Carlsbad Lifestyle celebrates a few of our local men. We have highlighted some wonderful members of our community here for you to get to know them better. Our stories share a few of their hobbies, passions and professional insights. We honor devoted fathers and take you on an adventure for the wild at heart.

Pure Barre Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting

Pure Barre is now in Carlsbad! The new studio had a Grand Opening which included a Ribbon Cutting ceremony by the Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce. Friends and community members welcomed owner Katy Hamyk and her staff to their new location. PureBarre.com

Meseret Defar, Joshua Cheptegei Prevail at Carlsbad 5000

The 31st edition of the world’s fastest 5K took place with thousands of runners participating in one of California’s most-scenic seaside towns. Ethiopian Meseret Defar dominated the women’s race. In the men’s race, Joshua Cheptegei of Uganda held back speedy competitors to win in 13:24. Photography Justin Britton. RunRockNRoll.com

A Lifetime of Community, 
Dedication, Teamwork

They say that no man is an island. Greg Nelson, Sr. who has made his home in Carlsbad for more than six decades would certainly agree. As the City of Carlsbad’s inaugural Citizen of the Year in 1991 and the Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce Philanthropist of the Year in 2006, some might call Nelson a philanthropist nonpareil for his financial…

Celebrating Father’s Day, Carlsbad Style

This year, when Sunday the 19th rolls around, you’ll know what to do. That’s because we’ve put together a comprehensive guide of family oriented, off the wall, 21 and over, and other activities for pops, dad, daddy…or whatever you like to call your old man.

Appreciating the Gift of Life

For 25 years, Aaron Chang traveled to over 50 countries, shooting photos of top surfing talent at exotic locations, as a senior photographer on assignment for Surfing Magazine. An internationally acclaimed artist with a passion for surf photography, his work has been published in hundreds of books and magazines. He began shooting photos of his friends surfing and learned to…

Around Town

Summer Camp at the DC educates campers on the flora and fauna around the lagoon, takes them on daily hikes around the native garden and trail, and lets them interact with the DC animal ambassadors. Each week is a fun and different theme, allowing students to “taste nature” and learn through hands-on activities. Week 1 will be themed “Life on…

Men’s Guide to Montana

Mention Montana and every outdoor adventure you can think of comes to mind. Add to that luxe clubs and resorts offering a plethora of activities to maximize on the natural beauty all around, and you have a dream destination you may as well never want to leave. Here’s our pick of the cream of the crop!

Man Cave Essentials

We leave you with these fantastic man cave (P)inspirations – whether you are looking to renovate that basement or add some more pizzazz to an existing space in your home. P.S. Some great ideas here for Father’s Day as well. Enjoy!

Rewriting Cat’s In the Cradle

I was finishing grad school and working two jobs when our sons were born. I tried to do it all, but something had to give because the family was getting crumbs. Jon and Tim saw little of their daddy for the first few months of their lives.