Feelin’ Good

Southern California…the epitome of health and wellness. The SoCal culture thrives on activity, experiences, physical appearance and long life, all great impetus for discovering, and resurrecting effective pathways to overall wellbeing.

Pillars of Hope Tennis Smash

Held in July at the Omni La Costa Resort and Spa. 150 guests attended the event hosted by Mitchell Thorp Foundation, 
which supports families whose children suffer from life-threatening illnesses, diseases and disorders, 
by providing financial and emotional resources. MitchellThorp.org Photography ​​Jason Shweiki

Pacific Ridge School Creates Free Libraries

In late August, as part of a joint project with the City of Carlsbad, Pacific Ridge School faculty and staff designed and stocked eight “Little Free Libraries” to promote education and community throughout the Carlsbad Barrio and beyond. 
PacificRidge.org Photography Anna Pietrowski

La Costa Film Festival Kick Off Mixer

La Costa Film Festival kicked off the countdown to the four-day event with a fun evening mixer hosted at the home of Jolane and Kevin Crawford. Organizers Ruby and Michael Callihan announced plans for the film extravaganza they are bringing back for the fourth straight year. LaCostaFilmFestival.org

Happy Smiles and Healthy Lives

Did you know the mouth is a window into the health of the body? It can show signs of nutritional deficiencies or general infection. Researchers have also found that periodontitis (the advanced form of periodontal disease that can cause tooth loss) is linked with other health problems like cardiovascular disease, stroke, and bacterial pneumonia. Managing dental health is especially important…

Carlsbad’s Fitness Destination: Tri-City Wellness Center

Ever found you had to drive to a yoga class one place, then swimming elsewhere and out to the park for a quick run? Now you don’t have to! Tri-City Wellness Center takes care of all your fitness needs under one roof…and it’s right here in Carlsbad.

The Reel Pitch Reels in Hollywood

North County San Diego is brimming with talented TV and film scriptwriters who aspire to reach the big screen. Bringing Hollywood vibes to the area, the La Costa Film Festival is hosting its annual The Reel Pitch event to support such talent.

October 2016 Around Town

Carlsbad High School’s Varsity dance team, the Lancer Dancers, will be holding dance classes after school on Wednesdays from Sept. 28 through Nov. 30. Classes are tailored for beginners, intermediate and advanced dancers ages 5 to 14 for a donation of $125 per child (includes two live performances, a tee-shirt and photo.) Participating “Junior Lancer Dancers” will learn new dance…

Massage is Good Medicine

If you watched the Olympics this year and followed Team USA’s Michael Phelps, the death stare that broke the Internet is probably what you’ll remember, along with, of course, his unbelievable medal haul. But what you might have also noticed was circular deep red bruises screaming at you from his back while he glided through the water. “That is massage…

Exquisite Detail, Contemporary Design

Massey Design Group is a residential interior design firm specializing in kitchens, baths and vacation homes. Owner and Lead Designer, Mary Massey is a Certified Interior Designer (CID) in California and holds an Associate Kitchen and Bath Designer (AKBD) certification with the National Kitchen and Bath Association. She is a professional member of the International Interior Design Association (IIDA).

Hope and Happiness After Cancer

The quality of life of cancer patients and survivors of any type of cancer is not often discussed as much as the devastation of hearing the diagnosis and dealing with the medical processes involved. But one breast cancer survivor right here in Carlsbad realized the need to address that head on and is working to change the current mindset with…

Concierge Medicine: The Doctor is in

You’ve heard the myth of the doctor who is reachable at any time. The one who knows patients and their families, their medical histories, their unique medical needs. The one who doesn’t throw prescriptions at isolated symptoms. The one who is attentive to individual needs and committed to preventive care.

Coming Back to Lead the City Forward

“My favorite things about Carlsbad are the family friendly environment, thoughtful community and service-oriented city,” remarks Carlsbad City Manager Kevin Crawford. Longtime residents of the city know those words are not spoken by a stranger! Crawford served the Carlsbad and San Diego County communities prior to his current position as City Manager. For 30 years, he was employed by the…