October 2017 Lifestyle Letter

As we kiss the warm and feisty days of summer good-bye and embrace the new cozy of October…things are changing. Everything is so crisp and clear. The ocean has a new deep blue with twinkling diamonds dancing atop…Catalina looks like someone just painted it on the horizon. Nights are cool and it actually feels good to have a bonfire, colors…

Aaron Chang Art Gallery presents “On the Trail of Ansel Adams”

Aaron Chang presented an impressive collection of black & white photographs at his sold out shows, On the Trail of Ansel Adams, at his Solana Beach gallery on July 21 and San Diego gallery on July 22. Guests enjoyed wine and cheese along with live music. Photos: John Cocozza Photography. Aaronchang.com/ansel-adams

Carlsbad Women’s Center Gelebrates the Grand Opening of NextMed Center

The Carlsbad Women’s Center celebrated the official opening and ribbon cutting of their new location, the NextMed Center of Carlsbad on August 10. Guests enjoyed office tours and meeting the physicians of West Coast OB/GYN, Fertility Specialists Medical Group and Femina Careo Uro/GYN. For more info and RSVP: Ivfspecialists.com/events

October 2017 Around Town

Piper the Pig, an animal ambassador for the Agua Hedionda Lagoon Foundation’s Discovery Center has become extremely popular with adult and children visitors alike. So much so that, when she was “missing” for awhile, the Discovery Center got phone calls and E-mails inquiring about her welfare! Piper has been a Monday through Friday outside exhibit at the Discovery Center since…

Craft Beer 101

You drink Bud Light. Always have, always will. Or maybe it’s wine. You have studied the varietals, contemplated the years and developed a sophisticated palette. You tell yourself that craft beer is not your thing. It is a fad…that you like to stick with what you know.

Silvergate Bank

Ask their customers why they choose Silvergate Bank over the competition and you'll receive a wide spectrum of positive responses. There is one consistent comeback though that perpetually appears: “It's their customer service.” Not just your generic type either, but the kind that makes an owner feel special, like their bank is truly their partner in the success of their…

Dental Tips for a Healthy Halloween

Always check treats to make sure they’re safe and sealed before being eaten. Treats can wait to be eaten until you’re home. Never eat anything that looks suspicious. If a treat looks questionable, throw it away. Best to be safe.

2018 Q5

Redesigned and reimagined from the outside in, the Audi Q5 exudes style and refinement everywhere you look. From the flowing exterior shoulder line to the luxurious amenities within, you’ll see Audi is redefining how an SUV looks—and feels.

Pacific Ridge School Students Go Global

Many Carlsbad residents were among over 570 Pacific Ridge School students and faculty who traveled around the country and the world for academic study, cultural immersion and service. 2017 destinations included Austin, TX; Australia; China; Costa Rica; Cuba; Grand Canyon; Greece; India; Morocco; Northern Sierras; Taiwan; and Washington, D.C. Pacificridge.org

Simple Asparagus and Watercress Soup

Over medium heat, pour one tablespoon of olive oil in a well-seasoned cast iron skillet. Add asparagus and saute until tender and lightly seared on all sides. Remove from heat and cut into 1-inch pieces. Season with salt and set aside. In a medium saucepan, heat remaining butter or oil, add spring onions and garlic and cook until translucent. Add…

Leap Coffee

“Let’s meet for coffee”! How many times have you said, heard, or been asked that question? Meeting for coffee is a common event embedded into our way of life. Shouldn’t it, therefore, be something amazing, every time? It can be! Thanks to Leap Coffee and the unique culture it embodies, the mundane meeting at the coffee shop can be a…