Meet the Makers

When you think of the word “maker,” what comes to mind?  If it’s whiskey ... well, then that’s another story. But, if it’s about the plethora of artists, entrepreneurs and talents we have in Carlsbad, you’re getting closer. 

February 2018 Around Town

NextMed Center of Carlsbad, San Diego's destination for premier private practice medical care, has officially opened. NextMed is located at 6121 & 6125 Paseo Del Norte, Carlsbad.

The Power of Inspiration

The other day, someone asked me, “Why are you in the art gallery business?” It was an oddly personal question to me, but I also realized it’s one that I’ve never answered. It made me think of the carefree time I spent traveling around the world as a surf photographer, chasing the endless summer. For more than 25 years, I…

A Handmade Valentine’s Day

 un | From-Scratch Pasta  Yield: 1 pound  2 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting

How to Plan a Home Renovation

Are you thinking about redoing an area of your home or maybe the entire yard, but aren’t sure how to go about it? After 48 years in business, I believe that a vast majority put off this endeavor because people are not sure how to start the process. 

Local Chocolate Shop Crafts Irresistible Truffles

If you're after a decadent and rich chocolate treat, look no further than Doce Chocolates, located right here in Carlsbad. Doce was founded in 2015 by Linda Friz, a Southern California local. She curated a passion for desserts and entrepreneurship early on, drawing her inspiration from her parents: Linda’s mother was creative in the kitchen, and her dad was a business…

A Day in the Life of Local Artist Stephen Foster

Stephen Foster began creating jewelry when he was only 15 years old. His keen eye for jewelry art then turned into a family-owned business that has operated since 1981 as Foster’s Fine Jewelry.