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Join the Rally For Reptiles Paint Party For EcoVivarium!

Published by Cathy Hendrie

Are you ready for scales, tails, and a whole lot of fun? On June 18 at 10 a.m., join the Rally For Reptiles Paint Party For EcoVivarium Living Museum. The venue is one of the largest reptile, amphibian, and arthropod rescues in the United States. Each year countless animals in need are helped because of EcoVivarium. Some of these lucky animals become Education Ambassadors, others are adopted into private homes, and a few become permanent sanctuary residents. Your support makes this work possible!

Pretty Paints Party in Old Town […]

Our June Newsletter Is Packed With Summer Fun!

Published by Cathy Hendrie


Our June e-newsletter celebrates summer with activities like amusement park rides and seaside fun, exploring cool museums, shopping for Father’s Day gifts, dining out, sampling handcrafted cocktails and wines and many more things to do! Check it all out here: https://buff.ly/3NhlRj2

#June #Summer #FathersDay #SanDiegoCountyFair #sdfair #Shopping #Dining #SanDiego #SanDiegoCounty #BalboaPark #SanDiegoMuseums #OceanBeach #MissionBeach #BelmontPark #Coronado #OldTown #LaJolla #DelMar #Carlsbad #Oceanside #SanMarcos #Escondido #Temecula #TemeculaValley #Wineries #DestinationShopping #VintageShops #HomeDecor #followppsd #shoplocal

Indulge in an entertaining and delicious dining experience as Master chefs dazzle guests at Shogun Restaurant in Kearny Mesa.

Published by Terri Graham

Shogun Restaurant



Written by: Cynthia Lamont & Cathy Hendrie

Master chefs dazzle guests with their samurai-like swordsmanship as they skillfully slice, dice, juggle, and entertain, while preparing entrées on a sizzling Teppanyaki grill.

Start with an assortment of appetizers, like lightly battered Shrimp Tempura, Pot Stickers, Spicy Edamame and much more. Savor sublime sushi rolls, prepared with everything from shrimp to tuna to crab, salmon and yellowtail. Or feast on Shogun’s signature entrées while taking in a tableside Teppanyaki cooking show. Personable chefs display amazing knife skills, flipping shrimp […]

Voltaire Beach House A Locals Favorite in Ocean Beach!

Published by Terri Graham



Kick back at this breezy eatery, specializing in New American fare, blissful brunches, craft cocktails and offering a wide selection of local San Diego beers. Ocean Beach has seen its restaurant scene grow and continue to impress newcomers and locals alike, getting better with each bite. The open-air patio at Voltaire Beach House, in the center of it all, lets you soak up the ocean air while enjoying brunch, burgers, bowls or breakfast served all day, every day. Located in the heart of Ocean Beach, […]

Wheel Fun Rentals Coupon – $5 Off Any Bike Rental!

Published by Terri Graham


Wheel Fun Rentals Coupon – $5 Off Any Bike Rental!

Click here to download coupon and find the location nearest to you!

Wheel Fun Rentals offers everything from traditional cruiser bikes , electric bikes and specialty cycles to carriage-like Surreys and tandem cycles. You won’t find a wider variety of recreation rental equipment anywhere!  Take the entire family for a spin on a four-wheel Surrey cycle, cruise through your favorite park on a cruiser bike, or enjoy a waterfront adventure on one of our many types […]

Let San Diego Harley-Davidson® get your motor runnin’ and ready for adventure!

Published by Terri Graham


Let San Diego Harley-Davidson® get your motor runnin’ and ready for adventure! Home of the largest new and pre-owned inventory on the West Coast, the super-sized dealership on Morena Boulevard carries Harley-Davidson® Street Glides, Road Glides, Sportsters and many more gleaming dream machines. New to riding? Try the Jumpstart demo, letting you experience the thrill of the throttle from a stationary bike. Looking to upgrade? Take a joy ride and find your fit. Every bike comes with a one-year H.O.G. (Harley Owners Group) membership, providing […]

Discover North Coast San Diego’s Award-Winning Theatre

Published by Terri Graham

North Coast Repertory Theatre


Discover immense talent and exceptional productions in an intimate setting at North Coast Repertory Theatre.

Nestled in the seaside city of Solana Beach, the leading arts organization is enjoying its 40th year. Producing seven diverse main stage plays and a special holiday show each year, the popular venue offers opportunities for local playwrights, actors, directors and designers. Its Theatre School also stages several works, highlighting the acting and technical accomplishments of its young students aiming for theatrical careers.

In addition to the Rep’s award-winning Main Stage season, […]

See Art in Action at Spanish Village Art Center in Balboa Park!

Published by Cathy Hendrie

PassPort to San Diego

Color your world at Spanish Village Art Center in Balboa Park, where 37 working-artist studios open their doors to the public. The courtyard, with its playfully painted tiles, is a kaleidoscope, drawing visitors in. Art lovers are invited to watch glassblowers and potters, painters and sculptors, jewelry-makers and other craftspeople create of one-of-a-kind pieces, many for sale. The studio artists often share stories, teach, and give recommendations to budding artists interested in similar work. Events include the Potters’ Guild and Art Glass […]

Make Tracks to Cougar Vineyard & Winery, Specializing in 100 Percent Estate-Grown Italian Varietals Paired with Picturesque Views of Temecula Valley.

Published by Terri Graham



Make tracks to Cougar Vineyard & Winery, specializing in 100 percent estate-grown Italian varietals paired with picturesque views of Temecula Valley. Cougar not only grows its own grapes, but also produces and bottles its award-winning wines on site. The 17-acre property on the De Portola Wine Trail features a popular tasting room, barrel room, gift shop and live music Friday nights and Sunday afternoons. Order fresh salads, sandwiches, hot paninis and pizzas from Sangio’s Deli, kick back on the sunny patio, and raise a […]

Order Your Holiday Platter Today From Prontos Gourmet Market!

Published by Terri Graham


At Prontos Gourmet Market you can order a sweet treats, mini pastry platter (Covid style) individually wrapped! They also have wonderful Chucuterie platters! Order your platter today!  #dessert #pastries #carlsbadvillage #carlsbadfoodie

2812 Roosevelt St., Carlsbad (760) 434-2644



Come Discover Beautiful Ramona! Great Restaurants and Places to Shop, plus Award-Winning Wineries, Golfing and much more!

Published by Terri Graham


“The H.E.A.R.T of San Diego” is Ramona, which is located 36 miles northeast of San Diego in the foothills of the Cuyamaca Mountains. Venture over the mountains and you will be in the Anza Borrego desert, playground for the camping enthusiast.

The Ramona Chamber of Commerce supports the local businesses with networking opportunities and events to promote their community and guests which includes, The Annual Community Awards, Installation Dinner, Ramona Open Studios Tour, Motorcycle Events, Ramona Country Fair, Taste of Ramona, Merchants Safe Trick or Treat […]

Savor stupendous soups and top-of-the-line sandwiches, salads  and pastas — all made from scratch — at Prontos Gourmet Market

Published by Terri Graham



Written By: Cathy Hendrie

Savor stupendous soups and top-of-the-line sandwiches, salads  and pastas — all made from scratch — at Prontos Gourmet Market, THE place to enjoy breakfast and lunch, and pick up dinners-to-go in Carlsbad Village. Prontos features an amazing array of gourmet foods and specialty items like Angus Beef Osso Bucco, Greek Stuffed Chicken, Wild Atlantic Salmon and Lobster Macaroni and Cheese. Not to be missed is the large pastry case filled with cobblers, cakes, bars and other homemade treats. Dine indoors or out […]

Explore wonderful shops, restaurants and services at Village Faire in Carlsbad! There’s something for everyone!

Published by Terri Graham



The Village Faire Shopping Center in historic Carlsbad Village sits about a block from the ocean. Set in New England-style architecture surrounding a fountain courtyard, the center’s boutique shops include beauty, fitness, a day spa, clothing, gifts, jewelry and imports. Dining covers a wide range of cuisine, including Mediterranean, Italian, Southwestern, Californian and Japanese, not to mention burgers, gelato, smoothies and coffee. Other establishments include a surfboard shop, art galleries, real estate services and a UPS Store. A great way to spend a day exploring all […]

Enjoy fine Italian specialties with friends and family at Gregorio’s Italian Restaurant

Published by Terri Graham



Break bread with friends and family at Gregorio’s Italian Restaurant, situated on the second level of the seaside shopping plaza Village Faire in Carlsbad. Open daily for lunch and dinner, Gregorio’s robust menu features everything from pasta primavera to specialty thin-crust pizzas, plus soups, salads and sandwiches. Seafood, chicken and grilled items such as the artfully prepared filet mignon round out the menu. Nosh on eggplant sliders, gnocchi mozzarella sticks and other snacks paired with signature cocktails during the popular Happy Hour […]

Rent New Office Space at Oceanside Technology Center!

Published by Terri Graham



Ready to get out of the house and work in a pretty, private furnished office? Professionals will love the brand new spaces at Oceanside Technology Center. Disconnect from the noise of everyday life and increase productivity. Inquire about month-to-month private office rental, which includes access to a private keypad locked office, sit/stand desk, reliable WiFi, printer use and access to all common areas. State-of-the-art conference rooms, daily private office rental, co-working and virtual offices also available. Only blocks from the beach and the Sprinter station, […]

Let Bradbury | Macleay Realty Group – Windermere Homes & Estates Help You Make the Right Move!

Published by Terri Graham


Recognized as a Top Ten Team Producer in 2020 and 2021 by Windermere Homes & Estates, Valerie and Erik Bradbury have extensive local experience with luxury and second-home properties, seasoned homeowners, first-time buyers and out-of-town relocations. Coupled with Erik’s experience as a licensed CPA, this North County San Diego real estate duo has the expertise and acumen so critically needed in today’s market. Considering selling, or need an assessment of your home’s potential value? Contact Valerie and Erik for a no-obligation meeting to review your […]

Buy Beautiful Bikinis this Summer at Boom Boom Brazil!

Published by Terri Graham



Splash into spring with Boom Boom Brazil, a happy South Oceanside swim and beach boutique where the locals go for one-of-a-kind swimwear, ethically sourced and made with love. Whether trendy surf bikinis or sophisticated one-pieces, the shop has something special for mermaids of all ages, sizes, and styles. Find every color and print under the sun, from sparkly neon pink and turquoise, to tropical florals and palms. Accessorize with locally crafted jewelry, pretty beach kimonos, or comfy Mommy & Me leggings. New arrivals are added […]

Enjoy A Mouthwatering Margaritas and Delicious Mexican Cuisine at Anita’s Mexican Restaurant & Cantina!

Published by Terri Graham



Experience the taste of true Mexican fare served with a smile at the South “O” location of this third generation family-owned restaurant. A community staple, Anita’s has proudly served Oceanside and neighboring cities since 1973. Thirteen deluxe combination plates, ranchero-style dinners such as Carne con Chile Colorado and Carne con Chile Verde, plus seafood specialties anchor the menu. Enchiladas, burritos, tostadas and tacos can be ordered a la carte. Locals also love the complimentary chips and salsa and amazing list of mouthwatering margaritas. Toast to […]

Gather at South ‘O’ Hot Spots The Privateer Coal Fire Pizza and The Privateer Marketplace & Wine Bar!

Published by Terri Graham




Taste the difference at this South “O” hot spot, firing up phenomenal Neapolitan-style pizzas in its 100 percent coal fire oven. An early star of South Oceanside’s now shining culinary scene, the restaurant is also known for fresh and locally sourced ingredients used in its gourmet appetizers, salads, soups and specialty dishes. Savor starters such as Mahi Mahi Taquitos or Grilled Octopus or skip right to palate-pleasing pastas such as Baked Ziti, and Shrimp Linguini; also try the new Chicken Gnocchi or lean into a […]