Mercato In San Diego’s Little Italy


Live, local rock crabs(Photo credit: Anda Bailey)

You’re not a true San Diegan until you’ve experienced, and fallen madly in love with, our farmers’ markets. There is truly nothing like a beautiful, sunny Saturday morning in San Diego than going to the Mercato in Little Italy. San Diego’s largest farmers’ market comes to […]

Recap: Hearts, Hats And Heels Event To Benefit San Diego’s Kids Korps USA

(Photo credit: Cecilia Fernandez)

San Diego’s finest were called upon to “have a heart” last Wednesday, February 6, and show their support for Kids Korps USA. The VIP luncheon and fashion extravaganza hosted by FINE Magazine took place at the stately Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club.

(Photo Credit: Cecilia Fernandez)

Guests were treated to a delicious lunch, […]

Recap: Final Salon Event At Andaz San Diego Featuring Green Flash And Venissimo Cheese

Photo Credit: Ryan Gillis

On Thursday December 13, Andaz San Diego hosted their final “salon” event of 2012 with a craft beer and cheese pairing. This event brought together two well-loved local companies: Green Flash Brewing and Venissimo Cheese. I am a huge fan of both beer and cheese, but this event exceeded my expectations with the depth […]

2Good2B Bakery Cafe in Encinitas, CA

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“Cardboard”, “hockey puck”, “tasteless.” I’ll take “words that often describe gluten-free baked goods” for $200, Alex!

Yes, sadly the gluten-free varieties of our favorite cakes, cookies, breakfast pastries, and breads have gotten a bad wrap over the years. But not anymore, because as their namesake implies, the tasty treats that emerge from 2Good2B Bakery […]

Orfila Winery: Great Wine Tasting Only Half Hour From San Diego

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Summer is just around the corner and like most San Diegans, I plan on taking advantage of the gorgeous Southern California weather that we are blessed with. The outdoor activity options are endless; numerous parks, beaches, and ocean-front cafes are just waiting to be explored. However, if you’re looking to avoid the crowds, a […]

Elizabethan Desserts In Encinitas

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From my experience, desserts tend to fall in two categories. There are those that lookexquisite -every detail painstakingly fussed for the sake of aesthetics -but when consumed, the flavors fall flat. And then, there are those confectionery creations that forgo the exterior glamour for the sake of taste -sure they may not be pleasing […]

Nothing Bundt Cakes In Del Mar

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Roses are red, sugar is sweet, cupcakes are nice, but bundts can’t be beat!

In the pastry world, it’s safe to say that cupcakes reign supreme, and with places like Sprinkles, SusieCakes and Magnolia Bakery boasting the most delicious confectionery creations, it’s not difficult to see why. But I think it’s time to allow […]

San Diego Farmers’ Markets

The city of San Diego is well known for its abundance of locally grown food and assortment of sustainable merchandise. Every single day of the week small companies from the area come together to host farmers’ markets throughout the county. There are booths lined up and down the streets with an array of products […]

Halcyon Tea is Brewing in San Diego’s Trendy South Park Neighborhood

Halcyon Tea

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Why belly up to the bar after a long work week when you can saunter into Halcyon and sip and sample a brew or two – of tea that is. Tucked away on a quaint corner in trendy South Park, Halcyon Tea is the perfect destination to ease into […]

Con Pane Rustic Breads And Cafe In San Diego

Photo Credit: Emma Chan

As a bread lover, I must recommend Con Pane Rustic Breads and Café. Featured on numerous food blogs as well as San Diego Magazine’s 2010 Best of San Diego, I was lucky enough to stumble upon this lovely café. The smell of fresh bread surrounds neighboring blocks. Whether you are craving a fresh sourdough […]

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