La Jolla Open House Weekend: June 2nd & 3rd

Move into your dream home with our La Jolla Open House weekend guide. This week we’re featuring three La Jolla homes. Happy house hunting!


When: Saturday and Sunday 1-4PM
Where: 1740 Colgate Circle
Details: 
$4,395,000. 5BR/6.5BA. This gorgeous home is a sizable, soft contemporary estate that checks off all of boxes on your wish list!!
Contact: Maxine and Marti Gellens 858.551.6630, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties

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When: Friday 1-5PM Saturday 1-4PM and Sunday 12-4PM
Where: 1591 Loring Street
Details: 
$2,325,000. 4BR/4.5BA. Embrace the coveted coastal San Diego lifestyle from this stunning contemporary home!!!
Contact: Maxine and Marti Gellens 858.551.6630, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties.

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When: Saturday and Sunday 1-4PM
Where: 778 La Canada Street
Details:
$2,250,000. 4BR/3.5BA. Resting on a quiet cul-de-sac adjacent to 22-acres of open space, this stunning contemporary home has been perfectly positioned to capture its tranquil ocean views!
Contact: Maxine and Marti Gellens 858.551.6630, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties

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La Jolla Hotels, Inns & Bed & Breakfasts

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Planning on visiting La Jolla? Super! You surely won’t be disappointed in the assortment and value of the area accommodations. Whether you are popping into La Jolla for a hurried business trip, a singular event, or a protracted vacation, visitors will find the appropriate rooms for all their needs. La Jolla accommodations consist of swank resorts, celebrated hotels, comfy bed and breakfast inns, and appropriately situated motels. While you’re visiting La Jolla, you may opt to holiday near the Pacific Ocean and the downtown Village area, or just a tad outside of town, and yet remain close to all of the foremost attractions in La Jolla and the greater San Diego area.

Visitors may choose from several motels in and around La Jolla. Several are to be found within a short hike of numerous shops, restaurants and the oceanfront. If you don’t fret over somewhat longer jaunts up or down the picturesque Pacific Coast, or even brief drives, you may choose to stay at a number of motels just south of La Jolla near the Bird Rock community and Windansea Beach, or north closer to Del Mar, or even east, near University City and a number of major shopping centers and restaurants. In short, you simply can’t go wrong in the La Jolla community.

On the other hand, if a resort or spa vacation is what you have your heart set on, you may choose to check into a host of lavish vacation spots in La Jolla. Some of these consist of the Hyatt Regency, the Marriott Hotel, the Hilton, the Estancia Hotel and Spa, the Lodge at Torrey Pines, and the renowned La Jolla Shores Hotel. When you check in at these finer resort hotels, fully expect to be indulged with all the spoiling you need. Indeed, from massages by the pool to beauty and rejuvenating treatments, visitors will find the treatment exemplary. In addition, you will experience fine dining at La Jolla’s resort hotels, all of which feature some of the preeminent restaurants and celebrated chefs in the greater San Diego area.

As an extra bonus, if you happen to be a golf or tennis aficionado, La Jolla offers two great hotels that will situate you and/or your loved ones right next to all the action. For one, the Lodge at Torrey Pines offers all the amenities of an extravagant resort and is situated nearby the acclaimed Torrey Pines Golf Course, a stop on the PGA tour. In addition, The La Jolla Shores Hotel is situated next to the La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club, and is positioned on one of San Diego’s finest beaches. Replete with an expansive grassy picnic area and mild surf, La Jolla Shores Beach is absolutely picture-perfect for the entire family.

On the other hand, if cozy and the romantic beckons you, by all means consider checking in to one of numerous bed and breakfast inns in La Jolla. For instance, The Bed and Breakfast Inn in La Jolla is situated mere steps from La Jolla Cove and offers more than a few delightful rooms with cozy fireplaces. Conversely, for business travelers, the smaller La Jolla inns are indeed a comfy home away from home and yet still provide suitable locales and sought after creature comforts.

For those visitors with a penchant for immersing themselves in La Jolla’s historical past and culture, you’ll immediately fall head over heels with refined and deep-rooted hotels, including the distinguished Grande Colonial and La Valencia. Both of these quality accommodations are located in the very heart of La Jolla Village near shops, quality restaurants, interesting museums and unique art galleries.

For a little background, consider that The Grande Colonial commenced business way back in 1913, thus making it La Jolla’s oldest, original hotel. Overlooking the Pacific Ocean, it was designed by Richard Requa, an architect who also conceived many of the historic buildings in San Diego’s world-renown Balboa Park.

During the Roaring 20s, the hotel attained the popular drugstore next door, moving it inside the hotel along with featuring an ice cream parlor on the sidewalk just out front. Consequently, both the sidewalk cafe and the hotel soon became an admired place to hang out for residents and celebrities who wanted to get away. Believe it or not, the drugstore pharmacist was none other than Gregory Peck, Sr., the father of well-known thespian Gregory Peck, who was born and raised in La Jolla and subsequently established the celebrated La Jolla Playhouse. Today the Grande Colonial remains a popular gathering spot for visitors to La Jolla. The hotel staff takes pride in offering guests an exclusive combo of up-to-date amenities and old-fashioned, European sophistication. And you surely don’t want to miss out on the award-winning Nine-Ten restaurant!

La Jolla boasts of other famous historic hotels such as the La Valencia, an amiable Spanish-style edifice looking out over the Pacific Ocean. Also known as the Pink Lady, La Valencia initially launched in 1926. Much like the Grande Colonial, La Valencia rapidly became trendy with numerous celebs, especially those who happened to be acting at the La Jolla Playhouse. In addition to La Jolla native Gregory Peck, other stars included Dorothy McGuire, Mel Ferrer, Jose Ferrer, Joseph Cotton, Richard Basehart, Charlton Heston, Ginger Rogers, Jennifer Jones, Lorne Green, and David Niven. Furthermore, La Jolla novelist Raymond Chandler often chose to frequent the hotel’s Whaling Bar and used La Valencia as a setting for his mystery thriller, Playback. The Pink Lady still appeals to visitors from around the world today, but natives and residents cherish it because of its lunches, Sunday brunches, and the scenic 180-degree view from the top floor Sky Room restaurant. La Valencia is also a very popular location for weddings and other jubilant merriments and unique festivities.

So why wait for somebody else’s distinctive occasion, when you may create your very own in ever-appealing La Jolla? Whatever your desires and circumstances when visiting La Jolla, there is a hotel accommodation that is historic, modern, simple or luxurious. Indeed, whether you seek to vacation or visit the very heart of the Village or close by, you will constantly discover something distinctive when you visit La Jolla.


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Don’t Miss the 2018 Mainly Mozart Festival

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Mainly Mozart announces its 2018 Spotlight Chamber Music Series. The popular intermission-free series presents world class chamber musicians performing beloved classics. The Spotlight Series is sponsored by the Patricia and Christopher Weil Family Foundation.

New York-based pianist Anne-Marie McDermott returns for her seventh year as The Spotlight Curator. She has imbued the series with her signature combination of well-known favorites and forgotten gems.

“Spotlight Series has gained greater importance over the last two years, both in the communities it serves and in its integration into the annual Festival” said Nancy Laturno, Mainly Mozart’s Executive Director. “Spotlight concerts in Rancho Santa Fe will bookend the 2018 Mainly Mozart Festival, serving as both the opening and closing concerts.”

Year Three of Mainly Mozart’s six-year exploration of Mozart’s life and music focuses on “Brave New World: From Rebel to Entrepreneur.” In his early 20s, Mozart –no longer Europe’s “golden child” and unable to secure a stable position –was forced by financial need to become a musical entrepreneur. Some of Mozart’s greatest works come this period will be featured in 2018 Spotlight and Festival programming.

Spotlight Series Concerts:

VENUES 

La Jolla: Auditorium at TSRI, 10620 John Jay Hopkins Drive, La Jolla, 92121

Rancho Santa Fe: RSF Garden Club, 17025 Avenida de Acacias, Rancho Santa Fe, 92067

Carlsbad: St. Elizabeth Seton Church, 6628 Santa Isabel Street, Carlsbad, 92009

Carlsbad: Schulman Auditorium, 1775 Dove Lane, Carlsbad, 92011

Friday, March 9 – 6 p.m. wine reception / 7 p.m. concert

Rancho Santa Fe Garden Club

Henschel String Quartett; Lynn Harrell, cello

Mozart Adagio & Fugue in C minor, K. 546

Schubert String Quintet in C Major, D. 956

Saturday, March 10 – 6:30 p.m. wine reception / 7:30 p.m. concert / post-concert Talk-Back with artists

Auditorium at TSRI, La Jolla

Henschel String Quartett; Lynn Harrell, cello

Mozart String Quartet No. 6 in B-flat Major, K. 159

Schubert String Quintet in C Major, D. 956

Saturday, April 28 – 6:30 p.m. wine reception / 7:30 p.m. concert / post-concert Talk-Back with artists

Auditorium at TSRI, La Jolla

Anton Nel, piano; Steven Copes, violin; Hsin-Yun Huang, viola; Ronald Thomas, cello

Mozart Piano Quartet in E-flat Major, K. 493

Brahms Piano Quartet in C minor, Op. 60

Sunday, April 29 – 2:30 p.m. concert

St. Elizabeth Seton Church, Carlsbad

Sunday, April 29 – 5 p.m. wine reception / 6 p.m. concert

Rancho Santa Fe Garden Club

Anton Nel, piano; Steven Copes, violin; Hsin-Yun Huang, viola; Ronald Thomas, cello

Beethoven String Trio in C minor, Op. 9, No. 3

Dvorak Piano Quartet in D Major, Op. 23

Friday, June 1 – 6 p.m. wine reception / 7 p.m. concert

Rancho Santa Fe Garden Club

Nathan Olson, violin; Alexander Kerr, violin; Paul Neubauer, viola; Christopher Costanza, cello; Anne-Marie McDermott, piano

Haydn String Trio Hob: XVI 40

Brahms Piano Quintet in F minor, Op. 34

Mozart Violin Sonata, K. 378

Saturday, June 2 – 6:30 wine reception / 7:30 concert / post-concert Talk-Back with artists

Auditorium at TSRI, La Jolla

Nathan Olson, violin; Alexander Kerr, violin; Paul Neubauer, viola; Christopher Costanza, cello; Anne-Marie McDermott, piano

Mozart Piano Quartet in G minor, K. 478

Elgar Piano Quintet in A minor, Op. 84

Sunday, June 3 – 2:30 p.m. concert

Schulman Auditorium, Carlsbad

Anne-Marie McDermott, piano; Christopher Costanza, cello

Britten Sonata for Cello & Piano in C, Op. 65

Brahms Sonata No. 2 in F major for Cello & Piano, Op. 99

Friday, June 22 – 6:30 wine reception / 7:30 concert / post-concert Talk-Back with artists

Auditorium at TSRI, La Jolla

Members of the Mainly Mozart Festival Orchestra:

Juliana Athayde, violin; Jun Iwasaki, violin; Mark Holloway, viola; Rainer Eudeikis, cello; JuFang Liu, bass

Boris Allakverdyan, clarinet; Whitney Crockett, bassoon; Andrew Bain, Horn.

Schubert Octet in F Major, D. 803

Sunday, June 24 – 2:30 p.m. concert

Schulman Auditorium, Carlsbad

Sunday, June 24 – 5:00 wine reception / 6:00 concert

Rancho Santa Fe Garden Club

James Ehnes, violin; Orion Weiss, piano

Beethoven Violin Sonata No. 1, Opus 12

Poulenc Sonata for Violin & Piano

Strauss Violin Sonata in E flat Major, Op. 18

Series and single tickets are on sale now.  

Packages:

Four-concert La Jolla package: $205 includes wine reception.

Five-concert Rancho Santa Fe package: $350 and includes the four Spotlight Chamber Music concerts, wine reception, plus the June 17th Mainly Mozart Festival Orchestra concert at the RSF Village Church.

Three-concert Carlsbad package: $75.

La Jolla: $58 includes wine reception.

Rancho Santa Fe: $78 includes wine reception.

Carlsbad: $28

For tickets phone (619) 239-0100, ext. 2, or visit us online at www.mainlymozart.org.

 

 

ABOUT MAINLY MOZART


Mainly Mozart offers year-round programming with the Spotlight Chamber Music Series, Club Amadeus chamber music events in private homes,  The June Mainly Mozart Festival and the Mainly Mozart Youth Orchestra which offers year-round music education and public performances in the San Diego area plus special programs designed to serve children and young adults with learning challenges and unique social events.

La Jolla Open House Weekend Guide: May 25th & 27th

Move into your dream home with our La Jolla Open House weekend guide. This week we’re featuring three La Jolla homes. Happy house hunting!


When: Saturday and Sunday 1-4PM
Where: 1740 Colgate Circle
Details: 
$4,395,000. 5BR/6.5BA. This gorgeous home is a sizable, soft contemporary estate that checks off all of boxes on your wish list!!
Contact: Maxine and Marti Gellens 858.551.6630, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties

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When: Friday 1-5PM Saturday 1-4PM and Sunday 12-4PM
Where: 1591 Loring Street
Details: 
$2,325,000. 4BR/4.5BA. Embrace the coveted coastal San Diego lifestyle from this stunning contemporary home!!!
Contact: Maxine and Marti Gellens 858.551.6630, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties.

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When: Saturday and Sunday 1-4PM
Where: 778 La Canada Street
Details:
$2,250,000. 4BR/3.5BA. Resting on a quiet cul-de-sac adjacent to 22-acres of open space, this stunning contemporary home has been perfectly positioned to capture its tranquil ocean views!
Contact: Maxine and Marti Gellens 858.551.6630, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties

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La Jolla & San Diego Weekend Events: May 18th – 20th

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It’s going to be another wonderful weekend in San Diego and La Jolla! Gather up your family and friends, and go explore. Check out what’s coming up.

Friday, May 18th:

Movies on the Bay: Wizard of Oz
6:30 p.m., Tidelands Park
We’re off to see movies on the bay! Grab a blanket and head over to Tidelands Park on Coronado. This week, Movies on the Bay is presenting the 1939 classic “The Wizard of Oz.”

Saturday, May 19th:

Fiesta del Sol 2018
9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Fletcher Cove (Solana Beach)
Head over to Solana Beach and get ready for a a two-day festival to kick off the summer This music and arts festival is a free event which features arts, crafts, gourmet food trucks and vendors, bounce houses, and all kinds of fun for kids. Don’t miss it!

Yoga in the City
9 a.m., The Headquarters at Seaport Village
Calling all Yogis! Grab your mat, and head to Seaport Village this Saturday for a free teacher-led yoga session presented by Scripps Health. All levels welcome!

Sunday, May 20th:

Gaslamp Artisan Market
10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Fifth Avenue
Go check out the new Gaslamp Quarter’s Fifth Avenue between Market Street and Island Avenue and let us know what you think! Pop through different restaurants and shops, and explore the new exciting area!

BYOD: Bring Your Own Dog 
12 to 5 p.m., Quartyard
Have a day out with your best friend!  Quartyard is holding a reopening party for your furry companions. Bring your dog(s) to East Village for a free event which features music and more!

 

La Jolla Open Houses Weekend: May 19th & 20th

Move into your dream home with our La Jolla Open House weekend guide. This week we’re featuring four La Jolla homes. Happy house hunting!


When: Sunday 1-4PM
Where: 1740 Colgate Circle
Details: 
$4,650,000. 5BR/6.5BA. This gorgeous home is a sizable, soft contemporary estate that checks off all of boxes on your wish list!!
Contact: Maxine and Marti Gellens 858.551.6630, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties

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When: Sunday 1-4PM
Where: 1591 Loring Street
Details: 
$2,495,000. 4BR/4.5BA. Embrace the coveted coastal San Diego lifestyle from this stunning contemporary home!!!
Contact: Maxine and Marti Gellens 858.551.6630, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties.

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When: Saturday and Sunday 1-4PM
Where: 778 La Canada Street
Details:
$2,250,000. 4BR/3.5BA. Resting on a quiet cul-de-sac adjacent to 22-acres of open space, this stunning contemporary home has been perfectly positioned to capture its tranquil ocean views!
Contact: Maxine and Marti Gellens 858.551.6630, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties

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When: Sunday 1-4PM
Where: 7171 Country Club Drive
Details: $4,850,000. Welcome to La Bianca Dimora…where quality craftsmanship, timeless architecture, and a meticulous attention to detail converge to create what can only be described as a masterful work of art!
Contact: Maxine and Marti Gellens 858.551.6630, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties

When: Sunday 1-4PM
Where: 595 San Antonio Avenue
Details: 
$8,000,000-$9,500,876. 5BR/5BA and 2 Half Baths. This beautiful home is prominently positioned on 100 feet of prime bay frontage in the coveted La Playa area of Point Loma!!
Contact: Maxine and Marti Gellens 858.551.6630, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties

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Springing Into La Jolla This Season

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Spring is in the air, and there may be no better place to enjoy outdoor activities than the Greater San Diego area. A mild climate reminiscent of the Mediterranean along with lovely beaches, beautiful bays, scenic lagoons, and breathtaking canyons makes it the place for spring fun. La Jolla is located along the central coastline and is ideal if you to access the area’s possible activities. You can enjoy San Diego in new ways whether you’re a lifelong resident or a visitor. One of the great things about the area is you can enjoy yourself on land, air or sea!

Want to keep your feet on the ground? There are a great many ways to enjoy the outdoors in La Jolla. How about a trail? You can find walking trails, jogging trails, hiking trails and running trails through La Jolla and all through San Diego. Walk from the beaches and bays to the canyons and parks. If you take some of the canyon trails, you’ll be amazed. You’ll travel past waterfalls and streams and you’ll forget you’re in the city! Of course, there are tours as well! You can find guided walking tours for bird watching and nature loves as well as urban safaris and food and drink tours. You can get a guided tour in Balboa Park or you can learn a lot about San Diego’s history with a guided tour of Old Town. Let’s not forget the volleyball and basketball courts on the beaches as well as the golf courses. Like to cycle? You’ll find plenty of bike trails, too.

Want to get a bit higher? Do you love to fly? Well, there are a lot of opportunities for that as well. You can enjoy a bird’s-eye view of the area with a trip on a hot air balloon. Can you imagine flying over the coastline and watching the waves lap at the beach? Want to be even more adventurous? You can go hang gliding. Fly your own glider or paraglider or fly with an experienced piolet. Go to the Torrey Pines Gliserport and get ready for an adventure. You could choose special tours and watch the sunset from up in the air, high above the sea! You can enjoy fun in the air in the San Diego Area, and there’s no doubt it will take your breath away.

Of course, you can’t really enjoy the outdoors in San Diego without thinking about the water. There are fifteen major beaches along the San Diego Coastline. From Torrey Pines in the north all the way down to Ocean Beach in the south, you’ll find great opportunities to enjoy a picnic, surfing, bodyboarding, snorkeling and more. Some are kid friendly and some are pet friendly. You’ll also find many more beaches and parks surrounding Mission Bay. Swim, explore tide pools, surf, scuba dive, snorkel, sail, row, kayak, motorboat or… the possibilities are endless! Lessons for just about everything are available as well. Of course, you could also go on a fishing trip or a mini tour around the area. There’s no lack of water in San Diego and no lack of ways to enjoy it.

Air, ground, or sea… The choice is yours. It’s all available in La Jolla and the Greater San Diego Area in the spring. Get outside and enjoy yourself!

Wine & Dine Mom this Mother’s Day Weekend

Mother’s Day is the time to honor our mothers and grandmothers. Be sure to treat your mom this Sunday and check out these fantastic places to spend time with the special woman in your life this Mother’s Day in La Jolla.

Marine Room

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Conveniently positioned in La Jolla at one of the more picturesque seaside locales in the entire world, people from all over San Diego and even from around the world have revered and honored the tradition of elegant dining at The Marine Room for well over 70 years. The La Jolla, San Diego landmark, is certainly one and the same one may equate with fine dining and a sophisticated environment. While the Pacific Ocean waves rush against the floor-length windows, patrons are coddled with definitive, award-winning cuisine. The experience is certainly one the special woman in your life will long remember. Where indeed but the The Marine Room located in pleasant La Jolla Shores might a mother be pampered and feel like the queen she is? The Marine Room is the definitive favored locale for an exquisite dining experience among San Diego visitors and residents alike, a place where each and every meal is truly an extraordinary time for mothers to celebrate and reminiscence years and years later.

Shores Restaurant

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For those seeking one of the better places to celebrate a delightful Sunday brunch for your special mother or wife, the Shores Restaurant is a fine choice to make. Aside from its remarkable Pacific Ocean view, patrons can hardly make a better choice than to make merriment at the Shores Restaurant. Fittingly situated smack right on the beach in the Spanish-style La Jolla Shores Hotel, The Shores Restaurant serves Sunday brunch and breakfast, lunch and dinner on a daily basis. And Mother’s Day is no different!

Brockton Villa 

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If you’ve never been to La Jolla or Brockton Villa, you’ve surely been missing out on a fantastic treat. Brockton Villa Restaurant is pleasantly situated in but one of La Jolla’s original beach cottages. The seaside location offers diners a striking and otherwise spectacular view overlooking La Jolla Cove. The notable dining establishment has a superb menu in store for those special women in your life this year. Make your reservations now and prepare to see the glow on that special mother’s face as she is treated like the veritable queen she is.

 

George’s at The Cove

Snuggled among the fantastic shops and galleries in La Jolla Village, and overlooking the spectacular Pacific Ocean coastline, George’s at the Cove provides the perfect ambiance to celebrate this year’s Mother’s Day. Treat your loved one to this spectacular entrée menu Reservations are suggested.