La Jolla Weekend Events: 5/18 & 5/19

Screen Shot 2019-05-17 at 11.09.19 AMThe weather is perfect, this weekend is packed with events. So what are you waiting for? Make your plans now! There’s something for everyone!


Saturday, May 18th:

Picnic in the Park
11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Cesar Chavez Park
The Port of San Diego hosts this free, family-friendly picnic Saturday at Cesar Chavez Park filled with live music and original performances from The San Diego Dance Theater inspired by the city’s scenic waterfront. The event will also include a free photobooth, giveaways, refreshments and an all-ages, interactive art project.

C.S. Lewis’ ‘The Screwtape Letters’
4 p.m. and 8 p.m., Balboa Theatre
The stage adaption of C.S. Lewis’ satiric masterpiece follows Screwtape, a senior tempter in Hell who schemes to capture the soul of an unsuspecting human on Earth. The production will take the stage at Balboa Theatre twice Saturday – at 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. Tickets start at $42.50.

Sunday, May 19th:

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!

Guided Nature Walk
9:30 a.m., Mission Trails Regional Park Visitor Center
It’s going to be a beautiful weekend to get outside! Take a free guided 1.5 hour nature walk from Mission Trails Regional Park. Along the way you’ll learn about animals, plants, and history of this park in San Diego.

La Jolla Weekend Open Houses: 5/18 & 5/19

Move into your dream home with our La Jolla Open House weekend guide. Happy house hunting!


Corrigan | Cohen Group | Berkshire Hathaway Homeservices California Properties

Patty Cohen
858-414-4555
MLS#190015404
6364 La Pintura Drive
$3,600,000
6BR/7.5BA
Open House – Sunday, 5/19 1:00-4:00 p.m.

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Maxine and Marti Gellens | Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties:

When: Saturday and Sunday 1-4PM
Where: 329 Bonair Street #4
Details: $1,075,000. 3BR/3BA. Just 227 steps to the sands of Windansea Beach, this light & bright 3-bedroom townhome screams Location…Location…Location!!!!!
Contact: Maxine and Marti Gellens 858.551.6630, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties

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When: Saturday and Sunday 1-4PM
Where: 5341 Linda Way
Details: $1,850,000-2,050,876. 3BR/2BA. Just steps away from Calumet Park and PB Point surf break, this charming home is one of La Jolla’s great opportunities with room to expand!!!
Contact: Maxine and Marti Gellens 858.551.6630, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties
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When: Saturday and Sunday 1-4PM
Where: 5662 Dolphin Place
Details: $3,930,000. 2BR/3BA. Oceanfront sanctuary showcasing panoramic views of the ocean, night lights, city & coastline!
Contact: Maxine and Marti Gellens 858.551.6630, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties
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When: Sunday 1-4PM
Where: 13763 Rosecroft Way
Details: $1,298,000. 4BR/3.5BA.Tucked within the gated community of Stallion’s Crossing, this stunning home boasts a spacious, light-filled interior and beautifully landscaped backyard!!!!
Contact: Maxine and Marti Gellens 858.551.6630, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties
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When: Saturday 1-4PM
Where: 423 Camino Hermoso
Details: $629,900. 3BR/2.5BA. Welcome to this rare opportunity for a spacious home in the desirable gated community of Belleza.
Contact: Maxine and Marti Gellens 858.551.6630, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties
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When: Sunday 1-4PM
Where: 3503 Ray Street 
Details: $998,000. 3BR/2BA. Privacy and tranquility abound from this Modern Beauty boasting a prime location in the heart of Olde Del Mar’s Village!!!
Contact: Maxine and Marti Gellens 858.551.6630, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties
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Team Chodorow – Open House Schedule:

Saturday and Sunday (5/18-5/19) 1-4PM.

– 5836 La Jolla Mesa Dr.  $2,950,000

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– 8555 Nottingham Place  $1,875,000
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– 8445 Avenida De Las Ondas  $2,950,000
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– 2915 Woodford Dr $2,550,000

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– 3336 Caminito Eastbluff #153  $739,000

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Sunday ONLY (5/19) 1-4PM

– 615 Westbourne  $1,795,000

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La Jolla and San Diego Mother’s Day Weekend Events: May 11th – 12th

The weather is perfect, and this Mother’s Day weekend is packed with events. So what are you waiting for? Treat mom, and make your plans now! There’s something for everyone!

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Saturday, May 11th:

Mommy & Me Succulent Arranging Workshop
2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Searsucker Del Mar Highlands
This Mother’s Day weekend activity at Searsucker Del Mar Highlands features a succulent wreath-arranging workshop for moms and their little ones (recommended ages: 6 to 12). The DIY workshop includes step-by-step instruction led by Rain to Roots, plus all of the plants and materials needed to create a 12-inch wreath for mom and a 6-inch heart-shaped wreath for the little one. The $56.50 ticket (for both mom and child entry) also includes a glass of wine or beer for grown-ups and a “mocktail,” juice or lemonade for the kids. Snacks from Searsucker can be purchased additionally.

Rooftop Cinema Club Presents: ‘Mary Poppins Returns’
8:30 p.m., Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego
The 2018 Emily Blunt-led sequel to the classic tale of “Mary Poppins” takes over the big outdoor movie screen Saturday night on the scenic rooftop at the Manchester Grand Hyatt as part of the hotel’s Rooftop Cinema Club. Catch the flick alongside stunning views of the San Diego skyline and feel the magic as Mary Poppins returns to help the Banks children navigate the obstacles of adulthood. Tickets start at $17; you can self-park in the hotel’s garage for four hours for free if you buy food (other than popcorn or candy) or drinks at the Rooftop Cinema Club.

Sunday, May 12th:

Mother’s Day Painting
12 p.m. to 2 p.m., Cool Creations Paint-Your-Own-Pottery Café
Spend some quality time painting with mom at this Mother’s Day Painting session at Cool Creations on Garnet Avenue in Pacific Beach. Tickets cost $5 per person, plus the cost of pottery materials; moms get 25 percent off their pottery.

Guided Nature Walk
9:30 a.m., Mission Trails Regional Park Visitor Center
It’s going to be a beautiful weekend to get outside! Take a free guided 1.5 hour nature walk from Mission Trails Regional Park. Along the way you’ll learn about animals, plants, and history of this park in San Diego.

$4 Million Renovation Unveiled at La Jolla’s Grande Colonial Hotel

The landmark Grande Colonial has completed a $4 million renovation of its 97 guest rooms & suites, and most bathrooms.  The project, which began in November, was completed in phases, building-by-building, floor-by-floor.

“The Grande Colonial, which celebrated its Centennial anniversary just six years ago, is committed to making continuous upgrades and improvements, all the while preserving the hotel’s enduring historic appeal,” said Terrence Underwood, general manager.  “The renovation project has substantially elevated the hotel’s high caliber of accommodations and amenities for which it has been known for more than a century.”

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Artfully recapturing the hotel’s storied past with a keen focus on modern sensibilities, the new design infuses a classic European ambiance and a refined, contemporary sophistication.  Interior design has been provided by Warren Sheets Design, Inc., a San Francisco-based architectural and interior design firm, the same design firm used for the two most recent renovations of the hotel lobby, and meeting spaces.

The overall guest room decor package mixes very traditional elements with contemporary and mid-century modern elements.  The color scheme reflects the traditional blues and yellows that define the Grande Colonial.  New drapery treatments allow for maximum use of the hotels expansive, operable windows, welcoming the fresh ocean breeze nudged about by the new ceiling fans.  The deep blue-patterned carpet brings into the room the hues of the ocean and sky.  And keeping in line with traveler expectations, the traditional bedspread has been replaced with a crisply linen-wrapped down duvet with colorful accent pillows.  Added in-room amenities include refrigerators, and mobile device charging outlets.  The corridors were also significantly improved with new carpet, wall vinyl, and lighting.

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A majority of the 97 bathrooms were also completely renovated, resulting in a larger, more upscale, residential style.  New vanities with counter and storage space were added, along with new marble floors, new shower or tub enclosures (most tubs converted to walk-in showers with glass enclosures), new warm LED back-lighted designer mirrors and vanity mirrors, and all new plumbing and fixtures.

“We look forward to welcoming back our guests and continuing to offer the first class service and gracious hospitality that has made the property legendary,” added Underwood.

As La Jolla’s oldest, still-operable hotel, the Grande Colonial has been a landmark in the community since 1913.  The hotel offers 97 European-style guest rooms and suites (22 of which are residential-style suites with full kitchens and fireplaces).  Over 5,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor ocean-view meeting space is also available for up to 120 guests.  Breakfast and lunch are served daily in the award-winning, ZAGAT-rated NINE-TEN Restaurant and dinner is served nightly.  The Grande Colonial is located at 910 Prospect Street in La Jolla, California. For additional information, visit our website at https://thegrandecolonial.com/renovation

La Jolla Weekend Open Houses: 5/11 & 5/12

Move into your dream home with our La Jolla Open House weekend guide. Happy house hunting!


Corrigan | Cohen Group | Berkshire Hathaway Homeservices California Properties

Daniel Albrecht
858-926-8779
MLS#190001042
220 Coast Blvd. #1B, La Jolla
$1,395,000
2BR/2BA
Open house – Saturday, 5/11 1:00-4:00 p.m.

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Patty Cohen
858-414-4555
527 Fern Glen, La Jolla
MLS#190021451
$1,200,000 – $1,245,000
2+1BR/3BA
Open House – Saturday, 5/11 1:00-4:00

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Maxine and Marti Gellens | Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties:

When: Saturday and Sunday 1-4PM
Where: 329 Bonair Street #4
Details: $1,075,000. 3BR/3BA. Just 227 steps to the sands of Windansea Beach, this light & bright 3-bedroom townhome screams Location…Location…Location!!!!!
Contact: Maxine and Marti Gellens 858.551.6630, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties

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When: Saturday and Sunday 1-4PM
Where: 5341 Linda Way
Details: $1,850,000-2,050,876. 3BR/2BA. Just steps away from Calumet Park and PB Point surf break, this charming home is one of La Jolla’s great opportunities with room to expand!!!
Contact: Maxine and Marti Gellens 858.551.6630, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties
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When: Saturday and Sunday 1-4PM
Where: 5662 Dolphin Place
Details: $3,930,000. 2BR/3BA. Oceanfront sanctuary showcasing panoramic views of the ocean, night lights, city & coastline!
Contact: Maxine and Marti Gellens 858.551.6630, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties
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When: Sunday1-4PM
Where: 1428 Stratford Court
Details: $2,695,000. 3BR/3.5BA. Privacy and tranquility abound from this Modern Beauty boasting a prime location in the heart of Olde Del Mar’s Village!!!
Contact: Maxine and Marti Gellens 858.551.6630, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties

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When: Sunday 1-4PM
Where: 13763 Rosecroft Way
Details: $1,298,000. 4BR/3.5BA.Tucked within the gated community of Stallion’s Crossing, this stunning home boasts a spacious, light-filled interior and beautifully landscaped backyard!!!!
Contact: Maxine and Marti Gellens 858.551.6630, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties
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When: Saturday 1-4PM
Where: 423 Camino Hermoso
Details: $629,900. 3BR/2.5BA. Welcome to this rare opportunity for a spacious home in the desirable gated community of Belleza.
Contact: Maxine and Marti Gellens 858.551.6630, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties
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When: Sunday 1-4PM
Where: 11134 Horizon Hills Drive
Details: $1,389,000. 4BR/2.5BA. Location, location, location! A well-loved 4 bed, 2.5 bath home protected behind gates of exclusive Blackhorse Farms awaits your next chapter!!!
Contact: Maxine and Marti Gellens 858.551.6630, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties
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When: Sunday 1-4PM
Where: 3503 Ray Street 
Details: $998,000. 3BR/2BA. Privacy and tranquility abound from this Modern Beauty boasting a prime location in the heart of Olde Del Mar’s Village!!!
Contact: Maxine and Marti Gellens 858.551.6630, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties
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When: Sunday 1-4PM
Where: 9636 Claiborne Square
Details: $1,389,000. 4BR/2.5BA. Location, location, location! This well-loved, 4-bedroom, 2.5 bath home, protected behind gates of exclusive Blackhorse Farms, awaits your next chapter!!!!
Contact: Maxine and Marti Gellens 858.551.6630, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties

Team Chodorow – Open House Schedule:

Saturday and Sunday (5/11-5/12) 1-4PM.

– 5836 La Jolla Mesa Dr.  $2,950,000

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– 8555 Nottingham Place  $1,920,000
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– 7327 Cuvier  $1,750,000

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– 8445 Avenida De Las Ondas  $2,950,000
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– 2915 Woodford Dr $2,550,000

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Celebrating Mom in La Jolla this Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is the time to honor our mothers. 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.

La Jolla and San Diego Weekend Events: 5/4 & 5/5

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The weather is perfect, and this Cinco de Mayo weekend is packed with events. So what are you waiting for? Make your plans now! There’s something for everyone!


Saturday, May 4th:

Fiesta Old Town Cinco de Mayo
10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Old Town San Diego State Historic Park
If you’re looking for an authentic Cinco de Mayo fiesta in San Diego this Sunday, look no further than Old Town San Diego. The landmark will throw its annual, three-day Cinco de Mayo party this weekend, beginning Friday night, and then from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Cinco de Mayo. The free festival will boast live music, dance performances, Lucha Libre wrestling matches, a car show, deals at participating Old Town restaurants and more. This, all in the heart of the state historic park that celebrates Mexican-American culture year-round.

Party Like Gatsby San Diego
7 p.m. to 11:45 p.m., The Observatory North Park
Party like it’s 1922 at this traveling, Gatsby-themed shindig making a stop at The Observatory in North Park Friday night. The evening includes live performances, a live band and lots of dancing. Attendees are encouraged to dress in their best roaring ‘20s duds, too. Tickets cost just under $44

Sunday, May 5th:

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!

Guided Nature Walk
9:30 a.m., Mission Trails Regional Park Visitor Center
It’s going to be a beautiful weekend to get outside! Take a free guided 1.5 hour nature walk from Mission Trails Regional Park. Along the way you’ll learn about animals, plants, and history of this park in San Diego.

Where to Celebrate Cinco de Mayo in La Jolla

There’s always something to see and do in La Jolla and this Cinco de Mayo weekend is no different. Check out these awesome eating establishments! As always, please party responsibly.

Puesto 

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Prior to Puesto, many San Diegans had departed home to pursue other desires in other places. Sure, we found a few hotspots, a few places away from home, but it has always been Chef Luisteen’s tacos that brought us back to our senses and returned us to San Diego. His undying fervor for utterly re-defining the taco brought us back to our hometown of San Diego to begin a family-owned business, a delightful taco stand we’d never even dreamed of. Now that we’re tacoteurs, we have never looked back.

What’s in store? How about handmade maíz azul stone-ground tortillas, sustainable meats and seafood, slow-cooked guisados, and made from scratch, mouth-watering scratch salsas? Puesto is a merriment of fundamental Mexican flavors and an homage to the diverse palate of Mexico City.

Our bar features freshly made margaritas, house made aguas frescas, and wines from the burgeoning Valle de Guadalupe region of Baja.

The Puesto Party Philosophy still maintains that each and every celebration will be large, lively, booming and yet refined. At Puesto’s you’ll observe a bevy of fashionable people from all walks of life consuming great food and enjoying colorful conversations. But don’t fret! Your debutante grandmother is also there drinking her portion of the best tequila. Our parties are dedicated to her as well as anyone else that comes to Puesto for merriment.

Don Carlos Taco Shop

Screen Shot 2017-05-05 at 2.30.26 PMFor numerous decades Don Carlos Taco Shop has offered fine catering services to the greater San Diego community. Whether your group consists of 10 people or 200 individuals, Don Carlos has the capacity to prepare a delightful spread that will be sure to satisfy all sorts of tastes and cravings.

Verdes el Ranchero 

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Opened in 1945 by Buzzy Martinez and affectionately nicknamed “The Ranch” by La Jolla residents, Verdes El Ranchero is one of the few restaurants to have outlived La Jolla’s ever changing tide from an old-fashioned seaside community to one of international acclaim. Since 2009, it is has been owned and operated by the Green family who have called the Barber Tract home for three decades. Gloria and her daughter Megan tirelessly work to preserve the cordiality and warmth that keep “The Ranch” an establishment where it is not unusual to observe four generations of families enjoying the finest Mexican cuisine La Jolla has to offer.

Verdes El Ranchero offers a full bar featuring a wide array of Tequilas, handmade Margaritas, and, of course, Mexican beers. The menu offers a range of Mexican dishes from chile rellenos, carnitas, enchiladas, burritos, and scrumptious tamales. Of course, fresh salads, tostadas and soups are also available as well as much more!

Visitors to Verdes El Ranchero will find themselves bounded by the cheerful colors of Mexico that ever exude warmth and relaxation. Enjoy rich wood accents and hand painted murals, as well, some of which date back to the early 1960’s, and of course, local artwork for sale.