4 Great La Jolla Restaurants for Easter Brunch

 

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Whether you’re an Easter morning church-goer, Easter basket opener, or just appreciate good brunch, come 11am, you’re going to want to go get brunch at one of these fabulous places. Hop on down and enjoy! Cheers!

The Marine Room

For well over 75 years, The Marine Room has been a seaside staple in La Jolla. Long celebrated for its superb views and surf pounding outside the restaurant’s windows, the culinary embodiment of luxury draws people from La Jolla and well beyond. Celebrate Easter with the family while enjoying a bountiful buffet and memorable view of La Jolla Cove. You’ll find something to satisfy everyone – with options including Spindrift Seafood Crêpes, Hibiscus Zaatar Rubbed Colorado Leg of Lamb and more.

Nine-Ten Restaurant

Celebrate the splendor of Easter Sunday with our special, 3-course Sunday Brunch menu featuring a choice of starters, entrees, and desserts.  $16 bottomless mimosas and other drink specials will also be available.  Click HERE to see the full menu or HERE to reserve your table.

The Shores Restaurant

Easter brunch on the water- does it get any better than that? Enjoy Chef Percy’s spring-inspired Easter Brunch Buffet filled with creations including Blue Crab Eggs Benedict, Herb Roasted Colorado Leg of Lamb, Silver Thyme Crusted Angus Prime Rib of Beef and more.

George’s at the Cove

A long time feature in the quaint seaside community of La Jolla, George’s at the Cove only serves brunch twice a year, and Easter Sunday is one of those special occasions. Easter brunch will offer  a 3-course brunch, exceptional service and picturesque ocean views.

La Jolla and San Diego Weekend Events: 4/13 & 4/14

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


Saturday, April 6th:

Bluegrass Yoga
10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Societe Brewing
Partake in a one-hour, instructor-led yoga session followed by a pint at Society Brewing Saturday morning. The class will be set to bluegrass music, so expect everything from the classics of the genre and Americana, to contemporary. A $15 ticket includes the yoga class and a full pour of Societe beer. The event is 21+; bring your own mat.

ArtFest at San Diego Botanic Garden
9 a.m. to 5 p.m., San Diego Botanic Garden
The San Diego Botanic Garden in Encinitas will host ArtFest this Saturday and Sunday, a festival highlighting more than 30 local and regional artists displaying their works, including paintings, sculptures and jewelry. The fest will also celebrate the art of Asian horticulture, with demos by the Ohara School of Ikebana, La Jolla Chapter and Bonsai and Beyond. Food trucks and live music round-out the affair, including a live performance by the San Diego Taiko Drummers on Saturday morning. The festival is free with paid admission into the Botanic Garden, which costs $18 for adults, $12 for seniors, and $10 for children ages 3 to 10.

Sunday, April 7th:

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.

Catch the La Jolla Concours d’Elegance This Weekend!

R0HtUpjVCelebrating its 15th year the weekend of Friday April 12th, Saturday April 13th, and Sunday April 14th, the La Jolla Concours d’Elegance presented by LPL Financial and Pacific Sotheby’s will be returning to the stunning shores of La Jolla, California. Earning the reputation as one of the finest internationally renowned classic automobile showcases in the United States, the La Jolla Concours continues to attract discerning car enthusiasts from around the globe. La Jolla Concours d’Elegance is an incredible weekend of prestigious events that takes great pride in appreciating the outstanding specimens that make up the automotive industry as we know it. With such a rich history and ever-growing population of vehicles in the world, the La Jolla Concours has made it a standing tradition to select a marque each year to honor throughout the weekend of events. The La Jolla Concours d’Elegance is pleased to announce that Cadillac has been chosen as the 2019 honored marque.

For the past two years The La Jolla Concours has featured some of the American Classics, including an outstanding display in 2017 celebrating a marque that spanned 59 years with the last model built in 1958: Packard. In 2018 The La Jolla Concours featured Lincoln, one of the two surviving American luxury brand automobiles from 1917 to present. Thus, it was only fitting to make 2019 Cadillac’s year. Cadillac is the oldest surviving brand in the United States, dating back to 1901. With the Great Gatsby era cars in this automotive family, in particular the Coachbuilt V-16 (1930-1940) and V-12 (1931-1937), the La Jolla Concours will be attracting attention from spectators of all ages. Cadillac’s long-standing history promises a stunning assortment of models for the 15th Annual La Jolla Concours d’Elegance.

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The 15th Annual La Jolla Concours d’Elegance, in addition to Cadillac, will celebrate 100 years of Bentley, along with an exquisite showcase of over 150 spectacular automobiles from around the world. This celebratory automotive weekend will begin on Friday, April 12th with an exclusive private themed cocktail party, The Pacific Sotheby’s Concours Social Club presented by The LOT La Jolla, Ferrari of San Diego and Viejas Casino & Resort. Saturday, April 13th, will kick off with the annual La Jolla Tour d’Elegance presented by Porsche San Diego, followed by a VIP Reception on the Concours lawn that evening—the Aston Martin San Diego A Night of Steampunk presented by Fraser. Saving the most extravagant for last, the weekend will conclude with the La Jolla Concours d’Elegance presented by LPL Financial and Pacific Sotheby’s on Sunday, April 14th with one of the most incredible automobile showcases in the world, a champagne and honey tasting garden, a VIP Lounge, and VIP Hospitality Suites. Staying true to tradition, we will also be featuring the La Jolla Motor Car Classic at the Concours, which will once again be free and open to the public and will expand the show from the Ellen Browning Scripps Park into the La Jolla Village roadways displaying a variety of automobiles.

The 15th Annual La Jolla Concours d’Elegance proceeds will go towards La Jolla Historical Society, which preserves the history of the gem known as La Jolla. In addition to the La Jolla Historical Society, The La Jolla Concours d’Elegance benefits several additional local community nonprofit partners each year.

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For more information, to obtain a registration form or to purchase tickets to the featured weekend events, please visit www.lajollaconcours.com or call 619.233.5008.

La Jolla Concours d’Elegance Celebrates Its 15th Year

R0HtUpjVCelebrating its 15th year the weekend of Friday April 12th, Saturday April 13th, and Sunday April 14th, the La Jolla Concours d’Elegance presented by LPL Financial and Pacific Sotheby’s will be returning to the stunning shores of La Jolla, California. Earning the reputation as one of the finest internationally renowned classic automobile showcases in the United States, the La Jolla Concours continues to attract discerning car enthusiasts from around the globe. La Jolla Concours d’Elegance is an incredible weekend of prestigious events that takes great pride in appreciating the outstanding specimens that make up the automotive industry as we know it. With such a rich history and ever-growing population of vehicles in the world, the La Jolla Concours has made it a standing tradition to select a marque each year to honor throughout the weekend of events. The La Jolla Concours d’Elegance is pleased to announce that Cadillac has been chosen as the 2019 honored marque.

For the past two years The La Jolla Concours has featured some of the American Classics, including an outstanding display in 2017 celebrating a marque that spanned 59 years with the last model built in 1958: Packard. In 2018 The La Jolla Concours featured Lincoln, one of the two surviving American luxury brand automobiles from 1917 to present. Thus, it was only fitting to make 2019 Cadillac’s year. Cadillac is the oldest surviving brand in the United States, dating back to 1901. With the Great Gatsby era cars in this automotive family, in particular the Coachbuilt V-16 (1930-1940) and V-12 (1931-1937), the La Jolla Concours will be attracting attention from spectators of all ages. Cadillac’s long-standing history promises a stunning assortment of models for the 15th Annual La Jolla Concours d’Elegance.

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The 15th Annual La Jolla Concours d’Elegance, in addition to Cadillac, will celebrate 100 years of Bentley, along with an exquisite showcase of over 150 spectacular automobiles from around the world. This celebratory automotive weekend will begin on Friday, April 12th with an exclusive private themed cocktail party, The Pacific Sotheby’s Concours Social Club presented by The LOT La Jolla, Ferrari of San Diego and Viejas Casino & Resort. Saturday, April 13th, will kick off with the annual La Jolla Tour d’Elegance presented by Porsche San Diego, followed by a VIP Reception on the Concours lawn that evening—the Aston Martin San Diego A Night of Steampunk presented by Fraser. Saving the most extravagant for last, the weekend will conclude with the La Jolla Concours d’Elegance presented by LPL Financial and Pacific Sotheby’s on Sunday, April 14th with one of the most incredible automobile showcases in the world, a champagne and honey tasting garden, a VIP Lounge, and VIP Hospitality Suites. Staying true to tradition, we will also be featuring the La Jolla Motor Car Classic at the Concours, which will once again be free and open to the public and will expand the show from the Ellen Browning Scripps Park into the La Jolla Village roadways displaying a variety of automobiles.

The 15th Annual La Jolla Concours d’Elegance proceeds will go towards La Jolla Historical Society, which preserves the history of the gem known as La Jolla. In addition to the La Jolla Historical Society, The La Jolla Concours d’Elegance benefits several additional local community nonprofit partners each year.

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For more information, to obtain a registration form or to purchase tickets to the featured weekend events, please visit www.lajollaconcours.com or call 619.233.5008.

Four Fun Outside Activities To Do This Spring

Spring has officially sprung! It’s time to put those coats away and go soak up some sun. We’ve picked out four of our favorite activities to do in La Jolla and San Diego during these beautiful spring days. 

Go  Kayaking

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Kayaking is a popular activity in San Diego, and it’s no wonder, with so many beaches and bays offering ideal conditions for gliding along in the water. If you’re visiting San Diego and want to try kayaking for the first time, you’ll find plenty of kayaking rentals and lessons available throughout San Diego. If you’re visiting La Jolla, you can launch a kayak from La Jolla Shores Beach, explore the seven La Jolla caves, paddle next to sea lions at La Jolla Cove, and swim above leopard sharks off the coast. Pay a visit to our friends at La Jolla Kayak, and tell them The Blue Book sent you! 
 
Take a Bike Ride 
Screen Shot 2019-03-22 at 12.47.48 AM The mild climate, beautiful landscape and 70 miles of coastline make San Diego the ideal place to bike for leisure and exercise. San Diego boasts more than 64 miles of dedicated bike paths, 334 bike lanes and 133 miles of bike routes. Hop on, and enjoy these beautiful spring days! If you’re eager to start biking, but don’t have a proper bike yet, California Bicycle in La Jolla is the perfect place to get a bike.
Check Out The Tide Pools

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Tide Pools are a must-see when visiting San Diego. Anyone can visit the tide pools. They’re free, fun and a terrific way to learn about the marine life that inhabits the oceans and the rocky reefs. On any given day, you may stumble upon octopus, tube snails, hermit crabs, water slugs, sea hares, sea cucumbers, sea anemone and many types of odd looking vegetation. This is a free and fun activity for the whole family! 

Have a Picnic
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After a long day of fun in the sun, you might want to relax with friends and family and have a picnic. From a beautiful shady spots with a lot of trees, to laying out a spread right on the sand, you really can’t go wrong. San Diego has so many good spots for picnics that we can’t mention them all, but you can’t go wrong with any of the following locations for a picnic.

It’s A Date! Finding Romance in La Jolla

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Candlelight. Wine. Gazing at the stars. A moonlight walk on the beach. These are certainly characteristic images of romance for all the right reasons. Whether it’s Valentines Day, a special occasion, or merely want to spend some remarkable time together, La Jolla’s ever scenic and sandy shores are always available to arrange the unspoiled backdrop for the picture-perfect date.

Why not have a Romantic Picnic?

Got romance? Begin a fantastic day off working in those exceptional details sure to prompt a sincere smile. Packing a picnic lunch is a great case in point. Lay down a blanket and embellish it with your date’s favorite appetizers and beverages to show you truly know what they like. A picnic on the grassy areas at La Jolla Cove or La Jolla Shores is highly recommended, where you and your date can munch out while overlooking the expansive Pacific Ocean. On the other hand, if you’re seeking to make a beach trip out of your date, give it a shot at Blacks Beach or Boomer Beach.

Go on An Adventure!

Nothing speaks true romance like an exciting activity! Perhaps your date has always wanted to try hang gliding or jet skiing? Why not grab your special someone and prepare for a great escapade? Conversely, how about a romantic day of horse back riding? If the ocean is more in tune with your flair and senses, you can always snorkel and scuba, or even venture out for a full day of sailing.  La Jolla definitely has everything for the perfect date that will long be remembered.

Dining with an Ocean View

Didn’t mama tell you that sometimes the way to a heart is through the stomach? Why not share an appreciation for both food and each another at one of La Jolla’s heavenly, fine dining locations? If you’re taking this route, ensure that you book reservations ahead of time. Not only do reservations assure a table of your choice if you book in advance, but it demonstrates to your special loved one that you went out of your way and took the extra time and thoughtfulness to plan the repast ahead of time. This is sure to make your date feel considerably more extraordinary. Unfamiliar with fine dining in La Jolla? No worries! Some of the more romantic restaurants in La Jolla consist of The Shores, which is positioned right on the sand, Brockton Villa, which extends a panoramic observation of the Pacific, and the Marine Room, a restaurant which is acknowledged as an influential part of the community and also the recipient of the AAA Four Diamond Award in 2013. Fine food prepared by exceptional chefs and decadent wines of the highest quality served by friendly and accommodating staff are the rule at these incomparable restaurants.

Get a Room

Getting all snuggly and comfy? If anybody advises you and your date to get a room, take them up on it and go for the gusto! It truly goes without saying (but why not say it anyway) that La Jolla has some of the finest hotels in the entire state. Be sure to check out La Jolla’s hotels HERE


8-395x600-1We would love to promote you or a friend’s San Diego business via our 80+ year established diverse local media brand:

Serving the San Diego area for over 80 years, Blue Book Media Group has been generating enormous amounts of revenue for local businesses in the La Jolla and Rancho Santa Fe areas, along with San Diego County businesses wanting to do business in these same areas thanks to their consistent advertising with our media brand. Our local La Jolla and Rancho Santa Fe Blue Books (annual community guides) are so revered and used by the long time area locals that they refer to our print and web resources as the Bible of La Jolla and Rancho Santa Fe.

We would like to offer our diverse annual print, web, app and social media marketing/advertising platform to your local business as a way to help you generate new clients and customers to increase your revenue. If you or someone you know would like to see a true increase in their business, customer base or sales, please reach out to us by phone at 858-459-7939. We look forward to sharing information on our successful established diverse advertising resources with you.

We are thankful to have so many local businesses who have been advertising with us successfully every year since the 1940’s. We would like to be able to bring you the same huge ROI we have brought other local businesses each year due to their advertising with us.

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Some ad space opportunities are limited as so many businesses renew their same ad spots with us year after year. We hope to hear from you soon.

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Looking For End of Summer Fun? Try Our Find It La Jolla App!

screen696x696San Diegan’s are always on the go. There is so much to see and do in the greater San Diego area that one cannot possibly know all of the delightful places to eat, party or enjoy an adventure of a lifetime in La Jolla. We solved that for you with the “Find It La Jolla” app.

Have you downloaded and tried it yet? If not, you need to! The La Jolla iPhone and iPad app makes it a stress-free experience for visitors to get around this ever popular scenic part of San Diego. The free app provides instant access to information about local beaches, attractions, places to grab a bite to eat, art galleries, boutiques, hotels, events and considerably more.

Apple users will find they can locate the address, directions, phone number and website of any business listed in the print version of the La Jolla Blue Book, a directory just for the La Jolla community of greater San Diego. The delightful app also offers a user with various options such as sorting by distance or by relevance. This allows users to find the closest restaurant (from street stands to elegant restaurants) in La Jolla. Perhaps best of all is that a simple touch to the listed phone number, address, or website will instantly connect you with the business of your choice. Compare that with the hit and miss approach and the “Find It La Jolla” app is a no brainer to download and use.

Like all Apple apps, the app is available at the iTunes App Store. Search for either “La Jolla” or enter “Find It La Jolla.” Find It La Jolla is exclusively fixated on our sensational and world-renown coastal corner of the city. Visitors planning a trip to San Diego can always use our online version of the site, but for San Diegan’s and visitors on the go, the app is readily available.

The La Jolla Blue Book has been published each and every year since 1937. The directory includes white pages, yellow pages, up-to-date detailed maps, a comprehensive street listing, and blue pages with information regarding community organizations in La Jolla.

The Blue Book – whether you use the easy to maneuver app, the website, or the print version of the book – is your best resource for everything La Jolla. Make it easy on yourself and download the app, pick up a print copy, or simply visit us online.

Call us at 858-454-7939.  We would love to promote your local business on our diverse media brand.

San Diego Happenings: August 11th & 12th

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Saturday, August 11th
 
13th Annual Fine Art Festival 
10 to 6 p.m. (through Sunday), Liberty Station

Come celebrate 13 years of Liberty Station’s Art District at Ingram Plaza. The event will take place at The Arts District, which will have booths with local artists, beer and wine, and street food at this. Not to mention, the event is free!
San Diego Beer and Wine Fest 
3 to 6 p.m., Embarcadero Marina Park North
 
Get ready to cheers! Two festivals, San Diego Beer Fest and San Diego’s Uncorked Wine Festival, have teamed up for one large event. The inaugural San Diego Beer and Wine Fest will have unlimited samples from a selection of hundreds of brews and wines. A $55 general admission ticket gets you everything you need. Don’t worry, there will also be tasty bites for purchase from food trucks.
Sunday, August 12th
Cinema Under the Stars: ‘When Harry Met Sally’
8 p.m., Hotel Del Coronado 
 
Grab a blanket and a lawn chair, and get ready to watch a movie under the stars. Come watch “When Harry Met Sally,” starting at 8 p.m. A different film will be shown each week for the summer season through September 2. Admission is $18 at the box office, or you can reserve your seat in advance for $20.
Nature Walk at Silver Strand State Beach
1:30 to 2:30 p.m., Lifeguard Headquarters (Silver Strand)
It’s going to be a beautiful and warm weekend to get outside! Get in on this free, one-hour nature walk as you use learn about the scenery and the animals in their natural habitat. The walk begins at Lifeguard Headquarters.