LJ Crafted Wines: Bird Rock’s First Contemporary Winery

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Bird Rock’s LJ Crafted Wines is changing the wine game for the better. Their signature move: a novel process that allows their 11 wines to be served directly from the barrel. Stop by their packed tasting room any day of the week to learn more and try amazing contemporary wines!

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Dynamic Mother/Daughter Team Takes on La Jolla Real Estate

la jolla real estateLa Jolla real estate agent Jeannie Gleeson has been serving the community for over 25 years, no small feat in today’s ever-changing economy and real estate market. Her enthusiasm and passion for the craft has never waned; in fact, Jeannie’s daughter was so inspired by her mother’s business model that she decided to join her at Berkshire Hathaway in 2013. Together, Jeannie and Kelly have cultivated a formidable mother and daughter real estate team in La Jolla. The Blue Book sat down with the dynamic duo to learn a little bit more about the heart and soul behind two flourishing careers.  Continue reading

Frame Masters and Fine Art: Turning Works Into Masterpieces

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Frame Masters and Fine Art in Bird Rock specializes in rare frame decorating techniques, difficult frame matching and repairs, and framing non-flat objects. Now two decades in, husband and wife team Brian Lehr and Miriam Zieminski continue to build the store’s reputation for innovative framing solutions and skilled repairs hard to find anywhere else. Continue reading

Community Spotlight: La Jolla Nurses Homecare

For more information about services in this industry, you can also contact Home Care of La Jolla.

La Jolla Nurses Homecare is the oldest home healthcare agency in San Diego County; what began in 1977 as a woman’s dream for better care at home has blossomed into a powerhouse of more than 300 highly trained medical professionals and an agency that has consistently ranked on the ‘BEST’ lists of both the La Jolla Light and the San Diego Union Tribune.  Continue reading

Community Spotlight: Sima Alefi, Empowering Women Through Investment Planning

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Sima Alefi is a financial advisor and Vice President – Investments at Wells Fargo Advisors on Girard Avenue in La Jolla. Though she’s been in the financial industry a long time, her principles and reasons for doing what she does have remained the same: helping those who are in need of financial advice; assistance with planning, investing, and saving; and perhaps most significantly, providing a safe space for recently divorced women and newly single parents to come for all kinds of financial services and advice. The Blue Book sat down with Sima to learn a bit more about what she does, get some advice, and learn about her goals to continue empowering women both financially and economically.
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Spotlight on Local Artist Scott Wright: A Mural Ten Years in the Making

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Meet Scott Wright, a man who has dabbled and excelled in two very different worlds; part building contractor and part artist, he’s spent the last thirty years in La Jolla establishing a successful construction company and creating a mural that graces an entire wall of Mary Star of the Sea Church. Wright began his business, The Wright Company, in the 1980s and started painting about twelve years ago as a side hobby and project. Now, his mural art is up on a prominent street in La Jolla and has another even larger one on the way. We chatted with Wright to get the scoop on the new mural, why he loves art, and what inspires him.
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Community Spotlight: Liana Bowdler Discusses Love for La Jolla & Local Real Estate

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Liana Bowdler has been working and living in La Jolla since 1986 and is truly passionate about her community and career. She graduated from SDSU and has experience in several elements of business – from owning and operating her own company to personal real estate investing. She is one of La Jolla’s premiere real estate agents, and as a local resident, she is familiar with all aspects of the community. Liana spoke to the Blue Book about why she loves La Jolla and her career and shared a few expert pointers with us.

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Community Spotlight: Everett Stunz

everett stunzEverett Stunz has been in business since 1963, when the original owners opened their doors on Prospect Street in La Jolla with a clear mission: to be San Diego’s premiere linen and bed store. And now, 52 years later, the store remains La Jolla and San Diego’s go-to for exquisite bed linens, high quality adjustable beds, soaps, organic detergents, and bath accessories. Enjoying more than fifty years of business is no small feat, so we took an exclusive look inside the store to see what makes Everett Stunz so unique.

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