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
Bird Rock is known for being a quaint, beach town located between La Jolla and Pacific Beach. While the beaches and the cliffs are enough to draw visitors in, Bird Rock has some hidden gems in the form of its restaurants. Bird Rock restaurants range from Mexican to Thai to Italian giving you plenty of options for a delicious meal!
Beaumont’s, located in the heart of Bird Rock on La Jolla Blvd., is a destination on its own. Not only does Beaumont’s have killer food, they serve breakfast, lunch, dinner, and most importantly, happy hour. While their happy hour is enough to make this restaurant a can’t-miss in Bird Rock, Beamont’s is unique in that it has live entertainment throughout the week. Come out for happy hour, enjoy a great band, and experience the cool ambiance of this casual eatery.
Address: 5662 La Jolla Blvd La Jolla, CA 92037
When one thinks of a yoga studio, typically their mind envisions a room adorned with ceiling-high mirrors on either side, dim lighting, and ambient background music. Riffs Acoustic Music La Jolla, a beautiful space in Bird Rock that serves numerous functions, vastly exceeds all of those expectations.
Riffs is one of the few outdoor yoga studios in San Diego, at least one which entails a warm wooden porch for its practice. Yoga is not the only art form practiced at Riffs, however, for the funky cottage that adjoins the “yoga yard” boasts a high-end selection of guitars, mandolins, ukuleles, banjos, basses, and any other stringed contraption one could imagine. The studio also hosts music events frequently, offers instrument lessons and repairs, and is even kind enough to rent out their space as an outdoor event setting.
One of the main draws at Riffs is their live music yoga, in which guests practice yoga to live acoustic or electric music. At first glance, the two may seem counterproductive, as yoga is an introspective, serene practice. Not surprisingly, though, the live music aspect tends to add an ethereal element to the practice of yoga – reverberating sound waves through the structure and out of participants’ bodies.
On Saturday, July 20, La Jolla Blue Book had the privilege of experiencing “Beatles yoga” firsthand, in which members from local band The Routine peacefully chanted Beatles’ classics and rarities alike. The band’s song selection coincided extremely well with teacher Shannon Purves’ planned flow for the afternoon class, providing a constant backdrop to the near two-hour practice.
At the cost of $20 for attendance, nearly two hours worth of yoga and Beatles music is enough to keep any San Diegan entertained and spiritually sound. With both the band’s and Purves’ guidance, those practicing experienced a wide array of positive emotions. This could provide a strong argument into why the Beatles, and the practice of yoga itself, will remain timeless.
This day there seemed to be an extreme sentiment of positivity, as Purves began to ease the class into their practice, the band creeped into “Within Without You,” providing a fitting background for the commencement of a yoga class.
As the evening progressed, the band started to pick the volume up quite a good deal. They delved into stirring renditions of “Help,” “Fixing a Hole,” “I am the Walrus,” and “Here Comes the Sun,” to simply name a few. Bryan Barbarin’s soulful vocals during “Hey Jude,” at the end of the practice brought everyone in on the chorus, resonating into the salty air of the Pacific.
Since the class was almost completely full, one would hope that Beatles yoga will grace the yoga yard at Riffs Acoustic Music La Jolla this coming August.
The Routine will be playing at The Casbah in Little Italy on Sunday, July 28. Riffs Acoustic Music La Jolla is located at 5510 La Jolla Boulevard. 858.456.2477.
La Jolla Blue Book presents our latest “Quiet on the Set” video featuring La Basil Thai Cuisine.
Located in the Bird Rock community of La Jolla, La Basil Thai Cuisine serves up authentic Thai food made from the freshest and finest ingredients.
La Basil is not like any other Thai restaurant; their dishes are inspired specifically from the city of Bangkok, Thailand. Their dishes are authentic, healthy and freshly made from the best ingredients from fresh herbs to fine jasmine rice. La Basil’s exotic food menu ranges from pineapple fried rice to spicy curry duck to the classic Pad Thai noodles. They also offer a variety of house curries and tantalizing appetizers such as cream cheese wontons and chicken satay. Each dish is beautifully served in its own unique way.
La Basil’s beautiful location and dining area makes for a great and exotic dining experience. They are open 7 days a week for your convenience and also offer outdoor seating. Come and experience a piece of Thailand in San Diego’s jewel. At La Basil Thai, your satisfaction and your return is their number one priority.
For more information, visit La Basil Thai Cuisine online or contact them at
5525 La Jolla Blvd
La Jolla, CA 92037
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