La Jolla Weekend Open Houses: February 23rd & 24th

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


Maxine and Marti Gellens | Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties:

When: Saturday and Sunday 1-4PM
Where: 1428 Stratford Court
Details: $2,695,000. 3BR/3.5BA. Absolutely stunning views of the sea, surf and sunsets are showcased from this private penthouse condominium!!!
Contact: Maxine and Marti Gellens 858.551.6630, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties


When: Saturday and Sunday 1-4PM
Where: 6275 Cardeno Drive
Details: 6275 Cardeno Drive. $2,295,000. 4BR/2.5BA. Enjoy the chill vibe from this swanky pad, resting upon a beautifully landscaped 20,000+ square foot lot with canyon views, night lights and mountains to the east!!!!
Contact: Maxine and Marti Gellens 858.551.6630, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties
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When: Saturday and Sunday 1-4PM
Where: 5417 Caminito Bayo
Details: $1,399,000. 3BR/2.5BA. Tucked in a tranquil location within the gated community of Emerald Cove with resort-inspired amenities consisting of a clubhouse, library, gym, pools, spas, a sauna & lighted tennis courts!!!!
Contact: Maxine and Marti Gellens 858.551.6630, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties

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1842 Bel Air Terrace
Largest model in sought-after Pacific Ranch! Spacious, light-filled home featuring 5 bedrooms and 4 baths!!
Saturday and Sunday 1-4PM

835 Midway Street
Resting upon a double corner lot, this cute beach cottage boasts a bright, single-level interior with 3 bedrooms and 1 bath!!!
Saturday and Sunday 1-4PM
835 Midway Street

Team Chodorow – Open House Schedule:

Sat & Sun (2/23 – 2/24) 1-4PM
– 5836 LJ Mesa  $3,150,000
– 2915 Woodford Dr.  $2,825,000
– 2531 Via Viesta  $2,395,000
– 8258 Prestwick  $4,750,000
– 7536 Via Capri  $1,879,000

Sun (2/24) only 1-4PM
– 2488 Azure Coast  $1,048,000

5 Romantic La Jolla Restaurants to Dine at This Valentine’s Day

Looking for a romantic place to celebrate Valentine’s Day? Treat your sweetheart to one of these incredible La Jolla restaurants

Marine Room


Indulge in a truly unforgettable four-course dinner at San Diego’s “Most Romantic Restaurant.” Savor main course options of Wild Honey Kalbi Glazed Cobia, Plugra Agrume Butter Basted Lobster Tail and Center Cut Black Angus Filet Mignon. Top off the evening with our Dessert Trilogy of Gianduja Chocolate Crunch Orb, Star Anise Rumchata Pot De Crème and Pistachio Halvah Gelato. Reservations (858) 459-7222.

The Shores Restaurant

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Treat your Valentine to a romantic oceanfront four-course dinner including main dish options of Pacific Ahi Tuna Steak, Maine Diver Scallops, Maple Leaf Farm Duck and our Three Sweet Tastes for dessert. 


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Soft candlelight, romantic music, and a four-course, prix fixe menu are sure to set the mood at NINE-TEN this Valentine’s Day. The special menu will be offered from 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm for $110 per person or $155 per person with wine pairings (plus tax and gratuities).  Click here to learn more and see full menu. Reservations are required and can be made by calling (858) 964-5400 or online here. (Passport Unlimited program and other discount programs are not available.)

Herringbone La Jolla

Celebrate love with a decadent 4-course prix-fixe dinner for $88 a person. Reservations (858) 459-0221. 

George’s at the Cove

Enjoy a 3-course dinner for $95 or $125 per person with a complimentary glass of bubbles and chocolate truffles. Reservations (858) 454-4244.

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Screen Shot 2019-02-08 at 2.01.34 PMWe are offering FREE $50 gift cards to @harryscoffeeshop Want to win?


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Tuesday’s Are For One Thing – Tacos

Seriously, who doesn’t love to sink their choppers into a delicious, freshly made taco or other scrumptious Mexican food? Taco Tuesday in La Jolla is easily affordable and convenient. If you’re thinking, “Yeah, but I bet…” let me stop you in your huaraches, amigo, because though reasonably priced, you’re still getting great quality food. Let’s take a peek at some of La Jolla’s best places to grab a bite to eat.

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Puesto Mexican Food 
Puesto first appeared on the scene in lovely La Jolla (now with a great second location at The Headquarters) advertising itself as fresh Mexican street food. Puesto has lived up to this distinction by serving up fresh and ever tasty Mexican food. Puesto is the definitive must try, as their signature tacos are crafted with a layer of crispy melted cheese topped with your choice of favorite proteins and fixings on a handmade tortilla. Puesto also recently opened a sit-down full-service restaurant located right next door to the original and more casual Puesto on Wall Street. The sit-down menu offers exclusive and various items than that of the causal location along with a full-service bar. Puesto is a fantastic place for lunch or dinner or simply for enjoying your fave adult beverages and delicious appetizers with friends or family. Due to their ever fresh ingredients, Puesto tacos will set you back a mere $12 for three tacos, but hold on just a sec, friendo, if you ease by during Taco Tuesdays they are only $2 per! Taco Tuesday at Puesto, a can’t passer upper! Puesto is located at 1026 Wall St.

The Taco Stand 
The Taco Stand is a relative newcomer but nevertheless a fast growing favorite among locals. So what sets them apart from all the rest, you ask? Well, for starters they offer al pastor the authentic way — on a vertical spit. In addition, all meat is of the highest quality and they also make their own hand-made tortillas. Oh! And they offer a decent amount of authentic Mexican sides such as corn on the cob with parm cheese, mayo and chili powder. Inspired by the taco stands of Tijuana and their adventures along the Baja peninsula, The Taco Stand features Mexican flavored popsicles (oh, yum!), refreshments, and imported beer. And if you’re lucky, the churro machine might actually be cranked up and diners can get their dessert on with freshly prepared Rosarito-style churros! The Taco Stand is conveniently located at 621 Pearl St.

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Verdes, a.k.a. “The Ranch,” as locals refer to it, has been a La Jolla establishment since WW II era 1945. This sit-down restaurant serves up authentic and traditional Mexican dishes passed down through the family such as Chile Rellenos, Carnitas Michoacan, Pozole, Enchiladas, Burritos, and Tamales, as well as fresh salads, tasty tostadas, and soups. Be sure to stop by during happy hour Monday through Friday from 3 ‘til 6 p.m. and titillate your taste buds with one of their all the rage tequila margaritas. Verdes is easily located at 7404 La Jolla Blvd.

Jose’s Court Room 
If you’re looking for a casual Mexican food stop with panoramic ocean views, family friendly dining, as well as late night drinks and entertainment, then look no further than Jose’s! Established in 1956 and family owned, Jose’s has a delightfully fun beach vibe with seating either indoors or outdoors in the ideal La Jolla climate. Gnosh on a delicious burrito and chase it down with a cold brewski all the while chillaxing and taking in the scenic views of the Cove from the outdoor patio. Coming in from the beach? No worries, shirts are entirely optional. Jose’s is easy to find at 1037 Prospect St. in beautiful La Jolla.

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.

Go on an Adventure with La Jolla Kayak

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La Jolla Kayak is known as San Diego’s premier ocean kayaking and snorkeling destination. Located just a few blocks from the world famous La Jolla Shores beach, it’s no wonder why La Jolla Kayak is a favorite among locals and visitors alike. Operating from the Shores since 1996, La Jolla Kayak provides tours of breathtaking cliffs, caves, and natural landscapes. Guests have the opportunity to venture out into La Jolla‘s 6,000 acre underwater reserve. This protected ecological site is renowned for its deep trenches, expansive marine life, and stunning reefs. Continue reading

San Diego & La Jolla Weekend Events: June 23rd & 24th

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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.

Saturday, June 23rd:
Lucky Street Vintage Market
10 a.m. to 5 p.m., 1722 South Coast Highway #3, Oceanside

If you’re a sucker for vintage, you will love Lucky Street Productions vintage marketplace. You’re sure to find just about every style of vintage in this large warehouse filled with treasures. Every Saturday and Sunday!

Summer Fun on the 101
12 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., near Beacon’s Beach (Encinitas)

Do you love music? Do you love the beach? Let’s be honest- who doesn’t?! The Encinitas’ beachside summer concert will take place this Saturday at Beacon’s Beach. It will feature a beer garden with libations from The Lost Abbey, Port Brewing Company and Boochcraft. The event is free with raffle tickets sold to raise funds for music education programs in Encinitas.

Sunday, June 24th:

High Tide Dinners
7:30 p.m., The Marine Room

Come enjoy steamed Pacific Oysters, herb-sprinkled Lobster Tail, fresh cuts of Black Angus Filet Mignon and more at The Marine Room this Sunday as you enjoy views from the pacific shoreline. This is surely a summer experience you don’t want to miss. Reservations should be made in advance.

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 Open Houses: June 23rd & 24th

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

When: Friday 1-5PM Saturday 1-4PM and Sunday 12-4PM
Where: 1591 Loring Street
$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 Home Services California Properties.

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When: Saturday and Sunday 1-4PM
Where: 778 La Canada Street
$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 Home Services California Properties

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When: Saturday 1-4PM
Where: 13090 Caminito Del Rocio
Details: $1,529,000. 3BR+Bonus Room/2BA. Breathtaking ocean views, vibrant sunsets and warm coastal breezes are yours to enjoy from this beautifully remodeled townhome in Sumothe highly desirable Sea Point community!
Contact: Maxine and Marti Gellens 858.551.6630, Berkshire Hathaway Home Services California Properties


When: Sunday 1-4PM
Where: 1542 Guizot Street
Details: $1,998,000. 5BR/3.5BA. Situated on a spacious corner lot showcasing vibrant sunset and ocean views, this extraordinary European residence has been completely rebuilt and expanded
Contact: Maxine and Marti Gellens 858.551.6630, Berkshire Hathaway Home Services California Properties

When: Sunday 1-4PM
Where: 9351 La Jolla Farms Road
Details: $3,998,000. 5BR/4.5BA.Resting on over a half-acre site surrounded by beautifully landscaped grounds, this spectacular, single-level residence is fully walled & gated affording an exceptional level of privacy!
Contact: Maxine and Marti Gellens 858.551.6630, Berkshire Hathaway Home Services California Properties

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Team Chodorow Open Houses

1PM-4PM 1440 Al-Bhar La Jolla, CA 92037
1PM-4PM 7420 Draper La Jolla, CA 92037
1PM-4PM 8258 Prestwick La Jolla, CA 92037
1PM-4PM 1440 Al-Bhar La Jolla, CA 92037
1PM-4PM 7420 Draper La Jolla, CA 92037
1PM-4PM 8258 Prestwick La Jolla, CA 92037
1PM-4PM 13069 Via Latina, Del Mar, CA 92014
7780 Girard Avenue
La Jolla, CA 92037
Direct: 858.456.6850 | Fax: 858.454.3904