La Jolla Dancing With The Stars

Mark your calendar for October 5, 2013, when a very special event is going to rock the La Jolla Torrey Pines Hilton off its tent pegs. The La Jolla Town Council is set to host ‘Dancing with the Stars’, a fundraising bonanza modeled on the popular television show. Attendees will be treated to performances by a mix of local celebs, like Brandi Williams from ‘Good Morning San Diego’ and San Diego Better Business Bureau President, Sheryl Reichert. The star power at this event comes in the form of “So You Think You Can Dance” judge, Mary Murphy, who will play host alongside emcee and guest-judge, Jonathan Roberts, from “Dancing with the Stars”.

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Reflections On The La Jolla Rough Water Swim

On a calm morning in September, the tourists and seals at La Jolla Cove were pushed aside for a historic sporting event: ‘The Big Wet One.’ More commonly known as the ‘Rough Water Swim’, this local competition has been swelling in popularity for almost a century. From its humble beginnings of seven men competing in the first race in 1916, to the second race of eight men and eleven women in 1925, the races since 1996 have been capped at a maximum of two thousand swimmers.

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Interview with Bird Huffman – Bird’s Surf Shed

Bird’s Surf Shed is a San Diego surfing institution. Before I moved here from South Africa, I remember people telling me I needed to there and see the incredible surfboard collection. Although the store has only been open for five years, its owner, Bird Huffman, has been a fixture in the local surf community for more than forty. Today he bides his time between running the store, doing the surf report for one of the biggest websites of its kind in the world and enjoying the same waves he grew up riding. Yesterday, after finally visiting the store, I managed to ask him a few questions about when and how this impressive store came into existence.

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San Diego Pride Weekend

Today marks the beginning of Pride in San Diego, a weekend full of acceptance and tolerance, fun, and of course, fabulous fashion. The LGBT community has come very far in recent years, and continues to make strives towards equality. What started from a yard sale and a potluck in 1974 has turned into a huge celebration in the San Diego community, garnering nearly 200,000 people from all over. This high attendance over the Pride weekend has been lucrative for our local economy with the continued support and participation from local businesses. We will be there this year, celebrating and enjoying the diversity that is Pride, so check back next week for photos, blogs and a round-up about this years San Diego Pride.

Event Details:
Grand Marshals: Brad & George Takei and La Toya Jackson.
Spirit of Stonewall Rally: Friday, July 12th 6pm, at University & Normal
Parade: Saturday, July 13th 11a-2pm, starting at University & Normal
Festival: Saturday & Sunday, 12-10p & 11a-8p respectively, at Marston Point (Balboa Park)

TNT: Chromatic @ MCASD

This July 11th the MCASD Downtown will hold its signature event TNT: Chromatic (Thursday Night Thing), showcasing an array of its permanent art collection, as well as new work.  A portion of the permanent collection will be on display, from floor to ceiling, which will mark the most artwork the museum has ever had on display at one time.

Some of the new work includes a sculpture by artist Liza Lou, entitled “Color Field.”  Lou’s piece was a collaborative effort, assembled in San Diego by everyday people, using beads made in Japan.

To coincide with its chromatic theme, an interactive sculpture will allow visitors to build their own LED stickies, place them on a 10×10 foot sheet of metal, and collectively create a color field.

Live music, drinks and food will also be available for purchase.  For information and tickets visit the event page on the MCASD website.

A Special Thanks to Education Intern Eva DeLeon for showing us around the museum.

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SD Mom’s Night Out Holiday Event In La Jolla


This is the Holiday gathering you don’t want to miss! Enjoy a fine glass of wine, feast on delectable artisan meats, breads and cheeses; indulge in decadent chocolates and cakes all while experiencing La Jolla’s elite retail boutique and wine bar, Blended Industries. Meet the owners, Summer Elizabeth Albertsen, personal stylist and entrepreneur, and Jesse Kovacs, wine maker & reality star from The Bachelorette Season 5/ Bachelor Pad Season 1. Relax, mix and mingle this holiday season with SD Mom’s Night Out. You deserve it!

When: Thursday, December 8th, 7pm-9pm

Where: Blended Industries, 1025 Prospect Street Suite 220, La Jolla, CA 92037-3614

Cost: $15 online through midnight on Thursday, December 1st, $20 after and at the door.

Tickets include:
– Entrance into Blended Industries
– Complimentary glass of wine from Jesse Kovacs
– Delectable artisan meats, breads and cheeses
– Decadent chocolates and cakes
– Fashion Show with unique and exclusive pieces hand picked by Summer Elizabeth
– (1) Raffle Ticket – Opportunity to win amazing raffle prizes & donate to a good cause
– Live coverage and business interview spotlights with The Pulse
– Mingelstream live tweet wall streaming all tweets with hashtag
#SDMNOHolidayEvent
– Networking opportunities with like-minded moms
– A fabulous night out!

Toy Drive: Donate an unwrapped toy during the Holiday Event and be entered to win a gift from Blended Industries including a bottle of Kovacs Brothers Wine, signed copy of The Young and the Thirsty book written by the Kovacs Brothers, and a Blended Industries Gift Certificate.

Parking: Street Parking or $5 underground off Herschel down the Fed Ex alley.

Click here to buy your ticket for this fabulous event!

If you would like to be a sponsor for this event or would like join our invite committee please email us for more details.