Thursday, September 24, 2009

Calumet Park, a hidden gem in Bird Rock

Calumet Park is a small park off Midway on Calumet Ave in a residential neighborhood of Bird Rock. It over looks the ocean and a popular surfing site called Rock Pile. This is a popular destination for locals to meet up with dogs, for family picnics, watch sunsets and for weddings. Events can be permitted for up to 80 people. In addition, Bird Rock has two fabulous resources to help you plan your wedding, Bridal Bar and bridal boutique Chez Bride Moderne.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Have you checked out Artsy Smartsy Kids Art Classes in Bird Rock?

Artsy Smartsy is a unique children’s art center. They offer arts and crafts classes for children ages 2-7. Artsy Smartsy uses a variety of materials and introduces a new project in every class. La Jolla Mom turned me on to this great deal. BuyWithMe San Diego is offering this exclusive deal that saves you 60% on a 3 class pass, 3 classes for $30. I just purchased so my little one could try out. Artsy Smartsy is located at 5709 La Jolla Blvd. Click here for details.

Have you heard about PR in a Flash!

PR in a Flash is a public relations writing service for small businesses and creative professionals. Materials are created on a per-project basis without the high retainer, overhead and hourly fess often associated with PR agencies. All copy created for you is yours for unlimited usage. This sounds perfect for many of our local small business owners, real estate professionals and entrepreneurs. Founded by La Jolla resident Jennifer Spengler, a marketing and PR specialist with nearly 20 years experience. Contact PR in a Flash to inquire about their unique services.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Bird Rock Coffee Roasters Brews Success

It takes community to build a thriving business. NBC San Diego profiled San Diegans who have changed their professions and have started over. Former teacher and Bird Rock resident Chuck Patton learned some lessons of his own when he opened his successful coffee house in La Jolla.
To read the article

Sunday, September 13, 2009

A selection of surf art (local and abroad)

A selection of surfing inspired art from featured artists on - an international surfing, surf art & culture website. Check out the site for more great surf art, photography and interviews. Support up and coming artists like Heather Brown, her artwork and mural on display at Bird Rock Surf Shop.

Friday, September 11, 2009

La Jolla Writer's Conference Nov 6th-8th, 2009

Antoinette Kuritz is the founder and director of the La Jolla Writers Conference and the host of Writer’s Roundtable Radio Show.
This years conference will take place, November 6th-8th, 2009 at Paradise Point Resort & Spa
For more info, visit:

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Bali comes to La Jolla, my dream home is for sale on Avenida Cresta!

All year my husband and I have enjoyed walking by this home and seeing all phases of construction. It's one of the most unique properties we have seen in La Jolla. If you have an opportunity check it out! It's currently presented by Maxine & Marti Gellens on Description from their website: This is an absolutely breathtaking Balinese residence, built new in 2009, on a generous corner lot in Lower Hermosa. 6 bedrooms, 7 full baths plus 2 powder rooms, an office, elevator, exercise room with sauna, game room, media room, temperature-controlled wine room, a rooftop deck, lush tropical landscaping, and a heated saltwater zero-edge pool & spa with water features. Impeccably designed using exotic, custom and imported materials. Photos and details

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

I just love these map bracelets! La Jolla is featured here

They're great for anyone no matter what region you live in. You can wear your bracelet to represent your current city, hometown or favorite neighborhood. Check out this Etsy artist and shopkeeper for details on how to purchase:

La Jolla physician has been recognized as one of the top plastic surgeons in America

La Jolla physician Steven Cohen of FacesPlus has been recognized as one of the top plastic surgeons in America by Castle Connolly and Best Doctors Inc. He and his wife, Sheri, are involved with a number of charities, including Fresh Start Surgical Gifts, where he has served on the Advisory Board and received the 2004 Founder's Award for his work on children. They also support the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego in La Jolla and are helping to lead a fundraising campaign to benefit the Center for Neuro-Craniofacial Surgery at Rady Children's Hospital. In addition, Cohen is a painter and sculptor, whose work is in a number of private collections and galleries.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Labor Day Weekend: Heading off to the beach!!!

Salami Shop

To my surprize the Salami Shop is closed this Labor Day weekend 9/5-7. It's a great place to pick up lunch on the weekends and ideal for anyone passing through Bird Rock heading down to Pacific Beach or up to La Jolla to spend the day at the beach. In Bird Rock Village plaza, in the back corner between Bird Rock Yogurt Co. and Starbucks you will find this Italian deli. They added some gourmet specialty items for purchase too.

Friday, September 4, 2009

La Jolla First Friday Art Walk, September 4th, 6:00-9:00pm

The La Jolla First Friday Art Walk takes place tonight, September 4th, 6:00-9:00pm. Featuring 19 galleries on Prospect Street all the way throughout La Jolla Village.
For details and map.
In similar news a new La Jolla Art and Wine Festival is in the works for October 10-11 and will benefit three La Jolla Schools-La Jolla Elementary, Torrey Pines Elementary and Bird Rock Elementary. For more detail.
*Photo, Peter Lik Gallery

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Elizabeth Allen Atelier of Bird Rock honored

Specialty retailer Elizabeth Allen Atelier of Bird Rock was honored as a winner in Gifts & Decorative Accessories' Retailer Excellence Awards (REAs) during the New York International Gift Fair in the category of Store Design/Redesign (small scale).  Elizabeth Allen Atelier was among the top honorees along with the likes of the The Store at the Museum of Arts & Design in New York and Dreamy of Encinitas.

*Source: La Jolla Light

Tuesday, September 1, 2009