Thursday, October 29, 2009

La Jolla's First Friday Artwalk, November 6th

Enjoy a self guided stroll of art galleries, delicious cuisine and unique wine selection in the Village of La Jolla. From 6:00-9:00pm, November 6th, 2009.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Don't miss Bird Rock Bikini's Storewide Clearance sale!

Also, check out the new website and online store:
Enter Code: brb10 for an additional 10% discount plus free shipping! Limited time only.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Have you visited Little Locks Children's Salon and Toy Boutique?

As the holidays approach be sure and visit Little Locks Children's Salon and Toy Boutique. They carry a huge selection of imaginative toys including learning activity kits, books, arts n crafts, games, puzzles, dolls, and lots of Thomas the Train! Also to add to the fun your child’s hair can be cut while sitting in a car, jeep or airplane styling chair, there's also videos and Nintendo! 5665 La Jolla Blvd.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Buy wine and support the La Jolla Playhouse

La Jolla Playhouse, along with award-winning San Francisco winemakers Crushpad present La Jolla Playhouse's Limited Edition Wines. Inspired by and named for the productions in the 2009/2010 Season.
Sample these wines all season long at Jai by Wolfgang Puck; purchase by the bottle or the case. All proceeds directly benefit La Jolla Playhouse. Help sustain great theatre in San Diego with this delicious purchase! For more information

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Do you need less stress and more joy?

Find your folly, follow your bliss, get your joy back! You hear this and really want to act on. Well, I found there is no better way to have fun, connect with your neighborhood than to jump on a beach cruiser and ride around town. If you live in La Jolla and don’t own one, now is the off season and best time to buy. If you’re not sure you want to commit you can also rent a beach cruiser from Bird Rock Surf Shop. There are so many routes to choose from, the La Jolla bike path, and the coastal route from Windansea to La Jolla cove. Or going south to the Mission Beach Boardwalk or Mission Bay loop. Sundays are a wonderful day to clip on a basket and head over to La Jolla’s Farmers Market. I rode mine recently to Bird Rock Coffee Roasters for my latte (did you know you can add a cup holder!), then down to Calumet Park to enjoy the wind in my hair, smell the ocean air and hear all of the sounds of our neighborhood coming to life! It was all I needed to start my morning and feel inspired and connected.

Friday, October 16, 2009

La Jolla's Warwick's Books

They said it themselves, Warwick's is a totally awesome independent bookstore in La Jolla. Did you know that La Jolla's Warwick's books has a Youtube page? It's Where you can access videos of some past book signings - like Ron Carlson, William T. Vollman, Lisa See, David Benioff, and Kathryn Stockett to name a few. This is a huge benefit if you can't be there in person! In addition, Warwick's has embraced other social media channels and you can follow them on their blog, Twitter or become a fan on Face Book. Join Warwick's for the next Cooking Club event with actress and author of "The Kind Diet", Alicia Silverstone on Thursday, October 29 at 6:00pm at Isabel's Cantina in Pacific Beach. For more information:

Saturday, October 10, 2009

La Jolla-Bird Rock Halloween Happenings!

Upcoming Events
Kids from K to 5th grade are invited to renew a Bird Rock Halloween tradition, painting and decorating storefront windows the merchant district. 11:00-1:00pm, 10/24 with the BRCC providing the paint and supplies. Check in at Sharpe Fitness, 5701 La Jolla Boulevard. All participants must pre-register by e-mailing Please provide your name, e-mail address, cell phone number, # of children & their ages. You will be assigned a merchant window at check in. All supplies will be provided at check in.

Haunted Aquarium: 6-9pm, 10/23-24, Birch Aquarium, 2300 Expedition Way. Costume contest each night, refreshments, slimy encounters with creatures from the deep and more! More info

La Jolla Shores Fall Fest: 1-4pm, 10/25, on Avenida de la Playa. Restaurant will offer free samples, goodies from shops and boutiques. Festivities include Halloween costume contest face-painting, jumpy, and musical appearances by Hullaballoo and Blonde Brothers. A percentage of ticket sales to benefit charity. For more info email:

Mutts-querade: 6-8pm, 10/28, Muttropolis, 7755 Girard. Mutt mingle, costume contest, photos, bobbing for biscuits, treat for best trick. More info
Halloween Festival: 1-4pm, 10/31 at La Jolla Recreation Center 615 Prospect. Carnival games, Costume contest, face-painting, pony rides, astro-jump, music and more. More info
Bird Rock Community Council is getting the word out that once again an all-out effort is being made to guarantee a safe and secure Halloween Saturday Oct. 31. Residents handing out Halloween treats are being asked to do so only from 5 to 8 p.m. Though voluntary, it was noted that restricting hours on Halloween helped cut down on problems. This effort has been met with an overwhelming amount of support by residents. So if you’re participating, please turn your lights off at 8 p.m.. Halloween is the busiest night of the year for police.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Bird Rock resident, Dr. Anne Wallace, discusses new study to improve care for breast cancer patients

Each Wednesday during Good Morning San Diego, KUSI provides the latest research, advice, and health information. October is breast cancer awareness month and this week, Dr. Anne Wallace, Director of the Breast Center at Moores UCSD Cancer Center discusses San Diego's participation in a statewide study to improve care for breast cancer patients by designing and testing new approaches to research, technology and health care delivery.  For more info, visit Moores Cancer Center. #beatcancer

Please note: eBay/Paypal are donating a cent per hashtag (via tweet, Facebook update, or blog post) saying #beatcancer. Send a tweet with #beatcancer

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Bird Rock's, Stay Polished, an Organic Nail Spa

Stay Polished is the hottest little nail boutique in Bird Rock. They pride themselves on keeping up with the latest in healthy, high quality products. Incorporating biosculpture and OPI polish gels they are able to guarantee no chipping or they will fix your nails for free! Some of the benefits include, no drills, no noxious odors, use all autoclaved implements to clean up and provided with their signature boutique service. If you want to learn about the many reasons to choose BioSculpture for your nail beauty and health click here.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Bird Rock Oktoberfest Celebration

First annual Bird Rock Oktoberfest Community Picnic at Calumet Park! Bring a blanket or chair and enjoy great food, your friends and neighbors and a beautiful sunset. This Tuesday, October 6, 5:30 - 7:00 pm.
Price $12 Adults, $8 Children payable at the picnic. Enjoy Knockwurst, Bratwurst, Hot Dogs, Sauerkraut, German Style Potatoes and Assorted Desserts.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

La Jolla Art & Wine Festival, Celebrating La Jolla's Artist Colony Roots and Supporting Our Public Schools

October 10 & 11, 9:00am to 5:00pm. This two-day event will be held in the Village of La Jolla on upper Girard Avenue. The La Jolla Art & Wine Festival will feature juried art, children's art center, live music and entertainment, gourmet food vendors, a garden featuring wine and beer from the finest local wineries and breweries, and a silent auction. Admission will be $7 for adults, $3 for children, and free for children under two.
The La Jolla Art & Wine Festival is created by the Friends of La Jolla Elementary, Inc as an extension of its well-established Open Aire Farmers’ Market. This event will donate all of its proceeds to key programs at three area public schools: La Jolla, Torrey Pines, and Bird Rock Elementary Schools. This festival will not only benefit La Jolla's public elementary school children, but also create energy and enthusiasm within the La Jolla community.  More info:

*Artwork by Susan Wickstrand
Hope she'll participate! Check out her work regardless....