My Favorite Things – 2

  I love receiving notices about new posts from awesome blogs which I subscribe to. One such blog is titled ‘Authentic Luxury Travel’. Now, while my budget these days has eliminated most things ‘luxury’, I still love to live vicariously through others whose travel budgets are, well, bigger. Writer and trip planner Elizabeth Hansen has a lovely way…

Mexican meets modern at Don Chido in San Diego's Gaslamp Quarter

Don Chido is Spicin’ up the Gaslamp via Auténtica Comida Mexicana

Truth be told, I’m not much of a fan of San Diego’s Gaslamp District. Considering that a vast number Gaslamp venues have their sights on the late-night “Gen-X” crowd (and vice versa), this lack of enthusiasm is probably due to my age more than anything else. It seems, however, that I’ve encountered a significant problem in my stubborn unwillingness to venture here. You see, there apparently…

Mission Impossible Made Possible at Quartyard San Diego

Mission Impossible: identify a rundown, vacant lot, preferably within the confines of downtown San Diego, and transform it into a vibrant and thriving outdoor urban oasis offering, dining, retail, art galleries, a dog park, live entertainment, a farmers market, rotating food trucks, a craft beer garden and more. Made Possible: raise $60,000 via Kickstarter and an additional $450,000 through investors, galvanize an impressive level…

East Village-Opoly is being sold for $40 at select stores to generate revenue for a new futuristic sign for East Village

5 Happy Reasons for Exploring San Diego’s East Village

From gloom to boom, San Diego’s East Village is right smack dab in the midst of a sensational renaissance! Boosted by the 2004 arrival of Petco Park, this former distressed community, previously known for its homeless population, deteriorating neighborhoods and elevated crime rate, has steadily revitalized. In more recent years, East Village has become one of San Diego’s fastest growing communities, and a choice destination for living, dining,…

San Diego Sunset

This is How You Deck the Hills

Any friend of mine is well aware that I’m an ardent fan of San Diego’s Mission Hills district. So naturally, I grabbed my friend Karen recently and headed to the hills for some Christmas cheer. This is how such a celebration works best: 1. Find a couple of seats at the wickedly cool bar at the The Patio On…