F is for “foodie,” a person with a particular interest in food. Someone who’s always up for trying new places and has a refined but adventurous palate.

And this month at La Jolla Lifestyle, we’re all about feasting with foodies as we just scratch the surface of all the fine eats and drinks La Jolla has to offer.

The dog days of summer brought us ice cream, refreshing salads and cocktails enjoyed by the pool and beach days as we worked to stay cool during those hot summer days we had, vacations and, of course, our abundant sunshine.

But the autumnal days of October bring us chili cooking on the stove, seasonal fruits and veggies and pumpkin spice, well, pretty much everything, as we celebrate football season, some warm-weather relief and shorter days moving toward the end of the year.

Whether you consider yourself a foodie, a gourmet, an epicure or just an average eater; whether you’re into the fresh fruits and finds at the La Jolla Open Aire Market every Sunday, craft beer at your favorite brewery, a latte from your favorite café, or just a pumpkin full of leftover Halloween candy, we hope this issue inspires you to check out the amazing food scene right here in La Jolla.

This month we’re proud too to celebrate the 10th year of the La Jolla Art + Wine Festival.  #LJAWF Oct. 6-7 Amazing art, award-winning wineries and breweries, fun for the whole family!  Plus this year is the 20th anniversary of the La Jolla Open Aire Market.  A weekly exploration into locally grown perfection for the whole family!  My daughter, son and I can be seen there just about every week; it’s our family tradition on Sunday mornings before or after church.  The La Jolla Open Aire Market is different than other farmers markets in that all proceeds benefit La Jolla Elementary, a public school. The proceeds from the market fund various initiatives enjoyed by all children at LJES, including school improvements and programs such as art, music, library, technology and additional classroom teachers to lower class sizes. The market was started by former La Jolla Elementary School mom and La Jolla community supporter Sherry Ahern. In 1996, Sherry had two children enrolled at LJES and was on the Friends of La Jolla Elementary, Inc. Board, the school’s nonprofit education foundation. The original motivation for the market was to help fund a library and librarian. At the time, the school’s “library” consisted only of a small collection of books in the back of the auditorium.

Celebrate our amazing community together, La Jolla.

We’ll see you around!