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Nativa Interiors owner Silvina Petrate shares some of her favorite picks from her beautifully appointed showroom and gallery spaces in La Jolla and Solana Beach. Known for their unique style of furnishings and accessories and providing limitless customization capabilities, many of these pieces are exclusively available only at Nativa and would be great additions to any modern home. NativaInteriors.com

Bling, Rings and Things

Planning on that perfect gift to give your sweethearts? Brilliant Earth, the leading retailer of ethically sourced bridal and fine jewelry located on Girard Ave, has some of the season’s best gifts, from nature-inspired trinkets to vintage treasures. May your love be at the receiving end of these beauties! BrilliantEarth.com

9 Reasons to Visit Pilates Plus La Jolla

 1. The USP at Pilates Plus La Jolla  Fun and effective 40-minute workouts done on the patented Megaformer(TM) machine. Pilates Plus La Jolla is the first Lagree Method studio (also known as Lagree Fitness™) to open in San Diego and one of the first 30 worldwide.  2. The state-of-the-art Megaformer (M3-S)

Gifts That Give Back

A few local gift giving options that not only bring joy to those who receive but also benefit other causes...

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Jason Knibb has spent more than a decade as Executive Chef at La Jolla’s NINE-TEN Restaurant, amassing many awards and accolades for his style and cuisine while helming this hidden neighborhood gem.

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The 8th Annual La Jolla Art & Wine Festival is October 7-8. Free and open to the public, the event features over 150 local, regional and international artists. The festival benefits underfunded programs such as art, music, science, physical education, technology, and on-site medical care at local public elementary and middle schools. For more information, visit LJAWF.com

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Born and raised in Mexico, Alexia Maria Esquer is the designer and creative director of Alexia Maria, a high-­end women’s wear brand based in La Jolla. Her designs are a combination of handpicked fabrics, unique details, and beautiful silhouettes that capture the femininity, true elegance, and classic yet modern essence of the brand. AlexiaMaria.com

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Erika Torri has been the Executive Director for the Athenaeum Music & Arts Library in La Jolla since 1989, and has overseen and raised the funds for two remodels and expansions. The Athenaeum has grown tremendously under her leadership, and is known internationally for its collection of artists’ books and related publications, jazz series, concerts, lectures and exhibitions. LJAthenaeum.org

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Siblings Gracie and James Lee opened their cozy boutique, Gracie James, in the heart of La Jolla last October. Featuring in-house succulent arrangements, one-of-a-kind home décor, unique jewelry and apparel lines, this eclectic spot also supports many local and upcoming artists. If you are looking for a hostess gift or head turning statement piece, you can find it here.

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Anthony ‘Tony’ Renda, ADNER Real Estate, Inc. Mr. Renda is an international marketing, real estate development and management entrepreneur having purchased, sold, and operated real estate properties stateside and now seeking new investment opportunities within the European markets, specifically the United Kingdom. He is an avid domestic and international traveler, exotic and classic car collector, golfer and pianist who gives…