Hello Summer!

What does summer mean to you? July is the heart of summer - mindset, calendar, events, vacation...it's what summer is all about. I remember summer as a kid - barbeques, chasing the sunset, endless days...warm afternoons fading to evening. In my family, summer was a celebration of our neighborhood, a chance to kick back, food for many and endless conversation.

Cars and Coffee La Jolla at The LOT

THE LOT in La Jolla welcomed Porsche owners from around the area for Cars and Coffee La Jolla. As the sun rose, coffee was sipped, conversations grew between owners, dealers, and the public about their love for cars and specifically their Porsches.
 CarsAndCoffeeLaJolla.com Photography YC Wong.

Junior League of San Diego Food and Wine Festival

At the 17th annual Food and Wine Festival at La Jolla Cove, attendees enjoyed sips and bites from 40 of San Diego’s best restaurants, breweries and wineries while cheering on the Kentucky derby, and raising money for JLSD’s mission-based community programs. 
JLSD.org Jason Erum Photography, Michaela Jimenez Photography.

La Jolla Historical Society Candlelight Garden Soiree

A rare invitation to stroll around some of La Jolla’s loveliest, secluded gardens started with a Friday Night garden party - the tour included a brunch and bus option and a drive-yourself option to see six gardens, plus a 25-vendor Boutique at the Wisteria Cottage. 
LaJollaHistory.org Photography Kimberly Batutis

Red O La Jolla Grand Opening

In May, Red O La Jolla held its grand opening party, welcoming hundreds of VIP guests for bites, cocktails, live music and celebration. Guests sipped on signature margaritas, enjoyed menu items including the signature goat cheese tamale bites and duck taquitos in the stunning new space. RedORestaurant.com Photography Allen Ling

Murals of La Jolla – 6th Annual Parking Lot Party

An event thanking Wall Sponsors, Mural Makers and Mural Members for their support of the project, held in the parking lot adjacent to Heather Gwen Martin’s mural - Landing. A project of the Athenaeum and an effort initiated by the La Jolla Community Foundation. 
MuralsOfLaJolla.com Tim Hardy Photography

July 2017 Around Town

Through the Duke’s Legacy of Aloha program, Duke’s La Jolla partnered with the La Jolla Shores Surfing Association to sponsor their annual Menehune Contest at La Jolla Shores. Duke’s La Jolla employee Ryan Cuff volunteered to shape and donate a surfboard he made to the contest winner. Sophia McGovern, girls 11-14 shortboard division winner, took home Ryan’s board. Duke’s La…

Destination: Summer

There are no easy roads to Black's Beach, which makes it not only a peaceful destination but one that is worth the trip for solitude and serenity. Why Black's Beach? We chose it for its mystique and place in local and national beach culture. Although it's not too far from the hustle and bustle of La Jolla, it is a…

Finding Success in Relationships

As a lawyer with a firm that specializes in family estate planning, Amy Hsiao believes in building relationships. “I used to work in a big law firm, where the traditional way of estate planning is providing a standard set of documents to clients,” says Hsiao. “I started my own firm because I wanted to give a personal touch. I want…


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