Happy August, La Jolla!

It is summer in America's Finest City and we are lucky to have beautiful, inspiring weather all year long. Marine Layer or not, the landscapes, vistas and waves in La Jolla make for wonderful subjects for artists and musicians, and inspiration for dancers, actors and performers. We are fortunate to have a culturally rich community that is as diverse as…

Chef Celebration Dinner

The Shores Restaurant hosted the May Chef Celebration Dinner featuring four courses of signature dishes from several prominent local chefs, including Brian Malarkey, Rob Ruiz, Casey Thompson, Evan Cruz, Bernard Guillas, Ron Oliver and The Shores’ own Chef de Cuisine Percy Oani. 
TheShoresRestaurant.com Photography La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club

Bella Vista Social Club Celebrates 4th Anniversary

Bella Vista Social Club and Caffé celebrated its 4th anniversary at the Sanford Consortium with a blow out bash, Havana Nights. Cuban eats, casino tables, live band, DJ, and salsa dancers added to the excitement. Sponsored by nanoStrings, this event helped raise awareness and funds for local non-profit Autism Tree Project Foundation. BellaVistaCaffe.com

Chasing Coral SDIFF Film Premiere at Arclight La Jolla

Chasing Coral is an Exposure Labs Production about how coral reefs around the world are vanishing at an unprecedented rate. Post-screening discussion led by Executive & Artistic Director Tonya Mantooth with filmmaker Zack Rago, and local scientists Dr. Jennifer Smith, Amber Jackson, and Emily Callahan. SDFilmFest.com Photography Tony Amat.

Patrons of the Prado Noche de Sueños Masterpiece Gala 2017

Night of Dreams was a dazzling evening of midsummer magic at Balboa Park benefiting the treasured organizations that have curated a unique cultural vision for our community, supporting an extraordinary collection of arts and cultural institutions at the nation’s largest cultural urban park. PatronsOfThePrado.org Photography Zemina Zaferakis, Z Bella Photography.

August 2017 Around Town

Famed La Jolla children’s boutique, previously owned by Mary Jo (MJ) Shannon, you may know her as Grandma Kardashian, is now under new management. New owners Millie and Justin will continue with some of MJ’s traditional style while also adding a few new US and European lines, especially for the boys’ collections. The store offers a fine selection of boys'…

Art to Heart

You might recognize some of the work on the next few pages. Or you might learn something new about a community member. For our feature this month, we wanted to celebrate some of our local artists, no matter their medium or specialty. We were overwhelmed with the talent we discovered and are excited to share some of that with you.…

My Favorite Things

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

Let’s Taco ‘Bout It!

We hunted down some of the best tacos on menus in and around the area so you don’t have to think twice when Taco Tuesday rolls over. Sit back, relax and take a big bite!

Off the Walls

You can't escape the beautiful murals in our city so why not discover more! Murals of La Jolla, founded by the La Jolla Community Foundation, is a project of the Athenaeum. Tours are given the last Wednesday of each month. The next tour is July 26th and August 30th, 5:30 p.m. This is a free event but reservations are recommended.…