The Heart of the Home

It's March La Jolla and spring is in the air. Perhaps that means you are spring cleaning or making plans to update your living space or spruce up the exterior of your home. You might find me knee-deep in an organizational project in the garage where it seems everything collects in our home and needs the most help especially with…

Las Patronas Beneficiary Reception

Las Patronas raised $903,000 during the Taking Flight 71st Jewel Ball and presented nine San Diego organizations with checks for more than $20,000 each at their annual Beneficiary Reception. More than $300,000 will be given to the Major Beneficiaries while remaining funds will be contributed to Minor Beneficiaries. LasPatronas.org

March 2018 Around Town

La Jolla Philanthropic Organization Las Patronas has awarded a $16,657 grant to the San Diego Center for Children’s Academy-expansion project. The money will go toward interior furnishings and teaching aids and equipment, including projectors, whiteboards and desks, for the two new classrooms at the Academy campus in Kearny Mesa. The fully-accredited special-education K-12 school, primarily for low- to moderate-income families, provides comprehensive…

Her Blood Runs Pink

If you are a fan of 70s culture or fashion, then you surely know the name Zandra Rhodes.

Property Management Demystified

After you buy your first home, given the power of real estate in San Diego, you know it’s a rock solid foundation to leverage and grow. As you continue your real estate career or hobby, you realize you want to build in a fail-safe plan for the worst-case scenario, giving your family and future generations security in cash flow and…

Favorite Things

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

Divine Design

Esteban Interiors, named after its founder Esteban Lopez, is a professional interior design company in La Jolla that exemplifies quality and strives to exceed client expectations by bringing their interests and desires into a collaborative design.

Earth Conscious Oppulance

When you meet Suzi O’Brien from EcoLux Interiors, one thing is certain - she has moxie, she is fearless and she has style.

Tone + Texture

Decorate your space with handmade textures such as the modern, maker revival of 1970s macramé and year-round tropical feel of wicker. MACRAMÉ Made through knotting instead of weaving, macramé can add a unique touch in many various ways. Houzz contributor Laura Gaskill suggests incorporating it as nursery decor, plant hangers, wall hangings and modern fiber arts. WICKER According to Houzz…

Shop Antiques to Save Animals

Founded over 45 years ago on the sole mission of making a difference in fund raising to benefit animal charities, Ark Antiques' focus has continued to flourish, led by second generation, Elizabeth Hillyer Davidson, who leads with her passion and has helped expand their reach for animal welfare, both locally and nationally.