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37th Homes of the Year: Bruce Peeling and Anita Dawson - Ranching Out

A contemporary home in Santaluz takes inspiration from mid-century California style

37th Homes of the Year: Kim Grant and Jon Walsh - In the Spirit

An Irving Gill renovation near Balboa Park stays true to its historic essence

37th Homes of the Year: Jimmy Sullivan - Making Connections

An architect and his clients find links in a Hillcrest property — in more ways than one
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Archive »Home Design

37th Homes of the Year: Bruce Peeling and Anita Dawson - Ranching Out

Sometimes you have to reach into the past to move forward, as architect Bruce Peeling did when he reimagined how to modernize a California ranch house for the 21st century by reflecting on the style’s early roots.

Outdoor Entertaining In Style

Enhance your outdoor entertaining experience with these tips from KZ Design Group.

37th Homes of the Year: Kim Grant and Jon Walsh - In the Spirit

Excited by the possibilities of living next door to Balboa Park in a home within walking distance to everything a city has to offer and egged on by the “for sale” sign out front, Paula and Milan Cronovich peered through the windows of a historically designated residence.
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Archive »Gardening

Mass Plantings Dos and Don’ts

Choosing a plant and then filling a garden bed with mass plantings of just that one plant is a good-looking solution to a small garden because it adds design strength. It’s also a brilliant way to reduce maintenance, because a mass of thickly planted plants tends to stay ahead of the weeds. But there are a few tricks to making it a huge success.

Selecting Tomato Varieties

Tomatoes are categorized into two main types: determinate and indeterminate. There are dozens of varieties from which to choose in each category. Here’s how to decide what might work best for you in your garden.

Rose Pruning Simplified

January and February are the best months to prune roses in San Diego. Here are four easy steps to help you get the job done.
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Archive »Lifestyle

Home is Where the Heart Is

When your home is your castle, you don’t need to venture anywhere else to exchange vows. Whether a grand estate, a sprawling ranch or a cozy cottage, you can host an elegant wedding at home in familiar surroundings.

Curative Curating

One might think that building a state-of-the-art medical facility requires nothing more than solid architecture and filling it with the latest high- tech equipment. But Scripps Health Foundation administrators know that art without the “state-of-the-” prefix plays a crucial role in healthcare.

Let’s Get StARTed

Anyone who has lived in San Diego for 100 years has witnessed a lot of changes in the art scene. Those with shorter-term residencies can get a cap-sulized education about the city’s art movements and artists at this month’s Art San Diego (Nov. 5-8).
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Archive »Restaurants & Food

Salmone alla Fresca

Mia Francesca’s Salmone alla Fresca is a fresh and savory seafood dish that is perfect for summer. The grilled salmon is easy to prepare, while the avocado, tomato, onions and asparagus provide plenty of flavor to the entrée.

Miso-Glazed Black Cod

“This recipe for miso-glazed black cod is very simple in preparation, but is a classic in Japanese restaurants,” says Gerald Warner, executive chef at Café Japengo.

Yes Please!!! Cocktail

If you enjoy a coffee or dessert after dinner, this “dessert-in-a-glass” cocktail is just for you! Created by Whisknladle Hospitality’s Cocktail Curator Adam Lockridge, this decadent drink is easy to for the at-home-mixologist to recreate.
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