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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

Add Appeal to Your Home

“With the right knowledge, it’s easy to transform any room of your home, as well as the exterior,” says Niki Decker, senior product and marketing manager with Fypon, a company that creates synthetic millwork products. Here are some tips.

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.
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Archive »Gardening

Determine Your Landscape Style

When you create a landscape plan, consider many elements. Here are some questions to ask yourself and your landscaper to determine your style.

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.
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Archive »Lifestyle

Theater Engagement

Never mind what Hamlet said. These days, theaters across the country are scrambling to attract younger audiences, and local companies are coming up with imaginative ways to encourage new attendees and enhance the theater experience.

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.
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Archive »Restaurants & Food

Peri-Peri Sauce

La Jolla Cooks 4 U chef and founder Jodi Abel traveled to South Africa and brought back this authentic peri-peri sauce recipe. “Whether you grill or pan sear, it’s the perfect sauce for marinating fish, calamari or chicken,” Jodi says.

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.
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