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Mighty, Misunderstood Moonshine

Bound to Inspire

Personal Triumph

A landscape architect who worked on Rancho La Puerta’s 30 acres conquers challenges in his own garden

Up, Up and Away

From the first floor to the rooftop, an oceanview home’s makeover transports you to another level

The Big Picture

A residential redo unfolds an expanse of east-to-west views

Somewhere Under The Rainbow

Uprooting obstacles opens connections in a stately 1930s residence
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Up, Up and Away

As daylight turns to dusk, the rooftop aerie comes alive with dramatic lighting and the glow from fire pits that showcase the luminescence of metallic tiles around the pool and spa. An outdoor kitchen on one end of the covered area and a bathroom on the other makes the rooftop an ideal party venue.

The Big Picture

Other than the approach to the front door, the La Jolla home remodeled by architect Dustin Hauck bears little resemblance to its previous version. Sand-colored stucco and Western red cedar offset the silver-hued landscaping, while their golden tints are picked up by sunsets reflected in glass.

Somewhere Under The Rainbow

Accented with arches, the updated pavilion behind the new pool is more in tune with the home’s Spanish style than the previous structure, which had a decidedly Mid-century Modern feel. A storage space to the left was turned into a pool house with a steam shower and a bathroom/changing area.
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August Garden Planner

When summer sizzles, gardeners get a holiday. Confine chores to cool mornings, and then spend afternoons enjoying outdoor life around the pool and patio. When soaring temperatures stress plants and elevate wildfire danger, make necessary irrigation adjustments. Strolls around the garden provide an opportunity to look ahead to fall planting season.

Personal Triumph

A deck is one of many vantage points for viewing the canyon garden, which includes a growing number of succulents

Grounded and Centered

A former avocado orchard in Fallbrook plays with formal and informal spaces, color, shapes and texture. Here, a stacked flagstone fountain is the centerpiece of a rock patio, surrounded by layers of Mexican feather grass, bougainvillea, roses and succulents.
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Bound to Inspire

The San Diego Museum of Art gathers readers for a book club that includes docent-led exhibition tours

Creativity on the Forefront

A year ago at Mingei International Museum, you might have encountered a stilt-walking zebra wearing a bright red, sequin brassiere and carrying a parasol or a stocky man sporting a flouncy white skirt over white tights and go-go boots, a white wig and bunny ears, and a white-painted face with pink nose and eyes.

Space to Grow

Shoppers traversing the maze of terraces, walkways and bridges up to Horton Plaza’s fifth level stumble upon curiously vibrant activity — from art displayed on roving human canvases to experimental music, poetry and improvisational dance performances.
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The Pathway to Revival

Salvucci's co-owner Mike Georgopoulos shows pride in his heritage with dishes derived from recipes brought to the United States by his Italian great-grandparents.

Mighty, Misunderstood Moonshine

San Diego distillers and bartenders keep the Prohibition-era spirit alive

Food First

When an ocean-facing restaurant relies on more than the view to fill tables, it's worth noting. At Chandler's in Hilton's Cape Rey Carlsbad resort, new Chef Teri McIllwain says simply, "My dishes are focused on fresh flavors."
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