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Holiday Design Trends

Another year of holiday cheer is upon us. Optimism in the air translates to an expansion of holiday color and a proliferation of holiday metallics. Here are holiday trends to inspire and delight in decorations.

Easy Tips to “Green Up” Your Holiday Season

Here are some fun, easy and engaging things you can do with family and friends to keep your holidays green.

Home For The Holidays

An Alpine resident creates a glittering December ambiance. In addition to hosting a 16-guest Christmas dinner, Janie Thomas invited the public to view her flair with celebratory décor during the Alpine Women’s Club Holiday Home Tour last December.
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Archive »Gardening

Winter Gardening Tips

During winter months, there are several things you can do in your garden to protect plants through the chilly months and save water and energy.

Bare-Root Strawberries

In San Diego, December is the best time to plant bare-root strawberries for a sweet spring harvest.

Garden Up!

“Living art” is Jim Mumford’s apt description for the vertical walls of greenery he and his San Diego firm, Good Earth Plant Co., have installed in dozens of homes, restaurants and offices around the Southland.
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Archive »Lifestyle

The Naked Truth

Bram and Sandra Dijkstra loan nudes from their vast art collection to the Oceanside Museum of Art

Holistic Therapy

Veterinarians use alternative therapies to treat animals with pain and other health issues

Mindful Art

Memories in the Making uses painting as a way to help those with Alzheimer’s disease. The 2014 auction encompassed 70 works by Alzheimer’s artists, 18 of which were paired with works by professional artists.
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Archive »Restaurants & Food

Gnocchi à la Parisienne Recipe

Unlike Italian gnocchi made from either potatoes or semolina, the Parisian-style recipe from Bijou French Bistro’s Chef de Cuisine Shaun Gethin begins with pâte à choux: French pastry dough commonly used as the base for gougères, éclairs and profiteroles.

Roasted Jidori Chicken Recipe

Roasted Jidori Chicken is one of the most requested menu items at Green Dragon Tavern and Museum in Carlsbad. Paired with a Pinot Noir, it is the perfect dinner recipe to enjoy on your patio.

Sobrasada Tapas in a Jar

On family holidays, the person who draws the appetizer straw usually is perplexed about what to bring. This dish solves the problem, says Karrie Hills, The Red Door Restaurant and Wine Bar’s executive chef.
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San Diego Botanic Gardens - Garden of Lights

San Diego Botanic Garden Sparkles in December during Garden of Lights - December 6-23 and 26-30 from 5 p.m. - 9 p.m

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Tree of Dreams

Thursday, December 4, 6 p.m - 9 p.m., Thompson Building Materials - 6618 Federal BLVD
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