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A Breath of Fresh Air

A design team gives a young couple "something really different" in Encinitas

Grounded and Centered

A Fallbrook estate with multiple 'rooms' represents a special project for a landscape designer and a labyrinth creator

Creativity on the Forefront

Vanguard Culture aims to bring together artists in all genres an to help other nonprofits

Kitchens of the Year: China Doll - Kim Grant, Kim Grant Design, Elizabeth Thiele Barkett, Ross Thiele and Son


Husband-and-wife designers put a fresh spin on the University Heights scene

Major League Loft

Loaded with glitz, a downtown penthouse bats a thousand in dazzling design
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True Colors

A low window offers a view of the reflecting pool for those sitting in the living room. The addition of a garage door that raises straight up to join the interior living and exterior dining areas gives Mark Koenig’s remodeled home modern-industrial character. An abstract mural by local artist Nate Schnell provides a colorful backdrop.

Kitchens of the Year: China Doll - Kim Grant, Kim Grant Design, Elizabeth Thiele Barkett, Ross Thiele and Son

By sheer coincidence, this quartet of cooks' spaces all contain little snippets of silver. But happenstance had nothing to do with their being named the shining winners of our 25th anniversary Kitchens of the Year contest

From Paints to Pillows, Do it Right

Looking through home décor magazines and websites, you’ll see many beautiful rooms in which all the elements come together to create a well-designed space. Here are guidelines to help you achieve similarly successful results in your own home.
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Archive »Gardening

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.

June Garden Planner

Gardeners take advantage of June’s seasonal overcast to work outdoors. There’s plenty to admire in gardens now, from the last daffodil to the first cherry tomato, and plenty to do before summer. Finish any plantings, adjust irrigation and renew moisture-holding mulch. Save time to visit the San Diego County Fair to enjoy display gardens that inspire.

Native Plant Trio

After wandering through Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden, I was intrigued by a trio of native plants that I noted for their beauty, versatility and design interest. Here is information on each of them.
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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.

Coming Into View

Margaret Dykens slips on blue protective gloves before carefully opening the richly illustrated Historia Naturalis Ranarum Nostratium (Natural History of Our Frogs). The re-search library director at San Diego Natural History Museum can’t mask her excitement over the book’s frontispiece.
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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."

Dram Good

Holding court beside a wall of whiskeys from around the world, Jennifer Wren raises a dram, or shot, of a 14-year-old Bourbon Barrel Reserve single malt Scotch. Those attending the high-end Glenfiddich tasting at The Whiskey House in downtown San Diego follow her advice to “chew” their drink — taking small sips and letting the liquor permeate their palates.

Sweet Potato and Poblano Soup

This sweet potato and poblano soup is popular among DuChâteau guests and employees. The interplay between sweet and spicy provides excitement for the palate but makes the dish "comfort food" as well.
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