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Restaurant Review: Double Standard

When a Gaslamp restaurant distinguishes itself by serving unusually good food, it becomes positively memorable.

Art for the Ages

Local nonprofits empower teens with education and outlets for expression

Keeping the Spirit Alive

A Hillcrest garden maintains the historical integrity of its original designer, Milton Sessions

The Line Drive

Simplicity of design guided the architecture of a home for a former Padres player and his wife
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The Line Drive

Daily tee times might be a nice transition into retirement for someone used to running an office, but may be too leisurely for someone used to running bases. So when Mark Loretta retired from his professional baseball career, he and his wife, Hilary, embarked upon creating their custom home.

How To Refresh Your Home

You don’t have to be a design professional to have a beautiful, cohesive home. Here are a few tips to easily refresh your home while staying on-trend and true to your personal style:

Tips for the Right Finish

“There is no better time to incorporate color into your home than spring,” says Ace Hardware design expert Nathan Fischer, who shares his tips on home décor and paint color.
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Keeping the Spirit Alive

A Hillcrest home and its gardens share historical connections to Balboa Park, which is celebrating its centennial this year.

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.

A Healthy and Tasty Reward

The sweet satisfaction of eating a salad or pasta made with fresh vegetables that you harvested only hours before in your back yard is something gardeners look forward to year after year. Here are a few of this year’s delectable new varieties of vegetables.
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Art for the Ages

Melissa Inez Walker opened ArtHatch in 2004 to support and sell the work of emerging international artists and provide studio space for local artists. The 7,000-square-foot Escondido facility houses a gallery and 14 artists’ studios.

Defining Moments

Often, the most basic questions are the most difficult to answer. What is the meaning of life? Is time real? What is fine art photography?

Celebrating Theodor Geisel

Although Theodore Geisel spent the first half of his life on the East Coast, it was after he moved to La Jolla that he wrote his most famous books, including The Cat in the Hat, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Green Eggs and Ham, and One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish. And though the books were written for children, the whimsy in words and illustrations equally beguiles adults.
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Restaurant Review: Double Standard

The setting is de rigueur dazzling, with roll-up, glass-paneled, steel doors that open the place to the street. Inside are a high ceiling with exposed rafters, brick walls, subway tiles and an eclectic mix of furnishings and lighting. It feels action packed even where there are only a few folks in the place.

Midnight Marauder

Created by Juniper and Ivy mixologist Zane Thurston, the Midnight Marauder has a luscious berry flavor up front with a touch of golden honey on the finish. Those looking for something not as sweet can skip the lemon meringue foam and still have a perfectly balanced cocktail.

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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