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Distill, My Heart

Local spirit makers hope to capture the same love as craft brewers

A Sea Change

Trading a country estate for an Encinitas cottage leads to a fresh take on outdoor living that fits the setting

Celebrating Theodor Geisel

Some may call it bold, to claim him our treasure. But no one's too old, for Seussian please.

2015 Home of the Year: A Brilliant Star

The sparkling light and transparency of a Pacific Beach home attract attention
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2015 Home of the Year: A Brilliant Star

People at the oceanfront park in Pacific Beach can enjoy front-row views of the surf, but they turn their faces inland to look at something else that captures their eyes.

Add Color to Your Interiors

Oftentimes, homeowners want to keep their décor neutral because they fear bold color will make rooms appear too small and dark or that they will tire of the color. Here are some tips to help you get past neutral shades.

Organize a Small Laundry Area

Organization is key to keeping clutter at bay and facilitating the chore of laundry. Here are a few tips to managing a small laundry room so that it functions well for you.
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Archive »Gardening

A Sea Change

With two Labrador retrievers in tow, Dana Saxten left behind country living on an acre estate in Rancho Santa Fe for a contemporary cottage just blocks from the ocean and downtown Encinitas.

Invite Hummingbirds to Your Garden

Watching hummingbirds flit through your garden is an enjoyable pastime. Succulents and almost any aloe will attract them, but there is an assortment of cactus and perennial plants that will bring them in too. The list below from the plant palette at Waterwise Botanicals should help you invite these precious visitors to your landscape or garden.

Popular Houseplants

Houseplants not only add beauty indoors, but also improve the health of our environments by releasing oxygen, reducing dust particles and absorbing pollutants in the air. The peaceful Zen feeling they bring can reduce stress. Here are some of our favorite houseplants.
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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.

Debunking Conceptions About Art

In anticipation of the opening of Little Italy’s newest art gallery, Adelman Fine Art (coming in early February), five of the gallery’s featured artists share five common misconceptions about art and the real truths behind them.

Saving Time: A Guide to Convervators

There’s often confusion between the terms “conservation” and “restoration.” Restoration is one type of conservation treatment that refers specifically to the attempt to bring art closer to its original appearance, often through the addition of nonoriginal material.
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Distill, My Heart

Mike Skubic understands the risk he’s taken with his recent launch of Old Harbor Distilling Co. He’s brewing spirits in a craft beer-obsessed town, in a transitional neighborhood where the homeless huddle in the doorways of his warehouse, at a time when many state and federal laws on making hard alcohol date back to Prohibition.

Pistachio-crusted Salmon

“Salmon often gets a love it or hate it rep because of its perception as being oily or tasting fishy, which it sometimes is,” says Executive Chef Brad Wise of Draft in Mission Beach. “My goal was to create layers of flavor to accent these oils with sweet, sour, earthy and crunchy components that would make it hard not to love.”

Skillet-Roasted Chicken With Garlic

“I love cooking chicken like this at home,” says Sean Brock, chef and author of Heritage. “It fills the house with an amazing aroma. The flavors of garlic, lemon and parsley are classic and delicious. You can throw this dish together with minimal shopping and prep. I serve it with a simple salad or a very fresh vegetable on the side.” Sean uses his own chicken-stock recipe from the book, but you can use store-bought stock.
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