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Irresistible spring offerings.

1. Venissimo Cheese - Spring is bountiful in the world of goat cheeses. So every year, they create our special Chevre in Foglie, or "goat cheese in leaves." It is sweet and savory at the same time, ultra-amazing and delicious, a true spring essential.

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1. Think, Play, Create!

The New Children's Museum is kicking off March with Reading Week. A celebration of Dr. Seuss's birthday and all things inspired by literacy. They are also hosting their first-ever March Museum Madness party on March 21 at 5 pm: an art-inspired evening of friendly competition that the whole family can enjoy together! www.thinkplaycreate.org

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Valentine's Gift Guide.

February is the month of love! Give the perfect gift to those who bring joy to your life. Here are a few ideas.

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Carnival of Love! On February 14, celebrate love and music at the Brazil Carnival Mardi Gras which features dancers in glittering costumes dancing to Pulsating Beats, Samba Dancers, Capoeira Performances and Nonstop Brazilian Music. So come dance the night away and dress up for one of the biggest Brazilian Carnivals on the West Coast.

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In Defense of the Flip Phone.

Whether you are focused on mindfulness, have no need to post pictures to social media, have not yet the mastered the fine art of the "selfie", or only need a telephone for what it was designed for (to make and receive phone calls); the flip phone is gaining popularity over smart phones and tablets. There are also luxury phones that while not actual flip phones, are also not the usual smart phone or tablet and warrant a second look.

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Día de los Reyes! On January 6, Latin Americans celebrate El Día De Los Reyes, the Epiphany, remembering the day when the Three Wise Men following the star to Bethlehem, arrived bearing gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh for Baby Jesus. The festivities are celebrated with Rosca de Reyes, an oval sweetbread, decorated with candied fruit. Beware: the tradition is that whoever finds the doll in their slice must host the next party!

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Give and Get.

Children with special needs and their families are invited to a photo session at Fashion Valley with Caring Santa on December 7 at 8:30 a.m. Presented in association with AbilityPath and Autism Speaks, Caring Santa is set up to support sensory, physical and other developmental needs. Many steps are taken to reduce sensory triggers - music turned off near the Santa set; nearby escalators shut down; lights dimmed – creating a more comforting experience for the children's magical visit with Santa. www.fashionvalleycaringsanta.eventbrite.com

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Holiday Gift Guide.

Looking for holiday gifts for your loved ones? Here are some unique gift ideas for everyone on your list.

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Tiffany's Brilliant Holiday Gifts.

Tiffany & Co. creates jewelry and accessories to dazzle the eye and warm the heart..

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December 2014.

Holiday Festivities. Join in the holiday cheer this December by attending various festive events and performances throughout San Diego. Kick off the holidays at Balboa Park's December Nights or for a fun twist to the festivities; take in San Diego Zoo's Jungle Bells which is transformed into a magically lit wonderland. Skate by the Sea at the Hotel del Coronado while viewing stunning views of the ocean or view Floating Christmas Lights at the San Diego Bay Parade of Lights.

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