what we loveBeat masters of Baja California unite! On July 18-21 the Second Festival of Percusiones de las Californias with master percussionists and artists from San Diego and Tijuana unite to share their knowledge and artistry with students and participants. Masterclasses, workshops, concerts, ensembles, rehearsals and more will take place for four consecutive days. To kick off the celebration a special concert will take place alongside the Youth Symphony of Tijuana. www.cecut.gob.mx

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In the hills of Ensenada in the heart of Valle de Guadalupe, the Festival of the Horse, Art and Wine will take place on June 28. The vineyards of Barón Balch’é will host a festival that features equestrian and charreria exhibitions, flamenco dancers, wine tastings and regional cuisine samplings.

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Cool Father’s Day Gifts

Father's Day is on June 21 and right around the corner! Take action and gift him something he will never forget.

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Turntables.

With the ever-increasing popularity of vinyl records, and the need for your collection to have new life and new ears, we bring attention to some of the unique, useful and even most expensive turntables in the world. Vinyl sales just saw a 54% increase: being the only format that you can hold in your hands, look at the cover art and not lose with a hard drive crash, the allure is undeniable. These turntables range from the extreme to everyday; as do their prices- but either way, keep those records spinning.

what-we-loveHelp Keep San Diego Fashionable! On May 13 join Giving Back Magazine and Fashion Valley Mall for the Third Annual TOGETHER FOR CHARITY FASHION SHOW. 100% of the proceeds sponsor an orphanage in Tijuana with 52 Children and an expansion project to build a new home. Community leaders from both sides of the border will model from the best boutiques in Fashion Valley Mall, cocktails, great appetizers from amazing local chefs and auction items.

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Celebrate children and families this April with Children's Day (Día Del Niño). A longstanding Mexican tradition, highly celebrated in our binational region, El Trompo Children's Interactive Museum in Tijuana is hosting a festival and The New Children's Museum invites children to Think, Play and Create through inventive and engaging experiences with contemporary art. www.thinkplaycreate.org & www.eltrompo.org

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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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