Making Seasides Bright! Known for celebrating the holidays in grand tradition, Hotel del Coronado has gained a reputation for its festive holiday grandeur since 1888. It was here in 1904 that America witnessed the first electrically-lit outdoor Christmas tree. In 2004, the resort introduced the first beachfront ice rink, Skating by the Sea. The spectacular rink featuring stunning views of Coronado beach is set to return on November 26 - January 3. Bring the whole family to experience a Winter Wonderland of holiday sights, smells and sounds.
Life Science comes alive in La Jolla! La Jolla is home to the J. Craig Venter Institute and on October 24, it is set to host their annual Genome Gala to showcase the many projects and to celebrate advances in genomics with guests, researchers and community leaders. The gala is a unique opportunity for guests to learn more about their research and have a direct impact on the course of modern science. www.jcvi.org
Cultivate wellness! September is National Yoga Month to bring attention to the health benefits of yoga and to inspire a healthy lifestyle. On September 13, Yoga Rocks on the Park in Cannon Park in Carlsbad will benefit The Sean O’Shea Foundation whose programs are designed to empower youth with a yoga and nutrition curriculum. Continue to channel your inner yogi at the world famous Rancho La Puerta health and spa retreat. With one of the finest yoga programs in the world today, renew your mind, body and spirit with numerous yoga sessions.
Jimmie Martin Limited, an established luxury brand based in London, is collaborating with California based Luxury Builder Charco Design & Build, Inc on this unique project. Together the two design houses have launched the California based Jimmie Martin California. Cultivate an air of glamour and sophistication in your home or office with these one-of-a-kind pieces.
National Golf Month! Good times and great causes are being held at golf tournaments throughout San Diego. On August 1, Brian Schultz Memorial Golf Classic at the Rancho Bernardo Inn will benefit cancer research at UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center and on August 31, The Santaluz Club will host San Diego Tee it Up for the Troops Appreciation Golf Tournament to support wounded military veterans. Get out there and celebrate national golf month by giving back.
Beat 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
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.