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Setting the Thanksgiving Table

Ah, Thanksgiving – the holiday that toasts America’s richness and bounty as no other. When we think of the loving labor that goes into preparing dinner for relatives and friends, it can anything but a holiday. The Thanksgiving table allows us to keep the day special, beautiful, and relaxing without being stuck in the kitchen. Whether you’re having a San Diego style get-together, celebrating somewhere…


Beginning to look a lot like Christmas

No matter what holiday you honor in your home, we decorate our homes to please ourselves and to welcome family and friends during the holidays. Although this time of year seems to be hectic for most of us, transforming our homes with dazzling decorations for the tree, sprucing up the mantel (no pun intended), setting a new, inventive holiday table scape, or hanging an exquisite…


Juniper Terrace Apartments changes hands

Juniper Terrace Apartments, a 43-unit garden style building at 1580 S Juniper St., was sold last week for $7.7 million to The Bascom Group, an Irvine-based commercial real estate company with 270 multifamily properties nationwide. Built in 1973, the property features low density single-family home style living with oversized apartments and expansive views, according to Bascom officials who apparently got a good deal. The  apartment…


CSUSM’s ‘TimeBomb’ set for glory

Tiffany “TimeBomb” Van Soest, who began her martial arts career in the traditional karate style of Shorin-ryu, has won multiple titles at the state, national and world levels. Van Soest found Muay -Thai while attending college at California State University  in San Marcos while living in San Diego. Now, she is headed on the road to GLORY. One of the most recognizable American female Muay…


Happy to have the hair I always wanted

slow motion hair video Anyone out there, like me, wanting their hair to look and feel amazing: This is your lucky read. The Hair Lounge at Escondido Promenade has arrived to make your dreams come true. I have lived in North County San Diego for 35-plus years and have patronized beauty salons seeking the color and cut that suits me best. Just when I thought…


The Hair Lounge is where style meets grace

There’s a new Hair Lounge in town. High-end, yet accessible, and approachable, “It’s all about the talent here,” said Russ Fromm, who recently purchased the cutting edge salon along with his wife Roberta Angelica. Talented hair stylists are hard to find, but it’s not hard to find The Hair Lounge, Escondido Promenade’s ode to happy hair treated with loving care. “We are very fortunate here,…


HQ Wigs TOO provides comfort, and hair, to chemotherapy patients

Cathy Ketchum is flying down Grand Avenue on a wig and a dream. “I just love the work I do with chemo patients,” Ketchum said. “I want to go over and above making them feel good about themselves.” Ketchum has a lot of experience helping cancer patients although she isn’t a medical professional or health care worker. In some ways, though, her work sometimes can…


Fresh squeezed orange is the way to go for fall

The  color orange punches up a room like no other color.  Orange’s bright hues and sunny disposition adds zest and surprise to any style interior.   Wake up any room in your home with bold splashes of orange accents.  Use it sparingly or get drenched in it. Orange glows with warmth and positive energy.  Without a doubt, orange is the happiest color in the spectrum. …