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Something to Bark About: Dog Social a Huge Success

  The event was held as part of the BARK After DARK series that are hosted at local, dog-friendly locations and usually involve food and drinks for people and promotional give-aways from healthy dog food companies. If you have a restaurant or brewery where you would like to host a BARK After DARK, please email […]

I have to admit, I went in a bit biased the first time I saw Big Hero 6, but I was pleasantly surprised to find a film boasting quality more than what I had expected. After a pretty bland year in animation for Disney, loosely based on the identically named graphic novel series was quite […]

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Here to help aid with post-New Year’s Eve recovery, Diane Powers’ Casa Sol y Mar will debut a build-your-own Bloody Mary bar in its Cantina, starting New Year’s Day and then every Sunday in January from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Diners are invited to relax in Casa Sol y Mar’s Cantina, enjoy watching a […]

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If you’re looking for a place to find a real San Diego movie review?  Well, here’s the place.  Today we’ll review Interstellar. In the near future, Earth’s oxygen is beginning to run out and humanity has devolved into a farming society in the new IMAX sci-fi film Interstellar, directed by Christopher Nolan (Inception). Natural resources […]

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If you’re watching your weight, it’s tough to go to a party – knowing there will be lots of food around that you know you shouldn’t eat.  We all want to be able to eat what we want (and not gain weight).  My husband can decide he wants to lose weight and literally can lose five […]

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Del Mar native, Ashley Fox Linton, is the recipient of the Founder’s Day Service Award for her participation with the Holiday Magic Project, an annual compilation CD benefitting Children’s Hospitals. For the last 8 years, the vocalist has contributed original songs to the album with various collaborators. About the Holiday Magic Project: Since 2003, the Children’s […]

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Seasonal Offerings Include Pumpkin Pie Margarita, Enchiladas Navideñas and Traditional Turkey Tamales Serving up festive fare and classic cocktails with a twist, Diane Powers’ award-winning Bazaar del Mundo restaurants – Casa Guadalajara, Casa de Pico, Casa de Bandini and Casa Sol y Mar – now present a unique menu that incorporates traditional holiday flavors into […]

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The animated movie “The Book of Life” begins when a school bus arrives at a history museum, full of rowdy, mischievous children.  An experienced female tour guide leads the students on a secret tour, and tells them about the most famous Mexican legend of all time, written within the magical book of life.  The main […]

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En Fuego, Del Mar = HOT aka Awesome! If you’re looking for an ocean view, patio seating with great food and ambiance, there are few more charming spots than the patio at En Fuego.  El Pescadore graced this space for years before En Fuego took over in 1995 and has been a Del Mar fave […]

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Hi, I’m Matt Othick, the owner of Crust Pizzeria. This will be our second location we’re opening up here in Carmel Valley. We’re really happy to be out here. We’ve met a lot of great people already during the build-out. We’re about 75% done with the restaurant. We have a lot to do, but we […]

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The story begins in a Victorian-era town called Cheeseridge, which holds a terrifying secret. Small, blue, humanoid creatures clad in cardboard boxes called boxtrolls emerge from the sewers every night to snatch up children and gobble them up to fuel their mountains of bones and rivers of blood.  At least…that’s what the townsfolk believe.  In […]

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Crust Pizzeria Opens Long Awaited Second Location in Carmel Valley!!! A few weeks ago, contributors and associates of The Carmel Valley Life were treated to a very special preview dinner at Crust that set the stage for a very successful Grand Opening on September 27th at 4 PM. Crust is more than your average neighborhood pizza place. The menu features a creative […]

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