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Travel Expert – Check Out Off Season

How to hit the world’s great destinations when the crowds aren’t there Though San Diego’s Carmel Valley is known for its year-around perfect weather, making every season “high season” in our locale of perfection, local resident and travel expert, Cynthia Dial shares why traveling to around-the-world spots at a time of the year when it’s […]

Listen up parents, if your kids get bored over the upcoming Holiday vacation, things could get rough. However, some simple things you can do will not only make the Holiday time for enjoyable for them, but also for you with Holiday activities. Although many children complain about school work, the social benefits of the school […]

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I want you to love your hair!  Most of us unfortunately, do not.  Growing up I had hair that was unmanageable, unruly and I was constantly searching for the perfect product, the perfect stylist or for a rubber band to just tie it up when I had given up.  I’ve finally learned the secret to […]

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How do you select the right real estate agent for buying or selling your Carmel Valley home?  Well, the market has change considerably over the last five years, and one thing that we’ve learned is that it takes a marketing real estate agent, not just a listing agent, to sell a home. As a team, […]

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Whenever North Shore Girls Softball starts warming up for their season, I began to wonder what my daughter should be doing as a San Diego athlete to prepare.  She is playing Fall Ball for the league, which is a good start.  After all, practice makes perfect.  However, during the time she tucks away her bat during […]

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“The Top 25” Pieces of Kitchen Hardware You Need So you found a recipe that sounds delicious, you’ve purchased the ingredients at a local grocery store or farmer’s market, and you can’t wait to get into the kitchen to make it an epicurean reality.  Something that will make your taste buds sing and cause your […]

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The Good Life Close to Home Just north on I-5 and only one hour from the Carmel Valley San Diego community, is a resort considered by many “the best of the best.”  Local travel journalist Cynthia Dial sampled these luxurious digs with surfers and starlets. From the moment I rolled in, I felt special.  As […]

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Clean Eating: Clean “Whole” Foods As a Carmel Valley San Diego community resident I know and understand the importance of optimal health, cleaning eating, and its effects on other aspects of our lives. As a health food expert, I believe that most of your nutrition should come from “whole” real food and supplements will only […]

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Local Carmel Valley Sushi Favorite For those who live in Carmel Valley but don’t want to venture too far to get great Carmel Valley sushi, you have to visit Katana Sushi in the Carmel Country Plaza. This sweet spot may not be on the top 10 list of best sushi restaurants in San Diego, but […]

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Inside the Grand Del Mar Though around the corner, this resort feels around the world from the Carmel Valley San Diego community, the location of this famous haunt. See how local resident Cynthia Dial rates this premier hideaway. Superlatives define Grand Del Mar. San Diego’s sole Tom Fazio-designed course. Southern California’s only chef claiming both […]

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Water Conservation: Save Water and Money We all know water is a renewable resource. But did you know, that the worlds supply of clean, usable water is decreasing faster than it can be replenished? The average Carmel Valley San Diego community household family uses 127,000 gallons of water per year. Here are some simple tips […]

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Ambivalence – The state of having mixed feelings or contradictory ideas about something or someone. Many of you want to eat better, make smarter choices, improve your health, lose weight, exercise more, feel better….yet you cannot seem to put one foot in front of the other to create the change. You say “yes” but your actions […]

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