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Highlighting my favorite spots in La Jolla
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Secret Garden Tour of La Jolla - Ticket Giveaway
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May 18, 2012 | 4446 views | 4 4 comments | 52 52 recommendations | email to a friend | print | permalink
Secret Garden Tour of La Jolla
Secret Garden Tour of La Jolla
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Each spring, the La Jolla Historical Society arranges for the public to go behind the scenes of La Jolla’s most spectacular residential gardens. The Secret Garden Tour of La Jolla includes a variety of gardens. They are both large and small, with various landscaping styles. The homes are revealed on the day, only in the tour booklet. Each home will have live music, table displays and local artist renderings. In fact, the Deal Me In Today headquarters was featured in a prior tour.

The tour generates important financial support for the La Jolla Historical Society, so know that your ticket fee goes toward preserving unique collections, educational programs and other initiatives to preserve La Jolla’s special character.

If you are looking to spruce up your yard or to spend a day out in our gorgeous weather among stunning landscapes, this tour is for you.

La Jolla Historical Society’s 14th Annual Secret Garden Tour of La Jolla

May 19, 2012

10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Check in at Wisteria Cottage

780 Prospect Street

Self-guided tour tickets are $40 for LHS members and $50 for non-members. Purchase tickets at the La Jolla Historical Society.

However, we have a PAIR of tickets to give away. That's a $100 value!

To enter our giveaway, leave a comment and tell us why you’d like to go.

For bonus entries, please help us spread the word about this fantastic, fundraising event by tweeting this post. Leave a comment each time you do.

We will randomly choose a winner after 9:00am on Friday, May 18.

The winner is quackfamily - selected by random.org. Please email katie (at) lajollamom.com with your name and phone number. We'll get you the tickets!
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May 18, 2012
I'm looking for inspiration for my own yard...we are thinking of replacing our lawn with ground cover, and I am creating a lovely little children's garden, complete with bridge, bench, stump seats, and birdbath.

Lean and Green: What Locals Order
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May 15, 2012 | 3471 views | 0 0 comments | 93 93 recommendations | email to a friend | print | permalink
Lean and Green
Lean and Green
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La Jollans know that Lean and Green is the place to go for a healthy and quick breakfast, lunch or dinner. Tucked away in an an enclave next to the La Jolla Sports Club, it's also a popular post-workout stop. Why? Because you can eat without guilt. Gluten-free or vegan? There are options for you too.

Right now you can try Lean and Green at a 50% discount via the Daily Deals page on SDNews.com. Not sure what to order? We're asking La Jollans on Twitter what their Lean and Green favorites are. We'll update the answers are more roll in.

@birdrockfab: Steamed eggs w/ corn salsa & feta, albacore wrap or beet and goat cheese salad and daughter likes the orange creamsicle smoothie.

@lajollamom: Mediterranean wrap and daughter likes the mango smoothie.

@mhoobler: Low fat tuna salad.

@LifestylesLJ: I build a spinach salad and smother it in EVOO with double protein and roasted bell peppers. Yummy.

@MyMelodie: Organic rice bowl with broccoli and teriyaki. Perfect after a workout.

@MuffyMartini: The Cobb salad is to die for.

@TakeStressAway: Acai Bowl.

Don't forget to bring your four-legged family member too. Water bowls are in the outdoor seating areas.

What do you order at Lean and Green? Leave us a comment.
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Quick And Easy Gifts For The Mom Who Has Everything
by lajollamom
May 10, 2012 | 5913 views | 0 0 comments | 67 67 recommendations | email to a friend | print | permalink
Only 3 shopping days left until Mother's Day. Do you have a gift yet? Are you dreading going to the mall? Have no fear, we have a few suggestions that can be purchased and printed within minutes, right in the comfort of your own home. The best part is that these gift ideas are budget-friendly too.

Mother's Day Facial at Maryam Beauty Salon and Spa

Located on Girard in the Village, Maryam is a popular choice among La Jollans. Give mom a relaxing facial at an upscale spa.

  • For $69 (Reg $145), Mom will love the Deluxe Facial which also includes Maryam's special eye treatment and a little shoulder, neck, scalp, chest and hand massage.
  • For $59 (Reg. $110), a 1-hour Customized Facial will address Mom's specific skin care needs.

Manicure and Pedicure

A bargain $18 (regular price is $29) will get Mom a manicure and spa pedicure in Pacific Beach at Pro Nails Hair & Fashion. Or, for perfect nails that last for two weeks, Mom can choose a shellac manicure, which is the latest and greatest in nail technology. Special polish and a UV light keeps nails from smudging or chipping for around 14 days. This is extraordinarily long lasting for a manicure!

A Relaxing Massage

Treat mom to a long overdue 60 minutes of relaxation at Massage 92037. If you or the kids have been stressing her out lately, the $39 is well worth righting the ship.

Family Photo Shoot

Look around. Has your family taken a professional photo lately? Kids and grandkids grow and change so quickly that Mom will love the option to professionally capture these moments in time. Give her a 1-hour photo shoot with prints and images on CD, hers to keep. It's only $49!

Better yet, combine any of these gift ideas. All can be bought right here on SDNews.com!

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Try La Jolla's Newest Italian Restaurant
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Apr 30, 2012 | 5120 views | 0 0 comments | 62 62 recommendations | email to a friend | print | permalink
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Il Covo
They say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so you may as well enjoy it. Where, you ask? Bring your morning paper to Il Covo Ristorante and Lounge.
 
Enjoy a cup of fresh coffee (or a mimosa) and a stunning view of the Cove. Splurge on asparagus, brie and prosciutto crepes or lobster Benedict. That strawberry and whipped cream croissant just might be worth a little extra time on the treadmill. Or, opt for healthier choices such as organic farm fresh eggs, fresh squeezed orange juice or hot oatmeal. However you choose to order, you can't go wrong.
 
For just $15, get $30 worth of food or drink at Il Covo Ristorante & Lounge. See why they are the talk of the town and silver medal winner of the La Jolla Village News Readers Choice Award for Best View.
 
If you can't make it for breakfast, go for a relaxing dinner overlooking the sunset. Enjoy Tonno Rosso alla Nocciole (yellowfin tuna wrapped in a pine-nut and hazelnut crust) or homemade pasta. Don't forget to sample a specialty cocktail, such as the Mango Madness martini. Do save room for cannoli and other mouth-watering desserts.
 
Try out La Jolla's newest gem for only $15. We've been and we approve! Buy the deal here.

(Katie Dillon writes La Jolla Mom, a lifestyle site covering topics such as parenting, travel, cooking with kids, housekeeping and local happenings. Katie is an affiliate of Deal Me In Today.)
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