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CHRISTMAS TIME IN LA JOLLA

Holiday Cheer is Here at "The Bed & Breakfast Inn at La Jolla"

Merry Christmas to all of our friends, past guests and guests we have yet to meet. We would love to have you visit with us during this joyous Holiday Season. The Inn is decked out in Holiday cheer and as a special gift to all of you we are offering any room for two nights for $159 along with our daily 3 course, candlelit breakfast and wine/cheese reception – Good for the entire month of December.  But you must book before Dec. 21st.

This is the best time to tour the village and La Jolla/San Diego with ease since all the tourist are gone. And it is one of the most romantic times of  the year for those intimate dinners at one of many fine dining establishments located on  La Jolla’s beautiful shores and long walks along the cliffs. Come be our guest this Holiday Season and make Christmas a relaxed and memorable celebration for you and that special someone. Many of our fabulous restaurants are offering five star 3 -5 course selections for the Christmas Day Dinner to be enjoyed at your convenience and best of all – no Christmas Day Dinner Clean UP!!! Happy Holidays to all from all of Us. Hope to see you soon.   Follow us on Twitter and Facebook for posted specials throughout the year.

Summer Days and Autumn Nights – Fabulous!

Downtown San Diego-Only Minutes Away!

Sunny balmy days and cool nights, October is probably the finest time of the year in La Jolla, San Diego, not to mention one of the most festive and “The Bed & Breakfast Inn at La Jolla”  in La JollaVillage, San Diego, is just the place to stay since we  are so ideally located in the middle of it all. Our central location allows easy access to the freeways to North County as well as San Diego Downtown and all points in between.

CALL FOR SOME MORE OF OUR FALL SPECIALS, But HURRY, Availability is limited.
TOLL FREE:  1-888-988-8481
October 12-13
La Jolla Art & Wine Festival
Showcasing outstanding works from emerging and established artists.  Livemusic wine & beer garden, food court, silent auction. Free.
Time: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Location: La Jolla Village, lower Girard Ave. between Prospect & Kline
For more information visit www.lajollaartandwinefestival.com
October 6
Fleet Week
In Recognition and honor of our Military Heroes and their tremendous service to our country. Including a golftournament, MCRD Boot Camp Challange, Coronado Speed Festival, and Miramar Air Show.
For More Information as to schedule and times refer to:
October 4-5
MCAS Miramar Air Show
In conjunction with Fleet Week. Gates open at 8:00 a.m. / Saturday Night Show Begins at 5:30 p.m.
For More Information go to:
October 5
Annual Pacific Beachfest
Beer Garden, 5K Run, surf contest, volleyball competition, sand dancing, music, food and entertainment.
The fund begins at 11 a.m. and continues till 7 p.m. Great way to spend the day enjoying the beach scene of San Diego.
Location: Pacific Beach Boardwalk between Diamond & Thomas.
For More Information go to:
And there is always the Wine Tasting Tours in Temecula and the Apple Picking and festive celebration of the Fall Season only an hour away in Julian. Come be our guest and celebrate this wonderful time of year and all that San Diego has to offer.
Best Regards,
Inn & Staff

Summer Fun in La Jolla and Special Last Minute Savings

The best of summer at the sea shore along with last minute savings are finally here! Your room is ready and special last minute savings of $30 on nightly rates are available by calling toll free: 1-888-988 8481. Sorry this  special is not available on line.  

Some of the best snorkeling in California is right here off the La Jolla Shores, waters rich with marine life, tide pools and a local colony of seals that, although delightful,  have also been making head line news with their take over of the “Children’s Pool”. 

Hang gliding is also a big past time and an exciting first time experience if you want to soar over the La Jolla Cliffs and the sea below. There are experts that you can hire to fly with you on your maiden voyage so you can relax and just enjoy the amazing views – awesome!!!

Sea World and the Zoo are also turning on the charm with evening extravaganzas, and summer festivals are going on everywhere in La Jolla/San Diego to celebrate the last days of summer.  Don’t miss out.  Just search “things to do in La Jolla, San Diego” and see the end of summer out with a bang instead of a sad fizzle!!

So Much To Do In August in La Jolla/San Diego

In addition to the beach, sun and sea, snorkeling, kayaking, hang gliding, and Stephen Birch Aquarium there are also the Concerts at the Cove in La Jolla in the month of August and  a number of events and celebrations going on in and around La Jolla/ San Diego that you won’t want to miss out on.

LA JOLLA CONCERT AT THE COVE! Sunday afternoons July 7 through Sept. 1 from 2 – 4pm, enjoy the sounds of live music at the Ellen Browning Scripps Park at La Jolla Cove. Family Friendly and FREE  summer concerts for everybody. With a wide range of musical styles for everyone’s  ( of any age ) enjoyment overlooking La Jolla Cove.  The Food trucks on site give a portion of their proceeds to support the concerts.

For more information and for concert schedule, visit         http://www.ljconcertsbythesea.org/

HAUTE LA JOLLA NIGHTS: A fun filled FREE event for the whole family as well with live music, art and incredible shopping and dining deals throughout the Village. Some of the best bands in San Diego will perform jazz, blues, country, rock n roll and contemporary music.

For more information, visit:    http//www.lajollabythesea.com/hautelajollanights     or call 858 454 5718

August 2
2nd Annual Steel Beach Party & Beer Brew Fest

Groove to the sounds of Island Fever’s steel drum band, and then dance the night away to the cool beach sounds of Woodie & The Longboards. Enjoy lots of amazing food and take home a commemorative beer tasting cup! Refer to website for admission information.
Time: 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Location: 910 Harbor Dr., San Diego
For more information visit www.midway.org/steel-beach

August 2 – 4
Latin American Festival/Mata Ortiz Pottery Market

This event serves up one of the nation’s most extensive collections of authentic Mexican folk art, traditional clothing and textiles, colorful collectibles and dazzling jewelry, in addition to nonstop musical entertainment and authentic Mexican cuisine. Bazaar del Mundo’s parking lot will be transformed into avibrant marketplace ensconced beneath a colorful array of shading umbrellas.
This is a free event.
Time: Refer to website for specific times
Location: 4133 Taylor St., San Diego
For more information visit http://bazaardelmundoblog.com/

August 9 – 11
Julian StarFest 2013

This is a four-day festival focused around the field of astronomy. Julian is known for its clear dark skies and one of the best locations in Southern California for observing. The festival includes a free public Star Party on Saturday night, astronomy related exhibition areas, guest speakers presenting on astronomy related subjects, a swap meet and a raffle with some great astronomy prizes.
Refer to website for admission information.
Time: Refer to website for specific times
Location: Menghini Winery, 1150 Julian Orchards Dr., Julian
For more information visit www.julianstarfest.com

August 10 – 11
Philippine Cultural Arts Festival
The two day family-oriented, alcohol-free cultural event showcases traditional folk dances of the Philippines, folk songs, Rondalla String Ensemble and Kulintang music of Southern Philippines. The second half of both days features mainstream entertainment by youthful Filipino-Americans, including a singing talent show, hip-hop, jazz dances, and other variety numbers by Asian and Pacific Islander guest artists. Vendor booths feature photo exhibits, Philippine crafts, Filipino food, and more. This is a free event.
Time: 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Location: Balboa Park, corner of Presidents Way & Park Blvd.
For more information visit www.samahanphilippinedance.com

August 11
Annual Hillcrest CityFest Street Fair 2013

CityFest 2013 is going to be a spectacular feast for the senses! With over 250 arts, crafts, and food vendors, a grand stage, and a beer garden, there is sure to be something for everyone to enjoy. CityFest boasts a one-of-a-kind magical atmosphere; the intersection under the Hillcrest sign is going to be closed off and will enclose a Grand Stage and a lush Spirit’s Garden.
Time: 12:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Location: 5th Ave. and University Ave., Hillcrest
For more information visit www.fabuloushillcrest.com

August 11
The San Diego Beer Run
A 5K and 10K run along the bay benefiting Access Youth Academy.
For athletes of all levels. Post-race festivities include food vendors and beer
from Stone Brewery and other local breweries. Check-in and day-of registration begin at 6:30 a.m. All runners over the age of 21 will receive a drink voucher
for one beer.
Time: 7:30 am – 11:30 am
Location: Ruocco Park, 585 Harbor Ln., San Diego
For more information visit www.accessyouthacademy.org

August 16 – 18
Summergrass San Diego Bluegrass Festival 2013

This premier Southern California bluegrass festival, put on by the San Diego Bluegrass Society and the San Diego North County Bluegrass & Folk Club, boasts a weekend of live bluegrass music from national, international, regional and local bands, music workshops, impromptu jam sessions, vendors, raffle prizes, kid’s activities, food and much more.
Time: Refer to website for specific times
Location: Antique Gas & Steam Engine Museum (AGSEM), 2040 N. Santa Fe Ave., Vista
For more information visit www.summergrass.net

August 17
Weezer – Del Mar Four O’Clock Fridays

Following the last race - Weezer! Concerts are standing room only are free
with paid racetrack admission ($6 for Stretch Run and $10 for Clubhouse).
For concert-only access following the last race, admission is $20.
The first race is at 4pm with the last race scheduled for approximately 7:30pm.
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: Del Mar Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Del Mar
For more information visit www.delmarscene.com/concerts

August 17
TwainFest in Old Town

This is a free family-friendly festival that celebrates the writing of Mark Twain and his contemporaries. This will be TwainFest’s fourth annual celebration of mid-19th century American arts and culture. TwainFest will present stories, music, professional actors and musicians, puppets, poems, inventive games and delightful performances plus a brand new feature called “History on the Move”
presented by Wells Fargo Bank.
Time: 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Location: Old Town San Diego State Historic Park, 2754 Calhoun St., San Diego
For more information visit www.writeoutloudsd.com

August 24
San Diego Bark for Life

A noncompetitive walk event for dogs and their owners to raise funds and awareness for the American Cancer Society. Walk followed by demonstrations, contests, and games.
Time: 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Location: Kate Sessions Park, 5115 Soledad Rd., San Diego

August 24 – 25
ArtWalk San Diego

ArtWalk San Diego features visual artists as well as some of San Diego’s top music and dance performances. Attendees have the opportunity not only to purchase original fine artwork, but also the opportunity to meet the artists and learn about their work and their inspiration. This is a free event.
Time: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Location: Ingram Plaza NTC Liberty Station, 2640 Historic Decatur Rd., San Diego
For more information visit www.artwalksandiego.org/ntc/

August 25
Bike the Bay

The sixth annual noncompetitive 25-mile community bike ride for all levels of riders passes through the cities of San Diego, Coronado, Imperial Beach, Chula Vista and National City and ends with a festive celebration with food, entertainment, and a New Belgium beer garden.
Time: Sunday, August 25, 6:30 a.m. to noon
Location: Embarcadero Marina Park South, 206 Marina Park Way, San Diego
For more information visit www.bikethebay.net

August 29
Festival of Sail – Tall Ship Parade

Join the celebration as part of the flotilla of ships that sails into San Diego Bay to kick off Festival of Sail 2013! Sail aboard the official tall ship of California, the Californian, as she leads the parade of ships down San Diego Bay and to their docking spaces at the Maritime Museum. Refer to website for admission information.
Time: 8:30 am – 1:00 pm
Location: 1492 N Harbor Dr., San Diego
For more information visit www.sdmaritime.org/tall-ship-parade

August 30 – 31
US Sand Sculpting Challenge and 3D Art Exposition

Hundreds of thousands have gone to this event each year to see master-class sculptors build beautiful 3-dimensional works of art. Now many of the world’s finest artists will come to create the most amazing sculptures ever. This is a
four day extravaganza for the whole family!There will be entertainment
all weekend long.
Time: 9:00 am – 7:00 pm
Location: B Street Cruise Ship Terminal Pier, 1140 North Harbor Dr., San Diego
For more information visit www.ussandsculpting.com

Cedar Cove Premiere and More!

We are proud to announce that The Bed & Breakfast Inn at La Jolla is a sponsor of the New Hallmark Channel Original Series Debbie Macomber’s “Cedar Cove” staring Andie Macdowell. Premiereing July 20th,  Saturday, 8/7 C.  And we are including some suggestions for  healthy, delicious, snacks ( which our guests at the Inn also have the pleasure of sampling) to enjoy while you settle down to watch this “small town – big heart” 2 hour premiere:

1. Sweet, mellow, Cantaloupe Spears wrapped in paper thin slices of Salty Prosciutto or Cantaloupe chunks served with Goat Cheese  2. Fresh Fig Halves  ( now in season and the season is brief  so don’t hesitate to try this one)  with a dollop of Gorgonzola and a drizzle of Sweet Honey or also wrapped in Prosciutto.  3. Juicy, Nectarine slices along with a Saint Andre Cheese and a touch of Honey.  4. Small Peppadew Red Peppers filled with a combination of Sheep’s-Milk and Feta Cheese ( creamed together ) and finished with a dash of Black Pepper.  5. Aged Gouda Cheese and Crisp Cucumber Slices are also a nice pairing.  Bon Appetite  and Enjoy the Show!

July is the Time to “Enjoy the Feel of Fun” in La Jolla/San Diego

Come to La Jolla to enjoy more than just the summer fun at the sea shore. There is so much happening beginning with the 4th of July celebration at the Cove 9 – 10 p.m. Free – we are conveniently located a block from the Cove allowing our guests to stroll down to the cliffs for the spectacle without having to fend for parking.  Maybe take a picnic to the cliffs to enjoy before the fire works begin.  Give us 48 hour prior notice if you want to order a picnic for two – only available for our guests.

Later in the month the Fashion Film Festival is being held at the “La Jolla Museum of Contemporary Art” just steps from the Inn.  An annual event of Film Fantasy.

This annual event is  followed by the biggest collection of comic book enthusiasts in the world including Hollywood celebrities - Yes we are talking about “Comic Con” held at the Convention Center in downtown San Diego.

July 27th is  Haute La Jolla Nights is a fun, free event featuring over 20 bands providing live music, such as jazz, blues, country, contemporary and last but not least “rock n roll”. In addition, there will be art, shopping and dining specials throughout La Jolla Village.

4th of July Celebration at the Cove ! Come be our guest.

For more information, visithttp://www.lajollabythesea.com/hautelajollanights or call 858.454.5718

Breakfast at the Inn-Join us

A picture is worth a thousand words. If there is any doubt about the breakfast served at the Inn, feast your eyes on this feast created by one of our Assistant Innkeepers and Special Chef, Steve Nolan.

Ginger Cookies

Main 2nd Breakfast Course

1st Breakfast Course is Yogurt Strawberry Parfait / Chef Steve Nolan

Happy Memorial Day ! And a big “Thank You” to all of our Brave  Fighting Men and Women who are committed to keeping our country free.  We are eternally grateful for their sacrifice and hold them in our highest regard.  As an expression of that gratitude, I would like to  offer a complimentary one night’s stay at our B&B, weekly, for the remainder of this year to any Camp Pendleton service man or woman and their significant other that is returning from deployment or going to be deployed in the next six months. Please call the front desk for details.  First come first served and verification will be required.  We salute you!

AMERICA THE BRAVE, THE FREE, THE BEAUTIFUL! WE SALUTE YOU.

The Past Meets the Present in La Jolla

Every 2nd and 4th Saturday of every month at 10:00 a.m  you can enjoy a private or group docent-led, historical walking tour through La Jolla’s charming historical downtown village. The tour begins at the La Jolla Historical Society’s Wisteria Cottage with 15 stops altogether. Please be advised that this 90 minute, 1.5 mile tour is very brisk and there are some hills. You will discover the rich history, architecture, and culture that is so uniquely “La Jolla”.  All of this for only $10.00.  Tickets must be purchased in advance at the lajollahistory.org.

Them Good Ole Days

After your tour please feel free to stop by and pick up a brochure about our historical bed and breakfast  while enjoying a cold refreshing soft drink, coffee or tea in the garden with our compliments, just show your tour ticket stub to our manager/innkeeper on duty.  We look forward to having you visit.

Self guided walking tours are also available for only $5 by purchasing a wonderful detailed guide book with map at Warwick’s Book Store in the village on Girard or at the Museum of Art in La Jolla on Prospect. The Museum is worth taking the time to visit for it’s magnificent views, very “now” art exhibits, and unique gift shop.  I also highly recommend their wonderfully delicious cafe for a light lunch or just coffee and dessert- perfect way to end your tour ( self guided or otherwise ). Go and Seize the Day!!

Love Almonds? You’ll be addicted to these!!

My friend made these last week for a party.  They are truly addictive, healthy, and great to serve at parties, with cocktails or just as a quick snack.

2 1/3 Cup whole raw almonds

1/3 Cup Splenda baking sugar or regular granulated sugar

1 teaspoon salt

2 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes ( Add more if you want more Heat )

1 Tablespoon of fennel seeds

3 Tablespoons of water

Mix all ingredients in a bowl until almonds are well coated.  Spread out flat on a baking sheet that has been sprayed with non-stick spray  ( a quick tip is to use non-stick tin foil to speed up cleaning time).  Place tray in a pre-heated oven at 325 degrees.  Cook for 25 minutes, turning almonds every 5 minutes.  When almonds are golden brown on both sides, remove from oven and let cool.  Once cool, place in bowl and enjoy!

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