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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, visit 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!


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

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!

Balboa Park/A Free Fun Filled Venue for Date Nights and Families

Visit Urkanine, Spain, Hungary  and more from now until October in “Celebration of Cultural Diversity”,  in conjunction with  the International Cottages Lawn Programs,  showcasing ethnic  foods, music, dance and culture.  But that isn’t all.  At the FREE  Timken Museum of Art you can see the only Rembrandt in San Diego on display,  wonder through the Botanical Garden with over 2,000 plants ( tours at 11 a.m on Tuesdays and Sundays ), enjoy weekly concerts at the Spreckel’s Organ Pavilion, by the Spreckels Organ Society on Sunday at 2 p.m. and the Annual International Summer Organ Festival  on  Monday Evenings at  7:30 p.m. from June 25 – August 27.

Art Alive 2013

Garden Gate at The Bed & Breakfast Inn at La Jolla

Art Alive 2013 – floral interpretations of famous works of art – opens Apil 28 .

For updates and tickets prices visit  Tickets can be purchased by calling 619.696.1941

Balboa Park is a wonderful way for the entire family to experience the art and culture of Southern California.

My family and I recently enjoyed a wonderful Sunny Sunday strolling about and lunching at the wonderful Museum Cafe.

Time to get moving! La Jolla’s Half Marathon

It’s that time to get moving again !!!  La Jolla’s 32th  Half Marathon is coming on April 28, 2o13. It begins at  Del Mar Race Track &  ends at La Jolla Cove. Transportation Arranged for B&B’s guests who are participants. It is an annual event and there is also a La Jolla Shores 5 K. Go to to get the starting times and the details.

The Bed and Breakfast Inn at La Jolla’s gardens are appreciated

“The Light salutes The Bed & Breakfast Inn of La Jolla at 7753 Draper Ave. for adding to the blooms around the Village. “

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