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Season's Eatings
Amy Finley | December 15, 2014

1. At the holidays, the grounds of Rancho Bernardo Inn are festooned in lights and pint-sized guests gaze in wonder at the marvelous playhouse-sized...

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Arts and Power
Seth Combs, Gillian Flynn and AnnaMaria Stephen | December 12, 2014

Associate Curator Ariel Plotek is taking SDMA to the next level.

Before Ariel Plotek arrived at ...

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The Reel Deal
AnnaMaria Stephens | December 11, 2014

Nobody ever told Graham Sheldon to stay away from showbiz. “I’m a screenwriting brat,” explains the Emmy-winning writer and producer. “I followed my father’s business as a kid.”

The 27-year-old son...

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Ottoman Allure
Ayesha Khan | December 11, 2014

Once a capital of the great Roman Empire and seat of the Ottoman Empire, Istanbul—one of the world’s only cities set on two continents, Asia and Europe—has enchanted visitors for centuries. You can also count present-day intrigue...

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Santa, Baby!
Sandra Veum | December 8, 2014

1. The modern male is all about grooming, so whether your guy is sporting just-so scruff or prefers that clean-shaven look, he will be jet set-ready with a sleek leather Dopp Kit, $135, and a Limited Edition Rose Gold Safety Razor...

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Easy Rider
Carita Rizzo | December 1, 2014

A custom Bratstyle 1976 Honda motorcycle pulls up outside of Foodlab, a gourmet deli in Silver Lake, Los Angeles, making heads turn as its engine loudly revs. Jai Courtney, looking every bit the action hero he portrays on screen, enters the cozy eatery...

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Gone Fishing
Amy Finley | November 20, 2014

1. Chef Jaime Chavez hails from Chile and brings a South American sensibility to the dishes he crafts at Sirena, the newest offering in Little Italy. El Peruano is...

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Show Time
Amy Finley and Eric Olson | November 17, 2014

1. La Jolla Playhouse’s staging of The Hunchback of Notre Dame (tickets from $15) is magical—just what you’d expect from a...

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Talking Turkey
Amy Finley | November 10, 2014

1. Step 1? The main event itself, the turkey. Remember this motto—You are what you eat—and then please, please, do not be a frozen, hormone-laden supermarket bird. Aim high, feathered friends. For pedigreed poultry, we...

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World Power
Amy Finley | Photography by Andrea Bricco | October 28, 2014

For all its charms, there’s no mistaking Ocean Beach for the Bahamas.

Until, that is, a bowl of chef Amiko Gubbins’ royal Goan shrimp lands before you at...

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Horse Play
Gillian Flynn | October 28, 2014

1. Open Season
Instead of slinky summer dresses, this season’s Opening Day kicks off with an Old Hollywood-inspired event. Race fans can show off their finest fall frippery on Nov. 7....

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The Sure Bet
Gillian Flynn | October 28, 2014

Some people call it Red’s. Others, Tracton’s. Whichever way you slice it, the result is the same: a cool, dark, old-school bar and restaurant steeped in racetrack lore‚ with prime-time people-watching to boot. A baseball-cut steak...

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