Tag Archives: North San Diego County

Whales, Dolphins, Music

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Southern Californians, How much do you love our beaches? the beautiful pacific? Our beloved dolphins and whales ?  How can you and I support  and protect what we love and enjoy so much?  Well, a viewing of a documentary “The Transparentsea Voyage” has a final showing in San Diego  August 23rd & 24th will definitely guide you in the right direction.

Following the marine mammals that traverse our seas and communicate through sound & song, The Transparentsea Voyage takes the viewer on a sensory journey behind the making of 23 songs in 23 days all while exploring by sea and land, one of the most populated coastlines in the world, Southern California…

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http://transparentseamovie.com/

The Transparentsea Voyage highlights the efforts of a group of athletes, musicians, celebrities and artists on a campaign aimed at focusing attention on coastal environmental issues. Witness the trip unfold through the creation of song as this “behind the music” look at focused activism offers an insight into how a deeper connection to our planet changed and educated the participants involved as well as those that followed the journey from around the world.

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Experience the voyage from start to finish as the crew traced the southern migration of the California Grey & Blue Whale from Santa Barbara to the US Border in six tandem kayaks.

Directed: By Justin Krumb

Starring: Dave Rastovich, Shannon Sol Carroll, OJ Newcomb, Chris Del Moro, Isabel Lucas, Angus Stone, Will Conner, Howie Cooke

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An opportunity to spread awareness about coastal issues through art, music and film

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/the-transparentsea-voyage

 

Music Band of frequencies  members: Shannon Sol Carroll, OJ ‘The Juice’ Newcomb, Mark Henman & Andrew Szumowski     https://www.facebook.com/bandoffrequencies

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This weekend showing at:

Birds Surf Shed

1091 W Morena Blvd, San Diego, CA,   92110

7:00pm, 9:00pm

S4C Benefit Screening

With special guests Chris Del Moro, Howie Cooke and Band of Frequencies

Raffle

Silent Auction

Live performance BOF’s and friends

Q and A with Director and Cast following the film

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 Together we can make a difference

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SUMMERFEST 2014

Looking for something  to do this Saturday night?

Vista Optimist Foundation presents it’s annual SummerFest fundraiser to support local youth

A lovely  evening of  Food, Wine, Beer, Music  & Art Show

Vista Optimist 2014 Summerfest

The Vista Optimist Club’s SummerFest 2014 taking place on August 9, 2014 from 5:30-10:30 pm at the Club’s 600 Optimist Way facility will add a new dimension to its popular fundraiser : an Art Show coordinated by ArtBeat on Main Street. ArtBeat owner Kait Matthews says the partnership meshes well with her co-op gallery’s intent to give back to the community.  The Optimist Club of Vista brings community, culture and art together, for a great cause, so this event is a perfect fit.

Check out the wineries, breweries and plenty of delicious tastings offered this year

SummerFest Featured Wineries

Cougar Vineyard and Winery, Rosatello Constellation Brands, Roadrunner Ridge Winery, Woof ‘n Rose Winery, Schlossadler International Wines, Fre-Be, Wiens Family Cellars, Monte De Oro Winery, Revel Wine

SummerFest Featured Vodka St. Petersburg, Svedka

Featured Breweries

Iron Fist, Belching Beaver, Ballast Point, Sierra Nevada, Indian Joe’s Brewery, Mother Earth, Firestone Brewery, Beer Brewing Company, Karl Strauss, Back Street Brewery, Booze Brothers, Stone Brewery, Latitude 33

SummerFest Featured Tequila, Tequila Fortaleza

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SummerFest for Foodies Green Dragon Tavern, Ignite Bistro and Wine Bar, Dewberry’s Catering Service, Surf Brothers Teriyaki, Famous Daves, Feliccia’s Italian Restaurant and Deli, Mrs. Taco, Mama n Papa’s Pizza Grotto, Chili Coast Burgers, Souplantation, Lush Coffee and Tea, Slater’s 50/50, Pei King Wok, Niko’s Steak Burgers and Greek Food, Chef DK, Rossi’s Pizza, Vista Way Café, Sushi Café, Elephant Bar, Jersey Mike’s Subs

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 A big thank you to the SummerFest Sponsors

Exagen Diagnostics   Avise Test   Opus Bank

Industrial Strength      Regents Bank     San Luis Rey Towing

Modern Builders Supply     Edco   Pickering Insurance Services

Vista Entertainment Center    Tri Staff Group

Optimist Club of Vista

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Info on the Vista Optimists and Summerfest 2014

is at www.vistaoptimist.org/summerfest.html.

Silver & Gold

silver and goldMetallics are definitely having a moment in the world of interior design. The shimmer, shine, and texture of metals make them a unique element in home decor. While decorating with metals is certainly on trend, their timelessness makes them easy to incorporate into a variety of styles that are sure to last.

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At the moment, gold has returned to the design spotlight, and I love that this time around it’s being used in small, impactful ways that embrace its warm tones and regal character.

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Yes, to the mix and match of metals

 

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If your decorative style steers more towards the rustic and natural approach to metallic finishes, why not try the appeal of corrugated metal? In recent years corrugated metal has been used by designers for walls, ceilings, sides of cabinetry and creative accent walls

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calm and sculptural, a tasteful blending of metals

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and finally my love for gallery walls, don’t be shy, mix and match your frames

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Fifty Barrels Winery

Wine lovers rejoice

 Fifty Barrels Winery comes to downtown Vista

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Fifty Barrels is a grassroots, urban winery in downtown Vista, featuring handmade, artisan wines from California’s finest grapes. Brian Vitek & Brent Wells have been making wine since 1999 and have answered the demands of the labels followers and decided to increase production of their popular brand. This required moving from their prior coastal location, to the new larger space on Main Street and immersing themselves in the community of Vista.  General manager Denise Wells says ”the move was the right choice and our daily encounters with fellow business  owners, new clientele and residents  have made us feel especially welcome.”

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dog friendly, resident Trixie can attest

The tasting room is open 6 days a week and features bar and lounge seating.

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Fifty barrels is a fully functioning production facility, handling everything on site.The bulk of their red grapes come from Paso Robles and white grapes are sourced from all over California. They welcome guests to come and watch or help any time during production activities.

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Fifty Barrels encourages local artists to create art on the barrel heads, paint one and you receive a gift of a bottle of wine. fifty wine

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Meeting new people, making new friends and enjoying good wine is what it’s all about. Come and join the Grand opening celebration of Fifty Barrels Winery

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For more information check out their website

 http://www.fiftybarrels.com/

Special thanks to,

Kevin Ham, Director of Economic Development for Vista who was intrical in helping Fifty barrels find the perfect location for this endeavor.

 

ARTBEAT ON MAIN STREET

kait & KrisThe Lovely Kait Matthews and Kris Peterson have brought new life to our beloved downtown of Vista, California with their cooperative gallery of diverse fine art, workshops, classes and boutique…. Artbeat on Main Street.

A community partner.

A place of creativity and inspiration.

A cultural destination.

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Welcome to ArtBeat on Main Street, the friendliest gallery in town! Kait & Kris are leading the revitalization of the heart of Vista by offering an ever-changing panorama of artworks, learning opportunities, receptions, wine tastings and more.

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Talk with artists as they create their works in gallery studios.

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Unleash your own creativity at group workshops.

Perfect your art skills in an array of classes

taught by acclaimed professionals.

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 Find the perfect gift – from the decorative to the functional – for someone else or yourself in the unique boutique.

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Stop in on the third Saturday of each month, from 5-7:30 pm for live music, great food, fascinating spirits and spirited conversations with friendly artists and art aficionados.

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Originality Lives Here, Join them in celebrating the arts of life.

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Visit ArtBeat on Main Street and discover for yourself  Vista’s creative new vibe

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I am constantly inspired by my colleagues in our world of Interior Design. Here are some recent pictures of well done rooms.

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Tasteful and soothing, design by Bergaya – Klasik

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striking craftsman bungalow, I love the black wood

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Traditional elegance with a dash of Asian influence, design by Porchlight Interiors

designer room for Kristin CavallariKristin Cavallari’s crib in the Hollywood Hills.

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Old & new, interesting and quirky

designer room by the sea

Beautiful palette,easy open floor plan and the view…..wonderful

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Clean, crisp, perfect…love the gray walls

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I am so attracted to the arched windows, very accomplished subtle design it let’s the house speak

 

Aubudon Birdhouse Entry & Auction

Buena Vista Aubudon Society

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The Buena Vista Audubon Society is soliciting donations of signature birdhouses, bat-houses and birdfeeders for our 4th Annual Birdhouse Auction to be held 2/22/2014 from 5-8:00pm. Last year’s event was a blast. We had over 100 unique and beautiful birdhouses up for auction, and every one of them sold. This year we will feature live music, great food and drink and both silent and live auctions. This year’s live auction will once again be led by guest auctioneer, Martha Barnette of KPBS’s “A Way With Words.”

Entries may be decorative or functional and can be submitted by teams or individuals. Prizes will be awarded for the top three vote getters. A limited number of undecorated birdhouses are available for $8.00 to help you get started. The use of sustainable, recycled and re-purposed materials is encouraged. All proceeds benefit the Buena Vista Audubon Society, an all volunteer, non-profit 501(3)(c) corporation dedicated to fostering an appreciation for the plants and animals of our community. Last year volunteers at the BVAS Nature Center hosted classes about nature and the environment for over 4,000 local schoolchildren. Applications can be found online at http://www.bvaudubon.org/

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I Love the Blues

Cool Blue is hot right now

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By Todd Romano

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By Perdoncin Design

Hope you are inspired to use this beautiful hue in your home, hello beautiful blueblued eyed cat

Talented Students of Art

Vusd artThe 10th annual VUSD Festival of the Arts will feature art booths from every campus in the Vista Unified School District, as well as performances by more than 20 student groups performing on three outdoor stages. The festival, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, will be staged on Main Street, which will be blocked off in front of the Krikorian movie theater, according to founding organizer Anne Fennell, a teacher at Mission Vista High School.

Fennell said last year’s event had more than 1,000 pieces of student art on display and drew a crowd of more than 5,000. She’s hoping for an even bigger turnout this year.

The highlight will be a choir performance at 12:30 p.m. featuring more than 300 students from different campuses. Among the scheduled groups are middle and high school jazz and folkloric dance troupes, show bands, a steel drum ensemble, the Drumming Dragons, guitar and wind ensembles, choirs and theater troupes. pam.kragen@utsandiego.com

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What a great way to enjoy a beautiful Saturday in October while supporting our local youth. Have fun! Deborah

Brass is back

This wonderful metal is gaining popularity again.

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How clever, love this wall artbrass5

Garden stools are in…..love this aged look,

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New take on the sputnik ceiling fixture

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I love this coffee table, art-deco inspired that can transition in to many decorsbrass 2

Lastly, this  beauty, yes brass is backbrass 1