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True Romance
By Amy Finley | January 23, 2015

1. Start with aperitifs in the swank lobby bar, then request a seat by the fireplace at Vivace, Park Hyatt Aviara’s tony eatery. Dimly lit, with...

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Part Deux
Amy Finley | Photography by John Dole | January 22, 2015

Alison McGrath was shopping for a Christmas gift for her husband, John Clute, when she stumbled across something that stopped her in her tracks. Hanging on the wall at Scout @ Quarters D was a lovingly rendered painting of Cafe...

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By Gillian Flynn | January 22, 2015


Qualcomm Stadium

Sports fans in San Diego are often lumped into two stereotypical categories: fair weather or bandwagon. But it was an entirely different story when...

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Change Up
By Seth Combs | January 22, 2015

Nightlife mogul Matt Spencer brought a rock ’n’ roll attitude to the Gaslamp (Analog), a little class to P.B. (Firehouse), and, we’d argue, he started that whole speakeasy trend (Vin de Syrah). His latest?...

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Hall of Fame
By Amy Finley | January 21, 2015

Leave Chianti-soaked kitsch to the red-sauce joints. At newly opened Bottega Americano, designer Thomas Schoos gave the proverbial boot to red-checkered tablecloths and wall...

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Rarefied Racer
By Nate Chapnick | January 21, 2015

There’s nothing more opulent or authentically luxurious than Bentley’s flagship sedan, the Mulsanne. This storied automobile set the world standard by which all other luxury vehicles are judged when its most modern iteration debuted...

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Park It
Amy Finley | January 16, 2015

1. One of the great icons of San Diego, let alone Balboa Park, the California Tower at the Museum of Man reopened to the public on New Year’s Day, 80 years after...

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The Best of the City
By Amy Finley and Gillian Flynn with Seth Combs and Eric Olson | January 16, 2015


Play On
Ever evolving, The Old Globe Theatre...

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Grand Crew
By Aaron Epstein | January 13, 2015

Until recently, if you ordered a glass of California wine at a hip Brooklyn restaurant like Roberta’s, it was sure to be from points north of San Diego. But thanks to husband-and-wife winemakers Chris Broomell and Alysha Stehly—and the...

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Eat Week
Amy Finley | January 9, 2015

1. Jayne’s Gatropub is one of San Diego’s new classics, with a sit-and-stay-a-while bar, a great wine list and Brit-inflected comfort food on the menu. For...

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Italian Renaissance
Ayesha Khan | January 8, 2015

At the base of the rolling volcanic Euganean Hills in Italy’s Veneto region lies a seemingly endless reserve of thermal mud (said to have been around since the time of the ancient Romans). Matured for months in a series of bubbling...

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Boyhood Dreams
By Cristina Cuomo | January 5, 2015

When I met Ethan Hawke 20 years ago, he was a freewheeling young guy with a love of life, writing (The Hottest State, his first novel, was already in the works), muscle cars, Sam Shepard plays and Bob Dylan records he’d play in...

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