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Thai Tranquility
By Beth Weitzman | March 10, 2015

As the go-to retreat for the frenzied, harried, hypertense and otherwise overworked of the jet-set crowd, Chiva-Som (said to mean “haven of life”), one of Asia’s first...

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Father Knows Best
By Gillian Flynn | March 10, 2015

“There are three types of people in this world: sheep, wolves and sheepdogs.”

It’s a speech that’s reverberated in surround sound at movie theaters around the world, and ignited a political firestorm online...

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The Eyes Have It
By Keri Parker | March 9, 2015

1. Lucky enough to still be in the “early signs of aging” category? (Then you’re lucky enough!) Hold onto to your youth with the latest Fresh...

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Fortune Cookie
By Andrew Myers | February 19, 2015

Conventional Hollywood wisdom is that Empire—Fox’s hourlong musical/drama that chronicles a murderous mogul, his jailbird ex-wife and their three comely sons who are competing for control of daddy dearest’s hip-hop...

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The Big Fish
By Amy Finley | February 18, 2015

1. In North County, Fish 101 serves sustainable and local seafood in a laid-back Leucadia setting. The day’s catch is available simply grilled or...

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Park It
By Amy Finley | February 13, 2015

1. Part of the American Icons exhibition series, Black Dolls (on view through July 5) at the Mingei presents more than 100 handmade African-American dolls...

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Lip Service
By Keri Parker | February 6, 2015

1. As an anesthesiologist, Dr. Edward Akkaway had an up-close-and-personal view of countless surgical patients’ severely dehydrated lips. He earned the nickname Dr. Dewy...

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What a Card
By Amy Finley | January 30, 2015

1. Pop into La Jolla’s Sweet Paper for charming valentines from lines like Rifle Paper Co., Sugar Paper and Mr. Boddington’s Studio. Distinctive art and...

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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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