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Wishes Granted
Amy Finley | Photography by John Dole | December 22, 2014

I like white tablecloths. For my 10th birthday, my father took me to 10 Downing Street, a long-since disappeared basement resto at the World Trade Center that once epitomized elegance in downtown San Diego. I ordered...

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Face Time
Keri Parker | December 19, 2014

1. “The luxurious Omorovicza line hails from Hungary and harnesses the transformative powers of Budapest’s famed thermal baths. The brand’s ...

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All About Eve
Amy Finley | December 19, 2014

1. For swank atmospherics, we’re loving Stake Chophouse & Bar on Coronado. For New Year’s Eve, book one of the plush velvet banquettes and...

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Gillian Flynn | December 17, 2014


Miramar Air Show

K.C. Alfred knows a thing or two about going up in the air. The San Diego photographer has captured everything from forest fires to development...

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Getting Schooled
Gillian Flynn | December 17, 2014

When it comes to decor, restaurateur Arsalun Tafazoli and designer Paul Basile have made some pretty serious (and tongue-in-cheek) statements with a roster of va-va venues, including the Orchid-winning Polite Provisions and...

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Coupe du Jour
Nate Chapnick | December 15, 2014

Many high-performance supercars spend most of their time parked, saddled by inclement weather and overall impracticality. Enter the 2015 Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG 4MATIC Coupe, a two-door supercar re-envisioning of the maker’s top-of-the-line...

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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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