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Barrio Art Crawl Jul 26, 2014 A free self guided tour consisting of murals, open studios, galleries, and local businesses throughout the Barrio Logan Arts District. Come enjoy art, live music, food, and vendors at places like La Bodega Gallery & Studios, Roots Factory, Union Barrio Logan, Glashaus, and more. 90 other events on Saturday, July 26
 
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San Diego planning director’s uphill battle to create walkable communities
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Documentary about the famous film critic leads our rundown of movies screening around town
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Barry Bell and Mark Quint peddle strange and wonderful stuff at their occasional sales
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Painter spends plenty of time curating and exhibiting interesting work online
Editorial
Kevin Faulconer should follow Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins’ lead

 

 
 
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Monday, July 21,2014
Urban Scout

Shopping in Carlsbad Village

An evening stroll yields some retail scores

By Nina Sachdev Hoffmann
I really enjoyed my early evening stroll down Carlsbad Village Drive and environs last week. OK, maybe that was the freedom talking.
Friday, June 27,2014
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Found! pop-up shop's ‘miscellaneous whatchamacallits’

Barry Bell and Mark Quint peddle strange and wonderful stuff at their occasional sales

By Nina Sachdev Hoffmann
With real estate what it is these days, pop-up shops are becoming more and more attractive to small, local retailers.
Monday, June 9,2014
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Blue Dot offers an eco-friendly way to get clean

Ocean Beach refill shop helps you keep plastics out of landfills

By Nina Sachdev Hoffmann
Owner of Blue Dot Refill (4799 1/2 Voltaire St. in Ocean Beach)—a small, no-frills refill shop for all your laundry, bathing and general cleaning needs—has made it her mission to reduce plastics pollution, one bottle at a time.
Monday, May 19,2014
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Enamelware, canvas day packs and gourmet jerky

Summer essentials for road trips, camping trips or trips to the beach

By Nina Sachdev Hoffmann
Whether you're going camping or shipping off (or getting shipped off) to camp, summer's the time to sit back, relax and stop complaining about these things I keep hearing about called "May gray" and "June gloom." 
Monday, April 28,2014
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Designer spotlight: Cat Ellis of Lucki Lime

Poway clothing maker specializes in fun running apparel

By Nina Sachdev Hoffmann
These days, Cat Ellis spends a lot of time cutting large quantities of tulle at her home office in Poway. She's perfectly content doing it, because after years of toiling away in the corporate world, Ellis is finally where she wants to be: in the tutu business.
Monday, April 7,2014
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Strip-mall makeover

Row Collective brings artisan goods to Del Mar's Flower Hill Promenade

By Nina Sachdev Hoffmann
A Whole Foods on one end, a Chipotle on the other. But a strip mall (albeit high-end) this is not. Because right smack in the center is, as they say, where the magic happens. I'm talking about the Flower Hill Promenade, the open-air shopping center just off Interstate 5 in Del Mar.
Monday, March 17,2014
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Where to find spring trends in San Diego

Natural fragrances, air plants and American Indian motifs are happening here

By Nina Sachdev Hoffmann
Luckily for all of us (even for those of us who love the '80s), what's trending closer to home is far less—er, bright.
Monday, February 24,2014
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Taking inventory at Simply Local

Tens of thousands of San Diego-made products await in Seaport Village

By Nina Sachdev Hoffmann
It's really that easy to fall in love with everything at Simply Local, where about 85 percent of the products are locally made and represent the best and brightest of San Diego's creative workforce.
Monday, February 3,2014
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Meet Kristen Saylor of Boho Baby Boutique

San Diego designer upcycles bandanas and western shirts for the little tykes

By Nina Sachdev Hoffmann
Somewhere in a North Park studio, Kristen Saylor is sewing together random pieces of bandanas and cutting up vintage Western shirts she's found along her travels through San Diego's second-hand stores.
Monday, January 13,2014
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A trio of local product designers

Where to find goods by Alpaca India, David Atchison and Sweet Paper

By Nina Sachdev Hoffmann
In the spirit of buying, being and living local, and with this being our Design Issue, here are a few locally made items you'll never, ever find at Target. We should all be happy about that.
 
 
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