Now Open Near Ocean Vista: Leif’s Kitchen!

The loaded fries at Leif’s Kitchen aren’t your average appetizer. Instead of nacho cheese or chili, they’re smothered with guacamole, crema, and carne asada. Even the fries themselves are edible works of art, crafted from fresh potatoes that have been fried in organic, non-GMO canola oil. Since Leif’s Kitchen opened recently, the chef’s modern take on Mexican […]

Three Seasonal Recipes to Make Right Now

It may not be farmers’ market season just yet, but there are still plenty of fruits and veggies in season in February. If you want to eat more seasonal produce this month, try one of these mouth-watering recipes. Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Warm Honey Glaze [Bon Appetit]Brussels sprouts are actually in season all winter long, […]

Tomorrow Near Ocean Vista: Valentine’s Day Sweets & Treats at World Market

Plan for Galentine’s Day or your big date night by heading to Oakland’s World Market on February 8th for Valentine’s Day Sweets & Treats. From 1 to 4 pm, the store will offer an assortment of holiday samples of “chocolate, berries, candies, and bubbles,” everything you need for the perfect get-together this holiday.  World Market is […]

Simple Steps Toward a Tidier Closet

When living in an apartment—or any space where square footage is at a premium—the easiest way to combat clutter is to prevent it in the first place. Case in point: your apartment’s closet. With some strategic thinking and organizational know-how, it’s possible to stay one step ahead of those heaps of laundry and tangled messes […]

Caffeinate Your Day at Camp Coffee Company

Does Oceanside really need another coffee shop? The answer is yes when that coffee shop is Camp Coffee Company! This newly opened café offers a variety of coffee drinks in a relaxed environment (there is a patio too!), along with traditional and vegan pastries and food choices. Grab a Camp Mocha with toasted marshmallows or cold […]

How to Make Your New Year’s Resolutions a Reality in 2020

Enlist a friend. Recruit a friend or coworker to join you in your journey to your goal. By buddying up, you’ll have someone holding you accountable and depending on you for companionship and moral support. In the end, you’ll be less likely to throw in the towel. Take baby steps. Break your resolution down into smaller, more […]

Register Now for the Carlsbad Marathon and Half-Marathon!

On January 19th, the Tri-City Medical Center Carlsbad Marathon & Half Marathon will bring more than 10,000 runners and walkers from across the United States and Beyond through Carlsbad Village and along the Pacific Coast Highway.   Organized by In Motion, Inc. the event will start and finish at the Shoppes at Carlsbad and features beautiful beach […]

How to Host an Unforgettable New Year’s Eve Party

The fireworks, the drinks, the celebratory ambiance—what’s not to love about New Year’s Eve? If your idea of the perfect Dec. 31 includes all of the above—but not the uncomfortable formalwear and too-crowded bar scene—then consider hosting your own party on New Year’s Eve! Here are a few tips to help you host a party […]

DIY Holiday Gifts They’ll Be Excited to Unwrap

Between the shopping and the parties, the hectic holiday season can really start to take its toll on your stamina—and your wallet! This year, keep your wallet full—and your stress level at a minimum—by making your own holiday gifts. Not only will your friends and family enjoy a meaningful gift made just for them, they’ll […]

Anyone Can Care for These Resilient Houseplants

Are you guilty of receiving a houseplant as a gift, only to quickly let it wilt and wither away? Even if you’re not exactly a natural when it comes to being a plant parent, there are still some houseplants hardy enough to withstand just about anything. Here are a few houseplants that practically anyone can […]