From mandolins and banjos to ukuleles and handmade boutique guitars, the deep-blue walls of Riffs Acoustic Music always stay well stocked with strings. Inside comfy instruction rooms, the store’s teachers walk students of all skill sets through music theory, the fundamentals of their instruments, and tips for songwriting, performing, and demanding that roadies feed them grapes after each gig. Learning continues in another medium as yoga teachers lead students through outdoor meditative poses and series and on the colder days classes are conducted indoors, often while musicians set the mood with live music.
Specializing in space planning, custom furniture, and kitchen and bath design, Carly Blalock and her staff use their keen designing sense to transform commonplace common rooms into stylish, sleek living spaces that have been featured in such lifestyle magazines as San Diego Home/Garden. The beautifying process begins with a one-hour in-home interior-design consultation, during which clients explain their needs and style preferences to Carly and her design team. Based on the team’s observations, suggestions might include rearranging furniture, possible purchases, or ways to arrange cleaning supplies other than alphabetically. Once a strategy is developed, you'll embark on a one-hour shopping trip to sift through swatches and select home-beautifying goods under the watchful eye of a skilled designer.
A mélange of medical mastery smoothes skin and refines physiques in AdvanceLipo's array of beautifying services. Superfluous fuzz and objectionable outcroppings can be reduced with a series of noninvasive and long-lasting laser hair-removal treatments. A precisely pulsing beam of light pinpoints hair follicles, bathing them in brilliance for a fraction of a second before speedily vaporizing the bothersome bristle and moving on to the next. Most smoothness seekers find that an average of five treatments is enough to get a fairly fuzz-free face, beach-ready bikini line, or scintillating centaur hooves, and sessions can take as little as five minutes per treatment.
Though perhaps known best for its catering, Elijah’s also serves its New York-style deli cuisine at its restaurant along with bringing it to customers. The deli staff builds sky-high and overstuffed sandwiches with piles of hot corned beef, smoked turkey, or juicy roast beef. They give their eats names such as “The Rockefeller Center” to remind diners of the time they never went there but ate a delicious sandwich boasting its name.
The story of how the game of polo traveled from the hills of northern Persia to the immaculate field at the San Diego Polo Club has taken centuries to unfold. But the fast-paced play of those first games remains in tact during the club’s Sunday matches. World-class and amateur players alike have come from distant countries such as Argentina, New Zealand, and Horseyland to perform for an audience dressed in their Sunday best, sipping cocktails from two full bars and noshing on fare from the bistro, or surveying the scene field-side while tailgating.
Ever the sport of the aristocracy, the San Diego Polo Club provides tips on what to wear to its events. Extra sartorial attention is paid to each summer’s celebrated Opening Day. Those unfamiliar with the rules of polo or the eligibility of centaurs can find a helpful introduction to the sport by clicking here.