FINE magazine August 2012
When Father Junipero Serra first set his eyes on San Diego in 1769, he famously sang the area’s praises.
“Thanks be to God, I have arrived at this port of San Diego,” the mission founder wrote. “It is beautiful to behold and does not belie its reputation.”
More than two centuries later, Serra’s assessment still rings true. And beyond our coastal climate and hillside slopes, our culture contributes to the appeal and fullness of our much-lauded lifestyle.
We enjoy a flourishing arts community, pristine sand and surf, the lure of fine dining, an engaging entertainment scene and a thriving economy of business and tourism.
This is our home. And for this very reason, our August issue is wholly dedicated to celebrating San Diego living. From intimate shows at Anthology to dishes served at the newest Cohn restaurant to treasures uncovered in local boutiques, we unapologetically revel in all the beauty our city has to offer.
And we acknowledge that San Diego is more than just a pretty face—it’s a city with a heart. This issue features Sergio De La Moda, pastor of Cornerstone Church in San Diego, one of the largest in the nation, and author of “The Heart Revolution.” And we highlight the efforts of St. Madeleine Sophie’s Center, a home away from home for nearly 400 developmentally disabled adults.
We hope that you enjoy this tribute to our beautiful city.
- San Diego’s Anthology
- New in Town
- Local Finds at San Diego’s Upscale Boutiques
- Power, Beauty and Soul
- Life to The Fullest
- Hometown Pride
- The Weighted Truth