New in Town June 2012

San Diego’s latest editions

Above: Photography of local surf icon and Cardiff native Rob Machado on display at Bliss 101.

Machado at Bliss

Bliss 101—a coastal art gallery and home décor boutique located in downtown Encinitas—is currently exhibiting the photography of local surf icon and Cardiff native Rob Machado. Bliss is the first to offer this exhibit, which encapsulates Machado’s worldwide travels.

The collection offers a glimpse of the surfer’s view of his hometown, including views of the Cardiff sunset and Swami’s.
“My parents live right up the street from Swami’s,” Machado says. “It’s basically where I learned how to surf… It will always have a special place in my heart.”
Machado’s work will be on sale for the entire month of June. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Rob Machado Foundation, whose primary mission is education and environmental philanthropy.

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Hotel Del Reveals Its Facelift

At 124 years old, Hotel del Coronado was ready for a makeover. San Diego’s historic icon just underwent an $8-million renovation of its 368 guestrooms that defines modern luxury while retaining classic elegance and period style.
Conceived by Looney & Associates, the design is softly contemporary, with sophisticated elegance as the hallmark. Victorian era motifs are used in fabrics, textures and geometric forms.

The completion of a recently remodeled guess room at Hotel Del Coronado

The recreated guestrooms now meld state-of-the art amenities and technology—including 42-inch flat-screen televisions and high-speed Internet access—with the charm and timeless beauty of the ocean the legendary resort embodies.

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Art and Wine

For those who felt the only thing art class was missing was a good bottle of wine, PaintNVineyard recently opened its doors in Scripps Ranch. In these two-hour classes, professional art instructors Jennifer Doehring and Jeff Remmer guide patrons through basic brushstrokes to create their own works of art.


All painting supplies are provided, but students are encouraged to bring a bottle of their favorite wine and let their creativity flow.
Classes are $35, offered up to four times a week, from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. With advance planning, PaintNVineyard can also bring art classes to your home or business.

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