Coastal Community Spotlight: Stacey Brooke

I first met Stacey Brooke back in 2013 at Blackline MMA training gym. I’m not quite sure how two girls become friends in between the Russian kettlebell swing and the infamous kettlebell lunge press, but oddly enough we did. It's been a pleasure knowing her ever since. Stacey Brooke is the type of girl you'll never forget. Her amazing personality, combined with her graceful and classy beach style, … [Read more...]

Tiny Treasures: Best Tapas in Encinitas

Originally from Spain, tapas have taken on a whole new identity in the past couple of years, becoming quite honestly- a global phenomenon. The word tapa comes from the act of covering (tapar).  Because flies enjoy wine as much as much as we do, restaurateurs used tapas to cover the glasses. The more people drank, the more tapas they ate, and vice versa. In due time the tapas culture was … [Read more...]

Gone Fishing! Best Fishing in San Diego

Ah…, the troubles we face here in Encinitas when it comes to fishing.  Freshwater or Saltwater? Most wouldn’t think of Encinitas as a popular fishing destination, but it actually does have some relatively close freshwater fishing lakes and coastal waters. Believe it or not, San Diego county is historically known around the world for its largemouth bass population and world-class blue catfish. So … [Read more...]

Truly Unique: 6 Full of the Weird and Wonderful Gift Shops in Encinitas

Let’s face it- wandering around your local mall probably isn't going to inspire any unique gift ideas when it comes to our loved ones.  We all want to give a unique gift that will be remembered year-round. Yet, when push comes to shove, we also have a tendency to completely blank out and forget what our recipient(s) really want. Or what they don't have. Thus the yearly cycle of buying random … [Read more...]

The Five Coolest Men’s Stores In Encinitas Right Now

In the fast-paced Encinitas retail scene, it can be hard to remain hot for long.  Given the speed of trends and how fast brands and styles fall out of favor, it's no surprise that the stores that carry all the gear the kids are lusting after keep changing. Consistency is one thing, but when it comes to fashion, relevancy is the name of the game. That's why we took a look at some of our smaller … [Read more...]