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San Diego Safari Park

San Diego Safari Park is Roaring!

View Larger Map “Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened.” – Anatole France It was a lovely San Diego Friday and my family desperately needed to get out of the house. A suggestion to check out the San Diego Zoo Safari Park (AKA the San Diego Safari Park) was made by a friend of mine, and strengthened when we google …

Five DIY WinterCrafts

5 DIY Winter Crafts You Can Do Today

One kind word can warm three winter months. -Japanese Proverb These five crafts you can do right at home, by yourself: fake snow, winter slime, a winter wonderland, snowflakes, and a snow globe. Try them today! Fake Snow First, put as much baking soda as you want. Then, add water slowly until you get the mixture to a snow-like consistency. If it gets too watery, add …

Sea World San Diego

4 Reasons Why SeaWorld San Diego is an Amazing Place

View Larger Map Rides, Shows, Great Food, and Incredible Animals at Seaworld San Diego “With every drop of water you drink, every breath you take, you’re connected to the sea.”  -Sylvia Earle I have just rounded off my 10th month living in San Diego and all the while only a 12 minute drive from my place to SeaWorld. I have passed SeaWorld many times heading to …

Pumpkin Carving San Diego

Halloween Pumpkin Carving at The Bridges

View Larger Map Pumpkin Carving in San Diego at The Bridges “Only the knife knows what goes on in the heart of a pumpkin.” – Simone Schwarz-Bart    Getting the Pumpkins There are a number of really great pumpkin patches all over San Diego County that are like mini-carnivals with rides and games for the kids. I took my daughter and son and they totally enjoyed …

Play for Pink San Diego

Charity Golf Event: Play for Pink

Event Raises $88,000 for Breast Cancer Research “Since 1996, we have raised $38.5 million for breast cancer research together – one creative event at a time.” -Play for Pink The Play for Pink golf tournament yesterday was a really exciting event with over one hundred players in attendance here in The Bridges at Rancho Santa Fe! It included nine holes of golf in a scramble …

Make-A-Wish San Diego Golf Tournament

Make-A-Wish: Giving Hope to Kids with Life-Threatening Medical Conditions

“We grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy.” -Make-A-Wish Mission Today was a big day for San Diego Lifestyle Blog. We sponsored our very first hole in a golf tournament, and what better charity to raise awareness for than Make-A-Wish! Since 1980, Make-A-Wish has helped bring strength and joy to children with life-threatening …

The Bridges at Rancho Santa Fe

More to Love in The Bridges at Rancho Santa Fe

View Larger Map A World Class Golf Community in San Diego- The Bridges “There is nothing more serious than pleasure.” -Claude Terrail, owner and director of the restaurant Tour d’Argent in Paris Living in The Bridges at Rancho Santa Fe is spectacular. A picture is worth a thousand words, so check-out our video of The Bridges here.  There really is not a community close by that stacks up …

Bridges at Rancho Santa Fe

Why We LOVE Living in The Bridges at Rancho Santa Fe

View Larger Map A World Class Golf Community in San Diego- The Bridges “It took me seventeen years to get three thousand hits in baseball. I did it in one afternoon on the golf course.”  -Hank Aaron I’ve lived in San Diego since 2003. I’ve lived in downtown San Diego, La Jolla, and Historical Rancho Santa Fe, also known as the Covenant. All of those …

Spending Time with Grandma

The Time of Aging Parents: What is an Octogenarian?

Celebrating Grandma Henry’s 80th Birthday “The soul is born old but grows young. That is the comedy of life. And the body is born young and grows old. That is life’s tragedy.” – Oscar Wilde Both of my parents are now octogenarians; they are in their 80s.  I recently visited my hometown of St. Louis, MO for my mom’s 80th birthday. I actually grew-up in …

Bridges Rancho Santa Fe Tennis

Rancho Santa Fe Summer Camps

View Larger Map The Best Summer Camps for Kids in Rancho Santa Fe “Listen to the mustn’ts, child. Listen to the don’ts. Listen to the shouldn’ts, the impossibles, the won’ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me… Anything can happen, child. Anything can be.” -Shel Silverstein  My name is Kyen and I am seven years old. I am starting second grade at …