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New Stories:

Quiet Places to Relax and Unwind in San Diego

For a while, San Diego was able to stay under the radar. Despite having the best weather in the country, lovely beaches, and a more laidback lifestyle, it was often considered a vacation destination because of its beaches and attractions. But, that’s not the case...

Refresh Your Life at the Radiance Reboot Retreat

Do you ever feel completely exhausted with almost every aspect of your life?! I am SO excited to go to this amazing retreat hosted by my good friends Susan Treadgold (best-selling author) and Amber Leiv (international sound healer), where we are going to step onto...

ShamROCK Shenanigans Street: Turning Gaslamp Into a Block Party

Get Ready to Shake Your shamROCKs at the Most Epic St. Patrick’s Day Block Party in Downtown San Diego! Celebrating 25 Years of Irish Revelry Presented by The Field Irish Pub Saturday, March 16th, 2019 from 2 PM to Midnight ***21+ Only Event** Gaslamp Quarter, San...

Rooftop Cinema Club San Diego Makes Its Long-Awaited Return

Come on out and celebrate San Diegans’ love of film as the April slate is loaded with Hollywood’s most-popular classic films sprinkled around award-winning recent releases Rooftop Cinema Club San Diego, the iconic venue beneath the stars that revolutionized the...

Get the Skinny on Juicing

“I’ve got 99 problems and Juicing solved 86 of them” What is juicing?  Is it just a fad? Given that 92% of Americans are vitamin deficient, can juicing truly help you UP your wellness game?  Which juicing options are best suited for your busy lifestyle? WHAT IS...

My Cookie Story Contest Winner Jessica McGehee Visits San Diego Barnes & Noble

Jessica McGehee, a military family wife and mother, has won the National My Cookie Story contest and visited San Diego lately to celebrate! Barnes & Noble’s My Cookie Story Contest was a special cookie contest they hosted during the 2018 holiday season, where...

Napa Valley Wine Tasting: 8 Tips for an Unforgettable Trip

Napa Valley, California is a place I have been hearing about for over 5 years now since moving to San Diego. Everyone talks about the incredible wineries and fantastic views, and I finally was able to see it for myself this past weekend! WOW! I can truly say this...

“When Passion Meets Purpose” Interview with Barry Sappington

Meet Barry Sappington, the head pastor of Cross Pointe Life Church in La Mesa, California.  Pastor Barry is turning his city upside down with his ethos of, “Be YOU – Not what someone says you are!”  He is taking his purpose of EXHORTING POTENTIAL and his calling of...

Mike Gaetke: “Purpose and The Servant Leader” Jailbreak Leaders Podcast

One of the best parts of discovering your purpose, is it reignites your passion. Part of the discovery process includes determining where you can best serve with your purpose. Like magic, purpose brings passion, meaning and impact like nothing else can. In my...

4 Reasons Why You Need to Wear Sunscreen Daily While Living in San Diego

Here’s a thought, how often do you wear sunscreen? If you’re like most people, you wear it mostly when going to the beach, going to Sea World, or the Zoo – which makes sense, because why pile on the extra layers on your skin when it’s cold outside, right? San Diego...

Top 9 Featured Communities

La Jolla

La Jolla (pronounced La Hoya) is a peninsula about 20 minutes north of downtown San Diego. It is home to about 43,000 residents and is composed of 16 distinct neighborhoods.

Rancho Santa Fe

Rancho Santa Fe is a 6.8 square mile area in North County San Diego. This small community of around 3,000 people is home to many larger homes, an elementary and middle school and some fantastic restaurants..

Carmel Valley

When I moved to Carmel Valley in 2016 from Rancho Santa Fe, I immediately realized how much closer I was to almost everything in San Diego; 2 minutes from the nearest grocery store, and 7 minutes to get to the beach!

Del Mar

Although most people think of the Del Mar Racetrack when they think of Del Mar, this luxury oceanfront community is pretty sleepy most of the year.


Coronado is “San Diego’s island” that you can spend all day at without ever wanting to leave! There are over 20 parks in Coronado, complete with a bike path that goes all the way around the island, (which is truly a peninsula since it connects in the South to the Imperial Beach area.)

Solana Beach

Solana Beach is by far one of my favorite places in San Diego. The beach itself is sandy and friendly and there are so many restaurants, shops and fun places to go nearby; the fun times never end.


You could easily consider Encinitas the ultimate surf destination in San Diego. This beachside community offers a multitude of options for catching waves, rays of sun, or a yoga class.

Downtown San Diego

Downtown San Diego is packed with great food and fun! From Padres games to conventions at the Convention Center, to pool top parties at the Andaz to ferry rides across to Coronado, this area of San Diego has so much to offer everyone in town!


Carlsbad is the perfect place to go if you’re looking for a great beach vibe without the thousands of beach-crazed people. Carlsbad is a smaller area of North County San Diego close to Oceanside.

San Diego Food Girl Favorites

These places in San Diego have the BEST food, trust us, they are approved by San Diego Food Girl!

About Me

My name is Amanda Henry, and after moving from Michigan in 2014, I can say without a doubt that I absolutely LOVE San Diego! I enjoy horseback riding, hiking, playing golf, attending yoga classes, and dining at my favorite restaurants in town! I also love concerts and going to the beach! I own a video media marketing company and..

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