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Everett Stunz offers a wide variety of products to provide customers with a restful night’s sleep

Everett Stunz, San Diego’s “premier linen and bed store,” has been in La Jolla for 51 years. A new store recently opened in Westfield’s University Town Center shopping mall located in the Nordstrom wing on the upper level. Courtesy photo

Everett Stunz, San Diego’s “premier linen and bed store,” has been in La Jolla for 51 years. It’s a business that has been in three families since it started in 1963, and Phil and Nicki Coller are the proud current co-owners.

The couple know a thing or two about sleep and its importance to wellness. People should be paying close attention to their sleep patterns as their overall health is very dependent upon the quantity and the quality of sleep they get each night, according to Phil Coller. “If you don’t get enough sleep, everything suffers. It creates conditions that are very bad for you,” he said.

Peri-Peri brings spicy taste of South Africa to local residents

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Restaurateur William Sussman has spiced things up on the North County dining scene with the addition of Peri-Peri.
The dining establishment — named after its signature fiery sauce — opened March 1 in the Torrey Highlands Village Center, at 7845 Highland Village Place, Suite C101, in San Diego.
“We’re looking forward to giving San Diego’s South African community a taste of the traditions they love, whilst introducing these new, vibrant flavors to the local San Diego community and creating a hub of gastronomical goodness for everyone to enjoy,” Sussman said.

Del Mar Highlands’ Mia Francesca unveils new summer menu

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From drinks to desserts and every dish in between, Mia Francesca in Carmel Valley has released an all-new menu just in time for the summer season.

Located in the Del Mar Highlands Town Center, the Italian restaurant is known for its rotating seasonal menu. In fact, Chef Woody Benitez changes the menu so often that diners order from a handwritten list of dishes that’s updated monthly. Sauces, pastas and dishes are made from scratch with fresh local produce and seafood.

Swirls frozen yogurt continues to please customers this summer with a variety of new flavors

Owner Evan Wilensky gives customers their frozen yogurt fix at Del Mar Swirls, Encinitas Swirls and Carmel Valley Swirls. Photo by Karen Billing

The only time a Swirls customer isn’t happy is when they arrive to find the doors haven’t opened yet or that the store has just closed. For the last seven years, Swirls owner Evan Wilensky has been serving up his creamy, quality frozen yogurt and making sure he keeps the community happy.

A business owner who places a strong emphasis on community, Wilensky has loved the shops he’s been able to create and support at his three locations in Encinitas, Carmel Valley and Del Mar.

EZ Cars 101 makes the car-buying experience easy

The team at EZ Cars 101. Photo by Kristina Houck

From competitive pricing to unmatched customer service, EZ Cars 101 truly makes the car-buying experience easy. But what really sets the Encinitas-based company apart from other dealerships is its 90-day warranty on qualified cars.

“When you buy a car from us, you don’t have to worry about it,” said Karen Ventura, who co-owns the business with her husband, Gene Ventura. “When we get our cars through trade or we buy them from auctions, we fix them. We don’t want you to have any problems.”

Lorna Jane Activewear to open at Del Mar Plaza

Lorna Jane Activewear, a global fashion and fitness lifestyle brand, is launching Active Living Room in the Del Mar Plaza.
Opening July 3, Active Living Room will house a Lorna Jane Activewear boutique, exercise studio and nourishing café serving fresh juices, organic coffee and post workout bites. Located on the street level of the Plaza, the new concept offers guests an all-in-one lifestyle experience for fitness, fashion and health improvement.
The Active Living Room brings the first ever fitness studio to the Del Mar Plaza. The studio, housed in Lorna Jane’s interactive 2,357-sq. ft. retail space, will feature programs for women, specializing in strength and stretch fitness. Classes will focus on the improvement of strength and flexibility, toning lean muscles and revitalization of the entire body.
Following classes, guests can revitalize and nurture their bodies at the boutique’s own Nourish Bar café.
For more information, visit www.delmarplaza.com.

North County Blind Company can do ‘just about anything’ related to window coverings

Rebecca Greene

As victims of the recent wildfires in San Diego County move forward and begin to rebuild, a local company has offered to help homeowners save on design costs. Based in Encinitas, North County Blind Company is giving a 10 percent discount on its products to those who have lost their homes.

Royal Dance Academy continues to grow, now offers additional programs

Francine Garton

The four-studio Piazza Carmel location in Carmel Valley is “jam-packed with activity” nearly every day of the week.

LKR Equestrian offers riding lessons for all ages and skill levels

Equestrian owner Lisa Rodgers has 30 years of riding experience. / Courtesy photo

LKR Equine Services is a full-service equestrian riding and training program based at Seabreeze Farms in Carmel Valley.

Cedros Avenue in Solana Beach to launch new website in time for summer

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n an effort to encourage local residents and tourists to sip, sample and shop on Cedros Avenue this summer, the Design District is ramping up its social media presence and launching a new website.

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