Business Spotlight

  • Unique gifts abound at Handcrafted

    Unique gifts abound at Handcrafted

    As if moving to a new country wasn't a big enough undertaking, Tomoko Sakurai took over ownership of a unique Solana Beach business just a month after. The Japan native, who moved to Solana Beach last June, purchased the Handcrafted store in the South Cedros Avenue Design District in July from...

  • Solana Beach asset management firm helps clients achieve financial goals

    Solana Beach asset management firm helps clients achieve financial goals

    Russell Hall founded Hall Private Wealth Advisors after working for more than 25 years in the financial services industry with well-known firms such as PaineWebber (now part of UBS) and Morgan Stanley. He served as a senior vice president, senior portfolio manager and corporate client group direct

  • Season your holiday 'The Spice Way'

    Season your holiday 'The Spice Way'

    Take the stress out of holiday cooking by visiting The Spice Way. The store, located in Encinitas at 260B El Camino Real, offers hundreds of spices, blends and loose teas — each grown, dried and hand-blended by Spice Way employees — to help even the newest chef get a grasp on his or her own kitchen....

  • Rancho Santa Fe Food Co. passionate about food, friendliness

    Rancho Santa Fe Food Co. passionate about food, friendliness

    At the Rancho Santa Fe Food Company, it's all about the food. In a social media age where restaurants often emphasize a food's presentation — sometimes over the quality of the taste — officials with the year-old Rancho Santa Fe Food Company say they do not compromise their dishes to gain extra...

  • Hall Private Wealth values integrity, putting clients' interests first

    Hall Private Wealth values integrity, putting clients' interests first

    Solana Beach resident Russell Hall founded Hall Private Wealth Advisors in 2016.

  • Satori Designs sets up shop in Solana Beach

    Satori Designs sets up shop in Solana Beach

    After more than 20 years in business, Satori Designs has finally found a home in Solana Beach. Located in the heart of Cedros Design District, the shop features an eclectic collection of women’s clothing and accessories in collaboration with local and international designers. “This is my very first...

  • GYROTONIC Solana Beach welcomes all ages and abilities

    GYROTONIC Solana Beach welcomes all ages and abilities

    After a career-ending injury, former professional ice skater Victoria Bilyeu turned to the GYROTONIC Method for help. Through the GYROTONIC EXPANSION SYSTEM, the San Diego native was able to rehabilitate her injury without surgery. Since then, Bilyeu has helped share the benefits of the GYROTONIC...

  • Award-winning Fairmont Grand Del Mar to celebrate 9th anniversary

    Award-winning Fairmont Grand Del Mar to celebrate 9th anniversary

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  • Moms Making Six Figures encourages a lifestyle of balance

    Nearly eight years ago, Heidi Bartolotta was finding it was an ongoing challenge trying to juggle full-time employment while caring for her two daughters. As a result, the former pharmaceutical sales representative and two other women decided to establish a company in 2009 that would provide financial...

  • Popular Muttropolis helps keep pets happy, healthy

    Popular Muttropolis helps keep pets happy, healthy

    For 14 years Solana Beach’s Muttropolis, the sweet Cedros store with a front lawn and a white picket fence, has been the ultimate destination for people who love their pets, offering the best quality products, both fun and functional. In addition to all-natural foods and treats, Muttroplis offers...

  • Fleet Feet gets moving in Pacific Highlands Ranch

    Fleet Feet gets moving in Pacific Highlands Ranch

    Local runners could hardly wait for the new Fleet Feet in The Village at Pacific Highlands Ranch to officially open its doors. On Friday, Sept. 2, owners Kevin Lachenmyer and his father Todd let customers in early who were ready to get their running feet into some new shoes. Fleet Feet, the largest...

  • Bushfire Kitchen coming to Beachside Del Mar

    Bushfire Kitchen coming to Beachside Del Mar

    Construction is underway on the new Bushfire Kitchen, set to open in Beachside Del Mar by early October. The Mango Drive location will be the third for the eatery that focuses on fresh, affordable and organic meals — the first Bushfire opened in Temecula in 2012 and a sister restaurant opened in...

  • Torrey Pines Animal Hospital expands in Piazza Carmel

    Torrey Pines Animal Hospital expands in Piazza Carmel

    For the past four years, Torrey Pines Animal Hospital has become known in the area for its knowledgeable, kind, trustworthy and caring staff. The hospital, owned by Dr. Andrew McClellan and Dr. Brad Steele, operates under the motto that “your pets are our passion” and offers routine vet care, boarding,...

  • Sweet! See’s Candies opens in Flower Hill

    Sweet! See’s Candies opens in Flower Hill

    By 9 a.m., the line had formed outside to welcome the new See’s Candies store to Flower Hill Promenade on Friday, Aug. 11 – customers were anxious to taste a sampling of See’s chocolates, brittles and lollypops.The new See’s store, in its iconic black and white, held a celebratory ribbon-cutting...

  • Aardvark Safaris sold, becomes Scott Dunn USA in Solana Beach

    Aardvark Safaris sold, becomes Scott Dunn USA in Solana Beach

    The United Kingdom’s leading high-end travel company Scott Dunn has expanded into the U.S. through the acquisition of Solana Beach-based Aardvark Safaris. Del Mar resident John Spence sold his African-travel company Aardvark in April and became president of Scott Dunn USA. “We’re excited to be...

  • Seacrest at Home offers care and aid to seniors

    Seacrest at Home offers care and aid to seniors

    Seacrest at Home provides comfort for seniors in the location where they typically feel most comfortable. The nonprofit, based in Encinitas, sends caregivers to clients’ residences, where they assist with basic tasks and provide companionship on an as-needed basis. Kelli Denton, director of home...

  • Charming, coastal community La Vida Del Mar offers residents choices

    Charming, coastal community La Vida Del Mar offers residents choices

    Life doesn’t stop when it’s time to transition to a senior living community. In fact, those at Senior Resource Group believe life should only improve with age. That’s why residents of La Vida Del Mar in Solana Beach, a property owned by SRG, spend their days playing pool, reading a book, watching...

  • Local attorney provides personalized estate planning services

    Death is a difficult subject. That’s why many people put off estate planning and trusts until it’s too late. “Even attorneys who specialize in estate planning put off making changes to their plans,” said local attorney Dale Fields Rhett. “It’s just human nature. It’s not something you really want...

  • Yogurtland celebrates third anniversary in Del Mar

    Yogurtland celebrates third anniversary in Del Mar

    A local eatery is celebrating an extra sweet anniversary. As the national chain marks its 10-year milestone, Yogurtland Del Mar is set to celebrate its third anniversary in May. The self-serve, soft-serve frozen yogurt shop opened its doors in May 2013 in Flower Hill Promenade. “Yogurtland stands...

  • Rancho Santa Fe advisor ‘Engaging Women in Wealth’

    Rancho Santa Fe advisor ‘Engaging Women in Wealth’

    Engaging Women in Wealth founder Deb Sims is living out something she has always wanted to do. As more women are becoming the primary financial decision makers, whether they are widowed, divorced, single mothers or business owners, they may be confronted with financial situations that they are...

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