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By Dennis Adelpour, MBA | Broker in 90049
  • Tips on Race Day Fashions

    Posted Under: General Area in Del Mar, Parks & Recreation in Del Mar, In My Neighborhood in Del Mar  |  July 18, 2012 8:58 AM  |  458 views  |  No comments

    COAST CITIES — Opening Day of Del Mar Horse Racing will be celebrated in high style July 18. From extreme hats to classic looks and bold colors, racegoers will make their fashion statements.

    Stylists agree that what you wear to the races is a matter of what you want to express.

    Always on trend are classic neutrals, well-tailored fashion and linen suits.

    The benefit of wearing a classic look is that your hat can make a louder statement and be more ornate.

    On trend colors this year are tangerine and turquoise as well as brighter yellows and reds.

    For women the style is flowing and feminine. Color can be worn head to toe in hat and dress or as an accent in hat, handbag and shoe.

    “This year dresses for the races are nice summer colors like yellow, salmon, purple, pink,” Maggie Bobileff, professional stylist and owner of Mister B Men’s Clothing and Maggie B clothing in Rancho Santa Fe, said. “Dresses are shorter, more over the knee than below the knee and have a flirty swing and ruffles.”

    For men a pop of color in their shirt, tie or pocket square can say enough. Men can be fashionable in a lightweight summer suit with a shorter jacket length than last year. Bright jeans are also on trend.

    “Linen is the big fabric for summer,” Bobileff said. “Pinstripe suits are also proper attire.”

    Hats are truly the focus of Opening Day.

    The right hat choice achieves balance and proportion in the overall look.

    The shape of the wearer’s face and overall body frame needs to be considered when selecting the right hat design, brim size and decorative accents.

    “Facial structure and stature need to be considered,” Carol Bader, hatmaker, professional stylist and owner of Del Mar Hat Co. in Del Mar, said. “The brim size needs to be balanced with the client’s height. I ask my clients what they want to communicate, a look that’s trendy, classic, edgy. A hat is a little bit of costuming.”

    Fascinators and headpieces, which are less constructed than hats, are also popular choices.

    “A savvy topsy is different than a fascinator,” Deena Von Yokes, co-owner of Studio Savvy hair salon in Rancho Santa Fe and Solana Beach and hat contest judge, said. “It is placed in tousled hair with feathers, flowers and a little bling. Hair is the best asset on Opening Day.”

    For men, a derby is a classic hat choice as well as a fedora. A trendy look for men is a stubby brim pork pie hat.

    For the whimsical racegoer there is the Opening Day Hat Contest. Categories include best racing theme, most outrageous, most glamorous, best use of flowers, and the new category of best fascinator. Competitors can take home from $100 to $300 for placing in the top three of a contest category.

    “It is about a total look head to toe, shoes, accessory, hat coming together,” Von Yokes said. “For themes, go for all out fun.”

    Great fashion does not stop on Opening Day. Racegoers often wear a tailored look and hat on race days when their favorite horse is running.

    Other occasions hats are a must are formal weddings and polo races.

    The key to wearing a hat is to be secure in your selection and wear it with confidence.

    It is all about having fun with fashion and celebrating the moment.

    “Opening Day fashion will have a lot of different variations,” Bader said. “Have fun with it. For great fashion you don’t have to overthink everything. Wear it well. Wear it with confidence.”

  • "One and Only Truly Fabulous Hat Contest"

    Posted Under: General Area in Del Mar, Parks & Recreation in Del Mar, In My Neighborhood in Del Mar  |  July 17, 2012 10:01 AM  |  478 views  |  No comments

    Opening-day festivities for 2012 seaside racing season hosted by Del Mar Thoroughbred Club. Enter contest at Plaza de Mexico (11:30am-3pm). Categories: most glamorous, best racing theme, funniest/most outrageous, and best fresh flowers. First post: 2pm. 858-755-1141.

    • When: Wednesday, July 18, 11:30 a.m.
    • Where:Del Mar Fairgrounds

      2260 Jimmy Durante Boulevard, Del Mar, 92014

  • Lifeguards Pose Solution For Children’s Pool

    Posted Under: General Area in La Jolla, Parks & Recreation in La Jolla, In My Neighborhood in La Jolla  |  July 6, 2012 1:08 PM  |  334 views  |  No comments

    San Diego's lifeguards, who have remained neutral in the territorial battle between people and seals at the La Jolla Children's Pool, have come up with an idea they say will protect both animals and humans without blocking anyone's access to the beach.

    Lifeguard Sgt. Ed Harris, a spokesman for the lifeguards' union, told KPBS the plan involves a moveable barrier made of boulders.

    He said seals enjoy the beach more in the winter, but don’t like it as much in the summer. The reverse, of course, is true for humans.

    Because of this, Harris said the seals only need a small portion of the beach in the summer. The lifeguards' idea is to use boulders to section off 25 percent of the beach for the seals in the summer months. In the winter, the boulders can be removed to give seals full access to the beach.

    A wall of boulders, he hopes, will send a stronger message to people on the beach to leave the seals alone. He said the current barrier, a rope, can too easily be crossed.

    Harris said lifeguards would use existing city equipment to move the boulders, so costs would be minimal. He added that lifeguards can also use equipment to clean the sand of seal feces - a task he considers necessary but said is not being done now.

    Harris said the lifeguards are tired of seeing the confrontations between seal activists and beachgoers. He said he has seen seal activists yell at tourists and children.

    “No one has a right to make kids cry,” he said.

    Harris said he also sees "naïve people" trying to pet the seals.

    The lifeguards brought their proposal to La Jolla Community Planning Board Thursday. The California Coastal Commission will hear the plan for a rope to protect the seals next week, but Harris said he hopes the lifeguards' plan will provide a better alternative for the commission to consider.

  • Beach Bocce

    Posted Under: General Area in Del Mar, Quality of Life in Del Mar, Parks & Recreation in Del Mar  |  July 5, 2012 4:07 PM  |  336 views  |  No comments


    JULY 7, 2012

    North County Athletic Association is returning to the San Dieguito River Mouth in Del Mar (aka Dog Beach) to create an unforgettable day of world championship beach bocce fun.

    Last year:

    • Regular team entries sold out in record time – one week!
    • A record 364 two-person teams competed in 860 games
    • Just over $77,000 net proceeds benefited Boys & Girls Clubs of Carlsbad (and a small portion benefited the Del Mar Lifeguard Association)

    THE CHAMPIONSHIP IS COMPLETELY SOLD OUT. If you would like to be placed on a waiting list, please email info@bgccarlsbad.org.

  • Pre-Opening Day Race Season Party to be held July 17 at Jimmy O’s

    Posted Under: General Area in Del Mar, Shopping & Local Amenities in Del Mar, In My Neighborhood in Del Mar  |  July 3, 2012 9:22 AM  |  361 views  |  No comments

    Giddy up for the Pre-Opening Day Party of the year on Tuesday, July 17, at Jimmy O’s Sports Bar and Restaurant. Celebrate 75 years of the Del Mar Racetrack by dancing the night away with a live DJ and mingling with beautiful Downtown Dolls and race enthusiasts over taco and drink specials.

    Dress to impress in your favorite race inspired attire. The event is from 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. with no cover charge, just print out a ticket from www.ticketderby.com/event/del-mar-preopen-id-8389.

    For more information visit http://www.facebook.com/ClubVIPSD.

    Jimmy O’s Sports Bar and Restaurant is located at 225 15th Street Del Mar, 92014.

  • Celebrate Fourth of July at Rancho Santa Fe Parade & Picnic

    Posted Under: General Area in Rancho Santa Fe, Entertainment & Nightlife in Rancho Santa Fe, In My Neighborhood in Rancho Santa Fe  |  June 27, 2012 2:36 PM  |  360 views  |  No comments

    The community is invited to participate in or watch the 31st annual RSF July 4 Parade & Picnic, to be held in the RSF Village. New this year, the parade will form in the RSF School parking lot (Avenida de Acacias and La Granada) at 12:15 p.m.

    The parade starts at 1 p.m. Children and bicycles are welcome (all children need to stay in the RSF School parking lot with their parents while the parade is forming).

    The parade will also include princesses, community band, floats, clowns, face painting, fire trucks, vintage cars, Honor Guard, decorated bikes and golf carts, Boy & Girl Scouts.

    The picnic will begin at 1:30 p.m. at the park in front of The Inn and will feature the Coastal Communities Concert Band.

    The event will include food from the RSF Golf Club, such as hamburgers, hot dogs, veggie burgers and chicken, as well as ice cream from The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe.

    The July 4 Parade & Picnic is sponsored by the RSF Association, the RSF Community Center, the RSF Golf Club and the RSF Polo Club.

    For more information, contact Shannon Mountain at 858-568-0628, shannon@rsfassociation.org or Chaco Clotfelter at chacoclot@gmail.com

    Note: Dogs’ paws can be burned on hot asphalt.

  • Del Mar Racetrack Celebrates 75 Years of World-Class Entertainment

    Posted Under: General Area in Del Mar, Parks & Recreation in Del Mar, In My Neighborhood in Del Mar  |  June 26, 2012 10:06 AM  |  231 views  |  No comments

    Festivals, classy racing and free concerts top the bill this summer

    DEL MAR, Calif. – The Del Mar Thoroughbred Club will celebrate 75 years as a world-class racing and entertainment destination this summer. The seaside track’s seven-week meet – filled with fast horses, free concerts and big weekend events – will commence on Wednesday, July 18, 2012.
    One of summer’s most anticipated events – Opening Day at Del Mar – is likely to welcome more than 46,000 celebrities, socialites and party-goers to the track to kick off the season in Kentucky Derby style with “The One and Only Truly Fabulous Hats Contest,” again showcasing Southern California’s wildest and most glamorous creations.

    Besides world-class Thoroughbred racing, Del Mar is known for its incredible lineup of summer entertainment. This season, the track will welcome big name performers to the Seaside Stage for its Summer Concert Series. Race-goers can enjoy free shows from a lineup of performers (to be announced) that has included Ben Harper, Weezer and ZZ Top in recent years.

    The $1 Million TVG Pacific Classic will take place Sunday, August 26 and is expected to attract many of the country’s top jockeys, trainers and Thoroughbreds for Del’s Mar’s richest and most prestigious race. The 2012 season event calendar also will feature fan favorites such as the Gourmet Food Truck Festival, Miss Cougar Del Mar Contest, microbrew festivals and the annual Reggae Festival.

    The track’s Family Fun Day will take place Sunday, July 22, but families can get their share of the action and enjoy kid-friendly activities in the Infield every Saturday and Sunday throughout the meet. Dog lovers can cheer on the fastest dachshunds in San Diego between races during the Wiener Dog Nationals – a perennial family favorite at Del Mar on Labor Day.

    Racing at Del Mar happens Wednesday through Sunday, with post time for the first race on most days at 2 p.m. On Fridays first post changes to 4 p.m. For more information, call 858-755-1141 or visit www.delmarscene.com. You can follow the Del Mar racetrack on Twitter, @DelMarRacing or become a fan on Facebook at www.facebook.com/DelMarRaces.

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