What’s New In full bloom by mid-August, Grange Garden hosted a ribbon cutting to celebrate the grand opening of its state-of-the-art Garden Coffee Bar. Grange Garden is an outdoor concept shop that blends garden design, preserved floral, home décor, and craft coffee into one unified space. Founder Melissa Biggs Clark, formerly of Baywatch fame, helms the storefront on Cedros Avenue in Solana Beach. grangegarden.com
Founded in 1992, The Cottage is a La Jolla Village icon serving up California cuisine and breakfast staples in a cozy, coastal atmosphere. Now, celebrating three decades on Fay Avenue, owner Jason Peaslee has realized a long-awaited goal with the opening of The Cottage Encinitas. “Expanding into a second location, we wanted to find a place with the same beach town appeal and community-driven culture that’s sustained The Cottage’s success all these years, and Encinitas checks all of those boxes,” says Peaslee. Located within Encinitas Village, The Cottage Encinitas echoes the coastal craftsman aesthetic of its flagship forefather. Passing through the 700-square-foot patio and stepping inside, guests are met with a quaint bar area and retail counter, where a display case is filled with freshly baked goodies alongside pre-packaged bundles of The Cottage’s bestselling granola and signature coffee blends. thecottageencinitas.com
What’s Now The commanding officer of Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Col. Thomas M. Bedell, and the commanding general of the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, Maj. Gen. Bradford J. Gering, invite the San Diego community and aviation enthusiasts to the 2022 MCAS Miramar Air Show, themed “Marines: Fight, Evolve, Win,” taking place September 23-25.
“It’s been almost three years since MCAS Miramar was able to open its doors to our neighbors and share in our love of aviation, and I am extremely excited to be able to do so once again. We are proud to call America’s Finest City home and bring back one of the world’s most anticipated aviation exhibitions,” says Bedell. Guests can count on seeing the Marine Corps’ F-35B demonstration, the unique Marine Air-Ground Task Force demonstration, the Air Force’s F-22 Raptor demonstration team, Aaron Fitzgerald flying the Red Bull Helicopter, a 5G Technology Expo, and much more. The air show is free to the public and upgraded seating options are available for purchase. miramarairshow.com
What’s Next With sister locations in Encinitas and San Diego, The UnOptical is preparing to debut its newest offering in Del Rayo Village. Proving that eyewear can be both functional and fashionable, The UnOptical’s teams of optometrists, opticians, and stylists are dedicated to helping clients look and see their very best. theunoptical.com
Founded by Rancho Santa Fe resident Lisa Harper, Rancho Pescadero, immersed amid Baja’s wild deserts, pounding surf, and majestic mountain ranges, has been among the most sought-after hotels in Todos Santos since it first opened with just 12 rooms in 2009. Spending the past couple of years in respite, the property has been consciously approaching a reinvention that elevates the guest experience, taking travelers on a voyage of self-discovery and personal enrichment. This November, Rancho Pescadero will unveil a ground-up transformation on 30 sprawling oceanfront acres where barefoot luxury meets Mexican soul. Amenities include 103 suites and oceanfront villas with curated spaces designed to inspire a mix of indoor and outdoor living, nine lush gardens, an ethnobotanical culinary concept that includes a farm, an outdoor wellness center complete with a full-service spa, apothecary, and wide array of fitness and yoga/meditation offerings, and multiple dining concepts that include an oceanfront restaurant. ranchopescadero.com