<![CDATA[NBC 7 San Diego - San Diego Fashion, Events, News, Runway Shows, and Photos]]> Copyright 2014 http://www.nbcsandiego.com/the-scene/fashion http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/KNSD+RSS+Feed+logo+blue.png NBC 7 San Diego http://www.nbcsandiego.com en-us Sat, 20 Sep 2014 13:15:12 -0700 Sat, 20 Sep 2014 13:15:12 -0700 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Get Gorgeous Hair for the Holidays]]> Thu, 27 Dec 2012 12:38:09 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/212*120/drybarsd2.jpg

Looking to feel a little extra polished when making the rounds at holiday parties? Then maybe it’s time to treat your tresses to a professional blow dry.

It might sound strange, but salons that exclusively dry and style hair have popped up in throughout San Diego County. The idea is simple: Walk in, pick a style and get their hair washed and dried for a flat fee. In most cases, customers are out of the salon in less than 45 minutes. Each salon has a variety of styles to select, ranging from curly to stick-straight.

San Diegans have a few choices when picking a place to get a blowout.  There’s Drybar in Del Mar, which is part of the ever-expanding empire by hair guru Alli Webb. And this year, Blow Pop Dry Bar in downtown and Naturale in La Jolla also opened their doors to the public -- growing proof that the blow dry only salons are gaining in popularity.

Drybar and Naturale charge $35 for blowouts, and Blow Pop set its price at $30. They all take online reservations, so perfect hair is only a click away. Plus all three are open on New Year’s Eve -- meaning your mane will look luxurious for the ball drop.

So if you’ve got a few dollars to spare this holiday season, it might be worth a visit. You’ll be able to hold your professionally-styled head high for any festivity.

Would you pay to get your hair professionally blow dried? Why or why not?



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<![CDATA[Macy's Open 48 Hours Weekend Before Christmas]]> Thu, 13 Dec 2012 15:42:11 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/black11.jpg

The megastore Macy's will be open for a straight 48 hours the weekend before Christmas.

Black Friday sales started earlier and earlier this year and now last minute shoppers have their own special shopping spree.

Marketing expert Bernhard Schroeder from San Diego State said this move for a non-stop shopping weekend may give Macy's an edge with last minute shoppers.  And is bound to get the attention of other retail competitors.

"While there is one part of me that says, 'Wow, what is our society heading into?' the marketing side of me says, 'Game on.'"

NBC 7 asked some shoppers if they would make purchases in the middle of the night. It was a mixed response.

"No, I'll be asleep at that time," said one shopper.

Another said she'd take advantage of the unusual time.

"If there's less people out, why not?" said another shopper.

It could help Macy's compete against online retailers, according to Schroeder.

Macy's hopes they can create a sort of Black Friday buzz for bargain shoppers and procrastinators.  But the question still remains: Who will end up shopping in the middle of the night?



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<![CDATA[Holiday Gift Ideas]]> Thu, 06 Dec 2012 17:42:54 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/giftideas.jpg Here are a few gift ideas from Lifestyle Expert Jamie Krell.]]> <![CDATA['Movember' Ends with Mustache-Friendly Gala]]> Mon, 17 Dec 2012 10:11:36 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/181*120/Movember+11-30-12-5.jpg “Movember” – a month-long event in which participants grow mustaches in order to raise money for men’s health issues – came to an end in San Diego with a special Movember Gala Parte at the Block No. 16 bar on 7th Avenue in downtown San Diego. Attendees let their ‘stache hair down for the night and showed off their month-long, hair-growing efforts.

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<![CDATA[Fashioning A Newly Pregnant Kate]]> Tue, 04 Dec 2012 02:44:20 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/edt-katemiddleton.jpg

"Looks like there's a best-dressed baby on the way!"

So tweeted Vanity Fair following the news that Kate, The Duchess of Cambridge and wife of Prince William, is pregnant Monday. Accompanying the tweet was a link to an Instagram picture showing Kate, 30, on the cover of the magazine's annual style issue.

So important to the fashion community is the mother of a future British monarch that style bibles such as Harper's Bazaar heralded the news, while In Style breathlessly proclaimed that "A new Prince or Princess is on the way!" Fashionista.com revealed the announcement with the headline, "Kate Middleton is Really Pregnant," in reference to the "is she/isn't she?" baby rumors that have circulated since the couple tied the knot a mere 20 months ago.

Women's Wear Daily even ran the announcement under the "Fashion Scoops" category on their website.

Kate has become a sartorial icon in the period following her nuptials, with women across the globe emulating her chicly elegant approach to dressing. Her influence on clothing purchases has been dubbed the "Duchess Effect." And her impact on the business of fashion retailing will only continue to grow in tandem with her bump, observers say.

The potential frenzy for Kate-influenced maternity fashion may have as big an effect on the world of style as her choice of that Alexander McQueen wedding dress back in 2011, says Shannon Guyton, site director of TheBump.com

"As soon as she stepped out of the car on her wedding day, dress designers went into action," says Guyton. "They designed replica versions of her gown and they were purchased by brides everywhere. We see the same thing happening for her maternity style."

"The big maternity style designers will be keeping a close eye on what she is wearing and then designing pieces that they will actually market as Kate Middleton style," Guyton adds. "And moms everywhere will start mimicking whatever elements she brings - like sleeved gowns following her wedding."

So fashionably inspiring is the mother-to-be, when she stepped out recently sporting a new hairstyle with long bangs, Manhattan salons reported a rush on the cut, according to the Daily Mail

“The first thing that attracted young women to her is that here was a princess-to-be and she is going out in a dress from Reiss that they all recognize,” Hal Rubenstein, fashion director of In Style magazine told NBC of the Duchess's influence at the time of the couple's first anniversary.  “You also see her wear clothes more than once. Women feel that she actually goes into a wardrobe and chooses what to wear rather than grabbing something off of a rack the way most actresses do for a red carpet.”

That high/low practicality is something we will continue to see, believes Guyton: "She'll stick with the way she dresses normally, she'll just incorporate that into her bump style. She'll probably wear dresses with ruching across the stomach, and she'll probably wear bold shades of blue which is one of her favorite colors. Really curve-hugging, flattering silhouettes, nothing too drapey like we have seen from Jessica Simpson and Kourtney Kardashian, she'll wear more form-fitting pieces."

Guyton is also excited at the prospect of seeing maternity clothing highlighted on the red carpet and at formal evening events, thanks to the Duchess' continuing public role as a member of the royal family. Though she warns fashion followers not to expect any major shifts in personal style.

"She won't be too revealing, just as she dresses now," says Guyton. "You won't see her exposing too much, no plunging necklines. I think we will see her to continue to wear above-the-knee hemlines. People will want to emulate her. She's is in the spotlight and will obviously be in the spotlight even more now. However much she decides to show us her bump, we'll be watching."



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<![CDATA[Chargers ‘Style Lounge’ Debuts at The Q]]> Mon, 17 Dec 2012 10:22:47 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/chargersladies.jpg

The Chargers might be on a losing streak, but at least fans can commiserate in style.

A pop-up boutique that focuses on “fashion-forward NFL women’s apparel” will open before Sunday’s game against the Cincinnati Bengals.

The female-centric goods for sale even include luxury items, such as clothing from Touch by Alyssa Milano and Italian handbags from Moda by Angelo Anastasio. There’s also Nike Fan Gear for fans that break a sweat – which is likely when watching a game these days.

“We’ll have staff on hand to show off all of the new featured merchandise and help find the perfect holiday gifts for our female fans,” said Chargers CEO A.G. Spanos in a statement.

Fans can pamper themselves at the pop-up store, too. The lounge will also feature music, complimentary Chargers-themed manicures, a photo booth and professional stylist.

The Style Lounge opens at 10 a.m. inside Gate L at Qualcomm Stadium and will close an hour after the game ends.



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<![CDATA[What To Do This Weekend]]> Mon, 03 Dec 2012 05:35:13 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/movemberparty.jpg

Welcome to December, one of the coziest, most magical months of the year.

Get December started off right with some of these weekend events throughout the county:

Friday, Nov. 30

Movember Gala Parté
8 p.m. at 344 7th Ave.
Men, it’s time to show off your Movember mustache. For all the gents who participated in the month-long movement to raise awareness for men’s health issues, this event at Block No. 16 in the Gaslamp can’t be missed. Tickets are $10.

Holiday of Lights
5:30-10:30 p.m. at Del Mar Fairgrounds
Take an epic drive through a light display unlike any other. The Holiday of Lights features a nightly show of multiple animated displays at the fairgrounds, complete with themes such as “Candy Cane Lane” and “Twelve Days of Christmas.”

Saturday, Dec. 1

Ocean Beach Holiday Parade

5 p.m. at Newport Avenue and Sunset Cliffs Boulevard
Head to one of San Diego’s funkiest communities for its annual holiday parade. Dozens of cars and participants will travel through the streets, including a visit from the big man himself: Santa Claus.

Tree of Life Ceremony
5-7 p.m. at 3965 5th Ave.
This World AIDS Day, watch the 21st annual Tree of Life ceremony in Hillcrest. Handcrafted ornaments on sale at the site will  benefit Mama’s Kitchen, which provides 40,000 meals to local patients with AIDS or cancer.

North Park Toyland Parade

11 a.m. at Utah and University Avenues
Watch North Park transform from a hipster ‘hood into a holiday wonderland. Marching bands, floats and costumed characters will be feature at this year’s parade

Sunday, Dec. 2

SoNo Park Holiday Fest & Chilipalooza
11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Thorn & 32nd Streets
North and South Park are joining together in the spirit of Christmas. Eat chili, drink local craft brews and enjoy local craftsmanship at the 3rd annual SoNo Park Holiday Fest.

La Jolla Christmas Parade & Festival
2-5 p.m. at Girard Avenue and Kline Street
Get in the mood for mistletoe at La Jolla’s holiday festival and parade Sunday afternoon. Following the parade, antique aircrafts will fly along the coast and locals can watch the lighting of the Christmas tree.

What are you doing this festive holiday weekend? Tell us in the comments below.



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<![CDATA[Small Business Saturday Offers Local Deals]]> Sat, 24 Nov 2012 10:37:39 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/shopsmallsaturday.jpg

There seems to be a name for nearly every shopping day this holiday weekend, with Black Friday and Cyber Monday are the most common.But for the last few years there’s also been Small Business Saturday.

It’s a day to remember the little guys trying to make a living over the holiday, said local shopkeepers. The stores that are usually family operated, and need business as much if not more than the big box stores and retailers.

"The nice thing about family owned stores in San Diego is when you spend the money here in San Diego, the money stays,” said  Larry Kuntz of Nelson Photo in Little Italy.

Kuntz’s store has been locally owned for more than 60 years. Many years ago, people’s only choice for a camera was at a local photo store.

Now Nelson's competes with huge retail stores, both in the malls and online.

It’s a similar situation for fun eclectic clothing store UNIV in Encinitas. It can't hold a candle to the big stores in volume, but they say they can compete with their unique line-up of shirts, shoes, jackets and more.

They also offer something the larger national chains have a hard time matching: A personal touch.
   
"We know our customers, we relate to our customers, we're friends with our customers,” said Tim Stewart, owner of UNIV. “ And so those are the people who keep coming back and we keep selling to.  And we look to build off of that, from one friend at a time type.”

This push for Small Business Saturday, squeezed between Black Friday and Cyber Monday, was started by American Express a few years ago. It's a tough call as bargain shoppers can often find deals online or at the big retail stores that the small businesses have a tough time matching.

On the other hand, personal service can mean a lot, especially if you have questions or a problem with the product.

San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders even officially declared Saturday, Nov. 24 to be "Small Business Saturday."

"Small businesses are the backbone of our economy," he said in a statement. "Every dollar spent in San Diego is more likely to re-circulate in the community helping to create jobs and grow the local economy.”



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<![CDATA[What To Do This Weekend]]> Mon, 26 Nov 2012 09:53:08 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/hol_5_lg.jpg

Thanks to extra-early midnight deals on Black Friday, you can sleep in and rest up for a festive weekend in San Diego.

Take advantage of your post-holiday vacation with these fun events:

Friday, Nov. 23

Black Friday
various times, locations
Haven’t finished digesting that turkey yet? Too bad. Starting at midnight, you can score some sweet deals throughout the county as dozens of shops open early to kickstart the holiday season. Many malls, including Grossmont Center, will cheer you up with some live holiday music while you wait in line.

Skate by the Sea
2-9 p.m. at Hotel Del Coronado
Skate and watch the waves at the iconic Hotel Del Coronado starting this weekend. It’s one of the few rinks in the country that is open on a beach, so add it to your bucket list this holiday season. Tickets start at $20 and a portion of the funds will benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation of San Diego.

Saturday, Nov. 24

Surfing Santa

1-5 p.m. at Seaport Village
Santa Claus is coming to town on the heels of his Thanksgiving meal. Seaport Village will welcome Father Christmas in his flip-flops to take photos with the fam, San Diego style. Santa will bring his own surfboard; you just need to bring a smile.

Holiday of Lights
5:30-10:30 p.m. at Del Mar Fairgrounds
The coast will light up with a merry light display at Del Mar Fairgrounds nightly starting Thanksgiving evening. Take your family on the Holiday Hayride through the twinkling show, or drive by car. Tickets start at $15 per vehicle.

Sunday, Nov. 25

Fall Del Mar Nationals

8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Del Mar Fairgrounds
More than 1,500 cars will be on display at the Del Mar Fairgrounds this weekend for the second annual Del Mar Nationals motor show. See casts of the past during the three-day event, in addition to a special autocross. What better way to spend the weekend after Thanksgiving? Tickets cost $18 for adults, $6 for kids.

Arts & Craft Fair
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Bate Nuts Farm
More than 80 vendors will head up to Valley Center for the annual "Santa's Coming!" craft fair. Peruse the booths for holiday gifts and enjoy live entertainment by the band Calico Ridge. Admission and parking is free.

What are you doing this weekend? Tell us in the comments below.



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<![CDATA[Santa Stops By Seaport Village]]> Mon, 17 Dec 2012 10:27:48 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/surfinsanta2.jpg

He’s making a list. And checking it twice… to prep for his visit to Seaport Village.

Yes, San Diego, Santa Claus is making a trip to the lovely seaside setup just in time for the holiday season. And since he heard the weather is going to be nice, Mr. Chris Kringle is wearing the only apparel suitable for SoCal: Boardshorts. Because let’s be real, it’s too warm for the full red suit.

Santa, sans reindeer, will touch down in San Diego on Nov. 24 to take pictures atop his festive surfboard and faux 6-foot wave.

To celebrate Santa’s arrival, Seaport Village will also have live holiday music playing alongside its unique shops. Plus there’s a whole shop devoted to Christmas décor – you can’t get jollier than that.

Nov. 24 also happens to be Small Business Saturday, which gives locals the opportunity to peruse storefronts owned and operated by San Diegans. Seaport Village has plenty of locally-owned retailers, so it's a chance to support them post-Black Friday.

The event takes place from 1-5 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 24. So ho-ho-hop over to the bay and enjoy an afternoon with a surfing Santa.



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<![CDATA[Guide to Black Friday Shopping]]> Fri, 23 Nov 2012 13:26:50 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/AP11112513858.jpg

It seems as though Black Friday comes earlier every year – and this year’s no different.

Many malls in San Diego are opening their doors at midnight – but some stores are getting a head start. Targets will open at 9 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day and WalMart is one-upping it by opening at 8 p.m. that day.

Here are what times the malls open their doors on Nov. 23 to begin the holiday shopping season:

Carlsbad Outlets
5620 Paseo Del Norte
midnight to 10 p.m.

Chula Vista Center
555 Broadway, Chula Vista
6 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Grossmont Center
5500 Grossmont Center Dr.
8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Fashion Valley
7007 Friars Rd.
midnight to 9 p.m.

Las Americas Outlets
4211 Camino de la Plaza
midnight to 10 p.m.

Otay Ranch Town Center
2015 Birch Rd., Chula Vista
6 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Westfield UTC
4545 La Jolla Village Dr.
8 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Westfield Horton Plaza
324 Horton Plaza
8 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Westfield Mission Valley
1640 Camino Del Rio North
6 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Westfield North County
272 East Via Rancho Parkway
6 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Westfield Parkway Plaza
415 Parkway Plaza, El Cajon
midnight to 10 p.m.

Westfield Plaza Camino Real
2525 El Camino Real
5 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Where are you shopping for Black Friday? Tell us in the comments below!



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<![CDATA[Holiday With A Heart Fashion Show]]> Fri, 16 Nov 2012 18:25:10 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/FashionShowModels1116.jpg Upscale Fashion is a silent auction all in the name of charity. NBC 7's Whitney Southwick talks with Verna Griffin-Tabor on a great event happening this Saturday.]]> <![CDATA[Newly Remodeled UTC Mall Hosts Grand Opening]]> Mon, 25 Feb 2013 12:27:13 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/TCO_utc.jpg

For the past 18 months, La Jolla’s UTC shopping mall has been undergoing an extensive renovation. On Wednesday night, the newly improved shopping destination held its grand opening.

With the $180 million mall remodeling project nearing completion, UTC customers will now feel a bit like they’re at a vacation destination rather than a plain and simple mall.

That’s exactly the vibe Westfield designers were going for.

“We wanted to create a relaxed environment. People come to UTC to get away, and with fire pits and embellishments, we have a resort feel. Shop, relax, have a glass of wine,” explained Adrienne Bergeron with Westfield UTC.

The mall has transformed the area as an entertainment destination with an additional 40,000 square feet of space.

This brings in a 14-screen ArcLight cinema, a J.Crew store, Tesla Motors and a Tiffany & Co.

And this is just the first phase for the UTC redevelopment project, which was designed to cater specifically to mall-goers in the area.

“We really worked with the community to see what their wants and needs were. The community told us what they wanted and we added new retail,” added Bergeron.

The mall also added a dog park and a children’s playground to accommodate all types of shoppers.

So far, the new amenities seem to be impressing UTC patrons.

“It looks amazing. They finally have a J. Crew and a Tiffany’s. Now we don’t have to drive all the way to Fashion Valley,” said one set of shoppers.

“It’s light, airy [and] looks very modern. [I] think they did a great job,” added shopper Barbara Ryans.

Wednesday night’s grand opening festivities included a runway fashion show hosted by TV personality Giuliana Rancic and a live performance by singer Natasha Bedingfield.
 

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<![CDATA[Preview: Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robotos]]> Thu, 15 Nov 2012 11:25:34 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/yoshimi5.jpg La Jolla Playhouse hosts the musical "Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots" featuring music by The Flaming Lips.

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<![CDATA[Tips for Mustache Movember]]> Fri, 16 Nov 2012 12:08:12 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/mustachiomovember.jpg

If you think you’ve seen an unusual amount of mustachioed men this month, you’re not just seeing things.

"Movember” is an event that takes place throughout the month of November in which men grow mustaches to raise awareness for men’s health issues. Participants have online accounts where people can donate to support prostate cancer and testicular cancer initiatives. They can even have friends rate their mustache.

This year, the campaign is fittingly titled “Movember and Sons” with a catchy slogan to pair: “United We Grow.”

The movement spread to the U.S. in 2006 after initially starting in Australia 9 years ago. Since its humble beginnings (the first year, Australians raised $40,000) it has raised nearly $300 million worldwide. Americans raised $15 million in the U.S. alone last year, putting the hairy stamp of approval on Movember’s popularity.

Following on the heels of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Movember allows men to very visibly show support for the cause.
 
“In October it’s the pink ribbon, in November it’s the hairy ribbon,” said Ron Donoho, editor of San Diego Bugle. “It really has caught on.”

Donoho has participated in the event since it came to the U.S. in 2006, and said it’s much more popular than in years prior.

“There’s much less need of an explanation now,” he said.

Donoho’s passion for the movement inspired Chance Shay, an account executive at (W)right On Communications, Inc., to being participating three years ago. Shortly after Shay grew his mustache for Movember 2010, his uncle was diagnosed with testicular cancer and died this June.

“It was kind of a shock that hit close to home,” Shay said. “It’s definitely a cause that’s close to my heart….This year more than ever I am passionate about it.”

Shay said he’s been encouraged by his group of friends and family to continue his participation in Movember, but joked his mustache isn’t perfect.

“There’s a reason I don’t have a mustache 11 months out of the year,” he said. “It’s definitely on the creepier side.”

Shay and Donoho shared a few tips for men growing their mustache this month. Here’s what they recommend:

  • Try wax. Donoho’s barber said certain kinds of wax can thicken the mustache, making it look a little more MacGyver and a little less pre-teen.
     
  • Approach ‘stache growing with a team. Shay said having a group of people brings in resources and connections that benefit the campaign. Plus if you and a group of friends are all sprouting whiskers, then you’ll feel more comfortable with a little extra fuzz above the lip.
     
  • Use clear shaving gel. Donoho said to maintain the mustache shape, a clear gel will help ensure you don’t shave too much off one side.
     
  • Be persistent. “Stay committed,” said Shay. “For new Mo growers when the mustache is beyond stubble but not big enough to be impressive, days 13 to 20 can be a little rough.” He recommends sticking it out though, as it will help bring awareness to the Movember campaign.
     
  • Don’t worry about it. “You’re kind of stuck with what your face is going to give you,” said Donoho. “That’s one thing that keeps guys from participating; they think they can’t grow a mustache.”
     
  • Create conversation. “This campaign isn’t just an excuse to don a ‘stache,” said Shay. “It’s to make proactive men health decisions more acceptable.”

But there is one downside to Movember for some men.

“My girlfriend absolutely hates it,” Donoho said with a chuckle.

At the end of the month, the “Mo Bros and Sistas” will celebrate with the Gala Parté at Block No. 16 in the Gaslamp District on Nov. 30 at 8 p.m.. That’s where dudes will compete in mustache-related competitions, including the coveted title for Man of Movember, which awards a San Diegan with the best mustache. 

In all the hair-growing madness, Shay said ultimately the goal of Movember is to spark that conversation between your fellow bros about cancer awareness.

“We’re not wearing mustaches because they look good,” said Shay. “It’s about the contagious enthusiasm, then talking to people about supporting something that affects all men.”

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<![CDATA[What To Do This Weekend]]> Mon, 19 Nov 2012 07:40:06 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/160*120/Mother-Goose_11.jpg

Looking to be entertained this weekend? Thankfully, San Diego has you covered. Check out what's going on throughout the county.

Friday, Nov. 16

Cavalia

8 p.m. at 1020 Imperial Ave.
In what many critics are calling the must-see performance of the season, Cavalia is expected to wow the crowd with its equestrian performing arts. Don’t wait to see this show – it’s only here until the end of the year.

Fantasy on Ice
10 a.m. to 10 p.m. at Horton Square
Skate into the holiday season at the ice rink in Horton Square starting this weekend. This annual treat is only here through January, so make sure to enjoy it while you can! Admission is $14 for adults and $12 for children.

Saturday, Nov. 17

San Diego Bay Wine and Food Grand Tasting
noon to 3 p.m. at Embarcadero Marina Park North
Hundreds of vendors will be serving gourmet wine and food at one of the tastiest events this year. Sip and savor wines from across the globe in addition to local wineries. Like food? They’ve got you covered with bits from some of San Diego’s finest restaurants. Ticket prices start at $75. 

Imperial Beach-Side Bash
2-7 p.m. at 20 Elm Ave.
Small business owners are joining together on Saturday to host the first ever Imperial Beach-Side Bash. Local musicians will provide entertainment and nearby restaurants will have craft beer and food on site for purchase. The event is free and open to the public.

Holiday With a Heart Fashion Show
7 p.m. at Andaz Hotel
Check out some of San Diego’s holiday fashions while helping out a good cause. This stylish event benefits the Center for Community Solutions, a non-profit organization in San Diego that helps victims of sexual assault, domestic violence and elder abuse. The 21+ event is free and features a silent auction.

Sunday, Nov. 18

Encinitas Fall Festival
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. along Pacific Coast Highway 101
More than 400 booths will be on display throughout Encinitas’ main street this Sunday for the 23rd annual event. Kids can enjoy rides and there’s two stages for live music. As if you need an extra excuse to drive up to the coastal town, the event is free.

Mother Goose Parade
10 a.m. at Magnolia and Main Streets
You don’t need to go to New York City to see a float parade – just go to El Cajon this weekend for the 66th annual Mother Goose parade. Santa Claus will be rolling through the East County town, along with dozens of motorized floats and giant balloons. This free event is followed by a holiday-themed village open for the whole family.

Food Truck Festival
noon-6 p.m. at Orfila Vineyards & Winery
Get your food truck fix at this first ever gathering at the Escondido winery. Award-winning trucks such as Devilicious and Slow Cal BBQ will be on site dishing out gourmet items such as lobster grilled cheese. Yum! Entrance is free, food and wine tasting costs vary.

What are you doing this weekend? Tell us in the comments below.



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<![CDATA[Two Tree Lighting Ceremonies in One Day]]> Mon, 12 Nov 2012 18:48:40 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/XmasTreeGENERIC_Getty.jpg

Even though the election is over, San Diegans are now faced with another choice: Which tree lighting ceremony will you attend this weekend?

On Saturday, Nov. 17 two San Diego’s malls will be hosting their unofficial kick-off of the holiday shopping season at the same time. The duel is between Fashion Valley and the newly-renovated Westfield University Town Center.

Both ceremonies begin at 5:30 p.m. and feature holiday cheer and Santa viewings.

Fashion Valley will have artificial snow on hand for kiddies to play with. Plus there are swag bags for the first 100 visitors, carols from the Salvation Army brass band and a life-sized gingerbread house.

But UTC might have the edge with special guest artist Jessica Sanchez, the Chula Vista native who was a runner-up on American Idol last season. There are also performances by San Diego's Children's Choir and the San Diego Civic Youth Ballet.

The shopping nucleus of La Jolla recently went through a major overhaul. Stores such as J. Crew, Tiffany & Co. and Kiehl’s will open by the end of the year – likely to give Fashion Valley some competition for luxury brands. The mall will also re-open a larger than life Forever 21, doubling the size of the old location.

UTC will officially kick off its shiny new exterior on Thursday, Nov. 15 with a performance by Natasha Bedingfield.

So which mall will you go to? Does a performance by Sanchez swing you one way over the other, or will artificial snow have you parking at Fashion Valley? Either way, one thing is certain: The holidays are here.



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<![CDATA[Year in Review 2012: Red Carpet Fashion Highs & Lows]]> Mon, 04 Feb 2013 13:08:12 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/sofia-vergara1.jpg 2012's been filled with red carpet rock stars and frumpy fashion faux pas. Find out where your favorite celeb fits in.

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<![CDATA[Get Cultured: November Plays & Musicals]]> Fri, 09 Nov 2012 15:10:55 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/hammer11.jpg

Looking for a November escape? Now that it’s cooling down outside, warm up by visiting one of San Diego’s local playhouses for an evening (or afternoon!) of culture.

"A Hammer, A Bell and a Song to Sing"
San Diego Repertory Theatre
Treat your ears to the songs of America’s past and sing along to more than 25 tunes. The production invites audience members to join together and croon with vocalist Lisa Payton and Jim Mooney leading the theater. The show goes from Nov. 10 to Dec. 2 and prices start at $31.

"Peter Pan"
San Diego Civic Theater, San Diego State University
There is not one, but two places offering Peter Pan shows in San Diego this month. Broadway San Diego invites guests of all ages to enjoy the song and dance of the childhood magical musical starring Cathy Rigby in . SDSU’s performance "Peter and Wendy" features a unique adventure, complete with puppets and a live rock band. Tickets for Broadway start at $20 and run from Nov. 13-18, SDSU begins at $13 from Nov. 16-29.

"Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas"
The Old Globe
Does the colder weather make you want to say “Bah Humbug”? Then warm your heart with a showing of “Dr. Seuss' How The Grinch Stole Christmas” at The Old Globe starting on Nov. 17. The green holiday thief will surely bring you a laugh – just in time for the holiday season. Tickets range from $29-$65 apiece and the show runs from Nov. 17 to Dec. 29.

"Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots"
La Jolla Playhouse
With a venue that consistently boasts good shows, there’s no doubt that this unique musical will draw a crowd.  The storyline alone is quite the hook: A girl goes in search for her true love, but not before taking on a legion of brightly-colored robots. Tickets start at $15 and the show runs from Nov. 6 to Dec. 16.

Which theatrical performance has caught your eye? Let us know in the comments below.

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<![CDATA[Angels Shine at Victoria's Secret Fashion Show]]> Tue, 04 Dec 2012 03:12:02 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/victoria-secret-new-thumb.jpg Victoria's Secret Angels took to the glittery runway to sport the latest and most extravagant bras — and share the stage with Justin Bieber, Rihanna and Bruno Mars.

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<![CDATA[Head to Toe Expo]]> Wed, 07 Nov 2012 13:48:22 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/shopping+returns+generic.jpg Debbie Adelman from the Head to Toe Expo talked about the women's shopping event. Visit www.headtotoewomensexpo.com for more information.

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<![CDATA[Election Day Freebies and Discounts]]> Tue, 06 Nov 2012 13:07:50 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/electionthumb2.jpg It's a good day for democracy. Present your "I Voted" sticker to these businesses and receive a freebie or discount.]]> <![CDATA[Best Dressed: Emily Blunt, Amy Adams and More]]> Fri, 02 Nov 2012 10:59:43 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/BD154851620thumbnail.jpg Hollywood's best dressed — from Emily Blunt to Jennifer Aniston to J. Lo — hit the red carpet this week.

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<![CDATA[Marni to Launch First Women's Fragrance]]> Fri, 02 Nov 2012 10:46:06 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/marnifragrancethumb1a.jpg

This February, quirky Italian retailer, Marni—which collaboated with H&M last spring–will debut its first-ever women's fragrance produced in collaboration with Estee Lauder. 

Like the Marni woman, the scent is designed to be fresh and individual. "The perfume reflects Marni's fashion, certainly," creative director Consuelo Castiglioni told WWD. "Becuase it's a perfume that's quite individual, that doesn't evoke anything in particular. It's for a woman who dresses for herself, who doesn't follow trends but is sophisticated and also maybe a little eccentric."

That may seem like a lot of sartorial inspiration for a scent, but the the concept registers in a spicy blend of wood notes, tempered with a touch of rose oil for a feminine feel.

The bottle itself is also meant to evoke the Marni brand, inspired by an old bottle Castiglioni salvaged from a flea market.

“I wanted a bottle that was kind of traditional, that is, one that lasts over time, like the clothes we make, which last and you can still wear two or three years from now," Castiglioni says. "It isn’t seasonal. I think this bottle reflects our concept—you want to keep it. It also has the dots, which are part of our world, and a play on proportions with the cap. These elements are also important in our fashion.”



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<![CDATA[SD Asian Film Festival Begins With a Journey]]> Wed, 31 Oct 2012 17:28:21 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/160*120/movie_theater_seats_generic.jpg

In the mood for a movie? How about 150? Then you better check out the 13th annual San Diego Asian Film Festival that begins on Nov. 1.

Films from more than 20 countries will play across the county as local and international directors showcase their latest work.

Opening night at North Park Birch Theater features the movie “Don’t Stop Believin’: Everyman’s Journey” about the miraculous discovery of a formerly homeless cover-band frontman man from the Philippines.

George Takei, of Star Trek fame, will also be in town for the event to attend the dinner awards gala.

With screening locations throughout San Diego, it won’t be hard to find a theater in your neighborhood participating. North Park Birch Theater, Ultrastar Mission Valley, University of California San Diego, Cinepolis Del Mar, and Museum of Photographic Arts are all participating screens in this year’s festival.

The festival goes from Nov. 1-9 at various locations. For more information and ticket prices, visit the SDAFF website.



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<![CDATA[Comic-Con Extends Contract in San Diego]]> Mon, 29 Oct 2012 13:50:16 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/sdcccos10.jpg

Comic-Con will stay in San Diego through 2016, Mayor Jerry Sanders announced on Monday.

The 5-day convention, known for bringing A-list celebrities and visitors from across the globe, is a major event for the entertainment industry.

“Comic-Con has been a tremendous success,” said Sanders. “It is an enormous source of pride for San Diego.”

Thousands of people, often in costume, descend on downtown San Diego for the pop culture-centric convention – and bring their money with them.

“It’s been an enormous source of revenue for San Diego,” said Sanders.

The entertainment convention is arguably San Diego’s largest multi-day event, and generates a lot of business for local shops, hotels and restaurants every summer.

“It pumps nearly $180 million into the local economy and produces almost $3 million in tax revenue that we can use for city services,” said Sanders.

Comic-Con drew more than 130,000 people to the 2012 event, causing the convention center and many nearby hotels to reach capacity.

San Diego leaders will revisit the contract with Comic-Con officials after the 2016 convention.



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<![CDATA[Store Tour: Local Designers and Curated Home Goods at Joinery]]> Fri, 26 Oct 2012 10:01:49 -0700 $352 for women's; $425 for mens. ]]> $352 for women's; $425 for mens. ]]> http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/180*120/joinery3.jpg Owner Angela Silva picks out her favorite fall finds at Williamsburg boutique, Joinery.

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<![CDATA[5 Ways to Get Your Wardrobe Winter-Ready]]> Thu, 25 Oct 2012 11:33:14 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/closet135529878.jpg

With winter approaching, the piles of beat-up sandals and floaty summer dresses are looking a little out of place in our closet.

Fortunately, mother-daughter duo Kate Berger and Ann Lightfoot of NYC organization company, Done and Done, are experts when it comes to whipping a closet into shape. Here, the pair spill their top five tips for getting your wardrobe winter-ready—and no, you don't have to toss your favorite high-school sweatshirt.


1.    Going Through Each Category
– "Check to see if anything needs to be cleaned or repaired. Next, ask yourself a few questions. Did you wear it last winter? If not, when was the last time you did? Will you wear it this year? Or ever? If not, it's time to let it go. If it’s a favorite item, but has been worn to death and no longer looks fresh, start a pile. At the end of the day you can make a list of possible purchases for the upcoming season."



2.    Try Everything On - "If items don’t quite fit but are still in style, consider that they might fit at this time next year and are worth saving. If they are both out of style and don’t fit, even losing 10 lbs isn’t going to make them work. Letting them go can make room for new purchases or just make space to find all your favorites with ease."



3.    What To Store - "If you have sentimental clothes from an earlier time in your life, consider boxing them up to save. Don’t keep them mixed in with your working wardrobe. Give yourself the freedom to keep a few things that you aren’t ready to let go of yet. This will make the whole process of cleaning out your closet less painful and more fun."



4.    Shoes – "Just like your clothes, gather all your winter shoes and boots together. Check to see if they need to be polished, re-soled, re-heeled, or replaced. If there is a pair that you haven’t worn for the last two winter seasons, consider letting them go and making room for a new favorite."



5.    Scarves, Gloves and Hats – "Items should be folded and grouped by material. It always helps to color code and use those handy-dandy shelf dividers or bins. Consider putting lightweight scarves away for spring, wrapped in tissue; that way, they will seem fresh and new again when you pull them out in April!"
 



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<![CDATA[Nanette Lepore Tries her Hand at Ballet Costuming]]> Thu, 25 Oct 2012 03:42:26 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/lepore148093612thumb.jpg

Ever since "Black Swan," for which the Mulleavy sisters conjured up frothy tulle confections to outfit leading lady Natalie Portman, fashion has been entangled in a love affair with the ballet.

Now, Nanette Lepore is joining the ranks of designers-turned-costumers for a performance of "Picnic"— which premiered Wednesday at the Joyce Theatre—which takes inspiration from the 1975 film, "Picnic at Hanging Rock."

The costumes—which will worn by leading dancers Charles Askegard and Georgina Pazcoguin—feature color-blocked panels of candy pink and lime green set against and black and blue lining.

While images aren't available yet, our bet is that Lepore's ballerina looks will exude the same giddy feminity and elaborate design flourishes as her main collection.

 



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<![CDATA[Giant Tent Raised at Petco Park]]> Wed, 24 Oct 2012 15:08:01 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/bigtopsandi.jpg

Now that baseball season is over for the Padres, Petco Park is getting ready for a big top treatment.

A 10-story tent was raised in the baseball arena on Wednesday in preparation for Cavalia, an equestrian and performing arts show that begins next month.

Cavalia’s production will have 50 horses and 42 performers from around the world – including acrobats, dancers and musicians.

The 50-ton tent is so large that it required seven trailers to haul more than 70,000 square feet of canvas to downtown San Diego.

Cavalia begins playing Nov. 13 and runs through Nov. 25, but may extend depending on ticket demand.

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<![CDATA[HBO to Debut New "Vogue" Doc this December]]> Wed, 24 Oct 2012 11:56:38 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/214*120/hbodocumentarylead1.jpg

After last month's Newsweek profile on Anna Wintour, rumours have circulated that the editress and her team of high-heeled Vogue-ettes would be featured in a new HBO documentary. Now, more details have emerged about "In Vogue: The Editor's Eye," which will premiere this December to coincide with the release of a new book from Conde Nast by the same name.

The Newsweek article suggested the doc would focus exclusively on Wintour, but several top editors—including former editors like Babs Simpson and Prolly Mellen—are featured in the film, WWD reports.

The book, meanwhile, will include sections of editor "portfolios" highlighting their contributions to the magazine, each accompanied by an essay from Vogue writers like Jonathan Van Meter and Tonne Goodman.

The film will also offer behind-the-scenes looks at some of Vogue's most famous editorial shoots, as well as interviews with editors and fashion designers.



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<![CDATA[5 Halloween Costumes Inspired by Fashion's Kookiest Characters]]> Wed, 24 Oct 2012 12:03:03 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/214*120/halloweenannawintourthumbanil.jpg This year, why not try a costume inspired by some of the wildest wardrobes in fashion?

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<![CDATA[The New Minimalism]]> Tue, 23 Oct 2012 10:31:38 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/minimalism139049827thumbnail.jpg Fall's new minimalist looks are anything but plain.

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<![CDATA[Retail Report: Playful Periwinkle Pieces]]> Tue, 23 Oct 2012 10:28:56 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/periwinkle_thumbnailfall12.jpg Somewhere between lilac and baby blue, periwinkle hues are a simple way to add a touch of "cheer" to a winter wardrobe.

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<![CDATA[Halloween DIY Tips]]> Fri, 19 Oct 2012 13:23:16 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/halloweenDIYforkids.jpg San Diego Blogger and Parenting Consultant Christina Holt shared her tips for cheap kids' Halloween costumes and home decorating techniques. ]]> <![CDATA[Levi's to Debut New "Eco" Collection]]> Wed, 17 Oct 2012 09:55:25 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/levislead1.jpg

It may be one of the oldest fashion brands in America, but Levi's is still changing with the times. This week, the denim brand unveils a collection of men's and women's dungarees fashioned from recycled plastic bottles and even plastic food trays.

Dubbed "Waste<Less," each piece in the new line contains 20 percent recycled content—or approximately eight 12 or 20 ounce plastic bottles per pair of jeans, WWD reports.

According to the company's global president, James Curleigh, the aim of Waste<Less is to add "value to waste," he told WWD. "This collection proves that you don’t have to sacrifice quality, comfort or style to give an end a new beginning.”

The unique fiber—wich required more than 3.5 million recycled bottles sourced from municipal recycling programs to manufacture—is fashioned into a polyster material before being spun into a cotton yarn. Because the brown and green hues from the bottles can't be removed, each piece has a subtly green-tinged color.

Dropping this January, the new collection will offer familiar favorites like the 511 skinny jean as well as a new 504 straight fit and trucker jacket. Women sick of painted-on skinny jeans will relish a slouchier fit "boyfriend skinny."

 

 

 



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<![CDATA[Sip and Savor German Culture]]> Thu, 11 Oct 2012 10:14:38 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/160*120/104262896.jpg

Party like the Germans do this month when San Diego Museum of Man hosts its monthly Tower After Hours event.

October is appropriately devoted to Germany, in which a mini-Oktoberfest of sorts will be celebrated at the iconic museum.

While enjoying the museum, you can sample German fare and drinks and learning about the country’s rich, interesting culture. Plus there’s live music by local artists. But the best part? There will be plenty of beer and brats to go around.

The event will be held on Thursday, Oct. 25 at 6 p.m. at the San Diego Museum of Man. Tickets cost $10 for members, $15 for students and $20 for non-members.



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<![CDATA[Fun Fall Weekend Events]]> Mon, 15 Oct 2012 08:06:03 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/pumpkinpatchgen2.jpg

With fall in full swing, there’s plenty to do in San Diego this weekend.

Whether you’re rolling solo or out with friend and family, here’s what’s happening.

Friday, Oct. 12

MCAS Miramar Air Show
9 a.m. at Miramar Way
It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s … the Blue Angels! Take the whole family to this free event and see an aircraft demonstration that’s practically out of this world.  Watch from the main flight line near base, or see an extreme view atop Cowles Mountain. This event continues to Sunday.

Ocean Beach Oktoberfest
4:30 p.m.  at Newport Ave. and Abbott St.
Get ready for a beach side Oktoberfest in conjunction with an epic band battle. Ocean Beach is hosting one of the largest beer-centric events this fall, featuring beer gardens, contests and a sausage tossing competition. Yes, you read that right. The two-day event is free to enter.

Saturday, Oct. 13

La Jolla Art & Wine Festival
10 a.m. to 6 p.m. between Prospect Avenue and Kline Street on lower Girard Avenue
Venture to the heart of La Jolla for a premiere event focusing on local arts and entertainment. The La Jolla Art & Wine Festival has something for everyone, including a silent auction, entertainment, and gourmet food and wine. Proceeds from the event go toward educational programs at local schools.

SDSU Homecoming Game
2:30 p.m. at Qualcomm Stadium
Calling all Aztec fans, it's time to celebrate homecoming. Head over to the Q in your best red, black and gold apparel to cheer on San Diego State's football team to victory. There will be activities for students and alumni before and after the game in the Qualcomm Stadium parking lot.

Bates Nuts Farm Pumpkin Patch

9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 15954 Woods Valley Rd.
Take the kids to a genuine pumpkin patch, complete with hayrides, face painting and enough pumpkins to fill a tractor. Tickets to enter the park cost $9 and include a jack-o-lantern pumpkin, entrance to the straw maze and a hayride.

Sunday, Oct. 14

Healthy Living Festival
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Del Mar Fairgrounds
More than 150 vendors will be happy to show you how to embrace a fit lifestyle at the Healthy Living Festival. There will be free workshops, seminars and cooking demonstrations for those looking to live nutritiously. Entrance to the event is free and open to the public.

Fifth Avenue Auto Showcase
11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 5th Avenue between E and K Streets
Get ready to rev your engine at one of the premier car events of the year at the downtown Auto Showcase. Check out hundreds of vintage and contemporary cars for free, as the event is open to everyone.

Little Italy FESTA
10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on India Street
Celebrate Italian culture (and pasta!) at the annual Little Italy FESTA street fair. Try your hand at the bocce ball tournament or savor some scrumptious ravioli. Families can check out the Kids Funzone, or view the Italian motor sports exhibit. The day-long event is free and more than 120,000 people are expected to attend.

What are you doing this weekend? Tell us in the comments below.



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<![CDATA[Halloween Events in San Diego]]> Wed, 31 Oct 2012 17:26:42 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/pumpkinbetter1.jpg Check out our "to-do" list for your Halloween and the weekend leading up to it.]]> <![CDATA[Spring's Top Nail Trends to Try Now]]> Mon, 15 Oct 2012 03:56:02 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/spring+nail+trends.jpg Preview spring's coolest nail trends, from a "Versaille" mani at Rachel Antonoff to shattered glass at The Blonds. ]]> <![CDATA[Weekend Events: Oct. 5-7]]> Fri, 05 Oct 2012 15:24:26 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/weekendgeneric1.jpg

San Diegans, welcome to the first weekend in October. It’s time to enjoy some fall festivals and fun for the whole family.

Friday, Oct. 5

Undersea Film Exhibition

7 p.m. at Irwin M. Jacobs Qualcomm Hall
View some of wildlife’s most colorful creatures at the Undersea Film Exhibition this weekend. Kicking off on Friday are more than a dozen short films highlighting underwater. It’s perfect for the ocean-obsessed person in your life. Tickets cost $15 and a portion of the proceeds will go to Birch Aquarium at Scripps.

Fall for Arts
5 to 10 p.m. at Liberty Station
Is fall making you feel artsy? Well after this event, it will. Free open artist studio and galleries will be available for viewing at Fall for Arts, which kicks off a month dedicated to culture in San Diego. Make sure to bring the kids, as there’s a puppet show, children’s book art and eats from various food trucks. The event is free and open to everyone.

Saturday, Oct. 6

Pacific Beachfest
11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Crystal Pier
You might want to retreat to the coast for a free event in Pacific Beach on Saturday. After all, with promises of live music, fish taco challenges and a craft beer garden the Pacific Beachfest sounds like it will be more than a good time. The Kids in Action Alley will have activities for the youngsters, too, so feel free to bring the whole family.

Taste of North Park
11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at various locations in North Park
Try the best foods this hipster neighborhood has to offer during the Taste of North Park on Saturday. Stroll around University Avenue and 30th Street for some great grub. Art will also be displayed throughout the area, so it’s a pleasure for both your eyes and taste buds. Tickets cost $35 at the door.

The Exit Interview
6 p.m. at The Lyceum Space
Take a cultural adventure this weekend by catching a show of “The Exit Interview” by the San Diego REPertory Theatre. The modern-day satirical tale is likely to provide laughs and interesting conversation starters. Tickets start at $31 and there are various shows throughout the month.

Sunday, Oct. 7

Old Town Art Festival

10 a.m. to 6 p.m. in Historic Old Town
Discover new art and culture at the Old Town Art Festival during the two-day event. There will be various paintings, sculptures and jewelry available for viewing and international dishes to sample. There is no cost and it’s open to the public.

Hillcrest Hoedown
1 p.m. on University Avenue in Hillcrest
Giddy up, cowboys and cowgirls –  University Avenue between Normal Street and Vermont Avenue will transform into a country street fair on Sunday. Country music will play throughout the fall festival in the heart of Hillcrest and you can even learn to line dance. So strap on your boots and get ready to party, country-style.

Where are you going this weekend? Tell us in the comments below.

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<![CDATA['Hands on a Hard Body' Heads to Broadway]]> Wed, 03 Oct 2012 10:36:01 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/lajaplaythouse.jpg

The La Jolla Playhouse production of "Hands on a Hard Body" will be heading to Broadway next year.

"Hands on a Hard Body" will open at Broadway's Brooks Atkinson theater next spring, with many of the La Jolla castmembers' participating.

The cast and crew aren't strangers to accolades. "Hands on a Hard Body" also boasts an award-winning design team including scenic design by Tony Award winner Christine Jones and costume design by Susan Hilferty.

La Jolla Playhouse opened the musical on May 12 and it played until mid-June.



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<![CDATA[Curves Ahead for Fall 2012]]> Fri, 05 Oct 2012 03:27:39 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/curve140615568thumb.jpg This season, designers emphasized dramatic hour glass silhouettes.

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<![CDATA[Things to Do in October in San Diego]]> Tue, 16 Oct 2012 20:06:47 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/pumpkinsfarm.jpeg Looking to celebrate the month of pumpkins, apples and fall clothes? Here are some of the key events in San Diego this October.

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<![CDATA[San Diego Ranked Top City to ‘GTL’]]> Sun, 30 Sep 2012 13:50:39 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/GTLCollage.jpg

The term “GTL” – as in gym, tan, laundry – was created by the cast of MTV’s “Jersey Shore.” But these days, it looks like the fist-pumping partiers from Jersey aren’t the only ones who GTL as a way of life.

Based on more than 2 billion “check-ins,” the social check-in app Foursquare rounded up a list of the cities with the most check-ins for gyms, laundry facilities, tanning salons and beaches to determine the top 10 cities to GTL.

San Diego made the cut at No. 10

Other GTL-friendly hotspots on the list include Honolulu, Hawaii; Columbus, Ohio; Myrtle Beach, S.C.; Greenville, N.C.; El Paso, Texas; Sacramento, Calif.; Panama City, Fla.; and Manchester, N.H.

Of course, the No. 1 city on the list is in New Jersey.

Ocean City, N.J., took the top spot. Surprisingly, Seaside Heights, N.J. -- the city featured on the “Jersey Shore” – was not on the list. Pauly D and his crew need to put in some major GTL work in Seaside, stat!
 



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<![CDATA[Stars Shine at Film Festival]]> Fri, 28 Sep 2012 11:36:49 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/152875077_10.jpg Dozens of celebrities, including famed director Gus Van Sant, appeared at the La Jolla Museum of Contemporary Art on Thursday, Sept. 28.

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<![CDATA[Best Dressed: Dawson, Kim Kardashian, More]]> Fri, 28 Sep 2012 12:14:57 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/BD152865869thumbnail.jpg Stars stepped out in fall-ready looks this week for glitzy premieres and openings.

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<![CDATA[Top 20 Spring '13 Looks from Milan]]> Tue, 02 Oct 2012 03:44:46 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/milan152427590thumbnail.jpg Florals and future-chic looks were trending on Milan's Spring '13 runways.

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<![CDATA[Freaky-Chic Looks for "Hotel Transylvania"]]> Mon, 01 Oct 2012 03:32:38 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/reelstyletransylvania2thumbnail.jpg The freaky crew of vacationers in "Hotel Transylvania" would've found equally scary company on the catwalks this season.

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