1 H a p p y N e w Y e a r! january things P.B. women want you to know Reality P.B. 2 locals, 1 blind date $3.95 Under Cover at the Catamaran Spa
4 A special thanks to our friendly neighbors at the Catamaran Resort for inviting us to photograph on their stunning property. The Catamaran Spa made our models even more beautiful. cover and table of contents looks his outfit: jep, 7501 la jolla blvd. her outfit: haute culture, 5628 la jolla, blvd. 8 voice What s your New Year s resolution? Your neighbors pledge to make 2007 count. 0 taste Roe, roe, roe your boat Drop anchor at Kabuki Sushi for some rockin rolls. w taste Feelin hot, hot, hot! Spicy food keeps you warm in the blistering cold. r style Reality PB: Makeover PBM reformats local singles with new looks. y love Reality PB: Matchmaker A champagne-soaked blind date at Tower 23. i home Get a move on Avalon s mid-century architecture modernizes local skyline. s shape A run with a view Step into the new year with local runs and marathon tips. f cover story Under Cover Behind the scenes with PBM at our Catamaran Spa cover shoot. k stuff Balancing work and waves Local real estate agent Ted Lucier displays a few of his favorite things. ; groove Johnny V Casually upscale restaurant/bar/nightclub lights up Garnet. x groove Party on Pacific Beach s nightlife scene, the 07-tini, 91X s Chris Rocks. v think 12 things PB women want you to know Did she say that out loud? 2007! photographs christa renee Happy hair & makeup cat lilly
6 Publisher s note Publisher David Perloff Associate Publisher Simone Perloff contributing photographers Christa Renee, Stacey Millett, Derek Coleman creative director Rosemary Cassidy art director Kim Cuffe hair & makeup Cat Lilly writers/editors First row: Kirsten Noelle Hubbard, Susan Perloff, Tanja Kern, Molly Nance Second row: Amy Bartlett, Jeff O Brien, Judd Handler, Danae Blythe Pacific Beach Magazine 4312 Cass Street, Pacific Beach, CA (858) Want to be published? Look, boy, there s a zebra in the backyard! my grandfather said. African wildlife in the back yard? I was eight, not stupid. The year was The place was my grandfather s Escondido home, which overlooked what felt like the world from Lake Hodges all the way to the hot air balloons at Del Mar. At the time, you had to take a dirt road to get there. Today it s freeway friendly. I was on tippy-toes, hoping, but not expecting to spot exotic animals through a rusty telescope. And what did I see? A mother-lovin zebra. The animal turned out to be one of thousands living at the Wild Animal Park. The memory is part of the magnetism that lured me here, to Pacific Beach, in I moved from the east coast into an apartment behind Vons, at Garnet and Ingraham. The 5 a.m. beep of those damn produce trucks reversing into the delivery bay will never leave me even now that Staples has replaced Vons. I landed a gig writing high school sports stories for the La Jolla Light for 50 bucks a pop. Next was writing press releases and being the $6-an-hour fileboy for Spike n Mike s Sick & Twisted Festival of Animation. Manifest destiny had gotten me pretty far, but not all the way to the coast. I needed mucho mas dinero to move west, up the alphabet, from Ingraham all the way to Cass or Bayard or so. My next apartment, though bigger, was still a solid quarter-mile from the sand. But it was in Pacific Beach, in Southern California, and that turns out to have been the whole point. In San Diego, whether you live a few steps or a car-ride away from the beach, you can wear flip-flops in January and sunburn your feet. You can learn a hundred words in Spanish, even if you re a gringo from Philadelphia. You can meet your wife at a gay bar (it was straight night, I swear) and live the dream that is Southern California, whether you re from Poway or Norway. Pacific Beach Magazine celebrates the beautiful life along the coast in Southern California. It s about trying to catch a glimpse of the zebra in the backyard to create memories that last lifetimes. Please enjoy this premier issue of Pacific Beach Magazine. If you live or work in Pacific Beach or Mission Beach, you received this in your mailbox for free. Your neighbors received copies, too. In fact, we mail 27,000 free copies (one to every single condo, apartment, house and business in the region) every single month. The magazine is also available countywide check pacificbeachmag.com. Thanks to my wife, my person, my rock, my Simone; to Donna, Marcia, Mike and Roger, for 13 wonderful years; to Rosemary for kick-ass design; to Kirsten, for her way with words; to Corey, the furn king; to Mark, the dry cleaning king; to Brad, the printing wiz; to Kim, for the spaces in between; to Mom, for my love of words; to Ed, for summers at the shore; to Ruth, the planet s sweetest Grandma; to the Captain, for being on board; to Joel, my unwavering buddy-brother; and big ups to Ann, my cosmopolitan karaoke girl, who made my dream come true. DMP
8 voice taste style love home shape stuff groove think What s your New Year s resolution? the eggs have been nogged, the balls dropped (at Times Square and La Jolla Aventine), and the champagne bottles recycled. A new year in PB paradise is unfolding here s what some coastal folks resolve to change for The Pacific Beach Planned Parenthood will start carrying the male birth control pill this year. I resolve to be first in line! Bubba, 25, Bartender, lives on Chalcedony St. For the 80th year in a row, I make this oath to myself: this is the year in which I will finally learn to surf. Like you kids say, fer sure. ruth, 97, retired, lives in laguna beach I resolve to get one of those weed cards, and then visit every medical marijuana dispensory in the county. Oh yeah, I have glaucoma real bad. Can t see a thing. david, 36, renaissance man, lives in carlsbad I m going to run the Rock n Roll Marathon in June. I hate running but I ve got to cross it off my life list. Gavin, 31, Fire Prevention Specialist, lives on Thomas St. I ll show you mine if you show me yours. Teach my boyfriend that romantic dinner means steak at Lamont Street Bar & Grill not steak tacos at PB Bar & Grill. Jenny, 28, Special Education Teacher, lives on Reed St. Wanna be in the magazine? Check out to answer next issue s question. Send us your picture. We ll make you famous! photograph by christa renee. hair and makeup by cat lilly his outfit: JEP, 7501 la jolla blvd. her outfit: Flow, 5631 la jolla blvd. bracelet by l.a. rack, 1031 garnet ave.
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10 voice taste style love home shape stuff groove think momma said: don t play with your food, son. Roe, roe, roe, your boat the beach is swimming with sushi joints. pbm shows you one fun way to roll P.B. has more sushi joints per capita than just about anywhere else. Walking west on Garnet Ave. from Ingraham St., the progression of storefronts is something like: sushi, clothing boutique, sushi, tattoo shop, sushi... Starbucks. So who s got the best hand-roll in town? Tough to say. But for great food, friendly chefs (Saul, Carlos and Adrian) and a killer vibe, try Kabuki. At Kabuki Sushi the rolls come to you. Small boats float around an oval, racetrack-like moat that encircles the sushi bar. Sushi chefs cut and roll inside the moat, then put the goods on the boats, which travel around the bar to you. Don t miss the boat grab what you want before it speeds off to your right and someone else reels it in. When you ve eaten whatever floats your boat, your plates are counted and your check is delivered. No surprises a picture of each plate and its corresponding price are displayed on the menu, so you know what your roll will cost before you download it from the moat. cafe japengo An upscale La Jolla restaurant. The big party scene goes off Thursday nights University Center Lane up the coast ra sushi The music is pumping, and the atmosphere is as stimulating as a bite of wasabi. 474 Broadway Downtown down the coast And owner Charlie Yoon hasn t raised prices in seven years. Guys have tried floating business cards to hot chicks on the other side of the bar. Hot chicks have (much) less frequently been spotted taking the bait. Hot sake, cold beer, cool music. Try Kabuki Sushi. Ask for a #3 hand roll Mission Blvd., in Seacoast Square, across Garnet Ave. from Pacific Beach Bar & Grill and Moondoggies. pacificbeachkabukisushi.com. schools of fish Great News! Cooking School: Hands-on Basic Sushi Pacific Beach s celebrated culinary epicenter, Great News! Cooking School, offers this basic course for only $69. Expert instructor Mineko Moreno will coach you in everything from sushi bar etiquette to sushi rice. You ll be rocking and rolling like a pro in no time. Visit A downtown school with wine-cellar ambience: photograph by christa renee 10 His outfit: jep, 7501 la jolla blvd. Her outfit: haute culture 5628 la jolla blvd. earrings by l.a. rack,1031 garnet AVE.
12 voice taste style love home shape stuff groove think aye caramba, she s one HOT pepper! Feelin hot, hot, hot!!! the hottest restaurants in pb... literally! frosty winters by the beach hardly call for a parka. But if you want to feel warm when the thermometer dips all the way to the 50s, spicy food may do the trick. Here are some local hot spots that will get you all fired up. Siamese basil Cheerful, casual North County favorite for fiery Thai cuisine. 527 S. Coast Hwy. 101 Encinitas up the coast bud s louisiana food shoppe An authentic sample of French Quarter spice in Little Italy Kettner Blvd down the coast 1 Lanna thai 4501 Mission Bay Drive Don t let the serene interior fool you Lanna Thai can pack a blistering punch. Fortunately, you get to determine the fire of your feast. Pick a noodle or curry dish from the restaurant s expansive menu, and select your spice factor: one for sensitive souls, up to ten for true fire-breathers. www. lanathaicuisine.com 2 STAR OF INDIA 1820 Garnet Avenue Star of India s decidedly un-spicy strip mall setting masks the extreme flavor of its food. The chefs aren t afraid to get your mercury health stat Studies show that capsaicin, a chemical found in chili peppers, can relieve pain, help prevent ulcers and lower cholesterol by up to 27 % rising, but they also cater to those who can t stand the heat. Curries can be customized to suit diners spice threshold, from slightly hot to utterly scorching. 3 chateau orleans 926 turquoise street Almost as strange as it is spicy, the cuisine at this Cajun/ Creole joint is as colorful as the restaurant s Nawlins namesake. Bold diners can sample crawfish, catfish and alligator meat. Even more basic dishes can be beaucoup hot. Thankfully, entrees come with popover bread and cooling honey butter. 4 gringo s cantina 4474 mission boulevard It isn t hard to find good Mexican food in PB, but sometimes the nearest taco stand is no bueno. So, hooray for Gringo s, a restaurant that seasons its caliente cuisine with a dash of class. After a few hot bites, sizzling tongues can be refreshed with a frozen margarita on Mondays, they re halfprice. photograph by christa renee. Hair and makeup by cat lilly 12 her outfit: l.a. rack, 1031 garnet ave. his outfit: jacket, macy s. t-shirt, american apparel, 1280 garnet ave.
13 S U S H I Fresh Sushi Warm Sake Cool People Sweet Prices 4475 Mission Blvd Pacific Beach pacificbeachkabukisushi.com 13
14 voice taste style love home shape stuff groove think reality p.b. Makeover PBM SENDS TWO STAR-CROSSED LOCALS ON A DREAM BLIND DATE. but first, they need fashion-and-beauty overhauls, because EVEN IF THE NIGHT S A TRAGEDY, THEIR HAIR SHOULDN T BE. moderated by kirsten noelle hubbard before after after before Loren graves jennell mott age: 27 age: 26 lives: encinitas lives: cass street occupation: restaurant manager/ film editor why loren needs a new look Come on, Chewbacca! Tame that mane it s a shame to hide those dazzling eyes and that baby face under so much facial hair. His style needs to catch up with his age. why he needs a date Simple, unadulterated curiosity. occupation: IT business manager why jennell needs a new look Her hair s got that coveted beach-blonde glow, but it s overprocessed and unhealthy. As for style, a new perspective is priceless and today it s actually free. why she needs a date According to Jennell, she hasn t been doing too well on her own. what he s looking for Brains and personality rank far above looks in Loren s little black book although hot brunettes score extra points. loren Adrienne Marre at Sirens Salon trims Loren s mane to emphasize his oh-sopurr-worthy face. It s unanimous Loren s shaggy goatee has got to go. The River offers endless options to update Loren s sloppy style. jennell Sirens Salon s Moira Z. repairs Jennell s distressed locks. Jennell insists The blond stays! Adrienne s vibrant palette brings out Jennell s best features. what she s looking for She s a sucker for muscles, short hair, strong facial features, and witty personalities essentially, educated jocks. Jennell heads to The River for Simone s expert glamorization skills. photographs by stacey millett 14 clothing courtesy of the river,1020 garnet ave. hairstyling and makeup by sirens salon and day spa, 910 grand ave.
16 voice taste style love home shape stuff groove think reality p.b. the moment of truth The big date FRESHLY MADE-OVEr, our heroes meet by crystal pier. we hope sparks fly. moderated by kirsten noelle hubbard his First impression: Loren sees only two things: blond hair and leopard-print shoes. I usually date more casual girls, he says. But she s cute. I m still open-minded. her First impression: Cute, but not really my type, she says. But she softens to Loren s calming attributes. He seems very laid-back, super chill not pretentious at all. Ratings game the longawaited postdate wrap up! loren rates jennell jennell rates loren at first glance: After hours of primping and preparation, our potential lovebirds are finally ready to meet. On the Pacific Beach boardwalk, we set them loose against a stunning backdrop and hope for the best. sunset stroll: Taking advantage of the warm evening, they wander down Crystal Pier. No better place for small talk only, I feel like I m pulling teeth to get him to say anything, Jennell says. tower 23: Drinks in hand, they continue to chat on Tower 23 s rooftop terrace. Our conversation started to flow more as the date progressed, Jennell says. Or it could have been the champagne. eyes: Hot, but she acted like she knew it. Him Stunning. Her brains: 7 6 Minus points for being a party girl. Him Know-it-all! Her honesty: 10 6 Honest, or so I think. Him Possibly putting up a front. Her view from above: Straining to catch a glimpse of PB s legendary green flash, Loren says he strains to maintain entertaining conversation. tower bar: Then it s downstairs for more drinks. They commend each other s style: He s very fashion-forward, says Jennell. Loren applauds her rickety pier walk in the infamous leopard heels. drinking, more dining: Seated before the shimmering wave wall at JRDN Surf: Sky: Spirit, Jennell requests the ahi tuna burnt, not seared. Loren orders the Sonoma duck breast. After that...well, not much. l on j overall: Three hours, five drinks, 600 pictures a good warm-up to a girl who seems fun, cute, career-oriented and a good sport. But I never felt any spark. j on l overall: Definitely had the eyes and kindness going for him. But the date itself was a little awkward I felt like he was trying too hard. And I wish he would have let them cut his hair a little more! photographs by stacey millett 16 delicious dinner, drinks and a super date courtesy of tower 23 hotel and jrdn restaurant, 723 felspar st.
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18 voice taste style love home shape stuff groove think r e a l t o r q & a Linda Pasas, Brokermanager, Prudential Dunn The giant hole on hornblend street has finally been filled in. Get a move on what had been a vacant lot (behind 24-Hour Fitness, next to Frazee Paint) for years recently became an immense excavation, and is now subterranean parking for Avalon, an ultra-hip condo complex with 24 residential units and 13 ground-floor retail spaces, slated for completion by April. Exploding real estate prices have spurred developers to convert local apartment buildings into condo communities. Beach cottages are being reborn as multi-story residential masterpieces. Dirt lots are growing up to become sparkling additions to the coastal skyline. I ve been observing Pacific Beach for the last 20 years, says Mehran Saberi, president of Mayfair Homes, Inc., Avalon s development firm. I have seen rejuvenation due to the changes in the housing market and the economy. Priced from the low $500,000s, Avalon s posh two-bedroom/twobath condos will sport granite-andstainless kitchens and beach-and-bay proximity. Saberi hopes to fill the retail spaces with boutiques, extending a beautiful model kitchen at the avalon architect s rendering of avalon, hornblend street s newest lux address the Garnet Ave. shopping district one block south. People will live, shop and play on the same block, he says. The late Henry Hester, San Diego s modernist architect, designed 3200 Sixth Ave., the famous luxury apartment overlooking Balboa Park. It was the place to live back in 1959, says David Lorimer, Avalon s architect. With floor-to-ceiling windows, a flat roof and other mid-century influences, Avalon promises to be the 3200 of Pacific Beach. q: what about condo conversions are they a good buy? Condo conversions are a a: great investment for several reasons. Many are remodeled, so typically you ll see granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, new fixtures, new landscaping, and other upgrades. Most developments also come with a 1-5 year home warranty. And they re affordable as low as $169,900 for a 1 bedroom/1 bath, and $279,900 for a 3 Bed/2 Bath. Now is a great time to buy a condo conversion. There are so many great loan programs for firsttime homebuyers, which require little to no money down, and interest rates are still near their all-time low stats: median SINGLE FAMILY home price $870k median condo price $575k average ONE- BEDROOM MONTHLY RENTAL $1,322 For more expert advice call Linda Pasas: photograph by stacey millett. Hair and makeup by cat lilly 18 top by lacy s boutique, 1041 garnet ave. skirt by berrydog, 1043 garnet ave. bikini by sunsplash, 979 garnet ave. fresh produce from albertson s. vase and plate by underground furniture, 1345 garnet ave.
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22 voice taste style love home shape stuff groove think f i t n e s s q & a Scott Thompson, 24 Hour Fitness A run with a view The gym may be convenient, but the scenery like the stinky, sweaty guy on the next treadmill can spoil your workout. Why not add some fresh air to your routine? Whether you re a rookie or an expert, we ve got a run for you. And you won t need to bring hand sanitizer. beginner The Boardwalk This undemanding two-mile run is a perfect way to sample the sport. Plus, you ll get a chance to savor your surroundings including the buffet of hot beach bodies. start at Belmont Park, in Mission Beach. north along the boardwalk. go Be careful not to collide with rollerbladers, like that notorious thong guy, Flash. a few blocks past Crystal go Pier. Your journey culminates at Palisades Park. Take a break to enjoy the ocean views. by strolling back for a cooldown. Be sure to grab a end post-workout beer at Canes Bar & Grill, in Mission Beach you ve earned it! TIP: Add some curve to your calves by running in the sand. intermediate Bay/Beach Loop At six miles, this course around the bay is moderately challenging. It offers some of the most picturesque scenery in San Diego. start go go at the Catamaran Resort and Spa, on Mission Blvd. south along the bay until you reach the roller coaster. east on West Mission Bay Dr. north on Ingraham St. when go you reach Sea World. Keep an ear out for barking sea lions. go end left on Riviera Drive after you ve hopped both bridges. at the Catamaran Resort via the bayside bike path. TIP: In the summer, try this run in the evening. If you time it right, you ll pass by Sea World during its vibrant fireworks display. the stairs to riviera: step it up, baby! advanced Mt. Soledad Circuit While this 3.5 mile uphill run will make your heart race, the panoramic views from the summit are truly heart-stopping. start go at the intersection of Garnet Ave. and Soledad Mtn. Road. three miles uphill, turn right on La Jolla Scenic Dr. South. end at the Soledad summit. Now, settle back and survey your realm you ve just conquered San Diego s most celebrated mountain! TIP: Nature-lovers will enjoy exploring Mt. Soledad s various hiking trails. Running on empty? Find motivation among the masses! Join the San Diego Track Club every Tuesday for a group run: q: I want to run a marathon. how should I prepare? Scott Thompson, a: personal trainer and running expert at the PB 24-Hour Fitness, says the key is approaching the 26.2 mile goal gradually. If you ve just hopped out of your desk chair, you ll never make it miles is the equivalent of running home to Pacific Beach from Tijuana. Now that s a walk of shame. You will burn about 2000 calories, if you re a 120-pound featherweight. You ll burn over 3400 calories, if you re a beefy 200-pounder. start training now to be ready to run San Diego s Rock n Roll Marathon in June. Learn about joining a pace club by visiting marathon stats total 2005 marathon finishers 382k average age of runners 38.8 average finishing time 4h:45 photograph by christa renee. Hair and makeup by cat lilly 22 jacket by l.a. rack, 1031 garnet ave. sneakers by movin shoes running centers, 1892 garnet ave.
24 PACIFIC BEACH MAGAZINE under GOES FOLLOW US BEHIND THE SCENES AT OUR CATAMARAN RESORT COVER SHOOT cover It s our premier issue. Our first cover shoot. We gotta get it right. We re planning early-morning makeovers for our models before we take them into the San Diego sun for the photo shoot on Mission Bay. Just one problem in a town that sees two rainy days a year, it s cloudy with a drizzle. Holy shizzle. Nervous? Us? Come behind the scenes with our crew to see just how edgy we are. The weather outside is frightful, but the indoor space is delightful. We re at the exquisite bayfront Catamaran Spa, where the staff are eager to help. We re waiting for the models to show up and praying to our respective gods for sun. Fortunately, we have hired star photographer Christa Renee, who has shot for Apple Computers, MINI Cooper, Roxy and Ripcurl. Christa glances at the ominous sky. No problem, she says, unloading her equipment. We breathe. We re relieved when our models arrive at 6 a.m., bright and fresh-faced even before makeup: Pacific Beach beauty Sydney Wheeler, a 22-year-old model for La Jolla-based Jet Set Agency and a local university student; and Geoff Stirling, a lanky 27-year-old actor-slashmodel with bay-blue eyes. I need some coffee, says Geoff. Coffee comes. We breathe again. Sydney and Geoff are in for a sweet surprise and they re getting paid for it. In addition to being chosen for the cover of our premier issue, they re about to revel in the amenities of the deluxe Catamaran Resort and Spa, a leading rejuvenation destination for tourists and locals. Geoff and Sydney trade street clothes for spa robes as they indulge in papaya facials, body scrubs and pedicures. As Geoff says of the rich fig-and-cucumber-scented atmosphere, It s all in a day s work. Although the sun never appears, our photographer shows us the light. Phew! We got it right. Check out the shots that almost made the cover... BUBBLE TROUBLE: No woman can resist bubbles. Sydney luxuriates in one of the spa s beauty secrets: a foaming milk bath that softens her skin. PBM S spa menu picks Pamper yourself at the Catamaran Spa: choose from massages, skin-care therapies and body treatments that will relax your spirit. TROPICAL-VITALITY FACIAL Restore your skin s natural luminescence with this unique treatment of fresh green papaya, coconut milk, green tea and honey. THAI RITUAL Take an Asian journey with herbal remedies: foot soak, foot massage, table massage, full-body exfoliation, followed by a private Swiss shower and herbal bath. BAMBOO BODY SCRUB After a loofah-and-gel bath, crushed bamboo exfoliates your skin. Enjoy streams of warm water from five showerheads, follwed by a lime-and-vanilla lotion. ISLAND STONE MASSAGE Spicy floral aromas, silky oils and smooth stones infuse your senses during this massage from the French West Indies. Review the spa s complete menu at or call (858) to schedule an appointment.
25 Thank You! Pacific Beach Magazine exists because of our advertisers, who have supported us from the beginning. We re returning the favor by spending everything (and more) on making the magazine beautiful and on mailing free subscriptions to every address in the region. l Anheuser-Busch Sales of San Diego/Bud Select anheuser-busch.com l Buechel Chiropractic Center buechelchiropractic.com l California Equities californiaequities.com l Canes Bar & Grill canesbarandgrill.com l Changes Plastic Surgery changesplasticsurgery.com l Custom Printing Services 4colorcard.com l FreeForm Fitness freeformfit.com l Jim Abbott & Associates, Prudential California Realty metrosandiegoliving.com l Johnny V johnnyvsd.com l Kabuki Sushi pacificbeachkabukisushi.com l La Jolla Cosmetic Surgery Center ljcsc.com l Law Office of G. Cole Casey duisandiego.com l Linda Pasas, Prudential Dunn Realtors allegiancesandiego.com l Lotsa Pasta lotsapasta.com l Mayfair Homes, Inc. Avalon mayfairhomesinc.com l Michelle Dykstra, Prudential California Realty michelledykstra.com l R.T. s Longboard Grill longboardgrill.com l Tower 23 Hotel tower23hotel.com l Pacific Beach Bar & Grill pbbarandgrill.com l Shoreline Mortgage shorelinemortgage.tv l Sirens Salon & Day Spa sirensspa.com l Sun Diego sundiego.com l Theodore Dikmen, Esq. Attorney at law l Underground Furniture undergroundfurniture.com l Wahoo s Fish Taco wahoos.com l WaveHouse wavehouse.com Learn more about our advertisers online at pacificbeachmag.com. The Place To Go Today Bring in this ad and receive a Starbucks Gift Card* 2205 Morena Blvd. San Diego, CA *With test drive while supplies last. One per household. Must be 18 years of age or older. Expires 01/31/06. Great Selection. Great Service. Great People. Drivers wanted. 26 CC5410.indd 1 12/13/06 3:20:41 PM