Best Buys

Sailing America

“Anyone who does happen to lose their lunch while sailing will get it back with a gift certificate to a restaurant just down the street.”

Capture your rain

Spooked by the water bill? Here’re solutions.

I have no idea how I ended up with a $600 water bill, but it spooked me to the point where I was hesitant to put in a garden this year. Then I saw my ...

Bloody marys and Roman showers for Ma’s day

“You’ve got to help me,” my brother William said sotto voce while glancing at his wife Beth across the room. “Mother’s Day is coming, and I’ve got nothing.” Little brother looked terrified. He’s a lousy ...

The three basics of proper piercing

“Each piercing needs to be its own special moment in your life.”

Are your piercings medical-implant grade?

Relieve itchy skin with olive oil and/or vinegar

Skin care for mummy.

“It depends on where the itch is and the age of the person.”

Get your dog supplies delivered

Way beyond animal rights.

“We have seven office dogs that eat the treats and play with toys all day.”

Olympic Games Party

Shaun White has nothing on Morph Man.

The invitations went out through Facebook. They included a photo of my man in a morphsuit: full-body stretchy spandex, red and white stripes over the face, stars down the right arm, the American flag. This ...

Photographs for Valentines' Day

The Bootylicious shoot is popular.

“Curves are in, and I am going to work on making those curves look delicious.”

San Diego's top spots for picnics

“The park offers a bird’s-eye view of downtown skyscrapers, planes lifting off from the airport, Mission Bay, the ocean...”

Walking San Diego

“It’s a bit of a mountain getaway feeling if you ignore the freeway noise.”

Walks around town, walks in the mountains, walks next to the freeway that make it easy to pretend you’ve gotten away from it all (if you ignore the sound of traffic).

Where to go zip-lining in San Diego (over rhinos!) and beyond

It’s a new year, and the Kelly family is looking for a new adventure. “Zip-line riding is on my bucket list,” offered my husband. “I’m on it,” I said. “Our flight-line Safari is pretty popular,” ...

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