Matthew Suárez 9:29 a.m., Dec. 19
From succulents to air plants, living holiday wreaths grow on you.
“There’s an ocean-themed wreath that uses starfish instead of poinsettias. It looks very cool.”
Annual high point for inner lumberjacks
You can choose and cut your own tree, or if you are not feeling your inner lumberjack, the farm will cut your tree for you.
Well-traveled stuffers Solana Beach This shop is a bargain-hunter’s paradise amid the fun (but pricey) shops of the Cedros Avenue Design District in Solana Beach. Stocking stuffers galore, and all with a touch of thoughtfulness ...
I have joined the clumsy throng: I have cracked my iPhone screen. “I got into this by learning to fix my own phone,” said Dakota Claussen of Quick Fix Tech Repair downtown (619-702-8071; quickfixtechrepair.com). “Then ...
“I’m a fan of subtle home decorating for the holidays,” offered pal Nancy. “Just not into plastic pilgrims and strobe-lit pumpkins. Thanksgiving in our home is pumpkins hollowed out and filled with succulents, tall clear ...
“I might make a lasagna that uses vegetables instead of pasta noodles.”
Tough judgment at the gummy bear taste-test table.
“Gummy bears have a magical light-capturing quality to them that makes people smile.”
“I can’t afford a pool,” lamented my friend Shawn. “So what?” I replied. “Grown-ups just want to lounge in the hot tub. And it’s less water, and it feels great on your back.” Jay Gavin, ...