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Passion for Pinot drives new Wine Factor shop

Wine Factor owners Pat and Bev hurley Courtesy

Pinot noir aficionados now have a specialty wine shop to call their own: Wine Factor, the brainstorm of Pat and Bev Hurley. The Hurleys’ passion for pinot noir inspired them to become Internet wine retailers three years ago.

Clean, contemporary design fills showrooms at Hold It Home

Hold It Contemporary Home offers the latest modern designs in home, office or business furniture and décor items. Courtesy

Hold It Contemporary Home has long been regarded as Southern California’s source for modern home furnishings. Owner Mike McAllister shared his insights and expertise on the latest in home décor.

Treating illness at the source is the goal of Pacific Pearl physicians in La Jolla


Dr. Mimi Guarneri, founder of Pacific Pearl on La Jolla Boulevard, likes to get to the underlying cause of every patient’s medical problem before prescribing treatment. That integrative approach to medicine creates many positive results for patients ready to commit to lifestyle change. Guarneri said she sees patients come off blood pressure and diabetes medications, and people experiencing a 91-percent reduction in angina.

Revolution Fitness in La Jolla offers custom conditioning program to help people get-and-stay in shape

Ernie Macmanus: Before and after his personalized fitness regime at Revolution Fitness in La Jolla (Courtesy Photos)

Losing weight and getting in shape can be challenging, especially as you get older. Changing a lifetime of habits takes time, practice and support. That’s why so many people — successful in so many other areas in their lives — may fail to achieve the results they’re truly seeking. We all have memories have starting fad diets, taking magic supplements and buy exercise gadgets that did very little to help us achieve our goals.

Coldwell Banker Residential acquires Middleton & Associates Real Estate in La Jolla

Jamie Duran, president of Coldwell Banker’s Orange County, Desert Resorts and Greater San Diego companies; Justin DeCesare, CEO of Peter Middleton & Associates; Peter Middleton; Jeff Nunn, Coldwell Banker La Jolla branch manager; and Marty Conrad, Coldwell Banker San Diego regional vice president (Courtesy Photo)

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Southern California has acquired the assets of Middleton Team Inc. in La Jolla, which does business as Middleton & Associates, a boutique luxury real estate brokerage.

New workout and exercise center invites La Jollans to get into ‘The Zone’

Members can have one-on-one fitness advice or participate in group sessions.

The Zone Training Center’s mission is to provide members with the only workout they’ll ever need, said owner Ned Myan. New clients will receive a fitness analysis where their goals and aspirations are determined.

Home Furnishings: Bold accents spark subdued shades at Nativa Interiors in La Jolla and Solana Beach

Nativa is now showing ‘The Limousine,’ a dove-gray leather sectional by Italian furniture maker Gamma with coastal color accessories. (Courtesy Photo)

Bold accents are punching up neutral shades in decor this year at Nativa Interiors, said senior designer Lori Bertran, A.S.I.D. “Contemporary furniture designs have moved away from darker browns in favor of grays, taupe and honey tones that can be sparked with turquoise, plum, greens and yellow accessories,” she said. “Even traditional furniture is trending away from the darkest browns, like espresso, to a tobacco-like medium brown.”

La Vita Pharmacy for personalized medicine at its best; serving La Jolla and San Diego County

co-founders of La Vita Pharmacy, Debra hubers and christine Givant, r.Ph. Courtesy

Whether it’s an infant requiring a modified dose or a patient with gluten intolerance, La Vita Pharmacy is ready to serve their personalized medicine needs.

Veterinarian has advice for summer pet care in La Jolla and San Diego

Dr. Julie Breher of of La Jolla Veterinary Hospital with her dog, Clyde. (Courtesy Photo)

Pet owners preparing cats and dogs for a safe, healthy summer should focus on three key concerns: parasites, trauma and overheating, said Julie Breher, DVM, MVPM, owner of La Jolla Veterinary Hospital.

Push your limits with Pilates Plus in La Jolla

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La Jolla’s Pilates Plus invites new clients to get ready for a fit summer with Father’s Day private class specials and the arrival of the latest Pilates workout machines.

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