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When you’re away, Coast Home Watch stays alert for you in La Jolla and San Diego areas

Coast Home Watch was created at the request of the real estate clients of Mary Ellen Morgan (pictured) who needed professional attention for their vacation and second homes while they were away. (Courtesy Photo)

After 27 years as a La Jolla Realtor, Mary Ellen Morgan decided to start a niche business that fits her skills and experience perfectly: Coast Home Watch, a service that monitors the homes of people with second homes and high-end rental properties while they’re away.

Aston Martin San Diego to open in August; offering luxury sports cars

The 2014 Aston Martin DB9 is only one of the many vehicles available at Aston Martin San Diego. (Courtesy Photo)

In August 2014, San Diego will become home to the epitome of class, elegance and automotive superiority with the opening of Aston Martin San Diego. Taking up residence at 7820 Balboa Ave., Aston Martin San Diego will offer more than most dealerships in the San Diego area. An outside waiting area complete with full patio and a fire pit with BBQ will help make future Aston Martin drivers feel comfortable and at home while talking with the friendly and knowledgeable sales staff.

Diamonds are forever investments, says Diamond Estate Jewelry Buyers of La Jolla

Diamond jewelry and watches are on display at Diamond Estate Jewelry Buyers in La Jolla. (Courtesy Photo)

While a new luxury car drops in value every year, investment-grade diamonds are forever and should hold a solid place in estate planning, said Carl Blackburn, owner of Diamond Estate Jewelry Buyers in La Jolla. “Investment-grade diamonds can be as small as 1 carat but extremely valuable due to their rarity (such as a natural fancy pink diamond) or they can be larger diamonds over 3 carats, where the rarity is due to the scarcity of these sizes. Investment-grade diamonds may go up 1- to 2-percent per year, depending on size, color and quality.”

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices hosts agents’ meeting at Copley estate in La Jolla


An invitation-only event — the meeting of the Networking and Advisory Council for Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties’ luxury offices in San Diego County — was held May 8 at Fox Hill, the former Copley Estate in La Jolla. More than 100 agents attended to learn from keynote speakers Cristie St. James and Markus Canter, Luxury Properties Directors, who discussed the methods and practices that have allowed them to consistently rank in the top 100 of the nation for their sales.

Just in time for Mother’s Day: La Jolla gift shop to host opening event Saturday

Hi Sweetheart owner Molly Cygan Rossettie displays some of the shop’s selections. The store will hold an official grand opening Saturday, May 10 and purchases will be 10 percent off that day.

Hi Sweetheart, Molly Cygan Rossettie’s new gift shop at 7920 Ivanhoe Ave. in the Village, may fast become La Jolla’s go-to place for whimsical gifts for everyone and every occasion.

‘Weight loss challenge’ participants win big at Orangetheory Fitness

Orange Theory brief: Orangetheory La Jolla’s previous weight loss challenge winner Mina Said (left) with Orangetheory owner Billy Borja and wife Lisa Borja. Courtesy

Orangetheory’s last six-week challenge ended in February, with La Jolla resident Mina Said walking away with $2,500

Spotlight on Local Business: Connect to a lifestyle of fitness at La Jolla’s Armone’s Core Connection


Armone Sullivan’s passion for Pilates led her from a small business in her converted garage to a 2,200-square- foot gym and Pilates studio on Girard Avenue in La Jolla in less than six years.

Everett Stunz still in La Jolla, opening store No. 2 at Westfield UTC Mall

Everett Stunz owners Nicki and Phil Coller. Courtesy

On May 1, Everett Stunz will expand to bring San Diego County with a second store in the newly upgraded Westfield UTC Mall. With ample parking and accessibility from numerous freeways, Everett Stunz in UTC will offer easy access to a rewarding shopping experience.

La Jolla Family Dentistry treats those with special needs and expert knowledge


Special needs dentistry patients are a focus for Jana Osmolinski, DDS, at La Jolla Family Dentistry. Jana, a trained dental anesthesiologist, and her husband and partner, Eric Osmolinski, DMD, have worked as a dental team in town since opening newly renovated Draper offices in August 2013.

Protect your assets with Farmers Insurance and guidance from La Jolla agent Nigel Mallett

Farmers Insurance agent Nigel Mallett is based in La Jolla. (Courtesy Photo)

Farmers Insurance protects far more than its clients’ homes and autos; it protects all their assets. “We do this by including liability coverage and umbrella coverage,” said La Jolla Farmers Insurance agent Nigel Mallett. “If we have a liability coverage of $500,000 on a car, we add an umbrella coverage of $1 million to $5 million or more, depending on the client’s net worth.”

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