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October 2014 Calendar of Events in San Diego County

There’s so much to do in San Diego everyday – but October is one of our favorite months because of all the awesome events around town!

October 3 – 5: La Mesa Ocktoberfest
Spring Street and La Mesa Blvd. Check out http://www.lmvma.com/seasonalevents/oktoberfest.aspx

October 3 – 5: MCAS Miramar Air Show
Marine Corps Air Station Miramar
http://www.Miramarairshow.com

October 4: Pacific BeachFestPacific Breach Boardwalk between Diamond Street and Thomas Street
http://www.Pacificbeachfest.org/pbfest/index.htm

October 4: Oktoberfest – A Harvest Celebration 421 Aqua Lane
http://www.ramonachamber.com/events/oktoberfest-a-harvest-celebration

October 4: Carlsbad Oktoberfest
Chestnut Avenue and Pio Pico Drive
http://www.rotaryoktoberfest.org

October 4: Happy Hatching Day
1000 Gunpowder Point Drive
http://www.thelivingcoast.org

October 4 – 5: Art & Craft Show Old Town San Diego
2415 San Diego Avenue
http://www.oldtownartfestival.com

October 4 – 5: Julian Apple Days Festival
1150 Julian Orchards Drive
http://www.julianappledays.com

October 5: 2014 Taste and Art Stroll in Del Mar
Downtown Del Mar
http://www.Taste.delmarmainstreet.com

October 10 – 11: Ocean Beach Oktoberfest
Newport Avenue and Abbott Street
http://www.oboktoberfest.com

October 11 – 12: La Jolla Art and Wine Festival
Girard Avenue and Prospect Street
http://www.ljawf.org

October 12: Little Italy FESTA!
2210 Columbia Street
http://www.littleitarlysd.com/events/little-italy-festa

October 12: Celebrate the Craft
11480 North Torrey Pines Rd.
http://www.celebratethecraft.com

October 19: Escondido Fall Street Faire
Grande Avenue, between Center City Pkwy and Ivy
http://www.kennedyfaires.com/escondido

October 24 – 26: Annual Borrego Days Desert Festival
Christimas Circle Park
http://www.borregodays.com

October 25: The Blvd Boo Parade
59th Street and El Cajon Blvd.
http://www.collegeareabid.com/boo/index/htm

October 25: Hallo-wine and Spirits Party
El Paseo
http://www.goldcartparade.com

October 26: Dia de los Muertos, Oceanside
4050 Mission Avenue
http://www.mslrdiadelosmuertos.com

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Discover La Jolla

La Jolla, also known as the jewel of San Diego, is a beautiful beach front city just a few minutes north of Downtown San Diego! From world-class shopping to one-of-a-kind dining, the sunshine sparkles year-round.

There’s always something going on in La Jolla. Whether it’s live entertainment at the La Valencia Hotel, or the PGA Golf tournament in Torrey Pines, or going to see the sea lions at the cove, there is always something to do when visiting La Jolla.

With five beaches to choose from, make La Jolla your one-stop shop for beachgoers. Visit Windansea Beach, where you can check out underwater reefs and fierce waves. This is a very secluded part of the beach, where admirers can watch experience surfers, or have a romantic picnic on the beach. Windansea Beach is located at the end of Nautilus Street.  For the kids, check out La Jolla Children’s Pool, with harbor seals! La Jolla Cove is always a fan-favorite for swimming, snorkeling and diving! La Jolla Shores is a long beach with soft sand, clean water, and gentle waves. Ideal for families, sunbathers, and beginner surfers.  Finally, there is controversial Black’s Beach located just north of the Scripps Pier. The north portion of the beach is clothing-optional. For the avid-hiker, check out Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve and the La Jolla Walking Trail, with some of the best-hiking trails in all of San Diego.

La Jolla has over 25 eateries, serving anything from classic American, to seafood, to Mexican food and more!  And when you’re done eating, check out the shopping experience, that is “as unique as you.” La Jolla shopping attracts anyone, from bargain hunters to celebrities that have been known to shop the strip. Some of the most luxurious brands are located in La Jolla, along with everyday values. The best part about it is that you can browse with ease around a beautiful seaside village rather than a crowded and noisy mall.

And for San Diegans that are looking to go on a “Stay-cation”, there are a number of elegant coastal hotels to choose from.

For more information on La Jolla sites and attractions, as well as entertainment, check out www.lajollabythesea.com!

 

 

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Famous Homes in the USA

We’ve all seen those homes that make us do a double-take when passing by. We’re mesmorized by their vast beauty, the marble pillars, and the giant lion statues in the driveway.
Here’s a list of some of the most unique homes that truly stand out—one if our very own San Diego backyard!

 

Guitar Home:

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From the street, this house might look like any ordinary Georgia ranch style home. But from above, it’s in the shape of a guitar, complete with electrical wires to mimic strings.

Shoe Home:

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Located in Pennsylvania, this 1948 landmark home, built by shoe store tycoon Mahlon Haines built this home as a marketing gimmick. The home features a stained-glass portrait of the owner himself.

Rotating Home:

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This “rotating home” right in the heart of Mt. Helix generates 80% of it’s own power using solar panels and a floodable roof. The house can be rotate in either direction while still being connected to all of it’s utilities and has two turntables in the garage so that cars never have to back out. The house even has it’s own website, http://www.rotatinghome.com!

Skinny Home:

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Built in 1890, this house in Boston’s North end is just over 10 feet wide. The front door is positioned in the side ally and was allegedly built to obscure a neighboring houses view.

Airplane Home:

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This retired Boeing 727 sits on a wooded lot in Hillsboro, Oregon. The aircraft provides 1,066 square feet of living space.

White House:

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Inspired by an Atlanta home builder in 2001, this Atalnta White House is a replica of the famous Washington D.C White House, with 16,500 square feet of space, 36 rooms, and an Oval Office.

 

Have your own unique home? Send us a photo and we’ll share it on our blog!

Your Local Real Estate Expert,

Stephen Nissou

San Diego Museum Month

Museum Month February kicks off San Diego Museum Month with half-off admission to over 40 museums. Explore a variety of art, culture, and science-oriented exhibits. The event begins February 1st and runs through the end of the month.

Some of the museums participating in the event are the Birch Aquarium at Scripps, California Surf Museum, Coronado Museum of History and Art, La Jolla Historical Society, San Diego Air and Space Museum, San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego Natural History Museum, and the USS Midway Museum.

For more information on the event check out www.SanDiego.org!

Your Local Realtor,

Stephen Nissou