Get writing, people! Nominations for San Diego Magazine’s Woman of the Year are due no later than July 15. This year’s theme is Women Who Move the City. We nominated La Jolla Cove Suites’ Owner and General Manager, Krista Baroudi, for this award last year. She claims it was “the biggest honor, because the nomination came from my staff.” She encourages others in the community to honor the many women she sees who make a difference in our city every day. Nomination details are here.
San Diego knows how to honor dads on Father’s Day. Here are 25 ideas for things to do over Father’s Day weekend. Be sure to confirm dates, times and availability before you head out. Happy Father’s Day!
- Catch a Padres game at PETCO Park
- Play a round of golf at Torrey Pines Golf Course
- Watch the San Diego Sea Lions Soccer Team
- Hike Torrey Pines State Reserve
- Father’s Day Brunch with Shamu
- San Diego Zoo Safari Park Father’s Day Buffet
- Explore San Diego coastal habitat at the Living Coast Discovery Center
- Explore our ocean habitat at Birch Aquarium in La Jolla
- See a Surf Dog Competition at Coronado Beach
- Visit the USS Midway or the Maritime Museum
- Tour the harbor on an America’s Cup racing yacht
- Father’s Day brunch cruise on a Hornblower Yacht
- Tour some local microbreweries
- Father’s Day at Donovans La Jolla
- Father’s Day Wine and Food Walking Tour of La Jolla
- Family Festival Day at the Spreckels Organ Pavilion in Balboa Park
- Take in a show at the La Jolla Playhouse
- Visit the San Diego County Fair
- San Diego Father’s Day Fest and Walk at Qualcomm Stadium
- Do the Philip Rivers 5K Walk & Fun Run at Liberty Station in Point Loma
- Go hang gliding or parasailing at the Torrey Pines Gliderport
- Take a surfing lesson at La Jolla Shores
- Rent a jet ski on Mission Bay
- Go sky diving
- Ride in a hot air balloon
Students from La Jolla’s Muirlands Middle School frolic in front of La Jolla Cove Suites at a picnic to celebrate the end of the school year. They enjoyed perfect summer weather, blue skies, and picturesque rolling surf. Today marks the last day of the school year for 132,000 students of the San Diego Unified School District, which includes La Jolla. These kids do have a problem, though: Where do they go on vacation when they could just stay and enjoy a summer in La Jolla? Have a great summer, kids!
La Jolla Cove Suites has two new additions to its family. Kittens Cleo II (named after our precious Cleo, the original hotel kitty) and Cornelius were rescued and adopted on Friday, June 7th, from the San Diego Humane Society. They are distractingly adorable, 8-week-old, grey tabbies. They certainly act like brother and sister, but are actually from two different litters. Currently hard at work exploring the Executive Office and the Sales office, their favorite activities are playing chase and hide and seek. Once they acclimate to their surroundings, they will be available to meet and greet our guests, so be sure to look for them.
La Jolla Cove Suites proudly hosted the project launch of Defensor Security’s GI-JOBS. It is a living documentary intended to promote the hiring of U.S. Veterans within the security industry. Defensor Security courts returning, aged and handicapped veterans for employment, due to their work ethic, reliability and discipline. Its GI-JOBS Project encourages other companies to do so, as well. Thank you, Defensor Security, for choosing us to kick off this important work. We can’t wait to see your program air.
La Jolla Cove Suites was the site of Sunday’s beautiful wedding ceremony and reception. The couple chose a clean, classic look of silver and white for their reception tables, each accented with brightly colored centerpieces for a pop of spring color. The centerpieces were ringed with a thick band of teal blue ribbon that smartly tied in the azure backdrop of ocean and sky, as well as the hotel’s signature color.
The wedding ceremony featured a photo booth from The Abbey Catering, as well as trunks full of photo props, and a photo album for guests to leave the second copy of their picture strip for the bride and groom. We’re sure the couple delighted in taking the album with them at the end of the night for an immediate glimpse of some of the wedding fun.
The couple affixed to the Solarium window a large shuangxi, the Chinese character for Double Happiness, which is used in Chinese weddings to symbolize love, happiness, luck and a harmonious life together. We at La Jolla Cove Suites certainly wish the two of you all of that and more! Thank you for celebrating your special day with us.
One thousand school children representing all ten La Jolla elementary schools dashed, relayed, threw softballs, broad jumped, and ran obstacle courses at the annual Junior Olympics last weekend. The Kiwanis Club of La Jolla sponsors and runs the community favorite each year. Members of the Armed Services honor the community with their assistance at the event. C&H Photo of La Jolla provides volunteer photographers who take action shots of each child and distribute them free of charge. La Jolla Cove Suites is a proud sponsor of La Jolla Elementary School, among other community organizations and events. This year that included sponsoring t-shirts for the Junior Olympics. (Can you spot our logo?) The perfect weather, well-orchestrated events, and spirit of friendly competition within our community made this year’s Junior Olympics the best one yet.
Congratulations to Kelly and Kevin, who were just married on Saturday at Cuvier Park, the cozy oceanfront site commonly referred to as “The Wedding Bowl” in La Jolla. Their intimate reception was held on the rooftop of La Jolla Cove Suites in perfect weather, and it featured a spectacular view of the La Jolla Cove, coastline and the dreamy, blue ocean. We wish the two of them a lifetime of health, wealth, happiness and love.