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San Diego Magazine's Best of North County Party 2014

While I've been spending a lot more time "down south" these days, you know I'm a North County (San Diego) girl at heart. The beaches, the stores... and our new and evolving foodie scene has me falling in love with my all over again. That's why I love anything that showcases and celebrates my little area of the world - like San Diego Magazine's Best of North County Party!

This year, the 4th annual Best of North County Party will be held on April 25, 2014 at the Park Hyatt Aviara in Carlsbad. This vibrant event celebrates the April 2014 Best of North County feature as well as the region’s top chefs, featuring some of the best restaurants, breweries, wineries and live entertainment in the city.


This year’s event sponsors and partners are: Park Hyatt Aviara, Jackson Design & Remodeling, Audi, Valley View Casino & Hotel, Welk Resorts, Bella D’ora Spa & Salon, Stella Artois, Pandora Internet Radio, KIND Healthy Snacks, Yelp North County, NBC 7 San Diego, San Diego 6 Degrees, San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival and
Some other key exhibitors include:
» Aloha Sunday
» Baja Body Athletic Club
» Bernardo Winery
» Bonaventour Indoor Cycling and Yoga Studio
» California Fruit Wine Co.
» Culture Brewing Co.
» DJ Daniel Peterson
» FitWall La Jolla
» Mother Earth Brew Co
» Mobile Photo Booth
» Oceanside Ale Works
» On The Tracks Brewery
» Prohibition Brewing Company
» Rip Current Brewing
» Rita's Carlsbad
» Rubio's
» San Diego Brewers Guild
» Searsucker Del Mar
» Solterra Winery
» St Petersburg Vodka
» Stella Artois Cidre
» VG Donut and Bakery
» White Labs
To purchase tickets or learn more information about San Diego Magazine’s Best of North County Party, please visit

Want $10 off? Use code HIPMAMAB when buying your tickets!

Cheers and see you soon!




HipMamaB San Diego: Fun Things in San Diego this weekend! 

If you live in San Diego, you know our big secret. Summer doesn't really start here until September. That's when the tourists go home, the amusement parks and beaches empty out, and our weather finally gets hot.

But that doesn't mean we don't entertain BIG during the "official" summer months. This weekend is shaping up to be a HUGE weekend for America's Finest City. And while I'll be "feeling 22" at the TSwizzle concert in LA, the rest of you all will be partying hard. 

San Diego Magazine Best of Party:

This Friday, August 23rd join San Diego Magazine as they celebrate the best of our town with the 2013 Best of party. Food, wine, music... this party is a blast. Back in Liberty Station, the 6th annual party is sure to be an amazing time. But HURRY, tickets are almost sold out!!

But if you use promo code HIPMAMAB you can get $10 off each ticket!

 Check out all the fun from last year's event here:


 Last Weekend to see In The Heights starring Jai Rodriguez

If you are looking to add a little music and culture to your weekend, head down to the Lyceum Theatre in Horton Plaza for the final weekend The San Diego Repertory Theatre's production of the Tony Award®-winning musical In The Heights. Set on the streets of the New York neighborhood of Washington Heights, this play is fun musical that follows the lives of the people that work, and live, in this one area of the big city. 

And yes - that is Jai from Queer Eye for the Straight Guy rapping and dancing! I saw the play a few weeks ago and loved the music and the dancing. 

World's Largest "InstaMeet" at the Del Mar Races on Sunday

If you are on Instagram, then be prepared to have your stream flooded with pictures of pin-up girls, Delmargaritas and Ponies this Sunday as Del Mar attempts to go for the title of "World's Largest InstaMeet."

Every year the "Haute as Ever" team puts together an amazing event for techies in San Diego and this year is no different. 

Music Art Life and Instagramers San Diego are hosting this FREE event to celebrate the history of the Del Mar Racetrack. The event's theme derives from the 1940's Pinup Era, complete with a hair styling station available for patrons who would like to get their hair styled for the event, as well as fun Pin-up girls for photo opportunities!

Yes - all you need to do to get FREE admission is to RSVP. While I won't be there this year, I'm looking forward to following all the craziness on the #hauteasever13 tag. 

So. What are YOU doing this weekend? 


HipMamaB San Diego: San Diego Magazine's Best of North County Party


Hey all you fabulous North County People - where will you be Friday, April 26th?

I'm going to be at the Park Hyatt Aviara sipping and sampling some of the best food and drinks our corner of the world has to offer! Want to join me? 

Buy yout tickets now and save $10 when you enter PROMO CODE: HIPMAMAB

Event Information

Special appearances by the region’s top chefs, wine and food tastings from leading dining destinations and unexpected entertainment elements make for an unforgettable evening. Supports Fresh Start Surgical Gifts.

Park Hyatt Aviara
7100 Aviara Resort Drive, Carlsbad
April 26, 2013

6:30 - 9:30PM


*sponsored post: for posting this I received free tickets to this event. 


HipMamaB San Diego: Get $10 off SD Magazine's Best of San Diego Party!

Ahhh San Diego.... Before I get too deep in rehashing the amazing time I had in New York City, I'm first going to tell you all about my home town, America's FINEST city. 

Those of us who live here do so because we truly LOVE this city. From Chula Vista to Carlsbad to everything in between, this town takes our breath away with its views, weather, food and general laid-back vibe.

This August, San Diego Magazine is celebrating all that we love about our city with its annual "Best Of" issue. But instead of just talking about it, on Friday August 17th they are bringing some of these highlights together for the annual Best of San Diego party

This year’s party will feature 80+ restaurants from the June "Best Restaurants" issue and August "Best of San Diego" issue. Along with delicious eats, you will also find 20 breweries, 15 wineries, some of the best live entertainment in the city. Additionally, a portion of ticket sales will go towardsThe New Children’s Museum. The big bash will be held at Liberty Station, known to locals as the former Naval Training Center.

“This is our biggest and most anticipated party of the year,” says Jim Fitzpatrick, CEO and Publisher of San Diego Magazine, “With so much to celebrate in San Diego, this will be the ultimate way to sample the best food, beer, wine and local entertainment in the city.”

Personally, I can't wait for this party. And since I really want to share a Stone beer or Bardot ice cream bar with you - I have a promo code to save you $10 off your ticket. 

Buy today and SAVE $10 off your ticket when you use the code:  HIPMAMAB

See you there!


*please note the event is 21+

*disclosure: I received tickets to this event in exchange for writing this post