By Allison Mitchell By Allison Mitchell | June 28, 2021 | Home & Real Estate Food & Drink Lifestyle
San Diego’s social scene is ablaze once again. Here’s what we’re up to and loving now.
LIGHT IT UP The future of exercise has arrived at Westfield UTC with the debut of The LIT LAB, the first retail store for L.A.-based fitness company LIT Method, whose portfolio includes SoulCycle, Alo Yoga and Peloton, among others. Guests can visit the store to test out the new LIT Strength Machine, a first-of-its-kind multifunctional rower, during a private 30-minute session. From there, LIT’s deft team will create a custom program utilizing the LIT Method app for the ultimate at-home workout experience. litmethod.com
Brighten up your lenses with Warby Parker’s colorful eyewear chains.
THE EYES HAVE IT Fashion-forward eyewear favorite Warby Parker has opened its second San Diego store at Fashion Valley. The shiny new space offers its full range of optical and sun eyewear—don’t miss its New Classics collection—plus its debut line of daily contact lenses, Scout by Warby Parker. The San Diego expansion is a personal one—co-founder Dave Gilboa was born in America’s Finest City. Beyond glasses, the company has also released its most vibrant book to date, The Alphabet of Art, which highlights the eye-catching creatives with whom the brand has collaborated over the last decade. Now that’s worth seeing! warbyparker.com
John Levan, Laura Johnson and Luke Mahoney
FORE THOUGHTS It’s tee time at The Loma Club at Liberty Station, where its storied nine-hole walking course is getting a high-end upgrade with the debut of Tappers Mini Golf & Cocktails, a new 18-hole mini course teamed with brand-new looks at its 3,200-square-foot clubhouse and patio space. Expect comfort fare and top-notch cocktails—a claim you can bet on as You & Yours Distilling Co. founders Laura Johnson and Luke Mahoney have teamed up with Tappers co-operators John Levan and Oliver Mahoney on the project. Let the games begin! thelomaclub.com
WALK THIS WAY Paint the town at Ingram Plaza Aug. 7 and 8 as the annual ArtWalk at Liberty Station returns for its 16th year. Browse works that span mediums from painting and sculpture to glasswork and photography. “We are thrilled to see events beginning to resume in San Diego, and ArtWalk is the perfect way to celebrate this return and bring some much-needed color and art into people’s lives,” says Curt Brooker, director of ArtWalk San Diego. “As we ring in our 16th year, ArtWalk at Liberty Station will showcase our most diverse range of artists from across all mediums of art, traveling from the United States, Mexico and beyond.” Explore the 100,000-square-foot space while giving back to ArtWalk nonprofit partner ArtReach San Diego and its mission to share the visual arts with students kindergarten through eighth grade. artwalksandiego.org/libertystation
FOREVER YOUNG San Diego’s newest gem from CH Projects is shining bright in the East Village. Meet Young Blood, a cocktail-driven, 16-seat concept that’s reached by entering Neighborhood restaurant, then passing through the storied Noble Experiment bar. The intimate space, wrought with glamour and decadent details, is the pinnacle of what the CH team—including Anthony Schmidt, Sam Ross and Arsalun Tafazoli—has learned over its illustrious tenure. Expect an immersive imbibing experience featuring ever-evolving and rotating beverage options. “We put an irrational level of detail into this project,” says Tafazoli. “To think of where we started and where we are, on a personal level it’s rewarding that we’ve been so supported by the San Diego community and beyond. I’m hoping there are enough weirdos like us who will appreciate it.” We’ll raise a glass to that. consortiumholdings.com
MOVE IN Call Downtown San Diego home at Diega by Bosa, a new luxury high-rise community that now stands as the area’s tallest residential building with two towers featuring 20 and 41 floors, respectively. Premium designer studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments, plus penthouses, come equipped with stainless steel appliances, quartz countertops, wood-style plank flooring and primo views of the city. Its 617 residences also include access to fitness and yoga studios, a rooftop pool, a dedicated pet retreat, a social lounge and on-site retail offerings. Its concierge service, Hello Alfred, also gives tenants an easy way to score event tickets, dinner reservations, car ride services and much more. Welcome to the good life. diegabybosa.com
Photography by: Courtesy of brands; Arlene Ibarra; Zack Benson; Paul Nestor