Restaurant of the Moment: Peri-Peri


7845 Highlands Village Pl Suite C101

San Diego, CA 92129

(858) 538-2282



Peri-Peri is a South African restaurant with Portuguese influences tucked away in a shopping center in Torrey Highlands, off Camino Del Sur.

The decor is very nice and the whole place is quiet and clean. Even at dinner time, we had no problem getting a table and being served promptly.

For appetizer, we had the short rib which was very, very good if a little pricey for how small it was. It was more of a one-person appetizer, than for you two, but still delicious. Other starters that are worth a try are the prawn bisque and the prawns costa do sol.

For entrees we tried the boerewors and beef sosatie combo, which came with mashed potatoes and asparagus. We also tried the lamb burger. Both entrees were quite good, especially the lamb burger, which didn’t carry the “muttonish” taste that lamb sometimes can. Their other notable entrees include the peri-peri shrimp, lamb shank, and natal curry.

They also have a dessert menu that includes ice cream.

Service was good and attentive.

A nice restaurant that is worth a try in Torrey Highlands, especially if you are in the mood for something a little different.




Design Trends: Laminate Flooring

Laminate Flooring

Over the next few weeks, we will be exploring different types of flooring options for your home.

Laminate flooring has been gaining in popularity, especially as more and more brands are offering look-alike “hardwood floor” styles. These styles have all the look and color and shine of hardwood floors, without the cost and upkeep. Laminate flooring is an easy, inexpensive way to get the look of hardwood for less. It’s harder to scratch and damage, making it ideal for homes with pets, particularly large dogs, and children. Clean up is easy, just sweeping and mopping. It comes in a range of colors and styles, making it easy to incorporate into your home and complement your existing decor.

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Guide to San Diego Farmer’s Markets

San Diego is known for its local farmers markets and great, fresh produce. Wherever you live, you’re sure to find one in or near your community. Additionally, many other vendors attend the farmer’s markets selling everything from cheese to bread to pastries and cookies to salsa, fresh juice, hummus, and more. Some vendors even come to sell jewelry, clothing, and other goods. Not only are the farmer’s markets a great way to get some delicious food, it’s also a chance to buy local and catch up with friends and family in the community. San Diego Farmer’s Markets happen year round.


San Diego County Farm Bureau Main Page:


Carlsbad Village:

Wednesdays 3-7pm


Carmel Valley:

Thursdays 2:30-7pm


Del Mar:

Saturdays 1-4pm


Encinitas (Leucadia):

Wednesdays 4-8pm



Saturdays 9-1pm



Sundays 9-2pm


La Jolla:

Sundays 9-1pm


Little Italy:



North Park:

Thursdays 3-7pm


Ocean Beach:

Wednesdays 4-7pm



Thursdays 5-9pm


Pacific Beach:

Saturdays 8-12pm



Saturdays 8-11:30am


Rancho Bernardo:

Fridays 9-1pm


Rancho Santa Fe:

Sundays 9-1:30pm


San Marcos:

Sundays 10-2pm


Scripps Ranch:

Saturdays 9-1pm


Solana Beach:

Sundays 1-5pm



Best Hiking in San Diego

San Diego has some of the best day hikes in southern California. Whether you prefer coastal breezes, mountainous terrain, or the raw beauty of the desert, it’s easy to find a hike that fits your preferences and skill level.


Best Hiking San Diego


El Capitan Open Space: 14 miles roundtrip

This is a challenging hike with steep inclines and declines that lead you to beautiful panoramic views. The best time of the year for this hike is in the spring or late fall when temperatures are a bit cooler.


Torrey Pines State Reserve: 5.6 miles roundtrip

This is a moderate trail that leads to gorgeous views of the Pacific Ocean and is an amazing place to spot dolphins and whales. Any sunny day out of the year is great for this hike.



Cedar Creek Falls/The Devil’s Punchbowl: 5.2 miles roundtrip

Cedar Creek Falls is a challenging hike to a relaxing swimming hole. Bring lots of water, lunch, sunscreen, your swimsuit, and a $6 permit (good for up to 5 people) that you can buy online.



Lake Poway to Mt. Woodson: 8.6 miles roundtrip

This is a moderate hike that begins near the Poway dam and leads you up to the top of Mt. Woodson where you can see views spanning all of San Diego County from the famed Potato Chip rock. It’s best to go on cooler days or start early in the morning. You will also need to pay to park.



Sunset Cliffs: 3.7 miles roundtrip

Sunset Cliffs is an easy hike with breathtaking views and tons of wildlife. The best time to go is during the week because on the weekend it can get a little overcrowded.



Iron Mountain: 5.8 miles roundtrip

Iron Mountain is a moderate/challenging hike with beautiful scenery. This is another hike that is best done during the week to avoid crowds.



Cowles Mountain: 4.7 miles roundtrip

Cowles is a moderate, yet family and dog-friendly hike that leads to panoramic views from Tijuana to Camp Pendleton. This trail is very popular, but there are three different ways to approach the top to avoid the crowds.



North Lake Hodges: 14.8 miles roundtrip

This is an easy, but long trail that leads you to stunning views of the lake. This trail is horse and bike-friendly and can be enjoyed year-round!



Recently Sold: June 2014

This is just a selection of some of the fabulous properties we’ve sold and/or helped our clients buy at Coastal Premier Properties this month! If there is anything we can do to help you please let us know!








“Storybook charm exudes from this single story! Fantastic layout w/lots of light, remodeled kitchen & bathrooms, lovely fireplace & coffered ceiling in living room, neutral tones through-out and newer duel pane windows are just some of the interior features to be found. Outside enjoy elevated lot along with charming garden w/glorious plantings including fruit trees, two patios, one in back & one off the kitchen which is perfect to enjoy morning coffee or to put something on the grill. This one has it all! Sold for $689,000.”




Shore Dr.






“Location! Location! Location! If ever you’ve dreamt of falling asleep to the sound of ocean waves, this is your chance to make your dream come true! Set upon a corner lot just footsteps from Terramar’s private beach access, this ultimate beach bungalow features ocean and sunset views from your own front porch! Boasting an open floor plan with two bedrooms + office, two full bathrooms, a 6,100 square foot lot and located nearby to freeway, restaurants & shopping, this home is one of a kind! Sold for $1,560,000.”


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Murillo Lane






* Represented Buyer


“Immaculate condition! Cul-de-sac location, no houses behind – lots of privacy. High ceilings, tons of natural light! Landscaped large patio, & side yard. Upgrades incl: hardwood floor downstairs, granite c-tops, re- finished kitchen cab, SS app, designer blinds. Master upgraded: w/garden tub, dbl glass enclosed shower, dbl walk-in closet, dbl vanities. All bathrooms redone. Finished attic enclave. 2 community pools and parks. Sold for $715,000.”




Camino Alegre







*Represented Buyer


“Immaculate family home in the sought after comm. of Santa Fe Trails, very close to all 3 excellent schools. Great end of cul-de-sac location. Home is 3 bedrooms with bonus room, could be 4th bedroom. Large master suite with spacious bath and 17X14 retreat with fireplace. Sep. formal living & dining rooms. Family room w/fireplace off kit.&break nook. Lg. laundry room. Nice pool-sized yard with views, patio & built-in BBQ. 3 car garage w/plenty of pkg.Great convenient location close to everything! Hurry! Sold for $895,000




Rue D Antibes


(Del Mar)




*Represented Buyer


“This perfect family home features 3 bedrooms and 2 baths as well as gorgeous views spanning the pacific ocean. At 1,659 square feet, a spacious backyard and 2 parking spots, it is the perfect place to call home. Neighborhood features award winning schools and countless restaurants. Sold for $1,750,000







(Del Mar)




“Premiere One of a Kind! Located at the end of one of Del Mar’s private locations, this half acre plus lot sits majestically at the end of a cul-de-sac. Stunning expansive views of the Pacific are the backdrop for an approved compound of 10,024 s.f. showcase home. Three levels of multiple outdoor living areas, guest quarters and suites, expansive master suite quarters with offices, vanishing edge pool. Sold for 4,700,000


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*Represented buyer


“Contractors dream with ocean views! Single level home on a 9300 square foot lot with lots of possibilities. Being sold in “as is” condition. Wood deck 12×18 with great views near shopping centers and freeway. Sold for $650,000




San Dieguito Drive






*Represented Buyer


“This wonderful Encinitas Highland property contains a “one of a kind” custom home on a 9000 square foot lot west of I-5. The unique floorplan allows for complete flexibility of use. This light & bright home was updated in 2005 and has custom touches throughout. The lushly landscaped, oversized lot contains many varieties of fruit and flowering trees plus several arrays of Bamboo. There is a tiled wall fountain out the French Doors to the side deck. Sold for $1,205,000




Calle Emparrado Rd


(San Marcos)




*Represented Buyer


“Don’t miss this opportunity to own in the highly desirable area known as Santa Fe Hills. This lovely home has brand new paint, carpet and hardwood flooring. Fully fenced, and perfect for small family with private spa in the backyard. Walking distance to award winning Paloma Elementary School, parks and a community pool and sits on a quiet culdasac. Extremely clean and move in ready! Sold for $340,000


Gresham St


(San Diego)




*Represented Buyer


“Luxury Bayfront Condo with Southerly Views of SailBay from your Private Patio! Open Kitchen boasts granite countertops and stainless appliances. Big Master Bedroom w/ large walk-in closet. Lots of light from rear courtyard and front bayview. Washer/Dryer in condo, beautiful recessed lighting and dimmers. 2 secure underground spaces, steps to elevator. Move-in ready! Full access to Bay Scene ammenities: pool, spa, gym, community room, etc! Board/bike/boat storage available! Steps to white, sandy beaches. Sold for $854,000




Gettysburg Drive


(San Diego)




“Wonderful corner lot home in the heart of 4S Ranch** This well-maintained home boasts an open floor plan & plenty of natural light. Large, bright kitchen with breakfast bar. Beautifully hand painted mural accents, European styled ceramic tile, and plantation shutters. Spacious backyard includes elevated brick lined planters with palms, vines, & flowers. Step out of your front door & enjoy the community pool & playground. Short walk to Heritage Park & Del Norte High. Superb location! Sold for $565,000




Greenwillow Lane


(San Diego)




*Represented Buyer


“Entertainer’s Dream! Stunning 6 bedroom + bonus room, 5.5 bath home with formal living room & dining room, family room with door to southwest-facing yard with salt water pool/spa, slide & built-in BBQ with seating. Chefs will love kitchen with granite, S/S appliances & island. First floor also has office with built-ins + attached bath and a bedroom suite with full bath perfect for in-laws or nanny. Relax in oversized master bedroom & retreat with fireplace or in master bath with travertine tub & shower! Sold for $1,525,000


Russet Street


(San Diego)




*Represented Buyer


“Panoramic mountain and sunset view property in the gated community of Bernardo Point. No mello roos! Beautifully appointed home features 4 BR plus one optional BR downstairs (with full bath). This elegant home showcases vaulted ceilings and panoramic views. Upgrades include rich mahogany stained kitchen cabinets with granite countertops, wrought iron stairwell, plantation shutters, newer tile and carpet flooring. Sold for $830,000




Collwood Lane


(College Area)




“Charming single story that feels more like a home than condo. Interior features include: Wonderful layout with spacious rooms,3 bedrooms (3rd is being used as a den), 2 full baths w/master bath remodeled, A/C, 2 car garage & great interior location within the complex. Outside enjoy private courtyard patio, lush park like setting, plenty of guest parking. Community features 3 pools, spa, sauna and large rec room. Close to shopping, dining, freeways, and more! Sold for $345,000.”




New Grove


(Carmel Valley)




*Represented Buyer


“This wonderfully upgraded 3 bedroom 2.5 bath Townhome situated in Carmel Highlands Village features 1,636 sq ft of living space and an attached 2 car garage. Handcrafted maple hardwood flooring, carpeted stairs and tiled kitchen present a move-in ready north facing home in the Del Mar Heights school district. The enormous master bedroom has 2 closets, a walk-in closet and second smaller closet. Master bath has a tub and a shower, a separate toilet room, double sinks, large wall mirror and upgraded tile. Sold for $70,000.”










“Traditional sale and move in ready! This nicely upgraded 4 bedroom, 3 bath home features: Granite counters, dual sided heathy shaped fireplace, master suite with his and hers closets, backyard made for entertaining and rv parking! Truly a must see! Located in a wonderful neighborhood with low tax, no HOA and no Mello-roos! Pending for $535,000




Laurel Hill Lane


(San Diego)




“This gorgeous 3 bedroom, 3 bath, 2 car garage (not tandem!) townhome offers you all the benefits of living within walking distance of 4S Ranch while enjoying features such as designer paint, beautiful walnut laminate flooring and mountain views while relaxing on the main floor patio. The large sunny kitchen boasts tons of cupboards and counter space. Each bedroom has its own full bath. Alley-loaded garage. Views of mountains. Community amenities include pool, putting green, playgrounds. Pending for $425,000-455,000




Walton Heath Row


(San Diego)




“This was former model home site on 2nd tee. Beautiful western exposure and lots of visual space overlooking golf course. Extra large patio for entertaining and quiet enjoyment. Meticulously painted inside and new carpet makes this already upgraded home ready to enjoy. The kitchen is custom in every detail. Granite counters, stainless appliances, lots of space and high end sleek cabinetry and slide out drawers. You must see to appreciate. Master room is upstairs. Pending for $565,000




Via Tresca


(San Diego)




“Gorgeous, 3 bedrooms + den, 2.5 bath townhome, nestled in quiet Bellarado community of Torrey Highlands. Stunning, volume-ceiling living room with gas fireplace, built in entertainment unit. Brazilian teak hardwood flooring, gourmet kitchen with granite counters, stainless steel appliances. Light and spacious ensuite master with soaking tub. Custom paint, Berber carpet and upgraded features throughout! A must-see! Strolling distance to dining, shopping, Westview High School. Easy freeway access. Pending for $525,000-$550,000






(San Diego)




“Elegant former model home. Over $120K in gorgeous upgrades include travertine flooring, custom built-ins, open beams in family room, gourmet kitchen and much more. Luxurious master suite with new Trex balcony, soaking tub, dual-headed shower. Back yard is entertainer’s delight with built in BBQ, sparkling pool, waterfall feature and new retaining wall extending yard. Dual zone A/C, 3 car garage. Family friendly neighborhood; walk to Adobe Bluffs school. Minutes to shopping, restaurants, 56 freeway. Pending for $900,000-$959,000






(San Diego)




“Immaculate, quiet upstairs corner unit with 2 full master suites and beautiful views of greenbelt! Designer flooring/paint. Plantation shutters and upgraded lighting throughout. Gas fireplace; private balcony. Convenient indoor laundry, loads of closets. AC will keep you cool in summer. 2 car garage! No Mello Roos. “East Bluff” community offers use of pool, spas and fitness center. Just minutes to the beach, shopping and Del Mar. Easy access to 5. Pending for $439,000


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Kerry Lane


(San Diego)




“Gorgeous, professionally decorated 4 bedroom, 3 bath Torrey Del Mar home. Vaulted ceilings, crown molding, generous windows, manicured grounds. Sunny kitchen with large island and custom stainless steel appliances. Built-in media unit and gas fireplace in family room. Master Suite with romantic sitting area, Jacuzzi tub and enormous walk-through closet. $130K in designer upgrades. Very private back yard with fountain and built-in bbq. Short stroll to park. PUSD; easy freeway access. Sold for $865,000




Seachase Street


(San Diego)




“GORGEOUS remodeled Huntington Heights Plan 3 with over 11,000 sq. ft. flat lot with great natural light and privacy. Looks like a model home. Wood floors throughout entire home, brand new designer kitchen and SS appliances, antique lighting & remodeled bathrooms. Pool is gated and on large side yard with grass area. Separate backyard has patio and fire pit. Home is elevated with southeast views. Residence has 6 bedrooms or optional office/playroom. Sellers’s improvements are over $150,000 in past 12 months. Pending $1,599,000-1,625,000




Fireworks Viewing Guide For San Diego

Where to view the fireworks across North County San Diego for this year’s Independence Day celebration!


Firework Displays


San Diego County Fair’s 4th of July Celebration

Location: Del Mar Fairgrounds

2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd, Del Mar

Time: 9:30 Am, Fireworks start at 9:00 pm

Start with an opening ceremony at 9:30 am, enjoy the fair all day and then watch the Hometown Heroes Parade at 7:00pm as well as a concert featuring the Navy Band Southwest with a spectacular fireworks show!


Red, White and Boom!

Location: Legoland California

One Legoland Drive, Carlsbad

Time: Fireworks begin at 8:30 pm

Spend a day with the family at Legoland while exploring over 60 rides, shows and attractions as well as burlap races and water balloon tosses! Stay until nighttime and you will experience an awe inspiring fireworks display.


Oceanside Fireworks Show

Location: El Corazon Site at Rancho Del Oro Road

Date: July 3rd, 2013

Time: 6:00 to 10:00 pm

Experience Oceanside Fireworks, amazing food trucks and patriotic music by El Camino High School and Oceanside High School Bands.


Camp Pendleton Beach Bash

Location: Del Mar Beach on Camp Pendleton

Date: July 4th, 2014

Military members and their families can enjoy fireworks, live bands, a video tribute, sun and surf at this all day beach bash!


La Jolla Cove 4th of July

Location: Ellen Browning Scripps Park

1180 Coast Blvd, La Jolla

Spend the day at the beautiful beaches of La Jolla and relax while viewing a spectacular fireworks display with family and friends.


No Firework Celebrations


Rancho Santa Fe’s 33rd Annual 4th of July Parade and Picnic

Location: 16948 Avenida De Acacias, Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92091

Time: 1:00 PM

Enjoy a festive parade followed by a concert featuring the Coastal Communities Concert Band.  (There are no fireworks at this celebration)


Scripps Ranch 4th of July Parade and Festival

Location: Scripps Ranch Hoyt Park

10158 Aviary Drive, San Diego

Time: 10:00 am-1:00 pm

After the community parade, celebrate with food, music and games! (There are no fireworks at this celebration)


Carlsbad TGIF in the Park

Location: Stagecoach Park

3420 Camino De Lo Coches, Carlsbad

Time: 6:00 pm-8:00 pm

Bring a blanket and listen to some patriotic tunes with the whole family! (There are no fireworks at this celebration)

Design Trends: Southwest

As a design trend, styling homes using artifacts and replicas of Native American and southwestern items has always been a popular choice in the southwest and parts of the west. However, in recent years, this design trend has grown in popularity. Southern California has many spanish-style and adobe homes and if you take your decorating cues from your home’s exterior, the southwestern design trend might fit your home well. This design trend is most distinguished by its use of earthtone browns, reds, and turquoise blues, cow hide, “tribal” geometric patterns, woven blankets, and rustic wood furniture.

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