Happy first day of spring equinox! Today marks the first day of spring, and where could be a better place to spend it then in beautiful Del Mar! Equinox an event occurs twice a year (in March and September), when day and night are the same length. It marks the turning point of the seasons, where now instead of the nights being longer, we are gradually gaining more hours of sunlight. Winter is officially over (although did we ever really have winter in southern California?), it is officially spring, and Del Mar has some perfect ways to celebrate!
1. Brighten Up Your Home!
Nothing says spring more than bright, fresh flowers, and Jolie Fleur in Del Mar is just the place to find them! Show that special someone your love with a beautiful bouquet, or surprise your friends and family with one of Jolie Fleur’s other beautiful creations! Spring is a fresh new start, so break out of your winter blues and begin this season off right with some fresh flowers to brighten up your home. Watch the flowers blossom and add brightness to your home!
2. Why Stop at your Home? Take Care of that Boring Wardrobe!
Winter is officially over, so it’s time to put away those neutral colored sweaters, boring black leggings, and jump into color! Embrace spring wholeheartedly with Annmarie D’ercole’s new spring line of fantastic, colorful pieces. Whether you’re looking for that perfect spring dress for a picnic or some bright statement jewelry for a night out, a stop into Annmarie D’ercole is a must!
3. Enjoy the Extra Hours and Get Active!
After what seemed like an eternity of the sun setting before 6pm, it’s finally changing! Take advantage of the extra hours of daylight and enjoy it! Del Mar is full of great trails such as Torrey Pines State Reserve and Seagrove Park, both overlooking the beautiful ocean and great views for endless fun in the sun! Whether you’re working toward that bikini body or enjoying a day out with your family and friends, Del Mar trails are perfect for everyone, and will not fail to get you excited for spring!
4. Not Much of an Outdoors-y Type?
You can still get bikini-bod ready this spring with the help of The Gym Del Mar! Beautifully located, The Gym Del Mar has all the amenities you need to start spring off right from yoga classes to spin class, to personal trainers, with their membership special of just $17.99 a month!
5. Don’t worry; of course Spring is for Relaxing too!
For some people, hiking for hours up hills in dirty sneakers isn’t the ideal springtime activity–no worries! Skip the dirt and rocks and head on over to Powerhouse Park! The vast green provides a perfect place for a picnic with loved ones, tanning with friends, or spending time with your kids on the playground. Whatever activity you like to do, overlooking the Pacific Ocean in the warm sunshine is always a nice bonus!
6. Make Something Fresh!
Try something new! Shimbashi Izakaya is hosting a sushi making experience! Bring your friends and loved ones for a fun night out to learn how to make some of their delicious signature rolls! Spring is a great time to make a fresh new start with new, delicious food, so you can have the restaurant-quality food in your own home!
7. Get Ahead!
Matching the “fresh start” theme of spring, why not take this time to get ahead and get organized? Easter Sunday is coming up on March 31st (how fast is 2013 moving?!) which means there will be a lot of family time coming up! Whether your entire family is flying in from all over the country, or it’s just mom and dad, the Del Mar restaurants are here to help you out! Pacifica Del Mar, The Brigantine, and L’Auberge have their Easter Sunday Specials, featuring their signature entrees and breakfast favorites while overlooking beautiful Del Mar!
8. Have a Pampering Day!
You have to feel good before you take on all of what spring has to offer! Spoil yourself a little at Del Mar Nails and Spa for a much-needed pedicure—it’s time for those flip-flops to come out from behind those boots! Then head over to Place360 Health + Spa to rejuvenate yourself with all the body treatments they have to offer! Spring has arrived and it’s giving way to the fresh, new you!
By Lauren Freund