Excellent views? Check. Within walking distance of Oceanside Pier? Check. Your new home at The ViewPointe awaits. Enjoy your own private rooftop deck, complete with stunning views of the Pacific, nestled within the heart of San Diego’s North County region.
Oceanside beckons outside your door. A brief walk takes you to Oceanside Museum of Art or the California Surf Museum. At OMA, take in the artistic interpretations of the ordinary as expressed by Marjorie Nodelman, the self-proclaimed “first punk artist” who helped create the San Diego art scene. Check out the history of both surfboards and skateboards at the California Surf Museum or gawk in awe at the tiger-shark bite marks left in surfer and inspirational speaker Bethany Hamilton’s surfboard, in an exhibit dedicated to her life-changing experience. Explore more of the blossoming art scene during the ever-changing First Friday Art Walk. Each month, different venues host artists, art showings, and live music in downtown Oceanside.
Enjoy dinner at Masters Kitchen and Cocktail, housed in a 1930s-era garage that once served as a dragster repair shop. Sample from dishes such as duck confit macaroni and cheese or the acclaimed garlic kale that made it onto Zagat’s “10 Best San Diego Dishes” list of 2015. Dive into the craft beer scene at Bagby Beer Company, founded by award-winning brewer Jeff Bagby. Dubbed by San Diego Reader a “craft beer mecca,” the bar and brewery offers an impressive array of draught beers, including 15 to 20 ever-changing selections created in-house. Bagby offers plenty of pub fare as well, including burgers, baja fish tacos, and pork belly sliders. The outdoor garden areas are dog-friendly, so you can stop in while taking your best four-legged friend for a healthy stroll.
The ideal home is one in close proximity to all of the places you visit regularly, and your new home at The Emerson is in the heart of it all in Emeryville. Additionally, each condominium for sale has stainless steel kitchen appliances, a washer and dryer, plus quartz countertops in the kitchen and bathroom. A communal rooftop deck offers stunning views of San Francisco Bay, plus a grilling area, fire pit, and even an outdoor television. What’s not to love?
NOBE—the (North Oakland, Berkeley, Emeryville) neighborhood surrounding your home—has a lot to offer, whether you’re in the mood for biking, paddleboarding, or perusing restaurant menus several nights a week. The San Francisco Bay Trail offers 500 miles of bike paths, easily accessible from your condo. Ride toward the bay and keep heading north for a scenic trek through all 8.5 miles of McLaughlin Eastshore State Park, taking in the view of shoreline, birds, and boats the entire time. Or, if you’re ready to spend a little time on the water, visit KGB Kiteboarding at Emeryville Marina for kiteboarding or stand-up paddleboard (SUP) lessons.
Invite a few guests to dinner at Trader Vic’s or 44 Restaurant, Bar & Lounge. Trader Vic’s offers beautiful views of Emeryville Marina and the bay to go along with its global cuisine. Share a small plate of edamame ricotta ravioli or kung pao chicken wings; then sample from the menu’s many dinner options, such as Malayan beef or macadamia-coated mahi mahi.
Imagine the ideal Chicago home, just a short distance from great shopping and dining destinations, an amazing library, and the wow-worthy views of the Lakefront Trail. This dream can be yours, via one of the new luxury condos at Two West Delaware in the iconic Gold Coast neighborhood.
The homes at Two West Delaware offer residents an outdoor pool, hot tub, and grilling area for a bit of relaxation beyond four walls. The building also has its own dog run, a well-equipped fitness center, dry cleaning services, and great views of Downtown Chi-Town.
With its abundance of upscale boutiques, the Gold Coast is a veritable shopper’s paradise. Oak Street embraces the ultimate blend of international, national, and local luxury shops, all designed for those with refined tastes. Brunello Cucinelli features chic shoes and apparel for men and women, great for those days when you want to dress like a model in a magazine. Visit Razny Jewelers for the ultimate upscale Rolex and Patek Philippe timepieces. Or trek over to Tod’s for Italian leather boat shoes, driving shoes, jackets, and handbags.
Spend a pensive afternoon exploring the beyond-amazing historical collections at Newberry Library. Read original Medieval music manuscripts, peruse maps dating back as far as the 1500s or study historically significant documents and texts, such as Thomas Jefferson’s personal copy of Lewis and Clark’s expedition journal. Newberry also houses a bookstore dedicated to all things “Chicago.”
On your way back from your walk to the library, make a peaceful stop in Washington Square Park to take in the stunning view of the fountain and the assortment of flowers blanketing the area.
Imagine a secluded, luxurious space within the heart of the city, complete with all the amenities you desire and an ample amount of green space. New homes for sale at Jardim in West Chelsea offer all of this and more, with a 24-hour attended lobby, bicycle storage, saunas, and a fitness studio, to name just a few of the perks. Bathrooms in every unit feature marble walls, floors, and vanity tops, plus carved limestone sinks designed by Jardim architect Isay Weinfeld. Every unit also has massive pocket windows that tuck into the walls for complete integration with the outdoors—the perfect way to take in a pleasantly warm day.
Venture beyond your home with a walk along the High Line, the amazing elevated green space/walkway made atop reclaimed railroad trestles. Numerous access points make it easy to visit your favorite dining and shopping destinations along the way.
Visit Argentinian restaurant Porteno for grilled salmon with butternut squash, braised short ribs, or a grilled skirt steak, paired with your favorite French or Argentinian wine. Savor Swiss flavors in the garden dining area at Trestle on Tenth, sampling from trout, herring, or duck necks. Experience the restaurant’s twist on french fries, served with mustard mayonnaise and dusted with paprika.
Spend a pensive afternoon perusing the books at Printed Matter, Inc., an independent nonprofit bookstore touted as a New York Magazine Critics’ Pick. Treat your littlest loved ones to a new outfit and toy or two at My Little Sunshine, which also offers kids’ haircuts on select days.
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