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Enjoy this week's tips and recipe from
San Diego Home/Garden Lifestyles

Recipe from Dustin Beckner, chef de cuisine, Quality Social

Cucumber Gazpacho

Dustin Beckner’s cucumber gazpacho is a variation of the traditional chilled tomato gazpacho that you find served in restaurants during the hotter months. The soup is just as refreshing as the tomato version, but combines juicy, cooling cucumbers with a little bit of heat from the jalapeño, creaminess from the avocado and tartness from the tomatillos.


Garden/Outdoor tip from the Ace Hardware toolbox

Time to Paint

Warm weather months are a great time to treat the exterior of your home to a new coat of paint. It will give your home that coveted curb appeal and attractiveness, and also serve as a protective "shield" from the deteriorating effects of wind, water, sun and mildew. Following are some guidelines on how to freshen up the façade of your home.


Design tip from Lisa Hoyt, ASID

Creating a Timeless, Sophisticated Room

To create a timeless, sophisticated room that has a cozy, welcoming feeling, you need the knowledge of good design techniques combined with an eye for how to pull a room together. It takes the right color palette, correctly placed pictures, plants, pillows, throws, furniture arrangements, lighting and, of course, accessories. Don’t let that discourage you, though. Here are a few tips to help you on your way: 


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