North Pole Arbor Artisans Open House + Art Sale in So. Pasadena

New pics are up! I was invited to make sweets by Jewelry by Monica Lauren for a holiday event last weekend. Check out her beautiful pieces. The open house and sale donates a portion of their proceeds to community needs. The event was hosted at a grand old craftsman home in South Pasadena. Each artist was featured in a different room of the home. My decorated Texas chocolate sheet cake bites  were hosted outside. The event started at noon and people immediately began rambling through the home speaking to artisans about their wares and purchasing on the spot. Many vendors sold via the Square market and made sales on mobile devices. You can tell from the pictures this is a bunch of incredibly talented artists. I made fresh chocolate mini cake bites some were decorated with chopped pecans others with crystallized iceberg rose petals. The best part is the buttery fudge frosting on the top.

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The Upham Group and Paradise Village will present a FREE interesting and informative event to help seniors understand how to evaluate their assets and plan for successful senior living. The event will be held at the beautiful Humphrey’s Half Moon Inn and Suites on Shelter Island. Appetizers, hosted beverages and there will be valuable door prizes!

• Real Estate – Selling vs Renting in Today’s Market

Presenter: Valerie Upham, Pacific Sotheby’s Int’l Realty

First Model Home of Inspiration Heights | San Diego Uptown News

A historical look at one of the oldest subdivisions in San Diego.
By Ronald V. May


The story of the Henry H. Nelson Speculation House at 1955 Sunset Blvd. and many other creations by Melhorn, Wahrenberger and other distinguished builders will be the focus of the Mission Hills Heritage Annual Lecture to be held at the Francis Parker School on Randolph Street on Jan. 21, 2012. The public is welcome to attend.

First Model Home of Inspiration Heights | San Diego Uptown News

Old Town San Diego’s Dia de los Muertos

When: Monday, 10:00AM. to 10:00PM; Tuesday, 10:00PM to 6:00PM
Old Town State Historic Park & Surrounding areas. 
(619) 297-3100 or

Old Town San Diego’s Dia de los Muertos

Halloween in the Hills (Photos)

Halloween in the Hills event was a wonderful way to spend an evening on West Lewis Street in Mission Hills. Following are photos from my camera, more professional shots are on the way, stay tuned. Enjoy these festive moments.

Home made sweets by my Dad, Gregg Hiddleson at Coldwell Banker

 Jared Nelson, Realtor and family at Coldwell Banker

Magic at Coldwell Banker, Realtor


Mission Hills Liquor had wine tasting for adults and slushies for this kids.

Mission Hills Wine Cellar

Mission Hills Wine Cellar

Cheers Sam and neighbors toast.

Mission Hills Art and Book Gallery, Leo Finegold

Stilt Walkers

Sunday Moments 10/9: Boats, Baseball, Hot Rods & Bayfront

Here are photos from my Sunday: #Embarcadero, #Fifth Avenue Auto Show, #Petco Park, #Harbor Drive Pedestrian Bridge, #Bayfront Park, #Evening Walk in #Mission Hills…Perfect #Fall Day! Enjoy


Mission Hills Streetcar Line Walking Tour and Canyon Pics (Video)

Today is the Annual Streetcar Line Tour in Mission Hills. As we set out on our daily walk with Nina and Ralphie, our new rescue dogs, (more on that later) I decided to shoot some photos for you to enjoy. I’ve included some favorite homes, views and fall decor.

Also see my Canyon Views Ep. 1 posted at the end where I spend one minute showing you the beauty and tranquility of my community.

Love the swing up on the 2nd story balcony
More on this property later, loooove this home.

One Minute Canyon Views. Ep. 1

A Walk Along the Streetcar Line Annual Tour 9/24, 1-4pm

Mark Sept. 24th on your calendars and be sure to come join us at the Mission Hills Walking Tour! We’ll take a journey, led by Mission Hills Heritage, back to the early 20th century and explore the old streetcar route that ran through Mission Hills. Pick up some history and learn about early residents of the area, as well as the development spurred by the streetcar line.

To top it all off, Class 1 streetcar No. 138 will be at the event so you can take a look at one of the historic cars that ran on that very line… and imagine what it would be like to see them running again in Mission Hills and San Diego’s other inner city neighborhoods.
You can view the event details on the flier above or here.

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Mission Hills Historic District-Fort Stockton Line – SOHO