‘A Wine & Cheese Book Launch’ Set for September 15th at Humphrey’s Half-Moon Inn

Marni Freedman and San Diego Writers, Ink, in association with the San Diego Memoir Writers Association and San Diego Writers Network are thrilled to announce the 'Wine & Cheese Book Launch' for the 1st Annual San Diego Memoir Showcase Anthology - 'Shaking the Tree - brazen - short - memoir' and other books by local … Continue reading ‘A Wine & Cheese Book Launch’ Set for September 15th at Humphrey’s Half-Moon Inn

San Dieguito River Park – Del Mar

  Fun time strolling at the San Dieguito River Park in Del Mar today despite the heat and humidity in the San Diego area!  Shorebirds are thriving there and the water was crystal blue. Two Great White Egrets were in a tizzy, I saw a flock of Kildeer hurrying above yapping away (who knows why), … Continue reading San Dieguito River Park – Del Mar

BR McDonald Interviews Susan Farese – Veteran Artist Program Podcast Episode 36

By Susan J. Farese, SJF Communications I am a former Navy and Army Nurse (Major) with both masters and bachelors degrees in Nursing, as well as a  creative veteran artist with past and present experience in a variety of the creative arts. From dance lessons as a young child into my teens, drama/theatre and chorus … Continue reading BR McDonald Interviews Susan Farese – Veteran Artist Program Podcast Episode 36

Meet Devon Hadsell – the ‘Kind’ Mean Girl on Broadway

By Susan J. Farese SJF Communications   We are thrilled to share this interview with equity Broadway performer Devon Hadsell,  who plays Caitlyn Caussin in the ensemble of the Broadway mega hit - "Mean Girls"! Devon is also a principal role understudy (Gretchen, Mrs. Heron/Ms. Norbury/Mrs. George). She made her principal debut as Gretchen on July 24th. I have … Continue reading Meet Devon Hadsell – the ‘Kind’ Mean Girl on Broadway

A Visit to the Buena Vista Audubon & the Batiquitos Lagoon Foundation

  We spent an afternoon walking along the trails and  exploring bird watching (and more) at two North County San Diego areas - the Buena Vista Audubon in Oceanside & the Batiquitos Lagoon Foundation in Carlsbad. Not too many bird sightings but...the beautiful wild flowers and stunning nature captivated us as usual! My favorite find … Continue reading A Visit to the Buena Vista Audubon & the Batiquitos Lagoon Foundation

Interview: Nature Unplugged Owners Sebastian Slovin & Sonya Mohamed

By Susan J. Farese, SJF Communications When was the last time that you 'unplugged' from your devices and appreciated or partook in 'nature'? If your answer was today, this week, recently etc. - No worries...but if there's a gap...there's definitely hope! In this interview, you will 'virtually' meet SJF Communications' clients Sebastian Slovin and Sonya … Continue reading Interview: Nature Unplugged Owners Sebastian Slovin & Sonya Mohamed

Shorebirds at the San Elijo Lagoon Nature Trail

Had a great afternoon bird watching with my husband at the mile long, double loop, ADA accessible San Elijo Nature Center Loop Trail  (Located off of Interstate #5 a bit West on Manchester Blvd. in Cardiff-by-the-Sea, California). There are several benches along the route to sit back, reflect and 'take it all in'. Despite the dredging … Continue reading Shorebirds at the San Elijo Lagoon Nature Trail

Look Out! It’s a Bird…or Two…or Three – Bird Watching at Santee Lakes!

Santee Lakes in San Diego County is a great place for bird and waterfowl watching! So many varieties can be spotted throughout the year! Here is a PDF Santee Lakes Birdlist as of 2016. I've made a short video from my brief visit the other day. A Great White Egret was the highlight! Also spotted Wood Ducks, … Continue reading Look Out! It’s a Bird…or Two…or Three – Bird Watching at Santee Lakes!

These Rocks ROCK! Torrey Pines State Reserve & Beach

I am always amazed at the striking rock formations and cliffs at Torrey Pines State Reserve and Beach. They are fascinating, colorful, majestic, steep and very old! I spent some time walking along the beach recently and was in awe of the rock formations...caves...geometric shapes and more... Here's a short video to show the magic … Continue reading These Rocks ROCK! Torrey Pines State Reserve & Beach

A Quick Visit: San Elijo Lagoon Nature Center Loop Trail

I had some free time and took advantage of a wonderful mini-escape to nature! Here's a short video to recap my time strolling throughout the mile long, double loop, ADA accessible San Elijo Nature Center Loop Trail  (Located off of Interstate #5 a bit West on Manchester Blvd. in Cardiff-by-the-Sea, California). There are several benches along … Continue reading A Quick Visit: San Elijo Lagoon Nature Center Loop Trail

An Afternoon at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park!

My husband and I enjoyed a delightful afternoon enjoying the benefits of my Keepers Club Pass at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park in Escondido, California. The advantages: I can always bring a guest, I can enjoy the free parking (usually $15), and there are new exhibits every once in awhile to take in and … Continue reading An Afternoon at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park!

Fun at the San Diego Zoo…and Then Some!!

Yet another fun afternoon of fun and adventure at the world famous San Diego Zoo - thanks to my Keeper's Club Pass. This time I enjoyed the day with my Goddaughter Caroline, and her one of her best friends, Tori! We spent several hours enjoying the weather, scenery, botanical treasures and of course phenomenal animal … Continue reading Fun at the San Diego Zoo…and Then Some!!

Cali Daze! Photos: San Dieguito Lagoon, Delmar & Dog Beach, Gwen’s Garden, Solana Beach

I spent some time bird watching at the San Dieguito River Park Lagoon in Delmar and then took a stroll at Dog Beach and serendipitously discovered Gwen's Garden in Solana Beach. Getting in touch with nature is one of the best feelings and having my camera handy to capture these moments is indescribable! Hope you enjoy … Continue reading Cali Daze! Photos: San Dieguito Lagoon, Delmar & Dog Beach, Gwen’s Garden, Solana Beach

Magnificent Sunset Cliffs – Despite the May Grays

It's that time again in San Diego...The marine layer is proudly beaming lately and we kid about it as 'May Gray'. I visited Sunset Cliffs in Point Loma on May 21st and was delighted with such natural beauty there... Take a gander at these photos. Not a sunny day, but I still witnessed gorgeous rock … Continue reading Magnificent Sunset Cliffs – Despite the May Grays

Sebastian Slovin – Author of ‘Ashes in the Ocean’ – Book Signing at Warwick’s 5/20 (12 – 2 p.m.)

SJF Communications​ proudly welcomes our new client, Encinitas Author Sebastian Slovin​, who recently released his highly acclaimed memoir, "Ashes in the Ocean". Sebastian's book is a poignant reflection of his heartfelt journey surviving, learning from and ultimately becoming resilient after the unfortunate suicide of his Father, South African legendary swimmer Vernon Slovin.  Sebastian was only … Continue reading Sebastian Slovin – Author of ‘Ashes in the Ocean’ – Book Signing at Warwick’s 5/20 (12 – 2 p.m.)

Westwind Brass Announces Concert Series ‘Brass in the Park’ at the Veterans Museum at Balboa Park

  The Westwind Brass, San Diego's Premier Professional Brass Ensemble, and Ensemble-in-Residence at the San Diego State University (SDSU) School of Music and Dance, announces their exciting interactive Concert Series entitled: ‘Brass in the Park’ at the Veterans Museum at Balboa Park  2115 Park Blvd., San Diego, 92101. The Westwind Brass Ensemble, includes Elizabeth Howard, … Continue reading Westwind Brass Announces Concert Series ‘Brass in the Park’ at the Veterans Museum at Balboa Park

Over the San Diego Bay and the Glorious Bridge: A Visit to Coronado

I enjoyed a quick overnight visit to Coronado, California...Check out these photos and see why this island touched my heart! Feel free to click on each photo by SJF Communications! The Charming Glorietta Bay Inn     The Famous Coronado Beach and  Hotel Del Coronado A Beautiful Great Blue Heron Enjoying Glorietta Bay   Overlooking the … Continue reading Over the San Diego Bay and the Glorious Bridge: A Visit to Coronado

Bird Watching & Photography at Lake Hodges, Escondido, CA

  A great morning hike and "Birding with a Camera" at Lake Hodges, Bernardo Bay Staging Area, at the San Dieguito River Park Trail with Senior Ranger Dave Hekel and Krisztina Sheeff, KS Nature Photography. Here's a short video to recap the morning... Disclaimer: I am still learning....Birds (and butterflies) were moving QUICKLY and I am quite … Continue reading Bird Watching & Photography at Lake Hodges, Escondido, CA

Westwind Brass – Summer Brass Workshop

    Westwind Brass Announces Summer Brass Workshop At SDSU School of Music & Dance June 25-29, 2018 Free Concert June 30th at 1:00 pm The Westwind Brass, San Diego's premier professional brass ensemble, and an Ensemble-in-Residence at the San Diego State University (SDSU) School of Music and Dance, announces their exciting interactive 2018 Summer … Continue reading Westwind Brass – Summer Brass Workshop

An Afternoon Trail Visit at San Dieguito River Park Trail

  Exciting time bird watching and more in Del Mar (San Dieguito River Park Trail)! Yep...a stingray!   Mama Osprey and Chicks       Daddy Osprey watching closely!   Cute bunny rabbit   Egret with a twig   Killdeer (Lifer for me)   Egret and friend... Eurasian Collared Doves Song Sparrow & Hummingbird Snowy … Continue reading An Afternoon Trail Visit at San Dieguito River Park Trail

Hausmann Chamber Music Festival at SDSU June 18 -23, 2018

The Hausmann Chamber Music Program announces their exciting interactive ‘Summer Festival’ presented by SDSU Community Music School, at San Diego State University School of Music and Dance (SDSU), June 18th through June 23rd, 2018, from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. This event will be an intensive music experience for string, wind, brass and piano players … Continue reading Hausmann Chamber Music Festival at SDSU June 18 -23, 2018

Art in Nature on a Sunday…

It was a beautiful Sunday and as usual I had my camera with me! Snapped some photos at Liberty Station as well as on Manzanita Trail at Pacific Highlands Ranch (Carmel Valley),  San Diego. Feel free to click on each photo for more detail... This was my view of downtown San Diego looking south from Liberty … Continue reading Art in Nature on a Sunday…

Lake Poway: Osprey, Snakes, Coots & Haiku…Oh MY!

A quick visit to Lake Poway today yielded a few surprises! Once we arrived it only took a few minutes to see a 'capture' of a baby rattlesnake, reported to the ranger by a man fishing along the water's edge. Only a few minutes later, someone behind us shouted 'he's got a fish'! We looked … Continue reading Lake Poway: Osprey, Snakes, Coots & Haiku…Oh MY!

National Poetry Writing Month Day #3 ‘Thriving’ – Haiku & Photos

In honor of National Poetry Writing Month (#napowrimo) I have mastered the first few days in previous blog posts and am attempting to keep it going (with and without prompts)! As I have stated previously, I've been a Mentor at San Diego State University in their Aztec Mentor Program since 2016. Mentoring has been an inspirational … Continue reading National Poetry Writing Month Day #3 ‘Thriving’ – Haiku & Photos

Cloudy & Chilly Day Bird Watching (& Haiku)- San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy

A chilly cloudy day with some cool sightings at the San Elijo Lagoon Nature Center​, San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy with a #Haiku. Photos and Haiku by Susan Farese​, SJF Communications Ode to Bird Watching! Bird Watching is FUN! Challenging and exciting (But pay attention)! All of a sudden One might grace with their presence And … Continue reading Cloudy & Chilly Day Bird Watching (& Haiku)- San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy

Butterflies on Parade – Haiku & Photos: San Diego Zoo Safari Park

I have been delighted with some great perks and benefits with my Keepers Club Membership  at the  San Diego Zoo Safari Park!  We visited a great new exhibit, "Butterfly Jungle" at the Safari Park in Escondido, California the other day... Please note: The Butterfly Jungle is only open now through April 15th from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. … Continue reading Butterflies on Parade – Haiku & Photos: San Diego Zoo Safari Park

San Diego Crew Classic

We enjoyed a quick visit to the 45th Annual San Diego Crew Classic (through Sunday, March 25th) at Crown Point, Mission Bay. Photos by SJF Communications. Here are some photos. Feel free to click on each one. Thanks for stopping by! Like this post? Feel free to subscribe, like, comment and share! Contact SJF Communications for your … Continue reading San Diego Crew Classic

Bird Watching (& More) in Julian, CA

It's always a breath of fresh air (at an altitude of 4226 ft of glorious elevation) for a visit to Julian, California, including a stop at this time at the Volcan Mountain Wilderness Preserve! Here's a look at what I captured with my camera recently. Feel free to click on each photo! Bird Watching!     … Continue reading Bird Watching (& More) in Julian, CA

Guest Post: Delaney Heil Interviews Susan J. Farese, SJF Communications

Note from Susan J. Farese, SJF Communications: Delaney Heil is my Mentee in the Aztec Mentor Program at San Diego State University (SDSU). An Honors Program Student, Delaney is studying Public Relations, Advertising and Applied Communication and is Minoring in Biology. This interview was part of Delaney's PR assignment and as her Mentor I wanted … Continue reading Guest Post: Delaney Heil Interviews Susan J. Farese, SJF Communications

SDSU School of Music and Dance Announces Factory Seconds Brass Trio Residency & Performance, May 1, 2018

  The San Diego State University School of Music and Dance is thrilled to announce a visit and performance by the Factory Seconds Brass Trio on Tuesday, May 1, 2018 at the SDSU Smith Recital Hall. This free, one day residency features instrumental and chamber music masterclasses, culminating in a formal concert with select SDSU … Continue reading SDSU School of Music and Dance Announces Factory Seconds Brass Trio Residency & Performance, May 1, 2018

Nature Trail Photos at the San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy

A Relaxing Past Time I spent a delightful afternoon wandering about by bird watching and enjoying nature's foliage, views and more at the San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy - a Southern California nonprofit land trust which is part of the nearly 1000-acre San Elijo Lagoon Ecological Reserve, bordered by the northern San Diego areas of Solana Beach, Encinitas and … Continue reading Nature Trail Photos at the San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy

Video: A Bird Watching Visit to Santee Lakes (San Diego, California)

My husband and I recently thoroughly enjoyed an afternoon at Santee Lakes. We walked around several of the lakes for fitness and I did some incredible bird watching! Here's a short video: More Links for Santee Lakes: Browse the Bird List! Check out photos of the Wildlife! Find out more about the Park!, Perhaps go Fishing!, Stay overnight … Continue reading Video: A Bird Watching Visit to Santee Lakes (San Diego, California)

Torrey Pines State Beach: Dolphins & Sandpipers & Pelicans…Oh My!

I am spoiled! Living so close to the beach is one thing, but even better is the fact that we're near Torrey Pines State Beach!  Torrey Pines State Beach is located between La Jolla and Del Mar, California and approximately 1.5 miles West of Interstate 5 at Carmel Valley Road in San Diego. Here is a cool … Continue reading Torrey Pines State Beach: Dolphins & Sandpipers & Pelicans…Oh My!

My Power of One Delivers 5th San Diego ‘Act of Kindness’ to Rachel’s Women’s Center

  (San Diego, California, March 6, 2018). There was an ‘Act of Kindness’ in San Diego on Thursday, March 1st from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Halo Cinematic, benefiting Rachel’s Women’s Center (a Drop-In Day Center at Catholic Charities for homeless and low income women in East Village).  This fifth Act of Kindness in … Continue reading My Power of One Delivers 5th San Diego ‘Act of Kindness’ to Rachel’s Women’s Center

Filmmaker Sue Vicory Inspires by Leading 5th San Diego My Power of One ‘Act of Kindness’ Benefiting Rachel’s Women’s Center on March 1st, 2018 

(San Diego, California, February 24, 2018). There will be a special ‘Act of Kindness’ in San Diego on Thursday, March 1st from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Halo Cinematic, benefiting Rachel’s Women’s Center (a Drop-In Day Center at Catholic Charities for homeless and low income women in East Village).  This fifth Act of Kindness … Continue reading Filmmaker Sue Vicory Inspires by Leading 5th San Diego My Power of One ‘Act of Kindness’ Benefiting Rachel’s Women’s Center on March 1st, 2018 

A Visit to the San Diego Zoo Safari Park: Video, Photos and a Haiku!

  We had a lovely day at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park ! Here's a video snippet...Enjoy! (Feel free to make the video larger - click on the lower right corner)! Some Images of the Day! Haiku Safari Park Treasures By Susan J. Farese, SJF Communications 1.  Animals galore Nature as art images Magnificent views … Continue reading A Visit to the San Diego Zoo Safari Park: Video, Photos and a Haiku!

Another Gem in San Diego: Miramar Reservoir

Thanks to my friend's recommendation, my husband and I recently visited the Miramar Reservoir for the first time. Located in the Scripps Ranch area of San Diego, Miramar Reservoir is a place loaded with nature and atmosphere! One of those 'hidden gems' in my opinion. Nearly 5 miles of paved trail (and a few areas … Continue reading Another Gem in San Diego: Miramar Reservoir

A Poem & Artistic ‘Finds’ at Torrey Pines State Beach

  A poem and some photos from today's fitness walk at Torrey Pines State Beach! 'Mother Nature Evokes'! by Susan J. Farese, SJF Communications   Art in Nature! Nature as Art! Captured with my lens -Doing my part I acknowledge, respect and document And sprinkle emotional sentiment! It magnifies the magnificence It clarifies the significance And … Continue reading A Poem & Artistic ‘Finds’ at Torrey Pines State Beach

Torrey Pines State Beach: A Crowned Jewel of San Diego!

A place that never ceases to amaze me is Torrey Pines State Beach! It is located between La Jolla and Del Mar, California and approximately 1.5 miles West of Interstate 5 at Carmel Valley Road in San Diego. Here is a cool visitors guide for Torrey Pines State Beach including parking rate information from the San … Continue reading Torrey Pines State Beach: A Crowned Jewel of San Diego!

EXTRA EXTRA! A List of Theater Productions in San Diego January Through March, 2018

  San Diego Theater Productions  January through March, 2018 Compiled by: Susan J. Farese, SJF Communications 1.12.18 A NEW YEARS 'Gift' from SJF Communications to Celebrate San Diego Area Theater! Besides enjoying the heck out of consulting for and working with theatre company clients as a public relations professional/publicist, (and as an actor), I am … Continue reading EXTRA EXTRA! A List of Theater Productions in San Diego January Through March, 2018

Capturing your Creativity: Haiku Poetry with Susan J. Farese 4/7/18 at San Diego Writers Ink

Please join me at my next SJF Communications Workshop: 'Capturing your Creativity:  Haiku Poetry' with Susan J. Farese, SJF Communications Saturday, April 7, 2018 - 2:30 - 4:30 pm (All levels welcome) at San Diego Writers Ink Arts District Liberty Station 2730 Historic Decatur Road, San Diego 92106 #202-204, Barracks 16, 2nd floor above Women's Museum Hope … Continue reading Capturing your Creativity: Haiku Poetry with Susan J. Farese 4/7/18 at San Diego Writers Ink

Sue Vicory Appoints Susan J. Farese to ‘My Power of One” Advisory Board

Susan J. Farese, SJF Communications was appointed on January 1, 2018 by filmmaker and  humanitarian  Sue Vicory to serve as the 'Director of Entertainment for the Global Market, on the My Power of One Advisory Board  From Sue Vicory: "My Power of One is a privately held e-commerce apparel and accessories company with the intention of being a catalyst … Continue reading Sue Vicory Appoints Susan J. Farese to ‘My Power of One” Advisory Board

Update: Win a Family 4 Pack to “Peter Pan and Tinker Bell – A Pirates Christmas” (San Diego)!

Update: As of 12/16/17 at 4:32 p.m. p.s.t, SJF Communications has a winner for the Family 4 Pack to "Peter Pan and Tinker Bell - A Pirates Christmas" (San Diego)! Thank you to those who responded! We will let you know if anything opens up for more complimentary tickets. Guess who’s flying in to San Diego? … Continue reading Update: Win a Family 4 Pack to “Peter Pan and Tinker Bell – A Pirates Christmas” (San Diego)!

Photos and Fun Exploring Julian, California!

Apple pie, apple cider, photos ...and lots of cool shops and restaurants! We're sold on JULIAN! During the Thanksgiving Holiday, we had an enjoyable mountain getaway day trip to Julian, California. (We usually travel the less than an hour road trip from San Diego each year). Julian is a picturesque, historic gold-mining town that exudes lots … Continue reading Photos and Fun Exploring Julian, California!

Q & A with Artistic Director, Cast and Stage Manager of San Diego Actors Theatre’s ‘The Zoo Story’ by Edward Albee

San Diego Actors Theatre presents a site-specific theatrical production of Edward Albee's THE ZOO STORY, October 28 -November 12, 2017 (Saturday and Sunday Matinees at 2 p.m.) at Pioneer Park in Mission Hills, San Diego. Of note: 2018 will mark the sixtieth anniversary of The Zoo Story. TICKET LINK More info: CALL: 858-268-4494 or VISIT  San … Continue reading Q & A with Artistic Director, Cast and Stage Manager of San Diego Actors Theatre’s ‘The Zoo Story’ by Edward Albee

Classical Pianist Jeeyoon Kim’s Carnegie Hall Debut “10 More Minutes”, December 14, 2017

  Classical pianist Jeeyoon Kim will have her Carnegie Hall debut presented by Captivate Artists on Thursday, December 14, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. at Weill Recital Hall. She will perform selected pieces from her latest album, "10  More Minutes" which Jeeyoon has often performed as encores, the result of audiences asking her to play for … Continue reading Classical Pianist Jeeyoon Kim’s Carnegie Hall Debut “10 More Minutes”, December 14, 2017

San Diego Actors Theatre Presents ‘The Zoo Story’ by Edward Albee

Two Guys...a Bench...at a Park San Diego Actors Theatre Presents A  SITE-SPECIFIC THEATRICAL PRODUCTION OF: THE ZOO STORY By Edward Albee A provocative, dangerously funny and theatrically powerful play   at PIONEER PARK (MISSION HILLS) Saturday & Sunday Matinees 2 p.m.  October 28 - November 12  A park bench at the charming Pioneer Park in Mission Hills is the … Continue reading San Diego Actors Theatre Presents ‘The Zoo Story’ by Edward Albee

Driven to the Max: Photo Shoot and Q & A with Max Cadillac

Meet Max Cadillac. I have known Max professionally for the past five years in San Diego. Our paths have crossed with me providing public relations & marketing, and with him either performing in professional theatre productions, choreographing and/or costuming...and most recently modeling as my photography subject for an action-packed, fun editorial shoot, as Max embarks … Continue reading Driven to the Max: Photo Shoot and Q & A with Max Cadillac

A Quick Visit to the San Diego Zoo

It's great to enjoy an annual pass at the San Diego Zoo! It's a quick getaway...since we live in San Diego! Plus, there's abundant sunshine, a fun way to walk my steps for fitness, and of course, getting to visit the wonderful animals and appreciate nature at the same time! This past week, I visited … Continue reading A Quick Visit to the San Diego Zoo

Testimonial for SJF Communications via Bryan Smith, Tuba; Director of Educational and Outreach Programs, Westwind Brass

"Susan Farese, SJF Communications helped Westwind Brass double the size of our audiences at the Maritime Museum of San Diego.  She also helped us to double the number of participants at our 2017 Summer Brass Workshop at San Diego State's School of Music and Dance.  She is savvy with all forms of media; print, TV, and … Continue reading Testimonial for SJF Communications via Bryan Smith, Tuba; Director of Educational and Outreach Programs, Westwind Brass

Testimonial for SJF Communications via Jeeyoon Kim, Classical Pianist

"I had such a wonderful experience working with Susan J. Farese, SJF communications. We not only had a successful journey of my CD Release Celebration Concert "10 More Minutes" as a result, but also we had pure fun in the process. She has a great work ethic and is reliable, also understands how to approach … Continue reading Testimonial for SJF Communications via Jeeyoon Kim, Classical Pianist

‘The Beautiful Machine’ – A Sci-Fi, Pop/Rock Musical at 2017 San Diego Fringe Festival

  San Diegans... do you have about an hour??   Catch the last two performances (June 30th at 9 p.m. and July 1st at 4 p.m.) of  Pop Theater's  first act of 'The Beautiful Machine' –  A Sci-Fi, Pop/Rock Musical at the 5th Annual San Diego International Fringe Festival  Centro Cultural de la Raza, Balboa Park, … Continue reading ‘The Beautiful Machine’ – A Sci-Fi, Pop/Rock Musical at 2017 San Diego Fringe Festival

A Photographic Evening at Balboa Park, San Diego

Even buildings smiled for the camera! I decided to stroll around Balboa Park last evening with my camera in hand...and what a treat it was! Take a gander at some of the cool flowers, architecture, and more! You can click on each photo for more detail! Feel free to subscribe, like, comment and share! Check … Continue reading A Photographic Evening at Balboa Park, San Diego

Marveling at the San Diego Zoo!

I spent about 2 hours at the San Diego Zoo the other day. Had some time and brought my camera. Join me on this journey to only a few areas (the Hummingbird House, plus Gorillas and Orangutans and a special surprise at the end of my journey). My short visit was jam packed with memorable … Continue reading Marveling at the San Diego Zoo!

Holy Bat Ray! A Memorable Day at Torrey Pines State Beach

You never know what interesting treasures you will find at Torrey Pines State Beach... We live locally and it's one of my absolute favorite places to visit for a walk or casual stroll along the shore, or an energetic hike from up above at Torrey Pines State Reserve. Whether I am with friends, family or … Continue reading Holy Bat Ray! A Memorable Day at Torrey Pines State Beach

Westwind Brass Announces Summer Brass Workshop

At SDSU School of Music & Dance July 10-14, 2017, 1 pm – 4 pm Free Concert July 15 at 1 p.m. The Westwind Brass, San Diego's premier professional brass ensemble, and Ensemble-in-Residence at the San Diego State University (SDSU) School of Music and Dance, announces their exciting interactive ‘Summer Brass Workshop’ at SDSU, July … Continue reading Westwind Brass Announces Summer Brass Workshop

Susan J. Farese, Honored to be a Mentor in the SDSU Aztec Mentor Program

Sharing Guidance and Wisdom as a Mentor by Susan J. Farese, MSN, RN,  SJF Communications I am pleased to be a Mentor for my 2nd year in  San Diego State University's 'Aztec Mentor Program' (AMP). This year I have two Professional Studies and Fine Arts (PSFA) Communications students for both semesters. Last year I mentored one Senior … Continue reading Susan J. Farese, Honored to be a Mentor in the SDSU Aztec Mentor Program

An afternoon at Mission San Juan Capistrano

Have you visited Mission San Juan Capistrano? Here are some photos from a recent afternoon visit! Such gorgeous flowers and stunning serene surroundings...even a hummingbird! Simply click on a photo and enjoy one, some or all! Feel free to subscribe, like, comment and share! Thanks for visiting SJF Communications

Discovering Art in Nature at Torrey Pines State Beach

  Torrey Pines State Beach (below Torrey Pines State Reserve), is one of my favorite "go to"places in San Diego. Why? Because it is always different, each time I visit. I always seem to "see" art in nature... The sandstone bluff rock formations and cliffs are majestic and magnificent. The amazing ocean with constantly changing tides speaks … Continue reading Discovering Art in Nature at Torrey Pines State Beach

Testimonial for SJF Communications via Nancy Locke Capers, CEO, Rag Lady Productions, Producer/Director, “The Geeze & Me”

  "Susan J. Farese, of SJF Communications,  was recently the publicist/marketing director, for our  musical,  The Geeze & Me, which had a world premiere in San Diego, March 31 - April 29, 2017.  Beginning September, 2016, Susan was responsible for planning, executing and ensuring that all communications initiatives were implemented.  Her efforts included writing/editing and distributing press releases, posting show information for online … Continue reading Testimonial for SJF Communications via Nancy Locke Capers, CEO, Rag Lady Productions, Producer/Director, “The Geeze & Me”

Captured Images: Earth Day 2017 at Balboa Park, San Diego

  Celebrating the Earth and the Day...One Flower or Image at a Time! It was a beautiful San Diego day last Sunday, April 23, 2017. I was meeting friends from the East Coast at the San Diego Zoo. Little did I know that Balboa Park was celebrating Earth Day, and it was extremely crowded! Parking took forever! … Continue reading Captured Images: Earth Day 2017 at Balboa Park, San Diego

Extraordinary People: Meet ‘The Geeze & Me’ Creators: Hedges Capers & Nancy Locke Capers

By Susan J. Farese, SJF Communications La Jolla, California couple Hedges Capers and Nancy Locke Capers are truly an extraordinary couple!  They are married co-creators and co-writers of The Geeze & Me- an original "boomer" musical about aging...which will have it's World Premiere March 31 - April 29, 2017 in San Diego at The Tenth Avenue Arts … Continue reading Extraordinary People: Meet ‘The Geeze & Me’ Creators: Hedges Capers & Nancy Locke Capers

Rag Lady Productions Announces World Premiere of ‘The Geeze & Me’- March 31 – April 29, 2017

Original Musical Brings Humor to the Truth about Aging…   "WE GET HAPPIER" with the World Premiere of THE GEEZE & ME March 31 - April 29, 2017 Tenth Avenue Arts Center, San Diego TICKET LINK What if there was a musical - simultaneously serious and hilarious, that explores the wild ride of life's later years, … Continue reading Rag Lady Productions Announces World Premiere of ‘The Geeze & Me’- March 31 – April 29, 2017

Extraordinary People Sharing their Stories: Classical Pianist Dr. Jeeyoon Kim

Mastering Piano Keys with Engaging Virtuosity: Classical Pianist Dr. Jeeyoon Kim By Susan J. Farese, SJF Communications   Our next extraordinary person sharing her story is renowned Classical Pianist Dr. Jeeyoon Kim Classical Pianist Dr. Jeeyoon Kim is a PR client of SJF Communications, but she is so much more than a client. Jeeyoon is … Continue reading Extraordinary People Sharing their Stories: Classical Pianist Dr. Jeeyoon Kim

A Visit to la Jolla

I strolled along the La Jolla coastline the other day (mostly on Coast Blvd.) I discovered really cool breathtaking views, caves, cliffs, the La Jolla Cove, the Children's Pool, the back of the La Valencia Hotel, beach goers, sea lions and seals, cormorants, and even some beautiful flowers! Here's a short video which captured some … Continue reading A Visit to la Jolla