Jolee Pink

Member Since:
Apr 2016

I am a California-based writer, designer, artist, super foodie and avid traveler. I view travel as a superlative learning experience and have visited nearly 50 countries. As the author of Living Coastal: Inspirations for Entertaining, Decorating and Cooking California Style, I brought together artists and chefs to capture the spirit of San Diego influenced by the Pacific Ocean. Currently, I write for DiningOut San Diego, Miles Geek, Visit Oceanside and run the Eat Drink SD Facebook Group to share news about what's happening in the San Diego culinary scene and beyond. The Wabisabi Green lifestyle blog focuses on art, design, food and travel. My colorful ceramic sculpture has received national recognition and is on permanent display at Rady Children’s Hospital. I also design and market a boutique eco-friendly textile line featuring bold modern motifs based on nature, world travels and the southern California coastal lifestyle. Finally, I organize and produce the annual Foodie Festival event featuring the best culinary talent of North County San Diego and benefiting the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. 

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Living Coastal: Inspirations for Entertaining, Cooking and Decorating California Style

This unique mix of tantalizing seafood recipes, extraordinary artistic creations, eco table linens and clever decorating tips will inspire your next celebration.

Published Articles (45)

What to Eat at the Oceanside Sunset Market

Don’t miss the super popular, decade-old Sunset Market when visiting Oceanside. Thousands of locals and tourists flock to this weekly event on Thursdays from 5pm to 9pm. Conveniently located two […]

Scenic and Savory Oceanside Harbor Dining Spots

If you’ve ever desired to eat on the waterfront while enjoying a parade of boats, paddle boarders and sea lions cruise by look no further than charming Oceanside Harbor Village. […]

Summer Salads in Oceanside

Summertime in Oceanside is all about long lazy days at the beach, endless sunshine and bountiful produce. Think nutrition-packed meals to energize your fun-filled days in the surf and sand […]

The Local Favorite Surf And Breakfast Burrito Spots

Year round sunshine, close to four-miles of sandy beaches and sensational swells make Oceanside a California surfer’s paradise. And after a morning of catching waves, there’s no shortage of choice […]

Downtown Oceanside’s Craft Coffee Culture

Looking for that perfect cup of joe in downtown Oceanside? Here’s our roundup of five unique coffeehouses where you can find a quality brew and soak up some of Oceanside’s […]

Agua Mala Ensenada and the Baja Craft Beer Boom

The Baja Mexico craft beer movement has exploded since 2010. Influenced by the beer capital of San Diego to the north, brewers are producing exciting Baja beers incorporating the flavors […]

Finding the Best Mexican Seafood: Manzanilla in Ensenada

Why is Benito Molina considered to be one of the hottest chefs in Baja? Perhaps it’s because he buys his fish fresh daily for Manzanilla from a market a mere […]

The 5 Best Places to Get a Burger in Oceanside

Where’s the beef in Oceanside? From top grade ground chuck to secret sauces to buttery buns, here’s our roundup of not-to-miss restaurants blending quality ingredients with originality in their mouthwatering, […]

Escape to Alluring Adobe Guadalupe Vineyards and Inn

At first glance, I was captivated by the classic architecture of Adobe Guadalupe Vineyards & Inn surrounded by gardens, mountains and 60 acres of flourishing vineyards. Persian architect Neil Haghighat […]

Smashing Smoothies

Looking for a post-holiday healthy pick-me-up? Consider a smoothie packed with immune-boosting antioxidants, fiber and nutrients. For optimal benefits, choose drinks that derive their sweetness factor from raw whole fruits […]

Ten Carlsbad Restaurants Not to Miss in 2017

Seven miles of gorgeous coastline, world-class resorts and a charming, walkable downtown area brimming with shops, pubs and restaurants. Many establishments take advantage of San Diego’s mild warm weather by […]

How to Eat Ceviche & Aguachile Puerto Vallarta Style

Sun, sand, water and world-class gastronomy attract visitors to the vacation destination of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico located along the resplendent Bay of Banderas on the Pacific Ocean. One of the […]

Beachfront Splendor at the CasaMagna Marriott Puerto Vallarta Resort & Spa

As I walked past lush landscaping through the elegant open-air lobby of the CasaMagna Marriott Puerto Vallarta, I was immediately drawn to the immense vanishing-edge pool and ideal beachfront location. […]

Seasonal Holiday Treats

Ditch the galoshes and dig your toes in the sand during the most wonderful time of the year in Oceanside. Tis the season to enjoy tantalizing treats with your family […]

Sublime Vinos and Views at Decantos Winery

Drive up a long bumpy dirt road in the middle of the Valle de Guadalupe to be rewarded by the stunning, modern Decantos Winery built into the hillside. Its elevated […]

Top Tastes of Puerto Vallarta – Two Not to Miss Restaurants

Puerto Vallarta has long been famous for its pristine beaches, year-round sunshine, diverse water sports and sultry sunsets. It is also emerging as a leading destination for world-class gastronomy. Second […]

Mexico’s Latest Spirit Craze: Racy Raicilla

Although Raicilla has been around for 400 years, the lesser-known cousin of tequila is quickly gaining popularity as artisanal producers bring quality spirits to market. Raicilla is a type of […]

Oceanside Sandwiches Reign Supreme

What makes a simple sandwich speak to you? When all the ingredients —bread, meats, cheeses, veggies and spreads— combine to create the perfect balance of textures and flavors in a […]

In the Kitchen with Chef/Owner Davin Waite of Wrench and Rodent Seabasstropub

Why are Southern Californians flocking to a hole-in-the-wall joint irreverently named Wrench and Rodent? Because Sushi Chef Davin Waite delights his cult following with magical dishes like Swordfish Bone Marrow […]

Oceanside Mural Artists

Murals beautify and make a city more welcoming and walkable. Murals are a way to engage the community. Walk the streets of Oceanside and you will find many murals that […]

Oktober Beer Guide

Oceanside is fast becoming a craft beer destination. Nearly a dozen microbreweries will be open by the end of the year. In the overall hoppy forward San Diego beer scene, […]

Asian and Ramen Restaurants in Oceanside

Oceanside has long been known for its beautiful beaches but now that the food scene has evolved, both locals and tourists alike enjoy a huge variety of options including a […]

Fifteen Not to Miss Oceanside Eateries – Fall 2016

Oceanside is home to an exciting exploding restaurant scene. There are a number of factors that contribute to this phenomenon. The majority of Oceanside chefs and restaurant owners are actually […]

Live Music and Local Talent: A Trio of Oceanside Entertaining Musical Venues

Oceanside is home to tremendous musical talent. Three free, and quite different, entertaining venues to see local musical acts perform live are Larry’s Beach Club, MainStreet Oceanside Sunset Market and […]

Savory Summer BBQ: Three Distinct Ways at Oceanside Eateries

At That Boy Good, Chef/Owner Mark Millwood draws from his family heritage and years of culinary experience to recreate Southern charm and style here in town. All of his Mississippi-inspired […]

Elevated American Cuisine

Oceanside’s ever-evolving culinary scene is truly special because all of the chefs are friends and work together to help each other out and the community as a whole. This type […]

The Culture of Surfing at the California Surf Museum

The California Surf Museum chronicles the rich history of surfing through fascinating exhibits, programs and memorabilia. Former board member, Boyd Scofield, shares his insights on how the museum started and […]

Wines of Valle de Guadalupe Part Three – Finca La Carrodilla

The progressive Finca La Carrodilla is the second project owned by Fernando Pérez Castro after Hacienda La Lomita. La Carrodilla has the honored distinction of being the first certified organic […]

Wines of Valle de Guadalupe Part Two – Viñas de la Erre

Enchanted by the Valle de Guadalupe, Don Claudio Rocha and his lovely wife Nelly purchased the Hacienda San Martín Caballero property 30 years ago as an investment in the future […]

Exalted Alximia Vino Elemental

Wines of Valle de Guadalupe Part One – Alximia Vino Elemental Considered to be the Napa of Mexico, Valle de Guadalupe’s industrious winemakers are experimenting with innovative blends and are […]

Fun Fabulous Summer Art Classes for Children Around Oceanside

Looking for fun, imaginative activities to entertain your kids this summer? Here are some options for children to channel their inner artist and develop their creative abilities.

Art, Glamor and Sophistication Abound at the Oceanside Museum of Art

The Oceanside Museum of Art (OMA) celebrates art through engagement, education and innovation. With over 1,300 members and 25,000 visitors annually, the museum is a vibrant force in the City […]

North County San Diego’s Premier Natural Food Market: Frazier Farms

With two locations in Oceanside and Vista, Frazier Farms serves the North County San Diego community. The markets specialize in offering top-notch groceries, local artisanal food products and service. Matt […]

Happy Hour O’side Hot Spots

Oceanside is fortunate to have a flourishing, diverse culinary scene. Out of the many dining options, three fun places with superb happy hour food and drink specials are Masters Kitchen […]

The Barnwell Shift Band Brings Community Together and Supports Coastal Conservation

“Living Tea” Josh Weigel, together with his brother Bill and singer Shawnie Goldman, form Oceanside’s hugely popular Barnwell Shift Band and run the thriving Living Tea Brewing Company and Marketplace. […]

From Palate to Palette: the Artistry of Chef Mario Medina at The Main Course Ramona

Chef Mario Medina brings his considerable passion for cooking and artistic flair to The Main Course in Ramona. The restaurant is a destination dining experience.

Hornblower Bliss Coronado Way

The Hornblower Brunch Cruise is the quintessential way to spend a Sunday in San Diego. Start with bottomless mimosas followed by a scrumptious food spread.

Epicurean Elegance at Vindiego 2016

The elegant Vindiego Wine and Food Festival was held at Liberty Station. Attendees enjoyed perfect San Diego weather, outstanding wines and gourmet restaurant tastings.

San Diego Sensations at the Oceanside Museum of Art (OMA)

OMA is a cultural gem deeply entrenched and connected to the community it serves. The museum offers modern art, classes, events, films, lectures and tours.

Beachside Brilliance at Essensia Miami

Chef Venoy Rogers specializes in modern, healthy cuisine using local natural ingredients. He is a culinary superstar elevating typical Miami cuisine to extraordinary beachside brilliance.

Enchanting Farm to Table Feast: Deckman’s en el Mogor

Dining at Deckman’s en el Mogor is a magical experience. The rustic, open air restaurant with panoramic views of the Valle elevates the term farm-to-table.

Culinary Genius in the Pines: Thirteenth Annual Celebrate the Craft 2015

Chef Jackson started San Diego’s most elegant food event at the Lodge at Torrey Pines with the majestic Pacific Ocean as the backdrop.

Astonishing Uluru

Uluru is a giant sandstone monolith rising from seemingly nowhere. The rock is best experienced at sunrise/sunset when Uluru glows vivid red surrounded.

Premium Wines of the Barossa Valley

Barossa Valley is a major producer of internationally esteemed wines. Green rolling hills, quaint German towns and thriving restaurants make for a popular weekend getaway.

Postcard Perfect Beaches and Bays

The overwhelming ethereal beauty of Freycinet Peninsula is mind-altering. The fusion of white sandy beaches, rosy rock formations, and translucent waters evoke Tasmanian allure.