cardiff by the sea: The Cardiff Kook Celebrates Christmas for 2017 - 12/21/17 08:36 PM
The Cardiff Kook Celebrates Christmas 2017
 
The Cardiff Kook has gained some notoriety in the area since the surfing statue was first installed in Cardiff 10 years ago. The notoriety comes from the fact that it is often decorated to fit with the current holiday or in other ways – a treat for many, but something that often irritates others, including those who don’t like the statue to begin with! Or the name it's been unofficially given.
 
 
I like this Christmas offering, but I have to say my favorite, which garnered a LOT of attention, was when the Cardiff Kook celebrated the Royal … (15 comments)

cardiff by the sea: Almost Wordless Wednesday: The Royal Kook - 11/08/16 11:54 PM
The Royal Kook
 
 
The Cardiff Kook (or simply The Kook), as this Cardiff by the Sea statue is affectionately called, has a somewhat controversial history, and since it's creation has gathered quite a following.
 
The reason?
 
Soon after the statue ("Magic Carpet Ride" by sculptor Matthew Antichevich) was erected in 2007 people started dressing the Kook up in all sorts of styles - here in Royal Wedding finery back in 2011 when you know who got married. You never know quite how the Kook will be dressed  - check out the Cardiff Kook's website for all the fun.
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cardiff by the sea: The 2016 Cardiff Dog Days of Summer Canine Festival and Contest - 08/01/16 05:40 AM
Cardiff Dog Days of Summer Canine Festival & Contest 2016
 
Cardiff (a.k.a. Cardiff by the Sea) has the perfect solution to perk you and your weary owner up if you are both bored this August and looking for some fun.
 
 
The 2016 Dog Days of Summer Canine Festival and Contest
 
 
The always popular Summer event,  Dog Days of Summer Festival , will be held in downtown Cardiff by the Sea (a.k.a. Cardiff) on Saturday August 13th from 10 am until 6:30 pm.
 
 
2016 is the 11th Annual Dog Days of Summer Festival, now the largest and most popular canine-focused event in the San Diego area. … (21 comments)

cardiff by the sea: What’s My Cardiff-by-the-Sea Home Worth? Market Report July 2016 - 08/01/16 02:11 AM
What’s the Value of My Cardiff-by-the-Sea Home?
 
Buyers and sellers in the Cardiff real estate market need information about local and current market conditions in order to make informed decisions about Cardiff homes for sale.
 
The Cardiff-by-the-Sea housing market is small and very localized, and finding comparables for determining price for either a listing or a purchase can be tricky due to limited inventory, the diversity of Cardiff properties for sale, and market fluctuations. 
 
Want to learn more about Cardiff-by-the-Sea? 
 Cardiff by the Sea – Quintessential Beach Community 
A Visual Tour of Cardiff-by-the-Sea
Like to Walk? Live in the Walking District in Cardiff CA
Want to Live in … (6 comments)

cardiff by the sea: What’s My Cardiff-by-the-Sea Home Worth? Market Report December 2015 - 01/04/16 11:20 AM
What’s My Cardiff-by-the-Sea Home Worth? 
Market Report December 2015
 
Buyers and sellers in the Cardiff real estate market need information about local and current market conditions in order to make informed decisions about Cardiff homes for sale. 
 
The Cardiff-by-the-Sea housing market is small and very localized, and finding comparables for determining price for either a listing or a purchase can be tricky due to limited inventory, the diversity of Cardiff properties for sale, and market fluctuations. 
 
Want to learn more about Cardiff-by-the-Sea? 
 Cardiff by the Sea – Quintessential Beach Community 
A Visual Tour of Cardiff-by-the-Sea
Like to Walk? Live in the Walking District in Cardiff CA
Want to … (6 comments)

cardiff by the sea: What’s My Cardiff-by-the-Sea Home Worth? Market Report November 2015 - 12/04/15 11:00 PM
What’s My Cardiff-by-the-Sea Home Worth? 
Market Report November 2015
 
Buyers and sellers in the Cardiff real estate market need information about local and current market conditions in order to make informed decisions about Cardiff homes for sale. 
 
The Cardiff-by-the-Sea housing market is small and very localized, and finding comparables for determining price for either a listing or a purchase can be tricky due to limited inventory, the diversity of Cardiff properties for sale, and market fluctuations. 
 
Want to learn more about Cardiff-by-the-Sea? 
 Cardiff by the Sea – Quintessential Beach Community 
A Visual Tour of Cardiff-by-the-Sea
Like to Walk? Live in the Walking District in Cardiff CA
Want to … (0 comments)

cardiff by the sea: What’s My Cardiff-by-the-Sea Home Worth? Real Estate Market May 2015 - 06/07/15 04:37 AM
What’s My Cardiff-by-the-Sea Home Worth?
Real Estate Market Report May 2015
 
Buyers and sellers in the Cardiff real estate market need information about local and current market conditions in order to make informed decisions about Cardiff homes for sale. 
 
The Cardiff-by-the-Sea housing market is small and very localized, and finding comparables for determining price for either a listing or a purchase can be tricky due to limited inventory, the diversity of Cardiff properties for sale, and market fluctuations. 
 
Want to learn more about Cardiff-by-the-Sea? 
 Cardiff by the Sea – Quintessential Beach Community 
A Visual Tour of Cardiff-by-the-Sea
Like to Walk? Live in the Walking District in Cardiff … (8 comments)

cardiff by the sea: What’s My Cardiff-by-the-Sea Home Worth? Market Report for March 2015? - 04/05/15 04:24 AM
 Cardiff Homes for Sale
What Happened in the Cardiff Real Estate Market in March 2015?
 
Buyer and sellers in the Cardiff real estate market need information about local and current market conditions in order to make informed decisions about Cardiff homes for sale. 
 
The Cardiff-by-the-Sea housing market is small and very localized, and finding comparables for determining price for either a listing or a purchase can be tricky due to limited inventory, the diversity of Cardiff properties for sale, and market fluctuations.
 
Want to learn more about Cardiff-by-the-Sea? Check out these links!
 
 Cardiff by the Sea – … (2 comments)

cardiff by the sea: What Happened in the Cardiff Real Estate Market for January 2015? - 02/04/15 04:12 AM
 Cardiff Homes for Sale
What Happened in the Cardiff Real Estate Market for January 2015?
 
Buyers and sellers in the Cardiff real estate market need information about local and current market conditions in order to make informed decisions about Cardiff homes for sale. 
 
The Cardiff-by-the-Sea housing market is small and very localized, and finding comparables for determining price for either a listing or a purchase can be tricky due to limited inventory, the diversity of Cardiff properties for sale, and market fluctuations. 
 
Want to learn more about Cardiff-by-the-Sea? 
 
 Cardiff by the Sea – Quintessential Beach Community 
A … (3 comments)

cardiff by the sea: The Cardiff Kook Run is Superbowl Sunday February 1, 2015 in Cardiff - 01/25/15 12:25 AM


The Cardiff Kook Run is Superbowl Sunday
February 1, 2015 in Cardiff by the Sea
 
The 2015 4th Annual Cardiff Kook Run will be held on Sunday February 1st in Cardiff by the Sea (Cardiff).
 
This fun and popular 5K and 10K Cardiff Kook Run is named after the famous surfing statue on the Coast Highway in Cardiff, the Cardiff Kook (officially named the “Magic Carpet Ride” by sculptor Matthew Antichevich).
 
The Kook, as the statue is affectionately called, has created a stir since it was created because of the numerous and varied costumes it … (5 comments)

cardiff by the sea: What Happened in the Cardiff Real Estate Market for September 2014? - 10/09/14 02:44 PM


Cardiff Homes for Sale
What Happened in the Cardiff Real Estate Market for September 2014?
 
Buyer and sellers in the Cardiff real estate market need information about local and current market conditions in order to make informed decisions about Cardiff homes for sale. 
 
The Cardiff-by-the-Sea housing market is small and very localized, and finding comparables for determining price for either a listing or a purchase can be tricky due to limited inventory, the diversity of Cardiff properties for sale, and market fluctuations.
 
Want to learn more about Cardiff-by-the-Sea? 
 Cardiff by the Sea – Quintessential Beach Community 
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cardiff by the sea: Get Your Happy Hour Shots at Body Blü in Cardiff by the Sea CA - 07/18/14 12:41 AM


Get Your Happy Hour Shots at Body Blü in Cardiff by the Sea CA
 
Nothing unusual about shots, or Happy Hour, or the 2 together.
 
There are a number of places to celebrate Happy Hour with shots in Cardiff.
 
But we are talking about B12 shots…in the arm. Not the shots you drink.
 
Body Blü is all about health. And at Happy Hour (2 – 6 on Wednesdays and Friday, with other hours, too) you can celebrate with a menu of healthy things in addition to B12 shots.
 
Body Blü is a unique … (4 comments)

cardiff by the sea: Happy Birthday From the Cardiff Kook - 07/15/14 01:22 PM
Happy Birthday From the Cardiff Kook
 
The Cardiff Kook, as the surfing statue at the intersection of the coast road and Chesterfield is affectionately called, was dressed up today for a birthday.
 
Happy Birthday Avi, whoever you are.
 

 
Unfortunately the Kook's bathing suit seems to have slipped abit, so perhaps today was not the real birthday.
 
For those of you unfamiliar with this popular bit of SoCal (especially Cardiff by the Sea) history, the Cardiff Kook is regularly dressed in all kinds of finery year-round - for holidays, local events, and even more personal circumstances … (4 comments)

cardiff by the sea: 5th Annual Taste of Cardiff is May 8th 2014 in Cardiff-by-the-Sea California - 05/03/14 01:07 PM


5th Annual Taste of Cardiff is May 8th 2014 in Cardiff-by-the-Sea California
 
Yes it’s time again for the popular Annual Taste of Cardiff, in less than 1 week.
The Taste of Cardiff will be held on Thursday May 8th in charming downtown Cardiff by the Sea (a.k.a. Cardiff). As it is each year, the Annual Taste of Cardiff will be hosted by the Cardiff 101 Main Street organization.
Foodies get to enjoy culinary delights at 21 popular Cardiff Restaurants between 5 and 8 pm, at 8 Sip Stop locations, as well as at 8 breweries and wineries. … (3 comments)

cardiff by the sea: What Happened in the Cardiff Real Estate Market for March 2014? - 04/16/14 01:18 PM


Cardiff Homes for Sale – What Happened in the Cardiff Real Estate Market for March 2014?
Buyer and sellers in the Cardiff real estate market need information about local and current market conditions in order to make informed decisions about Cardiff homes for sale. 
The Cardiff-by-the-Sea housing market is small and very localized, and finding comparables for determining price for either a listing or a purchase can be tricky due to limited inventory, the diversity of Cardiff properties for sale, and market fluctuations. 
Want to learn more about Cardiff-by-the-Sea? 
 Cardiff by the Sea – Quintessential Beach Community 
A Visual … (7 comments)

cardiff by the sea: An ActiveRain Meet-up Southern California Style in Cardiff by the Sea - 03/27/14 03:37 AM
An ActiveRain Meet-up Southern California Style on March 26 in Cardiff by the Sea
Many thanks to John Arendsen for setting up a terrific gathering of ActiveRain members and friends at the Pacific Coast Grill on Restaurant Row, right on the beach in Cardiff by the Sea. Since I had the camera I got to be photographer and to write this post but perhaps others will chime in.

From L to R - Javier Varon, Joseph Arendsen, Bill Roberts, Lisa Giacomini, John Arendsen, Jeff Dowler, Lenska Bracknell
Fellow long-time Rainer Bill Roberts was there, too - we “know” each … (16 comments)

cardiff by the sea: What Happened in the Cardiff Real Estate Market for February 2014? - 03/10/14 12:08 PM


Cardiff Homes for Sale – What Happened in the Cardiff Real Estate Market for February 2014?
Buyers and sellers in the Cardiff real estate market need information about local and current market conditions in order to make informed decisions about Cardiff homes for sale. 
The Cardiff-by-the-Sea housing market is small and very localized, and finding comparables for determining price for either a listing or a purchase can be tricky due to limited inventory, the diversity of Cardiff properties for sale, and market fluctuations. 
Want to learn more about Cardiff-by-the-Sea? 
 Cardiff by the Sea – Quintessential Beach Community 
A Visual … (0 comments)

cardiff by the sea: 2014 Cardiff Kook Run in Cardiff-by-the-Sea, CA - A Triple Play! - 01/19/14 02:11 PM
 2014 Cardiff Kook Run in Cardiff-by-the-Sea, CA -  A Triple Play!
What a triple play this will be – the Cardiff Kook Run, the terrific coastal community of Cardiff (more formally known as Cardiff-by-the-Sea) and the Superbowl!
The 3rd Annual Cardiff Kook Run will be held on Sunday February 2, 2014 in Cardiff by the Sea (a.k.a. Cardiff).
The 5K and 10K Cardiff Kook Run is named after the infamous, and now famous, surfing statue on the Coast Highway in Cardiff, the Cardiff Kook (named the “Magic Carpet Ride” by the sculptor).
Check out the Cardiff Kook is all its … (2 comments)

cardiff by the sea: 2013 Dog Days of Summer Canine Festival and Contest in Cardiff California - 07/22/13 01:36 PM
2013 Dog Days of Summer Canine Festival and Contest in Cardiff California  
If your doggie is bored and doesn’t have anything fun and exciting to do this summer, Cardiff has the perfect solution…
 
The 2013 Dog Days of Summer Canine Festival and Contest
in Cardiff by the Sea, California
 
The Dog Days of Summer Festival will be held in downtown Cardiff by the Sea (a.k.a. Cardiff) on Saturday August 10th from 10 until 4.
 
This is the 8th Annual Dog Days of Summer Festival in Cardiff, which has become the largest and most popular dog-centric event in … (8 comments)

cardiff by the sea: 4th Annual Taste of Cardiff is May 16th 2013 in Cardiff-by-the-Sea California - 05/03/13 03:59 PM
4th Annual Taste of Cardiff is May 16th 2013 in Cardiff-by-the-Sea California  
Another year has flown by and it’s time again for the Annual Taste of Cardiff, in less than 2 weeks on Thursday May 16th in charming downtown Cardiff by the Sea. As in the past the Annual Taste of Cardiff will be hosted by the Cardiff 101 Main Street organization.
 
All of you foodies can enjoy culinary delights at 23 popular Cardiff Restaurants between 5 and 8 pm and then vote for your favorite for the Golden Fork Award.
 
Tasting events are becoming more and … (5 comments)

 
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