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Shawna Cruise downing a beerGETTING A BEER dumped on your head is generally associated with frat parties and dive-bar New Year’s Eve celebrations. But in Escondido, it’s the hot new spa treatment. At the end of summer, The Loft Hair Design & Skin Care partnered with Stone Brewing Company to create a new hair treatment to revitalize wind-, sea- and sun-damaged summer ’dos. Stone Ruination IPA beer, made with a high amount of hops, is blended with rosemary and lemon oils, vinegar and distilled water to create a hair-freshening rinse.

“Beer is known to remove buildup and rinse away salt residue, chlorine and sun damage,” says Shawna Cruise, owner of The Loft. “We know Southern California summers are hard on hair, so we’ve created a treatment that will banish the ‘ruins’ of post-summer locks.”

The Stone Ruination IPA Volumizing Rinse was announced during the North County brewer’s 10th annual fund-raising celebration, benefiting such local charities as Rady Children’s Hospital San Diego and the Boys & Girls Club of San Marcos. It’s available through November for $25 as an add-on to other spa services, or $50 as an à la carte treatment that includes a pressure-point scalp massage and a moisture reconstruction treatment.

More info: thelofthairdesign.com or 760-741-5638.


Southern California Counties BuildingSAN DIEGO’S GRAND Natural History Museum owes its existence to a tragic event that occurred on the same spot in Balboa Park more than 80 years ago. On November 25, 1925, the Southern California Counties Building—one of the major structures built a decade before for the 1915 Panama-California International Exposition—burned to the ground, ironically on the eve of hosting a Firemen’s Ball. The building was friendly and accessible, with a grand entrance patio, arched second-level windows flanked by estipite pilasters influenced by Mexican monasteries, and elegant towers with tile designs based on those seen on buildings in Pueblo, Mexico. Directors of the museum, which had been floating around various homes in the park since 1917, seized the opportunity and made a pitch to build a new and permanent home on the site, buoyed by a $125,000 pledge from Ellen Browning Scripps. William Templeton Johnson was commissioned to design a structure of reinforced concrete that could survive earthquakes and fire, and his creation —generally assailed by critics as uninviting, with its second-floor entrance—opened in 1933 and has been home to the museum ever since

Turkey Trots

IF YOUR THANKSGIVING DAY workout routine is limited to lifting your loaded fork to your mouth 237 times and then plopping yourself down for a post-feast nap, it’s time to break the mold. Here are three ways to rev your internal engines this turkey day before you start pigging out (all races start at 8 a.m.):

Father Joe’s Thanksgiving Day 5K Walk/Run: This popular annual event raises funds for Father Joe’s Villages to feed the homeless. Put together a team of at least five people, then start hitting people up for pledges. Anyone who pledges at least $100 gets a free Father Joe bobble-head doll. The race starts and ends at the Museum of Man in Balboa Park. thanksgivingrun.org.

Oceanside Turkey Trot: A 5K walk/run in North County, this inaugural event raises money for school fitness programs. The race starts at the Oceanside Civic Center and ends on the beach by the pier. There’s another 5K for locals only, and a mini-race (1.2 miles) for kids 12 and younger. osideturkeytrot.com.

PureFitness Run for the Hungry: A benefit for local food banks, this downtown San Diego event includes a 10K and a 5K walk/run. Races begin and end at Embarcadero Marina Park South. inmotionevents.com.

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