Whatcha Want?

“World peace and a big, chilled glass of locally brewed beer.”

-San Diego Mayor Jerry Sa


“Some well-deserved R & R for our amazing staff at FLUXX and Side Bar-they have worked really hard this year and deserve a nice break. And for the Celtics to beat LA in the NBA Finals!”

-Dave Renzella,
partner, RMD Group

“I would be happy if someone who is normally a little less fortunate was able to have a more fortunate holiday this year.”

-Geena the Latina, co-host of the Frankie and Geena radio broadcast, Channel 933

“All I want for Christmas is to finally find my true LOVE and get my bills paid. Please, Santa, don’t disappoint!”

-Ruben Galvan, reporter,
San Diego 6 News in the Morning

“For Christmas I would love to get an Ecosmart Fusion fireplace for my office”
-Monica Boselli, president,
No Ties Management modeling agency

“The opportunity to create more jobs in 2011. Also, I want twins-gotta keep up with those Malarkeys.”

-James Brennan, partner, Stingaree and Searsucker (where chef/co-owner Brian Malarkey is at the helm)

“My husband and I are expecting our first child on December 23rd, so the best Christmas gift ever will be to meet our unborn daughter, Juliette, for the first time, and for her to be a healthy little girl.”

-Josefine Josenhans, sales and marketing manager, The Shout! House

“I would like a state-of-the-art private helicopter, a pair of icecold tinted-blue aviators, an iPad, a platinum/diamond Fendi watch and ultra-sleek luggage. I’d be flying to a dream dinner party on a private beach in Buenos Aires with my loving wife, my little angel six-year-old daughter and all my dearest family and friends (including special guests Tom Ford, Kim Kardashian, John legend and newlyweds Mr. and Mrs. Russell Brand) to bring the sparkle of the holidays to life.”
-Jay Jones, managing editor, KUSI 9 NEWS

“Bring a playoff game to the people of San Diego next year.”

-Joe Thatcher, pitcher,
San Diego Padres

“I would like to receive the gift of spending some much needed time with my family. Simple as it may seem, some of us are not afforded the opportunity to spend as much quality time with our family as often as we may like. Family is a gift that keeps on giving and will not be here forever.”
-Evan M. Lopez, VIP manager,
Hard Rock Hotel San Diego VIP Services

“Anything that is personal, something meaningful. And a surfboard.”

-Shaun Phillips, linebacker, San Diego Chargers

“Although Santa has told me that I’m on the ‘good list’ this year, I’m not sure that I will be getting the Hermes Birkin Bag I’ve been wanting. So, this year, I’m wishing for


a French bulldog. (And a box of Claritin to go along with it!)”
- Francine Miley, Director of Marketing and Business Development, Fashion Valley

“A pair

of Dolce Vita’s Hayword pumps, one of local artist Jocelyn Duke’s stunning Grids ( and QuickBooks-and someone to do them for me.”

-Taylor Doms, founder and CEO, TheMixster. com


A Statement Ring, because I make a statement.”-Cathy Muhlenforth, general manager, Bloomingdale’s Fashion Valley

“The gift I would like to receive this holiday season is a full-page color ad in Pacific San Diego Magazine...and world peace.”

-Alex Salazar, art dealer, Alexander Salazar Fine Art

“I would love a new toy, so I am asking for an iPad. Experiences also make great gifts-I am big on thoughtfulness.”
- Jenny Cavnar, sports reporter/anchor, Channel 4SD at cox communications