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Welcome, Editor Julie!

Juliana Maxey-Allison.
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The Sandpiper Board welcomes our new editor, Juliana Maxey-Allison, resident on 10th Street and author of the 2016 book Edelweiss: Chronicle of a Del Mar Beach House 1885 to Now.

Julie grew up in West Los Angeles, graduated from UCLA, and moved to New York City where she got her first job at the now defunct Look Magazine and met David Maxey.

Julie and David (who died in 1984) moved many times and finally to Del Mar where David was Editor of Psychology Today with offices in Del Mar. During their brief time here they bought a rundown 1885 beach cottage, Edelweiss, and rebuilt it. When Psychology Today was bought and moved to Manhattan they went with it and rented out the Del Mar house. During those years Julie wrote for magazines: Ladies’ Home Journal, Self, New York Magazine, the New York Times Magazine, and the Washingtonian. She also ghost wrote two books.

She returned part time to Del Mar with her husband Brad in 2004 though she commuted to New York until 2011.

Once back she served as chair of TPAC and on the board of the Del Mar Foundation. Living again in Edelweiss, she began to wonder who had lived there since the start of Del Mar - and ended up writing Edelweiss ...





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