Over the past weeks, working at PHS has opened my eyes to a variety of different avenues….and my use of “avenue” is not referring solely to Santa Monica’s streets. Not only have I learned about Santa Monica’s real estate market, I have gained information on issues pertaining to California’s ballot issues. In particular, PTA’s from Santa Monica’s school district have kindly provided me with… Continue Reading Let’s Make a Difference: Vote!
Fate was knocking on my door when I stumbled across Pence Hathorn Silver on Montana! Who knew that an obscenely expensive- but amazing- purchase from Planet Blue would lead me to the PHS family. I feel so fortunate to be a part of a firm that has been located and supports my childhood community since the time I was born- a whooping 23 years!… Continue Reading Coming Home
My family and I were strolling up Montana Ave. from 9th St. when we saw a bright and colorful bamboo shack. The name on top of the front door “Babalu” intrigued us since the word “Babalu” in our native language translated to “long chin.” The kind of word that you wouldn’t want anywhere in your College year book profile. Continue Reading Babalu on Montana Avenue: Caribbean Asian Fusion Cuisine in Santa Monica
Ok, so I am writing this on a dare from my wife. She says I would be too embarrassed to admit that I liked Bridesmaids. To be perfectly honest: she didn’t have to twist my arm too hard to see it last Saturday. The reason being, I think Kristen Wiig is super talented based just on what I see of her on Saturday Night Live each week. Continue Reading Movie Review: Bridesmaids Delivers Laughs to Men and Women Thanks to Kristin Wiig
Palmetto has been serving the Montana Avenue neighborhood in skin and body care for over 25 years.
Carrying natural and organic skin care, bath, aromatherapy, candles, make-up, accessories, perfume and cards, Palmetto is perfect for those that are looking for natural products as well as unique gifts. Free gift wrapping and basket arrangements are also available. Continue Reading Eco-Friendly Skin Care Products: Palmetto Serves Montana Ave Area for Years
In a city known for it’s fifteen-dollar Martinis, it’s good that many restaurants are now on board with modestly-priced drink specials so we can catch up with friends while enjoying some tasty food and refreshing cocktails at a reasonable price. Of course, not all local establishments offer these, but here are my five favorite spots for Happy Hour — and a couple to avoid: 1)… Continue Reading 5 Best and 2 Worst Happy Hours in Santa Monica
I’ve been in search of the perfect gift for my college friend’s adorable children. I was looking for something she couldn’t find in Iowa, and I decided since I was reviewing stores on Montana Avenue, Janie and Jack would be my destination. Janie and Jack, located at 1311 Montana Avenue in Santa Monica, specializes in children’s clothing, preemie to size 8, and is owned… Continue Reading Janie and Jack: Beautiful Clothes for the Stylish Child
Are you looking for a fun place to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Santa Monica? If so here are some restaurants and bars offering great deals from morning through evening. 1.) Xino Restaurant – Xino in Santa Monica is offering some great drink specials for St. Patrick’s Day. $3 Bud Lite green beer, $3 Bud Lite bottles, $5 Guinness and $7 Irish Red Bull… Continue Reading Top Ten Places to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Santa Monica