Namaste. Welcome to India! It was an epic adventure and I want to share it with you. Our first stop – the Oberoi Villas in Jaipur. A very lavish hotel boasting 30 beautiful acres. Originally the residence of the Maharaja, now converted into the spa & pool area of the hotel. 300 year old Shiva temple located on the grounds. Beautiful architecture and surroundings.… Continue Reading India – A Lifechanging Journey
I’d like to make this very clear. I’ve had several dogs in the past. But nothing will rock your world more than marriage and a bushel of kids. Continue Reading How a German Shepherd Helps Beat Empty Nest Syndrome
In our 12 years of living in Malibu, we have come to learn both the beauty and power of the ocean. For every day of walking at sunset at extreme low tide, we have also learned to respect the power and fury of a stormy ocean and extreme high tides. In Tuesday’s Los Angeles Times, I learned of a term I had never heard… Continue Reading Southern California Climate Change: King Tides Threaten Homes on Malibu’s Coastline
There are many valuable lessons to be learned for people here in Los Angeles from the terrible shooting tragedy in Arizona including the importance of first aid training and community preparedness in times of need. While six lives were lost in Tuscon last week, it is possible that a 20-year-old congressional intern may have saved a life with some very basic training in first… Continue Reading How to be An Active Community Member: Get Emergecy Response Training
Living in California, we are fortunate enough to be able surf Malibu in the morning and hit the slopes snowboarding that same afternoon. But do the local ski resorts compare to the likes of Aspen, Utah and Colorado? With over 3,500 acres of terrain and 150 trails, I would say Mammoth Mountain definitely stacks up, especially since it has recently transformed from a sleepy… Continue Reading Spend the Holidays in Mammoth: The Premier Winter Resort in California
Growing up in Malibu, I remember the days when Broad Beach was not open to the public at all. Broad Beach attracted the rich and famous as the homes were all high-end beach front property known for it’s privacy. It wasn’t until 2002 that state officials took action to enforce the public’s right to share the beach, when the coastal commission stated that the… Continue Reading Broad Beach Public Access Supporters Conflict with Malibu Homeowners
With the seasons changing, it’s time to get some perspective on the market in Malibu. Inventory is up so there is more to choose from. Interest rates are at historic lows so you can afford way more home than years ago, the schools are not crowded so your kids will be well cared for and, of course, we have 26 miles of beautiful beaches!… Continue Reading Malibu Fall Real Estate Market Update
The 2nd Annual International Malibu Marathon went off yesterday with the event finish line staged at the West end of Zuma beach, about 2 blocks from my home. Anyone who races in these kinds of events knows that attempting to navigate on or near the race course can be a harrowing experience especially along with: cars, motorcyclists and cyclists pedestrians and beach goers race… Continue Reading Running the Malibu Marathon Along the PCH: Entertainment or Inconvenience?