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Santa Monica Snapshot: 711 Pine Street

Exquisitely restored California Bungalow with lovely Arts & Crafts style features, gorgeous exposed wood beams, high ceilings and open floor plan—charming property with three bedrooms and two baths. Located at 711 Pine Street in Santa Monica’s desirable Ocean Park neighborhood. Well-appointed room with beautiful bamboo hardwood floors throughout. Cozy and elegant dining area wonderful for entertaining. The perfect designer kitchen ideal for any chef.… Continue Reading Santa Monica Snapshot: 711 Pine Street

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True Food Kitchen in the Santa Monica Place: Healthy F...

The reviews for True Food Kitchen from the toughest critics (my friends) are in, and the consensus is YUM! I had been been to the restaurant before in Newport Beach and was so excited to see one opening in Santa Monica. For our most recent girls night out dinner I suggested we try it, and all my friends (even the one who doesn’t typically enjoy eating healthy) absolutely loved it, in fact it is decided we will be going back there for our next dinner together.

The globally inspired menu is created by Chef Michael Stebner in conjunction with partner, Dr Andrew Weil, utilizing seasonal fresh produce, mostly from the local farmer’s market. Because we couldn’t decide on what to order and wanted to try practically everything on the menu, we ended up sharing several dishes, which I highly recommend. Everything tasted so fresh, flavorful & delicious! My favorite picks are: Continue Reading True Food Kitchen in the Santa Monica Place: Healthy Food Can Be Delicious!

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5 Best and 2 Worst Happy Hours in Santa Monica

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

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A Bright Idea to Save Homeowners Money

Thanks to a new government initiative program, homeowners can now qualify for rebates and financial incentives of up to $4,500 while saving money on their monthly utility bills by making energy-saving improvements to your home.   Energy Upgrade California is a collaborative effort of federal, state & local governments as well as regional utilities to reduce energy, use & save money and create new jobs in… Continue Reading A Bright Idea to Save Homeowners Money

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Santa Monica Offers the Opportunity to Learn New Sport...

Santa Monica residents may not be aware of the sport activities offered through the city’s Recreation Center. They have a wide variety of activities available to choose from for both kids & adults. Technically you can sign up if you do not live locally, but residents get a discount off the already fair price. Some Fun Activities Include: – Zumba Dance – Jujitsu Self… Continue Reading Santa Monica Offers the Opportunity to Learn New Sports at a Low Price

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Give Back to Santa Monica Community: Help Save the Tem...

You may never have known it was there, but for those of us who used the pool at some point in our life, this is a sad time.  Being a camp counselor at the YMCA camp, there are many kids I have taught to swim in that very pool and have many fond memories of my experiences there. Due to a leak that ended… Continue Reading Give Back to Santa Monica Community: Help Save the Temescal Pool

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Hollywood Cliché: How Real Estate Agents Make it on Re...

I have now officially done every Hollywood cliché; Thursday I tried out for a reality show.  Before you go thinking that I’ve gone insane or worse, I’m the next Snooki, this was 100 percent work related. One of our amazing associates at Partners Trust, Shann Silver, received a phone call the other day from a casting director.  They are currently casting “teams” for a… Continue Reading Hollywood Cliché: How Real Estate Agents Make it on Reality Shows

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Top 10 Best Ocean Views in Santa Monica

The Santa Monica beach lifestyle is what tourists enjoy most about the city and why many of the locals would never live anywhere else. If you really want to savor the beauty, here is my list if the top ten best ocean views in the city, with one for every occasion: 1. Evening Cocktail: Huntley Penthouse Bar and Shangri-La It was hard to pick… Continue Reading Top 10 Best Ocean Views in Santa Monica

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