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March 6th, 2018

Nourish Your Body! It’s National Nutrition Month in Marina del Rey

Most of us know that nutritious foods on a regular basis helps us stay happy, healthy and fit. But we’re not super humans—we all have our nutrition kryptonite (like Girls Scout Cookies or Cadbury Eggs for instance). But this month—National Nutrition Month—is the time to overlook the temptations, get back on the nutrition track, and find your best nourishment options around Marina del Rey. And as always, we’re here to help with suggestions and ideas that will have you leaping into the spring season healthier than ever.



Getting your daily vitamins and antioxidants is as easy as hitting up one of the great juiceries around Marina del Rey. Some of the most beneficial ingredients to look for in your concoction are kale, spinach, blueberries, lemon, and ginger (to name a few!). Juice Infusion (103 Washington Blvd) has some awesome organic fresh press juices like their Oxygen Drink with green apple, kale, aloe vera, spinach, parsley, romaine, celery, cucumber, lime and ginger. If you have a sweet craving, try their Ruby Liquid with beets, pineapple, strawberry, red apple and ginger. Another Marina del Rey option is Juice Crafters (4260 Lincoln Blvd) where you can purchase a single wellness shot like their Flu Off mix of lemon, ginger and cayenne or go for one of their green cold press juices like the Greenest #3 (a blend of spinach, kale, romaine, cucumber, parsley, celery, apple, lemon and ginger). Of course, we can’t write about juicing favorites without mentioning Jamba Juice (4375 Glencoe Ave. Ste. D-4)…those smoothies are always calling our names but remember, vast amounts of sugar don’t exactly scream nutritious. So, stick to something with a lower sugar count like their Great Greens™ with cucumber, apple juice, spinach, kale, lemon and chia seeds (only 110 calories in 12 oz., 1.5 grams of fat and 17 grams of sugar—just a fraction of the sugar found in most smoothies).


February 20th, 2018

Marina Holiday Spotlight: 6 Spots to Indulge in National Margarita Day February 22nd!

We’ve had Valentine’s Day, Mardi Gras, and a whole bunch of quirky little holidays come and go this month (Bubble Gum Day was February 2nd!)—but you may not know that one of the most festive holidays of the year is still on the way. Clear your after-work schedule on Thursday (February 22nd) because National Margarita Day is on the agenda! Thanks to a very enthusiastic Margarita connoisseur named Todd McCalla (originator of NMD)—we can officially raise our salt-rimmed glasses in celebration of this classic 2:1:1 cocktail. (For the non-bartenders of the world, 2:1:1 is the precise ratio of some of the best classic cocktails ever. In the margarita’s case—three parts tequila/one part triple sec/one part lime juice.)

Such an easy recipe, right? Yet, many of us know from experience that not every margarita is created equal. Luckily, the Marina del Rey area (as well as our neighboring towns) have some great restaurants with equally great bartenders—and yes, they know how to mix a darn good drink. So, get ready to order up the margarita of your dreams because the six fine establishments below will definitely deliver the goods.


February 13th, 2018


So, a lot of you might have spent the weekend celebrating a New Orleans-style Mardi Gras with beads, drinks, music and zany costumes. And while that was certainly some big fun, you may have missed a little something. Ready for this? “Mardi Gras” actually means “Fat Tuesday” in French! And guess what today is? Yep, it’s Tuesday—FAT TUESDAY to be exact. Which means you have a little more celebrating to do, folks. Not in the form of beads and cocktails, but in the form of decadent feasting!

Now, we must remind you that the aforementioned Fat Tuesday (alternatively known as Pączki Day–see below) also falls in the middle of American Heart Month, so we’ll stress “moderation” on the feasting suggestion. However, having that one goodie that you’ve been dreaming about all year is totally encouraged today.

So, allow us to be the voice of temptation and highlight just some of the most decadent treats you can, well… treat yourself to in Marina del Rey. Enjoy…and remember, you can just do an extra hour of Pilates tomorrow. Happy Mardi Gras/Fat Tuesday/Pączki Day!


February 6th, 2018

Treat Your Valentine to a Sweet Marina del Rey Outing

The Valentine’s Day countdown has begun and you officially have eight days to concoct your sweetheart plan! Are you up for the challenge? When you live in Marina del Rey, it’s actually not a challenge at all because there are so many fabulous options to choose from… and we’re not ONLY talking about the traditional romantic scenarios. Our town is so spectacular, the Valentine to-dos accommodate every stretch of cupid’s arrow—whether it’s a night of amore or a V-Day meal with your BFF (human or four-legged!).

Check out four fun ideas—you’ll find at least ONE that will be the perfect outing for you and your boo.


Nothing says L-O-V-E like sharing an incredible meal at one the Marina’s best restaurants. Here are three favorites that are featuring wonderful Valentine’s Day Menus—all guaranteed to make your significant other, spouse or best friend feel downright adored.

Café del Rey
4451 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey

Enjoy a delicious three-course Valentine’s meal at Café del Rey for $90 per person (plus tax and tip). The menu features amazing dishes like Smoked Potato & Artichoke Hearts Soup; Chateaubriand with whipped sweet potatoes; Seafood Scampi over linguini; and a sinful chocolate cake. Call 310.823.6395 to book your table.