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October 16th, 2017

IT’S NATIONAL FOOD BANK WEEK: LET’S IMPACT HUNGER AROUND MARINA DEL REY

This week is National Food Bank Week, and with the holidays starting next month and the holiday spirit already beginning, it’s the perfect time to start giving back. Every day in Marina del Rey, we look around at our gorgeous scenery, dive into great activities and indulge in amazing restaurants without thinking twice. And it can be pretty easy to forget there are a lot of people around us who aren’t quite as fortunate. Check out this statistic: In the U.S., 1 in 8 people are struggling with hunger. That’s staggering.

But guess what? You can totally make a difference — and that’s what National Food Bank Week is all about. Pitching in and helping Marina del Rey and the rest of the Westside wipe out the hunger problem. It doesn’t have to take a lot of time or effort. Just do something — every little bit can make an impact.

Here are a few easy ways to help.

 

DONATE FOOD TO NEARBY FOOD BANKS

Go through your cupboards or head up to the store for non-perishable items to donate. The most needed items include canned tuna or chicken, peanut butter, canned fruit in water, low-sugar cereal, canned soups and stews, holiday foods (i.e. canned yams & boxed stuffing), canola or olive oil, pasta, packaged dinners (i.e. Mac & Cheese), low-sodium canned vegetables, and granola bars. ALSO – jarred baby food, infant formula, crackers/teething biscuits and diapers are big essentials.

Bring your goods to these nearby organizations!

Westside Food Bank
1710 22nd St., Santa Monica
Accepts donations Monday through Friday from 7 am to 5 pm
Visit their website for more info.

World Harvest LA
3100 Venice Blvd., Los Angeles
Visit their website for more info.

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October 3rd, 2017

WILLKOMMEN TO OKTOBERFEST! 5 WAYS TO CELEBRATE IN MARINA DEL REY AND BEYOND.

Marina del Rey Oktoberfest fans — are you ready for bier, brezeln, wurst, and crazy amounts of fun? If your answer is a hearty “JA!” then start your party planning. Because oh boy — there’s a ton going on this month for Oktoberfest.  We’re talking about festive cruises, major Oktoberfest parties and even a celebratory sailing regatta. So, start making those reservations, don your dirndls and lederhosen (for the parties, at least!), brush up on your Oktoberfest lingo (“PROST!”) and have an amazing Oktoberfest!

Eins, zwei, drei…let’s go!

1. SAVI PRODUCTION’S OKTOBERFEST CRUISE ON THE FANTASEA ONE

Dock 52 – 13509 Fiji Way, Marina del Rey

On October 7 at 8 pm, the FantaSea One will set sail for an epic three-hour Oktoberfest cruise filled with food, drinks and music. Book your reservation (just $69.95 per person) and enjoy all you can eat yummies, including gourmet sausage (aka: wurst), chicken wings, fish, garlic potatoes, pretzels and more. Two glasses of beer or wine, plus dessert are also included in the price. Head to the ship’s second level for great Oktoberfest music, or if you’re craving electronic and hip hop— the third level will be happening, as well! PS Make sure you arrive at the ship at least 30 minutes before it sets sail — no refunds will be accommodated if you miss the boat!

 

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September 19th, 2017

ALL EYES ON FALL — 4 THINGS TO ADD TO YOUR MARINA DEL REY CALENDAR

Welcome to autumn in Marina del Rey! Sure, it may look a lot like summer — but when it comes to fun, there’s a fresh new agenda in the air. We’re not saying you can’t still hit Mother’s Beach, do some SUP-style downward facing dog and snack on some premium food truck cuisine, however — we highly recommend making room on your calendar because there are some very cool fall to-dos coming our way in and around Marina del Rey. 

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September 5th, 2017

6 Winning Wine Spots to Celebrate California Wine Month In and Around Marina del Rey

September is California Wine Month, and whether you’re a connoisseur who loves to swirl and sniff (and throw around snazzy descriptors like “earthy” and “oaky”) — or you just know what you like with zero decorum — it’s your right as a Californian to indulge and enjoy our region’s most delectable wines, all month long. There are so many great restaurants, shops and bars in and around Marina del Rey with incredible wine lists (that OF COURSE include some amazing California vintages) — and now is the ideal time to check them out and enjoy the wondrous magic of California grapes in action.

Here are six must-go destinations around town and beyond that won’t disappoint your palette. Salut, friends!

Esprit Marina

August 28th, 2017

5 Ways to Make the Most of Labor Day Weekend in & Around Marina del Rey

Labor Day weekend starts in just few days, marking the final curtain call for SUMMER 2017 in Marina del Rey. We’ve had a great time, haven’t we? Awesome beach days, yoga on the water, waterbus rides, outdoor movies, concerts in the park, Beach Eats, Sunday Fundays…yes, it’s been downright epic. So, how do we say goodbye to such a grand-slam summer? With a monumentally fun Labor Day weekend, of course.

Here is your guide to the best long holiday weekend to-dos in beautiful Marina del Rey and beyond!

Labor Day Beer & Bubbly Brunch Cruise — Monday, September 4th

The best part of a long weekend is that extra, wonderful day — Labor Day Monday. So, make it more than just a day to sleep in — book your spot on Hornblower’s snazzy, jazzy Labor Day Beer & Bubby Brunch Cruise! You’ll glide around the harbor for two luxurious hours on one of their gorgeous yachts, relax at a private table, and enjoy a huge buffet, free-flowing champagne and live music. It’s pretty spectacular and will sell out for sure — so purchase your tickets asap! The ship cruises from 12 pm to 2 pm on Monday, September 4. Adults: $68.95 + fees/Seniors & Military: $62.06 + fees/Kids 4 and up: $41.37 + fees.