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May 22nd, 2018

YOUR MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND GUIDE: MARINA DEL REY + BEYOND

The Memorial Day holiday is just around the corner (May 25 to 28!). And if you’re not one of the 3 million+ Angelenos skedaddling out of town for that long, wonderful weekend, chances are you’re in the market for some great local happenings. Well look no further, friends—because we’ve got your fun right here. From pool parties and cruises to family festivals and more, your (unofficial) start of summer is poised for greatness this year.

 

Hornblower Memorial Day Cruises
13755 Fiji Way, Marina del Rey

When it comes to memorable, gorgeous holiday outings, you can’t beat a Hornblower Cruise—so definitely check out their awesome array of Memorial Day Cruises. Reserve your private table for their brunch or dinner cruises during the long weekend and you’ll enjoy a fun-filled atmosphere with fabulous food (brunch buffet or four-course dinner), champagne, music and more, including those beautiful harbor views.

Book now because spots are filling up fast (Saturday’s Champagne Brunch Cruise is already sold out!). Visit their website for reservations, menu samples and cruise times!

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May 8th, 2018

Have a Mother’s Day Brunch Fest in Marina del Rey

Brunch seems to be at the center of everyone’s Mother’s Day plans—and we definitely think it’s a tradition worth savoring this Sunday. Not only is it a downright delightful outing for the mom in your life, but it’s an excellent, guilt-free excuse to splurge on some of the best brunch food on the Westside! So, get gussied up, make a reservation, and treat your mother (or yourself) to a memorable Mother’s Day Sunday. Here’s the lowdown on your best options in and around Marina del Rey.

P.S. Lots of area restaurants have dog friendly patios, so if you’re a pet mom—inquire about their dog policy when you book an outdoor table. Afterall, you want all of your kids to celebrate with you!

MOTHER’S DAY BRUNCH OUTINGS—SUNDAY, MAY 13TH

Café del Rey
4451 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey
Prix Fixe Menu from 10:30am to 2pm/$52 per person

Café del Rey is featuring a three-course menu for Mother’s Day that looks simply divine. Choose a starter like Hamachi & Albacore Crudo or Vanilla Yogurt & Granola, and then move on to irresistible entrée options that range from Quiche Lorraine and Eggs Benedict to Vegetable Pasta and NY Roast Steak & Eggs. And yes, save room for dessert because chocolate ganache cake AND lemon tart are calling your name. Book online now or call 310.823.6395.

 

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March 27th, 2018

SPRING HOLIDAY BRUNCH OUTINGS IN MARINA DEL REY

The spring holiday season has arrived and in addition to Easter Bunny photo opps, fun local egg hunts, and an excuse to eat chocolate, there’s one holiday tradition in particular you don’t want to miss—Easter Brunch in Marina del Rey. All of your favorite harbor-side restaurants are featuring special menus and dishes to satisfy every craving and palette—and we have your guide to the best right here. Make your reservations soon and enjoy a festive Sunday brunch!

Image Source: Beachside Restaurant

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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.

 

JUICE UP

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).

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February 13th, 2018

GIVE INTO TEMPTATION: CELEBRATE MARDI GRAS/FAT TUESDAY/PAZCKI DAY IN MARINA DEL REY

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!