June 14th, 2017

Great Options for a Fab Father’s Day in Marina del Rey

The fathers in our lives are pretty special, and this Sunday, it’s all about acknowledging their unique brand of dad-ness in the best way possible way — by celebrating in Marina del Rey! As always, our little pocket of paradise is chock full of possibilities to make dad feel appreciated, loved and really happy. So, let’s review your top options and get ready to make June 18th one of the best Father’s Days yet!


Food, beer and a nice big boat. The quintessential dad-style outing, are we right? Hornblower is making it happen with three cruises on Sunday — two Beer Brunch Cruises and the Beer Afternoon Buffet Cruise later in the day. The 12 pm cruise is totally sold out but you can still score reservations at the 11 am and 4 pm time slots!

Tickets are $74.95 per person (plus tax and service fees) and that includes two hours cruising on the harbor; free-flowing beer, champagne and sparkling cider; live entertainment; a bold and beautiful food spread (with everything from donuts, salmon filet and soba noodle salad to tri-tip roast, scrambled eggs and mac & cheese); and as a special little souvenir — a commemorative pint glass for your pops. All aboard the beer cruise!



May 30th, 2017

Hike, Paddle & Smell the Roses — How to Celebrate Great Outdoors Month in Marina del Rey

June marks another “Great Outdoors Month” in the United States, and that means it’s officially time to indulge in the spectacular outdoorsy opportunities happening all around us. Sometimes we all get so wrapped up in work, errands and the bustle of everyday life, we forget to get out there and literally smell the roses, get awestruck by wildlife, and connect with the planet on the most basic level. Plus, biking, walking, hiking, kayaking, paddling — all excellent ways to get your blood pumping without having to hit the gym. Sounds pretty good, right? Then start prepping — air up your bike tires, lace up your hiking boots, wipe down your paddleboard, and make some plans. Afterall, June is practically here!

Alright, we’ve set the stage for inspiration. Now it’s time to look at some of the best options in and around town. Have fun, everyone. Happy Great Outdoors Month!


May 23rd, 2017

5 Tempting Memorial Weekend Happenings In and Around Marina del Rey

Every season is a fantastic season when you live in Marina del Rey! But if we had to choose — obviously, summer wins our hearts every time. And this weekend, Memorial Day weekend to be exact, marks the unofficial start of summertime! And yes, that’s big cause for celebration.

Of course, we can’t forget that Monday, Memorial Day, is an important day to reflect and appreciate the unimaginable sacrifices of our U.S. veterans. But that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t make a new slate of great memories in the days leading up to it. Not to mention, a lot of the weekend options happening in and around the Marina include discounts/special offers for veterans and active military…because honoring them is what it’s all about!

So, take a look at 5 can’t-go-wrong choices, ranging from barbecue opps and brunch cruises to huge fiestas and pool parties. You’ll have to agree — 2017’s Memorial Weekend is shaping up to be epic — and you won’t want to miss a moment.


May 9th, 2017

Your Guide to a Grand Mother’s Day Brunch In & Around Marina del Rey

When it comes to must-celebrate holidays, Mother’s Day is up there with the best. This is when we get to officially honor that one woman in our life for all of the strength, awesomeness and love she puts out there as a world-class mamma bear. Since the big day is coming up this Sunday (May 14th), now is the perfect time to get your super-plan in motion. Something fabulous like — booking a Diamond Rose Mani-Pedi at Spa-Del Rey (or a spa gift card for a later date!), picking up a Mother’s Day box of See’s from Waterside, ordering some gorgeous blooms from maybe Heather’s Flowers —- and last but definitely not least, making brunch reservations at a fabulous spot around Marina del Rey. As you know, we have quite a few of them so you’re going to have to weigh your options — consider ambience, views, menu items and price and then make that reservation asap. Here are a few can’t-beat destinations to think about… and if you go to one of them, let us know all the details!

1. Café del Rey

The views, the food, the food, the views — yeah, we love this place. And they’re hosting a lovely Mother’s Day to-do with a three-course prix fixe meal that includes sparkling wine, mimosas, Bloody Marys or sparkling cider (plus coffee, sodas, etc.). The menu gives you some tantalizing choices for each course, such as a Shrimp Gazpacho appetizer; Eggs Benedict or Poached Salmon & Kale Salad; and a duo of desserts (Chocolate Ganache Cake and Lemon Tart!). The price is $52 per person and you need reservations. Call (310) 823-6395. Right. Now.


May 2nd, 2017

6 Spots to Celebrate Cinco de Mayo in and Around Marina del Rey

The time has come to indulge in major fiesta-style fun, Marina del Rey — because Cinco de Mayo is happening Friday, May 5th. That means the minute your weekend begins, you have some big time celebrating to do with salt-rimmed margaritas, ice-cold cervezas and fab Mexican food leading the way. There are so many parties happening around town to celebrate this cultural extravaganza, but we narrowed the list down to 6 (including one for your pooch!) that sound extra estupendo! Ready for the fun? Here we go!

Casa Sanchez Cocktails

Casa Sanchez Cocktails

Baja Cantina
311 Washington Blvd, Marina del Rey

If you’re looking for the center of Cinco de Mayo fun — look no further than Baja Cantina. This hotspot cordons off their outdoor lot and fills it with everything you need for a serious celebration: a great live band; taco and burrito stations; two outdoor bars; sombreros (of course!) and margarita and beer specials all day long. If you want a tamer setting, you can also make a reservation to sit in their dining room for a low-key celebration of your own. Just call 310.821.2252 to book your table.