November 13th, 2018

Marina del Rey Trend Alert: Dining Out for Thanksgiving!

November 22 (THURSDAY!) is Thanksgiving, the day we give thanks for all the good things in life by filling our tummies with copious amounts of food. (And then we nap!) There’s only one holiday conundrum we face every year—where are we going to indulge? The conventional way to celebrate is to cook up a storm at home and serve it up like a Norman Rockwell painting. But more and more Angelinos are discovering the pleasure, convenience and deliciousness that comes with a restaurant-prepared feast, which FYI, is in abundance around Marina del Rey. Whether you go for the traditional turkey/stuffing/sweet potato combo, a plant-based masterpiece or something in between—the Thanksgiving goodies you crave are all within reach.

Once you choose, get your reservations (or your order for pickups!) soon… the holiday is right around the corner and the best spots are filling up fast. Have a Happy Thanksgiving!


November 6th, 2018

World Vegan Month Special: Cooking & Dining Around Marina del Rey

Happy World Vegan Month! Whether you’re a full-time plant-based devotee, a vegan dabbler or just a curious food lover, this month is a great opportunity to celebrate a compassionate, environmentally friendly and undeniably delicious way of eating—plant-based! Plus, since we live in one of the most accommodating vegan states in the country, it’s incredibly easy to indulge. Just minutes from Marina del Rey, for instance, you’ll find restaurants with everything from award-winning vegan burgers to gourmet plant-based dishes that will keep your taste buds happy for basically ever. Or, thanks to our local Farmer’s Market, you can put on your chef’s hat and cook up a delectable plant-based meal with the season’s freshest produce (enhanced by a slew of fantastic protein options like tofu, tempeh, or one the crazy-good faux meats).

Ready to dig in? Here are four excellent restaurant choices to try, plus a few recipes to inspire the cook in you.


October 23rd, 2018

A Hauntingly Happening Halloween In & Around Marina del Rey

The haunting, ghoulish, sassy fun of another All Hallow’s Eve is just around the corner and let’s just say that all spooky signs point to another howling good time around town. Since Halloween 2018 falls on a Wednesday, next weekend will be the pivotal time for celebrating, so get your plans in order, pick out your mind-blowing costume and have the most spine-tingling good time of your life. If you need some dress-up inspiration, here are top results from our on-trend intel so far: Fortnite characters, unicorns, super heroes (especially Deadpool and Harley Quinn), the eighties, princesses (we’re looking at you Meghan Markle!) and that terrifying IT clown. While you meditate on those options…take a look at some of the best upcoming Halloween happenings in Marina del Rey and beyond.



October 9th, 2018


When you think of October, a lot of things come to mind—cooler temperatures, slightly warmer clothes (hello scarves!), autumn holidays and pumpkin everything are the top contenders. But there’s one more fall favorite to add to your list—PIZZA! In case you didn’t know… October is National Pizza Month and you have every excuse to indulge all month long, whenever you have a hankering. If you live in and around Marina del Rey, you are in for a major treat because some of the best pizzas in LA (from traditional to gourmet to plant-based) are all within reach.

Here are five top spots to try!


September 11th, 2018

GIRLS’ DAY OUT: Celebrate National Women’s Friendship Day This Sunday!

Marina del Rey girlfriends! Sunday, September 16th is YOUR day — National Women’s Friendship Day, to be exact. The day we honor the excellence that stems from pure sisterhood (and celebrate its beauty to our hearts’ content). We know, when you have a great friendship, being in the same space together is fun enough… but if you want to get a little creative and make the day even more memorable (and Insta-worthy), here are some grand ideas to try out.

Spa Day

Image Source: Ritz Carlton

The dreamiest friendship time always seems to lead to the spa, doesn’t it? And the Ritz Carlton’s Sisley Spa (formerly Spa del Rey) is a luxurious option for your Sunday. Book a Deluxe Pedicure (yeah, this one comes with a hot stone leg massage), one of their luxurious facial treatments, and/or a phenomenal massage (FYI, they’re running massage specials through September!).