July 12th, 2017

National Ice Cream Day Alert: 6 Outstanding Ice Cream Shops in Marina del Rey & Beyond

Get ready for the coolest, creamiest, most delicious Sunday of the year, everyone — because July 16 is National Ice Cream Day! This delightfully-official holiday (well, for ice-cream lovers, anyway) demands one thing and one thing only: that you happily consume at least one scoop of your most favorite, delectable ice cream flavor on Sunday. Mint chocolate chip, salted caramel, strawberry-cilantro-lime-cheesecake, vegan cinnamon date …. whatever you love, it’s time to give in to the craving.

To get you on your way, here are six must-try shops in and around Marina del Rey that will get the job done. PS July is Ice Cream MONTH, too — so feel free to keep the ice cream party going—all month long. 


June 27th, 2017

Let the Sparks Fly — All Eyes on the Marina’s 4th of July Fireworks!

Red, white and blue is ruling the Westside roost next week for the most colorful, patriotic, awesome weekday event of the year — Independence Day! And in case you haven’t heard, the only place to be for the July 4th celebration is the one and only Marina del Rey. Why? Well aside from the fact that everything is better in the Marina, we will (as always) have one of the most spectacular Fireworks shows on the coast lighting up the sky over the harbor, bringing out people from all over LA and enchanting every single one of them.

Marina Fireworks

The display starts promptly at 9 pm and if you want to be in the epicenter of the “ooooohs and aaaahhhhs” — you’ll need to head out to Burton Chace Park or Fisherman’s Village early, where you can get a great view and enjoy synchronized music that takes the dazzle to another level. Other grand observation  ideas? How about setting up beach chairs on Mother’s Beach or taking your board out on the water for a moonlight paddle?


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.