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September 18th, 2018

Where to Toast California Wine Month In and Around Marina del Rey

California Wine Month is underway and if you haven’t been sniffing, swirling and sipping your way into grape-style deliciousness, you’re missing out. Even with the devastating fires affecting the Northern Cal wineries last year, our state continues to be a force in the wine world—and raising a glass to not only the award-winning wine, but also amazing resilience is definitely in order. So, get out and about this month and enjoy some of our state’s best whites, reds, rosés, oranges and sparkling! The wine lists in and around Marina del Rey are filled with California wine goodness by the glass, by the bottle and by the flights. Here are a few suggestions to get you started on your own special Wine Month tasting tour.

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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!).

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September 4th, 2018

WHERE TO WATCH ALL THE NFL ACTION AROUND MARINA DEL REY

Hey Football Fans! Guess what kicks off on September 6th? THE NFL REGULAR SEASON! This could be an exciting time since both our city’s teams definitely have the goods (remember, the Rams made it to playoffs last year and the Chargers came pretty darn close—and sports enthusiasts are betting the Bolts will do even better this year!). Not that you have to be rooting for an LA team—here, we embrace all football fandom. That’s why in and around Marina del Rey, you’ll find great sports bars and taverns tuned in to every NFL game from the first to the Super Bowl.

Where should you catch the action? Check out some of your best bets around town. Remember, the first game (Falcons Vs. Eagles) is this Thursday!

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August 28th, 2018

FIVE STANDOUT WAYS TO SPEND YOUR LABOR DAY WEEKEND

Our favorite legitimate play hooky day (aka: LABOR DAY!) is Monday, September 3, marking this year’s grand finale of another standout summer. That means from September 1st through the 3rd, your one and only responsibility is to live it up summer-style and enjoy the heck out of your long weekend. When you live in and around Marina del Rey, making that happen is easy as pie, since our whole area is pretty much built for outdoor fun. So, what are your options? Brace yourself…because both in town and out, there are a whole lot of them.

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August 21st, 2018

GET YOUR BARK ON FOR NATIONAL DOG DAY AROUND MARINA DEL REY

The wags, the licks, the goofiness, the love — is there anything more precious than a dog? If you’re a canine fan (and who isn’t?!), then you already know the answer to that question: Dogs are the tops! And Sunday, August 26th is the day we officially celebrate their greatness. National Dog Day is on the calendar in Marina del Rey and we have some WOOFTACULAR ideas to help you and your pup have the best day ever.

[By the way, if you don’t yet have a special pup in your life (but you’re ready for a lifelong commitment of love!)—find your soul mate at a local shelter or dog rescue, such as Much Love or Annenberg Pet Space.]

 

Go for a Walk!

A walk out in the open air with your pooch is always a winner in your dog’s eyes… plus, a nice stroll is good for you too! Around Marina del Rey, there are plenty of places to jaunt around with your best friend, like Burton Chace Park or Ballona Wetlands.