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July 17th, 2018

A Drink for the Ages—Celebrate National Daiquiri Day July 19th

While the classic daiquiri may not be featured on menus as prominently as the Moscow Mule and Manhattan right now, make no mistake—Ernest Hemingway’s most talked-about cocktail is still a best-seller across the globe. As true adult beverage connosieurs will tell you—the most respectable daiquiris are not the blended varieties that resemble a 7-11 Slurpee. Nuh uh. Only accept the original: perfectly mixed rum, fresh lime juice and pure cane sugar—iced, vigorously shaken and strained. That’s the daiquiri you should crave. And that’s also the daiquiri that should be celebrated this Thursday (July 19th) on National Daiquiri Day.

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July 11th, 2018

Outdoor Summer Screenings in and Around Marina del Rey

Summer movie magic is back in Marina del Rey with the super fun (and free!) Marina Movie Nights starting this Saturday, July 14th at Burton Chace Park. The first film to hit the big waterfront screen this season is none other than the amazing La La Land—starting at 8 pm sharp. But take our suggestion and get there a couple hours early because there’s even more fun to be had before the film rolls. At 6 pm, the dance-art JAM Sessions will be happening, giving everyone (young and old!) the chance to learn some serious moves and have a lot of fun doing it. The cool thing about the JAM sessions is that each dance relates to the particular night’s movie—so for example, the dance before La La Land will be tap! Kind of nifty, right?

Now that you’re stoked for the JAMs and the movies, let’s get down to the details, shall we? Here’s the film trio planned for Marina Movie Nights this summer—and because we know how much you love the outdoor screening phenomenon, we also have listings for other outdoor movie venues on the Marina’s off nights. Happy summer!

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July 5th, 2018

FAB FOUR: Track Down These 4 Sweets Trucks for National Ice Cream Month

Right now, at this very moment, you’re in the midst of the coolest, most refreshing, most delicious month on the calendar—July. Actually, NATIONAL-ICE-CREAM-MONTH-JULY to be exact. For 31 days, you have one duty and one duty only: to enjoy this quintessential summertime treat anytime, anywhere, in any form! Think of it as a must-have reward for those grueling days frolicking at Mother’s Beach with your besties, SUPing on the harbor, biking down Marvin Braude Trail and stuffing yourself silly on amazing harborside meals. After all, having an unforgettable Marina del Rey summer works up and appetite.

Looking for some prime ice cream spots to hit up? Well, instead of sharing a list of the great shops around town (aka: Coldstone in Marina del Rey; Venice’s Salt & Straw, Kippy’s or the new Ben & Jerry’s; and Ginger’s Divine or CoolHaus™ in Culver City), we did some tasty research and found the most delectable cool-sweets trucks you’ll want to track down this month. Of course, the trucks aren’t in our neck of the woods ALL of the time, but if you keep an eye on the food truck calendars (especially Beach Eats), you’ll know when they’re coming on through.

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June 19th, 2018

6 Reasons Marina del Rey Summers Are the Best

When you live in our little slice of paradise, you know it rocks no matter what season it is. But let’s face facts—there’s one season in particular that practically screams “Take me to the Marina!” And that’s summertime. Between the sunshine, the harbor, the beach, the watersports and those amazing waterside restaurants…Marina del Rey is the mothership of summer fun.

Let’s review, shall we? Here are six of the top reasons summer in Marina del Rey is everything.

1. Mother’s (Marina) Beach
4135 Admiralty Way

Mother’s Beach is a great anytime beach, but during the summer when the children are out of school, it’s an awesome family-friendly spot. The water is warm and calm, there’s playground equipment for kids, and once the picnic pavilion upgrades are done (should be soon!), there will be plenty of shady space for a cool beach-side lunch. Mother’s Beach is also a prime spot to perfect your watersports skills (SUP, paddleboard yoga, kayaking, etc.)—just rent equipment or sign up for a class through Pro SUP Shop (located right by the beach in the Jamaica Bay Inn parking lot).

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June 12th, 2018

MARINA LIFE IS A PICNIC—PACK A BASKET TO CELEBRATE JUNE 18TH

Good news, summer fans—it’s picnic season! Prime time to pack up a luscious meal and head to a gorgeous outdoor spot for some open-air fun. If you want to follow true picnic protocol, then your first outing of the season should definitely be on International Picnic Day—June 18th. Sure, that falls on a Monday but that shouldn’t stop you! Get creative and make a plan for a team picnic with co-workers. Or have a Monday evening picnic dinner with friends or your honey. All it takes is a great location, good food and your favorite company. And we can help with the first two.

 

WHERE TO PICNIC LIKE A PRO (PLUS RECIPE INSPIRATION)