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 30th, 2018


Do you feel that whisper of winter in the air? Isn’t it grand? Temps are coming down, hot cocoa is calling, and best of all—ICE is back! Yep, this Saturday marks opening day for Santa Monica’s massively loved outdoor skating rink, an 8,000 square-foot ring of wintry fun right at Fifth and Arizona. So come on Marina del Rey people, dig out your skates (or rent a pair there!), plop on your cutest winter cap, and get ready to glide (or playfully stumble) across that glittering iced wonderland. (We guarantee the kid in you is going to be downright gleeful!)


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 16th, 2018

All Dogs on Deck! Hornblower Is Yapping It Up in Marina del Rey

Calling all dog lovers! In the mood for a doggy dream cruise? Oh it’s happening in a big way this Saturday on Hornblower’s first-ever Dogs on Deck Yappy Hour Cocktail Cruise. This is a new annual tradition that encompasses all that is right in the world— dogs, dog people, and Marina del Rey! The two-hour cruise is $55 for one person (plus friendly pooch on a leash), and totally worth it—especially because a portion of proceeds will benefit the LA Animal Service’s orphaned pets. What a worthwhile way to spend a Saturday, right?