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May 16th, 2017

Weekend Spotlight: Don’t Miss Marina Fest & Venice Spring Fling

Anyone looking for something super fun to do this weekend, thank your lucky stars right now. Because two of the springs best events are on the agenda — Marina Fest on Saturday and Sunday, plus the Venice Spring Fling on Saturday. We know, that’s a whole lot of shenanigans to fit into one weekend. But you can do it! We have confidence.

Now, let’s see exactly what’s in store for you. Keep reading…

13650 Mindanao Way

This is the weekend Marina del Rey shines with SO MUCH HAPPENING at Burton Chace Park. Admission for the actual festival is $10 for adults and complimentary for children, but there will also be some free side events for everyone (like the Historic Boat Tours, which are really cool). On both Saturday and Sunday, you can ooooh and ahhhhh at some gorgeous boats at the in-water boat show, plus you’ll enjoy live music, a DJ, more than 40 exhibitors, activities for the kids, food trucks, and a wine & beer garden for the grown-ups. If you come Sunday, make sure to check out the Classic Car Show in the lot. Marina Fest Hours are: Saturday 11 am to 8 pm/Sunday 11 am to 5 pm.


May 9th, 2017

Your Guide to a Grand Mother’s Day Brunch In & Around Marina del Rey

When it comes to must-celebrate holidays, Mother’s Day is up there with the best. This is when we get to officially honor that one woman in our life for all of the strength, awesomeness and love she puts out there as a world-class mamma bear. Since the big day is coming up this Sunday (May 14th), now is the perfect time to get your super-plan in motion. Something fabulous like — booking a Diamond Rose Mani-Pedi at Spa-Del Rey (or a spa gift card for a later date!), picking up a Mother’s Day box of See’s from Waterside, ordering some gorgeous blooms from maybe Heather’s Flowers —- and last but definitely not least, making brunch reservations at a fabulous spot around Marina del Rey. As you know, we have quite a few of them so you’re going to have to weigh your options — consider ambience, views, menu items and price and then make that reservation asap. Here are a few can’t-beat destinations to think about… and if you go to one of them, let us know all the details!

1. Café del Rey

The views, the food, the food, the views — yeah, we love this place. And they’re hosting a lovely Mother’s Day to-do with a three-course prix fixe meal that includes sparkling wine, mimosas, Bloody Marys or sparkling cider (plus coffee, sodas, etc.). The menu gives you some tantalizing choices for each course, such as a Shrimp Gazpacho appetizer; Eggs Benedict or Poached Salmon & Kale Salad; and a duo of desserts (Chocolate Ganache Cake and Lemon Tart!). The price is $52 per person and you need reservations. Call (310) 823-6395. Right. Now.


May 2nd, 2017

6 Spots to Celebrate Cinco de Mayo in and Around Marina del Rey

The time has come to indulge in major fiesta-style fun, Marina del Rey — because Cinco de Mayo is happening Friday, May 5th. That means the minute your weekend begins, you have some big time celebrating to do with salt-rimmed margaritas, ice-cold cervezas and fab Mexican food leading the way. There are so many parties happening around town to celebrate this cultural extravaganza, but we narrowed the list down to 6 (including one for your pooch!) that sound extra estupendo! Ready for the fun? Here we go!

Casa Sanchez Cocktails

Casa Sanchez Cocktails

Baja Cantina
311 Washington Blvd, Marina del Rey

If you’re looking for the center of Cinco de Mayo fun — look no further than Baja Cantina. This hotspot cordons off their outdoor lot and fills it with everything you need for a serious celebration: a great live band; taco and burrito stations; two outdoor bars; sombreros (of course!) and margarita and beer specials all day long. If you want a tamer setting, you can also make a reservation to sit in their dining room for a low-key celebration of your own. Just call 310.821.2252 to book your table.


April 19th, 2017


Earth Day 2017 is coming up this Saturday, April 22nd, and with all of the natural beauty surrounding Marina del Rey, it’s one day of observance we can all appreciate. Since the very first Earth Day 47 years ago, the world has changed a lot, but the basic rules for protecting our environment remain the same — stop pollution, don’t litter, keep our water and air clean, conserve resources, recycle, be mindful of wildlife. This is what it’s all about! And Saturday is the day we unite in our dedication to make all of those things a priority. Keep reading, because we’re sharing some of the awesome events going on within a few miles of the Marina to help you celebrate, plus a few ways you can honor Earth Day every day!


Pitch In & Help Keep Ballona Wetlands Beautiful

Start your Earth Day off strong by joining the Ballona Wetlands restoration and cleanup effort from 9:30 am until noon. To take part, just register by emailing or call 310.306.5994 — they’ll provide the gloves, tools, water and snacks. You just bring your own reusable water bottle and lots of energy! (There will also be a drawing for a free prize!)


April 11th, 2017

6 Marina del Rey Spring Holiday Brunch Spots for Sunday, April 16th

Springtime is thriving in Marina del Rey with perfect temps, our typical gorgeous scenery and of course, this Sunday’s holiday fun. There are some pretty excellent events happening around town to celebrate, like Heathy Spots dog-exclusive Easter Egg Play Date (fun!), but we know that the main event for a lot of us is that delightful tradition known as Easter Brunch. And as always, you have your pick of amazing Marina del Rey options, plus some great ones just minutes away. Take a look and enjoy your Sunday!

13534 Bali Way, Marina del Rey

The fabulous SALT restaurant at the Marina del Rey Hotel has a special Holiday Brunch Menu on Sunday, available from 7 am to 3 pm. Come hungry because the dish options sound downright amazing. Ready for highlights? Maine Lobster Omelet, Smoked Salmon Bagel, Prime Steak & Eggs, Tuna Nicoise Tartine, Croque-Madame, Dungeness Crab Louie, Avocado Hummus, Housemade Zucchini & Basil Ravioli… seriously, how are you going to choose? Come hungry but make reservations first at (424) 289-8223.