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Malibu Creek State Park

August 2, 2015 — 1 Comment
Considered the recreational crown jewel of the Santa Monica Mountains, Malibu Creek State Park has over 8,000 acres of rolling tallgrass plains, oak savannah’s, and dramatic peaks. It’s no wonder many call it “The Yosemite of Southern California.”

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There are 15 miles of streamside trail through oak and sycamore woodlands and chaparral-covered slopes. After a good rain, namesake Malibu Creek comes to life.

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The park, formerly owned by 20th Century Fox Studios, opened in 1976 and has welcomed millions of visitors since. The stunning terrain here that has been seen all over the world in movies and television awaits you. Come hike, ride, climb, and explore L.A.’s most spectacular park!

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WHAT: Malibu Creek State Park
WHEN: Sunup to sundown 
WHERE: 1925 Las Virgenes Road (at Mulholland Hwy) | Cornell, CA  91301  

CONTACT INFO: (818) 880-0367

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Paradise Cove Beach

September 24, 2012 — 1 Comment

There’s a memory in every visit to Paradise Cove Beach and Bob Morris’ Paradise Cove Beach Café in Malibu. The Beach Cafe is the only restaurant in Malibu right on the sand with its own private beach and cove. It’s Malibu’s Paradise! Next time you’re trying to think of where to bring your family, date or loved one for dinner – consider Paradise Cove. Kids love the beach, the people, the food, and the giant mile high chocolate cakes! Dates love the romantic private cove and ocean views, jazz nights, and delicious seafood.

Come for breakfast, brunch, lunch or just to hang out and relax with a drink. Their breakfast menus include items such as Belgian waffles, pancakes, carrot cake waffles, breakfast burritos, french toast, and double cheese egg omelets. If breakfast isn’t your thing, come try their lunch. They have lots of sandwiches to choose from, a salad bar, and the best appetizers in town including the beach cafe’s best seller, Calamari.

Come bring the family and take a walk on the beach after you have some delicious food at the Cafe or come on a date and take a walk down the beach. Paradise Cove has some of the most unique beaches you’ll ever see decorated with bluffs, tide pools, secret caves, a pier, and wonderful sunrises and sunsets.

Paradise Cove is where lots of movies, TV shows, and television commercials have been filmed. Over the years they’ve also been the featured film location for The OC, Baywatch, The Rockford Files, Gidget, Sponge Bob Square Pants movie, American Pie 2, Alias, Charlie’s Angeles, and more.

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Dial (310) 457-2503 for reservations and information or click here.

WHAT: Paradise Cove Beach
WHEN: Paradise Cove Beach: Open 7 days a week, sunrise to sunset; Bob Morris’s Paradise Cove Beach Cafe: Open 7 days a week from 8 am – closing and open all holidays from 7 am-closing|
WHERE: 28128 Pacific Coast Highway | Malibu, CA 90265

CONTACT INFO: (310) 457-2503

DETAILS: 
  • Parking: $3 for 4 hours with a restaurant validation (minimum purchase $25.00) after that $30, $10 for Walk-ins, $30/day for automobiles, and $50/Bus + $2/person
  • Beach Cabana’s are available for rent, contact skye@paradisecovemalibu.com for information and reservations
  • No dogs, surfboards, beach launching or barbecues

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The Adamson House

July 27, 2012 — 2 Comments

 

This classic Malibu home was built in 1930 for Rhoda Rindge Adamson and her husband, Merritt Huntley Adamson. The house and grounds share its location with one of the most beautiful beaches in Southern California. Gorgeous views are afforded to you of the Malibu Lagoon, Malibu Beach, and the Malibu Pier. The Adamson House is a unique property perched on the beach with historic beauty and value.

The Adamsons

Merritt Huntley fell in love with Rhoda Agatha Rindge shortly after they met when he assumed the role of superintendent of the vast Malibu ranch property. His early ranching experience, plus his legal training were appropriate preparation for the position he held. Together they founded the renowned “Adohr Stock Farms” in 1916, one of the largest and finest dairies in existence.

The Exterior

There is a lovely pool with adjoining bathhouse, extensively decorated with Malibu tile. The tile also adorns several sparkling fountains. Flagstone pathways wind through the pristine landscape to provide walkways for you.

The Interior

The family living and dining rooms are delightful areas with views of the ocean to the east and south. The ceiling is supported by decorated mahogany beams and a Moroccan influence is seen here in the pointed arched window.

The lavish use of exquisite ceramic tile, produced by Malibu Potteries, is a hallmark of the house. The use of decorative tile has always been characteristic of Spanish Colonial Revival architecture. Mrs. Rindge wisely decided to utilize the unique red and buff burning clays that existed in the Malibu area, as well as an abundant supply of water from a spring in Sweetwater Canyon, to establish the Malibu Potteries. Beginning in 1926, a profusion of brilliant tiles flowed from this establishment to hundreds of residential and public buildings throughout Southern California.

The Adamson House Tour

The tour is a guided tour through the house which contains its original furnishings and is decorated with the renowned Malibu Potteries tile. Trained volunteer docents relate the history of the house, details of its architecture and furnishings, and the history of the family that lived in and created this distinctive home.

The Malibu Lagoon Museum 

The museum adjoins the Adamson House and contains a collection of artifacts, rare photographs, and documents depicting the colorful history of Malibu. The museum tour takes you from the early Chumash Indian era through the Spanish California culture. Here is an excellent opportunity to relive the genteel and romantic ranching days of the famed Rindge and Adamson families. Learn about dramatic episodes in Malibu’s rich history: the Malibu Railroad; the 50-room Castle on the Hill; the 17-year legal battle over a Malibu highway; the Malibu movie colony; the Malibu Dam, and much, much more.

 The Adamson House Garden Tour

The tour is a docent-led walking tour of the landmark gardens, beautifully preserved in their 1930s appearance. It is offered every Friday of the month at 10:00 a.m. The fee of $7.00 per person includes a house tour; no reservation is required. Reservations are necessary only for groups of 10 or more; please call (310) 456-8432. Group tours are Tuesdays at 10:00 a.m.

A Delightful Gift Shop

The gift shop is also on the premises. In it, you will find a veritable treasure trove of hard-to-find books, memorabilia, and unique gifts. Included in the shop’s wares are: colored reprints of Malibu tiles; hand-painted pastels of the Adamson House, and other items with a Museum motif.

WHAT: The Adamson House
WHERE: 23200 Pacific Coast Highway | Malibu, CA 90265
WHEN: Wednesday – Saturday | 11:o0 am – 3:00 pm

CONTACT INFO: (310) 456-8432

DETAILS:

  • Admission: 17 years and older – $7.00, 6 to 16 years – $2.00, and 5 years and under – free (CASH ONLY Accepted for All Tour Fees)
  • Tour Schedule: Wednesday through Saturday 11:00 am – 3:00 pm  (Last tour at 2:00 pm) Tuesdays – Bus Tours Only

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Most of us have visited the Getty Center, but did you know the Center has a sister museum in Malibu and owes its existence to her?

Opened in 1974, the Getty Villa is an educational center and museum dedicated to the study of the arts and cultures of ancient Greece, Rome, and Etruria.

In both its art collection and setting, the Getty villa reflects antiquities enduring inspiration. It celebrates the famed architecture of Italy’s bay of Naples. Symbolized in the form of an archeological site and as the ancient Romans may have envisioned their ideal surroundings.

Over the years the collections grew to include a conservation institute, a research institute, and educational programs. To house these growing activities, the Getty Center was built.

While visiting the Villa learn about:

Admission to the Getty Villa is always FREE; an advance, timed-entry ticket is required. Parking is $15.

Watch this film to learn the history, collections, and setting of the Villa.

For exhibitions and events including performances, lectures, and free family programs, check out their event calendar.

“The beauty one can find in art is one of the pitifully few real and lasting products of human endeavor.”
– J. Paul Getty

WHAT: The Getty Villa
WHEN: Wednesday – Monday | 10 am – 5 pm
WHERE: 17985 Pacific Coast Highway | Pacific Palisades, CA 90272