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Introducing the first-ever OFF THE HOOK Santa Monica Seafood Festival, a seafood tasting and community awareness event on the Santa Monica Pier in celebration of National Seafood Month.

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The event will bring the city’s finest chefs together to present dishes with their favorite underwater ingredients while raising funds and awareness for the sustainable seafood movement through a partnership with the Aquarium of the Pacific’s Seafood for the Future program.

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Presented by Shock Top, attendees will enjoy all-you-can-eat seafood tastings, beer gardens, live music, interactive displays, cooking demos, oyster shucking competition, educational programming, with topics such as “What is ‘Local’ Seafood,” “History of Fishing on the Pier,” “How We Can Support Local Fisherman,” and “Understanding Where Your Fish Comes From,” as well as other marine-inspired activities.

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Enjoy seafood tastings, curated cocktails, live music, chef demos, games, a sustainable seafood VIP Lounge, and learn about the sustainable seafood movement on the Santa Monica Pier.

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WHAT: OFF THE HOOK Santa Monica Seafood Festival
WHEN: October 17, 2015 | 3:00 – 7:00 pm
WHERE: 200 Santa Monica Pier | Santa Monica, CA 90401

DETAILS: 

CONTACT INFO: (323) 330-9559

SOCIAL MEDIA: Facebook | Twitter

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Taking place at Hotel Erwin, they’re bringing locals together to experience the best of the city. The community event will feature pop-up boutiques from favorite Venice Beach artisans, retailers, salons, designers, and more. With activations throughout the hotel, there will be plenty of opportunities to mix and mingle, shop and explore, as well as taste some of Barlo’s best drinks and menu items.

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Just 200 feet from the sand and surf, Hotel Erwin is like Venice Beach’s underground album that’s been discovered to critical acclaim. In its fun and festive splendor overlooking the famous boardwalk, Hotel Erwin offers the ultimate Venice Beach experience where guests can eat, drink, swim, shop, gallery-hop and relax. The hotel’s modern interior reflects the vibe of the city and strongly displays an eclectic energy.

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WHAT: Tour De Venice At Hotel Erwin
WHEN: Saturday, May 16, 2015 | 1:00 – 4:00 pm
WHERE: Hotel Erwin | 1697 Pacific Avenue | Venice Beach, CA 90291

DETAILS: 

  • Tickets: $10 General Admission and $40 VIP Admission (Includes access to High Rooftop Lounge, hosted Venice Duck beer, and snacks)
  • A portion of all proceeds will benefit the Venice Community Housing Corp

SOCIAL MEDIA: Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

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Victoria Beach Tower

February 18, 2015 — Leave a comment

Victoria Beach is one of Orange County’s more secluded public areas, the tiny beach is guarded by rocky cliffs on both ends and is only accessible by a narrow concrete stairway down a steep slope. Above the beach, lush hillsides are dotted with large houses on stilts where the county’s wealthiest residents reside. Beyond the beach’s north end is a small cove, best explored at low tide, which harbors a storybook mystery known to some locals as the Pirate Tower.

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The 60 foot rocket-like structure seems to have been carved out of the cliff by massive waves hundreds of years ago. Ocean breezes moan through small portals covered by rusting metal grates on the tower’s sides and a large door at the structure’s base, also covered in rust, reveals a wooden spiral staircase twisting to the ledge above.

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According to a report written by the California Department of Parks and Recreation, both the house and tower were built in 1926 for the family of William E. Brown, a state senator representing California’s 37th district, and a frequent Christian Science lecturer. As it turns out, the tower is nothing more than a fancy staircase for the homeowner above. But the backstory is interesting nonetheless.

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The tower is located below Victoria Drive off the South Coast Highway at Victoria Beach.

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To gain access to the tower take Dumond Drive down to the beach and turn right and walk along the cliff. Access may be limited depending on the tide.

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Watch a video here.

WHAT: Victoria Beach Tower
WHEN: Sunup to sundown 
WHERE: Laguna Beach, CA

SOCIAL MEDIA: Yelp

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The Chestnut Club

January 9, 2015 — Leave a comment

The Chestnut Club is a modern cocktail bar by the hospitality team of Mario Guddemi, Sal Aurora, Pablo Moix & Steve Livigni (Black Market Liquor Bar, Scopa Italian Roots). The inviting and intimate space offers a number of seating options ranging from high tops, long leather banquettes, 4-12 person Chesterfield booths and an intimate private room that seats up to 15 guests.

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The beverage program created by Pablo Moix features classically inspired cocktails ranging from the fresh and aromatic Spanish style gin & tonics to the masculine, spirit forward El Camino and Bullocks Wilshire. The spirit selection is perhaps the most extensive in Southern California, offering over 400 uniquely chosen spirits, liqueurs and fortified wines.

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WHAT: The Chestnut Club
WHEN: Open daily at 5:00 pm
WHERE: 1348 14th Street | Santa Monica, CA 90405

DETAILS: 

  • Dress Code: They ask that guests please refrain from wearing flip flops, shorts (gentlemen), and baseball caps 

CONTACT INFO: (310) 393-1348 | raul@thechestnutclubsm.com

SOCIAL MEDIA: Facebook | TwitterInstagram | Yelp

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Beach Nation

June 13, 2014 — Leave a comment

Imagine a day at the beach without the hassle of getting there. Sinking your feet in the sand, the sun in your face, a breeze in the air, your favorite drink in hand, a selection of healthy snacks just steps away. Now imagine all of this just down the street in the middle of West Hollywood. A beach in the middle of the city? Welcome to Beach Nation.

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Beach Nation is the new outdoor beach-style cafe on Santa Monica Boulevard, just blocks from Beverly Hills, Melrose, and the Sunset Strip. The spacious deck is an oasis in the middle of the city: waving palm trees, rustling sea grasses… a stylish beach cafe vibe created by famed designer Thomas Schoos. Plus a huge sand box right in the middle of the action — take your shoes off and feel the sand between your toes!

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Summer never ends at Beach Nation. Perfect for all occasions and seasons, fit “a day at the beach” into your busy schedule, between errands, classes or business meetings — without having to trek all the way to the coast!

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All of their food is made fresh daily by their executive chef, with an array of healthful and vegan options. Bread, pastries, and desserts are provided by LA bakery Rockenwagner.

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Beach Nation’s coffee program features single origin roasts and distinctive blends created for them by Barefoot Coffee of Santa Clara, California, one of the West Coast’s finest small batch roasters. They also serve a selection of juice and soda.

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Designed and created by internationally acclaimed hospitality designer Thomas Schoos (Herringbone at the Mondrian LA, The Huntley Hotel in Santa Monica, Tao in New York and Las Vegas) Beach Nation is the result of a vision Schoos had to bring some of his favorite beach experiences to his own neighborhood in Los Angeles. The eclectic furniture and design adds a modern twist to the traditional beach bungalow vibe, giving the laid-back California lifestyle a progressive new attitude.

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Beach Nation is located in one of the most famous and desirable neighborhoods in Los Angeles, sandwiched between Beverly Hills and Hollywood, blocks from Melrose and the Sunset Strip.

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WHAT: Beach Nation 
WHEN: 
Monday – Thursday 8:00 am – 10:00 pm | Friday 8:00 am – midnight | Saturday 9:00 am – midnight | Sunday 9:00 am – 10:00 pm
WHERE: 
8289 Santa Monica Blvd. | West Hollywood, CA 90046

CONTACT INFO: (323) 654-0020 | info@beachnation.com

SOCIAL MEDIA: Facebook | Twitter | InstagramYelp

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