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Beach Bites: The Tripel

Beach City Life Style - Beach Bites: The Tripel

By now most of us have found our way to Hudson House, the jam-packed-from-opening-time Redondo Beach uber cool hangout. After co-owner and executive chef Brooke Williamson impressed audiences on Top Chef, the place became an overnight South Bay institution. Much the same can be said for Williamson’s other neighborhood gastropub The Tripel in Playa del Rey.
I recently enjoyed a late afternoon meetup at The Tripel with two friends, and we made the most of the delightfully creative, market-driven menu and frenetic shoulder-to-shoulder mini social scene. I say “mini” because this place is small—really small. The lack of square footage actually contributes to the charm, however. All the seating is communal, so meeting new people is inevitable and expected. The tables and bar stools fill up shortly after the 5:00 p.m. weekday opening, so I recommend early arrival.
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weekend memo- top 5 to do

Beach City Life Style - weekend memo- top 5 to do

First on our list is a way to begin to get ready for summer and swimsuits! Hip Studio in Hermosa Beach is offering a Barre Workshop on March 29th from 4:00-5:30. Two of their master instructors Suzie & Kayte, will show you how to go deeper in your barre workouts by lifting your seat, tightening your abs and toning your arms all to 80's tunes. Leg warmers & bodysuits optional!. Their instructors focus on correcting individual form, while the other instructor teaches each segment. Workshop is from 4 - 5:30pm, donation based and open to anyone.To reserve a spot sign up at hipstudio.com. Read more about weekend memo- top 5 to do

weekend memo- top 5 to do

Beach City Life Style - weekend Memo- top 5 to do

Although we haven't had much of a winter over here on this coast, it's certainly always refreshing when spring arrives. Can you feel the shift in the air already? Next stop, summer. Here are a few things we have planned for this first weekend in spring:  Read more about weekend memo- top 5 to do

L.A. with Kids

Beach City Life Style - L.A. with Kids

With spring break just around the corner, we decided to round up some fun outings you can enjoy with your kids in and around Los Angeles.

 

weekend memo: top 5 to-do

Beach City Life Style - weekend memo: top 5 to-do

Join Hudson House for their 5th anniversary party!

WHEN:       Sunday, March 9th
                   1:00 p.m. – closing (Beer garden open till 5:00 p.m.)
$6 tickets sold at door
WHERE:       Hudson House
514 North Pacific Coast Hwy
Redondo Beach, CA 90277
                             310.798.9183

MENU:    -BBQ burger or pulled pork with mushrooms, crispy onions and swiss on brioche bun
-Grilled seafood or wild game sausage with caramelized onion, whole grain mustard & sauerkraut
-Cheesy umami buttered corn on the cob
-Bag of bacon caramel corn

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L.A. & Beyond: Vintage Flea and Antique Markets

Beach City Life Style - Fleas & Markets

Who says LA doesn’t have any good antique and vintage markets?  The greater Los Angeles area has some of the top spots for antique and treasure hunting and some of these markets consistently rank among the top markets by flea market aficionados.  Where do you hunt for your vintage treasures? Here are some of our favorites-

Rose Bowl Flea Market – the grand-daddy of all fleas in the greater Los Angeles area. Held the second Sunday of each month. Featuring over 2500 vendors and 20,000 visitors each month. Recognized nationally as one of American’s best fleas,  this market is known for antique hunters and celebrities.

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weekend memo: top 5 to-do

Beach City Life Style - weekend memo: top 5 to-do

Looks like it's going to be another beautiful weekend in Southern California. We know we need the rain desperately, and we're still doing our rain dance over here, but for now there are some fun things to do around town and beyond to take advantage of the sunshine! 

Locally, The Hermosa Murals Project is unveiling their latest work, Hermosa Swimwear Evolves. Saturday from 12-2 the unveiling will take place with food and a close-up look at what these great artists are all about. 

The Queen Mary in Long Beach has an amazing collection dedicated to the Royals including Princess Diana. You can take a tour, stay the night, have tea, or just visit the museums on your own. It's a great insider's view of royal life. More details hereRead more about weekend memo: top 5 to-do

weekend memo: top 5 to-do

Beach City Life Style - weekend memo- Top 5 to-do

Another restaurant opening to look forward to this weekend; the newly opened Dia De Campo in Hermosa Beach is the talk of the town this week. Described as a modern surf lodge they specialize in a mix of Mexican and seafood served up So Cal style. We can't wait to try!

If you're looking to go outside the "South Bay bubble," Shopwalk Downtown L.A. is this Sunday and is sure to guide you to great shopping and restaurants like you've never experienced.

Thinking about trying your hand a flower arranging? We discovered a great source to learn how to make the best bouquets around. Learn from the best! Find out more here. Read more about weekend memo: top 5 to-do

what's happening

Beach City Life Style - what's happening

Only 2 weekends left until Santa arrives. Hope you're having a wonderful holiday season. We're adding a few more things to your list of things to do with this week's Holiday Happenings!

Saturday December 14th at 5:30 King Harbor holiday boat parade/ see here

Saturday December 14th from 6-8pm Marina Del Rey fireworks and boat parade/ see here

Saturday December 14th from 3-5pm at Redondo Beach Pier is the 3rd annual holiday concert with Santa! details here

Saturday December 14th at South Coast Botanic Gardens take a Gingerbread House workshop from 11-2. How fun!  details here Read more about what's happening

what's happening...

Beach City Life Style - what's happening...

Some exciting and fun things happening in South Bay and beyond:

Celebrate the Holidays with HGTV & Santa Monica Place - HGTV and Santa Monica Place ring in the holidays from November 22 through January 1. Shoppers will enjoy visits with Santa, nightly festive holiday light shows at the HGTV Holiday House, free demonstrations, engaging activities and hangouts with popular HGTV talent.

http://santamonicaplace.com/hgtv

Workshops at the Poketo store in downtown Los Angeles Read more about what's happening...

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