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fashion + beach = DVF

 One of my favorite fashion people is Diane von Furstenberg. Born in 1946, she first brought her famous wrap dress into the public eye in the 70s. Brilliantly, she is now designing swimwear for the modern girl and teaming up with Roxy to influence a whole new generation. I admire her longevity within the fashion industry and I love the fact that she is an over 60 role model for women of all ages.  Read more about fashion + beach = DVF

Maria Sharapova in our hood

Beach City Life Style - Maria Sharapova in our hood

I thought this would be a fun thing to do. Rumor has it that Ms. Sharapova lives around here. I've actually seen her a couple of times around town. It's always fun "celebrity" spotting, although I would never bother them in their daily lives. So, here's a chance to meet her if you're so inclined. 

Hope you're having a great week!  Teri Read more about Maria Sharapova in our hood

fox sports west girl!

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I have a little favor to ask you. Since I've been working with Emily over at The Stylist LA, I've met her assistant Katie who is adorable, sweet, articulate, and just so likeable. She made the top 10 to be the next Fox Sports West Girl and you can vote for her here  bit.ly/Xq8CSc

Voting is through April 8th, so vote as often as you can! Click on her stars to "rate this girl."  Thanks so much! It'll be fun seeing her on TV and at all the sporting events! Follow her on Twitter @Katie_Wee

xo Teri Read more about fox sports west girl!

Beach Nest-Emily of The Stylist LA

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One of my favorite people I've met since writing my blog is Emily of The Stylist LA. We've become friends and have regular coffee dates which brings me so much inspiration. The first thing I always say about her is that she's the hardest working twenty-something person around. I'm constantly in awe by her late night tweets and weekend updates all while working diligently. I wrote about her here, which has been almost 2 years now and her business is growing wildly so I must do an update soon! 

However, I shot these photos of her place back in the summer and so before the end of the year is up, and since this is my last Beach Nest post of the series, I wanted to share them with you.  Read more about Beach Nest-Emily of The Stylist LA

Fitness Flower

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I'm always a fan of people who have an entrepreneurial spirit. I know how scary it can be to create something from your vision and present it to anyone, let alone the public at large. Estelle Shaw is a South Bay local who I met through my blog. I'm so excited for her that she is launching her company and first product this month. I think it's such a great concept and idea, and she's the perfect one to represent the line, as she is a busy working mom herself. I wanted her to tell you in her own words a little bit about Fitness Flower

In a sentence tell us about the product-

Six convenient exercises, to be done as part of your bathroom routine, that get you into shape in less than 10 minutes a day.

I created Fitness Flower to encourage women to incorporate fitness into their busy schedules, without taking any additional time out of their day. Read more about Fitness Flower

Remembering Our Veterans

Beach City Life & Style
Beach City Life & Style

Thanks to all who serve and have served our country! Read more about Remembering Our Veterans


Beach City Life Style - BARSHA

BARSHA is my new favorite beach city find. Tomorrow night we're having a little get together with my friends at The Beach Reporter so come by and sip some wine with us. If you haven't been to BARSHA yet, this is your chance to check it out. The owners are a husband and wife team and who are passionate about food and wine and sharing their knowledge, plus they couldn't be more lovely and welcoming. It's the kind of place you want to bring your friends to and hang out.

Hope to see you there! Read more about BARSHA

Sunday Brunch + An Education

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Beach City Life & Style

Last Sunday I was invited to a brunch by two ladies who I've grown very fond of and who I've either written about or mentioned here on the blog. The brunch was held at Shelley's house and was given in collaboration with Amelia of Eating Made Easy to help bring awareness to Prop 37. Along with the good eats, it was both fun and educational. I'm voting yes on Prop 37. Since Amelia is really the expert, she can explain it better than myself, so here is what she has to say about:

     I believe we have a right to know what’s in our food. Read more about Sunday Brunch + An Education

Bathing Beauties- Jantzen

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John A. Zehntbauer and Carl Jantzen founded the Portland Knitting Company, the predecessor of Jantzen Inc, in January 1910 in Portland Oregon. The founders were members of the Portland Rowing Club, and in 1913, the company was asked to provide a rowing suit for use in the chilly mornings on the Willamette River. The one-piece garment of pure wool that Carl Jantzen designed eventually became the prototype for the rib-stitch swimsuits that were first producedin 1915. In 1921 they discontinued the use of the name bathing suits and used swimming suits in all of the advertising. After their lead, manufacturers throughout the world used the term swimming suits. Read more about Bathing Beauties- Jantzen

Talking About Surfing and Beach Volleyball

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If you didn't get a chance to hear my interview with Buzz Swarts on the internet radio show, I wanted to post it here as well. I interviewed Buzz last month and we talked about his dad, Hoppy Swarts, and his life as a surfer, the Palos Verdes Surfing Club, and surf culture back in the thirties and forties. We also talked about Buzz's career as a beach volleyball player back before it became the grand stand event it is today. I have a very nostalgic view (perhaps idealized) of how beach life was back in the day, whether it be in the 1930s, or the 1970s when Buzz was playing volleyball on the beaches of So Cal. I really enjoyed our conversation and it was a lot of fun for me to hear his story. I say this in the interview, but he really is the living link to the beginnings of surf culture here in the South Bay. Read more about Talking About Surfing and Beach Volleyball