Carlsbad, easy Southern California living 

A little more than an hour’s drive from Malibu midday (or perhaps a short Metrolink ride for you), we found ourselves in Carlsbad for a winter weekend. The small southern California town in North San Diego County is 87 miles south of LA on the water. With no expectations of what the area might be like, we never imagined to repeatedly ask, “Why doesn’t Malibu … Continue reading Carlsbad, easy Southern California living 

Debbie Durkin’s Eco-Luxe “Endless Summer” draws crowds at the Beverly Hilton

Debbie Durkin’s EcoLuxe “Endless Summer” (and COVID-safe!) Luxury Experience honored Primetime TV Award Nominees over the weekend at The Beverly Hilton’s outdoor “Wilshire Garden” in Beverly Hills, CA. Getty Images snapped stars on the green carpet. Guests mingled outside over a buffet brunch and pizza oven where guests could learn how to sling pizzas in many varieties thanks to Hilton Chef Matthew. A dessert bar included churros dipped in … Continue reading Debbie Durkin’s Eco-Luxe “Endless Summer” draws crowds at the Beverly Hilton

Channel Islands, like nowhere else on earth

The Channel Islands have piqued my interest for over a decade as I look at Catalina Island (one of the 8 Channel Islands) from our Malibu pad. During the pandemic we discovered the lesser known idyllic Two Harbors on Catalina where a stay at rustic Banning House Lodge made me long for my tranquil New England homeland. But these other unfamiliar islands we yearned to … Continue reading Channel Islands, like nowhere else on earth

Get to know Torrance, California

Sandwiched between Redondo Beach and Palos Verdes, many people don’t realize that Torrance, California has an incredible food and craft beer scene. One of the largest Japanese populations outside of Hawaii in America exists here too influencing the cuisine in major ways. Just 10 miles from LAX and 17 miles north of Long Beach Airport, Torrance is the place to enjoy your hops in your flip flops! … Continue reading Get to know Torrance, California

Fall for autumn with these seasonal products

Fall 2021 is here! You may not live in a location where the leaves change color, but you can recreate a fall feeling just about anywhere in your own home. Get cozy with these autumnal products. Decocrated Fall Home Decor Box For those that may not be so creative with home décor or just don’t have the time to source cool finds to spruce up … Continue reading Fall for autumn with these seasonal products

New restaurants in LA to put on your radar

New restaurants seem to be sprouting in LA at a shocking pace. We are all so ready to dine out and feel some semblance of culture because that is why most of us live in LA, right? This list includes new openings, new menu offerings at some familiar places, and old spots we think you should consider that may be new to you. Plan your … Continue reading New restaurants in LA to put on your radar

Experience “The Last, Best Small Town” at Will Geer’s Theatricum Botanicum

Deep in Topanga Canyon woods in Malibu off the side of the road lies an outdoor theatre that has been delighting audiences since the 1950s. It was first built as a refuge for blacklisted artists victimized by the McCarthy Era injustices. Will Geer and his wife Herta Ware built a performance space on their property back then as well as cultivated a large garden and … Continue reading Experience “The Last, Best Small Town” at Will Geer’s Theatricum Botanicum

Brooke Burke teaches us how to make Risata Wine cocktails in Malibu

In celebration of National Relaxation Day, TV personality and fitness guru Brooke Burke hosted a Summer Escape Cocktail Pairing Class and Dinner at Malibu Cafe at Calamigos Ranch with Risata Wines on Thursday, August 5. Arriving with her boyfriend in tow, it was hard for us not to think of the hours upon hours of Wild On! on ETV that we watched in our twenties … Continue reading Brooke Burke teaches us how to make Risata Wine cocktails in Malibu

Keep summer strong with these sunny products

Summa summa time! Keep the summer vibes going all yearlong with some of these alluring new products perfect for your summer escapades.  Seaside Collection from IsabelleGrace Show off your beachy personality and style with jewelry that reflects summer like the handcrafted Boho Wood Bracelet set or the Gold Cowrie Shell Bracelet. Add color to your bracelet stack with a gold Color Pop Puka Shell Bracelet.  … Continue reading Keep summer strong with these sunny products

Shiseido Malibu Beach House celebrates new products with 3 days of events

The Shiseido Malibu Beach House celebrated in major style with Nobu dinners, fitness sessions, pool bashes, and dinner soirees at a glamorous Malibu home hanging over the Pacific Ocean. Nine events over 3 days included guests using and taking home numerous Shiseido product like the Ultimune Power Infusing Concentrate Serum and the Shiseido Sun Care Line.   On Thursday, July 22 LaLaScoop attended a special outdoor dinner party with … Continue reading Shiseido Malibu Beach House celebrates new products with 3 days of events