“Radical Beauty: Malibu Rising”

"Once the storm is over, you won't remember how you made it through, how you managed to survive. But, one thing certain: when you come out of the storm, you won't be the same person that walked in. That's what this storm is all about.”

Rising Stars

The Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza recently celebrated 25 years of bringing arts and entertainment to the Conejo Valley. Pacific Festival Ballet has been a part of that story since 1994 and continues to make dance history in the community today.

Long-Term Financial Planning Preserves Wealth

Los Angeles is a hyper-stimulative environment with fashion, farm-to-table restaurants, car culture, night clubs, beach clubs, country clubs, hair salons, plastic surgery and so on. It seems like an endless flow of luxuries compete for every dollar of our household’s discretionary income.

December 2019 Around Town

Artful Shopping Celebrate the holiday season and the transformative impact the arts have on our lives at the 2019 Center for the Arts Guild Holiday Boutique and Luncheon, Tuesday, December 3, starting at 11 a.m. at Sherwood Country Club, 320 West Stafford Road, in Thousand Oaks. Enjoy Christmas music while browsing an eclectic variety of holiday-themed gifts, … Continued

Pepperdine University Welcomes New President James Gash

Pepperdine’s new president, James Gash, officially took the baton from former President Andrew K. Benton on August 1, having been named President Elect in mid-February and formally inaugurated on September 25, 2019; but the former Pepperdine Law professor’s connection with the college actually began before he was even born.

Staying Connected

I asked myself whether I should stay in the “60 Minutes Andy Rooney” mode of grousing, sniping and complimenting. After all, it is the holiday season and being positive about everything is the usual approach…. but, what the heck… I’ll just keep on being me. In the spirit of love for my fellow man and … Continued

Aldik Home Inspires with Christmas Decor

Californians come from far and wide to Aldik Home in Van Nuys to get ready to beautify their homes for Christmas. An incredible selection of trees, ornaments and Christmas decor excites everyone in the family. AldikHome.com

Lending a Hand, Not a Handout: The Jewish Free Loan Association

For more than a century, the Jewish Free Loan Association of Los Angeles has lent a hand to people in need, offering interest-free loans on a non-sectarian basis to individuals and families whose needs are urgent and who may not qualify through traditional financial channels. A financial first responder serving Los Angeles and Ventura counties, JFLA funded $113,000 in interest-free…

Cozy Up Your Home

Take a cue from the Scandinavian concept of hygge and welcome the transition of summer to autumn with a relaxing refresh Pumpkin spice, apple cinnamon and a hot cup of cocoa. Fall is all about getting warm and comfy as a chill hits the air—preparing yourself for winter, and cherishing those final moments of summer.  … Continued

Skin by Lovely Gives Thanks

This Thanksgiving brings something extra special to celebrate at Skin by Lovely™, Santa Monica’s leading provider of medical facial aesthetics, as they move to their beautiful new location atop 2811 Wilshire Blvd. This penthouse location will offer sweeping views of the picturesque Santa Monica Mountains and a luxurious, spacious interior for maximum comfort, style and beauty.