“Ben, I Just Want to Say One Word to You: Plastics.” “The Graduate,” 1967

Major themes featured in our magazines this month include ecology, clean energy, organic and healthy eating and sustainable living…basically “living green” as much as we can. At a time when environmental protections have, among many things, shown great results in cleaner air here in Southern California (I still remember my kids complaining of chest pains when they played outside on…

Pharmaca Features “Fresh Beauty”

Residents of Pacific Palisades enjoyed Pharmaca Integrative Pharmacy's "Fresh Beauty" 
event. During these monthly events, Pharmaca's unique in-store wellness teams share their expertise on various topics—from blood pressure screenings to makeup tutorials and trending health talks—with customers and the community. Visit Pharmaca.com for upcoming events.

April 2018 Around Town

The Chamber and the YMCA are teaming up to provide exposure for local Health & Wellness-related businesses in celebration of the YMCA’s National Kids Fitness Day. The community is invited to attend the Healthy Kids & Healthy Family Fitness Festival on Saturday, April 21, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Simon Meadow. Wear exercise clothes and bring a yoga mat,…

Soli in Malibu:

“Modular units are the future, not only for dwellings, but also for the hospitality industry,” says world-renowned hospitality icon, Michael Bedner, whose firm, Hirsch Bedner and Associates (HBA), was a leading hospitality design company for more than 50 years.


Founded in 2005 by a retired Disney Imagineer, The Malibu Company offers handcrafted, sustainable products sourced from natural materials like bamboo, acacia, teak and mango woods. Their beautiful products offer natural antimicrobial properties that safeguard against bacteria and parasites, making them ideally suited for use with food. Living in harmony with nature, farmers harvest the materials from organic orchards in a…

Shameless Plug-Ins

The Mercedes-Benz brand has long been synonymous with luxury, quality and performance, but even the century-old icon of the automotive industry is not immune to the ever-present winds of change. When the first Mercedes-Benz-branded vehicles came onto the market in 1926, the commercial engine work of Gottlieb Daimler and Wilhelm Maybach, and that of Karl Benz had already celebrated their…

Volunteers Make 
an Impact With 
Palisades Cares

Founded in 2006, Palisades Cares is a nonprofit that organizes and promotes community service activities in the Los Angeles area, from food drives for the Westside Food Bank to backpack collections for homeless children.

Malibu Comfort:

From concept to completion, The Sofa Guy Design Studio offers personalized service along with contemporary designs for the home or office. Positioned on the Pacific Ocean, this multi-level Malibu estate underwent a complete transformation. In collaboration with the estate owners, Paul Trent (The Sofa Guy) carved a new house from within the old one, an undertaking that required the predetermination…

Eco(nomic) Awareness

April is an eco-awareness month. Eco-awareness is an “awareness of environmental issues.” Naturally, in communities where this article runs, from Pacific Palisades to Malibu, from Lake Sherwood to Agoura Hills, residents and business owners alike exhibit great care in how they treat and care for our environment. They do so because the ramifications have a meaningful impact on our beaches…

Going Green at Home & Work

Energy conservation engages people living in urban areas as well as in cities across the United States, and environmental cohesion helps protect resources for future generations. Investing in energy efficient upgrades can mean big savings for home and business owners in reduced operating expenses, allowing funds to be reallocated for other endeavors.