Paso Robles: The Ultimate Wine Country Road Trip

For those of us lucky enough to live in Southern California, one of the most enjoyable road trips we can take is a winery tour of the easily accessible Paso Robles AVA. We came home with a wonderful supply of wine for the holidays. I always drink red wine with Thanksgiving turkey and my famous Black Friday Roast Beef. Read…

RestoraVita: Helping Clients Live Life to the Fullest

Rosimar Torres-Leon knew she wanted to be a doctor since high school. While attending the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine, she discovered her calling to specialize in Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Attitude & Gratitude

As we approach the close of another year, we can enjoy the returns earned in the stock, bond, and real estate investment portfolio in a variety of ways. And, while having more wealth accumulated now than ever before is comforting, it is equally, if not more rewarding to use your increased economic power to help others. The holiday season is…

Duo Combines Compassionate Personalized Care with State-of-the-Art Dental Technology

Dr. Cerisa Moncayo of The Palisades Dentists and husband, Dr. Max Moncayo, of Palisades Surgical Arts, embrace technology in their "sister" practices in the Palisades. Having distinguished themselves with their training, skills and expertise; shared passion for their respective professions; compassion for patients of all ages; and their integrity, the pair strive to offer their patients the highest level of…

Show Your Gratitude: 5 Ways to Give Back

November, the month of Thanksgiving, is the perfect time to reflect on the many blessings in our lives and share our thanks by giving back to others. Whether volunteering our time or donating funds, contributing to the well-being of another yields rewards beyond measure. Here, we offer a handful of ideas for giving back to the community.

Thanks(for)Giving

I know I’m preaching to the choir when I say we are so fortunate to live here in Southern California, as members of these vibrant, caring and generous communities that make up the Conejo Valley, Malibu, Pacific Palisades and the surrounding areas. Still, it’s worth acknowledging again—even if we already know how good we have … Continued

November 2018 Around Town

Wind Beneath their Wings The Emily Shane Foundation’s Fourth Annual Butterfly Release Fundraiser Event takes place Sunday, November 4, from 2 to 4 p.m. at Alumni Park at Pepperdine University. Created in memory of 13-year-old Emily Shane, the Foundation aims to help at-risk middle school students soar to academic heights. The Foundation’s SEA (Successful Educational … Continued

Ride to the Flags Honors Navy CPO

The recent Ride to the Flags XI charity motorcycle ride organized by the White Heart Foundation provided support to Navy CPO Holly Katke. The ride began at the Naval Base Ventura County, Pt. Mugu, and ended at Malibu Bluffs Park. RidetotheFlags.com Photography Jon DeMaria

Black Friday Feast

During the holiday season, families are often torn in different directions when it comes to which Thanksgiving, Hanukkah or Christmas dinner to attend. The bigger the family, the more varied the options. Robin and I came up with a solution for Thanksgiving—go wherever you choose on Thanksgiving, but everyone comes to us the next day for a "Non-Turkey Experience." Our…

Aldik Home: A Christmas Wonderland Just a Short Drive Away

For more than 60 years, Aldik Home has been dazzling customers, celebrities and holiday décor enthusiasts with the most spectacular Christmas displays in the country. Stepping into Aldik Home is like walking into your Christmas dreamscape. Top to bottom, it is covered in the most stunning holiday décor, from intricate ornaments, to whimsical elves, glitter stems and twinkling lights. There…