All Patio Furniture Restores New Life to Old Furniture

“Almost anything can be restored!” says Kristin Soto, the manager of All Patio Furniture in Sun Valley, where customers from all over SoCal go to restore their patio furniture at a fraction of the cost of buying it new.

Men of Character

 Eric Allaman, Former Malibu resident, currently in Sonoma County  Composer  Words to Live By: “One day at a time!”

Wings Over Malibu Benefits Students

The Emily Shane Foundation's annual spring fundraiser event at The Sunset Restaurant featured live musical entertainment, a DJ, live and silent auctions and more. Proceeds benefit the SEA (Successful Educational Achievement) Program serving failing/struggling disadvantaged children in mainstream middle school classrooms across LA and Ventura counties and right here in Malibu.

June 2019 Around Town

Celebrate Renewal The Santa Monica Mountains Fund Spring Celebration in Calabasas takes place Sunday, June 9,⋅5 to 7 p.m. at the Anthony C. Beilenson Interagency Visitors Center at King Gillette Ranch, 26800 Mulholland Hwy, in Calabasas. Come celebrate the renewal and rebirth in the mountains, where the Woolsey Fire raged last November, destroying 88% of … Continued


Since this month’s issue is our Men’s Issue, this department is always assigned to me. I will take the prerogative of doing whatever I please, which is riffing on whatever comes to mind. Kind of a jazz improvisation that becomes a momentary theme. While a riff often repeats itself, I will just ride on a … Continued

Q 360 Taps Into Healing Energy

Q 360, a state-of-the-art healing center designed to foster optimal health in mind-body-spirit, uses a holistic approach to harness a wide range of energy fields to accelerate healing and amplify healing capabilities. The following Q&A features input from Aaron Cameron, Founder & CEO, and Dr. Stephen Sokolow, Executive Director.

Malibu Urgent Care Center Tends to Community

When it comes to emergency medical care, Malibu Urgent Care Center serves as the sole location to receive treatment from Oxnard to Santa Monica. Established in 2001 after the former urgent care center went bankrupt, the local medical center owes its existence to dedicated community members.

Skin by Lovely: Empowering Beautiful Women

At Skin by Lovely in Santa Monica, Founder Lovely Laban, MSN, GNP-C, equates beauty with power.


I’ve written articles about women being excellent decision makers and how their thoughtful decisions and patient approach can lead to investment success. But, you know the old adage, “you can please some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but never all of the people all of the time?” Well, that…

Women & Investing

While gender equality in the workforce arguably has room for improvement, and so too does the persistence of a pay gap, there should not be a gap in financial literacy or investing confidence between women and men. Yet studies suggest that women believe they have less financial savvy than their male counterparts. That’s an erroneous belief because women innately possess…