Home Sweet Home

From construction and design to appliances, furnishings and landscape, enlisting the expertise of industry pros makes the process of creating your dream home a whole lot easier—and helps ensure an outcome you’ll be happy to live with for years to come.

AI On the Horizon

Normally, my monthly missive is on topic for the theme of the issue. Please enjoy what our writers and Tracy, our editor, worked so hard on in order to make this month’s issue interesting and compelling. What I would like to talk to our readers about is how technology is advancing to the point where … Continued

School Gardens Nurture Students’ Green Thumbs & Inspire Healthy Eating

Putting an educational spin on the farm to-table model, Marquez Charter School’s Edible Garden program offers a garden-to-classroom experience for Pacific Palisades elementary school students. The current edible garden has its roots in Marie Steckmest, a UCCE Master Gardener, whose mission within the “community (is) to encourage edible gardening (enhance school gardens) and especially encourage young gardeners,” as she writes…

Designing Dreams: Eileen Gould Design & Construction

There’s something almost magical about a well-designed space that makes one feel comfortable and at ease from the moment they enter. Whether a hotel lobby or a family home, interiors that speak to us are no accident, rather they are created and planned with intention and meticulous attention to every detail, thanks to the talent and skills of industry professionals…

April 2019 Around Town

Artists Welcome to Plein Art Paint-Out The Allied Artists of the Santa Monica Mountains and Seashore’s plein air paint-out takes place Saturday, April 13, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Nicholas Canyon Beach, 33850 Pacific Coast Highway, in Malibu. These free events welcome artists and art enthusiasts of any skill level and provide a great way … Continued

For the Troops Salutes War Veterans

For the Troops held a Military Tribute Gala led by Gala Chair Rosemary Allison and President Paula Cornell at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library honoring WWII and Korean War Veterans. For the Troops is dedicated to providing "We Care" packages filled with personal care items to our troops. Photography Ben Malkin

Angelus Block Co.: Paving the Way to Beautiful Hardscapes for Decades

Since 1946 when Angelus Block Co., Inc. opened its doors in North Hollywood, building industry pros have counted on Angelus for an array of concrete block and paver products. A manufacturer of concrete blocks, concrete paving stones and decorative retaining wall blocks for municipal, commercial and residential projects, Angelus services, sells and distributes to contractors and dealer networks throughout Southern…

Wolfdogs Inspire Life-Changing Moves

Taboo, Merlin, Kona, Thor, Loki, Sarge, Riggs and Ryder live peacefully and naturally, enjoying life as part of a wolfdog pack, thanks to Paula Ficara and Steve Wastell. Beginning with Taboo in 2009, the couple rescued all of the wolfdogs, saving them from impending death and providing them with a safe, secure family and a loving, healthy environment and lifestyle.

Living Your Best Life with AsandraMD

Thousands of people from coast to coast credit Beverly Hills-based vitality expert Dr. Christopher Asandra with putting them on the path to better health and improved quality of life as they age. One of the world’s leading hormone experts, Dr. Asandra founded the NuMale Medical Centers, NuFemme Rejuvenation Clinics, and most recently AsandraMD, with the aim of helping patients live…

Stash Cash & Be Prepared

Markets and economies move in cycles. And, as you may know, we’re 10 years into this current expansion. Yet, many people have become accustomed to sustained growth in the value of their stock, bond and real estate portfolio, and they have unknowingly been influenced by a theory economists refer to as the “wealth effect.” You may be familiar with the…