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.

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…

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.

Connecting Community: BIG Heart Ranch Sparks Healing Nature

“Live Big, Love Big” aptly describes the philosophy of BIG Heart Ranch in Malibu, where Co-founder and President Suzi Landolphi and a talented team of mostly volunteer facilitators lead evidence-based, progressive, inclusive and life-affirming experiences in nature with the help of a restorative herd of rescued farm animals.

Ride in Style with Distinctive Carriage

Coordinating a wedding, Bar/Bat Mitzvah, or any other celebration is a major undertaking. The first priorities typically include selecting a professional planner, venue, theme, caterer, entertainment and so on. Transportation is frequently an afterthought. One of the last things to worry about is how to shuttle key individuals around. Just get a limo, right?

Music Director Leads Symphony to New Heights

“And now for a big surprise. Tonight is a joyous celebration and I cannot imagine a better time and place to make this announcement, in front of 300 close friends of the Symphony,” teased Natalia Staneva, chief executive officer of New West Symphony, at the organization’s December gala. “Ladies and gentlemen, it is my great pleasure to introduce to you…

A Date with the Arts

 On the Town with the Arts  The Malibu and Pacific Palisades areas are a mecca of arts and culture. Make a date this month with your sweetheart to appreciate some of the many cultural offerings right here in our own backyard.   

Theatre Palisades: Entertaining Locals for Decades

For almost six decades, Theatre Palisades' productions have delighted locals, bringing high quality live performances of both classic and original plays to audiences of all ages.

Pepperdine Law Students Host Disaster Relief Clinic

In the wake of recent natural disasters in California, the Clinical Education Program at Pepperdine University School of Law launched the Disaster Relief Clinic, which provides pro bono legal services to those harmed by wildfires in Southern California in 2018.