Beach House in the Heart of Silicon Beach!

Ocean views abound from this stunning new Bill Adams  luxurious architectural home on a prime walk street, just seconds to the beach and near Abbot Kinney. Glass accordion doors open to the front yard from your living room providing the perfect So Cal indoor/outdoor lifestyle. Gourmet chef's kitchen has Miele appliances and sleek Bulthaup cabinets with plenty of storage. Upstairs are soaring ceilings, oversized windows and glass sliders that fill the home with natural sunlight and ocean breezes in your spacious entertaining space with fireplace and private balcony. Fabulous master suite has its own loft perfect for an exercise room, large closet and luxurious soaking tub and sexy marble accented shower. Additional loft is perfect for a home office and leads to the amazing roof top deck where you can sit back and take in the sunset over Venice Beach. 

Offered by: Pardee Properties
33 20th Avenue
Venice, CA 90291


Turning Point Pilates Hosts Venice Chamber of Commerce Mixer on Wednesday, November 19

Turning Point Pilates is pleased to host the next Venice Chamber of Commerce Mixer on Wednesday, November 19 from 6 - 8:00pm.

If you live and/or work in the Venice area. This is a great opportunity to connect with other active and involved business professionals in Venice.  Enjoy drinks and appetizers provided by Cairo Cowboy and do take a moment to explore the equipment. Perhaps find out about a trial session. If you are new to pilates it's  a great way to find out more about Turning Point Pilates, a Classical Pilates studio that offers both private and group lessons.

The pilates studio turned 7 this year, in addition to being voted the Best on the Westside for 2 years in a row in the Argonaut newspaper. Robin Solo is the founder of the studio and takes great care with each of her clients in a friendly environment. She makes sure to find out about any injuries or physical issues that her clients may have and  customizes the lesson for the individual.

Turning Point Pilates is located close to the intersection of Abbot Kinney Blvd. in the office park. There are visitor parking spots plus street parking on Venice Blvd.

Turning Point Pilates
612A Venice Blvd.Venice, CA 90291

Mixer Details:
Wednesday, November 19 from 6 - 8:00pm

Members: $5
Non-members: $20
First time, prospective members: $10

Note the Venice Chamber of Commerce typically meets the 4th Wednesday of the month, however,  it's on the 3rd Wednesday due to the Thanksgiving Holiday.


Silicon Beach Startup Tech Conferences November 2014

Upcoming 2014 Technology, Startup, Social Media Conferences:

Techweek: November 17 - 23 Santa Monica, CA  

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Be Great Fest: November 14, Los Angeles, CA  
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Only in Venice: The Vanguard House - Near the Beach & Abbot Kinney Bl

True loft living in the heart of Venice - Vanguard House is a unique property designed by the architect for his own residence. This stunning space is artistic, bold and soothing all at the same time. Main residence features high ceilings with great room, 3 bedrooms and 3 baths plus tree house. Gourmet kitchen with formal living area that opens to Zen like exterior bamboo garden is perfect for entertaining. 

Second floor master suite features fireplace and opens to large balcony. Third floor bedroom with full bath opens to roof deck. Included is an attached 850 sq. ft. studio/ office with half bath, kitchenette and mezzanine accessed by separate entrance. Just a block to the beach, the loft is in an incredibly convenient location near Abbot Kinney shops and restaurants. Plus, covered parking for 2 cars. Creative Venice living at it's best! 

Pardee Properties
120 Mildred Avenue #1
Venice, CA 90291
Sale - $4,200,000 
Lease - $15,000/month 



First Fridays HOT list! Abbot Kinney First Fridays, November 7, 2014 !

Out First Fridays HOTlist is Here! Get the Top Picks from the AKFF Blog Team Here! 

Make sure to share on Facebook, Twitter & Pinterest- see links at bottom of post.

String Theory at Electric Lodge

Essential Oils Class at Turning Point Pilates

Toni&Guy at Heavenly Couture

Nocona at Topo Ranch

FREE Techweek Party Tickets (Event Nov 20)

Discount Code for Girls Raising (Event Nov 11)
Girls Raising  connects female entrepreneurs with investors. It's a great opportunity to meet other women in tech and hear feedback from successful founders and investors on new female-led startups.
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Make a purchase at ANY store on Abbot Kinney Boulevard tonight, show receipt to Peaches Smokehouse Food Truck for a FREE Drink when you purchase an entree! Make sure to let us know how you like it!

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Architectural Stunner in Venice by Steven Erlich!

Steven Ehrlich designed stunning architectural town home in Venice!
Main living space is open and furnished with dark hardwood floors. 14' roll door welcomes you to your indoor/ outdoor living - perfect for entertaining!

Private master with en-suite bath and fireplace upstairs. Plus a spacious flex space on the lower level that opens up to a garden and has its own private bath. Two-car private garage. One block to Abbot Kinney, seconds to the beach and the farmers market - this will go fast!

Offered By: Pardee Properties
741 Mildred Avenue #8
Venice, CA 90291



Abbot Kinney First Fridays, November 7, 2014 Friday!

For those of you that keep asking, yes, First Friday is a MONTLY event on the FIRST FRIDAY of the month! Got it now? OK!!!1st Friday FAQ Below! | JUST ADDED MORE! FREE Tickets for AKFF Peeps | Local Biz Shout

Essential Oils Class at Turning Point Pilates 6:30 - 7:30pm
Check out this popular Essential Oils Class from Doterra, Sponsored by Turning Point Pilates in Venice, near Abbot Kinney. It's FREE! Your sense of smells is 10,000 times more sensitive than any of your other senses. Essential oils can be a great natural solution without harmful side effects for depression and anxiety disorders. The AKFF Team checked it out and liked it - we think you will too!
Turning Point Pilates 612A Venice Blvd. Venice, CA 90291
(in the business park just East of Zinque Cafe)
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Live Music Dance Performance by String Theory at Electric Lodge!
If you haven't seen String Theory perform yet, this is your chance to catch them at a free performance at Electric Lodge! This indescribable mashup with eclectic and unique stringed instruments with performers and dancers is not to be missed! The solar powered venue around the corner from Abbot Kinney.
Electric Lodge 1416 Electric Ave, Venice, California 90291
(between Milwood & California)
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Braid Bar from Toni&Guy at Heavenly Couture!
Toni&Guy Hairdressing Academy from Santa Monica will be at Heavenly Couture to return for their popular Braid bar. Simply make a purchase at the store and receive a complimentary braid. (Tips are welcome) 5:30-8:30
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Local Biz Shoutout!
Check out these rockin' local businesses that are here for you in Venice, Santa Monica, West LA and beyond:

Abbot Kinney 1st Fridays Blog: Get Promoted - NEW Month by Month Blog Plan
I. Roman Accounting Services: Accounting Payroll & Bookkeeping
Jagmedia: Wordpress Websites & Social Media (Office at NextSpace)
NextSpace Venice: Coworking & Office Space in Venice
Pardee Properties: Venice Real Estate Broker on Abbot Kinney Bl.
Turning Point Pilates: Classical Pilates Studio on Venice Bl. (near Abbot Kinney Bl.) 
Your Office Agent: Find Office/Coworking Spaces in LA, US, International
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Live Music at Topo Ranch
Check Out Nocona - they played at the Abbot Kinney Festival and rocked it! Topo Ranch 1219 Abbot Kinney Venice CA 90291
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 1st Friday FAQ's
- First Fridays starts around 6pm - 10/11pm
- Food Truck Info:  AKFF Food Truck Page
- Food Truck Owners: Get useful info from the SoCal Mobile  Food Vendors Assn.
- And there's more! Besides food trucks you  can also shop, check a out special events, eat and drink at venues on Abbot Kinney Boulevard, right here in Venice, CA named after the Founder of Venice in 1905.
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FREE Tickets for AKFF Peeps!
Techweek Party on Santa Monica Pier!
Thanks to our friends at Pay It Forward Labsyou can party in the Techweek big tent on the Santa Monica Pier on Nov 20. Mingle with the greatest experts and mentors in tech and enjoy music and inspiring networking right on the pier. Grab these tickets while they last!
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Stunning Architectural Home in Coveted Silver Triangle!

Created with true architectural integrity this home is beautifully constructed and functional in design. Open and airy, the floor plan is refined and tranquil with sliders that lead onto your landscaped and private front yard with koi pond. 

Warm gleaming hardwood floors, an elegant concrete face fireplace, and spacious kitchen that is bright with mosaic glass tiles, stainless steel appliances, formal dining area and 2 living spaces. 

Glide up the second level along the Ipe wood stair rails and which add a special touch to the home. Upstairs there are 3 spacious bedrooms including the master suite with oversized sliders opening onto your private balcony infusing the room with natural light. Ascend to the roof top deck complete with an outdoor fireplace, shower and built-in grill perfect for entertaining your guests and soaking in the ocean breezes. Close to the sand and Abbot Kinney. A rare opportunity to own such a distinct home in the heart of Venice!

Offered by: Pardee Properties
2325 McKinley Avenue
Venice, CA 90291



Halloween HOT LIST Venice & Santa Monica, Beverly Hills & Hollywood, Oh My!

Finally, it's here, the Halloween HOTLIST! We've got both Venice & Santa Monica haps for you here and an Extra, so check it out! There are events on both October 30 Thursday & October 31 Friday, 2014.

Let's get this party started with some local Venice Musicians:

Chrsitopher Hawley and the Rollers will play at SOS Venice on October 30, a medical marijuana dispensary. Ya gotta be 18+ so bring your id. Flyn Lion and Challenger also play. Sounds like a good time and it's free!
555 Rose Ave Venice, 90291

Miss Jessica will be singing it and bringing it to Brennan's, the place that does the legendary turtle races (one of these days, I'll see it) on October 31. It's a Creature Double Feature starting with Jeremiah Roiko Band at 9:30, followed by Miss Jessica and the Sugar Shack Attack at 11pm. Lot and street parking.
4089 Lincoln Blvd, Marina Del Rey, 90292 

Before checking out all these Halloween festivities (or even afterward), you might consider getting a good workout at Turning Point Pilates in Venice near Abbot Kinney Blvd., so you'll be in fine form to party all night! Turning Point Pilates was recently voted Best on the Westside for the 2nd year in a row in the Argonaut Newspaper. 

Yes, you got it, the locals had their say on this, so get on over there and get in gear! Weekend classes  are available too so you can burn off  your candy coma!

612 A Venice Blvd, Venice Ca 90291 (office bungalows east of Abbot Kinney Bl)
Check out Turning Point Pilates

2nd annual Santa Monica Zombie Crawl will start at Rusty's Surf Ranch on the Santa Monica Pier and end up at  Wokano for a spooktacular after party! Starting on the pier at 7pm, crawlers will moan and growl their way through the city for drink and food specials all night at participating locations with the official pub crawl wristband. Wristbands will give crawlers access to drink specials like $4 drafts, $5 wells and $5 shots at more than five local bars and restaurants, and entrance into the Official Zombie Crawl After Party at Wokcano with costume contests, prizes and more. Get Tickets to the Zombie Crawl >
Starts at: Rusty's Surf Ranch on the Santa Monica Pier

Now, for a few Halloween events outside of the Venice, Santa Monica and Westside. OMG!

L7 Halloween Costume and Masquerade Ball at the Sofitel is on October 30. Festivities start at this upscale hotel at 7:30pm-12amwith Dj sets, dancing, face painting and more! Costume and mask required plus advance ticket purchase >

PS - while it's a business professionals event, don't let that scare you cause it's more of a singles hookup scene. 8555 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90048

New Media Vault Red Carpet Party on October 30 at the W Hotel Hollwood, in the Station Lounge. New Media Vault is Los Angeles's longest running Entertainment and Technology Monthly Social Mixer. Free but you gotta RSVP for this Halloween Party > 
6250 Hollywood Blvd Hollywood, CA 90028

Enjoy your Halloween festivities and have a spectacular time! Got an event to tell us about? Just reply in the Comments below.

Newsflash: A Tribute to Jay Adams, Z-boys TONIGHT in Venice

Jay Adams from the legendary Z-boys passed away this summer. There is a tribute TONIGHT in Venice at Studio 413.

Make sure to RSVP for the event- see graphic for RSVP email.

The Z-Boys, Zephyr Competition Team was a group of Venice skateboarders in the mid-1970s that invented unique skateboarding moves.


Stunning, Modern Renovated Designer Home in the Heart of Venice!

Check out this beautiful Southern California home with indoor/outdoor feel and an open floor plan that's a great space for entertaining!

Living room offers high ceilings and polished concrete floors with natural light flooding in. Gourmet kitchen with Caesar stone counters and breakfast bar is fully equipped with Thermador appliances - stainless steel double oven and large gas stove top for all your culinary needs. Downstairs are two bedrooms and an office space. Second floor has your spacious master suite with walk in closet and dressing area. Master bath is a scene from a spa with soaking tub and marble shower that open to your private meditation balcony.  Roof-deck with panoramic views and a fireplace to cozy up to is perfect for watching sunsets. Back yard is landscaped and private access single car garage that can also be used as a creative workspace. Do not miss this sophisticated home near Abbot Kinney and Rose in the heart of Silicon Beach!

Offered by: Pardee Properties
721 Indiana Avenue,
Venice, CA 90291



Catch a FREE Movie & Concert on the Santa Monica Pier this Friday, October 17!

Lyynks Music & Front Porch Cinema Announce Free Pop-Up Performance by Indie-Pop Rockers, SAINT MOTEL on Friday, October 17 Accompanying the Outdoor Screening of "The Grand Budapest Hotel" on the Santa Monica Pier

A free, pop-up performance by internationally buzzing indie-pop band, Saint Motel at the Santa Monica Pier on Friday, Oct. 17. The band, who has played with the likes of Arctic Monkeys and Imagine Dragons, will play a special show for at Front Porch Cinema before the screening of Wes Anderson's latest masterpiece, "The Grand Budapest Hotel," and do a meet and greet for fans after the show. This will be the band's final LA show before embarking on their European tour.

Saint Motel recently did a cover of The Who's "A Quick One While He's Away," for the 2-disk compilation, I Saved Latin! A Tribute to Wes Anderson. Knowing the band's unique love for all things cinematic, Lyynks Music tapped the buzzing quartet to join the celebration of Lyynks Music's launch and perform before the screening of The Grand Budapest Hotel.

Front Porch Cinema will also feature its charming Cinema Lounge and free coffee from the newly opened  Dunkin Donuts. The Cinema Lounge, sponsored by  Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel, offers movie-themed cocktails curated by the Cocktail Academy, as well as baked goods and confections.

The 2014 Front Porch Cinema season will conclude its free Friday night films on October 24 with "Ferris Bueller's Day Off. "

Friday, October 17
    •    6 p.m. - Cinema Lounge opens
    •    6:45 p.m. - Saint Motel performance
    •    7:30 p.m. - Meet & Greet with Saint Motel at the Lyynks Music tent
    •    8 p.m. - "The Grand Budapest Hotel" begins

Parking will be available in the lot north of the pier at 1550 Pacific Coast Highway, and FREE bike valet will be provided. But why drive when you can get a ride? Download the #1 taxi app, Curb, and get to the Pier with no hassle.


SoCal Living in Silicon Beach!

Located in the heart of Abbot Kinney is this beautiful Venice Beach Bungalow. Original hardwood floors throughout this 2 bedroom home that is flooded with light and ocean breezes. 

Living room has a charming freestanding stove fireplace. 

The kitchen has a vintage O'Keefe and Merrit oven with French doors that open to your back yard oasis. Garage can be used as an alternate living space and home office with French doors that allow the perfect Southern California indoor/outdoor living. This sanctuary is completely private and adorned with a towering avocado tree and is perfect for entertaining! Close to Abbot Kinney and the beach - this is the perfect opportunity to be in Silicon Beach!

Offered by: Pardee Properties
1744 Washington Way
Venice, CA 90291
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Venice ARTBLOCK Open Studios: October 12, 2014 Sunday: Helen Garber, Diana Hobson, Flavio Biscotti & many more Venice Artists!

For the second time in 2014 and the second year in a row, the Venice Artblock is this Sunday, October 12, from  11:00 am – 6:00 pm. See art from Venice Artists and chat with them in their studios at this free, open to all, self-guided Open Studios Tour.

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