True Gem of a Home in the Heart of Venice

Classic Venice meets modern Venice in this rare property on one of the best streets in Venice!

Just off Abbot Kinney, this legal duplex boasts a charming 1bedroom/1bathroom bungalow in front, perfect for a rental, and a beautiful modern architectural 3bedroom/ 3bathroom in the back, a great family home. 

Downstairs has a bright and open floor plan with large glass sliders that open to front patio from the dining area. Entertainer's kitchen with stainless Viking appliances and ample counter and cabinet space. Oversized living room with large glass sliders, sleek concrete floors, and cleverly camouflaged storage space under the stairs. Upstairs includes the well sized second and third bedrooms that share a full bathdroom. Luxurious master suite is saturated with light from the floor-to-ceiling windows, walk-in closet, and roof-deck access. Take in 360-degree views on the large, sunny roof deck – perfect for relaxing and soaking up the sun in peace. This home is truly one of a kind and a true gem in the heart of Venice – not to be missed.

Offered by: Pardee Properties
436 Altair Place
Venice, CA 90291

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Silicon Beach Event: America's Startup May 30 - June 1 in Santa Monica at Barker Hanger

Expo Spotlights Millennial Entrepreneurs – with a Reality Show Spin

Entrepreneurs are the new stars of the 21st Century and are front and center at America's Startup Live Expo at Barker Hanger in Santa Monica from Friday, May 30 to Sunday, June 1, 2014! 

Now is the time to bridge the gap between Silicon Beach and Hollywood. Americaʼs Startup Live! is putting together celebrities, a reality show, and entrepreneurs all under one roof ! Inspirational entrepreneurs and over 150 vendors of  various products and services from tech to fashion with speakers from the venture capital space, startup founders and ceoʼs plus in the social media space.

The weekend festivities will begin with an EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW PARTY May 30 from 6 – 9 pm where the Sponsors, Press, Celebrities, and Celebrity Entrepreneurs will be able to mingle over hors dʼoeuvres and champagne!

Featured Speakers on Saturday, May 31 (at press time):

  • Michael E. Napoliello - Radar Pictures, Partner
  • Christopher Miglino – Social Reality, CEO
  • Ben Cooke and Molly Reynolds – Lucid Public Relations, CEO & Director of Business Development
  • Ash Kumar – Dream it Alive, Founder, Tech Coast Venture Network
  • Adam Swart – Crowds on Demand, Founder 
  • Matt Baca – Entertainer | Educator
  • Debra Eckerling – Guided Goals, Founder  | Social Media Examiner, Editor
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Upcoming Events: Silicon Beach Expo & Venice Garden & Home Tour

The AKFF  Blog Team is giving you a preview of upcoming  events for you to check out in May, which is coming soon, so mark your calendars! Check back next week for more details!

America's Startup Live

Now is the time to bridge the gap between Silicon Beach and Hollywood.

On May 30 - June 1, 2014Friday - Sunday at Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, Americaʼs Startup Live! is putting together celebrities, a reality show, and entrepreneurs all under one roof! Friday night is the OPening Night VIP Party, a must attend event, where  you can mingle with event speakers such as Ash Kumar from Dream It Alive & Tech Coast Venture Network, Adam Stewart from Crowds on Demand, David Ochi from Alpha Sprouts, Debra Eckerling from Guided Goals and a ton of entrepreneurs. See our post next week with more details!

Venice Garden & Home Tour

The annual tour takes place on Saturday, May 3, 2014 from 10am – 5pm. This year’s event will feature the charming Venice Walk Streets near Abbot Kinney Bl and the world famous Venice Boardwalk, with 30 gardens and homes in the self guided tour. Get details on our sister blog:
My Venice Life >

Get the scoop on April Events in Venice & Santa Monica >


The Opportunities are Endless for this Venice Original! 

Enjoy original details in abundance in this craftsman that exudes charm located one of the best blocks in Venice!

It's only a short walk from this quiet street to Abbot Kinney Bl where shopping, eating and nightlife are located!

Situated on an expansive 5,000+ square foot lot, this 1,183 square foot home, 2 bedroom/ 2 bathroom, zoned LAR1.5, is a gem you don't want to miss. Features include: freestanding wood burning fireplace, beamed ceilings, original, dark wood floors throughout, and expansive back yard with a sun deck and built in hot tub. Loft bedroom doubles as artist's studio and there's a detached bonus room - perfect for home office or expansive storage.

Offered by: Pardee Properties
639 Santa Clara Ave Venice CA 90291


Fashion First Fridays Launch Photo Gallery!

If you are in the Fashion industry and want to be a part of May Fashion First Fridays, send a message via the AKFF Facebook page. Please note this is not a festival, no booths.


Walk to Abbot Kinney in a Flash from this Spanish Bungalow!

Quintessential Spanish bungalow seconds to the beach, canals, farmer's market and Abbot Kinney in the heart of Venice Beach! Enter into a bright and airy living area with a tile detailed fireplace and hardwood floors throughout. Dining room has a beautiful, large window overlooking the grassy front yard. Kitchen is off the dining room and is cheery and spacious, ideal for cooking and entertaining. Two Bedrooms are generously sized. Bathroom is elegant with freestanding sink with octagon mosaic tiled flooring. The back yard is perfect for entertaining with lush landscaping and covered arbor over a tiled patio. Garage can be used as an office or outdoor room. This is a great opportunity to live the Venice beach lifestyle!

Offered by: Pardee Properties
2822 Ocean Avenue
Venice, CA 90291
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Fashion First Fridays Launches TONIGHT!

Friday, April 4 from: 7pm - 12am

Electric Lodge in Venice
(only 30 seconds from Abbot Kinney Bl. at corner of Milwood!

Wear On Wheels Boutique Truck 
Sugar Kiss Boutique Truck 
Fluff Ice Truck
America's Startup

Dance Performance
DJ Dance Party 
Electric Lodge

PLUS - Get 25% Off from Trucks at Electric Lodge when you mention AKFF Blog!

JOIN - the AKFF Mobile VIP Club to get deets on Freebies & Parking tonight!
TEXT: Venice to 585858

Electric Lodge is at 1416 Electric Ave.,
East of Abbot Kinney Bl. between Milwood & California
 - only 30 seconds away!


Fashion First Fridays Launches at Electric Lodge near Abbot Kinney Bl on Friday April 4 at 7pm!

Abbot Kinney First Fridays Launches Fashion First Fridays at Electric Lodge Friday April 4, 2014

An Evening of Fashion, Style, Food & Fun!

Start by shopping for stylish clothes & accessories from two mobile boutiques in front of Electric Lodge - a hop, skip &  jump from Abbot Kinney!  Start Time: 7pm

Wear On Wheels Boutique Truck
Sugar Kiss Boutique Truck
Fluff Ice Truck
America's Startup

Dance Performance
DJ Dance Party
Electric Lodge

America's Startup
will give away
Free T-shirts & swag
- Find out when you join
Fashion & Food: Starts 7pm
Dance Performance: 9pm
Dance Party:10pm

Get deets for FREE Swag -
Join our Mobile VIP Club
Text VENICE  to 585858

Thanks to Outspoken -
The AKFF's Mobile VIP
Club Sponsor

Trucks: Pick up a Free First Fridays Magnet at Electric Lodge on First Friday!

Electric Lodge is at 1416 Electric Ave.,
East of Abbot Kinney Bl. between Milwood & California
- only 30 seconds away!

Go with the Flow in this Home Near Abbot Kinney Bl!

Absolutely stunning and sophisticated home that is a true Venice jewel!  
Enter into the main living space which encompasses beautiful wide planked hardwood floors, cozy fireplace, carved out area for dining and  windows that allow plentiful light and ocean breezes. Vaulted ceilings open to a surprise loft space with built in book shelves- perfect for reading a book, using as a home office or a quaint den.  The kitchen is open to the living space with a breakfast bar, caesarstone counters, stainless steel appliances, subway tile, stylish wood shelves and light fixtures. Front bedroom has a bay window that overlooks the grassy park. The back bedroom has a loft, generous built in closets and storage. Beautiful bathroom with ocean inspired turquoise glass tile.

Your amazing outdoor space has the perfect indoor/outdoor flow and is an entertainers dream! With multi-levels of outdoor space that include a built in BBQ with seating, a hot tub, surfer outdoor shower and more- you won't want to miss it! The garage can be used for an additional living space or turn into your home office.  Just off Main Street and seconds to Abbot Kinney and the Beach - this one of a kind home is a must.

Offered by: Pardee Properties
107 Clubhouse Ave, Venice, CA 90291
Get Details >

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April Events in Venice & Santa Monica

By now you know that First Fridays is on Friday April 4, launching Fashion First Fridays at Electric Lodge (more details coming)! There are  some more great haps to check out in April - Music - Art & Film!

Get the scoop on April Events - Click Here >


Abbot Kinney First Fridays Preview: Fashion First Fridays at Electric Lodge In Venice

Abbot Kinney First Fridays Preview: Fashion - Art - Style at Electric Lodge! Friday April 4, 2014

Wear On Wheels Boutique Truck
Sugar Kiss Boutique Truck - Just Added

Fluff Ice Truck

Free Dance Performance Followed by DJ At Electric Lodge

America's Startup

Get deets for FREE Swag - Join our
Mobile VIP Club Text VENICE  to 585858

Thanks to Outspoken - The AKFF's Mobile Sponsor

Electric Lodge is at 1416 Electric Ave., only 30 seconds away (east) of Abbot Kinney Bl. between Milwood & California


This Venice Canals Home Rocks!

This Venice Canal home is one of a kind ! Designed by Vaughan Trammell Architect, AIA, (John Lautner's apprentice), this home fronts the best location on the canals; offering everything one could want or imagine. Soaring ceilings in your main living space with floor-to-ceiling mahogany trimmed windows and  glass slider that infuse the home with natural light all while overlooking the charming canal footbridge.

Warm and inviting open floor plan with entertainer’s kitchen boasts ample custom Italian cabinetry, top of the line stainless appliances, Caesarstone counters,etc. The lofted mezzanine has built-in storage and views of the canal. Both guest bedrooms are set in back and share a large full bathroom. Exquisite master suite overlooks the canal with walk-in closet and glass sliders that open to the large patio.  Enjoy the salt-water lap pool with solar heaters!

Extended off the luxurious master bedroom is a bonus room  with its own outdoor balcony. The yard is fully enclosed, there's a two car  garage, abundant storage and  laundry room. This stunning home is truly one of a kind on the best canal in Venice - an absolute must see!

Offered by: Pardee Properties
2355 Eastern Canal
Venice, CA 90291
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Spring into Fitness

It's that time of year to get in shape and Turning Point Pilates is here to help with your fitness goals!

Turning Point Pilates is an independently owned Classical Pilates studio in Venice with clients in Marina del Rey, Mar Vista and Venice. Turning Point Pilates was voted Best Pilates on the Westside in the Argonaut Newspaper in 2013 and was featured in their recent Health & Beauty issue. Find out what it's all about by calling the studio today - ask for Robin at 310-217-7630.

Turning Point Pilates



612A Venice Blvd.

Venice, CA 90291

East of Abbot Kinney, next to Cafe Zinque in office park, visitor parking available

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Dream Home in the Heart of Venice!

Unbelievable opportunity to own an expansive 6 bedroom family home in the heart of Venice seconds to everything! A charming covered front porch with wrought iron railings leads into this beautiful family home, brimming with natural light from the abundant windows and French doors throughout. As you enter, the living room is warmed by a wood burning fireplace and gleaming oak hardwood floors. A formal dining room flows into the kitchen with stainless appliances and elegant oak cabinetry. A central foyer leads to the master bdrm with en suite bath and into the family room, which opens onto the lush back patio through double French doors. Move onto 2 guest bedrooms, a full bath and a den that complete the ground floor. Upstairs are 3 more bedrooms with1 bath and a lovely balcony with treetop views.  The backyard is an entertainer’s dream with custom bricked patio, expansive pergola and mature, tropical landscaping all around. Ample room for an outdoor living and dining room- even a gaming table- this home epitomizes the SoCal indoor/outdoor lifestyle!

Offered by: Pardee Properties
1143 Lake Street
Venice , CA 90291

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Events March 19 – 29: Venice Art Crawl, Occupy Screening, Tap & Cheer, Airport2park

There’s still plenty to do after getting shaken and stirred with St. Patrick’s Day &  an early morning earthquake! Check out these events for this week & next- do check back – more will be added soon.

Wednesday, March 19, 7-10pm brings a  screening  on Climate Change from the Occupy Venice Film Series at the Electric Lodge in Venice. 
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Thursday, March 20, 6-10pm is the quarterly Venice Art Crawl at a variety of locations  throughout Venice, where local artists display their art in various venues including restaurants, hotels, shops and art studios.
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Tuesday, March 25 at 6:30pm, the Airport2park group that wants to turn the Santa Monica Airport into a park that the whole community can use instead of a handful of people  would like your attendance at the Santa Monica City Council meeting.
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Saturday, March 29, 2-6pm Tap & Cheer will give you something to cheer about with local craft breweries and  support some of the most innovative socially-responsible brands.
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