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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This Could be Your View in Venice!

Coveted Venice Walk Street home located 1/2 block from the sand! Enter into this bright, open floor plan with gleaming hardwood floors throughout - perfect for entertaining. Gourmet kitchen has stainless steel appliances and opens to a spacious living area with cozy fireplace and sliders that open to allow the ocean breezes to fill your Venice beach home! Two bedrooms each en-suite with your master having dressing area and large closet. Amenities are two parking spaces by the beach and a brick courtyard with ocean views to enjoy the sunsets. This condo is in the heart of Silicon Beach - seconds to the beach, Rose and Abbot Kinney! Do not miss this!

Offered by: Pardee Properties
41 Sunset #103
Venice, CA 90291



Have you seen Joe Pilates?

Joe Pilates teaching the exercise "pull up." Haven't seen this? You're not doing Classical Pilates! 

Check out the Pilates Method at a traditional studio like Turning Point Pilates in Venice.

Turning Point Pilates was founded 7 years ago by Robin Solo.

Close to the intersection of Abbot Kinney Bl & Venice Bl, convenient to Venice & the Marina.

See the modern space at Turning Point Pilates in the photo on the right.

Both private and group lessons are available.

Call or email today and tell Robin that you found out about them on the Abbot Kinney First Fridays Blog! 

612A Venice Bl., Venice 90291



First Fridays Venice HOTLIST! Friday, October 3, 2014

First Fridays on Abbot Kinney Bl. is October 3, 2014



- FOOD TRUCKS: JUST ADDED–Exclusive Special
(see below)

First Fridays Start Time – Between 6 – 7pm End Time: Between 10 –11pm
Which Food Trucks Come  – See @AbbotKinney1st on Twitter
Food Truck FAQ – See the brand new AKFF Food Truck Page

Essential Oils Class at Turning Point Pilates
Hurry- RSVP Only Free 6:30 – 7:30pm
612A Venice Bl (east of Abbot Kinney next to Zinque)

Electric Lodge
Event Cancelled

Haole Boys Shave Ice –  FREE UPGRADE to Hawaiian Style
Promocode: AKFF

Scenster.tv will be out on Abbot Kinney Boulevard
checking out the scene and might even interview you!

For food truck info, make sure to see the brand new AKFF Food Truck Page!


Charming Spanish Bungalow on One of the Most Coveted Streets in Venice!

What a great opportunity to add your own touches to this Venice bungalow on a tree lined street! Chill out on your tropical patio!

Bright and airy home with an open floor plan. There are vaulted/beamed ceilings and a brick lined wood burning fireplace in the cozy living room that flows into the dining room and then to the spacious eat-in kitchen with updated appliances. Tons of built-in storage, glass paned wood doors throughout. Backyard is tropically landscaped, complete with mature palms, designer water feature, elevated deck with spa like built-in couches and a large patio for al fresco dining.

Offered by: Pardee Properties
2216 Superior Avenue
Venice, CA 90291


Abbot Kinney Festival 2014 Pics!

The 30th annual Abbot Kinney Festival took place this past Sunday, September 28, 2014 and was a fun filled, jam packed event that we love attending every year! Actress Camyrn Manheim pictured here, gives back to Venice by giving proceeds of her tee shirts to Venice Family Clinic.

Clothes, crowds, music, art and fun are all part of it. A few photos are here, see more on our Facebook page.

Check out local super band, Super Broke in our photo below!

PS- Come back for the AKFF First Fridays Venice HOTLIST!


Turning Point Pilates Venice Wins Best of Westside Second Year in a Row!

Check this out - for the second year in a row Turning Point Pilates wins Best of the Westside in the Argonaut newspaper! 

To celebrate this this award,  we have an EXCLUSIVE OFFER for AKFF friends!
The first 10 people who book a private appointment or purchase an introductory special will receive an additional $20 off when they mention this code: ABBOTKINNEY1ST
CALL: 310-217-7630 
EMAIL: info@turningpointpilates.com

The classical pilates studio is located in Venice, just east of Abbot Kinney Blvd.
The newspaper will be published on Thursday, September 25, so make sure to  pick up a copy.

Robin Solo

Founder, Turning Point Pilates

612A Venice CA 90291 (near Abbot Kinney)


Stunning Architectural in the Heart of Venice!

Check out this lot seconds from hip Rose Ave, Abbot Kinney and the beach, approved for a small lot subdivision. Place your show stopping art piece in the formal entryway. Slate tiles throughout the downstairs floor give a sleek feel with warmth added from the wood paneled ceilings. The living room is spacious and full of light from the floor to ceiling sliders that open to your courtyard that connects the living space and the dining/kitchen area.

Kitchen has caesarstone counters, glass tile details, custom cabinets and high end stainless steel appliances perfect for all entertaining. See the living space upstairs perfect for an office or den. Two bedrooms on this level, the master with large walk in closet and stunning bathroom with soaking tub and glass shower. next level is the third bedroom and balcony to watch the beautiful Venice sunsets. This is a rare opportunity to build your Venice compound!

Property is being offered 3 different ways:
Option #1- 543 & 543 ½ Vernon together for $2,995,000
Option #2- 543 Vernon for $2,100,000
Option #3- 543 ½ Vernon for $895,000

Buyer to do all due diligence and verify square footage.

Offered by: Pardee Properties
543 Vernon Avenue

Venice, CA 90291$2,100,000


Abbot Kinney Festival Sunday, September 28, 2014

The Abbot Kinney Festival is Sunday, September 28, 2014 from 10am - 6pm.

There will be several stages with live music, spoken word and "The Spirit of Venice" award ceremony at 2pm. Eduardo Manilla, aka DJ Loboman, also on the Venice Neighborhood Council for his second year will be one of the award recipients. Congratulations Loboman!

There will be a ton of booths lining the streets with handmade jewelry, apparel and other interesting finds, plus food trucks and booths- of course! There are activities for kids, plus   a beer garden at The Brig and much more! This is the only event that shuts the coolest boulevard in America down to traffic, so come on down and have some fun!

Check out our photos from the Abbot Kinney Festival in 2013 to see how much fun people were having!  Yeah, you know it, this is the place to be on Sunday, September 28!

This is the 30th annual festival- wow!