Abbot Kinney Festival Sunday, September 28, 2014

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

More details coming!


From Social Media Week to Venice Art Crawl!

September is jam packed with e creative, tech,  art and other events Two monster events worth attending are Social Media Week from  September 22 -26 in Santa Monica and Venice ARt Crawl, Thursday, September 18.

Social Media Week
This international conference takes place in all the major cities of the world, including Los Angeles, now in it's third year. The event is September 22 - 26 with panels, parties and more at ROC in Santa Monica. #SMWLA
Get Event Details & Register >

AKFF Silicon Beach Aritcles >

Venice Art Crawl
The VAC as it's known is shutting down Rose Ave for this installation that will bring the Burning Man playa art to Venice, plus an all out art extravaganza throughout Venice on Thursday night from 6 -10pm. #veniceartcrawl 
Get Venice Art Crawl Details >


Hip Rose Corridor Home!

Chic Venice location on the Rose corridor nestled amongst hip restaurants, shops and the eclecticism of Venice Beach! 

This updated and modern two story home has vaulted ceilings, copious light and a spacious roof deck perfect for watching the sunsets. Open floor plan has dining area with private balcony, living room with cozy fireplace and bright kitchen, perfect for entertaining. Two bedrooms each have their own bathroom and ample closet space. This perfectly situated unit has two car tandem parking in gated garage. Bring your beach cruiser and surf board and live the perfect Southern California lifestyle!

Offered By: Pardee Properties
650 Rose Avenue #2
Venice, CA 90291

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Abbot Kinney Oasis - Hurry, it Will Go FAST!

Location and lifestyle at your front door! Don't miss this light and bright custom renovated 2-bedroom 2-bathroom bi-level residence in a tranquil "oasis" tucked away off Abbot Kinney! Open floor plan with spacious kitchen, dining area and fireplace along with two private outdoor spaces. 

Includes 2-car side-by-side garage parking and additional storage. Bedrooms are spacious with skylight, vaulted ceilings and great closet space! Minutes to the beach, retail, restaurants and more on "the coolest boulevard in America"!

Offered by: Pardee Properties
2600 Abbot Kinney #6
Venice CA 90291

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Taste of Venice September 14, 2014 Sunday!

If you like the food trucks you will be diggin' on this foodie fest this Sunday, September 14, 2014, from 3-7:30pm. Taste of Venice, a restaurant tour of choice spots in Venice gives you the opportunity to sample amazing food and give back to the community!

Here's the scoop:
Taste of Venice consists of three courses: The Opening Celebration, the Tasting Tour, and the Post Reception.  The Opening Celebration will feature food, cocktails, a silent auction, and ample entertainment at the Electric Lodge in Venice.  The Tasting Tour will be an opportunity to taste exclusive samples from our favorite Abbot Kinney Boulevard restaurants, led by a culinary insider like Adam Gertler from the Food Channel.  The Post Reception will include coffee, treats, and drinks for our guests. All funds raised from ticket sales support P.S. ARTS’ arts education programs.

Hurry and get your tickets in advance so you can choose your tour leader (aka Tastemaker) like Adam Gertler, or other fave foodie, etc. Get Tickets Now >

Sunday, September 14th, 2014
Opening Celebration: 3-4:30pm
Tasting Tour: 4-6:30pm
Post Reception: 6:30-7:30pm

Tickets: $125
(must be 21+)
Get Tickets & Info >

Venue for Opening Celebration:
The Electric Lodge

1416 Electric Avenue
Venice, CA 90291

(Between California & Milwood)


First Fridays HOT List: September 5, 2014

While most people check out First Fridays on Abbot Kinney Blvd. in Venice for the insane amount of food trucks, there are some other haps in the area – and the AKFF Blog has them here for you!

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

HIgh Voltage & Spark After Dark at Electric Lodge
Free Dance/Music/Performance followed by beats
1416 Electric Ave, a block away, between California and Milwood
See the AKFF Post for deets >

Essential Oils Class at Turning Point Pilates
Hurry- RSVP Only Free 7 – 8:30pm
612A Venice Bl east of Abbot Kinney next to Zinque
See the AKFF Post for deets >

Art Opening at The G2 Gallery
Mojave Moonlight 6:30 – 9pm $10 Donation
1530 Abbot Kinney Bl at Milwood


Adam Gertler, Host of Taste of Venice 2013
Taste of Venice
Sunday, September 14th, 2014
at Electric Lodge
Opening Celebration: 3-4:30pm
Tasting Tour: 4-6:30pm
Post Reception: 6:30-7:30pm

Abbot Kinney Festival
Sunday, September 28, 
10am – 6pm
30th Annual Festival
on Abbot Kinney Bl


FREE Essential Oil Class at Turning Point Pilates on First Friday, September 5!

Turning Point Pilates will host an Essential Oil Class on First Friday with doTERRA's most prominent educators  to give us the scoop on how to use essential oils to heal physical and emotional ailments.
Free – RSVP Required
Limited Space

doTERRA is the #1 provider of pure therapeutic grade essential oils in the world... meaning you can ingest them for internal use. Learn how to use plant based oils to heal everything from everyday ailments like headaches and colds to more serious conditions like cancer prevention and emotional imbalances, plus lighter/fun stuff like aromatherapy uses.

Get the deets from doterra:


Friday September 5, 7-8:30pm Free Class
Turning Point PIlates
612A Venice Blvd Venice, CA (near Abbot Kinney)

RSVP to: angela.bakke@n2pub.com

Located in business park next to  Zinque Cafe, just east of Abbot Kinney Bl

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Priceless Ocean Views from Venice Walk Street Home!

Ocean views abound from this spacious walk street home in the heart of Venice Beach! Completely re-done with sleek and stylish finishes that keep the house modern yet timeless! Windows and skylights infuse the home with light and ocean breezes. Living room and dining room are perfect to entertain in with state of the art built-in entertainment, and connectivity features, a stunning gas fireplace and sliders that open to a private courtyard and a charming Venice walk street. Chef’s kitchen has stainless steel high-end appliances, lustrous granite counters, plentiful storage, center island, pantry, breakfast bar. Upstairs are 3 spacious bedrooms including the master suite with master bath. Beautiful “Moroccan Den” is perfect as a reading nook or flex space. There is a bar and roof top deck where you will watch the sun set over the ocean behind the Venice Pier! Game/media room with built-in indoor/outdoor sound system and 2 car garage and 2 flex parking spaces. Do not miss this perfect Venice Beach House!

Offered By: Pardee Properties
36 30th Avenue
Venice, CA 90291

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First Fridays from Venice to Santa Cruz, CA!

The First Fridays craze has hit California, bigger than Hurricane Maria! From Venice Beach, where it all started on Abbot Kinney Boulevard, six years ago, to Los Angeles, Carpinteria and Santa Cruz to name a few cities in our Golden State- and it is golden!

Check out our First Fridays guide and let us know in the comments if you have a First Fridays/1st Fridays event you want to share with our blog audience!

 Abbot Kinney Blvd & VeniceWhere it all started! The event has become a food truck bonanza, with  just about every food truck imaginable on the boulevard. There are some events close by  worth checking out.

High Voltage at Electric LodgeThis venue is a hop, skip and a jump from Abbot Kinney - it's at 1416 Electric Ave, a block away, between California (at the light)and Milwood. High Voltage is a mashup of multimedia and avant garde performance. The FREE performance is at 9pm, followed by Spark After Dark with dj sets going til midnight, plus a bar (for 21+).

Essential Oils Class at Turning Point Pilates, 7pm 612A Venice Bl
The healing power from essentials oils heals physical and emotional ailments. doTERRA is the #1 provider of pure therapeutic grade essential oils in the world and will share their powerful knowledge at this RSVP ONLY exclusive event. RSVP: 

First Friday Santa Cruz, CA
This monthly art oriented event founded by the Santa Cruz Institute of Contemporary Arts features local artists in their studios and  galleries between 5-9pm, plus restaurants and and other venues such as Center Street Grill from 6-8pm. Michaelangelo Studios – FashionART Santa Cruz, from 6-8:30 shows off the latest fashions and their designers, while the CTV – Community Television of Santa Cruz County is hosting FREE Stand-Up Comedy and performance art installation from 5-9pm! More Deets >

First Friday, Carpinteria, CA
Every First Friday from 5-8pm is celebrated in this small beachside community south of Santa Barbara with art, entertainment and shopping!Check out the annual "Chalk The Walk" event professional artists doing chalk art on the sidewalk. Get Deets >


It's Endless Summer with this Sparkling Pool & Indoor/Outdoor Living Space!

Located in a prime Venice neighborhood, this California architectural home is truly one of a kind and an entertainers dream! This 4 bedroom/4 bath smart home encompasses warm, modern details and refined frictionless indoor/outdoor living at its best! Explore all this home has to offer; a light infused entryway leads into a living room with sliding door that opens onto to the pool/spa. The open floor plan continues seamlessly into the kitchen/dining area.

The kitchen is a chef's dream with beautiful cabinetry, 2 breakfast bars and Viking appliances. The dining area leads to another living room with fireplace and a beautifully landscaped backyard with built-in barbecue and sparkling pool – you will never want to leave! All bedrooms are upstairs starting with a guest bedroom with balcony. A trellis-covered balcony upstairs offers 520 sq. ft. of a indoor/outdoor living area. The master retreat is situated at the rear of the home for utmost privacy. This renovated home will not disappoint – live the true Venice lifestyle!

Offered by: Pardee Properties
2472 Louella Avenue Venice, CA 90291 $2,195,000

Check it Out >

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Surf & Skate 4th Annual Event, Thursday, August 28

Venice  & Santa Monica culture is deeply tied in with surfing and skating. Now is your chance to meet some of the greats and buy their art,  alonmg with other local artists that will benefit the Venice Family Clinic, on Thursday, August 28, 2014, 6:30 - 9pm.

The 4th Annual event takes place at  Bergamot Station in Santa Monica at the Robert Berman Gallery from 6:30-9pm. Tickets are $15 cash at door or purchase advance tickets online.

Some of the surfers/skaters in attendance last year were Jeff Ho, Patrick Ngoho, Rob Havassy - yes- for real! Artists that attended were Alejandro Gehry, Mark X Farina, Ed Moses, Andy Moses to name a few. See these surfers, skaters & artists in our photo album >

4th Annual Surf & Skate Silent Art Auction
Robert Berman Gallery, Bergamot Station
2525 Michigan Ave.
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Thursday, August 28, 6:30 - 9pm


Still not exercising? You can start now!

At Turning Point Pilates they will support you whether your’re deconditioned, an athlete, overweight, injured, have chronic illness or are prepping for some major challenge like climbing Mt Everest or walking the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu.

Here’s why to rock your sweaty t-shirt courtesy of Harvard School of Public Health:
  • Live longer and healthier
  • Protect yourself from developing heart disease, stroke & high blood pressure
  • Protect yourself from certain cancers, including colon and breast cancer
  • Help prevent type 2 diabetes
  • Prevent the insidious loss of bone known as osteoporosis
  • Reduce the risk of falling and improve cognitive function
  • Relieve symptoms of depression and anxiety and improve your  mood
  • Prevents weight gain and promotes weight loss
  • Improves heart-lung and muscle fitness
  • Improves sleep
Come on and do it! Mention this post and receive a discount!

See website >
612A Venice Bl 90291

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Life's a Beach at this Charming Venice Bungalow

Stylish and charming Venice beach bungalow located just off Abbot Kinney in the heart of everything! Nestled in one of the most coveted neighborhoods, this quaint home has been renovated and is a hidden gem. Enter into this 2 bedroom/1 bath home which encompasses an open floorplan flooded with natural light. Features: gleaming hardwood floors, skylights that infuse the space, arched doorways and a sunny kitchen with beautiful cabinetry, built-in stainless steel appliances and ample counter space. The perfect bedrooms has an oversize bath finished in gorgeous tile detail and freestanding tub. Relax and soak in the ocean breezes or entertain on your either of your decks. This is your chance to live at the beach - grab your surfboard, pack your bags and move right in!

Offered By: Pardee Properties
563 Rialto Avenue
Venice, CA 90291 

Venice Art Crawl 4th Anniversary on Thursday

The Venice Art Crawl 4th Anniversary  is on Thursday, August 21, 6 – 11pm. 
The venue is at 305 Rose Ave., Venice 90291 at Full Circle Venice!  Enjoy art by local artists, a silent auction, cake by Whole Foods, Venice Paparazzi photobooth and D.J.s Loboman and Petey-Pete. $10 donation requested.

RSVP Required: events@veniceartcrawl.com


Check this out in the Heart of the Rose Corridor!

Located in the heart of the Rose Corridor, renovate or customize this into the home of your dreams!

Turn this into a reimagined "farmhouse modern" with no need to add square footage. Enter into an open floor plan with gleaming hardwood floors throughout. Ocean breezes and  light flow through windows and sliding glass doors creating that perfect Southern California lifestyle. A spacious master suite upstairs with a fireplace, jetted tub, large walk in closet and slider that opens to your private balcony. Three additional bedrooms, two more updated baths and sitting area that can be utilized as a home office or game room. The home chef will love the updated kitchen with granite countertops, newer appliances and breakfast bar. Host elegant dinner parties or casual game nights by a fire in the formal dining room. A covered deck and large back yard are perfect for outdoor entertaining and gardening. Ready for your special touches and vision - live the Venice lifestyle seconds from Rose Ave. close to Abbot Kinney and the beach.

Offered By: Pardee Properties
618 6th Avenue
Venice, CA 90291

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