Driving a car in PV in the 1920s and 1930s
Kayaking and Rafting in Palos Verdes
Have you ever wondered what it was like to drive around Palos Verdes when the City was new – in the 1920’s and 30’s? This is one of the pleasures that those who collect cars from period enjoy.
Palos Verdes was an affluent community then and most of the cars owned by the early residents (both current and prospective) were the expensive, luxury cars of the day –
Coastal Hiking in Palos Verdes
Palos Verdes is one of those places that’s beautiful up close, but even more beautiful from a distance on the ocean. The luxury houses that dot the hillside become little squares of color, and the bluffs that surround the peninsula lend it an otherworldly quality that makes the ocean seem even more vast. It’s a go-to destination for everyone who has the means to get out on the water, and you’ll see a lot of surfers, kayakers, and boaters dotting the water from the shoreline.
Drifting on Sound Waves
Outdoor enthusiasts often flock to northern California to see the redwoods, but there’s still scenic nature walks to be had in LA if you know where to find them. The nature preserves in Palos Verdes have numerous hiking trails along the coast, close enough to the city to be convenient for tourists, but far enough away to feel like a respite from the bustle. The towering bluffs of the Palos Verdes coastline lend the trails their unique grandeur, winding up around the clifftops and down towards the water, where hikers can explore tidal pools and coves.
August 2019 - Did You Know?
After a long, crazy week, with too many hours spent on the Southern California Freeways with your millions of BFF’s, who doesn’t begin to pine for the weekend? You make your plans and hope for the best.
Funny, the hordes of people are still clogging the roadways, now after the same thing you’re hoping to achieve… relaxation, fun or adventure!
Birds and Peacocks on the Palos Verdes Peninsula
Everyone loves to celebrate special occasions and holidays. Fortunately for us Americans, every month of the year boasts at least one “rilly big show,’ religious or otherwise.......every month that is except August. Poor little August got the short end of the stick when National Holidays and special occasions were doled out. Sorry, Neil, Hot August Night at the Greek doesn’t qualify!
Day Tripping - Shoreline Village Long Beach
Where to See
You are a bird watcher visiting Southern California, and you want to go bird watching. Where do you go? One local hotspot is South Coast Botanic Garden located on the Palos Verdes
Summer Desserts: Peninsula Style
With oceanic breezes and fun activities, Shoreline Village is a super destination for a summer day adventure. Shoreline Village is right across the port - although bridges are under construction. A freeway detour is easy to accomplish as well as the PCH or Anaheim Blvd. route. From most PV locations, Shoreline Village is about a 30 minute drive.
Focus on Mermaids: Fact or Fiction?
With the coastal weather finally warming up, and the summer activities going strong, it’s time to celebrate with festive seasonal desserts. Experiment and enjoy the summer bounty!
How Does Physical Appearance Affect Us?
Lots of people claim to have seen mermaids, but unfortunately no sightings have been proven.
Don’t Let Allergies Keep You From Enjoying Our Beautiful Superbloom
Personal appearance is part of our well-being. It affects how we view ourselves as well as how others respond to us. It is basically our business card to the world. There’s a perception that cosmetic procedures equate to vanity, pain and a ‘fake’ look. The reality is that feeling good about who you see in the mirror changes your whole outlook in life and plays a role in how you view and feel about yourself.
Bite Me - Nasturtium Vitamin C health boost
Springtime allergies (“hay fever”) keep up to 40% of our population from enjoying the beautiful “superbloom” that followed this year’s rainy weather. Sneezing, itchy watery eyes and nose, stuﬀy nose, postnasal drip — these are not much fun when you are trying to hike the trails of Palos Verdes or take your dog for a walk. These symptoms are due to histamine that is released into the nasal lining with exposure to pollens in the air.
You Got My Goat!
Take that Vitamin C….yes, take that Vitamin C while chowing down on a nasturtium enriched salad. Nasturtiums are almost a super food for lazy gardeners and culinary challenged wannabe chefs.
Achieve Your Goals With Self-Hypnosis
A herd of about 300 goats arrive for their annual buffet of wild brush. Getting his, her and my goat takes on a very special meaning every year in the city of Rancho Palos Verdes when a herd of about 300 goats arrive for their annual buffet of wild brush.
Seasonal Fitness on the PV Peninsula
What comes to your mind when you think of hypnosis? Probably stage shows where people are made to do silly or mystifying things. Possibly also the controversial subject of “lost memory retrieval,” or dramas where unsuspecting victims are made to commit crimes without their knowledge. In any case, it’s not something you think of in the context of ordinary life. So this may come as a shock – each one of us is basically in a state of self-hypnosis all the time.
Reflections on Chinese New Year
Our seaweed and rocky coasts provide abundant opportunities to get out and get fit. The natural beauty of the peninsula offers hiking, trail running, horseback riding, diving, and other opportunities for workouts in nature. But, what if the weather impacts our ability to live and play in our environment?
Fall Harvest Food and Drinks – Healthy Cocktail Recipes
Every new year is traditionally thought of as a perfect time to reflect, improve, make changes and resolutions. What did you vow to change, improve, remove or add to your 2019? Have you been ardently adhering to the new rules you set for yourself?
When it comes to throwing an elegant, top-of-the-range Fall dinner party or gathering; you need the very finest in homemade, sophisticated and tasty cocktails that will leave your guest's mouths watering. Don't worry! We have you covered with this list of delicious, Fall-inspired healthy cocktail recipes for you to try at home!