By Santa Monica Walking Tours Blog | May 18, 2013 at 04:29 PM EDT | No Comments
Everyone was out Santa Monica!! Guiliana & husband Bill Rancic were keeping their fitness moves in Santa Monica today. Saw then running along Ocean Front Walk!! "Cheers" to all exercising & enjoying the beautiful weather here!!
By Santa Monica Walking Tours Blog | May 17, 2013 at 10:57 AM EDT | No Comments
Saw actor, Tony Shaloub (Monk, etc) riding his bike on our Santa Monica BIke Path Wednesday. Interesting fact: Tony & his actress/artist wife, Brooke Adams are 1/2 owners of a popular Art Gallery on Ocean Avenue!
By Santa Monica Walking Tours Blog | May 14, 2013 at 10:00 PM EDT | No Comments
In the last few weeks, I've seen many celebrities coming to our beautiful city by the beach. Billy Joel, San Antonio Spurs, Dave Chappelle, Liev Schreiber (surfing), are just a few of the many celebs that live &/or love to visit us! "Kudos" to them!
By Santa Monica Walking Tours Blog | May 14, 2013 at 08:47 PM EDT | No Comments
Loved the Nickelodean Annual Kid's Choice Awards in March. Participants & Many Visitors came to Santa Monica & stayed at Shutters On The Beach! Santa Monica Place had the green slime contests for prizes, etc...
By Santa Monica Walking Tours Blog | January 19, 2013 at 08:57 PM EST | No Comments
The Annual Martin Luther KIng Jr. tribute at the SGI World Peace Auditorium on 6th & Wilshire, sponsored by the Westside Coalition was beautiful today! Speeches, terrific entertainment, etc. Love it every year!!!
By Santa Monica Walking Tours Blog | November 27, 2012 at 06:54 PM EST | No Comments
Santa Monica Shopping Tours!! So many terrific Santa Monica business specials/sales happened on Black Friday, Thanksgiving Holiday Weekend, Monday w/ Cyber Deals. Yes, even those Santa Monica men were out shopping!!! Loved it!
By Santa Monica Walking Tours Blog | October 19, 2012 at 05:08 PM EDT | No Comments
"500 Days of Summer" plays tonight at the Santa Monica Pier's Movie Series, 7:30PM, Free! Bring those beach chairs, a jacket, & watch with other Santa Monica Residents & Visitors who have made this movie series a great success!!
By Santa Monica Walking Tours Blog | October 12, 2012 at 08:07 PM EDT | No Comments
Award winning documentary, "Exit Through the Gift Shop" is playing tonight at Front Porch Cinema's, large screened Friday Night Movie Series at the Santa Monica Pier, 7:30pm, free! Bring those beach chairs (or rent em'). Enjoy!!
By Santa Monica Walking Tours Blog | October 12, 2012 at 07:59 PM EDT | No Comments
Doing my Buddhist meditation at the beach yesterday when a slew of seagulls relaxed down near me. Came out again today, & from nowhere a large flock of seagulls peacefully surround/ed me, staying nearby... (& no, I had no food around me!!), just xo...
By Santa Monica Walking Tours Blog | October 06, 2012 at 06:31 PM EDT | No Comments
Woo Hoo! Hit those Santa Monica bars/pubs! Notre Dame is currently 5-0. My nephew played for & wore his Notre Dame jersey proud! Big ND game today 4:30pm (NBC) against Miami, at Soldier Field in Chicago! "Cheers" for 6-0!! Go Irish!!
By Santa Monica Walking Tours Blog | October 06, 2012 at 06:23 PM EDT | No Comments
Front Porch Cinema Presents "Hunger Games" last night, 7:30pm at their "Free" Friday Night Outdoors Huge Screened Movie Series at the Santa Monica Pier! Bring those towels or beach chairs (can also rent them). Lots of great people, weather, joy on the Pier! Open to all!!
By Santa Monica Walking Tours Blog | October 06, 2012 at 05:39 PM EDT | No Comments
Such a busy week! Topped it off last night with Santa Monica's Annual Pier Drive-In, (actually sitting in beach chairs) on the Pier for Friday night huge screened movies! Nothing more joyful than watching the classic, "Wizard of Oz" with a crowd of all ages, smiling, laughing, clapping, plus a full moon & summer-like evening weather! While "Hunger Games" is on next week, loved going back in time with this timeless movie!
By Santa Monica Walking Tours Blog | September 15, 2012 at 09:07 PM EDT | No Comments
Yay! Notre Dame Football is playing prime time tonight vs. Michigan State, 5pm! (Just started=ABC). Perfect time to watch the game at any number of Santa Monica bars/pubs! While I'd like to think of us Irish as peaceful vs. fighting (per the mascot), ready for a great game! My nephew was on the ND team, & with many family members graduating from Notre Dame, plus my 1/2 Irish blood, gotta root em' on!!! Enjoy Santa Monica!!
By Santa Monica Walking Tours Blog | September 15, 2012 at 08:53 PM EDT | No Comments
Heal the Bay, Coastal Clean Up was today!!! What a great event! With thousands out in our beautiful summer weather, Santa Monica volunteers (including myself) worked to clean up our beaches & ocean life! Loved it!!
By Santa Monica Walking Tours Blog | August 28, 2012 at 03:23 PM EDT | No Comments
Big "Cheers" to Herbie (Hancock) performing a "Celebrating Peace" concert tomm. night at the Hollywood Bowl, with Carlos Santana, Cindy Blackman Santana, Wayne Shorter, Markus Miller, Zakir Hussain, & more!! It's a "one of a kind" evening to peace. Love it!!
By Santa Monica Walking Tours Blog | August 15, 2012 at 08:24 PM EDT | No Comments
Check out "Chocolate Opulence" located in Santa Monica Place, for the Finest Handcrafted Chocolates and French Macarons! All natural ingredients!! Many thanks for being so kind to our Walking Tour Participants!
By Santa Monica Walking Tours Blog | August 15, 2012 at 07:51 PM EDT | No Comments
"Thanks" so much to all the Santa Monica Tourists, Visitors, Residents, & prospective Residents who have taken our Santa Monica Downtown Walking Tours! Even during the recent summer heat! "Cheers to everyone!"
By Santa Monica Walking Tours Blog | July 27, 2012 at 12:10 PM EDT | No Comments
I had previously mentioned about a 2012 Olympic Swimmer competing in the 200 Meter Breaststroke in London who I had recently met as a Santa Monica Lifeguard. A charismatic 24 year old, Azad's positive determination was that he could bring/speak positive change in what has become great turmoil, for he will be swimming on the Syrian team. Born in Saudi Arabia, he has lived in the USA since he was 7 years old. The following article further depicts his story. Wishing everyone well! http://blogs.independent.co.uk/2012/07/25/azad-al-barazi-swimming-for-assad/
By Santa Monica Walking Tours Blog | July 21, 2012 at 09:30 PM EDT | No Comments
Great looking Santa Monica Surfing Instructor out this morning! Santa Monica has a Surfin' Fabio!! As my fun-loving character, "Dottie Dexter" would say, "Woo Hoo!!" As I would say, "Where's my board?!" Happy Weekend!!
By Santa Monica Walking Tours Blog | July 21, 2012 at 08:14 PM EDT | No Comments
"Thank you" to "Chocolate Opulence" located at The Market in Santa Monica Place for supporting our Santa Monica Walking Tours! Our Walking Tour Participants have loved your specialty chocolates!! This picture is outside "Chocolate Opulence" where two terrific Walking Tour Clients from Canada celebrated their Wedding Anniversary with a Santa Monica Walking Tour & tasty treats from "Chocolate Opulence!"
By Santa Monica Walking Tours Blog | July 19, 2012 at 05:44 PM EDT | No Comments
Susan Feniger, co-owner of Santa Monica's popular restaurant, "Border Grill" (& ex co-host of the Food Network Show, "The Hot Tamales") was on CBS's show, "The Talk" today promoting her new book, "Street Food." Love her energy!!
By Santa Monica Walking Tours Blog | July 18, 2012 at 01:31 PM EDT | No Comments
Here's hoping Santa Monica's Film Studio Lionsgate's "Nurse Jackie" on Showtime is nominated for the 2012 Primetime Emmys! (Nominations come out July 19th!) "Nurse Jackie" is a terrific show, with great casting, characters, writing & acting! Love it!!
By Santa Monica Walking Tours Blog | July 15, 2012 at 06:44 PM EDT | No Comments
Santa Monica Beach had amazing huge balloons/kites that elevate with the wind! Check out the huge cat chasing the mouse, dog chasing the cat, & colorful swirlies topping the skies!! Joy!!! Dottie Dexter would love em'! www.dottiedexter.com
By Santa Monica Walking Tours Blog | July 08, 2012 at 11:39 AM EDT | No Comments
A friend, Martin Cohen's Santa Monica Photographic Exhibit "Pacific Vistas" will be up until Wednesday July 11th. haleARTS S P A C E is located at 2443 Main Street in Santa Monica at the EDGEMAR complex. Gallery is open Thursday through Saturday - 2 pm to 7 pm. All other times are by appointment. Call 310/ 314-8038 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Terrific!
By Santa Monica Walking Tours Blog | July 08, 2012 at 01:32 AM EDT | No Comments
Enjoyed reconnecting w/ Jackson Browne, Jeff Young, & other terrific musicians who have been with Jackson for years, while some of them performed as "Song & Dance Society" on the SM Pier, Thursday Night Concert Series! Great time!!!