December 2013

Found 6 blog entries for December 2013.

ChurchIf you've recently relocated to Manhattan Beach or you are planning on moving to this area of California, a great way to make it easier is to find a new church community. This isn't always easy as it sounds. With so many different denominations and choices, it's necessary to look at your options before just jumping in. Here are some of the choices throughout the area.

Baptist Churches

Three main Baptist churches are found throughout the Manhattan Beach area including:

  • Journey of Faith - 1243 Artesia Boulevard
  • New Beginning Brazilian CC - 1807 Manhattan Beach Boulevard
  • Church of the Beach Cities - 1501 North Redondo Avenue

All three of these churches will provide a good church home if you are part of the Baptist denomination.

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Photo Credit: you want to let loose or just relax, there's a great place for girl’s night out in the South Bay area. Going out with your girls is important and here are a few great spots for you to enjoy together.

Mediterraneo Kitchen & Bar - 73 Pier Avenue, Hermosa Beach

This bar may be hard to pronounce, but it's a great choice to hang out with your friends. They serve both hot and cold Tapas, along with many regular entrees. If you want to enjoy some time out with the girls, this may be a good starting point. They even offer 2-for-1 Tapas all day on Tuesdays, along with $3 wine by the glass.

Hennessey's - 8 Pier Avenue, Hermosa Beach

Hennessey's is a popular place for all types of fun. This Tavern serves good food and provides a great atmosphere.

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Horse RidingSouth Bay is home to many things and the Seahorse Riding Club is one of the attractions in the area. This attraction is located in Rolling Hills Estates and provides plenty of fun for horse owners.

Award-winning instructors provide English riding instruction for both the horse and the rider. They also provide a high-quality grooming service. The trainers providing lessons attend most of the top shows in the area and they highly encourage riders to do the same.

The lessons are customized to the needs of the individual and always emphasize safety. Beginners will start by learning the fundamentals, while more advanced riders can select form show quality lessons. Individual lessons are $60 per lesson for a half hour private or an hour for a group

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Kevin Bergen PhotographySupporting local businesses is a passion of ours so we thought we’d kick off a new series of blogs highlighting local businesses we’ve worked with in the past.

The first business we’d like to feature is Kevin Bergen Photography. Kevin is a local photographer that spends his free time capturing the beauty of the South Bay. We recently spoke with him in order to better understand who he is and what drives his love of photography.

Q: How did you originally get started in photography?
A: "I took a basic photography class in high school that rattled my visual creativity. When digital came out, I found my element. One of my most relaxing and enjoyable pastimes is getting up early on a Saturday to shoot without knowing where I'm going. I get in the car and

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South Bay is an interesting area comprised of Redondo, Hermosa and Manhattan Beach. This area in Los Angeles County is known for many things. Here are ten things you may not know about this area, however.

  1. George Freeth introduced the modern world to surfing in Redondo Beach in 1907.
  2. South Bay is home to a flock of wild parrots, which is known as one of the largest in the country.
  3. Hermosa Beach is home to the Ironman competition. This is one of the craziest events you will experience throughout the year. Contestants start by paddling a surfboard for a mile, then they run a mile and after that they finish a six-pack of beer. The winner is named after holding the beer down for at least 15 minutes.
  4. The South Bay is home to major oil,
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Photo Credit: holidays are all about spending time with family. Whether you have a huge family and you plan to host the party or you will be traveling to another family member's house, it's important to have a few good hot drinks ready for the crowd.

Many festive hot drinks can be created in your slow cooker and they take about two hours to prepare. The best part, you can leave these as non-alcoholic, kid-friendly drinks or you can add alcohol and turn them into adult-only drinks. Here are a few great recipes to try during the holidays.

Hot Toddy

A very popular drink when you have a sore throat, but also a great holiday drink the Hot Toddy is made with hot water or tea. Add honey, cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice with a cheese cloth (this makes it easy to

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