Summertime Living at it’s Best!

Summertime Living at it’s Best!

Pardee-PropertiesStep inside this beautiful custom Venice Beach home located around the corner from the Venice Canals and steps to the beach. This 2-story family home encompasses the best of everything!  Enjoy a grand living space replete with beautiful built-in’s and wide plank hardwood floors. The wine-country kitchen connects to your dining space highlighted with a grand fireplace and French doors opening to a magical sun-drenched private yard. Check out the sparkling pool with waterfall and fountain features, natural gas BBQ, cozy fire pit and wood burning outdoor fireplace – perfect for an endless summer pool party! And there’s more:  a fabulous roof top deck which offers the perfect space for even more entertainment as you take in the Venice sunsets.

The home also features Litolier™ whole-house lighting and a 6-zone integrated music system, surround sound hook-ups and an electronics closet for easy access.  The large den features built-ins and a separate entrance with deck.  The second floor offers 3 large bedrooms, each with its own custom bath.  The gorgeous master bedroom includes vaulted ceilings and oversized walk-in closet; the master bath boasts heated tile flooring and a large steam shower. Warm wood throughout and a whimsical stone turret accent this incredible Venice home.  Walk to Marina Beach, Abbot Kinney shops and restaurants from one of the most desirable beach communities on the west side.

Pardee-PropertiesOffered by: Pardee Properties
2809 Clune Avenue
Venice, CA 90291
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It’s A Star Spangled Abbot Kinney First Fridays on July 3, 2015

It’s A Star Spangled Abbot Kinney First Fridays on July 3, 2015

AKFF-Logo-©2015 Abbot Kinney First FridaysFirst Fridays July 3, 2015 6-10pm Abbot Kinney Blvd

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Charming Venice Craftsman Bungalow near Abbot Kinney on Venice Walk Street

Charming Venice Craftsman Bungalow near Abbot Kinney on Venice Walk Street

Sweet 2 bedroom 1 bathroom remodeled cottage on a great Venice walk street.   This original Venice Craftsman bungalow has all of the original detailing that encompasses the style including: wainscoting boxed ceilings, bead board wall coverings, intricate glass cabinet built-ins, with all elements from the early 1900’s.

Pardee-Properties Country kitchen with deep stone farm sink and custom cabinets adds to the Craftsman ambiance of this home.  Rounding out this darling home is the radiant sun-lit warm inviting front porch. Short stroll to shops and restaurants on Abbot Kinney or Main Street. Includes two car parking in rear of property.  A Venetian treasure at it’s best.




Offered by: Pardee Properties
128 Park Place
Venice, CA 90291 
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Calling All Foodies: Top 5 AKFF Food Trucks!

Calling All Foodies: Top 5 AKFF Food Trucks!

Heading down to Abbot Kinney to enjoy some quick and tasty eats? Take our word for it and try one, two, or all five of our AKFF favorites. First Fridays is July 3, 2015!

Kogi-Food-Truck-FirstFridays-reissco1. Kogi BBQ

Ever wonder what would happen if a Mexican Food Truck and Korean Food Truck had a baby? If the curiosity is killing you, try Kogi BBQ. Often spotted in the parking lot of The Brig, the famous Korean taco truck draws attention from every street corner. Fan favorite? Spicy pork burrito. Wet. This hunk of spice and savory will send you right back in line.

2. South Philly Experience

This food truck is literally dripping with South Philly flavor in the heart of Venice. Choose your cheesesteak “wit” or “witout” onions. Our advice? Buffalo Steak “wit.” Every time. Go the full nine yards and order a side of fries topped with crabmeat.

Grilled-Cheese-Food-Truck-Cheesy-Mac-&-Rib-Melt-AKFF3. The Grilled Cheese Truck

Take a break from your juice cleanse and indulge in cheesy goodness. If you’re looking for a combination of comfort-food and sassy fusions, the grilled cheese truck may be your foodie soulmate. Keep it classic with a plain and simple with a cup of tomato soup. Craving sophistication? Try the cheesy mac: fully loaded. Nothing says posh like BBQ pork and caramelized onions drowning in sharp cheddar.

 4. Angie’s Wieners

These are no basic hot dogs with a side of ketchup. Angie’s Wiener’s is a force to be reckoned with and well-worth fighting tooth and nail to get your order in. Once you get to the front of the line… Lights. Camera. Action! Nothing makes you feel like a Hollywood superstar like Angie’s menu. Choose from “The Producer,” “The Director,” “The Diva,” and many more.

5. Amazebowls

Grow some bowls and try this delicious and nutritious gem at AKFF. Amazebowls is a diamond in the rough for all you trendy health nuts. What more could you ask for? Bright acai paired with crunchy granola and an assortment of fruits will leave you satisfied and guilt-free.


Epithereal Summer Skin Survival Guide

Epithereal Summer Skin Survival Guide

Protecting your summer glow, bronzed body & staying hydrated will help you look your best (yeah, guys too)! We’ve got Tips & Specials from Epithereal Skincare to help you get your glow on!

Facials are great during the summer to keep your skin glowing and blemish free!

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You’ll find Epithereal Skincare in the heart of Marina del Rey at the corner of Washington and Glencoe on the 2nd floor.

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Getting in Shape for Summer

Getting in Shape for Summer

Summer is upon us with some great beach days with this awesome weather! What, you’re not quite in the shape you want to be when you’re out on the beach? One way to get that fab summer bod you want is with pilates. And we’ve got just the thing for you!

Turning-Point-Pilates-Marina-del-rey-Pilates-StudioTurning Point Pilates is offering TWO SPECIALS to start you on the path to be fit n’ fab for the summer.  You gotta mention  the AKFF Blog to get the Specials!

2 Private Lessons for $99

1st class $15 

Call 310-217-7630
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337 Washington Blvd. #1
Venice, CA 90292



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Venice Architectural Stunner with Ocean Views!

Venice Architectural Stunner with Ocean Views!

Pardee Properties Venice HomersThis stunning architectural home designed by R&D Architects is impeccable in design and steps from the sand!

Wrapped with a vibrant mural designed by Nancy Monk, built in 2007, this exceptional home mixes raw concrete, steel and glass to create an architectural industrial environment, bar none! At over 3,500+ square feet this 4 bedroom/4 bathroom home encompasses an open floor plan surrounded with large glass windows that look out onto lush greenery.

Enter a bedroom tucked away on the ground floor, perfect to use as a flex space.  The gourmet kitchen is top of line, featuring: beautiful rich hardwood floors, voluminous ceilings, custom cabinetry and Viking appliances. Two more spacious bedrooms finish off the 2nd floor. The 3rd level master bedroom with spectacular roof deck captures magnificent ocean and city views. Equipped with solar panels, security system and central audio/video. Sun drenched outdoor space perfect for entertaining. A true art piece of Venice!


Pardee Properties Venice real estateOffered by:  Pardee Properties
23 Breeze Avenue
Venice, CA 90291
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6 Spots to Get Your Brunch on This Summer in Venice Beach, Santa Monica & Hermosa Beach

6 Spots to Get Your Brunch on This Summer in Venice Beach, Santa Monica & Hermosa Beach

Why eat breakfast and lunch when you can brunch!

Sunny Spot

Sunny-Spot-_brunch-Venice-600pxInstagram not only your food but snap a picture with friends outside of Sunny Spot with their mural on Washington Blvd. Sunny Spot offers eclectic options with names almost as good as their food! Try their Hangover Plate, or a side of sweet and salty plantains, and continue the party with cocktails like the tequila and hibiscus “Permanent Vacation.”

Brunch: Saturday & Sunday
9:30 am – 4 pm
822 Washington Blvd, Venice



Salt Air

Salt-Air-Venice_brunchIf seafood is more your taste, make your way to Salt Air in Venice! Their brunch menu offers oysters and a lobster roll. If you have more traditional tastes go for their buttermilk pancakes or French toast – you will not be disappointed!

Brunch: Saturday & Sunday
11 am – 3 pm

1616 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice

Brick + Mortar

Start your weekends right with bottomless mimosas at Brick + Mortar. This funky and somewhat tucked away location on Main street is the destination for all sorts of choices. They offer a traditional all American breakfast, crab cakes, and pizzas on their brunch menu.

Brunch: Saturday & Sunday
10 am – 3 pm

2435 Main Street, Santa Monica

Sonoma Wine Garden

This is a go-to on Third Street Promenade with outdoor seating and “Bottomless Bubbles” for 2 hours for $35. The bubbles include mimosas, bellinis, bloodymarys and more.

Brunch: Saturday & Sunday
1:30 am – 2:30 pm

395 Santa Monica Place Suite #300, Santa Monica

Superba Food + Bread

Superba-Food-+-BreadIf you’re seeking a healthy option, try the avocado toast and an almond milk latte at Superba’s new location on Lincoln Boulevard. Who knew toast could be so interesting? For the early riser, the bakery and coffee bar opens at 7 am and the restaurant opens at 9 am for Saturday and Sunday brunch.

Brunch: Saturday & Sunday
9 am – 4 pm  

1900 S Lincoln, Los Angeles



The Rockefeller Gastropub and Crafthouse

With locations in both Hermosa and Manhattan Beach, The Rockefeller offers bottomless mimosas and food choices ranging from doughnut holes to a pork belly benedict with their special Rockefeller sauce.

Brunch: Saturday & Sunday
9:30 am – 3:30 pm

418 Pier Avenue, Hermosa Beach
1209 Highland Avenue, Manhattan Beach

SunnySpot-VenicemimmosasCan you tell we like our mimosas bottomless? Happy summer and happy brunching! What brunch spots do you like? Reply in our comments field below and share with the AKFF Blog!