Turning Point Pilates is Moving!

Turning Point Pilates is Moving!

Turning Point Pilates, a Classical Pilates Studio in Venice will make their move to a new location on March 26 – only a mile away to Washington Bl in Marina del Rey!

Robin Solo, Studio Owner and Classical Pilates Instructor says she’s excited about the new space. (The current property has been sold.)  It’s just west of Dell, which cuts through the Venice canals, a nice walk or bike ride from Venice. There’s a bike rack in front of the building. If you’re driving, there is ample street parking with 2 hour meters on Washington Bl along with free parking on side streets.

Make sure to check out the new studio starting March 26.  These are the details:

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Turning Point Pilates
337 Washington Bl
Marina del Rey, CA 90292





First Fridays Exclusive Photos: March 6, 2015 1st Fridays on Abbot Kinney Bl

First Fridays Exclusive Photos: March 6, 2015 1st Fridays on Abbot Kinney Bl

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Abbot Kinney First Fridays most recently dropped the bomb of eating, shopping and playing on Abbot Kinney Boulevard on Friday, March 6, 2015!

The AKFF Blog (aka Abbot Kinney First Fridays Official Website) was there on the scene and shot photos at Velvet, Ruti, Wylie Wilson, Ananda, Heavenly Couture and the launch of Me Undies. Plus photos of the new Food Truck courtyards on Palms and Santa Clara Ave., side streets off of Abbot Kinney, closed to serve lotsa hungry peeps; that in addition to THE boulevard, yes, you know the name with  Nitropod and a host of others. There was also the outdoor market with jewelry; we loved Lisa’s booth – see the slideshow.

The market was a bit smaller as part of the space was used for the concert with Crown Mob under an outdoor tent. The AKFF gives a BIG UNLIKE to the band’s personnel at the door, who hassled us when we came to shoot some pics. Actually there was one person who was quite be-atchy! Really!

FABuary First Fridays Photo Exclusive!

FABuary First Fridays Photo Exclusive!

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Abbot Kinney First Fridays: February 6, 2015

Abbot Kinney First Fridays was simply FABulous in FABuary this year! Shopping from brands like Satine, Lucky Brand, Gant, AV Nation, Wylie Wilson and many more. Delish eats from food trucks such  as  Homeboy Industries, The Chili Philosopher and Frach’s.  Drinks from the Other Room to quench your thirst. It’s all on Abbot Kinney Blvd in Venice CA!

Feel free to share our photo album on our social media links below. Cu at  the next First Fridays on March 6, 2015!

PS – If you want your shop, restaurant, food truck or any business to be promoted in our March edition of 1st Fridays, contact the AKFF Editor!


5 Men’s Stores to Visit on Abbot Kinney

5 Men’s Stores to Visit on Abbot Kinney

Guest Writer: Victor Yates
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Lucky Brand Abbot Kinney Fashion

Say the words Venice and fashion in Los Angeles, and people think bohemian chic. The community is known for its laid back approach to life. However, some Angelenos may not know that Abbot Kinney in Venice is home to some of the most coveted fashion brands like Lucky Brand, TOMS, and Warby Parker. And, for the man who checks labels and isn’t intimidated by statement blazers or long-sleeved shirts with tropical prints, their shopping options aren’t limited either. Scotch & Soda, Jack Spade, GANT, Steven Alan, and Robert Graham top our list of stores that men must have on Abbot Kinney.

Jack Spade has only eight stores in the States, with six being on the East Coast. Jack Spade Venice is the men’s store to go to for work basics or for anyone who wants to pull off the “just from work and now I’m at the bar” look. Classic oxford shirts, polo-style shirts, relaxed blazers, and flat-front chinos are the staples in the shop. Also, the signature Spade messenger bag is front and center. Warning – if you enter, you may be inclined to buy a bag. They are that gorgeous.

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Gant Men’s Fashion on Abbot Kinney Bl

GANT is Jack Spade’s sexier and younger cousin, who isn’t afraid to unbutton the top three buttons on his shirt at work. GANT recently rebranded itself to compete with higher end brands and its rugged meets business casual look is a perfect fit for the Venice crowd. The GANT Rugger store offers American sportswear style clothing with a mix of vintage-inspired oxford shirts, sweaters, and jackets. One thing that every man needs from the Rugger collection is a varsity sweatshirt.

Although born in New York, Steven Alan’s edgy yet classic clothing is very L.A. Steven Alan Annex on Abbot Kinney carries the heritage-inspired collection, along with other brands like RRL by Ralph Lauren, A.P.C., Wings + Horns, and Levi’s Vintage Clothing. The cacti outside of the store make this an iconic destination that cannot be missed. Every man in L.A. needs to own a Classic Collegiate shirt from Steven Alan. While you’re there, try on the Acne Studio Slim Straight jeans. They will change your life.


Robert Graham Men’s Fashion on Abbot Kinney Bl

For guys who don’t like going out and seeing a sea of men dressed like them, the Robert Graham store is for you. Robert Graham is synonymous with over-the-top prints that can be dressed up with a suit or down with shorts. Also, men who are into “sock ministry,” will be delivered when they touch Graham’s socks. These are not your grandfather’s socks. These are your cool brother’s socks. The Venice store is the Flagship store for the company and offers all of the brands products.

Scotch & Soda, founded in 1985 in Amsterdam, is a casual luxury men’s brand known for its attention to detail, tailored fit, and high-quality fabrics. It’s Spring/Summer 2015 Lookbook features botanical yet masculine prints, vintage-inspired colors, and a modern twist on Bermuda shorts. Luckily, the store offers not just trendy summer looks, but also blazers, winter jackets, dress pants, dress shirts, bags, and other accessories. The store is ultra-masculine with concrete floors and wood accents. If store design were sex, the Scotch & Soda store would be sex that’s so good you accidentally break things!

Turning Point Pilates is Moving!

It’s a New Year, Get a New Body! Health & Fitness Special (near Abbot Kinney)

TurningPointPilates-Best of Westside PilatesAfter eating all the goodies (and in some cases pigging out) over the holidays, most of us have put on a few pounds and now is the time to get back into shape! Turning Point Pilates in Venice (near Abbot Kinney Bl) wants to help you get a rocking bod and is offering a New Year Special just for AKFF peeps!

New Client Special from Turning Point Pilates!

Check this out: Package of 3 Private Lessons are just $55 each, for a total of $165! Save $20 on regular price. Simply purchase by January 31, 2015.*

Turning Point Pilates: Pilates-Classe SpecialHow do you do that? You’ve got 2 options:

– Call Turning Point Pilates at 310-217-7630 and mention AKFF Special

Email Turning Point Pilates with AKFF Special in subject

Did you know that Turning Point Pilates was voted “Best of the Westside” in the Pilates category, two years in a row by Argonaut Newspaper readers. Opportunity is knocking, so don’t delay!

Turning Point Pilates is a classical pilates studio around the corner from Abbot Kinney – just head east on Venice Blvd and look for their sign in the same complex as the public storage.
*Offer is for New Clients Only.