The AK Blog is giving a shout out to these local businesses that cater to the urban beach lifestyle in Venice, Santa monica and surrounding areas. We support local businesses and hope you do too! After all we are a local business too, started 4 years ago, right here in Venice, CA! Scroll down for a secret event hosted by the AK Blog!

Check out these Local Businesses:

Venice Beach Suites & Hotel: This small hotel on the Venice Boardwalk is steps from the sand has great views and reasonable prices. See the website for more details:

Roger Marks Insurance: Health insurance for individuals and businesses from an experienced professional. See the website for details & apply online:

I Roman Accounting Services: It’s tax time again and I Roman can help you with your taxes all year around and come to your location, whether you are a small or large business. See the website for more details:

Creative Kitchen Design: Need a kitchen and or bathroom remodel? This is a company that specializes in it and offers reliable service. See the website for samples of projects, including one on HGTV:

Lynn Leatart Designs: Lynn is a master jewelry designer and silversmith. Her one of a kind pieces are available in local shops and directly from her. See the website for details:

Equicross: Local equestrian expert and author Jerome Faversham has his books available online for purchase plus horse articles. See the website for books and articles:

Events This Week:

Tuesday: Original Artist Night
featuring local Musicians: Max Dakota, Vinnie Caggiano, Jani Kosturski. 7-10pm Free!  The Talking Stick Coffee Lounge 1411 Lincoln Blvd., Venice, CA 90291

Wednesday: Suzy & the Nicknamers
– that’s the amazing Suzy Williams leading this trio at Danny’s from 7-10pm. Free! Danny’s Deli 23 Windward Ave, Venice, CA 90291

Thursday: Venice Art Crawl: This monthly event continues to rock the local LA artscene with cutting edge art of all kinds. Generally from 7-10/11pm with a few places opening at 6pm like Hotel Erwin. Figtree Cafe on the Boardwalk gets started around 7pm with multiple talented artists on exhibit with complimentary appetizers (the hummus and guacamole are outstanding!) and can include local musicians. MOMENTUM Presents: Venice Underwater at the Jim Morrison house features 2 artists: Andrew Huang, experimental short film, Solipsist and Tim Linden,  installation piece “Four weeks Duration”  made up of sculptures and photography. Live music with Columbian band, Buyepongo. Must be 21+ and show id. 523 Ocean Front Walk, Venice, CA 90291
Most venues are along and near the Venice Boardwalk. Events are free, some are 21+ so make sure to bring your id.

 SHHH! Event next Monday at Viceroy Hote
The Abbot Kinney Blog ( yes, that’s us) is hosting a networking event along with Janet’s Circle for Entrepreneurs on March 19, 6-9pm at the fabulous Viceroy in Santa Monica.  Purchase tickets by Friday for $15 instead of $25 cash at door. See this website for details & tickets:

PS scroll down on the web page to see the 90 people who haver registered so far!

It’s All About Venice!