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Julie Wuellner

HEART OF MALIBU

“It is not more bigness that should be our goal. We must attempt, rather, to bring people back to the warmth of community, to the worth of individual effort and responsibility, and of individuals working together as a community, to better their lives and their children’s future.” - Robert F. Kennedy

As Spring is upon us, our children go back to school, and we focus our efforts on making 2018 a strong year, we must not forget to put our community at the forefront of our efforts. Celebrating and serving this wonderful community is at the heart of Malibu Magazine’s new rebranding. We don’t just want to cover Malibu and its residents but act as a resource, shining a light on those themes Malibu is truly interested in and providing an open forum for community members to voice their opinions. For our second issue we’ve worked hard to do just that, highlighting the people and topics we keep hearing about, and see trending. Whether you’ve lived in Malibu for 5 or 35 years, you’ve surely heard of our cover subject, real state star Chris Cortazzo. His infectious smile and personality have had an everlasting effect on the people of the Malibu community and Real Estate industry nationwide. We had the pleasure of sitting down with Chris to hear about his experiences in Real Estate, his childhood in Malibu and his relationship with his family. To view the entire interview, please feel free to watch our video on Vimeo. We begin our issue flying high above our beloved Carbon Beach coastline, paragliding with Malibu’s local expert Claude Fiset. The images captured are sure to take your breath away. After a glance into Malibu’s top shops and local businesses, we take a ride in East Coast Defender’s custom Rover. From cars to fashion, our ‘Back to Black’ feature on NAKEDCASHMERE’s Spring collection showcases some of the finest fashion Malibu has to offer. Wildfox’s intergalactic vision will open your mind to the future of fashion. Our tour of Newton Canyon Falls splashes our pages with enlightenment and appreciation for the nature around us. We refocus on the community as we tour historic Paradise Cove and interview owner Bob Morris, as well take a visit to Malibu’s local Farmers Market. Our in-depth collection of articles on Malibu’s best retreats and spas highlights some of our favorite soul-searching hideouts in the neighborhood. We end our issue with a vacation at Larry Ellison’s Four Seasons Lanai: the perfect getaway for Malibu residents.

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PEOPLE

Malibuite Lauren Lobley celebrates her book launch of The Accidental Paleo, and “The Journey is the Destination” opens at Malibu City Hall.

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TOPIC OF THE MONTH

We join paragliding expert Claude Fiset for a jaw-dropping view of Malibu like we’ve never seen it before.

38 PARAGLIDING For a bird’s-eye view of the Malibu community, look no

further than Claude Fiset.

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SHOPPING

From Hiptique in Trancas to Busch Drive’s Inner Gardens, take a look at what’s new in Malibu’s favorite shops.

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60 INNER GARDENS Stephen Block brings a treasure trove from Europe.

74 NAKEDCASHMERE has a

new line of jet-black pieces.

AUTO

Malibu’s East Coast Defender offers a range of customization options for the discontinued but still beloved Land Rover Defender.

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FASHION

A sampling of what’s new from Malibu’s top fashion lines, from outof-this-world pieces from Wildfox to sumptuous black velvet from NAKEDCASHMERE.

104 110 FIVE SENSE COLLECTIVE The new venture has only been around

since October, but is already making a splash in the wellness community.

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Five Sense Collective brings a holistic, curated approach to the wellness industry.

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Paradise Cove Beach Cafe owner Bob Morris takes a walk down memory lane.

136 122 PARADISE COVE Bob Morris sits down to discuss his wildly successful beach cafe and his childhood on the cove.

COMMUNITY

The Malibu Farmers Market has become something of a central square for Malibu, with new vendors and delicious eats bringing in locals every Sunday.

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HEALTH

We follow Dr. Coley King on his mission to provide much-needed healthcare to Malibu’s homeless population..

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inside look at this Malibu institution.

148 THE RANCH Inside the

luxurious wellness retreat.

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RETREATS & SPAS

From luxe retreat The Ranch to Malibu’s best spas, we highlight the top wellness spots in Malibu.

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GETAWAYS

We head to the Four Seasons Lanai, where we experience unparalleled Hawaiian luxury with hints of Malibu.

169 170 CHRIS CORTAZZO The King of Malibu real estate sits down with Mali-

bu Magazine at his Point Dume home.

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REAL ESTATE

An inside look at the life and success of top real estate agent Chris Cortazzo.

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FEEDBACK

“LOVE” “I LOVE the new look of the magazine! It really reflects Malibu’s heart and soul! Your editorial and photography are excellent! What a beautiful gift to the Malibu community.” - Jennifer Johnston-Jones, Ph.D., Executive Director and Founder Roots & Wings

“DIGGING IT” “LOVED the feature on Helene! I eat at Malibu Farm whenever I am in Malibu and it is great to see her being showcased. She is a beautiful person and such an asset to the community. Also really digging Malibu Magazine’s new look!!” - Kate Yingling, Agoura Hills

“SO GREAT!” “The issue of the magazine that just hit my desk is really super! I have been doing business on this coast for over 50 years and I really think you guys have captured this moment in time!!” - Bob Morris, Paradise Cove Beach Cafe Malibu

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“AWESOME” “We love the new look of the magazine.” - Madison Hildebrand, The Malibu Life Team

LAST ISSUE WAS A GREAT SUCCESS We got a lot of postive feedback from our readers.

“FANTASTIC FANTASTIC FANTASTIC” “I am from Malibu originally and although I no longer live there I was really happy to see the changes made and just wanted to let you know. I currently live in Portland and while I love my new home I do get homesick from time to time. I was delighted to see the new look because it reminds me of home, and gives me a taste for all that I am missing. It makes me miss Malibu even more, I have to admit, but with all the beautiful photography and community new it kind of delivers Malibu to me. Just wanted to let you know that I am super happy with your work. Keep at it.” - Hunter J. Ellis “HAPPENINGS OF 90265” “Love the New Malibu Magazine! Love that the stories were about the business’s and happenings of 90265!!!! If you want to know the 411 on Malibu then you must get a subscription to Malibu Magazine!” - Tracey Ross, Lifestyle & Fashion Consultant and Malibu Local

“CONGRATULATIONS!” “Sending my congratulations on Malibu Magazine’s new direction. Of particular interest to me was the photography. Malibu is obviously a very very beautiful place and it is very nice/refreshing to see so much attention paid to capturing it in all of its glory. It is nice to see so much effort put into taking photos of this community.” - Jake Havas “BIG FAN” “Hi! I am not sure who I should contact but I wanted to drop a note to the editorial and new publishing staff. I have been a longtime subscriber to the magazine and am a big fan of what the new staff has put in place. Great-looking photos and I like the range of articles. Wishing everyone luck on the new endeavor.” - Ed Riley, San Francisco “BRAND NEW” “New & Improved indeed! I wanted to send my congratulations on a fantastic new issue of Malibu Magazine! I have lived in Malibu for roughly 30 years. It is so refressing to see faces and places in the community. Keep up the great work! My family and I will definitley be subscribing.” - Ody Flores

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Erin and Sarah Foster

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Krug Journey Malibu On January 30, Krug Champagne hosted the latest installment of their Krug Journey event series, with a special evening at the Malibu home of Hope and Robert Smith. Billed as a celebration of the intersection of food, champagne, and music, guests enjoyed a lavish meal from renowned Trois Mec/Petit Tros chef Ludo Lefebvre, and performances by Tony-award winning vocalist, Leslie Odom Jr. Esteemed fashion designer Naeem Khan outfitted various celebrity attendees including Fast and Furious star Jordana Brewster, DJ Samantha Ronson and Mission: Impossible’s Paula Patton. Rounding out the night were custom desserts from the acclaimed Dominique Ansel Bakery. The luxurious evening was the perfect

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Naem Khan and Jordana Brewster

Richard Beaumont and Cassandra Grey

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Vision Board Workshop Darlene Dubray

On Friday, February 9th, Malibu residents gathered on Bluffs Park to participate in a Vision Board workshop. The event was led by Makers Mess, an art studio located in Silver Lake that specializes in curating creative workshops and learning experiences. This particular workshop was based around the idea of visualizing goals for the New Year and helping ensure resolutions come to fruition. Guests of the event were invited to create vision boards to help generate artistic, big-picture representations of the key aspects of their lives, as well as goals and dreams they hope to make reality. With guided help, guests spent their time crafting blank poster boards with magazines, fabrics, colored-pencils, and more to make the vision board their own, diving deep into their ideal plans and visions for the coming months and years.

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Elizabeth Anthony with Lyn and Jay Thorson

MALIBU CITY HALL

The Journey is the Destination Over 150 Malibuites were excited to enter the creative realm of Dan Eldon and his captivating stories Friday February 2nd at Malibu City Hall for the opening of “The Journey is the Destination�. Dan Eldon tragically lost his life at age 22 in Somalia but was survived through his journals bursting at the seams with rich stories portraying a worldly struggle. As a photojournalist, activist and artist, Eldon traveled around the world and observed famine, poverty and war-stricken countries while creating beautiful works of art. He was known for telling critical stories of those without a voice. The City Hall exhibition features his imaginative storytelling methods with the inclusion of twenty-five limited edition prints composed of multilayered, raw paintings, as well as journal entries and letters. The exhibition will be on display until until May 31.

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Accidental Paleo Book Launch Eager foodies gathered at the beautiful Santa Monica home of LivingHomes Managing Director and CEO Steven Glenn on February 17 to celebrate the publication of Lauren Lobley’s much-anticipated cookbook, The Accidental Paleo. Lobley, a Malibu native, is the mastermind behind popular healthy living and wellness blog Delectable You. Guests at the event were treated to a variety of samples from some of Lobley’s recipes, from banana chocolate chip coconut muffins to spicy roasted cauliflower and sweet potato sushi. Guests left with gift bags provided by Primal Kitchen. Finn and Julie Kappe

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Alexis Sarantinox, Jul ie Nix and Laura Gomez

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Amy Shumer, Chelsea Handler and Jennifer Lawrence

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Amy Shumer’s Malibu Wedding For their surprise wedding, comedian Amy Schumer and chef Chris Fischer chose a private seaside villa in Malibu, trading vows at sunset on February 13th. The small ceremony included only 80 guests, with stars such as Jennifer Lawrence, Larry David and Jennifer Aniston in attendance. The wedding came as a bit of a surprise to Schumer fans, her relationship with Fischer only going public late last year. In a video of the ceremony Schumer posted on her Instagram, she explained in her vows the seemingly hurried nature of the wedding. “People are wondering why the rush?” she said. “It’s because I truly cannot wait another another second to be your wife.”

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Larry David and officiant, John Early in drag as “Vicky”

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PEOPLE WE LOVE

GABI FRANK

Advocating For Our Youth Gabi Frank was born and raised in LA but sought out Malibu for the peaceful beach scene, and soon found herself playing a larger role in building Malibu’s future generations than she could have ever imagined. Frank began her professional career as a commercial director at RadicalMedia, but the hustle and bustle of the job could not accommodate the time she hoped to devote to raising her two sons. After accepting an invitation to become the “room mom” for her son Auguste’s kindergarten class, she gradually found herself becoming more involved in her son’s education. Now, Frank serves as the Parent Teacher Association president, and has found a “sense of empowerment” in working to make a positive difference in the education of Malibu’s youth. Frank says, “the more you use your voice as a parent in the process of your child’s journey through school, the better it is for your kids.” When Frank is not working for the general youth of Malibu, she enjoys spending time with her own boys outdoors. “I’m a huge proponent of keeping the kids outside and off the phones. The more we can do outside, the happier I am.” MALIBU MAGAZINE loves Gabi Frank for her dedicated work towards bettering Malibu’s public schools and providing an even better future for the community’s students.

JOYCE STICKNEY

Minister and Mother to All Joyce Stickney has preached at St. Aidan’s Episcopal Church for over a decade, but her open-hearted ministry reaches far beyond her Malibu parish. Growing up traveling through underdeveloped communities in Latin America, Stickney grew her compassionate, worldly perspective at an early age, leading her to ordainment at the young age of 28. For Stickney, family doesn’t end with blood relation. “Family is very fluid now, and creative. We’ve been a foster family for five years,” she says, “Church is my family too. Those lines often get blurred.” It is evident that the mother of seven extends her strong family love to her parish, whose members often knit each other prayer shawls, share meals together, and conduct community outreach. While the Malibu resident considers herself more of a nomad, always seeking change, she says she found her ‘fit’ preaching and caring for the community in Malibu. “Everywhere I go, you stop and talk to people, I love that. My whole life is interconnected. I’m going to try to be a minister to everyone, it doesn’t matter if you’re part of the church. That’s probably why I’m still here. I have no desire to try something new.” MALIBU MAGAZINE loves Joyce Stickney for her open-armed, welcoming attitude and her devotion to not only her own family but the entire Malibu family.

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PEOPLE WE LOVE KALIN & BOYAN KINOV

New & Old Traditions

Although Kalin Kilov has only lived in the U.S. for less than four years, he and his brother Boyan have quickly become beloved faces throughout Malibu. As co-owners of John’s Garden, the Bulgarian nationals have helped update the venerated cafe’s years-old menu, integrating a rotating weekly special entree, all while remaining true to the classic staples the community has loved for decades. “At some point, you’ve tried everything three times,” said Kalin. “That’s the idea of the weekly special. Even if you’re a customer for 35 years you still have something to surprise you.” Deep-seated loyalty to the heritage of the 43-year-old eatery has been at the core of the Kinov brothers’ takeover. Boyan worked at John’s Garden for years before he was offered the chance to buy out the restaurant from the founding Musante family in 2012. Kalin joined his brother a couple years later, leaving a management position at Coca Cola in Bulgaria to join both his brother and his parents, who had all immigrated to the U.S. years before. Sitting on the shaded patio outside John’s Garden on a characteristically beautiful day, Kalin gestures towards the idyllic country mart central plaza. “I love it,” he said. “This is such a great place to be.” MALIBU MAGAZINE loves the Kinov brother for their commitment to both culinary innovation and deep seated traditions.

TED MCDONALD

Healing Malibu Through 5 Points Everyone from Olympic athletes to buttoned-up businessmen have visited 5 Point Yoga for Ted McDonald’s restorative flows. As a passionate endurance athlete, McDonald discovered the perfect equalizer to his high-exertion fitness regimens in the slow, peaceful movements of yoga. McDonald’s studio, 5 Point, is grounded in McDonald’s five core values: nutrition, mental wellness, community, environment, and physical fitness. Since its beginnings in 2010, McDonald has aimed to bring these five points to the Malibu community and beyond. McDonald’s healing has reached all over the world through his philanthropic involvement with the charity, GO Campaign, and through his own company, Adventure Yoga Retreats. As a Lululemon Ambassador, McDonald had the chance to travel and teach yoga to Tour de France competitors. He also met his wife, Lauren Lobley, at the Beverly Hills location. Lobley shares McDonald’s passion for wellness, working as a health coach, chef, and recent author, having just published the cookbook The Accidental Paleo. “Part of me is a little bummed about it because now everyone knows what I eat,” said McDonald with a laugh. “My secret is out!” In his free time, McDonald enjoys being in the mountains, his “happy place”, focusing on his personal and spiritual growth, and spending time with family. MALIBU MAGAZINE loves Ted McDonald for his inspiring work ethic and his genuine desire to extend wellness and healing to the Malibu community.

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Inspiring Malibu’s Students Although Mark Demick has only been at Point Dume Elementary School for four years, the fun but focused principal has already made a lasting impact on the students, the school, and the Malibu community. Drawn to Malibu to be closer to his daughter, the father of two now works in one of the most esteemed school districts around, though that wasn’t always the case. With over 30 years of experience, Demick spent much of his career turning around low-performing schools in Washington State. His passion and drive comes from growing up with two parents who were also educators. “I like the family part of it,” he said. “My mom and dad were there at 3 o’clock when I got home because they were teachers.” Demick says his move to Malibu has exceeded expectations. From driving his golf cart to school to mountain biking, paddleboarding, learning to surf and Malibu’s strong community connection, Demick couldn’t be happier with his new home. “The Malibu community means, to me, support,” he said. “If I go to a play, baseball, soccer, the community is there to support the kids.” At Point Dume Elementary School, Demick plans on continuing to inspire each and every one of his students. “I’m most passionate about the students feeling important, included, that they’re capable of anything,” he said. MALIBU MAGAZINE loves Mark Demick not only for his role in educating Malibu’s youth, but for his work in creating a safe, fun and inspiring learning environment and making sure no student gets left behind.

SUZI LANDOLPHI

One of the Biggest Hearts Equestrian, grandmother, and lover of people and animals alike, Big Heart Ranch owner Suzi Landolphi exemplifies the compassionate spirit of Malibu. Landolphi devotes much of her time utilizing her horses’ “big hearts” to provide healing to children and veterans. Big Heart Ranch began with just three retired race horses, a few goats, a couple of alpcas, and a pig, and has not stopped growing since. Her training process teaches clients to be gentle and trust themselves. “You have to think, feel, and act honestly or else the horse won’t trust you,” she says. The most challenging — and in return rewarding — aspect of her work is “waiting until ‘human beings who are valuable and deserve to make a wonderful life’ see their value in the eyes of the animal. The animals already see them as valuable because they have no judgment.” MALIBU MAGAZINE loves Suzi Landolphi for giving hope to those suffering and offering compassion to anyone who needs it.

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JENNIFER BRENT

Malibu’s Wildlife Advocate While Malibu is widely recognized for its pristine beaches, lush mountains, and deep blue Pacific waters, many fail to recognize the work required to maintain the health of this ecology. That is, unless you are Jennifer Brent, who accepts this caretaking necessity in her daily life. Brent is the Executive Director of the California Wildlife Center, which enables her to employ her passion for wildlife through advocacy and education. “It’s about educating people to be more thoughtful,” she says. “There isn’t a predictable day, and if I need a break, I’ll go downstairs and feed some baby squirrels.” Brent’s adoration for wildlife and ecology extends far beyond the workplace, taking her to places such as the plains of New Zealand and the depths of the Great Barrier Reef. Brent relishes her ability to work and educate in such a beautiful place. “The people who have been here a long time are very committed to the animals and the environment. You don’t live here unless you want to see the ocean and be in nature. I couldn’t imagine living anywhere else.” MALIBU MAGAZINE loves Jennifer Brent for her warm heart and her continued efforts to protect Malibu’s wildlife and to educate Malibu’s residents.

ALEXANDRIA SKOURAS

Altruistic World-Traveler If there was enough time, Alexandria Skouras, the owner of Pistol & Lucy, would travel everywhere. After owning her own boutique in Paris, Skouras grew tired of traveling back and forth so she decided to set up shop in Malibu, where she has now lived for 23 years. Her multi-brand boutique is full of unique items she has brought back from her adventures abroad. “Wherever I go I always seem to find something new,” said Skouras. “I can find beauty in everything.” One of Skouras’ favorite items in the store are washbags hand-crafted by fishermen in the village of Lamu, Kenya. Due to a travel ban in Lamu, Skouras said, “I know I’m helping a community with these bags and providing jobs for them.” This act of kindness extends to her own travels in Africa. Skouras is passionate about the children at New Hope orphanage in Africa. Her work there is part of the local March to the Top foundation where she has been involved for 10 years. This year, she taught the children how to knit and tell time on watches she brought for them. “Since I was a little girl I’ve always wanted to help others,” she said. “It’s just in my DNA.” MALIBU MAGAZINE loves Alexandria Skouras for her ability to find beauty in everything and her philanthropic involvement both abroad and in the community.

If you have suggestions for community members to feature in our next issue, email us at info@malibumag.com To read full interviews, go to our website at www.malibumag.com

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MALIBU EVENTS THIS APRIL AND MAY From a comedy night at Malibu Wines to the much-beloved Chumash Day Powwow and Intertribal Gathering at Malibu Bluffs Park, now in its 20th year, Malibu has a full schedule of fantastic events for Spring.

Saturday, April 7, 7:30 p.m.

Lunden Reign at Casa Escobar

Casa Escobar Malibu welcomes the Lunden Reign full band, as well as special guest performances. Singer/songwriter and guitarist Colin Kyffin will kick off the show, followed by Laura and Nikki, who will stage a special performance on pedal steel. Next, Casa Escobar will welcome Crystal Stull, of alt-band Warrens, who is set to perform progressive rock originals. Lunden Reign will round out the night.

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Sunday April 8, 7:00 a.m. & Sunday April 22, 7:00 a.m.

Cars & Coffee

Join the community’s top car enthusiasts for a morning fueled with caffeine and the ogling of beautiful vintage cars. Car lovers from all over Southern California converge at the Malibu Bluffs for these unbeatable events.

Friday, April 13, 7:30 p.m.

Sips n’ Giggles Comedy Show Enjoy some laughs along with your Pinot Grigio at Malibu Wines’ Sips n’ Giggles comedy show, starting at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, April 13. Featuring established L.A. standup James Frey as the host, guests are welcome to bring outside food and make a picnic of the night. RSVP gets an advance prepay price of $5, or tickets are $7 cash at the door. Table reservations aren’t required, but to guarantee seating guests can make table reservations online.

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Saturday, April 14-15, 10:00 a.m.

Chumash Day Powwow & Intertribal Celebration

One of Malibu’s most popular events, this Bluffs two-day celebration has been taking place in April of every year for the past 20 years. Chumash Day Powwow and Intertribal Celebration celebrates Native Americans from across the country, and represents hundreds of tribes. The event includes authentic Native American food, tribal ceremonies and dances, and craft vendors on both days of the event. Thursday, April 17, 8:00 p.m.

The Triplets of Belleville Cine Concert This ground-breaking animated 2003 French feature is one of the most beloved animated films of recent years. On April 17 Pepperdine will welcome the film’s composer Benoit Charest to perform his Oscar-nominated score along with a screening of the film.

The Passing Zone Saves the World

Friday, May 4-6, 7:00 p.m.

America’s Got Talent finalists Jon Wee and Owen Morse take to the smothers Theatre on Sunday, April 22nd to provide laughs and a range of awe-inspiring stunts. The award-winning The Passing Zone has been performing their multi-faceted routine to delighted audiences for decades.

The Young Ministering Adults welcome young adults in their 20s and 30s to attend their annual Spring Retreat at Serra Retreat Center. The event aims to allow young adults to take a moment away from the craziness of life to reflect, pray and grow in faith with other young adults.

Friday, April 27-29, at 5:00 p.m.

AEOE Spring Conference 2018

California nonprofit Association for Environmental and Outdoor Education will hold their statewide spring conference at Camp Hess Kramer from April 27-29, focusing on the theme: Creative a Culture of Science. 2018 workshops will include presentations on creating connections with nature, education in the age of technology, bringing the outdoors into the classroom, leadership for a greener tomorrow and science and society. Early registration is now available, or walk-in registration is open on the days of the conference.

Sunday, May 6, 11:00 a.m.

Malibu Festival

Come celebrate family and the community at the Malibu Festival. Enjoy live musical performances, a taste of local Malibu cuisine and games, crafts and attractions for the entire family. 100% of proceeds go towards Juan Cabrillo, Point Dume Marine Science and Webster elementary schools.

Tuesday, April 17, 6:30 p.m.

Drumming Class Demonstration This workshop will take place at the Michael Landon Community Center, and aims to provide drummers with the essentials to strengthen their craft and be a ‘confident contributor’ to a drum circle. The instructor will cover a variety of drumming essentials such as rhythm and balance to help develop students’ skills.

YMA Annual Spring Retreat

Saturday, May 19, 7:00 p.m. Saturday, April 28, 12:30 p.m.

Healthy Mind, Body & Soul, Teen Wellness Event Wellness enthusiasts ages 11-18 or welcome to a day of free exercise events thanks to the Malibu Country Mart, Pure Barre and 5 Point Yoga. Sponsored by the Harry Barovsky Memorial Youth Commission, waivers with parent signatures will be required to participate. RSVP in advance to kgallo@malibucity.org.

The Surfaris and The Ventures Live from Malibu

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WOW! A FLIGHT ABOVE CARBON BEACH Malibu Magazine took off with veteran paraglider and guide Claude Fiset for an exhilarating new perspective of our home town. High above Malibu’s shores we experienced views of the mountains, coastline and sparkling blue waters of the Pacific Ocean that took our breath away.

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MALIBU MAGAZINE TAKES FLIGHT While this is a once in-alifetime experience for many of Fiset’s clients, it’s a typical Tuesday in the office for the experienced guide. With years of experience, Fiset has logged over 10,000 flights.

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FREEDOM FROM ABOVE This bird’s-eye view of the pier encapsulates the feeling of escape from the hustle and bustle of day-to-day live that paragliding affords. “There’s nothing better than that, as far as freedom,” Fiset said. “You leave your problems on the ground and you fly away.”

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PRIME REAL ESTATE The Uptimal paragliding tour showcases some of the most beautiful beachfront properties Malibu has to offer, with well-manicured landscape and terraces overlooking the expanse of deep blue waters of the Pacific.

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21 MILES UP THE MALIBU COAST With visibility along Malibu’s beaches for miles, the paragliding adventure provides ample opportunity to witness the “21 miles of Scenic Beauty” as the Chamber of Commerce signs boast.

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THE VIEW’S BETTER FROM UP HERE Paragliding beside the Santa Monica Mountains and over the shimmering depths of the Pacific Ocean, allows for a view of Malibu’s Billionaire’s Beach.

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After taking off from the Santa Monica Mountains and soaring high over PCH, Fiset guides his clients to a steady Carbon Beach landing, which never fails to elicit astonished reactions from beach-goers.

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CLAUDE FISET ULTIMATE ADVENTURER With 30 years of experience, 10,000 flights and a perfect safety record under his belt, Claude Fiset is the perfect person to help you reach new heights (2,500 feet above sea level, to be exact). ✎ written by Molly Strawn  photographed by Julie Wuellner

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enerally, sane people don’t want to jump off ocean cliffs in Malibu. But when you’re attached to a paraglider and one of the best instructors around, the death-defying adrenaline rush suddenly seems like a lot more fun. With over 20,000 passengers flown over 29 years and a perfect track record to boast, Claude Fiset owns the only paragliding company in the city, Uptimal, taking beachgoers soaring high over Malibu. Initially geared for a career in mechanics, this engineer chose to pursue his dreams of flying high for a living. He was instantly hooked on the new sport of paragliding the first time he tried it. At the age of 24, the sport soon dominated his life while he lived in Canada. The same day as his first flight, he bought his own paraglider. Soon he was buying more, jumping from anywhere he could, flying down icy rivers at night and reading every paragliding magazine that he could get his hands on. He was

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determined to learn the ins and outs of his new passion. “[My friend and I] both tried it. My friend never did it again, and I never could stop,” Fiset said. Fiset started his career working in his intended profession: engineering. For a few years, he worked at one of the largest firms in Quebec before discovering that the company was involved in numerous scams to cheat their clients. Having just discovered paragliding, Fiset was rapidly losing interest.“I would drive to work, and I would look at the flags and think it was the wind day to go flying. So I would take the next exit, turn around and go fly. I wouldn’t even show up for work,” Fiset said. “The work they had for me was not very interesting.” Today, he not only has tover ten thousand flights under his belt and owns

CATCHING UP MM got to sit down with Claude Fiset for an exclusive interview about his career, passions and engineering background.

three businesses, but he has utilized his engineering experience to develop products for paragliding and the biomedical field. He is also an advanced skier, mountain biker and kayak instructor. In true entrepreneurial fashion, Fiset popped up paragliding schools and businesses wherever he could, first utilizing small mom-and-pop ski resorts as his primary locations. “It wasn’t ideal, but it worked,” Fiset said. Soon, he was offering paragliding flights and lessons at the largest ski resort in Quebec. As the sport became more and more popular, Fiset’s schedule was always booked with new perspective flyers. He kept his school open there for eight years before buying another paragliding school in Whistler, British Columbia where he spent five summers and two winters. The other three winters he spent on the Big Island of Hawaii. But no matter where he was, Fiset was hooked on the unbridled freedom paragliding offered him. “There’s nothing better than that, as far as freedom,” Fiset said. “You leave your problems on the ground, and you fly away.” After two winters on the Big Island, he realized Hawaii was not quite his financial or customer target. It was while still running his businesses in Canada and Hawaii that he took an RV trip to explore California for five months. That trip changed everything. “I took the RV down here, traveled all over the place, looked for the

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best place to run this business,” Fiset said. From there, he made the game-changing decision to move his business to Southern California. “I figured there’s so much money and 10 million people right there, so I moved to the area,” Fiset said. He tried testing the winds in numerous cities up and down the coast before settling on Malibu. His paragliding business here has been up and running for 15 years now with Fiset spending about eight months out of the year in Southern California and the rest of his time in Costa Rica. Fiset takes off from high in the Malibu hills and lands directly on Carbon Beach.“Malibu is especially good because you’ve got the ocean breeze,” Fiset said. “The distance between the beach and the mountain top is two and a half miles, which is considerable. It is a good environment to generate all those good updrafts.” Denise Lynn, a customer of Uptimal, took high to the sky with Fiset for her unique perspective on the Malibu Coastline. “If you want to have an amazing experience in the beautiful city of Malibu, consider paragliding with Claude. His passion for the sport is obvious and makes the entire experience much more enjoyable,” Lynn said in an email interview. “Surrounded by amazing views of mountains, coastline, and ocean, the day just won’t get much better.” Ken Dixon, a fellow paraglider with four years of experience, calls Fiset a meticulous pilot who is continuously

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Fiset said. “The motors are very high performance.” Paired with the great winds along the Malibu cliffs, Fiset can take off with a passenger with minimal effort. He continues updating his designs, using them for his business and selling to avid paragliders. OUR SPECIAL TIP

Depending on the experience you are looking for, Fiset offers paragliding, paramotor tandem flights or personal flight lessons. Once you decide on your type of adventure, we recommend bringing a small camera or GoPro to document the beauty below. But don’t worry, if you forget Fiset can record your flight for a small fee.

RAISED ON ADVENTURE Fiset discovered his passion for extreme sports early on ranging from skiing to whitewater kayaking to mountain biking and paragliding.

pushing the boundaries. Dixon started flying in the same area and has assisted Fiset for three years, helping get people up and down the mountain safely. “He is one of the best pilots I’ve ever worked with,” Dixon said. “His knowledge level is very advanced.” On top of taking people soaring, he has utilized his engineering talents and knowledge of CAD (computer-aided design) programs since 2001 to make his very own fan and motor system for powered paragliding. Powered paragliding gives the flyer an extra push and more control in the air allowing Fiset to take off directly from the beach. When he looked into buying a powered paragliding fan for his business, none of the devices on the market met all of his needs. Dissatisfied with his options, he

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set out to make his own with better fuel reserves and better body positioning in a compact travel-friendly size. His design features a unique two-motor system specifically for powered paragliding. The motor is so quiet, Fiset says, that people often hear the waves and the road traffic instead of him. The frame of the engine is designed to collapse on impact, making rough landings even safer. Heavy gasoline is also positioned closer to the body, making the same amount of fuel feel lighter. The fiberglass connecting robs are also easy to replace so that pilots can get back up in the air the same day they break. For the finishing touch, the entire system can be broken down and fit inside a 28-inch suitcase. “I think it is better engineered than all the other ones. It just feels right,”

At the end of the day, however, simply paragliding along the ocean still holds Fiset’s heart. The hills above Malibu Pier offer the most consistent wind for the best ride around. “A business like [paragliding] keeps you a little younger. You’ll see when you try it,” Fiset said. “For me, it was a life changer.” Fiset believes that he will never know everything about the sport of paragliding. Learning about developments day to day and year to year keeps him a constant student, something he very much enjoys. “It’s something you keep learning,” Fiset said. “There’s no point in anyone’s flying career where they think they know everything. There’s always something new. It’s an art.” Looking to soar high into the sky with Fiset? After meeting you at the Carbon Beach access, he drives high into the Santa Monica Mountains with you, where you take off for your scenic flight across Pacific Coast Highway and finally lands you directly back onto the sand. Fiset is avaiable for flights May through November during the week and on the weekends. Visit http://www.malibuparagliding.com to book your once-in-a-lifetime look at Malibu from the sky. MM Claude Fiset, Uptimal www.malibuparagliding.com (805) 285-2405

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HIPTIQUE

Boho Elegance Hiptique has emerged as a much-loved Malibu fashion destination since its opening last year in May. Boasting both beach-y, boho simplicity and a penchant for trendy sophistication, Hiptique offers a range of SoCal essentials. Outfit staples include flowy blouses, oversized sweaters, form-flattering bodysuits and chic eveningwear from designer names like Alexis and Veronica Beard.

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Beachy Meets Sophisticated Founded by designer Elizabeth Lamont, Room at the Beach has long been a one-stop-shop for Malibu residents looking to achieve that perfect elegant and chic yet distinctly beach-y Malibu aesthetic for years. With over 20 years of experience, Lamont has cultivated a beautiful range of pieces and accessories to outfit every room in your home, from the kitchen to the dining room to the bedroom. Products range from home décor such as elegant tablewear by Jars France and luxury bedding from Dea of Italy to exquisitely-crafted furniture.

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A True Malibu Gem Since opening its doors last year, Sorenity Rocks Malibu’s sparkling crystals have caught the eye of locals, tourists and wellness enthusiasts alike. Owner, Lenise Soren’s passion for wellness, art and community connection drove her to create a store and venue for meditation events, healing workshops, and play readings among other things. With an extensive collection of stunning crystals as well as locally handcrafted jewelry, Sorenity Rocks Malibu is an incomparable Malibu destination.

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ing the most beautiful things I can find with no notion of who I’m going to sell them to. I just buy what I love.” While Block has traveled around the world in search of unique finds, his eye has been primarily set on Europe this year. He recently returned with a large collection of exquisite pieces from England, Southern France, Tuscany and Northern Spain, among other locations. And while Block says he never travels in search of specific items, there is certainly an aesthetic to which he gravitates. “I’m always looking for beautiful patina,” he says. “What does the surface look like?

What does the paint look like? What does the iron look like? That’s what drives me. I’m not looking for anything that looks new. I want items to show their age. No Botox for me.” For a deeper glimpse into the mind and stylings of Stephen Block, visit one of the Inner Gardens showrooms, which will transport you from youthful California to soulful Europe in an instant. MM

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TREASURE HUNTER Inner Gardens owner Stephen Block travels to Europe 4-5 times a year to find rare antique gardenwear for his store.

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Sumptuous Workout Looks Each item on the racks at SQN Sport provides quality that you can feel, with every piece 100% American-made. SQN ensures a stylish workout, with trendy, bold colored tops and exquisitely-patterned pants all produced in breathable, comfortable fabrics perfect for any kind of workout. And for those looking for a more minimalist design, SQN also excels in neutral-colored basics for a more low-key gym look. Visit SQN to outfit your workout in stylish comfort.

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23410 Civic Center Way Malibu, CA 90265 (310) 633-4966 www.sqnsport.com

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Worldly Treasures This quaint PCH boutique opened just four years ago but its already hard to imagine Malibu without it. With a mission to create a shopping experience in which no two women dress alike, Pistol & Lucy owner, Alexandria Skouras’ search for unique and eclectic clothing regularly takes her to exotic destinations such as England, France and Africa. The high-quality items range from relatively afforadable pieces to very high-end in an effort to make the boutique to perfect destination for everyone.

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21221 Pacific Coast Hwy Malibu, CA 90265 (310) 456-3616 www.pistolandlucy.com

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LUXURY Products represent a wide array of styles, makes and materials,from woven wicker and teak to wrough-iron.

VARIETY Patioworld offers a range of acclaimed outdoor furniture manufacturers, from Brown Jordan to Gloster.

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SHOWROOMS Patioworld’s showrooms have been serving Southern Californians for over 40 years, providing outstanding customer service and high-quality inventory.

STYLE In addition to furniture, Patioworld carries a large selection of cushions.

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atioworld offers California’s largest selection of premium and exclusive outdoor furnishings. Their friendly staff will help you create an entirely unique look for your outdoor space, with comfort and quality guaranteed to last. Serving California for over 40 years, Patioworld has a long-standing and well-deserved reputation for delivering the highest quality products with outstanding customer service. Their exquisite showrooms feature an extensive assortment of exclusive products manufactured under their “Patioworld Classics” private label, as well as

a huge assortment of products from top outdoor furniture manufacturers like Tropitone, Brown Jordan, Gloster, Kettler, and OW Lee. Visit a Patioworld showroom to find woven wicker, teak, aluminum, and wrought iron products as well as a large selection of cushion and sling seating options. Showrooms also carry dining chairs and tables in all sizes starting at 30” bistro tables and going up to 144” rectangular tables that can seat 12 as well as counter and bar-height sets. In addition, you’ll find extensive deep-seating collections including sofas, loveseats, ottomans and outdoor beds. MM

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EAST COAST DEFENDER From start to finish, East Coast Defender allows clients to customize the coveted Land Rover Defender in order to create a one-of-a-kind vehicle. ✎ written by Lo McCarren  photographed by Julie Wuellner

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The award-winning automotive group manufactures, designs and personalizes the coveted, but discontinued Land Rover Defender. Each vehicle is fully rebuilt and customized with the client in mind.

EDITOR Malibu Magazine‘s Lo McCarran took E.C.D’s brand new Millinnium Falcon, out for a spin.

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ast coast meets west coast in cult-classic style at the helm of the Land Rover Defender; in particular with the East Coast Defender’s fully customized Millennium Falcon. East Coast Defender is an award-winning automotive group that manufactures, designs and personalizes the now discontinued, but widely coveted Land Rover Defender. Headquartered in Kissimmee, Florida with an office in Malibu, E.C.D is an off-road enthusiasts’ dream lab, a place where performance and luxury are unmatched in quality and design potential. E.C.D. is renowned for its commitment

to perfection and dedication to building tailored vehicles while maintaining the integrity of the time-honored favorite. Each vehicle is a full rebuild, manufactured in their Florida shop from concept to completion, beginning with a handson approach giving the client a personal and immersive design experience. I met with Jed Dours at the recently established E.C.D. West Coast Design Studio in Malibu. Jed is a self-proclaimed “Defender-head” who has more knowledge on these cars than a Google search. The Design Studio is sleek and minimalist with a variety of crafted goods for client

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MALIBU LOCATION E.C.D. is headquarted in Kissimmee, Florida but recently opened a new design studio in Malibu on Pacific Coast Hwy.

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The personalized journey to each client’s dream Defender starts in the design studio with a team member to help guide clients through the process.

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inspiration, from racing steering wheels to opulent paint samples, and even mood boards to help the client design their oneof-a-kind Defender. Jed took me out on the newly crafted Millennium Falcon, whose power and aesthetic are just as formidable as its namesake ship from Star Wars. The custom-made Defender 90 features a Kahn Wide Body kit, Masai panoramic windows, LED lighting throughout, and a full Safety Devices roll cage giving it a bold and adventurous appearance, not for the faint-hearted. The guts are equally impressive with a 6.2 liter, 430 hp Chevrolet LS3 engine, four-speed automatic transmission, Borla exhaust, along with 18” Boost/Kahn Alloy wheels, making the Millennium Falcon a true terrestrial force to be reckoned with. It was time for me to take the wheel. Excited and anxious, I opened the door and stretched up into the Millennium Falcon’s driver’s seat. I felt the soft black and white “Storm Trooper-esque” suede of the All-American Series Performance Seats and grasped the perforated leather Momo steering wheel. I felt humbled by the size of this iconic giant, yet omnipotent at my command of this mighty beast. I pushed down on the resilient carbon fiber pedals and was jolted by all 430 horses as we jumped into lightspeed alongside the vast Pacific. Originally built for off-roading and dirty work, this battle-tested machine has come a long way from its rugged roots. With the expertise of E.C.D., the Defender has become more than a weekend warrior - it doesn’t handle like your everyday driver and takes some getting used to when navigating the trenches, but that’s all part of the experience. MM

E.C.D., 22333 Pacific Coast Hwy www.eastcoastdefender.com Phone: (407) 483-4825

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LOCATION Eco Auto Spa is conveniently located on Pacific Coast Hwy across from Nobu.

ECO AUTO SPA For environmentally-conscious car-owners, Eco Auto Spa on PCH can’t be beat, offering a range of 100% hand wash services. ✎ written by Caroline Laganas  photographed by Cara Harman

Y SERVICES Whether you are looking for a basic car wash, interior or exterior detailing, rim repair, wax, scratch removal, tinting or body work, Eco Auto Spa can do it all in an environmentally-friendly way.

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ou don’t have to drive an eco-friendly car to show that you care about the environment. Instead, you can drive into Eco Auto Spa located across the street from Nobu on PCH. “Rather than valeting at Nobu, come get a car wash,” said Jacob Zanki, the manager of Eco Auto Spa. Eco Auto Spa provides “green” car washes by using less water and eco-friendly products. All of the water is filtered at the shop and only four to five gallons are used to clean each vehicle as compared to the roughly 15 gallons of water your average car wash uses per car. “Back in ’09, there was only one car wash in Malibu,” said Zanki. “We felt we were a good fit for Malibu because we met their needs.” The shop originally used steam to clean the cars but the idea quickly dissolved. “It wasn’t doing the job that our customers expected,” said Zanki. “We also only used one gallon in the beginning but it

wasn’t cleaning the car enough. We’re always happy to accommodate and we love our clientele.” The establishment offers a list of services such as a 100% hand car wash, rim repair, waxing and buffing, rubber and plastic reconditioning, scratch removal, interior and exterior detail, off-site car audio, body work and more. “We’re ecologically friendly, we care about the environment, and we have an ocean view,” said Zanki. Customers can expect services to range from $15 to $1,400. “An outside wash with shine on the tires costs $15 while a complete deep cleaning of the vehicle with 10 to 12 coats of wax costs $1,400,” said Zanki. Eco Auto Spa is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday. “Malibu is our life blood,” said Zanki. MM

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BLUFFS PARK Every second and fourth Sunday of the month, up to 150 people come to Bluffs Park to enjoy Cars and Coffee.

CARS AND COFFEE Get ready to rev your engines and fill up your coffee cups at the beloved Malibu Cars and Coffee on Bluffs Park ✎ written by Caroline Laganas  photographed by Michael Sikov

ARMANDO PETRETTI is the first started Cars and Coffee in October, 2014.

VINTAGE CARS When the event first started, they could fill only 50 percent of the original 100 spots with cars, nowadays the entire Bluffs Park area fills up by 7:20 am.

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alibu Cars and Coffee lets car and coffee enthusiasts alike get their fix of caffeine and some of the world’s finest automobiles every second and fourth Sunday of the month from 7-9 a.m. at Malibu Bluffs Park. The free event is hosted by the partnership between the City of Malibu and Exclusive Motorcars. “It’s kind of a junction between nature and the machine,” said Armando Petretti, the owner of Exclusive Motorcars and founder of the event. “You can be surrounded by beautiful nature and cars that are pieces of art.” The event started in October of 2014 after Petretti approached the city with the idea. “As a Malibu resident myself, I wanted to create an event to meet people who have the same passion for cars that I do in a beautiful and simple setting,” he said.

Bob Stallings, the Parks and Recreation Director in 2014, heard Petretti’s plan and helped him with the realization of the project, said Petretti. The cars range from vintage vehicles to Ferraris. “As long as you’re passionate about the car you’re driving, you can show it,” said Petretti. One of the most important sets of wheels is the coffee truck. “We do a lot of events and this is our favorite,” said Paul Blair, owner of Apollo’s Expresso and Shave Ice. “It’s an honor to provide a service to such a great community.” The family-owned business has served its organic and fair-trade coffee at every event. they wait for us.” Between surveying cars and sipping coffee, there’s something for everyone. “It gives you a good excuse to take your car out and go for a drive,” said PeMM tretti.

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ABOUT NAKEDCASHMERE Launched by 360Cashmereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Leslie and Bruce Gifford in 2016, NAKEDCASHMERE was inspired by a trip to Mongolia, during which the Giffords realized they could make high-quality cashmere available to the public at wholesale prices. All NAKEDCASHMERE products start at a lower price point than traditional high-end cashmere products, and include a range of pieces from dresses and their trademark sweaters to beanies and blankets. To sample NAKEDCASHMERE for yourself, head to their gorgeous Malibu Lumber Yard location. NAKEDCASHMERE 23405 P.C.H. (424) 387-2918

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LEFT Starshine Brinne Sweater, $185.

Wildfox For their latest Queen of the Galaxy collection Wildfox has gone intergalactic, offering up a swoon-worthy variety of out-of-this world shirts, sweaters, one-pieces and bottoms. NASA, eat your heart out.

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LEFT Spring Bloom Zanetti Sweater, $193.

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RIGHT All-Star Lorna Tank, $74. Lane Short, $70.

ABOUT WILDFOX Established in Los Angeles in 2007 by musician turned restaurateur Jimmy Sommers, Wildfox has gained fans the world over for its soft sweats and expanding collection of chic womenswear, all made here in L.A.While the brand has made strides since opening its first shop on Sunset Blvd. a decade ago, with Wildfox stores in Malibu and Austin and availability in high-end shops and chains around the world, Sommers says the line has always had an eye towards staying true to their roots. “We try to grow up with our customers and we’re always trying to evolve, but we still want to stay true to our core audience,” he said. “When you get too serious, you can lose what you’re known for.”

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Right: Kauai Sports Bra, $92; Kaui full length performance leggings, $121.99

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Left: Velvet tricross bikini top, gold, $123.99; 5 stripe jogger shorts, gold, $124; Right: California love crew tee shirt, $83

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Left: Velvet triangle bikini top, navy, $123.99; 5 stripe velvet jogger shorts, navy, $124; California Love Patch Hoodie, Cherry, $207.

ABOUT AVIATOR NATION Deeply passionate and inspired by the 1970s aesthetic and its music, Paige Mycoskie began Aviator Nation in 2007, creating and selling just a few pieces inspired by her favorite era at a local street fair. Sales soon skyrocketed however, and she opened her first bricks and mortar store on Abbot Kinney in 2009. Since then, Aviator Nation has expanded to six stores across Northern and Southern California and in Aspen, Colorado, including a gorgeously-appointed shop just next to Casa Escobar in Malibu. While still offering an expansive selection of their trademark brightly-hued, comfy sweats for men and women, the brand has expanded in recent years to include sumptuous new fabrics and designs, including buttery-soft velvets and ridiculously breathable active wear.

Aviator Nation 22967 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu Phone: (310) 456-1532

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SAJE is the essential natural ‘farm’-acy employing the healing

CANVAS offers a small but meticulously-curated selection

RRL & CO. boasts an artful, effortlessly-hip collection of

SEA LILY Highlight your Easter Brunch with pastel roses and

abilities of plants as a wellness alternative. Their selection of healing products include portable nasal inhalers that utilize invigorating essential oils to tackle the strain of your day-today. Saje has the perfect tools to survive spring, from allergy relief remedies to skincare products that help tackle sun spots.

vintage-inspired men’s clothing, putting a lived-in spin on the more buttoned-up designs of namesake designer Ralph Lauren. For Spring, RRL & Co. is featuring a variety of distressed denims, patterned work shirts and flannel sweaters and knits. The Malibu shop also offers a small but impressive selection of footwear.

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of of-the-moment clothing and footwear for both men and women. The store’s perennially-stylish duds are hand-picked by owners Jac and Arlington Forbes, and include in-demand designers such as Nili Lotan and HOPE for women and Sage De Cret for men. The shop’s sneaker selection can’t be beat.

peonies, spruce up your home with a rustic box of succulents or treat your special someone with a fresh flower bouquet expertly arranged by floral designers from Sea Lily. This eco-friendly floral design boutique offers an extensive selection of flowers, all locally grown and sustainably sourced.

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SHOPPING GUIDE Over the next couple of pages, we will introduce you to the most note-worthy fashion brands and stores in Malibu and surrounding areas. The stores marked with hearts are our highly recommended editor’s picks. FASHION

to Pistol & Lucy. This malibu staple has the perfect collection of clothes for the fashion-forward woman. 21221 Pacific Coast Hwy www.pistolandlucy.com SUNROOM (310) 317-0944

HIPTIQUE (310) 399-6105 Since opening its second L.A. outpost in the Trancas Country Mart last summer, Hiptique has become a go-to for Malibu shoppers looking for casual yet chic wears. The store features 1,600 square feet packed with much-loved contemporary lines such as ALC, Ulla Johnson and Marissa Webb. 30745 Pacific Coast Hwy, www.hiptique.com ALL SAINTS (310) 494-9310 Edgy, stylish and one-ofa-kind describe All Saints perfectly. The quality of their leather jackets is phenomenal and the Malibu store has been hailed as having some of the best customer service around. 3939 Cross Creek Rd, www.us.allsaints.com

For beautiful, design-forward pieces from hard-tofind designers, head to Sunroom, a new addition at the Malibu Country Mart. 3900 Cross Creek Rd. Suite 3A www.shopsunroom.com

If you are looking for unique clothing from all around the world without leaving Malibu, head over

This men’s store has the perfect selection of vintage, one of a kind, limited edition clothing pieces for the Ralph Lauren lover. 3835 Cross Creek Rd www.ralphlauren.com INTERMIX (310) 456-7809 For the latest in high-end contemporary and designer fashion, this Malibu Lumber Yard boutique never disappoints. Intermix features a well-curated selection of clothing and accessories from storied designers like Missoni to hot up-and-comers. 3939 Cross Creek Rd., Suite b110, www.intermixonline.com

CANVAS (310) 317-9895 Inspired by an appreciation for contemporary art and design, husband and wife duo Jac and Arlington bring their customers classic, clean clothing lines made with high quality fabrics and impeccable attention to detail. 23410 Civic Center Way, www.canvasmalibu.com ENCORE (310) 456-7292

PISTOL AND LUCY (310) 456-3616

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Encore has been a Malibu staple for over 20 years and even after moving to its new Cross Creek location still brings its customers the casual, chic beach wear that it is loved for. 3900 Cross Creek Rd, Suite 7 www.encoremalibu.com

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VICTOIRE (310) 317-0020 French clothing line, Victoire, has flagship stores in some of the most glamorous cities around the world; Paris, Saint-Tropez, Lyon and now also Malibu. This chic, sophisticated store brings together an exclusive and unique team of designers and brands to curate a collection perfect for the worldly woman. 23410 Civic Center way Suite B-2, www.monvictoire.fr M FREDRIC (310) 317-8601

AVIATOR NATION (310) 456-1532 Aviator Nation embodies everything great about the 1970’s and combines it with the relaxed vibes of Southern California. Their clothing is always recognizeable right off the bat by the brand’s colorful stripes that adorn most of the handmade clothing 22967 Pacific Coast Highway www.aviatornation.com

M Fredric is known for its charitable efforts and ever evolving, trendsetting clothing collection. Frequented by celebrities, stylists and anyone looking to stay on trend M Fredric brings you a collection of clothes that are truly unique, chic and high-end. 23410 Civic Center Way www.mfredric.com PLANET BLUE (310) 317-9975 If you’re looking to nail the beachy yet elegant Malibu look, no where compares to Planet Blue. The brand describes itself as, “Malibu Born” and is truly the epitome of effortless, beachy sophistication. 3835 Cross Creek Rd., www.shopplanetblue.com

It is generally the naïve shopper who ventures to Malibu in search of a good deal. Or, as it turns out, one in the market for good cashmere. Offering luxury cashmere at very reasonable prices, Naked is one of Malibu’s best-kept secrets. 23405 Pacific Coast Hwy www.nakedcashmere.com

SQN SPORT (310) 633-4966 SQN sport brings its customers a line of effortless, luxury sports wear. From comfy leggings to stylish tops, this line focuses on versatile, minimalistic pieces that can take you to the gym just as well as around town. 23410 Civic Center Way, Suite D-1 www.sqnsport.com 9026EYES (310) 456-9991 Long-time Malibu residents Steve and Jen specialize in curating a unique collection of high-quality eye wear and meticulously repairing the glasses you already have. 3835 Cross Creek #20 www.9026eyes.com

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BURRO (310) 456-3700 Be it hand-dyed gift wrapping paper, a trendy Lacausa slip dress or an ironic coffee table book, if you’re in the market for something cute, Burro is your store. With wonderful little knick-knacks and wellpriced jewelry galore, we dare you to go in without buying something. 23410 Civic Center Way, Unit #3 www.burrogoods.com

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L’OCCITANE (310) 317-0780 Whether you are looking for natural skincare, bath or hair products, this swoon-worthy little french boutique has everything you need to keep your body glowing and your hair shiny all year round, right in the center of the Malibu Village. 3900 Cross Creek Rd #4 www.usa.loccitane.com BEAUTY COLLECTION (310) 317-0117 Featuring cult brands like By Terry and Cosrx as well as a large range of

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haircare products, Beauty Collection has everything you could ever dream of among the 500+ brands they carry in store. This is truly a one-stop beauty shop and the knowledgeable staff is there to help find the perfect product for you. 3900 Cross Creek Rd., Suite 2, www.beautycollection.com

FLORAL

SEA LILY (310) 457-8100 If you are looking for stunning floral designs made from flowers grown by local farmers, head over to Sea Lily. The eco-friendly floral boutique focuses on creating a wide range of bouquets in a sustainable manner. Find everything from romantic, garden bouquets to contemporary succulent designs. 6444 Trancas Canyon Rd, www.sealilymalibu.com MALIBU GARDEN FLORIST (310) 894-6721 With an extensive variety of fresh, premier flower varieties, Malibu Garden Florist can provide beautiful bouquets for any occasion. Also recognized for outstanding customer service and attention to detail in their custom arrangement services, look no further to style your fairytale wedding. 23200 Pacific Coast Hwy www.malibugardenflorist. com

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globe, no local store beats Oasis Imports. Their large inventory features one-of-akind pieces from Argentina to Burma. 3931 S. Topanga Blvd oasisimports.com ROOM AT THE BEACH (310) 456-9777

SORENITY ROCKS MALIBU (310) 387-8373 Owner Lenise Soren created not just a store filled with crystals and art by local malibu artists, but a venue for community, offering meditation events, wellness workshops and more. Stop in for unique jewelry, crystals and wellness. 3939 Cross Creek Rd, www.sorenityrocksmalibu. com MALIBU DESIGN CENTER (310) 317-9922 Looking to outfit your new Carbon Beach place? Malibu Design Center is your place, with a range of furnishings and accessories that perfectly capture the Malibu look. If you are in the need for some design assistance, Malibu design center also offers complete interior design services tailored to your needs. 25001 Pacific Coast Hwy, www.malibumarketdesign. com MALIBU COLONY CO. (310) 317-0177 This Country Mart staple offers high-end gifts and home accents that fit perfectly into the beachy, luxurious Malibu lifestyle. From diamond-encrusted starfish to crisp linens, this one-stop-shop has it all. 3835 Cross Creek Rd www.malibucolonyco.com

With over 20 years of design experience, owner Elizabeth Lamont opened Room at the Beach with a strong eye and passion for classic California-chic interiors. Featuring a curated selection of furniture, bedding, lighting, tableware and much more, this is one of the best spots in town for casual yet sophisticated home goods. 3835 Cross Creek Rd. Suite 23, www.roomatthebeachmalibu.com

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INNER GARDENS (310) 457-9091 As part of a long-time Malibu staple, Nagel Nursery, Inner Gardens offers Malibu residents full-service design, installation and maintenance of gorgeous interior gardens and landscape projects. Previous clients include the famous Soho House and numerous high end residences throughout the area. 6432 Busch Drive www.innergardens.com OASIS IMPORTS (310) 456-9883

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PACIFIC COAST PETS (310) 317-8600 (Colony) (310) 317-9755 (Zuma) Happy and healthy pets are at the heart of this Malibu pet store. Pacific Coast Pets not only offers a wide variety of treats, toys, food and other pet supplies but also works with various shelters and rescues to hold recurring adoption events. There are two locations in Malibu to better serve the needs of all Malibu pet lovers. 23705 Malibu Rd (Malibu Colony Store) 29575 Pacific Coast Hwy (Zuma Store) www.pacificcoastpetsmalibu.com MALIBU GROOMING CO (310) 456-6088 Next time your four-legged friend is in need of a wash or cut, head here for friendly service and reasonable prices. While you wait, peruse their boutique for excellent doggie accessories or if you think your pooch needs a little more zen in its life, sign him or her up for the “doga” massage therapy and yoga class. 22523 Pacific Coast Hwy www.malibugrooming.com

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VICTORY FURNITURE (310) 264-1046 If you are looking for a large selection of quality outdoor furniture head to Victory Furniture. The company has been around since 1945 and has a hard earned reputation for being one of the best. 2512 Santa Monica Blvd, www.victoryfurniture.com LOVE ADORNED (310) 450-2227 As a fine jewelry company that values aesthetics and craftsmanship, Love Adorned is the perfect place to treat yourself or your significant other. You won’t find your regular diamond rings and necklaces but will find unique, vintage pieces collected from all around the world. 2923 Main St, www.loveadorned.com MINDFULNEST (310) 452-5409 If you’re looking for unique gifts for friends or yourself, look no further than Mindfulnest. The hilarious and uplifting sayings on the products are just one of the many great aspects. 2711 Main St., www.mindfulnest.com

gear for you. Stop in before you head to the beach only a block away with your new gear. 2619 Main St. www.zjboardinghouse.com

SUGARED + BRONZED * (424) 259-1616 This is the perfect stop before hitting the Malibu beach! The service combines a new technique of hair removal “sugaring” with a tanning solution that will leave you sunkissed all year long without the damage of the sun. 1229 Montana Ave, www.sugaredandbronzed. com JOHNNY WAS (310) 656-0600 Inspired by a Bob Marley song, Johnny Was brings customers clothing ripe with bohemian spirit and a sense of authenticity. The brand really shines with its embroidered tops and effortless silhouettes. 395 Santa Monica Place, www.johnnywas.com

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ZJ BOARDING HOUSE (310) 392-5646 ZJ Boarding House has been a local surfing and skating treasure for 30 years. No matter what skill level you are at, they’ll have

BEVERLY HILLS BIKINI SHOP (310) 550-6331 This trustworth bikini shop has been in Beverly Hills

since 1966. Over the years, it has seen and kept up with all the trends to bring its customers unique and stylish beachwear. With summer quickly approaching this the perfect place to stop in for cute, new swimsuit! 245 S. Beverly Drive, www.thebeverlyhillsbikinishop.com XIV KARATS (310) 551-1212 From classic gorgeous engagement rings and pearls to sparkling multi-million diamonds, XIV Karats has it all. This favorite to A-list celebrities, fashionistas and Fortune 500 corporations has been creating gorgeous jewelry for their customers for over four decades and shows no signs that it is slowing down. 314 S Beverly Dr, www.xivkarats.com

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WILLIAMS-SONOMA HOME (818) 591-5940 Williams-Sonoma has everything you need to keep your home modern and chic. From candle holders to sofas to design and home installation services, this upscale furniture store has everything you could ever wish for stressfree and stylish decorating experience. 4776 Commons Way Suite H www.williams-sonoma.com

DAISY DUKES (818) 805-9007 Described as having a “Hollywood meets Western Saloon” vibe, Daisy Dukes showcases clothing brands just as iconic as the “Daisy Dukes” name. Among those designers; Page Denim, Rails and Joe’s Jeans. 23655 Calabasas Rd, www.shopdaisydukes.com ULTIMATE SKIN (818) 222-9797

THE KINGDOM (818) 912-6990 If you’re shopping for luxury shoes or handbags, head to The Kingdom in the Calabasas Commons. This stunning store offers an impressively curated collection for high-end designers such as Gucci, Saint Laurent, Givenchy and Fendi. 4719 Commons Way, www.shopthekingdom.com

Since 1997, Ultimate Skin has been dedicated to your skin’s health by offering treatments, massages, spa packages and more led by beauty experts who have been educated in all skin types. The techniques and technologies used in the salon are designed to nourish and relax your skin, along with your entire body. Stop by for a local getaway that will have you feeling renewed and refreshed! 22263 Mulholland Highway, www.ultimateskin.com

WESTLAKE VILLAGE

THE CLOSET (805) 777-7019 Known for its outstanding Daughters of Fred Segal, Sharon and Nina Segal have come together to create a sophisticated yet casual store full of high-end denim, chic clothing and fine jewelry perfect for every woman. 160 Promenade Way SUGAR (805) 373-0243 Sugar prides itself on an outstanding customer service experience. They truly want you to feel your best not just in their clothes but also while shopping in their store. 982 S Westlake Blvd #4 www.shopsugarstore.com

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TEAK WAREHOUSE (310) 536-8325 Redondo beak might be quite a trek from Malibu, but Teak Warehouse makes it worth it. The large showroom features high-quality outdoor furniture available at wholesale prices. 2653 Manhattan Beach Blvd, www.teakwarehouse.com

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NEWTON CANYON FALLS In every issue, Malibu Magazine will detail one spectacular Malibu hike. For Spring we’re highlighting Backbone Trail’s Newton Canyon Falls, an underrated gem that boasts panoramic mountain views and a hidden waterfall or two. ✎ written by Isabella Breda  photographed by Julie Wuellner

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SHADED TRAILS For the most part the 2 mile trail is shaded by eucalyptus and pine trees, making this a great hiking option even on the hottest of Malibu days.

RUSHING WATERFALLS During a wet winter, Newton & Zuma Canyon provide hikers with numerous waterfalls as well as swimming holes along the creek.

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alibu isn’t the first place that comes in mind when thinking of waterfall hikes, but for a few precious months every year Newton and Zuma Canyon Falls come to life and offer some of the most picturesque waterfalls in the area. Parking at the Backbone Trailhead lot off Kanan-Dume Road allows you to venture into the Santa Monica Mountains and discover these unfrequented waterfalls tucked away into the canyon. Midday on a beautiful, blue-skied Friday, we were pleasantly surprised at the lack of crowds. Walking down the lushly vegetated Backbone Trail, you’ll be treated with the calming aroma of eucalyptus and towering pines that provide excellent shade on a hot day. One you leave the Backbone Trail, you will stumble upon the sheer cliff overlooking Newton Falls. Considering that we had an exceptionally dry winter, the falls were not rushing, but regardless, it was still mesmerizing to stand atop and watch the water spill off the edge. After this point, the trail at the base of the falls becomes more rugged. This portion remains unmaintained by the National Park Services so we rec-

ommend wearing long pants. Once you leave the Backbone Trail’s wooded area, you’ll be treated to a panoramic view of the Santa Monica Mountains full of rich vegetation, contrasted against vibrant layers of sandstone written in the canyon walls. At the base, you’ll find an outstanding shaded picnic location and beautiful waterfall. During the dry season, it is relatively easy to rock hop to the following falls. However, the wet season is when this area truly comes alive with refreshing swimming holes scattered along Newton Creek. During our excursion, lower Newton Canyon Falls were barely a dribble, so we continued on. This is where the trail can get somewhat slippery, fades out paralleling the creek and has poison oak present, but if you are feeling adventurous, you should absolutely take the rugged downstream path to Zuma Canyon Falls. Zuma Canyon Falls is by far the most picturesque, with surrounding caves to explore and a large piece of sandstone creating the ‘spout’ of the falls. While there are a myriad of waterfall hikes surrounding Malibu during the winter months, including the iconic Escondido Falls, battling crowds for parking and trail space can oftentimes become quite a challenge. The hike to Newton and Zuma Canyon

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ABOUT THIS HIKE Distance: 2 miles (loop) Elevation change: 600 feet Hiking time: Approximately 1 hour Location: 1501 S Kanan Dume Rd, Malibu CA Open to: Hikers, dogs Fees & Permits: Free THE BASIC DIRECTIONS FOR THIS LOOP ARE: 1. Begin at the parking lot on Kanan Dume Road. 2. Head downhill through the heavily vegetated Backbone Trail for about .25 mile. 3. At the junction with the ‘Backbone Trail’ sign, take unmarked trail on the left. 4. Follow this trail about 0.1 mile until you encounter the water pouring over the sheer cliff of Newton Canyon Falls. 5. Peer over the falls and take in the surrounding lush scenery and trickling creek. 6. Backtrack onto the unmaintained trail and keep left. 7. On this portion of the trail

you will want to absorb the immensity of the peaks towering atop, as you traverse the narrow, ungroomed trail to the base of the falls. 8. Pause and admire the height of the falls you were just standing atop while grabbing some more pictures or having a snack. 9. Continue along the downstream route either rock-hopping or walking parallel to the creek about 600 feet. Be cautious of poison oak. 10. Take some pictures as you encounter Lower Newton Canyon Falls. 11. Keep right at the confluence of Newton Canyon and Zuma Canyon Creeks, maybe seeking out a swimming hole. 12. Follow Zuma Canyon Creek for about 5-10 minutes admiring the crystal-clear creek water leading you to Zuma Canyon Falls 13. Retrace your route to the parking lot.

SANDSTONE AND FLORA Along the hike you will encounter countless sandstone rock formations as well as different types of flora making for a truly unique hiking experience.

falls on the other hand, is often overlooked, making it one of the more peaceful hikes for those in search of solitude. Recently, this hike has gained some recognition for being featured on the Outbound Collective by Adventure Blogger Derek Mathewson. As an avid hiker, and self-proclaimed ‘explorer’, Mathewson adores the amenities of hiking in the Santa Monica Mountains, “there are endless trails of opportunities,” he said, “many of those trails hold secret gems, like the waterfalls… But part of the fun is finding the unknown, plus, you can’t beat a hike that offers a cool ocean breeze in your face.” The Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area contains more than 500 miles of recreational trails for hikers of any experience level, as well as runners, bikers and equestrians. The Mediterranean climate that composes the mountains of our OUR SPECIAL TIP backyard is rare to only 5 places in Be sure to wear long the world. “We are very fortunate pants if you plan on that we have access to year-round venturing down to the hiking and good weather [with] furthest-most waterfall as poison oak is present. We good climbs, canyons shaded by also recommend to wear the oaks and ocean views over the either hiking sandals or beautiful blue Pacific” said Kate waterproof boots in case Kuykendall, Public Affairs Officer you choose to rock hop & Acting Deputy Superintendent along the creek bed and the waterfalls. of Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area. The Kanan entrance to the Backbone Trail provides the luxury of cool ocean breezes, well shaded rest areas, various vistas and attractive geology. This area is especially great for those with an appetite for exploration as this section of the trail was recently completed in 2016 and much of the surrounding networks of trails are lightly trafficked. For adventurous spirits both young and old we highly recommend hiking from the Kanan entrance of the Backbone Trail. This area curates an especially unique outdoor recreation experience as it is where the mountains and the ocean collide. Check back next issue for another great Malibu hike! MM

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COLLECTIVE the city’s most in-demand healers, friends and co-founders of 5 Sense Collective, spin on Los Angeles’ saturated wellness industry.  photographed by Rose Elizabeth and Leia Vita Marasovich

FLOW Five Sense co-founders Dru Erin (left) and Kirscha Cramer (right), take part in a yoga practice. MALIBU MAGAZINE

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HEALING Erin and Cramer worked together in the fashion industry before moving into wellness.

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or stressed-out Angelenos, there is certainly no dearth of options when the time comes to unwind. Los Angeles takes wellness seriously, with a range of services and studios throughout the city from time-honored, traditional techniques like yoga and meditation, to more cutting-edge healing remedies like sound therapy. Indeed, so saturated is this city with treatments touted as mental-clarity cure-alls it can sometimes be overwhelming figuring out the right regimen for what you’re trying to acheieve. This is where Five Sense Collective, a new group which provides curated therapeutic healing events utilizing a wide range of techniques, comes in. Founded in 2017 by Dru Erin and

Kirscha Cramer, both certified yoga instructors with nearly 20 years in the wellness industry between them, Five Sense Collective has only been around for a few months, but it’s holistic approach to healing and health has quickly caught on. The Collective offers both in-home curated healing events as well as events throughout the Valley and Malibu, providing a wide variety of techniques and therapies such as yoga, acroyoga relational healing, meditation, kundalini, breathwork, nutrition services, aromatherapy, and more. “Our clients leave our events with a deeper sense of connectivity to all things as well as a new perspective on the way we care for ourselves, our homes, our community and our Earth,” said Cramer.

“We may view our lives through a softer, more compassionate lens, with which we can also apply to how we experience the world, and our work. You’ll likely walk away with a new friend, or opportunity.” Erin and Cramer, who originally met years ago while both working in the fashion industry, eventually reconnected after their professional paths had both brought them to the wellness industry. “We weren’t feeling like what we were getting what we needed, our souls weren’t satisfied,” said Erin. “Individually we kind of each found our own healing yoga path.” That shared passion for holistic healing and specialized treatments eventually lead them to found Five Sense Collective in October of last year. “We kind of found

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TOGETHER Erin (left) and Cramer (right) say Five Sense Collective’s success has been a “blessing”.

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our way back to each other and had this stronger-than-ever bond,” said Erin. “It was like the universe was seriously paving the way for us to do this together. It kind of magically appeared in our lives.” Armed with a well-curated rolodex of some of the top healing practitioners in the city, Erin and Cramer take an individualized, highly-curated approach towards planning all their events, which can range from one and half to four hours and for which all services are specifically tailored. Clients either come to them with specific events in mind, such as a girls’ night hosted for close friends, or an event for a wedding, or offer their homes for general healing events. “We curate events in accordance with the healing that’s

needed,” said Erin. Custom healings can be tailored to meet a range of themes and events. Recent themes from Five Sense Collective have included Couples Healings, Relational Recovery (heartbreak or separations), Memoriam, New-Home Blessing, Women’s Gathering, Moon Ceremony, Birthday Party, Spiritual Commitment Ceremony, girls night in or just a good time. Once Cramer and Erin have had a chance to discuss their clients concerns and goals, they cull from their database of healers to pick the perfect healing practices and practitioners. “Let’s say a woman is going through a divorce and wants to throw a girls’ night with her friends,” Cramer added. “We’d probably put together a group of very empowering

women to come in such as energy healers and yoga instructors. Everything would be based on opening the heart, allowing the heart to accept what’s going on presently, and accept what’s going to happen in the future.” Additionally, if people in the community want to offer their home but don’t have a specific event or mission in mind, Cramer and Erin can put together a more wide-ranging program. “[The event] will be according to something that’s happening cosmically, or environmentally, something that we find necessary,” said Erin. “If we feel a house has some type of positive energy then we will embrace that. Or if there’s a certain type of energy we want to clear out, then we could do a cleans-

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ing ceremony, or something like that.” certificates, Cramer holds a degree in InAs varied and individualized as all their terpersonal and Group Communication. events and practices are, Erin and Cramer She has also developed her own pracsay the focus of the Five Sense Collective tice called AcroYoga Relational Healing, events all boil down to the same thing. which combines her background in insti“Our events help us drive our energy into tutional movement and mindfulness to what is purposeful in the here and now,” emphasize the relational healing practice said Erin. “We bring our attention to foof trust, communication and movement. cus on syncing our Erin’s interest in healbreath with our physing and wellness beical movements, while gan with her work as creating a deeper cona competitive equesnection to the spiritutrian gymnast, which al self, the Earth and eventually lead her to those around you. By pursue yoga training experiencing these later in life. And while events, we are able the majority of Erin to approach our lives and Cramer’s work at with greater creativFive Sense Collective ity, resonance, with circles around orgaless stress or anxinizing and planning ety-impulsivity.” programming for Five Sense Collecevents, both still take PEACE AND RELAXATION tive prides itself on time to lead portions “Every morning is a brand new working with small, of events. “We defistory,” says Erin, pictured, of Five Sense’s success. local business and nitely partake in the vendors, ensuring sessions if we’re the their programming maintains a strong right fit,” said Erin. community feel. Erin and Cramer’s deep Though only about half a year old, Erin wealth of industry knowledge, both as and Cramer say thus far the Collective practitioners and clients, has allowed has been thriving. Their launching event, them to organize an exceptional team of The Lunar Trilogy, took place on January experts in a variety of fields. “Thankfully 27th in Hidden Hills, the success of which we know a good source of healers in the inspired them to kick off events in neighlocal community,” Cramer said. boring cities like Malibu and Hidden Although their initial professional Hills. Recent events have included The roots are in the fashion industry, with Beach Experience, which took place at a Erin originally working as a photographer Malibu Colony home to welcome Spring and Cramer as a stylist, both said they with an afternoon of yoga, sound healing, have been interested in healing and wellmeditation and nutrition. ness for years. “I have always been kind The Collective is also working on inteof clairvoyant and intuitive since I was a grating a six-week hip opener and mobilchild, and so has Kirscha,” said Erin. “For ity program known as “Hip Magic”, which us, it’s just kind of a natural ability that we will be offered every Monday and Friday have figured out through our own healfrom 9-10 a.m. Participants can look foring, and can now bring into our everyday ward to releasing tension, increasing lives.” In addition to her AcroYoga Intermobility and flexibility, and tending to national and Mindfulness and Meditation the emotional body. Additional future

programming will include “Soul Illumination,” a chest opening program, and “Core Focus,” a core stability program. Additional info and details on future events can be found on their website, fivesensecollective.com. And while they admit Five Sense Collective’s sudden popularity has brought with it a lot of work, Erin and Cramer say they view the Collective’s quick success, and the range of experiences and connections it has enabled, as a true blessing. “We’ve had the most beautiful surprises and it’s been going better than we could have expected,” said Erin. OUR SPECIAL TIP

You can hire Five Sense Collective for events, even if you don’t have a specific event you would like to hire Five Sense Collective to curate but want to get involved, make sure to check out their website www.fivesensecollective. com for upcoming events in your area. They are often adding new events, and tickets sell out well in advance.

“It’s been a blessing. Every morning is a brand new story. Something else comes up and it’s just incredible to be living in.” As for the future, both Cramer and Erin say they are focused on expanding their current work and enjoying their success thus far. “We’re not imposing any predetermined ideas, we’re just allowing [Five Sense Collective] to unfold naturally and take its own shape,” said Erin. “We can sit here all day and go in 5 million directions of where we might be in 5 years, but we’re really just trying to enjoy the ride and see what happens.” MM

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FITNESS GUIDE On this page we will introduce you to Malibu and surrounding area’s best gyms. Whether you want to build muscle, lose weight or just stay healthy, Malibu has it all. The gyms marked with hearts are our highly recommended editor’s picks.

MALIBU BEACH YOGA (310) 973-7685 Malibu Beach Yoga offers Malibuites a full schedule of yoga classes including hot yoga, vinyasa and hatha yoga in a relaxing, meditative space. 29169 Heathercliff Rd #217, www.malibubeachyoga. com MALIBU HEALTH CLUB (310) 457-0667 The combo of skilled trainers and limited memberships so you’ll won’t have to compete for space, are sure to to help you meet your 2018 fitness goals. 22917 PCH #220, www.malibuhealthclub.com

DIAMOND’S MALIBU GYM (310) 457-2450 Whether you like lifting weights in the weightroom, doing cardio on exercise machines or dancing in a spacious studio with skilled instructors, Diamond’s Malibu Gym has it all. 28955 Pacific Coast Hwy, www.diamondsmalibugym. com

JAM MALIBU (424) 781 7986 Dance your way to a toned, strong body with JAM’s fun, energetic cardio dance workouts. 3650 Cross Creek Rd, www.juicyathleticmoves. com

MALIBU FITNESS (310) 457-5220 For over 30 years, Malibu Fitness has been one of the friendliest community-oriented gym’s in the area. 29575 Pacific Coast Hwy, www.malibufit.net SOULCYCLE MALIBU (310) 973-7685 One of the trendiest workouts, SoulCycle will have you doing intense cardio and sculpting strength training to rhythmic music in its candlelit studio. 3874 Cross Creek Rd, www.soul-cycle.com PILATES PLUS MALIBU (818) 646-0955 Intense 40-55 minute classes that combine pilates with strength training are this studio chosen method of success. 22601 Pacific Coast Hwy, www.pilatesplusbylagreefintess.com

CROSSFIT MALIBU (310) 480-7000 Crossfit brings together a community of people dedicated to working hard and pushing the limits through crossfit training. 3728 Cross Creek Rd, www.crossfitmalibu.com

MALIBU RACQUET CLUB (310) 456-3313 Malibu Racquet Club offers the opportunity to get in a good pump or recover from your work week, complete with a cardio deck, exercise room, classes and a dry sauna. 23847 Stuart Ranch Rd, www.maliburaquetclub. com

PURE BARRE (310) 456-2134 The ballet inspired classes use low-impact micro movements to effectively build muscles and get you that long, lean ballerina’s body you have always wanted. 23410 Civic Center Way Suite E-9, www.purebarre.com

5 POINT YOGA (310) 455-6681 5 Point Yoga aims to increase the quality of people’s lives through its yoga as well as aerial classes. 23410 Civic Center Way Suite E-3, www.5pointyoga.com

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Pilates Place is all about feeling confident both mentally and physically through their workouts. 1506 Montana Ave www.pilates-place.com

BOULDERDASH (805) 557-1300 BASS RUTTEN’S ELITE MMA GYM (805) 496-4472 Whether you’re just begining or working your way to master boxing, Bas

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BURN FITNESS (310) 394-1300 Classes, personal training, and nutrition counseling, Burn Fitness has it all. 1233 3rd St, www.burnfitness.com

ORANGETHEORY (310) 730-1399 Orangetheory’s success stems from their heart rate based interval training. 1431 2nd St, www.orangetheoryfitness. com

FITWALL (818) 665-5142 Fitwall offers a unique blend of cardio, flexibility and strength training. 26799 Agoura Rd, www.fitwall.com

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PARADISE COVE The family roots at the heart of this venerated Malibu staple run deep, with a third generation Morris gearing for an eventual takeover. ✎ written by Caroline Laganas  photographed by Julie Wuellner & Cara Harman

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FAMILY ROOTS Bob Morris (middle) with his wife, Kerry, son Timothy and the beach cafe’s GM Pablo de la Torre, outside the Paradise Cove restaurant.

he Morris family loves to say, “What comes around goes around.” Considering their history in Malibu and Paradise Cove, this saying could practically be a family motto. In the 1950s Bob Morris’ father, Papa Joe, bought 70 acres of land on Paradise Cove, when Malibu was still a sleepy beach community, just on the brink of stardom thanks to shows like Sea Hunt and Malibu Run, both of which were shot at the cove. “We’ve been around the beach forever,” said Morris, a third generation Californian. Customers can feel the same sense of nostalgia when they step inside the seaside café. Grainy black and white photo-

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BEACHFRONT OASIS Bob Morris’ father, Papa Joe, originally bought the gorgeous and iconic Malibu beachfront property back in the 1950s.

HIGH UP Staff caries dishes high in the air so that other customers can get a glimpse as they go by.

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FIVE O’ CLOCK SOMEWHERE The cafe OLD AND NEW The menu has standards features imaginative, beachy cocktails. like calamari and imports like paella.

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THE BEACH CAFE’S GOAL IS TO BE AS FUN AS IT IS BEAUTIFUL.

LIKE FATHER LIKE SON Bob Morris’ son Timothy plays a leading role in the restaurant and became the restaurant’s bar manager before he could even legally drink.

graphs of Malibu and the family adorn every inch of the walls. Prints of the Malibu Pier construction hang next to portraits of Papa Joe on a motorcycle. Morris has always felt passionate about collecting old photographs, doing so in most of the restaurants he has owned. Still, Paradise Cove is special. This place is more than a restaurant – it is a sandy time capsule for the Morris’ and Malibu community. “If you want to understand what Malibu’s all about, come to us,” said Morris. “The difference between us and another restaurant is people come [here] for the whole environment. We think we’re a niche in the community.” Bob and his brother Bryant grew up on the cove when it was still primarily a fishing destination, with hundreds of fishermen a day sitting on the pier or launching boats. Eventually Papa Joe sold the land, and Bob went on to build a formidable career in the restaurant industry, opening hotspots such as Gladstone’s Malibu, The Jetty, RJ’s the Rib Joint, the Malibu Sea Lion and Gladstone’s Universal, among others. When Bob and Kerry’s son Timothy was born in 1996, however, he decided it was high time to return to his coastal roots, and bought back the Paradise Cove land from the Kissel family, to whom his father had sold. In the beach café, Bob says he has infused everything he has learned during his long career in the service industry. “We’ve had lots of restaurants, one restaurant, no restaurants,” said Kerry

CUSTOMER FAVORITE The gigantic iced seafood tower is a show stopper and comes complete with steamed live main lobster, crab legs, poke, ceviche and so much more. MALIBU MAGAZINE

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IN BOB MORRIS’ CHILDHOOD, THE COVE WAS MAINLY FREQUENTED BY FISHERMEN.

Morris. “We once owned six restaurants and our Friday night thing would be to go around to all of them.” Each of the family-owned establishments aim to be destination spots for locals and tourists, said Bob. “We’re trying to be the best we can be by ourselves,” he said. “Everything we know now, we’re trying to put all of those experiences together and have it as a California beach restaurant.” With 88 menu items at the café alone, Bob said he wanted to provide customers with quantity and quality. “Originally when I started, I wanted to serve four types of fish and have four types of booze in the back bar and that was it,” he said. “It built up to 88 now.” Many of the familystyle servings come from the Morris’ other restaurants. All of the barbeque dishes on the menu originated from RJ’s the Rib Joint, which Morris owned for 15 years. “There’s always a story behind everything we do,” he said. Other recipes are adaptations from dishes the Morris’ enjoyed at other favorite eateries. “We improve and improvise,” said Kerry. Paradise Cove’s top-selling clam chowder is a rendition of a chowder Bob ate at the famed, now-shuttered, Jimmy’s Harborside in Boston. “It was the best clam chowder I ever had,” said Bob. “I went back into the kitchen and gave the guy 100 bucks and I said, ‘I want that recipe.’” Bob returned home with the recipe but when he tried to duplicate it for the restaurant, it just wasn’t the same. “I got on a plane the next

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COVE HERITAGE Images of the original cove owner, Bob Morrisâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; father, Papa Joe, line the walls of the cafe.

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ENJOY MALIBU The restaurant has become a top destination for tourists and locals alike.

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week and went back again,” said Bob. “It turns out, I ordered what I thought was clam chowder but it was fish chowder. We’ve been making it that way now for 40 years and we sell thousands of gallons of it a year.” Traveling on a plane for a recipe isn’t out of the ordinary for the Morris’. A family trip to the Spanish/French border inspired the popular paella on his menu, made with traditional saffron rice and heaping with jumbo shrimp, clams, mussels and sausage. “Every restaurant that you walk by over there serves this big pan of paella,” said Bob. “I thought, ‘Damn, we’ve got to do that!’ So, we came home, put it on the menu and it went over crazy.” The Morris’ even offered others to travel by plane to obtain a recipe for the restaurant to serve. “We ate this grilled fish in a market in Barcelona,” said Bob. “We returned a few years later and the chef was still there. I said to him, ‘Tell you what, I’m going to fly you to California so you can show the guys how to make this.” The chef ended up being unable to make the trip to California, but that didn’t stop the Morris’. Instead, the family sent the vice president of the company to Barcelona to learn how to make the dish. “The statute of limitations doesn’t really exist for us,” said Kerry. “You have to get out of your environment to see what others are doing so you can figure out how to do it better or different in order to make the experience better.” Experience is paramour at Paradise Cove Beach Café. On any given afternoon, waiters snake through the wood-paneled dining room balancing colossal martini glasses overflowing with golden fried calamari or fresh shrimp cocktails heaping with red sauce. “Who’s going to do that at home?” said Kerry. “You want to get something that you can’t do yourself. That’s the treat of going out.” The waiters carry the glass like the Statue of Liberty’s torch while customers turn their heads. “People are much too serious about food,”

said Bob. “It’s supposed to be fun and what we’re trying do is keep it light. We want everyone to kick back and have a good time.” Items such as the Mile High Chocolate Cake, which weighs in at a whopping six pounds, have the same head-turning allure and impact as the calamari. “When the cake goes through the room people can’t help but look at it,” said Kerry.

to have them. It’s a reason why Kerry and I can live the way we live because they’re such a super group.” All of the workers are like an extended family, said Kerry. “It sounds corny and cheesy but you know, we are a family,” said Timothy. “Especially when you work 50, 60 hours a week, in the summer, every holiday. Sometimes I’ll say to the servers, ‘We might not be the family you guys want to be with right now but we’re the family you have to be with so you might as well make the most of it.’” When they’re not tirelessly working in the restaurant, the Morris’ try to visit their home in France as much as possible, enjoying time off and scouting future recipes for a couple of months a year. “We OUR SPECIAL TIP While there’s no bad time for a meal at Paradise Cove, some of our all-time favorites are on the breakfast menu. Don’t miss the Huevos con Tortillas or knockout Macadamia Coconut Pancakes.

A TRUE PARADISE Paradise Cove aims to create an environment that local families, tourists and beach goers can all enjoy.

The restaurant’s-family roots continue to this day. Bob’s son, Timothy, began as a trainee, worked on the line and in the kitchen, and is now in charge of the bar program. In fact, he started managing the bar before he was even legally allowed to drink. “I’ve been everywhere,” he said. “Coming in as the owner’s son, I don’t just get respect. I have to earn it,” said Timothy. “Working in the dish room, working on the line, it shows that I’m serious and I respect what they do, and in turn, they respect what I do.” Many of the staff members have worked for the family for upwards of 30 years. “We try to get rid of them but they don’t want to leave,” joked Bob. “We’re happy

do a lot of around-the-world traveling,” said Bob. “We learn a lot in Europe that ends up on the tables here.” Whether it’s acquiring new recipes or being inspired to try their own, the Morris’ always return to Malibu ready to get back to work. “I’m not going to retire, nor is Kerry,” said Bob. “We’ll always keep our fingers in it.” Customers of the café can appreciate the family-feel when they see the photo of Morris’ parents standing on the patch of land where the restaurant now resides. The photo serves as a reminder of what comes around goes around. “We hope Paradise Cove is a part of the family for MM others too,” said Kerry. Paradise Cove Beach Café 28128 Pacific Coast Hwy paradisecovemalibu.com (310) 457-2503

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SADDLE PEAK LODGE is the perfect spot for an evening away, whether its to have a good meal or try a vintage whiskey.

SADDLE PEAK LODGE Just a short drive from the coast, this mountaintop hideaway offers an unparalleled culinary journey. With sweeping views, gorgeous interiors and a spectacular menu, let Saddle Peak Lodge whisk you away to simpler times.

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addle Peak Lodge invites its guests to an entirely unique dinner experience. Indulge in Chef Horton’s exquisite menu of exotic wild game, take a trip through history with their extensive collection of rare and vintage whiskeys at the Double Barrel room and relax amidst the soft glow of antique crystal chandeliers, a cozy wood fireplace and warm staff. From its beginnings as a welcoming rest-stop for weary travelers on the rugged mountain trails, to its later incarnation as a hunter’s lodge, Pony Express stop, summer resort and roadhouse for nearby Warner Brothers Ranch, Saddle Peak Lodge’s long history of romance and tasteful dining has enchanted everyone from cowboys and hunters, to today’s local families. With the comforting heat of the stone fireplace, you’ll feel less like you’re in a fine dining restaurant than

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SEAFOOD While Saddle Peak Lodge is generally known for their wild game, Chef

Horton often receives the most raving reviews on his seafood dishes.

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The recently opened Double Barrel room is the perfect destination for whiskey connoisseurs, here Saddle Peak invites one to purchase a bottleand leave it one of their lockers for future consumption.

an intimate, beautifully-appointed living room. But don’t let the unpretentious design fool you-the dining experience at Saddle Peak is anything but plain. Chef Horton’s ingenuity and working under culinary master Gordon Ramsey has allowed him to craft a menu true to Saddle Peak’s long-standing tradition of serving wild game while infusing the dishes with an artistic take on new flavors. Owner, Deep Sethi says he gives Horton free reign to get creative in designing the menu. “I tell him he should be fearless in what he wants to do,” Sethi said. “I will never question it.” His exotic dishes vary seasonally, with a consistent emphasis on wild game. For a unique experience, Horton recommends trying the Chef’s Tasting Menu which allows him the freedom to experiment with ingredients and techniques that are “a little bolder”. Not only are the dishes served at Saddle Peak exceptional, but their ingredient sourcing is specifically curated to meet their high standards. Thus, Saddle Peak’s delicacies are unique in their sourcing. Horton says he feels lucky to work as a chef at a restaurant that has “30-year relationships with [their] game purveyors”, making rare products easily accessible to Saddle Peak Lodge. Moreover, Horton explains that Saddle Peak has a ‘produce first’ philosophy, “We never look to build a ‘filet mignon dish,’” he says, “Instead we build a dish around the vegetables available to us, then decide filet would be a great addition to those ingredients.” Saddle Peak Lodge was acquired by Sethi in 2016, a veteran in the restaurant industry with 33 years of owning his own restaurants, including Bombay Palace and Nirvana in Beverly Hills. Like many others he was, “drawn to the history of the restaurant.” Since his takeover, he has worked to maintain the charm and history of Saddle Peak Lodge while making improvements such as the Double Barrel Room. Now, diners can make their way upstairs to the cozy, attic-like, whiskey bar hideaway, the Double Barrel Room after dinner. There you can enjoy a personalized experience with host Jeffery Baker, an expert in fine whiskey. This room bears a selection of hundreds of cherry-picked new, vintage and rare whiskeys. Imbibers are asked to purchase a bottle in full and leave it in one of their designated lockers for future consumption. This serves not only as a unique opportunity for connoisseurs to indulge in some of the finest whiskeys on (and off) the market but, invites you to become a part of Saddle Peak’s ever-evolving history. MM

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SUNLIFE ORGANICS Feed your summer body with fresh, locally-sourced ingredients at the Instagram-famous juice and smoothie shop, SunLife Organics. Don’t be intimidated by the dark green smoothies, they are not only fortified with cleansing, immunity boosting vitamins and minerals but they are the guiltily-sweet snack you need—without the guilt.

TAVERNA TONY This beautifully-appointed Greek favorite has been serving up some of the most reliably delicious food in Malibu for years. From hearty classics like a mouth-watering moussaka to delicious lighter fare like the Greek Californian Salad and an array of fresh seafood, the large but well-curated menu truly has something for everyone.

OLLIE’S DUCK AND DIVE Established with the community in mind, Ollie’s invites in all to enjoy a reasonably priced meal, drinks and live music. Chow down on a hearty burger or share a light plate of fresh Poke. Come enjoy spring specials like the Vegan curry bowl with sweet potatoes, kale, rice and beans, topped with a sweet and savory coconut curry sauce.

SUNSET RESTAURANT Its hard to be beat the panoramic ocean views at this quaint but upscale pasta, meat and seafood restaurant. Housed in a historical beach bungalow, Sunset Restaurant is the perfect place to sit back, relax and enjoy a steaming plate of fresh seafood pasta with a glass of wine a before the summer crowds come back.

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RESTAURANT GUIDE Over the next three pages, we will introduce you to the most note-worthy restaurants in Malibu and surrounding areas. From burgers to sushi, Malibu has it all. The restaurants marked with hearts are our highly recommended editor’s picks. AMERICAN

unorthodox creations that really shine, including a tuna wasabi burger and the great black and blue burger with blue cheese mousse. 23359 Pacific Coast Hwy, #3874A, www.malibuburgerco.com

CALIFORNIAN PARADISE COVE BEACH CAFE (310) 457-2503 Few Malibu eateries boast a view quite like Paradise Cove. A perennial favorite of out-of-towners and locals alike, the old-world charm and beachfront location draw in crowds. The kitchen really shines at breakfast, with its out-ofthis-world pancakes and egg dishes. 28128 Pacific Coast Hwy, www.paradisecovemalibu.com OLLIES DUCK AND DIVE (310) 589-2200 Point Dume favorite Ollie’s offers a range of dishes for every palette in a homey, neighborhood atmosphere. Favorites include the truffle fries and green lentil burger, as well as a classic, well-made margarita. The menu also features some excellent lighter fare such as a a chia bowl with broiled salmon. 29169 Heathercliff Rd., #102, www.olliesduckanddive.com MALIBU BURGER CO (310) 317-0153 Head to Malibu Burger Co. if you’re looking for your burger with a side of ingenuity. While the eatery offers standards like cheeseburgers, its more

CARBON BEACH CLUB RESTAURANT (310) 460-7509 Head to the Carbon Beach Club Restaurant for excellent views, and stay for the uncomplicated yet delicious menu. You can’t go wrong with one of their excellent fish dishes. 22878 Pacific Coast Hwy, www.malibubeachinn.com

be beat. And while the it might not be the original Beverly Hills location, it does have the infamous champagne cart. 3835 Cross Creek Rd, www.mrchow.com

HEALTHY

while they sit soaking up the sun and watching kids play at the Cross Creek playground. 3835 Cross Creek Rd, www.johnsgardenmalibu.com

ITALIAN

MARMALADE CAFE (310) 317-4242

SUNSET RESTAURANT (310) 589-1007 Located at the end of Westward Beach, Sunset restaurant serves up-scale pasta and seafood amidst its all-around ocean views. 6800 Westward Beach Rd, www.thesunsetrestaurant.com

This SoCal chain is one of the remaining holdouts of old Malibu, having stayed in its location for more than a decade. The food might not score points for creativity, but it’s reliable and decently-priced. 3894 Cross Creek Rd, www.marmaladecafe.com

CHINESE

OLLO (310) 317-1444 This farm-to-table restaurant is a Malibu brunch favorite. It has a modern, comfy athmosphere and serves some of the best locally sourced foods a longside organic coffee and orange juice. 23750 Pacific Coast Hwy, www.ollomalibu.com GEOFFREY’S (310) 457-1519 Geoffrey’s is the perfect place to go to for a special occasion. The restaurant has sweeping ocean views and was frequented by much of Old Hollywood including stars like Marilyn Monroe and Frank Sinatra. 27400 Pacific Coast Hwy, www.geoffreysmalibu.com

MALIBU FARM (310) 456-1112 The restaurant and cafe duo on the Malibu Pier have quickly turned into a Malibu staple. Both serve locally sourced, farm based dishes with the entire family in mind. 23000 Pacific Coast Hwy, www.malibu-farm.com SUNLIFE ORGANICS (310) 456-7070

KAISHIN (310) 317-9777 For delicious Cantonese food in a stylish setting, head to Kaishin. Their traditional menu offers upscale takes on favorites from orange and kung pau chicken to crab rangoon. 23715 Malibu Rd, www.kaishinmalibu.com MR. CHOW (310) 456-7600 if you’re looking for a side of old school L.A. with your egg rolls, Mr. Chow can’t

With tantalizing, vibrantly hued juices, smoothies and acai bowls, SunLife has become an adored Malibu destination to “Love, Heal and Inspire” with nutrient-abundant options for everyone. 3835 Cross Creek Rd #3 29169 Heathercliff Rd #101 www.sunlifeorganics.myshopify. com JOHN’S GARDEN (310) 456-8377 This has long been one of the go-to places for lunch. John’s Garden specializes in serving customers ginormous salads and delicious sandwiches full of fresh, healthy ingredients

TRA DI NOI (310) 456-0169 Tra Di Noi is a malibu favorite for both lunch and dinner. The restaurant serves classic Italian dishes in a laid-back, comfortable environment. 3835 Cross Creek Rd Ste 1e, www.tradinoimalibu.com SPRUZZO’S (310) 457-8282 Right across from Zuma Beach, Spruzzo’s is known for its pizza, family friendly atmosphere and ocean view, heated patio. The Thai Chicken Pizza is recommended. 29575 Pacific Coast Hwy, www.spruzzomalibu.com TRAMONTO BISTRO (310) 317-6769 For a taste of Tuscany on PCH, head to this local neighborhood favorite. With unfussy Italian classics like papardelle bolognese, spaghetti carbonara and a selection of delicious pizzas, this is a perfect spot for a relaxing weekday meal. 22235 Pacific Coast Hwy, www.tramontomalibu.com

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RESTAURANT GUIDE GRAVINA MALIBU (310) 457-0711 This family-owned Italian restaurant serves authentic pastas, pizzas and more in a warm and friendly setting created to make you feel right at home. Among customer favorites is their homemade spinach ravioli in butter sage sauce. If you feel like dessert, Gravina also makes a homemade daily selection for you to try. 28925 Pacific Coast Hwy, www.gravinamalibu.com

CORAL BEACH CANTINA (310) 457-5503

GLADSTONES (310) 454-3474

A Point Dume icon since 1979, Coral Beach Cantina has affordable prices, delicious Mexican food and an ambiance that will make you feel right at home. Dinners always begin with crispy tortilla chips and fresh salsa 29350 Pacific Coast Hwy, www.coralbeachcantinamalibu.com

If you are looking for a place to indulge in fresh seafood and refreshing cocktails all while enjoying sweeping ocean views, Gladstones is the place to go. For 44 years, this restaurant has greeted customers with its family-friendly atmosphere and beautiful sunsets during

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17300 Pacific Coast Hwy, www.gladstones.com FISH GRILL (310) 456-8585

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This Cuban-Mexican restaurant is frequented by celebrities for its up-beat atmosphere, good food like the Baja-style fish tacos and great outdoor seating directly in the heart of the Malibu lumberyard. 3939 Cross Creek Rd, www.habana-malibu.com

DUKE’S (310) 317-0777 Ocean views, hawaiian sea food and umbrella drinks are all staples at Duke’s. Duke’s infuses seafood classic with true aloho spirit. Especially noteworthy is the Furikake Ahi Steak with shiitake mushrooms and coconut bamboo rice. And if you are looking for a fun hangout on a tuesday night, Duke’s taco tuesdays can’t be beat. 21150 Pacific Coast Hwy, www.dukesmalibu.com

CASA ESCOBAR (310) 456-1999

MALIBU SEAFOOD (310) 456 3430

CAFE HABANA (310) 317-0300

Since 1946, Casa Escobar has been serving authentic Mexican food to its customers. Located right off PCH across from the Malibu Pier, its colorful Latin ambiance makes you travel to Mexico while enjoying the best guacamole and margaritas in town. 22969 Pacific Coast Hwy, www.casaescobar.com

This no frills seafood shack has been serving customers with some of the highest quality fish since 1972. The fish n’ chips are a local favorite but if you’re in the mood to cook at home, their fresh fish also comes highly recommended. 25653 Pacific Coast Hwy, www.malibuseafood.com

For some of the best fish in Malibu served up in a classic beach setting, head to Fish Grill. This modest eatery offers up a comprehensive menu of grilled and fried fish classics such as fish tacos, sandwiches and fish and chips 22935 Pacific Coast Hwy, www.fishgrill.com MASTRO’S OCEAN CLUB (310) 454-4357 This world class restaurant serves a variety of food including sushi, steak, and seafood in an elegant atmosphere over the Pacific. Live entertainment further ensure that you are being immersed in the restaurant’s enchanting and sophisticated athmosohere. 18412 Pacific Coast Hwy, www.mastrosrestaurants.com MOONSHADOWS (310) 456-3010 Serving seafood dishes with Asian, Italian, and American influences, Moonshadows is highly recommended for both brunch and dinner if you are looking for a high-class but still fun dining experience. 20356 Pacific Coast Hwy, www.moonshadowsmalibu.com

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NOBU (310) 317-9140

CAFFE LUXXE ((310) 394-2222

Nobu is one of Malibu’s most famous restaurants for a reason. The beach front views are first class and Chef Nobu Matsuhisa’s inventive dishes are sure to dazzle any customer. 22706 Pacific Coast Hwy, www.noburestaurants.com

Started by two owners with a passion for artisanal espresso and community, the new Caffe Luxxe is the destination for a coffee connoisseur looking for the perfect, cozy café to come unwind. 22333 Pacific Coast Hwy, www.caffeluxxe.com

BUI SUSHI (310) 456-1500 Bui Sushi serves top-quality sushi in a casual, up-scale atmosphere. The outdoor patio is the perfect place to enjoy specials like the miso butterfish and the paradise role. 23733 Malibu Rd Ste 700, www.buisushi.com

THAI

LE CAFE DE LA PLAGE (310) 457-3380 Full of beachgoers and locals who are eager to savor the mouth-watering, seasonal, organic ice cream menu and sip on espressos, Le Café De La Plage creates a standalone experience, conveniently located in the Point Dume Plaza. 29169 Heathercliff Rd, www.lecafedelaplagemalibu.com THE COFFEE BEAN & TEA LEAF (310) 456-5771

CHOLADA (310) 317-0025 This small shack on the side of PCH might not look like much, but Choloda has long been a favorite among locals and is packed on the weekends for its standout thai dishes and relaxed atmosphere. 18763 Pacific Coast Hwy, www.choladathaicuisine.com

For a flavorful midday pick-me-up, stop in to this adored SoCal chain and savor locally roasted and ethically-sourced products, conveniently located in the Malibu Country Mart. 3835 Crosscreek Suite #7, www.coffeebean.com

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RESTAURANT TIPS FOR OUT OF TOWN SANTA MONICA

BRENTWOOD

SEASALT FISH GRILL (310) 656-9777 Seasalt might look small from the outside but the fish grill serves some of the best poke in the area. Its dishes are simple, fresh and absolutely delicious. Service is fast and friendly. 508 Santa Monica Blvd, www.seasaltfishgrill.com

FARMSHOP (310) 566-2400 Known for its outstanding brunch, Farmshop is frequented by celebrities and locals alike. Especially recommendable are the deviled eggs with smoked trout 225 26th Street, www.farmshopca.com

ASHLAND HILL (310) 593-8300

MAMA HONG’S (310) 312-7881

Ashland Hill invites everyone to turn happy hour into ‘Social Hour’ and dine on a hybrid of American and European dishes from juicy flat iron steak to savory shawarma wraps. 2807 Main St, www.ashlandhill.com

If you are in the mood for Vietnamese food, Mama Hong’s is the place to go. The restaurant is named in Mama Hong’s honor and serves vietnamese family recipes such as the outstanding rib eye steak banh mi sandwich. 11819 Wilshire Blvd, www.mamahongs.com

BLUE PLATE OYSTERETTE (310) 576-3474 A casual-upscale vibe and fresh seafood define Blue Plate. Especially loved are “New England” dishes such as oysters and lobster rolls. 1355 Ocean Ave, www.blueplateoysterette.com JINYA RAMEN BAR (310) 392-4466 This fun, casual restaurant on main street is almost always packed in the evenings due to its delicious ramen and friendly atmosphere.The thick noodles are a crowd favorite. 2400 Main St, www.jinya-ramenbar.com

BEVERLY HILLS

BRIGHTON COFFEE SHOP (310) 276-7732 For a taste of old school L.A., head to the Brighton Coffee Shop. Open since 1930, this classic eatery offers up a range of classic diner fare like sandwiches, omelets and pancakes, as well as a few Korean specialties. 9600 Brighton Way, www.brightoncoffeeshop.com MATSUHISA (310) 659-9639 Owner Nobu Matsushia’s dedication to excellence is evident in the high-end dining experience here with trendy décor and an extensive menu of fresh sushi and raw seafood dishes. 1129 N La Cienega Blvd, www.matsuhisabeverlyhills TEMPURA ENDO (310) 274-2201 With meals starting at $150, Tempura Endo might induce sticker shock, but its well worth it. Specializing in perfectly fried, Kyoto-style tempura, the rotating omakase tasting menu features some of the best tempura in the city. 9777 S. Santa Monica Blvd, www.beverlyhills-endo.com

AGOURA

THE GRILL ON THE ALLEY (310) 276-0615 For old-school American cuisine, head over to the grill on the Alley. Known as a go-to for power lunches, the grill excells in their delivious steaks. 9560 Dayton Way, www.thegrill.com

LADYFACE ALEHOUSE (818) 477-4566 Ladyface puts an elevated spin on classic Belgian

and French comfort foods such as pretzels, mac and cheese and pommes frites. On the side, they serve an excellent selection of beer and wine. 29281 Agoura Rd, www.ladyfaceale.com LAL MIRCH (818) 312-9690 It’s hard to believe that this popular Indian restaurant used to house Pizza Hut. Now the location serves mouth-watering, classic Indian dishes in an elegant setting at good prices. 5146 Kanan Rd, www.lmdining.com

cling-enthusiasts and locals alike while featuring dishes ranging from mouth-watering barbecue to healthful salads. 23504 Calabasas Rd, www.pedalersfork.com

WESTLAKE

Sushi Raku serves a good combination of sushi classics and speciality rolls. The food is delicious, service is friendly and the price is very reasonable. 5190 Kanan Rd, www.sushirakurestaurant.com

PEARL DISTRICT (805) 230-9944 Valley foodies have long been flocking to this gem, which offers a wide-ranging menu of fresh and seasonal eats from chef Richard DeMane. Specialties include dishes such as the delectable lamb bolognese. 982 S. Westlake Blvd, www.pearldistrictrestaurant.com

CALABASAS

MOODY ROOSTER (805) 370-3131

SUSHI RAKU (818) 707-2765

HEALTH NUT (818) 222-7391 A favorite to the Kardashians, this healthy, restaurant focuses on fresh, quality ingredients, house-made dressings and efficient service. 23373 Mulholland Dr, www.healthnutla.com PEDALERS’S FORK (818) 225-8231 The Pedaler’s Fork is a gathering place of cy-

The Moody Rooster offers a menu of small plates with a focus on locally-sourced ingredients, served in a tranquil atmosphere. Standouts include a crispy gnocchi with parmesan fondue and a drool-worthy frozen chocolate cream pie. 2891 Agoura Rd., www.moodyroosterwlv.com SUSHI PLANET (805) 379-9844 For well-priced, delicious sushi, Sushi Planet can’t be beat. Sushi such as the Sumo Roll are topped with delicious sausages and the atmosphere is fun and relaxed. 951 S Westlake Blvd, www.sushiplanetwestlake.com

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“Malibu Farmer’s Market is a quaint place between magnificent mountains and beautiful beaches. It has everything from fresh green local edible to middle eastern bytes and Ayurvedic elixirs” ✎ written by Jasmine Jetter

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he Malibu Farmers market is considered one-of-akind, not only because of the beautiful location, but because it offers a large array of organic, unique foods that tantalize locals, celebs, beach goers and travelers from all over the world. The market is 75 percent organic and has a large selection of gluten-free, vegan

and body detox items such as charcoal lemonade, and unique seed milks such as pumpkin, sunflower seed, almond and coconut. Founder Debra Bianco is a second generation Italian New Yorker who grew up in the kitchen, surrounded by a love of food. She and her mother wandered street markets looking for the very best. “When we cooked, we cooked with love,” she said. The Malibu Farmer’s Market epitomizes this passion for food and the wonderful experiences it can engender, bringing together people from all walks of life. On any given Sunday you’ll find shoppers both young and old, families leisurely shopping together for fresh produce and flowers, as well as local Pepperdine students sampling the latest from Malibu Oil Essentials. Another unique aspect of the Malibu Farmers Market is the The Farmers Café, which offers a rotating, diverse selection of gourmet cuisine for even the most discerning of taste

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MISSION To develop programs for children and adults, teaching

sustainability through an understanding of the natural world Cornucopia seeks to affect this change in Nature inspired settings with fun, imaginative programs and workshops for all ages.

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FUN FOR EVERYONE The Malibu Farmers market has become a staple to the Malibu community and sees a whole host of people every Sunday, from families, to students to celebrities.

LONG TABLE EVENTS The Malibu Farmers Market Long Table events give the Malibu community a chance to come together to support various environmental causes while enjoying delicious food hand picked by market vendors.

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EXOTIC FOOD The Farmers Market truly shines when it comes to unique and diverse foods. From charcoal lemonade, to vegan chocolate chip cookies to pumpkin seed milk, the Malibu Farmers Market has it all.

buds, making it a phenomenal destination spot for people to come and eat. It’s not unusual to see world-renowned celebrities sitting at tables covered with floor length purple linen tablecloths enjoying Indian samosas, Greek baklava, Challah, Pad Thai and grilled vegetables drizzled with Curry. Indeed, for Malibu-ites a visit to the market on any given Sunday is sure to yield the familiar faces. And while celebrity sightings are plentiful, Bianco says she doesn’t discuss the high-profile visitors out of respect for anonymity. Plus, she says, the food is the real star. Maintaining and nurturing community is very important to the market and to the founder. This passion for brining people together was one of the things that inspired the Malibu Market Long OUR SPECIAL TIP Table events, which will glow When you visit the Malibu under a white tent every other Farmers Market, make month to benefit various envisure to stop at the Farmer ronmental causes. The food is Cafe for lunch to try one of a medley of dishes hand-picked their many delicious rotatfrom the market’s vendors and ing dishes from around the farmers. The next brunch will world such as Indian samosas and Greek baklava. raise money to help animal victims of the recent wildfires and mudslides that ravaged Southern California late last year and in the beginning of 2018. It is events and the support of causes like these that define the ethos and mission of the Malibu Farmer’s Market. The purpose behind opening the Malibu Farmer’s Market was to generate funds to donate to various environmental causes. “It is clear that given the current fires, smog, global warming that our environment is under attack and we need to increase our efforts to connect to the earth and educate others, especially our youth,” said Bianco. “The future of our planet is not by chance, but by choice.” This has been the mission of the parent non-profit of the Malibu Farmer’s Market, The Cornucopia Foundation. Since its inception in 1998,

the foundation has endeavored to develop programs to help both children and adults better understand the natural world. Various causes that the market and Foundation supports include: California Wildlife Center, Nature Bridge, St. Martins Animal Foundation, Western Alliance for Nature and Poison Free Malibu. Bianco reminds us, “When American Indians make a decision they think seven generations ahead, how it will affect the earth and the people. That is why I think the children are most important to give the tools to improve our environment.” The Cornucopia Foundation was the first in Southern California to get hands-on environmental education into the schools during school hours. This educated students in concepts such as bio-mimicry, bio-dynamics, perma-culture and bio-diversity. The most recent project is the installation of filtered purified water stations in all schools in Malibu. In addition, the Malibu Farmers Market and Cornucopia Foundation plan to provide stainless steel water bottles to the teachers of Malibu. Looking ahead, they want to encourage and educate students to be ecologically responsible for the future of their environment. Each bottle will have the logo #backtoearth to remind them of their connection to mother nature. Ongoing revenues earned from the Malibu Farmer’s Market continue to support projects like these as well as many other environmental causes. Stemming from the passion of Bianco to offer the best to all of your senses, the Malibu Farmer’s Market is much more than just a regular market. It is a vision of community effort to bring people of all walks of like together and to support the planet while providing a healthy cornucopia of delectable food. The Malibu Farmer’s Market is open every Sunday 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. all year round, MM rain or shine. Malibu Farmers Market, 23555 Civic Center Way, Malibu www.malibufarmersmarket.net

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A RENOVATED URGENT CARE After 60 years, Malibu Urgent Care is undergoing its own treatment and care in the form of renovations. Among other improvements the renovated Urgent Care will provide handicap access and new exam tables. ✎ written by Caroline Laganas The Malibu Urgent Care Center recently announced its plans to renovate the 60-year-old building located on the corner of Webb Way and PCH. The renovations will begin in the latter part of February and last for approximately three months, said Helene Eisenberg, the president of the non-profit Friends of Malibu Urgent Care Center. Barring unexpected problems during construction, the project is anticipated to cost $624,000, said Eisenberg. “With the hope that there will be no unexpected NEW PLANS include adding handicap access, a secproblems, we anticipate the cost ond bacthroom, new flooring, waiting room furniture, to be approximately $624,000,” beds and exam tables among other things. said Eisenberg. Friends of Malibu Urgent Care Center oversees funding for after-hours operations and all fundraising activities for Malibu Urgent Care Center, according to their website. “Our board’s responsibility is to ensure that the Malibu Urgent Care Center never closes,” said Marlene Matlow, the secretary of Friends of Malibu Urgent Care Center. “Thus far, donations have provided that commitment to be secure. However, we must continue to raise funds to cover the renovation as well as our dedication for the creating an ADA compliant parking lot and permanence of the Urgent Care Center.” building entrance, along with adding a secDuring renovations, the contractor, Mcond bathroom and new air conditioning Cormick Construction, will place a trailer system. “The most challenging aspect is to on the property to serve as the temporary keep the business operating while the facilhousing for the staff and patient waiting ity is being remodeled,” said Dr. David M. room, said Eisenberg. “Most of the work Frankle, an ER physician at Cedars-Sinai will be done during the night,” said Matlow. Medical Center in LA and Malibu Urgent “However, we’re hoping the patients will be Care doctor since 1994. “We’re going to understanding and tolerant during conhave to adjust things on a phase by phase struction.” The renovation plans include basis.”

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Part of the improvements will include new flooring, cabinetry, ceilings and walls. There will also be new furniture such as waiting room furniture, beds and exam tables. “It’s not just cosmetics,” said Dr. Jill Furgurson, an ER physician at Community Memorial Hospital in Ventura and Malibu Urgent Care doctor since 1994. “We’ve tried to identify things to enhance the patient experience.” Patients can expect an indoor and outdoor waiting area, enhanced privacy with a check-in alcove and an improved lab area. The renovations will incorporate a state-of-the-art x-ray machine, updated equipment and the use of electronic medical records. “This is a community I’m glad to serve and help,” said Frankle. “I get a lot of satisfaction out of taking care of my friends, neighbors and even people from out of town. It’s a privilege to practice here. For us, it’s a matter of providing good and quality service.” Despite the renovation costs, a patient’s amount per visit will hardly fluctuate, said Furgurson. “Insurance companies work with us to decide costs and they don’t care what we look like inside,” she said. For Pepperdine University senior Emily Sparks, Malibu Urgent Care is an affordable option. “I think if the Urgent Care takes your insurance plan, then I’d recommend anyone in Malibu use it,” said Sparks. Malibu Urgent Care is open 365 days a year from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. with extended hours from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. in July, August and September. “We depend on the Malibu community to show their agreement that the Malibu Urgent Care Center is a vital asset to Malibu,” said Matlow. “The best way is MM by donating money.” Malibu Urgent Care 3656 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu (310) 456-7551

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OUTREACH MISSION Dr. King and his team go on weekly missions to provide healthcare and support to Malibu’s homeless.

HEALING THE HOMELESS For many people living on the streets, healthcare is hard to come by. In Malibu, Dr. Coley King is on a mission to help change that, providing weekly healthcare and housing assistance for the community’s burgeoning homeless population. ✎ written by Ramsey Abushahla

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r. Coley King steps out of a grey minivan, his handlebar mustache freshly waxed and his neatly- kempt hair resting on his shoulders. It’s a Thursday afternoon, which means Dr. King’s team, which includes, Dr. Wes Ryan, a psychiatrist specializing in addiction, and Alex Gittinger, a social worker with The People Concern, is on its weekly outreach mission to provide healthcare and support for Malibu’s homeless population. While the team serves the Los Angeles area the rest of the week, a joint initiative from the Malibu Task Force for the Homeless, Venice Family Clinic, and The People Concern allows them to assist the Malibu area every Thursday. The minivan is specially equipped, with sterile plastic over the seats and plenty of food and medical supplies in the trunk. The rest of the team follows King out of the van at our rendez-

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DR. KING is a doctor with the Venice Family Clinic who devotes much of his time to helping Malibu’s homeless.

vous — a gas station alongside PCH — and explains the plan for the day. We are to venture into the Santa Monica Mountains and through Malibu into several homeless camps to provide healthcare and supplies to both new and existing clients. The team has a bigger solution in mind, hoping to eventually get all their patients housed. “If you’ve fallen out of society due to addiction or mental illness, and you lost your wallet, your paperwork, and your birth certificate, you’re nobody,” King says. “How do you recreate who you are and prove it to the local government so that they can get you legitimized and housed?” The team of four is often short-handed while tackling this difficult mission. Before the team was assembled, Dr. King began practicing street medicine with the Venice Family Clinic 10 years ago. After five years of solo work, the clinic was

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and physician assistants, followed by psywhat they need. Often, the team must inOne of the team’s most recent success stochiatrists, which King says are especially terpret incoherent words because the paries involving a Vietnam War veteran made helpful.“It’s not surprising for someone that tient is under the influence or mentally ill it evident that building a relationship was has been on the streets for 20 years to have - both of which can be next to impossible. vital. At first, the veteran wanted notha serious major mental illness,” King says. Oftentimes it’s only after Dr. King and ing to do with them, refusing treatment “That’s why it’s really important to have his team have built a trusting relationship and drinking heavily. After three or four psychiatry on the team. Often they have an with a patient that they will begin to open months of interacting with the team, he addiction. That’s a part of being in a rough up and reveal the traumas of their past. began to open up to the prospect of getting living situation. It’s much easier to have a Gittinger says that many times, the trauhoused. Around the seven-month mark, he drink.” In addition to Dr. Ryan, Gittinger ma is so deeply repressed that it could take finally accepted that in order to be housed, and Michel, The People Concern are also months before it comes up in conversahe needed to sober up — which he did all on essential components of the team, his own. “I’m excited for him, betackling outreach and case mancause I know that if he kept drinkagement. Without the organizaing that much he wasn’t going to tion’s help in obtaining necessary be living much longer,” King said. paperwork and documents and “I’m really excited that he has a instructing clients on which ofprospect to gain health again, and I fices they need to visit. The team’s see it in his face. He looks different, work towards to provide housing like he’s got a little bit of pep and for the homeless would be imposvitality. That’s a big deal.” The team sible. “First comes the outreach, regularly interacts with veterans, which is all about building relamany of whom left the army with tionships and trust,” Gittinger exdishonorable discharges. King explains. “When we started this, we plained that these discharges were didn’t know much of the [area’s] usually a product of mental illnesshomeless population. Slowly over es developed due to the intense time, we built relationships and stress and trauma often encoungained trust. Now, we’re less in an tered while serving. outreach phase and more into the King has been around long case management phase of getting enough to witness the nationpeople housed.” wide growth of street medicine Most of the locations are found first hand. In his early days, King through word of mouth, and Githad only his instincts to trust — no tinger often asks their existing best practices handbook, annual patients where they can find othconferences, or even team to rely ers who need help. On the day we on. Today, street medicine has beaccompanied them, the team met come its own entity, thanks to piand enrolled new patients and left oneers like Pittsburgh’s Jim Withsupplies and food for those away ers and Boston’s James O’Connell. from the camp. Overall it was a “The biggest satisfaction for doing ALEX GITTINGER successful trip, but in the field of homeless health care is that point As a social worker with the People Concern, Gittinger street medicine, no two days are A to point B for these patients is imspends much of his time doing outreach with the end goal the same. New clients aren’t willing mense,” says King. “If you bring in a of getting people off the streets and into housing. to accept treatment right off of the regular patient in your clinic you can bat, and the team needs to be espeget them a little better, you’re proud, cially careful when approaching someone tion. “When we get to know these folks, the you did a nice job, and their numbers got they have never interacted with before. depth of their trauma is jaw-dropping,” better. But if you take someone that is re“Usually I’ll make eye contact and say hi, inKing says. “That’s when we become enally, really sick and living on the streets and troduce myself, and simply in a generic way deared to these patients. We get their stogive them healthcare and get them housed, ask them if they need help,” Gittinger says. ries of the really disastrous and traumatic that’s amazing. That’s a huge point A to MM “If they don’t, we ask them if we can come things that have happened through their point B.” back later. I don’t want to put any pressure lives, and the fact that they don’t have any Venice Family Clinic, 604 Rose Ave, Venice on anyone.” Another challenge the team sort of family backbone to fall back on, and www.venicefamilyclinic.org faces is helping clients with severe mental we really get to like these folks and want to (310) 392-8636 health disorders who cannot communicate help them out. They become our friends.”

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HIKING At The Ranch, guests take part in four-hour hikes each morning, followed by a nutritious lunch and naptime.

THE RANCH This wellness program is one of the top in the world, renowned for its effective, holistic programming as well as its drop-dead gorgeous environs. If you’re looking to recharge your mind and body with a big dose of luxury, The Ranch can’t be beat.

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estled in nature with no distractions, The Ranch Malibu is regarded as one of the top wellness programs in the world. Set on a historic working ranch in the Santa Monica Mountains, three miles above the Pacific Ocean its sprawling grounds provide the perfect setting to calm the mind and challenge the body. Amidst 200-acres the renowned luxury boot camp is designed to be rustic, yet refined, featuring an open-air kitchen and great room, certified organic garden, pool and jacuzzi, Buddha Barn for morning stretches and afternoon yoga, Romper Room gym and massage “village.” Guests stay in one of 18 private cottages,

beautifully decorated with reclaimed wood floors, limestone bathrooms, and linen-covered queen-size beds. Through a no-options philosophy, The Ranch’s weeklong fitness and nutrition program offers measurable results in a short amount of time. The invigorating, daily schedule features 8 hours of low impact exercise complemented by a nutritionally balanced diet of fresh plantbased fare. The intimate program, which is limited to 18 guests each week, begins at 6 a.m. each day for morning stretches, breakfast and a challenging and breathtaking four-hour hike through the Santa Monica Mountains. After lunch, guests enjoy a nap before an active afternoon

GARDEN Meals are prepared with fresh ingredients from the garden.

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HOLISTIC WELLNESS

The Ranch offers a range of activities to help guests recharge, ensuring they leave their stay refreshed and healthy. Each day guests take part in yoga, hiking, fitness classes and massages, as well as unwind by the scenic pool which affords gorgeous mountain views.

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COUNTRY CHIC The beautifully-appointed living spaces feature a calming beige

and white palette to create a soothing atmosphere for guests.

TRX WORKOUTS The Ranch incorporates highly effective TRX workouts into the regiment.

GUEST COTTAGES While guests enjoy a range of group activities and community meals, the individual guest houses offer serenity and privacy as well. MEALS Guests enjoy three meals and two snacks a day.

filled with core and ab work, weight training sessions, a well-deserved daily massage and evening yoga followed by dinner. Guests can expect to gain physical endurance, shed unwanted pounds, tone up and detoxify in a healthy and maintainable way. Designed to sustain guests throughout the demanding program, the seasonal, organic plant-based menu is both nutrient-dense and delicious. At 1400 calories/day, the cuisine features the finest natural ingredients, while excluding alcohol, caffeine, dairy, soy, processed sugars, diet sweeteners and gluten to aid in the cleansing and revitalization process. Many of the ingredients come directly from The Ranchâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s onsite certified organic garden and a weekly cooking class teaches guests how to replicate their favorite dishes at home. More than weight loss, however, guests come to The Ranch to unplug from their chronically busy daily life and recalibrate both the mind and the body. For those unable to disconnect for a full week, The Ranch offers a 4-day jumpstart program in partnership with Four Seasons Westlake Village and for a longer immersion, guests can opt for multi-week stays or try The Ranch 10.0, a combination of both The Ranch 4.0 and The Ranch Malibu programs and locations. www.theranchmalibu.com MM The Ranch Malibu www.theranchmalibu.com Phone: (310) 457-8700

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GIVE YOUR CHILD THE GIFT OF GAN

An enriching environment for Early Childhood Development overlooking the Pacific

Ages 3 months - 6 yrs Taking applications for Summer and Fall Now

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RELAXATION WITH A VIEW CURE’s rooftop affords spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean and Nobu across the way.

CURE SPA Whether you’re looking for the hottest new facial, an expert cut and color or just a day of relaxation in a beautiful setting with your friends, CURE spa caters to every wellness and beauty need.

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he wellness center CURE offers clients an exclusive experience, boasting a staff with vast expertise and skill and a private, serene location that affords expansive ocean views. The airy, luxurious space sits high atop Pacific Coast Highway, and offers clients a one-stop shop for the best in beauty, medical and wellness treatments. In-demand services include all-natural hair color, laser hair growth treatment for balding men and women, and the incredibly popular Cure Face Lift, a platelet-rich method which extracts platelets from the patient’s own blood and then uses them

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as a dermal filler to vanish wrinkles. Enjoy a facial, massage, haircut and style, waxing, vitamin therapy, laser hair removal, medspa service or one of their many specialized services at this peaceful sanctuary with an outdoor space for soaking it all in before, during, or after treatments. The relaxing atmosphere is perfect for a range of experiences, from an individual spa date to couples retreat, or a pampering party for girlfriends. Get your hair blown Malibu beach wavy, all with a view. If you’re hungry, stay awhile and order from their full Nobu menu. Nothing beats the luxury of noshing on the ven-

erated restaurant’s sushi while basking in the sun atop CURE’s gorgeous oceanside rooftop. The spa was founded by Dr. Lisa Benya, who has integrated both classical medical and new world optimal health expertise for a pioneering approach to absolute health. Come discover what makes this hideaway the ultimate destination to restore your mind and body, and don’t forget to check out their custom MM skincare products. Cure Spa, 22741 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, CA 90265 Phone: (310) 456-1458

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SERENITY The white-

hued, beautiful aesthetic fosters relaxation.

FACILITIES CURE features top-of-the-line skincare and wellness technology.

SERVICES range from medispa treatments and

cutting-edge facials to hair cuts and color.

CELEBRATE The beautiful rooftop is perfect for both unwinding as well as spe-

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PAMPER The welcoming facilities at CURE are perfect for a range of experiences and

special days. Head over for a personal spa day, a couples retreat or a day of relaxation with friends.

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RETREAT & SPA GUIDE On this page, we will introduce you to the most noteworthy Spas and Retreat Centers in Malibu and surrounding areas, perfect to help anyone feel rejuvenated.  The retreats marked with hearts are our highly recommended editor’s picks. MALIBU SHAMAN 310) 456-5617

 THE RANCH (310) 456-0353 The Ranch Malibu is legendary in wellness cirlces--not just because its stunning private cottages are frequently occupied by Lea Michele and Rebel Wilson, by because guests get exactly six almonds to sustain them during the daily four to five hour hikes. The Scenic retreat offers luxury bootcamps, upscale rooms & meals made with garden fresh fare. 12220 Cotharin Rd www.theranchmalibu.com

Malibu Shaman carries a wide selection of books, music, crystals, incense and other healing gifts, making it your one-stop-shop for good vibes and relaxation. 23410 Civic Center Way www.malibushaman.com

MALIBU BEACH HOUSE (310) 456-7551 Take the first step by putting your recovery in the hands of a caring, professional staff while enjoying the amenities

of an exclusive beach retreat. 30870 Broad Beach Rd www.beachhousetreatment .com VERONICA SKIN CARE (310) 456-8883 Catering to the beautification of your skin through the care of estheticians, nutritionists, acupuncturists, and doctors, Veronica Malibu offers facials, massage and waxing treatments making for a rejuvenating spa experience. 24955 Pacific Coast Hwy Ste B101 www.veronicaskincare.com AJA MALIBU (310) 910-7132 Aja is a spiritual center than blends profound workshops with a dreamy 23 acre setting awash in

crystals. The venue was once owned by none other than Teddy Rosevelt. 1821 Latigo Canyon Rd www.ajamalibu.com

 ROOTS & WINGS (310) 457-7024 Through art workshops, family meditation and entrepreneurship classes for kids, Roots and Wings provides experiences that are proven to increase happiness and heal stress for the entire family 3939 Cross Creek Rd Suit D210 www.rootsandwings.com

WELLFIT MALIBU (310) 804-7920 As a luxury fitness and weightloss program, Wellfit allows people of all ages to step away from their daily lives and really focus on getting fit, loosing weight and improving their health. 327 Latigo Canyon Rd, www.wellfitmalibu.com CURE (310) 317-4888 Cure Salon and Spa is certain to help you release tension and look bright and youthful through a variety of massage styles, facials, and nail and hair styling. 22741 Pacific Coast Hwy, Ste. 200, www.curemedspa.com

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meditation sessions, mat pilates, various yoga flows, as well as cardio and spinning classes. 905 Country Club Rd www.ojairesort.com

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 MEDITATION MOUNT (805) 646-5508

 OJAI VALLEY INN (818) 943-1988 Ojai Valley Inn provides a world-class wellness experience at Spa Ojai, with an extensive menu of stone and natural treatments, mind and body classes such as guided

Enjoy the beauty and serenity of this spiritual sanctuary. Group meditations are held each month at the time of the full moon to call in and pour forth blessings to our world. 10340 Reeves Rd www.meditationmount.org

HEALING COMPASS (818) 591-8600

ESALEN INSTITUTE (888) 837-2536 Esalen offers unique guided spiritual workshops in their beautiful outdoor campus. 55000 Highway One www.esalen.org

 ASHRAM (818) 222-6900 This bootcamp for the stars offers week-long health, fitness and renewal retreats in the foothills of the Santa Monica Mountains. www.theashram.com

KILA’S OASIS SPA (310) 393-9070 Kila’s Oasis Spa provides a plethora of massage and facial treatments, manicures, hair treatments and a unique infrared sauna. 26560 Agoura Rd, Ste. 108 www.kilaoasisspa.comcom

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LUMBER YARD Roots & Wings’ reception area features an assortment of goodies, from healthy chocolate to S’well canteens.

ROOTS AND WINGS Open less than a year, Malibu Lumber Yard non-profit Roots & Wings has become an integral part of the community, helping parents and children with their wide roster of evidence-based psychological tools.

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oots & Wings Center for Family Excellence is a 501c3 non-profit organization based in the Malibu Lumber Yard. 
Founded by renowned psychologist and Malibu mother, Dr. Jennifer Johnston-Jones, its mission is to heal stress and increase happiness through evidence-based psychological tools. Roots & Wings opened their doors on August 26 at the Lumber Yard location, and while the organization has been open less than a year it has already become an integral part of the Malibu wellness and mental health community. Their services include: school-based social-emotional learning programs, classes for parents, counseling, parent coaching, neurofeed-

DR. JOHNSTON-JONES The organization’s

founder is renowned psychologist and Malibu mom, Dr. Johnston-Jones.

back, EMDR, family and child counseling, teacher and therapist training and community events. Adult community member can choose from a range of programming, including divorce coaching and parenting classes focusing on positive discipline, as well as customized classes and workshops. Roots & Wings also operate at various area schools, with workshops taking place at Malibu High School, Juan Cabrillo Elementary School and Our Lady of Malibu, among others. Recent workshops have included “Daily Rituals that will Transform your Life” and “The Science of Finding Joy”. Programming for children is varied and comprehensive as well, with coun-

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POSITIVE DISCIPLINE Counselor Estela De Wulf teaches a parenting class.

YOUNG AND OLD Roots & Wings offers a range of counseling and programming

for both adults, parents and children and teens ages 5-18.

COUNSELING Roots & Wings hosts workshops at area schools but it’s homebase is their charming offices on the second floor of the Malibu Lumber Yard. Counseling rooms are decorated in warm, calming hues.

seling available for children from ages 5 through 18. Roots & Wings offers a large staff of experienced, talented counselors, prepared to help children and teens with large life events such as divorce, dealing with grief and loss and overcoming negative social issues such as bullying and shyness. Therapy is also available for broader issues such as help increasing self-esteem, socialization and bettering academic performance. Roots & Wings’ approach is based on Positive Psychology and Adlerian Psychol-

ogy, which views symptoms as a result of trauma and stress rather than something inherently wrong with someone. In addition, Roots & Wings has a unique approach to working with children. Dr. Johnston-Jones and her team believe that current punitive practices and systems work to the detriment of all young people and perpetuate a legacy of oppression and inequity. Also, that mutually respectful relationships and solution-focused problem solving empower children, families, schools, and communities to thrive.

When you come to Roots & Wings, you not only receive the most effective treatments from practitioners at the top of their field, but you also help to provide low cost and free psychological support and education. To learn more about roots and wings, visit: www.rootsnwings.org or email at hello@rootsnwings.org. MM Roots & Wings, 3939 Crosscreek Rd, Suite D210 www.rootsnwings.org Phone: (310) 894-6597

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LANAI

PRIVATE PARADISE For a taste of Hawaii like you have never experience it before, Four Seasons Lanai is the perfect private island getaway. Whether you want to relax at the pool and head to the spa or fill your vacation with one adventure after another, Larry Ellisonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s private island makes it all possible.

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The Four Seaons is situated directly next to the picturesque and world-renowned snorkeling destination Hulapo’e Bay and marine preserve.

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WHITE SAND HIDEAWAY Lanai is truly unlike most other Hawaiian islands, in its lack of super malls and bustling tourist destinations. Instead Lanai allows you to getaway from it all at scenic, pristine secluded beaches.

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NATURE AND CULTURE Hawaiian culture deeply inspires everything from the decor to the food and even the activities at the Four Seasons Lanai. Lanai is one of the last Hawaiian Island left largely untouched by development.

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ON YOUR OWN 900-ACRE ISLAND YOU CAN ENJOY HAWAII AS IT WAS INTENDED TO BE: UNSPOILED, UNHURRIED AND UNEQUALED

TRIP THERE To get to Lanai, you will have to take either a small plane from Honolulu or a ferry from a neighboring island.

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t is not often one gets the opportunity to spend a long weekend on a hyper luxurious private Island in Hawaii, so when my husband and I did – we jumped at it. Five and a half hours after we flew out of LAX we landed in Honolulu and there our getaway of relaxation and adventure truly began. We were immediately whisked into the invitation-only Four Seasons airport lounge and offered ice-cold sparkling water and snacks to our hearts’ content. Another 20 minutes later aboard one of the smallest planes I’ve ever seen and we landed

in Lanai. As soon as we stepped foot in the grandiose resort lobby overlooking Hulapoe’ bay (which just happens to be one of the best snorkeling destinations in the world) we were greeted by friendly staff with a flower leie for me, a Kukui Nut lei for my husband and exotic cocktails for us both. Only a few hours into our trip and our paradise getaway was well under way. After Larry Ellison purchased 98% of Lanai back in 2012, the Four Seasons Lanai was completely re-invented and then in 2016 re-opened as the exclusive

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ACTIVITIES GALORE From snorkeling, to horseback riding, UTV tours, clay shooting, archery, golf helicotor tours, sunset sail trips, yoga and gym classes, the Four Seasons Lanai activites for everyone.

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RELAX AT THE SPA, PLAY A ROUND OF GOLF, GO SNORKELING, RIDE A UTV; DO WHATEVER YOUR HEART DESIRES

UNSPOILED ISLAND the Polaris UTV tour is the perfect way to discover the largely undeveloped island and learn about its heritage

paradise getaway that it is now. The lobby was transformed and the hotel, turned into a bright, open mid-century modern resort, filled with Polynesian art from Ellison’s private collection and built around lush, tropical grounds that feature waterfalls, ponds and colorful flowers every direction you turn. Complete with a Jack Nicklaus-designed golf course, abundant opportunities for adventure including snorkeling, horseback riding, UTVs and helicopter tours, a world-renowned spa, numerous pools, tennis courts, yoga and gym classes as well as of course some of the finest dining in the world, the Four Seasons Lanai truly leaves its guests wanting for nothing. While there, everyone is treated like royalty. Four Seasons Lanai general manager, Alastair McAlphine perhaps said it best when he told us that, “On your own 90,000-acre island

[you can] enjoy Hawaii as it was intended to be: unspoiled, unhurried, and unequaled”. While on Lanai, we made it our mission to try as many of the resort-curated activities as we could fit into our four-day stay. We started with the snorkel sail trip which took us off the coast of Lanai to crystalline blue waters, a gorgeous tropical reef and an abundance of colorful Hawaiian fish. After snorkeling we switched course and headed inland to try our hand at clay shooting and then archery. The next day was equally adventure filled, the guided UTV tour being the highlight of the day. It was truly an unforgettable, adrenaline pumping experience to go flying through Lanai’s unpaved mountain and valley roads at 50 mph. Next, we slowed down a bit and sat down with uncle Bully Davis,

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The Four Seasons Lanai provides all the comforts of home along with a warm staff that will ensure youre every need is met.

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The spirit of ‘Aloha’ is at the forefront of the Four Seasons Lanai staff’s mission. As soon as you arrive, you will be greeted warmy by name.

POOLSIDE DINING

Poolside eats are provided by Malibu Farm, allowing you to indulge in fresh fare while soaking up the sun.

in the resort lobby to learn how to make our own woven basket out of palm leaves, which still sits in our kitchen today as a reminder of our trip. My husband even got a quick eukele lesson. The rest of the trip we spent taking numerous yoga classes, from sunrise to sunset yoga and even one aerial yoga class, relaxing in the pool, trying our hand at tennis, watching the nightly tiki torch lighting ceremony and renting a Jeep to explore and go shopping in the quaint downtown Lanai as well as visit a shipwreck on the other side of the Island. While the abundant activities may have been my favorite part of our trip, the nine diverse dining options definitely came in at a close second. When we arrived on the island, we were pleasantly surprised that many of our Malibu favorites were there as well — complete with Hawaiian influences. We had a delicious poolside lunch at Malibu favorite _Malibu Farm, and then

extravagant, Hawaiian-style sushi at Nobu for dinner with local Lanai favorites such as venison sashimi. Breakfast was best served at One-Forty, complete with an almost endless breakfast buffet and stunning view of the sun rising over Hulapo’e Bay. For a less flashy, but equally delicious dining option we headed to the Sports Bar & Grill and enjoyed classic favorites with Hawaiian twists such as venison burgers and pizza and in the mornings Hawaiian Kona Roast Coffee. If you are looking for a truly one-of-a-kind Hawaiian experience, there is nothing like the Four Seasons Lanai. Unlike islands like Maui or Oahu, Lanai is still able to offer its guests a true island experience. “People are looking for that old Hawaii experience and that doesn’t exist anymore, but on Lanai, with only 30 miles of paved roads, no malls, shopping centers or traffic lights, visitors get a glimpse of that era” said McAlister. “Then add in the comforts of ‘home’ — luxurious accomodations and spa, Nobu Lanai, Malibu farm and activities and you have an unforgettable esMM cape”.

Four Seasons Lanai Lanai City, Hawaii 96763 www.fourseasons.com/lanai (800) 321-4666

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LANAI GUIDE On this page, we will introduce you to the most noteworthy shopping, restaurants, and activities on Lanai. No matter what you are looking for, Lanai has it all.  The places marked with hearts are our highly recommended editor’s picks. RESTAURANTS

 NOBU (800) 321-4666 Savor innovative Japanese cuisine and enjoy views of the Pacific Shoreline at Nobu Lanai. World-renowned Chef Nobu Matsuhisa offers guests an array of fresh sushi along with plates made from locally grown ingredients. Four Seasons Lanai, www.fourseasons.com ONE FORTY (800) 321-4666 Meat and fish lovers alike will rejoice at this oceanview restaurant that offers steak and seafood with Hawaiian influences. Enjoy local ingredients, prime and Wagyu beef, and seasonal Hawaiian fish. Four Seasons Lanai, www.fourseasons.com MALIBU FARM (800) 321-4666 Instead of a meal on the Malibu pier, diners of this Malibu favorite can savor plates poolside. Founder Helene Henderson keeps her “Fresh. Organic. Local” vision consistent with healthy, flavorful and local ingredients unique to Lanai. Four Seasons Lanai, www.fourseasons.com

BLUE GINGER CAFE (808) 565-6363 Eat like the locals at this family-owned café in the heart of Lanai City. Enjoy local cuisine at this restaurant and bakery, which is open seven days a week and on all holidays. 409 7th St, www.bluegingercafelanai. com

SHOPPING

 MIKE CARROLL GALLERY (808) 565-7122 Explore Hawaii in a new way through the oil paintings and prints of Mike Carroll. The artist moved from Chicago to Lanai to pursue his passion for art. The gallery also showcases various other Hawaiian artists from painters to photographers. 443 7th St, www.figojai.com

WATER ACTIVITIES

ARCHERY & SHOOTING RANGE (800) 321-4666

 SNORKEL SAIL (800) 321-4666 Snorkel alongside tropical sea life during this threehour sailboat excursion. Drop anchor to discover Lanai’s unforgettable underwater scenery. Four Seasons Lanai, www.fourseasons.com

Take aim at sporting clays, 3D animal targets, including a dinosaur, and archery targets at the archery and shooting range. Located in the wooded uplands, this course is designed for shooters of all skill levels. Four Seasons Lanai, www.fourseasons.com

ride through the island’s trails, valleys, shaded groves, rolling meadows and hills. Four Seasons Lanai, www.fourseasons.com JEEP EXCURSIONS (800) 321-4666 Set out to explore Lanai at your own pace in a 4x4 Jeep and explore the island’s natural wonders. Have the resort chef pack you a picnic lunch, hit some dirt roads and make a day of it. Four Seasons Lanai, www.fourseasons.com

FITNESS

SUNSET SAIL (800) 321-4666 Sail off into the sunset while enjoying appetizers and cocktails on this two-hour cruise along the Pacific shoreline. While watching the sunset, you might even spot some dolphins or whales. Four Seasons Lanai, www.fourseasons.com

LAND ACTIVITIES

THE LOCAL GENTRY (310) 403-4292 Bring a piece of paradise home with you after shopping at The Local Gentry. This small boutique located in the heart of Lanai City offers women and men’s clothing, souvenirs and much more. 363 7th St, thelocalgentrylanai.com

Lanai’s ecosystem along the route. Four Seasons Lanai, www.fourseasons.com

 OFF-ROADING (800) 321-4666 Strap in to enjoy the island’s varying views including majestic shorelines, forests and valleys during this Polaris off-road adventure. You’ll also learn about

CAT SANCTUARY (808) 215-9066 Missing your furry friend? This open-air sanctuary is paradise for cat-lovers and cats alike, who are free to have fun in the sun and eagerly await your visit. 1 Kaupili Rd, lanaicatsanctuary.org JACK NICKLAUS SIGNATURE MANELE GOLF COURSE (800) 321-4666 Hit the greens at this world-ranked golf course built on local lava outcroppings. While playing, enjoy breath-taking ocean views from every hole. Four Seasons Lanai, www.fourseasons.com HORSEBACK RIDING (800) 321-4666 Riders of all levels can saddle up for an unforgettable

 TENNIS (800) 321-4666 Players of all abilities can meet their match at the Four Seasons Resort Lanai tennis facilities. Undergo drills with a tennis pro or play for fun on outdoor cushion courts or clay court. Four Seasons Lanai, www.fourseasons.com AERIAL YOGA (800) 321-4666 Enjoy the stress and pain-relieving benefits of silk hammocks during this gravity-defying yoga session. You’ll be saying, “om” before your feet can even touch the ground. Four Seasons Lanai, www.fourseasons.com

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CHRIS CORTAZZO

THE KING OF

REAL ESTATE Malibu’s top real estate agent on success, family and his Point Dume childhood. ✎ written by Holly Bieler

photographed by Julie Wuellner

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There are a lot of ways people wind up longing to be closer to the ocean after a lifetime of spearfishing. rich and living in Malibu. A lot of indusBack then Point Dume was still more chickens than people, with tries mastered, miracle days on the stock only a few families on his block, and over the next few years Vince, market, inheritances finally assumed. What a fireman, built a home on the land, eventually moving in Patricia, those who have, however, invariably share, Chris and his brother Danny, in 1966. is a good Growing up, Cortazzo says story behis father’s fixed income somehind how times left the family wanting fithey did. nancially, however his parents’ C h r i s love and support provided a Cortazzo, who has staked the deep foundation that would #1 selling spot among Malibu ultimately pay off in dividends. real estate brokers for the past “My mom and dad were the decade, with over $4 billion in most extraordinary people,” he sales since 2000, is no different. said. “I’m the luckiest guy in the Sitting in his sprawling Point world.” He said that as a child Dume estate, a jaw-dropping he struggled with his confiMartin Lawrence Bullard cusdence and was deeply sensitive, tom-build flanked by an acre of issues which would oftentimes lush, palm-lined grounds, Cormanifest in his schoolwork. tazzo is quick to point out the His mother quickly realized incredible trajectory by which his deep panic and anxiety he’s landed in his current, enover tests, and endeavoring to POINT DUME Chris and his brother, Danny, moved into viable spot. “Everyone sees me help him through positive retheir Point Dume home in 1966. as who I am now, but they don’t inforcement, began studying realize [my family] struggled,” with him everyday for math or he says. “Nothing was given spelling tests with treats like to me.” And while perseverchocolate chips. She taught ance, hard work and austere him that his initial test results beginnings are often common were ultimately less important elements in the narratives of than his hard work and confiMalibu’s self-made elite, where dence in himself. “I’d get home Cortazzo’s story sharply divergand my mom would say ‘how es is where, exactly, it began. “I did you do?’” he said. “I’d go ‘I grew up next door,” Cortazzo got one [question] right.’ This is says, gesturing past an infiniout of 20 [questions]. And she’d ty pool and thicket of tropical go Christopher, that’s fantasqueen palms to a small stretch tic! We have to call your dad at of land two doors down. “My the fire station. And my dad mom still lives there.” would get on the phone and go, It’s cheesy, OK, anointing ‘Christopher congratulations, FAMILY TIES Chris with his brother and parents Vince and anyone ‘The King of’ anywhere, you got one right!’”.“They alPatricia. but on Chris Cortazzo the title ways built me up,” he said. “And feels just a tad less hyperbolic. the next week I got two right, And while his deep Malibu roots and so on and so forth. They are far from the main reason for his success, Cortazzo credits his never taught me failure, and that’s a beautiful lesson. They gave knowledge of and love for this community, as well as his idyllic me such a strong foundation. I was so blessed to have them as my Point Dume upbringing, for helping instill characteristics and exguardians growing up.” periences which have played pivotal roles in his ultimate success. At 18 Cortazzo left Malibu for the University of Santa Barbara, “[Growing up in Malibu], I have an appreciation for nature, and after which he traveled for a few years, including one-year stints the ocean, and just being so involved in the community,” he said. in Italy and in Germany, and a couple years in Sydney, Australia. “I still have friends I met in elementary school.” Cortazzo’s parents “I traveled the world,” he said. “I was kind of a hippy.” EventualVince and Patricia bought the Point Dume plot in 1960, his father ly, however, his Malibu roots beckoned him home. “[I missed]

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JACK OF ALL TRADES Before getting his real estate license in 1994, Cortazzo held a number of jobs, working as a lifeguard, masseuse and a model in the early 1990s.

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ince 1978, a luxurious home with Scottish towers and turrets sat ery property is a consideration for livability, a consistent flexibilatop a mountain overlooking Malibu Colony, Catalina Island, and ity, and a constant pursuit of “wow’s.” “My formula is that I build the Santa Monica Bay. “Princess” Lilly Lawrence, daughter of an every house like I would live in it and I think that is the success.” exiled oil minister, threw lavish parties there and called it “CasBut part of that means deviating from the blue prints. “I’m a detle Kashan,” though Malibu residents knew it lovingly as “Malibu sign-build kind of guy so what happens is I build a box and I have Castle.” That was until 10 years ago, when the Malibu Canyon fire an idea of the inside,” he says. “But I really let the project speak to leveled it, destroying centuries-old chandeliers, millions of dolme as it evolves.” All throughout New Castle there are evolutions lars in artwork and furniture, and a jewelry collection said to be like these, which Gillen calls afterthoughts. One of those aftersecond only to Queen Elizabeth’s. thoughts is a $100,000 steel hanging art piece that covers a blank The $17-million-dollar property sat empty for eight years until wall. Another is the first thing you see when you walk through the developer Scott Gillen bought it in 2015 for just under $10 million front door. Only after construction began did he think to put a dollars. He began work on an idea for a new castle where the bewine cellar in the entry way, made with over $1 million worth of loved landmark once stood. After he bought the property he triteak wood. He did it to create another “wow.” “I’m looking for mopled his original budget to build ments. It’s important that you his “New Castle,” making it the look at it and just go, ‘wow,’” most extravagant home he has he says. “The idea is to catch as ever built. Within the ashes of many wows as you can.” Those the old castle was a loophole wows include the wine cellar, that allowed Gillen to build the expansive ocean views once the most expensive home in you reach the living space, the Malibu to date. Since the Malwidth of the open floor plan, ibu Castle burned down, the and the viewpoint from the project is exempt from modern lower deck where you can see zoning regulations as long as it the mountains in Malibu Canstays within the boundaries of yon, the ocean, and Malibu’s the original house, making it iconic Serra Retreat a strong truly one of a kind. But Gillen stone’s throw away. says it’s not just about size. “It’s While putting the finishing large but it’s also very intimate. touches on the “New Castle,” You’re not yelling across to the Gillen bought 24 acres along other side. Even though it’s big the Pacific Coast Highway for it still is a very intimate envi$50 million, making it the most DURING OUR TOUR Gillen points out the individually hand-poured tiles that make up the 75-foot infinity pool. ronment.” It’s also all about deexpensive undeveloped land in tail, he says. Down to the books Malibu to date. He bought it afon every shelf. “The struggle ter joint venture partners spent when you’re buying books,” 11 years working on obtaining he says, “is to make sure that they look good where they sit but coastal development permits that would allow homes to be built also to make sure that there’s something good to actually read.” there. The lot sits in the exclusive Malibu Colony neighborhood. And between the detail, the quality, and the size, Gillen says the He told The Real Deal that it will have “the most spectacular views price tag is well worth it. “When people question the price of the that anybody has ever seen.” “The codes are changing dramatihouse, they need to look at the quality of the house and this house cally here,” he told us , “The Case was a big deal for me because is probably the highest quality that you’ll see,” he says. you can’t get those homes anymore.” This will also be the first The “New Castle” boasts 15,000 square feet of living space. The multi-home development Gillen will build. He said they will each 5-bedroom, 6-bathroom main house is 10,500 square feet and be made in a mid-century modern style. In an October interview, lined with dry-aged oak floors, and doors and cabinetry with a Gillen said the renderings of The Case will be released in the next custom teak finish. In addition to a 4,000 square-foot guest house, couple months. The 24-hour guarded, gated community will have amenities include a master suite with a soaker tub, a 120-ft great 5 single-family homes all between 10,500 and 13,500 square feet room, game room, gym, humidor, spa, and a fully-stocked wine on lots ranging between 2.45-5.78 acres. The community, which room. In case that isn’t enough, there is also a home theater openhe is calling “The Case,” is scheduled to be on the maring to the 75-ft infinity pool, with a waterfall that flows down a full story to the home’s lower level. For the price of $80 million he Scott Gillen’s Unvarnished even throws in custom furniture valued at over $1 million, and a 3806 Cross Creek Rd, Malibu, CA year of concierge services. Gillen says behind all the luxury in evPhone: (424) 346 2616, www.scottgillen.com

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A VACATION When looking for vacation homes, Cortazzo suggests clients purchase no more than an hour away from their house. Cortazzo has done just that—his Mulholland Dr. property is only a 15-minute drive from his Point Dume house. “Suddenly I’m in a whole different environment,” he says.

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“MY FAMILY IS THE HEART OF WHO I AM.”

the lifestyle,” he said. “The community, my family. My family is the heart of who I am.” Upon returning to Malibu, Cortazzo worked various jobs, including as a lifeguard, a massage therapist and a model, before meeting the legendary fashion photographer Herb Ritts at a mutual friends’ Grayfox home in 1992, a chance encounter which would alter the course of his life. Cortazzo soon became Ritts’ assistant, and while working shoots, high-powered celebrity subjects often inquired with him what neighborhoods they should look at as they mulled Malibu real estate purchases. “They would say ‘Chris, you were born and raised in Malibu, where should we buy?’” he said. “I would say oh, you should buy here or there. I put two and two together and thought, I should go into real estate.” Cortazzo got his real estate license in 1994, and soon after acquired his first client, the actor Richard Gere. Only a few months later he sold Gere a Broad Beach home for $5 million, a big-time sale at the time, let alone a big-time first sale. “You can realize how monumental that was,” he said. “That set the course for my career. Then I listed my first home at $8 million the same year, and my career just took off.” Since then, Cortazzo has achieved a bevy of both local and national accolades as his sales record has skyrocketed. In 2000 he became the #1 agent in Malibu, and in 2009 the #1 Coldwell Banker agent

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DESIGN FORWARD Cortazzo partnered with esteemed architect Martin Lawrence Bullard in designing his Mulholland Dr. property, which is outfitted in an African-inspired aesthetic.

MOUNTAIN RETREAT Cortazzo desribes his Mulholland Dr. property as magic. “I call it the holy land,” he says. “It’s the most beautiful property ever.”

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in the country, both positions he holds to this day. In 2016 he was living room, and laughs knowingly. “From here.” And while Malnamed the top Coldwell Banker agent internationally, number ibu prices continue to rise, Cortazzo says he is confident as ever 1 out of more than 91,000 people, a position that he maintained in the value of property in the community. “I love Malibu, I invest for 2017 as well. He credits his work ethic and deep-seated belief in Malibu, and I think Malibu’s only going to increase in value,” in integrity as a few of the integral reasons for his success.“When he said. “I’m the biggest believer in that. It’s an amazing investyou do a great job for one person, they refer you and it just kid of ment. If you look at the prices compared to what you get for your spreads from there,” he said. “And now, after 20-something years, money in London, New York City, I think Malibu is a bargain. Who I have a name that people recognize. And I have such a great supwouldn’t want to be here?” “I would buy more [Malibu properport staff, I’m so fortunate. We run a well-oiled ship.” ty] if I could,” he added. “But my business manager’s chaining me After such an illustrious and event-filled 20+ years, what addown.” And while he contends there isn’t exactly much affordable vice would he give his 27 year-old self as he was just starting out real estate to be found in the area, he says the community still has in the industry?“Fasten your seatbelts, it’s going to be a bumpy deals if buyers know where to look. ride,” he says. “Real estate is a lot of work. It’s a 24/7 job, literally. His affection for and roots in Malibu, however, have also affordI’m working everyday except Christmas and New Years Day.”“But ed Cortazzo a deep understanding of the profound ways Malibu I love what I do,” he added. “It has changed over the past dedoesn’t feel like work, because cades. He isn’t blind to the fact I’m so passionate about it.” that more middle-class families Being able to live and work in like his own could never dream a community that has played of the Point Dume upbringing and continues to play such he had, or how starkly differa principal role in his idenent everywhere from Trancas to tity also fuels his passion for Cross Creek now look as propreal estate, he said. “It’s a reerty values have skyrocketed in ally special place because we recent years. “You know, a lot of have a community [here],” he the old ranch homes are starting said. “How many people can to be taken down,” he said. “The say that, in New York City, or essence of the older neighboranywhere else? And seeing hoods is changing, but I don’t the families, and the children think change is bad. It’s inevitagrow up and go off to universible. We’re always evolving. And ty, it’s wonderful. It’s really an it’s nice for people to be able to SIT DOWN Malibu Magazine sat down with Cortazzo (and amazing spot.” fulfill their dreams and to raise his German shepherds) at his Point Dume estate. Indeed, there is perhaps children, as I was raised. You no better cheerleader for this community than Cortazzo, in many ways the consummate Malibu-ite. A surfer, he says he begins every morning in the ocean at 7 a.m. “I love to do anything that has to do with the ocean,” he said. “I love to be in the water every day if I can. [It] just washes it all away. All the stress, and everything else.” His all-time favorite restaurant in Malibu is perennial local favorite Cholada, and he stays in touch with many of the friends he grew up with in Point Dume. Even his vacation home, for those days when he needs a change from the Point Dume Bali estate, is in Malibu, a 30-acre ranch up Mulholland that he describes as “pure magic.” “I always say it’s really wonderful to have your vacation home within an hours’ drive, and that’s only 17 minutes door-to-door,” he said. “Suddenly I’m in a whole different environment. I call it the holy land. It’s the most beautiful property ever.” The Mulholland Dr. estate, a refurbished ranch home designed by Bullard as well, is a distinctly different style than his Point Dume home, featuring an African-inspired aesthetic and photographs shot in Africa, as well as items collected from some of Cortazzo’s frequent travels. “That’s my retreat,” he says. He pauses, surveying his spectacular light-filled Point Dume

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have a new generation that is appreciating this beautiful spot.” And for older families that have called this special place home for years, he reminds of the incredible silver lining at the heart of all this change. “Yes, if you’re a schoolteacher it’s going to be very difficult to buy in Malibu [right now],” he says. “But if you have been established here and you can sell your home and make such an amazing amount of money to give yourself freedom in life, it’s wonderful. It’s a lottery ticket. And then you have all the wonderful memories you’ve made here.” He points to his own family’s experience. “My parents paid $11,000 for their property,” he said. “When you have old-timers here that are able to sell their home on Point Dume for $5 million and set their family up for their future, what a wonderful gift.” “I have to say, the greatest thing about my success is being able to supply a lifestyle to my friends and my family,” he added. “It’s MM been the greatest gift to give back to them.” Chris Cortazzo, 29178 Heathercliff Rd. www.chrissortazzo.com Phone: (310) 589-2472

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TV. MALIBU TROPICAL Recent remodeling has enhanced the home’s tropical-luxe aesthetic, with new dritfwood ceilings with exposed beams throughout, and beach-shell cladding in the bathrooms.

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he jaw-dropping Las Flores Beach home of Baywatch co-creator Gregory J. Bonann has hit the market. Diane Everett of Coldwell Banker Global Luxury and Marcus Beck of Sotheby’s International are listing the property for $8.9 million. The tropical, architectural home is truly one-of-a-kind and an entertainer’s dream, with a grotto-style entertaining area right on the beachfront featuring a spa area and sand-covered entertainment deck with built-in lounges, fire pit, outdoor grill and TV. The four-story home includes four bedrooms, four-and-a-half bathrooms, a well-appointed kitchen, multiple decks throughout and a private rooftop deck affording unobstructed views of the Pacific Ocean. Recently remodeled, the home features custom finishes enhancing the tropical theme, including driftwood ceilings with exposed beams, beach-shell cladding in the bathrooms, and a custom shell stone natural gas fireplace. The recent remodeling also outfitted the property with top-ofthe-line structural support and a new wastewater treatment center. Recent construction included new concrete caissons supporting a seawall, considered to be the most stable and secure type of construction in Malibu. A brand new computer-controlled onsite wastewater treatment system was also installed, boasting its own leach field and a 2,000 gallon capacity tank buried on-site.

The home also comes with a wonderful story. The owner Bonann was working as a lifeguard in Malibu when he helped rescue the child of a television executive, an encounter which eventually snagged him a pitch meeting at NBC, where he introduced the idea of Baywatch. Bonann would go on to an illustrious television career, producing 289 episode of the show and its spin-offs. Bonann originally lived on the 20900 PCH property while he was a lifeguard in the 1970s, when the home was nothing more than a modest beach shack. After his success in TV, Bonnan bought the property in 1999, renovating and transforming it into the dream Malibu beach house.

$8,900,000

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DIANE EVERETT

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MARCUS BECK

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Combining the talents of Tony Mark and Russell Grether, two top-producing agents, The Mark & Grether Group brings together local expertise, comprehensive experience, and unparalleled results in a singular team. Culminating 35 years of combined real estate experience and netting $750 million worth of real estate sales, their team offers top-tier service and personalized attention to buyers and sellers alike. They specialize in the Malibu luxury and entertainment division, but their services span from the Pacific Palisades to Ventura including residential homes, condos, leases, multi-family commercial buildings and vacant land and agricultural sales. The Mark & Grether Groupâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s highly-effective full-service approach makes them the single real estate resource their clients need. Paired with the innovative and the technological power of Compass, The Mark & Grether Group combines trusted values with unprecedented proficiency to deliver superior results for their clientele.

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State-of-the-Art 25 Acre Equestrian Ranch Compound

Behind a private gate overlooking Malibu’s beautiful ocean, 549 feet of frontage offers a new world class, beautifully built 9-stall barn with ocean views for each horse, a private office, studio, fruit and avocado orchards, wells, and trails. Great for developers, horse lovers, resort and spa visionaries, and wine enthusiasts, this property has many opportunities to be subdivided into three 5-acre parcels. There is a 2 story, 4 bedroom main house with gorgeous ocean views, detached 3 bedroom guest house, koi pond, pool and tennis court. Secondary gate for bringing horses up and large equipment. Also available for lease with the following options: $150k short term, or $100k long term, or $30k for lower portion of the property for horses, stables, riding ring, hot walker, air stream, office/studio, or lease out avocado orchards, fruit trees, etc.

Barn/Hay Barn: • 9 Horse stalls • High-end tack room • Feed room • Large water/shower stall for horses • Large industrial heaters throughout the barn • Automatic water feeders in all stalls • Padded stalls for horse safety • Rubber floors throughout the barn • Camera system • Bathroom with Shower • Lounge and office space with refrigerator and sink

Exclusively for Sale $55,000,000 Text: T40273577 to 81035

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• Hay barn with locker room/bathroom for employees • Computerized riding arena with special turf, underground irrigation system and special footing Studio Building: • Studio with bathroom/shower, guestroom, sink and microwave • Crestron camera/music/phone system, all electronic and built in • Two car garage, work station, laundry room and storage room.

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LAST, BUT NOT LEAST

5 QUESTIONS FOR …

MAYOR OF MALIBU RICK MULLEN Malibu Magazine sits down with community leader, Rick Mullen, to get answers on the Malibu community and what his plans are while in office.

1

What does it mean to you to be a representative of the people of Malibu and what are your plans while in office? To me, being a representative of the people of Malibu is a great and humbling honor. While I am in office, my plans are to uphold the Vision and Mission Statements of Malibu.

2

Do you have any ideas for new programs to preserve cultural resources? Yes, I would like to enhance and encourage the continued great work of the Cultural Arts Commission to release the creative potential energy of the people of Malibu.

3

What makes Malibu Malibu? The natural beauty of the land and the ocean in conjunction with the beautiful weather. The fact that it is not as developed as other coastal cities is a legacy of the ownership of Rancho Malibu by the Rindge family. We should work toward maintaining as much open space and emphasis on the natural, as opposed to man-made, wonders of Malibu. We are very fortunate to live here and that such a place still exists.

4

What are your thoughts on the separation of Malibu and Santa Monica school districts? It is long overdue. Santa Monica won’t let us go for selfish reasons. We would not do to another town what they are doing to us. It is just wrong, period. I am confident that we will prevail, because we are on the right side of the argument and we have put the priorities of the students at the top.

5

As a leader in the Malibu community what was has been your biggest achievement and what has been your biggest challenge? As a leader in the Malibu community my biggest achievements have been two things. One, negotiating a settlement to solve the long-term problems in Paradise Cove when I was the President of the Paradise Cove Homeowners Association. Two, defeating the Coastal Commission and the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy in State Court, along with the City of Malibu as the President of the Ramirez Canyon Preservation Fund. The basis of the case was local control for the City of Malibu. My biggest challenge has been maintaining the correct balance in juggling my professional life as a Fire Captain and City Council Member, with my personal life as a husband and father. So far, it has MM been working well.

RICK MULLEN has had a long career in civic service. He spent 30 years as a military helicopter pilot, has served as a Malibu Council member since 2016, is a Fire Captain, and as of this February, is serving a Malibu’s new Mayor.

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