Easy French Yogurt Cake

Family Recipe, Studio of Good LivingChef Phoebe Schilla demonstrates how to make an easy French Yogurt Cake. Learn how to make this delicious, quick and easy cake in just a few minutes!   [Read more…]

My Gym Redondo Beach Open House on Sunday

My Gym Redondo Beach Open HouseJoin My Gym Redondo Beach this Sunday, January 26 from 9am to 12pm for a fun-filled morning of play and class activities. Play, register and save! Choose your child’s classes and take advantage of awesome registration promotions. This event is intended for families with children who are not currently enrolled, but are interested in enrolling and/or finding out more.  Our Open House is designed for children 7 months to 8 years old and will be held at our Redondo Beach location at 1216 Beryl Street, Redondo Beach. [Read more…]

Sun and Swim Protection for Your Child’s Hair!!

Fairy Tales Hair CareThis summer whether kids are going off to summer camp, taking a family beach vacation or staying local, there is no doubt that there will be lots of outdoor fun in the sun activities taking place.  Parents are well aware of the importance of protecting their kids’ skin during summer activities  but it is also important to protect the hair as well.   Sun exposure, chlorine and sea salt can build up and cause damage, leaving hair dry and brittle.  The Fairy Tales Hair Sun & Swim Collections protects hair from all these elements.  The Fairy Tales Hair Care Sun and Swim collections protects hair from all of the elements. [Read more…]

Is honesty the best policy?

Kids can be brutally honest at times, and sometimes it can be considered inappropriate. With the holidays upon us, take the time to think about how your child responds to people when they are given a gift.  Does your child remember to say thank you on their own?  Do they write thank you notes and understand the importance of them? How does your child handle the gifts they receive that they don’t particularly like? [Read more…]

“CHILL” At The Queen Mary

I finally got the chance to go and check out “CHILL”, at the historic Queen Mary and boy was it a treat!  If you haven’t yet got the chance to check it out then please get down there soon to experience this wonderful frosty treat! [Read more…]

Back to School Already? How to Set Your Child Up for Great Success

Even though children may be enjoying their summer, parents are already thinking about “back-to-school” and everything that needs to get organized. What’s the stress-free solution to setting your child up for a truly successful year?

Routines and organization: Every household benefits from having established routines but it’s even more important when kids are back at school.

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Frugal Family Fun For Under $50

For some, entertaining the family seems like an expense they can’t afford. It isn’t cheap to take your whole family out to the movies or local sports game every weekend. Eventually prices start to add up and your savings starts to take a turn for the worst. Luckily, this doesn’t have to be your only option to enjoy some family laughs. Here are some frugal family activities that cost under $50 and are fun for the whole family.

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Frugal Family Fun: Summertime Activities for You and Your Kids

The summer is a wonderful time of year, and with school being out you are sure to have plenty of time to spend with your children. Keeping your kids entertained during the long school break may seem daunting and expensive- but there are many great free or inexpensive activities that are fun for kids of all ages. Not only are the following activities easy on your budget, they are also great ways to spend quality time with your family.

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Peninsula School of Performing Arts Ballet Summer Intensive Auditions

New York City Ballet soloist, Antonio Carmena, returns to Palos Verdes to teach at a local ballet summer intensive at Peninsula School of Performing Arts (PSPA) in Lunada Bay.

This two week  summer intensive for intermediate and advanced students has been coordinated with Dance Peninsula Ballet and boasts an impressive lineup of instructors.  In addition to Mr. Carmena, classes will also be taught by Dance Peninsula Ballet’s Artistic Director, Roberto Almaguer.  Mr. Almaguer is a former Ballet Nacional de Cuba principal dancer and a well know Master Ballet Instructor throughout the United States and Internationally.   Other ballet faculty will include Julia Ortega a former Ballet Nacional de Cuba principal dancer and a member of the faculty at the Trudl Zipper Dance Institute at The Colburn School,  Vera Ninkovic who completed her training at the Royal Ballet School in London and Marina Kalinina who attended the prestigious Bolshoi Ballet Academy and has performed as a soloist in over 60 countries with ballet and character dance companies including Moiseyev & Berioska.  Rounding out the dance experience will be the opportunity to take classes with Broadway dancer Michael Pereira.  This is truly a unique program for Palos Verdes and South Bay dancers and is conveniently located on the Peninsula.

Auditions will be held on June 2nd at 10:30am at 2325 Palos Verdes Drive West, Ste. 106, Palos Verdes Estates.

Program dates are June 18-29th and classes take place from 9:30am to 3:30pm.  For additional information go to www.pspadance.com or call (310) 375-1398.

The Dance Peninsula Ballet Presents: The Nutcracker

Dance Peninsula Ballet welcomes audiences to our 23rd Season of The Nutcracker.  Fall under the magical spell of Christmas as you embrace the dreams of a little girl who falls asleep beside her Nutcracker doll.  Dance Peninsula will take you, along with Clara, on a magical journey that you will not forget.  This year our Artistic Director, Roberto Almaguer, former principal dancer with the Ballet Nacional de Cuba, will take the stage on December 2 and 3rd with guest artist, Ania Hidalgo, also formerly of the Ballet Nacional de Cuba.  Audiences will not want to miss this rare opportunity to see this special performance.  This production perfectly unites the talents of our dancers, guest artists and the children from our community into a memorable performance that you will be happy to make a part of your holiday tradition.

Tickets for “The Nutcracker” are available beginning October 25, 2011 at the Norris Center for Performing Arts, 27570 Norris Center Drive, Rolling Hills Estates by calling the ticket office at (310) 544-0403 or visiting them online at www.norriscenter.com.  Ticket prices at $30 for Adults and $18 for children 17 and under.

Performance times are:

  • November 26, 2011 at 2pm and 7:30pm
  • November 27, 2011 at 1pm and 5:00pm
  • December  2, 2100 at 7:30pm
  • December 3, 2011 at 2pm and 8:00pm

Dance Peninsula Ballet is a non profit community ballet founded in 1988.  Our mission is to encourage dancers to develop to their fullest potential by achieving a high level of technique through training, artistic skills via performing opportunities, and a sense of community through our outreach programs.  For more information visit us at www.dancepeninsula.com .