LOCAL SPOTLIGHT | Photos by Monika

LOCAL SPOTLIGHT | Photos by Monika

The South Bay has a knack for attracting young families from all over the world. Monika, a photographer who got her start in New York City in the fashion industry, realized that she could capture precious moments in these new families' lives in the cutest way possibly. We sat down with her to get the scoop on how she gets these incredible shots and learn about just how much work goes into capturing these moments that will last a lifetime. 

Meet P2PB's Newest Agent: Hany Bekhit

Meet P2PB's Newest Agent: Hany Bekhit

Hany has lived in Manhattan Beach over the last 15 years raising his kids with his wife. When it comes to business, Hany is quick to help buyers & sellers find their dream home, as well as specializing in investment properties. More than willing to hold your hand through every step of the process, Hany can help clients understand the lending process, give advice on the current economic trends and also has a background in architecture. 

3.5 Things To Do For Memorial Day Weekend

As the summer is sneaking up on us, Memorial Day weekend is here again. If you're still not quite sure what to do this holiday weekend then we have got you covered with a list of our top 3.5 things to do for Memorial Day weekend, wether that means staying close to home or a weekend get away. 

1. Fiesta Hermosa 

The festival takes place every Memorial Day and Labor Day Weekend (Saturday, Sunday and Monday) in downtown Hermosa Beach.

Fiesta Hermosa attendees can choose from a wide selection of cuisine in the food court, a Beer & Wine Garden offers beer, wine and beeritas with proceeds benefiting a number of local charities. There is live music on two main stages as well as a new satellite stage situated outside Java Man. And tons of rides and games for kids of all ages and even a petting zoo! For more info visit here

2. Santa Barbara Weekend Getaway

Looking to escape the madness of LA for the long weekend? How about a romantic drive up the coast to one of our favorite hotels in Santa Barbara at Belmond El Encanto. From the beautiful gardens to the sitting on top of a hill with views of the ocean and the surrounding hills. Accommodations are top notch, with heated bathroom floors to serious soaking tubs to your own private fireplaces, used for warmth as well as cuddling. Best part is that the hotel is close enough to everything but far enough away. 

3. Take the train to San Diego

Looking to avoid the endless hours of traffic to get anywhere this weekend? Hop on Amtrak's Pacific Surfliner for about $90, you can buy yourself a round trip ticket and not have to worry about your transportation and get served adult beverages while cruising along the coast. As far as lodging goes, we got you covered with our personal favorite restort Paradise Point. Tucked away on gentle Mission Bay in the heart of San Diego, Paradise Point Resort & Spa features comfortable bungalow-style rooms amidst lush, tropical gardens, tranquil lagoons, and one mile of sandy beach next door to SeaWorld.

 

3.5 Staycation at Terranea Resort

We are counting this as half because you don't have to travel very far but the experience will just as splendid. Now offering a SoCal staycation package, Terrenea is a 102-acre private peninsula paradise, it's like stepping into a whole new world - minutes from the bustle of Los Angeles. On three sides, you're surrounded by the tranquil waves of the Pacific and across the channel is Catalina Island. Book your weekend getaway here and leave all your problems 10 minutes away. For more info visit here


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