Autumn 2011

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2011 Palos Verdes Concours D'Elegance

Southbay Magazine was a proud sponsor of this year’s Palos Verdes Concours D'Elegance, which showcased more than 200 classic automobiles influenced by California design and style. Held at Trump National Golf Club, our VIP media tent featured Widmer Brothers brews, Katarina Wines by Field Vineyards, and tasty appetizers courtesy of partner Terranea Resort. Photography by Tracy Breshears.

Southbay Magazine's Women In Business Issue Party

marea boutique at Terranea Resort hosted Southbay Magazine's Autumn issue party featuring some of the South Bay's finest leading ladies in business. Photography by Tracy Breshears.

Grand Opening: Custom Design & Construction

Custom Design & Construction celebrates the grand opening of their new El Segundo showroom with guests who enjoyed wine by Napa Valley wine maker, Robert Craig. Mariel Hemingway, an advocate of the evening's sponsor, Cambria, was available for pictures with guests. Photography by Alex Smith.

Hang 10

The Palos Verdes Art Center held its opening reception for the Surf’s Up and Enceladus Exhibitions. More than 400 attended the opening, held at the Art Center’s new, temporary location at The Promenade on the Peninsula. In all, 19 artists participated in the show curated by Jacqueline Dreager.

Welcome Home

A new listing open house hosted by Alison Clay-Duboff of South Bay Brokers was catered by MB Post and chef David LeFevre. The home is currently listed at $1,239,000.

Healthy Start

Cancer Support Community-Redondo Beach’s 15th annual Celebrate Wellness raised $125,000 in net income to benefit support group programs for cancer patients and their families. More than 550 guests sampled tasty fare from a variety of restaurants, wineries and breweries that participated in the late afternoon garden party at South Coast Botanical Gardens.

Divine Dining

More than 900 community members gathered to sample some of the South Bay’s best fare at the 25th annual Gourmet Food and Wine Festival at Honda Motors. Proceeds went toward construction of Torrance Memorial’s new Main Tower and Pediatric Services.

Pay It Forward

Vistas for Children, a philanthropic organization comprised of a 100% volunteer group of women from the greater South Bay area, proudly awarded grants to 18 deserving charitable organizations that serve the children of the community.

You’re the Best

Southbay magazine welcomed winners and nominees of the first annual “Best of A to Z” party on the pool deck at Shade Hotel. Guests sipped on Belvedere cocktails and held raffle tickets for great prizes courtesy of Skechers.

Barbra Horowitz

This fashionable resident shares her styling tricks with a new South Bay crowd.

Gustavo Calzadilla

Time management is an art for this busy South Bay executive and father.

Take Me Out

On With the Show

Just as the Norris Center for Performing Arts opens the curtain on the 2011/2012 season, we talked with executive director James W. Gruessing on everything from his debut at the center to becoming a “genie.”

Art of Giving

The South Bay’s Dr. Murad lends his artistic talents to a unique charity event.

Close Knit

A stylish Redondo Beach hub draws South Bay residents with a passion for knitting.

Full Service

Celebrated French artist Guy Buffet creates a whimsical tribute to the Palos Verdes Concours d’Elegance.

Snow White

Winter is just around the corner ... and that means ski season. Here’s a guide to our favorite California slopes—here, near and up there.

Brian Lee

For this South Bay dog trainer and behaviorist, progress begins with mutual respect.