Around & About – Happenings around the Peninsula November 2022

Tom Hyatt introducing Pavilions new charcuterie-in-a-cup to be served at your next soiree. Photo by Stephanie Cartozian

+ Hyatt manages Pavilions Wine Club, tastings

Pavilions Supermarket in Rolling Hills Estates has a free wine club and complimentary, in-store tastings of not only wines like Grgich Hills, Frank Family and Daou, but also a well curated selection of French and Italian wines. Many are stored in a large, temperature controlled wine cellar? They also have a bar directly adjacent to the cellar. Customers do not need to be a wine club member to participate in the tastings.

To enroll in the wine club email Tom Hyatt, concierge/event planner, at

Club members receive a wine newsletter that includes a schedule of upcoming, in-store tastings; coupons; double discount weekend bulletins; limited quantity special acquisitions, and announcements of VIP engagements such as the Far Niente/Nickel & Nickel wine dinner on Wednesday evening, November 16, at L’Opera, and is hosted by the head winemaker Andrew Delos. 

Their virtual Holiday Pinot Tasting is November 17. Pavilions also hosts in-store cocktail tastings like Skrewball Peanut Butter Whiskey, and Milam & Green Triple Cask Bourbon. 

Hyatt is also the Catering Concierge. He can be reached at 310-377-1994 Ext. 1237 or at 657-248-5734. His office is by the floral/helium balloon department, to the right of the batteries.

Marcia, August, Antonia Lavender and Lisa Lahr.

+Vistas for Children Changing Lives

Vistas for Children has donated over $7.75 million to over 26 South Bay charities that service children with special needs and their families. Their grants have made a huge impact on these grass-roots and well-established organizations. Vistas members enjoy great fellowship in their 100% volunteer endeavor seeking funding for these charities and are indebted to the generosity of the donors and sponsors of their annual events throughout the year. This year, Vistas for Children invited many of their most generous supporters to a very special porterhouse steak dinner that included appetizers, desserts and drinks provided by Tata’s, Cafe, Bettolino Kitchen, La Bocca Felice, San Pedro Brewing Company, Locale90, Cooking Thyme and American Cooking Equipment. Marcia and Larry August opened their lovely home in Rancho Palos Verdes for the lively cocktail and dinner event. Guests enjoyed hearing from one of their grant recipients, Community’s Child.

The new Lunada Kitchen is adjacent to Lunada Market. Photo by Summer Kulusich

+New PVE Restaurant Opening!

Visit Lunada Market’s newest addition, The Lunada Kitchen. A friendly, casual hotspot with views of Catalina from its beautifully curated patio. It’s the new hot spot to go on a date, meet up with other families, and just enjoy some home cooking where they claim the secret is always love. After eating, be sure to stop into The Market and discover the array of everyday gourmet grocery, wine and grab-and-go at this local favorite in charming Lunada Bay. Come back to visit the fresh juice bar, grab a handcrafted sandwich or salad, or treat yourself to one of their famous artisan boards. Whatever you choose, you know it will be delicious. 

Lots of activities for kids to spend an afternoon of fun.

+Deluca Farms Open 7 Days A Week Through Halloween

There’s still time to visit the largest, local, family-fun pumpkin patch. Located at 903 S. Western Avenue by 9th Street in San Pedro and open Monday-Thursday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.,  Fridays from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday and Sundays from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Deluca Farms offers different sizes and variations of pumpkins along with a bounce house, petting zoo, carnival-style games, tractor racing and a photo booth to document your fun adventure. They reopen the day after Thanksgiving and become a fabulous, winter wonderland of a Christmas tree lot. Visit to learn more. Photos by Stephanie Cartozian

Dagny Tang is currently in the fourth grade and is standing in front of her “Spring Time in Redondo Beach” which was installed on a utility box in Redondo Beach. Photo by Tim Tang

+PVE Elementary School Artist Wins Accolades

On November 30, Bill Brand,mayor of Redondo Beach will recognize Dagny Tang’s artistic accomplishment with a commendation at the city’s official council meeting. Tang attends a local elementary school in PVE and submitted her artwork to the Redondo Beach Public Arts Commission in February of 2020 while in the 1st grade. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic her application became delayed. In early October of this year, her artwork “Spring Time in Redondo Beach” was installed on the utility box at the corner of Ford and Aviation. 

Desperado playing at Lunada Bay Park, wrapping up the Lunada Bay Summer Concert Series. Photo by Stephanie Cartozian

+The Lunada Bay Summer Concert Series 

On September 18 the Lunada Bay Concert Series came to an end with country rock, Desperado, an Eagles tribute band, playing at Lunada Bay Park. Always family- and dog-friendly, the grass was filled to the edges with picnic blankets, while local residents noshed, imbibed and enjoyed tunes like, Take It Easy, Peaceful Easy Feeling and Joe Walsh singles such as All Night Long.  Children were playing, the sun was setting and the light was magnificent over the grassy knoll while listeners enjoyed the last remnants of “summertime”  jollity. 


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