Beach Magazine

Stories of California Dreaming

Stories of California Dreaming

Each home designed by architect Grant Kirkpatrick begins with a story. Perhaps it’s the story of a successful, yet overextended, entrepreneur seeking a relaxing beach retreat away from his hectic, professional life.…

Cooking by the books

Cooking by the books

Pamela Salzman has turned her passion for food, nutrition and a healthy lifestyle into a business. Her popular, in-home cooking classes fill up as soon as the email goes out. …

Maison Riz

Maison Riz

Our server Rico had made such good suggestions so far that we decided to trust him to select the next item. He threw us a curve ball by bringing something called Cajun pork chop sushi. This was not, thankfully, raw pork over vinegared rice, but a scallop roll, topped with ahi tuna that had been dusted with mild Cajun spices and then torched.…

The scary dream god

The scary dream god

In junior high, the Manhattan Beach resident and New York Times bestselling author of the wildly successful tweener series, Pendragon, convinced his teachers to let him make videos instead of writing essays for assignments. …

Sweetness and Blood: How surfing spread from Hawaii and California to the rest of the world, with some unexpected results

Sweetness and Blood: How surfing spread from Hawaii and California to the rest of the world, with some unexpected results

Mira Costa grad Michael Scott Moore (class of ’87) has written the book every writer who surfs wishes he had written, and every surfer who writes wishes he could have written. …

Princess author balances the scales

Princess author balances the scales

Chris Patton of Manhattan Beach, a physician by day and a children’s author by night and on weekends, drew on his daughters for the inspiration for his first book, the girl-centric A Totally True Princess Story. Now, with Danny Fanny Saves Christmas, Patton evens the score.…

More than a sport: The History of Surfing by Matt Warshaw.

More than a sport: The History of Surfing by Matt Warshaw.

Now, with the near simultaneous publication with Scott’s book of The History of Surfing by fellow Mira Costa alumnus Matt Warshaw (class of ‘78), the beach cities can add to their Surf City claim that they are the birthplace of two of surfing’s most critically acclaimed writers. …

Wooden ships full of sushi

Wooden ships full of sushi

I’m proud to say that I’m a tinkerer – that species of…

A view toward work

A view toward work

If you haven’t noticed a 13,000 sq. ft., 34-unit office condominium complex…

A view toward work

A view toward work

Photos by Manolo Langis, KAA Design If you haven’t noticed a 13,000…