Welcome to Just Ask Molly

Thanks for stopping by. JustAskMolly.com is a free local resource for friends, family, clients and potential clients of The Hobin Company. It is meant to be a fun site with local resources, favorite hot spots, and a weekly blog featuring upcoming events, new restaurant openings, local real estate news, travel adventures and more. For some reason, while I was growing up in Northern California with my three younger brothers, and throughout high school, my years at UCLA and during my real estate career, my family and friends would always say "Just Ask Molly". I would constantly get calls and emails with questions like, "I am going to be in Santa Monica tonight and where should I go for dinner? " or "I am going to San Francisco where should I stay?" or "I need the name of a good plumber " ? So... after much urging from my three brothers, I launched JustAskMolly.com to create a database with local resources and fun places that I have been or that have come highly recommended to me by others. Check back frequently for updates and sign up for the blog. Thanks very much!


BeachLife Festival: May 3-5, 2024

Get ready for an unforgettable experience at BeachLife Festival! From May 3rd to May 5th, 2024, Redondo Beach’s Seaside Lagoon area will come alive with electrifying live music, sun-kissed vibes, and ocean breezes. With two main stages and two smaller ones, there’s no shortage of epic performances to enjoy while indulging in delicious eats and drinks from various vendors. For locals, biking to the festival and parking at the ‘Bike Valet’ adds to the full beach festival experience. Secure your tickets – whether it’s for all three days or just a single day – directly on the BeachLife website.


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New French Bistro by Chef Extraordinaire: David Slay

Fête Bistro by Slay, situated in Manhattan Beach, offers a unique blend of French and Arabic cuisines that has entranced many diners. Reviewers commend the restaurant for its “fresh take on French Mediterranean” cuisine, superior service, and lively ambiance. A creative and diverse menu enhances the dining experience, with dishes such as duck confit l’orange, shrimp skewers, and French onion soup earning high praise. The restaurant’s chic and upscale setting also contributes to its appeal. Its affiliation with the esteemed SLAY group of restaurants underscores the establishment’s commitment to culinary excellence. Whether you’re seeking “delish cuisines,” robust cocktails, or a vibrant atmosphere, Fête Bistro by Slay comes heavily recommended by its patrons.


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LA’s Best Cleaners!

We have a new recommended cleaning service for all your deep clean or regular cleaning needs.


LA’s Best Cleaning Services provides professionalism in every cleaning job we perform. Our clients can expect high-standard quality detailed cleaning.

We have well-trained professional teams to bring the best care for your home and work space managed by an onsite supervisor to ensure we provide 100% customer services.

A quality cleaning service that delivers!

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Happy 10 years to Paradise Bowls!

Happy 10 years to Paradise Bowls !! We love being right across from your MB location and your acai bowls are always the perfect pick-me-up/healthy meal option! Today only, Jan. 19th, 50% of all proceeds will be donated to the Roundhouse Aquarium! We look forward to supporting your business today and for many years to come.

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Manhattan Beach Pier Lighting

One week until the Manhattan Beach Pier Lighting! 🎄🤍

Mark your calendars for Wednesday, November 16th at 7pm PST ✨😊


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Beach Life Ranch: Music Festival!

“BeachLife Ranch is a music festival, born in the South Bay of Los Angeles, that celebrates the cowboy surfer way of life — women, men, children, and families who make memories weekend barbecuing and listening to tunes, whether on a ranch or at the beach. This festival is for those of us who grew up in Southern California, but love heading up to central California — with Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson on the FM radio — to spend a few weeks in the countryside. We want to capture the joy that comes from spending the day saddling horses on trails, then coming home to wash up for a sunset bbq of Santa Maria tri-tip with all the fixin’s. It’s different than the surf & skate beach culture we grew up with, but the vibe and rapture are the same, and something we want to celebrate: love and respect for the outdoors, nature, friends, and community. We invite you to the only major Country & Americana festival on the beach in Southern California.  “

This weekend September 16th -18th!! Tickets sill available: https://www.beachliferanch.com/?gclid=CjwKCAjwsfuYBhAZEiwA5a6CDGOMWnrmc0PEfrk-JYSJYGzB8pRzDhgAKYuyYAfTK-_t-DHNxa7-YhoCGuwQAvD_BwE

Check out the line up here:

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New Taco Shop!

We love TACOS!!! Check out @takariatacos in Redondo Beach for the best new bites in town!

Brought to you by @theempanadashop, Takaria Tacos serves carne asada, shredded brisket, chicken asado & tinga, braised pork, al pastor, shrimp tacos, breakfast burritos and more!! 🌮🌮🌮


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Our Go-To South Bay Handyman Service!

Preferred Business Spotlight: ACE Handyman Services. ACE can handle your punch list and more. ACE Handyman Services South Bay provides professional handyman work and exceptional service to residents throughout South Bay. Once you use ACE Hardware you are family, and they pride themselves on exceptional customer service. All my craftsmen work for me- they are my employees- they are skilled, knowledgeable and background checked. They did offer a 1-year warranty for our customers peace of mind. ACE is your home ALLY and your source for small projects around your house. Book these task completers to help check things off your home to-do list!

#Ace #handyman #service #local #spotlight #manhattanbeach #hermosabeach #southbay #fixer #justdoit

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Hermosa Beach St. Pat’s Parade!

🍀 This Saturday, March 12th, an eclectic and diverse celebration returns to downtown Hermosa Beach with a St. Patrick’s Day Parade from 11 am to 1 pm, followed by activities on Pier Plaza from 1 to 3 pm.✨ The community is welcome to line up on the street for viewing. For more info on the parade visit The Hermosa Beach Chamber of Commerce website, hbchamber.net/parade🌈#hermosabeach#celebrate#parade#justaskmolly#localevents#parade#saturday#festivities

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New Bakery in DT Manhattan Beach

Valentine’s day slip your mind? We get it… it happens. 😚 Sweet Lady Jane newest store in DT Manhattan Beach’s @metloxplaza is the spot to pick up all your sweet treat needs and some belated VDay goodies! 🍰
We received this Dark Chocolate Cake with chocolate buttercream topped with Divine chocolate curls from some friends yesterday and it was oh so tasty! 🧁 Swipe to see some of Sweet Lady Jane’s recent offerings like heart shaped cookies and birthday cakes! 🍪
Order via our website, Chownow, Doordash, Uber Eats or stop by their local bakery!


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