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!

LIFE IS SHORT... ...ENJOY THE RIDE !!!!

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!! 🌮🌮🌮

#tacos#empanadashop#southbay#southbaybites#yum#foodie#eatlocal#supportlocalbusiness

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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!

#sweettreats#chocolate#cake#cookie#valentinesday#yum#local#bakery#sweetladyjane#goodies#desert#manhattanbeach#beachlife

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NEW BUSINESS: Stretch Lab El Segundo

Imagine standing taller, running faster, bending easier – now make that a reality. Assisted stretching will improve your range of motion, flexibility and reduce pain and tension.🧘‍♀️ StretchLab El Segundo is a unique wellness concept, offering customized assisted-stretch sessions.🏃‍♀️ StretchLab’s team of highly trained Flexologists will give you a deeper stretch than you could ever achieve on your own. To get started you can visit their website or call direct. They offer monthly memberships or packages. 🙂

#health#southbay#fitness#stretching#wellness#livelong#livehealthy

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Jazz It Up! Free Concert

Jazz it Up! 🎺
Join the El Segundo Public Library staff for a FREE Music Center On Tour concert – Jazz it Up! with Dr. Bobby Rodriguez on Thursday, March 3rd at 4:00 p.m. at City Hall Plaza, located at 350 Main Street in El Segundo.
Grammy-nominated Dr. Bobby Rodriguez is a professor of jazz at several area universities and is dedicated to expanding the musical experience of his audiences. 🎷
There will be hands-on musical instrument crafting for kids and the weekly Farmers Market will in full swing, so there’s a lot to see and do.
Hope to see you there! 🤗

#jazznight#jazz#freeconcert#farmersmarket#southbay#livemusic#thrusday#elsegundo#jazzitup

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MB Holiday Gift Guide

The Holidays are fast approaching and here are some of the favorite spots for all your gift needs in Manhattan Beach! 🎄🎅✨

#christmas#holidays#giftguide#manhattanbeach#shopping#xmas#celebrate#local#MB#thehobincompany#justaskmolly#southbay

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27th Annual Holiday Open House & 32nd Annual Manhattan Beach Pier Lighting!

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It’s the most ❄️ wonderful ❄️ time of the year!!! Manhattan Beach’s Pier Lighting and Holiday Open House is on November 17th! ✨See post for additional details. Can’t wait to see you there! 🎄#manhattanbeach#manhattanbeachpier#pierlighting#holiday#openhouse#november#southbay#localhappenings#localbusiness#supportlocal#localevents#mostwonderfultimeoftheyear#thehobincompany

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The Weekender Report 8/27 – 8/29

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