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!

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Happy Mother’s Day!

Happy Mother’s Day to all the amazing mama’s! You do it all and you deserve a day to relax and be pampered – enjoy! 💞

#manhattanbeach#mothersday#mothersdaygifts#mamas#moms#are#awesome#love#pamper#enjoy#life#cheers#thehobincompany#celebrate#treatyoself#justaskmolly#manhattanbeachlife#beachmoms

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Mother’s Day Shopping Guide – Day 5

Day 5 of our 5 day Mother’s Day Shopping Guide of Downtown Manhattan Beach is spotlighting Polish by Sand Spa ! 💅 Haven’t gotten mom anything special yet? Today’s the day ! Go out and get her a gift card from Polish by Sand Spa – mani pedi, massage, or facials – Mom deserves some pampering ! 💅💆‍♀️💞 #pampered #treatyoself #manipedi #massage #selfcare #sandspa #polish #manhattanbeach #mothersday #mothersdaygift #inspo #celebratemom #mothersday2021 #JustAskMolly #thehobincompany #manhattanbeachlife #shoppingguide

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Mother’s Day Shopping Guide – Day 4

Day 4 of our 5 day Mother’s Day Shopping Guide of Downtown Manhattan Beach is spotlighting Hammitt Bags Manhattan Beach ! Every mom needs a good handbag – get her the ultimate everyday crossbody for bopping around town – she will love it !
#hammitt #designer #handbags #purses #manhattanbeach #mothersday #mothersdaygift #inspo #celebratemom #mothersday2021 #JustAskMolly #thehobincompany #manhattanbeachlife #shoppingguide

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Mother’s Day Shopping Guide – Day 3

Day 3 of our 5 day Mother’s Day Shopping Guide of Downtown Manhattan Beach is spotlighting Tabula Rasa Manhattan Beach ! If you are looking for beach themed gifts for Mom – this is the place! Candles, diffusers, Sugarfina candies ! They even do gorgeous gift wrapping special for Mother’s Day free of charge !

#tabularasa#manhattanbeach#mothersday#mothersdaygift#inspo#celebratemom#mothersday2021#JustAskMolly#thehobincompany#manhattanbeachlife#shoppingguide

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Mother’s Day Shopping Guide – Day 2

Day 2 of our 5 day Mother’s Day Shopping Guide of Downtown Manhattan Beach is spotlighting GumTree Manhattan Beach ! This is the ultimate spot for all of Mom’s needs – throw pillows, kitchen ware, and cookbooks galore!

#gumtree #gumtreela #gumtreemb #manhattanbeach #vino #mothersday #mothersdaygift #inspo #celebratemom #mothersday2021 #JustAskMolly #thehobincompany #manhattanbeachlife

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Mother’s Day Shopping Guide – Day 1

Day 1 of our 5 day Mother’s Day Shopping Guide of Downtown Manhattan Beach is spotlighting @UncorkedWineShops ! They have everything Mom loves – aka – all the WINES !

Grab a bottle of Mom’s favorite vinos and a bow and you are all set. AXR Red Blend from Napa is one of my personal faves but you can never go wrong with a crisp Prosecco to help celebrate Mama on her special day – Cheers!


#wine #uncorked #manhattanbeach #vino #mothersday #mothersdaygift #inspo #celebratemom #mothersday2021 #JustAskMolly #thehobincompany #manhattanbeachlife

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RSVP –> GO!

The Hobin Company is so excited to be hosting the ultimate event – where Real Estate and fine art meets the “gaming” industry: Come celebrate the release of the re-invented California Dreaming Monopoly game at our Downtown Manhattan Beach office (904 Manhattan Ave #3) this Thursday May 6th from 4 – 7pm.

Kathleen Keifer, the celebrated MB based artist of this cali-centric version of the iconic real estate board game, will be on site to sign your copy of the special limited release! Co-sponsored with our friends at Pages Bookstore and Uncorked – MB Wine Shop. We will be offering wine samples and personal charcuterie boxes for all!

We would love for you to join us – please leave a comment with your email if you are interested!

*Safe distancing and Covid protocols will be observed*
#manhattanbeach #realestate #monopoly #event #manhattanbeachlife #californiadreaming #specialrelease #fineart #localevent #localartist #winetasting #thehobincompany #rsvp #justaskmolly #southbayevents #manhattanbeachevents #californiamonopoly #losangeles #gaming 

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Fishing with Dynamite named one of L.A.s 22 best restaurants!

It’s no surprise that Fishing With Dynamite(FWD) has been named one of L.A.’s best restaurants because it’s definitely a fan favorite around here! The Lobster Roll alone could be named one of the best in the U.S.! If you haven’t already – you have got to go try one!

“For the best seafood in Los Angeles, head to Manhattan Beach, where Fishing With Dynamite serves some of the city’s most expertly shucked bivalves alongside globally inspired fish dishes within a stone’s throw of the Pacific Ocean. Chef and owner David LeFevre offers several raw bar platters that give diners a taste of the restaurant’s intentionally sourced shellfish, such as the “Mothershucker” that places bicoastal oysters on a tray with a whole lobster, Alaskan king crab, and the signature Peruvian scallops that are presented in their own shell with a bit of citrus. The rest of the menu at this tiny spot is basically an encyclopedia of seafood preparations from around the world, drawing inspiration from New England for the bacon-packed “chowda” bowl, or El Salvador for the shrimp pupusas.” -The Patch

Fishing With Dynamite is currently open for limited indoor dining and full outdoor deck dining.

#FWD #lobsteroll #bestrestaurant #seafood #fishingwithdynamite #manhattanbeach #losangeles #dowtownmanhattanbeach #mb #californiacoast #coastal #dining #outdoordining #justaskmolly #thehobincompany #livingthedreaminMB

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Manhattan Beach newest designer boutique – Hammitt!

Hammitt – Los Angeles is a luxury handbag and accessory company founded in Hermosa Beach, CA. Hammitt bags are available in 800 stores nationwide such as Nordstrom and Dillards and with one store in Costa Mesa in South Coast Plaza. Now they have opened their second store in our very own Manhattan Beach! You won’t want to miss their grand opening – they have lots of great stuff and big balloons over the entrance. The location is right next to Simmzy’s at 227 Manhattan Beach Blvd! Great spot for Mothers Day gifts or for a new summer look!

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Today’s the day!

We can’t wait to catch y’all TODAY for another gorgeous farmers’ market Tuesday!🍊

Expect so much abundance – spring veggies, loads of leafy greens, herbs and berries of all kinds, sustainably sourced fresh fish and seafood, nuts, honey, ranch eggs, over thirty local food businesses offering a wealth of procured artisanal foods!⠀

Market hours are 11-3pm, entrance is on Morningside and 13th Street.

#supportlocal #shoplocal #MBFarmersMarket #supportlocalbusiness #eatfresh #livingthedreaminMB #thehobincompany #justaskmolly #manhattanbeach

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