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!


Manhattan Beach’s new street art!

If you have been hanging out in DT Manhattan Beach this weekend you may have noticed our new street art! On Manhattan Beach Blvd at the intersection of Highland and also Manhattan Ave – our diagonal crosswalks have gotten a face lift!

“The artwork is intended to enhance the pedestrian mobility across the intersections and meet the required pedestrian marking standards for scrambled crosswalks while incorporating the new city logo as the centerpiece.”


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We have the inside scoop!

The secrets out and we have the inside scoop! Here is a list of Manhattan Beaches Spring Sidewalk Sales available this weekend only:

-3rd Gallery: 50 -70% OFF Fall + Winter and 20% OFF new Spring.

Blue Diamond Jewelers: Savings across the board and 70% OFF special Estate Jewelry Collection.

Culture Brewing Company: 25% OFF merchandise all weekend (shirts, hats, dog leashes, sweatshirts).

Designs By Musti: 20% OFF all jewelry.

Gum Tree: 20% OFF all full-priced items in-store and online and 70% OFF sale items, exclusively on the sidewalk!

Katwalk: New mark downs up to 60% OFF!

Lorna Jane Active: $99 select sets (bra & tights).

Margaret O’Leary: 75% OFF your favorite styles.

Marine Layer: Swing by Marine Layer and take an additional 20% all Retired Styles!

Pacific Coast Gallery: Select hand-printed framed photos are on sale for $95 during the Sidewalk Sale.

{pages} a bookstore: 20% OFF all purchases IN-STORE only during Sidewalk Sale.

Pasha Fine Jewelry: 30% OFF storewide Friday, April 16- Sunday, April 18. Shop in-store or online with promo code Sidewalk30.

Tabula Rasa Essentials: Up to 70% OFF sale merchandise.

Uncorked Wine Shops: 20% OFF all merchandise.

See you there from 10 am – 8 pm all weekend long!

#supportlocal #MBLocalLove #livingthedreaminmanhattanbeach #thehobincompany #manhattanbeachluxury #sidewalksale #springsale #hellospring #shoptillyoudrop #dinelocal #SupportSmallBusiness #manhattanbeach #JustAskMolly

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Spring Sidewalk Sale!

Be sure to head to DT Manhattan Beach this weekend for the Spring Sidewalk Sale where you can enjoy up to 75% off IN-STORE & ONLINE at participating stores! Feel free to RSVP to the event through this link: https://www.facebook.com/events/2827308820866170 and share with all your friends and family so we can support our local businesses! After an afternoon of shopping: stop by a local restaurant for a bite, like Fishing with Dynamite, or a for a brew, at MB’s newest craft brewery – Culture Brewing Co! We love to support local business so this is the perfect event to do just that! See you there this Friday 4/16 – Sunday 4/19.

#JustAskMolly #supportlocal #MBLocalLove #livingthedreaminMB #thehobincompany #manhattanbeachluxury #hellospring #springsale #sidewalksale #dinelocal #supportsmallbusiness #shoptillyoudrop #manhattanbeach

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MB’s newest craft brewery – Culture Brewing Co.!

Be sure to check out Manhattan Beach’s newest craft brewery – Culture Brewing Co.! They have plenty of outdoor and indoor seating for a happy hour meet up or Saturday afternoon milling around downtown. You order your brew of choice at the bar inside and then you take a seat wherever you like – some tables even have little games on them so keep an eye out! They have some great and innovative brews that you must try – I particularly recommend the Passion Fruit Haze if you are looking for something light and refreshing. Go for “Taster Tuesdays” where you can try 3 beers for just $3!

Culture Brewing features local artists by displaying their work as decor in the brewery. We are certainly looking forward to the events they plan to host this summer celebrating the South Bay’s talent. More details to come!

Culture Manhattan Beach
327 Manhattan Beach Blvd.
Manhattan Beach, CA 9
p. 424-390-4110

Monday-Thursday: 2pm-8pm
Friday and Saturday: 12pm-10pm
Sunday: 12pm-8pm

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BeachLife B Well Livestream

The organizers of Redondo’s annual BeachLife Music Festival and Beach Cities Health District are partnering to bring a special live music performance and mental health tips to locals.

Artists Lisa Loeb and Amilia K. Spicer will perform at the ‘Connection with Empathy’ livestream April 22 from 6 to 7 p.m.

Expect to see special guests, along with helpful tools and tips for connecting with empathy during these challenging times.

Check out these links on Facebook and YouTube to watch and participate in the livestream:



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California Dreaming Monopoly

“MANHATTAN BEACH, CA —MONOPOLY lovers rejoice! The new California Dreaming edition is now on sale and it captures the essence of California cool. What’s more, it was designed by Manhattan Beach-based and internationally renowned artist Kathleen Keifer.

Keifer, who has a studio at 932 Manhattan Beach Blvd, stopped all other work for six months to focus solely on the game. “Every detail on the board is original,” she said. She also added three unique, plated die-cast tokens—a yacht, a jet plane, and a woodie surfboard—to complement the iconic shoe, Scotty dog, and top hat.

The game takes players on a visually stunning journey that captures the Golden State’s diverse architecture and cultures, crossing the Pacific Coast Highway along Route 66 to Sunset Boulevard, while touching other famous boulevards and iconic locations from San Diego to San Francisco with stops in Los Angeles, Hollywood, Palm Springs, and famed beach cities.

LA Magazine described her California Dreaming as, “fluidly capturing pop culture in a tapestry of layered color.”

The new game, as well as original works of art created for and inspired by the game, are available for purchase at www.kathleenkeifer.com.”


Source :https://patch.com/california/manhattanbeach/monopoly-gets-cool-make-over-manhattan-beach-artist

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MB Pier Aquarium re-opens!

The Roadhouse Aquarium Teaching Center, located at the end of the Manhattan Beach Pier, reopened this past weekend on Saturday, April 3rd! Up to 12 people can enjoy the aquarium at a time and they are allowing visitors 15 minute sessions to explore. Have fun learning about life under the sea!

The Roundhouse is open from 2 to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday; from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekends.  

They will be accepting walk-ups but you can reserve a slot to visit the Roundhouse online at https://roundhouseaquarium.org/health-and-safety-guidelines/.

The Roadhouse Aquarium is also offering a 4 part virtual Earth Day series that you can check out and reserve here :  https://roundhouseaquarium.org/earthmonth/

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Happy Easter weekend!

Wishing everyone a happy and safe Easter weekend! May your weekend be filled with lots of quality family time and a perhaps a bit of relaxation that we all so deserve. God bless!

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Tabula Rasa – Spring Event!

Tabula Rasa has a special offer going until Saturday April 3rd : Save 25% off all Vietri collection items !

Looking for Easter gifts or some fun new items to spruce up your home for Spring – look no further. Tabula Rasa has you covered!

Tabula Rasa’s DT MB location: 919A Manhattan Avenue, Manhattan Beach, CA, 90266


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Tuesdays @ MB’s famous farmer’s market!

Here, in Manhattan Beach, we LOVE Tuesdays! As the days gets warmer each week let’s all meet up at our local Manhattan Beach farmer’s market! They are bringing out new vendors each week and there are so many new fruits and veggies in season to pick from. Personally, I can’t get enough of the fresh berries and specialty breads from Bread Blok. See you there!

Market hours are 11-3pm – entrance is on Morningside and 13th Street.⠀📍326 13th Street #90266

#buildingcommunity #goodfood #tuesdays #supportlocal #manhattanbeachliving #mbfm #manhattanbeachfarmersmarket #southbay #smallfarms #supportlocalbusiness #locallygrownproduce #wellness #healthy

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