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Great New Sunday Brunch at The Luxe - Brentwood

by Craig Whitlock

New Sunday Brunch at The Luxe Hotel     

On Sunset at The Luxe

11461 Sunset Blvd., Brentwood

Sundays 10AM - 3PM

The new Sunday brunch is a feast to your eyes, music for your ears and easy on your wallet.  Every Sunday brunch comes with all the expected standards and some truly interesting twists.  In the true Luxe Hotel style, this chic, unique buffet is served up with music from a very talented trio featuring a few innovations of their own.  Great food.  Great music.  Great price.  Right here in the neighborhood.

Brentwood Country Mart Turns 60!

by Craig Whitlock

It was this day in 1948 that the Brentwood Country Mart first opened it's doors.  The red-board structure is unique in many ways beginning with it's design - an English-style country marketplace crafted as a hub of shops and stalls surrounding a charming central courtyard.  It currently is home to a U.S. Post Office, great eateries, a shoe repair, exceiptional boutiques from around the world and ah yes, the old-fashioned Barber Shop. 

Located on 26th Street just below San Vicente Boulevard (the western border of Brentwood), the Mart became a community fixture and favorite meeting grounds early-on (1950).  Today, many community groups such as the Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, the American Red Cross, the Cancer Society and artisan groups use the inside patio as their primary place to gather. 

It's a great place to loose a few hours on a Saturday afternoon and I highly recommend you drop by when in the area.  You'll be glad you did.

Brentwood Country Mart in 1948

     Brentwood Country Mart in 1948

Take a Hike!

by Craig Whitlock

 . . . . . in Pacific Palisades that is.  The Temescal Canyon Association founded in 1972 dedicates itself to many interests and activities in the Santa Monica Mountains and Temescal Gateway Park in particular.  For over 30 years, they've conducted hikes into these beautiful mountain areas and everyone is invited.  Membership is not required and even children when accompanied by adults are welcome as well.

Hikes are are conducted one Sunday a month during the winter months and every week on Tuesday evenings during Summer.  For more information on their activities, initiatives and current hike schedule, visit them at

Hillside Reminder: Deer Season is Back!

by Craig Whitlock

Every year, there are thousands of deer-related accidents involving cars in the western U.S.  According to a recent posting by the Brentwood Homeowners Association, there are relatively few within the hillside areas of Brentwood and the Santa Monica Mountains.  Nonetheless, November and December is the peak mating season for the Mule Deer and maintaining an elevated awareness while driving the roads through our beautiful canyons can help keep these tragedies at a minimum.

Deer often roam into unfamiliar areas and panic when they see or hear cars.  This causes them to bound onto the road without warning and/or 'freeze' in the beams of oncoming headlights.  They're often killed by the car's impact or are critically injured.  The collisions can cause considerable damage to a car as well as creating serious injury potential to its occupants.

Here's some safety tips to keep in mind when driving the hillside communities:

  1. Be particularly alert at dawn, dusk and very late hours when there is little or no traffic.
  2. Use caution when driving on two lane roads.
  3. If you see a deer on the side of the road, stop and look for others then proceed slowly.
  4. If a deer 'freezes', stop and turn your headlights off and on to give a warning.
  5. Deer are naturally skittish and prone to panic, so try to avoid swerving (to avoid contact) and instead stop as quickly as possible, for they tend to follow headlights.

Driving with caution these months while in any of the Santa Monica Mountain communities will help to preserve nearby wildlife and minimize your risk of a collision.

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