Thursday, May 24, 2012

Take a Beach Vacation in your own backyard!

Looking for a great place to spend your Memorial Day Weekend? The Inn at Playa del Rey, our unique Los Angeles bed and breakfast hotel, has some great rates for the weekend, starting at just $175 plus tax per night including breakfast and parking. Walk down the street for great restaurants, bars and the beach! We've got beach cruisers to ride, beach chairs and beach towels you can use. Forgot your sunscreen? We've got some! Get away without having to go too far - come to Playa del Rey!

Here are a couple of other activities, right in the neighborhood:

9:30 am – Noon - Saturday, May 26, 2012

Come help the Friends restore the last coastal wetland habitat in Los Angeles County.Volunteers get hands-on experience while learning about wetland ecology. The Friends provide gloves and tools. Children under 15 must be accompanied by an adult. Please download and sign our waiver. Minors must have the FBW waiver signed by a parent or guardian.

Where to Meet:
Parking lot behind Gordon's Market at 303 Culver Blvd, Playa del Rey.

6 pm -10 pm - Saturday, May 26, 2012

The mobile art studio, MobileMuralLab, in cooperation with the L.A. County Department of Beaches and Harbors and the L.A. County Arts Commission’s Civic Art Program, invites the public to “Nite-Write,” a luminescent, interactive multimedia art experience from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday, May 26, at Dockweiler State Beach.

“Nite-Write” features the MobileMuralLab truck in Parking Lot 2 north of the concession/bike rental area at Dockweiler, the only beach in L.A. County with fire pits, making it a popular evening gathering place.

Event participants will give their creative input for a future mural display on the concession/restroom building at the beach by practicing with UV paints on one side of the “truck,” a step van with high sides that provide a large surface for art work. Guest visual artist Black Light King will provide inspiration with a live UV paint demo under black lights on the other side of the truck.

Participants can also go inside the truck to draw and write on iPads wired to project their creations onto the restroom building and the surface of the parking lot. Wearing white outfits that glow under the UV lights, P&tAGB, a group of artist-performers, will facilitate the creation of the interactive projections and encourage beach visitors to participate.

Under glowing tents near the truck, visual artist Faith Purvey will extract participants’ stories – where they are from, and what brought them to Dockweiler Beach. The stories she gathers will inspire what’s ultimately depicted in the permanent mural display.
A second “Nite-Write” will be held on Saturday, June 23, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. The final mural on the concession/restroom building will be unveiled Saturday, September 29.

The event is free and open to the public. No reservations are necessary. Dockweiler State Beach is located at 12000 Vista del Mar, Playa del Rey, CA 90293.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Sothern California Colleges & Universities are graduating!

It is our pleasure to congratulate the upcoming graduates of our local colleges and universities! The Inn at Playa del Rey has rooms available to suit the budgets of most family and friends, and the comforts of home to please even the most discerning family members.

Loyola Law School Graduation - Sunday, May 20, 2012

Otis College of Art & Design - Saturday, May 12, 2012

University of California, LosAngeles (UCLA) Graduation - Friday, June 15 and Saturday, June 16, 2012

Each of our uniquely appointed guest rooms has a private bath, fine linens, free wireless Internet access, telephone with voicemail, television with DirecTV & DVD player; we have a wide selection of movies.

Our rates start at $185 plus tax per night and include a full breakfast, afternoon tea & cookies, evening wine & cheese, use of our guest business center with high-speed Internet connection, and use of our bicycles for riding along the ocean.  We are walking distance to the beach and on-site parking is complimentary.