Happy New Year and Welcome 2017!

“Grateful to be a Californian”

Happy New Year from Malibu!  We have been blessed with rain this year and (so I have heard) “all planets are moving forward”.  During the holiday season I spent a lot of time in-between  rain showers walking on the beach.  Nothing better than winter in paradise   with its fabulous low tides.

Malibu Country Mart is hosting one of the new year’s first events as the new venue for “Fire Ball Tim’s Wheels and Waves”.

I have attended this event several times at its old venue and the most amazing vintage and classic cars are displayed at these events. This meet up of vintage and exotic car owners is an on going event which will appear the third Sunday of every month at the Malibu Country Mart through June of 2017.  Admission is free and photo taking is welcome.

What is more Californian than Malibu and cars??? Throw in a bit of coffee (and maybe some comedians in cars) and you have a perfect way to start your Sunday!

7:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

COST: Free and open to the public

WHERE: Malibu Country Mart
3835 Cross Creek Rd.
Malibu, CA 90265
** Next to Starbucks and Malibu Kitchen

 

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The Hidden House Destroyer

“A House can be Beautiful, Healthy and make you Happy”

Scott Harris

Chief Operating Officer / Building Construction Group

We just had a nourishing much needed rain storm in Malibu.  Rain, as with all gifts of nature has an upside and downside. Do we really need to take the “bad” with the “good”?   Scott Harris has discovered ways to help avoid the “bad” created by our wind driven rain and harvest the “good” for our environment.

Contrary to public belief, leaky roofs are not the usual primary source for water intrusion leading to mold.  Sideways wind driven rain is the biggest culprit in water damage which often leads to an invasion of mold. This ‘hidden” house destroyer does not enter through the roof but rather through the walls of a home where it may go undetected for years.

Water intrusion prevention brings to mind ugly gutters and downspouts which ruin the aesthetics of finely designed homes. But Scott has a method of insulating the walls of a home from water and providing appropriate water drainage while not only maintaining the beauty of the architecture but also helping the environment by collecting rain water.

Underground Water Collection Tank

Prevention is composed of a series of steps:

  1. Scott uses a single layer of “60 Minute” underlayment and an under layer of 3D “Raindrop” paper to help prevent water intrusion through the walls.

2. The use of the ornamental gutters and downspouts  hidden inside the building             diverting water into the underground tank.    The tank is put on the highest spot on a property to help with natural flow. The attached irrigation system waters most of the landscape.

3.  The  aesthetics of the home are not compromised because the materials used are copper, zinc and stainless steel reset into the roof line and presenting as decorative  cornices in the style of the home.

Ornamental  Leader Head

More information on water and mold prevention , as well as the various types of ornamental leader heads which look like decorative cornices may be found at Building Construction Group’s web site.

http://adamcarolla.com/ed-begley-jr-and-scott-harris/

 

 

 

 

 

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HAPPY HALLOWEEN MALIBU STYLE!

”Halloween Weekend Starts Tonight”

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Halloween falls on a Monday this year but there is a weekend full of events and parties that lead up to the Main event.

Malibu Country Mart is hosting its annual ” Maliboooo” costume contest this Sunday , October 30th from Noon – 2 PM.

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There will be trick-or-treating at selected shops at the Mart which will be ”dressed up” in festive Halloween decor with pumpkins, hay bales and autumn color.  Jester Court will be the site for the children’s costume contest which takes place at 2 PM.  The lucky winner will receive a $100 gift certificate.

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Malibu Country Mart

3835 Cross Creek Rd , Malibu

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Have a safe Halloween!

 

 

 

 

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Chrysalis Giving Hope To The Homeless

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“Texas Hold’em Poker Night at Ten Thousand”

The spectacular  luxury residential tower “Ten Thousand” will be the venue for the gala  Chrysalis fundraiser on October 27, 2016. The event is open to the public with ticket prices starting at $300 per player.

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Guests will have a chance to play for special prizes and enjoy a buffet dinner with hosted bar. All funds will benefit Chrysalis’ programs and services for the homeless and low-income individuals  .    Click on Tickets here.

The event  on October 27th runs from 6PM to 10PM.  There are corporate packages and gallery tickets available for purchase. Sponsors include Ten Thousand, Jorian Hill and The Hilhaven Lodge.

Since 1984 Chrysalis has assisted over 55,000 individuals in changing their lives by finding them employment. They provide critical employment services to more than 3500 homeless and low-income individuals through centers in downtown Los Angeles, Santa Monica and the San Fernando Valley.

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Building a Healthy Home

“Scott Harris and His Life Journey”

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“I want to change the course of construction to give people healthier homes and lives”.

Building Contractor Scott Harris is the current “go to” expert for environmental and “green” construction and renovation in Los Angeles and surrounding areas such as Malibu.  Among his many clients are billionaires and celebrities such as Paul Allen,  the Sultan of Brunei, Kevin Costner , Neil Patrick Harris and Ed Begley Jr.

Scott co-founded Building Construction Group which is at the forefront technological advancements  and sustainable living in the industry.  The Begley house in Studio City ,one of Scott’s current projects, was referred to as “the greenest home in America” by CBS news.

Scott partnered with  renowned architect and designer AIA William Hefner on creating extraordinary estates for celebrated clients and worked together on the construction of Hefner’s own home. The principles of inherent sensitivity to design, technological advancements and sustainable living are on display in the Hefner home.

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The Building Construction Group also deals with some important issues which are prevalent in beach communities like Malibu, such as salt corrosion and mold.  I will cover those issues in my next Blog.

http://www.buildingcgroup.com/content/portfolio-all/ 

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