A Malibu Christmas!

“Beach living at its Best”


Welcome to Malibu on Christmas of 2014!  There is no more perfect time of year to enjoy our great weather and beautiful beaches.  I wish you all a very Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year in 2015.

When it is time for you to purchase your beach house, it would be my pleasure to show you Malibu.  Carbon beach ,Malibu Colony,  Pt. Dume , Broad Beach, the Encinal Bluffs and the beautiful new villas at Marisol in West Malibu are just some of the many diverse and beautiful sites to discover your dream home.

Cliffside Drive at Point Dume


Gracee Arthur / Estate Agent  CalBRE #01118257

Sotheby’s International Realty  23405 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu 90265

cell 310-804-0708   www.graceearthur.com

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Malibu’s Cliffside Drive

“Luxury home close to beach access”.

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The headlands at Point Dume is one of Malibu’s treasures and a great spot for watching the seasonal whale migrations. The nature preserve is located on Cliffside drive, which is home to some of the finest ocean view estates in Malibu. The bluff top estate at 29150 Cliffside , which sits on over 1 ocean view  acre, recently closed escrow  at $33,500,000 (after receiving multiple offers).

Just next door at 29208 Cliffside , where the lot size is a bit larger and the view  reminiscent of the coast of Italy, the price tag is a more modest $23,750,000.  This elegant European style home offers 6 bedrooms and 8.5 bathrooms in approximately 7647 square feet.  Exquisite features include: French Beaumanier limestone floors, hardwood ,a gourmet kitchen ,ocean view master, living room and family room as well as an ocean view pool. The lushly landscaped property includes palms, olives , fruit trees and lawn with a large pergola .

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0172743-29208CliffsideDrive-110172743-29208CliffsideDrive-1 This property may be shown to qualified buyers with 24 hours notice.  If you are a buyer looking for a Santa Barbara style estate here in Malibu this home will exceed your expectations.

Gracee Arthur CalBRE #01118257  Cell: 310-804-0708

Sotheby’s International Realty / Malibu Office



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Malibu’s Best Cat House

“Spunky’s Rescue Ranch”

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Bart is a 1.5 year old tabby who got his nick name from the pink “aura” which occasionally reflects off his coat. He is self confident, outgoing , interactive and affectionate.  Bart gets along with other cats and dogs, as well.


A lovely young Russian Blue mix. This beauty loves other animals, people and life. Fiona is a great people watcher and will bring lots of fun and laughs to any household.


This part Persian long hair female with the exotic eyes , is  a “true lap cat”.  Star likes helping you read the paper, search the internet and watch TV.  She also loves to entertain your guests.

These three great cats and a colorful variety of other felines  are available at Spunky’s .

Contact: MaryDee

818-874-9488     33173 Mulholland Highway, Malibu, Ca 90265



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Malibu Play House Presents “The 39 Steps”


“Brilliant theater at the Playhouse”

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“The 39 Steps ” based on the novel by John Buchan and  the classic Hitchcock film, has been adapted into a clever, entertaining mystery/comedy by British playwright, actor and comedian Patrick Barlow. The lively, innovative production, blends improv , sly British humor and audience participation into a whirlwind experience (no dozing in this house)!


This is the last weekend to see this amazing production directed by Ron West , produced by Claudia Zahn / Rick D.Wasserman, starring Derek Manson, Dieterich Gray, Mike Funt and Emily Goss.    GO to   www.malibuplayhouse.org for tickets. Performances are Friday and Saturday at 8PM, Sunday at 3PM. 310-589-1998.

IMG_2777The Sunset Restaurant

After the matinee my friends and I gave the Sunset which, for a while, went through a rough patch with its cuisine.  We all feasted on hamburgers and fries with a Hess Cabernet while enjoying the view from the private upstairs dining room.  Happy to report the food was great! www.thesunsetrestaurant.com


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Malibu Aritists Series

Neil Young Super Deluxe: Memoirs of Life and Cars”


This past Monday , November 3rd , I attended the opening of “Super Deluxe” at the Robert Berman Gallery in Bergamot Station Arts Center.  The gallery was crowded with Neil Young fans who came to view the multi-talented musician’s prints and water colors of cars . Young has now added “author” to his vast resume of talents with the recent release of his book “Super Deluxe: Memoirs of Life and Cars”.

I enjoyed viewing some of Young’s car collection on display in the parking lot , as well as the water colors and prints of his beloved cars. The only regret I have was not summoning up the courage to take a selfie with the brilliant musician and true Renaissance man . The exhibit runs through November 29th and gallery hours are Tuesday-Saturday 11-6.



Neil Yong the Canadian singer-songwriter has recorded an album live in the studio with a 92-piece orchestra and choir.  The deluxe edition offers a bonus disc including a solo version of “Storytone” .

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