Monthly Archives: January 2013

Future Shores Traditions: How to Celebrate Super Bowl Sunday

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It’s almost game time. In just a few days, the Baltimore Ravens and San Francisco 49ers will take the field in the Super Bowl XLVII. As one of the most popular events of the year, Super Bowl unites football fans and non-football fans across the nation with the promise of backyard soirées, bar crawls and the greasy goodness of appetizers like potato skins. As a future Shores resident, you have many options for how to spend this, dare we say, American holiday!

1. If you want to go out…

Marina del Rey offers several sports bars and restaurants for catching the game on the big screen. Tony P’s is one local favorite—and it’s only a 20-minute walk or six-minute bike ride away from Shores. Since Tony P’s opened on Super Bowl Sunday in 1997, it’s THE place to be on game day in the Marina. In fact, it’s so popular that seats usually sell out fairly quickly. This year, the marina-front restaurant is offering seats for $20, which includes a commemorative T-shirt, specialty drinks and giveaways. You might as well root for your favorite team this year with Tony and the gang…and start mapping out your route home for next year at Shores.

2. If you want to stay in…

You can always host your own Super Bowl party at Shores! While you may not be able to invite friends and family over to your new Shores home this year—a little forward planning never hurt anyone, right? Entertaining at Shores is easy. You’ll be the ultimate party host, thanks to your sweet new pad with a water view and state-of-the-art kitchen for whipping up your killer queso and spicy hot wings. If your motto is “go big or go home,” Shores will also offer a cool clubhouse with several large TV screens, communal kitchen and plenty of space for your buds to stretch out in. How much fun would it be to decorate with opposing team colors and dress up in referee outfits while watching the game and critiquing those expensive Super Bowl commercials with your friends and neighbors? And if weather permits, the outdoor courtyard—with all of its open space, outdoor eating areas, seating and barbecues—could also serve as the ultimate “backyard” viewing party and neighborhood mixer.

As you can see, Shores makes it easy to celebrate big events like the Super Bowl. You’ll be minutes away from prime restaurants and bars, plus you’ll have the opportunity to host awesome get-togethers without leaving home. Next year, Super Bowl is going to have a whole new meaning for you as a member of “Team Shores.” The only question is…which football team will you be rooting for in Super Bowl XLVIII? Who wants to put their money on the Kansas City Chiefs or the Jacksonville Jaguars?

Find the Right Home at Shores: The One-Bedroom Plans

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When you close your eyes and picture your perfect paradise, does it involve an ocean view and the smell of sea spray? How would you like to enjoy a hot cup of Joe every morning while looking at a view of the ocean or marina from your balcony?

If you are nodding your head and inching closer to your computer screen, then keep on reading! Following on the heels of our announcement of preliminary pricing, we would like to explore the variety of floor plans offered at Shores with the help of Dale Yonkin, Nadel’s project director for Shores. He explained that the community’s architecture is, in general, reflective of the Marina Del Rey lifestyle and all of the units have been designed to offer “open planning, spacious balconies and large glass areas which frame water views from upper floors.”

“The complex rings a 2-acre courtyard containing outdoor amenities and onto which the indoor social rooms, gyms, etc. focus, creating many opportunities for social interaction with fellow residents,” he said. “The exterior style has wave-like curves contrasting with crisp sail shapes in bright colors recalling those of nautical signal flags.”

Whether you work from home and need a workspace, prefer walk-in closets or require an ocean view, Shores offers something for everyone. That is why we want to help you find the right fit among the five different floor plans we offer. To get you started, we will focus on the one-bedroom, one-bath floor plans this week.

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Option #1: The Venice

The Venice is 750 square feet of pure bliss. This spacious unit includes one bedroom, one bathroom and a gourmet kitchen where you can let your inner chef loose and create spectacular culinary masterpieces. You’ve also got your own balcony for enjoying those amazing Marina nights, a walk-in closet, additional coat storage and a spacious bathroom that will make your best friend jealous.

Says Yonkin: “This unit has been efficiently designed around furniture groupings to ensure maximum livability in an economical dwelling.  The open kitchen expands the informal spaciousness.”

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Option #2: The Topanga

The Topanga unit is also a one-bedroom, one-bath, however this floor plan offers 900 square feet. You’ll be able to enjoy a novel on your private balcony, take a hot bath after a long day to relax and rejuvenate, and store your surfboards in the extra closet spaces. A large walk-in closet in the bedroom and a separate sink/water closet setup in the bathroom are also great features for couples, who may need more space and flexibility when they’re getting ready for work in the morning.

Yonkin explains: “This floor plan extends the area of our smaller 1 bedroom unit to create additional living space while maintaining the efficient circulation that maximizes the usability of the combined living/dining/eating areas. Large glass areas frame water views from the upper floors.”

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Option #3: The Playa

Also spanning 900 square feet, The Playa apartments have a very unique feature as corner units: an angled living room oriented to maximize the ocean or marina views that most people travel thousands of miles to see.  “This dwelling unit takes advantage of its corner location to provide a unique memorable shape to further open it to views. All units have shaped balconies to extend the living area,” says Yonkin.

If you crave the natural light and beauty of the ocean, this plan is a perfect choice. Open the doors to your balcony to let in the ocean breezes while you work from home or serve guests at a party. Wait…is that Malibu you see from your window?

As you can see, there are multiple options at Shores to fit your lifestyle. Keep in mind there are two other floor plan options that include two bedrooms and two baths, but we’ll cover those in the next few weeks. In the meantime, which one-bedroom floor plan do you have your eye on?

 

 

 

 

How to Achieve Your 2013 Fitness Goals Without Joining a Gym in Marina del Rey: Q&A With Bryan Green

One of the most common resolutions, of course, is to be more healthy and fit, and more specifically, to join a gym. But if you plan on moving to Shores when it opens in April 2013, you may want to hold off on joining yet another overcrowded gym. Why? Because the community will be offering its residents a state-of-art fitness center right onsite! Advantage Fitness Products will be providing the fitness equipment for the studio. We recently caught up with Bryan Green, founder and CEO of Advantage Fitness Products, to help shed some light on how the sleek future fitness studio—which will overlook the gorgeous courtyard—could help future residents keep their New Year’s resolutions.

2012-12-10 21.19.36With the start of a New Year, everyone rushes to make resolutions and wipe the slate clean for the next 365 days. One of the most common resolutions, of course, is to be more healthy and fit, and more specifically, to join a gym. But if you plan on moving to Shores when it opens in April 2013, you may want to hold off on joining yet another overcrowded gym. Why? Because the community will be offering its residents a state-of-art fitness center right onsite!  Advantage Fitness Products will be providing the fitness equipment for the studio.  We recently caught up with Bryan Green, founder and CEO of Advantage Fitness Products, to help shed some light on how the sleek future fitness studio—which will overlook the gorgeous courtyard—could help future residents keep their New Year’s resolutions.

Shores: What will make the Shores fitness studio different from an average membership-based gym?

Bryan Green: The Shores Wellness Center will soon be the top fitness amenity available to Marina del Rey. It offers a progressively designed space including top fitness equipment and exercise programming.

Shores: What type of equipment is Advantage Fitness Products providing for the Shores fitness studio?

 BG: The facility features equipment manufactured by Italian brand Technogym along with Star Trac, a “spinning” studio, as well as yoga and mat Pilates space. Some features include guided workout apps provided to all residents, personal and group-training services, as well as other wellness based community activities.

Shores: What is kinesis, exactly?

 BG: The Kinesis Stations are a revolutionary circuit training strength system that provides a tailored fit for every user regardless of their height or size. These units uniquely adapt to provide a true “user-defined” workout versus standard machines that require several seat adjustments and typically still do not fit all.

What is the benefit of kinesis training?

 BG: Kinesis training is not only superior because of its ability to fit each user best, but if used in a circuit format will provide both strength training as well as cardiovascular benefits all in one workout. Here’s a video if you want to learn more about Kinesis Circuit Training.

Shores: What was it like working on the development of the Shores fitness center?

 BG: The Shores Wellness Center has been an exciting one to design. Management wanted to provide not only the most complete offering available within Marina del Rey, but further demanded that both the equipment and the space itself was tailored around an offering that would matter most to its progressive new residents. I can confidently say that no resident will be left feeling like they need to go join an offsite gym!

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Well folks, there you have it. Shores is determined to ensure that our future residents stay fit and healthy close to home, year-round.  Here is a sneak peek at some of the equipment  future residents will enjoy at the Shores fitness studio:

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Shores in Marina del Rey Announces Preliminary Pricing

shores_pricingJust in time for the New Year, Shores has announced preliminary pricing! Starting from $2,139 for 1-bedroom units and $2,936 for 2-bedroom units, the luxury apartment homes at Shores represent a new paradigm for Marina del Rey living: cool, contemporary, coastal.  We invite you to take a closer look at the floorplans to decide on which Shores home is right for you and sign up on the Interest List for the latest news on Shores progress. Happy New Year!