Monthly Archives: April 2013

The Inside Scoop on Shores’ High-Tech Package: Q&A with Bel Air Internet


We don’t mind admitting it: We want Shores to be the kind of place you brag about. That’s why we’ve gone to great pains to choose amenities that will really add value to our residents’ lifestyles. In previous blogs, we’ve described our amenities in some detail, but one in particular is so unique and cool, we felt the need to expand a little more on it. Yes, we’re talking about Shores’ all-inclusive High-Tech Package. Continue reading

Shores Pre-Leasing Is Here!

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The Marina has been buzzing about Shores for what seems like forever—and finally, to the excitement of the Shores team and our future residents—Pre-Leasing is about to begin! Starting tomorrow, all Shores fans will need to do is to visit our brand-new Shores website, click on the Floorplans page, and then pick their pad. With just a few clicks and a deposit of $500 (1-bedroom units) or $750 (2-bedroom units), you’ll be able to not only choose your floorplan, but also the view you will have, the floor you will live on, and the exact apartment you want. Arriving early at Shores seriously has its benefits!

We’re still putting the finishing touches on our community, and we know you may be skeptical about  reserving your apartment home without seeing the actual unit just yet. But the people behind Shores aren’t just nameless faces behind a national  real estate moniker.  We’ve been a part of the neighborhood for decades, and we’re genuinely proud of what we know Shores will be.

You can be confident that we’ve been  meticulous in our Shores planning—with truly livable floorplans, community amenities that inspire neighbor-to-neighbor friendships, the best Marina views, an unbelievable courtyard, a great fitness center, and apartment amenities like DirecTV and Internet included in your rent. All of those details will come together to make Shores a really unique place to live. And we’re excited for you all to join us and be a part of it.

If you have any questions about the Shores community or Pre-Leasing, connect with us on Facebook or contact Sue Kohan, Shores General Manager, and Jimmy Garrett, Shores Assistant Manager, at (310) 822-7700. Either way, we’ll be happy to guide you through the process. Happy Leasing, everyone!

Shores Summer Tradition: Beach Eats

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Ten years ago, who would have imagined that food trucks would be the next big thing in SoCal Cuisine—but boy, are they ever. Thousands of Angelenos crowd around food trucks all over the city, gobbling down delicious (and affordable) tacos, chicken & waffles, Korean BBQ, and even vegan chili fries. So it’s no surprise that the annual Beach Eats is definitely the place to be for Marina Del Rey residents. And as soon as Shores opens its doors, our residents will be first in line because Beach Eats is happening every Thursday night, right across the street at Mother’s Beach!

Here are the details: Beach Eats happens all summer long, from 5 PM to 9 PM every single Thursday. You’ll find the yummiest gourmet food trucks in LA idling at 4101 Admiralty Way, waiting to fill you up with a beachin’ variety of nom noms. There’s parking in Lot #10 and they charge .25 cents for every 15  minutes. For more info, call: (310) 305-9545 or visit MarinaDelRey.lacounty.gov.

Here are the food trucks that will be on board this Thursday, April 11:

Don Chow Tacos 

This unconventional “Chino Meets Latino” food truck dishes up fusion cuisine that has fans clamoring for Kung Pao Chicken Tacos, Chinese BBQ Pork Burritos and Chimales (meat-stuffed masa wrapped in corn husks). You may have seen them featured on the Food Network’s “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives” special.

Me So Hungry Truck 

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Me So Hungry believes in delivering the “Sneak Attack”—aka: serving up bold flavors and sauces, unusual combinations and Foodie Specials aimed to spark your hunger pangs. They’re big on fresh, so expect to see seasonal changes in their menu—but as of now, look for made-to-order dishes like Cali Sliders (angus beef, smoked applewood bacon, sautéed onions, and gorgonzola cheese sauce), The Monster Burger (angus beef, bacon, cheddar cheese, lettuce, tomato, and Asian BBQ sauce), and garlic-parmesan Shoe-String Fries.

Palazzolo Truck 

We’re not sure how they fit them all in a truck, but Palazzolo serves up over 600 flavors of Artisan Gelato and Sorbetto. Salted Caramel, Champagne and Peach, and Blood Orange Sorbetto are just a few to tempt your palate. As a bonus, they also made it onto Oprah Winfrey’s O List, touting: “Creamy, delicate, fresh, and heaven on a hot Fourth of July!”

Cheer Burger 

This Korean-American food truck has a menu that’s just made for the beach with burgers, hot dogs, fries, and a few surprises. Fans love the Cheer Burger (cheeseburger with lettuce, tomato, bacon, egg, and “cheer” sauce), Sweet Potato Fries, and the Yam Pop (a deep-fried wonton filled with sweet potatoes and mozzarella).

Gourmet Genie to Go 

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“Our food is magic—that’s how we roll.” That’s the Gourmet Genie mantra and judging from the number of devotees across LA, it must be true. The truck dishes out wholesome Mediterranean fare like the Fish Taco (grilled fish of the day, grilled sweet onion, tahini sauce, and pine nuts), Alladin’s Feast (chicken or beef kabobs with hummus, cabbage salad, grilled tomato, couscous, and pita bread), or the vegan Five-Star Eggplant Caviar (roasted eggplant, Italian parsley, green onion, pomegranate molasses, lemon juice, olive oil, and garlic). They also have specials, so be sure to ask!

India Jones Chow Truck

Indian food on the go—does it get any better than that? India Jones has a great selection of authentic Indian yummies, including the lamb, chicken, beef, or shrimp Frankie (Roti roll up with cilantro tamarind chutney and chopped onion with an egg wash), Chicken Tikka Marsala Curry, and the Sweet Chili Nan. Bonus detail for you: India Jones won the 2012 Vendy Award, which is known as the “ultimate recognition of sidewalk talent!”

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If you can’t make it to the April 11 Beach Eats, don’t fret. A new slew of gourmet food trucks will be back at Mother’s beach on April 18 between 5 PM and 9 PM. Don’t you wish you lived at Shores already? You could have your Thursday dinner plans set for months! Pre-leasing starts soon, though. Won’t be long now…

Shores Interior Details Come Into Focus

Shores will feature top-of-the-line amenities.

Shores will feature top-of-the-line amenities.

The excitement really is building as Shores construction progresses towards completion. How can we tell? The questions are pouring in on our Facebook page—and your interest couldn’t make us happier.

Here is one question that caught our eye:

“Can you share any details about the interiors of the units—ceiling heights, flooring, etc?”

The answer to that question is: Yes, we can! Shores’ apartment homes include top-of-the-line amenities and style, so when you move in, you’ll instantly feel at home. From high ceilings and quality flooring to a super cool high-tech package and energy-efficient appliances, Shores interiors should meet every expectation. In fact, we plan to surpass them!

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We have a complete list of our Interior Amenities ready to share. So without further adieu, here are Shores’ top interior attractions.

 

Every Unit Will Have:

Approx. 9-foot ceilings

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Every floorplan is open and airy—because that’s how we like it.

Gourmet kitchens

Every unit has a modern, open kitchen with granite countertops and backsplash—and two-tone paint colors to accentuate the kitchen features.

Kitchen Cabinetry

It’s all about style, so the contemporary cabinetry features two-toned white and espresso finishes, stainless-steel hardware, and open shelves to display your favorite dishes.

Energy-Efficient Appliances

Every kitchen is equipped with chic black Energy Star® appliances, including a refrigerator and dishwasher.

Washer/Dryer Included

Shores residences all have their own dependable Energy Star® washers and dryers.

Flooring and Carpet

We’re installing durable, stylish wood-like flooring in entries, kitchens, and dining areas and neutral, goes-with-anything carpeting in the living rooms and bedrooms.

Tech Package Included

To keep you all connected, we’re including 20/10 high-speed Internet and DIRECTV Choice™ Satellite in every apartment. We know, pretty cool, right?

Temperature Control

Whether it’s a breezy wintry day or sweltering hot outside, every apartment is in control with central heat and air conditioning.

Views, Views and More Views

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Nearly every residence will have a view of either the ocean, marina, or two-acre courtyard. And if that’s not enough, residents still have the community Sky Terraces available on the rooftop.

Balconies

Shores’ balconies feature glassed-in walls and enough room for tables and chairs. What better way to unwind and enjoy your apartment’s gorgeous views.

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So, that’s what’s waiting inside your Shores apartment. Are you ready to move-in yet?

What do you think of Shores’ interior amenities?