‘Temporary wallpaper: fad or fab?’
By: Tomer and Isidora Fridman
A newer fad is becoming more and more popular among first time home buyers, renters and homeowners who want to spruce up their current boring walls. Gone are the days when wallpaper was a serious commitment that came with serious inconvenience — from application to removal. Temporary wallpaper offers the convenience of easily changing the design or color of your walls whenever you feel like it, without the hassle and damage to your house.
Home decor bloggers are finding creative and convenient uses for temporary wallpaper. Wall paper trends are not just being used for walls. Now stairs, shelves, and nooks can be updated with a new fresh color or design. Author of popular home decorating blog Beautiful Living Style recommends applying temporary wallpaper to furniture for custom flair. It allows you to try eclectic designs, and just remove it whenever you feel like a change.
Check out blog.homes.com for more decorating ideas with temporary wallpaper.
“Those who tried to break you are expecting you to be in fight mode. Conquer them with your peace.” — Thema Davis
“Never let it be said that to dream is a waste of one’s time, for dreams are our realities in waiting. In dreams, we plant the seeds of our future.” — Author Unknown
“Comparison is the thief of joy.” — Theodore Roosevelt
Award-winning sushi restaurant, Sugarfish, opens new location in Calabasas Commons.
By: Tomer and Isidora Fridman
Adding to the list of delicious restaurants featured in Calabasas, we are truly excited for the opening of Sugar Fish within the Calabasas Commons. Sushi lovers alike anticipate the new restaurant with hopes to tantalize their pallets and have another wonderful place to dine in the area.
According to an article in L.A. Weekly, renowned Chef Kazunori Nozawa developed and launched the Sugarfish chain in 2008. Chef Kazunori Nozawa “concentrates on the purity of his basic ingredients — nurturing relationships with the finest fish purveyors across the globe, cutting his fish with an artisan’s painstaking care, and even making his own fresh soy sauce and ponzu,” says Sugarfish’s website.
Nozawa is known for his eccentric restrictions on patrons of Sushi Nozawa (his Studio City restaurant which closed last year), which include “no cellphones or texting, no loud voices, no asking other patrons to switch seats, no telling Mr. Nozawa what you wanted,” according to a story by The New York Times.
While there’s no telling how the sushi-lovers of Calabasas will react to the chef’s etiquette standards, we’re expecting the new Sugarfish location will maintain the company’s policy: “Please, no requests for extra sauces, salt or bowls of rice.”
Nonetheless, we are looking forward to having a traditional, high-quality sushi restaurant in our neighborhood. We invite you to comment below with your impressions of the new Sugarfish in Calabasas!
“Some days there won’t be a song in your heart. Sing anyway.” — Emory Austin
Starting in July, Warner Center Park will host movies on the lawn every Saturday night of the summer.
By: Karen Lee
The Valley Cultural Center is launching its annual summer movie series at Warner Park on July 13. Every Saturday at 7 p.m. will feature a unique family movie, free for members of the community to enjoy on the lawn of Warner Park in Woodland Hills, near the Westfield Topanga Mall.
The summer line-up premieres July 13 with a special presentation of Annie, the Musical. Other notable features to look out for include: Cirque Du Soleil: World’s Away (July 20), Wreck-It Ralph (July 27), and The Amazing Spiderman (August 24). For a complete schedule and synopsis of each movie, see the Movies on the Green Schedule.
The summer Movies on the Green series is a great way to spend family time while enjoying the local community. The facility also includes a gated children’s playground and picnic tables. Warner Park is the choice venue for summer events like concerts, Fourth of July fireworks and food trucks/vendors. Follow ewingsir.com for updates on upcoming events in your community.
By: Roger Ewing
“The best way to find out if you can trust somebody is to trust them.” — Ernest Hemingway
Photo courtesy of Joie De Vivre
Like many local professionals, I’m often inconvenienced by vet appointments. I wanted to share the story of a local business that specializes in giving your pets the same quality service they need at your convenience.
By: Roger Ewing
Dr. Andrea Mullen, a house-call veterinarian for more than 20 years, founded Mullen’s Mobile Vet to serve the beloved pets of the San Fernando Valley and surrounding area in their own homes. Although the vet does not provide emergency services, her visits are the perfect solution to the inconvenience of fitting an appointment into your busy schedule. House calls can also alleviate stress for the pet. Instead of a waiting room or a “back room,” pets and their owners can receive veterinary services in their own living rooms.
The vet dedicates Saturday and Sunday to seeing patients in the San Fernando Valley, while weekdays are spent treating pets in the Antelope Valley area. The price for a basic visit, which includes travel and an examination, is $175.
Mullen’s personalized Mobile Vet services provide convenience to pet owners in the San Fernando Valley.