Every summer I make a list of 15+ activities/goals I hope to pursue or accomplish, but continually fail to complete these lists. I decided to pick three reasonable summer activities in the three different cities where I spend most of my time: Brentwood, Santa Monica, and Pacific Palisades, California.
Brentwood–Brentwood Art Center
One of my favorite things to do–which I do not do nearly enough–is take time to be creative. This summer, I will sign up for classes at the Brentwood Art Center on 26th and Montana that offers classes for adults, teens, and children. Whether you are interested in sculpture, drawing, water colors, or mixed media, there is a class for you. Want to send your kids to art camp? There are weekly sessions offered for ages 5-12, as well as classes for teenagers, that allow your children to experience drawing, painting, printmaking, and sculpture.
Santa Monica–Concerts at the Pier
Last year, one of my closest friends invited me to watch concerts at the pier practically every week for the entire summer. I hate to admit it, but I only made it to the last concert. As soon as I arrived, I knew I had been missing out. As I joined the throngs of people walking towards the pier, I was immediately swept up by the energy from the crowd, which ranged from teens and young twenty-somethings to families with young children. I joined my group on a picnic blanket in the sand and looked up at the lights of the pier while listening to the soulful R&B hits of Charles Bradley. I can tell you that this summer I will do my best to attend every concert. The first concert is on Thursday, July 9th, starting at twilight. And here's the kicker: Thursday concerts are free. Musical guests are Morris Day and Dam Funk.
Pacific Palisades–Fitness By The Sea
This summer, I plan to exercise more. Because I do much better in a group, I will be signing up for fitness classes at Studio K. With a broad variety of workouts and convenient class times, Studio K is bound to have a routine that works for everyone, offering affordable rates for both individual and group classes. If you want to make sure your kids stay active as well, check out Fitness By the Sea, a fun summer camp for kids ages 4 to 14 that offers activities such as volleyball, surfing, gymnastics, and art.