It was a bit of an off week in L.A. weather-wise but who's complaining! I will gladly take some cloud cover and rain over the snow and frigid temps back home. Now, imagine a picture-perfect beach town and you've arrived at Manhattan Beach. Stunning oceanfront homes, vast stretches of manicured, sandy beach, a vibrant culinary scene and fun boutiques for shopping. I strolled along The Strand, a beachside path of oceanfront homes where a 3,000 square foot piece of land recently sold for a record-breaking $16 million, as well as onto the pier, in and out of shops and finished the day with a casual bite at Simmzy's, a hopping neighborhood pub.