Organizing Your Way Through Christmas


Now that Thanksgiving is over and tomorrow we begin December, it is time I start getting geared up and ready for my most favorite time of the year! I strive to be organized for the Holidays ever year, however, I find myself amognst the last minute shoppers at the mall and printing address labels at midnight [...]

Santa Claus is Coming to Town!


Ho, ho ho! Santa Claus really IS coming to town!! Starting this week, Santa will begin making appearances in various South Bay cities, including Manhattan Beach, Redondo Beach, Hermosa Beach, El Segundo, Lomita, San Pedro and Palos Verdes! How does he find the time?! Santa is coming down our street this week and I am getting [...]

Ortega 120′s Tequila University GIVEAWAY!!!!

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{This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations to our winner Larry S!}  As you probably already know, the P2P girls LOVE Ortega 120!!! From their guacamole to their warm churros with chocolate dipping sauce, we believe their food is some the best the South Bay has to offer! YUM! Besides having truly amazing food, Ortega120 also [...]

Sleppy Hollow Lights Extravaganza!


Happy Friday Peers! I hope everyone had a fabulous Thanksgiving. I was fortunate enough to spend the day with my family and eat two dinners with both families! But with the last crumb gobbled up it is time to move forward.  And in my book, today marks the day to turn on the cheery music, pull out the Christmas decorations, start [...]

Pier to Peer Girls Are Thankful For….


  Dear P2P Peers, We want to thank everyone who has ever stopped by and read Pier to Peer. We have had an amazing start to this wonderful journey and wouldn’t be here without all of the support and encouragement we have received from you. We are sincerely grateful for this opportunity to write and [...]

A Shopaholic’s Black Friday Confessions….


On your marks, get set, SHOP!! I love, love BLACK FRIDAY deals. I know some of you would rather endure a long painful Thanksgiving meal with your dreaded in-laws, than subject yourselves to the crowds. I, on the other hand, can barely put into words the adrenaline rush gained from getting up at the crack [...]

‘Tis the Season to Give Back

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  Written by Guest Contributor: Tiffany Quick Last week’s Manhattan Beach pier lighting marked the official start of the holiday season for our family. This is our daughter’s first Christmas and like any new parent, I’m excited to experience the holidays in an entirely new way. Having recently ordered our first family Christmas card and gearing up [...]

Parenting with Positive Reinforcement


Let me begin by saying that my parenting skills are in no way perfect. In fact, I work every day to be a better mom than I was the day before. My sister calls me Mary Poppins (which I think is hilarious) and she swears that I’m always calm and never raise my voice (also hilarious…and [...]

We Are So Proud of You Kimberly!

Photo Courtesy of Dana Colwell Photograohy

We are so excited to announce that today our BFF and partner Kimberly will pack up her hot pink pants and walking shoes and head to San Diego to participate in the Susan G. Komen 60 mile, 3-Day For the Cure! Kimberly raised a whopping $2373.33 that will go directly toward early detection and breast [...]

Floral Arranging Tips

Roses From Costco

I love having fresh flowers in my house. It makes each room seem cheery and makes my house feel like a home. However, sometimes when I start to arrange flowers in a vase, they just don’t look as good as when they are done by a professional. My mom is truly talented in working with [...]