danny mahelka: Perambulator Parade - 12/21/08 06:02 AM
By Danny Mahelka
Life is so fast-paced. People are constantly rushing from one appointment to the next, from one errand to the next, from one chore to the next, and each time they find themselves hopelessly running behind schedule because of the many hours they spend parked on the five waiting hopelessly for a break in the traffic that never seems to end. Unless, of course, they live or work on The Miracle Mile.
One of the greatest changes that has come to The Miracle Mile is the wide variety of businesses, services, and property available. Do you need to see … (1 comments)

danny mahelka: Buying a Piece of History - 12/02/08 05:01 AM
By Danny Mahelka
One amazing fact about The Miracle Mile is that it is steeped in history. This eighty year-old stretch of retail and residential property has a long background of providing a set area within Los Angeles that promises to be auto, consumer, and retailer friendly. Originally designed by A. W. Ross, The Miracle Mile saw massive revitalization in the 90s which has made it the new go-to spot in the greater L.A. area.
My favorite contemporary change is the way in which the old and new businesses create a veritable architectural smorgasbord of Art Deco, Spanish Colonial, and more. … (0 comments)

danny mahelka: Living in the Greater Miracle Mile Area - 11/19/08 11:14 PM
 By Danny Mahelka
 I live and work in the Greater Miracle Mile area of Los Angeles.  One of the many things I enjoy about this area is the diversity of lifestyle choices all within a short distance of each other.  When you consider that there are people living in luxury high rise condos on the Wilshire Corridors and their lifestyle is a very fast-pace urban experience, while only a few blocks away there are families in the Carthay Circle area enjoying a suburban neighborhood lifestyle where everyone knows each other, its actually quite amazing.  There really is something for everyone. I have clients … (0 comments)

danny mahelka: Halloween in West Hollywood - 11/12/08 11:30 PM
By Danny Mahelka
Halloween may be a nationally recognized holiday, but in West Hollywood, it's a week-long celebration. We're known for our costume party on Santa Monica Boulevard for a reason; six designated hours to, as the catch phrase says, "Eat, drink, and be scary."
Many of the costumes are what you would see anywhere else, of course. You have the Playboy Bunnies, the cheerleaders, and more than a handful of clowns. It's only in West Hollywood, though, that you'll see your Playboy Bunny as fifteen men all over 6' tall and more than 200 lbs., complete with hairy legs and … (0 comments)

danny mahelka: The Carthy Circle Theatre - 11/11/08 12:10 AM
By Danny Mahelka
 I am a little bit of a history buff.  I especially love knowing about the history of the area we live in.  I recently wrote a blog about Carthay Center Elementary, and one of my clients commented that it used to sit directly opposite The Carthay Circle Theatre. In fact the neighborhood was actually named after the theatre.  It was one of those facts that I knew at one time, but must have forgotten and the more I started thinking about it the more intrigued I became.  So I did a little research. The Carthay Circle Theatre opened its doors … (0 comments)

danny mahelka: The Pacific Design Center - 11/08/08 01:41 PM
By Danny Mahelka

Los Angeles is an amazing place. It's easy to forget how fabulous it is when you have lived here for a long time. I love showing our fair city to friends and clients from out of town. Its great reminder to me how really remarkable our home is.
I took an out of town friend to the Pacific Design Center the other day. It was so much fun to see this truly spectacular facility with fresh eyes. It really is spectacular. Where else can you go and see over 130 showrooms and 2,100 different product lines under … (0 comments)

danny mahelka: The Grove, Part 3: Entertaining the World - 11/06/08 05:15 AM

By Danny Mahelka
Another aspect of Los Angeles I love is that there is always something to do. The Grove features a series of events guaranteed to satisfy just about everyone. From children to adults, from freestyle to intellectual, each event has its own benefit for an audience.
The musical entertainment interests me the most. The Whisper Lounge offers "Jazzy Sundays." Whether it is date night or just time to relax with some friends, "Jazzy Sundays" offers soothing, live jazz combined with gourmet hors d'ouevres and chilled cocktails. This combination provides a break from the hustle and bustle of the rest of … (0 comments)

danny mahelka: The Grove, Part 2: Taste the World - 11/01/08 02:22 AM
By Danny Mahelka
In order for the world to shop at The Grove, the world must also be able to eat at The Grove. The world, however, has standards. Now is not the time to expect another fast food Chinese restaurant next to a sandwich shop. This is Los Angeles!
If you're in the market to wine and dine your business clients, your upper-class guests, or to impress your everyday friends, The Grove is ready for you! Maggiano's Little Italy will entice you with a classy Italian meal for lunch or dinner. You can also look for something more exciting in … (0 comments)

danny mahelka: The Grove, Part I: The World of Shopping - 10/29/08 01:21 AM

By Danny Mahelka
One of my favorite parts about shopping at The Grove is the sheer variety offered with every step. Regardless of age, gender, or disposable income, The Grove is available to meet every shopping need.
The most obvious customers are women. The most obvious need? Clothes. Now you can go to just about any mall in America and find Forever 21 or the GAP, but only in West Hollywood are you going to find these stores just a few hundred feet from something as high-end as a Michael Kors store. Looking for a ten dollar cotton skirt? Check! … (0 comments)

danny mahelka: Miracle Neighborhoods - 10/24/08 12:35 AM
By Danny Mahelka
The area surrounding the Miracle Mile is filled with individual neighborhoods that are highly desirable.  This unique area of Los Angeles offers a secluded, intimate neighborhood feel while being only minutes away from a commercial sector that offers world class business, fine dining, exclusive shops and famous museums.
For people who want to have it all, without a commute, these neighborhoods are a perfect solution.  Where else in the world can you pick an orange from a tree in your own back yard, wave to your neighbor across the street and then drive only a few minutes to … (0 comments)

danny mahelka: Carthay Center Elementarty School - 10/22/08 04:47 AM
By Danny Mahelka
I am a tremendous fan of Carthay Center Elementary School.  Whether you are considering moving to the area or have been here for a while I thought it would be worthwhile  to provide you with some insightful information about the school.
Carthay Center Elementary School is located in Historic Carthay Circle, Los Angeles, California.  To be exact, it is located at 6351 West Olympic Blvd.  It first opened in 1923.  Rubbing elbows with Beverly Hills and sporting the beautiful La Cienega Park, the neighborhood itself gets fabulous reviews.  The area is rich in architecture, with no two homes alike.  … (0 comments)

danny mahelka: Your Neighborhood Specialist - 10/16/08 05:33 AM
by Danny Mahelka
Even on Sesame Street they teach the importance of knowing the people in your neighborhood.  Sometimes when you are moving it's hard to get a really good appreciation for the make-up of a neighborhood.  That's when having a neighborhood specialist comes in handy.
I'm not just a realtor who specializes in the Carthay Circle area.  I'm one of the people in the neighborhood.  If someone wants to know about Carthay Circle Elementary, I don't have to Google them - I already know that they are one of the finest schools available.  I know this because I am a … (0 comments)

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