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20 | January 25, 2018 | Malibu surfside news Life & Arts The Alcove — Malibu Village’s new ‘beach chic’ boutique Barbara Burke Freelance Reporter The Alcove, long a Belmont Shore favorite in Long Beach that features comfortable, beach chic, carefully selected casual denims, T-shirts, lounge wear, dresses and jewelry, opened at Malibu Village in late December. When one enters the hip, bright space, owners Madeleine Johnson and Christina Sandler proudly showcase the expansive collection of styles mainly made in LA and other parts of the US. Malibu Surfside News dropped in to chat with Johnson and Sandler. “We are excited to be here in Malibu, and we already feel the community vibe,” Johnson said. “We support local LA designers and we both come from the wholesale community where we worked with such designers.” The shop features soughtafter brands such as Cotton Citizen, Rag & Bone, and Alix, as well as dresses and jumpsuits from Faithfull The Brand, and luxurious lingerie by Hanky Panky. “We have cute T-shirts with special details that make them stand out,” Johnson said, displaying a cotton tee with a cutout, angular neckline. Johnson also displayed T-shirts featuring denim washes with variant high and low colorations. “These T-shirts feature the best quality of dye washes,” she said. “See this pocket detail; it has different shades from the body of the T-shirt.” The T-shirt would pair perfectly with one of the store’s stretch denim selections that comes in a variety of waist styles. Pair that with a pair of the handmade Greek sandals by Kyma and one is ready to go out and about on the town. “We appeal to people’s lifestyle aesthetics and feature the latest trends with styles that are mix-andmatch classics that you can wear anywhere from the beach to dinner by just adding a few accessories,” she said. “We offer great, personalized customer service, personalized shopping and we can help a customer take a day-to-day dress and make it very versatile. “For instance, with our basic dresses, she can dress up with heels or simply wear some flats and by making simple changes like that and changing accessories she can easily go for a totally different look.” Alcove also offers accoutrements such as Capri Blue candles, unique cookbooks, Balenciaga sunglasses, rings, silk sleep masks, Herbivore sea mist salt sprays, and clay masks. “Some of these things are special and make for excellent hostess gifts,” Johnson said. “Customers can pop in at the last minute before an event and they will have a selection of items to The Alcove 3838 Cross Creek Road, Malibu Hours 10 a.m.–6 p.m. Monday-Saturday 11 a.m.–5 p.m. Sundays Phone: (310) 317-1190 Web: www. Email: hello@ choose from.” Sandler pointed out some of her favorite items. “The coconut bath soak by Herbivore is one of our most popular items,” Sandler said. “It’s to die for. It’s only $20 for an 8-ounce jar, and the large one is only $36. We also offer great cozies to lounge in.” Johnson and Sandler welcome all Malibuites to visit Alcove – a niche boutique offering unique clothing, shoes and accessories. “We are very excited to be such a part of this lovely community and we feel welcome already,” Sandler said. Johnson smiled, adding: “We are eager to show Malibu what we have to offer this spring season. We will be featuring fresh, Deaf jazz singer to come to Smothers Theatre Alcove opened in Malibu late last year, offering cozy T-shirts, jeans, accessories and more. Photo Submitted new brands that are sure to be your favorites. We keep posting new products on Instagram and do a few lifestyle photoshoots a year. If a person sees what they want on social media, we can immediately ship it out to them as well.” Submitted by Pepperdine University Award-winning jazz singer-songwriter and “America’s Got Talent” finalist Mandy Harvey brings her uplifting music to Pepperdine University’s Smothers Theatre at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 30, at the Lisa Smith Wengler Center for the Arts. A deaf performer and motivational speaker, Harvey lost her residual hearing when she was 18. Incorporating American Sign Language into her rich performance, Harvey glides from a “breathy jazz standard to growling blues” that gets the audience up on its feet (LA Times), and although she can’t hear the applause or her own remarkable voice, she continues to find joy in music and inspire all who can listen. In 2006, when Harvey was an 18-year-old vocal music education major at Colorado State University, she lost her residual hearing due to a neurological disorder that affected her nerves and left the program. She pursued several career options, including education, but returned to music in 2008. She quickly became a regular performer at various venues and has released three albums thus far. In 2011, Harvey won Very Special Arts’ Top Young Soloist Award and lived a personal dream of performing at the Kennedy Center in D.C. She continues to perform around the United States and has been featured on “NBC Nightly News,” “Canada AM,” “The Steve Harvey Show” and The Los Mandy Harvey When: 8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 30 Where: Pepperdine University Smothers Theatre, 24255 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu For tickets — which cost $20-$40 for adults and $10 for Pepperdine students — call (310) 506-4522 or visit Angeles Times, and won fourth place on Season 12 of “America’s Got Talent.” In addition to performing and speaking, Harvey is currently writing her first book. She is an ambassador for both No Barriers USA and Invisible Disabilities Association with a mission Award-winning jazz singersongwriter Mandy Harvey will perform at Pepperdine University’s Smothers Theatre. Photo Submitted to encourage and assist others to break through their personal barriers. Though her hearing loss is profound, Harvey’s timing and pitch are perfect and her passion is tremendous. Tickets, starting at $20 for adults and $10 for fulltime Pepperdine students, are available by calling (310) 506-4522 or visiting Dining Out Malibu surfside news | January 25, 2018 | 21 The Dish Catch all-you-can-eat shrimp at Paradise Cove every Wednesday Barbara Burke Freelance Reporter On Wednesdays, from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m., Paradise Cove Beach Cafe offers all-you-can-eat shrimp for $32.95. Diners are able to choose from three varieties of shrimp for the special: shrimp scampi, fried shrimp or coconut shrimp. The shrimp scampi is served over a bed of wellseasoned, savory rice and a bowl of tasty, crunchy snap peas as well as Texas toast. The buttery shrimp is sizable and sensationally prepared. One can come back for seconds and thirds, if one wishes. The macadamia coconut shrimp is served with a side of fries as well as an orange honey mustard sauce that adds just the right combination of zest and sweetness. Finally, Paradise Cove’s fried shrimp is perfectly breaded and served with a delicious cocktail sauce with pineapple chunks. Surfside News sat down with Bob Morris, the patriarch of Paradise Cove Beach Cafe, which will celebrate its 20th anniversary this year. “We really are a venue for highchairs to wheelchairs with bikinis in between,” Morris said. “ ... We try to be everybody’s restaurant. Some people arrive in a Rolls Royce and some come on bicycles. There are no paparazzi and it’s a place to relax and to have fun. I love that I’ve seen kids come in diapers, we’ve bought them their first drink here when they turned 21, and, later, they brought in their older family members in wheelchairs.” At Paradise Cove restaurant, old Malibu infuses the ambiance, mixes with the new, blends beautifully with the undulating waves and lovely beach, and provides a serene, yet very happening venue to dine. Pictures by Pulitzer Prize-winning Bill Beebe depict Malibu’s evolution over the last six decades. “The food is good and the service is great and no Paradise Cove Beach Cafe 28128 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu Hours 8 a.m.-9 p.m. Sunday- Thursday 8 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday- Saturday Web: Paradisecovemalibu. com Phone: (310) 457-2503 one is in a hurry,” said customer and Malibu resident Jackie Peterson. “It’s a back to family experience. Tonight, it was a King Minus 1.6 tide. We walked on the On Wednesday nights, Paradise Cove Beach Cafe offers shrimp scampi as one of three all-you-can-eat shrimp options for $32.95. Barbara Burke/22nd Century Media beach among all the rocks and saw seagrasses lying flat on the ocean floor. We even saw a big black sea Isabel Miller CalBRE 00824077 310.456.RENT slug right outside of Paradise Cove restaurant. Then, we came in for a wonderful dinner.” PR Pritchett-Rapf Realtors It’s different here. FOR LEASE – LAS COSTA BEACHFRONT HEAVEN ON THE BEACH Two-story oceanfront home that blends the chic with relaxed beach charm. Stunning coastline view from one of Malibu’s most prestigious beaches in a private, gated enclave, just off PCH. This newly remodeled, 3BD+4BA home will delight the entertainer in you with its spacious decks, gourmet kitchen and open floor plan. $6,625,000 LEASED CONTEMPORARY MEDITERRANEAN 3 BD + 3.5 BA, 2-story, impeccably decorated and fully furnished. Walls of glass open to spacious deck perfect for indoor/outdoor living. Master suite with vaulted ceilings & fireplace. 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