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Fowler & Moore – Events and Sales for Spring 2012

Wednesday, April 11th, 2012

Fowler & Moore Interiors and Fowler & Moore AT HOME retail are celebrating Spring 2012 in style!

Fowler & Moore for Spring 2012

Wednesday, April 11th, Chris, Suzy and Sara are presenting “An Evening of Design Inspiration” to carry savvy decorators, homekeepers, and hosts through the Spring Season. Space is limited, so if you want in, you’d better call them ASAP!

If you miss that, you could still make it to their Spring Warehouse Clearance Sale on Saturday, April 14th. They’re making space for the new stuff, but as you know F&M’s design tastes are timeless. So excellent pieces for your home at up to 75% off is a pretty hard deal to pass on!

We hope to see you there!

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Roni Feldman –
Another Excellent Exhibition

Friday, March 16th, 2012

In the past, the GARBOUSHIAN has had the privilege of hosting Roni Feldman’s work, but this time the entire gallery is dedicated to the latest from the monochromatic master.

Roni Feldman at GARBOUSHIAN Gallery from March 23 - April 28, 2012

The works are not simply black and white, but are reflective in a way that draws the viewer in, enchants them, and entices them to keep searching.

Works of incredible detail, Feldman’s paintings feature many layers of paint creating many layers of social interrogative.

GARBOUSHIAN‘s opening reception happens Friday, March 23rd at 7pm.

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Checkered Past Racing Announces Ambitious Schedule for 2012

Friday, March 2nd, 2012

Chris Locke of Checkered Past Racing has informed fans through his website,, that this year’s racing schedule will be nearly as ambitious as the Professional Formula One calendar, giving fans of the awesome Lotus 76 the opportunity to see the car in person from the middle of March at Laguna Seca all the way until the end of November at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, TX if the US Grand Prix is to happen there this year.

Fans of the Lotus 76 should be able to see the car… not in person, but greatly enlarged… sometime next year.

Chris’ stable of Loti now has an interloper in the form of a Formula 2 Chevron B39. Chris allowed the car to be campaigned last year its original driver Indycar racer Lyn St. James to the great delight of racing fans everywhere. Chris intends to use the car himself this year, not to the great delight of Lyn St. James. She may get another go if Chris gets too busy with his 76, or with Classic Team Lotus’ incredible Lotus 79.

A few highlights of the schedule include the normal races in Monterey and Napa, but also Monaco (pending acceptance), Portland, Limerock, both Goodwoods, and as mentioned before, perhaps the United States Grand Prix, if that event comes to pass.

We wish Chris luck in 2012!

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Show Off Your Ford at Historic Pomona NHRA Museum

Thursday, February 2nd, 2012

UPDATE: As of 2/17/12, there will no longer be a track event at the Ford Cobra Shelby Reunion. There will be an excellent show and banquet to follow. For more information, see

If you’ve been dying to get your Mustang Cobra R-Model out and on to a “real” track, now you have the chance to do it.

We’re not talking about trucking it all the way out to the desert, either. We’re talking Pomona’s Ford Cobra Shelby Reunion at Pomonafamous and historic road course at the Pomona Fairplex, adjacent to the Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum, the folks behind the Ford Cobra Shelby Reunion celebrating 50 years of Ford Cobras. The event takes place April 19-21, 2012.

Two real King Cobras, winning cars from the 60’s in the LA Times Grand Prix at Riverside and Monterey Pacific Grand Prix, have confirmed entry to the event. Talk about getting your car alongside some history!

As such, not just any yahoo will be allowed. Organizers will break drivers and cars into three run groups to insure safety and that everyone has an enjoyable experience. You must have a Ford, Cobra, or Shelby in order to participate. Hot Track time until February 28th is $250, with packages for including your family and friends in the fun and banquets to go along with the event.

You will be allowed to drive at your own safe pace. You will be required to wear a helmet. This is the real deal! Nobody will be allowed to endanger other drivers with unsafe driving (as determined by the Clerk of the Course); participants seen in any way as endangering others will be removed from the event immediately without refund.

This is your chance to get that hangar queen out and see how she handles on a road course – a real road course where Cobras and Shelby’s and of course, Fords, have been racing as far back as California has racing history. Don’t miss your chance to be an exciting part of this thrilling event – chances to race your pony car at anywhere DO NOT COME AROUND OFTEN – much less the famous and historic Pomona Circuit!

For more information and to register, please contact the NHRA Museum. And get ready to let your baby loose doing what she was intended to do!

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WANNA PLAY? Southern California Basketball Summer Pro League Taking Applications

Tuesday, January 17th, 2012

If you can guard Kobe but you’ve never had a chance to prove it, Summer Pro League is for you.

If you can knock down threes with a big sweaty hand in your face and the shot clock at 2, Summer Pro League is for you.Southern California Summer Pro League - July 2012 @ Roybal Center in Los Angeles

If you can drive the lane through three seven-footers and get the brick through the hoop, Summer Pro League is for you.

The Southern California Basketball Summer Pro League is back, and it’s taking applications for players, agents, and sponsors.

Tryouts are happening July 12th and 13th at the Roybal Center near Downtown LA – about a mile from the iconic Staples Center where both the Los Angeles Clippers and the Los Angeles Lakers throw down. League play commences at the Roybal Center on July 15th and concludes on July 29th.

Applications for basketball players who wish to demonstrate their talents on the NBA Level in front of Talent Scouts, Agents, Pro Teams and NBA Players should be sent in immediately. Applications completed and paid before May 20th, 2012 are $150. Direct applications, for players with pro-level résumés, are $185. After May 20th, the price goes up. For agents or other organizations wishing to enter teams, the price is under $2500.

Players, here is your Pros versus Joes moment. You want your one game to prove what you got? $150 and you have your chance to play against the best. Test yourself. See if you really can play in the Pros.

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Los Angeles Master Artist Jim Morphesis Interviewed about Upcoming Exhibit Works at GARBOUSHIAN

Thursday, January 5th, 2012

LA Art Stream has interviewed Los Angeles Master Artist Jim Morphesis about his exhibition, Time and Desire to be shown at the GARBOUSHIAN GALLERY in Beverly Hills starting January 28th.
Morphesis interviewed about upcoming exhibit at GARBOUSHIAN
The candid interview with one of Los Angeles’ best known Master artists was recorded and placed on YouTube. Morphesis has been seen by almost every Los Angelino has seen his face on the 110 freeway. In 1984, Morphesis’ portrait was painted under an overpass and is undergoing restoration.

The interviewer is well-known throughout the art work as a curator of exceptional taste – Shana Nys Dambrot’s credentials in the art world are extremely stout. Nys Dambrot speaks about the details of Morphesis latest creations – stunning and powerful images of roses, about their character, their depth, and his inspiration to create them. It’s a wonderful look into stunning pieces by a master artist.

The exhibition will be at GARBOUSHIAN GALLERY – one of the most exciting Los Angeles art galleries. Exhibits have included Masters like Seery and Altoon, and up-and-comers like Katrin Kampmann and Yvette Gellis.

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Armageddon Certain in 2012 – Pomona, California will be Over-run by SNAKES!

Monday, December 19th, 2011

The end is nigh! At least for Corvettes and their owners.

The Wally Parks NHRA Museum is hosting the 50th Anniversary of the Ford Motor Company / Carroll Shelby partnership that marked absolute dominance in racing and gave generations of Americans a whole new meaning to the term ‘Cobra’.Ford Cobra Shelby Reunion to take place at Pomona's Wally Parks NHRA Museum in April, 2012

Carroll Shelby found a British A/C that he thought looked alright, put the ultra-powerful, ultra-reliable small-block Ford motor in it and the rest of the competition on the track simply became history. The birth of the Ford / Shelby Cobra marked a swift and painful death for anything else on wheels in the 60’s. The power-to-weight ratio was simply unstoppable.

2012 is upon us, and the celebration of that racing Armageddon will be accompanied by a massive and dangerous Cobra infestation at the Pomona Fairplex. Spirited “demonstrations” of Cobras and Shelbys around the historic Pomona circuit will accompany a massive gathering of the finest examples on the West Coast and in the World.

It’s a wonderful thing to see history preserved in museums – it’s a whole other to see these Snakes in motion (in their natural habitat), to hear it pound your ears and to feel the vibration of small block Ford motors in chorus beat at your feet.

If you’re an owner of a Shelby, you may apply to include your car in the festivities by going to and if you’re a wannabe owner of a Shelby, you can come and feast your eyes and ears and heart as the Museum brings some of the most exciting examples of its history to life.

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Medawar Fine Jewelers Invites you to their Annual Open House, December 9th and 10th

Friday, December 2nd, 2011

Medawar Fine Jewelers, in Palos Verdes, CA, is well known to the Peninsula Community through the famous Talking Clock it donated, its excellent in-house jewelry, clock and watch repair services, and of course, for it’s fantastic offering of fine jewelry.

Every year, they open their doors to the community to host a Holiday Open House. It’s a very fun event Medawar Fine Jewelers holiday Open Housewhere the whole family joins in to have fun and catch up on old times with the customers. It’s also an excellent opportunity to come in to the relaxed atmosphere, and look at Pandora bracelets, Rolex Watches, and literally hundreds of other gift ideas, from jewelry and watches, to knives and jewelry cleaners.

Medawar has taken this opportunity to significantly upgrade their web site from a half-dozen pages to nearly a hundred pages with links to all of the manufacturers offerings they sell. This makes it easy for guests to the site and their regular customers to peruse what they have on offer before they come in.

Also in the upgraded site are details about the history of the Store, the Medawar Knowledge Center where you can learn all about jewelry, and details about their custom service center, where they create from scratch and repair jewelry, repair clocks and watches, all in-house.

If you’re puzzled as to what to get that special someone, Medawar has a very good answer – in fact, the best answer money can buy!

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Meet Abbracci Studio, Fowler & Moore and Peters Realty Center at the Riviera Village Holiday Stroll December 1st

Tuesday, November 29th, 2011

“There’s never been such a day… in Redondo Beach, L.A.”
2011 Riviera Village Holiday Stroll, Thursday December 1st
It’s December again – though us locals have had a hard time noticing, what with the near-80 degree weekend and all. Nonetheless, there’s to be snow in the mountains soon and perhaps the temperatures will soon be below 70, and that means it’s time to get the family out for Riviera Village’s Holiday Stroll.

There are a whole host of shops to see in The Village on December 1st, starting around 6pm. There are boutiques and restaurants who all will be sharing cookies, cider, cocoa and close down Catalina Avenue for fun with the kids and families.

Of course, our favorite neighbors up in that neck o’ the woods (about a mile from WSmad’s HQ) are (in alphabetical order) Abbracci Studio, Fowler & Moore at Home and Peters Realty Center.

Abbracci Studio (and now Baci, as well) is a medical spa offering state-of-the-art facials, laser-hair removal, and other excellent treatments. Of course, they also have a fabulous gift boutique where you’ll have a excellent chance of finding something for the hard-to-shop-for. They stock the finest skincare items from the best companies in the business, and their kind and expert staff will be able to tell you exactly what’s right for you. If you prefer, they will deliver to you if you use their site,

Literally next door is Fowler & Moore AT HOME, created by interior designers Chris Fowler and Suzy Moore. If you’re looking for holiday decor (or during the rest of the year, anything to spruce up your home), Fowler & Moore is the place to go. They have items of all prices, from a few dollars on up to the best things money can buy. And, of course, when it’s time for a full home makeover, there’s no place to go but to see Chris and Suzy at Fowler & Moore. They are the best Interior Designers in the whole Palos Verdes/beach cities area.

And if your home makeover just didn’t work for you and you’re ready to just trade the whole thing out, there’s nobody better than Nick Peters to find you a new home. Peters is THE expert of REO’s and short sales, and nobody on the planet knows Torrance Real Estate better than Nick. He knows everything there is to know about the Beach Cities Real Estate market. His real estate office is just up the street from the other two, right near Chez Malange on the corner of I. He’s invited you to stop by, too!

So in between horse carriage rides and cider, stop in to see some of the small businesses that are making the Riviera Village tick. And we all wish very happy holidays upon you!

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Fowler & Moore Interior Design Hosts Most Successful Creative Holiday Decorating Event Ever in Winter, 2011

Tuesday, November 15th, 2011

This past November 8th and 9th, Chris, Suzy and Sara of Fowler & Moore and Fowler & Moore AT HOME hosted their most successful Creative Holiday Decorating event ever.

Fowler & Moore Interior Designers present Creative Holiday Decorating

Fowler & Moore Interior Designers Chris, Suzy and Sara present Creative Holiday Decorating

The two events in two days format worked well as Fowler & Moore AT HOME, in Redondo Beach’s Riviera Village, remained comfortable for attendees despite selling out quickly. Each designer had time to showcase at least one unique idea, answer questions for those gathered, and posit new ideas showing the latest Holiday decorating trends creating new Winter trends in interior design.

In addition to selling out of space, customers appreciated the value and simplicity offered by their suggestions, and many items in the store sold out quickly after the events.

Be sure you’re on the list to be invited to Fowler & Moore’s next decorating event. If you enjoy entertaining or just living in a lovely, fresh home, you won’t want to miss it!

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