Thursday, February 25, 2010
The Lightning Thief was the first in a series of books called Percy Jackson & The Olympians by author, Rick Riordan. It has been turned into a new movie, now playing in theaters. I saw the Lightning Thief and I really liked it. Even though it was wasn’t much like the book, it was very entertaining.
The film is about a boy named Percy Jackson who didn't know he was a demigod (a child whose one parent is a god, and whose other parent is a mortal). Then one day, during a school field trip to the museum, one of his teachers suddenly turns into a mythological monster and chasies after him. With help from his best friend Grover, who turns out to be a satyr, Percy escapes and is taken to a training camp for demigods called Camp Half-Blood On the way Percy's mom is attacked and it appears that she has been eaten by a minotaur. At Camp Half-Blood, Percy discovers that the gods Zeus, Hades, and Percy's father, Poseidon are feuding because someone stole Zeus' lightning bolt. To make matters worse, the gods believe that Percy is the thief. When Percy discovers that his mom is still alive, he is very prepared to face anything. Percy along with Grover and a beautiful demigod, Annabeth, set out on a quest to save Percy's mom and find the stolen lightning bolt. I won't spoil the story for you, but the quest involves numerous monsters and references to Greek mythology mixed with some funny moments where modern teen life mix with the self-centered Greek god's feud.
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
I was never one of those girls that sat home and cut out pictures from BRIDE Magazine or planned my big white wedding.
Sunday Feb 28 1245 pm at Yogaco. 1408 3rd st Promenade Santa Monica , ca 90401
Jennifer Pastiloff is a yoga teacher and poet based in Santa Monica Ca. This is her first and hopefully last wedding.
Purchase rechargeable batteries and a battery charger. You will save money over time and you will help reduce the problem of disposing of batteries that are typically not recyclable.
Thursday, February 4, 2010
Last week, Engel & Völkers, one of the leading luxury homes market real estate franchises, had it grand opening in Santa Monica on Montana Ave. The event was highlighted by a Red Carpet attended by numerous celebrities and an auction for the benefit of the American Red Cross' relief fund for Haiti. The well attended event was organized by our friends at the peakPRgroup, and celebrities from the film, music, and TV worlds mingled with Engel & Völkers real estate professionals and West Side society. Guests included Twilight Saga: New Moon hunk, Charlie Brewley; Six Million Dollar Man Lee Majors David "Hip Hop Harry" Joyner; The Bachelor star, Matt Grant; Supermodel Sophie Turner; Days of Our Lives Natasha Blasick; Miss Canada, Shannon Smadella; Santa Monica Yoga Instructor, Jennifer Pastiloff; and singer/songwriter/actress Zoe Myers. photos by Allan Peach © 2010
Santa Monica Red Cross Director of Development Marcia Caldrola surrounded
by American Red Cross workers
American Red Cross of Santa Monica's pst Chairperson of the Board
Singer Zoe Myers
The peakPRgroup welcomes guest to Engel & Völkers Grand Opening on Montana Ave.
Star of Miss Perception, Miss Canada Shannon Smadella and date
A big night for the Engel and Völkers professionals
Miss Califonia USA Tami Farrelll
Engel and Völkers is a leading Real Estate agency for luxury homes and yachts
ABC's The Bachelor - London Calling Matt Grant
Poet Oliver Peake
Engel and Völkers' finest
Discovery Kids' Hip Hop Harry, David Joyner
The Caldrola family posing with Hip Hop Harry
Too cute for words!
One Hope's Jake Kloverdanz
Dr. Ceasar Aristeiguieta of The Red Cross
and the director of the Emergency Medical Service of California
Actors Lee and Faith Majors soon to be seen in the upcoming Conflict of Interest, later this year
Ms. Peake having fun
New Moon's Demetri, Charles Bewley
Charlie has been a supporter of Haiti Relief and appeared at the Youth Run 4 Haiti event in January
Christine Peake and Ben Decker of the peakPRgroup
Joe Lonsdale and Jake Kloberdanz of One Hope
The peakPRgroup conferes
Oliver and Company
Ukrainian Actress and Model Natasha Blasick throw My Teen Topix a kiss
The vivacious Natasha
Working together, Engel and Völkers and the Santa Monica Red Cross raised money for the Haitian relief effort
Pop singer Jordan Johnson
Jewelry Artist Margaret Rowe wearing some lovely earrings
Lovely fashion designer Lauren Elaine
The Girls Next Door's Bridget Marquardt brings some auction items from Hef
Zoe Myers displaying her favorite Montana Ave. Boutique
Beautiful and dashing Chris and Olie Peake
Christine Peake and Millicent Sheridan share a laugh
Turning out for Haiti Relief
The striking Sophie Turner
My Teen Topix's Allan Peach and Yoga Instructor Jennifer Pastiloff