By Dottie Dexter | January 19, 2013 at 07:46 PM EST | No Comments
The Annual Martin Luther King Jr. tribute at the SGI World Peace Auditorium on 6th & Wilshire, sponsored by the Westside Coalition was beautiful today! Speeches, terrific entertainment, etc. Love it every year!!!
By Dottie Dexter | November 27, 2012 at 06:02 PM EST | No Comments
Santa Monica Shopping Tours!! So many men out shopping for those terrific Santa Monica business specials/sales that happened on Black Friday, Thanksgiving Holiday Weekend, Monday w/ Cyber Deals. Yes, Dottie Dexter was checking out those Santa Monica men!!! "WOO HOO"=Loved it!
By Dottie Dexter | October 19, 2012 at 04:13 PM EDT | No Comments
Dottie Dexter loves love! "500 Days of Summer" plays tonight at the Santa Monica Pier's Movie Series, 7:30PM, Free! Bring those beach chairs, a jacket, & watch with other Santa Monica Residents & Visitors who have made this movie series a great success!!
By Dottie Dexter | October 06, 2012 at 05:26 PM EDT | No Comments
Woo Hoo! Melanie's nephew played for & wore his Notre Dame jersey proud! Notre Dame currently 5-0! Big ND game today 4:30pm (NBC) against Miami, at Soldier Field in Chicago! "Cheers" for 6-0!! Go Irish!!
By Dottie Dexter | October 06, 2012 at 04:50 PM EDT | No Comments
Such a busy week! Topped it off last night with Santa Monica's Annual Pier Drive-In, (actually sitting in beach chairs) on the Pier for Friday night huge screened movies! Nothing more joyful than watching the classic, "Wizard of Oz" with a crowd of all ages, smiling, laughing, clapping, plus a full moon & summer-like evening weather! While "Hunger Games" is on next week, loved going back in time with this timeless movie!
By Dottie Dexter | September 15, 2012 at 08:13 PM EDT | No Comments
Yay! Notre Dame Football is playing prime time tonight vs. Michigan State, 5pm! (Just started=ABC). Perfect time to watch the game at any number of Santa Monica bars/pubs! While I'd like to think of us Irish as peaceful vs. fighting (per the mascot), ready for a great game! My nephew was on the ND team, & with many family members graduating from Notre Dame, plus my 1/2 Irish blood, gotta root em' on!!! Enjoy the game!!
By Dottie Dexter | September 15, 2012 at 07:58 PM EDT | No Comments
Dottie Dexter loved Heal the Bay, Coastal Clean Up today!!! What a great event! With thousands out in our beautiful summer weather, Santa Monica volunteers (including myself) worked to clean up our beaches & ocean life! Yippee~~
By Dottie Dexter | September 09, 2012 at 07:57 PM EDT | No Comments
New & exciting projects coming up for Dottie Dexter! Watch out world, cause Dottie is ready! From Santa Monica Walking Tours, to film/media projects, etc... The Best Is Yet To Come!" "Cheers" to all along for the exciting walk or ride!! Joy to everyone!!
By Dottie Dexter | August 28, 2012 at 02:26 PM EDT | No Comments
Big "Cheers" to Herbie (Hancock) performing a "Celebrating Peace" concert tomm. night at the Hollywood Bowl, with Carlos Santana, Cindy Blackman Santana, Wayne Shorter, Markus Miller, Zakir Hussain, & more!! It's a "one of a kind" evening to peace. Love it!!
By Dottie Dexter | August 19, 2012 at 09:53 PM EDT | No Comments
Dottie Dexter loves "Men on the town, Men on the town!" Nick Cannon, host of "America's Got Talent" attends the Santa Monica, VH1 "Do Something" Event at Barker Hanger today. Will air on Tuesday night!! Woo hoo, Nick!
By Dottie Dexter | August 15, 2012 at 07:35 PM EDT | No Comments
Check out great sweet treats at "Chocolate Opulence" located in Santa Monica Place, for the Finest Handcrafted Chocolates and French Macarons! All natural ingredients!! Many thanks for being so kind to our Walking Tour Participants!
By Dottie Dexter | August 15, 2012 at 06:57 PM EDT | No Comments
"Thanks" so much to all the Santa Monica Tourists,Visitors, Residents,& prospective Residents who have taken our Santa Monica Downtown Walking Tours! Even during the recent summer heat! "Cheers to everyone!"
By Dottie Dexter | August 09, 2012 at 11:31 PM EDT | No Comments
Dottie Dexter sends big "Cheers" to David Rudisha from Kenya winning the Gold Medal in the Olympic Track & Field, 800 Meters! Back story running on a dirt road in Kenya vs. a stadium track, he has matured into a gracious man, choosing to live in humble housing/surroundings, with the sole determination to pursue his dreams!! Love it!!
By Dottie Dexter | August 07, 2012 at 02:13 AM EDT | No Comments
This is class! Kirani James from Granada (just 19 years old) won the semi-final in the Olympic's 400 Meters Track Competition last night. What he did next showed his true greatness. After Oscar Pistorius who was running on 2 prosthetic legs did not qualify, Kirani took off his name banner from his chest & exchanged his with Pistorius, as if to say to him, "I am proud to have "your" banner". Powerful moment!! Note: Kirani James won the Gold Medal today in the 400 Meter Finals. He broke the record of 44 seconds & it was the 1st Olympic Medal for Granada! Huge cheers!!!
By Dottie Dexter | July 29, 2012 at 09:56 PM EDT | No Comments
Dottie Dexter loves Tennis at the London, Olympics!! Djokovic played Italian, Fabio Fognini (sexy name, no doubt), yet her "cheers" have always leaned towards Djokovic. One set each, it was a test to see who which player was more determined! Dottie Dexter was warmed up & ready to win, with Djokovic following suit, as he won the 3rd set!!! That Dottie Dexter has a way of inspiring even the best of those athletes!! Woo hoo!!!
By Dottie Dexter | July 28, 2012 at 06:34 PM EDT | No Comments
The Health & Fitness Festival today, 11-4pm at Third Street Promenade celebrating Santa Monica health & fitness venues/activities was great! Dottie Dexter's Walking Tours! Yes!!! www.santamonicawalkingtours.com
By Dottie Dexter | July 27, 2012 at 11:21 AM EDT | No Comments
Melanie had previously mentioned about a 2012 Olympic Swimmer competing in the 200 Meter Breaststroke in London she had recently met as a Santa Monica Lifeguard. A charismatic 24 year old, Azad's positive determination was that he could bring/speak positive change in what has become great turmoil, for he will be swimming on the Syrian team. Born in Saudi Arabia, he has lived in the USA since he was 7 years old. The following article further depicts his story. Wishing everyone well! "Cheers!!" http://blogs.independent.co.uk/2012/07/25/azad-al-barazi-swimming-for-assad/
By Dottie Dexter | July 21, 2012 at 08:24 PM EDT | No Comments
Dottie Dexter loves those tight wetsuits & athletic, "ride those waves" kind of men! Especially a Fabio-like, great looking Santa Monica Surfing Instructor hitting the waves this morning! Yes, Santa Monica has a Surfin' Fabio!! Dottie Dexter says, "Woo Hoo" to that! She's ready for a few lessons!! Stay tuned, & Happy Weekend!!
By Dottie Dexter | July 21, 2012 at 07:19 PM EDT | No Comments
Dottie Dexter says, "Cheers" to "Chocolate Opulence" located at The Market in Santa Monica Place for supporting our Santa Monica Walking Tours! Our Walking Tour Participants have loved your specialty chocolates!! This picture is outside "Chocolate Opulence" where two terrific Walking Tour Clients from Canada celebrated their Wedding Anniversary with Melanie on a Santa Monica Walking Tour & tasty treats from "Chocolate Opulence!" Woo Hoo!!
By Dottie Dexter | July 19, 2012 at 05:35 PM EDT | No Comments
Dottie Dexter loves it! The "2012" Emmy Nominations were announced this morning. Best Miniseries or Movie Nominee was BBC's "Luther", starring Idris Elba, also nominated for Best Actor! (pic shows him winning at the recent Golden Globes) A terrific show!! Handsome, single, "talented" man on the loose! Dottie says, "Woo hoo!"
By Dottie Dexter | July 19, 2012 at 04:38 PM EDT | No Comments
Dottie Dexter loves Susan Feniger, co-owner of Santa Monica's popular restaurant, "Border Grill" (& ex co-host of the Food Network Show, "The Hot Tamales") was on CBS's show, "The Talk" today promoting her new book, "Street Food." She has my energy! Love it!!
By Dottie Dexter | July 19, 2012 at 04:11 PM EDT | No Comments
Dottie Dexter sends big "cheers" to Santa Monica's, "Lionsgate" Independent Film Entertainment Studio for their shows, "Mad Men" & "Nurse Jackie" actresses, Edie Falco & Merritt Wever nominated for 2012 Emmy's today! Woo Hoo!!!
By Dottie Dexter | July 18, 2012 at 12:37 PM EDT | No Comments
Dottie Dexter loves "Nurse Jackie!" Here's hoping Santa Monica's Film Studio Lionsgate's "Nurse Jackie" on Showtime is nominated for the 2012 Primetime Emmys! (Nominations come out July 19th!) "Nurse Jackie" is a terrific show, with great casting, characters, writing & acting! Dottie Dexter is awaitin' her own Lionsgate hit!!
By Dottie Dexter | July 15, 2012 at 05:51 PM EDT | No Comments
Dottie Dexter loves it! Santa Monica Beach had amazing huge balloons/kites that elevate with the wind! Check out the huge cat chasing the mouse, dog chasing the cat, & colorful swirlies topping the skies!! Joy!!!
By Dottie Dexter | July 08, 2012 at 10:46 AM EDT | No Comments
Love it! Martin Cohen's Santa Monica Photographic Exhibit "Pacific Vistas" will be up until Wednesday July 11th. haleARTS S P A C E is located at 2443 Main Street in Santa Monica at the EDGEMAR complex. Gallery is open Thursday through Saturday - 2 pm to 7 pm. All other times are by appointment. Call 310/ 314-8038 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Terrific!
By Dottie Dexter | July 08, 2012 at 12:48 AM EDT | No Comments
Woo hoo! Jackson Browne supported Jeff Young, & other terrific musicians who have been with Jackson for years, while some of them performed as "Song & Dance Society" on the SM Pier, Thursday Night Concert Series! Handsome men (& yes, a few great women-Vonda Shephard & Danielle DeAndrea) who can sing! Love it!
By Dottie Dexter | July 04, 2012 at 03:27 PM EDT | No Comments
Happy 4th of July!!! Melanie was up at 5am to watch her Wimbledon tennis fav, Djokovic play Mayer! A few nods while watching lead her to awake at 7:25am, Djokovic had won the 5th round (Love it!) yet w/ an 8:00am commitment to "be in" the Santa Monica July 4th Parade, joining Santa Monica Convention & Visitor's Bureau! It was a "hustle!" Rode the 2nd level of the Starline Tour Bus, the Parade pure joy w/ so many "happy" faces! Next year, Dottie Dexter is in the Parade!! Woo hoo!!
By Dottie Dexter | July 03, 2012 at 08:32 PM EDT | No Comments
Woo hoo! July 4th Parade on Main Street is hosted by the Ocean Park Association, July 4th, 9:30AM! Santa Monica Walking Tours are joining Santa Monica Convention & Visitors Bureau, among lots of others to participate in the parade! Dottie Dexter says "Come celebrate with us!!"
By Dottie Dexter | July 03, 2012 at 01:11 PM EDT | No Comments
Shout out to anyone who may be near Santa Monica, July 5th, 7pm. A friend of Melanie's, singer, songwriter, Jeff Young, is performing as a Guest/Act at Summer's 1st 2012, "Twilight Concert Series!" Jeff is a longtime musician with Jackson Browne, performed with Sting, among "many" others! This Thursday, 7PM, he will be performing at Santa Monica Pier's outdoor concert venue. FREE, & open to al!. Another artist will be performing as well!! Love it!! www.jeffyoungmusic.com
By Dottie Dexter | July 01, 2012 at 03:14 PM EDT | No Comments
Dottie Dexter says "Many thanks to Perry's Beach Cafe who hosted the Santa Monica Convention & Visitors Bureau & Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce, "City to the Beach" event at the beach, June 27th! What a fun event=great food, drink, music, people attending! Perry's also has "Beach Butlers"=Shirtless men, "Yes!!" Thanks again, Richard!!!
By Dottie Dexter | July 01, 2012 at 02:37 PM EDT | No Comments
A friend of Melanie's, singer, songwriter, Jeff Young, who is also longtime musician for Jackson Browne among others, brings his musical greatness to the 1st Twilight Concert Series 2012 at the Santa Monica Pier, July 5th, 2012, 7pm! Love it!!! www.jeffyoungmusic.com
By Dottie Dexter | June 30, 2012 at 01:26 PM EDT | No Comments
RIP "R.C. Owens", the local Santa Monica High School athlete who excelled in football, basketball, & track, then was a cheerleader (yes, Senior year cheerleader, Yay!) to NFL "rookie of the year" to Hall of Famer who coined the famous phrase, "Alley-oop" for his masterful leaping jumps on the football field! Many said about R.C., "To know him is to love him" THAT is triumph...
By Dottie Dexter | June 29, 2012 at 11:29 PM EDT | No Comments
Dottie Dexter loves fellow Santa Monican, Murphy Jensen (celebrating Wimbleton, where he won Wimbleton Doubles several years ago with his brother, Luke) Party on!!! Sea Island Celebrates Wimbledon June 29 at Sea Island Resorts
By Dottie Dexter | June 28, 2012 at 08:20 PM EDT | No Comments
Saw Food Coach, Lori Corbin, Nutrition & Fitness Correspondent from ABC Eyewitness News beachside outside Santa Monica's historical hotel, Casa Del Mar today interviewing/filming a spokesman for a new stair-electric bicycle! Love that it's promoting fitness! Watch LA's Channel 7 for her TV segment!!
By Dottie Dexter | June 20, 2012 at 12:34 PM EDT | No Comments
Dottie Dexter loves Larry King & Eli Broad!! Larry King interviews Eli Broad tomorrow night at Broad Stage!! Celebrating Business/Art Collector/ Philanthropist maverick, Eli Broad's new book out, "The Art Of Being Unreasonable". Champagne & book signing reception to follow! Dottie Dexter will be there! Woo hoo!!