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Take a Malibu Wine Hike

Amid Zebras and Llamas and Giraffes, Oh My!  Although most people wouldn’t think of combining wine, giraffes, and hiking in one outing, fortunately the folks at Malibu Wine Hikes offer a great opportunity to experience all three. Those looking for fresh air, fun times with friends and family, plus an exhilarating workout in the glorious Santa […]

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Blood Truly is Thicker Than Water at the Miles House

At merely 9 years old, Amanda Miles was diagnosed with a chronic inflammatory bowel autoimmune disease called ulcerative colitis, which later led to her ongoing battle with debilitating Crohn’s disease. As brave as Amanda has been, she is thoroughly grateful to have her entire family standing beside her every step of the way. Amanda’s brother, […]

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Helping Teens Inner Beauty Shine: InnerStarGirl

While many of the challenges facing teens today are not new, there are now innovative strategies to help them cope with such timeless issues as bullying and low self-esteem. One of the brightest programs to appear on the horizon is InnerStar- Girl. Founded by Lisa Tiano, a former school counselor with a Masters in Clinical […]

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Get Inspired at Monarchs This Summer!

Monarchs is a leader in children’s physical fitness instruction, inspiring dynamic kids to learn, grow, and succeed while having fun–whether learning gymnastics, tumbling, cheerleading, participating in camp, or celebrating at a birthday party. Calabasas Style sat down with Monarchs to ask some questions about their summer-fun opportunities. Q: Does Monarchs offer a program unique to summer? A: […]

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Pet Directory: July/August

If you are considering bringing a new furry friend into your home, please consider saving a life and adopting a dog from a shelter. Meet Liberty! This sweet girl has gone through so much. It is absolutely amazing what love, nutrition, and the proper medical care can do. Liberty was living on the streets for […]

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Comedian Craig Shoemaker Knows Laughter Heals

Ever since grade school in Philadelphia, comedian and 10-year Calabasas resident Craig Shoemaker has been trying to make ’em laugh. He continues to work at it, spending many of his nights performing at such local clubs as the Canyon Club, Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, and others throughout Southern California. He is also slated for […]

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A Man with a Gold Rolodex: David Mirisch

Longtime Hollywood publicist and Westlake Village resident David Mirisch has been known throughout the entertainment industry as the “Man with the Gold Rolodex.” For the past five decades, Mirisch has provided celebrity talent for more than 2,500 fundraising events, helping to raise over $35 million dollars for noteworthy causes. Mirisch is a member of the […]

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Pet Directory: May/June

Adopt a Fur Baby! Rescue – Foster – Adopt – Love If you are considering bringing a new furry friend into your home, please consider saving a life and adopting a dog from a shelter. Romy & Michelle are beautiful 1 1/12-year-old Terrier-mix sisters that are available for adoption together only. They are very bonded and love […]

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Walking Strong: Living with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

Sometimes, it takes a world-shaking event to put things into perspective. For the Llauro family, this life-changing event came in the form of a happy, smiling bundle of joy. In 2005, Valerie Pappas Llauro gave birth to her first child, a baby boy. Alexander Llauro was just like any other cheerful baby. When he was […]

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Larissa Wohl: Saving the Underdogs

Born and raised in Calabasas, Larissa Wohl is an energetic journalist who is the pet-rescue expert on Hallmark Channel’s Home & Family. This three-time Emmy-nominated, daytime, lifestyle talk show features advice from experts to help viewers live their best lives. Larissa brings to Home & Family her expertise from years of experience working with shelter […]

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Holding on to Hollywood History

Joe Maddalena from Profiles in History shares famous Hollywood memorabilia with Calabasas Style, from R2D2 to Liza Minelli’s costumes from Cabaret.  Q: What inspired you to go into the business of memorabilia auctions and start Profiles in History ? Joe: My mom was an avid reader, and she got me hooked on reading about history. I think […]

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A Woman’s Guide to “Me” Time

As women today, we’ve been told we can have it all—careers, families, kids, community involvement, and relationships. But all too often, having it all leaves us with no time or strength left for ourselves. There’s a tremendous amount of stress and pressure put on us as parents, daughters, mothers, wives, and professionals. All of these […]

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