Hometown Santa Monica: The Bay Cities Book (Paperback)
Written by locals for locals, this is the book Santa Monica and her neighbors depend upon. Its 256 color-charged pages celebrate the savvy, the friendly, the smart, the fashionable, the beachy, the fun and the historic in Santa Monica, Venice, the Palisades, the Marina, Malibu, Topanga and Brentwood.
About the Author
Jenn Garbee is a renaissance woman with a philosophy degree, a background in fine-arts management, an MBA, a cookie business, a diploma in patisserie arts, a food-writing career (including for the Los Angeles Times), and a new book???and she's barely 30! She lives in Santa Monica with her writer-comedian husband, Kevin.
Nancy Gottesman was born at Santa Monica Hospital and has been an editor for practically every magazine in town, from Shape to Playgirl. She's now happily AWOL: Always West of Lincoln. A freelance writer, Nancy lives in Ocean Park with her son, Robby; she takes frequent breaks to play tennis, hike Temescal Canyon, hit the Sunday Main Street farmer's market, and meet friends for a martini at Chez Jay or the Galley.
Stephanie "Tippy" Helper is a Silverlake native and 20-year resident of the Palisades who's often found hiking the Santa Monica Mountains with her dog, Willie. Originally a PR executive, Tippy worked on three Oscar ceremonies. She's now the programs coordinator at USC's University Club, not to mention a writer and the mom of Caroline, Max and Zach.