Maison Giraud 1032 Swarthmore Ave, Pacific Palisades, CA90272 Maison Giraud is a bakery and restaurant that is open for breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner. It offers a selection of…More pastries, breads, cereals, organic fruit juices, cookies, macaroons, madeleines, caneles and financiers. It also offers catering and take-out options for holidays and other special events.
Party Pizzazz 15121 W Sunset Blvd, Pacific Palisades, CA90272 Party Pizzazz is packed with party supplies for all occasions. The shelves are teeming with disposable plates, napkins,…More table cloths and cutlery in many themes and colors. Party hats, noise makers, confetti, games and favors are also available. Themes for childrens birthday parties include pirates, princesses, knights, Nickelodeon characters, Disney characters and animals. Assorted decorations are available. Seasonal merchandise for holiday parties and events are sold at different times of the year. At the counter, customers can purchase latex or mylar balloons in different colors and patterns. These can be taken home or inflated by the staff. Because of the dense merchandise on the store's shelves, customers may want to ask for assistance in finding products from the helpful staff.
Palisades Montessori Center follows the philosophy of Maria Montessori in early childhood education and development.…More Programs for toddlers, preschool and pre-kindergarten children are offered for half-day and full-day schedules. Extended care is also available until 4pm.</p>
<p>The curriculum involves five areas of study: practical life, sensory, math, language and cultural studies. Enrichment and extracurricular activities include music, Spanish, art, dance, gymnastics, drama, piano, cooking, gardening, outdoor play and field trips. In addition, programs and events are held throughout the year for holidays and cultural events. The small facility is housed in a building originally designed by Frank Lloyd Wright.</p>
Nestled in the heart of Pacific Palisades, this small, privately owned park is located on Sunset Boulevard between…More Swarthmore Avenue and Antioch Street.</p>
<p>In 1972, Standard Oil decided not to renew its lease and the central, triangular property it existed on became available. In less then three months, Palisadians raised nearly $70,000 (a substantial sum of money at that time) to buy the triangle and create the Village Green. The Village Green was formally dedicated August 17, 1973.</p>
<p>Thanks to the generosity of the Palisades community, $46,000 of the funds raised went toward the purchase of the land and the remainder financed the architect and design. A group of prominent Palisadian businesspeople and civic leaders, and Honorary Mayor Bob Abernethy, an NBC News correspondent, spearheaded this effort. They formed the first Village Green Committee.</p>
<p>The Green has an intersecting system of walkways with benches, looming shady trees, flowers and grass, as well as a flag pole and a drinking fountain. Because financing on the project ran out, the large, central fountain was not installed until as recently as 1990. There is also a bus stop to the north of the fountain at Sunset Blvd.</p>
<p>The committee had originally planned to give the Village Green to the City of Los Angeles when it was completed because of the responsibility and cost of maintenance. However, the committee decided to retain ownership. Today, the Green is independently operated by the Village Green corporation and managed by a volunteer board of directors.</p>
<p>The Green is often used as a serene setting for outdoor fundraisers, art shows (such as those hosted by the Pacific Palisades Art Association), and musical events, including concerts during the town's annual "Ho! Ho! Ho!" holiday festival. However, beware the hours when school lets out at Palisades Charter High School, as the Green is often overrun by boisterous crowds of students.</p>