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By Dana Olmes & Jeff Biebuyck | Agent in Calabasas, CA
  • Great Yoga Studio in Calabasas: Inner Power Yoga

    Posted Under: Quality of Life in Calabasas, Parks & Recreation in Calabasas  |  June 3, 2011 12:15 PM  |  1,469 views  |  No comments

    As most Yoga goers know, not all Yoga is good Yoga. That’s why I had to write something positive about Power Yoga in Calabasas on Mulholland Hwy. Calabasas Power Yoga is derived from the vinyasa flow of ashtanga yoga practice. And with the help of instructor Jill Kennedy, this is an unforgettable class.

    For those of you that haven’t tried Yoga, it is amazing full body workout, but focuses on the core. Power Yoga leaves you with a sense of accomplishment and puts you in a relaxed state of mind. Instructor Jill Kennedy says, “If I can help everyone connect to something that feels good for them, then I’m doing what I’m here to do.”

    The Calabasas Power Yoga studio is a clean facility with a friendly atmosphere full of great people. There is also a charity event they are sponsoring a charity event which can be seen in the photo here. Go to http://www.innerpoweryoga.net for more information.

    Power Yoga holds classes on Monday and Wednesday mornings from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Classes cost $17 per class, $150 for a 10-class voucher or $350 for a 24-class voucher. Inner Power Yoga is located at 22233 Mulholland Hwy

  • Behold, the future of hold building! Eco green sustainable homes...

    Posted Under: Quality of Life in Los Angeles County, Going Green in Los Angeles County  |  April 26, 2011 9:57 PM  |  1,451 views  |  No comments

    February 16, 2011 — Green Builder Blu Homes, Inc. today announced the launch of its reimagined Breezehouse® design (http://www.bluhomes.com/homes/breezehouse), now available nationwide thanks to Blu’s revolutionary steel-frame folding technology. Spacious, light-filled, and designed to the highest green standards, the new Breezehouse is Blu’s most luxurious design to date.

    “We are so pleased to be able to offer this remarkable home to clients across the country for the very first time,” said Bill Haney, Blu Homes CEO. “We are extremely proud of how we’ve perfected this icon through design enhancements, energy improvements, and improved execution to make the buying process much more transparent and convenient for our clients. Furthermore, we are excited about being able to build the Breezehouse for our clients with our incredible, integrated team of leading architects, engineers, factory craftsmen and experienced sales people.”

    Since its introduction in 2005, the Breezehouse has stood out as an icon in design and architecture circles for its distinctive silhouette, clean lines, and innovative use of light and space. The Breezehouse is centered around its beautiful signature Breezespace™, a glass-enclosed living area situated under a distinctive butterfly roof. Dramatic sliding glass doors or NanaWalls® open to connect the Breezespace to the outdoors, creating an open-air living room that beautifully marries the home’s interior with the natural world around it.

    Blu has combined the Breezehouse’s iconic aesthetic with its proprietary steel-frame folding technology, bringing an entirely new level of versatility and accessibility to a home that was once limited to West Coast sites only. To address the previous challenge of shipping a home this spacious over long distances, Blu’s proprietary folding technology allows the new Breezehouse to be folded to a standard shipping size after factory construction, and then unfolded on the homebuyer’s property. This innovative approach allows the new Breezehouse to be delivered cost-effectively to nearly any location in North America. Additionally, Blu’s steel framing and extraordinarily sturdy design make the home suitable for regions with difficult weather conditions, including heavy snowfall and high wind.

    The Breezehouse at a glance:

    • Built in Blu’s factory to the highest standards of quality and craftsmanship
    • Constructed with eco-conscious, sustainably-sourced materials
    • Unfolds onsite with proprietary “folding” technology
    • Living areas that open to 18.5-25′ wide — or 4.5-10′ wider than average factory-constructed homes
    • 14′ ceilings and high clerestory windows that wash the home in light
    • Green living at its best: radiant flooring, improved insulation, passive heating and cooling
    • Flexible and configurable: variety of floor plans and options for 3-4+ bedrooms
    • Designed with practical living in mind: spacious kitchen, ample storage, bright open feel throughout
    • Single-story, with accessibility-adaptable hallways, doors, bathrooms and more
    • Modern, elegant space with custom finishes for personalized comfort

    “There is an incredible amount of excitement around the new Breezehouse becoming available country-wide,” said Maura McCarthy, co-founder and VP of Sales and Marketing for Blu Homes. “We are thrilled that our technological redesign enables us to ship and build the Breezehouse in almost any location in the U.S. Our folding and steel-frame technologies make the shipping costs much lower than before and allow the Breezehouse to fit in a much wider variety of snow load, wind zone and earthquake conditions—so it just works on a lot more potential sites.”

    Blu Homes has begun taking orders for its first Breezehouses, and expects homes sold by March to be completed later this year, pending local permit conditions.

    Blu Homes, Inc. is a Massachusetts- and California-based builder of green, modern, prefabricated homes. Blu has built a variety of residential and institutional eco-friendly home designs for families and organizations across the U.S., from New York to the Colorado mountains and the California coast. Blu’s proprietary steel framing and building folding technology allows for efficient shipping across North America. For more information on Blu Homes, contact info@bluhomes.com, or visit www.bluhomes.com.

  • Ojai Valley Inn and Spa

    Posted Under: Quality of Life in Ojai  |  May 21, 2010 7:29 AM  |  1,417 views  |  No comments

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    By: Jeff Biebuyck


    For my readers who haven’t been to Ojai, this beautiful valley is just a 40 minute drive from Calabasas. Just 10 minutes inland from Ventura, Ojai is a nature lovers dream. Spanning 10 miles in length and 3 miles in width, Ojai is scattered with grandiose estates, ranches and luxurious spa’s. One such example is the Ojai Valley Inn and Spa which is considered one of the best secrets among travelers. Ojai is a home away from homes – the perfect weekend getaway.

    With tennis, golf and a full service spa, you’ll enjoy all the amenities of resort life. Head into town for casual stroll and local dinning, or simply hang at the Spa and order room service. Ojai is also home to the Ojai film festival which plays at the only theater in town.Screen shot 2010-05-20 at 10.26.11 AM The Ojai Music Festival, is an annual festival of performances by some of the world’s top musicians and composers, and occurs on the first weekend after Memorial Day. Notable appearances include Igor Stravinsky, Aaron Copland, Esa-Pekka Salonen and Pierre Boulez, who was festival director in 2003.

    For those looking for more adventure, easy to strenuous hiking trails abound. You’ll find creeks, waterholes and fishing just another 30 minutes into the mountains. You can fish for bass and even trout during the late winter and early spring months.

    The weather is getting just perfect this time of year, with highs in upper 70’s and low 80’s. It’s a great time to take off for a few days and enjoy Ojai.

    If you like what you see while in the paradise that is Ojai, consider making it a permanent or weekend home.  Check out this tropical plantation style home at 61 Oak Drive which combines the best of simple country living in its gorgeous setting with urban sophistication of the home and its amenities.  The chirping frogs in the front pond, the gentle breezes and tranquility lounging on the 1600 sq foot covered porch will make you forget you are just a stones throw from civilization at the 5 star Ojai Valley Inn and Spa with its world class cuisine and spa treatments and a mere 1 hour from Los Angeles.

    For more information on property in Ojai, contact Jeff Biebuyck.

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