Welcome to THE MOUTH of the South Bay

Hello and welcome to South Bay Mouth.

 Many of you may already know why this is site is called The Mouth, but for those that don't, locals commonly call the South Bay, "Mouth Bay."  The South Bay is a section of  South Los Angeles County encompassing a cluster of beach cities.

For a long time now I have wanted to create a place where locals and visitors alike can see what is going on and available to them in the South Bay.  Although I have lived most of my life in the area, I realize there is so much to do and see that I was never aware of.  I hear of great events and local fun and often when I share it with others they say they have lived here for so long and they never knew about it!  So, here we are... My hopes are that this site will provide something new to improve the quality of your life in the South Bay.  I do believe this site will be beneficial to both those living the single life and to families.  Please visit the South Bay Mouth often to stay on top of special events, new restaurants/shops, bargains and sales, reviews and opinions, bands and music, a video from an aspiring Chef or even just a photo of a beautiful sunset.

Stay tuned for updates and posts and please leave comments and share us with your friends.  



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Thursday, December 31, 2009

Sushi Gone Wild

Sushi Gone Wild is most certainly a new favorite of mine and it seems to be a popular place for many of my friends and other South Bay locals.  Mr. Kim is well known from a previous South Bay establishment and he has a ton of followers.  Not only does Mr. Kim serve up super tasty and fresh food, but he makes his place full of life and energy.  On my first night to SGW he loaded us up on Free SAKE!  Since then he has come through and given free appetizers and also great deals (because I signed up for his emails, you get  coupons to use throughout the month).

One of the best parts about Sushi Gone Wild are the Happy Hours.  Mon-Thurs Happy Hour is from 11:30am-3pm and then 5pm-6:30pm.  You have to try it out and don't let the strip mall location fool you!
You can read more about his place on the Yelp reviews.

Sushi Gone Wild
24004 Vista Montana
Torrance, Ca 90505

 This is the lovely Mr. Kim "See you Tomorrow!"

*Please leave some comments/reviews about Sushi Gone Wild for our other readers!*

Wednesday, December 30, 2009


I have not used Aveda products much before, but I recently got a sample of their hand therapy and OOO LALA I really like it.  My hands felt sooo good after using it.  When I spoke to an Aveda specialist at their salon, she told me that all Aveda packaging is from recycled materials and the ingredients are all natural and organic.  These two things alone made me become a fan.  Currently there is an offer, although it expires tomorrow NYE, for a free sample pack of shampoo, conditioner and a styler.  Print your coupon here and take it to a local Aveda salon.  Click here for a Location near you.

Wilson Walk Wednesdays (6:45pm unless there is Rain)

A great way to start off 2010 is to be active.  I know so many out there make resolutions having to do with a healthier lifestyle, so this is an opportunity to make a tiny step in that direction.  About two years ago a group of friends and I would get together and go for a walk, we were doing so well sometimes a few nights a week.  Somehow, it all stopped.  No time is better than now to start again.

Every Wednesday at 6:45pm we will be doing "WILSON WALK WEDNESDAY."  We will be meeting anyone that would like to join us on the South East side of the Hockey rink (basically a bench area that nearly meets the pond, hockey rink and tennis courts) at Wilson park in Torrance.  There is a walk/job path that goes around part of the park and each loop is .91 miles.  We plan on doing at least 3 loops (which will be 2.73 miles) and we give ourselves about an hour as a general time frame.  We typically start on time.

All are welcome, we often have strollers being pushed and kids on bikes in our group.  We do not HAVE to all stay together, the path is wide enough for about 3 to stand side by side, but we can certainly go in a cluster.  Dress warm, obviously it is winter now, I do recall my ears and fingers would get super cold so I always wear gloves and a hooded sweatshirt.  The path is decently lit and when we are all in a group you feel safe too.  There is a clean bathroom in the community center room by the hockey area as well as a couple of water fountains around (however if you can bring small bottle and stick it in your pocket).

I certainly hope you will join us on our walks.  THERE WILL BE NO WALK ON WET/RAINY DAYS!

Wilson Park is located on the east side of Crenshaw Blvd at the corner of Jefferson, just north of Sepulveda.

2400 Jefferson Street
Torrance, CA 90510


Recycle that TREE!

So I know some out there have already disposed of your holiday tree, but for those that have not there may be some green options for you.  Before you just go throw your tree in the dumpster visit this link to RECYCLE YOUR TREE

Find out how to recycle other goods like paint and batter etc. by visiting Earth 911

xo Erin

Monday, December 28, 2009

A Friends of Gevalia Offer Awaits You

I had heard about a deal on another blog for Gevalia coffee and although I am not much for coffee, my boyfriend is.  The deal got me 3 half pound bags of coffee (or I could have chosen tea) and a stainless steel scoop delivered to my door for $3 and it arrived today (after just ordering it I think Christmas eve). Supposedly their coffee is pretty good and the best part is you can cancel anytime even right after they have shipped your first introductory order.  I kind of wish I had waited because the current deal I believe gets you a stainless steel coffee maker, scoop and 2 half pounds of coffee for $12.95.  Sheesh, I do not buy coffee makers but I do know a good deal when I see one!  It would have been worth it for me to wait and do the new deal, but at least my family can enjoy the coffee now and I can cancel... actually I may not because they have more good deals coming up for "members."  So ya, if you are a coffee drinker, it may be worth it (or even for a pretty sweet deal on a gift for a coffee drinker) to check it out here at Gevalia.

Join us for our special Friends of Gevalia offer and enjoy a premium coffee kit including a stainless steel coffeemaker, scoop and a pound of Gevalia coffee-Just $12.95 (a $100 value!) Gevalia’s guarantee-you’ll love your coffee or it’s free!

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Happy Veggie

My very favorite Vegetarian restaurant in the South Bay is Happy Veggie and it is all VEGAN.  They serve more of a Thai/Vietnamese flair, but the flavors and portions are unbeatable.  The dishes are probably averaged around $11, but you could get a dish and rice and share it with 2 people.  Happy Veggie is the only place I can find in the South Bay that when they say Vegetarian Pho it really is.  Everywhere else I have tried actually uses beef broth.  Another favorite dish of mine is the "Chicken" Curry and the Pad Thai.  You have to get dessert also, either the Vegan Cheesecake with Raspberry Sauce or the Almond Mocha Cake.

Let me know what you think if you visit and if you have been leave some comments for others.

Happy Veggie map
709 N. Pacific Coast Highway
Redondo Beach, Ca 90277
310 379 5035

Blockbuster Hermosa Beach up to 80% off!

Great random find today, as we found that the Blockbuster in Hermosa Beach (map)  is closing and everything must go. Movies were up to 80% off!!! They said they have been closing since October, so that means like me, your favorite movies may no longer be available. HOWEVER, there are still some out there. We bought 15 previously viewed movies today. So if you like adding to your movie collection then go check it out. You can get Surf's Up for $3.99! :)

709 Pier Avenue
Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
310 379 1834

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Internet Shopping

This is the first year that I have taken a liking to internet shopping. I felt so busy in general, but on top of that I kept finding such great deals online for items that I truly felt were good for those I had to buy for. I learned about shopping through Shop At Home and how by doing so I could earn cash back. Not only does the site sometimes give you a kickback for going through them, but also the places you order from may offer 2% or even 20% cash back. Last week Old Navy was having great deal and in addition to using coupon codes and free shipping on already marked down items, they were offering 20% cash back for shopping through shopathome.com. I am definitely going to continue shopping through these sites with the gift cards I get. Saves me time, money and hassle. I have now received every order I placed on line and because I had so many offers for free things or things that were a couple dollars, when they came it was like getting presents because I forgot I ordered them. HAHA One of my favorite things I got, which was basically free because of all the codes I used, was a photo book I made featuring some of my favorite photos from some of my travels. Today I got that and I was very excited, it's not very often that I even print my photos. I highly recommend you sign up for
Shop At Home and start saving today too!

Happy Shopping for yourself now that all the gift buying days are on hold. :)

FREE Taco at Taco Bell (Fresco Taco)

Go print out your coupon for a Free Fresco Taco at Taco Bell

FREE PEET's Coffee and Tea TODAY!!!

Just a note that today at ALL PEET's Coffee and Tea locations they will be serving up FREE Coffee and Tea ALL DAY TODAY ONLY.  That sounds like a pretty good Christmas gift, something a little extra to get you on the go for your last minute Shopping needs.  There are many locations in the South Bay. View the store locator here.


Dear Friends,
This is so sad to hear about this today.  Did I somehow miss it before? Was it really not posted before?  Please have a look at the article on Daily Breeze.  Thyme is a very yummy restaurant in Lomita, David and Dawn's new restaurant was neighbors to my moms old shop.  They were nice people that made great food, always gave us a great deal and would walk lunch over to my mom.  I actually interviewed and was considering becoming a server there.  Once my moms shop left Lomita we had gotten so busy that we have not even eaten there lately. Sadly today we saw this article in the paper.  Dawn has been missing since October.  The photo on this article I think is a little different than how she looks, she is very petite and I think her face is quite smaller looking than this and I always saw her with her hair back, so please take a good look at her face.  I do not know them on any level other than the restaurant but from what I know they were very nice people, (although there are other things said in this article, I am unaware of their personal lives).

Please help keep an eye out for Dawn Viens.


Super DEAL for whole day of fun at Mulligan's Family Fun Center

Are you a member of GROUPON?  Lately I have been getting their daily deals sent to me and some have sounded pretty useful for my interests.  Today I woke and my GROUPON email was a deal for Mulligan Family Fun Center in Torrance.  Now I admit this place can seem a little on the skanky side at times, but overall I have always felt safe and had a good time.  The deal today, that will last on the site for 3 more days, is for an ALL DAY PASS for $10!!!  Normally the pass is $21 so that is 52% off.  The pass enables you to spend the entire day on the Attractions which include Rock Wall, Laser Tag, Mini Golf, Speedway and more.  This sounds like a pretty reasonably priced with loads of good Family Fun time to me.  Hurry quick to the GROUPON site to take part in this great deal!


Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Marine Mammal Rescue Center in San Pedro

Have you ever been to the Marine Mammal Rescue Center in San Pedro?  I recall going there once to see the Sea Lions and other animals that had been rescued and were being rehabilitated to someday be released back into the wildlife of the Pacific.  I know when I was there, despite the sadness that lurks around the realization of how some people treat these animals when they are in their own habitat, I really did enjoy seeing them more close up and knowing that there are people that care enough to protect and save them.  If you are lucky, you may even get to see pups.

The center is located at Fort MacArthur in San Pedro and it is FREE and open to the public 365 days from 10am - 4pm.  This may be a non traditional family outing during the holiday break.  It can be saddening, but such situations tend to help educate young ones and adults on the truth and may even spark interest in your family to become more involved in the community to help protect our wildlife.

According to the Daily Breeze there are record numbers of this marine wildlife coming into the center and if El Nino hits it is feared that it will be worse.  Volunteers and Donations are both needed, so take a look at their website and go to the center to see these adorable creatures.

Marine Mammal Care Center
3601 S. Gaffey St. (at Leavenworth Drive)
San Pedro, Ca 90731
(310) 548-5677

Don't be Afraid to SAVE $$$

So many people I know seem somewhat afraid of saving money... they are afraid to use the resources available for their own benefit.  Personally, if there are coupons, special codes and good deals out there then I am going to use them!  I certainly agree and admit that saving money takes some time and a bit more effort, however then benefits of saving and the feeling that you "won" when you are shopping outweigh the time and effort.  Once you learn some tricks and become more aware of policies and promotions, shopping will become even more fun and less painful.  Here are some stores around the South Bay and some tips and tricks you may not know about that will allow you to be more frugal and friendly as we continue to go through some hard times.  (In addition for those procrastinators, PEETS Coffee and Tea will be offering FREE coffee and tea ALL DAY 12/24.  So get your caffeine and hit the shops)

Right now at Old Navy, through 12/24, you can save 20% on all gift card purchases.  This means if you buy a $100 gift certificate you will really only have to pay $80.  (click on this link for the 20% off GIFT CARDS and then print it and take it to the store) Whether you actually plan to give the gift card or card is another story.  If you shop there throughout the year or if you are buying something now as a gift for someone, you can buy the gift card first and then decide what to do with it.  I suggest buying the gift card for whatever amount you were planning to spend and then using it to shop in combination with coupons.  I also suggest going to oldnavyweekly.com to get a different coupon everyday that you can use when you shop.  (if you have more than one coupon they will ring you up on separate transactions so you can use them all)  At oldnavyweekly.com you have to play around the site to get coupons.  Be sure to look around under each calendar day, on each page etc.  Scroll your mouse until the pointer turns into a hand and then click.  Wallah! You may then send yourself an email with the coupon to print out.  EX: Click on the gift for December 23rd, on the top of the pop up box it says, "FAB-U-LISTER" when you place the mouse over those words it will turn into a hand allowing you to click.  You will then earn a 20% off your entire purchase.  Be careful, these coupons all come with expiration dates but if you go daily, you can score some pretty awesome deals.  I found this link at Bargain Briana that has hints for this weeks coupons.

Another tip I recently found out and verified with the employees at Old Navy is that you can get a price adjustment up to 14 days after a purchase.  That means that 2 weeks ago when I went to Old Navy at 8am to get $5 Sweatshirts, but they were sold out so I did not get any... I did not have to do any of that.  What I could have done is gone any day before the one day sale, bought the sweatshirts and then ON THE DAY OF THE ONE DAY SALE I could have gone in with my receipt and they would price adjust it for me, refunding me back the difference.  You can also use a coupon on the day you buy the goods at that same discount will still apply when you get the price changed.

Bed Bath and Beyond
Did you know that BB&B price matches?  Well they do!  I was told they do not price match to large price clubs, i.e. Costco/Sams, however they did for me recently.  All you do is either bring in an ad or a print out from the internet showing the sale price and the dates eligible and they will adjust the price for you.  If you do not have either one but you saw the price online, they will even look it up on the internet if you ask them to and then adjust for you.  What makes the deal even better is that you can use the BB&B coupons together with the price matching.
I don't know about you but we get a 20% off coupon about twice a month and at least once a month I find one in the Sunday paper.  Although the coupon asks you to provide personal information, use only per customer and it will expire on x date... NONE of this is necessary.  You can take up to 5 COUPONS on one transaction as long as your total and item count all match up (5 coupons for 5 items etc) and not fill out anything and they will take them all the same, even if they expired 5 years ago.  This can make a shopping trip to Bed Bath Beyond very budget friendly.

Target will also price match items, but they require you to bring in the actual ad.  For example, if Best Buy is selling G-Force for $19.99 and Target has it for $22.99, then bring the ad for Best Buy to Target and they will price match.
Another great thing about Target is that they offer some great coupons for their store and more times than not you can pair up their coupons with Manufacturers coupons giving you extra super savings. Click HERE for coupons you can print that are manufacturers and or Target exclusive.

Example: If target is selling Crest toothpaste for $2.99 and Target is offering a $1 off coupon and there is a manufacturers coupon for $1 off, then when you present them both to the cashier you will get your toothpaste for $.99.  Manufacturers coupons can be found in many newspapers, mostly in packs bundled near the comics on Sundays, or they can be printed on the internet if you give yourself a chance to search.  (using google, the easiest thing to type in is "printable coupons" or if you are searching for something specific you can type "printable dove body wash coupon" and see if a link comes up.)

CVS is most certainly one of my favorite places to go and it does need more time and commitment to be able to understand their Extra Buck Program, but once you get it, you will be consistently saving money on everyday needs and some bonus items.  There are many blogs out there that discuss how to use CVS to the best of your abilities.  One of the sites I share the most is I HEART CVS  If you take a look around you will see all there is to get a good deal on, what others have gotten and how to understand the system.

There are so many ways to save money and to not spend full price on the items you are buying this year.
a few places to go that are helpful and worth your browsing are:
Upcoming Coupons at Taylortown Preview
Target Coupons

There are so many more ways to find great deals and print great coupons on the internet.  Give yourself a couple of minutes before you buy, to search and browse the web.  Searching in google for "printable coupons" will be a great way to start.

I hope this helps and inspires some of you this season.  Happy Holidays and Happy Shopping

Monday, December 21, 2009

FOOT MASSAGE - Best Kept Secret

One of my favorite new discoveries in the South Bay is a Foot Massage (that includes a body and scalp massage) ONE HOUR for $20.  If you go during Happy Hour, Monday- Wednesday 11am-3:30pm, then it is $18.  "Foot Ralascology" as the sign reads (not sure what that means, I think it was a major typo) is located in a strip mall at Hawthorne Blvd and 230th Street (just North of Lomita Blvd).
* wow I am using a lot of parentheses * :)

I have seen this place listed also as Global United Medical Center however the only thing I have seen or heard of people getting is massages.  My boyfriend is not fond of very deep massages and he describes it as being hit and folded into a pretzel, but then there are the 5 other people I have brought with me that absolutely LOVE it including myself.  I think it really depends on who you get.  I have never seen the women work on women or men work on men, but I highly recommend that you request Danny. Danny seems to have the flow of the massage down well, you can tell because every time I am there I fall asleep.

While fully clothed, you start off soaking your feet in a tub of hot water with a tea bag, while they massage your back, shoulders and neck, a little bit of your arms and your head.  Ten minutes later you move onto a really comfy bed and lay on your back while they give you a short scalp and temple massage then the foot massage begins and they cover you in a towel so you stay warm.  Shortly after this process is when I pass out.  When your feet are all done they rub your legs and arms then they have you lay on your stomach with your head in the hole as they do a quick body massage from head to toe on the backside.  Reminder all of this is fully clothed.  

I can honestly say I now prefer going here and spending $20 + tip (I leave $5-$10 depending on who I get) than going to other local massage places.  This is by no means a spa or a high end place, but the results I find more satisfying while on a budget and needing a massage.

You have to try this place out, please PLEASE please comment and let me know what you think.
*DISCLAIMER - they do massage pretty deep and it may not be for all, so tell them if it is too hard.

Foot Ralascology
22829 Hawthorne Blvd
Torrance CA 90505
310 373 5218
Open 7 days 11AM - 11PM

Much love, and Happy Foot "Ralascology"

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Family Fun Without the Sun


I know how it is, living in the LA area, we are super spoiled with the year round sunshine.  When a little bit of rain comes our way it seems like we shut down and trap ourselves in our homes as long as possible.  We sometimes dread the thought of stepping out.  However, many of you have little ones and they have energy to spend and isn't it more fun when they can run around while not breaking your things or making a mess that 9 out of 10 you have to clean up?!  Whether you have kids or not, the following is a list of places in the South Bay that you can play on a rainy day. There is something for EVERYONE here. (Please click on the links so that you can make a well informed decision and know that this is the right activity for you and your group) Of course there is always bowling and movie theaters, but these are some alternatives.

 Cabrillo Marine Aquarium
According to the Aquarium website, they house the largest collection of Southern California marine life on display in the world.
HOW MUCH : FREE but donations are appreciated ($1/hr in parking lot)
WHEN: T-F 12pm-5pm, Sa - Su 10am-5pm  CLOSED MONDAYS
WHERE: 3720 Stephen M White Drive, San Pedro, CA 90731  phone: 310 548 7562

Roundhouse Aquarium on the Manhattan Beach Pier
This aquarium is located at the end of the Manhattan Beach Pier and it contains sea life native to the surrounding area.  There are things to touch and great things to see, even a SHARK TANK! On Saturdays you can watch the "Feeding Frenzy" at 12:30 pm when they feed the shark tank and on Sundays they have story time at 11:30 where your kids can hear an ocean story and make a craft to take home.
HOW MUCH: FREE but donations are appreciated (Metered Parking QUARTERS aprox $1/hr)
WHEN: M-F 3pm-Sunset, Weekend 10am-Sunset
WHERE: Manhattan Beach Pier at the very end of Manhattan Beach Blvd.  phone: 310 379 8117

Redondo Beach SEA LAB
The Sea Lab in Redondo Beach is a small aquarium center that can be easily missed.  It is operated by the Los Angeles Conservation Corps.  If you have older kids interested in Marine Life this may be a great place to get them involved as they offer many Youth Programs.  Visitors are welcome to take a 30 minute GUIDED tour of the Sea Lab and participate in the daily Touch Tank Tours.  On rainy days they put up outdoor tents so that you are covered while doing the touch tank tour. (They often have field trips visiting and occasional birthday parties so it is recommended you call ahead)  Also if you call ahead you can ask when their "Fishtivities" are where they do stories, crafts, puppet shows...
HOW MUCH:  FREE but donations are appreciated and encouraged at $4/family, $2/individual
WHEN: T-F 9am-4pm, Sat 10am-4:30pm, Sun 11am-4:30pm  CLOSED MONDAYS
               Touch Tank TOURS: T-F 1pm,2pm,3pm,  Sat hourly 11am-4pm, Sun hourly 12pm-4pm
WHERE: 1021 North Harbor Drive, Redondo Beach, CA 90277 phone: 310 318 7458

UNDER THE SEA indoor playground in Manhattan Beach
An indoor playground where kids ages 9 months-14 years can play all day.  There are multiple locations in the LA area, however we have on in Manhattan Beach.  Be sure that everyone has clean socks on and check their website for other rules.
HOW MUCH: $9 per child ALL DAY Adults are FREE
WHERE: 204 S. Sepulveda Blvd, Manhattan Beach, Ca 90266  phone: 310 379 2600

Adventure Plex in Manhattan Beach
There are different spaces and elements that are great for different people.  A huge indoor play area is best for the little ones, a Rock Wall for those daring to try and a FitPlex and basketball courts for those 8 and up.  Visit their site to see what is right for you.
HOW MUCH:  The admission fee STARTS at $5 and goes up depending on time and activity.
WHEN: M-F 9am-7pm, Sat 10am-7pm, Sun 10am-6pm
WHERE: 1701 Marine Avenue, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266  phone: 310 546 7708

Kid Concepts in Torrance
Another indoor playground where socks are required.  Outside food is not permitted but you can buy food there. Admission is based on a 2 hour visit.
HOW MUCH: Under 1 is FREE with paid Child, Ages 1-3 $7, Ages 3+ $10, Adult FREE (1) with paid child, Extra Adult $4
WHEN: M-Th 10am-8pm, Fri-Sat 10am-9pm, Sun 10am-6pm* (* may close early on Sunday for private parties so call ahead)
WHERE: 22844 Hawthorne Blvd, Torrance, Ca 90505  phone: 310 465 0075

Redondo Beach Fun Factory ARCADE on the Redondo Beach Pier
I must first admit this place is old and little on the dingy looking side of things, however it does not get in the way of having a good time.  You just have to look past the "antique" and salt water warped look. :)
There are a couple of rides and lots of games as well as an area to cash in your tickets for prizes.  Many people have no idea this places is still there or ever existed.
HOW MUCH: Prices vary but the Tilt A Whirl is $1.50
WHEN: M,W,Th 2pm-10pm, Fri 2pm-Midnight, Sat 12pm-Midnight, Sun 1oam-10pm, CLOSED TUESDAYS
WHERE: Redondo Beach Pier, 123 International Boardwalk, Redondo Beach, Ca 90277
phone: 310 379 8510

Laser Storm in Torrance
Believe it or not "Laser Tag" still exists and this is definitely fun for many ages (I would say 5 and older) You get to run around and shoot (I do not encourage gun play but if you can get the child to think that this is a laser and they are tagging NOT a gun they are shooting, then this will be a great activity) Remember to dress dark, because you are running around with black lights anything you have that is not dark will glow.
HOW MUCH: M-F $4.50 per game, Sat -Sun $5.50 per game
WHEN: M,T,W 3pm-9pm, Thurs 3pm-10pm, Fri 3pm-11pm, Sat 10am-11pm, Sun 10am-8pm
WHERE: 22501 Hawthorne Blvd, Torrance, CA 90505 (near and run by Gable House Bowl)

Ice Chalet Ice Skating in Palos Verdes
On a day when the rain is coming down, indoor ice skating is certainly a fun activity (because remember when the weather is nice over the Holiday season you must go to Seaside Ice).
Ice Chalet has been around for years inside the mall in Palos Verdes near Ruby's.  Hours may change so always check the site or call for Public Skating and special events.
HOW MUCH: Prices START at $5.00 per person and change with age and skate rental needs
WHEN: Public Skating - M-Th 12-4:45pm, Fri 12-4:45 and 8-10pm, Sat 1-4 and 8-10pm, Sun 2-5pm
WHERE: 550 Deep Valley Drive, Rolling Hills Estates, CA 90274  phone 310 541 6630

IKEA in Carson
Yes, I did just say IKEA.  During the holiday season you need to shop and you would probably love for your kids to play without paying a babysitter.  You are in luck! Smaland- is a FREE supervised play area, you can leave potty trained kids between 37"-54" for one hour.  I have heard that it is a well kept and super fun place for kids to be distracted while you shop.
HOW MUCH: FREE (unless you are like me and cannot get out without buying tons) *bonus they even have meals in the restaurant for as little as $.99)
WHEN:  M-Sat 10am-9pm, Sun 11am-8pm and on Fridays they have FREE craft activities
WHERE: 20700 Avalon Blvd., Carson, CA 90746  phone: 310 527 4532

Color Me Mine in Torrance
Color Me Mine is a fun place to spend time with kids or just friends.  If you bring kids, not only do you keep them busy, but you can make crafty and unique gifts for others or yourself.  Check out their website to see a calendar of additional events or themes.
HOW MUCH: Prices vary based on what you make or what activity you sign up for
WHEN: M-Th 11am-9pm, Fri-Sat 11am-10pm, Sun 11am-8pm
WHERE: Rolling Hills Plaza, 2627 Pacific Coast Highway, Torrance, CA 90505 phone: 310 325 9968

Palos Verdes Libraries
If your children enjoy books, which many young ones do, then be sure to check the library near you.  The Palos Verdes libraries have many activities at different branches so you may find the right time or activity for your family.  When you go to the link scroll over the activity you like to check out the location and suggested age.
WHEN: Times vary
WHERE: Locations vary amongst the Palos Verdes Libraries

Torrance Library Holiday Activities
The Torrance libraries have some Winter Holiday specific activities at various branches.  Whether it be a movie, craft or a story time there are still a few dates left.  Be sure after the holiday that you check with the library as they will continue to have various events and activities.
WHEN: Times Vary
WHERE: Locations vary amongst Torrance library branches.

Check your other local library websites for other activities and information:
Redondo Beach Library
Manhattan Beach Library
Hermosa Beach Library
Lomita Library
Palos Verdes Library District

Now you can have FUN when there is no SUN and stay warm and dry.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

A Whale of a Time

Now through Mid-May is the time to see the migration of the Gray Whale off our South Bay Coastline.  The Point Vicente Interpretive Center is open daily, FREE Admission and FREE Parking, trails to walk on, a museum to get some local and underwater education and if you go on the weekends you may get to see the Lighthouse.

PVIC museum hours are 10am-5pm daily and the grounds close at dusk.

31501 Palos Verdes Drive West
 Rancho Palos Verdes  [MAP]

a little more info here: http://www.losserenos.org/pvic.htm

Watch the Sunset while you Ice Skate!

Now through January 18, 2010 you can ice skate out in the open air.  Seaside Ice is open for the 2nd year and is located on the premises of Seaside Lagoon in Redondo Beach (near Joe's Crab Shack and Ruby's Diner).  For $14 for an adult and $12 for a child under age 12 you can enjoy this seasonal activity.  The rink is not very large, but how lucky are we to ice skate on the beach with one of the best sunsets in the world!?  Check the schedule for Seaside Ice and visit them during "Friday Night Fever" when they go back to the days of disco or on Thursdays, "80's Night."  This is definitely fun for the whole family and they offer group rates if you can grab your coworkers or friends and family.

Happy Skating!

Seaside Ice at Seaside Lagoon
200 Portofino Way
Redondo Beach, Ca 90277
(310) 937-0573

A video about our local rink

Seaside Ice from Seaside Ice on Vimeo.

Welcome to South Bay Mouth

Hello and welcome to South Bay Mouth.

 Many of you may already know why this is site is called The Mouth, but for those that don't, locals commonly call the South Bay, "Mouth Bay."  The South Bay is a section of  South Los Angeles County encompassing a cluster of beach cities.

For a long time now I have wanted to create a place where locals and visitors alike can see what is going on and available to them in the South Bay.  Although I have lived most of my life in the area, I realize there is so much to do and see that I was never aware of.  I hear of great events and local fun and often when I share it with others they say they have lived here for so long and they never knew about it!  So, here we are... My hopes are that this site will provide something new to improve the quality of your life in the South Bay.  I do believe this site will be beneficial to both those living the single life and to families.  Please visit the South Bay Mouth often to stay on top of special events, new restaurants/shops, bargains and sales, reviews and opinions, bands and music, a video from an aspiring Chef or even just a photo of a beautiful sunset.

Stay tuned for updates and posts and please leave comments and share us with your friends.  Happy Holidays!