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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Saturday, February 13, 2010


Pinkberry FREE
If you are not already a PINKBERRY GROUPIE then I strongly suggest you go to pinkberry.com and become one.  Why? Well, because every so often Pinkberry sends out some great offers to those that have signed up.  The new offer they just sent out is for 2/12-2/19 Buy One Get One Free PINKBERRY.  Go to that link and print out the coupon, you can even print more than one!  I am excited especially because I have a $20 Pinkberry giftcard I just got, so this means I could potentially get $40 worth :)

I am thinking you may even be able to order it online and use the coupon... You might have to call and ask :)

Happy Pinkberrying.

GIllette Fusion Razor $1

Last night I was browsing Walmart for some bargains as I am out in Utah, where Walmart is a popular place to go.  I was not super impressed with their prices but I did find one great deal, especially for any Denver Broncos lovers.

Look in the shaving area OR in your clearance section.  The Gillette Fusion Razor that is a special BRONCOS edition is on clearance for $5.00.  Match that up with the $4 off any Gillette Fusion Razor coupon from the 2/7 PG and you will have a new razor and a couple of blades for $1.  These are usually priced between $7-$10 on average.  You could even buy 5 razors if you have the coupons and it would be about $10 less than buying refill blades.

I can not find a photo anywhere but this is a great deal. :)

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

GIVEAWAY: Handmade Jewelry from Penelope's Porch at ETSY


About the Artist
Penelope's Porch, an ETSY store out of Redondo Beach is offering a GIVEAWAY to our readers!  This ETSY store features adorable handmade jewelry items which Penelope describes as "unique, whimsical and romantic."  I think she chose 3 great words to describe her items.  According to ETSY, Penny joined in September of 2009 and from the looks of it people are loving her crafts.  Now you can also get a piece of Penelope's Porch!  In addition to what you see here are my other favorites: Cupid's Arrow Necklace in Valentine Red, There's an Owl in my Garden Antiqued Book Locket and the Aqua Flowers and Yellow Dahlia Charm Necklace.

What you will WIN!!!
Penelope has graciously offered to allow the winner to choose from 3 of her items.  Here are the choices:

1. Three Roses 
Three gorgeous roses. One vintage pink porcelain rose, one blue clay handmade blue rose and one buttermilk rose in lucite . All on an 18" gold plated chain. $18.00

2. Secret Garden Teacup Necklace
This darling little peachy pink teacup sits upon a ruffled edge saucer and is filled with a dainty pale blue garden rose.  I also added a tiny golden key to the garden gate and attached them both to a sparkly gold plated chain.  The teacup measures 3/4" and the gold plated chain is 18" in length. $14.00

3. Who's Calling Vintage Telephone Ring
A miniature vintage telephone in copper with a rotary dial that actually turns. There is a tiny brass owl that dangles from the receiver and the gold plated ring base is adjustable. Telephone measures 1" high.

How to Enter:
Complete one or all of the following options by Tuesday February 16, 2010 at 11:59pm PST.  What a great gift for yourself for Valentines Day!

1. 1 entry = FOLLOW this blog, on the homepage click FOLLOW and then leave me a comment in this post to let me know you are following so I can verify.  If you are already a FOLLOWER then leave a comment here so I may verify.

2.  1 entry = Become a follower of SOUTHBAYMOUTH on Twitter then leave a comment here saying you follow on twitter and your twitter name so I may verify

3.  1 entry = Leave a comment telling us what your favorite item is from the Etsy store 

4.  1 entry = REPOST this giveaway on your blog and leave me a link here in the comments. 

5. 1 entry = Tweet about this giveaway and link to @SOUTHBAYMOUTH

That is a total of 5 ENTRIES!

*The winner will be chosen and announced on Wednesday February 17th, 2010.   Once chosen you will be able to tell us what you choose from our 3 items. GOOD LUCK!!! 

*RESTRICTIONS* This giveaway is only open to those with a shipping address in the United States, excluding Hawaii and Alaska.  

Erin and Penelope's Porch!

Sunday, February 7, 2010


Music History in the South Bay

It is fair to say that everyone loves music, some genre or style speaks to each individual in its own way.  The South Bay community must be full of music lovers when you sit back and think of the long line of live music venues that have been housed along the beach cities.  The most popular was once "Anabelles," which changed to "The Strand" and had its final days as "Club Caprice" before closing its doors at the turn of the millennium.  The same place that was once the Plush Horse, a steakhouse of sorts, later became the biggest night club in all of the South Bay.  Many of you know what I am talking about, but to some what you now know as Bristol Farms on the corner of Palos Verdes Blvd and PCH was once a place that I would work all hours of the night alongside amazing talents in a room filled with tobacco smoke, bopping around to the sounds of  harmonious melodies and bass filled beats.  

There are memories I will always hold with me, memories that will make me smile every time I drive past the Bristol Farms that is now in place of where I spent most of my evenings in the mid 90's to the early 2000's.  I had been a patron of "The Strand" as a tween and in hindsight I scored a pretty amazing job for a high school  kid when I became the Head Hostess at Club Caprice.  My daily income was not only dependent on how many hours I worked, but it was mostly based upon the talent we showcased and where I sat my guests.  We always had a few tables we would hold aside, ready to be the prime spot for the highest bidder.  The most memorable experience for me beyond the music and meeting Keanu Reeves or Kevin Bacon etc, would be working New Years Eve 1997 in a smoke filled cloudy bar and going back to work on New Years Day of 1998 to the first day that I would never have to work in a room filled with smoke again.  It was an amazing change.  I was actually able to breathe and see the artists on stage from my humble little hostess desk.  Thank you California!

Music Talent from the South Bay

Various musicians have come from the South Bay, why the majority of those that made it were from the Hardcore Punk and Alternative genre is perhaps in relation to the beach culture that adopted the surf and skate sports that have labeled our local scene.  The most successful and universal of the talents to claim the South Bay as home would be the Beach Boys, staking their stomping grounds to be the city Hawthorne. Much of what we know today to be South Bay music got their influence and start from Black Flag who also created a label that got a lot of other kids in town their start to stardom.  Other South Bay based artists are Pennywise, The Deviates, 98 Mute, Circle Jerks, The Descendants and more.

Music Now in the South Bay

There are a dozen or so venues now in the South Bay where you can go to enjoy local talents and some that house big names for a night.  Nothing out there is quite like what my corner used to be, but there does seem to be something for everyone. 

 My new favorite location would have to be Saint Rocke, not only do they have an impressive line up, but they offer a delicious menu, friendly service, fair ticket prices and the ambience is comfortable and catered to those that dress smart and want to have a good time.  My first time was for a night of dueling pianos which is always fun, and shortly after I went for a Halloween costume extravaganza put on by Scoop magazine.  SR has showcased many local talents as well as those like Ziggy Marley.  

You can watch the sunset at the beach, walk along the strand, have dinner at an old classic on the Pier and then end your night with some live music at Brixton on the Redondo Beach Pier.  Although there has been a heap of turnover in this seemingly underground location, the talent that has been housed in this venue with no windows may surprise you.  I know a couple of people that went to see Sheila E perform and were surprised when the man formerly known as Prince appeared on the stage and surely shocked those that went to see some cheap entertainment.  Just recently they had the English Beat and they will soon be having Shawn Colvin.

The venues are vast and varied and there should be something to suit the tastes of everyone around.  If you want more Blues or Funk and Soul then Cafe Boogaloo may be the right place, there are an abundance of bars housing DJ's on nearly every night or you can even go to a small strip mall hole in the wall on Tuesdays for Open Mic night at Suzy's bar.  To end it all,  what was once the hottest club in the South Bay for live music may be gone, but there are still a lot of choices to bring music to your ears and a beat to your step.

You can visit a few websites to see what is coming soon to the South Bay.
Saint Rocke

*there are many more out there, but these are a few favorites*