I'm an entertainment journalist, author and founder of the Hollywood star power website www.ulmerscle.com and the film website Cinema Without Borders, as well as a filmmaker and Harvard College grad. I own three vacation rentals in the Santa Monica area, so if your dates happen to be booked for this property, please ask about the others! During my past 5 years of offering vacation properties I've enjoyed hugely hosting guests from over 30 counties and offering tips on how to get the most out of southern California vacation. My passions include film, piano, accordion, literature (Shakespeare especially), Italy and travel. I speak Italian as well as some French and German.