Who Runs the World? Girls.
In 2014, a sudden heart attack took Clint Clausen way too soon. Now, in her husband's memory, Kori Clausen paves a way of love and resilience for her four daughter's futures. Southbay magazine was honored to share Kori's story in a three-part series.
1. THE FILM: SOUTHBAY STRONG EPISODE 4: HEART & SOUL | PRODUCED BY GOLDEN STATE FOR SOUTHBAY MAGAZINE
An editorial glance into the lives of some of the South Bay’s most inspirational figures. From surfboard shapers to cancer survivors, Southbay Strong’s sole purpose is to bring into focus those individuals who inspire and exude an insatiable appetite for life.
Clint Clausen was a family man with a lust for life, who singlehandedly built Four Daughters Kitchen in Manhattan Beach from scratch. In 2014 a sudden heart attack took him way too soon. Now, in her husband’s memory, Kori Clausen advocates for early heart screenings and paves a way for her children’s futures … full of love and resilience.
2. THE ARTICLE: HEART & SOUL | WRITTEN BY AMBER KLINCK
Originally appeared in the Women’s Issue of Southbay Magazine.
With Four Daughters Kitchen in Manhattan Beach, Clint Clausen became a familiar face in the South Bay. A passionate family man with a lust for life, he singlehandedly built the local eatery with a healthy attitude from scratch. In 2014 a sudden heart attack took him way too soon. Now, in her husband’s memory, Kori Clausen advocates for early heart screenings and paves a way for her children’s futures … full of love and resilience.
The Clausen house is busy before each person settles into her spot on the sofa. The walls are filled with family portraits—signs of support, hand-made by neighbors and friends, still hanging in the main living space. Sitting side-by-side, each with beachy blonde hair and sun-kissed skin, Haily, Leila, Sophia and Sloan share memories of their father.
“I can do daddy’s evil laugh,” Sloan says with a shy smile. Sophia recounts his pre-soccer pep talks. After long conversations emphasizing that the most important part of the game was to have fun, Clint would ask, “What’s the #1 rule about soccer? To have fun? No, to win!” The room erupts with laughter. With each story shared, it’s clear to see how much Clint Clausen meant to his family—but also how much his presence remains even after his passing.
When Kori Clausen is asked to talk a little bit about her husband, she smiles and says, “Oh, that’s easy.” Like her four daughters, Kori looks like the quintessential California girl with her wavy, blonde hair and bright smile. As an Ohio native, however, coastal living wasn’t a reality for Kori until she moved to California in the hopes of working as a professional dancer. For five years Kori danced professionally, traveling the world before she decided to head to Vegas. That’s where she met Clint.
3. THE EVENT: SOUTHBAY MAGAZINE’S ANNUAL WOMEN’S EVENT
Presented by Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Centers and held at R10 Social House in Redondo Beach.
In addition to celebrating all featured 2017 “Women In Business,” guests saw the premiere of “Southbay Strong: Heart & Soul” featuring Kori Clasen and her four daughters. After hearing Kori’s story, guests had the opportunity to ask Kori questions and sign up for a heart screening.
Guests enjoyed gourmet bites from R10 Social House, a wine bar curated by Barsha Wine & Spirits, and took photos in the CHALKSHOT custom photobooth. Here’s a snapshot of the evening.