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What, no driving in Los Angeles? Ditch that SUV, or for you Westsiders; your Prius, for your bike, skates or just plain walking shoes. Ciclavia returns April 21st, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. and will transform Venice Blvd. from downtown L.A. to the Sea. Bring your kids, dogs and smiles…
Pacific Standard Time: Celebrating art in L.A. 1945-1980 and the Public Arts Festival are collaborating from January 19-29, 2012. This eleven day festival lineup promises to be a contrast of visual works staged in public venues and underground works in less grand spaces. Many events will feature L.A.’s music and theater. Personally, I’m thinking about checking out Punk Rock at MOCA…
A few years ago, 2002 to be exact and way before I learned to Yelp… I was tired of the high attitude, high cost salons (which shall remain nameless) where the stylists kept staring at themselves in the mirror while pretending to be interested in you and your hair. Then I found a local directory book called Moxly Head to Toe: The Guide to Beauty. In it, there was a listing for Vox Salon in Ocean Park. Moxly’s description “…continues to cater to high-end, low-maintenence women who want to look good without spending a lot of time and money doing so.” That suited me perfectly and Carmine has been tending to my tresses ever since! At this Bumble and Bumble salon, everyone is talented and super friendly. Their prices are reasonable and it feels like the whole neighborhood goes there. Check them out, you will not be disappointed!
In case you missed this year’s crowning event at Hollywood Forever, there is still time to celebrate Dia De Los Muertos this week at Olvera Street .
Not to be confused with Halloween, it is a day for honoring our beloved ones who have passed. This ancient Mexican tradtions brings together family, friends and loved ones. So check out the calaveras, the alters and bring your stories of deceased loved ones to share.
In the mood to look at some art, have a meal and do a little shopping? Hop on down to Royal/T in Culver City… This cafe/gallery/store is a playful mix of all three and bills itself as L.A.’s first Japanese style cosplay cafe’. Meaning, there are adorable young asian waitresses in full French maid regalia. It would be worth one stop just to see it, but the food is so yummy and reasonably priced, we go all the time. The contemporary art rotates which also makes for an element of surprise each visit. And for those who want to party but can’t stand the thought of sweaty bodies rubbing up against you? Step into this Porta Party complete with disco ball and iPod jack. Party for one please!
Not in the mood to fight the Mother’s Day brunch crowds today? Why not postpone your celebration for this Thursday, May 12th and take her up to The Getty Villa in Malibu for some Tea by the Sea?
According to The Getty Website. “Tea by the Sea is a special dining experience inspired by the Mediterranean herbs, vegetables, and fruits that grow at the Villa. Feast on a Mediterranean-inspired menu of sweet and savory sandwiches and pastries, along with fruits, cheeses, and a varied selection of teas. After tea, you can tour the Villa’s authentically re-created first-century Roman gardens with knowledgeable docents, then spend the rest of the afternoon savoring the Villa’s exhibitions and permanent collection.”
$36 per person.
Thursdays from 1:00-3:00
Please reserve in advance. Call (310) 440-7300 or get tickets online.
You are going to need a bib to walk through this place. I was definitely drooling over this little hottie! The Petersen Automotive Museum is a great place to host events or just take a stroll around and see the history of cars.
Last time we were there, it was to go to the Gold Standard, a benefit for Heal the Bay featuring Jonathan Gold’s (L.A. Weekly’s Pulitzer Prize winning food critic) favorite L.A. restaurants. After eating ourselves silly, we decided to do a lap around the museum. Both my dad and husband re-lived their childhood days when they saw the Helms Bakery truck. It had these beautiful wooden drawers and used to drive around L.A. delivering fresh baked good daily. And we thought food trucks were a new thing…
Father’s day is coming up, maybe we’ll stop here, wander around and then go the Farmer’s Market for dinner???