Now that 2019 is in full gear, don’t let you weekends fall short of well-deserved fun. In the city of stars there is no shortage of thrills. We rounded-up the best “Angeleno” approved events to enjoy this weekend!
Read below for events happening in and round LA January 11-13.
Discover your inner Angeleno!
Friday Jan. 11th
Location: Los Angeles, Citywide
Presented by the Los Angeles Tourism and Convention Board, dineL.A. returns with it’s 15-day dining event. The bi-annual dining showcase highlights the diversity of culinary experiences L.A. has to offer. Enjoy a variety of special lunch and dinner menus at more than 400 restaurants. Tickets are not required but reservations are recommended!
Once Loved. Twice Broken
Location: California Heritage Museum, Santa Monica
Join the California Heritage Museum for their opening of two exhibits: Chris Fraticelli’s Once Loved, Twice Broken and Gilena Simons Fortuna. The opening reception will takes place from 6-9pm with debut installations and over 24 sculptures from Fraticelli.
Movie Night at The Wiltern
Location: The Wiltern, Los Angeles
Celebrate Hispanic Heritage at The Wiltern this Friday with a showing of the 1997 beloved biopic, Selena. Relive her legacy on the theatre’s historical silver screen and enjoy vendors, photo ops and more.
Saturday Jan. 12th
Dimitris Papaioannou: The Great Tamer
Location: Royce Hall, UCLA Los Angeles
Visual Artists and choreographer Dimitris Papaioannou plays Royce Hall. A visually stunning and surreal pageant that grapples with the meaning of life, the mystery of death, time, destruction and reconstruction. Often referencing famous sculptures and paintings, Papaioannou uses the human body to create vignettes brimming with humor, horror, circus-like stunts and optical illusions.
Winter Sounds WEHO: Danny Janklow
Location: West Hollywood City Council Chambers
The City of West Hollywood’s Art Division and the West Hollywood Library present the 2018-19 Winter Sounds free Indoor Concert Series. Saxophonist and multi-talented Danny Janklow brings his soulful and innovative voice to Weho for a night of energetic sound. Having inspired thousands of listeners from Japan to Holland, Danny has also shared the stage with legends such as Stevie Wonder.
Nelaart Second Saturday Night
Location: Highland Park and Surrounding Areas, Los Angeles
The Highland Park and Eagle Rock districts of the northeast cluster of art galleries will collectively stay open late this Saturday and each second Saturday of the month. Discover new and known artists during this evening of arts and culture.
Sunday Jan 13th
Alasdair Fraser & Natalie Haas
Location: Smothers Theatre, Pepperdine University
Enjoy an afternoon of intimate music and ecstatic dance energy between consummate performer Alasdair Fraser and California cellist Natalie Haas. Over the last sixteen years, the duo has created a buzz at festivals and concert halls around the world .
Rock 4 Relief- A Benefit For CA Wildfire Victims & First Responders
Location: The Theatre at Ace Hotel, Los Angeles
Rock 4 Relief takes this stage this weekend at the Ace Hotel. The benefit concert will be in support of victims, fire fighters and first responders of the recent California wildfires. The concert will feature performances from Sugar Ray, REM, Billy Idol and more. VIP ticket includes premium seat + meet & greet and photo opportunity.
Location: Wallis Annenberg Center for Performing Arts
What the New York Times is hailing a “Theatrical Treasure” , Story Pirates returns to the Wallis Annenberg for day of fun. This kid-centric company is a free outdoor musical sketch comedy. The stories are written by children and geared towards the tiniest of toddlers. Treat your little ones to a hearty afternoon of laughter and excitement!
It’s a new year and a new you so why not try something new when it comes to dining. Don’t opt for your usual lunch spot when LA is always dishing out something fresh. Whether it is AM, MIDDAY, or PM, we have you covered with a list of savory options.
Rise and Shine!
Location: West Hollywood
Continuing off of the legacy her parents started at the famed Langer’s Deli, is Daughter’s Deli-the hip new WEHO sandwich shop. Abit more refined than her family’s famed eatery, Daughters deli offers breakfast sandwiches along with deli classics.
Hearing the name Souffle one might think of just the dessert found at your nearest fine dining eateries. Well Souffle in Koreatown offers that and more with their varying flavors of pancake style sweets. The perfect treat for anytime of day can be found here!
Location: Los Angeles
Longtime LA baker and pastry queen Nicole Rucker opens this daytime bakery and cafe on Fairfax serving crafted breads, pastries, and toasts with a helping hand from former Simbal chef Shawn Pham. Dishes get an LA-style infusion of Asian flavors like miso chicken soup and Japanese sesame butter toast with service from morning until 8 p.m. Starting this month, Fiona will take hours to 10 p.m. with a larger savory menu to serve the neighborhood.
A sister restaurant of the famed Hinoki and the Bird in Century City, Pikunico is Top Chef alum Kuniko Yagi’s newest establishment. This venture is a bit more of a casual karaage restaurant at DTLA’s The Row competing in LA’s fried chicken war. See for yourself as a lunch time reprieve.
Location: Bel Air
New to the hills of Bel Air is this French Riviera inspired eatery offering a fresh array of lunch and dinner options. Jolie’s French-Mediterranean menu is the work of chef Cody Dickey, who was previously running the show at Carbon Beach Club in Malibu, and was also in the kitchen at Gato in New York City. Let your tastebuds travel to the Cote D’Azur.
Location: Studio City
Katsu-ya brings affordable omakase to the valley with Washoku, a traditional sushi spot not far from the original location. Have your pick of classic sushi dishes or opt for the all-star multi course option at a wallet worthy $28. Arrive early if this omakase selection fancies you as only six orders are available per day.
What’s for Dinner?
Location: West Hollywood
Italian is fused with Japanese at Weho’s new favorite date spot. Blackship is helmed by another Hinoki and the Bird alum, chef Keiichi Kurobe and dazzles with fascinating dishes. Opt between the hamachi bolognese or carbonara ramen with chashu as you sit beneath a dazzling outdoor patio space.
Location: Studio City
The long-standing Peruvian favorite of Hollywood has expanded to the Valley. Los Balcones takes over the former location of Girasol on Moorpark with hot take son classic dishes. Try the Chuleta Adobo porketta with smoked tomato pepian corn and pickle escabeche. Or savor over the Locro Pappardelle with roasted pumpkin ragu, goat cheese, zapallo hummas, and pepitas.
Location: Los Feliz
Los Feliz, with its limited retail space, doesn’t often get big new restaurants. With Beau Laughlin and Jay Milliken working on this restaurant for what seemed like years, Atrium is finally opened behind Skylight books with a wide, crowd-friendly menu of innovative Californian fare from chef Hunter Pritchett. The soaring space feels modern and fresh while the warm service help push out everything from passionfruit hamachi crudo to a robust dry-aged steak au poivre with Sichuan peppercorns.
This edition of Out and About is really a no brainer. What would the city of L.A. be without it’s star-studded history and sites. And while there are the obvious tourist options, there are also quite a few hidden gems. So spend a day the L.A. way out in Hollywood.
To start your day…
While it may seem cliche, hiking Runyon Canyon is truly one of the better ways to start your day whether it be a Hollywood outing or a weekly routine. The trail is pet friendly and offers stunning views of the city as well as a fun workout.
If thats not enough fresh air, we recommend venturing to Lake Hollywood Park for a slight stroll as you gaze up at the Hollywood Sign.
Once your finished there, if you haven’t grabbed a morning bite, Jane Q is the ideal pitstop for a dose of AM energy. Tucked in the Kimpton Everly Hotel, the restaurant offers a chic cafe feel with gourmet dining options.
By the afternoon “bell”…
If your inner tourist is up for the crowd a stroll down the walk of fame is always an enjoyable outing if not just for the characters along the way. From famed handprints at the TCL Theatre to a bounty of hop on hop off tours, you’ll have no shortage of options.
If you feel like splurging, Hollywood and Highland Center is just down the street with options that are wallet friendly. For more unique digs, Scout offers a plethora of vintage finds.
After you’ve had you fill on the boulevard, why not take part in a tour of one of Hollywoods most famed studios. Paramount Studios is the only studio still actually residing in Hollywood and it’s tour provides you a captivating glimpse and the silver screen both old and new. Whether you partake in the adventure is on your own accord, but surely afterwards you’ll need an afternoon reprieve.
APL Hole in the Wall is the perfect place to refuel before the rest of your day continues. Offering gourmet take-away dishes like the Serious Sandwich- pit-cooked shaved prime New York strip with pickle salad, sweet onions, and freshly grated horseradish.
Before the evening sets…
A visit to the Jeffrey Deitch Gallery should be next on your list for a necessary dose of arts and culture. Peruse the selection of fine art but leave room for a different style of entertainment. Depending on your general mood, dinner and a show is always the perfect evening with family, friends, or that significant other.
For those with a funny bone, Upright Citizens Brigade will provide the laughs you so seek having famed comedians grace their stage both past and present. But for a more quintessential Hollywood experience, enjoy a showing at the theatre where most of the city’s blockbusters are premiered.
El Capitan has rolled out it’s red carpet for a bounty of feature films and still serves as a taste of Old Hollywood glamour. While their show offerings are limited, the time spent there is well worth it.
For something more lively, The Pantages offers a season full of broadway hits, with past shows like Aladdin and current productions of Wicked.
With your inner tourist pleased and likely tired, our last recommendation is for a night that ends enjoying the culinary wonder of Curtis Stones’ Gwen. The restaurant is one of the famed chefs notable ventures into luxury dining and it does not disappointment. Known for their selection of gourmet meat, it is both a taste experience as it is an evening highlight.
No matter how you chose to spend your day Out and About, we hope you enjoy each moment in the city of stars!!
If you are like the rest of us, awards season means one thing…watch parties! Unless you happen to be invited to one of these star-studded events, then lucky you. If you don’t happen to be so lucky to snag an invite, our guide below will surely make you an award winning host. So grab your left over NYE confetti and a bounty of Jiffy-Pop for your Golden Globes watch party 2019!!
A few great suggestions are Chicken Meatballs with Cumin and Orange, Golden Rosemary Garlic Mixed Nuts, and Moroccan Shrimp with Pomegranate Sauce. For an easy treat, try dipping the tops of donuts in a simple icing, and then adding gold sugar or sparkles. Use store-bought glazed donuts (easy!), mix together some confectioners’ sugar and milk to make a thin glaze (also easy), and dip the tops of the donuts in the glaze then into gold sprinkles.
If you’re looking for some signature drinks to spice up the evening, look no further than the Golden Night Cocktail from Salt & Wind or a Sparkling Golden Globes Cocktail. Or if you don’t want to mix up a cocktail, a little champagne, sparkling wine or cider is just as chic in a golden sparkled rimmed glass.
The entrance sets the tone for the entire party, so why not wow your guests and welcome them in style? You can never steer wrong with a red carpet. If you don’t have an actual red carpet, you can use a roll of red paper, fabric, or a long red plastic tablecloth. You can even go a more simple route and just decorate your entrance with gold stars and helium balloons.
The paparazzi may not be hanging out around your house, but if you give your guests a selfie stick, you can pretend like they are. If you still have gold or silver Christmas wrapping paper and New Years photo booth props laying around the house, then you’re halfway to the finish line on this one. Put the wrapping paper on the wall and set out the props and selfie stick. It’s as simple as that. Trust me, your guests will have no problem taking it from there.
Print out our Golden Globes ballot below for even more party fun for you and your guest!!
Courtesy of: TaraTeaspoon.com
Bruno Mascolo, CEO of world-famous hairdressing firm Toni & Guy, has sold his West Hollywood condominium. The sale, which included two Rodeo Realty agents, made news in the Los Angeles Times.
The high-rise corner unit comes wrapped with floor-to-ceiling windows. Most noteworthy, the glass doors that take you to a private balcony. The almost 1,700 sq. ft. space has an open living area, one bedroom, and two bathrooms. In addition, building amenities include valet parking, a fitness center, and a saltwater swimming pool.
In conclusion, the condo is located inside the Sierra Towers and sold for $3.733 million.
Celebrate the New Year in style! If you perfect soiree is the one you plan to have at home we have the guide for you. Read below for a stylish round-up of DIY home decor to ring in 2019!!
These festive ornaments are reminiscent of Champagne bubbles rising to the top of a glass — perfect for a New Year’s Eve bash.
Don’t toss those scraps of leftover holiday paper! Use them to make these glamorous streamers, inspired by the Times Square ball.
Make sure all eyes are on the time with this festive mantel display.
Here’s a bright way to point guests to the party: Put your house number in lights.
For a touch of drama (and whimsy), hang this banner made from leftover holiday tinsel. To make it, choose the numbers you need from our template and print onto card stock.
For a contemporary centerpiece that turns into party favors at the stroke of midnight, arrange a group of colorful noisemakers on top of a cake stand.
For a fun twist on the New Year’s Eve countdown, pass Champagne in glasses marked with numbers representing those anticipated last 10 seconds. Self-stick numbers can be found in office- and art-supply stores. On January 2, either peel off numbers (use a cotton ball and adhesive remover to wipe away residue) or save the flutes for next year.
Happy decorating and an even happier new year!!!
Courtesy of: Martha Stewart Living
For this savory edition we’re rounding up the best places in the city of LA to dine 2018 away and brunch 2019 in! So if your more excited about five course menus versus full open bars then this is the list for you. But scroll and secure quickly, because NYE is a mere week away and reservations are filling up fast!!
Dine the Night Away!
Nine-course Chef’s Table preview is $195/pp.
Five-course Chef’s Tasting menu is $95/pp.
1st Seating is $165/pp.
2nd Seating-Five course menu is $195/pp.
The Fogo Churrasco Experience is $63.95/pp.
1st Seating-Four Course menu is $95/pp.
2nd Seating-Five Course menu is $115/pp.
1st Seating-Three Course menu is $95/pp.
2nd Seating-Three Course menu is $105/pp.
Four Course Pre-Fixe menu is $75/pp with a la carte options available.
1st Seating-Three Course menu is $85/pp.
2nd Seating-Four Course menu is $165/pp.
3rd Seating-Four Course menu and Champagne Toast is $195/pp.
Three Course Family Style menu is $135/pp with Vegetarian Options available.
1st Seating-Three Course menu is $68/pp.
2nd Seating-Five Course menu is $135/pp.
Four Course menu is $225/pp.
Five Course menu is $295/pp.
Chefs Tasting menu is $350/pp.
Five Course menu is $250/pp.
1st Seating-Four Course menu is $95/pp.
2nd Seating-Four Course menu is $125/pp with a Champagne Toast and Party Favors.
Seven Course menu is $250/pp without wine paring, $350 with wine pairing, and $445/pp with premium wine pairing.
Four Course menu is $140/pp with $50 supplement for wine pairing.
Three Course menu is $35/pp.
Three Course menu is $105/pp with $60 supplement for wine pairing.
The buffet style menu is $175.00/pp and includes tray passed appetizers, buffet stations (9:00 pm to 11:00 pm), all-inclusive beverages (specialty cocktails, wine, beer and Champagne toast at Midnight).
1st Seating-Four Course menu is $95/pp.
2nd Seating-Four Course menu is $150/pp and includes Champagne Toast and Live music.
Rise and Shine to A New Year!
Animal will be offering their regular brunch menu a la carte.
Your choice of entree for $17.95 with choice of Mimosa, Bloody Mary, or Margarita included.
Freedman’s will offer their regular brunch menu a la carte.
Castaway will offer their regular brunch menu a la carte.
Culina New Years Day speciality brunch menu is $55/pp.
Polo Lounge will offer their regular Sunday Jazz brunch menu for $95/pp.
Jon & Vinny’s will offer their regular Breakfast and Lunch menu a la carte.
Viale dei Romani will offer a courtyard buffet with a carving station, eggs, smoked fish, and more for $75/pp and optional $12/pp bottomless mimosas.
Kismet will offer their regular menu a la carte.
Esters Wine shop will offer a “Boozy New Years Day-Brunch” with a la carte options.
Huckleberry Bakery & Cafe will offer the regular menu a la carte.
The Exchange will offer their regular brunch menu a la carte.
The NoMad will offer a prix-fixe New Year’s Day brunch for $50/pp.