Meet MON AMI: A 1-Year Old Mediterranean Treasure Trove in Santa Monica

Meet MON AMI: A 1-Year Old Mediterranean Treasure Trove in Santa Monica

Los Angeles has its sights, sounds, and tastes with so many top locations and scenes to choose from peppered across the region. However, there is one fairly recent addition located near one of the most famous icons of this sprawling city, and it happens to be a thriving venue for Mediterranean classics, favorites, and unique twists.

MON AMI just celebrated their 1st-year anniversary, complete with a special event on Cinco de Mayo to toast their first year of memories. Nestled along the picturesque Ocean Avenue strip in Santa Monica, MON AMI presents a captivating fusion of Mediterranean flavors and ambiance. Stepping through its doors, guests are greeted with the French phrase “mon ami,” setting the tone for an enchanting journey reminiscent of the cobblestone streets and sun-kissed beaches of the Mediterranean region.

Under the guidance of Nas Negahban from Pacific Coast Group (PCG), a seasoned traveler with a passion for authentic culinary experiences, MON AMI strives to mirror the richness of Mediterranean cultures in every aspect. Born and raised in Santa Monica, Nas is committed to elevating his hometown’s hospitality scene to reflect the sophistication of beachside cities he has encountered abroad. This is present in every aspect of MON AMI’s ambiance, from its lush indoor-outdoor seating surrounded by greenery, to its late-night live entertainment and picture-perfect cocktails. MON AMI is meticulously curated to enchant and immerse guests.

Speaking on his inspiration and MON AMI’s concept, Nas explains, “I’ve always had a passion for building new concepts and brands across various industries. We currently have a few restaurants in Spain and other countries but Santa Monica is home. If you go to any other city in the world or even just the United States, the epicenter of hospitality is by the water – PCH Group’s goal is to do the same with Santa Monica here in Los Angeles.”

In addition to its ambiance and mesmerizing live entertainment, the culinary escape offers impeccable cocktails and dishes from its kitchen helmed by Chef Daniel Ulrich. The kitchen sources fresh, local ingredients from farmers’ markets to infuse traditional Mediterranean recipes with a touch of California flair. Chef Daniel, a graduate of Le Cordon Bleu, credits Wally’s Beverly Hills for his experience, and his dedication to understanding the cultural and geographical significance of each ingredient ensures an authentic culinary experience.

Guests are encouraged to begin their meal with a customizable mezze platter, a modern take on charcuterie featuring options like Prosciutto Wrapped Tomatoes and Whipped Feta with house-made flatbread. For mains, dishes like the 7 Spice Jidori Chicken and saffron-infused Lobster pasta offer generous portions meant for sharing, while being irresistible enough to enjoy solo. Complementing the culinary offerings, MON AMI’s experienced bartending team crafts cocktails that are nothing short of extraordinary. Each drink is a carefully balanced masterpiece, showcasing innovative combinations and premium ingredients. From the refreshing El Rey to the intriguing Caprese-inspired concoction, MON AMI’s cocktail menu promises an unforgettable experience for discerning palates.

You’re Invited: First Class Dinner Series

With Mother’s Day around the corner, MON AMI makes a great destination, and if you’re one to beat the crowds – or wait until they’ve left – MON AMI is always looking at ways to up the ante and immerse its guests with unforgettable and unique culinary immersions. On Sunday, May 12, MON AMI will hold a Mother’s Day pop-up brunch, making it a hot destination to deliver only the best for mom.

Then, on Friday, May 17, guests can enjoy the beginning of MON AMI’s new First Class Dinner series with a “visit” to Barcelona. The evening will star a four-course Spanish meal with two curated cocktails, live Catalan music, and Flamenco dancers, while guests can frequent Jamon and Sangria stations. And to make the experience all the more memorable, guests will leave with a “passport” to commemorate their “trip.”

Credit: MON AMI

Providing some background on the idea behind the First Class Series and future occasions, Nas hints, “We are doing some pretty cool activations and partnerships for the Summer that we are very excited about. We are also launching our First Class Series – which is an immersive, experiential dining experience that I’ve only really seen in Europe. We think this will bring a lot of eyes and allure to Mon Ami this summer.”  This surely makes it an exciting time to stop in, whether you’re a local, or just visiting from out of town!

With its evocative ambiance, delectable cuisine, and exceptional hospitality, MON AMI invites guests to embark on a sensory voyage through the Mediterranean without ever leaving the magnetic shores of Santa Monica. Learn more about MON AMI here, and book reservations at Resy. Follow MON AMI on Instagram, here.

A Spring Dining Destination to Savor: White Elephant

A Spring Dining Destination to Savor: White Elephant

Traveling may not be friendly on the wallet these days, but food is always a great way to take your tongue on an international adventure. If you’re looking for an escape this Spring, White Elephant is calling your name.
This modern Thai concept is serving up traditional and globally-inspired cuisine, and conveniently located in two SoCal areas: Downtown Los Angeles and Anaheim, at the infamous Anaheim Packing House.

Credit: Jasveer Sidhu

If you’re unfamiliar, White Elephant (@whiteelephant_thai) is a family-owned restaurant specializing in elevated, yet approachable Thai dishes with fresh twists. Whether you’re a classic Thai food enthusiast or seeking something new, White Elephant’s menu is packed with offerings that will satisfy every craving, while enticing you to come back again and again.
Some menu highlights include:
  • Delectable Salmon Belly Tartare and Basil Chicken Wings.
  • Timeless Thai staples like Pad Thai, Thai Fried Rice, and Tom Kha.
  • New flavors in White Elephant’s signature dishes like the Crispy Branzino, Imperial Crab Curry, and Braised A5 Panang or the customizable contemporary platters including the Crying Tiger Steak, Honey Pork Belly and Coconut Milk Fried Chicken.
With two locations in Southern California, White Elephant’s menu remains true to Thailand roots while also featuring ingredients and recipes influenced by the region, such as seafood, plant-based ingredients, and alternative meats. This allows diners to feel right at home in a warm and lively atmosphere while exploring authentic Thai fare.

A Special Earth Day Celebration

In addition to being an exceptional experience any day of the year, White Elephant is making Earth Day week, even more spectacular with a special menu!


This limited-time menu highlights plant-based offerings and alternative meat choices for the week of Earth Day (4/21 – 4/27). Additionally, all food waste from the week will also be donated to LA Compost to help local ecosystems thrive.


The briefly available menu includes:

  • Basil Puffy Tofu, with marinated tofu, miso tofu cream, fried garlic, crispy basil, and sweet and spicy sauce
  • Roasted Miso Cabbage, with miso tofu cream, miso honey glaze, Chunk shreds, crispy onions, and chives.

And light menu items offer a mix of seafood and chicken paired with fresh vegetables including:

  • Salmon Belly Tartare
  • Papaya Salad
  • Pad Thai Seafood
  • Turmeric Grilled Chicken
  • and Chilean Seabass.
New Year, New Events: What’s Happening In January

New Year, New Events: What’s Happening In January

With a new year comes new events! Whether you’re burnt out from the holidays and need a refresh, or you’re still riding high on the joys of the holiday season, there’s something going on for everyone! Here’s what’s happening in SoCal this month, and how you can kick off 2024 in the way that suits you.

Westfield Century City

January 9

Westfield Century City is celebrating new nonstop flights provided by JetBlue and Alaska Airlines from LAX to Nassau & Paradise Island! At this branded activation, you can meet resort partners, participate in trip giveaways, enjoy authentic Bahamian cooking, music and mixologist demonstrations, and much more. The celebration takes place in the Westfield Century City Atrium from 12 pm to 6 pm PT.

Event Agenda:
  • 12:10 PM- Live art by celebrity artist Jamaal Rolle
  • 12:40 PM- Bahamian trivia contest with giveaways
  • 1:00 PM- Bahamian recipe demonstration by Ocean Club a Four Seasons Resort chef
  • 1:20 PM- Junkanoo performance by The Valley Boys, presented by Baha Mar
  • 1:50 PM- Bahamian Language demonstration/ giveaways
  • 2:00 PM- Atlantis Paradise Island mixologist demonstration
  • 2:20 PM- Live art by Celebrity artist Jamaal Rolle
  • 2:30 PM- James Bond trivia/ giveaways
  • 3:00 PM- Bahamian recipe demonstration by Ocean Club a Four Seasons Resort chef
  • 3:20 PM- Junkanoo performance by The Valley Boys, presented by Baha Mar
  • 3:50 PM- Bahamian Language demonstration/ giveaways
  • 4:00 PM- Atlantis Paradise Island mixologist demonstration
  • 4:20 PM- Live art by Celebrity artist Jamaal Rolle
  • 4:30 PM- James Bond trivia/ giveaways
  • 5:00 PM- Bahamian recipe demonstration by Ocean Club a Four Seasons Resort chef
  • 5:20 PM- Junkanoo performance by The Valley Boys, presented by Baha Mar
  • 5:50 PM- Junkanoo instruments demonstration

Westfield Topanga

January 11 & Later

Valley Food Truck Festival at Topanga Social (from 6-9pm):
A food lover’s paradise, enjoy a diverse selection of food trucks with something for everyone! Peruse ten eclectic food trucks at Topanga Social and enjoy live entertainment while you graze – admission is free!

Paint & Sip at Truffle Brother’s Wine Room:
Grab a brush, sip on your favorite beverage, and let your imagination run wild. Included in your ticket is your first glass of wine on Truffle Brothers! Whether you’re looking for a unique date night or a fun outing with friends, Paint & Sip is the place to be.

Succulent Workshop at Topanga Social (21+):
Choose your vessel and pot your own mini terrarium, and let the expert instructors guide you through the process of potting and propagating these adorable plants, so you can create your own mini succulent garden to take home. Plus, each ticket includes your first Mimosa or Bellini on the house!

Candle Making at Topanga Social (21+):
Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned candle maker, this event is perfect for anyone who wants to unleash their creative side and make something special. Plus, each ticket includes your first Mimosa or Bellini on the house!

Lana Condor & KIND Wellness Experience Pop-Up in Santa Monica

January 12

Every January, Americans feel the pressure to better themselves. On Friday, January 12, also known as Quitters Day, the day by which most Americans have quit their New Year’s resolutions, KIND and actress Lana Condor are teaming up to flip the script on how we start the New Year with the opening of a new wellness experience, ‘Better You by Lana,’ in Santa Monica.

“Better You by Lana” will take place at 395, Santa Monica Place, Unit 146 and will be open to the public for one day only – on Friday, January 12 from 12:00 pm-9:00 pm. The first 100 people in line will receive a custom gift from Lana and KIND (including a handwritten note from Lana herself, and an assortment of complimentary, delicious, and nutritious KIND Snacks)!

Westfield Topanga

January 19 & 26

Bowling With The Stars at Pinstripes (January 19 & January 26):
Pinstripes is bringing the magic of Disney’s FROZEN on Friday, January 19 from 10AM – 3PM, and will be bringing excitement of Superhero Stars on Friday, January 26 from 10AM – 3PM. Gather the kiddos, friends and family for bowling with some of your favorite characters! Enjoy one hour of bowling and a kids meal for $20.


SoCal Holiday Events To Catch This December

SoCal Holiday Events To Catch This December

Southern California always has something going on throughout the year, but if you’re looking for a focus on the holiday season, look no further. Here’s everything taking place this December and early January to help you celebrate the holiday season. From music to bowling, some of these are too good to miss!


But First, Be Responsible & Take in Holiday Lights with Alto

In the spirit of making memories without compromising safety, consider Alto as your luxurious designated driver for the night. This New Year’s Eve, enjoy a night of celebration without the worry of driving under the influence to or from your destination with background-checked drivers. Every Alto vehicle is B.Y.O.B so you don’t have to worry about ditching the red solo cup before hopping in your ride.

In addition, the elevated rideshare service is celebrating the season with the coziest holiday light tour you can book! See the best lights in your city from the back of your Alto on a 90 minute tour curated by the Alto team. From Sunday 12/10 – Thursday 12/21, between a 6pm and 8pm slot each night, take in the decorations in Brentwood, Pacific Palisades, and Venice Canals.  Riders will be picked up at Brentwood Country Mart, and can purchase a ride on at least 24 hours in advance

There are even some special surprises in store, where riders may receive 2-4 Alto tumblers for a holiday cheers and BYOB for the ride, and can expect a Holiday playlist for the ride!

Alto offers a fleet of modern, stylish, and spacious vehicles, ensuring a comfortable and enjoyable ride every time. Sit back, relax, and let their drivers take care of everything while you indulge in a comfortable, luxurious and stress-free journey.

Experience Santa Monica Proper Hotel’s Reimagined Afternoon Tea

A beloved culinary tradition around the world, Santa Monica Proper Hotel is reimagining afternoon tea through a seasonal California lens and sensibility. Located at Palma Lounge (Santa Monica Proper, 700 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401), an all-day enclave for craft cocktails and eclectic bites.

The intimate, inspiring Kelly Wearstler-designed first-floor lounge is wrapped with windows and original art, with thoughtfully designed enclaves throughout. Proper Tea serves fresh takes on the classics with local and organic farm-fresh ingredients to linger over.

Palma’s Afternoon Tea Reimagined features and amuse bouche and several courses, served with a glass of Veuve Clicquot or N/A cocktail, and tea selection, priced at $95 per guests. Officially launched December 15, 2023, this offer is available Friday-Sunday, 2 -4 p.m.

 Highlights of the new menu include:

  • Beetroot Tartlet with Herbs de Provence Goat Cheese and Pistachio Powder
  • Persian Cucumber Tea Sandwiches with Herbed Cream Cheese and Pink Peppercorn Aioli on Brioche
  • Drake’s Farm Aged Goat Cheese & Chive Scone with Devonshire Cream, Lemon Curd & Seasonal Farmer’s Market Jam
  • Valrhona Chocolate Profiterole

 For reservations, please visit or


Experience the Best of Chef Nate McCoy on Christmas Eve & Party for the New Year at The Viv Hotel

Top of the V Invites Guests to Celebrate Christmas Eve with a Three-Course Spanish-Inspired Holiday Dinner
Bring family and friends to celebrate Christmas Eve Dinner at The Viv Hotel’s rooftop restaurant and bar, Top of the V, on Sunday, December 24. Guests can indulge in an exclusive three-course pre-fixe menu at $95 per person, expertly curated by Southern California’s very own Chef Nate McCoy!
Featured menu items include Spanish-inspired dishes such as Lamb Shank Croquetas, Black Trumpet Bomba Rice, Jamon Wrapped Monkfish and Burnt Basque Cheesecake, among other mouth-watering selections. Wine pairing options are available for an additional cost.
View the full menu, and reserve a table for a one-of-a-kind dining experience with unmatched SoCal sunset views.
Sunday, December 24, 2023
Time, upon reservation availability.
Top of the V
1601 South Anaheim Boulevard, Anaheim, CA 92805
The Viv Hotel’s Spanish-Inspired Rooftop Restaurant, Top of the V, to host New Year’s Eve Celebration

If you’d rather have an outing for a different occasion, you can ring in 2024 at The Viv Hotel’s rooftop restaurant and bar, Top of the V, on Sunday, December 31, from 9 p.m. – 1 a.m. Voted as Readers’ Choice “Best Rooftop in Orange County” by Riviera Magazine, Top of the V’s New Year’s Eve celebration will feature the iconic SoCal sunset views and twinkling city lights as the midnight countdown begins.

Guests 21+ can purchase tickets for $300 per person and will enjoy:
  • Passed hors d’oeuvres including:
  • Jamon Serrano Croquetas
  • Charred Octopus
  • Caviar
  • Food stations offering Spanish-inspired dishes expertly crafted by Chef Nate McCoy, including:
  • Patatas Bravas
  • Saffron Bomba Rice
  • Spanish-style charcuterie spread
  • Moet & Chandon toast at midnight
  • Open bar (limited selections)
  • Complimentary valet parking
  • Live DJ music by @DJRhino562
Sunday, December 31, 2023 – January 1, 2024
9 p.m. – 1 a.m.
Top of the V
1601 South Anaheim Boulevard, Anaheim, CA 92805
About Chef Nate McCoy
Chef Nate McCoy is one of Anaheim’s leading chefs with over 13 years of experience in the restaurant business. He is the newly appointed Executive Chef at Top of the V, an upscale rooftop restaurant at The Viv Hotel. Chef Nate has been deeply involved with Top of the V for the past three years and was excited to be promoted to Executive Chef as he continues to serve authentic Spanish cuisine.

Chef Nate credits his passion for modernist cuisine to Chefs Steven Rojas and Edgar Beas. He attributes his ability to excel within the field to other renowned chefs he has worked with, such as Top Chef winners Michael Voltaggio of Ink and Mei Lin, owner of Daybird, as well as Michelin-star Chefs Tony Esnault, owner of Knife Pleat, and Jacob Kear, owner of LURRA in Kyoto, Japan.

For more information about Top of the V or The Viv Hotel, visit and follow them on Instagram: @TopofTheViv
For more information about The Viv Hotel, visit and follow them on Instagram: @TheVivHotel



Celebrate Big with Westfield Century City & Westfield Topanga

Westfield Century City and Westfield Topanga are no strangers to celebration! In fact, this December they are kicking off exciting festivities happening this season – from snowfall and photos with Santa, to ugly sweaters! Check out the list below for upcoming winter magic at Westfield Century City and Westfield Topanga:

  • Ornament Making (Westfield Topanga) – Tis the season to Eat, Drink, and Be Merry at Topanga Social! Get your creative juices flowing and make beautiful ornaments to decorate your home or give as gifts.

  • Weekend Brunch With Santa at Pinstripes (Westfield Topanga; Ends 12/17) – Indulge in the magic of the season at Pinstripes Santa Brunch, available on Saturdays and Sundays from 11am – 3pm. Elevate your brunch experience with a delicious buffet of brunch favorites, capture unforgettable memories with photos of Santa and loved ones, and enjoy a surprise gift at every table!

  • Live Performances and Snowfall (11/24-12/24) (Westfield Century City) – You don’t need to trek to Big Bear to see snow this year – Westfield Century City has you covered with magical moments of snowfall right here in LA! Plus, enjoy a variety of live performances in the heart of the Holiday Village.

  • Photos With Santa (Westfield Topanga) – Don’t be shy – break out your ugliest sweater for a pic with Saint Nick! Every Thursday from 11/30–12/21, Westfield Topanga invites you to put on your most heinous sweater and pay a visit to Santa Claus. If you’re looking for nostalgia, it doesn’t get better than this!

  • Grinch Pop-Up (Now – 12/26) (Westfield Century City) – Get an immersive Grinch experience full of festive activities – write letters to The Grinch and his beloved furry companion Max, indulge in ‘Grinchy’ treats such as green cotton candy and matcha, and partake in must-have merch giveaways, engaging themed activities, and more!

  • Blitzen’s Bar  (11/24-12/26) (Westfield Century City) – Get cozy in a cabana and sip under the snow at Blitzen’s Bar, a festive pop-up oasis.

  • Holiday Market (11/24-12/26) (Westfield Century City) – Explore curated gift shops, snack on holiday treats & enjoy photo opps at the Holiday Market.

  • The Academy Museum – Film collectibles and products supporting the Academy Museum’s programming, exhibitions, access, and educational initiatives.
  • Luna Lili Jewelry – Handmade precious gemstone jewelry
  • Holy Moly Gifts – Giftable stationery and stocking stuffers
  • B Sweet – Hot bread pudding, cheesecakes and more


Feast At Topanga Social

Topanga Social has just launched its special lunch program: “Lunch Crunch” weekdays from 11 – 4, guests will be able to order special lunch combos from LA’s finest eateries for only $15.00! 

From Mondays to Fridays 11 p.m. – 4 p.m, Topanga Social visitors will be able order lunch combos from some of LA’s finest culinary destinations including Mini Kabob (a Chicken Thigh Plate, plus a drink), DTown Pizzeria (1946 Cheese Pizza, plus a drink), Katsu Sando (Classic Chicken Katsu Plate, and a drink), and so much more, all for $15.00. See the full list of offerings below: 

  • Amboy: Classic Double, fries, and a drink.

  • Burrata House: Burrata Caprese Panini, Arugula Side Salad, plus a drink.

  • DTown Pizzeria: 1946 Cheese Pizza, plus a drink.

  • Dumpling Monster: Pan-fried Chicken Dumplings, Scallion Pancake, plus a drink.

  • Fat Sal’s: Turkey Club, Seasoned Fries, plus a drink.

  • Jay Bird’s: Jay Bird’s Chicken Sandwich, fries, and a drink.

  • Katsu Sando: Classic Chicken Katsu Plate, and a drink.

  • ManEatingPlant: Fried Shroom Bao, plus a drink.

  • Mini Kabob: Chicken Thigh Plate, plus a drink.

  • Shrimp Daddy: Shrimp Plate, plus a drink.

  • Tail O’ the Pup: 1976 Pup, fries, and a drink.

  • Temaki by Seaweed Handroll: Spicy Tuna Hand Roll and Salmon Hand Roll, plus a drink.



Coastal Living Meets Urban Luxury At The Park Santa Monica

Coastal Living Meets Urban Luxury At The Park Santa Monica

A Glimpse into the Artful Harmony of Lifestyle and Sustainability

Nestled at the corner of 5th and Broadway, The Park Santa Monica offers a luxury apartment lifestyle that is nothing short of extraordinary. With 50,000 square feet of meticulously planned ground-level retail, The Park Santa Monica is a shopping enthusiast’s paradise. From Trader Joe’s to Kindbody, and the upcoming Barry’s Bootcamp, all potential needs are met just steps away from home. Situated in Santa Monica’s most coveted location, just a stone’s throw from the beach and within walking distance of Los Angeles’ finest shopping, retail, and dining establishments, it encapsulates everything we love about LA.

As you step into The Park Santa Monica, you are immediately welcomed by a commitment to sustainability that is nothing short of remarkable. The Park proudly boast LEED Platinum certification, setting new standards for eco-friendly living in Los Angeles. Solar and hot water panels power the building’s common areas, reducing its carbon footprint to help ensure a greener tomorrow. And with this sustainability comes incredible convenience. While the rooftop(s) and it’s 360 degree views are easily the star of this fine living establishment, there are so many other blinding sparks that add to the overall stunning impression that The Park Santa Monica leaves visitors with.

The Park Santa Monica is designed to elevate the everyday life to a new level of convenience and luxury, as valet parking welcomes residents home, while a dedicated butler service ensures packages are delivered right to their doorsteps. With a fully-integrated resident app, managing the living experience has never been easier. Residents are able to stay connected with a mesh wi-fi network that blankets the entire property, keeping them seamlessly connected.

One of the most impressive comfort features is a hallmark of The Park Santa Monica: solar shades and movable screens give you control over natural light and privacy, creating the perfect ambiance for any occasion. The presence of a Hospitality Ambassador and concierge services also help to ensure that every need is met, while effortless programming brings the very best of Santa Monica right to each doorstep.

Even more impressive, four-legged friends are more than welcome at The Park Santa Monica, where pet-friendly apartments and a shaded on-site dog park provide a haven for furry companions.

A World of Amenities, A Haven of Wellness

The Park Santa Monica goes beyond expectations, offering an array of amenities that enrich life, from laundry and dry-cleaning services, to surfboard rentals and storage. The Park even goes so far as to offer beach cruiser bike rentals, secure bike storage, pet care and grooming, car wash and detailing, and electric scooters with charging stations!

But amenities and features are just nice things without soul so long as character is missing. Art lovers will be enchanted by the presence of public art gracing the entrance, as well as custom murals and sculptures by local artists adorning common areas and the rooftop. Take advantage of the house art concierge program to personalize each living space with artistic flair.

The Park Santa Monica places a strong emphasis on its resident’s well-being, as shown in the bi-level wellness-focused Residence Club offers a spa with a Himalayan Salt sauna and steam room, heated loungers, massage and meditation rooms. Residents can stay active with comprehensive fitness programming, including yoga, group classes, and personal training sessions. The 24-hour fitness and strength center boasts Woodway and Peloton cardio equipment, and when you need to focus, the library and co-working cafe offer a serene escape.

At The Park Santa Monica, living is an artful experience where residents can discover the perfect fusion of sustainability, convenience, and luxury, all in the heart of Santa Monica’s most desirable location. This is where dreams of coastal living become a captivating reality.

Things To Do This Summer in SoCal

Things To Do This Summer in SoCal

It’s barely summer, but there’s so much going on in SoCal that it pays to plan ahead! Whether you’re into food, music, art, travel, saving money, or any of the other possibilities that exist out there, you’re bound to find something to catch your eye in this roundup. We’ll be updating this list each week throughout June and July, so come back Friday for the latest.


Travel In Style In Ride Alto’s Luxury Fleet of Vehicles

If you’ll be hopping around from different locations this Summer — or dare we say it heading to LAX —  Alto has you covered with a luxury fleet of vehicles, and exclusive airport access!

Offering a fleet of spacious EV’s across the greater Los Angeles area, Alto has exclusive access to the ground level of LAX so you can jump in the backseat moments after you step off of the plane. With punctuality, hygiene, and seamless service at its core, Alto is revolutionizing the way we think about ride sharing, starting with LAX — and it’s more cost-effective than calling an Uber Black or other type of luxe ride share service.

Sit back, relax, and let their drivers take care of everything while you indulge in a comfortable, luxurious, and stress-free journey, tailored to your liking. From a “Do Not Disturb” setting for the driver, to climate and ambiance control, Alto puts it all in your hands.

It’s time to say goodbye to parking hassles, navigating unfamiliar routes, or dealing with the frustrations of LA traffic and enjoy a seamless door-to-door service that saves time and energy.

Harvest Hosts

If hitting the road in the RV is on your agenda — or Dad’s agenda, a Harvest Hosts membership is the perfect gift! This brand features memberships for their RV program, connecting travelers with unique overnight stays all across the nation. With over 4,800 host locations throughout the country, you can stay at breweries, farms, golf courses, wineries, distilleries, museums, and more.
Perfect for dads who love to road trip with the whole family, or for those who just seek unique experiences away from the kids. Visit to learn more and purchase!
Memberships start at $99 / year.


Who doesn’t love camping out in the great outdoors? Many people! But that doesn’t mean anyone should miss out on the great opportunity that CampScanner provides.

CampScanners is your go-to subscription for tent campers, RVers and outdoor enthusiasts to access a database of 200,000+ of the toughest-to-find campsites at some of the hottest campgrounds and destinations in the country. With CampScanner’s database of more than 12,500 campgrounds at 4,900+ parks, campers can search for spots at sold-out campgrounds and receive notifications when a site becomes available. 

Subscriptions start at $39 / year. Visit to learn more and sign up.

Pool Party (And Golf Course) Essentials

Indulge In A Traditional Summer Treat — With A Plant-Based Twist: KLIMON

It’s pretty much everyone’s favorite hot weather treat: ice cream! And this one has a few tricks! If you’re looking for a healthier frozen treat to stock up your freezer with this Summer, meet KLIMON, a line of ice creams that are 100% Plant-Based, Dairy-Free, and Gluten-Free, making it the perfect sweet treat for the whole family. The brand utilizes a proprietary almond-based blend to capture the decadent texture and creaminess of traditional ice cream.

And best of all, KLIMON just debuted an exclusive variety pack at Costco’s across California and Northern Nevada. This four-pack includes consumer favorites Cherry Bomb, Morning Bres, and Mint Condition at a price point of $13.99. Consumers can also shop the full flavor portfolio at Walmart, Gelson’s and along with hundreds of natural foods retailers nationwide.

Grillo’s Pickles & An LA Takeover

No breakfast, lunch, or dinner is complete without the cult-favorite refrigerated pickle brand, Grillo’s Pickles! And if you haven’t heard of Grillo’s yet, where’ve you been? Consider this the perfect time to find out, as Grillo’s Pickles is making its presence known on the West Coast with a Los Angeles takeover.

Known for their best-selling chips, whole dills, spears, pickle hummus, and Pickle de Gallo, Grillo’s Pickles can now be found in additional locations of Ralphs, Whole Foods, Vons, Bristol Farms, Sprouts, Target, and more across locations in Los Angeles. And while you’re here, let us be the first to tell you to keep an eye out for delicious collaborations that make a great addition to any snack or meal, savory or sweet!

Watch out for some of their creative and always changing billboards across the city at some favorite spots including right off Sunset, Melrose, Wilshire and Bundy, Ocean Front Walk, and more. 


Feeling thirsty? Fight the heat and incoming dehydration by refreshing with Nixie! Nixie is an organic sparkling water made without synthetic solvents, carriers, or artificial preservatives. Founded by the brains behind Late July Snacks — one of the first brands to carry the USDA Organic seal — Nicole Bernard Dawes has dedicated her life to transforming the food industry by creating delicious, organic options. With Nixie, the sparkling water brand is certified USDA Organic, with zero sugar, sodium or calories. In other words, guilt-free enjoyment.

Since launching in 2019, Nixie’s core range of flavors include Watermelon Mint, Lime Ginger, Strawberry Hibiscus, and more. Nixie is available nationwide in 24-packs on Amazon, with individual cans, 8-packs and 24-packs available in more than 7,500 retailers nationwide – including Whole Foods, Sprouts, and Ralphs.


Formerly known as JOYO, Juni is reintroducing themselves at the most welcome time of our lives — when we’re in the middle of summer and experiencing record shattering heat! How’s that for refreshing?

Juni is a new sparkling tea brand from Life & Purpose Coach, #1 New York Times Bestselling Author and Podcast Host, Jay Shetty, and his wife, Plant-Based Recipe Developer and Fitness & Well-being Enthusiast, Radhi Devlukia-Shetty. Juni is infused with powerful adaptogens and nootropics to elevate your mind and body! The brand’s Super-5 blend works together to renew your energy, enhance your focus, and elevate your overall wellness. With every sip, you’ll experience calmness of mind, a refreshing vitality of body, and a burst of brightness to your day.

All of Juni’s sparkling teas are zero sugar and only 5 calories and come in a variety of flavors including Tropical Green Tea, Peach Green Tea, Raspberry Green Tea or Lemon Green Tea. The products are sold DTC from the website and in Erewhon stores throughout California with expansion to additional retailers soon.

BRĒZ (+ New Double Strength Option)

This summer, it’s time to meet, BRĒZ, the company on a mission to revolutionize drinking with an inspiring, calming, euphoric tonic that provides a highly unique gentle cannabis high, recently launched direct-to-consumer delivery across the U.S. This innovative beverage featuring the ultimate combo of TBC, CBD, and adaptogenic Lion’s Mane mushrooms, aims to provide 21+ consumers with the ultimate 1:1 alcohol replacement beverage, as more and more consumers look towards better-for-you swaps for alcoholic beverages. 

Founded by Aaron Nosbisch, CEO of Lucyd, the cannabis industry’s largest social advertising agency, BRĒZ has been crafted to be subtle enough for cannabis-skeptical family members to try while offering a stack-able, ever-ascending experience for the connoisseur. 

On July 10, BRĒZ launched a double strength 12 oz can in their hero flavor, Lemon Elderflower. Each 12 oz can features 5mg micronized THC, 10mg CBD, and 25mg Lion’s Mane from 1600mg fruiting bodies. With sparkling notes of Italian lemon and elderflower, this beverage is subtle enough for mom to try, or can be stackable for your ideal high. Not to mention they are vegan, non-GMO, gluten-free and only 50 calories per can!

Each 7.5oz can features 25 mg of highly concentrated Lion’s Mane craft-extracted from 1600mg of organic fruiting bodies alongside 2.5mg of THC, 5mg of CBD, and 5mg of minor cannabinoids, producing a truly full-spectrum natural entourage experience unlike anything else. 

BRĒZ is available direct-to-consumer across 33 states in the U.S.


Bravus is the drink to have at your next pool party! Bravus offers beer drinkers premium craft beer styles that taste exactly like their alcoholic counterparts but with less than .5% ABV, thanks to a proprietarybrewing process. Bravus is 100% vegan, dairy-free, low-cal, low-sugar, and gluten-reduced. Bravus’s core line-up of beers includes a West Coast IPA, Peanut Butter Dark, Blood Orange IPA, and Golden. Available at their website, Amazon, and retailers around the nation.

Try the New Mezcal Verde Amarás Artist Series

Brunch, parties, and those hot summer nights all have something in common: alcohol. Don’t show up empty handed! Mezcal Verde Amarás, the artisanal mezcal from Oaxaca, recently announced the launch of their new Artist Series bottles. With this annual project, the brand commissioned six artists to create works of art for their iconic labels inspired by specific themes that reflect the high-quality mezcal’s game-changing and disruptive spirit.

Created in collaboration with the AndArt agency, the inaugural theme of the Artist Series explores “the celebration and preservation of Mexican traditions of art and culture in pursuit of a better world.” Each label served as a blank canvas for the artists to express themselves and share their creative vision. 

The 2023 Artist Series features creatives including Luvia Lazo, Curiot Tlapazotl, Melissa Avila (M.A Studio), Sergio Sánchez Santamaría, José Olivarez, and Ananas Ananas. Their artwork showcases a range of traditional and contemporary mediums including wood etching and poetry that all reflect the vibrant and diverse culture of Mexico. These limited-edition artist-designed bottles are available online and at select retailers worldwide.


Who doesn’t love a glass of bubbly by the pool? Kloveo is the perfect champagne stopper to preserve the bubbles in your champagne at the next pool party! Chrome-plated stainless steel body and hinge construction make this the most durable sparkling wine stopper on the market. Kloveo also makes champagne glasses, a must-have for your dinner. Available at Amazon.


Boxxle is a must-have for wine lovers! This stylish, bag-in-a-box appliance creates wine on tap at home. The dispenser holds up to four bottles of wine or one boxed wine, and it uses new technology to dispense wine, elevating the experience both by offering a convenient and attractive way (one button touch) to pour boxed wine and by placing the spigot above the rim of the glass for easy dispensing. Boxxle will keep your wine fresh for up to a month if you do not finish all of it in one sitting, and prevents oxidation, which eliminates spoiled wine. Boxed wine sales are up more than 50% compared to this time last year. Available at their website and Amazon.


Benzeni, an adjustable, highly-stable floatation device for use with beverages, water plants, games, and people—a must for your next trip to the pool or lake with friends. Benzeni™­ is a patented, adjustable, highly stable floatation device for beverages, water plants, games, candles, and decorations – whatever needs floating! This size is well-suited for floating drinks in insulated tumblers (plastic or steel), koozies (foam or steel), and floating candles. Visit Benzeni to learn more!

Bad Cards Fore Good Golfers

Scrambles are boring. Pair your next group golf outing with our 107-card deck full of insanity and crank things up a notch. Before taking the tee box at each hole, everyone in the group draws a card.  Each card contains a prompt, action or special rule for the hole that will either help you, hurt you or just make you look like an ass. To see more information about the game, visit them here:

Treat & Protect Yourself

Mother Science

Something we don’t think about enough during the summer months is skincare. From sunburns to hydration, our skin goes through much more than we realize, battling heat, dryness, humidity, and UV rays — all while trying to keep our body temps regulated. How about treating yourself for protecting yourself?

Mother Science launched on May 9th with the brand’s first product,Molecular Hero Serum. This serum, a first-of-its-kind, clinically-tested, and patented solution, dramatically reduces dark spots and sun damage. Molecular Hero Serum is the first and only skincare product to be formulated with Malassezin through cutting-edge science.

Malassezin is a naturally-occurring molecule found on skin — recreated through biotechnology — and a patented next-generation ingredient, making Mother Science the first to use it for skincare. Ten times stronger than vitamin C, this is an addition to your everyday routine that can yield smoother and brighter skin in as quickly as 2 weeks. Best yet, this product is suitable for all skin tones.


Wildling, an award-winning, holistic beauty brand inspired by herbal and Chinese medicine, expanded their skincare offerings in June, with the debut of 3 new products: Starnectar Jelly Cleanser ($45), Moonbounce Plumping Moisturizer ($82), and a Reflexology Spoon ($35). With astrology, herbology and stone medicine as the heartbeat and pillars of the collection, each product includes nontoxic, clinically tested, sustainably sourced, and earth-based ingredients infused with the vibration of calming Moonstone (the oldest medicine of healing). Catch the details of each product below:

  • Starnectar Barrier Protect Marshmallow Jelly Cleanser: This cleansing balm melts makeup and impurities away while maintaining softness and hydration, leaving your skin refreshed, plump, and dewy. The 100% natural blend brightens, softens skin and restores skin’s moisture barrier without stripping its natural oils. Choosing key ingredients that compliment each other to  ensure the highest efficacy, the moon-inspired blend includes: Marshmallow root, licorice root, & orange peel.
  • Moonbounce 2% Bioretinol Irish Sea Moss Plumping Moisturizer: As a retinol alternative, this proprietary complex includes Bioretinol (Rock Samphire) and Irish Sea Moss to minimize wrinkles and firm the skin–without irritation. Boosted with natural ingredients to hydrate and plump tired skin, this transformative blend includes: Bioretinol (Rock Samphire), Irish seams, and marshmallow root.
  • Reflexology Spoon: What’s Wildling without a facial tool to complete the ritual? A multi-purpose tool with a functional skincare scoop and reflexology tip to help firm the skin, release tension, and balance energy flow in the body. Simply scoop your skincare products and use the rounded tip to activate pressure points.

Treat yourself!

Dress for the Occasion

Meet Novella – Truly 1 of 1

Whether it’s for a seasonal refresh, or just in time for going back to school, there’s a new brand out there reinventing what it means to be unique – and there just aren’t enough good things to say about them!

Novella, the unisex sneaker brand threading a meaningful story into every limited-run design they introduce, is working with a different artisan/creative to inspire each drop. From comedians and barbers to poets and painters, these are the rarest designs you’ll see on the feet around you, and for good reason. Novella itself is unique in that each sneaker design is inspired by a creative to share their story.

Recent creatives the brand has worked with include slam-poet Rudy Francisco, textile artist Katherine Entis, comedian Akaash Singh, and more. If that weren’t noteworthy enough, Novella’s designs capture a classic and timeless look, so even ten years from now, these sneakers are sure to turn heads with all their design inspirations.

From red bottoms to embossed handwriting, each design is truly a work of art, complete with outsoles that transition from herringbone tread into a unique fingerprint (the combined fingerprints of those involved in the design process). Each pair of sneakers are numbered – 1 through 2,020 – being that each design only sees 2,020 pairs manufactured and sold. Therefore, you won’t see anyone with the same number from the same Chapter (season) or Verse (colorway). How’s that for being unique?

If that weren’t enough, craftsmanship is at the forefront with premium Italian leather, interior tongue labels that reveal the artisan’s name and craft, and printed footbeds that hold personal meaning.  Each pair of Novella’s come with 2 pairs of laces for added customization — a pair that complements the art, and another to accentuate it. Shop Novella this summer and secure your number!

COVRY Flagship Store Grand Opening – Costa Mesa, July 15

AAPI-founded eyewear label, COVRY, is opening the first store for inclusive eyewear in Costa Mesa, CA on July 15th, designed by Laura Brophy Interiors. This marks a significant milestone being that they are a digitally native brand. At the event, on July 15th from 12pm to 3pm, you’ll have an opportunity to see the space firsthand, chat with the founders Athina Wang and Florence Shin, experience their Elevated Fit®, enjoy complimentary ice cream, and pick out your very own pair of shades! 

Founded by Athina Wang and Florence Shin, the brand specializes in inclusive fits for low-bridge noses, common in BIPOC faces, and particularly prevalent among Asian faces. Their Elevated Fit embraces diversity and celebrates faces of all different shapes and sizes. 

Throughout their journey, they have held numerous pop-up events allowing them to witness firsthand the joy on people’s faces as they interact with their products and immerse themselves in the brand. It is those personal connections and tangible experiences that have always made having a physical location an integral part of their vision. “It’s been a dream to bring our brand to life in a brick-and-mortar setting, and we’re so excited to share it with everyone,” says Wang and Shin.

In addition, the brand will be launching a very special capsule collection in August in collaboration with Sanzo, the first Asian-inspired sparkling water brand born to deliver beverages that bridge the gap between beloved flavors that represent Asian culture (over 60% of the global population) and the clean, modern labels found in mainstream American grocery stores.

On site, they will offer one-on-one style consultations by appointment, comprehensive eye exams with an independent doctor of optometry, a refillable lens spray bottle program, and free frame cleanings.

Get Your Summer Fits Ready with True Classic

It’s the brand that brought you your favorite, perfectly fitted t-shirt, designed to specifically accentuate your arms and shoulders. And now they have your favorite, best fitting jeans. Blazing a new trail in menswear, True Classic pieces are fitted flawlessly for men and this newly introduced category offering is no different.

A modern take on the standard dad jean, The Comfort Straight Jean was recently launched, complete with a classic cut, updated with a little taper and a lot of stretch. Cut from a 4-way, ultra-soft fabric for maximum comfortability, these jeans are primed to be a staple in your wardrobe. Restock your denim drawer with True Classic’s newly launchedStraight Fit Comfort Jeans 3-Pack or refresh your entire wardrobe with True Classic’s head to toe build-your-own bundles. True Classic is selling confidence!

Sounds like some comfy threads for even summer’s hottest days.

All About Art

Take in Feast of Wu-Tang Triptych “The Power of Utterance”

If art is your thing and you’re. fan of Wu-Tang Clan, join others in celebrating 50 years of Hip Hop, and 30 years of Enter The Wu Tang (36 Chambers) album artist, Rosey D’Angelo, an NYC-native based in Venice, CA. D’Angelo created the “Feast Of The Wu Tang” painting, and it’s quite the spectacle to appreciate. As Rosey states, “The inspiration came [from] for me personally, as I’m one of 9 siblings from Staten Island (aka Shaolin), and I think of this piece as a celebration of the magic of nine individuals and their ability to overcome together in ways they couldn’t have alone.”
Rosey created the painting Feast of Wu-Tang Triptych “The Power of Utterance,” which can be conveniently observed here, where you can zoom in for all the details or blow it up on a wall for that big Summer party you have planned. There, D’Angelo explains the vision, inspiration, relevance, and symbolism of numbers. Rosey D’Angelo recently signed with Cynamin Jones, founder of Cynamin Jones Consulting, Inc. and former VP of Publicity of Wu Wear for representation.

Tappan Collective: Visit The Newest Show, “Temporal”

On June 22nd,Tappan Collective opened their latest show, Temporal, at their brick-and-mortar gallery on Melrose Ave — the perfect summertime activity for lovers of all things art and design!

Temporal celebrates the intricate relationship between the passage of time and the transformative power of nature. Explore how time itself births the composition of art and the profound impact it has on creative expression. With depictions of changing seasons, brush strokes that epitomize the tides of life, and ethereal sculptures portraying the stillness of time, each artwork represents its own unique dance to nature’s ever-changing rhythms.

Located at 8200 Melrose Ave, Tappan Collective invites everyone to immerse themselves in this collection that celebrates creativity, artistic expression, and radiates summertime dreaminess. Participating artists include Astri Styrkestad Haukaas, Arran Rahimian, Karolina Maskiewicz, Jonathan Yamakami, Philip Soucy, Catherine Lucky Chang, and more.

Tappan Collective: Collect Unique Art

Tappan Collective has teamed up with celebrity realtor Tracy Tutor to launch an incredible new program for realtors who are looking to offer their clients
an opportunity to collect unique art pieces from emerging artists. Tappan’s Real Estate Trade Program is designed to provide all points of service, from selecting artists and artwork to custom framing, delivery, and installation.

Often, giving a blanket or bottle of wine as a thank you at closing does not adequately reflect the special relationship you have built with your clients or your full appreciation for their business. Well, Tappan is the perfect solution and wants to help you find the best the world has to offer in emerging art. With a stunning work of art or gift card, your new home buyers will have a thoughtful and lasting reminder of the joy and excitement of their new home. Additional details on the program and how it works below:

Sign up at and enter your DRE number/email for:

  • 10% discounts automatically applied at checkout
  • Dedicated, complimentary access to Tappan’s expert art advisors
  • Early access to Tappan’s most coveted artists

Watch Saleka Perform Live @ Hotel Cafe – June 15

If you’re looking for the perfect Summer date night activity, it can’t get better than a live performance from singer-songwriter Saleka! This rising star just released her debut album, “Séance,” earlier this month and is kicking off her summer tour this week, where she will be headlining Hotel Cafe in Hollywood on June 15.

You can get hypnotized by listening to her debut record, Séance, here. The songwriting and overall vibes of Séance are complete with an eclectic mix of R&B, jazz, and neo-soul. Witnessing Saleka now is a great opportunity as she gains recognition, notably, as Vogue has praised her, “one-of-a-kind-voice.”

A Philly native, Saleka is a classically trained, Indian-American musician who began playing piano at 4 years old. As the daughter of M. Night and Dr. Bhavna Shyamalan, she was raised on an eclectic combination of music and dance. Saleka has spent the last couple of years honing her live-show chops – performing at iconic venues across the U.S., and opening for both Giveon, Summer Walker, and more. She has also performed at Austin City Limits, Bonnaroo, and a few other festivals. Purchase tickets, here.


Attend The Gelato Festival – September 2 – 3

tIt’s scorching hot and the perfect opportunity to take on all the gelato you can eat! The world’s largest celebration of gelato is coming to LA on September 2nd & 3rd, and tickets are on-sale now! Gelato Festival World Masters will take over Ovation Hollywood – just steps away from the official Gelato Festival brick and mortar flagship gelato shop – where for two days attendees will experience a gelato-tasting paradise.

In addition, a world class culinary competition showcasing the best artisanal gelato makers in North America will take place. How’s that for entertainment?

The one-of-a-kind, family-friendly event brings together frigophiles and the most sought-after gelato makers to one place, featuring an exciting lineup of activities and attractions, including live demonstrations by gelato artisans, interactive gelato tastings, workshops, and mainstage competitions to determine the best gelato flavors in various categories.

Venice Basketball League Playoffs in Partnership with Timeless Vapes – July 29 – 30

If you’re looking for some outdoor fun not too far from the beach this weekend, join cannabis lifestyle brand Timeless and the Venice Basketball League for an exciting time! Venice Basketball League, a prominent community tournament taking over the Venice Courts since 2006, will take place on Saturday, July 29th & Sunday, July 30th where spectators can watch the Venice Ball Playoffs starting at 12 pm PST.

The local basketball initiative founded by entrepreneur Nick Ansom has not only garnered the attention of world-class athletes, entertainers, artists, and citizens, but also gives back to the community through various philanthropic initiatives including the HOOPBUS and Build Courts Not Walls

The exclusive Timeless x VeniceBall Mosaic Collection will also be available onsite for purchase, including gym bags, basketballs and more, with proceeds benefiting the League’s philanthropic endeavors to empower youth and connect communities through basketball. 

Chamberlain Coffee x Elephante Introduce Minty Cold Brew – July 23 – August 23

What’s the perfect cold, minty, and drinkable treat for summer heat? Not melted ice cream! It’s actually the latest to come from iconic collaborations from Chamberlain Coffee! Chamberlain’s new Minty Cold Brew, in partnership with Elephante, is your newest go-to drink of the summer – and it’s being served exclusively at the Santa Monica restaurant from July 23rd – August 23rd!

This delicious drink has hints of espresso and mint, blended with the rich and full flavor that Chamberlain is known for.

In addition to the collaboration, Elephante’s Sunday Market will be showcasing signature Chamberlain Coffee products and giving away goodies to Sunday brunch-goers. Some products featured at the market include Chamberlain Coffee’s Cold Brew Elephant, Matcha Tins, Mason Jars, Tote Bags, and Variety Box Single Serve. A whole month of refreshing goodness means you have more than enough time to give this limited-time collaboration a taste.

Live Like Barbie With Eventbrite’s Help – Various Dates

Today’s a big day, as the Barbie movie has officially released! Up to this point, people all over have jumped on the trend of living like Barbie and Ken, and Eventbrite can help make this dream even easier this summer. With various “A Day in the Life as Barbie” events & activities available via Eventbrite, there’s everything from athletics to shopping!
About Eventbrite:
  • Eventbrite is a global self-service ticketing, marketing, and experience technology platform that serves a community of hundreds of thousands of event creators in nearly 180 countries. Since inception, Eventbrite has been at the center of the experience economy, transforming the way people organize and attend events.
  • Whether you are looking for beauty summits, makeup classes, pop-up fashion shops, music classes, stand up comedy, concerts, cooking classes and everything in-between, Eventbrite has something for the chefs, beauty gurus, or if you’re just looking to try something new!

Get to booking from Eventbrite’s collection, so you can live that dream Barbie life that includes, everything from beach activities and roller skating, to female empowerment and dating!

Attend Erewhon x Grand Wailea Launch Event – July 22 – 23

How about the refreshing taste of Hawaiian gold? This weekend, Maui’s iconic Grand Wailea will unveil its all new Aloha Sunshine juice, created in partnership with LA’s famed organic grocer, Erewhon. The two-day event will take place at Erewhon Culver City on Saturday, July 22 from noon – 2 p.m. and Erewhon Calabasas on Sunday, July 23 from 1 – 3 p.m. It can’t get any better than that!

The wellness-focused event will include a special juicing demonstration by none other than Grand Wailea Executive Chef Ryan Urig, who will show everyone how they can bring some Aloha Sunshine into their own homes, with Maui Gold Pineapple, organic ginger, organic fresh lime juice and organic mint. Chef Urig will also be serving up fresh ceviche throughout the event.

The new juice will be available exclusively at Erewhon markets throughout Los Angeles, as well as at Grand Wailea’s artisanal café-market concept, Loulu. The recently refreshed market offers a selection of wellness-focused goods and is the only venue on the island to offer a selection of Erewhon favorites.

Celebrate National Tequila Day with $7.24 Tequila Sunrises at Topanga Social – July 24

National Tequila Day is approaching on July 24 and there’s no better way to celebrate than with $7.24 Tequila Sunrises! On Monday, July 24th, stop by the Margarita Garden at LA’s hottest new food hall, Topanga Social for a Tequila Sunrise and a guaranteed good time! 

If you’re looking for some grubs to have alongside your Tequila Sunrise, you’re in luck as Topanga Social has a curated collection of 27 specialty food and drink venues. With some of LA’s most buzz-worthy eateries, such as Burrata House, Dumpling Monster, Fat Sal’s, Truffle Brothers Market, and of course Rock & Reilly’s, don’t be surprised if Topanga Social quickly becomes your go-to spot in the Valley!

Check Out A Book: The Aesop Queer Library, Opens Through June 25

Branches of the Queer Library will open concurrently at Aesop Silver Lake, Los Angeles; Aesop Williamsburg, New York; and Aesop Yorkville, Toronto from 20 to 25 June. As in previous years, each visitor will be invited to select a complimentary book from the shelves and take it home, while stocks last.

Against a backdrop of increasingly hostile and reductive discourses about LGBTQIA2S+ representation, the library celebrates the transformative power of literature—its ability to affirm, uplift and illuminate. According to the American Library Association’s Office for Intellectual Freedom, 2022 saw a 38% increase in titles targeted for censorship. Of those titles, the vast majority were written by or about members of the LGBTQIA2S+ community or by and about Black people, Indigenous people, and other people of color. In response, the Aesop Foundation has donated USD $100,000 to the American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, which works to defend freedom of expression, both in the courts and beyond.

Catherine O’Dea, Chair of the Aesop Foundation, says: ‘The Aesop Foundation is proud to support the ACLU to end classroom censorship, challenge book bans and promote access to public libraries. The grant reflects our shared commitment to supporting literacy and education and we stand in solidarity with the ACLU’s Right to Learn campaign, and other activities that defend freedom of expression to advance equity.’

The books included in this year’s library were selected by Aesop team members, and were sourced from independent queer-owned bookstores—Glad Day Books in Toronto and Bookwoman in Austin—along with titles donated by Penguin Books. From classic queer texts by James Baldwin and Audre Lorde, to contemporary titles by writers such as George M. Johnson and Maia Kobabe, the collection reveals how valuable these voices are to society as a whole. Such texts continue to develop empathy and understanding—not to mention a rich canon of literature that reflects a multitude of lived experiences.

Guided by a long-standing reverence for literature, the Aesop Queer Library invites visitors to share in a message of hope, courage and conviction, with stories to share and discuss long after 2023’s Pride celebrations come to a close.

Williams Sonoma Book Signing at the OG Farmers Market – June 10

On Saturday, June 10th at 12 p.m., Williams Sonoma at The Original Farmers Market will be hosting a book signing in honor of the latest Williams Sonoma Test Kitchen At Home Favorites” cookbook release with Belle English from Williams Sonoma Test Kitchen. Guests will be able to meet Belle English, Devon Francis, and Lena Wu from the Williams Sonoma Test Kitchen and tickets are $35 (plus tax) which includes admission to the event and a signed copy of Williams Sonoma At Home Favorites!

$35 includes admission to the event and a signed copy of Williams Sonoma At Home Favorites. Get your tickets today at If you can’t attend the event, you can preorder your copy of Williams Sonoma At Home Favorites today:

Event Details:

When: Saturday, June 10 at 12pm
Where:  Williams Sonoma The Original Farmers Market
6333 W 3rd St Ste P-10, Los Angeles, CA 90036
Williams Sonoma Test Kitchen At Home Favorites Book Signing
Other Details: Meet Belle English, Devon Francis, and Lena Wu from the Williams Sonoma Test Kitchen.
Join us for a Book Signing Event celebrating our Test Kitchen’s newest book, Williams Sonoma At Home Favorites.
Discover the recipes our Test Kitchen chefs rely on when cooking for their family and friends.

Adopt A New Pup – June 24

It probably doesn’t get any better than sunshine, drinks, and puppies! If you’re looking for a new pooch to join your family, or just want to relieve some stress and anxiety with cuteness overload, The Park Santa Monica – a modern, luxury apartment building with resort-style amenities – is teaming up with Wags & Walks for the ultimate dog adoption event!

On Saturday, June 24th, you can enjoy complimentary beer and wine with rooftop views of the ocean, all while playing with adoptable pups – and saving lives! 

Wags and Walks is a dog-adoption agency focused on advocating for wrongfully stereotyped bully breeds, medical dogs, and mamas + puppies that are often overlooked and at-risk due to overcrowding. Their goal is to find every pup an adopter whose home, family, and lifestyle are a perfect fit for a lifetime of love and happiness. Set against the backdrop of The Park’s outstanding rooftop dog park with unparalleled views of Santa Monica, this will paws-itively be the most adorable event of the season, and you just might leave with a new furry friend by your side!

The event will take place from 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm PST, atThe Park Santa Monica: 500 Broadway Santa Monica, CA, 90401.

Happening at Westfield Century City

Say what you may about malls, but Westfield malls are not your ordinary shopping centers! Here’s a round up of what’s happening at a Westfield near you — from new opening and shopping, to events and dining.

Take the Kids to Star Wars: Young Jedi Adventures™: Family Field Day – July 28

Family fun during every kid’s least exciting time of year (back to school!)? Cheer them up make some lasting summertime memories this weekend! On Saturday, July 28th, Westfield Century City will be celebrating the launch of Star Wars: Young Jedi Adventures™ with a Family Field Day!

From 3 to 5 PM on Saturday, you and your Younglings are invited to Westfield Century City’s atrium to explore the galaxy and start your path to becoming a Jedi Knight! It’s the perfect family activity to make memories ahead of back-to-school season!

Enjoy The Golden Ratio Musical Show – June 23-25

On Friday, June 23rd through Sunday, June 25th, the Swiss luxury watch manufacturer (known as “The Watchmaker of Watchmakers), will be unveiling The Golden Ratio Musical Show in Los Angeles at the iconic Westfield Century City.

Taking place in Westfield Century City’s inspiring open-air venue, The Atrium, the sound and light show will be projected onto a waterfall to celebrate ‘Golden Ratio’ – the unique mathematical formula that defines the aesthetic harmony that we, as humans, are instinctively drawn to. The spectacular 10-minute presentation will feature a soundtrack designed specifically for the show composed by the ground-breaking British musician TØKIO M¥ERS.

While the show will happen in the evenings, guests are also invited to experience the waterfall during a daytime variation featuring shapes and animations. Complimentary beverages and chocolate will be offered from Nomadic 1931 cafe.

USGA Brings US Open Fan Festival to Los Angeles – June 15-18

From June 15-18, the United States Golf Association (USGA) is bringing the excitement of the US Open to the Westfield Century City atrium. The event will provide fans the opportunity to celebrate the return of major championship golf to Los Angeles for the first time in 75 years!

The free fan festival will feature live watch parties, performances by musician Kelley James, DJs Jayceeoh & TJ Mizell, the U.S. Army SixStrings Soldiers Band, and a comedy show hosted by Conor Moore. The event will also include an EA Sports Gaming Experience and several celebrity guest appearances! Guests can also expect to participate in interactive experiences, including First Tee Game Changers exhibit and access to the Corona Premier Clubhouse.

Corona Premier Clubhouse Clubhouse Launch Party

Fans can expect interactive club-in-hand experiences, a U.S. Open merchandise pop-up shop, a First Tee Game Changers exhibit, and several engaging experiences, including the U.S. Open Trophy Tour presented by Lexus, access to the Corona Premier Clubhouse, and the opportunity to enjoy a refreshing Lemon Wedge, the official cocktail of the U.S. Open, from the Dewar’s ® Golf Cart. The Showcase will be open Thursday-Sunday of championship week from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Entertainment and programming during the day will cater to a family-friendly environment with live golf and podcasts, while the night sessions will be geared toward mature audiences and feature live music, DJ sets and comedy shows. For more information about the U.S. Open Showcase and a full list of programming, visit

Pre-Championship Merchandise Preview
The U.S. Open Merchandise Pavilion at The Los Angeles Country Club will be open for pre-championship shopping from Thursday, June 8 through Sunday, June 11 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tickets are not required to access the Merchandise Pavilion during these four days. Covering 26,000 square feet, the Merchandise Pavilion features more than 400,000 items from 45 brands bearing the 123rd U.S. Open Championship logo, including hats, polo shirts, outerwear, T-shirts, posters, headcovers, golf towels and much more.

U.S. Open Showcase
From Thursday through Sunday of championship week, the 2023 U.S. Open Showcase at Westfield
Century City will provide fans with the opportunity to celebrate the return of major championship golf to Los Angeles for the first time in 75 years. This event will bring the bigness of the U.S. Open to the city’s sports fans, while also celebrating the community’s local flavor with entertainment and programming.

The Showcase will feature live watch parties of the NBCU broadcast on an enormous screen, live recordings of popular golf and entertainment-themed podcasts such as The Fried Egg and Group Golf Therapy, performances from musician Kelley James, DJs Jayceeoh and TJ Mizell, and the U.S. Army Six, Strings Soldiers Band and a comedy show hosted by Conor Moore. The event will also include an EA Sports Gaming Experience and several celebrity guest appearances. All programming will be hosted by Roger Steele and Will Lowery.

Complimentary parking will be available at The Los Angeles Country Club (10001 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles, Calif.), with a short walk to the Merchandise Pavilion.

Angler LA x Spearfisherwoman Cookbook Launch Party – June 14th

In honor of world-class spearfisherwoman and sustainability activist Valentine Thomas’latest cookbook, “Good Catch: A Guide to Sustainable Fish and Seafood with Recipes from the World’s Oceans” (released May 16th + purchase here), Los Angeles’ sustainable seafood hotspot Angler LA, will be hosting a book release party featuring a cocktail reception and panel on sustainable seafood on Wednesday, June 14th at 6 p.m.

If that’s got you hooked, you’d be delighted to know that Saison Hospitality culinary director Chef Paul Chung has created Good Catch-inspired fare, and event guests will experience a salon-style panel discussion on sustainable fishing and seafood with Valentine Thomas, Chef Paul Chung, and Max Mossler of Sustainable Fisheries at the University of Washington. Tickets are $65 (per person) and can be purchased via OpenTable!

Tickets include: Salon-style panel and discussion, Champagne, a welcome cocktail, a curated selection of live-fire appetizers by Chef Paul Chung, and a signed copy of the Good Catch cookbook

Event Details:

When: Wednesday, June 14, 2023
Time: 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Where: Angler Los Angeles: 8500 Beverly Blvd Suite 117, Los Angeles, CA 90048
Salon Panel: Valentine Thomas, Author; Paul Chung, Saison Hospitality Culinary Director; Max Mossler, Sustainable Fisheries, University of Washington
Tickets: $65.00 (plus tax + gratuity) (OpenTable)
IG Link: Here

Adidas x Macklemore – June 14

Plus, on Wednesday, June 14 from 5 – 7 PM, guests can meet Macklemore as Adidas celebrates the launch of the classic yet modern Bogey Boys golf collection! Sign up to RSVP here, until June 13!


Eataly is here to give you an authentic taste of Italy in Los Angeles!

From three full-service restaurants offering a taste of a different region in Italy to a marketplace full of high-quality ingredients straight from Italy, Westfield Century City’s Eataly brings the joy and spirit of Italy to Los Angeles — making it the perfect weekend activity for those who aren’t able to enjoy the European trip of their dreams this summer. While the three-level store is an experience in itself,  Eataly also offers cooking classes so customers have a simple place to eat, shop, and learn about the history and the food culture of Italy.

If you need a few more reasons to go to the mall, why not for dad or the father figure in your life? Here are a few more things to do at Westfield Century City:

  • Go on a shopping spree – Does your dad need a closet refresh? Take him shopping at Buck Mason, or Travis Mathew, AllBirds, etc. for some new summer closet staples.

  • Learn to cook a new dish together – Take a cooking class at Eataly with dad and learn how to make gnocchi, roman style pizza, lasagna or gelato!

  • Work together to get out of an escape room! At The Escape Game, put your heads together to get out of an epic and thrilling escape room, theme of your choice!

Peacock Brings “BLSHT” Day – June 10

This Saturday, June 10, Peacock will hold its very own “BLSHT” Day at Westfield Century City, an immersive in-person activation experience to celebrate its comedy series “Poker Face”. The activation will feature a lie detector experience, photo ops, and more! Additionally, participants will receive a map of additional participating BLSHT Day activations throughout Westfield Century City and the rest of LA. It’s an experience you won’t want to miss!

Happening at Westfield Topanga

If you’re planning what you will treat your dad or father figure to this Father’s Day, but need something a little closer than Westfield Century City, the Topanga location has you covered! With plenty of fun things to do in LA, it can get overwhelming to choose what he will really enjoy. Thankfully, Westfield Topanga, has tons of offerings that dad will love, too!

Topanga Social

This revolutionary food hall — Topanga Social opened to the public on May 11th, bringing 27 of Los Angeles’ most coveted eateries, bars and culinary names to the new dining, entertainment, and luxury retail district at Westfield Topanga. A joint creative venture between dining and hospitality global leader Earl Enterprises and Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield, Topanga Social boasts brand-new concepts and first-ever outposts of LA’s hottest pop-ups alongside some of the most celebrated and entrepreneurial names in the region’s restaurant scene, an indoor/outdoor cocktail garden, three full-service bars, a “speakeasy” style secret arcade, live entertainment, a private event space, and more. 

Topanga Social’s 27 food and beverage concepts include: Amboy Quality Burgers, Burrata House, a candy shop curated by, Dtown Pizzeria, Dumpling Monster, Fat Sal’s, Garden Creations, Hey Hey, I Love Micheladas, Jay Bird’s Chicken, Katsu Sando, Mad Lab Coffee, MANEATINGPLANT, Margarita Garden, Mini Kabob, Oakberry, Pearl Champagne Bar, Poke Me, Primo’s Donuts, Rock & Reilly’s, Temaki by Seaweed Handroll Bar, Shrimp Daddy, SLAB, The Pie Room by Curtis Stone, Tail O’ the Pup, Truffle Brothers Market, and Wanderlust Creamery.

The overall design of Topanga Social’s multi-unit 55,000+ square foot, 700 seat indoor plus 80 seat al fresco dining space, is helmed by the award-winning global design firm AvroKO in close consultation with the Topanga Social team. International architectural firm PGAL acted as the Architect of Record for the hall’s food units. And, special attention was given to creating a dedicated space for each food and beverage partner that reflects their brand in an authentic way so that the guests take away a distinct experience from any brand they visit within Topanga Social. The hall’s shared kitchen space was created by Architects Orange. Pay them a visit — or a few, this summer!

  • June 8th- On National Jelly Donut Day, get a free jelly donut with Mad Lab coffee

  • June 10th- On National Ice Tea Day get a $6.10 Long Island Ice Tea at Rock & Reilly’s

  • June 12th- On National Falafel Day get a $6.12 falafel platter at Mini Kabob

  • June 19th- On National Martini Day get a $6.19 martini at Rock & Reilly’s

  • June 20th- On National Vanilla Shake Day get a $6.20 vanilla shake at Fat Sal’s

  • June 22nd- On National Onion Ring Day get a free order of onion rings when purchasing a hotdog at Tail O’ the Pup

  • June 30th- On National Mai Tai Day get a $6.30 Mai Tai in the Garden


Panerai, luxury watchmaker that blends Italian design with Swiss technology, has opened their latest boutique at Westfield Topanga! Panerai’s Topanga storefront merges physical and digital features to deliver an unprecedented sensory experience for local watch collectors.

The 661-square-foot destination upholds Panerai’s vision of creating a modular space that expresses the brand’s spirit and refined Italian heritage. The boutique’s unique decor features custom Italian furniture, dark ceilings, marble floors with a veined texture, and the Maison’s signature luminous green wall clock. The boutique also integrates an L.E.D wall facade that showcases the brand’s history, immersing visitors into the tactical universe of Panerai and making storytelling an integral part of their experience.

If you need more, here are a few of the best things to do with dad at the Westfield Topanga center:

  • Take him for lunch at Topanga Social! With over 24 eateries from Dumpling Monster, DTown Pizza, Fat Sal’s and more,, dad can enjoy something from all of his favorite cuisines.

  • Enjoy a discounted matinee at AMC– Take him to see Fast X, Guardians of the Galaxy, or About My Father for 30% off regular ticket prices before 4pm!

  • Get pedicures together at Nail’d It– What man doesn’t love a good pedicure and foot massage? Spend some quality time and enjoy pampering each other!

Get High

Raw Garden

Raw Garden has a few choices to select from, whether you’re looking to puff or chew. Their options include:

  • *NEW* Solventless Live Hash Joints – These joints feature live hash preserves flavors and aromas of the plant to provide a pure and potent experience (not kief) with best in class strains and rich live hash flavor. Like all of Raw Garden products – the joints are pure cannabis, with nothing to hide – with all flower sustainably grown and nurtured on Raw Garden’s farms. Joints are available in 3 packs, 0.5g joints in the 30-35% THCa Range (strain dependent).

  • Assorted Flavor Gummies – With all natural and vegan ingredients available at dispensaries across CA. The Gummies marks Raw Garden’s entry into a completely new category to provide consumers with a deliciously satisfying consumption experience.

  • Blue Dream Live Resin – If you’re more interested in concentrates, this popular hybrid strain from Raw Garden combines the relaxing effects of an indica with the energizing effects of a sativa to give you a burst of creativity combined with blissful relaxation.


Everdrop is also introducing a new product, along with a shiny favorite:

  • *NEW* Infused Cannabis Joints – made with fresh, high-potency, high-quality flower and natural botanical terpenes, these pre-rolls will quickly become your everyday, go-to pre-rolls. 

  • Liquified Diamond Vape Cartridges – These high potency liquid diamond cartridges, infused with natural, botanical terpenes. contain 90%+ THC in all strains. Available in Sativa, Indica, and Hybrid, these cartridges are exactly what you need to achieve the perfect high.


If you’re focusing on gifting wellness, give your dad (or even grandpa!) a gift that’s as unique as he is with+PlusCBD by CV Sciences, Father’s Day bundles.

Whether dad needs a little energy boost, better sleep support, workout recovery pain relief, +PlusCBD has it all. Made with the finest ingredients for an awesome taste experience. Plus, their expertly crafted and third-party tested products use premium hemp extract and non-toxic CO2 processing, so you can trust that you’re giving dad the best.

Here’s what you can find:

  • DAILY BALANCE: For Your THC-Free Icon

    • +PlusCBD THC-free daily balance softgels and gummies are perfect for those who are always on the go and need a little extra support. Give your first responder dad the gift of relaxation and relief. 

    • + Daily Heroes Appreciation Program: +PlusCBD recently launched their daily heroes appreciation program, offering discounts to the entire product line to military members and their families, first responders, and teachers to help with their natural wellness journey.

  • RECOVERY BUNDLE: Is Dad Looking to Bounce Back Faster After a Workout?

    • Whether dad is a fitness enthusiast or just looking for a way to feel better after a long day, this bundle is a must-have for your fit dad or your fit dads, dad! 

  • THE DREAM TEAM: For New Dads Who Need All The Support

    • Whether your dad needs a little extra energy, better sleep, or just some general wellness support, the dream team is here to take care of it all. We want your dad to be as happy and healthy as possible, so let us help him feel his best.

  • RESERVE EXTRA: For The Cannabis Loving, Micro-Dosing Dad 

    • Dad is sure to love these yummy gummies that give you a micro-dose of THC. Reserve Extra Gummies are perfect for dads looking to improve their overall health. With Reserve Extra, you can expect healthy sleep, faster recovery, deeper relaxation, and a brighter mood.


If you’re looking for last-minute gifts, look to Jetty Extract’s Dablicator Oil Applicator. The award-winning, high THC solventless product line is the perfect gift for the dad looking for a discrete way to toke up before teeing off. Jetty’s Dablicator Oil Applicator is the easiest, most discreet, and most versatile way to consume cannabis. Just twist, click, and dispense for a precise dose every time.

Jetty’s options include:

    • A fresh offering from our Solventless line, this uplifting blend of berry & stone fruit flavors will take you on a stroll through an orchard on a summer afternoon.
    • An in-house blend of our heaviest-hitting strains: Banana Creme’s fruitiness, Kush Mintz’s nutty notes, THC Bomb’s piney earth taste, Chem4’s gassiness—best used at night or on a grey day spent being cozy inside.
Meet Juni – A New Line Of Adaptogenic Sparkling Teas

Meet Juni – A New Line Of Adaptogenic Sparkling Teas

We’re in the heat of Summer, and with these temperatures, there’s no better reason to grab a refreshing drink and sip the season away.

Last August, Jay Shetty & Radhi Devlukia-Shetty launched JOYO, their new line of adaptogenic sparkling teas. Today, allow us to reintroduce you, as they’re now known as Juni!

Juni’s sparkling teas offer a premier way for tea drinkers to enjoy their favorite healthy beverage while catering to the modern, grab-and-go lifestyle. Complete with new packaging, and a new formula that is vegan, zero sugar, and packed with adaptogens and nootropics — including ashwagandha, lion’s mane and reishi mushroom — it’s a timely refresh for the summer months!

The teas are available in four purposeful blends: Peach Green Tea, Tropical Green Tea, Raspberry Green Tea, and Lemon Green Tea – plus a variety pack!

Each tea is crafted with ayurvedic ingredients and a proprietary blend of five expertly sourced adaptogens to provide consumers with delicious and nourishing iced teas.


In today’s health-centric society, it couldn’t be a better time for sparkling tea to hit the market!

About Juni

Juni is a new sparkling tea brand from Life & Purpose Coach, #1 New York Times Bestselling Author and Podcast Host, Jay Shetty, and his wife, Plant-Based Recipe Developer and Fitness & Well-being Enthusiast, Radhi Devlukia-Shetty. Juni is infused with powerful adaptogens and nootropics to elevate your mind and body! The brand’s Super-5 blend works together to renew your energy, enhance your focus, and elevate your overall wellness. With every sip, you’ll experience calmness of mind, a refreshing vitality of body, and a burst of brightness to your day.

All of Juni’s sparkling teas are zero sugar and only 5 calories and come in a variety of flavors including Tropical Green Tea, Peach Green Tea, Raspberry Green Tea or Lemon Green Tea. The products are sold DTC from the website and in Erewhon stores throughout California with expansion to additional retailers soon. 

Chamberlain Coffee Partners With Erewhon, Releases Limited-Edition Smoothie

Chamberlain Coffee Partners With Erewhon, Releases Limited-Edition Smoothie

Erewhon partners with Chamberlain Coffee for Limited-Edition Smoothie
Credit: Bobby Escobedo;  Website:; IG: @Remainhungry

Some things are just sooo SoCal, like weekend hikes, chic gyms, and bringing dogs with us everywhere. If you have yet to get sucked into the latest trendy luxury market, Erewhon, you might not be able to resist any longer.

Today, June 15, 2023, Erewhon launched “Emma’s Cold Brew Cookie Smoothie” across all Los Angeles locations – in partnership with Chamberlain Coffee. What do you get when you blend the hottest market around and a limited edition offering from one of the most popular coffee brands? Every reason to indulge in both! 

Credit: Bobby Escobedo;  Website:; IG: @Remainhungry

The delicious smoothie is made with Chamberlain Coffee’s high-quality, sustainably sourced, organic coffee, Califia Farms, Mikuna Protein Powder, Zuma Valley Coconut Cream, Simple Mills’ Chocolate Brownie Seed & Nut Flour Sweet Thins, and Sakara’s Beauty Drops. Full rejuvenation in a smoothie!

Available for a limited time only, find a store near you and try it for yourself!

Kiva Confections Re-Launches Passionfruit Punch Gummies For Pride Month

Kiva Confections Re-Launches Passionfruit Punch Gummies For Pride Month

Looking to take your Pride celebrations up a few notches? Cannabis edibles leader Kiva Confections has relaunched their annual Passionfruit Punch Camino Gummies in honor of Pride Month. If you’re not familiar, this is the 5th annual release of the popular limited edition SKU, which is now available in dispensaries across California, Michigan, Ohio and Massachusetts.
Camino is proud to be a continuous supporter of the LGBTQ+ community, as evident in their upstanding commitment to being an ally, friend, and supporter of those who continue to be attacked and marginalized. From protests to parades, the history of this movement is a heartbreakingly beautiful one. This year’s Passionfruit Punch Camino packaging features iconic locations across the US that are staples in LGBTQ+ history, including The Castro (SF), Fire Island (NY), The Black Cat Tavern (LA), and more. The Passionfruit Punch Camino Gummies offer 5mg of THC in each gummy and features a delicious fruit flavor.
In addition, KIVA will continue to support local community organizations in California via charitable donations, employee volunteer events, and dispensary partnerships. Since launch, Kiva has donated over $200K to various LGBTQ+ charities near & dear to the team, and will continue their efforts this year by partnering with local organizations in each market (California, Michigan, Ohio and Massachusetts).
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Celebrate the Second Annual LA Pride Village on Hollywood Blvd.

Celebrate the Second Annual LA Pride Village on Hollywood Blvd.

Warming weather, June “gloom”, and Pride can only mean that Summer is basically here, and you’re bound to be looking for some fun to get into over the weekend. Here’s the best opportunity to get the most out of your weekend: Celebrate at LA Pride Village! Complete with food, partying, music, and plenty of people, it’s the hottest destination for weekend activities in LA. And what makes it even better is that it’s FREE!

The all-day street festival will take place at a new location this year, between Vine Street and Gower Street  — just steps away from the official LA Pride Parade Route — on June 11.

Hosted by The Hollywood Partnership and LA Pride, it’s the perfect complement to the LA Pride Parade. Festivities include:

  • 90 local vendor booths
  • Two entertainment stages featuring 14 performances
  • An expanded bar garden
  • 11 Food trucks
  • 1 LGBTQ+ Cinema Film Festival by NewFilmmakers LA @ The Montalbán Theatre
  • More comfortable crowd space for dancing and celebrating Pride on Hollywood Boulevard

If you’re the type to wonder who will be in attendance before you commit, you can expect a few familiar faces, like:

  • (9 AM Welcome Note @ Pantages Theatre on Hollywood Blvd.)
    • Kathleen Rawson, The Hollywood Partnership President & CEO
  • (2 PM Elected Officials Welcome Crowds @ Celebration Stage – Gower St. and Hollywood Blvd.)
    • Ben Allen, California State Senator 24th District
    • Maria Elena Durazo, California State Senator 26th District
    • Lindsey Horvath, LA County Board Supervisor
    • Hugo Soto-Martinez, LA City Councilmember
    • Rick Chavez Zbur, California State Assembly 51st District
  • Local leaders, special guests, community members and anyone who wants to celebrate Pride

In addition, from 3:00 PM-10:30 PM, NewFilmmakers LA will Present LGBTQ+ Cinema with The Montalbán @ 2023 LA PRIDE. This special event at Hollywood’s famed Montalbán Theatre features LGBTQ+ films spotlighting emerging filmmakers telling stories from across the spectrum of queer identities by artists from diverse backgrounds, including a strong representation of BIPOC storytellers. The event also hosts a full bar with reception space for mingling throughout the day, and Q&A sessions with filmmakers from each program.

The Second Annual LA Pride Village takes place on Sunday, June 11, from 9 AM to 8 PM.

The LA Pride Parade was the first permitted Gay Pride parade in the world, and its return home to Hollywood in 2022 after more than four decades prompted new traditions in the Hollywood Entertainment District. On Sunday, June 11, 2023, Hollywood Blvd. will again be the place to be to celebrate and honor the LGBTQIA+ community in Los Angeles. Experience the vibrant and inspirational LA Pride Parade, followed by a day of music, dancing, and togetherness at LA Pride Village. All festivities are free and open to the public. 

About The Hollywood Partnership

The Hollywood Partnership is a non-profit, 501 (c) 6 established to manage the Hollywood Entertainment District Property Based-Business Improvement District (HED BID).  In 2018, the HED BID was renewed for a period of ten years and its geographic area stretches along the world-famous Walk of Fame and spans historic Hollywood Boulevard, from the La Brea Avenue Gateway on the west, through the iconic Sunset Boulevard, to the Hollywood 101 Freeway on the east. Many of Hollywood’s famous landmarks are located in the HED – the epicenter of the entertainment capital of the world and birthplace of the movie industry.  For more information, visit 

About The Hollywood Community Trust

An affiliate of The Hollywood Partnership (THP), the Hollywood Partnership Community Trust (HPCT) is a non-profit organization that secures additional funding for projects and programs designed to strengthen and benefit the Hollywood neighborhood. The HPCT enhances the public experience in Hollywood by augmenting THP’s valuable place management work through donor contributions, grants, sponsorships, service contracts and enterprise programs. Since its inception in 2022, HPCT has raised more than $1.5 Million from public and private partners to reinvest in clean and safe programs, beautification projects, economic development efforts and community events in the HED.

About Christopher Street West (CSW) / LA Pride

Christopher Street West Association (CSW), a 501(c)3 nonprofit, organized the world’s first permitted parade advocating for gay rights on June 28, 1970, to commemorate the Stonewall Rebellion on Christopher Street in New York City the year prior. Over 50 years later, CSW remains an active voice for the LGBTQ+ community of Greater Los Angeles. While best known for producing the iconic LA Pride Parade celebration & Pride in the Park (the largest Pride music event in the country), they also organize, sponsor or support community events throughout the year, and work with their nonprofit, philanthropic, and community partners to further diversity, equity, and inclusion. Visit for more information and follow @lapride on Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, and Twitter.


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Upcoming: Fogo de Chão Hosts Justin Wine Dinner

Upcoming: Fogo de Chão Hosts Justin Wine Dinner

Temperatures are rising, and so are the flames over at Fogo de Chão! This week, Fogo is offering guests an invitation to its JUSTIN Wine Event — taking place on Thursday, June 8th at 7:00 pm. This event goes beyond SoCal, as it is being hosted at all Fogo locations nationwide.

For just $105, guests will experience a four-course chef-curated menu, paired with world-class wine at the Justin Wine Dinner. Savor four chef-curated courses — including premium JUSTIN Cabernet Sauvignon, Rosé, and Red Blends paired with Jumbo Shrimp Gazpacho, fire-roasted Bone-in Ribeye, Wagyu NY Strip, and more! It’s a match you have to taste to believe.If you aren’t already familiar, Fogo de Chão is the ultimate place to discover indulgent in-house dry-aged and wet-aged meat cuts, such as Bone-In Ribeye and Wagyu NY Strip, perfectly paired with a selection of JUSTIN wines. The elevated Brazilian dining experience has perfected the culinary art of preparing premium, indulgent meat that tastes so decadent, you’ll want to come back for every occasion. Not to mention, the many sides and veggie options are able to stand all alone if you find yourself on any particular diet.Make reservations here – note space is limited and attendees must be 21+.

Pianist and Composer Chad Lawson Releases “breathe (guided breathwork edition)” New Deluxe Album

Pianist and Composer Chad Lawson Releases “breathe (guided breathwork edition)” New Deluxe Album

If you needed some mental rejuvenation as that Summer vacation you booked begins to close in, there’s someone out there who can help with unparalleled “sound therapy” and some enthusiastic participation from you, the listener. On May 5, world-renowned pianist Chad Lawson released breathe (guided breathwork edition), a new deluxe edition of his luminous album breathe, via Decca Records US. Released for Mental Health Awareness Month, the album includes a series of guided breathwork tracks, with Lawson’s soothing voice guiding listeners through simple techniques.

As both the creator and host of the iHeartRadio Award-nominated podcast Calm It Down, Lawson has established himself as an essential voice exploring the intersection of music and wellness. Says Lawson of the album: “I created breathe (guided breathwork edition) to offer an accessible and engaging experience for listeners seeking relaxation and balance. This album combines calming breathwork techniques with the emotive power of music, providing an easy-to-follow journey towards inner peace. I’m passionate about supporting mental health, and I hope this album can provide comfort and relief during life’s challenges.”

Lawson’s breathe debuted last year at #1 on the Billboard Classical Crossover Chart. Now, the guided breathwork edition offers listeners a unique opportunity to pause, relax, and learn breathing techniques such as sama vritti (box breathing) from Lawson himself. These tracks provide a moment for listeners to take a break from their daily lives and embark on a cathartic listening experience.

Additionally, the album includes reworks of tracks from breathe, previously released as part of Lawson’s drift EP and Apple Music Home Session, along with a new orchestral version of “letting go.” The reworks are a testament to Lawson’s ability to continually reimagine his music in new and innovative ways.

Chad Lawson’s 2022 album breathe marked the next chapter in a career that’s consistently found the official Steinway artist at the top of the Classical Billboard charts and signing major sync deals for Chevrolet, IBM, Microsoft, and Delta Airlines commercials. Lawson is the creator of Calm it Down, a podcast aimed at helping individuals cope with emotional and mental challenges using mindfulness, meditation, and focused breathing techniques. The podcast has surpassed 3.5 million downloads. He most recently released a piano cover of Harry Styles’ hit ballad “Matilda.” You can listen to Lawson’s take on the track here: “Matilda.” And you can also listen to the full album.

breathe (guided breathwork edition) TRACK LISTING

*Guided breathwork tracks in bold 

1. intro (guided breathwork)

2. irreplaceable

3. the color of the sky

4. to hold the stars in the palm of your hand

5. fields of forever ft. Peter Gregson, Esther Yoo

6. sama vritti (box breathing)

7. with you

8. for such a gaze of wonder ft. Esther Yoo

9. this is what love is

10. letting go ft. Peter Gregson

11. nadi shodhana (alternate nostril breathing)

12. the sweetest sound (solo piano)

13. beneath the moon’s embrace (solo piano)

14. irreplaceable (solo piano)

15. the color of the sky (solo piano)

16. diaphragmatic (belly breathing)

17. to hold the stars in the palm of your hand (solo piano)

18. fields of forever (solo piano)

19. with you (solo piano)

20. for such a gaze of wonder (solo piano)

21. this is what love is (solo piano)

22. 4-7-8 (drift to sleep)

23. irreplaceable (sleep rework)

24. the color of the sky (sleep rework)

25. fields of forever (sleep rework)

26. with you (sleep rework)

27. for such a gaze of wonder (sleep rework)

28. the sweetest sound (sleep rework)

29. outro (guided breathwork)

30. letting go (orchestral)

31. Matilda