Brewery ArtWalk – April 2017


Brewery ArtWalk 2017

Happening 29th & 30th April 11AM -6PM

The Brewery ArtWalk is a twice annual open studio weekend at the worlds largest art complex. With over 100 participating resident artists, you will have the opportunity to see new works, discover new favorites, speak with the artists and purchase artwork directly from the artists’ studios.

The ArtWalk takes place in the Spring and Fall, 11:00 am – 6:00 pm


Admission and parking are free. Come and support LA’s finest artists, take home some great works and dine at the on-site restaurant.

Brewery Art Association c/o i5 Gallery
2100 North Main Street, Unit A10
Los Angeles, CA 90031

The creation of the Brewery Arts Complex began in 1982 at the site of the Pabst Blue Ribbon Brewery. With the passing of the Artist-In-Residence code, artists could rent live/work space in industrially zoned buildings. Spaces are rented only to artists and that is the policy to this day.

In July 1997, the LA Weekly called it “the world’s largest artist-in-residence community” and in a March 1999 Los Angeles Times article, The Brewery was quoted as the “world’s largest art complex.” These are true lofts, not apartments, in industrial buildings that are a part of what has become a uniquely vibrant and creative community.


PaleyFest Presents: SCANDAL – Celebrating Episode 100!

PaleyFest Presents: SCANDAL – Celebrating Episode 100!

In celebration of SCANDAL’s 100th episode, SoCal Magazine would like to highlight our coverage of this phenomenal series from last month’s PaleyFest Los Angeles.  The entire cast of Shonda Rhimes’ hit show was in attendance and they all shared very unique stories from the set of Scandal along with their bonds off-screen and insight into what to expect from episode 100.

Bellamy Young and Kerry Washington both created emotional moments at Paley Fest when they spoke of the friendship that the cast mates have all built with one another.


“The 100th episode is insane, and you can think of it as the ‘What if…’ episode.  It’s an altered reality if things hadn’t gone they way they went.  It informs in a really unique way your understanding of all our characters.”  – Tony Goldwyn

Kerry Washington and Tony Goldwyn shared one of their most memorable moments on Scandal was when they touched the Constitution the same night that Obama was re-elected into office.










SCANDAL airs Thursdays at 9|8c on ABC.  Check out the gallery below.

Kerry Washington, “Olivia Pope”; Tony Goldwyn, “President Fitzgerald ‘Fitz’ Grant”; Scott Foley, “Jake Ballard”; Guillermo Diaz, “Huck”; Darby Stanchfield, “Abby Whelan”; Bellamy Young, “Mellie Grant”; Katie Lowes, “Quinn Perkins”; Joshua Malina, “David Rosen”;  Jeff Perry, “Cyrus Beene”; Cornelius Smith Jr., “Marcus Walker”; Joe Morton, “Rowan Pope”; and George Newborn, “Charlie” celebrated 100 episodes of the hit ABC series.  Good Morning America’s Jesse Palmer moderated the panel.

Taste of the Eastside – 2017

Taste of the Eastside – 2017

7th Annual Taste of the Eastside Food Festival Returns for Another Fabulous and Fun Sunday

(Los Angeles, CA) Foodies and connoisseurs of the incredible and evolving Los Angeles food and drink scene with be gathering once again at the Los Angeles River Center and Gardens, a stunning and picturesque venue on Sunday, April 30th for the 7th annual Taste of the Eastside (TOTE).

Taste of the Eastside began with the charitable idea of raising money for local non-profits including Rose Scharlin Cooperative Nursery School, LA’s oldest co-op for kids, which is the primary beneficiary and organizer of the event. It has now become a must do for families and friends all around Los Angeles who come to enjoy a beautiful Sunday with samples and creations of vendors from Silver Lake, Echo Park, Eagle Rock, Highland Park, Los Feliz, Atwater and beyond. 

Representing the uniqueness of the Eastside will be over 30 vendors, both newcomers and returning names who represent diverse cuisines and popular local places. Angelenos all around are sure to be familiar with some of the loyal participants such as tasty Mexican spot, Diablo Taco, chic, Los Feliz joint, Little Dom’s and that sweet, sweet local ice cream shop- Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams. Just some of the new but familiar names joining this year will be Go Get Em Tiger Coffee, Silverlake’s new Chinese Kitchen Fat DragonWOOD pizzeria, New American favorite Red Herring and for those sweet tooth lovers, FrankieLucy Bakeshop and McConnell’s Fine Ice Creams. 

Taste of the Eastside 
would not be complete without flights from the region’s finest, boutique wine merchants, Silver Lake Wines. Aside delightful wine pours will be signature cocktails from Mohawk Bend and Greenbar Craft Distillery. El Segundo BrewingHighland Park Brewery and State Brewing will be providing refreshing beer on draft among other cool local breweries. KCRW DJ favorites Anthony Valadez, Travis Holcombe and Garth Trinidad will be spinning tunes for all music lovers, in addition to music from DJ duo Playground and live music from Best Western.

All proceeds from Taste of the Eastside will be donated to highly-deserving local organizations, including Rose Scharlin Cooperative Nursery School, The Pablove Foundation, and Friends of the LA River.

For more info on the event and to buy tickets visit

More about The Los Angeles River Center and Gardens:

The Los Angeles River Center and Gardens has been home to TOTE now for the past three years, giving the festival a unique location and vibe. The venue, a stunning mission-style villa with lush landscaping, soothing fountains and meandering, tiled patios, provides a breathtaking backdrop for SoCal foodies to sample delicious offerings from some of LA’s hottest purveyors of food and drink. The lovely grounds are home to several non-profit organizations that aim to revitalize the Los Angeles River and promote sustainable living

More about main beneficiary: Rose Scharlin Nursery School:

Rose Scharlin is a cooperative Nursery School in Los Angeles’ Silver Lake area founded in 1939 with the distinction of being the very first cooperative nursery school in the City of Los Angeles and the model upon which local schools patterned themselves. It was founded in 1939 as the Echo Park Cooperative Nursery School, using the facilities of the Echo Park Playground but later merging with what was Lakeview Nursery School in Silverlake. The purpose is to provide a safe, secure and challenging environment for the children; to offer them a range of developmentally appropriate activities; and to reflect the diversity of backgrounds, our community and our world. They emphasize the process of parents and children learning and working together for the social, emotional, physical, intellectual and spiritual growth of all.

Press Release: Sara Franco

Sara Victoria PR

The Grove on Forest

The Grove on Forest

The Grove on Forest – Where Everything is Fresh

384 Forest ave, Laguna Beach

(949) 472 1999

Feel like meeting James Taylor? Then pop into the The Grove on Forest in Laguna Beach because the owner, James is there every day. No, this James Taylor isn’t a famous musician but he is a former sous chef and general manager from Café Zoolu, has worked under renowned Chefs Wolfgang Puck, Mitchell Rosenthal and Carlo Middione, has been the Chef de Cuisine at Arnold Wong’s EOS Restaurant & Wine Bar, and now brings a passion and determination to make “The Grove” an urban coffee shop with something extra. James really cares for and values his customers and will chat with you, remember you and bring his positive energy to boost you. Oh, and this James Taylor does actually play guitar and sing, and performs regularly in the dinning room on weekends.

Since the opening of the Grove in July 2016, business has been steadily increasing. With a lovely European style patio area nestled next to a flower shop, Tibetan store and beauty salon, plus a comfortable 30 seats inside, it’s easy to see why.

James likes to help local artists by displaying their art on his walls on a rotating basis. He’s also installed an “honor” based coffee system where you can pop $2 in a jar and grab your coffee without having to wait in line. There is free wifi and several outlets for laptops/electronics. Plus, James works with the flower shop to build a symbiotic existence – he gives them coffee, they supply the coffee shop with flowers.

Hours are from 7am – 5pm with pastries and coffee drinks are served all day.

Breakfast runs from 8am – 2:30pm. Choose from an assortment of egg dishes, poached, fried, organic and salmon or try a breakfast salad: soft poached eggs, sous-vide truffle scented asparagus tips, avocado, grape tomatoes, and choice of wheat, rye of rustic Levain bread. Other items include gluten free waffles, all-natural granola and a plethora of pastries and bagels.

The Grove makes excellent use of their small kitchen by staggering the hours, so the Panini press comes out for hot lunch sandwiches from 11am – 2:30pm. Try the “Grove Street Ham and Cheese Panini”: applewood smoked ham, prosciutto crudo, Fontina cheese, tomato, micro Dijon greens and red onion on rustic Levain bread with the option to add a soft-poached egg. Or have a cold sandwich, like “lil’ Mama’s Big Ass Sub – smoked ham, prociutto crudo, genoa saleme, lettuce, tomato, red onion, mustard, mayo, hot peppers on ciabatta bread. With everything served fresh every day, you should give it a try.