by Anthony Stafford | Feb 25, 2022
Winter may be here, but it won’t last forever! As we creep toward the warmer months, Los Angeles-based global lifestyle brand, Rails, has just opened a new retail store in Newport Beach. Perfect timing!
The new location, located at 1083 Newport Center Drive within Fashion Island, was designed in collaboration with Studio Corbeau. The 2,100 square foot space reflects the brand’s effortless California aesthetic fused with a refined European sensibility. The store features a minimalist color palette, accented wood detailing, succulent landscaping, and vintage textiles throughout the space. Customers can experience Rails in person and shop the brand’s full women’s and men’s range.
Newport Beach and the surrounding area is home to a coastal community of loyal Rails customers who appreciate the brand’s continued evolution of effortless essentials. With a focus on incredible fabrics and versatile silhouettes, the collections embody the comfort of California living.
With flagship stores already opened in New York, San Francisco, London, and Paris, Rails plans to open an additional four locations in 2022 as a bricks-and-mortar expansion strategy.
Address: 1083 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach, CA
Store Hours: Monday – Thursday from 10am to 7pm, Friday – Saturday from 10am to 8pm, Sunday from 11am to 6pm
Founded in 2008 by Los Angeles native, Jeff Abrams, Rails has grown from a small label – started with just a single hat – into a full lifestyle collection for men and women. Through fabric innovation and incredible handfeel, Rails has built lasting emotional connections with its customers by providing a collection of effortless essentials that blend its California roots with a refined global sensibility. Discover Rails at more than 1500 retailers across the globe, online at railsclothing.com, or at Rails stores in New York, San Francisco, Newport Beach, London, and Paris.
by Niki Smart | Feb 25, 2022
LOS ANGELES ARTIST’S JOURNEY OF SELF-EXPLORATION AND TRANSFORMATION DURING ISOLATION OFFERS A SENSE OF HOPE FOR A NEW ERA
Building Bridges Art Exchange announces their upcoming show by artist Walter Erra Hubert and curated by Marisa Caichiolo, which takes place from February 26 to March 30, 2022 at Bergamot Station Arts Center (2525 Michigan Ave. Unit F2, Santa Monica).
Walter Erra Hubert is a Pasadena-born, internationally-recognized artist working in the mediums of acrylic paintings, mono prints, resin and mixed media. Walter chose to self-isolate in 2018, two years before the international lockdown, resulting in his latest striking body of work Promising Skies, which reflects a world moving towards a new reality. The large-scale art works are realized in acrylic while the show will also feature his works that incorporate resin and mixed media. All of the art will be showcased at Building Bridges Art Exchange’s Santa Monica Gallery.
Born to Italian immigrant parents, Walter is heavily influenced by his U.S. and Italian roots and straddles both worlds. His Pasadena studio provides space for exploration inspired by the expanse of the metropolis while his home and studio in the Italian countryside allow for a sense of separation associated with nature and introspection. Walter’s Italian heritage and 30 years of experience using varied artistic mediums appealed to Argentinean Curator Marisa Caichiolo who actively seeks to showcase a diverse range of artists from around the world. “Walter’s eerily-timed decision to self-isolate inadvertently became emblematic of a universal experience and, during that time, his quest to connect with the core of his being ended up producing his strongest and most significant body of work, which we’re thrilled to showcase in Los Angeles”.
Walter’s self-imposed lockdown began at his Pasadena studio and continued at his studio in his home in rural Italy. His isolation resulted in these multi-dimensional, multi-layered works . The magnificent large canvases invite the viewer to embark on a journey of discovery through Walter’s impressive brush work, dripping paint and penetrating energy.
Walter’s expression is deeply influenced by the subconscious, a comparison that can be drawn to current events of the pandemic and post-pandemic era. The magic of nature and journeys of the spirit are at the core of Walter’s work. Promising Skies encapsulates Walter’s vision with imaginary and mystical elements. He creates paintings by merging a multitude of tools, including everyday items such as spatulas, wood carving tools and hair dryers and the fluidity of the materials captures the artist’s strokes and movements. Walter muses, “I am in constant exploration of the tension we perceive between the realms of matter and spirit. I hope that the viewer senses that language and is drawn into the relevance of the journey.”
Although the current global outlook may be seen as bleak and unpredictable, Promising Skies reflects a world moving towards a new reality with a sense of hope. In each translucent piece, an ocean of opportunities, portals and evocative lights can be seen beckoning toward the future, representing the promise of new beginnings. Connecting to the past and creating a bridge to the future is the ideal path for Walter to engage with today’s collective consciousness. Explosions of light, volcanic eruptions, deep water currents and sensual feeling inspired by connections between the elements are among the bounty of natural phenomena that nourish his perspective and vision of the universal forces of Mother Earth.
Walter was recently selected as an American artist to show at the 2022 9th Beijing International Art Biennale in China. The exhibition is currently being held at the National Art Museum of China in Beijing through March 2022. The curatorial theme is The Light of Life and the piece selected by the curatorial committee is “The Light Portal”. This piece was completed in 2021 by the artist as part of the series, “The Era of Solitude”. He has had several solo shows in Europe and his paintings can be found in the permanent collections of the M.A.C.I.S.T contemporary art museum in Italy, and venerable institutions including the L.A. Times Mirror Building. Walter was also recently chosen as a featured artist for a special Miami ART BASEL publication.
Promising Skies can be viewed from February 26 to March 30, 2022 at Building Bridges Art Exchange at Bergamot Station Arts Center (2525 Michigan Ave. Unit F2, Santa Monica). BBAX is open Tuesday to Friday (11am – 5pm) and Saturday (noon – 6pm).
by Dennis Richardson | Feb 23, 2022
2022 is the year of eliminating the extras that we don’t need, as trends show more people than ever taking part in Dry January and other health-conscious, bad-habit-kicking life changes. If you’re one of those people (and even if you aren’t), we’ve got one question for you:
What’s better than Happy Hour? Holistic Happy Hour — and you’re invited! Read on for the details.
On Thursday, February 24th, in partnership with Optimist Botanicals, Remedy Place is reimagining the Happy Hour experience & kicking off a new monthly event series filled with all of the socially charged aspects of a night out, minus all of the typical toxins (think happy hours without the hangovers).
Remedy Place believes that strong social connection is a critical pillar of a healthy baseline. As we all know, one of the most common means of socializing (with friends, on a date, etc.) is grabbing drinks at a bar. While a good happy hour cocktail here and there can be great (with balance!), now more than ever Remedy Place is seeking out ways to improve our social calendar lineups with activities that don’t necessarily revolve around drinking culture.
- Through this new Happy Hour series, Remedy Place aims to provide an upscale destination to experience the same level of social connection of a night out, without compromising your physical or mental wellbeing.
- Guests will be invited to socialize with friends (+ make new connections) at the club’s bar and lounge space while enjoying their wellness-inspired sips and live music to set the scene for an elevating mind/body experience.
- Taking the traditional “Happy Hour Menu” to the next level, complimentary cryotherapy treatments will be offered to all guests in attendance throughout the duration of the happy hour.
- The first Remedy Place Happy Hour will be on Thursday, February 24th from 5:00 PM PST – 8:00 PM PST @ the club’s West Hollywood location (Remedy Place, 8305 Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069) (No RSVP necessary!)
About Remedy Place
Welcome to the world of social self-care. Founded in 2019 by Dr. Jonathan Leary, Remedy Place is the world’s first social wellness club. By bringing together top alternative medicine doctors, ancient practices and modern technologies, Remedy Place gives people the tools and support they need to take control of their health by integrating self-care into their daily and, most importantly, social lives. Happy hour takes the form of a cryotherapy session; date night starts with a guided breathwork ice bath; while a team brainstorm is held over a vitamin drip. With a short term goal of having every guest feel better than when they walked in, the mission of Dr. Leary and Remedy Place is to ultimately change the state of standard healthcare. For more information or to book a visit to the West Hollywood flagship, visit www.remedyplace.com or join the movement at @RemedyPlace.
by Kara Reynolds | Feb 20, 2022
Living in SoCal is often like being in a world full of sunshine. And it makes sense that you’d want to bring some of that fun, vibrant energy into your home as well. No matter where you live in sunny Southern California, there are so many ways that you can make your home match your own personality while you modernize and clean it up in order to make it sleeker and more current. From simple fixes to larger projects, it truly is all about what you want to bring into the space. Of course, every home is different and every style is different, so there are so many options you can explore.
1. Embrace Simplicity
One of the easiest ways to make any home look more modern is to embrace simplicity in design and furnishings. Although it can be tempting to deck out a space with the most fun, bright and colorful accessories, using simplicity in the form of neutral colors, clean lines and simple decor can make a space feel much more uplifted and current. Simplicity is timeless!
2. Bring In More Light
This isn’t always an easy fix for everyone, but if you can manage it, it’s well worth it. Having plenty of natural light in your space is one way to make it feel more modern and current, as it helps everything feel much more uplifted. If you happen to have big windows or open doors, now might be the time to open them.
3. Add a Home Office
This might be a case of practical modernization, but one thing that everybody needs a little bit more of nowadays is space to get work done and to have a little bit of solitude. There are so many ways that you can add a home office into a space that you might not of expected before. Consider adding a home office in your sunroom, basement or even an accessory dwelling unit if you have one.
4. Lighten Up the Walls
One of the easiest ways to make a space look brighter and more modern automatically is still bringing some lighter colors. Specifically, using lighter neutrals on the walls can open up a space and leave more room for other accessories to take the spotlight. If your house feels dark and dingy, this can be a great step that you can take.
5. Get Rid of Wallpaper
On the same subject, if you happen to have wallpaper on your walls, especially outdated wallpaper, one of the best things that you can do to modernize your space is two get rid of the wallpaper. This is often a very easy fix, and it can do a lot for a space, including freeing up room for other, more sophisticated and current decor.
One of the easiest ways to transform a space without actually transforming the space itself is to declutter and clean. Whether you are already a bit of a minimalist or you find yourself to be a bit of a collector of things, there’s no reason why you can’t take a day or two for a full deep clean in order to make room for a more intentional space around you.
7. Remove Carpeting
Carpeting is often considered to be outdated, especially in terms of modern decor. If you can rip up carpeting and find some beautiful hardwood or even industrial concrete underneath, you can easily transform an entire space into a modern paradise.
8. Update Light Fixtures
Lighting can be extremely transformative, even if we aren’t talking about natural lighting. If you have clunky, outdated light fixtures all around your home, replacing them with a simple, sleek light fixtures can be the exact shift you need to make your space feel much more modern and authentic.
9. Art You Care About
One thing that can drag the house down tremendously is art and decoration that isn’t thoughtful or personalized. No matter what kind of art you’re interested in, it’s important to find decorative pieces that you actually enjoy and want to spend time around. That way, your space will feel uplifted and personalized, in addition to feeling modern.
10. Get Smart
One fantastic way that you can make your home not just look modern, but also feel modern, is to invest in some smart home technology. From smart thermostats to lights that go off on command, having a smart home can make your life easier and make your entire space flow with an ease that you’ve never known before.
Making Your Home More Modern
There are so many ways that you can modernize your home, from the way that it looks to the way that it feels. By adding functional elements and finding decoration that you truly love, you can make your home a modern paradise in the Golden state.
by Dennis Richardson | Feb 18, 2022
Every generation, it seems there’s a new wave of questionable and uncertain innovations meant to “help” us or improve our way of life. This time around, we’ve got Web3, Cryptocurrencies, and NFTs, which will all either draw confusion, unwavering support, or sharp pushback depending on who you present them to. While this new technological wave continues to be rebuked by many, it’s likely that Web3 and everything that comes with it is indeed here to stay.
As a result, it’s only responsible that we learn everything we can, because technology only leaves you behind or takes you for an emotional ride. In what couldn’t be a better time to learn, The Heart Project
is partnering with iconic retailer Fred Segal
to host an in-person NFT onboarding experience, where attendees can learn more about the NFT/Web3 space. This event, open to the public, takes place on Saturday, Feb. 19 from 3-6 p.m., at Fred Segal’s Flagship (8500 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90069).
Attendees will be able to enjoy drinks and food by Escuela Taqueria. What better way to have an educational experience than with food and drinks?
In case you aren’t familiar, The Heart Project
, an NFT project and artistic collective, recently partnered with iconic LA-based retailer Fred Segal
for a limited time pop-up at their Sunset Blvd. flagship from February 14 – 28.
Be there, or play catch up! The choice is yours.
WHAT: Fred Segal x The Heart Project NFT Onboarding Experience (drinks & food by Escuela Taqueria)
WHEN: Saturday, Feb. 19 from 3-6pm (open to public)
WHERE: Fred Segal’s Flagship | 8500 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90069
by Dennis Richardson | Feb 10, 2022
This weekend is shaping up to be an incredibly lively one throughout Los Angeles, as the Super Bowl approaches, Valentine’s Day follows, and now with a new pre-Super Bowl event that’s sure to blow away attendees! FLUF World, the collection of metaverse-ready unique 3D avatars on the Ethereum blockchain, is excited to announce the second installment of FLUF Haus, an innovative metaverse-meets-in-real life event. Following the success of their Art Basel debut, and now celebrating the launch of Burrows and a collaboration with NFT collection Party Bears, there is no city better to celebrate the FLUF community than the city of Los Angeles.
With a mission to create the most open, inclusive and creative community possible, FLUF World chose Los Angeles as the next location to celebrate because of the artistic force and the vibrant culture of the city.
The ultimate metaverse faceoff between FLUF’s and Party Bears is an invite only, private event taking place at the Petersen Auto Museum (outdoor rooftop) at 7PM on Friday, February 11th. Inspired by an all-American tailgate, Fluf Haus’s L.A. is a celebration for the FLUF community. Enjoy cheering from the sidelines as FLUF’s and Party Bear’s go head-to-head in a football face off. Highlights will include a one of a kind metaverse performance by AngelBaby, headlining musical performances from T-Pain and Chromeo, and the first global livestream to the metaverse.
About FLUF World
FLUF World is a metaverse ecosystem of NFT character collectables and a global, creative community. From their genesis collection Flufs, to Thingies, Party Bears and more to come, they’re building a world that’s yours to shape, explore and call home. Flufs are a collection of 10,000 3D rabbit avatars, programmatically-generated from over 270 traits! Unique by at least three degrees of separation, Flufs are yours to trade, collect and customize through a growing Scenes & Sounds collection, featuring releases by guest artists. Owners also have full derivative rights to their FLUF assets, unlocking a world of creativity, expression and monetization.
by Dennis Richardson | Feb 8, 2022
Some crossovers and collaborations are just meant to be and turn out oh so perfect. Pairings like peanut butter and jelly, cookies and milk, and pickles and carrots are just some of the best. Yes, pickles and carrots!
At least in this case, it’s Grillo’s Pickles and Carrots By Anwar Carrots, who are back at it again and stealing the perfect-pairings show. The teams have collaborated and released their second limited edition collection available exclusively at Urban Outfitters. As of February 7, fans can shop the “fresh” three piece capsule including a full-zip hoodie, long-sleeve and t-shirt in-store and online with prices beginning at $40. What’s better than two veggies teaming up for a dope collab?
To celebrate the collection, Urban Outfitters is hosting a pickle-themed party in Los Angeles at its store located in the Rialto Theater, located at 812 S Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90014 in DTLA on February 10 from 7 to 9pm. The event will be hosted by notable rapper and personality Smino with a DJ set by NOS. In addition to pickled carrots and traditional cucumbers, snacks will be provided by Beyond Meat and drinks by Miracle Seltzer. In accordance with the LA City Vaccination Verification Ordinance, masks and proof of vaccination are required.
Grillo’s Pickles has been synonymous with crave-worthy streetwear as tempting as their mouthwatering snacks. Launching merch collaborations connecting with foodies, athletes, celebrities, skate culture and more, the pickle brand has since sprouted into a cult-favorite lifestyle brand. The Urban Outfitters exclusive Grillo’s Pickles x Anwar Carrots collection will be the pair’s second collaboration together, once again highlighting the duo’s iconic orange and green hues. Drawing inspiration from brands’ individual style, the new launch will showcase an authentic appreciation of both creatives’ in this capsule driven by food, art and streetwear culture.
Come on, you’ll never know how good it is until you give it a try!
About Grillo’s Pickles
With clean, simple ingredients (garlic, vinegar, dill, salt and grape leaves) and zero artificial preservatives, Grillo’s Pickles are the best refrigerated pickle brand. A brand that started with a 100-year-old family recipe, backyard-grown ingredients and a hand-built wooden pickle cart in Boston, has now grown to the phenomenon that went viral for their beloved pickle bouquet and pickle merch! Grillo’s offers mouthwatering bites nationwide for sweet, spicy and sour flavor seekers, with their selection of chips, wholes and spears, Pickle de Gallo and vinegar drinks. For more information, visit GrillosPickles.com.
About Carrots by Anwar Carrots
Hailing from Trenton, New Jersey, Anwar carrots in 2007 founded Peas & Carrots international, an emerging streetwear brand and creative collective. Known for his dynamic approach to aesthetic both in personal style and creative output, Anwar has become an entrepreneurial leader of the next generation of Los Angeles creatives and fashion icons of street culture and music. Always evolving, Anwar started an eponymous menswear label, “Carrots by Anwar Carrots” launching at the Scion A/V retail gallery space in March 2015.
About Urban Outfitters
Urban Outfitters is a lifestyle retailer dedicated to inspiring customers through a unique combination of product, creativity and cultural understanding. Founded in 1970 in a small space across the street from the University of Pennsylvania, Urban Outfitters now operates over 200 stores in the United States, Canada and Europe, offering experiential retail environments and a well curated mix of women’s, men’s, accessories and home product assortments. For more information, visit Urban Outfitters at www.urbanoutfitters.com.
by Niki Smart | Feb 6, 2022
Need ideas for a dinner date? Here are some top restaurants that are offering a Valentine’s Special. Happy love day to you.
LOS ANGELES COUNTY
San Pedro Fish Market | Long Beach
What: San Pedro Fish Market Long Beach welcomes guests to celebrate love and seafood with a selection of specials available during Valentine’s Day weekend, from Friday, February 11 through Monday, February 14. Catch the sunset from the restaurant’s picturesque waterfront setting under twinkling bistro patio lights while enjoying the freshest seafood in town. Indulge in an elevated surf n’ turf experience of New York Strip, Lobster & Bearnaise or opt for the Lobsta’ Pot Pie, a comforting classic with a seaside twist. End the day of love with the decadent Chocolate Torte layered with roasted raspberry jam, sprinkled with hazelnut crumble and served with vanilla ice cream.
Reservations: (562) 606-0090, sanpedrofish.com
Address: 6550 E Marina Dr., Long Beach, CA 90803.
What: Go Little Tokyo to celebrate love this Valentine’s Day in one of Los Angeles’ most vibrant and culturally rich communities. With a vast array of unique dining experiences and daily happenings, the lively neighborhood offers the perfect destination to explore and indulge in authentic Japanese cuisine. To uncover more delicious dining destinations and happenings in Little Tokyo, visit golittletokyo.com.
Details: For dinner on Valentine’s Day, stop by Tamon Sushi located in the heart of Little Tokyo at the Miyako Hotel Los Angeles. Look out over the energetic streets below while indulging in a Valentine’s Day special offering a sushi dinner or a 10 oz. ribeye steak dinner paired with a glass of wine and slice of cheesecake for dessert. The Valentine’s Day dinner special is $35 per person and available on Monday, February 14, from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. by reservation.
Reservations: email@example.com, (213) 617-7839
Address: Miyako Hotel, 328 1st St #2F, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Shojin | Little Tokyo
Details: For exquisite plant-based creations, look no further than vegan haven, Shojin, offering a four-course, prix fixe menu of gluten-free, macrobiotic, and organic Japanese dishes including the Truffled “Crab Cake” and a Signature Sushi Plate including Shojin Dynamite, Dragon, Valentine Rainbow, and Spicy “Tuna” on Crispy Rice. Shojin’s Valentine’s Day menu is $98 per person and is available on Monday, February 14 for dine-in. Shojin will also offer a special Valentine’s Day platter for pick-up and delivery available for pre-order by phone.
Reservations: www.theshojin.com, (213) 617-0305
Address: 333 S. Alameda St,. #310 Los Angeles CA 90013
Ootoro Sushi | Little Tokyo
Details: For those planning to celebrate love all week long, Ootoro Sushi, a local favorite known for epicurean sushi creations, is offering a special post-Valentine’s Day dining experience. Tuesday, February 15 through Sunday, February 20, guests will receive a complimentary bottle of Dassai 45 sake (300ml) with the purchase of two Omakase courses ranging from $185–$250 per person. The innovative, eight-course menu is nothing short of extravagance, featuring lobster sashimi and toro tartare with caviar. The Omakase menu is subject to change based on availability and is only available at Ootoro Sushi’s Little Tokyo location.
Reservations: (213) 278-0056
Address: 232 E 2nd St E, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Farmhouse at Roger’s Gardens | Corona del Mar
What: Cozy up with that special someone and dine al fresco this Valentine’s Day in the romantic garden setting of Farmhouse at Roger’s Gardens. Experience sustainably sourced Valentine’s Day lunch and dinner specials highlighting Southern California’s freshest flavors of the moment courtesy of Owner and Executive Chef Rich Mead. Toast to your loved one with a specialty cocktail crafted by Chef de Swigs, Anthony Laborin, and add a Roger’s Gardens floral arrangement to your meal for $35. Floral orders must be placed two days prior to reservation. Call to reserve. The Valentine’s Day specials are available for dine-in Friday, February 11-Monday, February 14 from 11:30 a.m.-9 p.m.
Reservations: (949) 640.1415 or visit www.farmhouserg.com
Address: 2301 San Joaquin Hills Rd., Corona del Mar, CA 92625
Descanso Restaurant | Costa Mesa
What: Celebrate Valentine’s Day at Descanso Restaurant by indulging in the authentic flavors of modern Mexican cuisine with a $75 three-course dining experience for two courtesy of Executive Chef Fonzy De Zuniga. The Valentine’s Day menu is an inspired combination of Descanso’s most popular dishes, featuring the flavorful Paraiso Huachinango, a chili seasoned deep-fried whole red snapper, accompanied by Mexican Fried Rice and Serrano Chile Potatoes. Pair with one of the restaurant’s specialty margaritas or a curated selection of tequilas from the tableside tequila cart. End the meal on a sweet note with Descanso’s take on traditional Flan, topped with hibiscus dust and berries. Available for dine-in on February 14, from 3–9 p.m.
Reservations: (714) 486.3798. descansorestaurant.com
Address: 1555 Adams Ave., Suite 103, Costa Mesa
Billy’s at the Beach | Newport Beach
What: Celebrate love aloha style at Billy’s at the Beach Friday, February 11 through Valentine’s Day, Monday, February 14. Treat that special someone to an unforgettable waterfront dining experience with island-inspired cocktails and Valentine’s Day specials courtesy of Executive Chef Robert Luna. Billy’s will be open for the holiday on Monday, February 14 and offer Chef Robert’s mouthwatering prix fixe menu from 11 a.m.-9 p.m. The unforgettable $160 three-course menu for two features a choice of entrée including Pan Seared 8oz. Filet of Beef served with roasted garlic mashed potatoes and sauteed green beans with housemade steak butter and Macadamia Nut Crusted Halibut with sweet black rice and stir fry vegetables.
Reservations: (949) 722-1100, Billysatthebeach.net
Address: 2751 W Coast Highway, Newport Beach, CA 92663
by Mia Barnes | Feb 5, 2022
Taking vitamins and nutrients can keep your skin looking beautiful. You probably have multiple steps to your skincare routine, so why not add one more? Incorporate these essential vitamins and nutrients into your daily regime.
7 Most Important Vitamins and Nutrients for Healthy Skin
Having healthy skin makes you look and feel good. Washing your face regularly is one way to maintain clear skin, but vitamins are also useful. Here are 7 essential vitamins and nutrients to add to your skincare routine.
- Vitamin D
Vitamin D is produced when your skin absorbs sunlight. That’s why it’s important to get outside at least once a day. Vitamin D can help with skin cell growth and repair and improve your metabolism. It can increase your skin’s immune system and reduce inflammation.
There are products containing this vitamin that help with psoriasis. To get Vitamin D naturally, eat foods containing this vitamin, such as salmon or tuna fish. Try to get at least 600 IU’s of Vitamin D daily.
- Vitamin C
This vitamin is found in the outer and inner layers of your skin. It produces collagen which plays a role in skin elasticity. Vitamin C also decreases cell damage, heals wounds, and prevents wrinkles.
Plus, it can lighten your skin and make it appear more radiant. To get Vitamin C you can find over-the-counter products and dietary supplements. Another idea is eating citrus or plant-based foods, such as oranges or strawberries.
- Vitamin E
This antioxidant helps to protect against sun damage by absorbing harmful UV light. This then prevents dark spots and wrinkles. Vitamin E is produced through an oily substance emitted by your skin’s pores. This substance keeps your skin conditioned reducing dryness. You want to get at least 15 mg a day of Vitamin E.
You can do this by taking supplements or using a topical cream. If you take any medications, talk doctor about drug interactions. For example, Vitamin E may interfere with some cholesterol-lowering medications.
- Vitamin K
Vitamin K helps aid in the process of blood clotting. They can also help with certain skin conditions, such as stretch marks, spider veins or dark spots. This vitamin can be found in multiple topical creams, including Aroma Naturals products. Doctors use these creams for people undergoing surgery to reduce swelling and bruising. Along with medication, you can eat foods rich in Vitamin K, like kale or spinach.
The protein you eat turns into amino acids which are the building blocks for your cells. They’re also used to make important proteins, such as collagen, which form the structure of your skin. Some amino acids protect your skin against UV rays or heal and repair damaged tissue.
To get more protein, consider eating more meat, such as beef or chicken. You can also make simple swaps such as eggs or yogurt for cereal. Another tip is to include a source of protein with every meal.
Here is some food containing protein to add to your plate:
- Lean meats
- Seeds and nuts
- Beans and lentils
- Vitamin A
Vitamin A prevents sun damage by interrupting the process of collagen breakdown. It may also protect you from sunburn, help your oil glands, and heal scrapes and cuts. The recommended daily intake of Vitamin A is 900 mcg RAE for men and 700 mcg RAE for women. To increase your daily intake, take supplements or eat leafy green vegetables.
Calcium can strengthen your bones and prevent serious injury. It can even rejuvenate your skin, by regulating cell turnover. Calcium improves your skin’s barrier by keeping out pathogens and locking in moisture. So, if you have dry skin, this nutrient is beneficial.
You need at least 1,000 mg of calcium per day. One easy way to obtain this goal is by drinking milk. You can also eat other dairy products, such as cheese and yogurt. Another idea is taking dietary supplements, like calcium carbonate or calcium citrate. Keep in mind calcium carbonate should be taken with food.
by Dennis Richardson | Feb 2, 2022
The season of lovers is once again upon us – and along with it, a Super Bowl in Los Angeles – and it’s time to start figuring out your plans, whether you’ll be celebrating alone, with your special someone, or with others. As usual, you can rely on us to help you get plans rolling with this guide on what to do in Los Angeles this year. Whether food, gifts, or experiences, read on for some highlights!
This one’s a classic that suits celebrations throughout the year. The Beverly Hills modern Mexican restaurant, Mírame
, will be offering a menu priced at $135 per person – available only on Valentine’s Day only – created by Chef Josh Gil. Highlights of Chef Gil’s menu include: Grilled Oyster
with uni, Dungeness Crab
with artichoke, avocado, crab Consommé and lemongrass vapor, Beef Wellingtón
with bloomsdale spinach, esquites and morita chili-red wine, Lobster Cassoulet
with Mayacoba beans, seafood sausage and tortillas and desserts including Flaming Choco Flan
with mezcal ice cream and Mayan cacao soil. To make it even more celebratory, guests can add on 1 oz caviar service with masa corn blinis, egg, chive and salsa del flojo for $100.
Reservations can be made through the Mírame website
. Mírame is located at: 419 North Cañon Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90210
. A special tasting menu will be offered along with the regular menu the rest of Valentine’s Day weekend for those seeking an early celebration.
Sometimes free is better, and if you’re looking to snag some free plant-based wings during Super Bowl Weekend, you’re in luck! Daring, the innovative plant-based chicken brand, is pulling up in Los Angeles just in time for Super Bowl weekend, on February 10th and 13th. In fact, they’re daring you to pay them a visit for a taste of their revolutionary health-conscious, flavorful, eco-friendly chicken options.
Daring’s food truck will be stationed at Erewhon’s Beverly location on Thursday (2/10), and at the entrance of Rose Bowl Stadium on Sunday (2/13). Specific timing can be found on Daring’s Instagram (@daringfoods). Grab some delicious Korean Sticky No Chickey Wings with Togarashi Fries & Sambal Aioli and Daring Breaded Plant Chicken wings tossed in a sweet and spicy soy sauce, garnished with green onion, sesame seeds and cilantro to fill your tummy before the sport world’s most anticipated game.
Daring Foods LA Food Truck Route (2/10 + 2/13)
U Street Pizza & Union
While U Street Pizza
will be closed for the holiday, they will be serving a specialty cocktail, The Berry Blush, with Future Gin, prosecco, rosato, Lo-Fi Gentian Amaro, rosemary syrup, blueberry, blackberry, raspberry, and lemon throughout the weekend (Friday – Sunday). In addition, in light of the Super Bowl, U Street Pizza
will be offering game day crowd-pleasers for a crowd like wings, chopped salads and whole square pies
(normally only available by the slice at lunch and happy hour). Fans will also be able to order from a selection of large-format cocktails like the Pizzalada (U Street Pizza’s take on a Bloody Mary with their special house-made tomato sauce) that are perfect for a watch party. Pre-orders can be placed here.
On the other hand, Union which is open 7 days a week, will feature their menu of signature dishes like the Tonnarelli Cacio e Pepe and the Squid Ink Lumache with Maine lobster, fennel, lemon and truffle butter. There will also be incredible menu additions by Executive Chef Chris Keyser like the Agnolotti Del Plin with Tamai farms red beets, local goat cheese, and tarragon. Reservations can be placed here. Finally, for Super Bowl Sunday, Union will also be offering a selection of family meals (for 3-4 ppl) like the Calabrese pork ragu with house ricotta, fried rosemary and pepperoncini served with Garlic Bread and Arugula Salad – perfect for an Italian-style game day feast. Pre-orders can be placed here.
Beauty & Essex
Unwind with your date in the recently expanded courtyard dining patio at a Vinyl District classic, Beauty & Essex, which will offer an a la carte Valentine’s Day menu, created by Chef/Partner Chris Santos. In his signature globally-inspired style, the menu includes Cardamon and Black Pepper Cured Duck with speckled lettuce, radicchio, pear, and brie, and the “Pearls of The Sea” with a dozen oysters, shrimp cocktail, and 1 lb lobster. Additionally, guests can enjoy cheekily named cocktail offerings including “Lovers’ Potion” with whiskey, chocolate, and banana and the “Cupid’s Cocktail” with tequila, hibiscus, lime, and Cointreau. Reservations here.
Fred Segal x 23carat
Sometimes you want to get a Valentine’s Day treat that goes above and beyond. Lucky for you, Fred Segal x 23carat have teamed up to do just that – satisfying all your shopping needs. Located at their flagship in the heart of West Hollywood’s buzzing Sunset Plaza, the iconic retailer is a must-hit destination no matter where you are located or staying in the city.
Recognized as ‘Southern California cool,’ Fred Segal x 23carat are hosting two public events ahead of Valentine’s Day:
Fred Segal x 23carat Valentine’s Day Soiree, Feb 10th, 6-8pm:
23carat will be showcasing a collection of vintage and antique heirlooms and love tokens of different eras and gemstones. Things to do include sipping, smiling, flirting, and playing with jewels. No selfies needed, just throw on something cute for their vintage photo booth! Please bring proof of vaccination for those drinking*
Fred Segal x 23carat Valentine’s Day Soiree, Feb. 12th 1-4pm:
The Highlight Room
Just next door and up to the rooftop of the Dream Hotel, The Highlight Room curates a prix-fixe menu ($75 per person) to enjoy while basking in the breezy views of the Hollywood Hills and beyond. Special menu choices include Mushroom Ravioli with ricotta, brown butter, Banyuls vinegar, and cracked hazelnut, as well as the Filet Mignon with roasted sunchoke, agrodolce tomato, and a red wine demi-glace to name a few. Specialty cocktails will include “Strawberry Kisses” with gin, lemon, strawberry, and Champagne. Place reservations here.
Visit TAO LA for a dinner with a side of true Hollywood flair. With a menu full of romantic specials like a heart-shaped tuna poke dish, Thai Basil Surf & Turf, and an extra decadent Valentine’s Day-themed giant fortune cookie, TAO LA sets a passionate scene for the object of your desire. You can place a reservation here.
Winsome (Recently Reopened!)
Welcome back, Winsome
! After having been temporarily closed due to the pandemic, the all-day cafe from Marc Rose and Med Abrous of Call Mom
is back serving La Colombe coffee and freshly baked pastries in the morning and a vibrant selection of prepared salads and sandwiches at lunch (think pasta salad with spicy capicola, chicken salad with farro and avocado, a smoked salmon BLT wrap + more). The airy indoor/outdoor cafe features an expansive patio – perfect for open air workday lunches and meetings.
Delivery and an expanded menu are coming soon!
is from hospitality team Marc Rose and Med Abrous of Call Mom who opened Winsome, their buzzy all-day café concept and one of Bon Appetit’s ‘50 Best New Restaurants, in 2016 bringing the celebration of Los Angeles’ diverse culinary landscape to Echo Park and relocated to the heart of Playa Vista in February 2020. Designed by Rios Clementi Hale and serving as the dining hub of the Playa District campus, Winsome offers counter-service and takeaway options Monday through Friday from 8am-3pm. The menu offers fresh, vibrant dishes built upon Winsome’s signature style featuring items like the Smoked Turkey Sandwich with havarti, smoked cheddar, cucumber, sprouts, garlic aioli & sourdough, and the Smoked Salmon Salad with celery, mustard & sherry vinaigrette in addition to pastries, snacks, natural wine, non-alcoholic options, and a full coffee bar that can be enjoyed in the light-filled, indoor/outdoor restaurant or on the go.
Winsome at Playa District
6080 Center Dr., Suite 180, Los Angeles CA
Open Monday-Friday from 8am-3pm
Valet and garage parking available; Guests receive 1 hour complimentary parking validation.
A Super Outstanding Foods Bowl
The Los Angeles-based Rams are one step closer to making history and playing in the Super Bowl in their home stadium. So as you’re planning your Super Bowl party, make sure you’re highlighting everything the City of Angels has to offer, including Super Bowl headliner and California native, Snoop Dogg’s favorite munchies, Outstanding Foods.
From the beaches of the Westside to the bright lights of Hollywood, the people and the culture truly set the city of Los Angeles apart from the rest, and what better celebrate the Super Bowl being in LA than with California brands that truly embody the spirit of the city? Created and co-founded by Dave Anderson, the mastermind behind Beyond Burger, Outstanding Foods, is a California-based food company innovating familiar classics into delicious plant-based snacks. Inspired by the idea that plant-based eating should be accessible to all, Outstanding Foods is is on a mission to show you that you don’t need to sacrifice taste for nutrition. Check out some of their products below that are perfect for tailgating:
Pig Out Pigless Porkless Rinds (sold in five tasty flavors:Original,Hella Hot, Nacho Cheese,Texas BBQ andSalt and Vinegar)
Outstanding Puffs (sold in five flavors that are redefining familiar classics:Pizza Partay,White Chedda,Hella Hot,Chill Ranch, andKansas City BBQ).
Pig Out Pigless Bacon Seasoning (sold together and includes four additional flavors: Original, Hella Hot, White Chedda, and KC BBQ)
Back and better than ever, you can give the lover, bestie, or foodie in your life a Grillo’s Pickle Bouquet AND something homemade. Available in kit form for $20 this year, the make-your-own pickle bouquet set is a great way to give a custom creation, inclusive of:
- Grillo’s “free jar” coupon (so you can make more bouquets)
- 15 wooden skewers
- Card and card holder
- Tissue paper and filler
- Custom Valentine’s Day label for a 32oz Grillo’s container and more!
Garnish with a few more of your favorites – cherry tomatoes, cheese cubes, fresh dill – and your V-Day bouquet will be a perfect blend of appetizer and cheeky blooms.
AVAILABILITY:$20 at Grillo’s Merch Site
We bet you never thought your game day essentials could use a little THC boost, did you? TSUMo snacks are doing just that, and are a must-have for your shopping list. Swap your Monday hangover for a Sunday night high with their low dosed, cannabis-infused salty and savory snacks in your favorite flavors, and you will no doubt be a party pleaser! Even better, TSUMo snacks are the perfect size to share with your friends at a tailgate, or keep all to yourself if your Super Bowl plans consist of sweatpants and your comfy couch.
TSUMo is bringing you a unique and elevated snacking experience with their nostalgic flavors that are staples for day game day celebration. The twist? Each bag is packed with just 10mg of THC – the perfect, low dose snack you can enjoy again and again. Tsumo flavors include:
Sometimes the gift just isn’t complete without doing a little shopping for something they can wear for years to come. Located right in the heart of West Hollywood at 7969 Melrose Ave, luxury streetwear label Daniel Patrick
is the place to shop for luxury gifts guaranteed wow your valentine.
Don’t miss out on celebrity-approved styles, including:
That was a lot of food options, so why not change things up with a fitness “Centr’d” offer?
Centr, Chris Hemsworth’s health and fitness app, may be known for getting the gainz for the boys, but on January 24th, the app released a new no-equipment 6-week program, Centr Unlimited – and it’s the perfect workout for the busy woman! Designed to make you sweat, the program will be led by Chris Hemsworth’s personal trainer and Head Centr trainer, Luke Zocchi, and the app’s latest and most engaging recruit, Alexz Parvi. On a scale of difficulty, it was hard for even Luke to keep up!
Centr Unlimited is a six-week no-equipment bodyweight workout program designed to challenge and transform your body through a unique mix of exercise styles including HIIT, plyo, functional, pilates, MMA and bodyweight strength training. The program features 30-minute training routines built into three different phases to burn, tone and build strength with an opportunity to personalize each session to your preferred fitness level.
New users can sign up here. A couple who works out together stays together!
Okay, this one actually takes place before Valentine’s Day, but no one has ever been upset by an early V-Day gift, right? Just make it Valentine’s Week if it really matters.
On Sunday, February 6th, Remedy Place is kicking off a series of self-care socializing events (the practice of deepening our wellness practices and human connection simultaneously,) with Acu-Sound, an hour-long, immersive experience combining two of the most ancient forms of healing, sound, and Eastern medicine.
Remedy Place’s Colette Carson will kick off the evening by leading a sound bath using the healing vibrations of sound waves to perpetuate a deeply relaxed state of calm and restoration. During the mediation, TCM Doctor, Natazia zu Stolberg will be administering acupuncture treatments, one of the powerful modalities for relieving pain, restoring Qi, and balancing the body. After the meditative experience guests will be encouraged to end the night by mingling at the club’s bar and lounge, where they will be serving traditional Chinese medicinal herbal tea curated by Dr. Stolberg.
The Acu-Sound experience will take place at Remedy Place’s West Hollywood location (8305 Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069) on Sunday, February 6th from 4:00 – 6:00 PM PST. The Remedy Place Acu-Sound experience is $90 per person for guests and $75 per person for existing members. Spots can be reserved by calling the club (323-645-7444).
And there you have it. Whatever you choose, you shouldn’t have to think too hard about how to make your Valentine (or yourself) happy this year. With options aplenty and reasons to celebrate bubbling over in Los Angeles, count yourself covered!