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 shop-alto.com 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 https://www.properhotel.com/santa-monica/ or https://www.opentable.com/r/palma-santa-monica.

 

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.
WHEN:       
Sunday, December 24, 2023
Time, upon reservation availability.
WHERE:
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
WHEN:       
Sunday, December 31, 2023 – January 1, 2024
9 p.m. – 1 a.m.
WHERE:
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 TopofTheViv.com and follow them on Instagram: @TopofTheViv
For more information about The Viv Hotel, visit TheVivHotelAnaheim.com 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.

Roadtrip?

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 harvesthosts.com to learn more and purchase!
Memberships start at $99 / year.

CampScanner

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 campscanner.com 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. 

Nixie

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.

Juni

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

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.

Kloveo

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

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

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: https://badcardsforegoodgolfers.com.

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

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 TappanCollective.com/Retrade 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.

Events

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 https://testkitchenathome.squadup.com. If you can’t attend the event, you can preorder your copy of Williams Sonoma At Home Favorites today: https://www.williams-sonoma.com/products/williams-sonoma-at-home-favorites/

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 usopen.com/showcase.

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

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 CandyStore.com, 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

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

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.

+PlusCBD

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.

Jetty

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:

  • DOS PEACHES SOLVENTLESS:
    • 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.
  • DAZED & CONFUSED SOLVENTLESS:
    • 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: Bobbyescobedo.com; 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: Bobbyescobedo.com; 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).
 
KIVA SERVED HERE:
MMD – Hollywood01
Serving: Camino, Kiva, Lost Farm
1515 N Cahuenga Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90028
 
 
Sixty-Four and Hope – Melrose02
6803 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90038
 
 
Hollywood High Grade03
7051 B
Hollywood, CA 90038
 
 
Calma04
1155 N La Brea Ave
Hollywood, CA 90038
 
 
SpaceBooth.LA – Delivery05
Serving: Kiva, Lost Farm
1614 N Cahuenga Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90028
 
 
LAPCG – Los Angeles Patients & Caregivers Group06
7213 Santa Monica Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90046
 

 

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 http://www.hollywoodpartnership.com. 

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 lapride.org for more information and follow @lapride on Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, and Twitter.

Sponsors

LA Pride, American Red Cross, City Council District 13, W Hollywood, Orange Barrel Media, ABC 7, Argyle House, Block by Block, Coca-Cola, East Hollywood Neighborhood Council, Ethan Weaver For City Council, Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, Hollywood Chamber of Commerce Community Foundation, HONDA, Hollywood Hills West Neighborhood Council, Koe, LA County Democratic Party, LA Metro, MMD Shops, The Montalbán Theatre, MP Los Angeles, New Filmmakers LA, Ovation Hollywood, The Hollywood Pantages Theatre, Perfect Hydration, Pineapple Express. Princess Cruises, Roar Organic, The Roosevelt Hollywood, Royal Bud, Sound Nightclub, SP+, Suja Organic, Sunset Studios, UCLA Health, VinFast

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

Your 2022 Holiday Gift & Event Guide (Plus NYE)

Your 2022 Holiday Gift & Event Guide (Plus NYE)

Contributions by Dennis Richardson

We’re in the thick of it, and all you can do is embrace the holiday stress, along with the holiday cheer. If you’re caught up in figuring out what to do and what to get who, our 2022 Holiday Guide should help lift some of the stress from your shoulders. From products, to restaurants, and holiday events, we’re covering some of the top must-get, must-see, and must-do’s through New Year’s Eve. Buckle up for a break-neck rundown!

Westfield Century City

Westfield Century City’s iconic Holiday Market! From November 25 to December 24, shoppers can enjoy moments of snowfall in sunny Los Angeles and live performances while shopping at unique popups in the magical wonderland.

The Holiday Market will include popup shops from:

Santa’s Bungalow and Mrs. Claus’ Bakery: Guests are invited to embark on a journey to the North Pole where they can visit with Santa in his Bungalow and Mrs. Claus in her Bakery. After checking-in with Santa’s helper, guests will enter Santa’s backyard, and help him plan out his big trip using the Navigation Station. Guests will also visit Mrs. Claus in her bakery and peer into the windows to see what goodies she is cooking up for everyone on the nice list. sweet treat from Mrs. Claus’ bakery and a postcard to mail to Santa will be ready for you upon departure, if you made the nice list.

The Holiday Market is the perfect place to get holiday gifts for everyone on your list while experiencing a winter wonderland. You can even make a whole day out of it by grabbing a meal at one of Westfield Century City’s delicious restaurants afterwards.

Squad Harmonix Performance: Guests are invited to an acapella performance by singing group, Squad Harmonix on December 4th and December 11th at 12pm PST in the Holiday Market.

Hanukkah Celebration: From November 18th to December 26th , celebrate Hanukkah at Century City with a seasonal and changing mural on Level 1 near Nordstrom Court.

Westfield Culver City

It’s important to remember the impact that shopping local – including smaller and family-owned businesses – can have on both a small and large scale. As shoppers buy gifts this holiday season, Westfield Culver City invites the community to shop their locally owned businesses. In a recent consumer survey conducted by Westfield, more than half of survey respondents expressed the desire to shop local merchants throughout the holiday season as a way to directly invest in their communities.

Westfield Culver City guests are encouraged to visit a number of locally-owned retailers including:

  • Malik Books, an independent bookstore that specializes in books, calendars, cards and gifts full of cultural diversity. Malik Books has a large selection of diverse children’s books because children are 100% of our future.

  • Uplift Marketplace, a beautiful and fun place to shop over 80 Black owned brands including men’s, women’s and children’s clothing, a huge variety of personal care items, home goods and so much more.

  • Pro Image Sports, a sports fan’s dream come true with a wide offering of licensed sports apparel and novelty items from all your favorite sports teams including the NFL, NBA, NHL, MLB and NCAA.

After all, it feels good to support your community!

Westfield Topanga & The Village

Up until December 24th, Westfield Topanga is officially opening their trolley, which allows shoppers to go back and forth between Westfield Topanga & The Village. From pictures with Santa at Westfield to a fun snowfall surprise at The Village, there is something for everyone!

This weekend, join Neiman Marcus at Westfield Topanga for their annual holiday feast & festivities with Santa, all the way from the North Pole! On Saturday, December 17th, from 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM families can join Santa and his helpers visiting Neiman Marcus Cafe for a very special holiday breakfast experience. *Tickets are $65 for Adults, $55 for Children 3-12, and $55 for General Admission. (Tickets include Breakfast, Tax and Service Charge.)

Santa’s breakfast of champions is expected, complete with:

  • Coffee, Hot Chocolate, OJ & Apple Juice

  • Mimosa for adults 21 and over

  • Assorted Breakfast Pastries

  • Brioche French Toast with Whipped Cream, Fresh Berries & Vermont Maple Syrup

  • Scrambled Eggs with Herbed Creme Fraiche (kids served plain)

  • Apple Wood Smoked Bacon & Breakfast Sausage Crispy Red Bliss Potatoes with Red Peppers & Onions

  • Winter Fruit Compote

  • and Additional specialty beverages available for purchase

Location: Westfield Topanga: 6550 Topanga Canyon Blvd

*Tickets must be pre-purchased online, here.

In addition, Modern Bread + Bagel at Westfield Topanga & The Village has the most delicious gluten-free and dairy-free sweets and treats to make your party planning stress free! These are so good, that even the non-gluten-free and dairy-free guests will want to get their hands on them.

Their Holiday menu includes festive goodies such as Peppermint Brownies, Thin Mint Cookies, Nutella-Filled Donuts, and more! They are also offering Nationwide Shipping, which customers can purchase from HERE.

Finally, on Friday, December 16, Dan Modern will officially open the doors to its newest location at The Village at Westfield Topanga. The opening marks the modern Chinese eatery’s continued Los Angeles expansion.  

 

Specializing in handmade dumplings and noodles, the restaurant also features wok-fried rice, vegetables, noodle soups, and other appetizing delicacies. Each dish on the menu is made from scratch and prepared using centuries-old techniques with fewer ingredients to let the food speak for itself. Committed to sourcing the best quality ingredients and providing exceptional customer service, allowing guests the opportunity to pair a focused menu with an array of tea, beer, wine, and craft cocktails. Their prized “xiao long bao” is a warm, comforting soup dumpling filled with various protein options, perfect for warming up during these cold winter nights.

American Cancer Society’s New Discovery Shop

The recently opened American Cancer Society’s New Discovery Shop is the perfect place for sustainable gifts for your friends and family, not to mention, all profits go towards cancer research and the fight to end the disease. Owned and operated by American Cancer Society, proceeds from the shop help fund lifesaving patient programs and services, and ground-breaking cancer research.

Discovery Shop stores support the fight against cancer through the sale of high-quality, gently used, and new merchandise, donated by the community then curated and sold in our upscale stores. Featuring items such as designer and casual wear, accessories, and jewelry; collectibles and vintage; artwork; antiques; furniture; home décor and other household items; Discovery Shop raises millions in support of the ACS lifesaving mission while playing a leading role in the sustainable goods effort.

The Discovery Shop Enterprise is the upscale resale retail business owned and operated by the American Cancer Society, Inc. More than $372 million has been raised to date by West Coast Discovery Shop locations over the past 57 years since the first shop opened its doors in 1965 in San Fernando, California. From types of donations, local volunteer support, to residents shopping, donating, and seeking cancer information for themselves or a loved one, each Discovery Shop location offers an experience unique to every community. Discovery Shop locations utilize and benefit from volunteers to ensure that the most dollars support the Society’s mission to save lives, celebrate lives, and to create a world without cancer.

For more information visit cancer.org/discovery About the American Cancer Society The American Cancer Society is a leading cancer-fighting organization with a vision to end cancer as we know it, for everyone. For more than 100 years, we have been improving the lives of people with cancer and their families as the only organization combating cancer through advocacy, research, and patient support. We are committed to ensuring everyone has an opportunity to prevent, detect, treat, and survive cancer. To learn more, visit cancer.org or call our 24/7 helpline at 1-800-227-2345. Connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Location: 3516 W Magnolia Blvd, Burbank, CA 91505

Turo

In honor of the smash-hit series Wednesday, Netflix and Turo are offering Los Angeles-based fans the chance to drive the Addams family’s famous hearse to their holiday parties. Guests can open the door to Wednesday’s world by booking the 1950 Cadillac hearse on Turo until December 19th for $13/day, a nod to Wednesday’s birthday on Friday the 13th.

Since premiering on Nov. 23, Wednesday has become Netflix’s most-watched debut for an English-language series, dethroning the last season of Stranger Things and Jenna Ortega’s depiction of the moody teen has permeated the worlds of fashion, music, and TikTok. Vanessa Hudgens has even been snapped with the ride!

The 1950 Addams family Cadillac hearse is a custom, one-of-a-kind design from the famed body shop West Coast Customs. Guests interested in booking the car can book through this listing link.

Genghis Cohen

It may be cooler out, but there’s never a wrong time for ice cream! Genghis Cohen, the iconic nearly 40-year-old Chinese-American restaurant on Fairfax, is bringing back their beloved, and fan-favorite Hanukkah ice cream collaboration for the third year running. This year Genghis Cohen owners Marc Rose and Med Abrous of Call Mom teamed up with Konbi on the special limited-edition Hanukkah treat: Thuggish Ruggish Cohen.
This rugelach-inspired ice cream features milk bread ice cream with chocolate fudge ripple and toasted, salted cracked almonds ($17/pint); and is available now for pick-up orders via ChowNow — only while supplies last! Get it while you can!

Lemonade

The beloved California-based modern cafeteria serving colorful, seasonal and healthy fare is getting into the holiday mix with their own festive deal! Known for offering their beautifully prepared salads, signature grain bowls, hearty braised proteins, flavor-packed sandwiches and of course, trademark handcrafted lemonades, Lemonade’s holiday offering land the sweet deal of a $5 free code with the purchase of a $25 e-gift card.

With approximately 20 locations spread throughout SoCal — including WeHo, Downtown, Santa Monica, Burbank, Studio City Manhattan Beach and more — why not treat a few people to an unforgettable lunch and dinner, while also treating yourself!?

This offer is available until December 31st, and can be purchased here: https://onelink.quickgifts.com/merchant/lemonade-restaurant

Nothing Bundt Cakes

Nothing Bundt Cakes offers customizable Bundtlets and Bundtlet Towers that make delicious holiday gifts. Guests can choose from a single Bundtlet Tower, which retails from $7.25-$7.50, and can build up to a double ($12.50-$13.00) or triple Bundtlet Tower ($17.75-$18.50).

The Towers are beautifully gift-wrapped in cellophane and can be topped with a flower for an extra festive touch. Plus, mix and match from a variety of flavors like Nothing Bundt Cakes’ limited-time Peppermint Chocolate Chip, a decadent chocolate cake packed with chocolate chips and peppermint pieces, available now through January 8.

To find your nearest Nothing Bundt Cakes, visit www.NothingBundtCakes.com.

Eriness

Erin and her eponymous brand launched in 2015, after spending years hand making jewelry pieces. In fact, her handmade items were so exquisite, that major stores started to buy them off of her body — including Fred Segal and Anthropologie — at the age of 18!
Now, years later, Eriness is carried by luxury retailers around the world, including Goop and London Jewelers — while adorned by a loyal clientele, including Michelle Obama, Taylor Swift, Lupita Nyong’o and Miley Cyrus. Eriness is recognized in the industry for their cheerful mix of diamonds and gemstones, and stands out in the fine jewelry space due to how colorful yet luxurious the pieces are.
Their recently launched Art Deco Collection and collaboration with YONY means a broader selection of gifts for anyone, spanning feminine, unisex and versatile looks, while still tapping into the fun DNA of Eriness in stacked or solo styles.

Blue Kazoo

Blue Kazoo creates artfully imagined jigsaw puzzles and focuses on a few 1,000-piece puzzles at a time to ensure they are beautifully and conscientiously crafted. Whether you’re looking for a very difficult puzzle for a challenge, or a puzzle that can double as a work of art, Blue Kazoo offers a ton of different puzzles that are sure to be a hit for anyone on your gifting list.

Right now you can get 35% OFF all puzzles, or buy 2 and get 1 FREE, by shopping directly at their site!

dryrobe

Essential for outdoor adventures, dryrobe is the original toweling robe designed for triathletes, surfers and cold water swimmers to change under and quickly get dry. The brand’s hero robe, the dryrobe Advance, is both unisex and sustainable, available in short and long sleeve lengths, a wide range of colors and made using 100% recycled nylon.

Pair Eyewear

If you aren’t familiar, Pair Eyewear uses a proprietary, two-piece eyewear set that features a magnetic Base Frame with prescription lenses starting at $60, and interchangeable $25 Top Frames that allow members of the entire family to change their glasses as often as they change their clothes.

Shop the latest from Pair Eyewear, here!

Misook

Misook  – Korean American Misook Doolittle founded her namesake brand in 1985 as a source of effortlessly refined style to meet the needs of distinguished, jet-setting women like her. Today, CEO Steven Wang and his family-owned company have further elevated MISOOK’s legacy of luxury through striking collections defined by modern designs and intricate, one-of-a kind details — all crafted with uncompromising quality. 

Misook’s Latest Release: Cashmere Collection

Shop Link: https://www.misook.com/collections/30-off-select-styles

Ming Wang Knits

After moving to the US from Taiwan with her young family over 30 years ago, Ming Wang founded her legendary brand, Ming Wang Knits, offering a bold range of luxury knits and distinctive styles designed to help all women feel comfortable and confident. Still family owned and operated, the brand continues to be passionate about the same things: Effortless fashion, the artistry of knitting, and a focus on enduring quality.

One of their newest releases, the Vegan Leather Trim Mixed Print Cozy Knit Wrap, Cherry Red/Black benefits not just the wearer, but those battling cancer as well. For every wrap purchased, one is donated to help comfort the incredible cancer fighters associated with The American Cancer Society’s Hope Lodge.

Rebecca Crews

When Rebecca starting making her own apparel, she created six suits to her specifications that could be worn formally or informally. They are designed to outfit the woman who is strong, feminine, and powerful. Classic, yet on the cusp of modernism and flair. She utilized the most refined workmanship and expert tailoring to create a fabulously feminine –– careful to present clothing that’s fashionable and functional.

The key to a great suit is it can be worn multiple ways, as a set or separate. Her suits made appearances at the Golden Globes, the Night Before The Emmy’s Party, Gladys Knight’s 75th Birthday Celebration, and the People’s Choice Awards.

Shop Rebecca Crews, here!

Kooniez

Kooniez, the LA-based sustainable brand has fully transitioned to a direct-to-consumer model since 2020, and all products are made in-house in downtown LA, making it a local favorite.

With their page overflowing in rave reviews, their comfort-first wear comes in a variety of colors and sizes ranging from XS-XL, and is maternity & postpartum friendly! The unique harem design is also great for yoga, dancing and so much more!  

Styles are available on their website and retail from $108-$256, but right now they’re currently having a Holiday Sale with items up to 50% OFF site-wide up until Christmas. Their cutoff date for guaranteed Christmas delivery is Sunday, December 18th, so order now!

Esther Perel’s Where Should We Begin – A Game of Stories

Much more than a simple question deck, the game involves two separate decks of cards; Prompt Cards to guide you and the Story Cards to inspire you to share the stories you rarely tell. This is perfect for couples who are just starting out in a relationship and want to learn more about each other or couples who have been in a relationship for a long time and want to spice things up. The cards can say something like “share something cringe worthy” or “what’s something you wish you could tell your younger self” to really dive deep and share the good and the bad of one another.

Purchase: HERE (Also available on Goop, Uncommon Goods)

Vestaboard

The beautifully designed smart messaging display is the perfect unexpected, luxe gift for the interior design lover in your life. Vestaboard creates a focal point that enhances any setting every day and captures attention with a shared messaging experience from your smartphone, bringing messaging and entertainment with a touch of nostalgia.

Shop Vestaboard, here!

Kaiyo

Offers pre-loved furniture from your favorite high-quality brands with white-glove delivery right to your door in as little as 2 days. With great design, exceptional customer care, and a more sustainable planet always top of mind…Kaiyo’s large selection of vintage pieces are a perfect gift for new homeowners or simply the interior design lover.

Japandi decor is the latest and greatest trend, and there is no better place to shop your pre-loved furniture favorites than online marketplace Kaiyo. Japandi combines the clean and minimalist beauty of Japanese design and the cozy, simple designs of Scandinavian interiors. Neutral tones, natural textures, and organic shapes create a calm, relaxing environment that is both comfortable and sleek. With great design, exceptional customer care, and a more sustainable planet always top of mind… Kaiyo’s large selection of japandi pieces will help give your home a style refresh.

When you shop for japandi pieces on Kaiyo, you’ll receive up to 90% savings on top brands and shoppers within the greater New York City, Los Angeles, San Diego, Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Washington D.C. metro areas, residents will receive white-glove delivery and pickup in as fast as 2-3 business days. 

Some Kaiyo faves include:

Belliwell

BelliWelli – who have introduced the first gluten-free, probiotic-packed, low-FODMAP, and vegan snack bars – might be just the healthy sweet treat you need to kick off the New Year. Coming down off the holiday eating can be a withdrawal nightmare, but Belliwell’s got you covered!

As the brand behind the “Hot Girls Have IBS” tagline, it has humorous merch including sweatshirts and mini pouches as well as tasty snack bars that are free from gluten, dairy, and sugar alcohols – plus include probiotics and fiber. We all know a hot girl with gut issues so BelliWelli is sure to be a crowd-pleaser for anyone with a sweet tooth. 

 

The bars are available in Chocolate Chip, Birthday Cake, Cinnamon Swirl, and Fudge Brownie and can be purchased on Amazon.com (box of 8 for $26.96) for any last-minute gift needs!

Supergut

Supergut, whose line of nutritional shakes, bars, and fiber mix are dedicated to balancing and restoring your gut to ensure a healthier and happier lifestyle. If you or your loved ones are looking to get 2023 kicked off with a healthy head start, Supergut is the way to go!

Supergut’s best sellers include:

  • Gut Balancing Shake – A delicious shake packed with resistant starch to balance your gut and boost metabolism. There’s a flavor for everyone including chocolate, vanilla, strawberry, mocha latte, vegan vanilla, and chocolate. 

  • Bars – A tasty snack to boost your metabolism while on the go or traveling. Flavors include chocolate brownie, peanut butter chocolate and strawberry almond. 

  • Fiber Mix – Add-to-anything, unflavored and unsweetened fiber mix lets you enjoy the power of resistant starch in your favorite dishes or drinks.

Everlywell

The one-stop shop for all at-home health needs. From tests to vitamins & supplements, Everlywell is revolutionizing the way consumers approach wellness. We can never be too healthy, and Everlywell is sure to have a well-rounded approached to staying ahead of life’s curveballs with their lineup. Shop Everlywell, here.

Dermalogica

Shop Dermalogica in one of their flagship stores at either the West Hollywood or Santa Monica — or where they’re offering free shipping for the holidays and huge savings! Dermalogica’s skin kits and sets are selling with worthwhile markdowns, up to nearly 50% OFF while supplies last. It’s a great way to get yourself or loved ones started off next year putting their best cheek forward.

Open

Open, an online mindfulness studio for breathwork, meditation, and movement has kicked off their own holiday promotion, sure to help you or your intended gift receiver get a kick ahead of the fitness curb into the New Year.

Through Open’s gifting program you can purchase 1 month for $20, 3 months for $60, 6 months for $90, or 12 months for $150. This includes all breathwork, movement (yoga & pilates), and meditation classes!

FORM

FORM — a groundbreaking app for all things physical, mental, and nutritional wellness —f ounded by celebrity trainer Sami Clarke, is also offering gifting options this holiday season, and they are worth the investment for anyone who is serious about their body and health.

The online platform offering HIIT and strength training workouts is priced at just $22 a month / $119 annual membership without sale.

Skylight

The holidays are right around the corner, and if you are looking to impress your loved ones this season, here is the perfect gift: the Skylight Digital Picture Frame. This high-tech, easy to use gadget will allow them to showcase they’re special memories in real time with wi-fi connection, making it easy to upload photos from a phone or computer anywhere in the world. 

Ordering is simple, and fast, with most orders arriving between 5-7 days after being placed. And for you extra-late shoppers, Skylight offers expedited 3-day shipping, just in-time to get to your in-laws house. 

The Frames retails for $299 (15 inch) with special features below that will help you showcase all your favorite family memories.. 

  • Month-in-Review tool allows you to create a summary video of all the photos uploaded to your Skylight frame at the end of each month

  • Users can comment and like each other’s photos to create a mini social network between loved ones

  • The highly rated mobile app gives remote capabilities to set settings from a distance.

  • Unlimited cloud storage

  • Automatic photo orientation based on the frame being landscape or portrait

Good Tide from Wyld

Good Tide products from best selling edible brand, WyldGood Tide is the latest addition to Wyld’s family of brands. Good Tide gummies are made with premium solventless hash rosin that delivers a true-to-plant high. The resin includes naturally occurring terpenes and minor cannabinoids from the cannabis plant which harmonize with the tropical real-fruit ingredients to create a delicious, full spectrum experience.

Good Tide offers a trio of irresistible vegan flavors including Mango, Guava and Pineapple, which are now available in Oregon, California, and Colorado.

Kiva Confections

Whether you’re hosting a holiday get together or cozying up with a Hallmark movie, Kiva has you covered with delicious, buzzy treats. This is the perfect chance to stock up on Kiva’s Pepper Bark Dark Chocolate bar before the season is over! Sharing Kiva’s full holiday lineup below:

Peppermint Pattie Terra Bites *NEW*

  • Features a soft and sweet peppermint core coated by rich dark chocolate, these bites have a bold, fresh minty flavor that melts in your mouth. A new take on an old classic, these limited edition treats are infused with NASHA’s cold water hash, which is made exclusively with small-batch, resin-rich cannabis, pure mountain water, and ice.
  • Link to buy: HERE

Holiday Punch Camino

  • Get all the feels of Christmas Morning with the limited edition Holiday Punch gummies. Energizing terpenes with notes of cranberry and cinnamon will have you leaping out of bed with joyful anticipation.
  • Link to buy: HERE

Peppermint Bark Dark Chocolate

  • Kiva’s limited edition holiday favorite is back! This festive and flavorful Kiva Bar is made of delicious, infused dark chocolate topped with swirls of white chocolate, completed with a dusting of crushed peppermint candy. Take it from us- this seasonal treat makes the perfect stocking stuffer.
  • Link to buy: HERE

Pacific Stone

This year Pacific Stone, recently named one of the best US cannabis brands of 2022 by Weedmaps, has partnered with RIP Medical Debt and participating CA retailers to contribute to medical debt relief for families across the state. Every Pacific Stone purchase from the following retailers will go towards supporting medical debt relief:

  • Wellgreens, San Diego

  • Chronic, Los Angeles

  • Body + Mind, Long Beach

  • Strain Balboa, Chatsworth

Additionally, check with your local CA dispensary to secure the newest strains from Pacific Stone, including: 

  • Cereal Milk: Dense and potent nugs that provide a sweet and savory experience. Creamy, and delicious with effects that will keep you in good spirits, laughing the night away, or relaxing with your favorite ways to pass time. Like its name, it will keep you coming back for more!

  • Grape Pipe: Grape Pie looks just like a classic old school indica purp strain with terpy trichomes that offer delicious sour and sugary grape aromas. This strain gives off a high that may initially bring you up with euphoria before landing you down on the couch for munchies and the television.

  • Sherblato: Sherblato is a THC powerhouse with heavy physical effects. Expect buds to be dark green in color with heavy trichome production. Flavors are freshly crushed earth and spicy, bringing about euphorically sedative effects. Lovers of couchlock strains or anyone seeking relief from anxiety should give this strain a try.

  • Mango Kush: Mango Kush tastes similar to the actual mango fruit, with a distinct kush flavor and hints of pine on the exhale. Its frosty heavily dense buds are covered with thick shiny trichomes and bright orange pistils. This indica strain will leave you happy and giggly with a relaxing body high.

Curaleaf

Recently, Curaleaf, a leading international provider of consumer cannabis products, announced it is expanding its premium flower brand, Grassroots, into California. This announcement coincides with the launch of its Grassroots Grower’s Reserve Program – an ongoing series of limited-edition collaborations between Grassroots and craft farmers & diverse operators in California, including Sonoma Hills Farm and Delighted Farms.

As California is grappling with unprecedented oversupply, Curaleaf is committed to partnering with established licensed farmers in the state to source premium flower for Grassroots. The first Grassroots product available in California will be Diamond Infused Pre-Rolls composed of finely ground, high-quality whole flower with a dusting of THCA diamonds for maximum purity and potency. 

Raw Garden

Firstly, just this week, Curaleaf, a leading international provider of consumer cannabis products, announced it is expanding its premium flower brand, Grassroots, into California. This announcement coincides with the launch of its Grassroots Grower’s Reserve Program – an ongoing series of limited-edition collaborations between Grassroots and craft farmers & diverse operators in California, including Sonoma Hills Farm and Delighted Farms.

 

As California is grappling with unprecedented oversupply, Curaleaf is committed to partnering with established licensed farmers in the state to source premium flower for Grassroots. The first Grassroots product available in California will be Diamond Infused Pre-Rolls composed of finely ground, high-quality whole flower with a dusting of THCA diamonds for maximum purity and potency.

Raw Garden’s Crushed Diamonds come perfectly shattered into an easy-to-use crystalline-crumble that can be sprinkled onto bowls, rolled up into joints, or enjoyed with a traditional or cold start dab. Take your Thanksgiving or Friendsgiving dinner to a higher level and say goodbye to the notorious wine hangover that follows.

  • *For the cannabis newbies, bring some Raw Garden cannabis joints infused with crushed diamonds and rolled in small batches for an enhanced experience.

Select & Autumn Brands

Today Select announced its partnership with Autumn Brands, a woman-and-family-owned farm in Santa Barbara County, on its third installment of “The Farmer’s Select” program – an ongoing series of collaborations with licensed craft farmers and diverse operators in California to create limited-edition offerings of Select’s Elite Live Oil. 

Autumn Brands cannabis is grown using sustainable farming techniques, natural sunlight and pesticide free, 100% no-spray cultivation that is then transformed into Select’s Elite Live Oil. Select previously partnered with Sonoma Hills Farm and Delighted Farms, with both collaborations selling out within two weeks. 

The limited-edition Elite Live Oil with Autumn Brands is now available at dispensaries across CA in three strains:

  • Jetlato (Sativa)

  • Pineapple MAC (Hybrid)

  • Banana Jelly (Indica)

Bowlero

If you’re looking around for things to do on New Year’s Eve, why not throw a favorite pastime into the mix? Bowlero is offering packages to ring in the New Year and celebrate with your crew – a NYE Family Package (daytime) and a NYE Ball Drop Package (nighttime). Bowl the minutes away ahead of the big countdown, complete with food and drinks!

Bowlero’s daytime NYE Family Package includes 2 hours of unlimited bowling and shoe rental, a selection of speciality menu items, and a champagne toast, while the nighttime NYE Ball Drop Package offers 4 hours of unlimited bowling with shoe rental,  a selection of speciality menu items, drink packages and ticket bundles, and a champagne toast. While the NYE Family Package is available on 12/31/22 and 1/1/23, the NYE Ball Drop Package is  available on 12/31/22 from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.

For more details and pricing for a Bowlero location near you, visit https://www.bowlero.com/nye.

The h.wood Group NYE Celebrations

On Saturday December 31st, LA’s most beloved venues: Poppy, SHOREbar,  Sant’olina, Bootsy Bellows, The Nice Guy, Delilah, Peppermint Club, and Harriet’s Rooftop are throwing the best New Year’s Eve celebrations to ring in the New Year. With a lineup like no other, the below events from h.wood will ensure that 2022 ends strong.

Read on to learn more about each venue, and what their specific plans are for NYE:

Harriet’s: 

Harriet’s, located on the rooftop of the 1 Hotel, preserves the values of an old-fashioned cocktail lounge. Revelry with a view, our bar is stocked with fresh and seasonal ingredients alongside some of the finest and approachable spirits. Harriet’s Rooftop will have a 5 hour premium open bar 9PM – 2AM with special live DJ performances. Ticket Link Here 

SHOREbar:

Step aboard. Located on one of the most storied blocks in Santa Monica, SHOREbar is a nautical lounge, evoking the wonder of sea travel. Guests experience seaside nightlife in a warm, welcoming environment, just steps from the crashing surf. The secluded, locals-only top deck provides hidden perks and increased privacy. Upscale yet approachable, SHOREbar is the perfect place to enjoy an after-work cocktail or late-night drinks by the sea.

SHOREbar will have a 5 hour open bar 9PM – 2AM with special live DJ performance. Ticket Link Here

Delilah:

Swing and jive through this homage to the roaring ‘20s. With its lavish chandeliers and plush interiors, Delilah is a modern-day supper club with a vintage aesthetic. Nostalgic touches like a crackling fireplace offer a warm and welcoming atmosphere as guests dine on refined American fare. Dining turns to dancing as a troupe of female entertainers move to the sounds of a live jazz band. Eating, drinking, and dancing converge in this luxury space as guests enjoy lounge style bottle service as the evening unfolds. Elegant yet alluring, the charm and vivacious energy of Delilah is like stepping back in time.

Delilah is offering:

  • First seating: Choose between 6PM, 6:30PM & 7PM. $200 / person.
  • Second seating: Anytime after 8:30PM. $300 / person and 1 bottle of champagne for every 6 guests, reservations: www.delilahla.com
The Nice Guy:

Tucked away in the heart of West Hollywood, The Nice Guy is an intimate restaurant and lounge, complete with world-class culinary offerings. A step above a restaurant, but not quite a club, the venue is a cozy, reservations-only destination for h.wood friends and family. Its aesthetic evokes the decadent lore of mafia bars and restaurants, where the owners and their friends could enjoy an evening together. Whether grabbing an early dinner or mingling into the early morning hours, the space cultivates a feeling of camaraderie among its clientele, which keeps guests coming back night after night.

The Nice Guy will offer:

  • First seating: Choose between 6PM, 6:30PM & 7PM. $250 / person.
  • Second seating: Anytime after 8:30PM. $300 / person and 1 bottle of champagne included, reservations: www.theniceguyla.com
Poppy:

Immerse yourself in a fantasy where nightclub meets high-fashion playground. Located on one of Los Angeles’ most bustling boulevards, Poppy is a nightlife concept unlike any other. Surrounded by a menagerie of characters from a storybook setting, guests are transported to a world of whimsy and mischief. From the colorful garden to the opulent library, this dream-like venue is meant for exploration and discovery.

Poppy will offer a 5 hour premium open bar 9PM – 2AM with special live DJ performance. Ticket Link Here

Bootsy Bellows:

Step into the residential haven that is Bootsy Bellows. First introduced in 2012 by actor David Arquette and The h.wood Group, the space mirrors Frank Sinatra’s 1940s Palm Springs home. From the pink banquettes to the lush greenery, the venue breaks the mold on traditional nightclub aesthetics with its luxurious, residential feel. Combining a variety of live entertainment, including DJs, music performances, and puppets, the locale is a decadent playground for adults. Named after Arquette’s mother, a burlesque dancer and pinup model in her time, Bootsy Bellows is a spectacle in a class of its own. 

Bootsy Bellows will offer a 5 hour premium open bar 9PM – 2AM with special live DJ performance. Ticket Link Here

Sant’olina:

Sant’olina is a melting pot of Mediterranean cuisine with a Southern California spin. Chefs Michael Teich and Burt Bakman combine vibrant herbs and spices to create a healthy menu packed with flavor. Each dish tells a different story – from the traditional recipes straight out of the Tel Aviv shuks to the modern Californian touches. With its timeless Mediterranean color palette and open-air views of Los Angeles, Sant’olina captures the essence of a seaside escape. Located atop the historic Beverly Hilton, Sant’olina offers nightly dinner service.

Sant’olina is offering a 5 hour premium open bar with special live DJ performance. Ticket Link Here

Peppermint Club:

Peppermint Club is offering a 5 hour premium open bar 9PM – 2AM with special live DJ performance. Ticket Link Here

About The h.wood Group

The h.wood Group is a Los Angeles-based, hospitality and lifestyle marketing company with an iconic portfolio of luxury nightlife and restaurant venues. The vision of longtime friends John Terzian and Brian Toll, The h.wood Group was founded in 2008 as a way for the consummate hosts and entrepreneurs to bring their high-end, thoughtful concepts and passion for service to life.

From Delilah and The Nice Guy, to Bootsy Bellows and Harriet’s, The h.wood Group is responsible for some of the most iconic brands in the world. With eleven venues in Los Angeles, three across the country and six new ones on the horizon, The h.wood Group is rapidly expanding thanks to its multi-concept portfolio uniquely positioned to cater to different markets. This growth is guided by the brand’s core values – distinct design, exceptional service and palpable atmosphere – which combine to create extraordinary moments for every guest. The h.wood Group experience is known well beyond the walls of their brick-and-mortar locations, through its work as one of the most reputable event producers in the world.

With passions for art, fashion, sports and entertainment, The h.wood Group’s signature approach to service and storytelling unites brands, consumers and talent at some of the world’s most iconic cultural events including Coachella, F1, Cannes, Art Basel and more. The h.wood Group offers corporate branding, catering, event production and marketing services at both private events and international pop-ups, reflecting and shaping popular culture on both local and global scales. 

The 2nd Annual Dog Jog is Upon Us

The 2nd Annual Dog Jog is Upon Us

Looking for some last minute ideas for things to do before summer ends? How about a run (or jog… or walk) with your dog?

If that sounds like something you’re into, fan-favorite pet brand Wild One has once again teamed up with lifestyle brand Outdoor Voices (OV) to host the second annual Dog Jog on Aug. 27th in LA

Wild One and Outdoor Voices are teaming up again to help people and their pups get moving. The two brands will be co-hosting a series of Dog Jogs from August 26th to August 28th at Outdoor Voices stores across the nation, including Austin, Boston, Chicago, and more!

In what is being described as a “run/walk/jog around the neighborhood,” participants can expect human treats from Cravers, Sanzo , and Topo Chico, pet portraits, an OV x Wild One raffle, and a pup cup station for four-legged friends.

The community event will begin with a jog and the first 10 people to arrive will win a goodie bag filled with awesome swag from both brands. Following the jog, there will be fun surprises and activities like pet portraits, raffles, and more! Talk about a good time for humans and animals alike!

About Wild One

“Wild One is a one-stop-shop for curated cross category essentials for dogs. We make everything you and your pup need to walk, run, play, and live in style, from water, dirt and odor proof leashes and design-forward carriers to all natural grooming products and biodegradable poop bags.”