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 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 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


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!


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:

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


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!


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  – 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:

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, 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)


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!


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:


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 (box of 8 for $26.96) for any last-minute gift needs!


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.


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.


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, 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 — 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.


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.


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)


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

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, 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 


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


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:
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:

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 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.”

Meet JOYO – A New Line Of Adaptogenic Sparkling Teas

Meet JOYO – A New Line Of Adaptogenic Sparkling Teas

As we wrap up Summer there’s still time to grab a refreshing drink and sip what’s left of the season away.

During the week of August 15, Jay Shetty & Radhi Devlukia-Shetty launched JOYO, their new line of adaptogenic sparkling teas. 

JOYO’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. 

The teas are available in five purposeful blends: Unsweetened Black Tea, Raspberry Black Tea, Black Tea with Lemon, Peach Black Tea and Tropical Green Tea.

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!

The new brand will be available at all Erewhon stores for $3.49 a can.

Azuna Fresh Makes for a Perfect Multi-Purpose Back to School Freshener

Azuna Fresh Makes for a Perfect Multi-Purpose Back to School Freshener

It’s that time when kiddos are heading back to school or to college — and that can only mean one thing: smelly odors. From the shoes and socks they’ve worn all day, to the outdoor “sunshine” odor that latches onto their clothes, chances are you’re familiar and seeking a solution for when things go ripe.

Bedrooms or dorms will be overflowing with dirty laundry, jammed garbage cans, sweaty gym clothes, and gross left overs. Azuna Fresh‘s Odor Eliminator & Air Purifiers and Sprays are here to help keep their bedrooms and dorms funk free and smelling fresh. Azuna Fresh — not meant to mask the odors with an overpowering scent, but instead fights them — eliminates odors for a fresh smell again.

One of the leading brands for natural and non-toxic healthy air solutions and odor elimination, Azuna Fresh has special bundle kits for Back to School season, which are perfect to send in a care package so your college-bound kids can place them in any small spaces, including their car. From small rooms and kitchens, to gym bags and showers, Azuna Fresh helps keep things mold free and odor free the natural way. In addition, Azuna offers a line of special products just for RVs and Boats! So if you’re just the parents going for a road trip getaway, you’re covered too.

Using natural air-flow and a unique, slow-release formula, Azuna delivers these air-cleaning benefits to the surrounding air without using harsh chemicals:

  • Includes (3) 2 oz Odor Eliminator & Air Purifier Treatments, (1) All Natural Spray, (1) 12 oz Gel Refill Pouch
  • Each pod effectively treats a space up to 200 sq ft for 60-90 days
  • Cleans air and neutralizes bacteria, mold, mildew, fungus & other odor-causing microbes
  • All Natural Odor Eliminator & Surface Cleaning Spray delivers instant odor elimination, freshens upholstery, clothing, athletic wear, or anything that could use a refresh – it can even be used to clean hard surfaces
  • All Natural Spray cleans and neutralizes surfaces against bacteria, mold, mildew, fungus, & other odor-causing microbes
  • Reuse Azuna pods & save. Every 60-90 days, replace gel in the pod with fresh, new gel using the 12 oz Refill Pouch.
  • 12 oz Refill Pouch = (6) 2 oz pod refills
  • Made in USA
  • All Natural | Plant-Based | Biodegradable | Phthalate-Free | Vegan | Cruelty-Free
  • And available in Tea Tree, Citrus, Vanilla, Variety Pack, and Limited-Edition Coffee Bean scents

With all of the products available to disinfect surfaces,  Azuna Fresh, a non-toxic tea tree oil based healthy air solution, clears your home, car, office, nursery room, gym and more of irritating and immune-system weakening toxins. It also keeps your fruits and vegetables last longer in the fridge for up to 14 days.  Keeping the air around us as clean and clear of mold, mildew and bacteria helps keep our immune systems in fighting shape.

Event Watch: Reclaiming Amazônia

Event Watch: Reclaiming Amazônia

If you’re looking for the perfect Friday night event (taking place August 5th, 7-11 pm) to end the workweek, how about a cultural immersion into the art, music, history & education, discussion, and celebration of the Indigenous people of the Amazon?

Second Home, the team co-working space provider, has joined forces with community-generated radio station dublab Brazil to host the special party highlighting the art, music and discussion dedicated to the indigenous resistance of Brazil. With all of the attacks and extreme political atmosphere Brazil faces at this time, the event will be an excellent opportunity to understand what is happening there, and what we can do to help. All are welcome and encouraged to bring friends in order to contribute to the cause.

What to Expect

Blood Sap: A Manifesto of Love and Fight by Amazon Communities (7-11pm)

Immerse yourself in the beauty of the forest and plight of its people in this powerful audio-visual artwork created by Brazilian artists Maihara Marjorie, Thiago Duar and Watatakalu Yawalapiti.
Their work will be on display and playing throughout the evening for your viewing.

Indigenize the Politics: A Discussion in Tribute for Dom Phillips and Bruno Pereira

This program is inspired by, and dedicated to, the work of Dom Phillips and Bruno Pereira. These activists were murdered in the Amazon for investigating the undeclared war on indigenous communities.

Join them in conversation with Vincent Bevins (Award winning journalist), Julia Jaye Posin + Fernanda Ezabella (Amazon Watch/Artist for Amazonia), and Apu Gomes (Brazilian photojournalist) to discuss why, in their honor, we must indigenize the politics that govern Amazônia. Preventing the world’s most important ecosystem from being ransacked is important now more than ever.

Brazilian Dance Celebration

Celebrate the exhilarating musical culture of Brazil and join us for a dance party in our garden. Tunes will be provided by DJ wyldeflower and there will be a special performance from Grammy nominated artist and Brazilian cultural legend, Thalma de Freitas, thanks to our amazing partner dublab! Special Caipirinha cocktails will be available as well!

Tickets are donation based ($10 suggested donation) and all money raised will be donated to Acampamento Terra Livre – the largest mobilization of Indigenous Peoples in Brazil fighting for the land, for life, for natural resources and for the sovereignty of the Brazilian people! Register for the event here.

Location & Time

Reclaiming AmazoniaSecond Home Hollywood1370 N St. Andrews Place,Los Angeles, CA 90028Friday, August 5th7-11pm

SHAQTOBERFEST Begins Hiring with Talent Tryouts

SHAQTOBERFEST Begins Hiring with Talent Tryouts

Last month, the news broke that 15-time NBA Hall of Famer Shaquille O’Neal and AGB Entertainment would work in partnership with Thirteenth Floor Entertainment Group to bring the first-ever SHAQTOBERFEST Halloween event, to the historic Queen Mary in Long Beach, CA this October. Thirteenth Floor Entertainment Group, are the producers of world-class live events and location-based entertainment experiences — including LA’s own Haunted Hayride.

Now, the’ve opened up appointments for their talent tryouts!

Anyone eager to be a part of the skeleton crew for the upcoming SHAQTOBERFEST team only needs to fill out the application form. The talent search includes performance roles, such as actors and improvisational artists — as well as customer service and operations staff. And if you’re not exactly an actor, no worries — the job requires no previous acting experience and is a TON of fun.

After completing the form, the team will be in touch to schedule an interview/audition.

Officially open to the public beginning late September through Halloween, the interactive experience will be the ultimate Halloween destination for family-friendly trick-or-treating, ghoulish games, delicious treats, specialty libations, frightfully fun nighttime haunted trails and exciting live entertainment that encapsulates O’Neal’s playful personality.

Learn more about SHAQTOBERFEST here.

About Thirteenth Floor Entertainment Group

Thirteenth Floor Entertainment Group produces world-class live events and location-based entertainment experiences and is the world’s largest Halloween themed entertainment company. With over 16 locations and counting, every year, Thirteenth Floor brings premier Halloween experiences to markets all across the country. Designed by world-renowned haunted house engineers and featuring makeup and effects from Hollywood special effects artists, their attractions take fright to a whole new level. Learn more at their website, here:

About Shaquille O’Neal

Shaquille O’Neal is one of the world’s most successful athlete-turned-businessmen, whose accomplishments both on and off the court have translated into a highly sought-after consumer brand. As an entrepreneur, sports analyst, DJ, restaurateur, and brand ambassador, Shaquille O’Neal’s signature “Business of Fun” mantra resonates throughout each of his countless endeavors.

The 15-time NBA All-Star’s unprecedented athletic career spanned nearly two decades and earned him countless awards and honors, including NBA Most Valuable Player, NBA Rookie of the Year, four NBA Championships and a First Ballot NBA Hall of Famer. Currently, O’Neal is an analyst on TNT’s Emmy Award-winning “Inside the NBA.” O’Neal, who has a PhD in Leadership and Education, established The Shaquille O’Neal Foundation which provides resources for underserved youth. He also gives back through a number of annual philanthropic programs including Shaq to School, Shaqsgiving, and Shaq a Claus.

The launch of his Las Vegas eatery Big Chicken has further elevated Shaquille’s status as he has positioned himself as a successful restaurateur. The brand currently has sites open in Las Vegas, Glendale, CA, two Carnival Cruise Ships (Mardi Gras and Radiance), Climate Pledge Arena in Seattle, UBS Arena in New York with many more locations under development.

Follow Shaquille O’Neal on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

About ABG Entertainment

ABG Entertainment offers unparalleled storytelling through long-form and short-form content, live event production, hospitality and immersive experiences in collaboration with the world’s most influential creators, distributors, brands and artists. ABG Entertainment is a division of Authentic Brands Group, a global brand development, marketing and entertainment company, and owner of a portfolio of iconic and renowned brands that generate more than $21 billion in retail sales worldwide. For more information, visit

Your Midsummer Essentials Roundup

Your Midsummer Essentials Roundup

It’s the end of July, which puts us right in the middle of summer. Chances are you’ve found yourself completely prepared for all the season had to bring, or you’ve been lacking here and there. Either way, this is the guide you probably didn’t think you needed, to survive these next couple of months.

Little Kitchen Academy

Kids. You just gotta love them, but sometimes you have to love them from afar. Summer is officially in full swing, and as the novelty of having no school has worn off for children of all ages, parents are beginning to hear the dreaded phrase “I’m bored!” or “There’s nothing to do!” Enter Westfield Century City, the premier destination for shopping, entertainment, and dining.

Located in the heart of LA, the options at Westfield Century City are endless, so we wanted to highlight one of our favorite kid-friendly experiences available at Westfield – Little Kitchen Academy, a Montessori – inspired cooking academy for kids ages 3- 13+. 

Little Kitchen Academy offers sessions Monday through Sunday, where your child will experience a 3-hour class and they will learn how to make healthy and delicious meals from scratch to consumption. During each session your child will learn how to combine different ingredients into great meals and how to use kitchen tools safely, all while gaining self-confidence. There are four different curriculums that are offered, for ages 3-5; 6-8; 9-12; and 13+. Each class is tailored specifically to each age group, making it the perfect solution for mid-summer “boredom.”


So you’ve already gone on a vacation for the summer, but that was for the kids. What about your adults-only time away? Brella, the innovative LA-based child care center is here to answer that question, by supporting busy parents who want to take a day trip on Saturday, or have a date in the city.

From full-time care to last-minute summer needs and everything in between, Brella’s plans are 100% flexible to account for whatever type of child care is needed. Parents can pick between three different plans with varying levels of commitment and are able to use the innovative, newly relaunched Brella App to determine their child’s schedule, day to day, week by week.

Brella provides the first-ever truly flexible child care model allowing families to schedule by the hour and day through an easy-to-use app. With a network of centers, families can access multiple locations with a single enrollment. Brella’s founders Melanie and Darien are providing community-oriented solutions to an age-old problem. Inspired by the likes of WeWork and SoulCycle, Brella strives to make themselves just as accessible.

After the smashing success of their first location opening in 2019, Brella opened a second location this June in the heart of Hollywood’s Sycamore district. The space is bookended by the best up-and-coming hotspots such as Tartine, known for their exquisite baked goods, the Jeffrey Deitch gallery, and the sprawling new all-day corner café, Sightglass Coffee, and are opening a third location this fall in Pasadena.


Even during the summer it can get pretty chilly! dryrobe, the latest cult wardrobe item from Britain making waves in the U.S., was designed as a changing robe for all outdoor adventurers to put on. Whether you need to change clothes with privacy or quickly get dry after being in water, dry robe is here to change what has long been a complicated process for beachgoers – and anyone having fun in a body of water outdoors.

The brand’s spotlight robe, the dryrobe Advance, is both unisex and sustainable, available in short and long sleeve lengths, and comes in a wide range of colors — all made using 100% recycled nylon. The synthetic lambswool interior is made from recycled polyester and wicks moisture away while fleece-lined exterior pockets do their bit to restore feeling to extremities after swimming in chilly waters. It also doubles as a fashion statement, loved by and seen on Harry Styles and Rita Ora in their day to day. We’ve seen a rise in functionality in fashion, and people choosing to wear an item that was built purely for performance as a personal style choice. The dryrobe fits perfectly in this current model of dressing, and includes the following benefits:

  • Waterproof and windproof outer shell fabric made from 100% recycled nylon
  • Super-warm synthetic lambswool lining made from 100% recycled polyester
  • Tailored, fitted sleeves with hook and loop fasteners at the wrist
  • Treated with eco-friendly BIONIC-FINISH® ECO water-repellent technology
  • Full length 2-way reversible YKK® zip
  • Minimal sealed seam construction
  • Deep, fleece-lined external zip pockets
  • Huge ‘A4’ size internal, soft-lined ‘poacher’ pocket
  • Internal waterproof zip entry pocket – ideal for phone/wallet
  • Super light construction – approx 1.3kg (dependant on size)


KOKOLU is the eco-friendly and stylish accessory brand, who just launched their most popular Daily Eight Tote in a stunning luminous edition!

Made from 100% PCR plastic, this tote bag is ready to go wherever you go – even during a summer night – with its glow in the dark features. A burst of sunshine or selfie camera flash illuminates the bag to create a dazzling sparkle that will have everyone stop and stare!

Core features include:

  • 8 post-consumer recycled plastic bottles = 1 Daily Eight Tote

  • Strong, durable material is 100% machine washable

  • Dope Dye color-blend technology reduces water waste without dulling colors

  • Comfortable and flexible for wearing over the shoulder or in hand


Summer Read: The Apocalypse Game

You need a little something for the upcoming beach day, you say? Can the worst traits of humanity, together with unbridled science, artificial intelligence, and encouraged by super-natural evil, spark the apocalypse?

After a dozen waves of COVID, refugees crowd New York City where the antihero, Jonas Gredas (20), is a terribly handicapped social misfit with an off-the-charts IQ, and a fan of fantasy stories, because the monsters are never weak. An atheist, he’s haunted by a voice who guides him, which may be his subconscious. With the voice’s help, Jonas creates a never-before-seen AI companion, named Hela. He hopes Hela will heal his withered body, give him safety from his abusers, and enable him to gain the love of the mysterious Sara.

But unexpectedly, he makes enemies of the police and FBI, the church, and a computer titan. Succored only by an ancient priest whom Jonas loathes, Jonas must run from the FBI as they destroy Hela. Out of options, Jonas considers suicide until Hela miraculously returns to him, bringing him hope. Together, they work to save humanity from death and disease. But Jonas’s enemies still hound him, pushing Hela toward fulfilling Jonan’s every monstrous fantasy, just as his lifelong demonic haunt works to arrange; the looming apocalypse.

Comparables: The Apocalypse Game reminds one of Mary Shelley’s thought-provoking, science gone too far, Frankenstein; Dan Brown’s thrilling artificial intelligence comes-to-life, Origin; or Stephen King’s gripping supernatural tale The Stand.

Buy The Apocalypse Game here!


Whether you’re planning a sophisticated summer soiree, a backyard barbecue or a fun pool party, it’s the perfect time to elevate your summer entertaining experience. While it’s essential to stock up on refreshing beverages and tasty food, I’d like to introduce you to a new machine sure to elevate any party setting.

Enter BEED, a newly launched device that seamlessly merges cannabis, technlogy, and design into one machine that’s poised to become “The Nespresso of Cannabis.” BEED is a fully automated joint rolling machine that rolls a fresh joint in 20 seconds flat and at a push of a single button. BEED is the perfect addition to any bar cart this summer, by not only adding a stylish and functional conversation piece but BEED also offers a very unique social element to your gathering.

Say goodbye to ‘puff, puff, pass’ and communal joints shared by a bevy of peoople – now with the ease and simplicity of BEED, everyone can enjoy their very own personal preroll and socialize safely with friends this summer. All you have to do is pop a BEED pod precisely dosed and packed with cannabis flower into the BEED machine along with your pre-roll cone of choice, press the button, and watch BEED work its marijuana magic. Purchase yours here:

Sackville & Co.

If you’re needing more for your stash, Sackville & Co. – the Brooklyn-based creator of design-focused cannabis accessories, have quickly become the object of Gen-Z’s affection! Lana Van Brunt and Hayley Dineen, the duo behind Sackville & Co., set out to create elevated accessories that marries their creative eye for design and the Gen-Z consumer’s shift towards cannabis.

With unique Crystal Ball Pipes and ultra-sleek Carry Case Keychains, Sackville’s designs are not only catching the eyes of Gen-Z, but also disrupting the typical cannabis accessories industry. Lana Van Brunt and Hayley Dineen, the creators of Sackville & Co., bonded over their shared frustration of not being able to find chic cannabis products to fit their personal styles. With New York’s mass cannabis legalization on the horizon, Sackville & Co. has the local roots and creative design to truly disrupt this new market.


Chamberlain Coffee x Craig’s Cool Off Coachella

Chamberlain Coffee x Craig’s Cool Off Coachella

Coachella’s nearly here and the weather’s heating up. That can only mean one thing: Chamberlain Coffee and Craig’s Vegan Ice Cream are pairing up to release a magical solution to all that could possibly ail us. Cold, caffeinated refreshment anyone?

Following the success of the Gen Z coffee brand’s ice cream truck pop-up with celeb hot spot Craig’s last summer, the two beloved brands will be teaming up again and taking their partnership to the desert this weekend with vegan ice cream for Coachella!

During both weekends of the festival, coffee and ice cream lovers alike will be able to stop by a pop-up on-site in The Rose Garden and the VIP food and beverage booth to enjoy a brand new flavor from Craig’s and Chamberlain Coffee: vegan coffee ice cream!

In additional news, Chamberlain Coffee just recently launched a chocolate and coffee lover’s new favorite snack!

Made with whole roasted espresso beans, the brand’s latest product launch is the ultimate midday snack that’s so good, you’ll want a never-ending supply! Perfect for sweet tooth chocolate cravings and paired with a little caffeine “pick me up” to get you through the day, it’s the perfect bite-sized desktop indulgence to keep around.

The espresso beans, which are available in the US only, are available in both milk and dark chocolate so you can switch it up based on your preference. No matter how you prefer your Chamberlain Coffee or Craig’s Vegan Ice Cream, the options are only increasing. What will they think of next?

nomoo Makes a Strong Case for No Mo’ Meat in Your Diet

nomoo Makes a Strong Case for No Mo’ Meat in Your Diet

The meatless movement is growing increasingly large, and nomoo | new american burgers, the innovative vegan fast food joint, quickly becoming the mecca for all plant-based Angelinos, aims to revolutionize America’s favorite food— the burger—from the inside out. If you’ve been scrolling on the foodie side of Instagram lately, there’s a high probability that you’ve come across at least a couple of nomoo’s menu offerings captured beautifully.

While their plant-based menu items look like our traditional favorites, their ingredients are a bit different — but so much tastier and better for you! What makes the experience even more worthwhile is their retro-modernized diner theme hailing back to the days of yesteryear.

nomoo’s quality food created a body of loyal fans, while the art, styling, electric branding supporting their plant-based menu, and the honed flavor profiles differentiate the restaurant from others. nomoo’s familiar-yet-futuristic retro neon style injects color and vibrancy to their flagship location, a historic long-forgotten diner on Los Angeles’ iconic Melrose Avenue.

Menu items range from their fan favorite Hot Chicken Sandwich, served on a warm brioche bun using house made plant based chicken, to a delicious green salad crafted from locally grown produce — not to be outshined by their golden fries and colorful milkshakes.

Remedy Place is The L.A. Marathon’s Official Halfway Pit Stop for Recovery

Remedy Place is The L.A. Marathon’s Official Halfway Pit Stop for Recovery

The L.A. Marathon is quickly approaching, and for anyone who plans to participate, they’re in for quite a welcome surprise. Social wellness club, Remedy Place, will be the official Halfway Pit Stop for the LA Marathon on Sunday, March 20. Last November, what started as a marathon watch party outside the club’s prime Sunset Boulevard vantage point quickly turned into Remedy Place Founder/CEO Dr. Jonathan Leary and team springing into action to administer treatments to help runners alleviate various aches, cramps and pains.

This year, Remedy Place is taking race recovery to the next level by officially teaming up with the LA Marathon to optimize participant’s performance and stamina as they take on the second half of their race.  Starting at 10:00 AM, Remedy Place’s team of leading alternative medicine doctors and wellness experts will be providing hands-on support to all participants of the LA marathon outside of the club (8305 Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069).

Fusing the world of self-care with the benefits of positive socialization to enhance the effects of treatments – a term Remedy Place has coined “Social Self-Care” – a live DJ will be blasting energizing beats to further amp up runners and the pit stop vibe.  Spectators are encouraged to come and cheer on runners from the Remedy Place Recovery Pit Stop, socializing and enjoying the wellness-infused camaraderie.

The following are complimentary treatments being offered to runners:

  • Localized Cryotherapy → For pain relief

  • Handgun Massage Devices With a Percussion Tool → To reduce inflammation and minimize muscle tension

  • Holistic Topical Pain Remedies →  To penetrate deep into muscles and stop pain at the source


While after the race, runners can receive the following:

  • Cold Immersion Therapy → Guided ice baths will be available to reduce inflammation, promote circulation, enhance mental clarity and improve sleep post-race.

  • Recovery Resources → Dr. Jonathan Leary and team will be onsite to educate runners on different ways to optimize their recovery post-marathon

Breadblok Opens New Silver Lake Location

Breadblok Opens New Silver Lake Location

Where can you find a gluten-free bakery that offers a full breakfast/brunch and lunch menu, and a baker’s delights? If you thought such a place didn’t exist, you’d be wrong. Breadblok — an L.A. favorite — has taken everything there is to love about our guilty food pleasures and made them even better, with a brand new Silver Lake location.

LA’s favorite gluten-free bakery has expanded to the Eastside with a brand-new restaurant & retail bakery, joining their Santa Monica location. Arguably a dreamscape, Breadblok’s range of deliciousness includes, all organic, gum-free, soy-free, and refined sugar-free ingredients processed in their dedicated facility. What Breadblok has achieved with their locations equates to a community hub where neighbors, both local and from afar, stop by for health-conscious selections they can count on from the friendly team.

We had the incredible opportunity to try some of their amazingly delicious food offerings prepared by their chefs, and the Breadblok crew treated us as if we had walked into a neighborhood market celebrating its 50th year in business. The restaurant, clean, organized, and deceivingly small, makes great use of simplicity, minimalism, and space by showing you nothing more than what you need to see: the food and the merchandise available for purchase. With this spotlight putting everything into focus, Breadblok Silver Lake feels so much larger than it is, and pairs all of this with a graciously spaced outdoor dining area.

Breadblok’s breakfasts and brunches include, but are not limited to a bacon Breakfast Sandwich, Potato Galette, a Breakfast Plate, and a surprisingly light Vanilla Brioche French Toast. Lunch menu options are hearty and wholesome, with Quiche Lorraine, Vegetable Quiche, and two Pizza options, while Avocado Toast, Smoked Salmon Tartine, and Croque Monsieur, melty Baguette Sandwiches, and brimming Salads complete the rest of the menu’s food options. No bakery is complete without a selection of baked goods, and Breadblok has more than you could ask for in gluten-free bread and sweet varieties.

Finally, Breadblok’s drink choices include a variety of coffees, teas, and specialty drinks, like the Lavender Latte and Pink Velvet Latte, all made with the milk or plant-based milk of the buyer’s choice. Big on flavor, and crafted with love, it wouldn’t be a surprise to see that Breadblok had regulars who just stopped by for coffee and a doughnut to soak in a heartwarming, pet-friendly, neighborly vibe.


Nutritionist Rania Batayneh, MPH on the Benefits of Kori Krill Oil

Nutritionist Rania Batayneh, MPH on the Benefits of Kori Krill Oil

March begins National Nutrition Month, and what better way to kick things off, than with Kori Krill Oil and helpful information from Nutritionist Rania Batayneh, MPH? For many who began 2022 on a health kick, experiences have ranged from effortless to completely off the rails, but Kori Krill Oil can help everyone with the least effort.

Even with the growing trend of diet-conscious people today, nutrition deficiencies are still rampant in the United States, with a whopping 70% of the U.S. population deficient in omega-3’s — a key nutrient for heart health.

With just one serving of superior Omega-3 supplement Kori Krill Oil ($19.99), 250 grams of EPA and DHA Omega-3 fatty acids are provided to your body – the equivalent of the same amount of Omega-3s that you’d get from eating 2 servings of fish per week (recommended by U.S. dietary guidelines). As Kori Krill Oil provides Omega-3 in its most natural phospholipid form, distribution is superior and converts directly into cells and organs.

Read on for key pointers in our Q&A with Nutritionist Rania Batayneh, MPH, and no matter where you are in your health journey, get started making sure you’re not deficient in Omega-3’s!

Q&A With Nutritionist Rania Batayneh:

Q: Can you please share some info with our readers about your background as a nutritionist and how you got started?

In 2001, I obtained my master’s degree in nutrition from the University of Michigan School of Public Health. I started my career in San Francisco in 2001 with a focus on developing strategies to help my clients optimize their health and wellness, which results in long term weight loss. My first book, The One One One Diet is a #1 Amazon bestseller and has changed the lives of so many men and women.

Q: During this time with health and wellness interest booming, what is one of the biggest nutritional myths or misconceptions?

I think one of the biggest misconceptions is that only older generations should be worried about how nutrition can play a huge role in overall health. For example, the CDC recommends that the younger generations should also stay vigilant with their heart health too. In fact, heart disease affects 1 in 10 Americans between 20 to 39 years old. Diet and nutrition play a critical role in improving heart health, and omegas are a superfood that can not be overlooked.

Q: Can you tell us what in its formula makes Kori Krill Oil so special, and why it stands out from other comparable alternatives, like cod liver oil and salmon oil supplements?

Krill Oil, specifically Kori, the superior Omega-3 supplement really stands out compared to other fish oils on the market. Kori truly is an Omega-3 Superfood. Antioxidant powered for 6+ benefits including heart, brain, joint, eye, skin and immune health with superior absorption versus fish oils.

Kori Krill Oil Omega-3s are in phospholipid form, which supports Omega-3 distribution throughout the body and delivery to the body’s cells. Since krill oil Omega-3s are in a phospholipid form (their most natural form) that blends easily in our stomachs, you do not get that fishy aftertaste or fishy burps.

Q: Just from a nutritional standpoint, what are some of the highlights that Kori offers, and how do they help the body?

Like fish oil, krill oil contains DHA and EPA. However, krill oil contains the essential nutrient choline which supports brain and nervous system health, and the antioxidant astaxanthin. Fish oil doesn’t have these.

Not all Omega-3 supplements are the same and there are many important differences between krill oil and other Omega-3 supplements, like fish oil that make Krill Oil the superior Omega-3 superfood source. Some key differences include: 

Kori Krill Oil naturally has more nutrients and comes in their most natural form for even more health benefits vs. traditional omega-3 sources.

Kori Krill Oil is the most natural Omega-3 form whose antioxidant power supports heart, brain, joint, eye, skin and immune health with superior absorption versus fish oils.

Superfoods are not only packed with nutrients, but they are clean by nature. Kori Krill Oil is naturally non-gmo, which means no artificial flavors, colors & preservatives are needed. 

Q: 70% of the U.S. population is deficient in Omega-3’s. What are some health issues that can arise over time due to a lack of sufficient Omega-3’s?

Omegas are always top of mind (literally and figuratively!). Consumers are embracing Omega-3s as they are critical for our brain, eye, skin, heart, join, and immune health. Salmon (or a healthy fish diet) is one of the most recognized superfoods out there, because its Omega-3 EPA & DHA nutrients are essential fatty acids our bodies need. The American Heart Association recommends that you consume 2 servings of fish/week. But >70% of Americans aren’t eating enough of a healthy fish diet, resulting in too low Omega-3 levels.

A more “superficial” example is one of which impacts your skin. The term “Inflammaging” is a meld of the words “inflammation” and “aging,” and lends itself to the concept that inflammation leads to quick aging of the skin. If you are not eating 2 servings of fatty fish each week, it is quite likely that you are deficient in omega-3s which are essential fatty acids.  While we can’t take a look inside our bodies, what we see can be a reflection of a deficiency. When our diets are deficient in fatty acids, you may start to experience dry skin. Reason being: Omega-3 fatty acids are important in keeping our skin hydrated and strong. Supplementing with a product that in its natural form — like Kori Krill Oil — can make an impact on your skin.

Are there any final points you’d like to stress about the importance of implementing Kori Krill Oil and Omega-3’s into regular daily intake?

If your diet is lacking in omegas, my recommendation for an added source of Omega-3s is Kori Krill Oil which offers Omega-3s in its most natural form, closest to eating a healthy fish diet. Think of it this way, a supplement should supplement your diet. Sounds simple, right? When you look at your diet (meaning what you eat, not what you shouldn’t eat!) are you getting the essentials? One of which are your Omega 3 fatty acids. To find out, ask yourself this question, “Am I eating 2 servings of fish each week?” If the answer is no, then a supplement is a good idea. Not only do Omega-3s help with our brain health, they are also powerful antioxidants which help support our eye, skin, heart, joint, and immune health.

Some supplements target only one part of your health-your hair, your eyes, your skin, but what if there was one that helped with all of them. KORI is the one supplement your entire body can benefit from-head to toe. What’s more, research suggests that omega-3s from krill oil are superior to fish oil in raising Omega-3 levels in the body.