What a weekend! There were two major events this is weekend in LA. These events included two major street closures. Both of which I was able to participate in.
Saturday June 22, 2013 was the LA Culture Festival. A 2.5 mile parade down Hollywood Blvd stretching from Vermont to Cherokee. The parade is a collaboration of carnival festivities from Central and South America. It's basically 4-5 hours of dancing to soca music with a fantastic feathery carnival costume. At the end of the parade, there is a block party called " Carnival Village" featuring live music, authentic food, vendors, and of course more dancing. Last year was my first time supporting this event in LA. Now I will always support this event. It's just getting better every year!
Sunday June 23, 2013 was yet another Ciclavia event. This time it was 7 miles of the iconic Wilshire corridor that was closed to motorized vehicles and used for bicycles. This was a great way to view this historic part of LA. I got to appreciate the detail in the buildings as well as get to know (new to me) businesses in the area . We rode our bikes all day long. From Echo Park to LACMA to Little Tokyo. I got acquainted with tasty new places to eat in K-town (including 24 hour tofu restaurant and 24 hour coffee shop with wifi), had a picnic at Hancock Park overlooking the tar pits, and made a personalized bicycle license plate at the Pettersen Automotive Museum. These are just a few highlights. We did so much more while meeting up with other riders and friends throughout the day. I'm always looking forward to Ciclavia. The next event is October 6, 2013, The Heart of LA including Chinatown! See you there.
An evening of vintage gambling.
Brought to you by the Art Deco Society of Los Angeles.
The ADSLA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that focuses on the celebration and preservation of the architecture, art, music, dance, clothing and elegance of Art Deco.
The Avalon Ball in Catalina and the Queen Mary are two of the societies largest fundraising events. All proceeds go towards saving numerous deco buildings and host educational lectures and tours in and around LA.
Casino Moderne is the lastest fundraising event held at the Historical Los Angeles Athletic Club. Yet, another night of stepping back in time. Admission is good for entry, hors d'oeuvres, gambling chips, and if interested, a discounted room in the newly renovated rooms of the hotel.
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My dearest suitor took me to lunch at Cliftons Cafeteria in Downtown Los Angeles. It was our first time there. I've heard so much about this eatery and I was thrilled to check it out. Quite the place to dine in the 1930's and on.
Upon entry down a long hall in to the cafeteria I grab my tray to start off with a loooooooong line of desserts neatly displayed in their own individual cute white cup or bowl. Next were the little salads. Some more desserts and finally to the entrees. Actually after the entrees, the line ended with even more desserts, in case you didn't catch them earlier, before we hit the cashier. I had a wet roast beef, mashed potatos and a cucumber salad. He had the cod fish, mixed bean salad and we shared, my favorite, coconut cream pie.
I didn't realise how large this venue is. I mean massive. Four floors! The whole place is decored to make you feel like you are surrounded by large red woods. Who would've thought? A 20' waterfall cascades next to the three tiers of water front seating. A redwood church to have your own private service before or after lunch. You can rent out the third floor for private parties even.
Dining here is like dining in a catering museum. There are photos and memorabilia that documents the cafeteria throughout its history in LA . I wouldn't necessarilly come back for the food. I will be back with a group of friends for afternoon coffee/tea and dessert! ;)
What a big Pin Up weekend. Sturday 1/23/10 turning little lovlies into Pin Ups. This was a first time event of its kind for playclothes and it good bookesd up quick! They girls got to do photoshoot to keep for themselves or as a Valentine surprise for that special someone. The whole store was 15% off for the day. It was any girls dream. Doing a photoshoot in a GIANT vintage closet. Every prop imaginable was at their fingertips. Make up was done by Besame Cosmetics, Hair by me Sandra D, and Photography by Julia. Photos to come soon!
On Sunday 1/24/10...more Pin Up. A day spent at the Historic Warner Grad Theatre in San Pedro. What a grand theatre it is! If you did not make it, you missed a good one. This was a 100 minute fashion show modeling original garments worn by great hollywood actresses like Bettie Davis and Norma Sheaer just to name a couple. Each model had such elegance and charisma gliding across the stage channeling old hollywood. The photo below is a quick shot just before curtain call of me and one of the models Tiba.
Here is a little write up:
and some photos:
and more on the event:
be sure the clock buzzscene at end of article for more pictures! What fun!
I will be styling a vintage fashion show put on by Art Deco Society of Los Angeles (ADSLA). Sunday, January 24th, 2010 at 7pm.
I have styled this vintage fashion show before and it is not to be missed! This is a very unique fashion show where you will see authentic peices from the 1920s thru the 1950s.
Held at the historic art deco
Warner Grand Theatre 478 W. 6th Street San Pedro
Here are some photos of the show-
Be sure to check out above..."Pin Up Weekend" for more pictures and articles on the show.