Los Angeles

Joe's Restaurant - Venice

Some of the best dining on Abbot Kinney can be found at Joe Miller’s mainstay Joe’s Restaurant. The restaurant offers fine dining with a neighborhood atmosphere that attracts locals and celebrities alike. The California-French cuisine combines fresh ingredients sourced from local farmers markets and the chef’s creativity for some truly memorable dishes. The dinner menu includes an extensive selection of hot and cold plates, such as the tuna tartare and smoked salmon with sliced cucumbers, and the bouchot mussels with shaved fennel, red chili, and espilette aioli.

Tomahawk and Retox live at the Mayan Theater, Los Angeles

I was in for a very special treat last week on Tuesday, February 19th to see rock supergroup Tomahawk reunite for the first time in 10 years. They played live at the Mayan Theater in downtown Los Angeles to celebrate a new era free from the apocalypse. The show’s opening band was Southern California’s own Retox who went on tour with Tomahawk throughout the west coast. Both Retox and Tomahawk are on the same label called Ipecac Recordings, which is managed by former label manager of Alternative Tentacles Greg Werckman and Mike Patton the singer of Tomahawk, Fantomas, and formerly of Faith No More.

Hotel Bel Air - Los Angeles

Tucked away in the City of Angels is a place you’ve been dying to try for years. Friends, families, acquaintances, colleagues, you name it – basically anyone who has been here before will attest to Hotel Bel-Air’s irresistible charm. So you were itching to step inside as soon as it reopened its doors in 2011. Spanish colonial architecture done up in French Deco design still predominates the overall aura of Hotel Bel-Air.

Drain Expressions opens at PRISM gallery

PRISM is delighted to announce the forthcoming exhibition by Jim Drain, ‘Drain Expressions.’ This is the artist’s first solo presentation at the gallery. ‘Drain Expressions’ proposes a level of visual fecundity that has long been present in the artist’s work - elaborate woven compositions, deconstructed paintings, immersive wall patterns, wall-mounted sculptures and gently satirical promotional posters are drawn together in the artist’s first major exhibition in Los Angeles in 8 years.

Will Leather Goods

Bill Adler has opened his Will Leather Goods storefront this week in Venice,CA. Adler who is a Detroit native has been innovating great design in the world of leather of leather since the 70’s. His love affair began while pursuing his acting career, where he took a sabbatical to develop the early line of belts, deemed Billy Belts. Developing a belt collection sold in the heart of the Venice beach boardwalk became the the beginning of a love affair with leather.

"FLYAWAY HOME" by Sarah Elgart

  A PERFORMANCE SERIES (LAX BUS TERMINAL) OCT. 13, 8:00PM and October 14, 7:00PM Choreographer and Director Sarah Elgart presents an encore of her 2011 performance, FLYAWAY HOME, a reflective, ambient and movement-based performance work that travels through and responds to the scale and the architecture of the Van Nuys Flyaway bus terminal, while exploring themes of flight,light, and gravity, and the idea that you take your home with you.

The Ritz Carlton - Marina Del Rey

After a stressful day stuck in LA traffic and the bad luck of not finding the perpetual California sun on my trip there is nothing better than coming to find refuge in the calm and beautiful Marina Del Rey, more precisely at the Ritz-Carlton Marina Del Rey situated at only one mile from Venice Beach and Fisherman’s Village marina Del Rey. This elegant 14 story Hotel, a contemporary interpretation of classic European architecture (listed annually on Condé Nast Traveler’s Gold List and Travel and Leisure’s “T+L 500”) provides you a warm comforting feeling of luxury from the minute you walk in this establishment while keeping a savvy balance of California relaxed laid back into your overall experience.

Russian Circles and Chelsea Wolfe at the El Rey Theatre - Los Angeles

The Sargent House Records show with Deafheaven, And So I Watch You From Afar, Chelsea Wolfe, and headliners Russian Circles was an amazing mix of eclectic music and an awesome show. All the bands were great and Sargent House really knows how to organize an outstanding show. The first band Deafheaven are actually one of my new favorite bands. They are from San Francisco and toured with Russian Circles throughout the US.

LA Market by Kerry Simon - Los Angeles

LA Market by Kerry Simon shares the floor with the luxurious Ritz Carlton Residences in the heart of downtown Los Angeles. With neighbors such as Staple Center and Nokia Theatre, this modern neon lit restaurant is the perfect spot for a pre-Laker game happy hour or an upscale dinner with friends before a concert. Chef Kerry Simon has taken a “rock n roll” spin on an American Cuisine with a garnish of good old-fashioned Southern flavor.