9:30am to 5:30pm
Kuyam, a local online scheduling platform, will host the first ever Beautify LA event from May 3 to 10. For one week only, locals can book their favorite beauty or fitness appointments at participating salons and studios throughout Santa Monica, Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Brentwood, Century City, West LA and Pacific Palisades.
Participating local salons and yoga studios will offer select services at a discounted price on the specified dates. Users can sign up at beautify-la.com and book appointments starting April 29 in just a few clicks.
"We're a huge supporter of the local community and are very excited to be connecting users with these salons and studios in their backyard," said founder Kourosh Gohar. "For one week, users can try a variety of services ranging from massages to manicures to blowouts and much more."
Participating salons include: SPA at Sunset Marquis, Ocean Spa & Fitness in Loews Santa Monica, Marco Pelusi Hair Salon and many more.
The official media partner for Beautify LA is Angeleno Magazine.
How To Sign Up for Beautify LA:
1. Visit beautify-la.com and enter your email.
2. Wait for an email with your Beautify LA invitation to book your appointments.
3. Choose your favorite service and book your beauty appointment in a few easy clicks!
930 Hilgard Ave, Los Angeles, CA
11:00am to 3:00pm
As an official welcome to the spring season, Choice Hospitality Group is hosting the second annual Artisan Market at W Los Angeles – Westwood from 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 4. The event is sponsored by Mezcal El Silencio, providing specialty cocktails and live demonstrations, The California Olive Oil Council, presenting a sampling of 10 different olive oils, and Whole Foods Market, offering a DIY station where guests can mix and match essential oils to create their own body scrubs to take home with them.
The Artisan Market will offer guests a sampling of some Southern California’s best homemade products, including coffee and beans from Caffe Luxxe, vibrant spreads from Laura Ann Jams, creative spice and herb blends from Gustus Vitae Condiments, and delicious pickles by Pickled by Hattie.
When: Sunday, May 4th, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
695 E. Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91101
On May 3rd more than 90 independent bookstores across California will celebrate books, readers and indie bookselling on the first annual California Bookstore Day.
There will be famous authors and books you cannot get on any other day, in any other place. There will be readings, and prizes, and things to eat and drink. Your neighbors will be there, your friends will be there, your kids friends will be there.
You should definitely be there, too!
1700 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica, CA, CA 90401
As Los Angeles foodies know, there are plenty of dining experiences to enjoy across the Southland. This year, there is one particular event that will set itself apart from the rest. Flavors of Los Angeles 2014, a unique and memorable fine-dining event, promises to be a delectable, five-course gourmet dinner prepared tableside by one of the city’s most notable chefs. This experience will give each guest unparalleled and intimate access to incredible cuisine, and the artists who create it. Now celebrating their eighth year, Flavors of Los Angeles 2014, hosted by the Greater Los Angeles Division of the American Liver Foundation, will take place at the Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel on Sunday, May 4th, starting at 5:30 pm.
Some of L.A.’s Top Chefs and favorite restaurants participating this year’s include:
Christophe Happillon, Maître Écailler and Owner of the Oyster Gourmet
Shigefumi Tachibe, Corporate Executive Chef of The Chaya Restaurant Group
Collin Crannell, Executive Chef of The Lobster
Mirko Paderno, Executive Chef at Livello at L'Ermitage Beverly Hills & Oliverio at the Avalon
David Iino, Executive Chef and Owner of SALT Restaurant
Matthew Woolf, Executive Chef of Palihouse
Kevin Meehan, Executive Chef and Owner of Kali Dining
Wonny Lee, Executive Chef of Hamasaku
Phillip Frankland Lee, Executive Chef and Owner of Scratch Bar
Perry Cheung, Executive Chef and Owner of Phorage
Freddy Vargas, Executive Chef of Scarpetta at The Montage Beverly Hills
This year’s event begins with a special cocktail reception featuring tray-passed hors d'oeuvres crafted by each of the evening’s participating chefs and restaurants. Another special addition to this year’s cocktail reception is Christophe Happillon, who is known the world over as the Oyster Gourmet. Happillon, a Maître Écailler who specializes in the freshest and finest oysters around, will be serving his famous oysters during the pre-dinner cocktail reception from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm. Complimenting the oysters will be perfectly paired chilled shots of American Harvest Organic Vodka, along with specialty hand-crafted cocktails made with American Harvest Organic Vodka and Barenjager, as well as some specially selected wines from Kiamie Wine Cellars and Vina Sympatica.
Following the cocktail reception, guests will be escorted to their individual tables of twelve, where they will join their personal Chef for the evening. Each guest will enjoy five mouthwatering courses prepared right in front of them, which will also be paired with wines selected by each host restaurant to perfectly compliment each dish. Musical entertainment will be provided throughout the evening, and this year’s host and MC will be Chef Sharone Hakman from FOX’s hit show MasterChef.
Ticket Information:Flavors of Los Angeles 2014 will take place on Sunday, May 4th, 2014 at the Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel. The cocktail reception and silent auction will take place at 5:30 pm and dinner and the event program will start at 6:45 pm. Tickets and sponsorships are available exclusively at Flavors of Los Angeles 2014. For more information on the eighth annual Flavors of Los Angeles 2014 please contact the Greater Los Angeles Division of the American Liver Foundation directly at 310.670.4624 or e-mail Taly Fantini at [email protected].
2600 Franklin Canyon Dr., Beverly Hills, CA
Take an invigorating hike, covering the canyon from top to bottom, includ- ing shady green trails and sun-baked, steep paths. Canyon history and habi- tat chat along the way. Moderately- difficult hike. Meet at Sooky Goldman Nature Center. 2 hours.
7360 Beverly Blvd. , Los Angeles, CA
2:30pm to 10:00pm
Petty Cash is having a huge celebration for Cinco de Mayo and their One Year Anniversary on Monday, May 5th.
Here are some more details:
• $5 Fortaleza Tequila Shots
• DJ Jeremy Sole will be spinning from 5-9p
• Piñatas with prizes including gift certificates, free shots, and more!
**Keep in mind this is usually Margarita Monday but Margarita Monday will not apply on the 5th because of the party.
Also, to kick-off the party there will be a Tequila Tasting at Petty Cash from 2:30-3:30p with Guillermo Sauza of Fortaleza Tequila and Petty Cash's Nick Meyer. There will be a $5 cover at the door and guests will learn about distillation methods, philosophies, and will get to try Fortaleza's most recent batch.