5 Things To Do In LA This Week: 11.10 – 11.16

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5 Things To Do In LA This Week: 11.10 – 11.16

Monday November 10

Vanilla Bake Shop Vanilla Cupcake

                                                                                                        image via vanillabakeshop.com / Jason Herring

Celebrate National Vanilla Cupcake Day | Vanilla Bake Shop

Yes, National Vanilla Cupcake day is a “real” thing and I don’t think any of us are all that mad about it? “Why Vanilla Bake Shop in particular” you say? Well, lets start with the most obvious of reasons,*cough cough* the title, but it’s not to go un-noted that the Vanilla team has been positively written up everywhere from Brides magazine to Angeleno, and they go down in cupcake history as one of the competitors on the Food Network Challenge. Treat yo’self with a box of Vanilla Bean/Cinimon Vanilla/Chocolate Vanilla Bean “Cupcake Babies” (mini cupcake morsels) and give Vanilla Cupcake Day the proper justice it deserves.

Santa Monica: 512 Wilshire Blvd. Santa Monica, CA 9040


*Tuesday November 11* – just added


Girls Raising LA | General Assembly Santa Monica

Girls Raising presentations are a unique series of events that help women founders get publicity, network with like-minded entrepreneurs, and meet influential women (and men) who can move their businesses forward.” I’ll personally be there tonight to meet and chat these fabulous like-minded ladies in the tech world and beyond – if you think you might like to join too head HERE to purchase tickets and use the special Love & Loathing LA code ‘LOVE’ for a discount!

Santa Monica: 1520 2nd Street, Santa Monica CA, 90401


and the rest of your plans this week…


Wednesday November 12

Jimmy Page with Jimmy Book

                                                                                                                                                       image via acehotel.com

An Evening With Jimmy Page in Conversation With Chris Cornell | Ace Hotel Theatre

Well, this is exactly what it sounds like. Guitar legend Jimmy Page having a conversation on stage with vocalist Chris Cornell at the majestic Ace Hotel Theatre. Only in LA can you even be invited to attend something like this – Jimmy wants to read to you bits from his book dammit, so take advantage. (tickets and more info here)

DTLA:  929 S Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90015


Wednesday November 12

LA LIVE popup Marketplace

                                                                                                                                                                 Image vie LA Live

POPUP Marketplace | LA Live

This Wednesday LA Live will be creating a space for an awesome local marketplace featuring the work of over 60 LA artisans, makers, and crafters from 5 – 10pm Downtown. Get a little Holiday and personal shopping done, enjoy the LA Live restaurants food & drink specials, $5 parking, DJ sets, hang out and have a good time! (more info including a list of vendors here, be sure to RSVP too)

DTLA: 800 W Olympic Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90015


Thursday November 13

Reverie Art Show

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LA Odyssey ‘Reverie’ Art Exhibit | Bruce Lurie Gallery

Bruce Lurie Gallery and the lovely Juliette Lewis will be host to a very naked/very LA art exhibition titled ‘Reverie’, the second set of the LA Odyssey series. Reverie will feature works from Lily Flores, Serg Gil, and Scarlet Mann that explore their love and passion for Los Angeles. …. and also naked people. (Racked LA shares the full skinny here)

Mid-City: 2736 South La Cienega, Los Angeles CA, 90034


Friday November 14

Foster The People

See Foster the People Live | The Shrine Auditorium

Fun fact: Foster the People are from LA! Catch the local indie pop band at their hometown gig this Friday at the Shrine Auditorium – I promise you’ll only have to hear Pumped Up Kicks once. (more info and tickets here)

DTLA: 649 W. Jefferson Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90007



But Also Don’t Forget…


Wednesday November 12

Love & Loathing LA: Glass of Red Wine

LearnAboutWine’s STARS of Cabernet Wine Event | The Peninsula Beverly Hills

Talk about celebrating #winewednesday properly… Southern California’s premiere wine school and event organization group LearnAboutWine and wine guru/founder Ian Blackburn will be hosting an evening of Cabernet tasting at the Peninsula Beverly Hills Hotel from 7 – 9:30 pm. Guests will have the opportunity to taste 3-4 wines from 40 of the top Cabernet Sauvignon winemakers from all over; including regions like Napa, Paso Robles, Bordeaux, and more. GA tickets start at $150 ($200 at the door), VIP start at $250 ($300 at the door) and tickets are already limited so buy ’em now while they’re cheaper and actually available! (more info and tickets here)

Beverly Hills: 9882 S Santa Monica Blvd Beverly Hills, CA 90212


Now Open:


New Clare V Store | Santa Monica

Queen V of Clare V. officially opens her THIRD store this Tuesday November 11th in Santa Monica at 1318A Montana Ave. I’m thrilled yet terrified to be in such close proximity to my favorite LA based bag/clutch/purse designers new shop – needless to say I know where I’ll be shopping for myself this Christmas!

Santa Monica: 1318A Montana Ave, Santa Monica CA 90403


Kye’s | Santa Monica

STAY TUNED FOR A FULL/DEDICATED POST THIS WEEK…. but in the meantime may I present you with Kye’s: my new favorite thing since the creation of non-dairy ice cream (which they offer in the form of delicious and healthy shakes!). Kye’s – also located on Montana Ave in Santa Monica – opened it’s doors last week and has already fed hundreds of curious hungry and health conscious customers. Delicious, hearty, healthy, food that doesn’t skimp on taste, comfort, or quality? Yes please? (visit their site and read more about their story and wtf a Kyerito is here – let me just preface with, they’re addicting.)

Santa Monica: 1518 Montana Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90403


Sample Sale Alert:


Wednesday November 12

Sole Society Holiday Pop-Up Sample Sale | Culver City

5 – 8 pm | goods starting at $10 and everything up to 50% off | must RSVP here

Culver City: “Sole Society HQ” 8511 Steller Dr Culver City, CA 90232


Thursday November 13 – November 15

Lovers & Friends Sample Sale | DTLA

Thursday & Friday 11am – 5pm, Saturday 11am – 3pm | $10, $20, $30 items

DTLA: 2301 E 7th St #F101


Friday November 14 – November 16

The Dreslyn Pre Black Friday Sale | Daily Dose Cafe DTLA

Friday & Saturday 10 am – 5 pm, Sunday 10 am – 2 pm | up to 60% off brands like Rag & Bone, Band of Outsiders, & many more | share this flyer and get 10% your purchase

DTLA Arts District: 1820 Industrial St Los Angeles, CA 90021

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