K&L Wines on Vine is such a treat. It’s a wine wonderland: everything is good and the people there are just great! While taking a look at wines last week, all of them with their little notes about why they are good from the staff, one had a particularly large sign that said “OMG” on it. Because I am Cher from Clueless at heart, I investigated: apparently it was a wine made by Drew Barrymore, which the sign–seen above–blatantly said in a very self-aware way. We otherwise would have laughed and walked away; however, as Bobby pointed out, the label and branding was designed by Shephard Fairey. This whole thing was too silly to pass up.
When we visited the Hollywood and Highland Farmers Market in October, we thought it was going to get better. We anticipated them to actually start selling produce and things you actually associate with farmers markets but they definitely didn’t and the market definitely no longer exists. When we saw signs above the Hollywood and Western subway station that said they now had a farmers market, we were a bit nervous. Thus, we had to check it out last thursday. Surprise: it’s really nice.
“We think it’s about ninety years old,” Ryan Honey says, looking up at the large tree he’s speaking about. The tree is as tall as a three story building and has a trunk with the diameter of a small dining room table. It’s bark is scaly and its leaves are long and thin, some dark green and some a golden yellow. Its branches are scraggly and droop from the weight of the giant avocados it fruits: this is the now mythic Dinosaur Egg Avocado tree we’ve heard about.
Made In L.A. is coming to the Hammer, Barnsdall Park, LAXART, and billboards around town on June 2 and will showcase sixty emerging, under-recognized Los Angeles artists–one of which will be voted to win a $100,000 prize. In order to help you make an educated vote this summer, we’re counting down to Made In L.A. by showcasing each artist participating in the biennial.
David Snyder is a Los Angeles based artist who works in installation and video, his pieces often concentrating on the absurdity of life in the twenty first century.
A few months ago we were looking for new places to eat on Yelp, which has turned into one of our favorite pastimes. We just aimlessly shuffle through places blocks away from us on our phones hoping to find some uncovered gem or hoping what we want to eat will reveal itself to us. One late night we found an interesting sounding taco place with great reviews tucked in some corner of the Hollywood and Highland complex: Komida.