Driving down Beverly West of Fairfax, you may have seen some new faces have popped up. There’s a new JR across from Bao and the West Elm across from King’s Road Cafe and Cooks County across from Swingers in addition to all the fancy homeware stores. Cooks County is the newest entry, filling in as the replacement to Bistro LQ. It opened up this past Autumn and, in addition to BLD, Short Order, Playa, Terroni, Jar, Animal, and one or two others just blocks away, you can bet that the Mid-City Beverly Corridor is where you need to be eating.
There are a lot of dog friends in Los Angeles who have terrific lives and get to go to hiking everyday and get to go to parks and have play dates and do things that dogs dream of being able to do. It’s great to be able to do that, especially in Los Angeles, which is a perfect city for dogs (even though the sidewalks can be a little too hot for my paws). But, there are a lot of dogs who need help, a lot of dogs that are homeless and have no idea how to change things. They’re scared, they’re helpless, they’re confused, and they don’t know what to do. A new
dogdocumentary is sharing these stories, the stories of dogs in South Los Angeles who need our help: Street Dogs of South Central.
Last Saturday we braved the rain for the Pentax event at A+R. Realizing that we wanted lunch after the event, we decided to try out Gjelina, one of the most notable (from critics and friends alike) places to eat in Abbott Kinney.
Being people who love Los Angeles, we end up with so much Los Angeles focused stuff. People we know give us stuff, strangers send us stuff, family gift us stuff–and all stuff about Los Angeles. It’s not a bad problem to have but we do end up losing things in the shuffle. While cleaning this past weekend, we happened upon the above book: Imposters by James Knoblauch.
Last week was Fashion Week in Los Angeles, we think. It could very well still be happening but we have no idea. We didn’t realize the week was upon us until we were e-mailed about potentially doing some coverage on it, from a party completely removed from the event who were hoping we had an “in” there as they couldn’t get ahold of anyone. We thought Fashion Week wasn’t until Autumn at some point but, after a quick Google search, it surely was last week-ish. We sent a frazzled e-mail to their press people the week before it all started, knowing it was very late in the game but figured why not give it a shot? We didn’t hear anything from them and didn’t see anything during Fashion Week aside from events that designers and fashion people we knew invited us to. Is Fashion Week in Los Angeles supposed to be completely missed and muddled, shrouded in confusion and mystery and overwhelming vagueness? If it is supposed to be that, mission accomplished.