Sunday, April 21, 2013
Venice, originally called "Venice of America," was founded by tobacco millionaire Abbot Kinney in 1905 as a beach resort town, west of Los Angeles. Venice has always been known as a hangout for the creative and the artistic people. In the 1950s and 60s, Venice became a center for the Beat generation. There was an explosion of poetry and art. Today Venice is one of the most vibrant and eclectic areas in Los Angeles.
Prominent residents of Venice include actresses, actors, and musicians like Julia Roberts, Nicolas Cage, and John Frusciante of the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Photographer Lauren Greenfield has lived in Venice since 1972. Actor Robert Downey Jr. kept an apartment on the boardwalk during the 1990s. Jim Morrison lived in Venice for two years where he met Ray Manzarek to form the nucleus of The Doors. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s acting career began after becoming a regular bodybuilder at Venice’s famous Gold’s Gym, whose present facility claims to be “The Mecca of Bodybuilding.”
Venice sunsets are amazing with the most concentrated colors I have seen... During the summer months, the sunsets on Venice Beach fall behind the mountains, and make the scenery a spectacular one with the ocean, and mountains at the same time.
Sunday, April 14, 2013
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
if you have no particular plans for this wonderful sunny afternoon, and you can’t make a decision which attraction to pick out of hundreds of Los Angeles hot destinations, keep it simple: spend a day on *Manhattan Beach…
Stop by at “Coffee Bean” on Manhattan Avenue for “a cup of tea with a slice of lemon”, of course…
But don’t go to the beach yet…Take a walk on The Strand, and think about at least three important things to remember:
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because when you get off The Strand, step on the sand, inhale fresh salted breeze, and get “carried away” by the ocean, you will feel happy and free, and absolutely sure: LIFE IS GOOD… generally speaking…
*Wikipedia: “Manhattan Beach is a beachfront city located in southwestern Los Angeles County, California, USA. It is the most expensive city to live in on the California Coast, with homes exceeding $25 million in cost”
Friday, April 5, 2013
Thursday, April 4, 2013
What’s going on? During the last 52 weeks in USA MINT color for nails is on the top of every brand’s best sellers’ list. It’s not seasonal, obviously. It’s a solid trend… Let’s have a look at Sally Hansen pallet (left to right in order of popularity). "Coral Reef" second place? really?
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Shopoholics flock to the Westside for the trendy boutiques on Third Street, and popular shopping centers such as The Grove, and the nearby landmark Original Farmers Market, opened since 1934. Who said there are no seasons in LA? Michael Kors, and people say "Yellow!" for LA spring...
Wikipedia: "The Grove is a retail and entertainment complex in Los Angeles, California. The Grove is anchored by both Nordstrom and Crate & Barrel, and has flagship stores for British fashion chain Topshop/Topman, Abercrombie and Fitch, Barnes and Noble, and Apple. Other stores in the center include Michael Kors, two-storey GAP and J.Crew locations, Nike, MAC Cosmetics, COACH, Anthropologie, Barneys New York CO-OP, and American Girl Place.
During the Christmas shopping season, fake snow is produced periodically during the night. In mid-November, the Grove Christmas Tree goes up at 110 feet, it is the tallest Christmas tree in the city of Los Angeles".