Hello Kitty, breakfast and flower girls

Ask the Yenta
Dear Yenta, Help – I can’t find decent shoes for the flower girl in my wedding!  Where can I go?
Nordstrom has a fantastic selection of kid’s shoes – including shoes for a wedding. With locations in Glendale, The Grove, Canoga Park, and West LA – there is bound to be one easy for you to get to. You can also buy online or call ahead to see what they have in stock.

Otherwise, check out these websites:


Things to check out this weekend
Friday, October 30th, 8pm
at the Egyptian Theater, 6712 Hollywood Blvd., LA
American Cinematheque hosts the 50th Anniversary! The Twilight Zone,” 1959-1964. October marks the 50th anniversary of the debut of Rod Serling’s landmark eerie TV series “The Twilight Zone.” Join the author ofThe Twilight Zone Companion, Marc Scott Zicree as he shows some of the Emmy-winning series’ unforgettable episodes by Serling, Richard Matheson, Charles Beaumont, and George Clayton Johnson. Writers, directors and stars from the series will appear in-person for discussions with Zicree. It’s a once-in-a-lifetime celebration of a timeless American classic. Discussions with Rod’s wife, Carol Serling (schedule permitting), Richard Matheson, Earl Hamner Jr., George Clayton Johnson, H.M. Wynant , Robert Butler, Arlene Martel, and other talent from the series (to be announced). Event lasts approx. three hours. Be sure to bring an extra pair of glasses, and be on your best behavior, or you’ll end up in the corn field!
Sunday, November 1st, 10am-10pm


It’s Hello Kitty’s Birthday!!
Check out the full day of events at Royal/T Café in Culver City.http://www.royal-t.org
Free Birthday gift bags to the first 100 visitors!
10am -12pm: Hello Kitty Birthday Brunch! What better way to celebrate Hello Kitty’s birthday than with a super yummy breakfast of Hello Kitty pancakes and waffles! Perhaps the birthday girl will pop in and say hello!
11am-Noon: Three Apples Artist Workshop with Three Apples guest artist Gary Baseman! Break out the pencils and sketch pads for this figure drawing workshop with tips from the acclaimed graphic artist. With the models styled in Hello Kitty fashions, you’re sure to take home a book of “kawaii” (cute toy) drawings!
Noon–1pm: Three Apples Artist Workshop with Three Apples guest artist Buff Monster! Create a Hello Kitty art piece of your very own. Each participant starts with a blank Hello Kitty figure and will customize it using paints and Buff Monster’s help! Take your creation home to be admired by friends and family.
2–3pm:  Hello Kitty Sushi & Bento Box Workshop with acclaimed chef Sushi Girl! Learn how to make Hello Kitty inspired sushi. Upon completing the workshop, you’ll take home a special Hello Kitty bento box and the sushi you made to share with friends and family! (Requires pre-registration and $15 materials fee). Pre-register http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/88194
4-5pm:  Happy Birthday Hello Kitty! Join the LA Ladies Choir and sing ‘Happy Birthday’ to Hello Kitty and enjoy a Hello Kitty Birthday cupcake!

Additions to The “Y” List


The Yenta’s favorite breakfast spots!

Everyday is a day for breakfast at Toast!  I love the egg scrambles and instead of fruit, I order the “chop chop” – it’s like Israeli salad with chopped tomatoes and cucumbers. http://www.toastbakerycafe.net

For pancakes, Griddle Cafe is it – but these pancakes are a serious treat!  You cannot eat them everyday…“Mounds of Pleasure” is what I dream of – coconut and chocolate chip filled pancakes!! http://www.thegriddlecafe.com/

My favorite extremely buttery egg sandwich comes from Joan’s on Third. It’s called the New York Breakfast Sandwich – scrambled eggs, bacon & Monterey Jack cheese on toasted country bread. And don’t even ask – there are no substitutions on the sandwich…and they’re right – it’s perfect, as is!!http://www.joansonthird.com/breakfast_menu.php?id=7