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Bellacures Brentwood Opens!

Ask the Yenta   SPECIAL FOR TYR READERS!!   Bellacures Brentwood Opens Today!! Bellacures is one of the top Nails Salons in Los Angeles - and a total favorite of mine!!  I have been going to their Robertson location since the first week they opened! Bellacures Brentwood opens today and through the end of the month mention The Yenta Report and you will receive $5 off any service.  Yay!!! And no, I am not being paid for this announcement - I'm just spreading the love!! Bellacures Brentwood 11712 Barrington Court Los Angeles CA 90049 310.295.0016 Mon - Sat 9am - 7pm Sun 11am - 7pm http://www.bellacures.com/more info: OPENING IN BRENTWOOD FEBRUARY 2010 Bellacures is one of the most stylish, super hygienic, and frequently acclaimed nail salons in Los Angeles.  Since opening their doors in 2006, it...

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Girls Spa Day, Rainy Days

Ask the Yenta   "Dear Yenta, So my birthday is coming up next month – and I think I want to do something with just my girlfriends. Where's a place we could go to get some inexpensive spa services, and then maybe a cute lunch? I was thinking maybe one of those Korean day spas, but I'm not sure all my friends would be up for the nudity. I kinda want to be pampered, but the cost is a huge issue for almost everyone who will be invited, so it has to be someplace where we could do little services that are a good deal. What do you think? Does anyplace come to mind" Yeah, I’d probably stay away from the “all nude”...

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Hollywood, Dinner and Chocolate!

Ask the Yenta   "Dear Yenta, I’m coming to LA and am taking some clients out to dinner in Hollywood – any suggestions?" Of course! Katsuya – hip, modern, sushi http://www.sbe.com/katsuya/ Providence – American, voted Top 50 Restaurants in the United States, Gourmet Magazine http://www.providencela.com/ Street – food inspired by street vendors and family recipes worldwide http://www.eatatstreet.com/ Beso - Celebrity chef Todd English brings Latin approach to classic steakhouse cuisine http://besohollywood.com/   I often get calls and emails from other celebrity assistants asking or my help.  Here are a couple of questions from this week!     "Dear Yenta, my boss asked me to send “K” chocolates to a friend of hers for a thank you.  I have searched the internet and nothing comes up. Do you perhaps know what she’s talking about?"   Sure do!  She...

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Just an ordinary Saturday in Los Angeles

Who says living in Los Angeles isn’t AWESOME?!      Here’s a typical ordinary Saturday in LA.  I love this place!   10am I just found out about this place: Hotel Surplus Outlet. It’s a warehouse and resale outlet facility based in Van Nuys.  They warehouse and resell hotel furniture, new overstock furnishings, decorator goods, and lodging items – AND they are open to the general public!!  New shipments from Rumor has it, there’s a big sale this weekend. You can find small armoires with storage drawers $299, long upholstered benches $59, large armoires with antique details $349, wood end tables $149-$199 and small writing or dining tables $49.95.  Such a deal!!! Hours: M-F 9:00-6:00   Sat. 10-5, Closed Sunday 12pm Amy Jurist, chef and owner of Amy's Culinary Adventures catering...

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The Yenta’s Top 10 for 2010

Top 10 New Years Resolutions 1) Make my bed everyday 2) Be consistent with my recycling 3) Keep my apartment tidy 4) Less anger, more kindness 5) Cut down on the junk food 6) Travel 7) Cook more, eat out less 8) Dance 9) Save money 10) Let love in 10 Things to Look Forward to in 2010   1)   The Apple Tablet 2)   3-D TV 3)   The 4G Network 4)   Movies: Clash of The Titans, A Couple of Dicks, Robin Hood, The  Wolfman, Sex In The City 2, Alice In Wonderland, Inception, Dinner for Schmucks 5)   Fiat 500 6)   Real Health Reform 7)   Winter Olympics 8)    Albums: Christina Aguilera, Jennifer Hudson, Usher, Danny Gokey, Blink 182 9)   American Idol 10)  My Birthday   You know you want to read my blog! I Can’t Live If Living Is Without You Monday, December 28, 2009 I woke up...

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Pub Crawls, Breakfast with Santa and Retro Slide Shows

Some really fun weekend Holiday activities!! Pub Crawls, Breakfast with Santa and Retro Slide Shows Oh My! 1st Annual SANTA Monica Pub Crawl When: 5pm Saturday Dec 19 Price: Donation of one non-perishable food item per person Main St., Santa Monica, CA  90405 This Santa Monica pub crawl raises money and food for those in need during the holiday season. Revelers are encouraged to wear Santa gear as they drink their way through a variety of local watering holes on Wilshire Blvd., 4th St., Broadway, Santa Monica Blvd., Ocean Ave., Main St., and 3rd St. Visit the website for a complete list of venues. Also, join the email list to find out about the scavenger challenge! http://www.santamonicapubcrawl.com/ Sunset Strip Tweet Crawl 3 When: 6:30p Friday, December 18 starting at The...

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Hanukkah Happenings and Girls Rock Gift Idea

Ask the Yenta   "Dear Yenta, I need to buy a holiday gift for a 13-year-old rocker girl: electric guitar, vintage amp, keyboard. Help.”   Never fear, your Yenta is here! Vintage Amps: Rock N'Roll Vintage - vintage amps California Vintage Guitar and Amp - vintage amps Keyboards: Guitar Center  7425 Sunset Blvd., Hollywood, California 90046 (323) 874-1060 Sam Ash Music Stores 7360 Sunset Boulevard, Hollywood, CA 90046 (323) 850-1050 Electric Guitars: Daisy Rocks - girl guitars Top 10 guitars for girls Gibson Les Paul Goddess Daisy Rock Stardust Elite Venus Squier Hello Kitty Stratocaster Gibson SG Goddess Daisy Rock Tom Boy Epiphone Emily The Strange G310 Gibson Les Paul Vixen Daisy Rock Rock Candy Custom Special Luna Andromeda Luna Athena Hollowbody Hanukkah oh Hanukkah!!     Holiday Events around Los Angeles Third Street Promenade December 11-18 at sundown 1300 Block of The Third Street Promenade Come celebrate the Menorah lighting...

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Christmas lights, business cards and breakfast meetings

Ask the Yenta "Dear Yenta, I need to coordinate a breakfast meeting for about 20 people in December.  My company can’t afford to buyout a big room at a hotel. I have people coming from the Fairfax area and from Sherman Oaks. Any suggestions?” Here are two great places that can totally work with budgets – you can go from a continental breakfast to a more substantial hot breakfast. Good luck!   Tart at The Farmer’s Daughter Hotel (across from The Grove) 115 S. Fairfax Ave <div">323-937-3930 <div">note: cute spot, great breakfast food   Maggiano’s At The Grove 189 The Grove Drive Note: it’s easy - you have a Banquet Manager helping you the whole way and different size private rooms to choose from David – Banquet Sales Manager 323-965-2777   "Dear...

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Landscape Designers, Classic Food, and Holiday Pies!

Ask the Yenta "Dear Yenta, I’m looking for a recommendation for a fantastic landscape designer." Here are a few great choices: Mark David Levine Design Group http://www.markdavidlevine.com/mdlflash.html Mayita Dinos Garden Design http://mayitadinos.com/index.html Joan Grabel - Park Slope Design http://www.parkslopedesign.net/ "Dear Yenta, My wife and I recently moved here and we are real foodies. Do you have some kind of list of the top rated restaurants in Los Angeles when it come to each food style?  We want to try different places on our date night. Thanks." Thanks for the question -- I’ve got a great list now! Top-Rated Restaurant List Lucques – California/Mediterranean (West Hollywood)http://www.lucques.com/ Campanile – California/Mediterranean (LA/La Brea)http://www.campanilerestaurant.com/ Spago – California (Beverly Hills) http://www.wolfgangpuck.com/restaurants/fine-dining/3635 A.O.C. – California/French (LA/3rd St.) http://www.aocwinebar.com/ Sona – French (LA/ La Cienega) http://www.sonarestaurant.com/ Melisse – French (Santa Monica) http://www.melisse.com/ Capo – Italian (Santa Monica) http://www.caporestaurant.com/ Via Veneto – Italian...

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The t-shirts have arrived!!

This month, The Yenta Report launches its “Yentawood” t-shirt line…no explanation needed!!   Available in pink and black  for women (sizes: small to XL, $30) and black for guys (sizes: small to 2XL, $30 or $33 for 2XL), this is a must-have gift for any Yenta in your life!!   Click here and start shopping!! Love you, mean it, Loren   This weeks Blog!!!   You know, you want to read my blog...

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Mani’s, celebrity art and martini glasses

Ask the Yenta   "Dear Yenta, I’m going to a concert at the Gibson Amphitheater.  Can you give me some suggestions for restaurants in the East Valley that are fit for a foodie?" Morton’s 3400 West Olive Avenue Burbank, CA 91505 Phone: (818) 238-0424 Ca Del Sole 4100 Cahuenga Blvd Toluca Lake, CA 91602 Phone: (818) 985-4669 Pinot Bistro 12969 Ventura Blvd Studio City, CA 91604 Phone: (818) 990-0500   "Dear Yenta, I’m looking to rent one of those black and white photo booths for an upcoming party.  Where do I find one?"   Check out the choices below: there are so many options! You can get that classic-style photo booth – or you can do digital photos, or color photos, and some companies even come with props so you and your friends can have some extra silly...

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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: Pink Princess Zappos   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...

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Birthday happiness, U2, and other tours

Ask the Yenta "Dear Yenta, I hear it’s your birthday this weekend.  What do you want for your birthday?” So glad you asked! This is what I would like for my birthday!!!!!!!!!!! 1)   lose 20 lbs 2)   a boyfriend who loves me like a queen 3)   have someone hand me a check for $50,000 with no strings attached<div">4)   a lifetime gift certificate of manis and pedis 5)   a weekly massage for a year 6)   a private chef 7)   a dishwasher 8)   a trip around the world 9)   someone to paint my apartment 10) world peace and love!     Okay, okay – Yes, it is my birthday this weekend but I totally made up this question!!!  LOL!!   Here’s something to read!   Why Hollywood’s Jewish guys fall in love with shiksas!! A great article by Liel Leibovitz   http://www.tabletmag.com/arts-and-culture/18711/gentlemen-prefer-blondes/   Things to check out this weekend!   Saturday, October 24th   The Brewery ArtWalk Brewery...

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Holiday gifts, costumes, and craft night!

Ask the Yenta "Dear Yenta, I know it’s early, but I’m already working on Christmas/Hanukkah gifts for my boss.  He usually gives the same fruit basket every year and this year he wants something different.  The price point is around $50 and presentation is key!!  Any Ideas?” Paulette Macrarons (Bev Hills) http://www.paulettemacarons.com/gifts.html - assorted colorful flavors - gorgeous! The Cookie Sandwich Company (San Diego) http://www.cookiesandwich.com/packaging.php - feels likes it’s homemade!   Peanut Butter and Co. (New York) http://www.ilovepeanutbutter.com/ - you can send a package of six plus their cookbook - who won't love that!?! It’s perfect for families with kids. John and Kira's (Philly) http://www.johnandkiras.com/SHOP - check out the chocolate figs! Skinny Skinny (Brooklyn) http://www.skinnyskinny.com/products/green-gifts-c-3 - a set of organic soaps in a beautiful eco-friendly box that looks like a book!   Elegant Cheesecakes...

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Have fun or get inspired this weekend!

Yes, It’s the weekend – have some fun or get inspired!!   "Clue" at The Nuart   Friday at midnight, the historic NuArt Theater on Santa Monica Blvd. in West LA presents a “shadowcast” (reenactments in front of the movie screen) performance of the comedy whodunit "Clue." How could this evening get better? It includes an interactive trivia game. Whoa! You’ll receive a special ClueArt Clue Card at the box office. Test your memory and your knowledge of the film. Fun!   $10.50 http://wiseguysevents.tumblr.com/post/199574440/clue-at-the-nuart-clueart       Swap-O-Rama - a clothing and costume swap!   This Saturday, 12p-5p, at the Venice Center for Peace and Justice and the Arts, join in a communal process of reuse and celebrate collective creativity!  Swap-O-Rama-Rama is a giant clothing swap event with sewing and silk screening...

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