Thursday, September 29, 2011

Pet Theatre

You love to go around town bragging that you got your dog at the shelter - you're such a hero!  But have you taught him to perform on a high wire?.... I think not!  Now is your time to take the kids to see what Fido could be one day....
Gregory Popovich has rescued animals from shelters from all over the country and transformed them into stars!!  Come see the amazing cast of cats, dogs, parrots - even geese performing just for you!!  See you there!
Thursday September 29- Malibu, CA
Smothers Theatre @ Pepperdine University
24255 P.C.H.
Showtime@ 7pm
(310) 506-4522

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Abbot Kinney Fest Is Back!!

Music, Food trucks, shopping.... there is even a beer garden!! Get your arse to the Abbot Kinney Festival this Sunday!  Every year it attracts 150,000+, making it one of the largest community events of it's kind in the country!  There is plenty to do and see and no one is left out - there is a KidsQuad where the little lads can plant a garden, make sock puppets, make jewelry get their face painted....
What a great way to ring in the first weekend of Autumn!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

A Day in the Life.....

Every once in a while, a day comes along that is special.... where everything flows perfectly, the crew is in a good mood and you realize that you really are truly one lucky son of a bitch to have such a wonderful family and live in a place where anything is possible.  Last Saturday was one of those days....
A drive down PCH and we found ourselves in none other than Malibu.  This is my favorite way to start the day - I love the lumber yard... We wandered around, grabbed brunch at Cafe Habana, played some ping pong in front of James Perse, lounged in the sun, got ice cream from Chocolate Box Cafe... ahhhhh... After the week's rush of trying to get out of the house in time for school, homework done, make dinner, after school activities, it's nice to spend time with my family with no other commitments and no time limits. 
Next, we decided to head to LACMA to catch the Tim Burton exhibit.  If you haven't been yet, you are in luck - it's running until Halloween - don't miss it - it's fabulous.  
Having worn the kids out all day, and being fortunate enough to have a sitter lined up, we dropped the babies off at home and headed back to Malibu.... 
Oh, Nobu, you are a dream come true.....

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Great Night For a Great Cause!

photo courtesy of YoVenice
The Ben Harper Benefit to raise funds to help Babette Ho at The Mint last night was a huge hit!! The place was packed!  Jackson Browne had an amazing set followed by the oh so talented Ben Harper.  Ben opened his set with a phenomenal duet of Van Morrison's "Crazy Love" with his longtime friend Joan Osborne.  Next was an outstanding rendition of Bruce Springsteen's  "I"m On Fire".  WOW!
Great night for a great cause!

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Bay Shore Lanes Bowling - NEVER AGAIN!

The kids had an early dismissal from school yesterday and we thought it would be a blast to take them bowling at AMF Bay Shore Lanes in Santa Monica- ugh - it was a disaster!!  The bowling part was fun, but all of a sudden we noticed the kids we're itching like crazy!!  No hives, no bumps... just itching.  We couldn't figure it out!!  By the time they started stripping off their shirts, and losing their minds, we realized it was the installation blowing fibers all over the place!!!  The fibers were coating our seats, the floor, the balls - and now our children!!  If you look closely at the photo the ceiling is torn up - what a hazard!!!  Well, to say the least, we explained what happened to the manager - no help, no nothing.  AMF is part of our past - never going there again!  As for the kids - scrubbed them down like they were Thelma in Silkwood and they were still itching!!!  Nightmare.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Post No Bills

You may have seen his work around town ....
He's LA-based Street artist Morley and he's having his first gallery show at Post No Bills this Thursday, September 15th.  Other featured artists will include Borf, Bret Amory, Kelsey Brookes, Mark Jenkins, Ravi Zupa and Sage Vaughn.
Post No Bills is a relatively new Venice print shop and gallery in the former Equator Books location.  It was started by music producer Jordan Bratman and London -based gallery owner Steve Lazarides, best known for his work with Banksy.  From what I understand these two have a good thing going - not to be missed!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Special Evening with Ben Harper for Babette Ho!

This is a very special benefit show to raise cancer relief funds for Babette Ho, wife of legendary Dogtown and Z-boys Zephyr surfboard maker Jeff Ho.  A very limited number of tickets go on sale this morning at 10am  PST for $75.00.  ALL proceeds go to Babette Ho.  In addition, there will be Zephyr shirts, skateboards and surfboards for sale at the event!  Click the pic above to go to The Mints Web site to get tickets!  Hope to see you there!

Monday, September 12, 2011

Great Times In The Great Lakes State!

Hello Blog of mine!!!  I've missed you!   I spent the summer in The Great Lakes State (Michigan).   It was a beautiful, amazing time - BBQing, boating, concerts, baseball games, catching lightning bugs, watching thunderstorms, restaurant planning, spending lots and lots of time with my beautiful friends and family.  It was a dream.  I enjoyed every minute of it!!!  Sorry I've let you get away from me - I'm ready to get right back in the swing of things Golden State!  Where will you take me next??