Martha Stewart, Antoni Porowski & others join USA TODAY Wine & Food Experience 2019 Tour
Nov
9
11:00 AM11:00

Martha Stewart, Antoni Porowski & others join USA TODAY Wine & Food Experience 2019 Tour

The USA Today Wine & Food Experience is an engaging culinary exploration where fans and connoisseurs alike taste and celebrate wine, food, and see national and regional gourmet leaders at work. The event comes to LA on Saturday, November 9th at LA Center Studios.

Each USA Today Wine & Food Experience focuses on a Grand Tasting - a flavorful exploration of special chef recipes, wines, craft beers and spirits with diverse gourmet personalities and restaurateurs. Grand Tasting and VIP Grand Tasting tickets include access to a schedule of cooking demonstrations and wine seminars; VIP tickets give early entry and a special lounge with exclusive drinks and bites. Limited ticket seminars and meet and greets are available with special guest chefs Stewart, Cuarnaschelli, Conant, Porowski and others.

Tickets are available here.

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Effervescence, a Los Angeles Champagne and Sparkling Wine Festival, Announces Complete Lineup of Masterclasses, Sponsors and Offerings
May
3
to May 5

Effervescence, a Los Angeles Champagne and Sparkling Wine Festival, Announces Complete Lineup of Masterclasses, Sponsors and Offerings

Effervescence, America’s leading epicurean event centered solely around Champagne and sparkling wines, will return to Los Angeles May 3-5, 2019. The three-day festival will kick off on May 3rd with a once-in-a-lifetime dinner hosted by Krug and will pour into the weekend with the Grand Champagne Tasting featuring top Champagne producers, and master classes taught by leading experts. An exclusive Gala Dinner at Jar will be hosted by California’s leading female celebrity chefs: Suzanne Tracht, Nancy Silverton, Dominique Crenn and Dahlia Narvaez. To top it off, Nancy Silverton will host the More Bubbles brunch featuring sparkling wines from around the world for collectors, winemakers, and enthusiasts.

Effervescence Festival is proud to partner with the Los Angeles Times Food Bowl. It will be featured as one of 200 events during the month-long festival in May celebrating the city's dynamic food scene.

The three-day festival will include:

Krug Collector Dinner at 71 Above - Friday, May 3 at 7:00 p.m. Effervescence will kick off with a once-in-a-lifetime dinner for Champagne collectors, hosted by Krug Champagne, at 71 Above in downtown Los Angeles. Winemaker Jérôme Jacoillot will share stories and insight into the legendary house. Current releases as well as very rare library releases will be paired with a special menu prepared by Chef Vartan Abgaryan, who is returning to the 71 Above kitchen for this special occasion. Champagne Krug is poised to debut the 1988 Collection - the most anticipated Collection in over 30 years - to dinner guests. This is the first showing of this late-disgorgement, extremely rare offering in the US, and it will be the first opportunity for collectors to purchase the storied vintage. 71 Above is located at 633 W. 5th Street, 71st Floor. $1,750 a seat.

Grand Champagne Tasting at the Line Hotel - Saturday, May 4th from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Hosted at The Line Hotel in LA’s trendy Koreatown district, the walkaround Grand Champagne Tasting will offer guests an opportunity to taste and converse with the winemakers, owners and brand ambassadors from more than 30 renowned Champagne houses. Purchasers of Grand Champagne Tasting tickets are eligible to win pairs of Recioto Spumante Champagne glasses by Bottega del Vino. The Line Hotel is located at 3515 Wilshire Blvd. $250 per person. 

During the Grand Champagne Tasting, three masterclasses will be offered to ticket holders on a first come, first serve basis at no additional cost, including: 

1:00 p.m. - Krug Champagne.
 Winemaker Jérôme Jacoillot will explore a vertical tasting of six Krug Grande Cuvée Editions. Every year, the recreation of Krug Grande Cuvée represents a new edition of the founder’s vision, a vision that goes beyond the very notion of Vintage. 

2:00 p.m. - Pinot Noir & Chardonnay featuring Bollinger and Ayala. In Champagne production, two grapes reign supreme: Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Champagne offers an incredible case study in the possibilities of these two classic varieties. At this seminar, we will explore the complementary contrasts of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay in Champagne with two top houses. Join us for “A Study of Pinot Noir via Champagne Bollinger & A Study of Chardonnay via Champagne Ayala”! The following wines will be poured:

■        Bollinger NV Special Cuvée *from magnum
■        Bollinger NV Brut Rosé
■        Bollinger La Grande Annee 2008
■        Bollinger La Cote aux Enfants Coteaux Champenois 2014
■        Ayala NV Brut Majeur *from magnum
■        Ayala NV Brut Nature
■        Ayala NV Rose Majeur
■        Ayala Blanc de Blancs 2012 

3:00 p.m. - Fromages de France.  World renowned cheese monger François Robin will create an extraordinary environment where guests will discover how their five senses work together to create the ultimate tasting experience. In all, five artisanal French cheeses (Comté, Brillat-Savarin, Livarot, Bleu d’Auvergne, and Mimolette) will meet their match -- five Champagnes from legendary houses Suenen (Côte des Blancs), Huré Frères (Montagne de Reims), Champagne A. Chauvet (Montagne de Reims), and Marion-Bosser (Vallée de la Marne).

Gala Dinner - Saturday, May 4th from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Renown female chefs Nancy Silverton, the first woman to win the James Beard Foundation's Outstanding Chef Award, Dominique Crenn, James Beard Foundation’s 2018 Best Chef: West and first woman to receive three Michelin stars, along with Chef Suzanne Tracht, owner of Jar restaurant, will host this year’s not-to-be missed Effervescence LA Gala Dinner. Chef Dahlia Navarez, recipient of the James Beard Foundation’s award for Best Pastry Chef in 2016, will also host as pastry chef for the evening. Winemakers will bring their own special bottles of Champagne and sparkling wines to share over the course of this special and intimate dinner. Diners are encouraged to bring a favorite bottle to share. Gala dinner guests may enter a raffle to win a 49-piece service for eight of Bottega del Vino's handmade, lead-free crystal.  Jar is located at 8225 Beverly Blvd. in Los Angeles. $500 per person.

More Bubbles Brunch - Sunday, May 5th from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The popular More Bubbles Brunch melds a walkaround tasting of sparkling wines from Italy, Spain, USA, England, New Zealand, South Africa and beyond with a sumptuous brunch menu prepared by Chef Nancy Silverton. Guests will experience the diversity of grapes and sparkling wine styles from around the world, amidst the colorful and contemporary indoor and outdoor space of Hedley & Bennett, a woman owned and operated apron factory on the border of the Fashion District in downtown Los Angeles, located at 3864 S Santa Fe Ave. $125 per person.

The idea for Effervescence was inspired by Olivier Krug, a sixth-generation member of the Krug family and director of the Champagne house. “Olivier was visiting Los Angeles and was so impressed with our city’s culinary diversity and thirst for bubbles that he suggested we hold an event to celebrate both. Because of his enthusiasm, we decided to pop the cork on this festival in a big way and are thrilled for what the 2nd annual event will bring,” says Dan Perrelli, founder of Effervescence and owner of First the Wine, a Los Angeles wine shop.

Tickets may be purchased at www.effervescencela.com

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Bacardi Spirit Forward Women Empowerment Series
Apr
23
9:00 AM09:00

Bacardi Spirit Forward Women Empowerment Series

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The 2nd Annual Bacardi Spirit Forward Women Empowerment Series kicks off in Chicago on April 1st, heads to Los Angeles on April 23rd and will culminate in New York on April 30th. The 2nd Annual Spirit Forward series has partnered with PUNCH to celebrate female leaders and entrepreneurs with a focus on the hospitality industry.

This empowering summit will feature inspiring speakers from the hospitality, fitness, finance and entertainment worlds to provide enriching personal and professional education through panels, networking opportunities, hands-on workshops and more. As true champions of individuals across all genders, race, cultures, and geographies, the team behind the Series believes members of the spirits and hospitality industry and beyond will benefit greatly both professionally and personally.

This year’s programming is centered on the theme of “originality” and how it informs everything from the creative process to problem-solving bigger issues plaguing the hospitality industry. Speakers include Chef Missy Robbins, the 2018 James Beard Award winner for Best Chef New York, cookbook author and New York Times columnist Alison Roman, and award-winning female bartenders from around the country. Returning advocates from last years series include The Financial Gym, activist Ashtin Berry, and Causing a Stir co-founders Alexis Brown and Ariel Neal. The Bacardi Portfolio Ambassadors will be hosting the summit along with the Official MC of Spirit Forward - comedian and Chicago bartender Siobhan Tuck.

Tickets can be bought for $40 here.

A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Dress For Success — a not-for-profit dedicated to empowering women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire, and development tools to succeed in work and life.

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A RARE DAY
Mar
9
11:00 AM11:00

A RARE DAY

The Be Rare Foundation is hosting its 2nd annual Women’s Summit on March 9th, 2019. This summit is dedicated to celebrate and discuss the future of females in digital media, fashion, beauty and beyond. There will be content creators, professionals, and executives in these industries speaking in a panel, a mix and mingle shop party, refreshments, and premium gift bags for attendees.

Tickets are still on sale here! All proceeds from the event also go towards the The Be Rare Foundation.

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Giuliano Bekor's Exclusive New Artwork will unveil at Cool HeART Art Gallery at Sofitel LA, Beverly Hills
Mar
7
7:00 PM19:00

Giuliano Bekor's Exclusive New Artwork will unveil at Cool HeART Art Gallery at Sofitel LA, Beverly Hills

Sofitel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills is launching a new collection curated by the contemporary art gallery, The Cool HeART. The event consists of the unveiling of the new lobby and restaurant décor of the French luxury hotel, a cocktail reception, and an after party at the Riviera 31 lounge bar with entertainment provided by DJ Ariel Vromen.

During the cocktail reception, guests will explore a new gallery collection featuring Giuliano Bekor’s art work and his March Bello Magazine cover . Bekor’s work is known for his use of lights and projections to emphasize the role of clothes in revealing the beauty and femininity of the human body. Other major contemporary artists at the reception include Brandon Deener and prestigious French perfume brand, Morreale, presenting the world’s most expensive perfume priced at $1.5 Million.

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Dec
4
6:30 PM18:30

SoulPancake LIVE - Radical Generosity

In partnership with Lululemon, SoulPancake LIVE is hosting a star-studded event this December to celebrate Radical Generosity.

Actress and comedian Alison Becker (Parks and Recreation) will be hosting the night featuring incredible storytelling, hilarious comedy, musical performances, and interactive audience segments with special appearances from Rainn Wilson (The Meg, The Office), Terry Crews (Brooklyn 99), Baby Wants Candy (Musical Improv troupe), City of the Sun (musical performance), Bryan Kett (The Moth), Charles Ryu (Liberty for North Korea), and Beth Stelling (Netflix’s The Standups).

The event will help raise money for the Los Angeles Fire Department who heroically battled multiple wildfires this month. Join them for a night of fun and generosity in support of the LA Fire Department.

The general public can buy their tickets here: Tickets

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Nov
29
to Dec 16

PORTALS, A Photo Experience from Canon

PORTALS, A Photo Experience from Canon opens on November 29th in LA. The free photography pop-up puts a new spin on Instagram-able moments by providing consumers with a selection of Canon cameras (including EOS R, Canon’s first, full-frame, mirrorless camera), and the tips & tricks necessary to take truly one-of-a-kind shots. Featuring six unique photography vignettes, PORTALS will be open to the public Thursday, November 29th - Sunday, December 16th (M-F: 3-9pm; Sat: 12-9pm; Sun: 12-8pm).

Canon PORTALS will come to life at 1228 3rd Street Promenade in Santa Monica and will give guests the opportunity to shoot with and learn about the features of Canon cameras –introducing them to a quality in photography that they didn’t realize they were missing out on.

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Nov
20
to Nov 25

Amazon Fire TV Pops Up at Westfield Century City!

Located in The Atrium at Westfield Century City, guests can expect an immersive, hands-on experience courtesy of Fire TV. The Fire TV Pop-Up will have plenty of “Instagram-worthy” moments, including an intriguing outdoor playground featuring a swing and neon sign where guests can make their membership into the “Cord Cutters Club” official.


November 20-25 (Closed Thanksgiving)

Hours: 10AM – 8PM

 

The Atrium at Westfield Century City

10250 Santa Monica Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90067

 

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Nov
16
to Jan 1

Beautycon’s “POP” Launches Museum-Like Exhibit & New Retail Shop for Public in Los Angeles

LA-Headquartered, global beauty giant, Beautycon, is getting into the pop-up space with Beautycon POP, launching on 11/16 in LA through the New Year. It is taking place next to the Beverly Center and available to general consumers.

The General Public can get tickets here - click me. $45 each. POP offers eight, highly Instagrammable galleries, as well as access to Beautycon’s first retail space that offers 25 indie, female-owned beauty brands and office hours with Beautycon staff and beauty influencers for hands-on mentorship.

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Oct
26
to Oct 28

Wanderlust’s First Annual Wellspring @ Palm Springs, CA

Russell Brand — actor, comedian, radio host, and bestselling author will make a rare US public appearance to discuss how wellness has become a roadmap for his personal journey from addiction to recovery at this year’s first annual Wellspring brought to you by the creators of Wanderlust. The three-day wellness festival will feature 150 transformational classes, treatments, lectures and workshops across multiple categories including fitness, holistic medicine, health, social change and conscious capitalism in the heart of Palm Springs, CA October 26-28th.

Tickets: https://wanderlust.com/wellspring/

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Oct
21
2:00 PM14:00

Los Angeles Magazine The Food Event @ Malibu, CA

Join Los Angeles magazine at our 13th annual epicurean extravaganza, The Food Event 2018, set in the beauty of Saddlerock Ranch in the Malibu Hills. This culinary experience features samplings from 40 of L.A.’s best restaurants, live cooking demonstrations by celebrity chefs, boutique wines, spirits tastings, and more!

Tickets: http://www.lamag.com/thefoodevent2018/

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Oct
13
2:00 PM14:00

Power Up Women's Conference Presented by Locale Magazine

PoWer Up is a women’s conference dedicated to empowering, enlightening, and encouraging local women to be unapologetically themselves. LOCALE Magazine has gathered strong female leaders to share their stories, talents and expertise on why the future is female.

TICKETS - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/power-up-presented-by-locale-magazine-tickets-48067677718

*Classes are first come, first serve and will overlap. Attendees will not be able to attend all classes.

SPEAKERS

Keynotes

Lo Bosworth – TV Personality “Laguna Beach” / Founder of Love Wellness

Annie Lawless – CEO of Lawless / Co-Founder of SUJA Juice

Jamie Lynn Sigler – J Public Relations

One In A Million Yes, having large amounts of followers is cool and all, but how did you build this empire? This panel is based on building a brand worth following.

Arianny Celeste – UFC Octagon Girl / Co-Founder of Girlfriend Box

Lauryn Evarts – The Skinny Confidential

Kaitlynn Carter Jenner – Co-Founder of Foray

Riley Beek – Founder of @Bitc.h

Danielle Lucia Schaffer – Founder of CityGirlGoneMom

You’re Making Me Blush Presented by Sephora Interactive experience aims to give women multiple beauty options for their casual, work or night look.

Sona Gasparian – Beauty & Fashion Blogger/Vlogger

What’s the Stitch Female designers will speak out on how they got to where they are and all the ‘stiches’ along the way.

Monica Wise – Founder/Designer of L*Space Swimwear

Nicole Hanriot – Founder/Designer of Beach Riot

Gorjana Reidel – Founder of gorjana

Kelly Gray – Founder of Grayse

Aint No Mountain High Enough | Centered around women sharing inspirational words of wisdom based on real-life obstacles they’ve overcome.

Ali Grant – Founder of Be Social

Nadia Mejia – Miss California USA 2016

Katie Wilcox – Author of Healthy is the New Skinny

Morgan Harper Nichols – Artist

Body Language Geared around women’s health: myth busting and fact checking on what we as women should be doing to stay healthy no matter what age you are.

Dr. Jacqueline Schaffer – Founder of Schique Skincare

Rebecca Louise – BURN by Rebecca

Dr. Sonja Fung – Owner and Medical Director of Live Well Clinic

Money Moves | Who said men are the only ones who can bring home the bacon? This panel is all about women gaining the power back in their finances.

Beacon Pointe Financial Advisors

Fly-nance We’re putting together people who have more frequent flyer miles than anyone you know.

Justine Coco Cuenco – Content Creator at REVOLVE

Brianna Romano – Marketing Director at LOCALE Magazine

Nicole Isaacs – Travel Blogger

My Camera Eats First | Standing on chairs isn’t the only secert to getting the perfect food-gram. Learn the tips and tricks on how to get the perfect shot of your food to make your followers envious.

Jocelyn Wong – HangryDiary

Whisk Takers Putting an end to the thought that the chef industry is male dominate.

Chef Jamie Gwen – Food & Wine with Chef Jaime Gwen

Chef Kate Ramos – Food blogger of Holajalapño

Pour Decisions Tips and tricks on how to make specialty cocktails step by step.

Snake Oil Cocktail Company

Moderators

Tiana Haraguchi – Co-Founder of Foray

Lane Petrauskas – Founder of Skorch

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Oct
10
to Oct 22

Mickey Mouse's 90th Anniversary Pop Up Art Installation in LA


Disney is launching a pop-up art installation here in Los Angeles, in celebration of Mickey Mouse’s 90th anniversary.

The installation will be on public display at Lupetti Pizzeria from October 10 – October 23. In partnership with Disney, artist Shinique Smith is unveiling one of her iconic fabric bale works entitled, Bale Variant No. 0026 (Ode to Mickey Mouse, My First Love). The work consists of various fabrics and Mickey plush through the decades bundled into a large bale, creating a sculptural assemblage that tells the story of these cherished and celebrated objects over the years.

The installation will be on display in LA before moving to New York City where it will be on display from November 2018 – February 2019 at “Mickey: The True Original Exhibition,” a 16,000 sq. foot immersive, photo-worthy art experience inspired by Mickey’s status as a ‘true original’ and his consistent impact on art & pop culture.

Event Hours:

Sun: 11:30am–10pm
Mon: Closed
Tues-Sat: 11:30a–1am

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