Thursday, December 18, 2008
from 6pm -10pm.
Please join us for the holiday cheer and refreshments! and donate a toy to the kids at Children's Hospital!
Please join happy and the stores of the Los Feliz Arts and Design District for our Holidays on Hollywood Toy Drive!
The first 50 donations given at happy will receive a free gift. Donate 1 unwrapped new $10 toy for the Los Angeles Children's Hospital at happy on Friday December 19th between 6pm-10pm.
Live Acoustic Music with the band NODOI
Free Gifts with the First 50 Donations
All of our neighbors are participating too!
YUCA'S - Toy Drive for our neighbor Kaiser Permanente
Bring a toy for ages from preemie to 17 to receive a raffle ticket
Yuca’s will be treating everyone to hot ponche & champurrado and will also have tamales as well as music.
FRESH PRESSED - Cars, Creativity & Community
BYOT - Bring Your Own T-Shirt and print a limited edition Eastside Pride design FREE
Raffle Item - A free custom T-shirt designed and created by you!
Cool cars and cats right out front
SPRINGER CHIROPRACTIC - Appearance by Santa Claus Himself
Mingle with the big man himself (not Obama) in Springer's Lobby
KELLER WILLIAMS - Raffle Items
8 Passes to the Famed Magic Castle
OZZIE DOTS - Gift Wrapping
Free Gift Wrapping in front of the store
SWEENEY TODD - Raffle Items + Good Times
Annual Holiday Party
CONFEDERACY - Free Valet Parking
DISTANT - Raffle Items
Also we got these cute little salt and pepper shakers back in for those of you who were asking!
Friday, December 5, 2008
Remember back in the day when Melrose Avenue was the bomb? (Before the Starbucks and gridlock?) Well, the Los Feliz Ledger has nominated a stretch of Hollywood Boulevard as "the new Melrose." The paper reports a growing number of hip shops are lining the street. One of the originals is the Soap Plant/Wacko, which used to be on Melrose. Details:
"The landlords have been really great about encouraging interesting business to move into the area," said Heather Arndt, owner of the home and accessories store Happy. Confederacy, a few doors from Happy, is one of them. It’s a high-end indie fashion store for men and women that opened in October. The owners, stylist to the stars Ilaria Urbinati and actor Danny Masterson, added a Euro-style coffee shop and vintage newsstand to the shop. Closer to Vermont Avenue is Maya, an exotic jewelry and gift store. Its sister store was one of the first shops to invade Melrose before it was "Melrose." Other stores are expected to follow these trailblazers in the coming months. Arndt says a denim store and a record store are moving in. Restaurants and bars are expected to follow as well, according to Jonathan Sample from Fresh Pressed, a custom T-shirt screen shop also on the strip. "For a long time this area was just a traffic conduit from Sunset to the West side," said Sample. "It's becoming a destination."
Curbed L.A. coins a term: "Melrosification."
-- Shelby Grad
Photo: LAT file of the Vista Theater