Dessert Storm, Tapas Thunder, and Wine Whirlwind as Persian Gulf Restaurant Opens in Westwood

Dessert Storm, Tapas Thunder, and Wine Whirlwind as Persian Gulf Restaurant Opens in Westwood

The man who has single-handedly saved the West Los Angeles restaurant scene is at it again, opening his third restaurant on Westwood Blvd, Persian Gulf, the unveiling of which was gloriously celebrated with great food, drink, and camaraderie on Thursday, June 30, 2022 from 5-7 PM. Roozbeh Farahanipour, the human dynamo in question here, already owns two restaurants on the famous street: Mary and Robb’s and Delphi Greek, both of which he saved from extinction!…

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BTYKWN: IF YOU DON’T FIT IN, STAND OUT!

BTYKWN: IF YOU DON’T FIT IN, STAND OUT!

The above statement is indeed the motto for BTYKWN, an oasis of the extraordinary in a desert full of the mediocre and the mundane. Who and/or what is BTYKWN? Well, makeup aficionados, wake up and join the club! Yes, makeup super fans of every age and persuasion, your platform has arrived! BTYKWN is a platform for fabulousness, where one might find unicorns among the rainbows! Icon or outcast, you are invited to view the free…

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Platinum Jubilee Fete in the Garden: God Save the Queen!

Platinum Jubilee Fete in the Garden: God Save the Queen!

When an individual has been on the job for seventy years, a celebration is certainly de rigueur! And so, from 3 -6 PM, on Sunday, July 10, 2022, at the Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows in Santa Monica, the organizations BritWeek and the British American Business Council Los Angeles duly and joyously commemorated The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Party, in honor of the considerable accomplishments of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. The gala was indeed a smashing…

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Lisa Haisha: Blazing Your Soul

Lisa Haisha: Blazing Your Soul

Are you aware of self sabotage? Do you have negative self talk? Were you emotionally wounded in childhood? If so, you need to read Soul Blazing, a book by Lisa Haisha which addresses such questions by exploring the masks that we wear and the imposters we hide behind because of emotional hurts. This book will most definitely help you both pinpoint and then release the emotional pain that impedes your getting to your authentic self….

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MARGARET BOURKE-WHITE: PEERLESS PIONEERING PHOTOJOURNALIST

MARGARET BOURKE-WHITE: PEERLESS PIONEERING PHOTOJOURNALIST

Margaret Bourke-White (1904 – 1971) was a truly extraordinary photojournalist in the twentieth century and a role-model for generations to come.  Her works and accomplishments immeasurably advanced the art of photography.  It was her insightful photos of Nazi Germany, Russia under the Five Year Plan, and the drought-plagued American Midwest that put her on the map. She was indeed a pioneering female photographer: the first ever female war photojournalist, the first Western photographer permitted to…

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SUE WONG’S ROCKIN’ APPOLONIAN/DIONYSIAN NEW YEAR’S EVE SOIREE: A PARTY FOR THE STORYBOOKS!

SUE WONG’S ROCKIN’ APPOLONIAN/DIONYSIAN NEW YEAR’S EVE SOIREE: A PARTY FOR THE STORYBOOKS!

To create great art, one must contrive a confluence of Appolonian and Dionysian tendencies: a passionate Dionysian vitality must be melded with an Appolonian diligence and attention to detail.  Sue Wong masterfully combines these seemingly disparate forces to create epic New Year’s Eve parties at her den of enchantment, The Cedars.  This year was no exception! Sue Wong was an eminent designer of elegant dresses and now focuses on the creation of unique luxury art…

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The Gupta Impact: Anna’s Designs Captivate the Crowd at Art Hearts Fashion Show

The Gupta Impact: Anna’s Designs Captivate the Crowd at Art Hearts Fashion Show

Anna Gupta, soon to be a force in fashion, set the stage for her ascension as a designer with a stunning breakthrough presentation of her latest creations at the Art Hearts Fashion show on Friday, October 15, 2021 as part of Los Angeles Fashion Week. From the moment the music started and the first Gupta model came down the runway, one knew it was going to be a show of moment. How best to describe…

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Shaolin Temple of Los Angeles Shows Its Warrior Spirit!

Shaolin Temple of Los Angeles Shows Its Warrior  Spirit!

On October 9, 2021, the Historical Venerable Abbot Shi Yan Fan of the Shaolin Temple of Los Angeles hosted what proved to be a momentous cultural event, gloriously meshing traditional Chinese entertainments with a martial arts exhibition, a special ceremony of discipleship, a heart-felt and brilliant speech, and a birthday celebration to synthesize a rousing and spiritually uplifting occasion.  Upon arriving at the temple, I was greeted with the soothing and emotionally uplifting tones of…

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