Seven Fitness Trends for 2017 »
The 2017 trends are a mix of new and retro, tech-enabled and totally basic.
The 2017 trends are a mix of new and retro, tech-enabled and totally basic.
It’s time to bring long sleeves and long pants out of storage, prep your home and car, and contact the cool weather home/yard contractors.
Some sports fans like to rock up to a bar and cheer on their team. Others live for the traditions: tailgating, party-hosting, and dressing head-to-toe in fan apparel. Here are so…
From the desk of Shawn A. Greene March 6, 2011 Recommendation for City View Villa and its staff In the past four years I’ve looked at assisted living options in the Los Angeles area for my father and stepmother many times. Many times. Also within those four years, one of those parents has stayed in three different assisted living residences on an extended respite basis. This experience made me into a savvy consumer, able to sort through the pretty website photos and descriptions and ask the right questions to avoid costly surprises. I also became very well-informed on the options within the area. I found Cityview Villa by chance and feel extremely fortunate to have done so. The residence itself is beautifully appointed yet comfortable. It’s easy for residents and guests alike to enjoy some fresh air, not to mention a good view! The rooms are relatively large and nicely painted, suitable for almost anyone’s furniture and décor. The dining menu and service are excellent. These things alone normally cost quite a bit more in other area residences. Cityview Villa’s staff are wonderful! It’s an incredible relief to know my dad and stepmom are well taken care of. This is of course a minimum expectation for anyone with a parent in assisted living. However, without going into detail, considering challenges with one parent in particular the staff’s performance is truly stellar. The residence’s proximity to Cedars Sinai is a big plus, as is the access to skilled nursing for rehab and higher level of care right next door. (One parent has needed this on a temporary basis. It was so nice that the other could visit frequently.) As the person handling bills, the way that Cityview Villa charges bears mention, too. Again, the cost is extremely reasonable. What’s more, it’s easy to predict what costs will be from month to month—there are no unhappy surprises and none of the nickel-and-diming I’ve seen with other residences. Since Cityview Villa is building its community, the number of residents is relatively low at this time. That was yet another stand-out point in their favor as I shopped around. I expected there would be growing pains and there were a few at first. I also knew this was the perfect time to bring my parents in, for two reasons. The first reason was the choice of rooms. It was not only far easier to find rooms they like, they personally benefited from being able to exercise greater control and preference in choosing their rooms. (They chose separate rooms, by the way, which is apparently quite common.) The second reason relates to being part of a community as it grows, rather than joining one that’s already well-established. It’s less daunting for somewhat shy or reclusive people (which in many ways describes my parents). More outgoing and active people will probably enjoy playing a part in shaping the nature of the community; including day-to-day activities and things that will become Cityview traditions. I highly recommend Cityview Villa for its caring and skilled staff, comfortable and clean residence, and outstanding value. Feel free to contact me for discuss my experience and comments in this letter. Best regards, Shawn Greene
I found U Salon by searching the Internet when I moved to this area. It is supposed to be a more affordable version of the upscale Umberto Salon in Beverly Hills. I get that "affordable" in L.A. is definitely a switch from what that meant in the SF Valley where I used to live! My only gripe is that if you get a 2-process color job, they charge you double! Ouch! So a cut & style is around $40-60 depending on how long or short your hair is. And 1-color is $50-60 depending on length also. So for my long hair, it ends up being $60 for the cut & style, + $120 for 2 colors = $180. For the same, I used to pay $80 less in the Valley. But then, I was living in the Valley, and that's no bargain! :D BUT the salon is very spacious & airy and relaxed, the staff is friendly, and I am stuck on Helen like glue! She used to do hair in London at a high-end salon that catered to the Royals and local celebrities. I got her when I asked for a long-hair specialist, and sure enough, my hair looked even LONGER after she colored it, cut it, and styled it! And I look even better than ever!!!! So, the little extra is totally worth it, and it is WAY less than the $300 and up you could end up paying in Beverly Hills. I also love the nail salon - I did not think I could get a pedicure for $14 in a salon w/Umberto's name on it. And they do a very good job. I especially love Quincy's pink & white acrylics - I could stare at them forever! & the girls are very nice. I never get the feeling anyone is talking snarky about me behind my back in another language :). For another $15, which is no more than at any other carwash nearby, you can have your car washed while you get all dolled up. Great find!
After about 18 months of visiting churches in the Hollywood expanded area, I went to First Presbyterian Church of Hollywood, and believe I finally found an evangelical church that will become my church home. My experience was excellent… Pastor Dan Baumgartner gave a spirit filled sermon based on Biblical teachings. The congregation is well balance as to nationalities and friendly. Definitely did not appear to have little social clicks. After reading the blog on an apparent group of former members, I thought my visit to FBCH may be another dry run, then noticed the post was over ten years old and wanted to see for myself. If the people responsible for the negative publication are Believers, I would hope they consider removing the blog, which appears to be sour grapes. They focused on loss of members, bad financial management, etc. Thankfully things have changed dramatically in the past ten years. I just reviewed FPCH’s online financial statement for 2012 and their operating surplus is in excess of $593,000. God be praised! I strongly recommend if you are looking for spiritual church that you read Wikipedia’s excellent coverage on First Presbyterian Church of Hollywood and visit one Sunday. Finally, rejection is painful and it is regretful the gentlemen who made a negative post in this website felt mistreated. Hopefully, he will return for another visit. His next visit may be a real joy. We should all have a forgiving spirit and focus on seeking God.
My aunt, Lucille is very elderly and incapable of taking care of herself. I must say, these guys are the easiest to work with. They have excellent communication and are the most professional service I have ever worked with. The receptionist answered and after a couple of questions, had me transferred to an intake specialist ( Mark ) that listened patiently to our situation. Mark set up a next day appointment ( He was available same day but I live 3 hours away and needed a bigger advance notice ) right away and gave me his contact info saying I can call him 24/7. The next day, Mark showed up with 2 colleagues who were also sweet and professional. They were so kind to me and my aunt that we immediately felt a personal connection to them. After talking with us for about 30 minutes, Mark gave me a very reasonable quote along with the contract. The second I signed, 1 of Marks colleagues ( Emily ), took off her sweater to reveal Scrubs! I was shocked! They brought a caregiver with them to make sure my aunt does not go 1 second without attention. Aunt Lucille has been doing so well with Emily and Alice ( her 2 caregivers ). Mark always stays in touch and makes sure that Aunt Lucille gets the same caregivers and doesn't have to deal with a stranger. We practically feel like we were adopted by Mark, Emily and Alice. I am so grateful to Mark for going above and beyond to ensure that aunt Lucille is in good hands.
I Really Like This Organization! The Red Circle Project follows under Aids Project Los Angeles as one of their only HIV prevention programs in Los Angeles County that specifically provides services to the Native American /Alaska Native Community. The Red Circle Project provides culturally competent HIV/AIDS resources and referrals, group level interventions for Native Gay/Two Spirit men and Native transgender individuals, and mobile HIV testing to urban Native community at outreach events such as powwows, cultural events, etc. They host regular monthly meetings at their 3741 South La Brea Avenue, Los Angeles, California 90016 location and even have very educational and cultural outings on a monthly basis to get to know one another and the culture better and to be better informed on HIV prevention, treatments, etc. The group(s) are currently run by Michelle A. Enfield and Mikaela Saelua. Sadly Mikaela Saelua is leaving the Red Circle Project and will be missed Greatly! Furthermore, I have personally been attending their meetings on and off for several years at this location and their previous Wilshire Boulevard location and always keep coming back to learn more and have fun while doing so! Thank you Red Circle Project for being there for Native People in Need! Sincerely yours, Howard Paul Shore Red Circle Project Member Executive Freelance Writer, Promoter And Reviewer /HPS
Adrimar, is the one stop place for your hair needs! If you are looking for the perfect cut, style, color, or even extensions they have it all here! I have been going to Adriana for 8 years for my hair and I must say she is the best in LA! She has taken my hair through all of my walks of life, as it changes all the time our hair does and a good stylist knows what to do. And I must say i can thank Adriana for all she has done for me on that department as it has burst my confidence. I have had hair extensions now for a year because I had suffered a blood disorder with is known as Anemic, it had caused my hair to go from being extremly bouncy and long and pefect to very thin and not so perfect so with the extensions it helps me in the areas that I lack now for that luster hair! I hope one day that i can build up my body to not have to suffer from this disorder and hopefully get my hair back, but for now the extensions have been great! I love them as noone can tell I have them unless I tell them, Sometimes people are like I love your hair, I say really, well thank my stylist cause their hair extensions they say no way, those are really done good, i must say she is awesome! So look no further then Adrimar one stop place for all you hair needs! Its a family run business, with her sister at her side and her best friend which are all stylsits you can not go wrong!
I am mixed with black and white and it is extreamly hard to find a salon that can handel my hair. I die my hair often and I could never find a place that could do my hair the way I wanted. You know how you go to a place to get your hair done and your not satified so you leave with a fake smile. Well that was me A LOT. I have been to Beverly Hills, Beverly Center, Westwood, Long Beach and all over Los Angeles not one place I went to did my hair right until I went to Le Von's. My hair is Naturally blace and I get it died Blonde or light brown with highlights. One place in Westwood I brough a picture of Nicole Richie and asked that they do my hair EXACTLY like hers. They said ok 1/2 way thorugh it didnt look right so I asked her what she was doing she said she is doing it Like her hair but not exaclty. I was ANGRY. At the Beverly Center they asked that I sign a form just incase my hair fell out. OMG So when I went to Le Von's I asked the man if they have color specialist, I showed them a sample. They did it perfectly. As long as they exist I will go to Le Von's, and Le Von's only. I would recomend this place to Britney Spears and Paris Hilton. Because who ever is doing their hair has nothing on the guy who did my hair. Like I said I LOVE LOVE LOVE Le Von's and I will be back! Keep up the good work
Honestly, this is some of the best food I've ever had in the Los Angeles area. The restaurant is a bit difficult to find, tucked on a side street in the heart of east downtown L.A., but if you know the restaurant State & Church, it's just across the street. It's a big red door. So, first let's talk about the beer. The menu is filled with artisan Belgian style beers, both imported and domestic. You can't go wrong, but talk to your waiter about what you like, or what you feel like having, and you'll get a good recommendation. Be bold - the selection changes all the time. I highly recommend the Ommegang Witte, if available - sweet, summery, just great. Then the appetizers. There are several mussel dishes to choose from - just pick one. I love the smoked salmon bruschetta - it's out of this world. And the mushroom risotto ... ay yi. I got a taste of the salmon sandwich and one of the burgers - they're pretty much fantastic. But let me tell you, it's all about the smoked wild boar sausage, with pureed roasted sweet potatoes, black kale and pearl onions. I haven't tasted boar sausage like this since my last meal in Venice (Italy, not the beach town). And if you're not adventurous for the boar, head straight for the grilled smoked salmon and taste a bit of heaven. Seriously, this is my new favorite restaurant.
Open Grill. Fresh Baked Bread. I was really impressed. I went there with some of my friends. The menu had white fish, steak, filet mignon, lamb, fresh salads, vegetarian and vegan dishes. The service as A+. We went on a Friday Nite, even though it was busy--the management was very professional and service with the food on the table was quick and food was nice and hot and delicious. I think Shamshiri Grill is a great place to go with friends because they serve alcohol. I order Red Wine. It is also a nice place to take a date because it has a nice ambiance. The music is nice and classy. Not too loud. Food is affordable. Lunch menu is like $6.95 and they do free delivery. I took a to-go menu home and I am totally ordering food from them to my home. I heard that they do catering for a lot of the Temples and Churches near by. I am asking my management to order delivery at our office! Yummy. They also have 6 kinds of rice. They even have brown rice! :) Not a typical Persian Restaurant. The walls are a tuscany orange and the paintings are beautiful. The tables are granite and the waiters and waitress seem to enjoy working there. Try it out. From a WLA neighbor to another, Shamshiri Grill is a recommended place in my Little Black Book of Amazing Restaurants ! :)-Samantha
I've been going to Pamela for about 8 months now. Before her I'd gone to tons of other spas and facial places, half of which told me that they didn't know what to do with my skin because it was that bad!! Pamela has changed my life. Not only do I have flawless skin that is soft and beautiful, but the experience of her care is like none else. If you visit Pamela -make sure you call weeks or months in advance she is BOOKED up!- you can expect to have an hour and a half, just you are her and she spends the entire time in the room with you. If there is a mask, she does -what I think may be Reflexology- massaging. She also uses products that you really feel that they work, they're different from anything I've experienced. Pamela makes her own products, she created a vast range of skin care cleansers that work great. I have used tons of commercial and other products with only a week or 2 of result. I saw results in 1 facial and continued to be perfected by the cleansers she recommended me and her facials. She knows skin, she is a skin Goddess. So, if you're looking for a place to freshen up, or to fix a disaster, Pamela's Exclusive Skin Spa (http://www.pamelasexclusiveskin.com) is for you!