Party Minxes

Space 15 Twenty’s Can’t-Miss-Soirees

On Wednesday, October 13th, 2010
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Space 15 Twenty is a unique retail environment nestled in the prolific Cahuenga corridor. An expansive Urban Outfitters functions as the spots hub of activity, while clients are free to enjoy the numerous other boutiques inhabiting the strip. Fashion enthusiasts have a plethora of exciting shopping destinations within reach, as Space 15 Twenty includes stylish retailers like Alife, What Comes Around Goes Around, Hennessey and Ingalls, Hope Gallery, We The Free, and Samantha Pleet.  Furthermore, regularly scheduled live music events, gallery openings, and book readings provide a welcomed distraction from the Hollywood club scene.

This week, Space 15 Twenty plans to throw some sensational soirees. On October 14th, Refinery 29, L.A. Vintage Exchange, and ...


Main Street’s Hidden Treasure: The Basement Tavern Marks the Spot

On Monday, October 11th, 2010
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The Victorian’s Basement Tavern has established itself as the most upscale destination for Santa Monica’s in-the-know crowd. The elegant underground space, once exclusively reserved for weddings and special functions, is now open to the general public and offers the discriminating guest an authentic speakeasy vibe, unlike any other venue in LA. The Basement Tavern boasts a robust variety of bourbons, but, like any sensible venue, the cocktail menu, viscerally displayed on the bar’s blackboard wall, offers a variety of specialty libations that everyone will enjoy.

Patrons arrive at this vaunted destination via a route, which can only be described as a secret passage. Guests must go through the parking lot, behind the Victorian’s 19th century building, where ...


Massive Attack and Thievery Corporation Headline LA 101’s 2nd Annual Event

On Friday, October 8th, 2010
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On November 7th, LA Weekly plans to host their second annual ‘LA 101’ music festival at the Gibson Amphitheatre. The event intends to commemorate the publication’s ‘Best of LA’ issue and will spotlight noteworthy LA food and culture in addition to the hot music acts slotted to perform. The headlining acts for this year’s LA 101 festival include: the UK’s preeminent Trip-Hop collective, Massive Attack, and DC’s most heralded Neo-Lounge duo, Thievery Corporation. The event will also feature performances and full sets from other phenomenal bands.

Massive Attack is currently promoting their fifth, and most recent studio album, ‘Heligoland,’ while touring the country with Thievery Corporation, who is still enjoying buzz off ...


Twice Upon a Time in The West: The Stronghold’s Back With a Vengeance

On Tuesday, October 5th, 2010
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In a market over-saturated with pretenders and fops, Venice’s Stronghold boutique offers people a refreshing return to classic American style. Founded in 1895, Stronghold is a Los Angeles original and was, at one point, the west coast’s premiere denim label. The brand vanished at the end of World War 2 and it wasn’t until Von Dutch founder, Michael Cassel, and the former creative director for North Beach Leather, Michael Paradise, joined forces, that the Stronghold line experienced a brilliant revival.

The two Michaels’ flagship boutique inhabits a sleek and elegant warehouse space in Venice’s posh Abbot Kinney neighborhood. On weekends, the loft above the boutique transforms into Venice’s most vibrant speakeasy and nightclub. ...


Guest of a Guest’s Party at The Woods, TONIGHT.

On Monday, October 4th, 2010
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Join hipsters of Guest of a Guest and the like at one of our favorite dives, The Woods, tonight. Why, you ask? They're throwing a party for no apparent reason other than the fact that it's a rainy Monday, and what better reason is that? Nick Foster of iSHOWMYSELF will be spinning all night and cheap drinks will be flowing. Happy hour runs all the way until 11 PM.

The Woods - 1533 N. La Brea Avenue - Los Angeles, CA 90046 - (323) 876-6612 ...

Locks of Love At SKYBAR

On Monday, October 4th, 2010
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In case you haven't heard of them, Locks of Love is a wonderful public non-profit organization that helps create wigs for children suffering from long-term medical hair loss from any diagnosis.

Join the charity Wednesday, October 6th in celebrating and supporting the cause at their highly-anticipated event at Skybar at The Mondrian in West Hollywood (hosted by Doug Reinhardt Cassie Scerbo, Kristin Bauer from True Blood, and Audrina Partridge).  Tickets are $100, but can be purchased on the Bergine website for only $50. They include: two cocktails, access to the silent auction bidding , putting contest entry, tequila tasting, all the mouth-watering hors d' oeuvres provided by the hotels renowned in-house restaurant Asia De Cuba, and music all ...


La Nouvelle Vague: Covell’s New Wave of Wine

On Monday, October 4th, 2010
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Since its debut last June, Covell has quickly established itself as Los Feliz’ premiere wine bar. The compact venue is the product of co-owners’ Dustin Lancaster’s and Matthew Kaner’s creative business partnership, which strives to bring the people of Los Feliz, LA’s most aesthetically pleasing wine bar experience. Mr. Lancaster and Mr. Kaner are established connoisseurs and veterans of Silverlake nightlife. The former is a longtime bartender of the storied Café Stella, while the latter learned about the craft at Silverlake Wine.

Covell injects new blood into a Los Feliz nightlife depleted by the closings of Tangiers and the Derby. Moreover, Covell’s hip and sophisticated establishment is proving a popular draw for rising ...


Pray For Mother Nature (& Party)

On Wednesday, September 29th, 2010
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Join Minx Society in celebrating Chip Foster’s new denim line, Pray For Mother Nature at Planet Blue in Venice tomorrow night! The eco-friendly collection known for their perfected lightweight legging jeans will donate a percentage of the proceeds made at the event to Heal The Bay (the nonprofit environmental organization dedicated to making Southern California coastal waters safe, healthy and clean). Celebrity denim designer, Chip Foster, will be on hand all night helping guests pick the perfect pair of jeans for their body type. Sip on specialty cocktails provided by AMP Energy and, none other than, Belvedere Vodka!

Tomorrow - 7-11pm - Planet Blue Venice - 2940 Main Street - RSVP@Bollare.com ...


Heavenly Melody: Deerhunter’s Celestial Ambient Sound (Release Party TONIGHT)

On Monday, September 27th, 2010
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Atlanta’s preeminent progressive noise rock quartet, Deerhunter, is back with their third album. The band’s surreal masterpiece, ‘Halycon Digest,’ is a can’t–miss record, which lulls listeners into a dream-like world of ambient melody. From its otherworldly and down-tempo opening track, ‘Earthquake,’ through ‘He Would Have Laughed,’ the album’s moving last song, ‘Halycon Digest’ is a record, which favors celestial and airy guitar rhythm over aggressive sound.

With an unorthodox Frontman, the incomparable Brian Cox, Deerhunter incorporates a distinctly experimental sound, adding another innovative dimension to the genre conventionally known as Southern indie rock. Cox’s mysterious lyricism and ambiguous crooning are the catalysts, which drive the energy of the band and manage to ...


Hemingway’s: The Boozed Up Treasure Trove

On Thursday, September 23rd, 2010
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Behold Hemingway's:  a 2,800-square-foot bar-meets-treasure-trove housing the estate sale furnishings and heaps of more than 10,000 hardbacks from esteemed Nobel Prize Winner American author Ernest Hemingway (and all the brilliantly concocted cocktails you've ever dreamed of).

Doors opened last night and we were predictably impressed thanks to nightlife impresario Johnny Zander (the genius that keeps Teddy’s and Tropicana Bar hip). The ambiance is perfectly appropriate for the sophisticated theme: ornately decorated (is an understatement) with candelabras everywhere, velveted couches, enormous columns filled with antique books, a clever wall of ancient typewriters each with a paper bestowing a Hemingway's quote, and a glowing patio bar.  And despite all that refined grandeur, the space's sex appeal is through the ...