February, the shortest month can easily feel like the longest. That time of the year when we long for summer and 80 degree temps and pray the rain would dissipate. Having a schedule of fun events, movies, and things to do will make the month breeze by, and before you know it you’ll be sitting poolside, sipping mimosas.
BUY: Cooper Design Space, Last Friday’s Sample Sale, 860 S. Los Angeles Street, Los Angeles, 90014 – February 24th, 9am-3pm
I used to work in the Cooper Building in DTLA and I’d look forward to the sample sales. The showrooms that are only open to buyers and fashion stylists are open to the public on the last Friday of the month and some of the items are up to 80% off. A lot of the showrooms are cash only, so bring plenty.
EAT: Delilah, 7969 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood
Delilah is the newest restaurant / bar / lounge by The H.Group who happens to own one of the hottest restaurants in LA, The Nice Guy. Delilah is inspired by the 1920’s, featuring Art Deco with classic and modern cuisines. Delilah’s prep chef Rudy P. Lopez adds an influence of soul food to every dish. After dinner the lounge has bottle service with live performers and surprise nightly acts. The H.Group also owns other well known restaurants and bars such as Bootsy Bellows, Blind Dragon, The Peppermint Club, and Shorebar.
WATCH: Big Little Lies – February 19th, 9pm on HBO
I have been waiting for Big Little Lies since I first saw the trailer a few months ago. Led by an all-star cast (Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman, Alexander Skarsgård, Laura Dern, Zoe Kravitz, and Shailene Woodley), Big Little Lies is based on the NY Times bestselling novel by Liane Moriarty. Set in Monterey, California the show focuses on three wealthy mothers (Kidman, Witherspoon, and Woodley) who’s children attend the same school. Described as ‘dark’ and ‘funny’, in a town where people aren’t like what they seem. In between board meetings, wine-tastings, raising children, and yoga, there’s time for domestic abuse and murder. I’m hoping this will give me my fill of drama since season 3 of The Affair just ended.
Hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, the 89th Academy Awards will be broadcasted on ABC.
- A Man Called Ove (2 nominations)
- Arrival (8 nominations)
- Deepwater Horizon (2 nominations)
- Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2 nominations)
- Fences (4 nominations)
- Florence Foster Jenkins (2 nominations)
- Hacksaw Ridge (6 nominations)
- Hell or High Water (4 nominations)
- Hidden Figures (3 nominations)
- Jackie (3 nominations)
- Kubo and the Two Strings (2 nominations)
- La La Land (Recording breaking 14 nominations)
- Lion (6 nominations)
- Manchester by the Sea (6 nominations)
- Moana (2 nominations)
- Moonlight (8 nominations)
- Passengers (2 nominations)
- Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2 nominations)
DO: Shawn White’s Air + Style – February 18 + 19, Exposition Park
Shawn White’s Air + Style tour is coming back to Los Angeles. The two-day event features a mix between some of the nations top ranking snowboarders and musical acts (Major Lazer, YG, Flume, Atmosphere, and Vince Staples).
LA Art Bookfair – February 23 – 26th, The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA
This event is a must for anyone that loves art books. Free and open to the public, the event features art catalogs, artists books, zines, monographs, periodicals, souvenirs, t-shirts, posters, and random artsy stuff from over 300 booksellers, artists, antiquarians, international presses, and independent publishers. Last years event had over 35,000 visitors and this year more are expected.
SEE: A Cure for Wellness
This visually stunning psychological horror-thriller about a Swiss Health Spa is from director Gore Verbinski (“The Ring”), starring Dane DeHaan, Mia Goth, and Jason Isaacs.
Valentine’s Day maybe over but are you still in need of some date night ideas? Check out my list of unique and fun things to do.
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