Miss Royal/T

Royal/T is a playful collision of spaces - cafe/shop/art space- presented in stunning fusion. An eclectic mix of retail and contemporary art re-imagined in the surrounds of LA's first Japanese-style cosplay cafe...if they say so themselves. Influenced by the traditions of Tokyo’s Akihabara district, Royal/T servers dress in playful maid uniforms while serving a menu fusing Japanese comfort food with a fresh California twist. Alongside the cafĂ©, the inaugural exhibition 'Just Love Me' examines cuteness in contemporary art with works by Takashi Murakami among other internationally renowned artists. Loves it. Grown Men? Switch it up a bit, your lady-love will reward you. :) Eat, shop and be enlightened. After the visit, rent out the space. Located in the flourishing neighborhood of Culver City, Royal/T is a 10,000 square foot art space, cafe and retail store. With spectacular architecture and Susan Hancock's playful and sophisticated art collection as a backdrop, Royal/T is a celebration of space that offers a truly dramatic and unique setting for parties and events. Contact events@royal-t.org / (310) 559 6300, 8910 Washington Blvd. ~Candice

Ecco Ultra Lounge

Nightclub veterans Danny B and David Stratton's goal to create a green nightspot that minimizes its impact on the environment has found a natural home in the middle of L.A.'s coolest club stretch. Angelenos don't seem to mind that Tokio Lounge was gutted to build this eco-friendly space from the ground up, and Planet Green has already put in their stake by documenting the entire transformation for an Adrian Grenier-hosted episode of "Alter Eco." But why watch on TV what you can visit in real life? Proving that energy-efficient design doesn't mean style-deficient, the spacious lounge has everything from a multi-colored LED lighting system to recycled steel air pressure toilets and, um, waterless urinals.
Ecco Ultra Lounge is open Wed-Sun 7 pm-2 am and is located at 1640 N Cahuenga Blvd in Hollywood. Call (323) 464-2065 or click the title link for more info.
♥ Kan

Salute To Vino

Just a stumble from the beach in Santa Monica, this wine bar and lounge is perfect for conversation, a good glass of vino and small plate appetizers. Cushy sectional sofas fill the room. But it's the candlelit back bar, with sherbert-colored stools, that's the best place to see all the action unfold. Order a drink at the bar or mix and mingle while inserting pre-paid cards into one of the state-of-the-art wine dispensers that line the wall. Each machine delivers the perfect two-ounce taste from a variety of premium red and white wines. Italian small plates, Kobe beef sliders, cheese and charcuterie samplers, thin crust pizzas, and tuna tartar, can be ordered for a quick bite. Salute Wine Bar is located at 2435 Main Street in Santa Monica. Hours are Tue-Thu 5:30pm-12am, Fri-Sat 5:30pm-1am. Call (310) 450-3434 or click the title link for more info. ♥ Kan

75% off at Kitson Melrose!

Deal: 75% off clothing from the likes of Marc Jacobs, Vivienne Westwood, and Vena Cava
When: Through Sunday, February 1. Wed-Sat 10am-7pm; Sun 12pm-6pm.
Where: 8100 Melrose Avenue (323-651-4129)
Click the title link for the webiste.
Kandyce with a K ♥

The Conga Room Friday Nights!

THE CONGA ROOM FRIDAYS NIGHTS Grand Opening Premiere PARTY Come be part of The Rebirth of Downtown... Starting this Friday January 30th at The Conga Roomin the All New "LA LIVE" Complex in Downtown next to the Staples Center!!! The Conga Room at "LA LIVE"800 W. Olympic Blvd.Los Angeles, CA 90015 The Conga Room is an Upscale State of the Art New Venue with Hi Tech Sound and Lighting, Restaurant, VIP Booths and Lounges. Live On Center Stage Celebrity Entertainer and PercussionistsRAVI DRUMS Video Mixing (where Videos are played simultaneously with the song the DJ is spinning) byDJ MISTER E In The Boca Glass LoungeDJ DAVID DELANO Enjoy Hip Hop +Top 40 + Rock + House MusicMove & Shake With 1,000+ Trendy Club Jet Setters and Socialites 2 Rooms /2 DJs/ Diverse Audience / Amazing Sound / Extreme LightingCover Model Go Go Revue / Live Vocalists / Drummers / Percussionists / 3 Full BarsOutdoor Patio Overlooking The LA LIVE" Courtyard, Staples Center, and Nokia Center. Click the title link for more info. See ya there! Kan ♥

Moonshadows Restaurant and my Blue Lounge

Moonshadows has been pronounced as a winner of "The most Romantic Restaurant in Los Angeles" by FOX LA . It's no surprise, since 1971, Moonshadows has been the place to go for a romantic rendezvous and with fine friends who have accents and love the finer things in life. The spectacular ocean views from every angle provides the tranquil decor for endless nights and fantasies. Choose from the wine list of the finest wines from around the world.
The menu highlights the best of contemporary American cuisine with dishes ranging from an array of seafood to grilled dry aged rib eye and chocolate soufflé. Head down PCH, arrive in Malibu. Beware of those sobriety checks though, you've been warned.
20356 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, CA 90265

Giggles N' Hugs

Giggles N' Hugs is the first and only children's restaurant in Los Angeles. If you have kids and have not been there, then you are truly missing out on a great family outing. Some of Hollywood's biggest stars are regulars at this one of a kind restaurant in the city of Brentwood. They have nightly events and is, without a doubt, the best place to celebrate you children's birthday parties.
Giggles N' Hugs Children's Restaurant is located at 11701 Wilshire Blvd # 11 in Brentwood. Call (310) 478 - HUGS (4847) or click the title link for more info. Ciao bella! Kan♥

Inaugural Ball at BottleRock

A NOTE FROM BOTTLEROCK: Back by popular vote, in honor of Inauguration, on Tuesday, January 20th, BottleRock is amending their policy and spreading the wealth around. BottleRock will allow you to elect any bottle for consumption at retail cost! This means, a $30 bottle of wine can be enjoyed for $15, and a $40 bottle enjoyed for $25! In addition we'll be offering 25% off lunch from 12 pm to 4 pm!! There is no excuse to not visit BottleRock and get your first break. Plus, wine has been proven to have numerous health benefits, so.... you will be cutting down on healthcare costs. Come join us, and exercise your right to TOAST! BottleRock is located at 3847 Main Street in Culver City. Call 310-836-9463 or click the title link for more info. ♥KanKan

Blue Velvet

Blue Velvet is an indoor/outdoor eco-friendly, modern, & stunning restaurant + lounge beauty located in residential development 'The Flat'. It incorporates many private rooms, a sexy main dining area that can double to a lounge/club space, an outdoor patio & pool, and is perfect for special events holding 500+ guests inside, located in the heart of Downtown LA, just 7 minutes from Hollywood and convenient to LA Live/Staples Center and all of Downtown's newest happenings. Blue Velvet is located at 750 s Garland Ave in Los Angeles. Contact Jenn Lasky to schedule your next special event at jenn@redlightpromotions.com or (213) 3231-5886.
Ciao! Kan ♥

Mike's Deli

Mike's Deli has been around for quite some time, but I just got hip to it a couple of years ago. They have a great selection of fine meats and cheeses, at grocery store prices, and an efficient operation. Mike's deli doesn't try to do anything too fancy to convince you its a "New York" deli, they just bring a sandwich that is a full meal in itself. Pastrami on Rye, hot is excellent. Mike's Deli is located at 4859 W Slauson Ave in Los Angeles. Call ahead to place your order. The lines can be pretty long. (323) 298-5960. I think I may get a sandwich on the way home... Ciao! Kandyce with a 'K' ♥

Kaiten Sushi at Luckyfish

Luckyfish brings a contemporary spin on the classic Kaiten Sushi that has been in existence since the early 60's in Japan. Katien Sushi is sushi served on a moving conveyor belt that passes by both the kitchen and by all seats, within the restaurant. Guests determine exactly when and how much they eat! Hot food items may be ordered either directly from the Chefs or Servers. I was a bit concerned about the freshness of the food, but I was pleased to find out that the belt automatically discharges any plate that has been rotating for longer than 60 minutes. Menu highlights include traditional sushi, sashimi and rolls, and dishes like seven-pepper calamari, rock shrimp tempura, and seabass teriyaki. Luckyfish is located at 338 N Canon Drive in Beverly Hills and is open daily from 11:30am-10pm for dine-in, carry out, or delivery. Call (424) 354-3451 or click the title link for more info (The website is quite entertaining). Enjoy! Check out this video courtesy of CitySearch:

♥ Kan

Eva Longoria-Parker's Beso and KissKiss Lounge

It's a new year and a new 6350 Hollywood Blvd, filled with stunning chandeliers, jet-setters and eye-candy. Loves it. The latest addition to the celebrity-owned restaurant scene is Eva Longoria Parker’s Beso. Sit back in the crocodile booths and black leather oversized dining chairs as Eva’s partner, celebrity chef Todd English, creates Latin dishes from the TV star’s childhood (barbacoa sliders and table side artichoke guacamole). After noshing, head upstairs to Kiss Lounge, where smitten couples OR singles can relax in red leather banquettes and sip cocktails from the funky drink choices. If the sexy red lighting isn’t romantic enough, there's yet another incognito stripper pole...in the middle of the *ahem* quaint dance floor. Check it out! In-Style has other details.... (Note* all Hollywood rules apply for this place). ~Candice

NYE @ The Kress!

Call (323) 785-5000 or click the title link to purchase tickets! Need more info on The Kress? Click here
Ciao! Kandyce♥

Gyenari- New to Culver City's Restaurant Row!

Gyenari, (pronounced jin-ar-ee) joined Culver City’s restaurant row as the newest culinary resident, offering guests sophisticated Korean BBQ cuisine and innovative California-inspired creations. Set within a chic, contemporary space, Gyenari is a destination for lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch, tempting locals and visitors alike with an accessible menu of high-quality meat, organic, vegan, and vegetarian selections, as well as inventive cocktails. Location? Logistics? 9540 Culver Blvd. in Culver City. The restaurant is open for lunch Monday through Friday from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Dinner is served Sunday through Thursday from 5-10 p.m., and Friday and Saturday from 5 p.m.-midnight. Happy Hour is available Monday through Friday from 4-7 p.m. And, most importantly....Valet parking is available. Want more? Click here. ~Candice

Soweto Gospel Choir

Check out the Soweto Gospel Choir to keep the holiday spirit going at the Walt Disney Concert Hall located at 111 S. Grande Avenue in Los Angeles tomorrow at 8pm. Admission is $24-$71. This awe-inspiring ensemble from South Africa brings a program of traditional African and gospel music, plus Christmas classics infused with their spiritual message. Call (323) 850-2000 or click the title link for more info. Ciao! Kan♥

New to L.A. Market: West Adams Affordable Home!!

Listed by Curbed, L.A., looking over this home at 2159 West 29th Place that's listed for $335,000, there are plenty of things to like: the back yard, the porch, a good-looking fireplace, and those kitchen windows. On the downside, that kitchen may need some help. Here's what the listing says: "Gorgeous Craftsman Style home located in desirable West Adams District. Property features 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths + Den which could be used as 4th bedroom. Recent upgrades include: New Kitchen Cabinets, Granite Counter top, Newer roof, Newer windows, New Interior and Exterior paint, Ceramic flooring & walls in bathroom and New carpet." Here's the one question mark: This property sold in March of this year for $464,000. And it's not a foreclosure or short sale, according to the listing agent. Hmmm, click here to check it out anyway. ~Candice :)

The Flu Shot @ West

Now here's a fitting drink for the season. Hotel Angeleno's penthouse restaurant, West, is reminding people that it's that time of the year again: The Flu Shot, created by bar manager James Politis, is a refreshing dose of citrus and fruity flavors (Ketel One Citroen Vodka, lemon juice, Chambord black raspberry liquor and a sugar rim) to get the taste buds tingling and ward off that inevitable winter cold. I'll be there this weekend for my shot. Hotel Angeleno is located at 170 N Church Ln where Sunset Blvd meets the 405.
Kan ♥

7 POUNDS Movie Premiere Mann Village, Westwood

Yet another fabulous movie premiere at the Mann Village theater in Westwood, last night. Within days of its highly anticipated debut in US theaters, the "7 Pounds" cast; Will Smith, Rosario Dawson, Woody Harrelson, Michael Ealy (swoon) and other A-listers; Gabby Union and Sanaa Lathan (guess they're bff's now), Isaiah Washington, Kevin James, Taye Diggs, Tyrese, Chaka Khan and others all strolled, posed, primped and named-dropped designers on the xmas red carpet. "7 Pounds" follows suicidal IRS agent's attempt to redeem himself by changing the lives of seven strangers, which doesn't turn up to be what he expects. Still vague? Hit the theaters this weekend and get your tickets early. Check the flicks here. ~Can

Get Warmed Up at The Peninsula

Seeing as though it's 47 degrees, I think we all need a little something to warm us up. And when a simple cocoa just can't do the trick and you need something with a little more kick, head to The Peninsula for the amaretto hot chocolate. It's spiked with sweet almond-flavored liqueur and the nuttiness pairs deliciously with the velvety chocolate. Both a cocoa and a cocktail, it's the perfect drink to cozy up with on a cold Los Angeles day. For the under-21 crowd, they also offer traditional and peppermint hot chocolate, garnished with mint and a candy cane. The Peninsula is located at 9882 S Santa Monica Blvd in Beverly Hills. Enjoy one of their fabulous suites while you're there.

Trader Joe's : Westwood

UCLA students and Westwood and Brentwood cruisers have a spanking new Trader Joe's , at 1000 Glendon Avenue in Westwood Village, open daily from 9am-9pm. Check it out! ~Candice

101 Freeway Shooting, Bentley Riddled with Bullets...

Police are still trying to determine who shot a man driving a Bentley this morning on the northbound 101 Freeway, leaving the victim in critical condition and jamming traffic during the morning commute and beyond. All lanes of the northbound 101 Freeway and the Interstate 5 and Interstate 10 connectors were reopened by 11:43 a.m. after being closed for nearly eight hours while authorities conducted an investigation. Police found the driver slumped over his steering wheel with gunshot wounds about 3:30 a.m. near the Aliso Street exit. There were multiple bullet holes in the passenger door and window of the Bentley. Police said the shots probably were fired from another car. Detectives found several bullet casings along the freeway, near the Mission Road exit. There were no known witnesses to the shooting, but motorists did stop to aid the driver after he struck the median, thinking he was a drunk driver. No weapon, illicit drugs or other illegal items were found in the car, and detectives were trying to determine whether the shooting was related to drugs, gangs or road rage. If you have any information on this tragedy, please contact the Downtown Los Angeles Police Dept. See article here. ~Can

Farmer's Markets

Since a lot of us are on a healthy kick these days, let's keep the farmer's market alive! You can get the freshest fruits and vegetables, baked goods, cheeses, and other delectable goodies at Los Angeles County Farmers Markets. All Certified Farmers Markets (CFM’s) are “the real thing,” where genuine farmers sell their crops directly to the public.
But food isn’t the only great thing at a Farmers Market! Many markets sell unique work by local artisans, host kid activities, and provide entertainment. For a quick lunch or a leisurely shopping stroll, visit a Farmers Markets today! Farmers Markets by Day of the Week: • MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturdaySunday
My favorite? El Segundo Farmers Market on Grand and Eucalyptus every Thursday 3PM - 7PM. See ya there!

Ciao! Kan♥

No More PET LOVE @ Beverly Center

For 15 years, Pet Love has been a fixture in the busy Beverly Center mall, its brightly lighted interior showcasing furry puppies for sale behind glass-walled kennels. But for the last six months, the sixth-floor pet store has been targeted by the Best Friends Animal Society, a national animal rescue and welfare organization that is waging a campaign to get Los Angeles pet shops to stop selling animals born in what the group calls inhumane puppy mills, LA Times reports.
On Tuesday, it appeared that pressure from the group was forcing Pet Love to leave the upscale mall. At a news conference near the mall Tuesday, Best Friends official Elizabeth Oreck said that the Beverly Center would terminate the lease of Pet Love at the end of January.
Best Friends officials charge that Pet Love's puppies come from puppy mills -- factory-like settings where animals are bred too frequently, are poorly cared for, and are allowed to grow sick. Most animal welfare groups, including the Humane Society of the United States, contend that the vast majority of pet stores get their dogs from puppy mills.
Wow, for more on this educational campaign, click here.
In the meantime, I wonder what will happen to the existing puppies in the store....hopefully they will find homes for the holidays.
Can :(

Kezha Hatier Jewelry Trunk Show and Cocktail Reception

December 10, 2008 from 10:00 am-8:00 pm 10:00 am-4:00 pm Press Preview and Trunk Show 4:00 pm-8:00 pm Cocktail Reception at Happy L.A. located at 542 1/2 Palisades Drive in Pacific Palisades (310) 454-3080 Admission is free! Meet the designer, Kezha Hatier, and get the first look at her latest collection. Enjoy cocktails and be the first to shop the new Spring 2009 pieces. Visit Happy L.A. online. Ciao! Kan♥

Aint Nothing Like That Southern Charm

South is becoming the hottest spot in Santa Monica. It's perfect for an early dinner with the family or a late night cocktail and appetizer with friends. Sip on a voodoo brew and chat with strangers at the long wood bar or on the large outdoor patio overlooking Wilshire Boulevard, or for a more intimate setting, reserve one of the private rooms. Enjoy the latest sporting events on flat screens while the DJ plays pop and Southern Rock. Though it's much more about the scene than the food, the menu is not to be looked over, with crawfish etouffee, jambalaya, fried okra, barbecued chicken, and creamy mac-and-cheese. Specialty drinks, which are very potent and should be ordered in a Mason jar for added Southern flair, include a classic mint julep, Lynchburg lemonade and South's own voodoo brew, which is served in a fish bowl and comes with multiple straws.
Happy hour takes place from 3pm to 8pm every day and features $3 drafts, $5 well drinks, $10 pitchers and half off selected appetizers. After 9pm, it's 21 and over. To avoid waiting in a long line, arrive before 10pm on weekends.
Check out South's calendar to learn more about weekly activities such as Southern Style Karaoke, Bingo, Trivia and BBQ Night. While there's no dress code, this is definitely a hook-up scene. Dress to impress. (The owners are even hot!) SOUTH is located at 3001 Wilshire Blvd in Santa Monica. Click the title link or call (310) 584-7731 for more info.
Click here for a Free Appetizer!!! Don't say we never gave you anything ;)
♥ Kan