Thursday, December 11, 2008

American Appare(l)NTLY Cheap

Sun. Dec. 14th, 9am-6pm

If you are not planning on going to this one (and even if you are), American Apparel's downtown warehouse sale is a stupendous way to spend your Sunday. Or rather...spend your $$ on a Sunday. According to Angelinic, the employee parking lot will transform into a "bargain hunter's dream" with some prices as low as $1.

Check it out today!

Dress Like a Star, Pay Like a Pauper

According to FWJ reader Florencia and other sources, Raleigh Studios will be having a studio lot sale in Manhattan Beach. Every couple years, studios try to clean out their wardrobe by offering top designer clothes worn on their TV shows or film sets at crazy discounted prices.

Part of the proceeds will go toward the Entertainment Industry Foundation, and this particular sale will feature over 50,000 pieces from Boston Legal, Ally McBeal, and more. 2 days only, and everything must go...which means 90% off retail prices! I can't wait -- this Saturday and Sunday from 8am-4pm: 1600 Rosecrans Ave. Hope to see you in line!

Call 310.322.7767 with questions.

***I attended this event, and it is a complete waste of time. All the clothes are business-y and for people over 40. Florencia did find 4 dresses in the bridesmaid section, but hey -- we can't all be that lucky.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

70 Lovely Years at Laemmle

Beginning Dec. 12th, the Laemmle Theatres will be showcasing their top 7 foreign films to honor their own 70th anniversary (one film per decade) at the Royal Theatre in Santa Monica. Buy tickets now!

Friday, December 5, 2008

No Guarantees This Christmas

This holiday season, send your friends an e-card, courtesy of Santa's Lawyers.  Please note the "disclaimer," written by my friend Anonymous Lawyer:

"This happy holidays greeting should not be interpreted as a guarantee that your holidays will be happy. Santa assumes no liability for the side effects of happy holidays, which may include weight gain, gastric reflux, sudden drowsiness, family discord, or pine needles all over your living room floor.

By asking for presents from Santa, individuals consent to the use of their names and likenesses for promotional purposes. All wish lists submitted to Santa become the property of Claus Enterprises, Ltd. and will not be returned. Santa reserves the right to substitute items on your wish list for goods of an equal or greater value.

Santa's presents are manufactured in a facility that may process peanuts.

Inclusion in Santa's "Naughty" and "Nice" lists is entirely at the discretion of Claus Enterprises, Ltd. Any legal claim arising out of inclusion on Santa's lists shall be settled by binding arbitration governed by the laws of the North Pole. "Naughty" and "Nice" are registered trademarks of Claus Enterprises, Ltd., and may not be used without permission.

Lawyers who worked on credit default swaps are "Naughty" by definition, so long as Santa's 401-K is down 30 percent or more from its historic high.

Do not ask Santa for your holiday bonus. It's not coming. Neither is next year's.

For the home delivery of presents, Santa requires a chimney opening of at least 18 inches, freshly baked cookies and milk. Failure to comply with these requirements may result in damage to your toys. Please see Santa Claus Rider, Part C, for further details as to Santa's refreshment requirements, including the temperature at which Santa's milk will be deemed acceptable. Any material breaches of this rider may result in the postponement of the holiday season until March.

Santa is not responsible for delays in the delivery of presents caused by the Transportation Security Administration's Do-Not-Fly List.

This e-card may not be used as a flotation device.

This e-card does not imply the formation of a lawyer/client relationship between you and Santa, you and Santa's Lawyers LLP, or you and the ABA Journal. For specific legal advice regarding Santa and Santa-related issues, including but not limited to beards, hats, elves and reindeer, please consult an experienced attorney.

You better not pout. You better not cry.

Santa's Lawyers LLP is not affiliated in any way with

This is not an offer to sell securities."

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Go Bonkers for Boule

Tonight from 6-8pm, Boule in Beverly Hills will be giving away FREE...yes, free...chocolate - to promote its holiday flavors.  See you there at 413 N. Bedford Dr.!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Man Bites World

I always love to share other up and coming bloggers with my readers, so I encourage everyone to check out Man Bites World, which documents a man's experience eating ethnic cuisine in LA - a different country's food every day he dines.

Thx to Eater LA for exposing me to this awesome blog.

And the World Cried Out:

This Friday (Dec. 5th) marks the 75th anniversary of the Prohibition repeal. Being in Los Angeles, bars will be celebrating with ridiculously amazing specials. My favorites:

Comme Ca - email for their password, which can be used to redeem 75 cent cocktails
The Golden Gopher - 75 cent Dewar's until 11pm, $5 drink specials afterward
The Edison Downtown - a midnight toast
**8oz Burger Bar (on Melrose) - "adult milkshakes"....not on the menu, so you must ask your server about them

Just remember it's never okay to drive drunk.

"You're So Young."

"Only on the outside."

Wed. Dec. 10th, 7:30pm

Watch Brad Pitt age backwards followed by a Q&A with none other than director David Fincher.

Comedy Is Not Dead

But it is at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery this Thurs. at 8pm.  For only $10, you can enjoy the likes of Sarah Silverman and Mary Lynn Rajskub.  Simply send an email to to receive ticketing information.  Or simply purchase tickets here.

Hey There, Deliah - And All Other Plain White T's Fans

Mon. Dec. 8th, 8pm
The Roxy Theatre

Love The Plain White T's?  Then pick up FREE concert tickets at participating Puma stores in honor of their 60th Anniversary.

Locations include:

10250 Santa Monica Blvd.
712 Americana Way
6600 Topanga Canyon Blvd.
1350 3rd St. Promenade

Have Bank of America?

I do!  With your BoA card, you can actually get into the following museums for FREE the first weekend of every month until April:

- The California Museum for History, Women and the Arts
- Crocker Art Museum
- Explorit Science Center
- Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
- Museum of the African Diaspora
- de Young Museum
- San Jose Museum of Art
- Tech Museum of Innovation
- Autry National Center of the American West
- Museum of Latin American Art
- Discovery Science Center
- Laguna Art Museum
- Riverside Art Museum
- Palm Springs Art Museum
- California Center for the Arts Escondido
- Mingei International Museum Balboa Park
- Mingei International Museum Downtown Escondido
- Birch Aquarium at Scripps

Take advantage of this amazing offer, and report back favorite exhibits!

Like It or Knott

It's time to visit Knott's Berry Farm, and they don't make it any easier.  Bring a $10 + valued gift for Toy's for Tots, and you will gain FREE admission to their theme park.  Offer lasts the month of December.  Thx to Yelp!

Yes. I Laughed Out Loud.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Mingle Under the Mistletoe

Tues. Dec. 9th, 8pm
ONE Sunset
8730 Sunset Blvd.
Sunset Plaza

RSVP by Dec. 7th (the latest!) and join Jaydi herself at LA's most talked about speed dating event: SpeedLA's Holiday Bash on Dec. 9th, ages 23-35 welcome. Located at ONE Sunset, this is one speed dating event you won't want to miss. Normally $45, FWJ readers can purchase tickets for only $38 by typing the code "FUNWITHJAYDI" at checkout.

Ladies, remember to arrive 30 min. early to receive your complimentary makeover.

Whether you have gone speed dating before or are trying it for the first time, SpeedLA promises to give you a unique experience and one you will never forget.

Simply click here to purchase tickets.