Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Click It. BEAT picks of the week.

Smoking slippers. I've been wanting these forever and finally got a pair.

DVF ankle boots.

Mrs. Meyer's Clean Day in Rosemary.

Green juice recipes.

Red Cross Hurricane Aid.

-- Leslie Anne Wiggins

Photo credit: Steven Madden, Ltd.

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Click It. BEAT picks of the week.

Mark your calendars with some great events coming up through the Library Foundation's ALOUD series: David Byrne and Trent Reznor on October 14; Ludo Lefebvre and Roy Choi on October 17; and an evening with Tom Wolfe (above) on October 29.

Listen to First Aid Kit.

Go see Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel.

Wine Enthusiast Magazine's just-released Top 100 Best Buys of 2012.

A great unisex scent--Santal 33, by Le Labo.

Curated coolness at Bookmarc.

For dessert: Momofuku Milk Bar cookie mixes at Williams-Sonoma.

-- Leslie Anne Wiggins

Photo credit: Mark Seliger via

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

the BEAT of the week: Culture Collide Festival.

I really can never say enough about the plethora of great music and concerts that we have available to us here in Los Angeles. We're oh so lucky to have bands consistently play our venues, and we're lucky to have a number of unique and fun opportunities to find the next slew of up-and-coming bands.

The latest example: Filter Magazine's Culture Collide Festival. In its third year, the event is going stronger than ever, getting 25 notable bands from all over the world to come and represent their home countries. On the homefront here in the U.S., we've got the likes of Of Montreal, Zola Jesus, Diiv; there are bands like the Wombats and Patrick Wolf repping the U.K.; there's even John Talabot for Spain and Bondo de Role for Brazil.

They're all taking over the eastside for four days this weekend -- and I bet you can't even believe that the entire weekend, all shows for all four days, will only cost you $20. One Andrew Jackson! Spend it well.

Filter Magazine's Culture Collide Festival takes place Oct 4-7 in various locations all over the eastside of L.A. Get more info here.

-- Chau Tu