LA LIFE: LA Walk, Sistine Chapel, Snow Day, Holiday Tour

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Holy Moly Tomatoes! Tell me it isn’t true that Thanksgiving is next week!  EEEGAADS! Whether you are ready or not, (I’m not!), the holiday season is at our door!  And so, it begins with the opening of ticket sales for “Snow Day LA” and the LA Conservancy “Holiday Highlights Tour” to celebrate… you know what. Did some Tomato just tell me to take a hike?! Well today IS officially “Take a Hike Day”. So, get outdoors! You’ve also got “The Great Los Angeles Walk” tomorrow! You don’t have to travel to Rome to experience Michelangelo’s Frescos that adorn the Sistine Chapel because they are here in LA. This LA Tomato will be giving thanks for all you fab Tomatoes and hoping you are having a very Happy Thanksgiving.


Nov. & Dec. Weekends: Snow Day LA    

Yes, Tomatoes, snow will indeed be falling from the skies of LA for the holidays.  You won’t find me tubing down anything but your kids, grandkids, nieces, nephews and daring Tomatoes will love the tubing runs and marvel at the falling snow at the nine-acre snow park at The Old Lodge in Elysian Park. I keep repeating myself but tickets will sell out fast. I kid you not Tomatoes.

Ice skating rink, a path with elaborate holiday lights, a life-size gingerbread house, photos inside a snow globe, and steamy, marshmallow-topped hot cocoa complete the Snow Day experience. And just so you know gals this snow is environmentally friendly.  Snow Day LA creates its winter themed event using synthetic snow tubing lanes and SPFX snow blowing machines used in movies or at malls like ‘The Grove’. SPFX snow travels up to 75 feet, dissipates and completely disappears within minutes, leaves no trace, is biodegradable, non-toxic and family friendly. The event does not use any real snow because ‘Real’ snow wastes gallons upon gallons of much needed water. November and December nights outdoors here can get very cold so dress warm and enjoy the snow Tomatoes!!!!

Holiday Tour

The holidays are upon us and the LA Conservancy “Holiday Highlights Tour” is a top-notch way to celebrate the holidays in Los Angeles.  Trust me ladies, this may not be happening this weekend, but reservations for the very special and popular tour will go superfast so this is my urgent “heads-up!” Tomatoes.

The Holiday Highlights Tour is a 90-minute delightful exploration of the architecture and history of, not just one historic building, but of 5 fabulous DTLA buildings that will also be beautifully decorated for the holiday season.  Don your best holiday frock on the tour Tomatoes and you might get a surprise. Hmm…I like that.

Nov. 18. The Great LA Walk

If you can’t take a hike today you can still get a jump on calorie burning before Turkey Day with “The Great LA Walk” event tomorrow which starts Downtown and ends at the Ocean. Tomatoes can join the 12th annual walk anywhere along the route. Angelinos will put the myth that nobody walks in LA to rest by hitting the sidewalks of one of LA’s oldest streets…Beverly Blvd. Strut your stuff Tomatoes!

The Great Los Angeles Walk grew from dozens of participants to hundreds, and continues to expand each year as more Angelinos join in to explore their city on foot. The Walk is completely free and don’t forget it is up to you to decide how much or how little of the walk you want to do. It starts rain or shine at 9am at the Japanese American National Museum courtyard. Walkers will make our way down 1st, through downtown, to where it morphs into Beverly Blvd then on Beverly through East Hollywood, Hollywood, the Fairfax District, and Beverly Hills.  Beverly Blvd. ends at Santa Monica Boulevard the route will continue down Santa Monica Blvd to the ocean. After hitting the ocean and taking celebratory photos, there will be a celebratory after party. Check out all the info and map to see where you can hop on to join later in the walk.

Dec. 31. Up Close: Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel

NEW YORK, NY – JUNE 22: A general view of UP CLOSE: Michaelangelo’s Sistine Chapel at The Oculus at Westfield World Trade Center on June 22, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Eugene Gologursky/Getty Images for Westfield)

OMG Tomatoes! You can see one of the greatest artistic achievements in history at the Topanga Westfield Mall NOW.  Say What?! “Up Close: Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel” is an immersive and extraordinary traveling exhibit that features 34 nearly life-size replicas of the iconic frescos that allows visitors to come face to face with such masterpieces as “The Creation of Adam” and “The Last Judgement”. This is truly a once in a lifetime experience Tomatoes …AT A MALL! Hellooooo!

The ceiling paintings from the Sistine Chapel have been reproduced using state-of-the-art technology. In order for the observer to fully engage and comprehend the artwork, the paintings have been reproduced in their original sizes. As a result, Tomatoes can fully explore and contemplate the artwork at eye level or shall we say “Up Close and Personal”. That kind of intimacy is, of course, impossible at the real Sistine Chapel in Rome.  This is a thrilling opportunity and I can’t wait to take advantage of the exhibit. You might consider taking Metro Link as there is a stop across from the Topanga Mall. Make your reservations soon gals.

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