LA LIFE: Visionary Women, The M & M’s, Restaurant Weeks, Jewel Art
Cheers and welcome to LA 2019 Tomatoes! Fresh starts, new beginnings, lots of new things to do and right now, new exhibits and good food are in store for you this week. How about starting 2019 with “Women of Vision” at the Forest Lawn Museum. Mammoths and Mastodons have invaded LA, but they are sticking close to home at the La Brea Tar Pits so it’s a great chance to get to know these gentle giants better. And, yeah oh yeah, I say! There is not one but two restaurant weeks coming up for the start of 2019! I hear there are quite a few fantabulous jewels on display at the Natural History Museum. Why not start the year out with glitter, sparkle and plenty of bling?
Through April 7. Women of Vision
“Women of Vision: National Geographic Photographers on Assignment” is one amazing photographic exhibit which highlights the influential photography of 11 award-winning and supremely talented female photojournalists. And on January 17th, 5 to 8PM, Tomatoes can attend the FREE opening reception. Gotta love that!
The “Women of Vision” exhibition is a tribute to the spirit and ambition of forward-thinking and distinguished female photographers featuring nearly 100 photographs with moving depictions of cultures, conceptual topics, and social issues. The exhibition also demonstrates how National Geographic magazine picture editors work closely with the photographers to select images and tell stories. Video vignettes present first-person accounts that reveal the photographers’ individual styles, passions, and approaches to their craft. Got to love and support Women photographers Gals.
Mammoths and Mastodons
Did you know, Tomatoes, that an adult Columbian Mammoth would have needed more than 180 kg (400 lb) of food and may have foraged as long as twenty hours every day! Holy Moly! Guess there were no “Costco’s” back in the day. Anyway, you can find out all about the lives of these very large ( I mean, HUGE) and wondrous creatures that roamed the land before humans invaded at the new exhibition, “Mammoths and Mastodons” at the La Brea Tar Pits.
Tomatoes can get close to life-sized models and take part in hands-on interactive experiences that will give you a behind-the-scenes look at the science involved in excavating and analyzing these fascinating creatures. The kids in your life would love it too!
Let’s never forget that The La Brea Tar Pits, located at Rancho La Brea in central Los Angeles, is one of the world’s most famous fossil places, recognized for having the largest and most diverse assemblage of extinct Ice Age plants and animals in the world. Aren’t we proud of that Tomatoes!!!! We are so lucky to live here!
Restaurant Week Santa Monica & DineLA Style
Nothing like starting the New Year with incredible food and a very satisfied tummy. “Santa Monica Restaurant Week” returns January 7 to 13 with over 30 of the area’s best restaurants serving up delish faire. And it’s a New Year and new scrumptious tasting menu’s with “DineLA’s Restaurant Week” January 11 -25th 2019. Sounds divine Tomatoes!
To celebrate California Restaurant Month, Santa Monica Restaurant Week is highlighting Santa Monica as an award-winning, health-conscious culinary destination. Participating Santa Monica restaurants and their chefs will craft healthy and yummy custom dishes centered around this year’s special restaurant week ingredient – the “Persimmon”.
Think global and eat local is the name of the game for DineLA’s Restaurant Week with another round of exclusive lunch and dinner menus (and deals!) at the city’s finest eateries. And it is a very best long list Tomatoes.
Through May 12. Art of the Jewel
In the Gem and Mineral Vault of Natural History Museum, lies “Art of the Jewel: The Crevoshay Collection” exhibit with over 50 luxurious pieces of “out of this world jewelry” that may take your breath away. Need I say more?
Well, I will. This exhibit follows the journey from earth mineral to gemstone to jewel with jewelry inspired by designer Paula Crevoshay’s passion for art, science, and the natural world. Warning! You might need sunglasses Tomatoes. The jewelry is that shiny bright and glorious.