LA LIFE: Evening Strolls, Hitchcock Blondes, Women’s Vote, Rooftop Movies
Walking in a forest of California Oak Trees at Descanso Gardens did me a world of good Tomatoes. And if daytime is too hot, you can safely enjoy an evening stroll at both, Descanso Gardens and Huntington Gardens. Glam Armor is giving you the skinny on the style of “The Hitchcock Blondes.” Ooh la la! The Natural History Museum LA presents “Rise Up L.A.: A Century of Votes for Women. “Rooftop Movies” is back for film screenings at The Montalbán. It amazes me, each week, that wonderful Los Angeles still has lots to enjoy during this pandemic. Also check out the terrific selection for the next 3T Happy Hour Book Club. And keep looking for the positive in your life, Tomatoes.
Evening Garden Strolls
I finally made my first public outing, besides the store or doctor’s office, to Descanso Gardens. Woo Hoo! I never anticipated how those 2 hours walking in such a lovely garden melted the stress away. Don’t worry Tomatoes, when the heat is blazing, Descanso and Huntington Gardens have evening hours.
During my Descanso adventure I was also deeply proud of all the visitors who were committed to wearing their masks, even the children, and maintaining social distancing. My worry quickly dissipated when I saw the staff and visitors acting responsibly. I have no doubt the situation will be the same at Huntington Gardens. Feeling safe combined with the exquisite natural beauty of an urban retreat gave me complete peace and happiness. Descanso is open till 8pm and Huntington Gardens, most days, has new special evening hours for strolls from 5:30 to 8pm. If you are a member of Descanso, you don’t need a reservation and can arrive at any time during their usual operating schedule. Otherwise, you need a reservation. At Huntington Gardens, the public still needs advanced reservations.
I recommend taking a load off, Tomatoes, with a day or evening stroll at these two remarkable gardens.
August 16. The Hitchcock Blondes
It’s time for Glam Amor’s next awesome style online event, Tomatoes! Hitchcock did love his movies to star gorgeous stylish actresses. You equally stylish ladies can escape into the elegant world of Hitchcock movies this Sunday, with “Glam Amor-ous Conversations: The Hitchcock Blondes.”
Edith Head, aka Susan Claassen, will discuss the evolution and the stories behind the style of Alfred Hitchcock’s incredible heroines and their films, such as Grace Kelly, Kim Novak, Tippi Hedren, Doris Day, Ingrid Bergman, Eva Marie Saint and Janet Leigh. Wow! Just imagine the stories, Tomatoes!
Starting August 18. A Century of Votes for Women
How has the women’s movement grown and changed over your lifetime, Tomatoes? You can celebrate 100 years of passion, progress and the everyday women who shaped the suffrage movement with the upcoming new exhibition, at NHMLA, “Rise Up L.A.: A Century of Votes for Women” which includes several related online events.
Hear Los Angeles women discuss feminism, womanhood, and the importance of exercising the right to vote with Performing Artist Jenny Gillett with “The Rise Up LA Oral Stories Project”. And Zocalo and NHMLA present “When Women Vote,” a three-event series beginning with “How Have Women’s Protests Changed History?” on August 18, Sept 16 “Why Don’t Women’s Votes Put More Women In Power? and on December 3, “What are Today’s L.A. Women Fighting For?”. These online events will certainly be extremely valuable and thought provoking, Tomatoes, so I recommend checking them out.
Aug 14 – August 30. Rooftop Movies at The Montalban
The historic Hollywood venue, The Montalbán, presents it’s annual “Rooftop Movies” for a three-week pop-up screening schedule, offering guests nine nights of cinematic experiences under the stars, Tomatoes, with Coronavirus safety precautions in place. Yeah!
The venue will offer patrons summer nights to watch a movie and dine as early as 6:00 p.m. Running over three consecutive weekends on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from August 14 through August 30, 2020, The Montalbán will offer patrons summer nights to watch a movie and dine as early as 6:00 p.m. The schedule kicks off with “La La Land” and “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” this weekend. Follow up screenings include “Black Klansman” and “Joker”, as well as cult classics “The Goonies” and “Grease”, there’s something for everyone at the Rooftop Movies series. What fun! The theatre has taken every precaution to create a social distancing-safe space, with masks required and temperatures taken, for you to enjoy the evening. I would never recommend this event if it wasn’t taking strict Coronavirus safety precautions, Tomatoes.