Sexy Tomatoes, Biggest Fair, Karibu, Heart of LA

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“Does Sexy Have An Expiration Date?”  I’m happy to report it doesn’t.  And did you gals know the biggest street fair is in Sherman Oaks? And I want you to know about a marvelous nonprofit that is doing vital work in Kenya saving the lives of women and babies. The Jack O’ Lanterns are rising up, and it’s also time to shine up your bikes ladies and head to the Heart of LA.

Do We Have a Sexy Expiration Date?

Feeling ever so glamorous wearing Gabrielle Carlson clothes at the Hungarian Consulate in NYC.

Feeling ever so glamorous wearing Gabrielle Carlson clothes.

This West Coast tomato got to head to the east coast and New York for a simply wonderful event on Tuesday where we asked the question… “Does Sexy Have An Expiration Date?”  I’m happy to report it doesn’t.  I love LA tomatoes but NY has a special place in my heart!

On Tuesday evening the answer was a resounding “NO” from all 8 of our expert panelists.  I felt luscious and delicious (like Cinderella) in an exquisite Gabrielle Carlson dress and jacket and my neck adorned with “Subversive Jewelry’s” stunning necklace by Justin.  Many of us were dressed and bejeweled for the event by fab Gab and super talented Justin.  It set the stage perfectly to discuss maintaining our sexiness, sexual health and issues many of us are too embarrassed to mention to our physicians.  An illuminating and fun night was had by all.  Maybe it’s time for LA tomatoes to get the skinny on all things sexy?

I learned that there is such a thing as pelvic health and that adding color to our wardrobe consistently is a big must at this age.  Not to mention the importance of lip color.  We’ll be posting more event highlights, photos, and video soon. 

Sexy Tomatoes, Biggest Fair, Karibu, Heart of LA, the three tomatoesOperation Karibu

Operation Karibu, the signature program of 2020 MicroClinic Initiative, helps mothers in rural Kenya safely deliver their babies in local clinics. They use incentive packages of baby clothes to encourage mothers to attend prenatal visits and deliver in-clinic. The safe delivery of a baby is such a simple thing to us in America but in rural Kenya the fatality rate is as high as 1 in every 100 women and 1 in every 20 babies. But through Operation Karibu, their skilled microclinic deliveries so far helped have helped 3,000 mothers deliver their babies with a 100% survival rate. Wow. You can help support their valiant efforts to reach more women, save lives, and give every baby the healthy start it deserves by giving through there many wonderful and unique options.  It isn’t just about giving money which is super cool tomatoes.

Supporters contribute to their incentive program by donating baby clothes, as well as gently used t-shirts that local Kenyan mothers sew into baby clothes as part of a self-sustaining micro enterprise.  I love that idea!

Operation Karibu is poised to expand to the poorest county in Kenya, Kakamega County, where many of the mothers they will assist are teens. With their next expansion, they will be able to reach 10,000 mothers and babies over the next two years, and they will need more baby clothes, t-shirts, and monetary donations to support their efforts!

Sexy Tomatoes, Biggest Fair, Karibu, Heart of LA, the three tomatoesOct. 18 Heart of LA Ride 

What could be better than bicycling through the Heart of LA.  So for you bike loving tomatoes Oct 18th is the place to be for the 5th anniversary ride of Civic LA.  It’s free gals. CicLAvia is now the largest open street event in North America where the streets are blocked off from cars. Way to go LA! It is not a race just a way to enjoy a care free and stress free exploration of 6 miles in beautiful Downtown LA. You can start anywhere along the route and guess what tomatoes, walkers, skaters and wheelchairs are welcomed too. You don’t have to ride a bike to enjoy tomatoes.

CicLAvia – Heart of LA has become, in LA’s auto dominated city, an institution here.  It began as an idea in 2010 in Downtown LA with an uncertain outcome when it first removed cars from the streets of downtown Los Angeles. This weekend route will take people through Boyle Heights, the Arts District, Little Tokyo, Civic Center, Chinatown, Historic Core and as far west as Macarthur Park. You can start anywhere and end wherever you want.  It’s all your choice tomatoes.  Easy Peasy!

sherman oak street fairBiggest Street Fair

Who knew lively Sherman Oaks is home to the largest street fair in the valley. Maybe its very central location has something to do with it. Ventura Blvd in Sherman Oaks is already filled with wonderful restaurants and shops so putting a street fair there is a very appealing added bonus.  A great place to hang tomatoes and get a jump on your holiday shopping. Did I just say “holidays” tomatoes? Oh my! 

Sexy Tomatoes, Biggest Fair, Karibu, Heart of LARise of The Jack OLanterns

Well it is time again for the Rise of the Jack-O’-Lantern Festival and this year there are two convenient locations where you can experience 5,000 hand-carved illuminated lanterns created by professional artists and sculptures.  Tomatoes, their kids and/or grand-kiddos can amble along The Rise scenic walking trail while listening to original music, at either Descanso Gardens or Santa Anita Park, for this quintessential LA Halloween Celebration.  Spooooookie and artistic tomatoes!


  • Debbie Zipp

    The Three Tomatoes LA Life editor, Debbie Zipp is your friendly guide to the best of everything in LA with a tomato style perspective. Debbie is an actor, producer, and writer. She is best known for her recurring role as Donna on the CBS series "Murder She Wrote" starring Angela Lansbury. She has had many other TV and stage roles and has starred in over 300 national TV commercials. As head of In The Trenches Productions, Debbie produced, directed, acted in many short films for her company. Her book, The Aspiring Actor's Handbook: What Seasoned Actors Wish They Had Known was recently published. Buy her book: The Aspiring Actor's Handbook: What Seasoned Actors Wish They Had Known

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