LA LIFE: Festivals, Art, and Vintage Sale

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LA LIFE: Festivals, Art, and Vintage Sale

The blooming ‘Narumigata’ flowers are quite a sight to behold at the “Japanese Garden Festival” this weekend. Did someone say ARTWalk”? Oh, I think I just did. Yes, Tomatoes, it’s time for the “Pasadena ARTWalk. More art is on the horizon with the “Arts Bridging the Gap” fundraising event. “Paper Moon Vintage” will satisfy all your vintage shopping needs. And last but not least, the Original Farmers Market is hosting LA’s favorite country fair in the heart of the city this weekend.  Fall is here Tomatoes!

October 12.  Japanese Garden Festival

LA LIFE: Festivals, Art, and Vintage Sale

Descanso Gardens is hosting a full weekend of Japanese ancient music, art and culture in their beautiful Japanese Garden. What a beautiful place for a Japanese festival. I certainly can’t think of a more perfect place to celebrate. I’m ready to head there, Tomatoes.

The annual family-friendly Japanese Garden Festival includes a curator led tour of the garden, Taiko drum performances and crafting and an exhibit of Ikaban, the art of flower arranging. Free with regular admission to the Gardens Tomatoes

Oct 12. Pasadena Art Walk

LA LIFE: Festivals, Art, and Vintage Sale

Holy Cow! The 14th Annual “Pasadena ARTWalk” with its incredibly wide range of selected art and music from some of the very best Southern California artists, tis a tad mind boggling.  And it takes place in my favorite area of Pasadena, the Playhouse District which is the cultural heart of Pasadena. Plus…it’s FREE. Need I say more Tomatoes?!

Yes, I think I will say a bit more.  The Pasadena ARTWalk is Pasadena’s largest urban art fair. The event highlights visual artists showcasing their work in painting, sculpture, watercolor, photography, mixed media, ceramics, jewelry, drawings, and printmaking while celebrating the Pasadena’s Playhouse District and all it has to offer. There will also be a Juried Art Show & Sale, an Art Stroll, a Walking Tour of the Playhouse District, Free & Reduced Museum Admission and Live Entertainment.  Remember, it is free and all-ages are welcome.  It does certainly sound like it has something for everyone, Tomatoes.

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Oct 12. Arts Bridging the Gap

LA LIFE: Festivals, Art, and Vintage Sale

Arts Bridging the Gap” is a free pop up art show fundraiser to celebrate Art, the impact art has on the community and the mission this non-profit organization has with drinks and snacks. Art brings such joy to our spirit and the work of ABG is definitely worth celebrating Tomatoes.

All art on display at the “Arts Bridging the Gap”event is for sale and 100% of proceeds go towards their work to provide arts education to underserved communities in order to have youth and their families experience their best lives and futures. The art is a combination of pieces from their stable of professional artist, students and LAPD officers in their program and friends of ABG who have kindly donated their professional work. Primo artist Amy Smith, one of my favorite artists, has donated work to this fundraising event this year. 

“Arts Bridging the Gap” is a 501©(3) Charitable Organization that provides impactful, evidence-based arts programs for children in disadvantaged to under-resourced neighborhoods. Their comprehensive programs support children’s cognitive development and cultivate creative problem-solving skills prized by employers. Through the resources and support Arts Bridging the Gap provides, children in high-need areas can improve their quality of life, academic success, and future prospects. You know what I like to say, Tomatoes, Art can save the world and its children, Tomatoes.

October 13. Full Moon Sale and Party

LA LIFE: Festivals, Art, and Vintage Sale

Considered one of the top Vintage stores in Los Angeles, “Paper Moon Vintage” in Hollywood is filled to the brim with 1900 to 1960’s real authentic vintage clothing and accessories.  It is a glorious and magical shop, Tomatoes, with a jaw-dropping collection of the best of the Past! With the arrival of October it is the perfect time for Tomatoes to attend their monthly “Full Moon Sale and Party” in the old Halloween Style. 

It promises to be a festive and spooky fun time and Tomatoes can enjoy 25% off from noon until the end of the party! Musician Dave Stuckey is presenting a special Vintage-style band for live music from 7-9pm.   Complimentary spirits and treats will be offered along with a special photo booth for your vintage Halloween backdrop portraits. Tomatoes can don a Halloween costume, vintage cocktail attire, or whatever! What a fun shopping experience and a great chance to meet other vintage lovers and find a vintage Halloween costume Tomatoes! 

Nicole Loretta is the genius founder, owner and operator of  “Paper Moon Vintage” in 2012. She started as a pop-up vintage boutique and vintage photo booth, doing more and more events until she could open her own brick and mortar store in East Hollywood! Paper Moon Vintage is packed with vintage props and men’s, women’s, and children’s vintage and antique clothing, as well as some new vintage-inspired accessories, including wedding gowns, dinner wear for men and even special occasion outfits for children. You won’t find any 70’s and beyond clothing here Tomatoes. They even have their own photo booth in-store for photo oops anytime. The “Paper Moon Vintage” shop is really worth visiting Ladies.

October 12 & 13. Farmer’s Market Fall Festival

LA LIFE: Festivals, Art, and Vintage Sale

Celebrate the fall harvest, Tomatoes, with the 85th family friendly “Fall Festival” at LA’s Original Farmers Market this weekend. It’s got everything that will remind you it’s Fall in LA with a pumpkin patch, pumpkin carving, a petting zoo, strolling performers, arts & crafts and lots of live music and more!

There’s even pie-eating contests, pickin’ & fiddling’, scarecrows, and pig racing! Heck, yes, you heard me…pig racing.  Nothing says country and the Harvest season like pig racing.  The Fall Festival will be in full swing in the heart of Los Angeles for two days Tomatoes. Don’t miss the fun! This video says it all gals. 



  • 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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