LA LIFE: Arts & Crafts, Coffee, Clutter, Holiday Afternoon

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LA LIFE: Arts & Crafts, Coffee, Clutter, Holiday Afternoon

 I hope you’ve adjusted to the new sunrise and sunset times, Tomatoes. There are a slew of marketplaces, festivals and fairs happening this weekend but the ones that stand out to me are “The American Indian Arts Marketplace” and “The Pasadena Arts & Crafts Show.” If you are a Tomato Coffee Geek your dreams have just come true with the first-ever LA “Coffee Festival”. Marcy Cole’s upcoming “First Tuesday LA” event will give you insights into “Clearing the Clutter.” And RSVP right now for “A Magical & Merry Holiday Afternoon”, a free event on December 8, hosted by The Spirited Woman and The Three Tomatoes. So, hop on a sleigh or an Uber to get your derriere’s there because it is going to be a blast. No kidding gals!

November 11 & 12.  American Indian Arts Marketplace

LA LIFE: Arts & Crafts, Coffee, Clutter, Holiday Afternoon

What better way to celebrate American Indian Heritage Month Tomatoes than by visiting “The American Indian Arts Marketplace” this weekend at the Autry. It just so happens to be the largest high-end Native American arts fair in Southern California.  Wow! Worth putting your shopping shoes on Tomatoes!

Two hundred Native American artists who represent more than 40 tribes from across the country have items for sale like sculptures, pottery, beadwork, basketry, photography, paintings, jewelry, textiles, wooden carvings, mixed-media works, and more from top Native American artists. That’s a mighty long lists of beautiful wares Gals. The marketplace also includes performances, activities, talks and demonstrations and the annual short play festival from “Native Voices,” the Autry’s award-winning resident theatre company. Sounds like a something for everyone extravaganza Tomatoes.

LA LIFE: Arts & Crafts, Coffee, Clutter, Holiday Afternoon

November 9 to 11. Coffee Fest

LA LIFE: Arts & Crafts, Coffee, Clutter, Holiday Afternoon

Coffee aficionado’s and coffee lovers your wait is over, “The Los Angeles Coffee Festival” has arrived in DTLA. Yippee! Meet local and international roasters, taste hundreds of different coffees and celebrate Los Angeles’ vibrant coffee scene. It’s a Coffee, Food, Music, Art and Charity Happening Tomatoes!

This will be LA’s flagship coffee event, celebrating the burgeoning specialty coffee scene, as well as food, music and art in this great city of culture. With 10% of ticket sales going to charity, the Project Waterfall , to support life-changing water projects in coffee growing regions. Since 2011, Project Waterfall has raised over $1 million, bringing clean water to more than 25,000 people in coffee growing communities across 7 countries. At the Los Angeles Coffee Festival, you’ll enjoy endless complimentary coffee tastings, interactive workshops, demonstrations from world-class baristas, delicious street food, coffee cocktails, live music, art and more. Celebrate the Coffee Culture in Los Angeles Tomatoes and have fun.

November 13. First Tuesdays Clearing the Clutter

LA LIFE: Arts & Crafts, Coffee, Clutter, Holiday Afternoon

Do you feel like you are drowning in clutter Tomatoes?  Does your clutter create stress, loss of time and money?  Did you answer YES like me? Then Marcy Cole’s First Tuesday event with Kathleen Ronald, Clutternomics Expert, will help you get relief from clutter, stress and find harmony in our busy over-booked lives.

Tomatoes will learn tools to eliminate the physical, mental, environmental, and social clutter and reclaim 7 hours a week! Did you hear that gals?! Wow! You’ll receive info on easy daily practices and tips to boost productivity, expand profits and find peace of mind. As with all First Tuesday Events you’ll also enjoy a meet and greet, networking and nibbling.  Check it out Tomatoes.

November 9 to 11.  Pasadena Arts and Crafts Show  LA LIFE: Arts & Crafts, Coffee, Clutter, Holiday Afternoon

Pasadena’s largest handcraft market is another biggie Tomatoes. “The Pasadena Arts and Crafts Show” includes hard to find small production wines, spirits, gourmet food market, and a stunning collection of special artisan gifts. Another special shopping opportunity to help you keep a step ahead on your Holiday gift giving Tomatoes.

A gift market extravaganza before the holidays –reserve wines, rare specialty foods –jewelry makers, glass workers, weavers, ceramists, clothiers & merchants –something interesting for everyone. Many very fine creations to choose from Tomatoes. Pasadena Arts & Crafts Show was established by artisans who were inspired by the Arts & Crafts Movement. They wanted to offer special artisan gifts –wines, gourmet foods, and handcrafted products –direct from the artists, artisans, and tradespeople.

December 8.  A Magical & Merry Holiday Afternoon

LA LIFE: Arts & Crafts, Coffee, Clutter, Holiday Afternoon

And speaking of shopping Tomatoes, put this date in your calendars pronto! Nancy Mills, Head of “The Spirited Woman” and moi of “The Three Tomatoes LA” are joining forces to host this fab, fun and FREE Holiday Open House together. Woo-Hoo! Come shop, enjoy the company of spirited women that rock and start the holiday season with lots of fun and a big smile.

Shop unique wares from the incredibly talented women artisans we’ve handpicked, Sip champagne, Sample tasty bites and delish goodies. You’ll find inspired art, amazing jewelry, fun books, prayer scarves and much more. And there will even be Angel Readings! It will tickle us pink if you would grace us with your presence Tomatoes.  To make sure we save a place for you PLEASE RSVP. It’s required. Nancy and I are so looking  forward to seeing you fab gals there. Fingers and toes crossed.



  • 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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