LA LIFE: Frog Spot, Origami, Casa Shopping 

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Frog Spot is jumping for joy because they are back in full swing for the summer season.  Eegads…there’s that word… summer… again. A new exhibition “Origami Unfolds” is opening Sunday and there is a new shopping event next Thursday. Lots of fun opportunities tomatoes for celebrating Memorial Day Weekend.

Opening Mat 28. Frog Spot

LA LIFE: Frog Spot, Origami, Casa Shopping 

Well, ladies, the Frog Spot will be hoppin’ with loads of fun when it reopens again on Saturday. Frog Spot is the beautiful entry point to the wonders of our city’s revitalized river and Folar, Friends of the Los Angeles River, funds this community oasis on the LA River.  They are bringing back everything that people loved before plus live bands, community yoga, poetry readings and a few surprises. Just another great way to celebrate summer on the river and memorial day weekend tomatoes. Let’s get hoppin’gals.

LA LIFE: Frog Spot, Origami, Casa Shopping 

The Frog Spot through the summer on the weekends, not only offers bicyclists, walkers and joggers a spot to sit, relax, get a snack and fresh cold water, a cup of joe, check their phone with free Wi-Fi, but it is also where ecology and education meet the community. And guess what is happening May 29 and every Sunday at the Frog Spot? The “River Encounters” Workshop. The Folar education team brings you river history, science and culture wrapping up with a trip into the River Channel to explore wildlife.

May 29 – August 21. Expressions in Origami

LA LIFE: Frog Spot, Origami, Casa Shopping 

 Above the Foldat the Japanese American National Museum is the first traveling exhibition to bring origami installations from around the world to North American audiences. The exhibition shines a light on remarkable new expressions with paper from contemporary artists. It’s truly mindboggling how the artists leave the preconceptions of origami behind with new, unexpected and breathtaking artistic creations.  What they can do with paper will blow your mind gals.

 As Vanessa Gould, director of “Above the Fold” states, “To most, the real beauty of origami lies in its simplicity, allowing everyone to create their interpretation of the world in paper.” Well, the nine-artists, presenting in “Above the Fold” redefine a traditional Japanese craft with awe-inspiring sculptures, conceptual works and large scale installations that have never been seen before gals. And you can be the one seeing it all.

June 2.  CASA Shopping Event

LA LIFE: Frog Spot, Origami, Casa Shopping 

“Cuyana’s” Spring in-Store Shopping event in Venice, benefitting Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children in Los Angeles (CASALA), is perfect for mingling, shopping and donating. You can stock up on the best of stylish and classic essentials that “Cuyana” has to offer… while… giving back to boot. They will donate 10% of their proceeds to CASA LA tomatoes! AND all attendees will receive free in-store monogramming towards any purchase. Yahoo! RSVP is required ladies.

LA LIFE: Frog Spot, Origami, Casa Shopping 

CASA of Los Angeles improves the lives of children in the dependency system by pairing them with trained volunteer advocates, who take five key actions: Advocate, support, investigate, report and recommend.  They deserve your support.

The Cuyana Brand  and it’s LA store is a beautiful simple space. They believe to style over trends and quality over quantity. They design essential garments with top-notch materials and fine craftsmanship.  That is music to this tomatoes ears. What is also super cool about Cuyana LA is that they host nonprofit fundraisers that embody their belief in and hope for intentional living and elegant simplicity. Simple and less is good 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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