LA LIFE: Glow, Unique Market, Reflections, Holiday Cards

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LA LIFE: Glow, Unique Market, Reflections, Holiday Cards

I hope all you Tomatoes, had a lovely Thanksgiving, filled with remembering the blessings and basic treasures in your life. And I hope you’ll listen in to our special Thanksgiving podcast with The Three Tomatoes team. And it’s the season of giving and shopping. The annual “Unique Market LA” is back. “CASA of Los Angeles” will make gifting a donation to a loved easy peasy. Bask in the “Glow” of incredible lighted art installations at South Coast Botanic Garden. Tis the season to reflect and Descanso Gardens does just that with “Reflections.” And I’m very grateful for The Three Tomatoes LA Newsletter subscribers. Yay You!

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We have a special Happy Hour Podcast today to all of you from The Three Tomatoes team. We talked about our personal experiences these past few months, lessons learned, and things we are thankful for, including all of you. We hope you enjoy it! LISTEN IN.November 28-29. Unique Market

November 28-29. Unique Market

LA LIFE: Glow, Unique Market, Reflections, Holiday Cards

Support small businesses and discover great holiday gifts at the 13th annual Unique Holiday Market LA — this year outdoors with the same festive vibes and fabulous designers and artists selling and showcasing their work. All with strict safety protocols in place, Tomatoes. 

The new outdoors only holiday market features clothes, accessories, and art pieces from a number of quality handmade local brands. Advance tickets are required (and capacity is capped at 25%), as are face coverings, time blocks and social distancing. The safety and the health of the Los Angeles community is their top priority. So, shop away worry-free, Tomatoes.

Dec. 9. A Special 3T Holiday Event

LA LIFE: Glow, Unique Market, Reflections, Holiday Cards

Through January 10. Glow South Coast Botanic Garden

LA LIFE: Glow, Unique Market, Reflections, Holiday Cards

Glow at the South Coast Botanic Garden is a visually stunning after-dark garden walk through with lights, music and more! This incredible art installation will transform the Garden’s already amazingly lush botanic oasis into a very unique experience. Or should I say an Oceanic Experience, Tomatoes?

Yes, because their theme is Garden Lights and Ocean Waters, Tomatoes.  How magical?! The walk is set to a curated soundtrack to appeal to everyone. The brilliant colors will wash over you like a wave, and the inspiring music will be your current, guiding you through this amazing Garden. It’s a big WOW, Tomatoes and I can’t wait to go!

Through January 10. Reflections

LA LIFE: Glow, Unique Market, Reflections, Holiday Cards

Reflections” at Descanso Gardens, during daytime hours, invites you to take a moment to reflect and enjoy the beauty that’s all around us. The garden will be filled with art pieces beautifully placed, special seasonal plantings, self-guided activities, floral wreaths, and a lovely Wishing Tree. Oh, I so want to visit The Wishing Tree and make a wish.

There’s no better place or time to reflect, Tomatoes. Highlights of “Reflections” include not only The Wishing Tree but Golden Grove, Floral Arches, a Mirror Tree, Deer Sculptures and Winter Plantings. Lots to bring joy and peace to your heart, Tomatoes. Reflections is included in the price of admission. Non-members must purchase tickets online in advance at Descanso Gardens members get in free and do not need tickets or reservations. Members can enter the garden early at 8am daily.

Holiday Cards to Help CASA

LA LIFE: Glow, Unique Market, Reflections, Holiday Cards

Get your Holiday Cards now, Tomatoes, before they sell out. CASA of LA has a great alternative to gifts. A donation to CASA of LA and the life-changing work they do means so much to so many children. The cards are adorable, and Nicolas Kristoff of the NY Timeslisted CASA as a nonprofit to support on his annual holiday gift guide! They so deserve that recognition, Tomatoes.

CASA is one of only five organizations highlighted in the gift guide.  Nicolas Kristoff describes CASA the best, “We can’t fix foster care overnight, but we can help these kids negotiate a sometimes uncaring system — and that’s what CASA does.” Yes, they definitely do, Gals.  CASA, aka Court Appointed Special Advocates, provide life changing advocacy and support for the children in each community that need it most. Buying a Holiday Card from CASA LA is a marvelous way to celebrate the Holiday Season while helping foster kids get the much-needed attention and support they deserve. Help CASA make a difference in a child’s life if you are able, Tomatoes. 

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  • 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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