LA LIFE: Heritage Tours, Garden Party, Evening Stroll, Sidewalk Sale, Candlelight Concerts
Belle Boy, the precious attention craving museum cat, is super excited that “Heritage Square Museum” is open again for outdoor tours. June continues to bloom beautifully with the “June Bloom Garden Party Benefit”. You can now relax, refresh, and get steps in with a “Summer Evening Stroll” at The Huntington. The Montana Ave Sidewalk Sale” is back with great deals and good eats you’ll love. There is nothing quite like a “Candlelight Concert” and Fever has a wonderful selection of concerts across Los Angeles. Blessings abound this week in LA, Tomatoes!
Not only does Belle Boy, the museum cat call Heritage Square Museum home, but so do the chickens and there’s always ravens stopping by to hang on the rooftops. And now you can enjoy their company along with the fab docents guiding you through an outdoor walking tour. Weekends at the Heritage Square Museum is an awesome place to step back in time.
Bring a friend or family and a picnic and enjoy the Victorian Houses and grounds after a tour. You can reflect on the history of Los Angeles, its architecture, its communities, and culture. All the buildings are from different parts of LA and each one has quite a story, Tomatoes. Heritage Square is a living history museum that explores the settlement and development of Southern California from the Civil War to the early 20th Century, offering visitors a look into the everyday lives of Southern Californians at the close of the 19th Century. I’m so happy they are open again, as I love this museum and Belle Boy!
June 19. June Bloom Garden Party
The Pasadena Showcase House for the Arts is bringing you “June Bloom” where you can explore the grounds of three extraordinary properties showcasing beautiful landscapes, Mediterranean terraced gardens, and blooming ornamental roses along a very special street in the heart of Flintridge. It will sell out fast, Tomatoes.
The event will benefit the Pasadena Showcase for the Arts which has been funding music and the arts since 1948. Included are docent-led garden tours, live music entertainment, floral demonstrations, and Shops at Showcase featuring a variety of unique craft artists. Food, wine, and beer will be available for purchase, and you can park at Descanso Gardens for free and ride the shuttle for free as well. Sounds luverly, Tomatoes. It is a very popular event so book your reservation quickly before it’s sold out.
Through August. Summer Evening Strolls
I’ve always found Los Angeles evenings in the gardens to be magical and now Tomatoes can again enjoy a twilight stroll in the gardens at The Huntington. When it comes to gardens and an evening stroll, it doesn’t get any better than The Huntington Library, Art Museum and Botanical Gardens, Gals.
And there are lots of new attractions to see if you go before 5pm. Like The New Chinese Gallery with a calligraphy exhibit and the new “Made In LA” exhibit. You can stay after to take the Summer Evening Stroll and make sure you visit the Cactus Garden to see the blooms there. Remember, Tomatoes, that advanced reservations are required Tomatoes.
June 12. Montana Sidewalk Sale
Montana Avenue is a beautiful tree lined street minutes from the ocean, with a vast array of unique shops and cafes. And they are kicking off summer with their annual rockin’ “Summer Sidewalk Sale,” Tomatoes. Back again for in-person shopping and eating with a refreshing ocean breeze and the lovely Santa Monica skies above…Dee…lightful!
The Montana Avenue Sidewalk Sale is 11 blocks of terrific deals, fun, and food. Up to 75% off from participating stores! Woo Hoo! This fantastic sidewalk sale finally making a comeback is such a hopeful sign of better days ahead and you don’t want to miss it, Tomatoes.
Fever Original holds unique musical experiences in awe-inspiring venues under the dim sparkling glow of candlelight across the world. Sounds exquisite. And Los Angeles hosts several concerts at the iconic Immanuel Presbyterian Church. Coming up is “Candlelight: Film Scores and Hollywood Epics”and more, Tomatoes.
Also available at the Immanuel Presbyterian Church is “Candlelight: Selections of Vivaldi’s Four Seasons” and “Candlelight: Chopin’s Best Works.” And further south there’s “Candlelight Open Air: Mozart’s Best Works” at JW Marriott in Anaheim. If you love exceptional live music then you will doubly love the added bonus of candlelight, Tomatoes.
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.