LA LIFE: Marketplace, Wine Country,  Randyland, Music & Wine

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Looking at the California sky through glass is a fantastically unique experience and it inspired artist Randy Lawrence to create “Phantasma Gloria”, the iconic glass art wonderland at his home “RandylandLA”. The City of Los Angeles kicked off Native American Heritage Month so it is the perfect time to celebrate and satisfy your shopping cravings with “The American Indian Arts Marketplace”. Wine and Chamber music at Disney Concert Hall makes for an exceptional evening, ladies and one such evening is coming up. The “LA Supports Wine Country” event will raise funds to support the recovery and rebuilding efforts in California’s devastated wine country. They could use Tomatoes’ support.


I am gob smacked that I did not know about “Phatasma Gloria” at RandylandLA in Echo Park because it looks utterly amazing. Phatasma Gloria is the world’s first massive mosaic made of many large lenses suspended in air with open spaces in between. One can see the sky (shrunken & upside down) inside more than a thousand large lenses. Oh my! Put that on your list of incredible “things to do” in LA.

And Tomatoes can see that marvelous view up close and personal! One day a week at RandylandLA artist Randy King Lawrence opens his glass kingdom of art to the public Tomatoes! The Phantasma Gloria is 50 feet long and towers more than 37 feet over the street. It features the Virgin of Guadalupe, complete with enormous cobalt blue wings. Believe it or not but Phantasma Gloria isn’t finished. Soon a giant glass pagan goddess (with a big glass sun-burst in her belly) will stand next to the titanic Virgin of Guadalupe, just so nobody feels left out.

November 11 & 12. American Indian Arts Marketplace

As American Indian Heritage Month continues in LA, the American Indian Arts Marketplace takes place this weekend at the Autry and is the largest high-end Native American arts fair in Southern California.  200 Native American artists who represent more than 40 tribes from across the country have items for sale. Wow! Worth putting your shopping shoes on Tomatoes!

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.

November 14. Chamber Music from France

Chamber Music Nights with Wine at the stunningly beautiful Walt Disney Concert Hall sounds perfectly loverly but pairing a wonderfully delish wine with a rich program of intimate French Chamber Music is utterly delightful. Indulging in an evening of elegant wine and world-class chamber music makes perfect sense Tomatoes.

A pre-show reception offers a variety of wines from the vineyards of Lorimar Wines in the soaring space of BP Hall before the concert performed by members of our own Los Angeles Philharmonic.

November 15. LA Supports Wine Country

To help bring the affected California communities closer to their relief and recovery fundraising goals, “WineLA” is hosting a benefit for “Wildfire Relief” supporting “Habitat for Humanity” –to ensure proceeds directly reach those victims in Wine Country that need it most. The damage and loss from those horrific fires is staggering, but “LA Supports Wine Country” is a beginning Tomatoes.

Entertainers, bands, DJ’s appearing on all 3 mega stages at the Peninsula Hotel in Beverly Hills – Costumed performers walking the aisles – Artwork from local artists, Silent Auctions, and a plethora of food and wine from over 100 wineries makes for a spectacular event! And if that’s not enough it is a perfect place to Holiday shop with 100% of the proceeds going to charity.  And there are so many ways to help gals: by attending or donating online.  Let’s show Northern California how much LA Tomatoes care!


  • 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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