LA LIFE: Plants, Benefit Concert, Corgis, Happy Hour, Beauty Recap, Art Walk

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LA LIFE: Plants, Benefit Concert, Corgis, Happy Hour, Beauty Recap

The hills are still alive with green in LA area.  What is also alive and well is the Theodore Payne “Native Plant Tour” this weekend. It’s time to twist more Broadway songs with “Twisted 2 Benefit Concert”.  I simply couldn’t resist giving “Spring Corgi Beach Day” aka “Corgchella” a shout-out because…it is so dang adorable!  And on this week’s Happy Hour Podcast, I interviewed Dr. Robi Ludwig on busting through those midlife myths. And I’ll give you the skinny on our most recent Three Tomatoes LA event. Hint…It was a Makeup Bonanza!

April 6 & 7. Brewery Art Walk

The Brewery Artwalk Association presents “The Spring 2019 Brewery Artwalk” at The Brewery Arts Complex ,where art literally lives, in DTLA. For 38 years, the artists at The Brewery Arts Complex have opened their studios and invited the public into the heart of the Los Angeles art scene and it’s an event anyone who loves art in all its forms will enjoy. And it’s Free Tomatoes!

It’s an incredible opportunity to view the work some of the most innovative and talented artists in LA in the mediums of painting, photography. printmaking, sculpture, ceramics, architecture, interior design, immersive 3D environments, LED light sculpture, high tech design, furniture design, contemporary fashion, environmental design, new media, digital art, and more. Gosh, that’s amazing! It’s also a wonderful way to learn about the history of the art community or discover how art, science and technology are linked. Over 100 artist studios will be opening for the event.  A female artist I am fan of , Amy Smith , will be displaying her work with Wallspace inside the Brewery. And there will be a variety of food trucks and a beer garden for visitors to enjoy.  So enjoy it all this weekend Tomatoes.

April 6 – 7. Native Plant Tour

LA LIFE: Plants, Benefit Concert, Corgis, Happy Hour, Beauty Recap

It’s the 16th Annual Theodore Payne Native Plant Garden Tour this weekend, Tomatoes.  I absolutely love this 2-day self-guided tour  with 29 of the  region’s premier & most beautiful California native plant gardens and 14 brand new locations added to the mix this year. The tour is all about lovely green living and showcasing magnificent landscapes with a vision for the future of Southern California that is teeming with life.

The Native Plant Garden Tour  is a unique and simply stupendous self-guided, county-wide tour of public and private inspiring gardens where at least 50% of the plants used in the design are native.  This is especially relevant because the gardens are drought tolerant and reflect food security, resilience ecology and creativity that showcase native plants, garden design and wildlife habitat. The rain has given all the gardens an extra boost so you can see super blooms right here in town! This tour is a refreshing way to spend a day or 2.  And not to sound like a Debbie Downer but we may be out of the drought right now but it can return just as quickly so these beautiful water wise gardens will inspire you to see your yards with a different vision and will help guide you to staying water conscious and environmentally friendly. It does require tickets Tomatoes, so be sure you get yours.

April 6. Corgchella

LA LIFE: Plants, Benefit Concert, Corgis, Happy Hour, Beauty Recap

I know I know Tomatoes. You might not have a Corgi and I don’t have a Corgi but I saw this event, “Corgi Beach Day” aka “Corgchella”, and I had to mention because it delighted me so. I mean, what could be more fun than a day at the beach hanging with Corgi’s and watching Corgi’s pawty?! Doesn’t the thought just tickle you? It all takes place at the Huntington Dog Beach and All dogs and humans are welcome.  Picture it Tomatoes…1200 + Corgis…at the beach!

LA LIFE: Plants, Benefit Concert, Corgis, Happy Hour, Beauty Recap

So Cal Corgi Beach Day” is a free, fun-filled day of corgi meet-and-greets, doggie limbo contests, photo ops, vendors, food trucks, giveaways, corgi costumes, talent contests, and MORE! And remember it is not just for Corgi’s.  A portion of the proceeds goes to “Queen’s Best Stumpy Dog Rescue” to “save low riders, one bark at the time”.  Gotta love that Tomatoes!  The event, which has drawn national and global media coverage, first began in the Fall of 2012 with just 15 dogs and now they have over 1200 Corgis attending and Corgi enthusiasts come from all over the USA- even as far as Japan!  

Makeup, Champagne and Tomato Fun Recap

LA LIFE: Plants, Benefit Concert, Corgis, Happy Hour, Beauty Recap

It was an amazing and energized night at The Three Tomatoes LA & NARS Beauty Event, “Makeup, Champagne & Tomato Fun” with the fab Tomatoes & Cherry Tomatoes and their wonderful essence filling the NARS Boutique Melrose on March 28th. We all had a blast, were treated like Queens, pampered with NARS products and learned makeup tips, tricks and what works best for each individual lady there.  And we imbibed, snacked and chatted, chatted and chatted some more. Read more.

Happy Hour Podcast: Busting through the Myths of Midlife

LA LIFE: Plants, Benefit Concert, Corgis, Happy Hour, Beauty Recap

I hope you will listen in to this important, eye opening and very positive conversation I had with Dr. Robi Ludwig, psychologist, award winning reporter, and author, on busting through the myths of midlife and how our best age is NOW. It’s great news for women. It really will surprise you as well as fill you with pride and hope as a woman over 40. Listen in.

April 14.  Twisted Broadway 2

LA LIFE: Plants, Benefit Concert, Corgis, Happy Hour, Beauty Recap

“Theatre LA Cares” producing company and producer Susan Grace is back with the “Twisted Broadway” benefit concert for the 2nd year with more Broadway songs and a fabulous singing cast turning favorite songs inside out. it will be the most fun you’ll have while supporting the “Time’s Up” Legal Defense Fund, Tomatoes! Get details and tickets.


  • 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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