LA Life: Wrinkles, Free Trees, Chick Flicks, Strut Your Mutt

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It may be fall tomatoes but you can extend the feel of summer with classic and new films celebrating women . The fall is the time to start planting and what could be better than planting a tree especially if it is free. Wrinkles may be a dirty word in our LA land of perfection but their beauty, richness and depth are embellishing buildings all across Los Angeles.  Join our friends at First Tuesdays, for “Women’s Health Night”.  And tomatoes it is time again to strut your stuff…or to be more precise Strut Your Mutt to raise funds for Best Friends Animal Society.

Oct. 10th & 18th.  FreeTrees

LA Life: Wrinkles, Free Trees, Chick Flicks, Strut Your MuttIf you have got a hankerin to plant a tree to increase shade in your yard, now is a good time with the approach of cooler weather and shorter daytime hours.  City Plants host adoption events  throughout Los Angeles where you can take home a tree of your choosing to plant for free! Yipee! Upcoming events are in Van Nuys and Crenshaw tomorrow October 10th and Marina Del Rey October 18th starting at 9AM. Free stuff is always fun. Be green and be there tomatoes.

You can also order a FREE tree to plant and it will be delivered to your home, business or neighborhood.  As you know trees in a garden center are expensive but City Plants changes that by offering great opportunities to create a more sustainable Los Angeles, improve your energy efficiency, cool your home, trap water and live a healthier life with no cost to you.  One tree helps create jobs as well besides maximizing energy efficiency.  Very powerful tomatoes.

October Chick Flicks    

LA Life: Wrinkles, Free Trees, Chick Flicks, Strut Your MuttRooftop film club and Time Out have created “Chick Flick Tuesdays” on the rooftop of Hollywood’s Montalbano (as in Ricardo) Theatre ladies and the next up is the wonderful classic “Breakfast at Tiffanys” on Tuesday October 13th . Film-themed drinks, delish snacks and even a cozy blanket accompanies all Chick Flicks. On October 15, Luna Fest is celebrating women in film at the Santa Monica Pier with a presentation of six award-winning short films through Front Porch Films. And guess what tomatoes, this one is free! It’s all about us gals tomatoes and a way to keep that summer feelin’ alive in October.

Luna Fest is a traveling film festival (175 cities) of award-winning short films by, for and about women that raises funds for their local communities.  I sure like them apples tomatoes!

Wrinkles of the City

LA Life: Wrinkles, Free Trees, Chick Flicks, Strut Your MuttJR ,not of “Dallas” fame, is an extraordinary French street artist who has brought his world wide art project “Wrinkles of the City” to LA tomatoes.  Wrinkles are usually frowned upon in our glamorous city where the goal of outer perfection is the norm so it seems very appropriate to counter that by showcasing stunning visions of age on the canvas of LA’s architecture. It does take a lifetime of experience to develop your wrinkles and they speak volumns. Now ladies, you can see wrinkles all across LA and view them with the respect and admiration they deserve.  Definitely worth a self guided tour. And don’t miss this remarkable film by JR about the project, the portrait subjects and their views on age.

It is no wonder this amazing artist turned filmmaker.  Check out his other films and artistic projects but my particular favorite is “Women Are Heroes”. Yes women are and they can change the world.  Woo hoo!


Oct. 10. Strut Your Mutt

LA Life: Wrinkles, Free Trees, Chick Flicks, Strut Your MuttIt’s time again for the annual “Strut Your Mutt” Walk Run and Fun event in LA and boy oh boy it is such a wonderful cause and a truly special event. So get those strutting shoes ready and your mutt spruced up and proudly wag your tails and strut your stuff to raise $725,000 for  Best Friends Animal Society.

What is Strut Your Mutt? Well it is all about saving lives tomatoes.  Lacking the essential thing…a doggie? No worries tomatoes—many local adoption groups will be at the event with eligible and grateful dogs of all ages to save. So share your love, adopt and start strutting your mutt or as we like to say…your new best friend. The funds raised will go to Best Friends participating local shelters and animal rescue organizations.  Woof Woof!


  • 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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