LA Loves Alex’s Lemonade Stand Returns to UCLA Royce Squad

Los Angeles foodies, wine lovers, and cocktail enthusiasts will gather next Saturday,  September 8 to eat, drink, and raise money to support pediatric cancer and support. At the annual LA Loves Alex’s Lemonade, to be held at UCLA’s Royce Hall Quad. The event has raised over $5.8 million to fund childhood cancer research and support services. Last year’s event raised over $1.3 million. The event also features a live and silent auction you won’t want to miss.

Chef Suzanne Goin and business partner Caroline Styne (Lucques, a.o.c., Tavern, 2018 Hollywood Bowl), along with Chef David Lenz (The Hungry Cat) host the special afternoon that features chefs and mixologists from SoCal and beyond.

General admission tickets are $195/each with children 12 and under admitted free. Purchase tickets online and check-in at the event.

Stroll the majestic lawn of UCLA while sampling signature items prepared by top chefs and mixologists. The 2018 lineup includes*:

    How Do I Get There?
    The event takes place at Royce Quad (also known as Dickson Court on Google Maps) located on UCLA’s campus. The address is 375 Portola Plaza, Los Angeles, CA 90095.

    Where Do I Park?
    Parking is available for $12 per car. All guests will park in Lot 2. To get to Lot 2 from the 405, take the Sunset Blvd. exit east (towards UCLA). After you pass the UCLA campus on your right, turn right onto Hilgard Ave. From there, make a right turn onto Westholme Ave. Make an immediate left onto the ramp and into Lot 2. Purchase a parking permit at the gate and park in any unmarked space. Signage will guide you from the parking lot to the event. Shuttles will also be available to take guests from the parking lot to and from the event.

    Where Is My Ticket?
    There are no physical tickets for this year’s event. Guest names will be on a list at check-in upon arrival. Kids 12 and under are free with an accompanying adult and do not need a ticket to enter the event. We also have a dedicated area to help keep the kids entertained.

    What Is The Timeline For The Event?
    11:30 am: Sponsor/All Access Ticket Holder entrance opens
    12:30 pm: General Admission entrance opens
    2:30 pm: Program/Live Auction (food/beverage tents will be closed at this time)
    3:30 pm: Silent Auction closes
    4:30 pm: Event ends




    Summer on Sunset!

    summer of love album

    Over 50 years ago, the Summer of Love beckoned free spirits to San Francisco’s Haight-Ashbury. In LA, the Sunset Strip was the scene for rock and counterculture.

    Through September 3, The City of West Hollywood, West Hollywood Travel + Tourism Board (formerly Visit West Hollywood) and local business on the Strip are hosting revelers for the inaugural Summer on Sunset theme, Tribute to the Summer of Love.


    Throughout the sixties, hippies, musicians, and artists poured into the streets of WeHo and at iconic venues like the Whiskey a Go Go, The Roxy, and The Troubadour.

    Now, decades later, you can party in the spirit of the avant garde at some of the Sunset Strip’s most trendsetting spots.


    The List: Food, drink, and cultural events to keep you busy all summer long.

    Weekend on the Strip: If you’re hosting out of town guests or just want a hip weekend away, book a hotel room through Visit West Hollywood to receive a free $100 credit and a VIP pass so you can party like your favorite Instagram influencer.

    VIP Pass: Enjoy complimentary glass of champagne with your dinner at BOA, Katana  or Roku. Indulge in a half-price mega Margarita at Cabo Cantina, a half-price martini at Sunset Trocadero Lounge or a glass of bubbles at Ivory at the Mondrian. These are just a few of the special offerings!

    See you on the Sunset Strip!




    Tequila, Baby!

    July 24 is National Tequila Day — but then, again, isn’t every day?

    If you’re looking for an oh-so-stylish bottle for your bar that makes a mean Skinny Marg, look no further.

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    Best Tequila Under $50

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    Price: $45.00

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    Best Tequila Under $150

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    Revere is madly crushing on XXXII Tequila. Stay tuned for some swanky cocktail recipes to impress your guests. Chips optional.

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