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February 13th, 2017 by Cherry

Be still my burger loving heart

Return of the 3rd Annual Burgers & Beer Festival

Saturday, April 29th from 4-7PM 

Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum (DTLA)

All of the sliders and craft beer brews for foodie fans to enjoy on a lovely spring day in the historical Memorial Coliseum! The event will have a wide selection from Los Angeles’ best burger restaurants.


This year you can look forward to tasty sliders from Baldoria, Belcampo Meat Co., Burger City Grill, Button Mash, byCHLOE, Grill ‘Em All, Hinoki and the Bird, Hopdoddy Burger Bar, Mascarpone Cheesecake by Chef Turok, Myke’s Café, Simmzy’s, Slater’s 50/50, The Pikey, The Upper West, Venice Whaler and WOLF with more to be confirmed (closer to event).

 

 

 

Mark your calendar for the presale tickets sales at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, February 14th. Use Promo Code: BBCHERRY

Tickets go on sale to the general public on Monday, February 20th at 10 a.m.

General Admission tickets will be available starting at $50 and include entry into the event, unlimited food samples from 20+ restaurants, craft beer samples from 40+ breweries, access to entertainment and vendor village. A limited number of VIP admission tickets will be available starting at $70. VIP Admission tickets include all general admission perks plus hour early entry into the event and a VIP gift bag.

A portion of this year’s event proceeds will benefit Food Forward. Food Forward rescues fresh local produce that would otherwise go to waste, connecting this abundance with people in need, and inspiring others to do the same.

 

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About L.A. Weekly:

L.A. Weekly, and more recently laweekly.com, has Los Angeles covered, with investigative reporting, comprehensive calendar listings and forward-thinking cultural coverage, including daily blogs like the highly regarded Squid Ink, which covers the city’s food scene. We keep our readers loyal with stories by some of the country’s finest writers—now accessible through our mobile platforms. L.A. Weekly has won more awards from the Association of Alternative Newsweeklies than any other paper in the country, and in 2007 was the first newspaper to be awarded the Pulitzer Prize for its food criticism.

 

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February 4th, 2017 by Cherry

I’m so exited about the Betches x JustFab new curated collection after my eyes alighted on the delightfully pink bomber jacket!

“For JustFab, partnering with Betches just makes sense – we are at the forefront of using technology to better understand our customers’ needs and serve them with the right products, styling, trend information, and fashion & lifestyle content. Betches provides its customers with just that, along with a healthy dose of humor. It’s a platform where you can have fun with fashion & lifestyle content, and laugh with your friends over how relatable it really is. That’s exactly the type of partnership we want to offer our customers.” 

Traci Inglis, Chief Marketing Officer of TechStyle, JustFab’s parent company.

JustFab & Betches are giving sassy fashion friends a great valentines gift with their newest collaboration. It’s the fourth time they’ve created a capsule collection for women of all sizes who want style with surprising details.

They have looks for any mood in the season must have color Rose Gold <scream>. I am simply mad over the jacket (yes I’m repeating myself but DAMN it’ cute) and the origami slip on tennis shoes in gray are my new summer neutral to wear on casual weekend outings The satchel has the perfect amount of metallic sheen to go from office to drinks with my friends <sigh> but I just can’t help daydream about the silver tassle loafer they bring me back to my Catholic School Girl days but all we had was Navy, Black & Burgandy! I want to buy these & the olive bag and team them up with a cute modern plaid skirt, white blouse and sweater for a little schoolgirl style!

I’d love to wear the camouflage jacket with a pair of white jeans & t-shirt and those black boots when I’m feeling like a bad ass feminist. The soft with tough would be perfect for a casual day at work, running errands or just protesting injustice! and YES I’d
grab the rose gold satchel cause this is how THIS woman likes to dress!

Betches X JustFab why are you coming for all my money.

Leave a comment below what you want to add to your wardrobe!

 

 

ABOUT JUSTFAB:

 

Founded in 2010, JustFab is the leading fashion-subscription ecommerce site and lifestyle fashion brand that offers members an engaging and personalized shopping experience. Millions of members worldwide are given the celebrity treatment every month as they receive a customized selection of shoes, apparel, handbags and jewelry. Members have exclusive access to fashion tips and content, clickable style boards to shop complete outfits and the team of JustFab fashion consultants for expert advice.JustFab offers high-fashion looks at affordable prices and shipping is free for all items over $39.95. JustFab is available in the US, Canada, the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Spain, Sweden, Denmark and the Netherlands.

 

For more information, please visit: www.justfab.com

 

ABOUT BETCHES

 

Betches was started in 2011 as a blog by college roommates and childhood friends Jordana Abraham, Samantha Fishbein, and Aleen Kuperman. Their blog immediately went viral, and from there they knew they had a unique chance to build their business from the ground up. Five years later, they have a created a huge millennial brand with an audience of over 5 million, two New York Times bestselling books, and a successful retail operation, Shop Betches. The Betches are excited to be launching this collaboration with JustFab and for many new exciting projects to com

 

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January 31st, 2016 by Cherry

LA Cookie Con and Sweets Show Rocks

Take your sweetie to the 2016 LA Cookie Con and Sweets Show at the LA Convention Center to kick off the month of love! This is the biggest baking and sweets convention on the West Coast and this year the event has expanded to 3x the space and 2 days of sampling!

This festival is the perfect opportunity to enjoy tastes from local and national sweet companies that can be enjoyed by vegan and gluten-free dessert lovers.

As you can see below the two day event has presentations, classes AND of course tastings! The VIP tickets are sold out for 2016 but general tickets are still available! So if you have a ‘SWEET’ blast this year make sure you buy your tickets early to enjoy the special treats in the the VIP area!

    

 

Your entry includes:
Sample hundreds of delicious sweet creations from local and national brands alike. Plenty of gluten-free and vegan options, too!

A packed culinary celebrity guest lineup from the stars of YouTube, Masterchef, Next Food Network Star, Chopped, The Cooking Channel.

Our Saturday headliner is Chef Ron Ben-Israel, world famous “King of Cakes” and star of Food Network’s “Sweet Genius”! 

Our Sunday headliner is Rosanna Pansino, the superstar host, creator and star and author of “Nerdy Nummies”.

Hands-on cookie and cake decorating classes. Expand your skills with fondant, buttercream, sugar flowers, blown sugar, candy apple making, chocolate modeling, candy kabob making…

Baking demos and classes from your favorite TV and blog personalities on topics such as Traditional Baking and Vegan Treats. Then, sample everything afterward! YouTube star Sugarcoder will be on hand to teach her kawaii macarons. Fellow YouTube star Sweet Art Made Simple will teach Valentine’s Day cookie decorating. Jo of Cake Poppin will teach Cake Pop 101. Our programming partners New School of Cooking and The Gourmandise School of Sweets and Savories will present classes and demos for all to enjoy. More demonstrators and teachers will be announced weekly.

Fan of Food TV? Food Network will film “Cake Masters” with Duff Goldman onsite! We’ve ordered a special cake for some of our lucky attendees to enjoy on Saturday, February 6. We will also reprise our annual Masterchef Stars Take the Stage panel with some of your favorite past contestants joining to share their experiences and give tips on how to become the next reality TV star.

Foodstirs and Foodstirs co-founder Sarah Michelle Gellar have joined us! Foodstirs offers creative baking and craft kits to bring your family together in the kitchen. Its co-founder, Sarah Michelle Gellar, joins us on the Main Stage on Saturday, February 6th to demo the Foodstirs fun with a panel of bloggers.
Decorators’ Showcase to benefit Children’s Hospital Los Angeles with local cake, cookie, cake pop and cupcake decorators showing their most intricate creations.

Amazing Fun & Activity Zones for the Whole Family
Our Otis Spunkmeyer Kids Zone with toddler and big kid play zones, crafts, snacks, games and activities, plus cookie decorating by Baking With Melissa, no-bake dessert demos by A Yummy Future and face painting — all free. Play with CityMoms Pass in the Kids Zone  Sensory stations, crafts, giveaways and goodies too!

Mommy Nearest is bringing free toothbrushes and other dental swag to help you recover from the sugar rush. A Yummy Future will be onsite with no-bake dessert classes for the kids. Otis Spunkmeyer will present tasty samples, games and more!

Two VIP Rooms for our VIP Weekend Pass ticketholders, press, professionals and celebrities. VIPs enjoy early entry to the show both days of the show, free massages by the National Holistic Institute, and an exclusive selection of alcoholic and nonalcoholic sips and bites, plus an exclusive collectible canvas tote bag. Baby Bea’s Bake Shop will be on hand with complimentary cupcake decorating for our VIP, Press and Celebrity guests. The VIP Experience also features cake pops by Albert’s Petite Sweets, a sample of Tatrateas tea liqueur, Diama sparkling wine by San Antonio Winery and treats from winners of shows like Cupcake Wars and Cake Wars such as The Cake Mamas and Cream by Crystal, plus celebrity cake artist Bree’s Cakes and Sprinkles Cupcakes (Saturday only for Sprinkles).

**VIP Sunday Tickets are nearly sold out. We welcome new VIP Exhibitors Creme Caramel LA with Spring Baking Championship stars Kristine and Sandy; Papillon Bakery and its amazing Nutella ‘ponchiks’ (Armenian donuts); Yellow Tomato Catering; Little Spoon Frozen Pudding (Sunday only for Little Spoon); the Girl Scouts and more to be announced!**

Programming for Professionals to help you build your business and learn new sugar art and baking skills. Professionals also receive early entry both days of the show. Formosa Flexible Packaging America, Amoretti, Americana Ingredients, Divine Specialties, Paasche Airbrush, Satin Ice, Caljava/FondX and many other amazing B2B companies are ready to help you take your craft and business to the next level.

Five Classrooms and Stages just for learning more about baking and decorating!

 

***We sold out well in advance of our 2015 show. This event page is for the February 6 and 7, 2016 LA Cookie Con and Sweets Show and we expect to sell out again.***

FAQs

How will your 2016 show be different than your 2015 show?

We were blown away by the amazing response to our 2015 show! In 2016, we’re delivering even more exhibitors, more demos and hands-on classes with full audiovisual support, more sugar art to marvel at, and much more shopping for bakers, decorators and foodies. We also have 3x the space, a 2-day schedule, and early entry for VIPs, professionals, and press.

What isn’t changing: our incredible lineup of celebrity guests, endless extravaganza of delicious free samples and family-friendly atmosphere!

I love baking and decorating. Can I do some quality shopping at the event?

You don’t want to miss LA Cookie Con and Sweets Show. Our list of retailers grows sweeter every day. Come check out the best in ingredients, tools and decor from sponsors Amoretti, Kake Kreations, BakersBodega, Heilala Vanilla, Divine Specialties, Americana Ingredients and exhibitors from all over the world including Simi Cakes & Confections, All Your Baking Kneads, Fiesta Cake Supplies, Caljava, FondX Rolled Fondant and more.

Professional baker or creator? Our sponsors Formosa Flexible Packaging America, Americana Ingredients, Paasche Airbrush Company and Divine Specialties are on hand to help you grow your business, too!

Is my registration/ticket transferrable?

Yes, you may transfer your paid ticket to someone else after purchase. Complimentary tickets given to celebrity guests, contest winners, etc. are non-transferrable.

Can I update my registration information?

Please use this link for instructions: http://help.eventbrite.com/customer/portal/articles/430100-how-to-update-your-ticket-registration-information  There is also a ‘Contact Us’ button at the bottom if you need help!

I bought multiple tickets but I’m giving some away as gifts. Do I need to change the name on all of them?

We’re only checking IDs for complimentary passes given to press and special guests, so if you buy multiple tickets you can leave your name on each one if you’re not sure who you’re bringing. However, each ticket can be scanned at registration only once, so make sure you only share the ticket with its rightful owner.

What are the show hours?

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 6 — VIP/Pro/Press 10 am – 5 pm, General Admission 11 am – 5 pm

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 7 – VIP/Pro/Press 10 am – 4 pm, General Admission 11 am – 4 pm

When will you sell out?

VIP Sunday tickets are now onsale but nearly sold out! Sunday General Admission is also sold out! Professional Weekend Passes will be sold out by Monday January 25th. Saturday General Admission looks likely to sell out by Wednesday January 27th.

LA Cookie Con and Sweets Show!

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February 14th, 2013 by Cherry
Photo: Happy Valentines Smooches to everyone.  I'm blowing a kiss to all my fellow lovelorn singletons!!!

Happy Valentines Smooches to everyone. I’m blowing a kiss to all my fellow lovelorn singletons!!!

 

 

 

 

 

Yes it’s Valentine’s Day and I’m .. dum dum dum single but it’s OK.  I know that most people think of the holiday as couple central but I look at as a holiday celebrating love in all it’s many faceted glory.

 

 

 

So let’s count down what Valentine Love is, can be and shared with  …

  1. I love my friends who’ve been with me through thick and thin
  2. I love my family despite finding them annoying at times
  3. I love my neighbor’s cat who always runs to me when she sees me to say ‘hi’
  4. I love my neighbor’s dog Bono the sweetest Doberman on earth!  He gets so excited when he sees me that he literally can’t stand still and just jumps up & down!
  5. I love my Cross Fit Gym Pink Iron in West Hollywood since the trainers, staff and fellow members are egging me onto push past my self imposed fears and limits
  6. I am trying to love myself despite or because of all of my MANY flaws

Don’t feel like your not loved because you don’t have a partner.  If you look around the people and animals in your life you’ll see that your surrounded by love.  It’s just sometimes you can’t see it since it’s not in the package you want from the man/woman of your dreams all tied up in a pretty wedding band.  But love is more than just a sexual love it can be based on friendship, support or just living beings hoping for the best.

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February 6th, 2013 by Cherry

Well another Valentines is almost here and I still haven’t met ‘the one’ or even ‘the adequate’ guy of my disappointed dreams!

I can’t figure out if it’s me or just that I’m fated to be terminally single ala Bridget Jones  not that I’ve given up but I do have a bottle of Karma Tequila in the fridge to wash away my blues.  Not that I’m giving up hope!   I still think I might meet a cute geeky guy at either the Anaheim Wondercon or San Diego Comic Con but of course I can’t put all my eggs in one basket.  I’m working out so am looking okish and am practicing my flirting techniques.  Now I’m a bit pro-active so I’ve been out and about looking for my type by attending events that are interesting (to me).  I love technology, smart guys, anime, science fiction, movies and food events so am hoping to meet someone with those interests.  But half the battle is being where people are the other half is meeting someone.  If your gorgeous and look like a member of Destiny’s Child, any of the cast members of Hunger Games or any generic actress/model/singer you will likely not have trouble meeting someone.  But for the rest of us who are not traditionally hot, sexy, young and a smoldering passion oozing out of your pores.  Well you need to put in a little effort to meet someones.  It’s an even bigger effort if you’ve NEVER had game and find social cues disconcerting.

So I think a few pointers will be helpful for those who are looking to meet someone that relates to men, women, straight and/or gay

  1. Look approachable with a smile
  2. Look happy and friendly
  3. Make eye contact
  4. A good trick to see if their interested is to catch someone’s eye (count to 5) and than look away with a smile
  5. Chat with them and get a little close about elbow length
  6. Gentle respectful touching on the shoulder, hand or arm can be quite enticing
  7. If you get nervous talking to people memorize a few conversation starters but stay away from politics & religion
  8. It’s true people like it when you laugh at their jokes
  9. Males/Females wear something fitted (not tight like a sausage) but will hint at your body shape
  10. Mimic their body language
  11. Open body language so no crossed arms
  12. Scan the room for someone who’s made eye contact with you and than smile at them or walk over
  13. Give someone a compliment
  14. Keep it light
  15. Don’t talk to just your ‘type’ or people your attracted to since you might overlook someone who’s great
  16. Approach someone and start talking!

Don’t get too invested in every conversation it’s fun to just flirt with someone with no expectation or attraction.  I usually find that if your not that interested in someone it’s easier to talk to them so it’s a great opportunity to practice making light flirtatious conversation.   I personally am not a ‘go to the bar alone’ type of person but like to be social so I’ve joined various meetup and facebook social groups to expand my circle of friends.   I don’t think ANYONE has ever gotten a date sitting at home vegging out in front of the TV.  Instead you have to get out and meet people.

My motto is that not everyone will find you attractive and unless your interested in a PolyMarriage you only need ONE person!  So don’t say that your too fat, old, plain, ugly, thin, dorky or just wrong to stand in your way since you are likely just right for someone you just need to meet them!

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