Author: The Argonaut

Thanksgiving Made Easy  

A Venice consultant’s cookbook helps people become more turkey savvy By Sara Edwards Venice consultant Jessica Williams’ idea for creating a Thanksgiving cookbook started off with her writing recipes for her son and his cousins. After she told people what she was doing, they began to ask Williams to write her recipes down for them and what her shopping list looked like for Thanksgiving, which made her realize how much of an interest there was in the subject. “It then became this idea that maybe people could benefit from this, especially for what I call us hyphenated Americans such...

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OPINION: Rally Around Local Small Businesses Online

Lean into the digital world to help your business and support others By Leesa Zelken Prior to March 2020, I operated a local, in-person children’s party business called Send In The Clowns. I was one of many business owners who had never given a thought to what it would look like to take my business online. What was the point; why would anyone want to celebrate a children’s birthday virtually? But, as the stay-at-home orders went into effect in mid-March, the Send In The Clowns team found ourselves with children’s parties booked and no way to deliver. So, we did the only thing we could do–we...

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45 Years of Art  

The Los Angeles Louver celebrates 45 years with 45 artists at 45 Venice Boulevard By Bridgette M. Redman There comes a time to pull out all the stops. For the Los Angeles Louver, that time is now as the art gallery celebrates its 45th anniversary. From now until January 16, 2021, they are honoring that milestone with an exhibit called “45 at 45.” It features the work of 45 artists at their gallery home located at 45 North Venice Blvd. in Venice. The exhibit is spread out over two floors, inaugurating the newly remodeled second floor gallery space. The...

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Seasonal Sips  

Get your fix this fall with festive coffees and cocktails from local spots By Kamala Kirk As the weather gets colder and the air feels crisper, many of us are looking for a little pick-me-up, and what better way to boost your spirits than with a tasty beverage? The fall season brings a variety of seasonal favorites and crafty coffees (including a few cocktails) that will instantly lift your spirits. They’re perfect for any occasion and time of day, not to mention that you’re supporting local businesses when you order one of these festive drinks. House Pumpkin Spice Latte...

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A Sweet Collaboration  

Salt & Straw partners with Imaginary Authors for an ice cream shop-inspired fragrance By Kamala Kirk While visiting Salt & Straw’s Abbot Kinney location, co-founder and head ice cream maker Tyler Malek stumbled across Imaginary Authors, a Venice-based perfumery. This random encounter would end up leading to a special collaboration between the two businesses. “The inception of this collaboration is one of those kismet that ends up sparking a lot of our partnerships at Salt & Straw,” Malek says. “I spent close to an hour sampling all of their fragrances and gobbling up the stories told with each one....

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