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JBCStyle | Top Ten | LA Fall Happenings

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Posted on September 26, 2012 by

 

 

Autumn in Los Angeles can feel more like summer’s other half; usually just as, if not hotter, than the months before.  But don’t let the Indian Summer upon us get you down this fall!  LA is bursting with autumnal opportunities – from Halloween scares to food and drinks fests to pumpkin picking.  So put on that lightweight jacket, swipe on a little sunscreen, indulge in a nice iced pumpkin spice latte and hit the scarcely leaf-scattered pavement for some fall fun.

1.  Season Specialties

 

Knott’s Scary Farm

Ah, Knott’s Berry Farm…the rides, the elephant ears, the fog, the zombies jumping out at you from seemingly nowhere…wait, what?  The good ol’ theme park by day turns ghoulish by night with a dense, dark fog and more than 100 types of monsters lurking in the shadows and numerous scary mazes.

 

 

Nightmare Before Christmas 3-D (w/4-D Sensory Effects)

See the Tim Burton Halloween classic like never before this fall season.  You’ve likely seen Jack and the gang several times over the years, perhaps even in 3-D…but now you get the enhanced experience with said ’4-D Sensory Effects,’ like fog, wind, and snow. 

 

 

2. Autumnal Arts

 

Pacific Standard Time: Art in LA 1945-1980

Explore the archives of LA’s creatives from the 40′s through the 70′s…everything from political and pop art to photography of the times, this will be an extensive and educational look into the city’s past.

 

 

AFI Fest

Every fall in LA, the American Film Institute and Audi come together to bring you the nation’s longest running international film festival…the AFI Fest.  Taking place during the first week of November (1st-8th), filmmakers and film junkies alike will join for red carpet galas, screenings, tributes and more in Tinseltown.

 

 

3.  Fall Festivities

LA Oktoberfest

Ale, Bier, Biiro, Cervesa…whatever language it is, the world loves itself some BEER.  So this October 19-21, participate in all of the buzz-worthy fun at Oktoberfest LA.  Sample tons of different libations from around the world, soak it up with some good grub, and sing and dance along with like-minded, Lederhosen-wearing folk!

 

 

LA Lakers Games

While the NHL is enduring their preseason lockout, the NBA is gearing up to bleed purple and gold here in LA!  Go see Kobe, Dwight Howard…and Metta World Peace kicking ass and taking names on the court this season.  Preseason starts October 7th…then the action officially begins October 30th.

 

 

4. Country Bumpkin

 

Halloween Harvest Festival

Get your fall on with a cornucopia of events going on at Pierce College in Woodland Hills, CA.  This festival features a choice pumpkin patch, corn mazes, hay rides, haunted houses, and more…starts this Friday, September 28.

 

 

 Los Angeles Haunted Hayride

Want a spooky spin on the typical autumn hayride?  Look no further than LA’s Haunted Hayride, held at the site of the old Los Angeles Zoo.  They’ve extended the ride for even more excitement, and in the interim, you can creep through their Dark Maze, the House of Mirrors, or the “Scary-Go-Round.”

 

 

5. Local ‘Haunts’

 

Blumhouse of Horrors

Think most haunted houses are rubbish or too fabricated?  Then it’s about time to go see the real deal.  Downtown Los Angeles is teeming with spirit infested tunnels, old hotels…and theatres.  The Variety Arts Theatre has been closed to the public since a chilling black magic disappearance in the 1930′s.  Now, you can walk the corridors of one of LA’s most supernaturally thrilling spaces, where the producer of Paranormal Activity and Insidious has created his sinister vision and reenactment of what happened there so long ago.

 

 

Queen Mary’s Dark Harbor

Head on down to Long Beach to the old Queen Mary to experience what it’s like to be between the devil and the deep blue sea.  It is said that this old vessel has housed up to 150 different types of spirits, with at least 49 known deaths occurring aboard ship…so it’s up to you to tell which frights are real and which are just a part of the show…

 

 

6. Surf’s Up

 

September through November are legendary months in Southern California for surfers…the water is somewhat warm still AND the waves are epic.  So grab a board, sex wax it up and paddle out!  Here are some of our favorite spots:

 

Heavens/Staircase

This is a great surf spot for the whole spectrum of experienced riders.  Both Malibu beaches are directly next to each other…so while you’re just learning, you can ride the whitewater at Heavens while your seasoned surfing friend paddles over to Staircase.

 

 

Rincon

This beautiful beach offers wave after wave of goodness, ranking #24 among the 100 best surf spots in the world.  Gifted with perfect, long riding waves along it’s point…the only downside is that it’s a little bit of a drive north of LA towards Santa Barbara.

 

 

7. Foodies Unite

Wine Cheese & Chocolate

We can’t think of any three things that go together any better than fine wine, bold cheeses, and rich chocolates.  Get a spot at this year’s tasting, held in Downtown LA’s Eat Drink Americano restaurant.

 

 

Röcktoberfest

What do KISS’ Gene Simmons, Wolfgang Puck, and entertainment moguls AEG have in common?  Apparently they all love Oktoberfest, too.  The power trio has cooked up an event at LA Live that is completely based around the Bavarian celebrations, replete with craft beers, Wolfgang puck creations, appearances from Gene himself, and live music.  The kickoff to this begins October 15 and goes through the October 20.

 

 

8. Shop ‘Til You Drop

 

Downtown Fashion Truck and Sample Sale

On the last Thursday of the month, vendors, pop up shops, and fashion trucks will gather near the Fashion Institute in Downtown LA for an awesome sample sale, with many items starting as low as $10.

 

 

A Current Affair

Are you perpetually stuck in the past?  Longing for a time that has passed, or at least want to emulate the look of that era?  Then head down to A Current Affair, LA’s best pop-up vintage marketplace.  Browse clothing and accessories from up to 30 vendors whilst sipping an old timey cocktail and swaying to the sounds of KCRW’s DJ, Marion Hodges.

 

 

9. Crisp Concerts

 

The Black Keys

Don’t miss one of modern day rock’s finest as they play two nights, back to back at the Staples Center.  Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney have come a long way since their days of Akron garage rock…now, along with openers Tegan and Sara, they will be rocking out for thousands.

 

 

Masquerade: A Halloween Costume Ball & Dance Party for KCRW

Grab tickets now and prepare for what is sure to be a feast for all your senses – your favorite KCRW DJs, live band performances, the velvet underworld of Vaudeville Circus Troupe Lucent Dossier, ghost stories from L.A.’s finest storytellers, food trucks, some of the best costumes you’ve ever seen and more…

 

 

10. Day of the Dead

 

Olvera Street – Dia de los Muertos

Olvera Street celebrates Dia de los Muertos with several days of festivities featuring piñata breaking, children’s workshops, face painting, strolling Mariachi bands and Ballet Folklorico. Enjoy colorful, ancient Mexican ceremonies in honor of departed loved ones with beautifully decorated altars, entertainment and Novenaria processions.

 

 

Hollywood Forever Cemetery

The 2012 Dia de Los Muertos festival at Hollywood Forever Cemetery is the largest celebration of its kind in California. This year’s event will reach back to the pre-Aztec roots of Dia de Los Muertos and explore the Mayan Gods, rituals, and calendar.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fashion’s Night Out In Los Angeles

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Posted on September 6, 2012 by

Today is the day everyone. The 2013 spring shows begin, Fashion’s Night Out takes over the world, and the city of Los Angeles will be filled with celebrities, designers and models!

Wait. That’s normal.

Except tonight, they’ll be supporting our fabulous fashion industry, and who can say no to free gifts and some convo swapping with the cool kids?

Fashion’s Night Out was first held in New York City in 2009, but the past few years have exploded with cities popping up all over the world to take part in one of the biggest shopping nights of the year. Last year, eighteen countries participated in throwing events at stores with huge parties, limited edition give-a-ways, celebrity appearances and live music performances.

There are events happening all over Los Angeles—Studio City, Santa Monica, West Hollywood, Venice Beach, Culver City—so make sure you check out the Fashion’s Night Out website at fashionsnightout.com to find out what’s going on in your neck of the woods.

Stay out and shop!

Meet Kristen

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Posted on February 14, 2012 by

Name: Kristen Gregerson

Title: Talent Acquisition Executive & Assistant to SVP Jamie Grossman

Location: Culver City, CA

Recruiting specialty: Apparel Merchandising, Design & Technical Design

I became a recruiter because … After being recruited by JBCStyle for a temporary role with a fashion tradeshow! I was so inspired by their knowledge of and passion for the business that I eagerly pursued the opportunity to join the team and work under/learn from Jamie. I love having the ability to utilize my passion for art, culture and bringing people together while being constantly challenged by an ever-evolving industry.

Favorite designer: Alexander McQueen

Favorite place in Los Angeles: Weekend mornings on the beach in Santa Monica with my toes in the sand and a hot cup of coffee

Best interview tip: Show your enthusiasm, preparedness and sense of professionalism:  research the company, have questions in mind and never speak poorly about a previous employer.

Favorite accessory: A little “joie de vivre”

Sweet or salty: Chocolate chip cookies with fleur de sel. It’s all about harmony.

In my spare time I … Attend and support local fashion events as well as music and art shows, hike the canyons of Malibu and explore the vast culinary offerings of LA

Fashion or Beauty Tip: Style comes before comfort. To the ladies out there who, like me, stand at or over six feet tall — go on and rock those 4 inch heels

Favorite item in my closet: The Burberry Hooded Duffle Wool Coat that got me through a few extremely cold winters in upstate NY & Boston!

Restaurant I would recommend: Pub and Kitchen in Philadelphia, PA — My favorite place in the States, and I’ve lived in/traveled to quite a few.

Favorite quotes:

“your life is your life.
know it while you have it.
you are marvelous.
the gods wait to delight
in you.”

- From Charles Bukowski’s The Laughing Heart