Category Archives: Local Businesses

Unplug in West Hollywood

Last night I was invited to the opening reception for the new West Hollywood location of Unplug Meditation, at 8500 Melrose Ave, in the newly renovated building at the corner with La Cienega. Beautiful and trendy people were in attendance; … Continue reading

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Chocolate on Robertson

At the September 27 SORONC Townhall meeting about the Robertson Great Streets plans, I was impressed by the heartfelt speech of a young man, David, who introduced his handcrafted chocolate to the neighbors. They are open to the public on … Continue reading

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Enjoy South Robertson

Sunday June 4, I walked 3 blocks from my home to South Robertson to experience the SORO Fest, a joyous community event in its 20th year, when this usually busy street between Cadillac and Cattaraugus is closed to traffic and … Continue reading

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Robertson-Great Street

Many residents were disappointed two years ago when South Robertson Boulevard was NOT included among the 15 “Great Streets” chosen by Mayor Eric Garcetti for transformation.  Last November SORONC (South Robertson Neighborhood Council) leaders applied for a $13,000 matching grant, … Continue reading

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Gelato on Robertson

Monaco- Fabbrica di Gelato finally opened on Friday September 2 at 2633 Robertson Blvd. 203-979 6346.  Their hours are Thursday to Sunday from 12 noon to 8pm. Residents of Reynier Village and Castle Heights already love walking over there to … Continue reading

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Wilde Thistle

                This Sunday afternoon we visited a lovely Irish-Scottish Cafe and Pub (for Artists, Writers, Thinkers & Lovers), at the corner of Motor and Palms, named after Oscar Wilde, the national poet of … Continue reading

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Undergrind Cafe

After running our of money in June, when they were planning to open their café on South Robertson, Ron and Rachel Sazon launched a successful crowd-funding campaign on Kickstarter and raised the additional $12,000 they needed.  They finally opened their … Continue reading

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Wine Tasting

During one of our exploratory walks along that stretch of Washington Blvd between National and La Cienega, that has been blossoming with new restaurants, shops and art galleries for the past few years, we discovered a gem:  Bar and Garden, … Continue reading

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Blue Buddha

During one of my walks to greet new businesses opening up in our neighborhood, I discovered that a lovely photography studio recently opened at 2803 Robertson Blvd. It has the evocative name of Blue Buddha Studio. So I walked in … Continue reading

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Shop on Robertson

A few weeks ago, during one of my walks, I discovered that an elegant new shop had opened on Robertson at 2613. So I walked in and chatted with the proprietor, Shannon Colburn, and her son Conor, who created their … Continue reading

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FARMERS MARKETS

We are lucky to have so many farmers markets nearby, and we already recommended the closest, on La Cienega at 18th Street within walking distance of Reynier Village, Thursdays from 2 to 7pm. But our favorite is the Culver City … Continue reading

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New Culver City Restaurants

We had been waiting for months to see the new LYFE KITCHEN-Love Your Food Everyday, open in Culver City, after seeing their name on the boarded up storefront, and that event finally took place this week.  I had read a … Continue reading

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Reynier Village-South Robertson

Reynier Village was featured on Departures-KCET, an online exploration of Los Angeles neighborhoods. See above the murals in the alley between Reynier Ave and Shenandoah Street. South Robertson was also explored. See below Barbara Mendes painting a wall of her … Continue reading

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Art classes

We were glad to see that the remodeled space at 2803 S Robertson Blvd has been rented to Art Works Studio (310-202 1894). Starting September 10, they offer art classes and workshops for all ages on drawing, painting and mixed … Continue reading

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New Restaurants

A few weeks ago, we blogged about our old time favorite nearby restaurants, see post. Now we want to tell you about a few recent discoveries. Earlier in the year, with my neighbor Deni, co-author of this blog, we tried … Continue reading

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Robertson remodel

Many of you probably noticed that four storefronts are being remodeled on Robertson, painted in bright pastel colors to attract new tenants. We can’t wait to find out which exciting new shops will open there. One of them is already … Continue reading

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Schools on Robertson

Did you know that you could find so many learning opportunities for yourself and your family on our very own South Robertson Blvd? If you have teenage children, they may attend Alexander Hamilton High School, and qualify for their excellent … Continue reading

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More on Robertson

There are so many useful places on Robertson, right next door to our homes, and we should support them, because we’d like to make our neighborhood more user-friendly. For instance, I always have my car washed locally, bring my donations … Continue reading

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Local restaurants

For over 20 years, since moving to Reynier Village, I have been going out for meals with friends and family at my favorite nearby restaurants, a short drive away. CAFE BRASIL, opened in 1991.  They were the only place to … Continue reading

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Eat on Robertson

There are not nearly enough good places to eat on Robertson as we would like, so we wouldn’t have to drive to downtown Culver City to find a proper restaurant, however we have some local favorites, like Campos, not a … Continue reading

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Swim on Robertson

When I moved to Reynier Village from Hollywood 24 years ago, in 1988, my daughter was still a baby, but pretty soon I was taking her to swim at the Beverlywood Swim School on Robertson, a local institution that has … Continue reading

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Robertson Blvd

I often take walks around the neighborhood, by myself or with a friend.  Even now that our dog has passed away, I keep up this habit to get some exercise.  Last Sunday I walked on Robertson Blvd, which I don’t … Continue reading

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Go Solar

We attended the Reynier Village solar workshop organized by Open Neighborhoods at PermaCity, and gathered lots useful info that we want to share. It’s never been as affordable as now to install solar panels on your home. You get rebates … Continue reading

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Farmers market

We all know by now that locally grown fruits and vegetables are better for our health (more nutritious) and for the environment (less pollution). So why don’t we make it a weekly ritual to visit the Farmers Market at 1801 … Continue reading

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Culver City Art Walk

Each month we discover more art galleries, places to eat and shops popping up on the stretch of Washington Blvd, between La Cienega and National, that used to be quite deserted. The best time to visit was yesterday, during the … Continue reading

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Green preschool

A brand new preschool has opened in our neighborhood! Welcome news to those of us who remember the now defunct but wonderful Palms-Westminster Nursery School. And this school is amazing! The building is painted green, it’s called Green Beginning, and … Continue reading

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SORO Festival

For the thirteenth year the SORO festival took place on South Robertson on Sunday June 6. It was a great way to discover local businesses and get reacquainted with old friends. I spoke with our Reynier Village neighbor Huli, who … Continue reading

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ART WALK Culver City

This annual event gets better and better. This year we decided to explore the area of Washington Blvd between National and La Cienega, East of the more popular downtown Culver City, and found a flourishing neighborhood, full of art galleries, … Continue reading

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