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HAUTE & Bothered

Lingerie hugs you in life. And so does Faire Frou Frou.

Vino in Encino - The Red Room Food & Wine Bar

Red Room is the perfect place to catch up over a great glass of wine and tasty tapas.

For Pilates Lovers and the Fitness Challenged

a review of iheartfitness Pilates studio in Studio City.

Baby-Proof Polish

For me there's nothing like a freshly polished nail and eye popping new color on my toes. No matter what kind of week I'm having the chance to sit back and get pampered at the nail salon can rejuvenate me in one short hour. Then I get home and between washing dishes, bathing the baby, gardening etc etc I seem chip my nails in record time. Luckily they've invented something genius - gel nail polish.

February in the Garden & A Unique Giveaway

February in the Valley garden means prune, feed and weed, weed ,weed! Yes, you can still plant too, but maintenance and clean up are the keys to getting your garden ready for upcoming spring planting. These may not be the most glamorous of garden chores, but tackle them now and your garden will love you.

Get WU'd This Weekend!

“Excuse me, (my best friend Emily said to me the other day) why haven’t we talked about the Jason Wu for Target collaboration yet?”

Beautiful Day + Big Dog + Baby = Mama in Motion

It feels like just a few short months ago when I could strap my tiny baby into the Ergo and zoom up and down the trails of Fryman Canyon with my trusty dog Bark Lee. Now days I still have the big dog but I also have one big baby

Good Heel Hunting

Great places to buy gently used designer shoes at a terrific price in the Valley....from a genuine shoe hoarder....oops we mean collector.

Garden Spotlight: Climbing Hydrangea

I am forever searching for flowering plants that will do well in part shade. Only half of my backyard gets regular sun, so that’s where the vegetable garden went. The rest has its sun partially blocked by either the garage or a humongous Ash tree. The big problem is finding a flowering vine for an arbor that separates the back patio from the main yard.

Ventura Boulevard's Freshest Catch

Fish Dish brings simple, fresh, affordable seafood to Sherman Oaks. From grilled trout to fried shrimp, this is the perfect place for a quick bite.

HAUTE Little Helpers to Achieving Red Carpet Looks

Some red carpet secrets to achieving those super smooth looks in a skin tight dress.

New Year, HAUTE New You!

Happy New Year, Hautties! :) To begin what is sure to be a FABULOUS 2012 (and kick off my first blog post for Haute in the Valley and OurVenturaBlvd.com!), I wanted to reflect on literally the ONLY thing that keeps me motivated to work out in these “winter months”, since I know so many of you are starting new exercise regimes this month.

Baby Steps

Ever since I found out the Creation Station in Studio City teaches a ballet class for kids 18 months and older J and I were eagerly (ok me) awaiting her 18 month birthday! Yes my husband was a little hesitant asking, "isn't this something she should decide on her own?" Hello, I'm not exactly sending her away to the Bolshoi Ballet just a cute little studio on the second floor of the Marshall's center. Plus the Bolshoi doesn't accept students until 2 - kidding!

THE SIX - Rustic American Fare in Studio City

The Six, a new restaurant in Studio City, has come from the westside to make its second home in the Valley. Here are the results of our taste test.

January Tips and To-Do's to Keep Your Garden Fit

Ok, so we're sitting here in the second week of January with bright sun, warm temps and no rain. Plants are popping up in the garden that should be, and I am watching the buds on my peach tree start to swell. Of course that as soon as I post this, the temperature will probably plummet and a cold storm will sweep through the Valley driving everyone back inside, I thought it would be a good idea to encourage you to get out into the garden while it's still warm and dry. Each month I'll post some easy to accomplish gardening tips and to do's to help keep your garden, whether you have a 'back 40' or a tiny patio, healthy and beautiful.

Joan's on Third Coming to the Valley

Joan's on Third is making plans to set up shop in the Valley - yet another Westside restaurant to come over the hill.

The Little Ones Take a Bao

I'm always on the hunt for delicious places to eat with my little one that won't turn into a stomach turning experience. The last thing you need as you try and tame your tot is for strangers or staff to cringe every time food hits the floor. So on a recent Saturday night, along with our family friends who have their own little one, we ventured to the new restaurant Take a Bao in Studio City to give it a try.

Get Eco-Centric With Your Christmas Tree

I know it seems like only a couple of days ago you were hunting for the perfect Christmas tree to adorn your living room...but now it's trash right? Why not use it as garden mulch instead? Here's how.

Girls Night Out

Ventura Blvd hosts a fashion show with Valley retailers in Studio City

Studio City Day

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April 2015

Winner of the Drama Critics’ Circle Award and Lucille Lortel Award for Best Musical when it premiered off-Broadway, Violet features a score of show-stopping anthems ranging from...

Cost: $20 - $30

Where:
Monroe Forum Theatre @ El Portal
5269 Lankershim Blvd
North Hollywood, CA  91601
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Sponsor: Kelrik Productions
Telephone: 818 508 4200
Website »

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Imagine what a 9-year-old brain can think-up, create and make happen! Lucy did and now she's inviting you to come discover the young talent in your own backyard. Kids bands elementary through...

Cost: $10

Where:
Topanga Community Club
1440 N Topanga Cyn Blvd
Topanga, CA  90290
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Sponsor: Presented By Lucy's Bake Shop & Topanga Youth Services
Telephone: 818-825-4827
Contact Name: Jennifer Babcock
Website »

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SHE’s BACK! Pinkalicious can't stop eating pink cupcakes despite warnings from her parents. Her pink indulgence lands her at the doctor's office with Pinkititis, an affliction that...

Cost: $20 - $30

Where:
Monroe Forum Theatre @ El Portal
5269 Lankershim Blvd
North Hollywood, CA  91601
View map »


Sponsor: Kelrik Productions
Telephone: 818 508 4200
Contact Name: Erik Austin
Website »

More information

From the brilliant mind of Stephen Sondheim comes the twisted story of Sweeney Todd, the Demon Barber of Fleet Street. Sweeney Todd is the portrait of what a normal man may become if stripped...

Cost: $20 - $30

Where:
Monroe Forum Theatre @ El Portal
5269 Lankershim Blvd
North Hollywood, CA  91601
View map »


Sponsor: Kelrik Productions
Telephone: 818 508 4200
Website »

More information

Antaeus, L.A.’s classical theater ensemble, kicks off its 2015 season with a fully partner-cast production of Henry IV, Part One—Shakespeare's epic, comic and thrilling tale of...

Where:
Antaeus Theater
5112 Lankershim Blvd
North Hollywood, CA  91601
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Website »

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Join the L.A. Zoo for two days of Earth Day festivities. Celebrate local wildlife and explore the role it plays in the health of our planet.

Where:
Los Angeles Zoo
5333 Zoo Drive
Los Angeles, CA  90027
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CSUN's annual exhibition showcases the artwork of the university’s graduate and undergraduate art students in the main gallery. The show features 75 works by CSUN students in all media of...

Where:
California State University Northridge
18111 Nordhoff Street
Northridge, CA  91330
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Website »

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SHE’s BACK! Pinkalicious can't stop eating pink cupcakes despite warnings from her parents. Her pink indulgence lands her at the doctor's office with Pinkititis, an affliction that...

Cost: $20 - $30

Where:
Monroe Forum Theatre @ El Portal
5269 Lankershim Blvd
North Hollywood, CA  91601
View map »


Sponsor: Kelrik Productions
Telephone: 818 508 4200
Contact Name: Erik Austin
Website »

More information

CSUN's annual exhibition showcases the artwork of the university’s graduate and undergraduate art students in the main gallery. The show features 75 works by CSUN students in all media of...

Where:
California State University Northridge
18111 Nordhoff Street
Northridge, CA  91330
View map »


Website »

More information

Antaeus, L.A.’s classical theater ensemble, kicks off its 2015 season with a fully partner-cast production of Henry IV, Part One—Shakespeare's epic, comic and thrilling tale of...

Where:
Antaeus Theater
5112 Lankershim Blvd
North Hollywood, CA  91601
View map »


Website »

More information

Show More...
Show Less...

SHE’s BACK! Pinkalicious can't stop eating pink cupcakes despite warnings from her parents. Her pink indulgence lands her at the doctor's office with Pinkititis, an affliction that...

Cost: $20 - $30

Where:
Monroe Forum Theatre @ El Portal
5269 Lankershim Blvd
North Hollywood, CA  91601
View map »


Sponsor: Kelrik Productions
Telephone: 818 508 4200
Contact Name: Erik Austin
Website »

More information

CSUN's annual exhibition showcases the artwork of the university’s graduate and undergraduate art students in the main gallery. The show features 75 works by CSUN students in all media of...

Where:
California State University Northridge
18111 Nordhoff Street
Northridge, CA  91330
View map »


Website »

More information

Antaeus, L.A.’s classical theater ensemble, kicks off its 2015 season with a fully partner-cast production of Henry IV, Part One—Shakespeare's epic, comic and thrilling tale of...

Where:
Antaeus Theater
5112 Lankershim Blvd
North Hollywood, CA  91601
View map »


Website »

More information

Show More...
Show Less...

SHE’s BACK! Pinkalicious can't stop eating pink cupcakes despite warnings from her parents. Her pink indulgence lands her at the doctor's office with Pinkititis, an affliction that...

Cost: $20 - $30

Where:
Monroe Forum Theatre @ El Portal
5269 Lankershim Blvd
North Hollywood, CA  91601
View map »


Sponsor: Kelrik Productions
Telephone: 818 508 4200
Contact Name: Erik Austin
Website »

More information

WESTMARK SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE for prospective families for the 2015-2016 school year Wednesday, April 22nd (7:00 p.m.) at Westmark School 5461 Louise Avenue, Encino, CA 91316  ...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Westmark School
5461 Louise Avenue
Encino, CA  91316
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Sponsor: Westmark School
Telephone: 818-986-5045
Website »

More information

Antaeus, L.A.’s classical theater ensemble, kicks off its 2015 season with a fully partner-cast production of Henry IV, Part One—Shakespeare's epic, comic and thrilling tale of...

Where:
Antaeus Theater
5112 Lankershim Blvd
North Hollywood, CA  91601
View map »


Website »

More information

CSUN's annual exhibition showcases the artwork of the university’s graduate and undergraduate art students in the main gallery. The show features 75 works by CSUN students in all media of...

Where:
California State University Northridge
18111 Nordhoff Street
Northridge, CA  91330
View map »


Website »

More information

Show More...
Show Less...

SHE’s BACK! Pinkalicious can't stop eating pink cupcakes despite warnings from her parents. Her pink indulgence lands her at the doctor's office with Pinkititis, an affliction that...

Cost: $20 - $30

Where:
Monroe Forum Theatre @ El Portal
5269 Lankershim Blvd
North Hollywood, CA  91601
View map »


Sponsor: Kelrik Productions
Telephone: 818 508 4200
Contact Name: Erik Austin
Website »

More information

The Television Academy Foundation will recognize excellence in student-produced video, digital and film at the 36th College Television Awards on Thursday, April 23. The College Television Awards is...

Cost: $200-General Admission, $100-Student

Where:
Skirball Cultural Center
2701 North Sepulveda Blvd.
Los Angeles, , CA  90049
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Contact Name: Emily Erskine
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Introducing a fabulous 5 month experience with women in areas of Health, Wellness, Finance, Beauty and Coaching. Each month we delve into different topics as we share, grow and...

Cost: $300

Where:
Aum & Garden
13363 Ventura Boulevard
Sherman Oaks, CA  91423
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Sponsor: Jennifer Schwartz
Telephone: 818-445-4053
Contact Name: Jennifer Schwartz
Website »

More information

CSUN's annual exhibition showcases the artwork of the university’s graduate and undergraduate art students in the main gallery. The show features 75 works by CSUN students in all media of...

Where:
California State University Northridge
18111 Nordhoff Street
Northridge, CA  91330
View map »


Website »

More information

Antaeus, L.A.’s classical theater ensemble, kicks off its 2015 season with a fully partner-cast production of Henry IV, Part One—Shakespeare's epic, comic and thrilling tale of...

Where:
Antaeus Theater
5112 Lankershim Blvd
North Hollywood, CA  91601
View map »


Website »

More information

Show More...
Show Less...

Winner of the Drama Critics’ Circle Award and Lucille Lortel Award for Best Musical when it premiered off-Broadway, Violet features a score of show-stopping anthems ranging from...

Cost: $20 - $30

Where:
Monroe Forum Theatre @ El Portal
5269 Lankershim Blvd
North Hollywood, CA  91601
View map »


Sponsor: Kelrik Productions
Telephone: 818 508 4200
Website »

More information

An annual event which opens Sierra Canyon School's campus to the local Chatsworth and San Fernando Valley communities to visit and meet with faculty, staff, and parents in a fun environment to...

Where:
Sierra Canyon School
20801 Rinaldi St
Chatsworth, CA  91311
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Website »

More information

SHE’s BACK! Pinkalicious can't stop eating pink cupcakes despite warnings from her parents. Her pink indulgence lands her at the doctor's office with Pinkititis, an affliction that...

Cost: $20 - $30

Where:
Monroe Forum Theatre @ El Portal
5269 Lankershim Blvd
North Hollywood, CA  91601
View map »


Sponsor: Kelrik Productions
Telephone: 818 508 4200
Contact Name: Erik Austin
Website »

More information

Grab the girls and head to Magnolia Park for a weekend kickoff inclusive of live music, food trucks, discounts at local boutiques, wine and cheese, henna, artisans and more.

Where:
Magnolia Park
Magnolia Blvd from Catalina to Hollywood Way
Burbank, CA
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Website »

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From the brilliant mind of Stephen Sondheim comes the twisted story of Sweeney Todd, the Demon Barber of Fleet Street. Sweeney Todd is the portrait of what a normal man may become if stripped...

Cost: $20 - $30

Where:
Monroe Forum Theatre @ El Portal
5269 Lankershim Blvd
North Hollywood, CA  91601
View map »


Sponsor: Kelrik Productions
Telephone: 818 508 4200
Website »

More information

Antaeus, L.A.’s classical theater ensemble, kicks off its 2015 season with a fully partner-cast production of Henry IV, Part One—Shakespeare's epic, comic and thrilling tale of...

Where:
Antaeus Theater
5112 Lankershim Blvd
North Hollywood, CA  91601
View map »


Website »

More information

CSUN's annual exhibition showcases the artwork of the university’s graduate and undergraduate art students in the main gallery. The show features 75 works by CSUN students in all media of...

Where:
California State University Northridge
18111 Nordhoff Street
Northridge, CA  91330
View map »


Website »

More information

Show More...
Show Less...

Instead of the usual 4th Sunday market, Topanga Vintage Market will hold its first ever, one time only Saturday Super Swap Meet. They will be switching things up for this special show by...

Where:
Pierce College
Victory Blvd & Mason Ave
Winnetka, CA  91306
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Website »

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Winner of the Drama Critics’ Circle Award and Lucille Lortel Award for Best Musical when it premiered off-Broadway, Violet features a score of show-stopping anthems ranging from...

Cost: $20 - $30

Where:
Monroe Forum Theatre @ El Portal
5269 Lankershim Blvd
North Hollywood, CA  91601
View map »


Sponsor: Kelrik Productions
Telephone: 818 508 4200
Website »

More information

SHE’s BACK! Pinkalicious can't stop eating pink cupcakes despite warnings from her parents. Her pink indulgence lands her at the doctor's office with Pinkititis, an affliction that...

Cost: $20 - $30

Where:
Monroe Forum Theatre @ El Portal
5269 Lankershim Blvd
North Hollywood, CA  91601
View map »


Sponsor: Kelrik Productions
Telephone: 818 508 4200
Contact Name: Erik Austin
Website »

More information

From the brilliant mind of Stephen Sondheim comes the twisted story of Sweeney Todd, the Demon Barber of Fleet Street. Sweeney Todd is the portrait of what a normal man may become if stripped...

Cost: $20 - $30

Where:
Monroe Forum Theatre @ El Portal
5269 Lankershim Blvd
North Hollywood, CA  91601
View map »


Sponsor: Kelrik Productions
Telephone: 818 508 4200
Website »

More information

Antaeus, L.A.’s classical theater ensemble, kicks off its 2015 season with a fully partner-cast production of Henry IV, Part One—Shakespeare's epic, comic and thrilling tale of...

Where:
Antaeus Theater
5112 Lankershim Blvd
North Hollywood, CA  91601
View map »


Website »

More information

CSUN's annual exhibition showcases the artwork of the university’s graduate and undergraduate art students in the main gallery. The show features 75 works by CSUN students in all media of...

Where:
California State University Northridge
18111 Nordhoff Street
Northridge, CA  91330
View map »


Website »

More information

Show More...
Show Less...
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