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Thursday, September 1, 2016

Brits in LA Breakfast Club supported by Air New Zealand - Every Tuesday at Cecconi's

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Every Tuesday Rain or Shine

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Wednesday, August 31, 2016

WEEKLY HOROSCOPES September 3rd 2016


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Stargazing with Annie Shaw



WEEK AHEAD
for 3rd September 2016 
(Scroll further down for current week) 

ARIES
All action stations this week as work may catch you snoozing. The lesson is to anticipate what could go wrong and take the time to fix the problem before. This will not stop you from making time for a fun weekend.

TAURUS
A stitch in time is appropriate this week so be ready should any kind of minor problem appear to stop your plans  at the last minute. The holiday weekend will be better enjoyed if you make sure all is order.

GEMINI
You may be reminiscing on past good times these next few days or so. Don’t wait as time and tide wait for no man. Your boss Mercury is strolling backwards again. This is a good couple of weeks to take care of any unfinished business.

CANCER
Your inability to face the fact of your own making will be your problem this
coming week. Other people may have told you so stop procrastinating and have a plan of action ready, and it is timely advice for this weekend. 

LEO 
In order to get the best results go all out this week ahead and make sure that you pay all the bills as otherwise you could end up paying double, simply because you did not check. Life is kinder to you currently, so relax

VIRGO
You have a busy month ahead and so this weekend take a break with family and friends away from the crowds and hopefully you spend this birthday in a fun environment for all concerned. Happy Birthday!

LIBRA 
You may be ready to take off and leave the madding crowd behind or so it seems. The fact is that what ever is pending in your life in any area will feel unresolved.
You will feel so much more relaxed when you address this.

SCORPIO
At long last your living space and any repairs are improving and it might be good for you to take a little trip, maybe just overnight. Be sure to take a special outfit with you as fun is starred for this holiday weekend.

SAGITTARIUS
You do not normally listen to what others tell you should be doing. Whats different this week is that wiser ears are listening. It could be that for a change that someone close you can trust is giving you the heads up to listen.

CAPRICORN
Humor is a blessing when you are down or not feeling so good, so remember this; as the week progresses you could be more concerned about someone close. Your presence is what will help them feel better.

AQUARIUS
You are as well ready for that holiday break and even a trip this weekend at the last minute. You will think better away from familiar places and you will enjoy the change.
Do not get involved unless absolutely forced in any family dispute

PISCES

You may be feeling a bit out of sorts and this is due to a subconscious need to connect with others who are lighter in spirit than you. Life as you know never stays the same forever. For you sensitive souls it’s changing soon.



Your Horoscope For Week of 8/28/16
Did Anne get it right?


ARIES
The financial situation for you could be getting a boost as early September arrives
Look for an opportunity to make extra money this could be something completely different and fun. It’s a good week for a gamble of sorts.


TAURUS
The sun in your cousin sign of Virgo will bring a situation that is unresolved
in any part of your life to a head. Therefore it’s best to deal with this promptly
rather than procrastinate.


GEM
Time again for your boss Mercury to turn backwards this next week. He will complete what has transpired in your life these past few months. You will be travelling emotionally or otherwise to a place where you can put things in order or to rest.


CAN
Movement is good for you and this week it’s all around you and in the family also.
Be strong and understand you are not weak if you admit to a change of mind. Since you do tend to hide away in your shell when upset or stressed let that some one know what you are doing.


LEO.
Health issues could hold you back from enjoying this last weeks of the summer
So tackle whets to do and make it your priority and spend time relaxing not stressing .Your personal New Year has begun so make it good.


VIR
As this coming month is the start of your new year be sure you are ready and willing to get going on your particular plan for the new year .If it is a change of work or home this will be best after September as your boss Mercury is moving backwards now. Happy Birthday.


LIB
Mercury will be   going backwards this next week for a while ahead and it’s in the part of your life that’s not always on show to others. With this in mind be sure you do not get caught up in any old emotional baggage. As next month moves forward Jupiter is heading your way .Happy Days!


SCOR
You are likely concerned about health or about another you are close too.
Best to take control and let go of any stress as this is most likely the problem after a some times tough earlier parts of the year. The autumn months are looking excellent overall.


SAG
You could be feeling a bit moody or out of sorts due to Saturn digging deeper into your life. As he is in your area of deep feelings be aware that you are best to not always believe what your mind tells you. Overall this would be a good time to start working on a more positive state of mind.


CAP
Your financial situation is still not what you want, however in order to achieve a positive flow of money you have to assume it is already here .This means to not act or think in lack of any thing in life .Wake up  every day and work on it being better than yesterday..


AQU
A family member is much in your life and time currently. It’s your responsibility so set your own boundaries in your life now. Be sure of this if you don’t know matter how much you do for your family or friends some one will want more.


PISC
Health is on your mind either yours or another close to you. This week to help the situation get an exercise plan going for your self and encourage others to join in.

If they don’t then at least you can rest easy knowing you tried and you will feel better generally.

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Meet Annaliese Morgan from Halifax, West Yorkshire who moved to LA in July 2016!


Was there a particular reason you chose LA ?

It was a knowing. I passed through LA on my way back from Hawaii with my 2 boys a few years ago and I just knew, the three of us knew LA had taken our hearts immediately... I still have the copy of the LA Times I bought that day! We've been returning ever since, it also happens to be the nerve centre for my work - writing and designer pet health care. Me and my boys love the people, lifestyle, the pets, the sports and the sheer variety of life LA has, with my eldest boy taking interests in the creative fields too, my youngest loving outdoor adventure; LA was a match for us in every respect.

What do you miss most from home?
Not sure yet! Based off the time I have spent in LA previously it will be rainy foggy nights in November when you are inside all cozy thinking about Christmas, walking my dog across fields, Yorkshire Tea , oh and Polos


What was your first impression of LA and has it changed since?
Love at first sight, came out of no where.
There is a lot more freedom and opportunities to be who you are, and the people are amazing. The Beach city living is win win too.

What do you find the biggest difference is living here versus Stainland, Halifax?
It's the complete opposite!
the grass might be greener but it ain't LA 



Do you have a hidden gem in LA that you want to share with us? I'm still finding these, but my favourite (although not hidden) and never gets old - for me at least - is the view from The Griffith Observatory. 


What would you suggest to others who are thinking about making the move here ? 
I would say visit a few times first to begin bedding roots down and finding your own groove. I'm on my own with my 2 boys so this is essential for me. Ensure it's because you are happy here, you enjoy what LA is, versus, moving to LA to 'get something' or 'to make something happen'.


Lots of our members join our group Brits in LA seeking out words of wisdom - what is the best piece of advice you've been given ? Not sure if there is one memorable piece, found lots nuggets but it's the fact I don't feel alone.

Lastly, how can we find out more about you? Are you working on anything at the moment?
I'm a writer (books, blogs, articles and un-scripted TV) and pet health care designer. I'm about to launch new pet care for pet owners - limited to what I can say at the moment but keep checking my site and social media; it's coming very soon. I've worked incredibly hard and so excited to see this happening, I totally love it, and hope others do too. It's an extension of myself mixed with my 23 years experience in the veterinary, pet and writing professions.

www.annaliesemorgan.com

My older books, essays, press and more about me is on my site too, along with my inspirational blog The Annaliese Journals - I write about life - the lessons I've learnt, and there's a trendy pet care section too.

You can connect with me on social media via the following links









Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Brits On Stage

(and a few Australian & Irish ones too!) 



CULTURE CLUB
Hollywood Bowl

August 26/27th
Tickets Here 

YES
The Orpheum

August 30th
Click here for discounted tickets on Goldstar

THE KILLS
Fox Theater Pomona

September 2nd
Tickets Here

THE KILLS
The Wiltern
September 3rd
Tickets Here

SKYE & ROSS
from Morcheeba

Now at the Roxy
September 4th

JAKE BUGG
The Wiltern

September 13th
Tickets Here

THE MONKEES - 50th Anniversary!
Pantages Theatre

September 16th
Tickets Here


WHAT SO NOT
The Fonda

September 16th
Tickets Here

An Evening with Alan Cumming
Ann and Jerry Moss Theatre
September 19th
Tickets Here

BLACK SABBATH
Hollywood Bowl

September 19th
Tickets Here

MICK FLEETWOOD
John Anson Ford Theatre
September 20th
Tickets Here

MUMFORD & SONS
Greek Theatre
September 20th Tickets Here 
September 21st Tickets Here


DEF LEPPARD
IRVINE MEADOWS AMPITHEATRE

September 22nd
Tickets Here

CATFISH & THE BOTTLEMEN
The Wiltern

September 22nd
Tickets Here

FOY VANCE
The Troubadour
September 23rd
Tickets Here

DUKE DUMONT
The Novo

September 23rd & 24th
Tickets Here

PETER HOOK & the Light
The Wiltern 
September 24th
Tickets Here

LENNON THROUGH A GLASS ONION
Fox Performing Arts Center
September 24th
Tickets Here

LUSH
The Fonda
September 24th & 25th
Tickets Here

BLOC PARTY
Hollywood Bowl
September 25th
Tickets Here

FOALS
Hollywood Palladium
September 27th
Tickets Here

ANGELA MCCLUSKEY
W/Wild Colonials
Troubadour
September 30th
Tickets Here

OH WONDER 
The Wiltern 
September 28th
Tickets Here

CHVRCHES
Hollywood Forever Cemetary

October 4th
Tickets Here

DESERT TRIP
Coachella Valley

October 7, 8, 9th
Tickets Here

VAN MORRISON & TOM JONES
Hollywood Bowl
October 13th
Tickets Here (Goldstar Special Deal)

JAMES BLAKE
Hollywood Palladium

October 20th
Tickets Here

GARBAGE
Hollywood Forever Cemetery
October 21st
Tickets Here

BEACH GOTH
OAK CANYON PARK, OC
October 22nd & 23rd
Tickets Here

BILLY BRAGG
Palace Theatre (DTLA)
October 25th
Tickets Here

KONGOS W/JOY FORMIDABLE
The Wiltern
October 28th
Tickets Here

PET SHOP BOYS
Microsoft Theater

October 29th
Tickets Here

PRIMAL SCREAM
Regent Theatre
November 5th

CLEESE & IDLE
Fred Kavli Theatre 
Thousand Oaks Arts Plaza
November 9th
Tickets Here 
Some discounted tickets on Goldstar here

MORRISSEY
BREN EVENTS CENTER (IRVINE)

November 9th
Tickets Here

DYLAN MORAN
Largo
November 9th & 10th
Tickets Here

IL DIVO
Dolby Theatre 

November 17th
Goldstar Deal 

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

MEET A MEMBER - MICHELE D' ACOSTA

Meet Michele D’Acosta from London who moved to LA twenty years ago to pursue her dream to make movies, produce art, and to help children like her who had been orphaned at an early age. 



Was there a particular reason you chose LA? 

As a Brit, I imagined that in order to fulfill my destiny I needed to Go West! The first leg of my trip took me from London to New York (I lived in NYC for several years) until, one day, I upped sticks and obeyed my inner voice to go to the West Coast. When I was young woman trying to break into the film industry in North America, one of my ambitions was to work with the Los Angeles-based film director, Nick Broomfield.  I was blessed to achieve this goal. Furthermore, my godfather, Eric Reed, was a Hollywood cameraman. He bought me my first camera when I was eight years old. 



What  do you miss most from home?

 To be honest, I commute back and forth between London and Los Angeles. 


What was your first impression of LA and has it changed since?

My first impression of LA was meeting Nick Broomfield at Los Angeles International Airport; we hated each other on sight! Has my impression of LA changed since that day? Yes. My perception of Los Angeles is a city that’s at a crossroads between the dystopian visions of the author Philip K. Dick and the Technicolor fairy tale of L. Frank Baum’s Emerald City. I identify myself as a mashup of Toto, Tin Man and Rachael not knowing that she is a replicant.






Do you have a hidden gem in LA that you want to share with us? 

Pet cemeteries fascinate me. The Los Angeles Pet Memorial Park, one of the largest and oldest of its kind on the West Coast, offers bereaved pet owners a sense of community.



What would you suggest to others who are thinking about making the move here? 

Go with your gut instinct and if you’re in two minds about moving to LA don’t do it.

What is the best piece of advice you've been given? 


The best piece of advice I’ve been given is by Nick Broomfield who said to me: “Don’t second guess yourself.”