Hope you are all having a great 2011 so far? I can't believe that this weekend I will be celebrating 14 years of living in Los Angeles! Also Happy Birthday to long time member Jake Thornton!
Monday is another holiday as it is Martin Luther King Day. For a guide to to the celebrations happening around Los Angeles click here
Has anyone got anything fun planned for Burns Night? We were thinking of organising something, but perhaps there is something amazing already going on? Let us know so we can share with the Scots in the group.
It's really difficult to build up a credit score when you first move to the States. VW of Santa Monica have found a loop hole and have been helping so many BRITS IN LA get vehicles. If you need a car - Buy or Lease, Joe Seymour is the guy to talk to. For those of you on a visa, the Foreign Business Professionals Plan is probably your best option but speak to Joe, our guy at VW. He can handle all your questions and concerns. His direct number is 310 266-8825 or email him at email@example.com. You can even do the whole process over email and have a shiny new motor in a matter of days!
Their cars have won all kinds of awards over the past year, so you know you are in good hands.
here to read all about it
Craig mentioned traffic tickets last week ( See all moving violation fines here: ) But I also want to remind you to make sure you always have your drivers license,registration/rental agreement plus proof of insurance on you at all times (or in your vehicle) I know in Britain you aren't required to have all this on your person, but you are here. You will get fined otherwise!
First win of the year for our football team The BLAggers. Read all about it here If you are on a team and fancy challenging the Blaggers, drop me a line and I will set it up!
facebook page and find out where he is this week
TIME TO GET YOUR WEBSITE SORTED?Get your website sorted out now! BLA member and website designer Paul Terry is currently working on ours . He has designed a great site for Seal too, so you know you are in good hands. Check out his work
WANNA LOOK GOOD THIS AWARD SEASON?GALVIN BENJAMIN - New Brit run Salon is offering BRITS IN LA members 50% off To get a quote for coloring, Brazilian blow outs or cuts, please email firstname.lastname@example.org . The salon isn't open yet, so you can either go to their house or they will come to you! 'Like' their facebook page too, so you can be notified when the salon is opening and get an invite! See results of my brazilian blowout here
SPRAY TAN - we still have a discount with the lovely Karen May. She will give you a lovely custom airbrush tan all for the price of $45 (other places charge up to $150!) Email her at email@example.com and get rid of that pasty hue!
Get in touch with Claudia today! She is an English Real Estate Agent – Claudia Kohn at Coldwell Banker in Beverly Hills. Please review her website www.claudiakohnproperties.com
. She covers all of the Westside from Hollywood to Malibu in PURCHASES, SALES & RENTALS. Please call her if you have any questions or would just like to discuss your options.” I’m here to help and I look forward to hearing from you". 310.859.5341
BRIT o' Culture
SCHOOL FOR SCANDAL Go see Julian Sands at The Skirball. Last show tomorrow http://www.latw.org/
The EC Twins ins Vegas! Brit dj's the Eye Candy Twins are playing at The Marquee (Cosmopolitan Hotel) in Vegas next week. Join their facebook group here, and keep up to date and to avoid the queues as they will put you on the guestlist if you message them and say you are a Brits in LA member.
Brit in LA member Donna Ruko is on the show http://focusrally.com/
Sign up and join her team. She is the only Brit on the show!
Meet & Greet mixer at Bar Lubitsch Wed 19th January 7-10pm. If you want to perform, arrive early. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more info
Casting 4 female roles. Must be professional and available Jan 27-29th. Age range is late 20's to late 30's for all roles. Ethnicity is open. Opportunity to work with an Award Winning Director and team on an amazing film. ONLY if you are in Los Angeles AND available those dates and fit the breakdown email a headshot and resume to Christy@ChristyLeeHughes.com
Miss Croydon & Miss Oldham
BE MISS GREAT BRITAIN!! It is the original beauty pageant running since 1945 and is today run by Liz Fuller, a TV presenter, CEO of Miss Great Britain. Liz is an Ex- Miss Great Britain herself. This invitation is also open to all 2011 contestants wishing to enter and register for this years competition. http://www.missgreatbritain.co.uk
HEALTH INSURANCE NEWS
The health care reform bill that President Obama signed states that starting in the month of September; preventative care screenings now have to be covered by health insurance companies. This is great news for health insurance policy holders. Many people had to pay out of pocket before for their preventative care screenings. This measure will help people catch potentially dangerous diseases and illnesses before they become life threatening.
Please click on here to see exactly what services are covered, or please contact Adam Beach for further details on 310 773 7939. http://bit.ly/dVGfO5
AMERICAN EMBASSY is to move south to Wandsworth! So if you are heading to renew your visa in Britain, make sure to check the address. The current embassy is not on land owned by the US but is leased to them by the Duke of Westminster. Apparently when he was asked by the U.S government if he would sell the land outright his response was not unless the the U.S. Government would return the land that belonged to his family in the U.S. before it was confiscated during the Revolutionary War!
Don't forget to watch Ricky Gervais host The Golden Globes tomorrow night!
Keep checking and posting on the Brits in LA wall. I see lots of people looking for rooms and also a car for sale by Toula.
Click here to rsvp for our weekly Breakfast Club, every Tuesday at Cecconi's. A great way to meet people and make some new friends!http://on.fb.me/eo11ZW
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See you all at brekkie on Tuesday