Brits in LA Newsletter January 2nd 2011!!

Hi Guys

Happy New Year! i am so excited for this new year to begin, we have lots of fun stuff coming up , starting off with The Toscars!! (where we get into groups and make short parodies of all the Oscar nominated films - so much fun!!)
Selection process begins on January 25th. Email us at if you want to be on the committee. Please only volunteer if you have been involved before.

This weeks newsletter is brought to you by MIKE SULLIVAN OF VOLKSWAGEN SANTA MONICA. If you need a car, 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 as your credit score is not an issue. Joe is our guy at VW and can handle all your questions and concerns. His direct number is 310 266-8825 or email him at You can even do the whole process over email and have a shiny new motor in a matter of days! 

Adopt- a - Letter see where your toy donations went (courtesy of Fox)

Financial Advice
January is the time to start getting your finances in order. We are really lucky to have on hand; our very own Brits in LA Financial advisor, Adam Beach. If you have any questions concerning any type of Insurance, pensions, investments, shoot us an email @ and each week we'll have Adam answer the most popular questions. Like where best to put your money before the end of the tax year, thinking of buying property, etc... Or if you would like to inquire into getting yourself covered now please contact him on 310 773 7939 or email him directly@ He can also point you in the right direction for a decent tax advisor.

IMMIGRATION ADVICE - drop Gil a line with your questions or to set up a phone appointment It really does pays to get a lawyer to help

Looking for a new home? 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 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

GALVIN BENJAMIN - New Brit run Salon is offering us all 50% off cuts, colours & Brazilian Blowouts. As a lot of you know I got a blowout a couple of weeks ago and I love it. I can now blow dry my frizzy/wavy curls into a smooth presentable fashion in less than 10 minutes. To get a quote for coloring and Brazilian blow outs or cuts, please email . 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!

Just incase you missed it England retained The Ashes!!

CHEAP DRINKS Some clever BLA members have started a new website dedicated to discounted drinks! is currently offering all kinds of fab deals including a $30 voucher for the Den on Sunset for only $18!! Sign up here: . They also have deals on bottle service at Crown Bar too

The One Ronnie - Ronnie Corbett graced our screens over Christmas . Just like old times! Also starring Harry Enfield, Catherine Tate, David Walliams, Matt Lucas and many others.

Chad & Jeremy: British Invasion Stars ("A Summer Song") at The Canyon on Jan 20th
BLA member Singer, Writer and label owner Danelle Harvey's newest dance
release Better Day, written and sung by her was released Monday 27th
December. Please show support. Preview & Purchase link: Check out her other releases: Tortured Soul,
Only Human and Home EP on iTunes:
For bookings and enquiries contact Danelle direct at:

MARIACHI's and a 4 course dinner.Half price on Goldstar. I went to this at LA Fonda about 10 years ago and had an amazing night. Newly renovated and only $27 for the whole evening !! Cheaper than my visit in 2001 ! Click here to buy tickets

If you haven't been to SB now is your chance. Only a couple of hours drive and i just saw this special offer -$109 -- Santa Barbara Hotel w/Breakfast & Parking, 65% Off
Source: Montecito Inn

Sponsored by Brits in LA
In this special New Year episode, Lisa Marks, talks to 'national treasure' Bonnie Langford about the perils of being a child star, her friendship with the late Lena Zavaroni, Dancing on Ice, and playing Roxie Hart on Broadway. Follow the show on Twitter @podcastamerica

New Year, new resolutions. 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.Click here to check out his work

RIP Elisabeth Beresford 84. Creator of the wombles died after suffering heart failure. The name the Wombles came from a mispronunciation by daughter kate, when she was a child on a Boxing Day stroll and spoke of Wombledon common. The first Wombles book was published in 1968 and after it was first broadcast on Jackanory, the BBC decided to make an animated series.
The Wombles motto "make good use of bad rubbish" and their passion for recycling is widely seen as being way ahead of its time.

Check out this video on YouTube: don't buy from old ladies, buy your VW from Joe.

CONGRATULATIONS to the Queen on the birth of her very first great grandchild! Peter Phillips,( the son of Princess Anne)is the proud father! I actually wrote to Princess Anne when I was 5, to congratulate her on the birth of Peter. I also sent her a drawing of her and her new baby! I received (and still have) the lovely thank you note from her office.

First Breakfast Club of 2011! RSVP here 

If you want a mention in next weeks newsletter email info to . Feel free to post on the facebook wall . I see lots of rooms for rent and people looking for cars too. If you try to post in the 'discussion' section you will find that your post doesn't get so easily lost.

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