Brits in LA Newsletter May 26th

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Talk to Artem Dasov and/or Michael Burger about how you can get into a VW. There are many options for ex-pats.  They have all the answers you will need and will work their very hardest to get you into the car of your choice.  Contact them on (310) 829-1888 ext 2728 or by email

If you would rather lease an Audi, make sure to scroll down to get 
Evan from Audi Pacific info 
Both dealerships have committed to donating $100 per vehicle leased or sold to the UKARES FOUNDATION!

Hi Everyone
Hope you all had a great Memorial Day weekend? You now have free reign to wear white shoes! 
I managed to get to Paul Oakenfold's show at the Avalon on Sunday. He is in great form at the moment, so catch him whilst you can. Make sure to check out our Gigging Page as new shows for DJ's Sasha and also Digweed have just been listed, as well as the Pet Shop Boys and another Fleetwood Mac show at the Staples Center!
I just spent a bit of time in  London early last week, so it was very disheartening to return home and hear about the tragic event that happened in Woolwich. I thought one way we could counteract these random acts of violence is by performing random acts of kindness.  If we all did it, surely we would make the world a better place? Its worth a try! Whether it be buying a ticket to the UKares event on Friday or buying a cow through the Heifer organization, or even just simply holding the door open for the person behind you,it all counts.
I just bought some chickens for $20 for a family in need. Last week I spent $25 on clean water for some children, I know we can't always spare money, but if you do have a few dollars it only takes a minute or two to donate .
I was fortunate enough to try out Air New Zealand's Economy Sky Couch on my return flight to LA. They really are quite impressive. 3 economy seats that fold flat to make a bed/couch. Definitely worth upgrading  if you have the miles or money.

Make sure to check out our Brits in LA Selling Pages too, as I see one member is selling a fridge freezer and another has a tv for sale for only $50!
Are you ready to attend 'A Marvellous Party?' 
One of our main charities we support and which Craig is the CEO of, the UKares Foundation , is having a dapper evening with A Noel Coward theme with some very special guests this Friday, May 31st. 
Under the stars and hosted in one of the most beautiful homes in Bel Air. 
Get your tickets here

Still time to enter this great photography competiton!  Judged by British Photographer Rankin, his magazine 'Hunger' and ' Hunger TV' along with the British owned competition site Talenthouse and the charity Heifer International. 

A great opportunity for all budding photogs. Enter here

Renowned photographer Rankin lends his support to ending world hunger and poverty by raising awareness for the programs of Heifer International. Heifer International's mission is to end hunger and poverty while caring for the Earth. 

Heifer International, together with The Hunger Magazine and Rankin, are inviting aspiring photographers to submit their best photography inspired by the Heifer International mission: hunger. One winner will have their photograph displayed and promoted at the Fahey-Klein Gallery reception.

Rankin's Choice

The winning photographer will:
Receive exposure for their submission which will be exclusively featured in The Hunger Magazineand across The Hunger Magazine's social media channels
Have their photograph exhibited at a private reception at the Fahey-Klein Gallery in Los Angeles
Receive two tickets to attend the Fahey-Klein Gallery reception*
*Travel and accommodation are the responsibility of the winner

People's Choice

The highest-voted photographer will receive exposure for their submission which will be promoted on The Hunger Magazine's Facebook page

Get Involved

Launch: May 21, 2013

Submit by: July 2, 2013
Vote: July 3, 2013 - July 17, 2013
Winner(s) Announced: July 23, 2013

We have really been enjoying our collaboration with BBC America's Mind the Gap 's weekly #MindTheChat Twitter discussions, along with Big Apple Brits , and Virgin Atlantic.  This week we are back with the discussion of raising a family in the states. 
Friday 10am PST search for #MindTheChat and you can also follow us on Twitter  @britsinla 

Hope to see some of you at our upcoming events this week. We have the pub crawl on Thursday, then also the Sunday Roast on June 2nd. All details listed below.       
Make sure to read all the way through to find out what our resident astrologer Anne Shaw has in store for you. 

Visit the Bayou Bar for their Brit themed night every Monday.
Competiton draw to take place the last Monday in June!

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OK! Magazine Annual Body and Soul Event
This is a great event and free as long as you RSVP.
See you all Saturday June 8th!
Lots of giveaways and exercise class,  feel free to tell your friends too!

You wanna get fit here's the latest craze taking LA by storm - less time more results

Also follow JC Mac's fitness blog
Click here to read his fitness tips!
JC also hosts our BRITS IN LA bootcamp
to get you all in to tip top shape. Sign up here every Sunday in Griffith Park -
$20 session or bring a friend and only pay $10.

The New Hollywood HIIT program that is taking results to new heights and is only 30 minutes! 
The fitness results that MALLA™ delivers is amazing, with the combination of the use of gravity, functional training in a HIIT format has you toned and shedding fat faster than most training methods.  
MALLA™ really is the future of fitness! 
 The program is now the word amongst LA’s fitness crowd.
For ALL fitness abilities.

Classes Fitness Factory West Hollywood
Tuesday: 10:30am 11:15am
Thursday: 10:30am 11:15am

Privates also available.

Thinking of moving to L.A. and need a visa?
Gil Brito of Beltran Brito has helped over 100's of Brits obtain visas into the 
USA call or email him today to find out if he can help you. or call on 305-860-4050 for a free consultation.
Bernard Sidman is a fellow Brit in LA and has helped many Brits in LA members with the immigration process and has a high success rate. He has helped many BRITS IN LA members through the citizenship application too and is very experienced and thorough. You can reach him on 
818 981 0352 or check out his website at or Email him at

By now I'm sure lots of you are familiar with the effervescent and very talented David Esquire. He's extremely active in our community, with miserable lesbians, the Toscars, Pepper, The Token Minorities. He is one superb photographer for events, weddings, birthday parties. Great bedside manner - Check his website out below. 

Visit his website to find out what he can do for you 

We are always being asked about good dentists and I want to introduce you to  Nicolas A. Ravon and Kimberley Knopf.
Craig's been with them for about 7 years. They are so nice and relaxing.
Click here to visit there website and to book an appointment.
Or if your preferred method of contact is the telephone, you can also reach his office by calling 310-275-5325

The Hollywood Forever Cemetery screenings are back !!!
These screenings are so much fun take a picnic and a bottle of wine and enjoy movies outside
Saturday, June 1st

Some Like It Hot

worth buying tickets & parking passes in advance
Tickets Online
Check out our Brits Gigging in LA page too as there are a lot of great shows coming up, including Jake Bugg, The Pet Shop Boys, Franz Ferdinand, Howard Jones, Andy Bell and Russell Brand!! Huge thank you to Sophie for keeping this page updated. Don't forget Brits in LA member Aaron works for AEG and can get you some great deals on tickets at the Staples Center . Email him here

I was very impressed with the selection of British brands and the prices
from Brands of  Britain. 
15% OFF your first online order - Bloody Brilliant, I say!
visit either
or email
use code BRITSLA

Need a car for a month or longer? don't wanna pay the big brand car-rental
prices?If all you need is a runaround to get from A to B you should call
Zoe at Express Rent-a-Car*
They have short or long term car renting (she occasionally sells used cars too) 
7007 Canby Ave Reseda CA 91335 818-668-3052 Hours 9-5  M-F 
and Sat by appointment after hours service 818-429-7073   
Or email her
Rates starting at $16.95 p/day Inc Taxes....
She has helped many Brits in LA members
Also now doing airport transfers for $60**
*These cars are not brand new luxury vehicles
**Rates may vary depending on distance

Meet Evan Bolton from Audi Pacific who also works under the LA Car Guy Umbrella. He is very experienced with the Foreign Business Professional Leasing plan, so if you prefer something a bit more up market, definitely talk to him about getting an Audi. You  can even do it all over email so if you are coming from the UK you can have a car ready for your arrival! Ask nicely and he might pick you up from the airport too! They have some great specials at the moment so drop him a line to find out more



"I have used Paul many times, he has a magical way of helping me see the role clearer, 
and stops me from standing in my own way" - Craig Young, NCIS:LA, Hawaii 5.0, Fringe
1st Session is Free!
Acting Coach Paul Duddridge has an outstanding track record 
helping British and US actors get work in Hollywood. 
 He usually works one to one with clients but due to demand 
he is starting group classes from April 2013. For a free consultation about either class 
Are you.....

One of the most common questions we get asked is for shipping company 
We have heard great things from a lot of you about these guys UPAKWESHIP. 
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For those Brits that have to work during the week come and join us for a fully earned half price Mimosa brunch - Same great deal as Tuesdays BBC. $15 and $6 mimosas. - Cecconi's is such a perfect setting to relax unwind and start your weekend right.

Summer nights in L.A. are for hanging outdoors as long as you can, enjoying the great weather and good friends. Eat See Hear Movies puts together the ultimate nighttime outdoor hangout, combining popular films with live indie bands and some of the city's most famous food trucks. The Los Angeles State Historic Park screenings take advantage of the spacious park setting and views of the downtown cityscape, rolling the largest outdoor movie screen west of the Mississippi into the park for screenings of everyone's favorite movies along with live performances by up-and-coming bands. As always, a variety of the city's best food trucks will be on hand to dish out food, offering up a variety of food choices from around the world.
Only $5 if you book through Goldstar

El Portal, North Hollywood. Tix available here
At The Geffen - Tickets available here
 The Ahmanson - Tickets available here

 Natalia is starting an agency
New Nanny agency is seeking to represent experienced nannies, tutors and baby nurses with excellent references, legal to work in the United States and have minimum of two years experience in the field.
Please submit your resume to

Gorgeous Mid Century House to rent
in Palm Springs
Email Craig for all the details.

 Get Me To Hollywood: British Edition is now available for purchase & download on Amazon's Kindle Store!  


Starring Brits in LA members Mario Vernazza, Belinda Gosbee & Catherine Siggins.
Get tickets here  

Starring Brits in LA member Ruth Connell. More info by clicking here

Sandro Monetti is back
Three shows in June as part of the Hollywood Fringe Festival. Tickets at either at or


Our team THE BLAggers
Don't forget to like LA Premier League on Facebook

Or fancy a kick about? Some members are getting together to just have a fun kick-about with mates - check the group out here 
They are trying to get a group together for this Sunday, so sign up now!

Anyone for Netball?
Such a great group of Ladies. 
All ages welcome as long as you can run around for an hour straight!
If you fancy joining in the fun you can either join their Facebook group 

                       FINANCE SECTION 
Don't get frazzled with your book-keeping have a 
pro do it for you.
Lisa is brilliant - they've helped us immensely and saved us an awful lot of
time preparing for this years taxes.  

"Adam Beach has been helping us set up our new retirement plans and 
he's great at explaining all the complicated matter." - Brits in LA
Email Anne at or call 310-392-1681 for a private reading
Anne will be at the King's Head, Santa Monica doing spiritual
readings Friday and Saturday afternoons make sure to call
the number above to book an appointment.


You are likely feeling a bit isolated or melancholy .This is due to Saturn moving through your life backwards .This means you need to let go of any thing that holds you back .This can even be yourself thinking negatively. Next month starts on an upbeat tempo.

.If you are worried about finances and are not doing anything to change the situation then it will make you crazy and those closest to you will back away as they are likly that have no clue what up with you and it’s a

You may be feeling a bit out of sorts recently, This is due to the very powerful line up of the planets in your sign .They are quite adamant that you  need to let go of something only you know and  can let go of. Dig deep.

Your judgment in a long term situation is way out and this week if you allow your self to go the same route as before  all is a waste of time so  be cool wait and see if you can change your mind and change the outcome.!!

 Venus is in a compatible sign to you and so let’s see who or what you can attract. It’s a lucky time for you in some way. A financial matter that has not been fully resolved may pop back for a second try.
In any relationship situation please understand you can’t control everything that people think so all you can do is keep an eye on what the other person is doing as it will be all you can do.

Your priority should be taking care of you in any area that requires attention. and start with what you know is well overdue .On the upside you can expect a call for work that could be lucrative.

The fact is that at this beginning of your new year you have to give up the stuff that has not worked for you in the last year. This will show up first in a part of life that is causing you some emotional upset. Happy Birthday.

You will be at your worst and best this week on one hand you want to hide out in that quiet shell on the other you can be looking to” nip” someone hard its best to say nothing at all right now. Next month will be much easier.

If you have any health issue make sure you are not stressing out as this can be the cause. That being said if you are also neglecting your financial obligations then it will not improve.

Its time for a change of scenery this can be as simple as a coat of paint on the walls to a trip out of town. Either way its best to take some action rather then brood as this is the worst thing to do.

If you have things you need to be working on in the home area  get moving and you can be finished by next week .If you waste the time you will be too busy next month with other things and you will have  less time to get things accomplished overall.


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