BLA BLA BLA NEWSLETTER DEC 5th, 2013


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If you are new to LA you maybe interested to know that you don't need an American credit score to buy or lease a car, there is such thing as an Foreign Business Professional Leasing program that both Volkswagen, Santa Monica and Audi Pacific offer,  you need proof of some sort of visa to work in the USA. Email Artem or Jordan at Volkswagen, Santa Monica,  or Evan Bolton at Audi Pacific at  to find out how you can get into a car hassle free - these guys have helped countless Brits in LA members already. 

Plus both dealerships have committed to donating $100 per vehicle leased or sold to 
The UKARES FOUNDATION!


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Editor's Letter

Hi Breeps

Well I don't know whether it's age or the amount of alcohol I consumed at the Xmas party, but hangovers ain't what they used to be!!!

I guess all in all, it tells me the holidays have arrived and we kicked it off big style with a very elegant affair at Pearl's Liquor Bar on the Sunset strip. The night benefited the charity Adopt-a-letter founded by Baroness Kimberly Moore. The charity is now it's sixth year and has made a huge difference in the lives of so many families here in Southern California - Kimberley and her team answer the letters sent to Santa each year in the poorer parts of LA and with our help she put smiles on kids faces. Every year we host a raffle and a toy-drive. Thanks to all our kind members who donated prizes which included, A wine basket with spa packages fro Tikkun Spa in Santa Monica, A few signed books, A bottle of Ron Jeremy Rum, Styling voucher and a 100 dollar gift cert for Marmalade cafe. It was so nice to see so many of you there . Everyone raved about the endless flowing champagne and the sticky toffee pudding. Yum!

I created a play list that was a everyone had on the dance floor a mix of old 70's, 80's and 90's pop with a few of the classic Christmas songs! - last Christmas was there of course and my favourite Cliff Richard's "Mistletoe and wine". A big shout out to our sponsors for the night Volkswagen Santa Monica. We named a drink after them "The VWSM" - VODKA SODA WATER and cran-MERRY. and The "NO-BLA HUMBUG" - A champagne cocktail!-  Try them at your next holiday party. 






Don't know whether you've heard of the mobile app called Uber yet? It's a great way to get around town - It's clean safe and quick! Download it today use the code https://uber.com/invite/uberbritsinla then get $10 off your first ride and we at Brits in LA get  $10 off for recommending you. Its a win win!!! - 

We definitely suggest all our members use this service, or one like it especially while drinking during the holidays - A DUI is not a pleasant experience and goes without saying you could end up in a very bad accident - Who needs that at Christmas hey? - They are also delivering Christmas trees to your home for a very reasonable fee - Check out the website www.uber.com


Well anyway be safe, be well and be merry!!!

Cheers


Craig

P.S. Last Day to send post to the UK for Christmas is December 9th!


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JC is a certified Fitness Expert with Body, Your Design Personal Training and contributor to Brits in LA, read his latest Fitness tips and advice here 
Click here to read his fitness tips!

The latest installment of Back to Jack, by Lisa Marks.

YOU CAN RENT OUT YOUR HOME, YOUR CAR AND NOW RENT-A-TREE THIS CHRISTMAS, WOT NEXT YOUR WIFE? Don't answer that one ;-)


LOOKING TO RENT OUT YOUR CAR?
Hubber  can help you do it safely and legally!
They take care of the insurance plus you get a free car wash
and don't have to pay for parking either!
If you are looking to rent a car make sure to mention you are a 
Brits in LA member, as they are offering a discount for you too! Check our Facebook group for details.
Call Paul if you have any questions (855) 482-2371 ext. 120
or email him here

MEET A MEMBER

Meet Charley King
Meet Charley Izabella King from Buckinghamshire, who moved to LA 13 years ago as an Actress/ Dancer/ Singer ,also owner of a Wedding and Event Planning Company www.Bluebell Events.com

Read more here 



We are always being asked about good dentists and I 'd like to introduce you to  Dr. Nicolas A. Ravon and Dr. Kimberley Knopf.
Who are offering  Special Offers exclusively for Brits in LA Members!

At-Home Bleaching with Custom trays and 2 tubes Bleaching product $99
Dental Prophy and Bite-wing check-up x-rays and comprehensive Exam $99
Invisalign $3900 
(must be free of active decay and infection), 
case must be approved by treating doctor.
All of these deals are applicable to insurance patients.
Click here to visit their website and book an appointment.
Or if your preferred method of contact is the telephone, you can also reach their office by calling 310-275-5325




Thought about becoming a ‘Key Member’ ? 
Free screenings, discounts on our ticketed events!
The Churchill , popular gastro pub on 3rd, have just joined as a Key Vendor 
and are offering 10% off to every Key Member any time!
Click if you want to join our Key Members Club

BLOW YOUR OWN TRUMPET!
In this area we encourage members to blow their own trumpets and give themselves a pat on the back! If you have an achievement you are proud of and 
would like to share with Brits in LA - email us here to blow your own trumpet! 


A night of first class UK comedy hosted by Andi Osho (The Late, Late, Show & @Midnight), showcasing the very best of LA-based British stand up talent, including special guests Matt Kirshen (Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Last Comic Standing), Lynn Ferguson (Chicken Run, Catherine Tate Show) and Chris James (as seen at The Improv, Laugh Factory) 

Free Admission
but must sign up for tickets here

Great doc being made by Brits is doing a fundraiser for the music rights for the film - it's bitter sweet as the doc is about all the great session musicians and how they didn't make a lot of money back then

You can contribute here - I saw it and it really is fab and deserves a release.

Magic-flute-920

The Magic Flute: LA Opera Production


Brits in LA member, Florencia Carrizo worked on the costumes. 
Purchase full price tickets  here: 
Goldstar have great ticket deals tickets here for the Magic Flute! 


MATT CRABTREE
 is in a play!
We have stepped out of West Hollywood to put this show up and are excited to be ensconced in the Atwater Village Theatre, 3269 Casitas Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90027
Get tickets here


The Real Warhorses
The Warhorse Foundation is run by Brits in LA member Fritz Bronner. 
They will be making an appearance at the Rose parade on New Years Day 
and have also been invited to the 200th anniversary of Waterloo. They need a bit of help raising the funds to get them to the UK, so if you can help, visit their website here.
Or just show a bit of support by 'liking' them on Facebook here


Check our website Britsin.LA for all the info for upcoming Brit acts performing in or around LA, visit our Gigging Page as lots of great Brits coming to town. Including One Direction who are back again next year!!
Tickets on sale December 7th, so mark your calendars, set your alarms and lock up your daughters! 



If you have a gig you want to add to our listings email us here 

Thinking of moving to L.A. and need a visa or a green card?

GIL BRITO
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.
 gbrito@beltranbrito.com or call on 305-860-4050 for a free consultation.
or
BERNARD SIDMAN IMMIGRATION LAW FIRM
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 www.bernardsidman.com or Email him at bernard@bernardsidman.com


JOBS, HOUSING, SELLING & DATING!
We have set up a Job Opportunities page for you, 
If you have a vacancy or need some work please post it here
If you have something to sell you should check out our Selling Pages
And for housing click here


Try and join us for our weekly Twitter chat along with BBCAmerica's Mind the Gap and Virgin Atlantic. We have now moved to Wednesdays at 11 am PST. You can find us by clicking on this hashtag #mindthechat

Contact Evan Bolton if you are interested in leasing or purchasing a vehicle from Audi Pacific . 
For those of you with no established credit, make sure to mention you are interested in the 
Foreign Business Professional Leasing Plan

WE NOT ONLY LOVE CLAIRE WE ALSO LOVE HER DRESSES
& 20% GOES TO THE UKares CHARITY
Order your holiday dress by Brit fashion designer Claire Farwell & 20% of purchase goes to UKares
3 dresses to choose from.  
Purchase at 
add the code UKARES @ checkout

We're football crazy, We're football mad!
photo courtesy of C.Young

It is Premier League time check out our 
Steve 'Steptoe' Sidelnyk is our new sports correspondent!!! 
Read his column now! New every Friday.

As a Brit in LA you are bound to want to arrive at your next event in style?! Halloween, Toscars 2014, Britannia Awards? Or  send one to the airport to pick your mum up next time she visits? She will start her  trip to Hollywood in an excellent fashion!

In which case you can't go wrong with booking this classy stretch Town Car.
Your chauffeur Paul is a fellow Brit, and is looking forward to driving you to your next event.
Contact him via email or call 310-770-8845
Mention Brits in LA to secure the best rate! Brits looking after Brits!!
( But of course he drives non Brits too!) 

I know for some of you it is a little early to start thinking about Christmas, however if you want your greeting cards to arrive on time, you had better start writing them now.
I came across these great designs by fellow Brit, Dean Morris. They are certainly not for the fainthearted, but I think a lot of you will enjoy them. 
Dean is offering Brits in LA members a 15% discount off your order
He has great gifts too - so make sure to check him out! 
(excludes shipping costs) 
Enter code 'ukla'
CONFUSED ABOUT "OBAMACARE" AND HOW IT AFFECTS YOU?
Member Adam Beach as already helped countless Brits in LA members get affordable insurance and whether you are for it or not, come January every US resident must carry insurance or they will have to pay a large penalty at the end of the year. To find out more information you can reach him on 310 414 2100 or email him at info@beachfinancialgroup.com to get more information or get into an affordable plan.
He also can help with travel insurance, including those of you who are not residents here.  




UPCOMING THINGS TO DO

BRITS BREAKFAST CLUB 
SPONSORED BY NEXT STOP LAX
Every Tuesday RSVP HERE
$15 inc Tax and Tip* Breakfast Club sponsored by NextStopLAX
$18 for English Breakfast and free valet parking!

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Relocating Entertainment Professionals.
Next Stop LAX. Every day our team of experts assists entertainment professionals from all over the world in making the major transition towards working legally in the USA. We have a proven track record in obtaining visas and helping our clients meet other employment requirements. 
Disclaimer: Next Stop Media’s principal (Mr. Andrew Newton) is a bonded immigration consultant registered with the California Secretary of State, holding Bond Number 61292049. The Company is not a law firm and does not engage in the provision of legal advice. The Company does not guarantee any particular outcome for its clients, including adjudications of visa petitions or the processing time for such petitions. Further terms and conditions, including disclosures required by statute, are set forth on our website and in our client intake forms and engagement letters.

ARE YOU A BRIT OF A BRAINIAC?
NO PUB QUIZ TUESDAY DEC, 3RD!
Our monthly pub quiz at The Pikey is proving rather popular, so have decided to make this a weekly event. Team 'Our House' won for the second time in a row, so if you think you have what it takes to knock them off their pedestal come join us on a Tuesday night, starting in November. Not all questions are based on British knowledge, in fact it pays to have a couple of non Brits on your team!
Feel free to come solo, as we will put you on a team. Don't worry you won't be the only one and buy the end of the night you will have a new group of friends!
ALL DETAILS HERE


SPECIAL OFFER just for US
Great deal from Yogaworks for Brits in LA members
$100 sign up fee waived plus one free weeks trial ! If you choose to continue after your 1 free week you will get a discount on the monthly fee. Prices vary from location to location but will be about $15 off (except Santa Monica locations and Studio City, at this time) 
Visit their website to find a location near you. And don't forget to print off this flyer to get this fab deal ! http://yogaworks.com/

EVENTS
we think you might like!)
Theatre Lovers! Irish Lovers! Elvis Lovers! 
You will all enjoy the World Premiere of Fionnuala Kenny’s female-driven play ELVIS'S TOENAILS ~ playing at The Sidewalk Theatre in Burbank 11/15 through 12/8. Tickets are $20/person or $15/person for groups of 2 or more. Get your tickets here: 

HE'S BEHIND YOU!
Aladdin is coming to LA!
produced by the Lythgoe family.
Bring your American friends and show them what panto is all about!
Brits in LA members get a discount too
Toscars Judge, Bruce Vilanch has just joined the cast too. 
Use code LFP2013
Get your tickets here
Runs Dec 11 -29th 

NEED TO RENT AN AFFORDABLE CAR?
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 Expressrentacar4less@yahoo.com
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


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FITNESS AND SPORTS

Yogaworks is opening in Hollywood

PREMIER LEAGUE SEASON 
where to watch?!

The following pubs usually show the games.
Call in advance to confirm. 

 Cat & Fiddle and Rock and Reily's
have said they will even open for the early ones 
if you want to round up a group! 
If we have missed any pubs , please let us know and 
we will happily add to the list below. 

Cat and Fiddle - Hollywood (323) 468-3800
Cock 'n Bull - Santa Monica (310) 399-9696
Fox & Hound - Studio City (818) 763-7837
The Kings Head - Studio City (818) 990-9055
Ye Olde Kings Head - Santa Monica (310) 451-1402
Rock and Reilly's  - West Hollywood (310) 360-1400
Village Idiot - Hollywood (323) 655-3331
White Harte- Woodland Hills (818) 224-3822



 The Patriates FC
Made up of Brits in LA members!
Don't forget to like LA Premier League on Facebook
and click here for their match schedule. 

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 

FINANCES
Don't get frazzled with your bookkeeping have a 
pro do it for you.
Lisa has helped many Brits in LA members with their book keeping needs 

TAROT with Anne Shaw

email Anne at shawcastar@aol.com 
call 310-392-1681 for a private reading
She is amazing!

THE BATTLE OF THE BRITISH CHRISTMAS AD'S CONTINUES!

Good old HN!
This one is causing controversy stateside
Oh Jingle all the way!!!



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