Woohoo! Brits in LA has reached 10,000 members (and then some)!
Thank you to everyone who has been so instrumental in helping our community grow. Craig and I are very proud of the group and all of you.
If you are still on the waitlist please drop us a line here and we will process your request as quickly as we can.
I want to know where to get the best Liver & Bacon in LA -
I am a little tired of Fish & Chips being the highlight of every British menu - the only place I know that serves a decent plate of L & B is one of Hollywoods’ oldest restaurants, Musso & Frank (6667 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, CA 90028) so please send me your recommendations to firstname.lastname@example.org and I will gladly check them out.
Foodie fans must come and join us for our weekly Breakfast Club at Cecconi’s in West Hollywood - they honestly do serve one of the best Full English Breakfasts in town - although I am on the fence with their tea making skills, however their coffee is excellent! Everyone is welcome and we really do have people from all walks of life and all ages - it is a great way to make new friends without all the fuss of an evening event.
Sandra Cowley shared a great photo of our beloved Mayor of Breakfast Bernard Skibben with one of our younger members - enjoying the latest issue of the British Weekly!
If evening events are more your thing we have our bi-monthly Pub Quiz at the Pikey with the dynamic duo Rob Pait & Marina Paganucci on Tuesday April 26th - full details can be found on our Facebook page. If you need a team to join get there for 7.40pm.
Not all questions are British based; red blooded American Mr Pait will make sure of that! The Pikey are actually listed as one of the best places to get Fish & Chips in LA too, so come hungry!
Britweek has just kicked off - appropriately on St George's Day, and runs through until May 8th; lots of flying of flags all over SoCal - make sure to visit britweek.org for their full calendar of events. I am really looking forward to popping in to the Mr Musichead British Invasion Exhibition on April 26th ( conveniently located opposite our Pub Quiz which falls on the same night),
Tickets are free but make sure to RSVP asap as it is bound to sell out - info found on the Britweek site.
Lots of other amazing British themed events from Shakespeare to Street Art - if you are participating and have an event you want to promote to our British community drop us a line at email@example.com .
We also want to invite you to participate in our weekly Meet a Member feature - you don’t have to be British or have a glamorous job, we want to share your story with our members. If you are up for it or would like to nominate someone else contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
Look forward to hearing from you, especially those of you with Liver & Bacon recommendations!
Don't forget it is Mothers Day here in the USA on May 8th!
Our great discounts with Air New Zealand have now been extended through to the end of the year and work on flights to and from the UK, plus Australia and New Zealand too! If you need a reminder of the codes you can drop us a line at email@example.com visit us on Facebook.
You don’t have to be British you just have to like us! If you have any questions or comments feel free to drop us a line firstname.lastname@example.org
Need a car for a month or longer? Don't want to pay the big brand car-rental prices? If you need a runaround to get from A to B, callZoe at Express Rent-a-Car*. They have short or long term car renting
With immediate effect, passengers who've visited Syria, Sudan, Iran or Iraq or have dual nationalities with those countries will no longer be able to enter the US with an ESTA.
RAVON KNOPF DENTISTS
We are always being asked about good dentists and so we would like to introduce you to Dr. Nicolas A. Ravon and Dr. Kimberley Knopf.
They are offering Special Deals 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
Have questions? You can email them through their website here Or visit them onFacebookor Twitter 9675 Brighton Way
Beverly Hills, CA
Join us for Brits in LA Pub Quiz at The Pikey NEXT TUESDAY ROB PAIT & MARINA PAGANUCCI WILL BE YOUR HOSTS Questions not all British Based
If you don't have a team show up at 7.40pm
and we will find you one to join
April 26th - Marina Paganucci & Rob Pait
Sandro Monetti - May 10th
Yorkshire Square Brewery has long been a dream for Gary Croft and his family. Born and bred in Leeds and now a resident of the South Bay, Gary was inspired by his roots to open a brewery specializing in the cask-conditioned, hand-pulled ales readily found in the north of England. Unlike other area breweries, Yorkshire Square Brewery will have a full kitchen, serving up classic pub food with a modern Californian twist. With this combination of quality beer and delicious cuisine coupled with a stylish, welcoming space, Yorkshire Square Brewery is bound to become a destination for ex-pats looking for a bit of home as well as beer enthusiasts all over Los Angeles.
Yorkshire Square Brewery will be open for business by late summer and the Crofts hope to see members of Brits in LA at the brewery for a pint -- cheers! To stay current on all events leading up to the opening, please like the Yorkshire Square Brewery Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/yorkshiresquarebrewery.
Make sure your passport is not about to expire before you book travel. Visit our blog for details on how to renew your passport.
One of the most common questions we get is 'Where can I get UK passport pictures done?'
Thanks to Brits in LA Member, Mario, we now have a pretty easy answer!
A simple (and very cheap!) solution to finding a UK size passport photo
upload to a free website such as http://www.idphoto4you.com/, then order a print online at CVS, Costco etc. Total cost, 32 cents!
Not comfortable with DIY?
Then we recommend Photo Center on Beverly Boulevard @ Fairfax
We have new info for applying for a passport for your US born kids
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He has helped many BRITS IN LA members through the citizenship application process too and is very experienced and thorough.
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When British Nationals realise that their passport is about to run out, what can they do?
Overseas British passport applications must now be applied for ONLINE via gov.uk website. The British Consulate says “don’t leave it until the last minute to apply for your passport. You can apply up to nine months in advance and any unexpired time will be added to your new passport” This applies to new passports and renewals.
You will mailing your passport to the following address
Durham Passport OfficeMilburngate HouseDurhamDH97 1PA We advise getting a tracking number when you mail; you can send through the USPS for about $16
You can also book a same day appointment in the UK for a renewal passport. However if you have lost your passport and go home on an emergency document, it can take a week for an expedited renewal:
If you've ever considered jumping on a flight home to pop into a Tesco Express for that much needed tub of Bisto Gravy Granules that will surely salvage your Sunday Roast, then this is the place for you! You don't need to go anywhere but to your computer for those unmatchable tastes of home. The internet is awash with online stores that will deliver right to your doorstep. Www.Expats.org has a useful directory of British food suppliers from around the world but if you don't want to wait until checkout to find out just what it will cost you for a tub of Marmite, then this guide will offer some examples of shipping and product costs from some of the best Brit food stores online.
British Food Store Online www.Britishfoodstoreonline.co.uk+44 (0) 1785 281 637 USA Shipping £29.99 This is a UK based company so the shipping is more expensive than other distributors but they do offer a 5% loyalty discount off all repeated orders and if you recommend a friend you can earn £10 in credi…