Brits in LA newsletter for December 19th

Hi Guys

Hope you are all being extra careful driving in this horrid rain! Now is the time to get your windscreen wipers changed and your tyres checked as often they dry out over the hot summer. Over in the UK, several airports are closed due to heavy snow, so make sure to call your airline to check flights are running to schedule.

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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! -
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Don't forget leases can go towards your tax deductions (only 2 weeks left)
We have had so many complimentary emails about how helpful Joe has been for so many of you. So a BIG thank you to Joe for your patience and all your help.

The end of the year is drawing near, dont forget you have 2 weeks left to put money into your HSA ( Health Savings Account ) to count as a 2010 deduction !
If you have any questions concerning your Health Insurance, or would like to inquire into getting yourself covered please contact our Brits In LA advisor, Adam Beach on 310 773 7939 or email him @

Claudia Kohn

If you are looking to find a new home in Los Angeles, 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”. Claudia Kohn 310.859.5341

GALVIN BENJAMIN - New Brit run Salon is offering us all 50% off cuts, colours & Brazilian Blowouts. I visited them this week and now have lovely smooth shiny hair! Take a look here

World renowned, hair dressers James Galvin and Benjamin Mohapi are setting up their new hair salon it will open at 8910 Melrose Avenue, West Hollywood in February 2011. James has come from being a director and one of the busiest stylists in the Daniel Galvin salon in London and Benjamin is a renowned session stylist on films, magazine shoots and music videos.
As a pre-christmas and pre-opening deal they are offering 50% off to Brits in LA members.These will be done by Leanne Galvin who was trained directly by Daniel Galvin and has a large client base including many celebrities. To get a quote for coloring and Brazilian blow outs or make a booking please email or email through their new facebook page. Currently all appointments will take place privately in your home.
...and after!

See their new facebook page at here

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

For the Kids - visit Jellystone Park at The Grove. Take a picture in front of Yogi and Boo Boo's cave and step inside the Ranger's Station now until January 3 in The Park. For more information, click here.

Big thank you to Sam for helping Alice with her Cockney accent, apparently she was brilliant!

Don't drink and drive over the holidays, however tempting it may be! The metro are offering free transport
Alternatively get a cab text your pick up address to 777222 and a Yellow Cab will be with you in 15 minutes!

work of Nick Norris

Check out some fantastic art by my talented nephew Nick Norris!

TRUE BRITISH BLOOD! Congratulations to Brits in LA members Bernard and Darren for booking roles with True Blood. We will have to start playing spot the BLA member on the telly! Email your sightings to

GUS FARWELL - BLA member and wonderful opera singer performing Ave Maria here

Last night of the pantomime Cinderella tonight. Don't forget to use the discount code Brits for $10 off .

James wants to tell you all about a great website called The Clymb. They are offering huge discounts on ski gear as well as camping stuff and all kinds fancy thermals. You even get $10 just for signing up (sign up is free) Click here to check them out

Keep checking and posting on the Brits in LA wall. I see lots of people with rooms and sublets. Fab cheap option if you have family or friends visiting over Christmas. Feel free to post your events on the wall too. I know the Cat and Fiddle, Fox and Hound and various others all have parties planned for New Year too. I see Joseph has posted some info for those of you interested in signing up for a wildnerness course!

NEED IMMIGRATION ADVICE ?? Email Gil at He has helped many of our members and will give you a free consultation. Dont forget to quote Brits in LA

Don't forget Breakfast Club is every Tuesday morning, rain or shine. Click here for all the info

That is all for this week. Hope you all have a fab Christmas and a Happy new Year!


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