Brits in LA Newsletter May 2nd 2011

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Happy Birthday Shoutouts to  members for this week
  • Marie-Claire Giddings, Peter A.Holland, Daneé Simpson, (lovely manager at Cecconi's) Shannon Makhanian, Jonny Kight , Justin Von Der Fehr, Ryan Quintana and Tiffany Rose. 
    Hey Breeps!

    The winners of the best dressed male and female - Adam Lannon (L) and Ayesha Walker (R)
What a crazy week!!! - Our Brits in LA news seems some what insignificant to the world news - Of course the Brits in LA Royal wedding, sponsored by Beltran Brito Immigration services (see below), at The Cat and Fiddle Pub was so much fun! - The news coverage was insane and the costumes were hilarious congrats to our winners Ayesha Walker and Adam Lannon for best costumes. Huge thank you to Galvin Benjamin Salon and Carasoin Spa for donating such wonderful prizes. Click here to see some of the pics that were taken. Taken by the fantastic John Skalicky (to order better quality pictures of the event please contact with a copy of the image and the size you would like, we will get back to you with pricing.)  And not to mention the death of a certain terrorist - Quite a week.

See video of our event here:

Also the official Brits in LA Football Team The BLAggers F.C. played their first L.A. Premiership game but unfortunately lost 3-0 - Perhaps the lads need more support.  They are also looking for sponsorship so if you are interested email

Next week they play the mighty Hollywood United (Vinnie Jones' team) BLAggers FC vs. Hollywood United -  Friday May 6th @ Crossroads School in Santa Monica - for an 8pm kick off.
Go cheer them on. for more LA Premiership info, team statistics and match info click here.


BRITWEEK has started and there is still a lot going on  - Check  here to see The Britwalk map and see all the events. One in particular we are looking forward to is Brits in LA member Alex Hyde White's premiere of his movie Three days  - click here for tickets and info.

MAY'S Brits in LA PUB QUIZ is becoming a regular fixture and is fast approaching. Save the date MAY 11th, 2011, once again Bar Lubitsch have kindly given us their backroom to play in. Will the Rifles be victorious again?

Make sure to rsvp - As the room is quite cozy and can only seat the first ten teams to arrive. Max 5 to each team.

Eggs Benedict from the breakfast menu.

We would like to thank Lloyds TSB International* who are co-hosting the Brits Breakfast Club at Cecconi's Click here for all the breakfast info and to RSVP: 
Their sponsorship helps keep our prices low.

*Lloyds TSB International – Britain’s most trusted bank – catering to Los Angeles’ expat community for international banking. Our services extend from US Dollar, Sterling, and Euro international current accounts to savings/investment products. Benefits include: free transfers between currencies, preferred exchange rates, and multi-currency debit cards. For more information, please call (213) 443 4096 or e-mail and mention Brits in LA.

Speak to Ollie Dunning at breakfast for any questions you may have.

Also in the coming months...  Sunday Roast, A sailing trip on the ocean, Brits in la website launch party.

Fellow Brits in LA  are offering us amazing discounts on Alcohol at all the top places in LA - Sign up using this link to not miss out on all the offers:

Congrats to British songstress Adele, who's album 21 has reached the top of the US charts.

  In the single charts LMFAO stayed firm in the top spot this week, Sultry soulful Bruno Mars is a hug climber at number 2, and a non mover for the beautiful J-LO. Chris Brown and Snoop round up the top 5.

  1.  Party Rock Anthem - LMFAO LMFAO Party Rock Anthem up 1 | 4 weeks in chart [Interscope] 1 clip available More...
  1. status 2 The Lazy Song - Bruno Mars
    Bruno Mars The Lazy Song up 13 | 5 weeks in chart [Elektra] 3 clips available More...
  2. status 3 On The Floor (feat. Pitbull) - Jennifer Lopez
    Jennifer Lopez On The Floor (feat. Pitbull) non-mover | 5 weeks in chart [Def Jam] 2 clips available More...
  3. status 4 Beautiful People (feat. Benny Benassi) - Chris Brown
    Chris Brown Beautiful People (feat. Benny Benassi) up 1 | 6 weeks in chart [Sony Music] 1 clip available More...
  4. status 5 Sweat (David Guetta Remix) - Snoop Dogg & David Guetta
    Snoop Dogg & David Guetta Sweat (David Guetta Remix) up 1 | 7 weeks in chart [Capitol] More...

Echo and The Bunnymen are playing here in may Tickets here 
CURT SMITH from Tears for fears tickets
HOWARD JONES tickets on sale 
Brits in LA member Steve Cooke plays live at Café Cordiale on May 18th
Free Entry!!

You have probably seen a few of these signs around...

- Yes folks! LA has now followed in the UK's footsteps and has banned smoking within 10 feet of restaurants.  So no smoking on patios anymore.

Wanna be in the audience of Simon Cowell's X-FACTOR? Click here

Brit o'Comedy

Brits in LA member comic Jim Tavaré - star of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, ITV's 'The Sketch Show', and finalist of NBC's Last Comic Standing appearing this weekend at The Laugh Factory
Friday 6th: The Laugh Factory, Long Beach 8PM or Saturday 7th:  The Laugh Factory, Hollywood 8PM Special promotional offer to Brits in LA attending these shows:
First 10 to call 323-656-1336 ext 1 & say code "Brits in LA" get free admission & first 50 after that get half-off. 2 drink minimum applies & 18+ only.

THE CODEGA PRESENTS... DJ VADIM & THE ELECTRIC + DERU + RIGHTEOUS TRASH Wednesday, May 11 9pm, The Central Social Aid & Pleasure Club
1348 14th Street, Santa Monica, CA 90404


DJ Vadim, the renowned DJ, producer, record label impresario and airmiles millionaire, known for traveling the globe in search of the perfect beat, has once again united a collective of superb individualistic artists to make a truly international super-group – The Electric. The Electric is Daddy Vad (raised in London), Pugs Atomz, and Sabira Jade (UK’s OWN)

Face Forward is a nonprofit that offers pro bono reconstructive surgeries to women and children that carry the scars from domestic violence. Face Forward puts on fundraisers to support their work and are always willing to help new patients.  Please visit to find out how you can help.


If you are looking to lease or buy a car but are having trouble getting the credit to do so, look no further. Mike Sullivan’s Volkswagen Santa Monica are able to offer the Foreign Business Professionals Plan. Speak to Joe Seymour over at the showroom and he will go through all the details with you. Call him on 310 266 8825 or email him at  

A Friend  is looking for 1 bed in weho or hollywood.  Around $1200. Message Eileen if u know of anything at

If you are an actor in need of headshots, Richard will shoot them for you and hand you the images. No middle man no printing fees, pick the images you like and go. Will do 5 looks for $150. He also cuts Demo reels for actors, He just updated mine click here to see. So send him an E-mail @

As an agent / producer Paul Duddridge represented some of the biggest names in the UK, he has also produced shows for BBC and ITV. His Hollywood clients are actors, directors, writers and producers, all seeking one to one practical guidance on succeeding in entertainment. Your first consultation is free.

Health Insurance: Adam Beach recently set up a HSA plan - I highly recommend him. He helped me through all the pros and cons of all different plans. - It's actually affordable and everyone needs to have it here for sure. 310 773 7939 or you can email him at

Need an Immigration Lawyer? 

Gil Brito of Beltran Brito sponsored or Royal Wedding Party and 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.

Joe Adams; Ready to work? We are a specialized immigration and entertainment law firm working extensively with the British community here in the U.S. and back in the U.K. to obtain work visas. We have a 100% success rate. We are professional, highly responsive and flexible on payments. Email

Bernard Sidman is a fellow Brit in LA and has helped many other Brits in LA with the immigration process and has a high success rate. I just became a  Citizenship with him. I found him very straight forward, no nonsense stand up guy. You can reach him on 818 981 0352 or Email him at

GALVIN BENJAMIN SALON - has opened it's doors and it is beautiful, see below. 8910 Melrose Ave. West Hollywood, CA 90069 

James, Benjamin and Leanne want to reward your loyalty by continuing to offer all BRITS IN LA members 50% off all cuts, colors and Brazilian blowouts for the first 3 months - All other stylist will offer 20% off. They are open 9am - 6pm but are very happy to make appointments for later than that. The salon's phone number is 424 249 3296 and email is

Brits in LA highly recommends Carasoin Day Spa - One of Only a few spots in town with Elemis products. Amazing decor and top of the range equipment - - Ask for Tom or Lena. Also offering an Exclusive 20% off luxurious Spa Treatments for the duration of Britweek. Please call 310 855 0105 or see their website for the full spa menu and further information. Must mention the Brits In LA Newsletter / Anglo Files Blog at point of booking or Bring a Britweek map to qualify!

PURCHASES, SALES & RENTALS. Only 20% down payment required on a $2,500,000 purchase price on a new home. Call British Realtor Claudia Kohn for details; "let us find you a new home within 30 days or less.  I work with Coldwell Banker in Beverly Hills. The combination of low rates, good property values and flexible underwriting makes it a great time for my clients to move up to their dream home.Please call me at 310.859.534 to discuss your options."

Need a website?  We have recently completed a few sites for Brits In LA members, our portfolio also includes Seal's official fan site & Steve Sidelnyk's official site! Personal Service, Professional Designs is our slogan and if you ask anyone who has had a site design by us they will tell you our service is second to none. We look forward to creating a site for you,  plus you will all benefit from a Brits In LA discount, Check out our Brits In LA section on our site for details and prices.
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Cheers and have a great week ahead!



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