Newsletter May 23rd 2011

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Hi Breeps!

Our lovely Eileen is still in the Mother land this week, enjoying a well deserved Holiday. She'll be back with a whammy next week and I'm sure some fun stories from London Town.

A lot of birthdays this week, Happy Birthday to all the following: 
Monday, May 23. Darren Darnborough
Tuesday, May 24 ·Charlie McBrearty, Klara Bow Piechocki, Greg Berlanti, Vance Daniels,
Thursday, May 26 Sarah Farooqui-Thompson, Stephen Brown, Jade Anderson, Lynne Richardson, Hayley Williams, Tara Hunnewell
Friday, May 27 Ewan Chung, Canan Ayfer Fraser, Peter Morton, George Georgiou
Saturday, May 28 Christian Grobel, Claus-Killian Voelker-Szezpaniak, Cristianne Miranda
Sunday, May 29 Nancy Panter, Stephanie Carpentieri, Corinne A. Bo, Nicholas Pratley, Elizabeth Knowelden, Simon Wright, Siobhan McCafferty

I'm off on a bit of a holiday myself next week - Visiting Texas (work) the Orlando (Disney World) Then on to Barbados (can't wait) Some fun stuff on the wall this week - Lots of people looking for Short term rooms, (you may wanna consider renting out your spare room to a BLA member coming over and earn some extra cash - I'm sure we can all do with it what with the gas prices lately.) 
Last week I saw one of Britain's national treasures (even though she's Australian) Kylie was at the bowl. It was nice to see so many Brits there.. Although promoting her new album 'Mighty Aphrodite' she managed to throw in a lot of her classic stuff, even 'Locomotion' Highlights were 'Spinning Around', 'Shocked', 'Wow' and ending with her last big hit stateside - 'All the lovers' A big Grecian Mythological theme worked well in the space at the bowl and it was nice to see Michael Lipari (Early Brit in LA) swinging from the rafters, He's one of the aerialists in the show.
Check out the video below of her first US single Locomotion. D'ya think she changed lol? Is it time to bring back the scrunch look?



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BRITS IN LA & LLOYDS/TSB present Breakfast Club

We would like to thank LLoyds/TSB International* who are co-hosting Brits breakfast Club at Cecconi's. Its every Tuesday morning, from 9.30 - 1130 am. Click here 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 and mention Brits in LA.

The BLAggers Brits in LA official team lost to Valhalla 2-1 on Friday but there were last year's champions - so not bad. They are playing tomorrow the 23rd. Their 5th premier league match against Matador FC. They need YOUR support. Kick off at 8pm at Crossroads High school on Olympic Boulevard, Santa Monica.

Speaking of football - We have set up the event page for the GALAXY Vs. MAN.CITY friendly July 24th - Click here for details. 


Brits in LA members Jacqueline Lee, Regan Livingstone and Ebony Dee Cheyne
are exhibiting their work Thursday, May 26th at the Santa Monica Art Studios
for Unicef: go check it out!

Calling all Ladies!

PLEASE BRING YOUR BRAS TO BREKKIE! TANYA WILL BE THERE. The charity Gettlove is in need of Bras...all sizes and shapes...used, in good condition and laundered are great....If you have any that you would like to donate, please contact Tanya at and she will arrange to get them or bring them to Breakfast club tomorrow.
Would love to do 50+ by next Friday...We can totally do this! Please pass this on to anyone you think would like to be involved! 

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:

 Look out for fellow Brits in LA members Alison Winter and Laura WaddellOfficial Website

NEXT WEEKEND OUR FRIENDS AT BAFTA/LA OUTREACH PROGRAM have a special Charity night! Get your tickets here now and support our neighbourhoods!

Romeo & Juliet: Public Tickets Now On Sale!
As the culmination of BAFTA Los Angeles’ Shakespeare project with the performing arts students of Washington Preparatory High School, we are pleased to present a unique open-air fundraising performance! As announced earlier in the year, BAFTA Los Angeles has undertaken an ambitious new inner-city project that is bringing together a group of inner city students together to produce an open-air performance of William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. Following months of preparations and rehearsals led by BAFTA Los Angeles Members and special guest mentors, we proudly present the climactic public performance of Romeo & Juliet. Sunday, May 29, 2011 4.00pm Ladera Park
Ticket proceeds will benefit Media and Arts Programs at George Washington Preparatory School.


  1. All Boys top 5 this week, A Greedy Pitbull knocks off the Lazy Bruno Mars off top spot. Glad to see newcomer Aloe Blacc making an entrance. It's a really catchy uplifting song - Check it out above.
  2. Give Me Everything (feat. Ne-Yo, Afrojack & Nayer) - Pitbull
    PitbullGive Me Everything (feat. Ne-Yo, Afrojack & Nayer)up 3 5 weeks in chart [J]
  3. status2The Lazy Song - Bruno Mars
    Bruno MarsThe Lazy Songdown 1 8 weeks in chart [Elektra]5 clips available
  4. status3Party Rock Anthem (feat. Lauren Bennett and Goonrock) - LMFAO
    LMFAOParty Rock Anthem (feat. Lauren Bennett and Goonrock)down 1 9 weeks in chart [Interscope]1 clip available
  5. status4I Need A Dollar - Aloe Blacc
    Aloe BlaccI Need A Dollarup 5 10 weeks in chart [Epic]2 clips available
  6. status5Beautiful People (feat. Benny Benassi) - Chris Brown
    Chris BrownBeautiful People (feat. Benny Benassi)non-mover 9 weeks in chart [Sony Music]

Adele Tickets 

Thu, 06/09/11 7:00 p.m.
Hollywood Palladium
Los Angeles, CA
Priced from: $263

Arctic Monkeys Tickets
Fri, 06/03/11 8:00 p.m.
Hollywood Palladium
Los Angeles, CA
Priced from: $53
228 tickets left


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

Need an Immigration lawyer? Try one of these. I can honestly say using a lawyer speeds up the process tenfold.

Gil Brito of Beltran Brito sponsored our 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. He has helped many BRITS IN LA through the citizenship application and is very thorough and no nonsense. You can reach him on 818 981 0352 or Email him at

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.


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."



Galvin Benjamin has opened it’s doors and it is beautiful, see below. 8901 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood CA 90069

Bla MEMBER Alix Regan Wilton just recently went and here's what she had to say: 

"The Galvin Benjamin Salon in West Hollywood is THE BOMB! I cannot recommend highly enough after recent cut/colour with Alan Martinez - a STAR. Meeting the lovely owner was a treat too. GalvinBenjamin Salon, West Hollywood"

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

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: Rates are increasing in the coming months as you may have seen in recent news.
Now is an ideal time to review or amend your current health insurance plan to avoid or minimize these increases.
Adam Beach is highly experienced with both Group/Business and Individual health Insurance. I would highly
recommend sitting down with him for a consultation as he is a fully licensed Financial Advisor and can evaluate your insurance options. He has managed to save many of us considerably on our monthly insurance cost! Please contact Adam on: 310.773.7939


CARASOIN DAY SPA is one of only a few spots in town to carry Elemis products. Amazing decor and top of the range equipment - - Ask for Tom or Lena. Also offering an Exclusive 20% off luxurious Spa Treatments. Please call 310 855 0105 or see their website www.carasoin.comfor the full spa menu and further information. Must mention the Brits In LA Newsletter / Anglo Files Blog

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If you get a free minute check out the posts from our contributors for The Anglo Files
We have Eatwell with Farwell from the lovely Claire, plus From Across The Pond from Fiona back in the UK. Chad is posting his fitness tips and Brit make up artist Lynn has been telling us all how to look lovely with minimal effort! and now Audrey's Design tips! If you would like to contribute to our blog please send us a request at

See ya in a few weeks

Cheers Craig


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