Brits in LA Newsletter July 4th

This newsletter is brought to you by

If you need to lease or buy a car talk to Joe Seymour. No credit rating required just a valid visa and a SSN. Call 310-266-8825 or email for details. Did you read about the VW camper van that sold for £217,000?? If not click here

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO Zak Shaikh, Levi Walker, Leila Birch, Abi Hewitt, AnneMarie Gaillard, PJ Myers-Chase and Bennie Edwards! If you want a birthday shout out email us at

Hi Everyone!
Hope you are all enjoying this steaming hot July 4th weekend. A huge holiday here in the states and my interpretation is the British colonists all those years ago (1776) gaining their independence from Britain. Not having to pay taxes etc to the mother country when all your work and efforts are here. What ever your thoughts, have a good one and don't drink and drive! AAA are offering a tipsy tow service from 6pm until midnight tonight, so if you get stuck give them a ring on 1800 400-4AAA. Its free!

The Royals are coming! The Royals are coming! Click here for the full itinerary. If you are planning on attending the polo match this Saturday let us know as if there are enough of us we will hire a mini bus.

Manchester City v LA Galaxy

We have to get numbers in fast to secure this deal -- Please buy your tickets asap so we know whether we will need more than one bus  - would hate for you to miss out at the last minute.
negotiated discount tickets and are organising a bus from Hollywood so we can all have a few drinks. Click here for all the details. If you already have season tickets you can just purchase a bus ticket, or if you want to make your own way there you can purchase an entrance ticket from us too. Will be lots of fun!

 ......we have Brits in LA Breakfast Club and are very excited to announce Industry Hollywood* have come on board as sponsors. Come stop in at Cecconis any Tuesday morning 930-1130. 
*We would like to thank Industry Hollywood for coming on board and sponsoring Breakfast Club. 
Watch a testimonal from one of their very satisfied customers Napoleon Ryan. Not only did they get him his working papers but they also got him signed to a major Hollywood agent

Industry Hollywood provides valuable advice and support through the process of making the move to L.A.
Richard Burke, the CEO of Industry Hollywood, has made this daunting and often stressful task an enjoyable part of the journey for many actors.
Richard also offers actors the opportunity to network with industry professionals on a 7 day devised and extremely unique Networking Week which takes place during the most pivotal times of the LA industry calendar. Pilot Season and Episodic Season.
Through these networking weeks, he has so far personally introduced over 300 actors to organisations such as The WilliamMorris Agency, MGM, Paramount and Warner Brothers, as well as the chance to work on a one on one basis with some of Hollywood’s A-list acting coaches including, Howard Fine, Margie Haber, Amy Lyndon, Paul Webber and Lesly Kahn
For more information visit their website at

I finally had the chance to see Entertaining Mr Sloane last week at the theatre. Starring Brits in LA member Emrhys Cooper, the lovely Olivia d'Abo and the very talented Ian Buchanan. Read my review here and make sure to scroll to the bottom to learn how you can get $10 off! 

Have you heard of the Walford Gazette? 

You can now subscribe and receive it 4 times a year. I also read a fab book called Walford State of Mind. Read my review here . Foreword is written by fellow Brits in LA members Mal Young and Michelle Collins (who can currently be seen in Corrie)  

Read his brilliant blog post about art on the streets here


if you don't know what I am talking about, what rock have you been hiding under?? Brilliant web series created by our Craig and Brits in LA members Darren Darnborough and Richard Keith. They threw a brilliant launch party last week and now want you all to help by donating as little as $10 to fund the feature. For a little bit more you can even appear in the film! Donate here

UNLIMITED CALLS to the UK from your mobile (pay as you go plan). Thanks Sim for sharing this with us! Click here to read how you can sign up

Did you know there is PLASTIC BAG Ban in the unincorporated areas of L.A. County, the ban only affects large stores selling more than $2 million, for now. Don't forget your handy totes...
Smaller stores must comply by January.

The Independent Shakespeare Co. presents its summer Shakespeare festival, featuring three Shakespeare plays running the gamut from raucous comedy to grave tragedy: Merry Wives of WindsorHamlet, andLove's Labour's Lost. In an exciting Goldstar exclusive, members will be seated in a special reserved front section for this free-to-the-public event in Griffith Park's beautiful natural amphitheater. This year, Goldstar is also offering the option to purchase a BBQ picnic box from Delilah Bakery for dinner.

OUTDOOR CINEMA - Goldstar are offering 0-$5 tickets for this great event. Click here to buy. Hopefully it will be a little less crowded than the cemetery screenings, which seem to be selling out so quickly recently. Outdoor Cinema has a wide array of food trucks too!

POP UP BEER GARDEN on the Sunset Strip this weekend. Visit their website for full details

BIG THANK YOU to Richard Purves for explaining what you need to do to bring and use your phone in the US Click here to read how

BLA member Matt Samuel is looking for a 1 bed/ studio or a room or flat share in the hollywood/west hollywood area - Please contact him at

BABC networking event this Thursday to showcase travel to Britain.

visit BABC website to register.
This should be a fun event, with drinks and dancing at the London West Hollywood. 

The latest episode of Lisa Marks' talk show, 'Podcast from America' is now ready to download! This month, Lisa's guest is the talented British composer Tamara Douglas-Morris, who recently scored BAFTA LA's Inner City production of Romeo & Juliet, and the Toscar movie, '127 Devours'. Her new ballet, 'The Caterpillar's Wings' recently premiered in New York, and she's currently working on the score for a documentary about the legendary Ice Capades.  Subscribe to the show via iTunes or visit Follow the show @podcastamerica

Ads, Discounts & Recommendations

Talk to Joe about pre-ordering the new 2012 Beetle
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

Click here for the signing up FORM

*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.

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

RENTAL CARS My neighbour recommended Economy Rental Cars to me and it seems like they have very competitive pricing. Run by a Brit (Zoe from Manchester)
rates they are as follows starting at $16.95 - $20.00 per day including taxes, weekly rates start at $118 per week and monthly start at $450.00 . I haven't tried them for myself but I trust my neighbours judgement.

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

The plush salon

Galvin Benjamin, 8901 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood CA 90069
James, Benjamin and Leanne want to reward your loyalty by continuing to offer all BRITS IN LA members 25% off all cuts, colors and Brazilian blowouts - 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

Meet Juliette!
Just landed? Need to lease or buy a place? British ex-pat Juliette Hohnen can find you a home anywhere in LA from Malibu, Hollywood Hills, Bel Air, Brentwood, West Hollywood, Venice to Pasadena, as well as guest houses and short-term furnished rentals. To learn more about me visit, call me at 323 422 7147, or email me at

Paul Duddridge has represented many of the biggest names in UK entertainment. Michael Mcintyre, Rob Brydon, Paul Mckenna. As a producer and writer he has created and worked on shows for the BBC, ITV, NBC and FOX.
As a self styled entertainment coach he has had amazing results helping actors, writers, directors. Many acting coaches have never worked in the industry on which they advise. Paul has and still does.

Dream Yoga is a recently opened yoga studio in Hollywood. Situated at 1915 N. Highland Avenue, Dream Yoga offers a tranquil space to practice yoga in the heart of Hollywood. A variety of classes are offered everyday, including an early morning and lunchtime practice. Your first drop in class is $8 (50% off regular price of $16) and new students can also buy two weeks of unlimited yoga for only $40. We are pleased to offer Brits in LA members an exclusive deal for the month of July. If you come in and mention the Brits in LA offer you can get one month of unlimited yoga and pilates classes for $89 instead of the normal monthly price of $160! For more information check out our facebook page and website and

A Special Interior Decorating & Feng Shui Consulting Offer to the lovely members of Brits in LA!

Interiors by Audrey VanderStek is offering 25% off of her first hour of services to all members of Brits in LA! Because your environment affects everything that is going on in your daily life, you will experience a transformation through the beauty of Decor and the intuitive art of Feng Shui. 
Whether you want to work with what you already own or start anew, Audrey will help you bring in happiness, harmony and prosperity.  Her integrative approach combines understanding you, your space and then together creating an environment that not only looks amazing but feels amazing. 
It will be a space YOU feel good to be in, live in, work in and call home.
Contact Audrey today! 

If you want receive this newsletter straight into your email, you can subscribe by emailing If you have any news, want to advertise with us or have any feedback we would love to hear from you Email us at

Sorry if the newsletter seems a bit rushed today, but I have BBQ's to go to!! Apologies in advance if i have forgotten to include anyones post.

Don't forget to follow us on Twitter @ BritsinLA



Popular posts from this blog

How to apply for your British passport from USA

Where To Find Your British Goods!

Brits On Stage