Brits in LA Newsletter June 11th, 2013

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Talk to Artem Dasov and/or Michael Burger about how you can get into a VW. There are many options for ex-pats.  They have all the answers you will need and will work their very hardest to get you into the car of your choice.  Contact them on (310) 829-1888 ext 2728 or by email

If you would rather lease an Audi, make sure to scroll down to get 
Evan from Audi Pacific info 
Both dealerships have committed to donating $100 per vehicle leased or sold to the UKARES FOUNDATION!

Hi Breeps
I'm off camping tomorrow in the Peak District, Derbyshire for a family celebration for my Dad's 70th birthday. Haven't been camping since I was 11, any tips? I will definitely be shutting down my data roaming and turning on one of these great apps that allow free communication using wi-fi. Also I'm happy as Larry that chase, my preferred bank have dropped all charges for foreign transactions - Nice!

Click here for all details
Some really exciting things happening with us at BLA. And a great event coming up for the summer, so dust of your linen jackets and your summer dresses for quite the royal affair. Any guesses? Yes we will be wetting the new royal baby... so keep watching this space and our facebook page for more upcoming news. This month we'll have pub crawl Sunday roast and our weekly breakfasts as always at Cecconi's, every Tuesday sponsored by Nextstop LAX

Make sure to check out our Brits in LA Selling Pages too, as I see shoes, dining table, coffee tables all good stuff. 

Time is running out to enter our great photography competition!  Judged by British Photographer Rankin, his magazine 'Hunger' and ' Hunger TV' along with the British owned competition site Talenthouse and the charity Heifer International. 

A great opportunity for all budding photogs. Enter here

Renowned photographer Rankin lends his support to ending world hunger and poverty by raising awareness for the programs of Heifer International. Heifer International mission is to end hunger and poverty while caring for the Earth. 

Why not join our growing team of contributors?
Email us here for more information

A few of our members from time to time can end up in a bad way, whether it be an accident, operation - and may not have family here to help them. Let us know if you have a few hours to spare a week to help our members most in need - contact

We have really been enjoying our collaboration with BBC America's Mind the Gap 's weekly #MindTheChat Twitter discussions, along with Louisa Spring, Virgin Atlantic.   
Friday 10am PST search for #MindTheChat and you can also follow us on Twitter  @britsinla 


 We are always being asked about good dentists and I want to introduce you to  Nicolas A. Ravon and Kimberley Knopf.
Craig's been with them for about 7 years. They are so nice and relaxing.
Click here to visit there website and to book an appointment.
Or if your preferred method of contact is the telephone, you can also reach his office by calling 310-275-5325
Visit the Bayou Bar for their Brit themed night every Monday.
Competition draw to take place the last Monday in June!


Every Tuesday RSVP Here
$15 inc Tax and Tip* Breakfast Club sponsored by NextStopLAX
$18 for English Breakfast

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Relocating Entertainment Professionals.

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For those Brits that have to work during the week come and join us for a fully earned half price Mimosa brunch - Same great deal as Tuesdays BBC. $15 and $6 mimosas. - Cecconi's is such a perfect setting to relax unwind and start your weekend right.

Thinking of moving to L.A. and need a visa or a green card?
Gil Brito of Beltran Brito 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.
Bernard Sidman is a fellow Brit in LA and has helped many Brits in LA members with the immigration process and has a high success rate. He has helped many BRITS IN LA members through the citizenship application too and is very experienced and thorough. You can reach him on 


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and stops me from standing in my own way" - Craig Young, NCIS:LA, Hawaii 5.0, Fringe
1st Session is Free!
As a producer / manager in London Paul Duddridge represented some of the biggest names in entertainment. Michael Mcintyre, Rob Brydon, etc.
He is now one of the most sought after acting coaches in Los Angeles, with a reputation for getting real results.
He has helped numerous actors, comedians directors etc to get work where it had previously seemed impossible.
The first consultation is completely FREE
Mention BRITSINLA for a 25% discount.


Friday June 14th

Tickets here

Shake it to the left....

The Hollywood Forever Cemetery screenings 
These screenings are so much fun take a picnic and a bottle of wine and enjoy movies outside

Saturday, June 15th

Princess Bride

Worth buying tickets & parking passes in advance
Tickets Online
 Check out our Brits Gigging in LA page 
Lots of great shows coming up, including Jake Bugg, The Pet Shop Boys, Franz Ferdinand, Howard Jones, Andy Bell and Russell Brand!! Huge thank you to Sophie for keeping this page updated. Don't forget Brits in LA member Aaron works for AEG and can get you some great deals on tickets at the Staples Center . Email him here.

Need a car for a month or longer? don't wanna pay the big brand car-rental
prices?If all you need is a runaround to get from A to B you should call
Zoe at Express Rent-a-Car*
They have short or long term car renting (she occasionally sells used cars too) 
7007 Canby Ave Reseda CA 91335 818-668-3052 Hours 9-5  M-F 
and Sat by appointment after hours service 818-429-7073   
Or email her
Rates starting at $16.95 p/day Inc Taxes....
She has helped many Brits in LA members
Also now doing airport transfers for $60**
*These cars are not brand new luxury vehicles
**Rates may vary depending on distance

Meet Evan Bolton from Audi Pacific who also works under the LA Car Guy Umbrella. He is very experienced with the Foreign Business Professional Leasing plan, so if you prefer something a bit more up market, definitely talk to him about getting an Audi. You  can even do it all over email so if you are coming from the UK you can have a car ready for your arrival! Ask nicely and he might pick you up from the airport too! They have some great specials at the moment so drop him a line to find out more
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One of the most common questions we get asked is for shipping company 
We have heard great things from a lot of you about these guys UPAKWESHIP. 
Visit their website here 


Summer nights in L.A. are for hanging outdoors as long as you can, enjoying the great weather and good friends. Eat See Hear Movies puts together the ultimate nighttime outdoor hangout, combining popular films with live indie bands and some of the city's most famous food trucks. The Los Angeles State Historic Park screenings take advantage of the spacious park setting and views of the downtown cityscape, rolling the largest outdoor movie screen west of the Mississippi into the park for screenings of everyone's favorite movies along with live performances by up-and-coming bands. As always, a variety of the city's best food trucks will be on hand to dish out food, offering up a variety of food choices from around the world.
Only $5 if you book through Goldstar

El Portal, North Hollywood. Tix available here
At The Geffen - Tickets available here
Tickets avail here
 The Ahmanson - Tickets available here
Eileen went to see this last week and raved 
I really enjoyed it. Created by the guys who did Chicago and Cabaret . Very provocative and based on a true story of 9 men who were wrongly convicted of gang rape . Somehow Kander and Ebb turned this story into an entertaining musical ! Go see if it if you can, here for a limited run . Eileen lee - Brits in LA


Gorgeous Mid Century House to rent
in Palm Springs
 Contact Craig here

 Get Me To Hollywood: British Edition is now available 
for purchase & download on Amazon's Kindle Store!  


Starring Brits in LA members Mario Vernazza, Belinda Gosbee & Catherine Siggins.
Get tickets here  

Starring Brits in LA member Ruth Connell. More info by clicking here

Sandro Monetti is back
Three shows in June as part of the Hollywood Fringe Festival. Tickets at either at or

A fundraiser for Toscars winning film Miserable lesbians - 
Looks like it's gonna be a lot of fun

Eileen's brother is a french polisher in London 
please like his facebook page here
By now I'm sure lots of you are familiar with the effervescent and very talented David Esquire. He's extremely active in our community, with "Miserable Lesbians", "The Toscars," "Pepper" and"The Token Minorities". He is one superb photographer for events, weddings, birthday parties. Great bedside manner (oo-er!!) - Check his website out below. 

Visit his website to find out what he can do for you 


Bluebell Events is a International, Destination Wedding /Event Planning / design company .My web site . I plan events and work in private homes, estates and hotels all over California and Destination as well as the UK , for A list Celebrities as well as all kinds of clients for their Wedding, Baby showers, Birthday’s ,Holiday Parties, you name it , I will plan and design it . I love my job and after 20 years singing and dancing on London’s West End and Broadway it is nice to be able to bring a bit of showbiz pizzazz to my events.

New Nanny agency is seeking to represent experienced nannies, tutors and baby nurses with excellent references, legal to work in the United States and have minimum of two years experience in the field.
Please submit your resume to

You wanna get fit  - Less time more results
Ever considered working out with a world class personal trainer? Want to burn body fat fast with High Intensity Interval Training? Build muscle or add greater definition, have fun and learn martial arts and / or boxing along the way? I have many secrets tips and cheats to get you to your perfect body goal FAST! Be it a target body weight, specific muscle tone, or just that nice athletic or perfect body as you imagine it to be. In home or on location with all equipment provided. Rates $75 - $100 per session depending on location, rates discounted for block bookings first session allow a minimum of 1 hr 30 mins to build an accurate profile for your unique personal program to include advice on nutrition and health for an all round approach to fitness with sustainable goals.
With over 18 years experience in the fitness industry working with every type of people from celebrities to C.E.O's and housewives to old timers and being a former professional boxer and martial artist JC knows exactly what it takes to get you to reach your goals fast and in a friendly encouraging atmosphere. For more information please email  and please visit me on Facebook  No one gets a one size fits all program because we are not all one size. We are all different and everyone gets a personalized program designed specifically for your goals for maximum results that you will keep."
JC is a certified Fitness Expert with Body, Your Design Personal Training and contributor to Brits in LA, read his latest Fitness tips and advice here 
Click here to read his fitness tips!

Our team THE BLAggers
Don't forget to like LA Premier League on Facebook

Or fancy a kick about? Some members are getting together to just have a fun kick-about with mates - check the group out here 
They are trying to get a group together for this Sunday, so sign up now!

Anyone for Netball?
Such a great group of Ladies. 
All ages welcome as long as you can run around for an hour straight!
If you fancy joining in the fun you can either join their Facebook group 


Don't get frazzled with your book-keeping have a 
pro do it for you.
Lisa is brilliant - they've helped us immensely and saved us an awful lot of
time preparing for this years taxes.  


"Adam Beach has been helping us set up our new retirement plans and 
he's great at explaining all the complicated matter." - Brits in LA


Email Anne at or call 310-392-1681 for a private reading
Anne will be at the King's Head, Santa Monica doing spiritual
readings Friday and Saturday afternoons make sure to call
the number above to book an appointment.


If life at work is not all it could be look at the positive side of things as we move into mid month the planets will open news doors which you would have missed had things at work been better.

Your emotions are probably in a mess in regards to some area of life. It is more than likely a past situation that has brought things up and this should to be resolved once and for all now.

Its not the best time or the worst times it just is  often we think that the world” has it in for us “ It does not  really have any meaning, it is to be lived in the moment and if you miss a moment well there will be another. Happy Birthday

There is an old saying “Karma will catch you if nothing else does” Remember
this when you are letting go of what you consider the past, it will come up again
and yet again especially this next couple of weeks.

You may be in the mood to get far from the madding crown and you will as soon as what you must take care of in life is taken care of .Hey by then you will have money to burn and as you love to gamble there is the  clue.

This week ahead beginning for you will not been as easy going maybe as you would desire, it’s because everything in life is a lesson learned. The next week after or so will be much better.

Jupiter is beaming his lucky light on you for the rest of the month .This means for you a lot of unfinished stuff will get completed .Only when you know you have done everything that is outstanding  will it  be time to relax.

This year been more than a little stressful in some areas of your life .This is due to Saturn moving in your life and bringing up your hidden “stuff”. This means changes in the areas you resist the change. Good news is Jupiter is heading your way soon.

Your boss Jupiter is sitting in your opposite sign Gemini and he is moving into the financial area of your life for a year soon. .This can mean several things to you, in the short term don’t take risks .The long term is probably better so be patient.

Jupiter moving into your opposite sign of Cancer soon will assist you to get the job done as this month is a great opportunity to complete a long overdue project that has been long in the making for you or your work.

You are probably feeling like a break away so even if you can get out of town take time out in the garden or walk on the beach .If you can swing a weekend away this is the time this month as next month will be busier.

Jupiter is assisting you all the way through next year to get your life in order and to experience happier days .The family is much on your mind and if you learn to live in the moment things will work out quicker and with less stress. Happier days are coming later in the year.

How much fun does this look?


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