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Birds & Bees‘ Cocktail Classes The 1950s themed underground cocktail lounge in DTLA is letting you get the chance to get behind the bar with Bar Manager Jake Larowe and taste a variety of high-end spirits. Jake will walk you through a comprehensive hands on class, where you’ll learn about good ol’ fashioned classics and have the chance to get behind the bar to shake, stir and balance out a proper cocktail. The 3-hour crash course is laidback, easy, entertaining...

Claris Heath: Your Health Matters

On a beautiful warm Fall evening in October, the Skirball Cultural Center was the setting for the 2019 City Lights Fundraising Gala hosted by Claris Health. For 43 years, Claris Health has been equipping and caring for individuals and their families, before, during, and after pregnancy and sexual health choices. The Los Angeles based 501(c)3 nonprofit offers free or low cost support through a wide range of medical, educational, mental and health services. The gala was kicked off by actress/producer...

Work Out hard. Recover Harder. Repeat.

From cardio to strength training, all workouts stress the body, causing microscopic tears on muscles, enzyme levels to fluctuate, and an increase in inflammation. These changes are good as they lead to muscle growth, fat loss, improved insulin sensitivity, reduced inflammation, better cardiovascular health, and overall healthier bodies. Before the muscles can regrow, there is one more step that needs to occur in the process – your mind and body need to recover. Experts recommend incorporating rest and recovery into...

Weekend

Los Angeles Coffee Festival Check out all things coffee. There will be a coffee cocktail bar, demonstrations from world-class baristas, latte art, tasting lab, coffee art, and street food (so you don’t get the jitters). $27+; Friday – Sunday; Magic Box @ The Reef, 1933 S. Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90007 Dessert Goals  Satisfy your sweet tooth with pie, ice cream, churros, and cookies at this sugary showcase at Evolve Project L.A. This year’s Tie Dye Tiki-themed festival, presented by...

My 30 Day Yoga Journey

In May I will turn the big 4-0. With that number looming over my head like a black cloud, I realized I wanted to make some changes in my life. I was determined to enter this milestone birthday looking and feeling my best. Having a few regrets on things that I started and never finished, I came up with a list of goals that I finally wanted to check off my 40th bucket list: improve my flexibility and balance, lean...