From intimate VIP dinners to pro-football events for thousands of people, the team behind Barcelona Event Planning has the experience to coordinate a successful gathering of any size. A division of marketing virtuosos Barcelona Enterprises, they can create lighting designs and special effects, custom chuppas, and floral centerpieces that make parties both personalized and glamorous, much like a red carpet woven out of the guest of honor’s hair. Their event expertise has fueled shindigs ranging from St. Patrick’s Day festivals and pirate festivals to charitable events that benefit animal shelters and children’s hospitals, including the Beverly Hills Wine Festival and the Indulge Los Angeles Chocolate Festival and Pastry Show.
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A jovial Buddha statue wearing sunglasses greets students arriving at Malibu Sun Yoga, where blue and orange walls mimic the tones of a blazing sun and a calm cerulean ocean. This duality is representative of the studio's hot yoga classes, which combine warming heat with yoga practice. Inside a mirrored studio heated to a steamy 105 degrees Fahrenheit, instructors lead custom sequences of vinyasa poses that help foster balance, flexibility, and strength, and are adjustable for students of all skill levels. The elevated temperature keeps sinews limber and joints soft to facilitate safer stretches, and it also aids in detoxification by increasing blood flow to vital organs and encouraging a healthy sweat, provided students drink plenty of water. Hot yoga can also help reduce one's appetite for unhealthy foods, such as alcohol, tobacco, or marshmallows still on fire.
The Golf Academy/LA's savvy instructors impart tee-to-green golf wisdom to help golfers improve all aspects of their golf games and golf-specific fitness goals. Lessons harness the latest teaching aids and technology, which allow golf aces to analyze each of their client's swings with verifiable data gleaned from 3-D sensors, slow-motion video feedback, and caddies returning from a mulligan-free future. Instructors advocate the importance of physical fitness and custom-fitted clubs to the development of a well-rounded game, which can be achieved and attained within the academy's three locations.
Walking around Vintage Market at Pierce College is like stepping back in time. Well, more like shopping back in time. More than 180 vendors from near and far travel to this outdoor bazaar to showcase their treasures, which range from vintage fashion accessories and clothing such as hats and shoes to guitars, vinyl, art, and comic books. A stroll down one row may yield tables of die-cast trucks or ceramic busts, whereas a turn around the corner may bring one face-to-face with life-sized marionettes and shelves upon shelves of aged globes. The market, like a shy perennial, is open from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the fourth Sunday of each month, from January–November, plus December 15.
As a veteran swimming instructor, Andy Gattuso knows how to teach kids to swim, but as a dad, he knows how important it is. At My Little Swimmer, he blends his expertise and paternal instinct to help babies, toddlers, and school-age children master the water. During Baby and Me classes, he emphasizes fun through bubble-blowing, back floating, and underwater swimming with the help of a parent. With Group Aquatics, he teaches basic safety skills and swim moves.