This Weekend: Holiday Boutiques, Hotel Furniture Sale, Great Chefs Fest, Clean Up Day, Frozen Crush, Arts Fest, Day of the Dead

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It’s a great time to kick off holiday shopping with some wonderful boutique opportunities across the San Fernando Valley this weekend. Or get your home shaped up for the holidays with furniture rehab courtesy of a tremendous liquidation sale in Van Nuys from The Peninsula Beverly Hills.  Over 25 Great Chefs will be sizzling the fires with a wine and food celebration at a culinary extravaganza, while Frozen Crush will offer some new icy sweet treats. Be part of a community clean-up and pay tribute to Day of the Dead.

DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME: Fall Back! Don’t forget to move your clocks back one hour before you go to sleep Saturday night.

Turn your house into a five-star hotel with furniture from The Peninsula Beverly Hills. The above photos are just part of the liquidation sale collection available at Hotel Surplus Outlet in Van Nuys.

LIVE LIKE ELOISE: One of L.A.’s most renowned five-star hotels, The Peninsula Beverly Hills, is doing its first major room renovation, and one of My Daily Find favorites, Hotel Surplus Outlet in Van Nuys, has got the deals — they are liquidating all current room and suite furniture, still in top notch condition. The hotel is moving out its current furniture for redecorating purposes only. The inventory includes classic Drexel-Heritage along with other fine quality brands.  All furniture has an heirloom-like quality and has been meticulously maintained.  Choose from sofas, tables, desks, chairs, armoires and more starting at $149.95.  Check out this amazing deal— large armoires were $3500 when new, but are being sold off for $399.95. These classic armoires are impressive large cabinets which can be used in a variety of ways. You can even buy the entire armoire, complete with LCD, safe, minibar, DVD and speakers if you want to create a luxury hotel room with amenities in your own home. Hotel Surplus Outlet 6843 Valjean Ave. Van Nuys, CA 91406 818.787.7807 Free parking in lot Hours: Monday-Friday: 9am-6pm Saturday and Sunday: 10am-5pm.

Chef of Honor Loteria Grill Founder and Executive Chef Jimmy Shaw

TOP CHEFS IN AT CBS STUDIO CENTER: Loteria Grill’s Jimmy Shaw is the Chef of Honor and CBS Senior VP West Operations & Engineering President CBS Studio Center Mike Klausman is the recipient of the Chef Humanitarian Award at the 24th Annual Great Chefs of LA Benefit: “Go Green, Go Organic”— a culinary extravaganza celebrating  food and wine to benefit for National Kidney Foundation of Southern California on Sunday, November 7. This event brings together many of the city’s culinary stars. Hosted by Top Chef contestant Stefan Richter (LA Farm and Stefan’s on Montana) and Candace Kumai (The Stiletto Chef from TLC and The Cooking Channel. Guests will have an opportunity to sample food prepared by more than 25 of L.A.’s top chefs.  4024 Radford Avenue. Tickets $150 (tip: check Gold Star for 1/2 price).

HOLIDAY BOUTIQUE AT CBS: Hey East Valley! Get your shopping done early! The Laurence School presents its 6th Annual Wholesale Holiday Boutique on November 7 from 10am-4pm at CBS Studios’ New York Street.  There will be dozens of designers with clothes, jewelry, accessories and home and gift ideas at incredibly low prices. Do your holiday shopping at a discount while giving 20% of the proceeds The Laurence School for educational programs. Free parking on the lot. 4024 Radford Ave. Studio City.

FORTY YEARS OF GIVING HOLIDAY BOUTIQUE: Hey, West Valley! Finish all of your holiday shopping before the holiday rush begins.  You can do it this Sunday, November 7.  The National Charity League, Inc., Conejo Valley Chapter is  celebrating their “Forty Years of Giving” holiday boutique at the Westlake Village Hyatt Hotel. (880 South Westlake Blvd. Westlake Village). The event begins at 10 a.m. and ends at 3 p.m. Over 30 vendors, food, raffle items, delectables, and a photo booth will help everyone with their holiday spirit. Proceeds from the event will be donated to support local philanthropies and provide college scholarships. To reserve your $25 ticket,  fill out a printable form at, or pay at the door. Remember, this year you can shop at the “Forty Years of Giving Boutique” and do something great for charity, all at the same time. MORE

HOLIDAY GIFT OPPS IN BURBANK: Come see the Downtown Burbank streets filled with talented artists at the Downtown Burbank Fall ARTS Festival. Four blocks of art for sale by 80 acclaimed and local artists will be on display along with numerous chalk artists and art demonstrations Saturday, November 6 and Sunday, November 7 from 10 am to 5pm  The event is free and open to the public. The show will include paintings, sculpture, ceramics, jewelry, fiber art, fine glass, woodwork, mixed-media and photography, as well as the chance to meet with Burbank Cultural Arts Commission representatives and explore the arts in your community. The festival will be centered on San Fernando Boulevard between Magnolia Boulevard and Orange Grove.

ORANGE LINE CLEAN UP DAY Join local businesses, community-based organizations and community members and help keep our community with the Greater San Fernando Valley Chamber of Commerce’s 27th Annual Clean Up Day on Saturday, Nov. 6. At 8am. This year, the Chamber will hold their clean-up on Metro’s Orange Line dedicated busway between Hazeltine Ave. and Sepulveda Blvd. starting at 8:00 am.  Meet up at 6060 Van Nuys Blvd. (cross street Aetna) in Van Nuys.  Participants will enjoy a free continental breakfast at the kickoff and lunch at the end. The first 100 volunteers will receive a free recyclable bag. Students will receive community services credits for participating.

Frozen Crush

DIA DE LOS MUERTOS FESTIVAL: Celebrate the 10th Annual  Dia de los Muertos Festival in Canoga Park on Sunday, November 7 from 10am-5pm.  Festivities will include outdoor entertainment performances, children’s art pavilion, classic car show, Dia Cemetery with altars created by artists, and a Chalk Festival – artistic renderings inspired by the holiday. Local artists and vendors will display and sell their arts and crafts and international cuisine. Free admission.  Canoga Park Main Street Corridor, Sherman Ave between Canoga and Vasser Ave, Canoga Park

A  VERY SWEET AND ICY HAPPY ANNIVERSARY: Another of our My Daily Find faves, Frozen Crush in Northridge, will mark the occasion of its one year anniversary with a sneak preview of its brand new Italian Ice Winter Flavor, Pumpkin, at a special event Sunday, November 7. Sample Pumpkin with or without yogurt free of charge and enjoy of their other delectable flavors ranging from Mango to Chocolate for half-price. The event features a DJ spinning in the lounge and runs from 4pm-8pm.  8850 Tampa Avenue Unit 102 Northridge, CA 91324 (In the Costco Shopping Center).

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