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THIS WEEKEND: Fashion and Philanthopy, Lots of Deals, Beer & Baseball, Top Vintage, Free Puppy Training, Concert Tix,Go Green and More

Posted By Karen Young On January 7, 2011 @ 1:30 am In Activities,Family,Featured,Food,Lifestyle,My Daily Find,Shopping | No Comments

BY KAREN YOUNG

It’s the weekend after the new year and stores are still bustling as sale signs continue to draw crowds. The next few days brings new things to do — such as a little more shopping to help others with a new fundraising organization dreamed up by a local teen; check some vintage wares; learn about beer and baseball; grab some free concert tix, get a Starbucks deal; scoop of some beauty products at a super sale; be green; and get some puppy training for free.

FASHION MEETS PHILANTHROPY: Sarah Lawler, a Tarzana resident and a senior at New Community Jewish High School, has independently created a non-profit organization called Cupcakes and Lemonade to bring “philanthropy and fashion” together. “I decided that fashion should not only be used to express ourselves, but to express our passion for making this world a better place,” said Lawler.  Her goal is to sponsor events where  a percentage of the proceeds go back to organizations in need— and to spread that awareness globally. Her first event will be held this Sunday, January 9 from 10:30am-3pm at the Tarzana Community and Cultural Center, 19130 Ventura Blvd. Vendors include Spa Escapes, a Mobile spa service, which will provide free spa demos, mini hand massages, gift certificates for a one-hour spa retreat and spa products; Eliza Cadavona’s Aloha Glitter Tattoos; Bahar Basseri’s 2B Mine Jewelry; Linda and Lizzy Siag Fragrances, Handbags, and Jewelry; and Doron Zounes- Vintage clothes, shoes, jackets, records, and paintings. In addition, Cupcakes and Lemonades will sell their own beaded handmade “Awareness” bracelets. Cupcakes and lemonade will be sold during the event. Fellow teen, singer/songwriter Shira Kreitenberg, will perform. Admission is $5. The two organizations that will be recipients of the event are Support For The Kids and Invisible Children.  Check out the Facebook page for further info.

VINTAGE SALE: It’s just a dash over the hill and so incredibly worth it. The Way We Wore is currently having their winter sale through January 30.  Casual to high-end vintage clothing, accessories and jewelry, couture and pręt-a-porter, ethnic clothing and textiles. Sonia Rykiel and Christian Dior are just two of the big names with deals.The entire first floor is 50% off! Not on sale, but just acquired, an unbelievable vintage lingerie collection, featuring over 1,000 never been-worn designer items from the 70′s-80′s. Designer labels include Holly Leuders, Pucci, Eduardo Sanchez, Christian Dior, Givenchy, Nina Ricci, Lore, Shu-ba and original Victoria’s Secret ($25-$300) 334 S La Brea Ave. Los Angeles 334 S. La Brea Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90036 (323) 937-0878 (323) 936-6578 Monday through Saturday 11-7,Sunday 12-6

BEER AND BASEBALL: It’s not what you think and FREE! The Culinary Historians of Southern California presents “Of Beer and Baseball: The Maier Brewing Dynasty”” on Saturday, January 8, at 10:30 am. Learn about Bavarian immigrant Joseph Maier and his family who promoted public entertainment, and above all baseball. Son Eddie Maier pitched for numerous local teams before taking the helm at Maier Brewing in 1909 and organized his own Pacific League team, the ultimate ancestor of the Hollywood Stars of 1938-’58. Mark Taper Auditorium, Downtown Central Library, 630 W. 5th St., (323) 663-5407 chscsite.org

STARBUCKS DEAL: Artisan Breakfast Sandwiches handmade from all-natural eggs, savory meats, gourmet cheeses and bakery style bread for just $2 with purchase of any Starbucks beverage through January 10.  Choose from Applewood Bacon, Egg and Gouda Cheese OR Veggie, Egg and Monterey Jack Cheese.

FASHION FRENZY: Jane of Tarzana has extended their 40% off sale with items including select tops, sweaters, coats, shoes, handbags and accessories. If you’ve already hit  the sale, check out their new merchandise.  As always, the inventory is always under $98. 18735 Ventura Blvd, Tarzana (818) 343-5001

FREE CONCERT TIX: Barnes & Noble in Calabasas Commons is having a Canyon Club Ticket Giveaway through February 10. Visit the music department at  B&N at The Commons, purchase any two CD’s of the featured artists with upcoming shows at the Canyon Club and get a free pair of tickets to their show! (Tickets are limited, contact 818.222.0542 for more information)

GET BEAUTIFUL: The Beauty Collection is having their half yearly sale January 8- 16 4732 Commons Way Calabasas 818.225.9424

GOT A NEW PUPPY? Petco is offering free 30 minute training seminars at 1 pm every Saturday and Sunday in January.  Check out locations near you here.

BE GREEN: Collect used oil, oil filters, anti-freeze, latex paint, and car batteries and bring them down to Calabasas City Hall on Sat, January 8, 10 am – 2 pm. Do not bring explosives, ammunition or radioactive materials. Keep waste in original containers. Make sure they are not leaking. Do not mix products together! Collection will be cancelled in the event of rain. Maximum amount accepted is 15 gallons or 125 pounds total.  Calabasas City Hall 100 Civic Center Way 818-224-1600

Karen Young is the Founder/Editor of My Daily Find. Got an idea to submit? Email: karen@mydailyfind.com

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