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RCW Welcomes Union Rescue Mission

A big warm welcome to RCW’s newest client the Union Rescue Mission! 

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The Union Rescue Mission (URM) is one of the largest missions of its kind in America — bringing help and hope to men, women, and children experiencing homelessness in Downtown Los Angeles. The URM provides comprehensive emergency and long-term services to our guests to help them escape the dangerous streets of Skid Row. Women and children now make up 40% of people experiencing homelessness. That’s why the Union Rescue Mission created the Hope Gardens Family Center. The Hope Gardens Family Center houses and helps over a 100 children, mothers, and single women get off of skid row and transition to a independent living.

With the holidays right around the corner, there is no better time this year to get involved with non-profits and charities. It’s the time of year to give back. RCW Media Group has partnered with the URM and their Hope Garden Family Center for the 2014 Hearts for Hope “A Future of Hope” Gala. The Gala will take place at the Four Seasons, West Lake Village. This year’s red carpet event will include a silent auction, only the best in entertainment, great food, and company.

Last year’s entertainment included Joy Enriquez, wife of Grammy Award winning producer Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins, Malibu singer-songwriter Kylie Hughes, and was hosted by comedian Robert G. Lee. Thanks to the 2013 honorees, sponsors, and special guests, the event was a success, raising over $400,000 for the Hope Garden Family Center.

The RCW team is honored to be apart of such a great cause and the 2014 Hearts for Hope “A Future of Hope” Gala!

For information on attendance and sponsorship for the 2014 Gala, please contact rcwmediagroup@gmail.com.

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Guide for a Holiday Weekend in LA

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No plans for the Holiday weekend? We put together a must see and do list over the next 72 hours.

 

1. Take a tour!

Go behind the scenes at a real life studio or walk the promenade. Universal Studios has plenty of shopping and dining to keep you entertained all day! During the evening, enjoy a free concert. www.universalstudioshollywood.com

 

2. Go for a hike.

See Hollywood like you have never seen it before! Runyon Canyon offers breath taking views for hikers and great trails for bikers. runyoncanyon-losangeles.com

 

3. SHOP!

Holiday weekends means holiday deals. If you haven’t been over to shop on Rodeo Drive, when’s a better time to go than right now. With shops for everyone, this can be the perfect time for families or friends. www.rodeodrive-bh.com/index4.html

 

4. See the Stars.

A tourist must see, check out Hollywood’s Walk of Fame this holiday. I suggest stopping at our favorite, star 6774!  www.walkoffame.com

 

5. Dine.  

Known for being a restaurant spot for celebrity sightings, WolfGang Puck has several locations around LA. Any location you visit, will provide you with a great dining experience. www.wolfgangpuck.com/restaurants/locations/los-angeles

 

6. Educate yourself. 

Discover masterpieces from artists such as Vincent van Gogh’s at the Getty Center. Make sure you check out their event calendar as they always have daily activities planned. www.getty.edu

 

7. See LA from above. 

What better way to end the summer by overlooking one of the most beautiful beach destinations in California? Take a ride on the Santa Monica Ferris Wheel this weekend. While your there, enjoy a walk on the boardwalk and head up to the promenade for more fun! santamonicapier.org/fun/

 

No matter what you end up doing this weekend, we wish you a happy and safe Holiday weekend!

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Explore LA

It’s FINALLY Friday! Wanted to share our favorite things to do and places to eat and drink for our readers to check out this weekend! Besides what not to do (taking the 405 freeway on a Friday afternoon, or anytime really). So whether you’re in  The Valley, Santa Monica , Hollywood or Downtown, here is what we suggest!

The San Fernando Valley:

Do:

NoHo Arts District can offer you a huge variety of choices. There are more than 20 theatres in the NoHo area, so the possibilites are endless.  On Lankershim Blvd, there are plenty of art galleries, be sure to check out the NoHo Gallery LA. There is a wide variety of artists working in various mediums.

Live music and other performances make the area an artist’s paradise.

Eat:

Pedalers Fork: Farm to table restuarant serving up the freshest food. It offers a coffee bar, bike shop and restaurant. What to order: Forbidden Salad.

Drink:

Tiki No: Drinks  here are always delicious. Every drink has just the right amount of alcohol.

Santa Monica:

Do:

Bike along the Santa Monica Coastline – You can rent a bike and peddle through 26 miles of the Californian Beachfront.

Shop:

Boutique Shopping in Abbott Kinney. This area is filled with small stores that cover everything from vintage cake stands to curated, designer clothing.

Eat:

Gjelina:  One of the few places where everything on the menu  taste spectacular. We love their brunch menu, but be sure to shop early to avoid the long wait. Our favourite thing to order is Gruyere Pizza with caramelized Onion. Save room for dessert, their butterscotch pot de creme is a must!

Drink:

Hotel Erwin – Enjoy your drink while overlooking the Venice beach coastline. The bar in this hotel gets packed so get there early.

Hollywood/Beverly Hills

Do:

Griffith Observatory – This is one of LA’s iconic landmarks. Admission to the building and grounds of Griffith Observatory is free of charge. Come here after 8 to enjoy the beautiful nighttime view of Los Angeles.

Eat:

INK: This Beverly Hill restaurant, owned by Top Chef Michael Voltaggio, serves up a unique blend of dishes.  Our favourite dish is the Egg yolk gnocchi and of course let’s not forget about dessert, be sure to order Apple (apple, caramel, shortbread, burnt wood semifreddo). This dessert is delicious and really cool as the semifreddo is  served in a meringue type dome that you had to crack to eat!

Drink:

Eveleigh – Hands down one of the prettiest patios in the city. Share a pitcher of their tequila-infused lemonade and spend the rest of the day relaxing in the shade.

Shop:

Beverly Hills “Trifecta”–  This street is where you will find all the high end fashion brands. Stroll down these streets for some fashion inspiration.

Downtown:

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Do:

Downtown Architectural Tour – The walking tours of downtown L.A. provides a great view of history, culture and its current renaissance.

Eat:

Bottega Louie: This place is filled with gourmet goodies, from macarons to freshly baked pasteries. This place is a food ies’ haven. Our favourite thing to order is the portebello mushroom fries, french toast, beignets, lemon ricotta pancakes and definitely purchase some macarons when you head out.

Drink:

Perch got it all: great french inspired décor, live music, and an amazing view of the city.

 

We hope to see you this weekend at our favorite spots! Whatever you plan to do this weekend, keep it RED CARPET WORTHY!

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A Cannon by the Sea

Just imagine a beautiful summer evening dinner; a delightful sea food dish accompanied with exquisite wine, while overlooking a cliff and seeing the sun setting in the horizon. To many this might seem unreachable, but the good news is: this is real and it is not just Hollywood. Located on a cliff overlooking the Dana Point Marina, with incomparable views of the Southern California coastline, and a historic setting chronicled in Richard Henry Dana’s novel “Two Years Before the Mast”, Cannons has had their doors opened to the public since 1972 and has been in continuous operation since that date.

The restaurant was purchased in Feb. of 2004, by John Creed and Steve McGillin, both very successful restaurant executives. They have provided additional capital and their experience in helping to make Cannons Seafood Grill one of the top restaurants in Orange County and Southern California.

Cannons Seafood Grill has created a menu that is traditional in many aspects, but very bold in others. It is a balance between expected menu selections and cutting edge flavor profiles. It allows the guest to be adventurous or comfortable in their choices.

Whether its Coconut Shrimp or Macadamia Nut Crusted Swordfish, Cannons is always experimenting with new creations and these find their way onto their famous daily ” feature sheet”, which is another option for guests.

Whether you are dining on the terrace or in the lounge, the more formal atmosphere of the main dining room or celebrating a special function in the banquet room; you can be assured of the quality of the ingredients, the composition of the food and most importantly’ the flavor and taste of all their dishes.