Where to go:
1. The all American dad: The Dodgers are actually playing on Sunday so hurry up and order those tickets and give your pops some live action baseball. And don’t forget the Dodger dog, popcorn and an ice cold beer!
2. California dreaming: All California dads love the beach! So take him to the Santa Monica Pier for some fun in the sun! There’s fishing, bike riding, volleyball, and lots of places to eat and shop. If your dad’s totally hip you should take him for some surfing lessons, nothing like a daddy/daughter/son hang ten sesh!
3. For the stylish dad: Get him a new pair of jeans that aren’t from the 80s! We love this pair and this pair! Your mom will definitely thank you on this gift!
What to get him:
1. High tech: Get your Dad up to date and snag him an Ipad! For sure he’ll be the coolest Dad on the block reading his morning paper on his brand new Apple Ipad.
2. The Man Cave: Some dad’s got them and other dad’s want them. Why not give your dad what he’s been wanting but maybe not saying out loud, a mini fridge or poker table for the garage! Help him spruce up that Man Cave with his hobbies/essentials.
3. TV Land: All dad’s have one thing in common: They all love their TV programs! So why not get your dad that new TV or new sound system his been eyeing everytime you go to Best Buy.
Kids were totally ready to rock and enjoy their own Woodstockish event dedicated solely to them! With fun-filled activities from: TOMS shoes, Radio Disney, Drybar, Sprinkles Cupcakes, Sodastream, XBOX and HUDSON’s very own “Custom Jeans Rock” Booth. Kids got to patch up HUDSON jeans, draw on their TOMS, get their hair did, make fizzy sodas, play in the XBOX game tent and eat all the yummy cupcakes they wanted! These lucky kiddos not only got pampered like a rock star but they also got to enjoy LIVE entertainment from Disney Channel’s very own Coco Jones!
Over 500 guests enjoyed this amazing event which celebrated and benefited children and the art of music. Some such notable faces in attendance were Ryan Phillippe, Bill Bellamy and his fam, plus Dominic Scott!
What is June Gloom you ask? Well scientifically speaking, it is the elusive swirl of breezes called the Catalina Eddy that are responsible for helping cool the Los Angeles basin. In English, it’s that time during the beginning of June when LA feels strangely like San Francisco, cold, dark, and well, gloomy! EVERYONE relax. This typically only lasts a few weeks, so we devised a guide on how to beat the June Gloom Blues!
#1 Get a pair of cropped pants, it will make all the difference in the world when you get stuck in a bit of drizzle.
#2 Glasses, we know you have your amazing pair of sunnies for summer all picked out; however, we suggest glasses for those dark and stormy mornings!
#3 A cookbook: June Gloom means early nights in, why not entertain? Hit up your local farmer’s market grab some goodies and get cooking.
#4 A yummy scented candle: Is there anything better than that dusky gray light combined with a bit of candlelight? Romantic!
#5 An umbrella: This is one of those ‘you never know when you might need it’ items that is an absolute must for Los Angelenos.
One of the great joys of the great British Summer is going for a picnic in the park. While London isn’t typically thought of as a green city once you get into the parks and green areas – Hyde Park, Regents Park, Hampstead Heath and the lesser known London Fields and Brockwell park – you feel that you’ve found your own English country garden in the capital. We say play up to the picnic theme in your dress: cute picnic basket pendants and tank tops typify the British sense of humor towards fashion. Add a wrist-full of bangles and beads and a trusty pair of Hudson shorts and you’ve got a great base for relaxing and grazing on scotch eggs and cucumber sandwiches with friends. Just don’t forget a giant picnic blanket!
So it’s date night….Where is HE taking you? What are you wearing? Well for sure you should be wearing those “never take your eyes off me” skinny jeans with your “oh this old thing” sheer pink blouse that you obviously been waiting to wear just for today’s occasion. And don’t for get the higher the heel the longer your legs look when picking out shoes (this rumor is true, just saying). Now that we figured that out, here are some places HE should be taking you so start dropping those hints and bookmarking the yelp page in his iphone (on accident of course!).
The Dinner Date:
Pace, meaning ‘peace’ in Italian and pronounced (poch-ay), is a rustic gem located up Laurel Canyon. Step out the car and all the sudden you are in the Italian countryside (okay that is a bit of an exaggeration but go with it!). This place is great because it’s secluded, quiet, romantic, and delicious. Also, pretty much everyone else who is there is most likely on a date as well so if anything else there is always good people watching (you may spot a celeb or two).
The Movie Date:
Gold Class Cinemas: Gourmet food + drinks + comfy recliner chairs = we’re not at the AMC’s anymore Toto! Obviously the whole dinner and a movie is over done and takes a lot of strategic planning to get dinner done before the movie. So why not go have dinner well watching a movie! Genius idea right? Located in Pasadena right off Colorado blvd which makes for great walk and talk. Lots to see and lots to do after the movies is always a plus if the date is going well!
The Magical Date:
The Magic Castle: Any place where you have to be a member or gain a guest card is a place YOU should be! The Magic Castle is the for sure ultimate ‘outside of the box’ date night. With dinner, a bar, magic shows and a great view of LA….what more can you ask for?! This is for sure a great date idea that you’d need to experience at least once! And, who knows maybe the night will end with a magical kiss!
While England’s beaches may not be as exotic as we would wish them to be, it’s now June, turning many people’s thoughts to summer holidays. Londoners in particular look forward to escaping the grime of the city for somewhere more breezy and relaxing, whether that be Bognor Regis or a far-flung desert island so long as there’s a spot on the beach to lay down a beach towel and the sun’s shining we’re happy.If in England – Brighton is a hot spot for its pleasure pier and alternative culture and Devon and Cornwall have a multitude of hidden treasures – the key is layers.
Start with a pair of Hudson’s Kenya Rolled Cargo shorts or Hampton Cuffed shorts and build up layers with bandeau tops and kaftans. Traveling to the Med? Channel Riviera chic with wooden-soled wedges, a one-piece in a knock-out colour such turquoise or coral and add your shorts over the top. For tropical climes, all you’ll need is your bikini – but it’s advisable to take a hat and a man’s white shirt to wear when the sun’s at its hottest.
The exhibition everyone’s vying to see at the moment is the Tate’s major Joan Miró retrospective, the first in the U.K. for nearly 50 years. Although his artwork is perhaps lesser known than Salvador Dalí’s, Miró was celebrated within the art world as one of the great Surrealists. Some 150 paintings, drawings, sculptures and prints from his career, which spanned six decades, plot not only his travels from his roots in Catalonia to the French capital, but the turbulent moods in Europe throughout periods of political unrest such as the Spanish Civil War and World War II. Indeed, his language of symbols became a coveted mark of resistance and integrity within the context of Franco’s autocratic regime. Brush up on your art history at the exhibition until 11th September 2011.