Weekend: Taschen Art Book Sale
In Los Angeles, a city that thrives on visual storytelling, the Taschen Art Book Sale is akin to a biannual pilgrimage for the aesthetically inclined. This event is not just a sale; it’s an invitation to immerse oneself in the rich tapestry of art history and contemporary visual culture. Imagine walking into Taschen’s space, where the air is thick with the scent of ink on paper, and every book you touch offers a new world to explore. From Warhol’s electric pop art to Basquiat’s raw, emotive figures, and Kubrick’s cinematic genius, these books are gateways to understanding the giants upon whose shoulders modern creators stand. The sale, offering discounts from 25% to 75%, is more than just a chance to adorn your living spaces with beautiful books; it’s an opportunity to get cultured without breaking the bank. In a city where art in all its forms is both history and currency, this event is a testament to Los Angeles’ ever-evolving narrative as a cultural epicenter.
Sade, with her smooth, soulful voice, is the embodiment of timeless elegance and emotional depth. Her music, much like the city of Los Angeles itself, is a blend of cultures, stories, and emotions that resonate deeply with a diverse audience. Sade’s songs are the perfect soundtrack for a reflective drive down Mulholland Drive at sunset or a laid-back evening at home, with the city’s lights twinkling in the distance. Her music transcends time, reminding us that in a city constantly chasing the next big thing, there’s beauty in the timeless and the classic.
Art: The Art of Moviemaking: The Godfather
The Academy Museum’s exhibition on “The Art of Moviemaking: The Godfather” is a deep dive into the craft of one of cinema’s greatest achievements. Los Angeles, the heart of the film industry, offers the perfect backdrop for this exploration. The exhibition, featuring a wide array of original objects from both films, is not just an exhibition; it’s a masterclass in storytelling, direction, and production. Francis Ford Coppola’s adaptation of Mario Puzo’s novel is a cornerstone of American cinema, and this exhibition offers Angelenos and visitors alike a chance to understand the layers, challenges, and triumphs involved in bringing such a monumental story to life. It’s a celebration of the city’s legacy as the epicenter of moviemaking, a reminder of the dreams, dramas, and dynasties that have unfolded both on and off the screen.
Atla’s arrival in Venice is a testament to Los Angeles’ magnetic pull, attracting and embracing cultures and flavors from around the globe. This minimalist-chic spot, a sibling to the renowned Pujol in Mexico City and Damian in DTLA, brings a laid-back yet sophisticated approach to Mexican cuisine. Its seamless integration into the Abbot Kinney vibe is a reflection of Los Angeles’ unique ability to be both a canvas and a catalyst for culinary innovation. Atla is more than just a dining spot; it’s a place where the city’s diverse tapestry of tastes, textures, and traditions come together in a casual yet refined setting. It’s a reminder that in Los Angeles, food is not just sustenance; it’s a story, a celebration, and a way of life.
Travel: Lake Como, Italy
While Los Angeles is home, the allure of Lake Como, Italy, serves as a reminder of the beauty that lies beyond our city’s borders. This picturesque destination, with its serene waters, historic villas, and quaint villages, offers a tranquil escape from the fast-paced life of LA. It’s a place where history, beauty, and the leisurely Italian way of life converge, offering a stark contrast to the urban sprawl and the relentless ambition that characterizes Los Angeles. Yet, there’s a connection in the appreciation of beauty, culture, and history that both locations offer. Lake Como is a reminder that sometimes, the most profound adventures and discoveries lie in the quiet moments, the historical explorations, and the peaceful reflections by the water’s edge.
Icon: Bernard Arnault
Bernard Arnault’s journey and achievements resonate deeply with the Los Angeles ethos of innovation, excellence, and visionary leadership. As we conclude our monthly series on Arnault, it’s clear that his influence extends far beyond the luxury sector; he embodies the spirit of relentless pursuit of perfection, a trait that mirrors the ambitions of many in Los Angeles. From the fashion runways to the boardrooms, Arnault’s story is a masterclass in building empires, fostering creativity, and leading with both precision and passion. His legacy is a beacon for aspiring entrepreneurs and creatives in Los Angeles, inspiring us to dream big, push boundaries, and redefine the landscapes we inhabit. As we reflect on his impact, we’re reminded that in Los Angeles, like in Arnault’s journey, the pursuit of excellence is not just a goal; it’s a way of life.