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Summer 2018

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25th Annual






A Beverly Hills Father’s Day Tradition Celebrates Its Silver Anniversary

Beverly Hills Style Vol. 3, No. 1



Ashley & Michael Mackel’s 1965 Shelby Cobra

6 & 8 – CALENDAR A sampling of summer’s hottest charity, arts and special events.

10, 12-14 – CONCOURS D’ELEGANCE INFO Event map and list of cars for 25th annual Concours d’Elegance.

18 & 27 – CUISINE Long day at work? We researched where to find the best Happy Hour in Beverly Hills. Also, inside Vespertine’s dazzling debut.

From The Publisher Twenty-five years sure do fly by. I can still vividly remember the first-ever Rodeo Drive Concours d’Elegance – my office, in the basement of the Salvatore Ferragamo store, was ground zero. At the time, I was representing Ferrari, and they were willing to fund that first wonderful effort. Mark Scott was the City Manager at that time and, though cautious, with the car expertise and persuasive powers of Bruce Meyer, we prevailed. Twenty-five years later, we are proud to once again partner with the Rodeo Drive Committee to produce the Summer 2018 edition of Beverly Hills Style. After you’ve spent your day perusing the wide array of classic cars lined up along Rodeo Drive, we hope you’ll crack open Beverly Hills Style for the latest insider tips and tricks on fashion, cuisine,

philanthropy, arts, culture and fitness. We’ve also included a comprehensive listing of this summer’s hottest and most intriguing charity events and music and arts festivals. Have a wonderful Father’s Day, a fantastic summer and thank you for reading Beverly Hills Style.

Sincerely, Marcia Wilson Hobbs

20 – PHILANTHROPY Dina Leeds opens up about philanthropy and giving back; Peter Mullin talks about the power of giving.

22 – ARTS Take an exclusive sneak peek inside the summer schedule for The Sorting Room at The Wallis; All things jewelry auctions with Bonhams’ Dana Ehrman.

Detailing the Peloton Tread and other must-have fitness gadgets for 2018.


From hats to sunglasses, fashionable looks that will keep your skin safe in the summer heat; Circa’s Soheila Jalali talks gems and jewelry.


25 – CULTURE Refreshed Ford Theatres ready eclectic summer season. President & Publisher Marcia Wilson Hobbs


Style Issue Coordinator Elisabeth Familian

Summertime is chock full of great music and arts festivals – we take a detailed look at the ones you don’t want to miss. Style Issue Editors Steve Simmons Laura Coleman Matt Lopez

Advertising Rod Pingul Evelyn Portugal

Cover Art: 1938 Hispano-Suiza H6B Dubonnet Xenia. Mullin Automotive Museum Graphic Designers Ferry Simanjuntak Robert Knight

BEVERLY HILLS STYLE Is published by the Beverly Hills Courier, LLC. All contents copyright 2018 Beverly Hills Courier, LLC. Marcia W. Hobbs, President & Publisher. All rights reserved. No part of this periodical may be reproduced without the prior written consent of Beverly Hills Courier, LLC. THE BEVERLY HILLS COURIER welcomes advertising and editorial inquiries, but is not responsible for unsolicited contributions. Submissions should be accompanied by a self-addressed stamped envelope. THE BEVERLY HILLS COURIER makes no promises, expressed or implied, to compensate authors or photographers for unsolicited materials and submissions. Any authorized submissions are accepted solely on the basis of THE BEVERLY HILLS COURIER standard terms and conditions. All other terms and conditions are rejected. Any materials submitted, whether photographs or editorial, become the sole property of the Beverly Hills Courier, LLC unless otherwise expressly agreed in writing and signed by an executive officer of Beverly Hills Courier, LLC. Main office: 499 N. Canon Dr., Ste. 100, Beverly Hills, CA 90210. Tel. 310.278.1322, FAX: 310.271.5118. On the web at

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CALENDAR JUNE 18 Providence Saint Joseph Foundation Lopez Golf Classic 8 a.m. Barbecue luncheon, reception, auction, raffle for a Prius and awards dinner. Lakeside Golf Club, Burbank 18 Beit T’Shuvah The BTS Open 8:30 a.m. Breakfast, chipping contest, shotgun start, reception, dinner, awards and live auction. El Caballero Country Club, Tarzana 18 MTV Movie & TV Awards 6 p.m. Performances by Mustard, Nick Jonas and Chloe x Halle. Honorees: Lena Waithe and Chris Pratt. Host: Tiffany Haddish. Barker Hangar, Santa Monica 19 Black Business Association Salute To Black Music Awards Dinner 6 p.m. Honorees: Siedah Garrett, Valerie Ervin, John Acosta and The Honorable Dr. Mike David. In recognition of Black Music Month. California African American Museum, Los Angeles 19 Global Talents Media Group 4th Annual Huading Awards 9 a..m. “The People’s Choice Awards” of China. Honoring celebrities in the areas of film, television, music and more. The Wiltern, Los Angeles 20 The Hollywood Museum “A Batman ’66 Retrospective” Exhibit Opening 10 a.m. Commemorating the 52nd anniversary of the ABC series with costumes and props not seen since the show’s original run (1966-68). Four sections—“Wayne Manor,” “The Batcave,” “Gallery of Guest Super Villains” and “The Collectibles of Batman ’66”—pay tribute to Adam West (Batman) and Burt Ward (Robin). The Hollywood Museum, Hollywood


23 Illuminating Engineering Society Lumen West 2018 6 p.m. 21st annual awards gala. Reception, dinner and after party. The Biltmore Hotel, Los Angeles 23 National Jewish Health Los Angeles Professional Services Black & White Ball 6 p.m. Reception, dinner, dancing and entertainment by Soulville. Honorees: Southern California National Jewish Health Trustees and past Black & White Ball honorees. The Langham Huntington, Pasadena 23 Project Angel Food Angel Art 6 p.m. Cocktails, viewing, silent and live auctions of works by more than 40 artists including David Hockney, Herb Ritts and Ed Ruscha. 2018 Angel Artist Award presented to Catherine Opie. NeueHouse, Hollywood 23 Raise A Child Honors 2018—The Summer Party 7:30 p.m. Honorees: Omar Rodriguez and Lisa Joyner & Jon Cryer. Co-hosts: Mindy Sterling and Alec Mapa. Reception, celebrity guests, foster and adoptive parent celebration, designer and travel auctions. Jim Henson Company Lot, Hollywood 23 Team Up For Tourette’s Fourth Annual Charity Event 8 p.m. Cocktail party, raffle and DJ Bad Ash. The Parlor, Hollywood 23-24 The Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles The Pink Carpet: LGBTQ & The Silver Screen 2 p.m. Concert focusing on movies and filmmakers that have depicted LGBTQ culture. Special guest: Leslie Jordan. Alex Theatre, Glendale 24 Jewish Women’s Theatre Meet Dete Meserve 10 a.m. Best-selling, award-winning author and producer shares her new book “Random Acts of Kindness.” The Braid, Santa Monica

20 La Plaza de Cultura y Artes Seventh Annual Los Pabladores Tribute Dinner 5:30 p.m. Emcee: Rudy Moreno. Honorees: Cheech Marin, The Getty and Icons of Chicano Art. La Plaza de Cultura Y Artes, Los Angeles

24 Los Angeles County Museum of Art “To Rome and Back: Individualism and Authority in Art, 15001800” Exhibit Opening 11 a.m. Works from the museum’s permanent collection on Rome’s impact from the Renaissance to the Enlightenment. Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles

20 The Salvation Army The Sally Awards 6:30 p.m. Honorees: Jeanie Buss, the late Judge Harry Pregerson, Kevin Downes & Cindy Bond. Host: Ben Mankiewicz. The Beverly Wilshire, Beverly Hills

24 Sante D’Or Foundation and Adoption Center Cocktails for Critters 4 p.m. Celebrating 15 years of animal rescue. Yamashiro, Hollywood

20 Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles WLALApalooza 6:30 p.m. Silent auction and dinner. Omni Los Angeles Hotel, Los Angeles up=

24 Los Angeles Press Club 60th Southern California Journalism Awards Gala 4:30 p.m. Honorees: Lester Holt, Kimi Youhino, Raif Badawi and Dolly Parton. Millennium Biltmore Hotel, Los Angeles

21 The Caucus For Producers, Writers & Directors 12th Annual American Spirit Awards 11:45 a.m. Ceremony and luncheon. Honorees: Leron Gubler, Nancy AlspaughJackson, Richard Colla, John Baca and Jan Krawitz. The Taglyan Complex, Los Angeles

24 Journey Out 2nd Annual Visionary Awards 5 p.m. Recognizing those working to end domestic and transnational human sex trafficking. Honorees: L.A City Councilwoman Nury Martinez, LAPD Lieutenant Marc Evans, Bobby Arias, Dr. Susie Baldwin and Jasmine Kohanim. Emcee: Oba Babatundé. Vitello’s Restaurant, Studio City

21 The Grammy Museum An Evening With Tommy Emmanuel 7:30 p.m. Executive Director Scott Goldman in conversation with the awardwinning guitarist. The Grammy Museum, Los Angeles

24 Black Entertainment Television BET Awards 2018 5 p.m. DJ Khaled leads the nominations for the awards show that recognizes artists, entertainers, and athletes in more than 19 categories. Microsoft Theater, Los Angeles

23-24 Beverly Hills Women’s Club Annual Estate Sale 9 a.m. Continues 10 a.m., June 24. Housewares, furnishings, silver, crystal, pillows, designer fashions, antiques and more. The Beverly Hills Women’s Club, Beverly Hills,

26 The Getty Museum Icons of Style: A Century of Fashion Photography, 1911-2011 Exhibit Opening 10 a.m. More than 160 fashion photographs alongside a selection of costumes, illustrations, magazine covers, videos and advertisements. The Getty Museum, Los Angeles

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26 Anti-Defamation League Comedy Summer Soiree 7 p.m. Sets by Guy Branum,Whitney Cummings, Wayne Federman, Jeff Dye and Zainab Johnson Host: Bruce Fine. The Comedy Store, Los Angeles 27 Jenesse Center, Inc. Imagine 6:30 p.m. Cocktail party fundraiser honoring Halle Berry, Laphonza Bulter, Dr. Peter Long, Larry Miller, Hanifa Nakiryowa and the Black Women Lawyers Foundation, Wilshire Country Club, Los Angeles 28 Los Angeles Zoo Sustainable Wine+Dinner 6 p.m. Four-course menu by Brad Robinson with wines from environmentally friendly Ancient Peaks Winery in Santa Margarita, curator talk and animal encounters. Los Angeles Zoo, Griffith Park, Los Angeles 29 Los Angeles County Museum of Art Jazz at LACMA 6 p.m. Set from Melissa Morgan, Thelonious Monk jazz vocal competition semi-finalist. Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles 30 Norton Simon Museum “A Night in Focus” Garden Party 5 p.m. Drawing, sculpting, printing sketching and other creative projects in the sculpture garden, inspired by Monet’s garden in Giverny, accompanied by live jazz. The Norton Simon Museum, Pasadena 30 The Broad “A Journey That Wasn’t” Exhibit Opening 8 p.m. Paintings, sculpture, photography, film and installations by 20 artists examining the passage of time, including the return of the video installation, “The Visitors.” The Broad, Los Angeles

JULY 2-4 Hollywood Bowl July 4th Fireworks Spectacular with The Go-Go’s 7:30 p.m.. Performance of hits by the all-girl group including We Got the Beat and Our Lips Are Sealed before the fireworks show. 4 Palisades Will Rogers 5&10K Run Foundation The Palisades Will Rogers 5 & 10K runs 8:15 a.m. 41st annual event through the streets of Paciifc Palisades. 10K run ends at Will Rogers State Historic Park. Palisades Recreation Center, Pacific 4 Palisades Americanism Parade Association 70th Grand Anniversary Parade 2 p.m. Parade kicks off with skydiver. Day inlcudes a concert and ends with fireworks at Palisades High School. Sunset Boulevard, between Via de la Paz and Drummond, Pacific Palisades 4 Ocean Park Association 11th Annual Santa Monica Fourth of July Parade 9 a.m. Bringing together residents, musicians and civic groups. Pico Boulevard and Main Street, Santa Monica 4 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Fourth of July Celebration Noon. Free event with carnival games and rides, food trucks, live music and fireworks at dusk. Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Los Angles 4 Americafest 2 p.m. Entertainment and fireworks show. The Rose Bowl, Pasadena. 4 Chai Center Jewish Young Adult Independence Day BBQ 2 p.m. Swimming, unlimited beer, kosher barbecue and DJ Aviel. Private residence, Beverly Hills


CALENDAR JULY 4 Los Angeles Dodgers July 4th at Dodger Stadium 6:10 p.m. Dodgers vs. the Arizona Diamondbacks, followed by fireworks. Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles 12 California African American Museum “Gary Simmons: Fade to Black” Exhibit Opening. 10 a.m. Simmons’ site-specific painting on the five walls of the CAAM lobby includes titles of vintage silent films that feature all-African American casts. The California African American Museum, Los Angeles 12 Boys & Girls Clubs of America Pacific Youth Of The Year Gala 6 p.m. Reception, dinner and program. The Beverly Hilton 12 Outfest Los Angeles Opening Night Gala 6 p.m. Achievement Award ceremony and screenings including Mat Tyrnauer’s documentary Studio 54, featuring patrons of the famed nightspot. The Orpheum Theatre, Los Angeles 12 The José Iturbi Foundation Dudamel Conducts Rachmaninoff 8 p.m. A Beverly Hills resident for more than 40 years, international concert pianist José Iturbi’s legacy continues through the José Iturbi Foundation’s mission – “Popularizing classical music…one note at a time.” Concert featuring Khatia Buniatishvili playing Rachmaninoff's “Second Piano Concerto,” a piece Iturbi played to a soldout house at the bowl seven decades ago. Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition is also on the program. The Hollywood Bowl, Hollywood 12-15 L.A. Theatre Works “I Love Lucy: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Sitcom” Opening Night 8 p.m. Gregg Oppenheimer’s true story about the battles to get the beloved comedy on the air. With Sarah Drew as Lucille Ball and Oscar Nunez as Desi Arnaz. UCLA’s James Bridges Theatre, Westwood 13-15 American Ballet Theatre “La Bayadère” Opening Night 7:30 p.m. A story of eternal love, mystery, fate and justice set in the high courts of royal India in a production by Natalia Makarova and featuring Misty Copeland and Cory Stearns. Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, The Music Center, Los Angeles 14 HollyRod Foundation 20th Annual DesignCare Gala 5 p..m. Hosts: Holly Robinson Peete & Rodney Peete, Auction, fashion show and musical performance by Morris Day and the Time. Honorees: Earvin “Magic” Johnson, Rev. Jesse L. Jackson, Sr.; Microsoft, artist Stephen Wiltshire and Lisa Ackerman. Private residence, Malibu 14 Concern Foundation 44th Annual Block Party 6 p.m. More than 75 food and beverage vendors, musical and interactive entertainment on multiple stages, photo studios, lounges and spa services. Cancer Crusader Honorees: Dr. Jay & Kris Calvert and family. Emcee: KNX Radio’s Frank Mottek. Paramount Studios, Hollywood 14 The Saban Theatre “Happy Together Tour” 6 p.m. The Turtles, Chuck Negron formerly of Three Dog Night, Gary Puckett & The Union Gap, The Association, Mark Lindsay former lead singer of Paul Revere & The Raiders and The Cowsills. The Saban Theatre, Beverly Hills 14 Santa Monica College Foundation “Studioeleven At Work” Opening 7:30 p..m. Exhibit featuring 22 artists benefiting the school’s arts programs. Santa Monica College Performing Arts Center, Santa Monica

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15 American Cancer Society California Spirit 33 6:30 p.m. Samples from more than 13 restaurants and tastings from more than seven vintners and distilleries. Honoree: Chef Ming Tsai. Chairs: Joy & Roger Davis. Honorary chairs: Sherry Lansing and Phil Rosenthal. Culinary chair: Chef Jason Fullilove. Sony Pictures Studio Lots, Culver City 18 ESPN ESPY Awards 5 p.m. Jake Wood to receive the Pat Tillman Award. Athletes who spoke up against convicted serial sexual abuser Larry Nassar to receive the Arthur Ashe Courage Award. Microsoft Theater, Los Angeles 18 Variety: The Children’s Charity Southern California Poker Tournament & Casino Night 6 p.m. Dinner, Texas Holdem tournament and casino games. Paramount Studios, Hollywood 21 Oceana SeaChange Summer Party 6 p.m. Performance by Katherine McPhee, silent and live auctions, reception, dinner, program and dancing. Special guest: Ted Danson. Private estate in Laguna Beach 27-29 The Hollywood Bowl “Annie” 8 p.m. Tony-winning musical directed by Michael Arden with Ana Gasteyer as Miss Hannigan, Megan Hilty as Lily St. Regis, Lea Salonga as Grace Farrell and David Allen Grier as Daddy Warbucks. The Hollywood Bowl, Hollywood 27-August 12 The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts “Hershey Felder: Beethoven” 7:30 p.m. One-man play that brings the composer to life through the eyes of a Viennese doctor. Featuring the Moonlight Sonata, Emperor Concerto and portions of the 5th and 9th symphonies. The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, Beverly Hills 28 P.S. I Love You Foundation Day At The Beach 9 a.m. Matching more than 300 volunteer mentors with at-risk children from across L.A. County for surf lessons, boogie boarding, relay races and more. 8th Street and the Strand, Manhattan Beach 28 Walk With Sally 12th Annual White Light White Night 11 a.m. Food, drinks, auctions and a music performance. The Top of the Plaza at Continental Park, El Segundo 30 Jewish National Fund 28th Annual Golf Classic 12:30 p.m. Riviera Country Club, Pacific Palisades

AUGUST 11 The Saban Theatre Peter Cetera 6 p.m. Hits from the former “Chicago” singer, songwriter, and bass player including If You Leave Me Now and Hard to Say I’m Sorry. A Grammy-winning solo artist since 1986, Cerera’s bestsellers include The Glory of Love and The Next Time I Fall. The Saban Theatre, Beverly Hills 12 The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts Dance Sundays—Break The Floor Hip Hop 5 p.m. Introductory class and a routine in the outdoor event. The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Ars 20 MVAT Foundation 12th Annual MVAT Foundation Golf Classic 8:30 a.m. Tournament, reception and awards dinner. MountainGate Country Club

21 FIDM Museum & Galleries 12th “Annual Art of Television” Exhibit Opening 10 a.m. Costumes from Emmy-nominated and fan favorite shows from the 2017-18 season ranging from ornate period pieces to sci-fi fantasies, comedies and dramas. FIDM Museum & Galleries, Los Angeles 25 Annenberg Space For Photography Deadline To Headlines: Covering A Campaign 7 p.m Photojournalists Damon Winter, Chip Somodevilla and Carolyn Kaster discuss photographing presidential candidates with Ben LaBolt. Annenberg Space For Photography, Los Angeles 26 Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust “Childhood Left at the Station: A Tribute to the Children of the Kindertransport” Exhibit Opening 10 a.m. Highlights 10 Kinder transport survivors, including radio personality Dr. Ruth Westheimer and Lisa Jura, mother of pianist Mona Golabek. Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust, Los Angeles.

SEPTEMBER 6 National Hispanic Media Association 16th Annual LA Impact Awards Luncheon 11 a.m. Honorees: Local media professionals, artists and community leaders. Sheraton Universal Hotel, Universal City 6 AJC Los Angeles 2018 Judy and Roy Kaufman AJC Los Angeles Annual Meeting 6:30 p.m. Los Angeles 7 Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation VIP Dinner. Private location 8 Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation 2018 L.A. Loves Alex’s Lemonade 12:30 p.m. Signature items and drinks prepared by chefs and mixologists from across the country. Hosted by Chef Suzanne Goin and Caroline Styne (Lucques) and Chef David Lentz (The Hungry Cat). UCLA’s Royce Quad, Westwood, 8 Go For Broke National Education Center Evening of Aloha 6 p.m Tastes from chefs Roy Yamaguchi, Akira Hirose and Jeremy Choo. Entertainment by Lauren Kinkada. Emcee: David Ono. The Westin Bonaventure Hotel & Suites, Los Angeles. 8 Tower Cancer Research Foundation Ante Up for a Cancer Free Generation 6 p.m. Annual fundraising poker tournament. Sofitel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills, Los Angeles 13 Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles Lifetime Achievement Award 6 p.m. Reception, dinner and program. Honorees: Annette & Leonard Shapiro. The Beverly Wilshire, Beverly Hills 13 Wags & Walks 8th Annual Wags & Walks Benefit 6:30 p.m. Celebrating The Year of the Rescue Dog. Honorees: Tracey Gluck, Ginger the Pit Bull and Matt Bershadker. Co-chairs: Lynne & Michael Heslov. The Taglyan Complex, Hollywood 13 Friends of the Los Angeles River Noches del Rio 7:30 p.m. Dinner fundraiser. Los Angeles River Center, Los Angeles 15 American Friends of The Hebrew University Bel Air Affaire 6 p.m. Gourmet dinner and entertainment. Private Bel Air estate



2018 Rodeo Drive Concours d’Elegance

The Rodeo Drive Concours d’Elegance Celebrates 25 Years Of Classic Cars, Father’s Day Fun


fter 25 years, the Rodeo Drive Concours d’Elegance is still speeding ahead stronger than ever. Today, the Rodeo Drive Concours d’Elegance returns to Beverly Hills to celebrate 25 years of the popular Father’s Day tradition. The event, which remains free for spectators, welcomes more than 30,000 guests to Beverly Hills annually, offering dads and their families a chance to peruse a prestigious selection of vehicles—all while catching glimpses of Hollywood elite in

Rick Dore’s 1939 Coachbuilt

the presence of the posh restaurants and designer stores that inhabit the city’s most famous street. Commemorating the show’s 25th anniversary, a special class of silver cars include some of the most exceptional automobiles in motoring history, each painted silver. Early entries in this class include coachbuilt beauties like the exceptionally rare 1953 Fiat 8V Supersonic by Ghia from the Sydorick collection, supercars like the 1994 Bugatti EB110 SS

from the Mullin Automotive Museum Mullin and celebrity-owned vehicles such as acclaimed director John Frankenheimer’s 1963 Rolls Royce Silver Cloud III from the Petersen Automotive Museum. “This year’s event will feature an unprecedented lineup of classic, exotic, luxury and supercars,” said Bruce Meyer, Chairman of the Rodeo Drive Concours d’Elegance. “As interest has grown over the last quarter century, owners of worldclass classic and sports cars have specifically chosen our Concours to display their prized vehiCoupe cles.” M e y e r added: “Our Father’s Day show will reflect the diverse interests of the thousands of families in attendance, displaying only the best from each class.” From its beginnings in 1993 to its emergence as a mustattend Father’s Day tradition, the Rodeo Drive C o n c o u r s d’Elegance has become one of the most eagerly awaited annual events in Los Angeles.

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Automotive Museum’s 1994 Bugatti EB110 SS

Considered a family tradi- world, and of course, admire the tion for many Angelenos – as most amazing cars, right here in well as those visiting from out- Beverly Hills,” said Beverly Hills side the city and state – the show Mayor Julian Gold. “I am offers a unique experience for delighted to be part of the 25th car lovers and their families that anniversary of the Concours, simply want to enjoy a summer and I am honored to share it not day on one of the most iconic streets in the world. This year’s Rodeo Drive Concours d’Elegance is once again emceed by ABC7’s “car guy” Dave Adam Carolla’s 1965 Lamborghini 350 GT Kunz. “The Rodeo Drive Concours d’Elegance is a only with my neighbors, but tradition that brings us all with the rest of Los Angeles and together to spend time with our car lovers from around the world.” loved ones, meet celebrities of the automotive

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Spring Speciale • Joseph Ventura GTA • Brandon Adrian GTV 2000 • Ron & Deborah Rader TB 21 • Sandy Bettelman DB4 Coupe • Bill Feldhorn DB5 Saloon • Paul Carrubba Boattail Speedster • Mel Stein MK I "Bugeye" Sprite • Greg Aden 3000 MKII BT7 • Anthony Dispoto 3/8 Litre Racer • Doug Weitman Black Prince • Gary Wales 2002 Alpina • Eddie Padilla EB110 GT SS • Mullin Automotive Museum Sedanette • Clifford Mattis 60 Special • Richard Stanley Sedanette • Chris Carlson Series 61 Coupé • David Walmsley Eldorado Biarritz Convertible • Richard Davis Eldorado Convertible • Kip Cyprus Fleetmaster • Elmer Linares Deluxe Convertible • Bobby Eidem Belair Custom • Jerry & Lorrie Jacobs Corvette Roadster • Ken Ciszek Impala • Jose Serna Corvette "Split Window" Coupe • Tommy Watts Impala convertible • Jose Serna Corvette Coupe • Robert Magnano Corvette 427 Coupe • Harry Lekites Corvette 427 Convertible • Gary Kress Camaro RS Z/28 • Ryan Lawrence Town & Country Barrel Back 9 Passenger Station Wagon • Aaron Weiss CQ Two-Door Coupe • Ray Rada SM • Paul Kramer MKII • Petersen Automotive Museum Mangusta • Phillip Sarofim Pantera • Eli Antaky Pantera • Mike Russell Monza Evo 3.6 • David Lee 166 Coupe by Touring • Don Murray 400 Superamerica • Crevier Classic Cars 250GT/Lusso • Ron Busuttil 275GTB • Doug Cohen 365 GTB/4 "Daytona" • Jeff & David Brynan Testarossa • Sean Bennett Enzo • Axl Rose 8V Supersonic • David Sydorick Pick Up • Mike Malamut Multipla • Mike Malamut 600 Mirafiori • Mike Malamut Speedster • John Bothwell Coachbuilt Coupe • Rick Dore Mustang/Fastback • Fidel Acosta CC 101 • Aaron Unger

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H6B Dubonnet Xenia • Mullin Automotive Museum XK-E Coupe • Ronald Hamilton XJ220S TWR • Rusty West XK120 Alloy Body • Bryant Kreaden XK-E Roadster • Bryant Kreaden 500S • Warren & Bobbi Alvord 350GT • Doug Cohen 350GT • Adam Carolla Islero S • David Young Miura S • Jeff Meier Miura P400SV • Adam Carolla Europa • David Young 170v Sport Roadster • Gary Humecke 300SL Coupe • Bruce Goldsmith 300SL Coupe • Bob Baker 300Sc Coupe • Vin Di Bona 300SL Roadster • William Hammerstein 300d • Barry Sohnen 190SL Special • Tristram Buckley 280SL • Arash Afshar CLK-GTR Competition • Rusty West "Hirohata" Recreation • John D’Agostino Drop Head Coupe • Bob & Donna Hanselman A Fixed-head Coupe • Pete Puzo Metropolitan • Justin Barsony Roadster • Petersen Automotive Museum S-88 • Robert Pritchard Cutlass Supreme • Lupe Ledesma Jr. 645 Dual Cowl Phaeton by Dietrich • Dana Graham Fury • Dennie Grundy GTO • Tenney Fairchild GTO "Judge" • Howard Keck 356A Coupe • Nethercutt Collection 356A Coupe • Mark Alfano 356B Super 90 Roadster • Paul & Sherrill Colony 356SC Coupe • Matt Winter 904 • Tatsuya Yagi 911S • Benjamin Shahrabani 912 Targa • Christian Marshall 930 Turbo • Peter Devereaux 959 • Bill Fleischman 911 Turbo • Jack Jones R5 Turbo • Kerim Oltan 20 HP Park Ward Coupe Convertible • Daniel Berg Phantom II • James Rice Silver Cloud I • Howard Green Silver Cloud II Convertible • Josh Flagg Silver Cloud III DHC/Mulliner Park Ward • Dennis Boses CTR2 Sport • Rusty West CTR3 • Phillip Sarofim 289 Cobra • Ashley & Michael Mackel GT350H • Buddy Pepp Tuscan V8 • Bill Holland Westfalia • Stephen Russell

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Cheers! Where To Enjoy Happy Hour In Beverly Hills T

here’s nothing quite like the feeling of sitting down to an ice cold beverage and delicious food after a long day at work. Especially when those delectable dishes and drinks are half price. Happy Hour is alive and well in Beverly Hills and there’s no shortage of great places to park yourself at for a couple of hours after work. Here is a compilation of some of great local Happy Hour options:

Lucky Seven Happy Hour special offers seven small bites, cocktails and wines that are $7 until 7 p.m. Tap beer is $5 and tap cocktails are $8. Citizen’s Mai Tai, featuring Denizan Merchant’s Reserve 8-year rum, is a Happy Hour favorite, as is the new Porcupine.

Specialty cocktails featuring George Clooney’s Casamigos Tequila are available at The Peninsula’s Terrace Happy Hour.

Avec Nous Located inside the Viceroy L’Ermitage, Avec Nous’ Cocktail Hour offers small bites, wine, beer and specialty cocktails such as The Boulevardier (bourbon, campari, vemouth) or Paloma (tequila, grapefruit, lime) – all under $10 – from 4-7 p.m.

The Beverly Hilton Specials on appetizers, draft beer, select wine and specialty cocktails are offered Monday through Thursday at CIRCA 55, the Aqua Star Pool and the Lobby Lounge.

Caffe Roma One of the more underrated Happy Hours perhaps in all of West L.A., this North Canon Drive Italian eatery offers a variety of snacks, seafood, pasta and pizza, all under $10. One of the local favorites is the Margherita pizza with tomato, mozzarella and fresh basil. Offered all day Monday-Wednesday and 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Thursday through Saturday.

Gyu-Kaku Japanese BBQ

Citizen’s ‘Porcupine’ •  2 oz. Serrano infused tequila •  1 oz. fresh lime juice •  0.5 oz. citrus agave • handful muddled cucumber/basil Shake all ingredients together well with ice and pour into double rocksstyle glass filled with ice. Add garnish of your choosing. Pictured above is a flaming half-lime shell. Be careful trying this at home!

Frida Mexican Food For a more casual Happy Hour experience, Frida on South Beverly Drive offers $4 beer and house wine, $5 sangria and $6 margaritas from 3-6 p.m. during the week.

Caulfield’s The SIXTY Beverly Hills’ vintage themed bar and dining room offers several classic cocktails, including the Marilyn Monroeinspired drink, The Misfit, or the Ginger in the Rye, for $10 weekdays from 3 to 6 p.m., which pair well alongside a variety of $6 small bites and $2 oysters.

Caffe Roma’s Margherita

Citizen Josh Goldman’s bar program at Citizen might just include the best Happy Hour in Beverly Hills. Citizen’s Page 18 | Beverly Hills Style

Grill On The Alley

Known for being a top-flight steakhouse, The Grill On The Alley also has pretty solid Happy Hour offerings. Food starts at $10 with items such as Kobe sidekicks or Ahi Fish Tacos, and $6 for cocktails like the Moscow Mule.

The Rooftop Grill

Appetizer specials cooked over a flaming charcoal grill at each table make this a can’t-miss Happy Hour experience. Happy Hour is offered a la carte or with a two-for-$50 Happy Hour threecourse meal option, offered all-day Monday, noon6:30 p.m. TuesdayThursday and 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Friday-Sunday. Includes $5 sake and $2.50 draft beer.

The Rooftop Grill at the Montage labels its Happy Hour appropriately as “Sunset Hour” since you can enjoy it from the rooftop as the sun goes down. Beverage options include a $20 tequila flight, $12 well cocktails, including the Cocktail of the Month, and a $10-by-theglass wine selection. Food options from $6-$14 include beef slidGyu-Kaku's Yaki-Shabu Beef ers, steak tacos, chicken wings and ceviche tostadas. Heritage Fine Wines Offered weekdays from 4-7 p.m., Heritage offers a $12 glass of Wolfgang’s Steakhouse Champagne, and various red, white Wolfgang's Happy Hour is offered and rosé options for under $10. Food as part of its "Cocktails On Canon" items, all $10, include choices like bur- with specialty drinks like Wolfgang's rata, brie toasts, bruschetta and a char- Spice (Absolut Mandarin, jalapeño cuterie board. pepper, lemon, orange juice) or the Park Avenue (prosecco, lime juice, The Peninsula Beverly Hills créme de cassis and fresh berries) all Every Thursday from 5-8 p.m., for $7, daily from 4-7 p.m. Small bites The Belvedere’s Terrace offers a special also offered for $7 each. menu of drinks and small bites. The – Matt Lopez Peninsula has partnered with George Clooney’s Casamigos Tequila to offer specialty $10 cocktails to go along with food options like corn crab cakes and smoked salmon crudo.

Porta Via The Bar Room inside Porta Via offers several drink options from 5-8 p.m. Monday-Saturday, including $7 well spirits, $6 house red and white wine, and $4 select beer. Small bites up to $10 include options like chicken taquitos, fish tacos and calamari. Wolfgang’s Burger Sliders




Dina Leeds, Big-Hearted Philanthropist With Style, Grace And Love To Spare Bel-Air resident Dina Leeds opens up to Beverly Hills Style about philanthropy, family, and the need to give back


or Dina Leeds, doing her part to make the world a better place comes naturally. From volunteering on the boards of the Los Angeles Ballet, the Builders of Jewish Education and StandWithUs to serving as president of the American Friends of Magen David Adom (AFMDA) Western Region and co-chairing this year’s Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust’s annual gala dinner on Dec. 3, there seems to be no end in sight to Dina’s philanthropic endeavors. “When anybody tells you what his or her charity is doing, if you’re human, it’s impossible not to have a heart for it,” Dina explained. Born in Egypt, Dina’s family fled the country when she was just 2-years-old following 1967’s SixDay War. After a six-month stint in Italy, the family moved to the Fairfax area in Los Angeles, enticed by the strong Jewish community. Starting over from scratch, Dina’s mom worked three to four jobs, instilling in her daughter an incredible respect for hard work. Bolstered by her parents’ strong work ethic, Dina said that by the time she was 26 years old, she’d made her first million dollars. “My husband has this saying, ‘The harder I work, the luckier I get,’” she said of the love of her

life, Fred Leeds, with whom she shares seven children. When the Leeds moved into Bel-Air just over two decades ago, people frequently approached Dina to ask if they could hold an event in her home. “To me it just felt like throwing a dinner; and that wasn’t a big deal,” she described of the affairs she hosted three times a week for several years. “To me it was having guests, making them aware of an important cause and doing whatever good we could do with what we had.” She highlighted the upcoming Holocaust Museum gala honoring Lord Daniel Finkelstein and her friend Mona Golabek, a world-renowned concert pianist and author of The Children of Willesden Lane about her mother's experience with the Kindertransport, as a critical event to commemorate the past. “I think real philanthropy has to do with looking at the world in the way it relates to children,” she said, underscoring the importance of teaching her own children the value of giving back. “Maybe why I’m involved in philanthropy is because I know there’s no difference between me and anyone else,” she added.

When anybody tells you what his or her charity is doing, if you’re human, it’s impossible not to have a heart for it. -Dina Leeds, Philanthropist and Vice President of Fred Leeds Properties

Peter Mullin On Philanthropy And The Power Of Giving


ith plans to open a new automotive museum in the Cotswolds in England, Los Angeles native Peter Mullin is determined to share his love of cars with as many people as possible. A successful businessman and one of the world’s foremost vintage car collectors, whose eponymous Mullin Automotive Museum focuses on the stunning beauty of Art Deco automobiles, Mullin has also spent his life Peter and Merle Mullin with their 1946 Delage D6-3L at the Villa d'Este giving back. “I think you get more from sharing than you do on the shores of Lake Como, Italy where the Concorso d'Eleganza Villa Photo by Michel Zumbrunn from getting,” he said, noting that he learned early d'Este is held annually in May. on about the value of both giving and receiving. “I’m from a modest household, and as things got better in my life, I felt it was important to give back Peter and Merle Mullin Anderson Graduate School of Irish Educational to the city.” Management at UCLA Development Foundation While his decades-long involvement in diverse foundations is extensive, these Archdiocese of Los Angeles, Los Angeles World Affairs days his passion for philanthropy centers around art, education, automobiles and Catholic Education Foundation Council landscaping. He currently serves as chairman of the Music Center Foundation, the American Bugatti Club Music Center Foundation Peterson Automotive Museum and the Mullin Automotive Museum, and is on the Art Center College of Design Occidental College boards of Art Center College of Design, Saint John's Health Center and the UCLA California Community Graduate School of Business, to name a few. Petersen Automotive Museum Foundation “It seems to me there are two ways to teach people about what is a good thing to St. John’s Health Center do; one is to tell them what to do and the other one is to do it yourself and let people Friends of FAI UC Davis Foundation see the results of giving back,” Mullin said. “I believe that good news keeps coming Guggenheim Museum USC Davis School of Gerontology when you know what to do with it, which is to share it. It’s like a faucet that if you Hospital of Good Samaritan United Way of Greater Los turn it on by giving, it keeps coming into your bowl. You can say that charitable giv- Huntington Library Angeles ing is a smart way to continue the good news flowing. I think when people adopt Institute of Advanced Catholic Veterans Park Conservancy that as a philosophy, really good things happen in their life.” -Laura Coleman Studies

Mullin’s Favorite Charities

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Beverly Hills Style Talks Gem Collecting With Dana Ehrman, Director of Bonhams Fine Jewelry


everly Hills Style: What adhave enjoyed unbroken price vice would you give somerises over the past decade. There body looking to start a jewelry is also a current trend for jewels collection? from the post-war era, where Dana Ehrman: Educate the emphasis is on design, qualyourself first and foremost, and ity and workmanship. These then buy one really good piece pieces, often unique or in limitthat has staying power, as ed supply, are easy to wear, disopposed to what is on trend. Put tinctive and increasingly sought time and effort into understandafter by discerning collectors. ing who you are as a jewelry colBHS: In your opinion, why lector and what gemstones, buy jewelry not art, cars or designs or designers inspire you. wine? Don’t be afraid to ask a specialist Dana: Jewelry is the most Dana Ehrman for advice, someone who is personal purchases you can impartial, who can guide you in the right make. It becomes a part of your personality, direction. We love to see as many people your own personal signature and it inherently attend Bonhams Jewelry previews – it’s a great provides the ultimate emotional connection experience and you can learn a lot from han- we search for in luxury items. dling the pieces and speaking to the jewelry BHS: In your forthcoming California specialists ahead of the auction. Jewels sale, do you have any personal BHS: What’s performing well at auction favorites? at the moment? Dana: A diamond and gold pansy brooch Dana: Colored diamonds, sapphires, formerly owned by a New York socialite. The rubies and emeralds, as well as fine pieces of flower design oozes glamor and femininity, jewelry from key eras like the 1920s and 1930s, creating drama out of simplicity.

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3 AT AUCTION–Bonhams California Jewels auction on June 19 can be previewed in person all weekend from June 15-18 at Bonhams Los Angeles or see all 440 pieces of jewelry and gemstones online ( Pictured: 1. A diamond and gold pansy brooch; 2. A diamond, citrine, enamel, glass and 18k gold perfume flask, French; 3. A turn- of-the-century moonstone and 14k gold brooch.

Wallis’ Sorting Room ‘Nightclub’ In Beverly Hills Returns Once Again With Locals, Favorites An Evening of Eclectic Sounds T with Kandace Lindsey he popular intimate nightclub, The Sorting Room, returns to the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts again this summer, transforming the Lovelace Studio Theater into a 140seat space, and bringing a mix of music, comedy and cabaret with nine diverse sessions at 7 p.m., from June 22 – July 21. Audiences can enjoy craft cocktails, a handpicked bottle of wine or draft beer at The Briskin Bar @ The Wallis in the Jim and Eleanor Randall Grand Hall before, during and after each performance, and all audience members can now take drinks back to their seats during the performance. Tickets range from $15 – $55. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit, call 310-746-000, or visit the Wallis, 9390 N. Santa Monica Blvd.

Also On The Schedule June 24 – The Eve of Jackie: A Tribute to Jackie Wilson – With Broadway star Chester Gregory. July 13-15 – For The Record – A mix of artists from music, stage and screen. July 18 – Songwriters: The Next Generation — “A Songwriters Showcase” from the ASCAP Foundation & ASCAP Urban Department hosted by LaShawn Daniels. July 19 – A Little New Music: An Evening of New Musical Theater — In partnership with the ASCAP Foundation. July 20 – ASL Cabaret: A Celebration of American Sign Language – Show tunes, hiphop, poetry and comedy in both English and ASL with Broadway’s Josh Castille.

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Friday, June 22 Beverly Hills local Kandace Lindsey creates a tropical blend of raw, powerful world music, combining global rhythms from Brazil, Spain and India with a fiery vocal technique. The songwriter’s recordings have been used as the WNBA theme song and featured on Pretty Little Liars among other TV shows.

Marcy Heisler & Zina Goldrich Saturday, June 23 Award-winning theater songwriters Marcy Heisler and Zina Goldrich in an evening celebrating favorites, new debuts and sneak peeks at upcoming projects as they bring their eclectic, romantic and seriously funny NYC songbook to The Sorting Room. Featuring an all-star combo and some surprise special guests.

Laraine Newman

Steven Weber

Jennifer Tilly

Fred Willard

Celebrity Autobiography Saturday, July 21 The international smash-hit comedy — from NYC to London’s West End, to the Sydney Opera House — where celebrity memoirs from Barbra Streisand to Beyoncé, are acted out on stage by other celebrities. Featuring: Laraine Newman, Eugene Pack, Dayle Reyfel, Jennifer Tilly, Fred Willard and Steven Weber. •••

Our Lady J’s Gospel of Dolly Saturday, June 30 The Transparent and Pose producer’s acclaimed Gospel of Dolly especially reimagined for The Sorting Room. The Dolly Parton-themed program will also include a few of Our Lady J’s original songs along with classical piece, or two,




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Circa Beverly Hills Is Haven For Estate Gems, Jewelry


here’s something intensely magical about diamonds for Soheila Jalali, who joined Circa in 2017 as the buyer at the Beverly Hills office. “My love for gems and jewelry goes back to my childhood when I would save my weekly allowance to buy a sparkly item to own,” she described. “There’s just such a beautiful world inside diamonds. I just love looking inside them. It’s such a mystery.” A Graduate Gemologist from the Gemological Institute of America with more than 35 years of experience in the jewelry industry, Soheila is among the elite when it comes to understanding the value of jewels. It’s a skill highly prized by Circa, which purchases jewelry from private clients and then sells to a select group Soheila Jalali of collectors via Circa’s main office in New York. “One of the things that is very unique about us at Circa is that when we look at a piece of jewelry, if we’re interested we’ll take it right then and write a check,” Soheila said. “One of the advantages of selling to Circa is you get immediate payment, and we’re very, very competitive." From diamond grading to antique and modern, luxury retail and estate jewelry sales, Soheila has seen the world of gems. In Beverly Hills, Soheila said she deals a lot with estate jewelry. “I am still excited to see every piece of jewelry that my clients bring in,” she said. “Every piece is unique, and the experience is unlike any other I'd previously had. Every individual has a unique story when they are selling their jewelry.” -Laura Coleman Page 24 | Beverly Hills Style

Circa jewelry buyers purchase all types of jewelry ranging from a simple Tiffany & Co. engagement ring to an entire estate of rare art deco jewelry made by famous design houses such as Cartier, Van Cleef & Arpels and Buccellati to name a few. Pictured above is a Van Cleef & Arpels Marquise Diamond Ring with Invisibly-Set Sapphires (Circa 1950) and a Harry Winston 14.81 Carats Pear-Shaped Diamond Ring (Circa 1960).




After A Facelift, Refreshed Ford Theatres Set Eclectic New Season


he Ford Theatres are ready for their closeup. After a $75 million renovation, the uniquely California venue in the Cahuenga Pass is in the midst of an eclectic season. At 1,200 seats, the complex “is the most intimate of amphitheaters,” says Interim Executive Director Olga Garay-English. “Nestled in the Hollywood Hills, it’s not unusual to see deer grazing behind the stage during a performance.” “It’s had a facelift,” says GarayEnglish, with the Zev Yaroslavsky Terrace for dining, state-of-the-art lighting towers, new dressing rooms, a stage that’s been upgraded from concrete to ipe, a Brazilian hardwood; soundproofing panels that have replaced plywood sheets, and a projection system for film screenings. Garay-English, with more than 30 years in the arts field, was brought on board in November 2016, before the start of the nearly three-year renovation. “L.A. County, which owns the facility, invested quite a bit of money into upgrading the physical plant


and they thought, especially Supervisor Shelia Khuel (her District 3 includes the Ford), a similar upgrading of programming was also called for,” she Olga Garaysays. English With the goal of maintaining the Ford’s commitment to L.A.-based artists while introducing nationally and internationally recognized artists, GarayEnglish has curated an IGNITE @ the FORD!, series (see highlights right) “ “There‘s something for everyone,” says Khuel of the season that will conclude Oct. 28-29 with the Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre’s Loaded, performed on The Ford’s renovated loading dock. “We’re trying to find works that stretch the imagination, are not often seen in L.A., and that have intellectual rigor; but at the same time are accessible and reflective of the cultures that make L.A. home,” says Garay-English—Steve Simmons

• Sept. 6, 8:30 p.m.—Saul Williams and Mivos Quartet — Performed in the round on the Ford stage, the intimate event features string music and poetry. • Aug. 16, 8:30 p.m.—An Evening of Hip-Hop & Arabic Poetry W/Omar Offendum — Kennedy Center Citizen Artist Omar Offendum - accompanied by oud (Middle Eastern lute) virtuoso Ronnie Malley, percussionists and a DJ. • Sept. 1, 8 p.m.—Carmen—Pacific Opera Project’s production of George Bizet’s operatic masterpiece. • Sept. 29, 8 p.m.—Finding A Line: Skateboarding, Music And Media— A half-pipe will transform the Ford stage for pianist/composer Jason Moran and the Bandwagon’s exploration of the intersection between skateboarding and jazz. Presented in partnership with UCLA’s Center for the Art of Performance. • Oct. 5, 8 p.m.—”Kick Out The Jams” 50th Anniversary Concert — Detroit rock band MC5 celebrates the 50th anniversary of the recording of the landmark album. • Oct. 13, 8:30 p.m. — Soldier Songs— Theatre, opera, rock, and film combine in multimedia piece from award-winning composer David T. Little and filmmaker Bill Morrison. A co-presentation with LA Opera Off Grand.

• Oct. 21, 7 p.m.—Fusicology Presents Louis Vega & E.O.L. Soulfrito — Grammy-winning bandleader/DJ and his band commemorate Fusicology’s 15th anniversary. The Ford Theatres, 2580 Cahuenga Blvd., East Hollywood - 323-461-3673

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Must-Have Fitness Gadgets For 2018 T

here was once a time, not all that long ago, when — without a gym membership — the best option for getting a true, full-body workout was spending thousands of dollars on weight-lifting equipment for the garage. Those days, however, are long gone. The digital age has brought with it countless new tech gadgets that make getting a great workout, or just becoming the healthiest version of yourself, easier than ever before. The tech market is constantly evolving as apps change and update and new gadgets are released, but Beverly Hills Style has compiled some of the hottest and most sought-after health and fitness gadgets of the year.

Peloton Tread The makers of the famous Peloton Bike, which has taken the home-fitness world by storm over the last few years, are set to unveil a new, full-body Peloton workout. The Peloton Tread will offer live, full-body training at the tap of a touch screen. Like the Peloton Bike, the Tread will offer a similar guided fitness experience, mixing live cardio and strength workouts, along with training by top New York instructors, giving users their own private fitness studio. According to MensHealth, which reviewed the Tread, it will – unlike the Peloton Bike – encourage users to hop off the machine for circuits of weight training exercises in between sprints. Under The Peloton Tread is Armour expected to retail for HOVR $4,000 and will be released later this fall. It is available for preorder now at

Under Armour HOVR As far as wearable fitness tech goes, most people are used to seeing the various wristbands or headbands that are on the market. Under Armour has taken it one step further with its new “smart shoes” called HOVR. The HOVR, which comes in low-top (the Sonic) and mid-top (the Phantom) editions, are truly designed for the heavy-duty runner. The shoes come with a builtin sensor that tracks distance, pace, stride, cadence and steps. The bluetooth-powered sensors are located in the thickest section of the midsole, protecting it in any weather condition. Under Armour says the sensor, called the Record chip, was designed to outlast the life of the actual shoe. The batteries do not need to be recharged as the sensors are self-contained. The shoes are a companion to Under Armour’s popular and free MapMyRun app, which is available for download on both iPhones and Android devices. The shoes easily pair with the app via bluetooth. The Under Armour HOVR ranges from $110-140, depending on color and style. For more, visit:

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Nokia Sleep There are few things as key to a good day of fitness as getting a good night of sleep the evening before your workout, so it might be prudent to track how well you’re sleeping after, or before, a day of heavy fitness. The Nokia Sleep is one of the higher-end gadgets currently on the market, which offers sleep cycle analysis (deep, light and REM), heart rate tracking and snore detection. Users will lay down on the Nokia Sleep, which is a sensor built into a Wi-Fi connected mattress pad that slides underneath your mattress. The pad records sleep patterns and syncs the data to the Nokia Health Mate phone app. For “smart home” techies, the Nokia Sleep integrates with IFTTT, an automation app that allows it to be tied to your sleep habits. That means the Nokia Sleep can be set up so that the lights go off, or temperature goes down, in the bedroom once you fall asleep (provided, of course, that they are all WiFi connected). The Nokia Sleep is available now for $99.95. To purchase, visit

Bowflex Selecttech 560 The dumbbell has seemingly been around since the dawn of time, a constant staple in home gyms and real gyms for decades, it’s an item that is seemingly difficult to innovate. Well, not anymore; Bowflex has offered a new spin on the item, with what it coins the “World’s Smartest Dumbbell,” Bowflex Selecttech 560 the Bowflex Selecttech 560. Dubbed “strength training reimagined,” the Selecttech 560 tracks weight, reps and sets through an integrated bluetooth setup. In addition, the dumbbells also provide advanced video coaching to ensure perfect form. The Bowflex Selecttech 560 Dumbbells retail for $499. For more, visit – Matt Lopez BEVERLY HILLS

CUISINE Award-Winning Vespertine Dazzles


lightly disconcerting, there’s something about dining at Vespertine that is unsettling to the point of heightening your senses. That the food is exceptional is secondary to the theatricality that surrounds the immersive hours-long experience. A clever experiment by Chef Jordan Kahn, who just this month won the coveted Grand Prize design award from the Los Angeles Business Council, Vespertine celebrates its first anniversary next month inside the other worldly Eric Owen Mossdesigned structure. “The goal of the restaurant is to be this Fluxian source of ideas,” Kahn told Beverly Hills Style. Like a symphony that is more about experience than the individual notes and instruments, Vespertine offers diners a thoughtfully curated evening of molecular gastronomy. “People go to restaurants because of food. But food is not what stays in your memory,” noted Kahn, who began his career at The French Laundry. “You just remember the experience, the time you had. It’s really a complex art form.” Named for a flower that blooms in the evening, Vespertine is very much a

A jewel-like pea creation is both art and cuisine. convergence of food, art, architecture and music in a world entirely crafted by Kahn. “I found this building and everything clicked,” Kahn recounted of his initial foray into Culver City’s Hayden Tract area to escape typical L.A. traffic five years ago. After returning that very evening around 3:30 a.m. and jumping the fence to explore the exterior of the distinct structure dubbed the Waffle, Kahn began returning nightly around 2:30 a.m. Eventually, he grew bold enough to remove the wood panels off the door and enter the multi-story architectural marvel that bore no resemblance to a typical restaurant. “I couldn’t get it off my mind. I was really intrigued,” Kahn said of the building he spent four years tailoring to house Vespertine. “It’s this really powerful energy that’s hard to articulate.” From the moment you approach the reticulated steel building, Vespertine invites diners to participate in an experience akin to theatre. Set in BEVERLY HILLS

Vespertine’s home is a building by Eric Owen Moss. rhythm to an original atmospheric instrumental score composed by L.A.based band This Will Destroy You, the evening begins with a welcome drink in a Bauhaus-type garden. Next, you are led through a gorgeous kitchen where Kahn personally greets you, explains his concept and essentially reads your “vibe” in anticipation of further personalizing the evening. The first act enfolds on the building’s open air rooftop with spiced wine and cozy couch-like seating. A member of the sublime staff, attired in black garments made by Jona Sees, explains that the sculptural center piece on the low table illuminated by candles is actually a trio of seaweed “chips” artfully draped on a curved log. After more appetizers that likewise blur the distinction between food and art, such as a delicious biscuit of black currants and burnt onions, the journey continues in the main dining room downstairs, where more than a dozen different courses fully articulate the tasting menu-only concept. Artfully plated on ceramics crafted by Ryota Aoki, many made from volcanic stone, an early course of snap peas fashioned into a large green shimmering jewel sets the stage for this second act, which includes an optional pairing of wines or juices. Perhaps the most curious dish is one that is served entirely hidden from view in its ceramic home, where the creamy rice pudding with crab is a total surprise. Following a flight of desserts, the final act of Kahn’s sublime visual and culinary narrative returns you to the outdoor garden where you first began, this time with coffee, liqueurs and sweets. The smell of incense wafts from your own particular space in the mazelike concrete garden draped in foliage while you gaze with newfound understanding at the exoskeleton of oxidized metal in which you just indulged. -Laura Coleman Beverly Hills Style | Page 27

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SUMMER FESTIVALS South Carolina’s Low Country Gullah culture; Aug. 23 – Kishi Bashi – Violinist performing selections from his latest work against a video backdrop; Aug. 30 – Gili Yalo – Contemporary soul, funk, psychedelic rock and traditional Ethiopian music

JUNE 21-24 Angel City Games 8 a.m. Fourth annual adaptive sports festival for athletes with physical and visual impairments. Track & field, wheelchair tennis and basketball, swimming, sports clinics and an awards gala. UCLA, Westwood 21-24 Black Entertainment Television Experience 3 p.m. Opening Day—BET HER Awards Dinner and concert with LL Cool J, DJ Z-Trip, Nas, Ludacris and Ne-Yo. Four-day music and entertainment festival with headliners Bobby Brown, Woody McClain and Jesse Collins Fan Fest with celebrity basketball, BETX House of Fashion & Beauty, Genius Talks and more. Staples Center and Los Angeles Convention Center, Los Angeles


28-August 5 Vans US Open of Surfing 6 a.m. More than 300 athletes in competitions, skateboarding and BMX, outdoor movie showings and art installations. Huntington City Beach, Huntington Beach

David Melville as Titus Andronicus Photo by Mike Ditz

JULY 4-8 Anime Expo Pre-Show Night 6 p.m. Panels, entertainment hall, karaoke, manga lounge, screenings and tabletop gaming. Annual celebration of Japanese pop culture with concerts, contests, panel and autograph sessions. Los Angeles Convention Center 7-8 The Salsa Festival Noon. Salsa tasting tent, local vendors, live music, dancing and beer and margarita bar. Pershing Square, Los Angeles

21-August 30 Concerts On Canon 6 and 7:15 p.m., Thursdays. Beverly Canon Gardens, Beverly Hills June 21 - Midnight Rider - Classic rock from the Allman Brothers tribute band; June 28 – Legal Voices of LA Lawyers Philharmonic; July 5 – Colours West; July 12 – Amber and Smoke - Acoustic pop duo; July 19 – Tom Nolan Band - 10-piece “rock ‘n’ soul” dance band playing Motown hits; July 26 – The Hodads - Beach Boys tribune band; Aug. 2 -The Amanda Castro Band – Blues and swing plus New Orleans and vintage jazz; Aug. 9 – Eric E. Ensemble – Swing, jump, standards and boogie-woogie; Aug. 16 – Leslie Paula — Latin salsa with The Latin Soul Band; Aug. 23 – Stephen Wise Temple Band; Aug. 30 – Hotsy Totsy Boys 21&28 Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust Summer Film Series 6 p.m., Thursdays. Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust, Los Angeles, June 21 – Unlikely Heroes - Documentary narrated by Sir Ben Kingsley highlighting seven who showed extraordinary defiance against the Nazis. Q&A with Director Richard Trank and journalist/producer Tom Teicholz; July 28 – Uprising - Director Jon Avnet’s film about the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising followed with a Q&A. 22-Sept. 7 The Music Center’s Dance DTLA Fridays. Dance Downtown. (7 p.m.) where participants can learn a different dance genre at each event ranging from salsa to disco to Bollywood, alternates with DJ Nights (9 p.m.) curated by L.A. artists. Grand Park, Los Angeles 23-24 Arroyo Seco Weekend Noon. Headlined by Neil Young, Jack White, Kings of Leon and Robert Plant, with Belle and Sebastian, Alanis Morissette and Third Eye Blind. Brookside at the Rose Bowl Stadium, Pasadena 30-September 2 Free Shakespeare Festival 7 p.m. Wednesdays-Sundays. Plays run in repertoire. A Midsummer Night’s Dream opens June 30, Titius Andronicus begins July 28. .The Old Zoo, Griffith Park, Los Angeles

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12-22 Outfest Los Angeles 11 days of more than 150 feature and short films, panels, galas and parties, closing with Desiree Akhavan’s Sundance Grand Jury Prize winner, The Miseducation of Cameron Post, about conversion therapy. Venues throughout Los Angeles 12-26 KCRW and The Hammer Museum Summer Nights 6:30-9 p.m., Thursdays. Free concerts with emerging arists and KCRW DJs. Summer exhibit, “Made in L.A.” The Hammer Museum, Westwood July 12 – Still Woozy and Neil Frances – DJ Jeremy Sole; July 19 – Kauf and Sam Evian -– DJ Valida; July 26 – Cut Chemist – EJ Anthony Valadez

AUGUST 4-5 Hard Summer 2018 1 p.m. Electronic music festival with headliners including Marshmello, Zeds Dead B2B Jauz, Yellow Mustar, Travis Scott, Diplo B2B Dillon Francis, Virtual Self and more. The Speedway in Fontana, Fontana 18-19 All My Friends Music Festival 2018 4 p.m. RL Grime, Gucci Mane and Jhene Aiko headline Saturday, while Jamie XX and Armand Van Helden top Sunday’s lineup. ROW DTLA, Los Angeles 24-26 Fiesta La Ballona 4 p.m., Friday, 11 a.m., Saturday, 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Live music, carnival rides, artisan wares, farmers markets food trucks and beer and wine garden. Veterans Park, Culver City 25 Venice Beach Music Fest 11 a.m. Music, art, dance, art show, attractions, food, book signings, hula hoops and more. Venice Beach Boardwalk, Venice 31-September 23 Los Angeles County Fair Noon (10 a.m. weekends.) Celebrating Route 66. Agricultural, art and classic car exhibits, exotic and farm animals, concerts, horse racing, rides and food. Fairplex, Pomona Ferris Wheel at the L.A. County Fair

14-15 38th Annual Lotus Festival Noon. Dragon boat races, tea house & ceremony, Chinese Pavilion, live music, ethnic dancers and performers, children’s area and food court. Echo Park Lake, Los Angeles 14-August 25 The Norton Simon Museum Summer Concert Series 4:45 p.m., Saturdays. The Norton Simon Museum, Pasadena July 14 – Del Mar Trio – Music by Enescu, Beethoven and Dohnanyi; July 21 –Marlon Martinez and the Jazz Marlonius Quartet — ‘60’s jazz and Martinez’ original compositions; Aug. 4 – Pianist Robert Thies – “Debussy: The Painter of Sound”; Aug. 11 – Odeum Guitar Duo – ‘Baroque, Classical and Romantic Traditions of Two Guitars”; Aug. 25 – Kamaljeet and Jas Ahuwalia — Hammer dulcimer and North Indian drum music from Kashmir and India 21-22 Westside Food & Wine Festival 2 p.m. More than 25 SoCal food, wine and spirit purveyors and live music. Benefits Culver Palms Meals on Wheels. West LA College, Culver City 26-August 30 Sunset Concerts at Skirball 5:30 p.m., Thursdays, The Skirball Cultural Center, Los Angeles July 26 – Goapele – R&B, soul, funk,and hip-hop; Aug. 2 – Peter Mawanga – Modern take on music from Malawi.; Aug. 9 – The Marias – 1970’s psychedelia, funk and romantic pop; Aug. 16 – Ranky Tanky – Songs from

SEPTEMBER 1 Tailgate Fest 9 a.m. Toby Keith headlines lineup of country stars including Nelly, Joe Nichols, David Nail, Jana Kramer and Parmalee in outdoor event that brings the stage to tailgaters. The Forum Grounds, Inglewood 16 Tarfest 2 p.m. Music and art festival with live music, DJ sets, live painting by local artists, dance performances, children’s activities, workshops, food trucks. beer garden and wine bar. La Brea Tar Pits, Los Angeles 20-28 LA Film Festival Showcasing new American and international cinema, features, documentaries and short films that embrace diversity, innovation and unique perspectives. ArcLight Cinemas, Los Angeles


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