Chasing Flies

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Does anyone else have an abundance of flies in their loft? I live 11 stories off the ground. I didn’t think they could hover this high. Are they that good at flying? I like to keep the windows open for fresh air, but when I do those annoying insects take it as an invitation to party in my home. ICK! What are your experiences with these pests? Let me know, I would like to remedy this issue. :/ Warmer days are ahead and I cannot leave the windows closed all the time.

The only silver lining I have found is that my indoor only cat is active all day. She is chasing the flies all over the place and I have to say she is quite good at it. At first, I was worried that the flies, usually carrying diseases, would make her sick, but apparently not. I read about it and it seems to be quite normal and not harmful, as long as no poison has been used in the area. I guess a kitty in the city is a must.

Tell me some of your experiences.

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A trip to Big Lots…

A trip to Big Lots always comes with a little excitement and trepidation. The chance to find really expensive goods for crazy cheap prices. I go with the intent to find exactly what I am looking for i.e. crackers, tea, shampoo… etc etc. However, I mostly come out with more than I went in for. BIG lots

The entrance is rather intimidating and dirty. With stairs that decline into a dusty glass door with a single security guard just inside, that seems to get younger and younger with every visit I take. The escalator works only half the time and there is only one sign that states where they are located. Just look for the large orange exclamation sign and you found it!

Once you get in, you may feel a little overwhelmed by the whole store. It doesn’t seem to have a rhyme or reason, but it does. It has almost everything you are looking for, sort of like  Target or K-Mart. Of course, Big Lots is neither, but you get the idea. Food and holiday goods to the right, home goods and tech stuff to the left, and long lines of customers waiting for the only 2 lines ever available to ring you up. FYI there is always a line! If you think you can walk in to Big Lots for a quick trip, it’s probably not going to happen, but who knows, maybe you are the lucky one. The cashiers are hardly forthcoming or friendly, expect 0% customer service, however, every now and then you get a smile from one of them.

I have however had amazing luck at finding organic foods that I would have purchased at Whole Foods and Co-op for three times the price. More so on the dry goods, like oatmeal, crackers, cereal, nuts, cookies, etc. I have even come across great finds like vitamins and shampoos from quality brands! Brooms, containers, cleaning products that are the exact same product for half the price, if not less.

I seriously recommend a trip to Big Lots. You may be pleasantly surprised.

Attention… all you thrifty folk read this!

regal cinemas seatingregal cinemasRegal Cinemas at LA Live is launching a nifty deal on the first Tuesday of every month. $7 Tuesdays! All movies, all day long. Even the premier house? Yes indeed, even their enormous 800 seat venue is up for grabs on $7 Tuesdays. What a deal! Tonight, February 5th is the beginning of a grand adventure for cinema lovers. Regal will be showing off in style complete with red-carpet, prize wheels and plenty of “pomp”. So, if you want a reason to dress up tonight and head to the cinemas, here is your excuse. I’m in!

 

 

Now let’s talk Shopping… 

After saving a few pennies from the $7 flick you are going to tonight, place those pennies in a special jar marked ShopWalkDTLA because this Thursday is the night of all nights. Retail stores are open and offering their best this Thursday, February 7th from 7pm – 11pm. A night full of Libations, Music, Food and the best deals and specials for your special someone, someone to be or for yourself. You deserve it! So, mark your calendars, you don’t want to miss this night. Just look at the people involved…

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~1 Man’s Trash… 50% off on selected women’s vintage clothing and shoes. serving wine, cookies, and pixie sticks.

~Buttons & Bows… 10% off the entire store Feb. 7th. One night only. serving complimentary cocktails, wine, and V-day candy.

~Crack Gallery… 10% off the entire store. Extra 5% when you tweet or instagram your purchase and tag them! Serving champagne for shoppers.

~angelo:HOME… 10% off all angelo:HOME branded products.

~Round2… 20% off entire store, 10% women’s and men’s sale rack. $40 Jeffrey Campbell Shoe sale blowout and raffle for a $50 gift certificate for any SHOPWALK DTLA business participant. *purchase required to join raffle.

~Wander Boutique… 15% off and 50% off sales rack!

~SixHundred… 15% off entire store.

~Kapsoul

~Arabella’s Professional Services

~Bark Avenue… Bark Avenue’s Pet Project- spend over $75 and receive on a FREE day of award winning cage free boarding at Bark Avenue. (Excludes Holidays)

~Pussy & Pooch… 15% off pet toys and treats. serving champagne and desserts for humans and their furry friends.

~Bring Something to the Party… 10% off greeting cards and chocolates. serving complimentary strawberry heart milkshake shooters.

~FLEA… 15% off furniture and 10% off collectibles. serving v-day spiked punch and sweets!

~Les Noces Du Figaro… Happy hour ALL night!

~Semi Sweet Bakery… 10% off all baked goods. offering mini cookies, peanut butter pretzel and triple chip (chocolate, butterscotch, and potato chips).

~Starry Kitchen… FREE appetizer with purchase of one entree. Mention ShopWalk DTLA.

~Ensenada Restaurant & Bar

~Glasswing Floral

 
~Spring Street Mac… 10% off headphones, 20% off iPhone and iPad cases, 30% off screen protectors.
 
~Living Room Smoke Shop
 
Here’s the map of sponsors and participants. More info click here and like on their facebook page. Happy Shopping! 
 
 
 
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Weekend Wonderland

Are you looking for something to do this weekend? A few great places to start would be the LA Art Book Fair at the The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA. 36499_385407698219233_966874203_nHundreds of art books on display from oldies to goodies, prints to catalogs. A delight for your artistic side. Take a friend and wander the isles of art literature from all over the world. Pick up pretty prints for your sweetie or rocking awesome zines, Valentines day is on it’s way. They even have a few book signings, so check their schedule to not miss out.

 
 
 
 
Hours and Location:
The LA ART BOOK FAIR is free and open to the public.
Saturday, February 2, 11 am–6 pm
Sunday, February 3, 12 pm–6 pm
 
The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA152 North Central Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(213) 626-6222
moca.org
 
 
 
 
 

Saturday night at Space 727 Art will be all over the walls in the newest group exhibition  entitled LINES featuring artists, Matt Maust, Cody Comrie, and Harley Cortez. From floor to ceiling drawings, paintings and prints are on view for the art (and music *hint hint*)LINES lover in you. These are very talented men showing off their creative side off stage. I wouldn’t miss it if I were you. It’s only up for a week, so join the reception Saturday night February 2nd from 6:30-9:30pm. Space 727 Spring Street, DTLA.

And if that’s not enough…

PicnicGo for a walk in the city. Go for a long walk up to Vista Hermosa park. It might be a bit of a distance, but it proves to be such a gem. With views only wishes are made of. It’s 10 and half acres of walking trails, streams, kids playground, and hidden away picnic areas. Gorgeous meadows and the perfect city bench overlooking a vast meadow and the best view of DTLA! Scope out the perfect spot for your Valentines Day picnic. Romance is not lost in LA, certainly not DTLA. This park is really a treat. So much thought and heart went into creating such a beautiful retreat.

Vista Hermosa ParkBench
100 N Toluca St
Hours: Dawn to Dusk
 
 
 

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