March 10, 2011
- In this weeks edition
- Dan Zanes & Friends Concert Saturday March 19th
- Bru's Wiffle- A Waffle Joint
- Nail Garden
- Spring Ahead Without Falling Behind on Sleep
- This Week's Picks
- This Week's Calendar
- Teen Scene
- Bru's Wiffle- A Waffle Joint
- FARMERS MARKETS
- FREE MUSEUM DAYS
- KIDS EAT FREE NIGHTS
- Story Times
New businesses to try out with Macaroni mom discounts
Wow, I know it was only a week but it feels like forever that I have written anything, so I will try not to blab on and on. I had taken last week off to just relax and catch up on house stuff (like making a baby book, and tackling some of those items forever on the to-do list) but we had a big health scare with the baby (the doctor heard a heart murmur at his check up) but after a weekend of worry and way to much Internet "research" we got the news that he is okay and that it is just part of him. So, needless to say I have been on quite an emotional roller coaster this week (I think I actually cried more once the doctor said that he was fine) and I didn't get any of those little projects done but one of these days I will.
In between the craziness I was lucky enough to try a few new places and products and wanted to share them with you:
MaidSparkle- A Green Housecleaning Service (click HERE for details)
Nail Garden- A peaceful new nail salon in Brentwood (Click Here for detail and Discount)
We also have a deal for the Dane Zanes Concert coming next week to UCLA (Click Here)
Tips from Sleepy Planet on how to handle the time change (it is this weekend)
Have a wonderful week-
(products and services have been traded for advertising)
UCLA Live favorite Dan Zanes and his band perform exuberant, handmade music for enthusiastic crowds of kids and kids at heart. Filled with irresistible grooves drawn from a wealth of musical traditions, Zanes, his Brooklyn based band and his surprising and eclectic special guests, create a rollicking Woodstock for kids, including American traditional songs, dance classics, and smart, inventive originals. The audience is invited to sing along with gusto before things heat up and ultimately evolve into an all-ages dance party.
SPECIAL OFFER: Get 25% off tickets when you use the code ROYCE at checkout. This offer is valid for both performances.
UCLA Live fans also get a special 20% discount on music and other Dan Zanes official merchandise. Check out his official website and use the code “ucla20” at checkout.
Fun New Place to Eat
YUM- There is a new breakfast and lunch spot that we recommend you check out- Bru's Wiffle, A Waffle Joint. It is a cute, bright and kid friendly spot, right across from Douglas Park and the Pump Station in Santa Monica at 2408 Wilshire Blvd. We were invited to come have lunch and everything we tried was delicious, and we tried A LOT! Mini waffles (vanilla and chocolate with dino sprinkles), a roasted veggie sandwich and a dairy free sweet potato soup that was to die for. Their menu is like nothing you have ever seen, from savory waffles like Pizza Waffles, Chili Cheese, and Sliders Waffles to sweet ones like chocolate, banana pecan and blueberry. There really is something for everyone, and I can't wait to go back and try more.
Bru's is offering Macaroni Kid readers 10% off with the flier Click HERE to print- Let me know what your favorite waffle is too!
I feel like I am always cleaning up my house and it is still a mess. There are so many other things I need and want to be doing…enter the amazing new MAIDSPARKLE Team. I was so excited to learn about this local mom's new company and have them come out and tackle my ravaged house (I was a little nervous that they would run screaming for the hills). The two women did an amazing job and were so sweet when my son tried to sword fight with ...
Two weeks ago I was invited to come and check out the new Nail Garden Nail Salon in Brentwood Gardens (where CPK, Madison and Ron Herman are). First, let me say my manicure and pedicure STILL look amazing and yes, that was 2 weeks ago with 1 million dishes washed, loads of laundry done and dressing and playing with my kids. I got the Shellac manicure, which if you have not gotten yet you have to try. What is great about this salon and unlike other salons in town they ...
Daylight Savings is this Sunday, March 13th.
Before bed, turn clocks ahead 1 hour. If your child normally sleeps till 6:30 AM, the next morning she will likely sleep till 7:30 AM. Her entire schedule - naps and bedtime - will then shift one hour later.
If you're happy about this change, great! Just protect her room from too much light in the early morning, and use white noise so she won't wake with the birds.
If you'd rather help your child get back to her usual schedule, try the following:
1. Put your ...
Where: Children's Book World- 10580 West Pico Blvd, LAWhen: 10:30 AMWho: ages 4-8How: Just show upCost: FreeFor more info: Children's Book Word Website
Where: Capoeira Besouro Dance Studio- 2901 Ocean Park #103 Santa MonicaWhen: 4:00 PM (Doors open at 3:30)Who: AllHow: Tickets at door- or win them from Macaroni Kid (see contest above)Cost: $25per family, includes a free CD;$15/single + CD. 100% of proceeds benefit The YWCA Family Cooperative Preschool of Santa MonicaFor more info: www.groovekidnation.com Check out their new video ontarget="_blank">YouTUBE HERE
Where: Electric Lodge 1416 Electric Avenue, Venice Free on-site parkingWhen: 5:00 PM - 7:30 PMWho: AllHow: Just show upCost: A couple of CANNED GOODS, DIAPERS (the Westside Food Bank really needs them!) OR a CASH donation. You choose!For more info: Moo Moo Musica, Venice Del Play, LA Surf and Swim and PomPoms for Peace
Where: The Cow's End Cafe 34 Washington Blvd Venice CaWhen: 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM (every thursday)Who: Ages 0-3How: Just show upCost: Admission is free, but tips are encouraged.For more info:
Please fold strollers and placed it under the stairs. Go straight up the stairs to the back room and get ready to sing!
Where: The Broad Stage- Santa MonicaWhen: 10:00 AM (also 11:30 am)Who: AllHow: click hereCost: TICKETS: Premier $35 | Level A & B & C $20For more info: click here
Where: Kidspace MuseumWhen: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PMWho: allHow: just show upCost: $10 admission fee.For more info: Click here
Where: Pepperdine Universiry, Malibu Gregg g Juarez CourtyardWhen: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PMWho: AllHow: Just show uoCost: FreeFor more info: Click Here
Where: ntersection of Pier Avenue and Valley Drive- Hermosa BeachWhen: 11:00 AMWho: AllHow: just show upCost: Free
Where: Ocean Park Branch 2601 Main St SMWhen: 11:00 AMWho: allHow: Just show upCost: FreeFor more info: www.smpl.org
Where: Redondo Beach PierWhen: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PMWho: AllHow: just show upCost: FreeFor more info: http://www.redondopier.com/
March can be dreary, but beautiful rainbows peek through the clouds to remind us that spring is on its way! Join us as we make our own rainbows to encourage the colors of spring to arrive.
Where: The Zimmer MuseumWhen: 2:30 PM - 4:00 PMWho: AllHow: Just show upCost: Free for members, $3 (plus admission for non membersFor more info: Zimmer Museum
Where:When: 4:00 PMWho: Toddlers to 6 yearsHow: Just show upCost: $6 per person, 1st sibling freeFor more info:
Where: Mt. Olive Church, 1343 Ocean Park Blvd, SMWhen: 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM (ages 13-15 4-5:30)Who: AGES 9-12- 2:30-4 AGES 13015 4-5:30How: email- [email protected]Cost: suggested donation $15For more info:
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Breakfast • Lunch
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Bring in this flyer Tuesday through Sunday and receive 10% off your total bill.
Open Tuesday through Sunday,
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24th & Wilshire
Free parking in back
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West Hollywood: Plummer Park, north lot, 1200 N. Vista St. at Fountain Avenue, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. (323) 848-6535.
Culver City: Main Street between Venice and Culver boulevards, 2 to 7 p.m. (310) 739-5028.
Torrance: Wilson Park on Crenshaw Boulevard, between Carson Street and Sepulveda Boulevard, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. (310) 781-7520.
Santa Monica: 2nd Street ...
Monthly Free Museum Days
Page Museum, La Brea Tarpits (1st Tuesday)
Natural History Museum(1st Tuesday)
Huntington Library, (1st Thursday, tickets required)
Norton Simon Museum (1st Friday, 6-9 pm)
Pasadena Museum of California Art (1st Friday)
Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) (2nd Tuesday)
Autry Center (2nd Tuesday)
Los Angeles County Arboretum (3rd Tuesday)
Japanese American National Museum (3rd Thursday)
Pacific Asia Museum (4th Friday)
Weekly Free Museum Days
Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA Grand Ave, Thursday 5-8pm)
MOCA Geffen Contemporary (Thursday 5-8 pm)
Skirball Cultural Center (Thursday)
KIDS EAT FREE NIGHTS
Lula Cocina Mexicana
2720 Main Street, Santa Monica
EVERY DAY until 7PM: one child 10 & under eats FREE per adult entree purchase!
La Grande Orange
2000 Main Street, Santa Monica
Kids Eat Free offered everyday from 5-7PM.
2379 Westwood Boulevard, LA
Kids eat for free Monday-Friday from 4-7 pm. Each child's meal must be accompanied by an adult purchase.
Dinah's Family Restaurant
6521 S. Sepulveda Boulevard, LA
Monday-Wednesday: one FREE kid ...
Story Times- are all Free and Drop-in unless otherwise noted- The Ocean Park branch( on ocean park & main) as well as the Malibu Branch are closed for remodeling
Baby Story time @ SM Main
Story series for babies 0-17 months, accompanied by adults
- Who: babies 0-17 months + caregiver
- When: 10:15 AM (Also at 11)
- Where: SM Main Library 601 Santa Monica Blvd
Baby Story time @ Fairview Branch
Story time for the under two set
- Who: 0-17 months + caregiver
- When: 11:00 AM
- Where: Fairview Library 2101 Ocean Park Blvd ...