First Fridays is Heating up on Friday, May 1 in Venice on Abbot Kinney Boulevard!

First Fridays is Heating up on Friday, May 1 in Venice on Abbot Kinney Boulevard!

Abbot Kinney First Fridays Brings it: Food, Fashion, Beauty, Dating & Party Invite! Check here Again – More to Come!

Food Trucks on San JuanWow, there’s so much to tell you, where do we start? First Fridays basics of course! Let the games begin at 6pm until 10/11pm on Friday May, 2015 on Abbot Kinney Bl in Venice, between Venice Bl. and Westminster (both are at lights).

Food trucks line the hottest boulevard where you will be able to get some eats. Hints for food trucks at May First Friday: pizza, lobster, barbecue and mos def sweet treats and organic food too. See our AKFF Twitter feed for deets.

Turning+Point+Venice-PArtyYou’re Invited to a Party!

Grand Opening Party:
Turning Point Pilates 

Saturday, May 16, 2015 1pm-3pm. 

Bring your friends and check out their brand new studio location while sipping on prosecco and enjoying desserts!

  • Lorna Jane Trunk Show: Discounts on Merchandise

  • Raffle: Pilates, Facial, Massage, Flower Essences

  • Special Deals: Revealed at the Party

  • Ribbon Cutting: 1:30pm with Venice Chamber of Commerce

337 Washington Blvd Suite 1  | Venice, CA 90292 | 310-217-7630 |  turningpointpilates.com

Epithereal Skincare- young fashion modelBeauty & Skincare

Get your skin revitalized after enjoying your First Friday a little too much! B-12 shots and IV therapy to get that glow you’re looking for and an energy boost at Epithereal Skincare, a medical beauty spa in Marina del Rey with a doctor on staff! 

Celebs like Rihanna  & Chrissy Teigen use these treatments :

  • IV Myer’s Cocktail Therapy: the perfect pick me up post 1st Fridays blends vitamins & minerals; energy w/out caffeine buzz

  • IV Vitamin C: antioxidant & standalone therapy – popular as a result of skin brightening effects

  • IV Glutathione: antioxidant-rich treatment helps remedy chronic fatigue or infections, inflammation, depression, asthma, etc

Epithereal Skincare |  13400 West Washington Blvd. Suite 202-A
Marina Del Rey, CA 90292  | 310-439-1926 | epithereal.com

Inviteup-Find Someone you likeInviteUp on Abbot Kinney!

There’s a new app on the dating scene! InviteUp quickly connects you with new people so you can meet in person at the places you want to go. Partner platforms like Foursquare help you narrow down places, choose when you want to go, who grabs the bill & whether you want to fly solo or bring friends.

  • Whether it’s a casual coffee at Intelligentsia or dinner at Gjelina, InviteUp members can PostUp their ideal date in less than 15 seconds

  • Schedule dates within the hour or up to 30 days in advance

  • The app is completely free and browsing dates is anonymous

Download InviteUp for free on the App Store or visit www.inviteup.com.
Post a date for this Friday on Abbot Kinney and find your first InviteUp match!
Look out for the InviteUp team at First Fridays!

First Fridays-Stephanie Johnson Sample Sale flyerFashion: Sample Sale

Stephanie Johnson Sample Sale is  DURING THE DAY FROM 10am – 6pm on First Friday!

  • Luxury Cosmetic Bags from
    $1 – $20*

  • Bags are carried at Nordstrom, Anthropologie & Neiman Marcus

 

Stephanie Johnson Warehouse | 628 Venice Blvd Venice 90291 | stephaniejohnson.com
Corner of  Venice & Abbot Kinney next to Zinque Cafe

*Cash and credit card only. All sales are final.

behind Abbot Kinney (east of it between California and Millwood).High Voltage: Late Night at Electric Lodge

High Voltage is Electric Lodge’s FREE Performance/Installation/Happening late night series. Now in its third year, on First Fridays!

This month’s featured artists: Matthew Olmos + Josh Berkowitz.
Matthew Olmos will present a site-specific, semi-improvised drone work designed to modulate slowly over time with a modular synthesizer system, winds, synth and voice are  to color and change the sound with live projection.
Josh Berkowitz: “My game is arrogance…until I get embarrassed. That’s where you come in.”

Electric Lodge| 1411 Electric Ave Venice 90291 | behind Abbot Kinney (east of it between California and Millwood)

Sponsors: Abbot Kinney First Fridays, Epithereal Skincare, InviteUp, Turning Point Pilates



“The Reformer classes are the best I’ve had in the LA and Venice areas.”

“The Reformer classes are the best I’ve had in the LA and Venice areas.”

This is a client testimonial for local Classical Pilates Studio, Turning Point Pilates, formerly in Venice and now at their new location in Marina del Rey!

“The Reformer classes are the best I’ve had in the LA and Venice areas. They give a lot of attention to clients, which I needed (recuperating from past injuries/surgeries). My posture and strength improved tremendously — and the classes are fun.”Regina Tuzzolino

Turning-Point-Pilates-Robin-Solo-Venice+PilatesRobin Solo, Founder of  the award winning, boutique Pilates studio Turning Point Pilates is also a Certified Instructor, along with three more Instructors at the studio, founded in 2006.

 Check out what these clients said:
 “Robin runs a top notch Pilates Studio in Venice, CA. I participate in the group classes and all the teachers are excellent – paying close attention to what works for you and when to push you. I’d recommend Turning Point Pilates to anyone looking to build core strength, recover from an injury or just looking for a good workout.” –Trent Jones

“The teachers at Turning Point Pilates are experts at their craft and fun to be around! I’ve been going to Robin’s Pilates studio for three years and really feel like I’ve developed friendships in addition to a strong core, abs, and derrier. The team is smart, experienced, fun, and keeps you on task.” – Ehrin Van Marter 

Improved strength, flexibility and confidence is a class away.

Call the studio today to get started: 310-217-7630

AKFF EXCLUSIVE SPECIAL: 15% off any purchase through April!

Turning Point Pilates:
New Address: 
337 Washington Blvd. #1 Venice, CA 90292 310-217-7630
www.turningpointpilates.com

Hello Gorgeous! Makeover Party on Thursday, April 23 in Marina del Rey!

Hello Gorgeous! Makeover Party on Thursday, April 23 in Marina del Rey!

You’re Invited to a Makeover Mixer Party at the Newest Beauty Spa in Marina del Rey on Thursday, April 23, from 6-8pm at Epithereal!

Beauty is important at any age- if you look good, you feel good!  We can all benefits with tips on skincare, makeup and healthy skin and the appropriate treatments for your skin type, age and lifestyle.

Epithereal Skincare in Marina del Rey is all about the integrated beauty experience. It’s a a beauty destination offering non-surgical solutions to your skincare regime. Find all about it and more at the event next week, including:

  • Mermaid Makeover Mixer-Marilyn-Epitheral-Skincare-MarinaMakeup Demos

  • Proper Skincare Techniques

  • Skincare Analysis

  • Drawing for a HydraFacial!

You might be asking what’s a HydraFacial? It is a non-invasive, multistep treatment  that provides immediate results & long-term benefits without pain, irritation or downtime. Hydrafacial Details >

You’ll find out  much more about the HydraFacial and more at the Hello Gorgeous! Makeover Party at Epithereal, a modern sanctuary where guests are able to relax in style! The AKFF Editor (yes, yours truly) has checked it out,  loved the services and staff and think you will too!

Epithereal Skincare |  13400 West Washington Blvd. Suite 202-A
Marina Del Rey, CA 90292  | 310-439-1926 |  www.epithereal.com
Free Parking Located at the corner of Glencoe (entrance on Glencoe)

Once you enter the lot if you keep going right, there is an entrance to an underground lot for additional parking. Take the elevator to the second floor; Epithereal is to the left of the elevator.

 

Hop on over to First Fridays – April 3, 2015! Specials, AKFF Photo Contest & More!

Hop on over to First Fridays – April 3, 2015! Specials, AKFF Photo Contest & More!

Start your Easter Weekend off right by hopping over to Abbot Kinney Blvd in Venice! Enter our  FIRST EVER FACEBOOK PHOTO CONTEST with your April 1st Fridays Photos! Show us your snaps and WIN Prizes from Sanebox! Beauty & Fitness Spotlight & SPECIALS, Call for AKFF Interns!

march-photo-album-post-feature-AKFF BlogWhen: Friday March 6, 2015
Where: Abbot Kinney Boulevard in Venice CA from Venice Bl to Westminster & surrounding streets (Santa Clara, Electric Avenue)
Hours:  Timing is APPROXIMATE!  Starts between 5-6pm ends 10ish

 

Special Beauty & Fitness Spotlight – Plus SPECIALS!
Meet Epithereal Skincare & Turning Point Pilates

Epithereal Skincare:

Epithereal Skincare BaeutyThe AKFF Blog wants to introduce you to the new skincare sensation just a hop, skip and a jump away in Marina del Rey, Epithereal Skincare.

The spa has a personalized approach in a beautiful private setting and offers: skin rejuvenation, facials, microdermabrasion, waxing and tinting, peels, laser tratments and injectables. Hydrafacial is an excellent deep cleaning for anyone with an active lifestyle.

AKFF SPECIAL: Buy one Facial, get one FREE! 2 for $175! Call Today: 310-439-1926 or Book Online.

Epithereal Skincare 13400 West Washington Blvd. Suite 202-A Marina Del Rey, CA 90292 310-439-1926 www.epithereal.com

Free Parking Located at the corner of Glencoe (entrance on Glencoe)

Ask about their upcoming Beauty & Wellness Retreat on April 17-20!

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Turning Point Pilates:

turning-point-pilates-new-studioAward winning classical Pilates studio Turning Point Pilates (voted best of the Westside two years in a row in the Argonaut) has moved into a  brandnew space!

The brand new spacious studio is adjacent to the Venice Canals, Marina Del Rey and the Marina Peninsula. It’s upstairs and right next to Allan’s Market at Dell. Also conveniently located a few blocks from the beach, shops and restaurants.

AKFF SPECIAL: 15% off any purchase through April! Call Today: 310-217-7630 or Email for details.

Turning Point Pilates: New Address: 337 Washington Blvd. #1 Marina Del Rey, CA 90292 310-217-7630 www.turningpointpilates.com

Free Parking on side streets and metered parking on Washington Bl.

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first-fridays-contest-AKFF-April2015AKFF FACEBOOK PHOTO CONTEST

Take some snaps at Abbot Kinney First Fridays on April 3, 2015 Friday and post on the AKFF Facebook Page to enter our Photo Contest and WIN Prizes from Sanebox!

Whether it’s pics of friends eating or shopping, etc, food or food trucks, shops –  see any cool shoes or clothes you like? Snap it & Post it! Post by Monday, April 6, 2015.
Prizes & Full Contest Details >

 

AKFF Internships – Get College Credit!

Bloggers/Writers work from home  and write about haps on Abbot Kinney BL and Venice!* Marketing Majors, we want you too!*
Sales peeps, if you got it in you’re blood, this position includes college credit and commission.**
How to Apply: Fill out  the AKFF Contact Form. Type “AKFF Intern” in the Subject. In the Message box, type your area of interest  in 140 characters or less, followed by your full name.
*college credit, unpaid position
**college credit, commission only, no salary

1stfridays-highvoltage-free-performanceFREE Special Performance:
Electric Lodge in Venice,
located just behind and east of Abbot Kinney, is the premiere performance space that’s also run on solar power! Every First Fridays, the Lodge provides a complimentary avant garde mixed media performance. Easy parking in their valet lot, enjoy drinks while you’re hanging out (21+ bring id) and enjoying the show! This month brings Cheryl Rae, a spoken word artist. Starts at 9pm.
1416 Electric Ave (between Milwood and California) Venice, CA 90291

abbot kinney crowd by gjelina-AKFFParking Tips:
If you can get to Abbot Kinney early, you’ve got a leg up on the parking so hippity hop on over here – avoid driving on Abbot Kinney, it will be insane! Head towards side streets off of Venice Bl, California  access from Lincoln) and Electric Av. There is also a valet parking lot on Electric Av at Milwood at Electric Lodge, which also happens to be hosting a special FREE performance, just for 1st Fridays! (It’s 30 seconds behind Abbot Kinney – just do a Google map – it’s easy!

Food truck-Chili PhilosdopherFood Trucks:
So you’re hungry, right? There are 17 food trucks to peruse all kinds of food from, whether it’s chili, burgers, ice cream and a lot more. The best way to find out  which trucks are there is to check out the AKFF Twitter Feed, as most trucks post there between Thursday and Friday. Many will also post their exact location. Hint: great for photo opps so you can post on our Facebook page and win some cool prizes.

Lucky-Brand-store-frontShopping:
Shops are open late, some with specials just for First Fridays. Shops are on Abbot Kinney and Santa Clara (cross street).  Check out the latest trends on this fashion forward boulevard!

 

 

Turning Point Pilates is Moving!

Turning Point Pilates is Moving!

Turning Point Pilates, a Classical Pilates Studio in Venice will make their move to a new location on March 26 – only a mile away to Washington Bl in Marina del Rey!

Robin Solo, Studio Owner and Classical Pilates Instructor says she’s excited about the new space. (The current property has been sold.)  It’s just west of Dell, which cuts through the Venice canals, a nice walk or bike ride from Venice. There’s a bike rack in front of the building. If you’re driving, there is ample street parking with 2 hour meters on Washington Bl along with free parking on side streets.

Make sure to check out the new studio starting March 26.  These are the details:

Turning Point Pilates logo

Turning Point Pilates
337 Washington Bl
Marina del Rey, CA 90292
310-217-7630
TurningPointPilates.com

 

 

 

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First Fridays Exclusive Photos: March 6, 2015 1st Fridays on Abbot Kinney Bl

First Fridays Exclusive Photos: March 6, 2015 1st Fridays on Abbot Kinney Bl

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Abbot Kinney First Fridays most recently dropped the bomb of eating, shopping and playing on Abbot Kinney Boulevard on Friday, March 6, 2015!

The AKFF Blog (aka Abbot Kinney First Fridays Official Website) was there on the scene and shot photos at Velvet, Ruti, Wylie Wilson, Ananda, Heavenly Couture and the launch of Me Undies. Plus photos of the new Food Truck courtyards on Palms and Santa Clara Ave., side streets off of Abbot Kinney, closed to serve lotsa hungry peeps; that in addition to THE boulevard, yes, you know the name with  Nitropod and a host of others. There was also the outdoor market with jewelry; we loved Lisa’s booth – see the slideshow.

The market was a bit smaller as part of the space was used for the concert with Crown Mob under an outdoor tent. The AKFF gives a BIG UNLIKE to the band’s personnel at the door, who hassled us when we came to shoot some pics. Actually there was one person who was quite be-atchy! Really!