First Fridays Contest Winners for June

First Fridays Contest Winners for June

Check out our First Fridays Instagram Contest Winners from June! AKFF Awards a 1 Year Membership in the AKFF VENICE VIP CLUB to each Winner! Come back to the #AKFFBLOG for more Contests. Get the scoop on our AKFF VENICE VIP CLUB >

Good times and dinner with @bodhifoxphoto… @streetkitchenla @abbotkinney1st #akffvipclub

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#FirstFridaysContest Winner!

Food trucks for days… ?????☀️ @abbotkinney1st #santamonica #latergram

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#FirstFridaysContest Winner!

WINNERS – we will email info to you next week on your membership in the AKFF VENICE VIP Club!

#FirstFridaysContest deadline Extended to 2nd Friday, June 10. Enter Your Snaps on Instagram!

#FirstFridaysContest deadline Extended to 2nd Friday, June 10. Enter Your Snaps on Instagram!

Sure you took some snaps at @abbotkinneyfirst!  Enter them in the First Fridays Contest on Instagram by Friday, June 10, 2016 at 11:59pm. Win a 1 Year membership in the AKFF Venice VIP Club!

Required tags:

@abbotkinneyfirst #akffvipclub

Three Winners Total will each win a 1 Year Membership in the AKFF Venice VIP Club, where Members get Special Offers from Food Trucks and Venice  Shops & Businesses!

Get more deets on the AKFF Venice VIP Club >

First Fridays Contest Winners for June

#FirstFridaysContest Winners Announced!

Instagram-Contest-FoodTrucks-Abbot-Kinney-030416First Fridays on March 4, 2016 featured our First Fridays Photo Contest on Instagram – where we had some great snaps!
Check out our  3 Winners and  the fab prizes courtesy of Equinox Gym in Santa Monica and NextSpace Venice Beach!


Rene Araque  @vegtasticvoyage  Prize from: Equinox Gym Santa Monica

A photo posted by @vegtasticvoyage on

Halina Marchuk @gala.baliss  Prize from: Equinox Gym Santa Monica

A photo posted by Gala Baliss (@gala.baliss) on

Sheila Pham @hearthappily  Prize from: NextSpace Venice Beach

A photo posted by S H E I L A (@hearthappily) on


Equinox Gym:
2 Winners will each win: 1 Week Membership at Equinox Gym in their Santa Monica location – plus they can  each bring a friend – cool!

NextSpace Venice Beach:
1 Winner will receive One Week Pass to work at the premiere coworking space in Venice!

Congratulations from the Abbot Kinney First Fridays Team to the Winners and a BIG Thank you to our Prize Donors!

April 1st Fridays Photo Contest Winners

April 1st Fridays Photo Contest Winners

The AKFF Blog did our first ever Facebook Photo Contest for  the April 3, 2015 First Friday on Abbot Kinney!  We asked people to post their snaps from the event on our Facebook page – after all, we want to see it from your point of view too! We got some great prizes for 3 winners from our contest sponsors Sanebox in Venice!

Winners & Prizes:

First Prize:
#FirstFridaysContest #AKFFcontest Tyler Allen
Three different facets of 1st Fridays including: a cool mural, unusual view of Intelligentsia and colorful rolls of rugs at Zingara.
Prize: SaneBox Dinner Subscription worth $299/year
#FirstFridaysContest #AKFFcontest #FirstFridaysContest #AKFFcontest





2nd & 3rd Prizes

#FirstFridaysContest #AKFFcontestKristen Pojunis
Captured the spirit of First Fridays with friends feasting on food.




#FirstFridaysContest #AKFFcontestJulia Extanza Mon
Showcased the unique optical illusion art at Made in Earth.

2nd & 3rd Prizes:
SaneBox T-shirt + Amazon Bestseller ebook




sanebox-logoPlease pm us  on Facebook or Email AKFF Editor, so we can get prizes to you!

#FirstFridaysContest #AKFFcontest


April 1st Fridays Photo Contest Winners

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

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

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


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

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


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.

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!



First Fridays Photo Contest for 1st Friday, April 3

First Fridays Photo Contest for 1st Friday, April 3

Friends with Food on Abbot KinneyAbbot Kinney First Fridays wants  your snaps from First Friday on April 3 (that’s next Friday) on our Facebook Page! We’re Sponsoring a Photo Contest with Cool Prizes from Sanebox in Venice!
It’s as easy as 1, 2 ,3!

Here’s whatcha do:

1- Go to First Fridays on Abbot Kinney Bl, Friday, April 3 from 6 – 10pm

2- Take photos of your friends at 1st Fridays, shops,  food, cool fashion finds etc

3- Post to our Abbot Kinney First Fridays Facebook page between Friday, April 3 and Monday, April 6 by 6pm

sanebox-logoWIN These Prizes from Sanebox:

First Prize:
SaneBox Dinner Subscription at $299/year (Their best plan!)

Make Email Work For You! Smart filtering is just the start. SaneBox offers a full suite of productivity features to help you fly thru your inbox.

2nd & 3rd Prizes:
SaneBox T-shirt + Amazon Bestseller ebook

 Sanebox is used by TechCrunch, Groupon, LinkedIn, Hootsuite & more!

Crowd at Santa Clara on First FridaysThe AKFF Blog will pick 3 winners and post their names on Facebook by April 6 and contact the winner via Facebook messaging and coordinate prize pickup at our office in Venice. #FirstFridaysContest #AKFFcontest #Sanebox

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