by Editor | Jun 2, 2015 | 1st Friday, 1st Fridays Abbot Kinney, Abbot Kinney 1st Fridays, Abbot Kinney Boulevard
Did you know that the AKFF has blogged abut First Fridays sine 2008 with tons of free info, tips, etc for the First Fridays event each month? And we’re the ONLY blog that has written about 1st Fridays for 7 years and a whole lot more haps in Venice!
Mark your ical or Google cal for Friday June 5 for Abbot Kinney First Fridays. It promises to be a lot of fun with food trucks galore, special performances, shops open late and EXCLUSIVE Specials!
First let’s get to the food trucks – a few in attendance are the French Food Truck, Recess Truck, The BLT Truck and Fair Game the Nouveau Food Truck. These are from each of the 4 zones where food trucks are assigned spots on Abbot Kinney Bl between Palms and Westminster. Check us out on Twitter @AbbotKinney1st since most food trucks at 1st Fridays post there.
Let’s get to an EXCLUSIVE SPECIAL just for AKFF Blog peeps:
Epithereal Skincare has an offering just for you. Come back later tomorrow and we will tell you what it’s all about! Hint: the eyes have it. 🙂 Plus, a second special, wow! Think hydration…
There’s also an art reception at a new gallery and a free performance at Electric Lodge, just behind Abbot Kinney on Electric Av. More shops than ever are staying open late and restaurants have specials going on too! We’ll have deets for you tomorrow afternoon!
by Editor | Apr 28, 2015 | 1st Friday, 1st Fridays Abbot Kinney, 1st Fridays Food, Abbot Kinney 1st Fridays
First Friday on Abbot Kinney Blvd. is on May 1 and it promises to be a hot one!
First Fridays starts around 6pm, when the food trucks are typically lined up on the hottest boulevard and goes until 10/11pm. Yes, this is Venice, so timing is approximate…
See our previous 1st Fridays post for more deets and to get the flava of 1st Fridays!
A few hints on food trucks that will be at First Fridays on May 1 – you will be able to get some eats with pizza, lobster, barbecue and mos def sweet treats! Organic food too.
See our AKFF Twitter feed for deets– that’s where the food trucks post. Visit us tomorrow for the latest – we may have some specials for you!
Check out our freshly updated Food Trucks page too- this will answer many of your questions!
Get the latest on Fashion Trends on Abbot Kinney.
Check out the Abbot Kinney First Fridays Blog TOMORROW for the latest on 1st Fridays!
See our picks for best coffee in Venice – hint: 3 cafes are on Abbot Kinney Boulevard!
After all the eating you will want to find out about the Best Pilates Studio on the Westside!
Tomorrow on the AKFF Blog:
Post First Fridays Skincare tips!
Grand Opening Party Invite!
Special Designer Sale on 1st Fridays!
by Editor | Apr 1, 2015 | 1st Friday, 1st Fridays Abbot Kinney, Abbot Kinney, Abbot Kinney 1st Fridays, Abbot Kinney Fashion Beauty Fitness, Abbot Kinney First Fridays, First Fridays Contest
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!
When: 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
The 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.
13400 West Washington Blvd.
Marina Del Rey, CA 90292
Located at the corner of Glencoe
(entrance on Glencoe)
Ask about their upcoming Beauty & Wellness Retreat on April 17-20!
Turning Point Pilates:
Award 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:
337 Washington Blvd. #1
Marina Del Rey, CA 90292
Free Parking on side streets and metered parking on Washington Bl.
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
FREE 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
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!
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!
by Editor | Mar 3, 2015 | Abbot Kinney First Fridays
Yes, It’s Coming to THE hottest boulevard- you know it, Abbot Kinney Boulevard in Venice, CA will host the internationally renowned (for real) Abbot Kinney First Fridays!
While the AKFF Blog (Yes, that’s us doing the blogging over here in Venice) is busy getting some deets for ya, we have a few things we want you to check out!
1st Fridays & Abbot Kinney News & Reviews:
Men’s Shops on Abbot Kinney: Yes, they are there- guys check this out and girls too! You might need to get a gift! Men’s Style on Abbot Kinney >
Food Trucks: Find out how it works & how it’s changed in the past few months, ESPECIALLY FOOD TRUCK OWNERS – Get the Scoop on Food Trucks >
Local Businesses: If you want to market your biz on our blog – get in touch ASAP!
Use our NEW Contact Form in the Right Column ––>
Internships Available: The AKFF Blog (that’s us) is now accepting Interns for Blogging & Sales. Become an AKFF Intern >
C’mon back this week for more deets!
by Editor | Feb 6, 2015 | 1st Friday, 1st Fridays Abbot Kinney, 1st Fridays Food, Abbot Kinney, Abbot Kinney 1st Fridays, AKFF Specials
Friday, February 7, 2015
Specials for AKFF Peeps & Free Event
Coming Next Week on AKFF: Fashion on Abbot Kinney – for Men!
- SPECIALS UPDATED! SCROLL DOWN
- First Fridays is EVERY First Friday of the Month!
- First Fridays starts around 5pm – 10pm
- Food Trucks ready to go between 5-6pm
- First Fridays is on Abbot Kinney Boulevard in Venice, from Venice Boulevard to Westminster
- Plus: shops & venues on side streets such as California, Milwood & San Juan, plus Electric Ave
AKFF Special Offer:
Turning Point Pilates Just Extended Saving on Private Lesson to Feb 14, 2015! Get Details Now >
AKFF Special Offer:
$5 Tickets to Laugh Factory on Feb 11 or 18
Limited Supply – Get Tickets >
Tommy Johnagin (from a brand new show on CBS), Mary Lynn Rajskub (24), Steve Hofstetter (the host of Laughs on FOX), and Carlos Alazraqui (Reno 911 & Family Guy)
AKFF FREE Event:
Electric Lodge hosts a Special 1st Fridays performance at 9pm – Music-Dance – Film!
Electric Lodge is a 30 second walk from Abbot Kinney, walk on California Ave (at light) one block east parking lot there too! 1416 Electric Ave Venice 90291
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