Before May Comes

Get your wallets ready (to stay inside your pockets!). Green Thumb on

Purchase a Mother’s Day bouquet on

  • by May 2

  • schedule delivery on Thursday, May 10 (3 days prior to Mother’s Day)

  • use promo code “7MD20”

and you save 20%. I did! Since I’m someone inclined to procrastinate, it actually feels good to get this out of the way. You gotta cover Mom, you know. This promotion was a good incentive.

May is For Museums

If you have a Bank of America ATM card or credit card, you can gain free admission to participating museums for you and one guest.

See here for participating museums. This is for the entire month of May. The museums are nation-wide; however, non-coastal areas of the country are neglected unfortunately.

I’ll be dragging someone to The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens in San Marino, at the very least! Interesting to note, adult admission is typically $15. Last time I was there was with my parents, when I remember it being absolutely beautiful–so it would be good to see what they have now.

I can’t help but be a bit more satisfied with my switch of bank since I left Washington Mutual a couple years ago. They are doing something right…

2007 L. A. Times Festival of Books

The annual book festival held by The Los Angeles Times is this weekend. As usual, it will be held on the UCLA Campus, Westwood.

Some hours and deets to remember:

  • Saturday, April 28 from 10am to 6pm

  • Sunday, April 29 from 10am to 5pm

  • Parking is $8

This is one of the fond events I remember having to work as an employee of the UCLA Central Ticket Office back in the dog days of collete. Be sure to look at the panel and reading schedules to see if your favorite author will be holding a panel or doing a reading, especially if he/she has just published a book.

Also, if you’re a failed pleasure-reader like me, it’s still fun to walk around to the different booths to brouse the diverse variety of books on desplay. Lots of free stuff and random food, too!

Tequila Tasting at El Carmen

El Carmen back in AugustA tequila connoisseur? Why not celebrate Cinco de Mayo one week early and beat the rush? On Saturday, April 28: El Carmen on 6th Street will be holding a Tequila Tasting, showcasing a dozen different varieties of tequilas and passing appetizers to boot. Stare at the Luchadore paintings above.

  • 5 - 8 PM

  • $25 in advance comes with a limited edition El Carmen T-shirt

  • you can also pay at the door–cash only

  • Bit of useless info: Drew Barrymore shot her Mexico scene from Charlie’s Angels in this bar (hey, she’s comin’ up again)

Honestly, I don’t know how how much use I will get out of my flat admission since I don’t particularly have the tongue for tequila, but the idea was just too interesting to pass up.

Hope everyone has a good one.

Love, *e

Mentioned in this post:

Huntington Libary, Art Collection and Botanical Gardens 1151 Oxford Road San Marino, CA 91108 626-405-2100

El Carmen 8138 W. 3rd St. Los Angeles, CA 90048 323-852-1552