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Winter in L.A

It’s snowing all over, but 80 degrees in L.A! A little song about this time of year:)

Winter in L.A

Winter in LA is not the same
Sunshine, top down every single day
But I still hear the jingle bells ringing in the cheer
and the combination makes the season kinda weird

Winter in LA in kinda strange
sun tanned Santa often overheats and get deranged
the snow machine is chuggin while everybody’s shoppin,
and most of it turns to rain
Oh winter in LA can be quite a shame

I dreamin of the day to cruise Sunset in a sleigh
with a hot eggnog latte, spinnin dreidel,
watching police tryin to put on chains

Oh winter in LA is not the same
The city of snow angels would be nice to see
Ill admit the LADWP light festival is quite the display

But if a blizzard graced this city,
those palm trees would look real pretty,
then Christmas in LA, Oh Chanukah in LA,
Oh Winter in LA would be such wonderful days.

- Roman Wood

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Roman&Alaina at Molly Malone’s

It’s been a while since we have played a show in LA, and we are excited to be playing at Molly Malone’s on June 19th. Our set starts at 8:00PM and then SoulFarm is playing at 9:00pm! Would love to see you there!

Date: 6/19
Time: 8:00 PM
Address: 575 South Fairfax Ave, Los Angeles, CA, 90036
Tickets: $10 at door
21 years and over only.
Website: http://www.mollymalonesla.com/
Also, check out SoulFarm at http://soulfarm.net/

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Ojai, CA Getaway

One of the best thing about living in LA is getting out of the city for weekend getaways. There are so many great places only a few hours from the city, and it’s a great contrast traveling from the concrete jungle to the beautiful mountains that surround us! This past weekend we drove to Ojai, CA, and had an amazing and relaxing weekend in this cute little town. We definitely recommend taking the short hour and a half trek to Ojai from Los Angeles and want to highlight some things you must do while there.

Highlights from our  trip:

Boat ride on lake Casitas

Wine tasting at a few local wineries

Barts outdoor bookstore

Beautiful lookout and hike at meditation mount

The Food! Many of the restaurants served only local and organic ingredients and we highly recommend Farmer and the cook and The hip Vegan. Both places have the most amazing chai tea (fyi)

Shopping in downtown Ojai

Ojai has some great festivals too, check out the community calendar and pick a time to visit!

 

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The Craft And Folk Art Museum in L.A

There are so many unique and interesting museums in LA that our list of places we want to visit is really piling up! This Sunday we decided it was time visit The Craft And Folk Art Museum which we have driven past a thousand times and said to each other “we need to check that place out!”  The museum is held in an adorable two story building on Wilshire Blvd. I admit, what caught my attention was the museum’s store that you can see through their front window (I am always a sucker for museum stores) and the crochet light post outside their building made me wonder what the inside was like.

On Sunday when we went to visit, the top floor was a an exhibit called L.A skin & INK which showcased Los Angeles tattoo culture over the past 60 years. The bottom floor was an exhibit of glass sculptures by Californian artist Steve Klein. After the exhibits we looked around the store and picked up a calendar of events offered at the museum. They have some really cool activities like printmaking sessions, Etsy craft nights, bazaars, book signings, even a Tamale making classes!

A visit for non-members is $7 a person but it would be a good idea to become a member if interested in all the classes they offer. Definitely worth a visit on a Sunday afternoon!  

Check out the website for more information and directions.

Wanted this basket made out of an old garden hose, but for $120 I resisted. Also thought it might be a fun craft to try at home…and what I really mean is Roman to try at home! Lol  

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