EVENT: Sacred Bones 5 Year Anniversary

 

 

 

If you are still looking for a good way to celebrate the upcoming day of the apocalypse, we would like to bring to your attention something the Mayans may have not predicted. The Sacred Bones 5 Year Anniversary Party, happening this Friday at Pappy and Harriets in Pioneertown (yup, it’s in the desert). In case you haven’t heard of Brooklyn-based record label Sacred Bones, they’re the ones responsible for bringing us acts like Zola Jesus, Psychic Ills, Lust of Youth and more, and for one night, they are pulling out all the big guns in their arsenal. For this special event you can enjoy music from the above as well as performances by Pop. 1280, Var, and Lust of Youth. As well, Sacred Bones created a special edition LP, only available at the show.

Stream The Playlist Here 

Purchase Tickets Here

 

FOOD SCOOPS: URBAN GARDEN

Leave it to expert restauranteur George Abou-Daoud to take fast casual to a whole ‘nother level. Inspired by his mother’s home cooking, the NYC transplant’s new spot on Fairfax is currently churning out some of the freshest, tastiest Mediterranean cuisine in Los Angeles. Featuring a diverse menu of combinable dips, sides, meats, salads or pita wraps, Urban Garden has a little something for everyone; and as delicious as it is, you’ll be surprised to find that a meal here won’t hurt your wallet or your diet.

There are a ton of vegan options on the menu—including the masterfully fried chickpea and quinoa falafel, which maintains a delicate, not-too-greasy texture and rich flavor. But omnivores will have their needs met as well, with juicy lamb shawarma, lemon herb crispy skin rotisserie chicken, or beef kefta rolls. And whether you like things spicy or mild, you’ll be find a whole range of complex flavors built from fresh local herbs and authentic imported spices. Wash it all down with a cold rosewater lemonade for a uniquely refreshing experience.

 

Everything from Urban Garden’s kitchen is made fresh daily from locally sourced produce, with organic chickpeas forming the basis of delicacies like babaganoush, hummus and falafel. You can choose from traditional, spicy, or sun-dried tomato hummus, which are all great paired with the thick, tangy lebneh yogurt and some fresh-baked whole wheat or traditional pita.

 

The only 100% lamb shawarma in Los Angeles; it’s incredibly flavorful and juicy, covered in a tangy marinade that pairs well with the eggplant babaganoush, tahini or even a little garlic sauce.

The rotisserie chicken is great to pick up for a family-style dinner. You can get a half-chicken for just $8 or the whole bird for $12 served with your choice of sauce. Add sides of rice, salad, spicy cauliflower or garlic potatoes to make it a meal.

Everything is available all wrapped up for a hand-held meal.

 

Stuffed grape leaves–a zesty, healthy classic.

 

 

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D.I.Y.: BOOK CLUTCH

Do you dream of having a secret room open up by pulling a decoy book lever? Can you settle for a smart-looking vessel to hold your cash or phone? Maybe something a little discreet to hide tampons or a spare key? Besides hiding things, this D.I.Y. could make a great last minute gift (or clever “wrapping” for a gift) for the literati in your life. Use a small book like us for a wallet, or scale up for a clutch.

MATERIALS:
-hard cover book (we used a small, thin book that could easily accommodate a zipper without needing extra fabric)
-zipper
-felt or other lining fabric
-hot glue gun + glue sticks
-razor/exacto knife
-scissors

STEPS:
1.Carefully cut off all the pages at the spine. If your blade is really sharp, make sure it doesn’t pierce through the cover or spine. (I made that mistake. Old books are especially brittle/delicate.)

2.Keeping your zipper zipped, begin hot gluing the front side of the fabric part around the edges of your book. For the second side, you’ll have to glue the zipper to the book by “closing the book.” Do the best you can to get the zipper down in the right place; you can always unzip the book and reenforce the second side with more glue. Keeping it zipped ensures the two sides of the zipper will line up in the end. (We started with the end of the zipper at the bottom of the book.)

TIP: Cut your zipper some slack by gluing it down in a more gradual, less sharp angle. It’ll allow for easier zipping, which means better functionality.

3.Measure/cut your felt (or lining fabric of choice) to fit across the inside of your zippered border and glue it down.

4.Zip up. Enjoy.

NEW DIGS: NICHOLAS BOWES

This past Saturday we ventured to the fashion district to check out Nicholas Bowes‘ new DTLA boutique and Holiday Party. Upon entering, we were greeted with a glass of wine and a southwestern-inspired interior, including various cattle skulls, reclaimed wood furniture pieces, and lovely leather apparel. Simply put, we felt right at home. If you’re looking for custom, LA-Made quality clothing and footwear, this is the place. Nicholas Bowes, an Australian-born designer now based in LA, has raised the bar for the ubiquitious essentials that every LA resident needs; we’re talking next-level leather jackets, comfy basic tees and rugged lace-up boots. Take a look with your own eyes and head down to Spring and 8th St in DTLA…

 

For more info: http://www.nicholasbowes.com/
More photos from the event can be found on our Facebook: http://facebook.com/LACANVASmag

{ text ASHLEY TUTTLE | photos CAPTAIN }

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