Noah Walsh (310)562-3192
It’s a funny thing life. You have ups and downs. you get to know the ins and outs. But, at the end of the day you can only count on one thing. It goes on. With a smile I walk through life admiring every passing smile thinking to myself that they understand. An individual smile isn’t something you can describe with words. It is what it is. You can’t buy a smile at the store like a pair of shoes. But, you can try one on and walk around for free. Like my buddy Jim Frost said… “you can hear a smile over the phone”
Every time I hear Harp 2.0 I think of Tosh 2.0. But Harps (Home affordable refinance program) content is no laughing matter. There are a lot of borrowers that are hurting and that need to lower their mortgage payments to be able to keep there home and American dream alive. Luckily Harp was re-instated and will continue through December 31, 2013. In addition there are new guidelines that include the removal of Loan-to-value limitations. The current LTV for HARP is set at 125%. Easier qualifications to lower mortgage payments with no appraisal and limited proof of income.
Being Irish you know that I’m counting the days…19 and counting down.
I just read an article from curbed that says my idol is coming to town…
The Jazz Bakery is getting a new permanent home in Culver City and it’ll be designed by Frank Gehry, who we don’t often see around these parts anymore. The jazz nonprofit has been itinerant since 2009, when it lost its lease in the Helms Bakery complex, but about a year ago it got a $2 million grant from the Annenberg Foundation and made a deal with the Culver City Redevelopment Agency for a piece of land on Washington Blvd., next to the Kirk Douglas Theatre. Last night, the city council signed off on the land deal (probably in advance of the redevelopment agency apocalypse going down tomorrow), reports the Culver City Times. The Jazz Bakery will get the land for free on the condition that it goes ahead with plans for a “premier live performance state of the art jazz venue with two hundred and fifty (250) seats, ground level lobby, a jazz museum, black box performance area and a bakery/café with outdoor dining,” as described by the staff report on the matter. The Bakery plans to hold about 250 shows a year. According to the CC Times, the whole project will cost $10.2 million, so the Jazz Bakery will be holding a capital campaign to supplement the Annenberg grant.
· Jazz Bakery Will Get a New Frank Gehry-designed 250-Seat Theater in Downtown Culver City [Culver City Times]
If you haven’t been to the Playa Vista Farmers market then clear your Saturday schedule immediately. Music, BBQ, Fruit, Veggies, Shopping, Waffles,Pastries, Bread Crepes, Flowers…Did I mention BBQ? Saturdays From 9-2pm.
a masterpiece in guard-gated Bradbury Estates, ranked by Forbes as most expensive ZIP code. Set on a promontory w/ unparalleled city & ocean views. Magnificently realized after more than 8 years of construction by consummate craftsmen with meticulous attention to detail, using the finest materials cultivated from around the world. The Main House is over 32,000 square feet w/ 2 Master Suites, Chef’s Kitchen, 2 story Library. On the almost 8 acres there’s also an infinity-edge Pool, 15 person Jacuzzi, Guesthouse, 10 car Garage, Pool House, 3D Theater, 2,000 bottle Wine Cellar, Poker Lounge, a temperature-controlled Trout Pond with 2 story Waterfall, and a subterranean Firing Range, Oak Paneled Elevator, and 600 ft Entry Drive are just a few of the numerous features. Features that appear throughout include: French Limestone exterior finishes, vaulted 40 ft. ceilings, 6 fireplaces and domes with hand painted frescos, as well as Venetian plaster. Nothing compares. Offered at 78,800,00
UPDATE: I received an email from the owners of Tub's letting me know that they have changed bread suppliers and that the Toasted Bread Tub I ate is no longer vegan because it contains dairy. They said however that the corkscrew pasta contains no egg so you can still get your chili over pasta or brown rice.
4263 Overland Avenue…
If you like your tequila like you like your Combos (in over 100 mostly spicy varieties), you’ll want to hit this rustic saloon, which looks like the type of place Antonio Banderas may walk into at any minute DEFINITELY NOT HOLDING A GUITAR IN HIS GUITAR CASE. If Antonio chooses not to rocket the ish out of El Jefe, reward yourself with specialties like three different ceviches (shrimp, tuna, and yellowtail), crispy fish w/ pickled red cabbage, avocado & chipotle sauce, and salsa verde-enhanced lengua.