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LA Art Party Newsletter

LAArtParty is an arts and entertainment website. Established in 2010, it is an online go-to guide for what's happening in and beyond the LA area - this includes dining, travel and more.

Founded by journalist, and "Blues Mama" Kathy Leonardo (a longtime performer), the campy site has an unusual slant which will keep you entertained. Leonardo has been writing for the past 15 years about various subjects for the Huffington Post, THRIVE GLOBAL, LA Weekly, etc.

Each month the LAArtParty staff, led by Kathy Leonardo decides which events will be featured. Posted at noon on the Thursday prior to the last week of the month, LAArtParty.com features the Top Ten Art Parties, plus other fun events each month. VIP subscribers find out ONE week prior to the public and receive discounts and invites to VIP parties throughout the year.

See Contact Page to find out how to become a VIP subscriber so you don't miss any more great ART Parties!! See Contact/Rates Page to find out how submit and promote your own events!

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Don't forget Mom on Mother's Day!

We all cherish our mom. So be sure to thank her on Mother's Day.

Fashion and jewelry designer Fahmina knows what Mom wants. Fahmina creates wearable art out of salvaged leather doing her part to help the environment. Purchase an affordable pair of earrings, or made to order purse.
See image courtesy of Fahmina; Fahmina Fanny Clutch with strap; cuff bracelets

Another top seller is her slit cuff, which she designed to look like stacks of bangles. “I believe in strong statement pieces as accessories, without looking like you put too much effort into it.” For more information on Fahmina, visit her website at http://fahmina.storenvy.com/

Plantscape designer Todd Lyons will impress Mom with a beautiful bouquet, or potted plant arrangement. For Mother's Day, he is running a special $50 (plus delivery fee) for a fresh cut one-of-a-kind bouquet. Lyons has been doing plant scape design for over thirty years. Specializing in the delicate maintenance and design of interior plants, he custom curates each client's plantscape. 
Depending on each client's needs and specific design preferences, he chooses robust cacti, delicate orchards, or fresh cut flowers. For additional info on Todd, visit our Retail Page - or CLICK HERE for a direct link.

Here is another original take on jewelry. Designer Billie Shane finds beauty in unlikely places. Growing up in Los Angeles, she spent hours upon hours plowing through flea markets, antique shops, and even trashcans for hidden treasures. These days, she creates visceral forms inspired by the rich dynamic sculpture and ceramics of the 20th century combined with earthy textures. 
Bronze Age Modern is a unisex line of pendants, lariats, bracelets, cuff links, and rings cast in bronze and sterling silver. Many of the necklaces and bracelets are available on both leather and chain. check out her website. http://www.billieshane.com/

The Looksy Bracelet is “the mirror you wear.” It’s a fun, fashionable, genuine leather bracelet with a mirror to check your look with a flip of the wrist. Los Angeles designer Lee Lucas first came up with her concept for the Looksy Bracelet in 2010, when she needed to do a quick lipstick check while on stage with her band. It has since become a popular item online. http://thelooksybracelet.com/
very Mom loves jewelry, fashion and flowers...Make your mom feel special with original gift ideas from locals designers.