All posts by Justin LaBaw-Rivers

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An Indian Summer | Morning Chat w/ Venice musician, Peter Goetz

. Venice native, Peter Goetz, is touring the West Coast this August with his introductory, pre-released album Indian Summer. Before he hits the road I had a chance to catch up with him for a quick coffee to get the skinny on ...
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AK Shopping | Venice Welcomes Back the Exquisite Made In Earth Jewelry Store

. On July 19th, Made In Earth officially re-opened its doors at their new location on 1506 Abbot Kinney Blvd. Now with its sand covered floors and driftwood style jewelry filled displays, Abbot Kinney proudly open its arms to the ...
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Weekend Happs | Sole Society Sample Sale to Benefit Art of Elysium w/ Jamie-Lynn Sigler

Join our fam over at Sole Society for the Sole Society Sample Sale on Saturday, July 28th in Culver City.  All proceeds will benefit The Art of Elysium Fashion Design program! The Art of Elysium is a non-profit organization that ...
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Soriya Swimwear | Morning Chat w/ co-owner, Katarina Flickinger

. WELO: Katrina, thanks for making time for us this mornin’!  How long have you & Soriya Co-Founder, Thyda, lived in Venice & why did ya’ll move here? KF: Well, we’ve been roommates off and on for about five years- ...
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School Nights Rock | DWNTWN Set to Perform at Bardot, Monday June 25th

. “If Bon Iver, The Knife and Robyn hung out at Hinanos, got trashed and made a baby…that would be DWNTWN”. Sounds like a dream, no?  When we saw this Kitsune America show review of LA based electro-pop band, DWNTWN, we ...
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Surfrider Kicks-off Summer | Wednesday for International Surfing Day + Friday Night for Capital Cities @Arbor

. Summer is officially in full swing (f*ck you, June Gloom) and that means one thing.  The fam over at The Surfrider Foundation are well rested and ready to throw a few summer kick-off jams.  First up, celebrate International Surfing ...
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Saturday Main Event | Arts 4 Life Charity Event + Live Painting @ The Jeanie Madsen Gallery

This Saturday June 9th, MuzArt World Foundation and Right to Succeed will host the ‘Arts 4 Life’ exhibit, recognizing LA Contemporary Urban Street Artists, at the Jeanie Madsen Gallery of Santa Moncia. All proceeds from opening night will benefit MuzArt ...
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The Chocolate Invitational starts in Venice | Tastings + Truffles + Wine, Oh My! – June 28th

Our Welo Contributing writer Mikki Sage and Ashley Walsh of Intentional Chocolate are teaming up to throw Chocolate parties. The Chocolate Invitational is their latest adventure, which encompasses a series of sweet events, all in the name of Chocolate. The ...
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Saturday Night Main Event | A Westside Benefit Jam for The Leukemia Lymphoma Society

We can all smell it. The Summertime air is right around the corner and you suddenly have that “itch” to lose the clothes, lay on the beach, rage in Venice on the weekends, and act a fool. This Saturday, we’ve ...