There are so many wonderfully talented people in the Arts community of Los Angeles, and one of the best people at bringing them all together is Venice's own Paige Petrone. She is the Founder and Publisher of LA Arts Online.com, a website dedicated to whole range of Arts within Los Angeles, from food to theater and everything in between.
A highlight of the year for many is the Summer picnic at the Hollywood Bowl that Paige used to put on every year when she was at our dearly departed Venice Magazine, and now continues to host with LA Arts Online.
The big fun picnic was last night at the bucolic green park next to the Bowl. There were booths from a bunch of our favorite restaurants, like Pink's and Chaya and Ca Del Sol, drinks from Angel City Brewery and Barefoot Wines, and a whole area dedicated just to desserts. Stoked.
There are some people that I only see at this picnic each year, so it's something I try to never miss. Old friends caught up and new ones were made, as we all enjoyed the sunset turning to stars while we ate, drank and laughed.
The best part is always the concert ticket included with the picnic, and last night's presentation was Tchaikovsky's 4th Symphony, played with beauty and grandeur by the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra/LA Philharmonic. It was simply Heavenly to sit and listen to the majesty of the music beneath the majesty of the summer night sky. Pure contentment.
LA Arts Online puts on fun events all year long, while keeping you up on what's great to do around town every month. Check it out and you'll know what's good all the time. Thank you to Paige and her hard working and gracious team that deliver so much fun and bring so many fantastic people together every single time. Love and respect!