This Weekend: Sales, Sales, and Great Chefs

— by Caroline on Crack

Now that we’re all feeling good and optimistic, time for shopping! YAY! Anyway, with the confusion in weather — is it fall? is it summer? — it’s a good idea to broaden your fashion choices. Thus it’s a good thing there are a bunch of big sales this weekend. And afterward, I threw in a couple of food events…to help you…not fit…into your new clothes. Hm.

Friday, November 7

Paper’s 24-Hour Department Store
It’s baaack. Paper’s 24 hours of shopping extravaganza featuring over 30 designers, artists, and chefs as well as 24 bands, like Lady Tigra and the Chapin Sisters! It’s going to be crazy good times. The store pops up at 6pm on Friday and then goes away after 6pm on Saturday.

  • Friday 6pm to Saturday 6pm. 8873 W Sunset Boulevard, West Hollywood (map).

Saturday, November 8

FabFashionista’s BCBG, Splendid & Ella Moss Sample Sale
If you still didn’t get your fill of shopping from the Paper store, check out this fab sample sale with 2,000 Ella Moss, BCBG and Splendid dresses, tops, hoodies, bags and more marked 70% off! The perfect place to shop for cocktail dresses to all those upcoming holiday parties. Cash and Visa/MC accepted.

  • 10am-5pm. Marriott Residence Inn, 1177 S. Beverly Drive, Los Angeles (map).

FEM Designer Sample Sale
And yet another sale! This one has over 40 designers offering styles at up to 60% off and more! Previous brands include Tart, T bags, Joe’s Jeans and Emilio Pucci, to name a few. VIP tickets ($15) gain you early entrance, free cocktails and gift bags (limited supply). Worth it considering you’ll get first dibs on everything.

  • 12pm VIP, 2pm-5pm general. $5 advance, $7 at door, $15 VIP advance. Smashbox Studios, 8538 Warner Drive, Culver City (map).

Blogging LA’s Classic Eats
I love blogger meetups and I especially love blogger meetups at historic L.A. landmarks. This one is put on by the fine folks at Blogging LA — the first of a series of “classic eats” locations –and they’re inviting everyone to enjoy some comfort food with them at the historic Clifton’s Cafeteria. And afterward, the BonaVista Lounge atop the Bonaventure Hotel where you get a 360-degree view of our beautiful city. So come out, meet local bloggers and enjoy some good food and drinks! Hope to see you there.

  • 5:30pm. Meet at Clifton’s Cafeteria, 648 S. Broadway, Downtown (map). (213) 627-1673.

Sunday, November 9

22nd Annual Great Chefs of Los Angeles
It’s been about a month or so since we last had a food fest. Fortunately this Sunday there will be about 22 chefs and tastemakers and 17 vintners displaying their yummy wares for your foodie pleasure. Nosh on gourmet bits from Fraiche, Grace, and Animal to name a few. And ohh, wine from the likes of Laetitia Vineyard and Winery and L’Aventure. Plus, this year’s “Go Green, Go Organic” theme promotes eco-friendly and recyclable products as well as conscious living and sustainability, and emphasizes organic foodstuffs throughout the event.

  • 12-3:30pm. $150. CBS Studio Center, 4024 Radford Drive, Studio City (map).