This Weekend: Seychelles Sale, Great Walk and a Tea Party With Dolls

— by Caroline on Crack

Such a great weekend coming up. Should I go on a long walk through L.A. or partake of a tea party with dolls? Definitely have to hit that shoe sale, though.

Friday, November 21

Seychelles and BC Shoes Warehouse Sale
Now that I live closer this warehouse, you can bet your sweet fanny that I’m going to hit up this sale. Apparently lots of great finds are to be had here — 50%-80% off women’s flats, heels, wedges, boots, sneakers and more. Yup! All priced below wholesale! Cash/ CC only.

  • Friday 10am-4pm, Saturday 10am-2pm. 202 N. Nash St., El Segundo, 90245 (map).

Saturday, November 22

The Great Los Angeles Walk 2008
Get out of your anti-social bubble (read: car) for once and enjoy your city via your feet. This annual event will take you through 18.3 “pedestrian-friendly” miles of L.A. from Union Station to Santa Monica. At the end of the line, walkers will celebrate at Britannia Pub off 3rd Street Promenade. The event is free but bring cash to pay for your halfway point lunch in WeHo and celebratory beer in SaMo.

  • 9am. Starting point: Union Station, 800 N. Alameda Street, Los Angeles (map). RSVP: franklin_avenue[at]yahoo[dot]com.

Bacharach Brunch at Ivan Kane’s Café Wa s
Enjoy a little Bacharach with your brunch. Burt’s classic tunes played on a piano go along perfectly with oeufs Benedicte ($12) and Croque Madame ($13), don’t ya think? I’ve heard the Daube de Boeuf Hash ($16) with fried eggs, pot roast and julienne potatoes is a great hangover cure. If you feel like spending the dough, for an extra $25 you can make it a bottomless Bacharach brunch with champagne, mimosas, screwdrivers or Bloody Marys.

  • Saturdays and Sundays. Ivan Kane’s Cafe Wa s, 1521 N. Vine Street, Hollywood (map). (323) 466-5400.

Free Cocktails at Vanity Room’s Grand Opening Party
Enjoy freebie apple martinis and pink cosmos (along with beer and wine) at the girliest grand opening ever. Harmonie Boutique in Venice is not only celebrating its 4th anniversary but the grand opening of its more affordable counterpart, Vanity Room, my fave party frocks store (I bought my sparkly GenLux dress here). There will also be a DJ and shoppers will get 15% off their entire purchase during the party.

  • 7-11pm. Vanity Room @ Harmonie Boutique, 2800 Abbott Kinney Boulevard, Venice (map). (310) 306-5059.

Sunday, November 23

Valley of the Dolls Lolita Tea Party at Royal/T
Weirrrd! A tea party with dolls…for grown-ups! Cosplay tea house Royal/T in Culver City is hosting a special tea party for L.A. Lolitas and their dolls, even featuring a special high tea ($25) with settings for both lolitas AND their dolls. Don’t have your own doll? Never fret, there will be a Valley of the Dolls pop-up store so you can buy one. Even though dolls creep me out, some of these are pretty cool-looking. I want this one! There will also be an anime screening in the lounge, J-Pop/J-Rock music and a raffling off of eight dolls.

  • 12-5pm. Free admission. Royal/T, 8910 Washington Boulevard, Culver City (map). (310) 559-6300.