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WIN: LaLaScoop’s 12 Days of Giving in January

The holidays are finally over. Christmas and New Year’s eve sometimes feel like prom, where your expectations can be so grand and there’s always some sort of let down or sigh of relief when it is over. We all know we need to feel better after last year’s SH$TSHOW, so we thought what better way to start 2017 by giving away some of our favorite Los Angeles experiences.

Here’s the LaLaScoop

Please follow the LaLaScoop on Instagram to WIN. Giveaways will be scattered throughout the month of January, and most likely occur on Mondays, Wednesday, and Fridays. Winners will be selected randomly and notified within 48 hours via Instagram. Make sure you are following the rules stated under each Instagram post. Spread the word and share this post with your friends. You don’t need to live in LA to win. Thank you to the following 12 partners! We are delighted to share the LaLaScoop and let you sample the rewards.

LALASCOOP’S 12 DAYS OF GIVING

$75 to dine at Franco on Melrose

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A nondescript entrance with an unassuming kitchen leads you to a charming intimate back patio restaurant and bar where the La Brea Melrose hustle will soon melt away. The simple fresh ingredients as with every real Italian meal speak for themselves. Chef Franco de Dominicis is from a small southern Italian town on the Amalfi coast. He uses every ingredient to create flavorful simplicity, like being back in Italy. We encourage you to sample Fried Squash Blossoms with ricotta cheese and a red sauce, Calamari Fritti so crispy and light, Polpette (pork and beef meatballs), Burrata Caprese with heirloom tomatoes and pesto, and Carciofi with shaved artichokes, arugula and a zesty lemon olive oil with shaved parmesan cheese. Of course, there are endless sinful pasta options that can’t be surpassed like the thick layered meat Lasagna, the spicy Fusilli served with pork sausage beef meat ragu, Gnocchi, and Butternut Squash Ravioli. Indulge! francoonmelrose.com

$50 to dine at Killer Shrimp in Marina Del Rey

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Sip a cocktail on the water or pull up your boat at the Killer Shrimp dock. Killer Shrimp is the only place in LA that offers dock and dine in Marina Del Rey. Known for their Killer Shrimp bowl, the zesty broth with shrimp can be accompanied by even more seafood like lobster, corn, and crab. Watch out for that spicy broth and leave room for dipping and soaking the French bread in those ten hours of simmering juices. The shrimp is cooked and added to the sauce when ordered, served piping hot. Indulge. Watch the sunset. Killer Shrimp can be found in Marina Del Rey and Hermosa Beach. www.KillerShrimp.com

Dinner for 4 at SpireWorks in Westwood (Value $100+)

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Now you can get a perfect flavorful doner spire of beefchicken, or veggie köfte in LA. SpireWorks just opened in Westwood and is the perfect haven for the traveling foodie using vertically spit roasted meats. Try your own doner creation, perhaps the way you remember it, or try doner on their signature bread or over greens or wild rice with one of SpireWork’s new flavorful twists. Your full experience will include dinner or lunch for 4 with a Destination of your choice or Design your Own doner, potatoes with your seasoning preferences, natural cane sugar soda and Okinawa Raw Sugar Sea Salt Nitro Brew Latte for each guest, and a Spire Cake sampler. Learn more.  www.spireworks.com

Color service at Jonathan and George Salon in Beverly Hills. (Value $300+)

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Mina Kwok, the ultimate colorist will provide a color service of your choice – base color ($125) and/or highlights ($200+). She focuses on ensuring that her clients’ skin tone and hair hue complement each other. Mina believes maintaining the integrity and health of hair is the foundation for gorgeous color. Her blonde clients rave about their supreme sun-kissed pop color, while brunettes who visit Mina leave the salon with natural richness, depth, and complexity to their locks. Jonathan and George in Beverly Hills has earned a reputation for creating the most desired hairstyles for Hollywood A-listers as well as their loyal cliental. Learn more about the salon, Mina Kwok, and hair color hues you may like. www.jonathanandgeorge.com

$150 to spend at Cure Salon and Spa in West Hollywood or Malibu

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The best Salon and Med Spa in America is most certainly Cure Salon and Spa by Dr. Lisa Benya in Malibu, right across the street from Nobu Malibu overlooking the Pacific Ocean for miles. Why? Not only does this white airy peaceful space sit high over the Pacific Coast Highway, but it is like a one stop shop for the best beauty, medical, and wellness treatments. If you happen to be in Hollywood, Cure Salon and Spa can also be found at the historic lavish Sunset Tower Hotel where you may wish to luxuriate in a Hammam before a massage. Celebs love to visit both locations for the privacy.

Enjoy a facial, massage, haircut and styling, waxing, lash tint, vitamin therapy, botox or one of their many specialized services at this uber white luxe sanctuary with an outdoor space for soaking it all in before, during or after treatments. Learn more or visit www.curemedspa.com

3 Pilates Plus By Lagree Fitness Classes ($35 each)

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Over a $100 value, get fit and feel good at one of the following locations: Malibu, Encino, Studio City, and Woodland Hills. One of the toughest pilates workouts on the Megaformer; increase your strength, endurance, and flexibility with this intense high energy total body workout. You will feel lean and toned in no time. We adore classes with fitness instructor Katie Lyons at the Malibu location, right above P.C. Greens looking at the ocean. http://pilatesplusbylagreefitness.com

One night stay at Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines with breakfast for two (Value $329)

Drive a couple hours from LA and enjoy a hotel-cation in one of America’s most desired locations. The Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines is located between the villages of La Jolla and Del Mar set atop the cliffs in the Torrey Pines State Reserve. This hotel offers seclusion while still being close to all that San Diego has to offer. Admire the peaceful stunning views overlooking the legendary Torrey Pines Golf Resort, lush gardens, and the Pacific Ocean, all from the comfort of your own room. Enjoy a tee time or a splendid hike just steps away.

4 theater tickets to Echo Theater Company in Atwater Village (Value $136)

Dog lovers of Los Angeles, rejoice! Four tickets will be waiting for you for an entertaining night with The Found Dog Ribbon Dance, a bittersweet romantic comedy about loneliness, oxytocin, and the healing power of Whitney Houston at the Echo Theater Company in Atwater Village running from January 21 – March 5. The world premiere of playwright Dominic Finocchiaro’s The Found Dog Ribbon Dance features professional cuddler Norma and her quest to return a lost dog to its rightful owner. Along the way, she meets a set of oddballs and even snags a second chance at love. Learn more and watch a clip.   www.echotheatercompany.com

Men’s Matching Socks and Underwear Gift Set from RelatedGarments.com (Value $35)

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Give yourself the confidence to undress to impress with your matching boxer briefs, long socks, and short socks. Tis the season to be matchy-matchy! Coordinate, even underneath with comfortable fun colors, polka dots, stripes, and more. Build your own look or get hooked with a subscription box. Oh-la-la!  https://relatedgarments.com

Travel Backpack + Gear Pack from ‘Taste, Drink, Go’ (Value $160)

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Enjoy one of our favorite LA hikes with your new durable lightweight travel tote backpack, carrier bag, beer growler, and convertible purse backpack, along with some extra fun additions thrown in (see below for giveaway details) from Taste, Drink, Go.  www.tastedrinkgo.com/about-us/

  • Tote/Backpack – Grey with Brown straps and Bright Orange interior
  • 64 oz Beer Growler – Color Copper
  • Growler Carrier Bag – Color Black
  • 30 ml Travel Tubs – set of 3
  • 20 ml Travel Tubs – set of 3
  • 10 ml Travel Tubs – set of 3
  • 3rd Hand Luggage Strap
  • Convertible Purse Backpack

5 Kundalini Yoga/Meditation classes at Ra Ma Institute Venice

Guru Jagat’s new book Invincible Living (Value $100)

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Head to Venice for 5 special classes to find some Zen and help you live a radiant life. Learn breath work, chants, postures, yoga moves and quickly understand why this gathering place for wellness is one of the most popular havens in LA. Feel awakened, alive, and at peace through the fresh perspective of one of the youngest gurus, Guru Jagat who trained under Yogi Bhajan, the Kundalini Master responsible for bringing the practice to the US. We will send you her new book Invincible Living which comes out January 10. The practical, wildly cool, and beautifully illustrated book will help you live a happy healthier life on and off the mat. The guide will help you apply Kundalini yoga and meditation to everyday life, upgrading your “operating system” inside and out. www.ramayogainstitute.com

Shelter Hoodie Jacket from Style Firm LA (Value $120)

sfalcatalog1_grandeEnjoy your new black little dress of activewear, the attractive form fitting Shelter Hoodie Jacket made from Spandex and Moisture Wicking Compression Mesh. Comfortable and flattering, you may just want to live in it! To see more activewear clothing options, visit www.stylefirmlosangeles.com

 

 

 

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