Finally! I can announce to the world the wonderful Hermosa Beach Christmas Village that we've all been working so hard to put together for everyone which will also benefit Project NEEDS, our local food bank.
I am so proud of everyone who is involved because this is just another example of how generous Hermosa Beach residents and business owners really are to the community. I'm donating my time and expertise to promote it which is a lot of work, but well worth it.
Lots of goodies, deals and fun stuff - read on for more!
Is this a cool, hip, beach community or what?
Come on down and see for yourself! Bring a canned good or non-perishable food item too ok?
Mark your calendars - this Sunday, December 7, 2008 from 12pm -8pm. Don't miss it!
The Joy Writer PR & Marketing
WHO: The South Bay
Professional Connection welcomes you to the First Annual Hermosa Beach Christmas Village in Hermosa Beach, CA
Participants include: Omaggio Art Glass,
Luna G, RE:Style, Splashin’ Gifts, Nü Shüz, Out of My Tree Candles and Bath,
Beachy Keen Bay, Fernando’s, Hermosa General Store, Mani Pedi Cutie!,
Mimosa, AR Salon, Bo Bridges Gallery/Spit Studio, Pilates Place, Fritto Misto,
Paciugo Gelato Café, Sangria, Dragon, Hennessey’s Tavern, The Lighthouse Café,
The Coffee, Bean & Tea Leaf, Lotus Yogurt Bar, Breathe, Sharkeez, Buono Vita, New Orleans Cajun Café, Union Cattle Company,
Zane’s, Café Boogaloo, Girlfriend’s
Clothing & Salon, Hermosa
Chiropractic, Treasure Chest, Patrick Molloy's, Becker Surfboards, Gum Tree, Yari, The Shore Restaurant and Lounge, and Pedone’s
Pizzeria. (Italics indicate Project
NEEDs collection locations.)
WHAT: Hermosa Beach Christmas Village
A canned goods and non-perishable food drive for Project NEEDs, a local food bank
A holiday Dessert Competition at The Shore Restaurant and Lounge featuring Chef David Linville, Chef Annette Gallardo, Hermosa Beach City Councilman, Michael DiVirgilio, and Project Needs/St. Paul Pastor, Cheryl Kelly, 3pm – 6pm
- Live samba dancing
to Brazilian music at Breathe
- Free bull rides at Union Cattle Company with Project NEEDS donations
- Free pictures & autographs with X-Games Gold Medal Freestyle Moto, Nate Adams and Jeremy (Twitch) Steinberg at Bo Bridges Gallery/Spit Studio to first 25 guests
- One-of-a-kind, unique gifts and holiday specials at all the local establishments
- Christmas cheer with family and friends…
WHEN: Sunday, December 7, from 12pm – 8pm
WHERE: Pier Ave in Hermosa Beach down to Pier Plaza and along Hermosa Ave.
WHY: To bring the community and visitors together in a Christmas celebration with lots of specialty gifts, one-of-a-kind designer items, and eco-friendly home décor shopping opportunities, and discounted delicious holiday food and drinks at participating locations.
HERMOSA BEACH CHRISTMAS VILLAGE PARTICIPANTS AND SPECIAL OFFERS
Omaggio Art Glass is recognized globally for unique and elegant Italian hand-blown designs in glass including art, chandeliers, pendant lights, sconces, sculptures, accessories and gift pieces that are distinctive and sophisticated. 10% discount offered on all items; a donation of all sales of the evening will be made to Project Needs. 423 Pier Ave, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254 www.omaggio-usa.com 877-701-7375.
Yari offers a well-rounded selection of women’s
clothing and accessories. A Project Needs
collection location.327 Pier
Ave, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
first opened in
unique home décor, baby & kids toys and gifts, jewelry and eco friendly
“green” products. Selling holiday
ornaments and decorations; offering cider and cookies. Also a Project Needs
collection location. 238 Pier Ave, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
RE:STYLE, in Hermosa
has always been one of the most fashion forward, cutting edge stores in the Los Angeles
Splashin’ Gifts offers a diverse range of organic bath and body products, soy candles, gifts, trendy children and adult sleepwear/clothing. Offering discounts and giveaways. 132 Pier Ave, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254 www.splashingift.com 310 376-7270.
Nü Shüz, guiltless shoe
pleasures for the serious shoe addict, offers the newest style shoes, boots,
and fashion accessories at import prices. New shipments every week.
30% discount and holiday drinks
& snacks. 112 Pier Ave, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
Out of My Tree Candles and Bath carries natural organic candles and bath products. Offering free samples. 1134 Hermosa Ave, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254 www.outofmytreecandlesandbath.com 310 561-6019
Beachy Keen Bay
Fernando’s offers an eclectic collection of men and women’s
clothing and accessories, as well as, custom designed clothing and home décor including
custom-made pillows and blankets, . New shipments delivered daily. Offering
“BFD – Big Fernando Deals” $30 jeans, hoodies and more. 1242 Hermosa Ave, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
General Store offers
BREATHE carries Olympic Gold Medal Winner, Kerri Walsh’s volleyball clothing line - K Active and several different women’s fitness wear lines from Brazil which pair unique Brazilian fashions with high performance material. Offering discounts while serving hot chocolate, warm cider and Christmas cookies; holiday music from Brazil and a live Samba dancer. A Project NEEDS collection location.1312 Hermosa Ave, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254 www.breatheactivewear.blogspot.com 310 374-7445.
a unique specialty store offering year-round costumes, beach clothing and
accessories, novelty gifts and Hermosa Beach
Pedi Cutie! is
an eco-friendly, natural nail salon for men, women and children using only
organic, pure products. Serving eggnog and offering $30 peppermint
pedicures. 507 Pier Ave, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
Chiropractic, in Hermosa since ’93, offers quality, comprehensive chiropractic care, deep
tissue, sports, pregnancy, and relaxation massage and live foods. A Project Needs collection location and
offering discounts, free adjustments and live food samples. 440 Pier Ave, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
Mimosa, featured on Dr. 90210
and Split Ends, has set the standard for hair and nail
salons in Hermosa Beach
Clothing & Salon is
a sexy, hip men and women’s clothing boutique and hair salon. 30% discount storewide on clothing, cut-n-go
haircuts $25, free haircut with any color service, holiday blow-out and style
$50 and 25% discount on all facials and waxing; A Project Needs collection location. 1138 Hermosa Ave, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
AR Salon is an award-winning
full-service salon. 25-40% off all hair
products; giving away $10 gift certificates. 1046 Hermosa Ave, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
Bridges Gallery/Spit Studio Photographer Bo Bridges travels the globe
shooting clients like Pepsi, Campbell
upstairs in a historic 1920’s building just steps from the Pacific Ocean
a unique Euro-style restaurant serving Italian cuisine. 10% discount with Project NEEDS donation; a Project NEEDS collection
location. 439 Pier Ave, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
is a Cal-Italian restaurant serving pasta, and vegetarian meals -
“fantastically good food at rock bottom prices” Zagat.(2) Lunch for two certificates in a
raffle. 316 Pier Ave, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254 www.usmenuguide.com/frittomistohermosa.html 310 318-6098
Orleans Cajun Cafe serves
authentic Cajun and Creole dishes prepared fresh while you wait. All seafood and
sausages are flown fresh direct from the "Big Easy" (New Orleans).
Cattle Company offers
quality steaks, seafood, chicken, and s’more’s. This award-winning restaurant
offers ocean view decks, a Texas-style lounge and main dining room (see above). Free bull rides and ½ off any appetizer
offered from 4pm -8pm with Project NEEDS donations. 1301 Manhattan Ave, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254 www.unioncattlecompany.com
a premium dining experience with signature appetizers, entrees and desserts
prepared fresh daily. Slate flooring, mahogany wood tones and chocolate walls
frame the restaurant’s sleek, full bar. Raffles
for $25 gift certificates; a Project Needs collection location. 1150 Hermosa Ave, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
voted Best Ice Cream Shop in LA, offers Italian-roast coffee and espresso based
drinks and a distinctive array of 32 authentic wholesome Italian gelato and
sorbet flavors made by hand with fresh natural ingredients daily on-site. Buy one cup or cone and get one free. Free gourmet hot chocolate samples. 1034 Hermosa Ave, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
Spanish/Mexicali restaurant, serves blackened shrimp, fish, steak, and baja
inspired favorites enhanced by live entertainment. Sangria has helped raise
over 3 million dollars over the years for local charities., 20% discount on all food; open 4pm – 10pm on 12/7. 68 Pier Ave, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
Hermosa Beach is
a Mesquite-Mex restaurant with fresh food, great music and 50 HD Plasma screens
for the serious sports fan and those who enjoy the taste of Baja. Offering 20% off fish tacos; a Project NEEDS
collection location. 52 Pier Ave, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
an upscale, newly renovated restaurant serving American Asian cuisine with a
new tapas menu and great daily specials. $10 appetizer platters; buy three tapas and
get 4th free. 22 Pier Ave, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254 www.dragonbar.net
an Irish Pub/Restaurant known for their award-winning burgers and fries with an
upstairs patio (voted Best Patio by locals) which overlooks the entire ocean.
Hennessey’s prides itself on being the neighborhood meeting place. Offering
two-for-one turkey dinners with all the trimmings. 8 Pier Ave, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
is a world-renowned jazz club dating back to the 1940’s. Offering live music 7
days a week, notable performers have included Miles Davis, No Doubt, members of
Guns & Roses, Howard Rumsey and many others. Offering two-for-one entrees. 30 Pier Avenue, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
Coffee, Bean & Tea Leaf is a family-run specialty company selling coffee beans,
rare teas, and accessories. Serving
sample cups of coffee.1225 Hermosa Ave, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
a self-serve frozen non-fat yogurt shop with lots of fruit and dessert
toppings. 20% off one frozen yogurt per
customer. 1316 Hermosa Ave, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
Café Boogaloo is one of the oldest blues clubs in Los Angeles and serves Louisiana influenced cuisine with live entertainment Thursday through Sunday. Blues legends Son Seals, Tab Benoit, Big Daddy Kinsey, and Lazy Lester are just a few who have performed here. Offering reduced price appetizers; a Project NEEDS collection location. 1238 Hermosa Ave, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254 www.boogaloo.com 310 245-4988
Shore Restaurant and Lounge, voted Best California Dining in LA, serves
internationally inspired California
an award-winning Italian restaurant serving pizza, pasta, wings, salads and a
kid’s menu. Voted #1
Pizza by locals, Pedone’s,
has been a South Bay and Los Angeles
Project: NEEDS now offers two main services to the needy in our community. Every Tuesday night a hot meal is available to anyone who is hungry. We also have a food pantry that distributes groceries to needy families and homeless people twice a month. Currently we serve on the average 120 meals every Tuesday evening, and approximately 300 families per month benefit from our food pantry.
In our approach, special attention is placed on making the homeless and hungry feel special and important and promoting “one on one” relationships. Every person who comes for a meal or groceries is served with dignity and respect. We strive to show all persons that they are valued.
Project: NEEDS provides the foundation for change in our local
community. We are a grassroots project that is community supported. We
have local churches and interfaith groups that volunteers and provide
resources. We are proud to have established a long-going relationship
with philanthropic and civic organizations throughout the South Bay.
Although Project: NEEDS is a church program, faith is not the primary issue concerning this project. We serve those in need without concern for religion, race, sexuality, health or city of residence. We hope to show our faith by turning our words into actions. Pastoral support and counseling is available to anyone expressing interest.
Volunteers are always needed, please contact Adriana at the church office if you would like to donate your time.
For more information about Project: NEEDS, contact:
St. Paul’s UMC 310-370-4319
Rev. Cheryl Kelly 310-370-4319
Adriana Romero 310-370-4319
Pat Hyink 310-370-0332
A Homeless Outreach Ministry of St. Paul’s United Methodist Church
2600 Nelson Avenue
Redondo Beach, CA 90278
Sturdy Paper Plates (Dinner & Dessert)
Sturdy Bowls (Soup & Dessert)
Hot & Cold Beverages Cups
Paper Place Mats
Zip Lock Bags
Salt & Pepper Packets
10 Cans of Vegetables, Ravioli, Soup, Beans, Fruit, Tuna.
Baby items, such as diapers, baby food and formula
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