Seems like there’s quite a lot going on this weekend – and Taste of Abbot Kinney doesn’t really make the selection any easier. This event is for those looking to experience the overall vibe of Venice, since Taste of Abbot Kinney has changed a bit from last year, its inaugural event. One of the differences is that Intelligentsia and Lemonade aren’t participating, but there are plenty other outposts of their product. What you can expect is a unique VeniceÂ experience on a Sunday afternoon tailored specifically to you.
The biggest difference this year, however, is there areÂ “tasting tickets”Â that you’ll exchange at each venue for food, drink or experience.Â The day, which benefits Inside Out Community Arts, will have options other than food available. Floyd’s will have a mobile haircutting booth, Nite Spa will provide mini massages and everyone is entered to win a 52″ Sony LCD TV, a night’s stay at The Standard Hollywood and more.
Get ready for a short but beautiful road trip. Just head up the 101 to Ojai, whereÂ yes – another shopping benefit – will focus its efforts on raising funds for Share Our Strength (umbrella org over Taste of the Nation) and Help of Ojai. You’ll get to shop – poolside -Â Stella McCartney‘s 2010 Spring & Summer lines while nestled in that Valley Inn 30 minutes south of Santa Barbara.Â A vegetarian lunch is included and you’re encouraged to bring the family.Â Your kids will get to indulge in planned fun activities and a face painter will be on-site.
The best part of your admission to the shopping event is that it comes withÂ a complimentary dayÂ pass to Spa Ojai. So after you shop, you can lay back and relax in some posh amenities – especially if they’re anything like the rest of the resort-hotel (impeccable). Just be sure to mention code “SDSP” to the representative when you call to make your reservation.
What a fun getaway with the girls! Helping end child hunger never needed a better occasion; retail therapy, beautiful scenery, delicious food and a day at the spa come packaged as one.Â
Saturday, April 25, 2010
11 AM – 2 PM
$60 adults, $30 ages 5 – 12, free under age 5 Includes shopping, vegetarian lunch, Ojai Spa day pass (code: SDSP)