This is the time of year when we’re inundated with those traditional year-end holidays. While Thanksgiving and Christmas can be super-fun (and a little stressful) to deal with every year, other holidays that are just as fun (and much less stressful) deserve their due.
And you can bet there are perfect ways to enjoy these unique celebrations on Melrose Avenue!
Yum! If you’re one of the lucky who can enjoy peanut butter allergy-free, this is your month to eat ALL the peanut butter. There’s nothing simpler and more delicious than a fresh homemade PB cookie. Chef Josette lets that rich flavor come through in her classic recipe. You should not eat just one.
707 N. Stanley Avenue, Los Angeles 90046
At the Hollywood Academy of Music and Arts, they got the beat. And so can you. Drum lessons for ages 5 and up are offered for acoustic and electric drum as well as hand drums. And what better way to avoid complaints from the neighbors than to come down to the school and make some noise!
HOLLYWOOD ACADEMY OF MUSIC AND ARTS
7469 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles 90046
Wordsmiths, it’s that time of year again, when the pressure to write a novel in 30 days can be yours! NaNoWriMo sandwiches I Love To Write Day (November 15), so whether you’re in it for the day, the month, or a lifetime, a classy customizable cherry wood journal from Spitfire Girl is a special way to hold your special stories.
7401 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles 90046
Jewelry makes for a great gift any time of the year, but November offers a way to celebrate the unique art of real body décor. Maya has an incredible and ever-changing selection of rings, pendants, earrings, and body jewelry from all over the world. Natural stone rings are a standout for any or all of your ten digits.
7360 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles 90046
In France, this day is celebrated with festivals, food, and fireworks. Here, it’s completely acceptable to grab a bottle or two and drink with nearly anything. The fresh and fruity red from Gamay grapes is meant to be enjoyed young. So make sure to check in with the experts at Domaine LA to get on the inside track for a baby Beaujolais.
6801 Melrose, Los Angeles 90038
Originally created to celebrate those things that keep our shirts closed, Button Day has expanded to include those quirky and delightful pins that super-personalize a look. Indie artists provide so many ways to rock this day with statement buttons from pop culture and music to the resistance. New Profanity has an entire wall dedicated to them!
7418 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles 90046
Get out of here! No, seriously, it’s time to get out of wherever you are. Go For A Ride Day encourages people to use transportation to explore new places. One of the best ways to do that is by bike. Get some fresh air, exercise, and learn about a neighborhood (like the Melrose shopping district!) with a bike rental from Spokes ‘N Stuff.
SPOKES ‘N STUFF
7777 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles 90046
Single. Double. Triple. Latte. Americano. Mocha. Cappuccino. However you take your concentrated coffee pull, this is the day to keep that sweet, sweet caffeine buzz all day long. Fratelli Café is a comfortable, friendly place to start and end the day, with a menu that highlights all the traditional espresso drinks, made impeccably.
7200 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles 90046
Our monkey-DNA is honored on this day for good reason: in 1859, Charles Darwin published On the Origin of the Species, his research on evolutionary biology. And in 1975, the 3.2 million year old skeleton of “Lucy” was discovered. Everything in Necromance celebrates the history, science, and beauty of nature.
7220 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles 90046
Crunchy French Toast at Blu Jam Café is the reason French Toast Day exists – it is the very celebration of the breakfast classic. Brioche rolled in crunchy corn flakes, grilled and topped with fresh berries, powdered sugar and vanilla bean sauce = to die for! If you have room, enjoy the French Toast Churros or (and) Maui French Toast, too!
BLU JAM CAFE
7371 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles 90046