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The Long Beach Creamery’s Dina Amadril started making ice cream for fun at home in 2013. Using home-baked toppings and farm fresh ingredients — often grown in Long Beach — Armaldi won local fame with flavors like Goat Cheese & Fig, Mascarpone, Pear & Champagne and even Okinawa Sweet Potato.
Yesterday, The Brass Lamp signed a lease to occupy 4,000 sq. ft. of the Mark Schneider building on the Promenade. The Brass Lamp is a book bar and lounge; a fusion of a coffee shop, wine bar, and bookstore. It’s a place where customers can read a book, work on a laptop, or have nice conversations with a friend.
Shelly Buchanan has written the first comprehensive bloody mary city guidebook for Southern California. She has launched a crowd-funding campaign to publish it.
After drinking ninety bloody marys during the ninety days of summer, Long Beach-based writer Shelley Buchanan is putting her research to work by publishing The Drunken Tomato, Southern California’s first bloody mary city guide.
Documentarian Erin Davies and the World-Famous Fagbug
Cal State Long Beach (CSULB) will present “An Evening with Documentarian Erin Davies and the World-Famous Fagbug” on Thursday, April 25, beginning at 5 p.m. in the Beach Auditorium of the campus’ University Student Union.
Markus Manley and the team at WE Lab (bottom) have taken the empty and filled it with everything an entrepreneur might need while taking their business to the next level. (Top) Artist Dave Van Patten adorns the walls with original art to inspire ideas and foster creativity in the new space.
A Map of Los Angeles in the Style of the NYC Subway Map by Peter Hanink.
According to his profile, Peter Hanink is “a perpetual student, lawyer, writer, and overall nerd” who has “always had a passion for design and cartography.” So, it’s little wonder that when his girlfriend had trouble understanding the local freeway system he came up with an elegant solution that is both functional and beautiful.
The Little Book of Horrors project on Kickstarter is accepting donations until July 25.
Have you ever wondered what you might look like as a severed head? Sign up to support artist Paul Yoshida’s new art project The Little Book of Horrors and you could find out.