The newest dessert sensation in Venice, Sinners & Saints offers decadent desserts from cakes, pies and cookies to specialty breads plus low sugar and gluten free desserts such as the flourless chocolate cake, (pictured above upper right with raspberries) simply delectable. Finish the year with some deliciousness and start your new year with even more of it!
Sinners & Saints is located at 2547 Lincoln Blvd, west side of street, across from ATT store and is just north of Washington. Park on meters or free parking on side streets.
Wednesday - Sunday: 12am - 6pm
This dramatic three story contemporary sits on a double lot behind Main Street's restaurants, galleries & boutiques. Front patio has a waterfall & outdoor shower. Enjoy the expansive floor to ceiling windows in living room with a wood burning fireplace. Formal dining room. Kitchen complete with concrete countertops, Ann Sack tiles, Sub Zero and commercial Viking appliances. Sunny breakfast area opens to private backyard oasis with firepit, patio area & grassy yard. Downstairs bedroom has a full bathroom. Alarm system, intercom, indoor/outdoor speakers, hardwood floors throughout. Click Here for details & to see more photos
Second floor has a spacious master suite with separate sitting area, wood burning fireplace, walk-in closet, large solarium and master bath with spa tub and separate steam shower. Two additional bedrooms on 2nd floor share Jack & Jill bathroom. Garage converted to studio with sink, hardwood floors, vaulted ceilings & heat/air. Huge attic perfect for office/playroom. Basement. 4 car parking along driveway. 2916 2nd Street Santa Monica, CA 90405 - $3,100,000
Michelle Oppenheimer, a Venice mixed media artist, is featured in the new online luxury destination for art and home furnishings, Luxeyard.
The prints are available for under $100.00 and they arrive ready to hang with a beautiful matte black frame. Select your fine art prints from two different sizes. They are priced at 60 - 80% below retail. There are a total of twenty-one images to choose from now through December 29.
The three prints showcased here are from the collection. This is the opportunity to get the gift that you didn't get for Christmas!
Two story Beachy Venice Cape Cod just two houses away from Abbot Kinney's galleries, restaurants & cafe's. Located in the "Soho" of Venice, ideal location close to beach and AK. Light floods through this entirely remodeled home from all directions.
The front doors open to a bright and cheerful open dining, living & kitchen area with center island and vaulted exposed beamed ceiling. Third bedroom and full bathroom downstairs. Follow the stairs up to a spacious master suite with large bathroom. Large second bedroom and bath upstairs complete this home. Enclosed grassy front yard and two car parking off alley. A very special property and such a Happy Home! Get Details Here!
Hip & Modern - the BEST location! Come and relax into the beach easy lifestyle in this absolutely stunning, chic & modern loft seconds from the sand. This 2 Bdrm/2 Bath light infused home is open and spacious w/ two private bedrooms, bathrooms with gorgeous fixtures and finishes & an open kitchen with high-end stainless steel appliances. Enjoy soaring 12 ft. ceilings, two deeded parking spaces & valet parking for your guests. The clean lines and fabulous roll-up glass door allow for your interpretation of this open & flowing space. Main Street, Abbot Kinney & the Beach all at your doorstep! Get Details on this Property Here >
212 Marine Street #202
Santa Monica, Ocean Park
Our featured Artist for the December 2011 Venice Art Crawl is Michelle Oppenheimer, mixed media artist from Venice. Michelle and her art will be at the Whole Foods Venice on Thursday night, December 15 from 5:30 - 8:30 pm. Enjoy the art while dining on appetizers from Whole Foods and music from Dyan Kane.
Over the past 10 years, Michelle Oppenheimer has become well known for composing paintings that capture the imaginative and organic possibilities of abstract watercolor. Her art has been heralded for its calming and therapeutic nature: a true reflection of the artist herself. Beautiful and transformative in her focused use of the medium, patrons enjoy the healing power that an original painting or print brings into their space. Michelle’s skilled blending of color and texture has earned her national acclaim. See Michelle's Art.
225 Lincoln Blvd. (at Rose) Venice CA 90291 FREE Parking
MOMENTUM Presents: The Art of Chase 7pm – 1:30am
This month is solo show of the one and only Chase. Chase's murals are a staple of Venice street art and since his beginnings here years ago Chase has spread his art around the world. The exterior of the venue will be covered in video projections by Chase, Ryan Pohanic and Brett Mazurek. Live music by Flight 2da Light, a 7-piece live funk band and Mr. Numberonederful spinning all vinyl. If you missed last month you may not be acquainted with our current venue, the former home of Jim Morrison and Charlie Chaplin. Need we say more? Bring your ID - MUST BE 21+ to enter.
523 Ocean Front Walk, Venice, CA 90291
Figtree Cafe Presents: Photographer Ana Amortegui
Celebrate the Holidays & Join Figtree for Complementary Wine and Appetizers. Photographer Ana Amortegui is originally from Colombia, South America, Ana moved to the US 4 years ago. Her passions include lighting & cinemaphotography which has led her into the study of lighting through stills, composition, & contrast. 429 Ocean Front Walk (Parking: Rose Ave Beach Lot, also on Speedway & Paloma)
Sunny Bak Studio Presents: NOT an ARTIST 6 – 10pm
Someone along the way told you that shouldn't or couldn't be an artist. You got older, serious, more self-conscious and stopped doing stuff you thought you sucked at or that didn't serve a functional purpose. You forgot how to play. Art became objects that others created and you observed. Now you are definitely not an artist and that is the lie. Everyone is an artist. Art is for everybody. The space will be alive with projections and grown-ups coloring to ambient soundscapes. Also showing: The Gorillas and David Rowan Johnson's skateboard chair. 2214 Pacific Avenue (south of Venice)
Venice Breeze Suites Presents:
Artfully Equestrian by Lizi Ruch 6– 10pm
Animation Premier of "Little Dreamer" Reception & Showing. 2 Breeze Avenue Venice, California 90291 (on the Boardwalk)
Friday: 8th Annual Holiday Party atCreative Chakra Spa from 4 - 7pm! Get free sample chair massages & or $30 spa treats featuring Peppermint Scrubs and Hot Cinnamon & Ginger Spa Stone Massages! Please make sure to tell Sandie that the AKFF Blog sent you! Free street Parking or at the building for 1-2 hours. 3401 Pacific Ave Suite 2A & 2B, Marina del Rey, CA 90292
Saturday:Open Studio in Venice from 5-8pm with Artist Michelle Oppenheimer and 2 other artists, Stephanie Visser and Gary Palmer. Great gifts of art at affordable prices can be found here along with food and drinks while you shop. Michelle is a mixed media abstract artist. Her art can be seen at a number of locations in Venice, the Marina and Santa Monica. Make sure to tell her and the other artists that you saw this event on the AKFF blog because we support local artists!
Looking for a Good, Sweet and Reliable Man?
Make sure to get one or several GINGERBREAD men at Sinners & Saints dessert bakery in Venice, along with their other delectable holiday cakes, cookies and other goodies. It's the newest sensation in town, where both decadent and low sugar, gluten free products are found in the same place! Make sure to tell Elisa that you saw it right here on the AKFF Blog, where we support local Venice businesses! Sinners & Saints 2547 Lincoln Blvd. www.sinnersandsaintsdesserts.com West side of street between Venice and Washington across from ATT store.
Hot Property in Venice!
OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY DEC 11: Come & enjoy these stunningly appointed architectural town homes in the heart of Venice at 512 Brooks Ave. This 6 unit, new construction development offers the perfect modern flow. Each unit consists of 3 Bdrms/2.5 baths with a open floor plan that is functional and spacious. Finished with French oak flooring, Axor fixtures, Duravit jetted soaking tubs, Viking kitchen appliances & custom walnut cabinetry throughout. Private 2 car garages with ample guest parking. A fabulous courtyard with a built-in BBQ & firepit, shared with your neighbors. Absolutely breathtaking & a must see from Pardeee Properties! Tell them you saw it here on the AKFF Blog! 512 Brooks Ave.Get Details Here!
Hot Lingerie Chefs Fashion Show Dec. 18!
Lingerie Chefs will host Modern Vintage Today’s 3rd lingerie fashion show on December 18 at 9pm featuring Venice fashion designer Rachelle from Rachelle's Closet. Modern Vintage Today (M.V.T.) houses two stores in one; a collection of retro vintage clothing on one end and a sexy lingerie boutique on the other.
During the event Lingerie Chefs will be catering and entertaining guests. At 10:00pm designs featured from some of Los Angeles’s hottest designers Bonnie G Couture, Ela Sunwear, Rachelle’s Closet, Skim Wear and Sophii Michi will turn heads as they grace the runway.
Modern Vintage Today has been featured in FG Magazine. Celebrity guest are to be expected. 4306 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles CA 90004
---Events Posted Earlier in the week: Wednesday:Catch the funked up and fun music you can shimmy and shake to with Miss Jessica and the Sugar Shack Attack at Danny's on Windward from 7-10 FREE! Happy Hour ends at 7 so get there early! Make sure to tell Miss Jessica and the staff at Danny's that you saw it here on the AKFF Blog!
Thursday:Opening at Gebert Gallery with Venice Artist Betty Gold, a pioneer in the world of sculpture for over forty years. 1345 Abbot Kinney Blvd. Please let the gallery know you saw it right here on the AKFF Blog!
The Great Venice Toy Drive Sponsored by the Venice Neighborhood Council from Dec 8-10. Bring toys to Abbot's Habit at 1401 Abbot Kinney & Fabric Planet, 423 Lincoln Blvd, or on Friday morning at the VNC Booth at the Venice Farmers' Market, Friday, 7:30 - 10.30AM. Santa will distribute toys on December 10 at 10:30 am at the Oakwood Recreation Center to children up to 16 years of age with a parent or guardian.
Yes, the headline is correct, you are being encouraged to sin... just a little! You absolutely must check out the sinful desserts at Sinners & Saints in Venice before you head to First Fridays on Abbot Kinney or whatever you plan to do later tonight!
This blogger has tried the desserts and they are sinfully good! The flourless chocolate cake is divine, so that is a great place to start. There are also an assortment of scruptious cookies, cakes and other daily desserts by Chef Dustin Hodges.
Sinners & Saints is the new bakery /dessert connection for your sweet tooth connection right here in Venice on Lincoln Blvd. between Venice and Washington (closer to Washington.) There is metered spaces in front plus some free spaces on the side street there. So check it out get some goodies and head down either the side street or Washington over to Abbot Kinney!
Enjoy the last 1st Friday event of 2011 at your favorite Abbot Kinney places! The AK Blog Team will be out on the boulevard asking why you like to come to First Fridays in Venice! (Just look for our media passes.) Remember Abbot Kinney Blvd. is the place to Shop, Eat, Pamper and Play! Don't miss out on the special deals and events happening this month - see our AK30 Countdown to Christmas Page for info!
Altered Space Gallery - presents new work by Amsterdam jewelry artists, Ramjuly, a team comprised of Antoaneta Petrova and Emanuela Deyanova, in their first US exhibition. Ramjuly creates jewelry using fair-trade materials in unique compositions to much critical acclaim and success in Europe. 6-9pm 1221 Abbot Kinney Boulevard
Fiore Designs - join this floral art boutique for their holiday Open House. See their selection of holiday wreaths, garlands, poinsettias and Christmas trees. They allso carry holiday gift items from candles, cards and stocking stuffers. 4-8pm 1617 Abbot Kinney Boulevard
Graffiti Beach Popup Store - This new popup store is in the back of Altered Spaces Gallery (at the top of our 1st Friday list.) Check out the JammyPack, perfect for snowboarders and beach goers alike! get special deals and get a JammyPack blank and have one of their artists custom design it for you! 4-8pm
Very Venice Gallery -This new gallery space hosts a special event for homeless cats and dogs - it's a fundraiser to pay vet, food and shelter bills and to find them a new loving home! There is a silent auction, music, food, drinks and a raffle. This is your opportunity to enjoy and make a difference! 6-10pm
1629 Abbot Kinney Boulevard
Live Music and Art Show Benefit at Vera Davis Center - This benefit is just a few steps from Abbot Kinney on California and is a benefit for the FAB Collaborative! Live Music and art plus great people will be at he event, which benefits the Mildred Cursh Foundation in Venice that has many programs for local children. $10 6-9pm
610 California Ave., Venice, California
(California is at a light on Abbot Kinney, cross it, then cross Electric Ave.)
Mystic Journey Bookstore - opening reception with artist Heather Taylor and her pastel, acrylic, ink and gouache works of art. 7pm - 12 midnight 1319 Abbot Kinney Boulevard