December 4 2017

Ring Doorbells & Security Cameras: The PERFECT Holiday Gift!
These amazing cameras are truly making a huge impact on safety, with an easy & convenient way to monitor your home, 24/7, from anywhere, on any device.
With a Ring Doorbell or Ring Flood Light, you always know who is at your door, leaving(or stealing) a package. You’ll know exactly when your kids are coming or going. All “visitors” are recorded to a cloud DVR. You can see who is at the door and talk with them even in total darkness with night vision and motion detection. The peace of mind that this provides is priceless. They can install your security system & teach you how to use it. Very reasonable pricing! TEXT/CALL (818) 232-3100 for a FREE consultation. Your home technology problem solvers!
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Winter Camp in Encino for Grades K-9
Dec. 18th-22nd
Campers entering grades K-6 and C.I.T.s entering grades 7-9 can join the fun and enriching Winter Camp Los Encinos! Come for the week or individual days. Act now and get FREE early care and late care (8am-4:30pm)! Art, Technology, Science, Yoga, Cooking, Special Guests and more!
VOS Holiday Gift Boutique
Wed., Dec. 6th from 1-7pm
Get all of your holiday shopping done hassle-free at one stop. A wide variety of gift ideas for the whole family with vendors including: Sassy Chic; Stella & Dot Boutique; Hana’s Fashions; N Hay Scarves; Jackie n’ Nicolz; Shelley’s Fashions; Besitos Boutique; The Strand Above; Toby Drosman; Warm Me; Pen Pals Papery; Off Topanga Glass; Le Souk Annette; SOS Products; Shlomo and Hagar Designs; Painted Silks; Write from the Heart; Soul Ornaments & Eva’s Ceramic Garden; Gourmet Blends; Steve Berman; Lullaby Nights; Dalya Dektor; Iris Rozov Judaic; Senegence Lipstick and more!
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The Annual Solis Family Reading Festival benefitting the CHLA Literally Healing Program
This Wed., Dec. 6th from 2-6pm at Founder’s Hall at the Calabasas Civic Center
There will be many fun activities including live music, raffle, community readers, crafts, therapy mini horses and a video booth. Last spring, the community lost a guiding light in the plight to get books in the hands of children in need: Calabasas Cares/Solis Family Reading Festival founder, Mary Solis. Join Mary’s community in supporting the Festival! The program has a dedicated therapeutic library with more than 1,000 specially selected books designed to help children build mastery, courage and hope during their stay at CHLA. They gift over 42,000 new books every year.
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Renewal Urban Nail & Day Spa Elevating The Experience To A New Art Form
Drawing inspiration from world-class European day spas, they combine the finest traditions with nourishing innovations to transport you from the stress of everyday life. Their dedicated, professional therapists will treat you to the ultimate in relaxation and renewal. They are a sanctuary, a place of wellness and beauty, inspiration and optimism. Book your appointment at 818.223.8696. They have HOT discounts!
Rhythmic Academy’s Winter Holiday Variety Show & Party
Sunday, December 16th at 6pm in Van Nuys
Please join us for Rhythmic Academy’s annual Winter Holiday Variety Show featuring solo & group performances by some of the best Rhythmic Gymnast in the country. You will be WOWED & dazzled by our performers & mesmerized by the special effects & quality of our production. This magical holiday show will feature amazing Rhythmic Gymnastics acrobatic tricks, incredible aerial performances, dancing elements, graceful ballet, beautiful costumes & more than 100 dancers to stir your imagination.
Are you overwhelmed with all the “stuff” in your home?
Let Stacy help YOU! I HIGHLY recommend Stacy Thomes for all of your home organizing needs. She has helped me SO much! With the kids back in school and holidays just around the corner, Stacy will help you achieve your ultimate goal of a clutter free, super-functional, organized home in a gentle, non-threatening way. Specializing in closets, kid’s rooms/playrooms, kitchens and home office, Stacy will seriously help to simplify your life. Call (818) 620-2420 and mention Jen’s List for a FREE consultation (a $65 value).
Get Produce Straight From Farms, Delivered Right To Your Door, For 30-50% Less Than Grocery Store Prices
I ordered it and there is NOTHING imperfect about it! SO impressed! Did you know that 20% of the fruits and vegetables grown in the US never make it to grocery stores, often because of how they look? At Imperfect, they believe that there is no reason to waste perfectly good fruits and vegetables. All boxes are customizable-you pick your produce and how often it arrives. Get $10 off by visiting You will not be disappointed!
Disney*Pixar’s Finding Dory Makes a Splash as part of Disney On Ice presents Follow Your Heart
Dec. 14th-Jan. 7th
Keep swimming with Dory, Nemo, Marlin and new pal Hank from Disney*Pixar’s Finding Dory as they embark on a life-changing excursion to discover the true meaning of family. Cheer with Joy, Sadness, and the rest of the Emotions from Disney*Pixar’s Inside Out as they help Riley find the confidence to win the big hockey game.  Venture to wintery world of Arendelle where Olaf and Kristoff help reunite royal sisters Anna and Elsa from Disney’s Frozen. See Cinderella, Rapunzel, Tiana and the Disney Princesses make their dreams come true. And celebrate true friendship with Buzz Lightyear, Woody and the Toy Story gang.
Happy Place Tickets Are On Sale Now
Now-January 7th
You DON’T want to miss out!!! Get your tickets to this massive pop-up experience in the Arts District of Downtown Los Angeles filled with one-of-a-kind installations and multi-sensory rooms guaranteed to put a smile on your face. It’s going to be amazing. From climbing a GIANT birthday cake, dancing in the world’s LARGEST confetti dome, and jumping off a LARGER THAN life rainbow into a pot of over 25,000 smiley faces, it doesn’t get any happier!
My new favorite find – Strap-its – Now 15% JUST for Jens List members
Perfect for those off the shoulder tops and sweaters. Also great for layering year round. Straps come in cool prints, vegan leather, nail heads & embroidered flowers. Check them out – It is the “only” bralette you will ever need. Interchangeable straps will update any outfit. Soft, comfortable, seamless and supportive! Comes with removable pads. They’re great to have at holiday boutiques too! Email Julie at for more info! Guaranteed to be a best seller! Watch this: – it explains all about them and why they are so great! Use code JENSLIST for 15% discount on your purchase!
Football Freddie and Fumble
It is #1 kids Football book on Amazon. Freddie and Fumble LOVE Football, And they’re on a mission to see every team in the country on their home turf. But these cities have more to offer than just the game: historical sites, national parks, museums, even local favorites! For their first trip, this dynamic duo heads to Philadelphia to see Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell, visit Reading Terminal Market, and snag a Cheesesteak at Pat’s and Geno’s before attending the Eagles game on Sunday with Freddie’s football-loving family. The proceeds are going to A Level Playing Field Foundation to help kids in underserved communities play sports safely and they are donating copies to Houston for kids to read! #FootballFreddie
Kids On Stage – Winter-Spring 2018 Session
Kids On Stage, Santa Monica’s award winning children’s theater company, is opening enrollment for the Winter-Spring 2018 Session. Classes are designed for actors 3.5-17 years old, and include Musical Theater, Imagination Theater & Creative Dramatics. Classes begin the week of January 8th and commence the week of June 9th.
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Food Trucks For Your Next Event
Cosmic Foodie makes it easy for you to book a great food truck for your next meeting, party, production shoots, school event, etc. Or talk to us about scheduling a regular lunch stop at your workplace! We only work with quality food trucks of all cuisines and will find you the perfect truck for your event. Mexican, American, Brazilian, Asian – you name it we can get it! Trucks will even donate a portion of their sales for school fundraisers. Contact us for more information-Food Trucks Are Fun! Email
There is NO Better Time to be Prepared
If there was an earthquake today, we would not have supplies. Emergency Cafe offers customized preparedness assessments of individual homes, business offices, safety planning, tips and training, and a deluxe line of emergency preparedness kits for home, car and offices. LA’s premier full service emergency preparedness consulting company, Emergency Café serves the private sector that includes a large celebrity based clientele and major corporations like A&E Network, NFL Network, 20th Century Fox, 360 Management, Super Delicious Productions, and the Milken Foundation. They have also sent supplies to Houston residents for Hurricane Harvey. Contact Emergency Café at 310.613.6206 to schedule your private consultation or visit
Joy Theatre
A comedy theatre company that provides both classes and shows for kids of all ages. Kids and teens perform their own comedy sketches, songs, stand up jokes, and improv! No audition required, all are welcome, 1st class is free. Shows are $5 and 100% goes back to the kids performing. Birthday parties are available.
A Faery Hunt Enchanted Adventure
Sunday, Jan. 7th from 10:30-11:30am at Crestwood Hills Park in Brentwood
Nickelodeon named A Faery Hunt “Best Children’s Theater in Los Angeles”. You’re invited to join us on this magical musical adventure. A Faery Hunt shows are special interactive performances designed for young audiences & families that inspire imagination & fun. Reservations suggested. Email or call 818-324-6802.
December Annual Sales
Cheaper Around Christmas Some things are actually cheaper during the season. It’s that old supply and demand thing. 7-1/2 watt Christmas tree lights can cost as little as 10 cents apiece. These are the same lights that go into nite lights (usually white or clear) that many people use to illuminate their hallways. Yet if you go to a store for a nightlight bulb you can pay as much as 70 cents apiece. So buy a bunch.  The same is true for candles. If you like to burn a candle or two other times of the year, you will pay a small fortune. Yet at Christmas, candles are cheap. If you live in an area where the power seems to get knocked out during a hurricane or a winter storm, having a supply of candles is very comforting. Stock up on these two items and buy enough to last until this time next year
You can often find free calendars at restaurants, hardware stores, utility companies and many other locations. You may be able to find quite a variety including desk calendars, small wallet size calendars about the size of a business card and even some on bamboo from a Chinese restaurant or full wall calendars with phases of the moon and Farmer’s Almanac type information. Also banks and tax services often give out a number of different record keeping books.  For example, free planners may be available from banks, but often you have to ask.  Tax log booklets for recording tax deductible expenses are often free from tax services.
BEWARE: When you exchange or get a refund for a Christmas gift make sure that you get what you’re owed:
* #1.  Get a refund or credit for the price that was really paid.  Since so many items go on sale right after Christmas, clerks may only credit you for the current sale price, not the actual price that was paid.  This is not proper.  Insist on getting a full credit or refund.
* #2.  Make sure that any tax is also refunded.  Stores have a way of “forgetting” to refund the tax.
BEWARE: Jewelry stores often promote big sales around Christmas, but the savings are often not much more than the regular price. Don’t be fooled.
TYPICAL ANNUAL SALES: The day ‘AFTER’ Christmas prices drop dramatically. We suggest parents give their kids some cash to spend on sales during this time period.  Items like bathrobes and sweaters can be cut in half along with other Christmas items.
MAJOR PURCHASES TYPICALLY ON SALE: Don’t buy anything around Christmas!
TRAVEL: Early December is a great time to go to Florida when it is often a good bargain and less crowded.
FRUITS AND VEGETABLES: apples, broccoli, brussel sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, celery, collards, cranberries, endive, grapefruit, kale, mushrooms, oranges, parsley, rutabagas, winter squash, turnips.  NOTE: With some produce now available all during the year, many people have forgotten when fruits and vegetables are really fresh.  Buying in season means that these items are often cheaper, fresher, taste better and that money may be going to local farmers.