Our picks of places to go + things to do to make the most out of your February.
SPEND YOUR WEEKEND HERE → Head to Palm Springs for Modernism Week Feb. 11 – 21. The annual event attracts Mid-century modern architecture buffs from all over to celebrate the design aesthetic. Special events include the Palm Springs Modernism Show at the Convention Center, a presentation on design movements of the 20th century by national and international decorative and fine art dealers, Frey II house tours, double decker bus tours and other special events.
DOWNLOAD THIS → The Super Bowl Stadium App, a must-have for any fan heading to the game. There is nothing worse than the constant television timeouts, especially after spending an arm and a leg on tickets. This app allows you to be entertained all game long. Use it for express food and merchandise ordering, to watch Super Bowl commercials right after they air on live TV and to watch instant replays immediately after they happen on the field, from four different camera angles.
INDULGE HERE → LA Cookie Con at the L.A. Convention Center. Cookie Monster loves cookies and so should you; at the West Coast’s biggest baking and pastry convention Feb. 6 and 7. Channel your inner baker and participate in a slew of different workshops and demonstrations. Meet celebrity chefs, try yummy samples and see the latest in baking products.
SHOP HERE → Stone Cold Fox’s debut store on Abbot Kinney has finally arrived. The gorgeous space is just as enchanting as the DTLA-based label’s celebrity-beloved threads and is also filled with tons of decor inspiration. The store will also host exclusive collections that you won’t be able to find anywhere else.
GO SEE THIS → Alessia Cara at the El Rey Theatre on Feb. 12. The 19-year-old Canadian singer/songwriter is topping the charts with her hit “Here”. Her deeply personal brand of R&B pop scored her a deal with Def Jam, and she is poised for big things in 2016 with a slot at Coachella and her first ever headlining tour. Alessia delivers a powerful live performance with compelling vocals and a stage presence beyond her years.
GET ROMANTIC HERE → Moulin Rouge at the Los Angeles Theatre on Feb. 14. Give your valentine the ultimate experience with live dancers, magicians, circus acts, bands and DJs before Baz Luhrmann’s spectacular film musical. Because ‘the greatest thing you’ll ever learn, is just to love and be loved in return’.
DON’T MISS THIS → The Los Angeles Marathon on Feb. 14. Whether you are running or merely a spectator, the scenic course (26.2 miles) begins at Dodger Stadium and finishes at the Santa Monica Pier. Enjoy the Finish Festival, with the Angel City Brewery beer garden, food, live entertainment and more. A bonus for participants: a free massage after you complete the course.
BUY THIS → Diptyque’s new Rosaviola scent, in collaboration with French fashion designer Olympia Le-Tan, is here just in time for Valentine’s Day. This limited edition collection features a candle, a solid perfume and a fragrance disk in a rose-violet scent and the packaging—is to die for. The pink votive’s label is printed like one of Le-Tan’s trademark embroidered clutches and sealed with a red kiss.
WATCH MOVIES HERE → Hollywood’s Reel Independent Film Festival takes place Feb. 18 – 27. The annual festival and competition celebrates the best in independent film, screening a wide variety of critically acclaimed works from well-known directors and rising stars. The festival will include new projects from James Franco, Guy Pierce, Sandra Oh, and many more.