I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel's sake. The great affair is to move.
Robert Louis Stevenson

Made in L.A. 2014 
June 15, 2014 - September 7, 2014 

The Hammer’s biennial exhibition Made in L.A. 2014 features works by 35 Los Angeles artists with an emphasis on emerging and under recognized artists. It debuts recent work and new painting, installation, video, sculpture, photography, and performances created specifically for the exhibition. Made in L.A. 2014 will be installed in every gallery at the Hammer Museum. The exhibition is organized by Hammer chief curator Connie Butler and independent curator Michael Ned Holte. The exhibition will be accompanied by a comprehensive hardcover catalogue, as well as a full roster of free public programming.

Three awards will be offered in conjunction with the exhibition: The Mohn Award ($100,000) and the Career Achievement Award ($25,000) both of which will be selected by a professional jury, and the Public Recognition Award ($25,000), which will be determined by a public vote. All three awards are funded through the generosity of the Los Angeles philanthropists and art collectors Jarl and Pamela Mohn and the Mohn Family Foundation. All the artists in the exhibition are eligible to receive the awards.

For more information please visit http://hammer.ucla.edu/ .

Get spooky on your board, compete for prizes, glory and blood at ZJ's infamous surf costume contest. This is a 'fun first' competition, so if your still progressing in your surfing don't hesitate to sign up! All ages and skill levels are welcome, but you must be in costume to participate. There is a chance to snag some nice prizes as well! For more information please click here.

Milo and Olive is a neighborhood bakery and pizzeria brought to you by the team behind Rustic Canyon, Huckleberry and Sweet Rose Creamery. Owned and operated by Josh Loeb and Zoe Nathan, Milo and Olive serves a menu of fresh baked morning pastries and bread, wood fired pizzas, farmers market inspired salads and small plates in a very intimate and warm environment.

The bakery at Milo and Olive is another playground for Zoe to practice her ingredient driven style of rustic pastries and breads. The offerings at Milo and Olive will for the most part be different from those at Huckleberry, many focusing on using different grains in order to create the richest possible flavors. Milo and Olive also offers and extended menu of Zoe’s breads, from her classic Baguettes and Country Boules, to new breads like Green Olive, Lemon and Thyme, a Three Cheese Cheesebread, Whole Wheat Potato Bread, Homemade Bagels and much more.

The kitchen at Milo & Olive takes its love of local ingredients and rustic Italian cooking to the pizzeria menu. Using a dough crafted by Zoe, they make 8-10 different daily pizza offerings, focused on quality ingredients like locally made mozzarella, farmers market produce and sustainable meats. The menu also features ingredient driven small plates and salads to compliment the pizzas.

The wine and beer list at Milo and Olive is focused on small production bottlings made by winemakers and brewers who we love and trust. The list changes regularly and is focused on food friendly wines with enough character to properly compliment the menu. We are proud at Milo and Olive to have an open kitchen because we love the way it welcomes our guests into our restaurant. We’d always dreamed of a place where people can come in the morning and eat a pastry and drink great coffee while reading the paper and watching the kitchen staff roast their vegetables, braise their meats and prepare for the days service. Welcome to Milo and Olive. Relax and let us feed you.

It’s a proven fact that Santa Monica should be seen from the seat of a convertible. Our Drive Smart in Santa Monica Package includes premier overnight accommodations, a 500c Fiat convertible (of course!!), complimentary all-natural continental breakfast and complimentary Wi-Fi. Please visit www.ambrosehotel.com to book now!