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Magnolia Park Ladies Night Out Kicks Off New Year

Magnolia Park Ladies Night Out begins 2015 with the the first Ladies and Gents Night Out of the year on Friday, January 30. The event runs from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. and features extended shop hours, live music, 25 food and dessert trucks, deals, discounts, artists and Magnolia Park’s unique block party atmosphere.

For the January Ladies Night Out, the Magnolia Park Merchants Association are holding an Instagram photo contest. Ladies Night Out attendees who snap photos during the event and post to Instagram, tagging @magnoliaparkburbank and #magnoliaparkburbank, will have a chance to win a $30 gift certificate to their favorite Magnolia Park store.

unnamedBesides food and dessert trucks, a few mobile boutiques, including clothing and yarn trucks will be parked along the boulevard. Special guests will both be strolling Magnolia and anchored at various stores in the eclectic shopping district as well.

Encore Nouveau offers complimentary wine and cheese, Mindfulnest will give 15% discount on purchases and Swift offers 20% off during Ladies Night Out. Ladies paint for free at A World Of Color. More deals can be found online here.

Zach Puchtel, The Jug Or Nots, Thunder Tap and the American Roots Revival Band are all scheduled to perform. Special guests such as the Burbank Fire Corps, Madcap Balloons and artis Jacqueline Myers-Cho will be in attendance.

More information on the event can be found here. Ladies and Gents Night Out occurs on the last Friday of every month from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. in the Magnolia Park district of Burbank. Most activities are centered east and west of the intersection of Hollywood Way and Magnolia Boulevard, with some shops on the blocks directly north and south of the intersection participating in the festivities as well.

Magnolia Park also hosts Second Saturdays, a local art walk held on the second Saturday of every month from 12:00 noon to 4:00 p.m. Local artists, live music, special eats and treats abound at the growing monthly event.

More information on Second Saturdays can be found on their website. The next Second Saturdays art walk event will be held on Saturday February 14.

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Superhero September Revs Up Magnolia Park Ladies Night Out

A superhero costume contest, classic car show, food trucks, art and music are on deck as Magnolia Park’s boutiques, shops and restaurants stay open Friday evening, September 26, for Ladies and Gents Night Out.

Several local businesses are teaming up with their favorite charities to raise awareness and encourage donations at the monthly Friday evening event.

“Superhero September is for stores to pick a charity to promote,” commented Peggy Woods Pet Emporium’s Jenny Deahl. “We are promoting the local chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association, a charity very near to my heart.”

Other charities sponsored by local shops include Paw Star Rescue at Dark Delicacies, Wildlife Learning Center at Encore Nouveau, Heart of Angels at  Romancing the Bean, Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center NICU at Van Dorn Gourmets and Cancer Survivors via Jill’s Wish at Pinup Girl Boutique.

The classic car show and superhero costume contest will be held at the UMe Credit Union parking lot. Costumed characters will be walking Magnolia Boulevard between 6:30 and 7:30 p.m., encouraging people to join in the contest.

Costumes will be judged at 8:00 p.m. and the top three win gift baskets prizes, all donated by Blast From The Past, a hobby and collectibles store on Hollywood Way.

Dancing mannequins and musical duo Chris and Maggie will perform outside Swift Vintage on Magnolia Boulevard. More musicians are slated to bring live sounds inside and outside stores throughout Magnolia Park.

Rice Balls of Fire, Rockin Ice, Cousins Maine Lobster, Steamed Bun Munchies, the Grilled Cheese Truck and many more food and vendor trucks will be parked along Magnolia Boulevard as well. A complete list of trucks can be found here.

Local art galleries will have extended hours. The event runs from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. for several blocks in all four directions from the intersection of Magnolia Boulevard and Hollywood Way. UMe Credit Union is located at 3000 W. Magnolia Boulevard.

While Ladies and Gents Night Out typically occurs on the final Friday of every month, this September blowout will be the last one for a few months, as the district prepares for the annual Holiday In The Park event to be held November 21.

Scavenger Hunt, Food Trucks & Musicians Entertain Magnolia Park

Magnolia Park Ladies Night Out starts off 2014 with a scavenger hunt this evening, Friday, January 31, in addition to the regular food trucks, street performers, musicians and host of special sales. Shops along Magnolia Blvd. and Hollywood Way in the hip shopping district will be open until 9:00 p.m. and offering perks and discounts.

Tonight’s scavenger hunt involves matching 25 photos to 25 Magnolia Park shops. Entry forms can be found at participating stores and completed entries must be turned in by 9:00 p.m. The winner will be picked at random and will receive a $30 gift certificate to a participating local shop of their choice.

Reclaimed offers wine, appetizers and a free gift for anyone spending $20 in the store during Ladies Night Out, January 31. (Photo Courtesy Magnolia Park Ladies Night Out)

Some of the sales and special offers include Reclaimed’s 10-50% off on various jewelry items and Besame Cosmetics with 15% off of purchases and a free deluxe foundation sample. The Alegria Bazaar by Paula Carlotto truck will be parked in front of Romancing the Bean. Sign up for a Belly card and learn about the Magnolia Park stores participating in the smart phone app customizable rewards program.

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Magnolia Park Merchants Association Energizes For 2014

Magnolia Park merchants met Wednesday evening, January 8, to discuss ideas for the continued transformation of the celebrated shopping and dining district and the formation of the Magnolia Park Merchants Association. About 50 shop owners from the area of Magnolia Blvd. and Hollywood Way convened at local cafe Romancing the Bean to discuss their concerns and thoughts for growing the eclectic area’s visibility and offerings.

Magnolia Park merchants and agenda speakers gather to talk about plans for the coming year. (Photo By Ross Benson & Lisa Paredes)

Magnolia Park merchants and agenda speakers gather to talk about plans for the coming year. (Photo By Ross Benson & Lisa Paredes)

Led by Ashley Erikson, who does media relations, social media, advertising and event coordinating for Magnolia Park, the meeting touched on several ideas, including beautifying the walking experience by redoing planters and tree bases, hanging ‘Magnolia Park’ banners along the streets and getting signs put up by the city designating the area’s borders, among other topics. Also known as “Miss Magnolia Park”, Erikson and local real estate agent Bryce DeVincenzi, also known as “Mr. Magnolia Park,” engaged all the attendees, drawing out comments and questions from the shop owners.

Several themed ideas for upcoming Ladies Night Out events, held on the last Friday of every month, were also discussed. Get ready for a scavenger hunt, car show, ‘Taste of Magnolia Park’, summer fun fair and an art walk in the coming months. A possible district-wide Second Saturdays monthly event is also being discussed as another option for people to come out and enjoy the area’s festive spirit. Towns Burr Gallery debuts the Second Saturdays event January 11 at their art gallery on Magnolia Boulevard, with live music and small bites.

Representatives from Belly Card showed merchants how the company’s universal and customizable reward card and app would work in the area and throughout the country. Burbank Recycling Specialist Ferris Kawar talked about recycling bins and services and launching Magnolia Park as a “green district” in the city.

Burbank Police Sgt. Darin Ryburn talks with Magnolia Park shop owners as Councilmember Bob Frutos looks on. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Burbank Police Sgt. Darin Ryburn talks with Magnolia Park shop owners as Councilmember Bob Frutos looks on. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Sgt. Darin Ryburn discussed theft prevention and scams affecting business owners and handed out informational packets to the group. Ross Benson from myBurbank.com demonstrated the recently-launched Magnolia Park page on the locally-focused website. Council member Bob Frutos stopped by to hear merchants’ concerns and talk about his support of the newly-formed Association and his continued enjoyment of the shopping and eating area. He also complimented the group on the recent success of the Holiday in the Park event held in November 2013.

A few years ago, property owners in the district paid a small tax that funded a P-BID (property-based business improvement district), which paid for city services, media relations and special events throughout the year. However, the majority of property owners voted against continuing the P-BID at the end of 2011, and since 2012, the area’s merchants have been on their own. Basically, most city services like cleaning the sidewalks and closing the streets for big events disappeared. While the area struggled during 2012 with major loss of foot traffic, revenue and special events, the merchants have banded together and turned the monthly Ladies Night Out events into a major draw for the area during 2013.

New City Manager Mark Scott and Councilmember Frutos visited with merchants in late 2013 and encouraged the group of just a few merchants at that time to create an association and communicate with the City Council about the area’s needs and ideas. The buzz that has been created by the monthly final Friday events has re-vitalized the area and hundreds of people visit regularly throughout the week. New stores and eateries continue to open, and Magnolia Park has become a desirable destination to shop and hang out.

Shop owners in the Magnolia Park area of Hollywood Way and Magnolia Blvd. interested in joining the Magnolia Park Merchants Association should contact Erikson, who will also serve as the Association President, via email at amerikson@yahoo.com or at 818-632-6888. The association plans to continue to grow Magnolia Park and provide funding for more events and services from which the entire district can benefit.

Sgt. Ryburn talks about scams and theft prevention with Magnolia Park merchants. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Sgt. Ryburn talks about scams and theft prevention with Magnolia Park merchants. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Magnolia Park Last Friday – Ladies Night Out

Great for all, ladies and gents, families, singles, couples, groups…. this Magnolia Park community event brings invited food and dessert trucks, musicians, artist, special sales and extras to the Magnolia Park district in Burbank. Magnolia Blvd., between Florence and Hollywood Way. Park politely, please. Last Friday of every month. 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Check out the website for all the details ladiesnightoutburbank.com

Magnolia Park Holds Ladies Night Out Black Friday, Gears Up For Small Business Saturday

Hot on the heels of the hugely successful Holiday in the Park event last Friday, November 22, the merchants of Magnolia Park put on their monthly Ladies Night Out event on Friday, November 29, and are ready for the big shopping Saturday of November 30. Shoppers looking for eclectic, stylish and/or creative gifts will find plenty to choose from in the Magnolia Park district.

lnoblackfridayFriday evening’s event boasts the usual huge variety of food trucks, live music and street performers. Bell Cottage is offering a number of specials all day on Friday on Vera Bradley, Chamilia beads, Harvey’s Seatbelt Handbags and $10 off a purchase of $100 or more.

Krampus, the Holiday devil, who was such a big hit at Dark Delicacies for Holiday in the Park, will be out in front of 8 Ball after 7 p.m. The Jug Or Nots will be performing outside of the Towns Burr Gallery Friday evening, too.

Kerry Krull’s famous white chocolate lattes will be available at Romancing the Bean to warm up shoppers Friday evening.

On Small Business Saturday, the Magnolia Park shops are continuing to offer specials and incentives. Simply Nature Day Spa, which relocated to Magnolia Park from Toluca Lake just six months ago, has two specials for Saturday: purchase a $100 gift certificate and receive a $10 bonus gift certificate and mention myburbank.com and receive 15% off of any Holiday gift item.

Photo Courtesy of Simply Nature Day Spa

A full service skin care center with a range of services available, Simply Nature also sells European gift items. (Photo Courtesy of Simply Nature Day Spa)

Bell Cottage is offering $10 off a $100 purchase again on Saturday. Additionally, the first 20 people will receive a small shop tote and the first 20 purchases of Poo Purri will receive a free tester.

Towns Burr Gallery is currently showcasing works by local contemporary artists and artisans. On Friday and Saturday, “we will pay the sales tax on all purchases,” according to Connie Towns Burr, artist and gallery owner.

Decorated for the Holidays, Bell Cottage provides a variety of colorful gifts and festive ideas. (Photo By Lisa Paredes)

Decorated for the Holidays, Bell Cottage provides a variety of colorful gifts and festive ideas. (Photo By Lisa Paredes)

 

 

 

“Creative Visions Of Magnolia Park” Opens At Towns Burr Gallery

The Towns Burr Gallery in Magnolia Park hosts a public opening reception tonight, October 25, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. of “Creative Visions of Magnolia Park,” an exhibit of photographs, paintings, watercolors, collage and mixed media art celebrating the eclectic shopping district. The public reception adds to the monthly Ladies’ Night Out event in the district, which is also held along Magnolia Blvd. between Hollywood Way and Buena Vista St. this evening. A private reception for the artists held yesterday evening, October 24, kicked off the show, which runs through November 15.

William Hanford Lee, Jr., William Pound and Connie Towns Burr enjoy the reception. (Photo By Ross A. Benson)

William Hanford Lee, Jr., William Pound and Connie Towns Burr enjoy the reception. (Photo By Ross A. Benson)

“My main reason for doing the show was because I wanted to draw attention to our wonderful area, Magnolia Park,” explained gallery owner Connie Towns Burr. “I was inspired to do this show because one day, as I was sitting outside sketching Rocket Fizz, a business storefront located across the street from the gallery, it occurred to me that perhaps other artists would like to paint or photograph other businesses with interesting storefronts.”

“I then thought we could showcase those works in a special exhibition. My husband Bruce Burr came up with the title and ‘Creative Visions of Magnolia Park’ was born.”

Best in Show winner Robin Neudorfer with her watercolor "Magnolia Park Vase." (Photo By Ross A. Benson)

Best in Show winner Robin Neudorfer with her watercolor “Magnolia Park Vase.” (Photo By Ross A. Benson)

Several local artists responded to the call for entries, which was sent out via the gallery’s email service and through Magnolia Park’s marketing person Ashley Erikson, Magnolia Park store owners and social media.

Works from artists Analisa Siemens, Caecilie Carlsen, Connie Schaefer, Diane Evans, Dorothe Horttor, Dorothy Shepard, Harriette Kahn, Louise Wallace, Mark Brunner, Robin Neudorfer, Stephen Coleman, Susan Berkowitz, Vincent Takas, William Pound, Bruce Burr and Connie Towns Burr were selected for the exhibition.

Harriette Kahn and first place "Shopping Spree," a collage. (Photo By Ross A. Benson)

Harriette Kahn and first place “Shopping Spree,” a collage. (Photo By Ross A. Benson)

Artists and Magnolia Park area shop owners mingled with invited guests, while musician William Hanford Lee Jr. entertained the gathering. The soon-to-open Luna Vine Wine Bar provided hors d’oeuvres and poured from a selection of six different wines.

Frederick Schmidt, owner of Verve Art and Framing in Burbank, judged the entries and awarded prizes. Best In Show, for watercolor “Magnolia Park Vase,” was awarded to Robin Neudorfer. Harriette Kahn’s “Shopping Spree” earned First Place, Second Place went to William Pound for “Glamour” and Mark Brunner was awarded Third Place for “Mindfulnest.”

Owned by photographer Bruce Burr and watercolor artist Connie Towns Burr, the Towns Burr Gallery is located at 3609 W. Magnolia Blvd., near Hollywood Way. The gallery’s regular hours are Tuesday through Friday from 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. and Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Free parking is available in the rear of the building off of Cordova Street.

William Pound, with "Glamour." (Photo By Ross A. Benson)

William Pound, with “Glamour.” (Photo By Ross A. Benson)

 

 

 

Mark Brunner with mixed media "Mindfulnest" and Mindfulnest co-owner Amanda Vernon.

Mark Brunner with mixed media “Mindfulnest” and Mindfulnest co-owner Amanda Vernon. (Photo By Ross A. Benson)

Nick Caballero and Shannon VerGow pour for Luna Vine Wine Bar. (Photo By Ross A. Benson)

Nick Caballero and Shannon VerGow pour for Luna Vine Wine Bar. (Photo By Ross A. Benson)

 

Magnolia Park’s Ladies Night Out Shakes It Up Friday Evening

As the end of September draws near, Magnolia Park gears up for a great night of fun for everyone of all ages in this unique Burbank shopping district. Traditionally called Ladies Night Out, the shops and restaurants of Magnolia Park stay open late and throw a giant block party of sorts, with food trucks, musicians, special guests and interesting attractions. This Friday, September 27, the neighborhood party runs from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.

Window models keep things cool at Audrey K. (Photo Courtesy of Ashley Erikson)

Window models keep things cool at Audrey K. (Photo Courtesy of Ashley Erikson)

All the swanky vintage shops lining Magnolia Blvd. put their best faux fur cape on and put on special sales and events, including live bands, fun games and opportunity drawings. Local artisans are set up both inside and outside of the brick and mortar stores, displaying crafts, jewelry, homemade jams, custom seasonings, henna body art and more.

And then there’s the food. A few cafes are open, like Romancing the Bean, but a huge draw are the many food trucks parked up and down Magnolia Blvd., between Hollywood Way and California Street. Last month brought out a slew of varying flavors and tastes, including a good selection of dessert trucks – always a hit with the young and old alike.

There are also the unique stores along Hollywood Way, north and south of Magnolia Blvd., like Peggy Wood’s Pet Emporium and The Jelly Bean Factory. Dark Delicacies always hosts a special event – this Friday, Aiden Casserly will be in the shop’s front window drawing custom caricatures. Additionally, mobile shops attend the event, like La Fashion Truck and The Record Truck.

Ladies Night Out, or the last Friday of every month, continues to grow in size and offerings. Plenty of street and store entertainment and the added bonus of running into lots of people from the neighborhood make Ladies Night Out a must-do evening. Many people have started visiting from beyond Burbank’s borders, to enjoy the atmosphere. Check out www.ladiesnightoutburbank.com for the most up-to-date information on food truck locations, special events and participating artists.

 

Ladies Night Out Heats Up Magnolia Park

Although temperatures hovered in the low nineties into the evening, lots of people got out for some Friday night entertainment at the Ladies Night Out event in the Magnolia Park shopping district. With special events at the stores – book signings, musicians, cocktails, sales – and just about every food truck imaginable, people from all over Burbank and beyond stopped by for some fun.

Burbank residents Kathy Wrabley and Fay Playsted said they come to the shops in Magnolia Park all the time. They chatted with Kelli Abrahamian at the Just Jan’s fruit preserves table. Ms. Abrahamian, who has moved to Burbank from Minnesota in the past year, commented, “Everyone is so friendly here. It’s like a small town in a big city.”

Even as the sun set and the night lights turned on, the festive attitude continued until well into the evening, with shops and restaurants staying open a little later, perhaps, for this last Friday monthly event.

Check out these photos taken around Magnolia Park and see if you spot a friend or two:

Magnolia Park Last Friday – Ladies Night Out

Great for all, ladies and gents, families, singles, couples, groups…. this Magnolia Park community event brings invited food and dessert trucks, musicians, artist, special sales and extras to the Magnolia Park district in Burbank. Magnolia Blvd., between Florence and Hollywood Way. Park politely, please. Last Friday of every month. 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Check out the website for all the details ladiesnightoutburbank.com