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Papal Progress, poppies and our very own talent members

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Papal progress, poppies and our very talented members…August 8, 2014 11:51 am· Hi Everyone:  More changes afoot… How are you? How many times do you find yourself being asked this question without the other person waiting for a real response? Or perhaps you are culprit of this too?  Often people say it just to be polite or out of habit, before they jump into what they really want to ask you. I’m ashamed to say that I catch myself doing it all the time, but I have decided to make a real effort, even if it means I get bombarded with lists of ailments! I do think we need to counteract all the horrid fighting going on around the world and take a leaf out of Pope Francis’ book. Treat those around us with a little bit more care and consideration, as it is so easy to take friends and family for granted. I am not at all religious, but I love this Pope! He just released his top 10 tips for achieving personal happiness. It’s full of simple and fairly obvious pointers, like “Live and let live’ or …

LEGIT BRIT: ALL'S WELL THAT ENDS WELL

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LEGIT BRIT

Review August 4, 2014


Reviewer, Catherine Siggins
"All's Well That Ends Well"
Theatricum Botanicum, Topanga Canyon

So let me ask you, what should an educated young woman do when she falls madly in love but is rejected, by the object of her affection, for being of a different class and beneath him? The correct answer is kick him to the curb. However, that would make for a very short play, so Shakespeare's heroine, Helena (much like Helena in Midsummer's) obsessively sets out to win a rather unworthy man by risking death, faking her demise, and setting a honey trap to bed her unwilling husband, proving the adage "All cats look grey in the dark". Sounds fun right?! 


To celebrate Shakespeare's 450th birthday, Theatricum Botanicum Theatre company is staging "All's We'll That Ends Well" in their All-Shakespeare Repertory Season. Helena, daughter of a famous doctor, as fallen for her guardian's son, Bertram, the son of the Counte…

Intermittent Fasting For Fat Loss

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Intermittent Fasting for fat loss
What is Intermittent Fasting (IF)?For those that may not be familiar to the term, intermittent fasting is just taking“intermittent” times of fasting(no food)” and working them into your lifestyle. It can be used as another tool in the fight against fat loss and can be especially good for resetting your body after lets say some over indulgence. Essentially it’s the concept of taking regular breaks from eating, typically in blocks of 12 hours or more. The periods of “not eating” are called “fasting windows” and the periods of eating are called “feeding windows.” As you can see, this isn’t some new fad ordiet miracle. No one invented the act of “not eating.”
Intermittent Fasting Isn’t NewI havebeen using this protocol myself and with some of my clients for some time now with great results although it is not for everyone. Results and goals can vary by each person with fat loss, muscle gain, better health, improved performance in your sport of choice and mor…

MEET A BRITS IN LA MEMBER - ERIN GAVIN

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Meet Erin Gavin from Glasgow, Scotland who moved to LA four years ago to pursue acting and producing.

Was there a particular reason you chose LA ? I played a role in a thriller called Dread, for Evolution Production which was filmed in London. Evolution decided to represent me in Los Angeles.

What one thing do you miss from home? I miss Irn Bru! My favourite drink.


What do you find the biggest difference is living here versus the UK? The obvious difference...the weather but also the opportunities for artists is greater in Los Angeles.

Do you have a hidden gem in LA that you want to share with us? I love going to the Macha Theatre on N Kings Road in West Hollywood. They have a variety of fantastic shows...in fact I casted for one and now I am playing Marilyn Monroe in Marilyn My Secret on the 15th, 16th, 22nd and 23rd of August :)

What would you suggest to others who are thinking about making the move here ?   Fantasy and following your dreams is one thing but be realistic and see your self as Y…

Brits in LA Weekly Letter from the Editors

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Hi Everyone,  How are you? How many times do you find yourself being asked this question without the other person waiting for a real response? Or perhaps you are culprit of this too?  Often people say it just to be polite or out of habit, before they jump into what they really want to ask you. I’m ashamed to say that I catch myself doing it all the time, but I have decided to make a real effort, even if it means I get bombarded with lists of ailments!  I do think we need to counteract all  the horrid fighting going on around the world and take a leaf out of Pope Francis’ book.Treat those around us with a little bit more care and consideration, as it is so easy to take friends and family for granted. I am not at all religious, but I love this Pope! He just released his top 10 tips for achieving personal happiness. It’s full of simple and fairly obvious pointers, like “Live and let live’ or “ Sunday is for family’ , but there are a couple of surprises too.  My favorite was “We can inspire …

Pope Francis 10 Tips for Achieving Happiness!

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Whether you are religious or not you still want to achieve happiness, right? I think you can't go wrong by following a few of Pope Francis' tips on achieving personal happiness! 

Translated by The Catholic News Service


1. "Live and let live." Everyone should be guided by this principle, he said, which has a similar expression in Rome with the saying, "Move forward and let others do the same."


Pope Francis greets the crowd as he arrives to lead a general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican last month. (CNS/Paul Haring)
2. "Be giving of yourself to others." People need to be open and generous toward others, he said, because "if you withdraw into yourself, you run the risk of becoming egocentric. And stagnant water becomes putrid."

3. "Proceed calmly" in life. The pope, who used to teach high school literature, used an image from an Argentine novel by Ricardo Guiraldes, in which the protagonist -- gaucho Don Segundo Sombr…

BRITS IN LA NEWS - Passport Photos and Mug Shots

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Hi Breeps! Brits in LA had a great time at Hemingways Lounge in Hollywood this past week for the release of Dom Hemingway, courtesy of Fox Home Entertainment. We had a nice spread of sandwiches, some free drinks and a photobooth opportunity for those wannabe (pretend) criminals amongst us. Brits in LA members Jimmy Stewart, Marc Cleary (centre) and Oskar Rodriguez mugging it up (Photos Courtesy of LAPix) We had giveaways of T-Shirts and DVDs – We are excited about doing more events with Allied LA and Hemingways – we are planning a spectacular end of summer bash – so watch this space. I’m off to the homeland this week which got me thinking about how many questions we get asked regarding passport renewal. So, with the help of our consulate friends, we put together some handy tips, which can be viewed online here at: www.britsin.la/passport Britons used to have to send their passport to Washington D.C. However residents overseas must now apply for their passports ONLINE via the uk.gov website…

MEET A MEMBER - ELIZABETH ARENDS

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Meet Elizabeth Arends from Southport, who moved to LA in November 2013 to pursue acting! Was there a particular reason you chose LA? Well a few things – I have always wanted to live somewhere hot… I HATE being cold! Also all my Granny’s sisters (6 of them) moved out here many years ago, but my Gran didn’t as she was already married. And I had heard so many things about America from them growing up. And the Icing on the Cake was that LA is just a dream for actors, everyone here is an artist and it is totally geared towards us! Which is fantastic really! What one thing do you miss from home? Well apart from the obvious close friends and family, I miss poppadoms and good Indian food! Not found anywhere yet up to standard…If anyone knows… let me know too! (I lived in the Midlands so my standards are on the high side!) What do you find the biggest difference is living here versus the UK? The positivity…There is a CAN DO attitude here which is fantastic and why the hell not? I still love Englan…