Los Feliz Village Holiday Festival and Bay Cities Christmas events

Village Holiday Festival Features Eclectic Holiday Gifts, Cheer and Goodwill to All

Who: The Los Feliz Village Business Improvement District, “LFVBID”, Village merchants and restaurants vendors_2.jpg

What: 3rd Annual Los Feliz Village Holiday Festival

Where: Los Feliz Village; Hillhurst Ave., Hollywood Blvd. and Vermont Ave.

When: Saturday, December 1st, 2007 6PM – 10PM

Why: The Los Feliz Village Holiday Festival, now in its 3rd year, has become THE place for creative Angelenos to source imaginative, eclectic and one-of-a-kind holiday gifts.

Special Attractions:

Double Decker bus rides courtesy of the LFVBID

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Carriage rides, provided by the Griffith Park Equestrian Center

Tree lighting ceremony in front of the Los Feliz Library, 6PM

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Many shops staying open late offering “one night only” deals

Complimentary refreshments at most locations

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Toy Drive for kids in Children’s Hospital Los Angeles


A DJ and the LACERS hip hop band.


Admission: Free to the Public

Learn more: www.LosFelizVillageOnline.com

DECEMBER DATES TO REMEMBER FOR BAY CITIES COMMUNITY CHURCH (All events will take place at our beautiful Lomita Campus located at 2043 Lomita Blvd., Lomita, CA 90717 –Located on the NW corner of Lomita and Eschelman.)

Sorry, no fun pictures (yet,) but fun activities!

Bay Cities Kids Christmas Musical – December 8

1:00pm & 3:00pm performances with an all-church BBQ between performances

Women’s Christmas Dinner – December 5

6:30pm – “A wonderful evening of fellowship and dinner together!”

Men’s Christmas Dinner – December 12

6:30pm -No info provided, but it’s at Lomita – call the church office 310 326-1043. Last year’s was supposed to be amazing. Same with the Women’s dinner.

Adult Christmas Musical – December 15

4:00pm and 6:00pm performances

Christmas Eve Service – December 24

“Snow at 4pm and service at 5:30pm”

See you in Los Feliz and Lomita!


Artist Gali Rotstein’s artwork on display over the summer & January 12, 2007

By Joy A. Kennelly

I just found these pix and thought it was fun to remember this experience visually. So! Here’s some other sculptures and paintings of Gali Rotstein‘s that we don’t normally highlight.

Gali Rotstein’s work on displayOld, new, borrowed, blue – a long walk down the aisle…

gali-rotsteins-requiem-for-a-housewife-at-teri-hatchers-office-016.jpgLife imitating art

gali-rotsteins-requiem-for-a-housewife-at-teri-hatchers-office-010.jpgThe real thing “Two”

gali-rotsteins-requiem-for-a-housewife-at-teri-hatchers-office-022.jpgNow I see through a glass darkly…

gali-rotsteins-requiem-for-a-housewife-at-teri-hatchers-office-027.jpgWho says you can’t have your cake and eat it too? “Wedding Cake”


That was a fun exhibit. Now onwards and upwards!

You’re invited to celebrate Artist Gali Rotstein’s

Inaugural Art Opening Reception

at Lois Lambert Gallery in Bergamot Station

1834 Michigan Street, E3 Santa Monica, CA 90403

Saturday, January 12, 2007

6pm – 9pm

Mark your calendars and join us for

The Group ’08 Exhibit

January 12, 2007 – March 9, 2007

Look forward to seeing you there!

Well, well, well. What do we have here? Travel Play Co gossip

By Joy A. Kennelly

You know you’re on to a good thing when all of a sudden people begin Googling what they think your product is to find out what the competition for it is, or what the interest level is. Funny thing is, Travel Play Co. currently doesn’t have any.

Competition that is.

They own the patent free and clear as they are the only ones allowed to create their two unique products, Travel Tray and StufStop.

Here’s some pictures to show you how useful these Travel Trays are while traveling with small children again in case you’re curious if my assertion is true. car.jpgplane2.jpgtt-open-tray-product-shot.jpg

(Toys and accessories sold separately.)

Mom’s love it! We’ve sold 3,000 pieces in the past with minimal advertising efforts at all. However, don’t even think of trying to create a knock-off because you’re not dealing with some small-time business owner who’s totally clueless to the value of this product and no resources to defend it.

What you may find interesting to learn is that the owners of this company have had three other successful businesses in the past and currently run another one very successfully even now. Plus, they’re connected to major players in Hollywood and Legal with the balls to go after whoever even tries to mess with them.

The husband is former Israeli military so you really, really don’t want to mess with him. He’s gentle as they come, but can kill you with his bare hands – not that he’s done it recently, but watch yourself. A real man’s man. Just love him. Gali too!

Just heard word that one of the cool mom sites I discovered through attending StartUpLA recently has decided to share Travel Tray as a daily cool product announcement which reaches over 1200 moms on the list! YEAH Rachel at City Mommy!!!! Thank you!

Also, my very accomplished publicist colleague, Adrienne Dorsey of Magnolia PR, whose specialties include fashion, beauty, baby and lifestyle products has joined forces with me to bring this to market and the publics awareness. Plus, we have some really amazing donations we’re working on to get these into the hands of children who need them. We’ll share soon!

As a result of Adrienne’s involvement, expect to see Travel Tray in all the top style and celebrity magazines in a couple months. She’s that good. I’m no dummy. Work with accomplished people to achieve amazing results for specialty products that rock –then everyone’s happy.

Also, work with clients who encourage you to be your best self. That always helps too! I need the freedom to do my thing and then I can pull rabbits out of thin air. I have great connections in all areas of life and I’m not afraid to go for it! Adrienne, on the other hand, takes a completely different approach, but is very effective in her style as well.

The hilarious thing to me about working with Adrienne is that she has to take fashion so seriously. The BS that goes on in fashion rivals politics! Oh, and the importance people put on the smallest things crack me up!!!

Here’s an example of something she recently sent me:

Hayden Panettiere Wearing Delicate Raymond Earrings This Weekend

November 3, 2007 (Los Angeles, CA)– Courageous Heroes actress Hayden Panettiere was photographed in Delicate Raymond’s gold leaf earrings on Friday, November 2 in Beverly Hills, speaking out about her Japanese dolphin crusade.

View video and images here:


So, if you buy these earrings you may just be persuaded to save the dolphins! Just kidding! They are real pretty aren’t they? I must say though, I really, really admire Hayden because she seems to have genuine values and really cares about this issue. She’s not just out for the photo op like I’ve seen some celebs are.

Here’s some other recent publicity Adrienne generated for some of her other clients like Lavendar Girl’s Bond Girl Headband and Right Bank Babies if I’m not mistaken. (Correct me if I’m wrong Adrienne ok?)


So, as I was saying, expect to see Travel Tray around the city a little more frequently in the upcoming months. We’re ready to rock-n-roll this product through the roof!

Have a good one now, ya hear!






Select artwork from Artist Gali Rotstein’s collection entitled, Requiem for a Housewife, will be previewed during the Group ’08 show at Lois Lambert Gallery located at Bergamot Station in Santa Monica, CA. .” Paintings entitled “Ghost,” “Dirty Dishes,” “Cru.ci.fer,” and her latest piece, “Befuddled” will be shown. The Group ‘08 Opening Reception is Saturday, January 12, 2008 from 6:00pm – 9:00pm and runs through Sunday, March 9, 2008.

As an artist, Gali Rotstein spent years in search of what she calls “her authentic voice.” Ironically, it was her own role as a “desperate housewife” that led her to this body of work entitled “Requiem for a Housewife.” Gali began painting in black and white acrylic which expanded to mixed media. She chooses to use multiple sources of light and perspectives to create three-dimensional, multi-layered paintings. Expressing herself through painting, photography, and assemblage from her life from whatever she finds, she incorporates elements such as beeswax and children’s toys to present her whimsical and often humorous viewpoints.

For more information, please contact Lois Lambert, Lois Lambert Gallery, ph: 310 829-6990 or email: gfa1@mindspring.com; Additional artist information is available at www.galirotstein.com.

Gali Rotstein at Lois Lambert Gallery

January 12, 2008 through March 9, 2008

Bergamot Station

2525 Michigan Ave, E3

Santa Monica, CA 90404

Group ‘08 Art Opening: January 12, 2007 6:00pm – 9:00pm

Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 11-6pm, Sunday 12-4pm

Free admission (parking in Bergamot Station)

For information: 310 829-6990 or visit www.loislambertgallery.com


Los Angeles, CA “The Travel Play Company is selling the Travel Tray patent and company,” announced outgoing President and Inventor, Gali Rotstein today. The Travel & Play Trays are sturdy enclosed “lap tables” which keep toys and food off the floor and upholstery while traveling in cars and planes. The patented collapsible Travel Tray has an adjustable belt that wraps around the child’s waist and is held in place by Velcro. The large tray doesn’t interfere with seatbelts and is water resistant. The easy to clean nylon tray features side pockets to hold drinks and toys along the 3” inside side enclosure. It retails for $19.95 and is currently available online at www.travelplayco.com. Currently manufactured for $3.00, if mass-produced, this product would cost $1.50 to manufacture.

The Travel Play Company sells utilitarian products, wholesale and retail, that enhances and simplifies the daily or seasonal travel experience for both adult and child. For more information on the actual product, or to inquire about purchasing the patent or the company, please contact Joy A. Kennelly 310 714-2077 or review www.travelplayco.com.


REQUIEM FOR A HOUSEWIFE, Gali Rotstein, Artist Statement


A filmmaker came to interview artists about being an artist. According to her perspective, to be an artist one must look like an artist, live like an artist, starve like an artist, and work only 20% of your life for paint supplies and a roof for a very long time. I have worked and married outside of the art world and now that my resources afford me to live like a well-fed artist, my art constitutes as a “hobby.”

I was not interviewed.

Why do I have to fight the Housewife stigma in order to be accepted as an artist? Why can’t a Housewife be an artist in SOHO? Why do I hate the term “Housewife” so? Is it feminism? Am I disgruntled? It’s not only on Mondays that I cringe to be called Housewife. But what is wrong with the word? Why have we cloaked it in terms “Stay-at-Home Mom,” or “Primary Care Giver?” What does Housewife really mean? And why, why did I have to fight for the right to a studio? Why was it so hard to allocate the rent?

I am ANGRY. My vagina has been held hostage in the complicated relationship of marriage. I am CLEVER. I have used my vagina in the complicated relationship of marriage. I am BLESSED. My vagina has given birth to my pride and joy. I am FORTUNATE to have a vagina.

What is the perception of a Housewife? I don’t cook, I can. I don’t clean, I can. I am at my daughter’s side shadowing her like a net under a trapeze artist. I am a partner to my husband, navigating together a life that I take pride in. I have fed. I have nurtured. I have loved. I am Loved. I have solved conflict and created some battles. I get an occasional manicure. I have made us a home. And I relish in its walls.

I am a CEO. I am a CFO. I am COO. Am I a housed wife? Is this not enough? Is that all there is?

So I paint a REQUIEM to the word HOUSEWIFE.

Joy Kennelly of The Joy Writer PR firm wins $1,000 pitching Travel Play Company at StartUpLA Entrepreneur Conference



Kennelly’s 60-second pitch on Travel Play Company won out of 18 participants

November 1, 2007 – Joy Kennelly, Owner of The Joy Writer PR & Marketing Firm, was awarded $1,000 on October 27, 2007 for pitching Travel Play Company’s Travel Tray product, patent and company successfully in 60 seconds to Venture Capitalist Judges during StartUpLA’s Inaugural Entrepreneurship Conference at the UCLA Anderson School of Management campus. A veteran publicity and marketing professional, Joy Kennelly successfully presented Travel Play Company’s Travel Tray as a business opportunity for investment.

couch.jpgAward-winning Pitch: (Quick demonstration of the product) Travel Play Company’s Travel Tray retails for $19.95 or $24 and is manufactured for $3, but mass production will reduce it to $1.50. The main target market we see this product sold to is the auto industry, next is the airline industry and then basically anyone who has children. We’ve sold 1,000 pieces to date with minimal advertising. The company is looking to sell the patent, license the product or sell the company. I see it as a company in a box because it’s ready to go with the right funding.

For more information on Joy Kennelly & The Joy Writer PR & Marketing or Travel Play Company, please call 310 714-2077 or visit: www.thejoywriter.com or http://www.travelplayco.com.