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#WhatsHotNow: West Hollywood Rising at RISE NATION


Rise Nation, VersaClimber


by Tracey Paleo, Gia On The Move


Make no mistake. This is youth fitness culture at its prime.

In the landscape of competitive niche workout gyms on La Cienega Blvd with Soul Cycle across the street as well as Soma Studio and Train West Hollywood, the chic new frontrunner is  RISE NATION .

More an evolution with its exclusive VersaClimber classes, rather than feeling like the next new fad already on the verge of disappearing, RISE NATION created by Jason Walsh and which opened earlier this year in January 2015, brings workout culture to a new reality.


It doesn’t’ “try” to do too much.  Really, classes only do one thing. In fact, the climbing machines themselves don’t do anything at all.  YOU do all the work.

Yep. Sorry babes. But there will be no casual meditation in between steps, no opps to read or flirt on your iPhone, no apps to tell you what to do and no help from automated equipment. No. Not for this one.

Climbing is a full-time, full-body workout session. It takes focus. RISE NATION climbing classes deal in primitive movements and mechanics – think – how you learned to crawl, then walk, even swim. But the benefits are enormous. Sure, the ultimate bootie workout.  But gaining strength, stamina and overall energy in just 30 minutes while simultaneously stretching is the boost that even a once in while, barely committed student can enjoy. Seriously, I felt 10 years younger and happier just going through the motions.

nick, Rise Nation, VersaClimberThe music was bouncy and energetic without being exhausting, and Nick my instructor welcome me from the moment I walked through the door.

“I’ve got an amazing dance mix today for class.  You’re gonna love it!”

“I’m holding you to it Nick.”

(“Awesome” should be added to his name tag.  He delivered!)

It wasn’t easy.  For my first time on the machine, I paced myself and did surprisingly better than some other newbies.  But it wasn’t anxiety inducing hard either.  The blackout, no interruptions shades and nightclub style pulsating bright lights motivated me through the tough moments.

You can stop and start at will.  My feet got a little numb which is normal.  Takes a few classes for some peeps to deal with the foot stability. But the hefty line of post class new student signups  at the desk downstairs pretty much said, “Must come back!”

Other perks:  Shaded rooftop patio with seating and after workout bar serving fresh juices. Also towels are provided on all the machines.  I purchased a super soft, stylish T-shirt in the shop.  (No Nick did not give me the shirt off his back!  Although I think he would have had I asked. lol) There is also filtered alkaline H2O free to all.

Highly recommended.

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Weekend Fight Prep: Mayweather vs. Pacquaio By The Numbers

sm_Dollarphotoclub_70237222It has been dubbed The Fight of The Century, and while the name is clearly characteristic of the sweet science’s inherent hyperbole, fight fans have indeed been waiting for a bout between these pound-for-pound titans – generally regarded as the best boxers in the world – for most of the new millennium. In honor of this May 2 showdown between Manny Pacquaio and Floyd Mayweather, Jr., the personal finance website WalletHub today released its Mayweather vs. Pacquaio By The Numbers report, which features a fun infographic as well as insights from a panel of leading sports business experts.

A few highlights are:
61%: Of experts believe Mayweather will win
$74M: Ticket revenue expected from the 15K-seat MGM Grand Garden Arena
$300M+: Expected domestic pay-per-view revenue
$5.6M: Tecate’s record bid to be the official beer of The Fight Of The Century (topping Corona’s $5.2M bid)
0: Ongoing endorsement deals for Mayweather, who is leaving $54M in annual earnings on the table as a result.

To check out the full report, including insights from a panel of boxing experts, visit:


Source: WalletHub

Staples Center Gets and East Coast Bite

Hebrew National Hotdogs

STAPLES Center has made Hebrew National its official hot dog.

Moving forward at all Lakers, Clippers, Kings, Sparks, concerts and special events, New York’s “finest frank” the 1905 Lower East Side original made from premium cuts of 100% kosher beef free of fillers, by-products, artificial flavors and colors and gluten-free, will be available at concession stands throughout the arena.

What we’re happiest to know: Pricing will remain the same on all hot dog offerings at all concession stands and on the suite levels.

“You’re gonna need a bigger bun!”

What’s your topping Los Angeles?  Spicy mustard and sauerkraut?  That’s how we do it in the Big Apple.  Or how about Chicago style with mustard, relish, onions, tomatoes, serrano peppers and celery salt? Every city has its own recipe & style. We actually can’t wait to find out what LA’s will be.  With all those toppings…You’re gonna need a bigger bun!


Springtime in Paris: CARVEN SS15

by Paris Modes TV



The last aerodynamic collection at Carven for Guillaume Henry.

The Carven woman has more and more self confidence and she’s always moving at a fast pace. The silhouette is aerodynamic, sporty and graphic, with a touch of the sixties through the zip detailing and the turned out collars. Cycling shorts, cropped jackets, skirts and short dresses done in colour block or in multiple graphic oriental prints creates a young and fresh wardrobe, full of personality designed by Guillaume Henry for his last collection at Carven.

Guillaume Henry: “This season I had a clear vision of a dynamic and feminine woman with no fuss or frills, but had something a bit radical, like a line on the ground, like a path, yes a notion of speed. I didn’t want to approach this collection with an overwhelming amount of clothes but more with an overwhelming energy and so there is an energy in the collection. I wanted to work with structured clothes, and jackets and coats and all of them with clothes like pilots, the jackets almost in competition, but with couture accents in the materials.”

Music from the show.

Beats by Dr. Dre & Naomi Campbell Go Golden To Celebrate Germany’s Victory

Just as they promised…the World Cup Winners have a Golden Gift on their way.  And you are never going to believe this!


To celebrate the sound of winning and to congratulate  Germany, Beats by Dr. Dre have created the ultimate prize to go with the ultimate sporting victory a set of 24 (for the 23 man squad and manager), 24 carat gold dipped Beats Pro’s, which will be gifted to the German team.

To commemorate the win, Beats have commissioned fashion photographer Rankin to create a celebratory salute to the victory starring the Gold Beats Pro headphones and Naomi Campbell, titled ‘Golden’. The new work see’s Naomi as the World Cup trophy adorned in gold high fashion and sporting the Gold Beats Pros.

Watch the video!

World Cup Winners, Soccer

Speaking about the shoot, Naomi Campbell commented;

“Working on the ‘Golden’ project with Beats by Dr. Dre was so much fun.  The shoot was loud and energetic…I even got to practice my football skills! This was the first time I’ve had the chance to work with the legendary Rankin, so it was a dream shoot. The ‘Golden’ project is the perfect way to celebrate the German victory and I’m glad to be a part of this campaign.”

Speaking on the Beats by Dr. Dre commission, Rankin commented;

“Beats by Dr.Dre are mixing their link to sport with one of today’s most recognisable fashion icons. Naomi, one of the most well-known supermodels in the world, is a great partnership – it’s her attitude I really love, it’s the perfect pairing.”

World Cup prize

Beats by Dre & Naomi Campbell Wish World Cup Finalists Good Luck


Even the well wishers are challenging the teams!

Beats by Dre have been working on a secret project with Naomi Campbell and she has come off set to wish both teams and fans good luck in the most important soccer game in the world.  Naomi’s special prize is going to be revealed on Sunday to the winners.

World Cup Argentina


Naomi Campbell and Beats by Dre wish Argentina good luck in the World Cup Final


World Cup Germany#BeatsAnEurerSeite

Naomi Campbell and Beats by Dre wish Germany good luck in the World Cup Final

Naomi is wearing Champagne Gold Wireless Studio available from

Get pumped up for the game on Sunday with Dr. Dre’s Beats – The Game Before The Game!

Recorded for earlier games but will rock you out!

The Orange County – OC Fair is Back on July 11th

Cherry Pop Rocks Donut from Texas Donuts

Cherry Pop Rocks Donut from Texas Donuts

Get your stretch pants out and bring your appetite!  The OC Fair opens next weekend and as always there will be a 23 day bonanza of fun food and drink, in addition to the rides, games, contests, animals, entertainment and action sports!

The Fair opens on Friday, July 11th and runs until Sunday, August 10th 

(Closed on Mondays and Tuesdays).

This summer new treats will be offered, and of course many of their past favorites will make a return!

Highlights include:

  • Chicken Charlie’s new Deep-Fried Doritos and Deep-Fried Chicken Skin; plus of course Deep-Fried Twinkies and Oreos
  • Bacon-A-Fair will offer Bacon-Wrapped Jack Daniels
  • Biggy’s Meat Market is bringing gluten-free options this summer with GF hamburger buns, fries & a newly gluten-free The Big Rib.
  • Texas Donuts will showcase their giant donuts with new flavors including Cherry Pop Rocks and Banana Chocolate Cream
  • Each Friday (from noon – 4pm) $2 Taste of Fair Food will offer Fairgoers the chance to taste fun-sized samples of funnel cake, tri-tip, corn dogs, gelato, cotton candy and more.
    Brew Hee Haw Craft Beer Roundup
  • OC Brew Hee Haw, a craft beer roundup, is July 11-13 and will bring some of the best local craft beers to OC Fairgoers for five sessions of beer tastings, demonstrations and exhibits. Visit
  • Celebrity Chefs will bring their colorful cooking skills to The Hangar stage on three Thursdays. Scheduled appearances, include Carla Hall, co-host ABC’s lifestyle series “The Chew” (July 17, 4 p.m.); Roy Choi, founder of the famous Korean taco truck, Kogi BBQ (July 24, 4 p.m.); and Kelsey Nixon, host of her own show, “Kelsey’s Essentials” on the Cooking Channel (July 31, 4p.m.) Free with Fair admission and autograph sessions will follow each appearance. Presented by Vons.
  • Special Culinary Contests include Eating Smart Starts Here (July 19) Hot! Hot! Hot! Chili, Wings or Sals (July 26), OC Cupcake Classic (August) and Fairtastic Food (August 9) Registration is Wednesday before each contest.  For a complete list, visit,
  • Award-Winning Wines are available by the taste or the glass in the Wine Courtyard throughout Fair and on weekends wine-lovers can learn more about the various varietals of wine during the Orange County Wine Society’s Wine Seminars (most require an additional fee).

OC Fair 2014The OC Fair & Event Center is located off the 405 and 55 freeways at 88 Fair Drive in Costa Mesa, California.

For more information please visit, become a fan at Facebook./OCFair, follow them at or call (714) 708-1500.


OC Fair