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We Know Weho Tracy Paaso

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Insights about the West Hollywood business community including food & fitness tips and much more. Help support your local business community. Send us your questions or tips at weknowweho@gmail.com

    Leopold Nunan - Singer, Dancer, Actor

    Leopold Nunan - Singer, Dancer, Actor

    This week's guest is Leopold Nunan, a Brazilian-American multi disciplinary artist (singer, dancer, actor), who is a West Hollywood resident. He's a Los Angeles community leader and queer activist. He was classically trained in theatre and ballet in Rio de Janiero. At 18, he recorded his first international hit single “I’ve Got It". The video aired on MTV and played worldwide. Leopold is known as the first house music singer in Brazil.
    After moving to Los Angeles he wrote and released his first single and music video "Multiple Personality." He directed, produced, and edited the video where he played 47 characters. It was followed by singles, "Got to Be Strong" and "Bate Bum Bum".
    Leo co-hosted KPFK’s Dj Potira’s Brazil Show and the Annual Brazilian Carnaval Party, headlined Long Beach Price twice, and created and performed a Samba-Opera musical which brought together Afro-Brazilian dance-expression at Highways Performance Center.
    In 2019, he released the song “Banze”, a social-political statement denouncing the Brazilian Government for destroying the Amazon Rainforest. Leopold invited Amazon Xingu tribe leader, Anuia Amaru, to appear in the video.
    Leo will be performing at 6:30pm on Sunday, September 26th in West Hollywood Park in THE LEO FROM RIO SOUND MACHINE – a 2 hour dance music show extravaganza. This interactive pop up dance event on wheels will showcase Carnaval Parade Costumes, dancers, live drums, capoeira acrobats, drag queens and a DJ on a sound truck.  This is a free performance supported in part by an arts grant from the City of West Hollywood.
    Leopold Nunan Instagram @leopoldnunan
    Show Notes & Links:

    Leopold Nunan 
    Feeling Like Myself Again on Spotify
    West Hollywood Park
    Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease (CMT)
    Being the Ricardos Movie with Nicole Kidman and Javier Bardem
    City of West Hollywood Artist Performer Grants
    Mickey’s
    Bottega Louie
    Bossa Nova on Sunset
    Pink Dot
    Happy Hour Tequila Seltzer

    • 24 min
    Labor Day BBQ Wine Pairings with the new Co-Host, Mikey Consbruck

    Labor Day BBQ Wine Pairings with the new Co-Host, Mikey Consbruck

    This week's episode kicks off the change of season as the summer months wind down and a change is afoot with the We Know WeHo Co-Host spot.  Former guest and owner of V Wine Room, Mikey Consbruck, steps into the Co-Host seat and brings his love of food, wine and West Hollywood to the mic.  This Nebraska native first appeared in the year end episode wrap with a list of recommended bubbles to ring in the New Year.  He subsequently made an appearance on the Valentine's Day episode and more recently in August with a list of his summer sipping picks.

    Tracy can't resist and asks Mikey for some wine pairings to compliment a favorite local BBQ spot, Bludso's, in celebration of Labor Day weekend. BBQ is always a good meal choice, regardless of season, so check out the picks for Texas BBQ, Mac & Cheese, and Key Lime Pie from Bludso's. Mikey gives a run down of new openings happening in his part of West Hollywood and Tracy shares a few finds in a new neighborhood that has popped up along two blocks of Sycamore just on the WeHo border.  

    Be sure to follow the team on their new instagram @weknowweho_official 

    Show Notes & Links:


    V Wine Room
    Outfest
    Everybody’s Talking About Jaime
    Lady Buds Documentary Film
    Dances With Films Film Festival
    Untold Movie
    Hollywood Forever Cemetery
    Hollywood Bowl
    Bludso’s BBQ 
    Weho Bistro
    Bottega Louis
    Junior Cookies
    Gym Bar
    Stache
    Bora Sushi
    Jinpachi
    Fish Eight
    California Chicken Cafe
    TruFusion
    Shiva Yoga Practice
    Tartine
    Sight Glass Coffee
    Gigi’s Hollywood
    Pause Studio
    Platefit
    Mr. T Paris

    • 41 min
    Steve Lococo from B2V Salon

    Steve Lococo from B2V Salon

    This week’s episode features Steve Lococo, a master stylist and owner of B2V Salon in West Hollywood.  He is one of West Hollywood’s legacy businesses after beginning his salon adventures in 1985 on Santa Monica Blvd.   This episode begins with a little nostalgia as Steve recounts the days of the Tropicana Hotel and the train that ran through the center of the city right down the middle of Santa Monica Blvd.

    B2V is situated in an old bungalow setting and adapted well to pivot their services after three different mandated closures from the State and La County impacting salon businesses.  In addition to creating a serene outdoor salon on the deck, Steve and his team are offering a number of express services in addition to the full salon treatment experience.

    Our two hosts particularly enjoy talking to Steve about their hair care given their love of the poolside lounging and sunny ocean swims.  Steve has some great tips for Tracy’s curly blonde hair and Maxine’s dark brunette that can have a brassy tendency with too much time in the sun.  Give this episode a listen and you may learn a tip or two for your own coiffed look.

    Website:  https://b2vsalon.com/

    Instagram:  @b2vsalon

    (B2V segment can be found at the 20 minute mark)



    SHOW NOTES & LINKS:


    B2V Salon
    Mamitas Hard Seltzer at Pinkdot
    Wheels Scooter
    Disneyland - Galaxie’s Edge the Star Wars experience
    Sa Moto by Morimoto at the Doheny Room
    Morimoto - Hyatt Andaz Wailea Maui
    Lavo Las Vegas
    Stache
    BBCM empanadas 
    Wally’s in Beverly Hills
    Found Oyster
    Hollywood Crab
    Bacari
    Yamashiro
    Carrie’s Pilates
    Vanderpump Dogs
    TruFusion
    Pause Studio
    Unite Hair - Seven Seconds Leave in
    Tower Cancer Research Foundation
    Covenant House
    West Hollywood Chamber of Commerce
    Guest Picks:  The pool at the Pendry, La Boheme, Craig’s, Cecconi’s, Connie & Ted’s, Ysabel, Amarone

    • 53 min
    Lady Buds Director CJ Russo

    Lady Buds Director CJ Russo

    This week's episode features long-time West Hollywood resident, CJ Russo, who is a director, producer and writer of documentary films.  She is no stranger to the film festival arena, with six short films playing at Outfest over the years, and winning an award for the Best Documentary Short with her film "Straight Down the Aisle" - confessions of lesbian bridesmaids.  CJ's most recent project, Lady Buds, is her first feature documentary film that is making an appearance at Outfest 2021 (Los Angeles' LGBTQ Film Festival) before it lights the worldwide film festival circuit on fire.   

    "Lady Buds is a feature documentary that tells the story of six courageous women who come out of the shadows of the cannabis underground to enter the newly legal market. With deep-pocketed corporations taking over the industry, these trailblazers risk everything to make their American Dream come true in the very market they helped create."

    Lady Buds kicked off its film festival screening schedule with a world premiere at the Canadian Hot Docs Film Festival earlier this year and Angelinos have the opportunity to catch a viewing at a very special sneak peek showing at Outfest on Friday, August 20th.

    Felicia Carbajal, one of the women featured in Lady Buds, also joins the We Know WeHo interview and brings her perspective as an activist in the LatinX, LGBTQ+ and cannabis communities to the conversation.  Felicia provides insight about the gay history of cannabis and how queer activists were a big reason for the legalization of this industry and her personal involvement in providing cannabis to Bay Area AIDS patients in the 1990's.

    (Guest Interview begins at 10:25)

    Website:  www.ladybudsmovie.com

    Instagram:  @lady.buds



    SHOW NOTES & LINKS:


    Lady Buds Documentary Film
    Outfest Film Festival
    Compassionate Care Act
    DTLA Proud
    PinkDot
    Wellingtons LA
    Adam Levine’s Calirosa Tequila
    YELP
    Mel’s Drive In
    Craig’s Vegan
    Gelato Festival
    Otus Thai
    HiTops
    Ruam Mitr Thai
    Veggie Grill
    Sunset Marquis
    Soulmate West Hollywood
    Bacari on 3rd  & Bacari USC
    Melrose Rooftop Theatre

    • 42 min
    The West Hollywood version of Tour de France with Bikes and Hikes LA

    The West Hollywood version of Tour de France with Bikes and Hikes LA

    Bikes and wine, proves to be the perfect summer combination for this week's We Know WeHo episode!  Bikes and Hikes LA is a West Hollywood-based company that offers a wide variety of daily outdoor LA biking and hiking tours, corporate group activities, and private tours all over Los Angeles. It is easy to see why they are consistently rated as the #1 Outdoor Activity Operator in LA with their popular "LA in a Day" bike tour and two choices to hike to the top of the Hollywood Sign - with the full experience hike taking 2.5 hours or the express hike at 1.5 hours.   General Manager, Jason Bowers, also runs Bike Shop LA out of the same location.  This shop sells new and used bikes, kids bikes, electric bikes, and their expert mechanics perform bike repairs and tuneups.   You don't have to be a tourist to discover LA on a bike or foot, local residents can use code WEHO20 for 20% of a tour.  Insider tip:  consider opting for the electronic bike upgrade for your tour of LA!

    Website:  www.bikesandhikesla.com | www.bikeshopla.com

    Instagram: @bikesandhikesla | @bikeshopla

    Bikes & Hikes LA - 29:32

    Mikey Consbruck from V Wine Bar rounds out this Tour de France episode with a few of his favorite summer sipping picks that include a light white from Portugal, a traditional rosé from Provence, a Gavi from Italy, and five different Rieslings from Germany.  His red picks are a local Syrah and Grenache from California that can be served either room temperature or chilled - and our host adds her favorite, Lambrusco to the list!  Monday and Thursday is happy hour all day at V Wine Room and you can enjoy a glass of the house Rosé or Grenache for $6 every Tuesday and Wednesday.  If you live in the area and want to pop by and pick up a bottle to go to enjoy poolside or at your favorite Hollywood Bowl summer concert enjoy 20% off your purchase at V Wine Room. 

    Summer Sipping Picks from V Wine Room - 16:30



    SHOW NOTES & LINKS:


    Bikes & Hikes LA
    Bikes Shop La
    LA in a Day Bike Tour
    V Wine Room
    Hollywood Bowl
    Cuyama Buckhorn Hotel Resort
    Malibu Farm
    Sparrows Lodge
    Colony Palms Hotel
    Melvyn’s Palm Springs
    Bar Cecil
    Beaver Island on Lake Michigan
    Tesse
    Hi Tops LA
    BBCM - Butcher, Baker, Cappuccino Maker
    Conservatory
    Farm Cup Coffee
    Strings of Life
    Boxwood at the London Hotel
    Cara Hotel
    Via Alloro Beverly Hills
    Sugarfish Sushi
    The Maybourne Hotel - Beverly Hills
    Boxt Wines
    Weho Bistro
    Rock ‘n Walk Tours
    Dr. Refresh
    TruFusion
    Ubatuba Acai Bowls
    Pause Studio
    ClassPass

    • 52 min
    Dogue Spa

    Dogue Spa

    This week rounds out the month of June and We Know WeHo's month long Pride celebration of featuring LGBTQ+ owned businesses.  Partners in life and business, Joshua White and Mehdi Elias Rezig from Dogue Spa in West Hollywood are our featured guests.  Josh's love of animals and talents as a dog groomer and Mehdi's entrepreneurial business skills are the perfect combination to build their brand and Dogue Spa together.

    Josh is an LA native and the Co-Owner and Lead Groomer at Dogue with experience who competed on the "The Pack", an Amazon Original global adventure featuring 12 teams of dogs and their human companions in fun and exciting international adventures.  You can find Josh and Snow, an elegant white Standard Poodle, at their West Hollywood canine spa - Dogue Spa.  

    At Dogue, they offer a unique, high end salon experience to you and your four legged best friend. As a full service Spa, their main goal is to provide the highest level of excellence when styling your dog, starting with premium shampoo and conditioner. Each dog is given a thorough consult by the stylist to assure the best results, allowing our stylist to connect with both you and your dog. By the end of the consult, your stylist will recommend what's best for YOUR pet so that they can feel, look and smell his/her best.  

    Please note that any coloring used on the dogs is vegan and non-toxic and completely safe for your canine friends.  Insider tip:  if you drop your furry pal off at Dogue, you might just run into Usher and his Goldendoodle Dog Scarlett.

    Website: https://www.doguespa.net/

    Instagram: @doguespa | @joshandsnow



    Show Notes & Links:


    Dogue Spa
    After Bark Podcast
    "The" Pack on Amazon Prime
    ABC Pooch Perfect
    Rocco’s
    Crossroads Used Clothing
    The Los Angeles Blade
    Sunday Service at the Abbey
    Mickey’s West Hollywood
    Revolver
    Hollywood Bowl
    Yamashiro
    Merois at the Pendry
    The Edition West Hollywood
    Farm Cup Coffee
    “Sunset Hour” at Tesse
    Happy Hour at Madre
    Reel Inn Malibu
    Conservatory 
    Olivetta
    State Social House
    Carlitos Gardel
    Spartina
    BIRD Scooters
    Le Parc Suites Rooftop Yoga
    Marisabel Bazan Art
    Mondrian

    • 38 min

Customer Reviews

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Love Listening and Learning with these Ladies!

I lived in Weho for a long time and I absolutely LOVE listening to Tracy and Maxine and their extensive knowledge of what’s happening in West Hollywood. They are extreme foodies and really in the “know” about what’s going down at all times in WeHo. They keep it fun, flowing and light and they are a joy to listen to! Can’t wait for what’s next, ladies! Thanks for your love of the community 🌈 💜🎉🥰

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