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New Skills And Hobbies To Pick Up In Los Angeles

Cooking Class
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2014 means a new year and a new you. The time is now to branch off and finally pursue those things you've been putting off. Have you ever wondered what it would be like if you finally took the plunge and signed up for cooking classes? Or became a mixologist? Or learned another language? What about diving into something you are already passionate about like photography, jewelry making and music? Now is the time.

Learn To Cook
Cooking Classes
612 N. La Brea Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90036
(310) 824-3586

The days of lavish over the top parties have now been replaced by entertaining and small
intimate dinner parties and get togethers. What better way to WOW your guests than to have
prepared the menu yourself? Allow us to rephrase that, not just decide on what's being served,
but actually utilize what you've learned during your latest cooking class at EATZ LA. Oh, and it
doesn't stop there, because the time you saved finding decorations and tablescapes on
Pinterest, you've taken a course or two in mixology at Sunset Marquis' Bar 1200 Cocktail Lab.
Oh, and don't forget, everyone loves a great cheese board.

Learn To Play The Guitar
Nightlife & Music Latin Music, Live Music

Hollywood Academy of Music
7469 Melrose Ave., Suite 34
Hollywood, CA 90046
(323) 651-2395
The Hollywood Academy of Music offers private guitar lessons as well as group classes arranged in summer and fall schedules for children as young as 2 years old and up as well as adults. Classes usually last from 30 minutes to an hour. Instructors here have a reputation for being serious about their business and expecting performance from the students. They schedule periodic recitals so students can show off their development in front of friends and family. The academy also has a second location in North Hollywood.

Become A Photographer
DSLR Photography Classes
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DSLR Photography Classes
Long Beach, CA 90802
(619) 864-4614
Learn to fine tune your aim and focus on those pictures at DSLR Photography Classes in Long Beach. Here, you can take classes on natural lighting, composition and much more. Take beginners classes and learn how shutter speed, aperture settings, light and lenses are utilized to create unique effects as well. And, in no time, you'll be shooting some of your favorite settings in and around L.A.!

Learn A New Language
German Language Class
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Beverly Hills Lingual Institute
8383 Wilshire Blvd Suite 250
Beverly Hills, CA 90211
(323) 651-5000
Learning another language is a rewarding experience whether your goal is to communicate more effectively, become more valuable to your business, travel abroad with more ease, discover another culture, meet new people, or simply broaden your world view. If you've ever wanted to learn a new language, now is the time. The Beverly Hills Lingual Institute is Los Angeles' go to language school specializing in a large selection of lingual classes for all types of languages. Learn Italian, Spanish, English, French or any other language out there. Founded in 1996, the Institute has grown over the years and currently has 1,300 students.

Nicole Standley a.k.a. JetSet Mom, is a social influencer + lifestylist covering luxury travel, fine-dining, fashion & pop culture for The JetSet Family. Follow her latest travels and escapades on Instagram, Google+ and Twitter.
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