Latest Best of LA

New Skills And Hobbies To Pick Up In 2014

December 23, 2013 2:23 PM

View Comments
(credit: Thinkstock)

(credit: Thinkstock)

(credit:  Getty Images)

(credit: Getty Images)


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 & Become A Mixologist
Cooking Classes
EATZ LA
612 N. La Brea Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90036
(310) 824-3586
www.eatzla.com

Sunset Marquis
1200 Alta Loma Road
West Hollywood, CA 90069
(310) 657-1333
www.sunsetmarquis.com

The days of lavish over the top parties have now been replaced by entertaining and small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 me 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.

(Credit: Thinkstock.com)

(Credit: Thinkstock.com)


Play The Guitar

Hollywood Academy of Music
7469 Melrose Ave., Suite 34
Hollywood, CA 90046
(323) 651-2395
www.hollywoodacademyofmusic.com

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.

(credit: DSLR Photography Classes)

(credit: DSLR Photography Classes)


Become A Photographer

Get Out of Auto Mode
DSLR Photography Classes
Long Beach, CA 90802
(619) 864-4614
www.dslrclasses.com

Learn to fine tune your aim and focus on those pictures visit Get Out of Auto Mode. The digital single lens reflex camera (DSLR) is a versatile instrument great potential. Take beginners classes and learn how shutter speed, aperture settings, light and lenses are utilized to create unique effects. In no time, you’ll be shooting some of your favorite settings in and around L.A.!

(credit: Thinkstock)

(credit: Thinkstock)


Learn A New Language

Beverly Hills Lingual Institute
439 N Canon Drive #207
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
(310) 858-0717
www.bhlingual.com

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.

(credit: AP)

(credit: AP)


Learn To Sew

Sew Modern
10921 W Pico Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90064
(310) 446-4397
www.sewmodernonline.com

What better way to place your signature stamp on style then to design and produce designer looks yourself for everything from clothes to jewelry? Now with the help of Sew Modern, you can become the designer and artisan you’ve always dreamed about. With some simple sewing classes catering to beginners, Sew Modern will help you get on track to becoming the designer you’ve always wanted to be!

View New Skills And Hobbies To Pick Up In 2014 in a full screen map

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.

Dena Burroughs is a freelance writer living in Azusa. She is a CSULA graduate with specialties in Creative Writing and Communications. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 2,692 other followers