With the crazy Santa Ana winds blowing all night lately, it sure puts us in a whole new state of mind. I love that these warm wind events are a major part of our weather and seasons and very unique to So Cal.
The winds have been inspirational to writers and artists who live here for decades, and continue to hold allure and mystique that people who don’t live here have no idea about.
Cinco de Mayo is next week! Also unique to Los Angeles, it's one of our cities biggest parties. No one knows how to do it better than us Angelinos. We are proud of our rich Mexican heritage, and we also are proud of how our city has combined it's own culture right in there with it.
There is no better place to celebrate Cinco de Mayo than going to LUCHA VA VOOM at the Mayan in DTLA. TICKETS are still on sale at Brat! We only a a few left for May 5th, (which is sold out online) May 4th is also available. Tickets at Brat are CASH ONLY.
Brat always carries items that represent the heritage not only of our city of Los Angeles, but also in our own neighborhood in Santa Monica that was once called the Latino quarter. We love that our neighborhood is still filled with people of diverse ethnic and economic backgrounds. We do our best to maintain being a "neighborhood store" that serves all.
As many of you know, even more of our small neighborhood stores have closed recently. Brat itself is just barely hanging on. We continue to try and stock the hard to find items that you will not find at other stores. Shopping at a store is so much more fun, especially when you find random stuff that you’d never think to search for, and probably couldn’t find online, especially in a pinch.
One of the hallmarks of a small store is to support local trade - Brat has a wide variety of baby onesies blankets, and kids tees that are mostly from California companies.