Happy New Year – Welcome to 2019!

Happy New Year – Welcome to 2019!

Let’s talk about resolutions for a minute. For a lot of us, it was easy to let 2018 resolutions go right off the rails given how crazy the year was. Time to give them another shot. You’re worth it.
The fine folks on Melrose Avenue are here to make sure you have the best new year possible, filled with good times, and good vibes. Here are some ways they can help you keep your resolutions.


After more than a month of culinary gluttony, some of us feel like we need to get it together diet-wise, and maybe just add a veg for pete’s sake! You can still enjoy all the amazing fresh, organic food on Melrose while adding a little more naked nature into the mix. A drink from Juice Butchers is like an IV of unadulterated nutrients. Take your healthy eating to go with some organic snacks from Naturewell2. The falafel and salads at Fala Bar are vegan, organic, and sustainable. M Café serves up seasonal fruits and veggies in super-satisfying dishes.


Melrose is home to some of the best fitness centers in Los Angeles. For beginners and pros, there are classes, programs, and personal training to help you meet you goal. Bfly Boxing Club offers group cardio boxing classes, while Tiger Boxing Gym will discipline your mind and body with one-on-one attention. Ladies get strong and empowered with HIIT at Burn Babe Fitness. Celeb bodies are sculpted at Don-A-Matrix training, and the ass-kickers at The Phoenix Effect will attentively help transform your body.


Feeling a little blue? Maybe you were a bit antisocial last year? Commit to bringing some joy into your life, and maybe meet some cool new folks too. 60Out has the hottest escape rooms in Los Angeles with new challenges launching all the time. Do some old school gaming at Game Over, a retro video arcade where all the classics are fun AF to play. Join a Magic game night at Mega City One. Grab a slice and enjoy some of the best stand-up comics around at Sal’s Restaurant and Comedy Club.


If you’re ever said, “I wish I could do that,” now’s the time to give it a shot. The schools and workshops on Melrose Avenue have been incubators for some great, well-known talents and you, too, can get schooled here. The Hollywood Academy of Music and Arts offers instrument and vocal lessons in a dizzying variety for all ages. Shake what your mama gave ya with dance instruction from top industry pros at Playground LA. Or, learn confidence, communication, and community with improv classes at the world-famous Groundlings School.


This is the year for self-care. Giving ourselves a little time and attention on the reg, whether it’s for relaxation or beautification, is a powerful resolution that your mind and body will appreciate. Fellas, keep your look clean and sharp courtesy of the experts at Ace of Fades and ladies, get to Melrose Hair Studio to create or maintain your cut and color. Control your claws with a beautiful mani-pedi at Blush LA. To really relax and refresh, bring yourself to Ruth’s Skin Care for a high quality facial or full body massage.

About Deborah Brosseau

Deborah Brosseau provides audience development services to arts & entertainment, lifestyle, and non-profit clients. She is a freelance writer, providing anything from local listicles to corporate profiles for various online publications. Having first experienced Melrose in the '80s, she enjoys writing about the old school creatives as well as the progressive new ones.