Microsoft Thows First Venice Party at ‘Microsoft Experience’

Earlier this evening, Microsoft and Access Hollywood hosted a holiday party at the new “Microsoft Experience” located in the old Eames Design Studio building at 901 Abbot Kinney.

Microsoft Experience Venice Beach

The party was also a celebration for the launch of Microsoft’s Windows 8, demonstrations of their large scale touchscreens/ Xbox and the new Microsoft Surface. The Microsoft Surface seems pretty cool, I’ll have to check it out some more in the future.

Microsoft Experience Venice Beach

Celebrities in attendance included wunderkind Venice Director Ace Norton, Dylan McDermott, Emma Roberts, Billy Bush, Kit Hoover, Emmy Rossum, Olivia Munn, Jenn Brown, Jenna Dewan-Tatum, Justin Bruening, Shaun Robinson, Jake Johnson (“New Girl”) and Robert Horry (former NBA Player).

TOMS Shoes to Open at 1344 Abbot Kinney

TOMS shoes, which was started in 2006 at Blake Mycoskie’s Venice condo on Brooks Avenue, will open its first flagship store in Venice at 1344 Abbot Kinney on Saturday, December 15th.

TOMS Shoes 1344 Abbot Kinney

The store will include a café and host activities “to generate a creative and collaborative environment through music performances, craft classes, and movie screenings”. The café will feature drinks and food from LA-based companies Cafécito Organico, Valerie Confections, and Pressed Juicery.

The full line of TOMS merchandise for Mens, Womens and Kids will be offered, including TOMS Eyewear.

TOMS Shoes
1344 Abbot Kinney
Venice 90291

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