Botanica de Amor or How we do Valentine’s Day on the Eastside

This Saturday, February 7, noon to 5pm come to La Botanica de Amor and find that someone special you have been looking for. You’ll have to start off with a limpia para el amor, a sangria punch, poetry for inspiration, some love-sexy music with DJ Toks and love advice from the love crafters and artists. If you need more, there will be tarot card reading, beautiful one-of-a-kind Valentine cards, love potions, gifts for your Valentine, sweets, friends and fun. La Botanica de Amor is back by popular demand—because laughter, love and happiness are prerequisites when you are on the Eastside. Abel Salas, international poet and founder of arts news magazine “Brooklyn & Boyle” has curated a special line-up of love poetic voices, which include notables such as Gloria Alvarez, Carmen Vega, Laura Longoria, Jhovany Quiroz and (of course) Abel Salas. Make a lunch date this Saturday with someone you want to get to know better and bring them to La Botanica de Amor, where the entrance is free, the music is free, the parking is free, the poetry is free and there is a plein air food court where Eastside culinary favorites are cooked on the spot. We welcome you to La Botanica de Amor with loving open arms. At Self Help Graphics and Art, 3802 E. Cesar Chavez Blvd. (upstairs), Los Angeles, CA 90063. For questions call (323) 881-6444 or go to SHG.

16 thoughts on “Botanica de Amor or How we do Valentine’s Day on the Eastside

  1. Can we make Random the eligible bachelor on an Eastside version of that ol’ TV show; “The Dating Game?” He can ask the ladies questions like:
    “If you were a Pan Dulce from El Gallo, what kind would you be and why?” or “If I worked at King Taco, would you ask me for extra Chile?” or this question: “En LA CAMA, which of these things would you remind me of?:
    1. Pan Bimbo
    2. La Mula Bronca
    3. El Pedorrero

    And in the end he gets to choose either bachelorette #1, #2 or #3!
    As for a prize, I’ll contribute a dinner for two at Charlie Brown’s or Luminarias and I can get the lucky couple a trip to Vegas on this $5 LV tour bus my aunt & her senior citizen friends take every weekend.

  2. LOL,You boys!
    I knew this kinda jerky guy that claimed if you ask a hundred girls out one of them is bound to say yes. It worked for him…

  3. “I knew this kinda jerky guy that claimed if you ask a hundred girls out one of them is bound to say yes. It worked for him…”

    That’s worse than direct mail’s 3% response. Tell your friend to switch his tactic to direct mail and he might save some time and have two extra dates. LOL

    ps… Random, I’ll sponsor a “cena romantica para dos” Hot Dogs y Pizza at Costco. 😉

  4. “ps… Random, I’ll sponsor a “cena romantica para dos” Hot Dogs y Pizza at Costco. ;)”

    Urb- No seas CODO! let them order the Chicken Bake or the Polish Sausage!

  5. Al,
    ok…they can also have the chicken bake and/or polish sausage… (does that translate to “salchicha pulida”?)

  6. this game seems like it’s either going to end really good or really bad, but since you guys all have my back I say let’s do it. Let the dating game begin !!!

  7. Woo hoo!! It’s on! Ladies—get ready to try and win the heart of (and have a fabuloso time with) El Random Hero de ELA! He’s so cute, you’ll want to make a taco out of him and eat him up.

  8. really this would be great to do at the event.

    sign up some mujeres.

    ERH will one day be huge! and some lucky lady will get to say “You know back in the day, I won a date at la botanica de amor with him thanks to LA Eastside!”

  9. should made this event later in the evening. 12-5, come now, people got work. 5pm-12am would have been nicer, that way u could put some kick in the sangria and turn the light down low.

  10. It truly would be an eastside dating game if a few married guys were contestants, OOOH Snap!

    I think Latino 96.3 did a Eastlos or Latino version of Sex in the City which was pretty funny (especially compared to their usual humor). I remember the intro would have all the chicana characters talking and then it abruptly stops while one of them is saying ‘girl, can you see my mustache?’.

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