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• Vitamin D Tips
• Hidden LA Gem
Estimated read time: 6 mins 56 secsAnnouncementsGet That (Vitamin) D
With hot summer temperatures in full swing many of us have been staying in the shade and cranking up our AC to stay cool. However, the sun is essential for providing vitamin D which has a number of health benefits that we shouldn’t ignore. Here’s our guide to combating the heat and getting that vitamin D.
Let’s start with the health benefits.
There’s countless studies to prove and suggest that vitamin D has amazing health benefits including:
1. Bone Health: Vitamin D is vital for calcium absorption, which is crucial for maintaining strong and healthy bones. It helps prevent conditions like osteoporosis, especially in older adults.
2. Immune System Support: Vitamin D supports the immune system, helping the body fight off infections and reducing the risk of chronic illnesses.
3. Mood and Mental Health: Studies suggest that vitamin D may have a positive impact on mood and mental health, potentially reducing the risk of depression and anxiety. This is also prevalent in postpartum and nursing mothers.
4. Muscle Function: Vitamin D is essential for muscle function and strength, which is vital for overall mobility and physical activity.
5. Diabetes Management: Studies show that maintaining adequate vitamin D levels may help improve insulin sensitivity and manage blood sugar levels in people with diabetes.
6. Weight Management: There is evidence to suggest that vitamin D may play a role in regulating body weight and promoting weight loss when accommodated by a balanced diet and exercise.
When it comes to combating the sun’s potentially harmful rays, here’s what you should know:
1. To get the health benefits of vitamin D, most people only need 10–30 minutes of midday sunlight a few times per week. People with darker skin may need a little more than this, and you should also factor in your skin’s sensitivity.
2. The sun’s UV rays are generally strongest between 10am-4pm.
3. Any amount of sunlight without SPF could damage your skin, so the best practice is to wear sunscreen daily. Sings of sun damage may take years to show on your skin, so it’s never too early to practice safe sun exposure.
4. SPF stands for Sun Protection Factor, and SPF 30 is usually recommended for daily use, unless you spend a lot of time outdoors.
5. Don’t forget SPF lip balm.
Here are our top 5 SPF products for daily use:
- Shine free matte finish
- Helps reduce early signs of aging
- Suitable for people with oily skin and clogged pores
- Light tint to even skin tone
- Formulated with niacinamide (vitamin B3) to help reduce the appearance of blemishes and discoloration on skin
- Suitable for various skin types
- Becomes more effective in heat & water
- For all skin types
- Ideal for outdoor activities
HIDDEN LA GEM
- Powder formula
- Smooths the appearance of skin
- Ideal for on the go application
(that happens to be one of the top 100 places to eat in the US)
Right off of the 210 freeway Myrtle Ave exit stands Lord Empanada, home of the most outstanding empanadas you could ever try. Lord Empanada himself, Ryan, started making empanadas in his parents’ kitchen for local pop-up events and breweries after losing his job in 2020.
He quickly became a neighborhood staple (not to mention being ranked #61 on Yelp’s Top 100 US Restaurants 2023) with foodies and empanada enthusiasts coming from far and wide for a taste.
The menu boasts a diverse selection of empanadas including traditional flavors as well as unique and creative fillings that cater to different tastes. Their house-made Chimichurri sauce is enough of a reason to stop by itself! Each empanada is meticulously crafted with care resulting in a perfect balance of flavors and textures.
Between their traditional empanadas, delicious breakfast empanadas, and even dessert empanadas, you’ll surely be enthralled by the amazing combination of flavors packed in each handheld treat.
The restaurant takes pride in using high-quality ingredients and their commitment to quality extends beyond the crust (which is expertly prepared to be flaky, buttery, and absolutely mouthwatering) and will definitely have you coming back for more.Pop Culture Take
The Idol: Worship at Your Own Risk
by Dempsey Gibson
Johnny Depp’s daughter, Lily Rose Depp, is all grown up, or better yet, like the iconic line delivered by Vince Vaughn in “Swingers”, “She’s all Grownsed up! She’s all Grownsed up!”…Unfortunately, that’s the best that can be said about this tv trainwreck of melodrama and mayhem.
“The Idol” is set in Los Angeles, California where according to all television and film in the last decade it seems that everyone everyday bathes in sun up to sun down decadence. Having lived in LA now for three years I can safely say that image is way over the top and not at all true. Decadence baths start here on Friday and end Sunday night just like every other city in the country, so get it right Hollywood…but I digress. The HBO/Max greenlight intent must have come from reading the synopsis of “The Idol” in hopes to duplicate the success of the masterful series “Euphoria”. Imagine their surprise when they got around to actually reading the script. It’s not all bad news and reviews for this “thank God it only had one season on air” show…the casting, the storyline, the acting…none of that worked BUT the actors looked good in (and mostly out) of wardrobe so there’s that silver lining!
Centering around a world famous popstar (Depp) dealing with mental problems, the death of her mother, and the pending loss of her career unless she has another hit, this multi-millionaire icon employs the services of a drug dealing, night club owning, processed straight hair wearing sociopath as her personal savior. Charged with making his new popstar protege relevant again, he prescribes a steady diet of sex, fear, intimidation, drugs, moving himself and his band of misfit musicians into the star’s multi-million dollar mansion, beating up as many people as he sees fit, and more sex. All the while maintaining that perm. Singer/songwriter The Weeknd plays the Svengali role well, I mean he can actually act, but the role itself is so over the top that it makes suspension of disbelief impossible! It’s a pass for me, especially after sitting through the insanely stupid ending. Trust, I took the pain so you don’t have to suffer, but if you absolutely must hit play just remember…there’s a reason the saying is not “curiosity makes the cat happy”.Our favorites
Music: Beach Behavior
Film: Asteroid City – The latest film by Wes Anderson that’s now streaming exclusively on Peacock is set in a retro-futuristic version of the 1950s and depicts a desert attraction that was once the site of an asteroid landing and now acts as a venue for an annual astronomy camp. As people flock to Asteroid City for the convention, a UFO appears and everyone is placed into quarantine. This sci-fi-drama-comedy-romance has a star-studded cast featuring Scarlett Johansson, Jason Schwartzman, Margot Robbie, and Tom Hanks, just to name a few.
Television: Only Murders in the Building (Season 3) – Only Murders in the Building is back and better than ever for season 3. If you’ve never watched it, it’s the perfect show to binge as summer comes to an end. The series follows 3 true crime enthusiasts (played by Selena Gomez, Martin Short, and Steve Martin) living on the Upper West Side of Manhattan who suddenly find themselves in the middle of a murder investigation. The show, which streams on Hulu, follows them as they put their sleuthing skills to the test to try to solve the mysteries.
Book: Everyone Here Is Lying by Shari Lapena – This suspenseful psychological thriller from the author of The Couple Next Door is impossible to put down, making it the perfect read for Labor Day Weekend. In a safe and quiet town, an apparent family man is hiding an affair, and after his 9 year old daughter goes missing, it becomes clear that he’s not the only one with a secret.DON’T MISS THESE NEW EPISODES OF OFTVHolidays of the month // August
1: National Girlfriends Day
3: National Watermelon Day
4: National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day
9: National Book Lovers Day
10: National Lazy Day
24: National Waffle Day
26: National Dog Day
Written by: Madison Hopkins & Sydney Scirica
• Welcome Morgan Ketzner and Steph Pacca to Behave Agency!
• The Perfect Summer Captions for Instagram
• Behave’s Summer Beauty Favorite
Estimated read time: 2 mins 20 secsAnnouncementsAround the WorldSummer IG Captions
Stressed on vacation about what to caption your photos? We’ve got you covered.
One word captions:
- Long time no sea
- That summer feeling
- Sunshine on my mind
- I’ll be here
- I sea you
- Made ya look
- Island attire
- Good times & tan lines
- Am I tan yet?
- In my element
- Change of scenery
- Might stay a little while
- Take me anywhere
- Busy don’t text
- Be back never
Night out captions:
- Main character moment
- Past my bedtime
- Do not disturb
- Out n about
- In the moment
Summer Beauty Product: The SKN Melanin Boosting Tanning Oil – This oil can be used on a daily basis before or after sun exposure to develop a deep long-lasting natural tan (without having to spend hours in the sun)! Not only does the oil smell amazing, it’s also suitable for all skin types.
Music: Songs of Summer
Film: Summer is the perfect time for binging comfort movies. In June Netflix added Mean Girls and The Breakfast Club while Hulu added Grown Ups and the entire Twilight saga to their platforms.
Television: Black Mirror (Season 6) – Black Mirror is back after four years with another dystopian, creepy, and unpredictable season.
Book: Zero Days by Ruth Ware – In Ruth Ware’s newest psychological thriller, the world of a couple in the business of hacking into systems in order to test their security turns upside down when one ends up murdered and the other a suspect.
Local LA eats: The Butcher’s Daughter – This charming vegetarian restaurant is the perfect place for a summer brunch. On weekdays from 9am-noon their West Hollywood location hosts an all inclusive continental breakfast bar for $22 (trust us, it’s worth it).Holidays of the month // June
2: National Donut Day
8: World Ocean Day
18: Father’s Day
21: First Day of Summer
23: Take Your Dog to Work Day
Written by: Sydney Scirica
• Welcome Taylor, Mackenzie, and Ashley to Behave Agency!
• Behave’s Coachella Survival Tips
• What to Eat at Coachella
Estimated read time: 2 mins 51 secsAnnouncementsBehave’s Guide to Coachella
Behave Models Share Their Coachella Survival Tips
Food Recommendations at Coachella
Best Comfort Food:
If you’re a fan of spicy noodles, head on over to Bang Bang Noodles for some delicious, fresh, and handmade Biang Biang noodles! Influenced by Northern Chinese spices, these noodles are made from their signature tingling cumin sauce, homemade chili oil, and aged black vinegar.
Best Vegan Option:
If you’re craving some Mexican street food, head over to Cena Vegan for some plant-based tacos, burritos, nachos, and more! Their chips and salsa (or guac) is the perfect quick bite to grab in between sets. If you’re in the mood for a refreshing beverage, you can try their fresh agua frescas.
If you’re in the mood for a classic you can’t go wrong by heading over to Prince Street Pizza for some of their famous spicy pepperoni Sicilian slices!
Experiences to Try at Coachella
Create A Memorable Souvenir:
Visit Itsa Spritza and create your very own essential oil blends, scent rollers, crystals, and more.
Elevate Your Outfit:
Check out Cut It and experiment with studs, trim, fabrics, buttons, scissors, beads, sustainable fabrics, sewing machines, and more.
Have Some Wholesome Fun:
At Squishy Ishy you can squish, mold, fold, and bake your very own jewelry!Our favorites
Music: Headliners – All the songs we can’t wait to hear at Coachella.
Film: Boston Strangler – Starring Keira Knightley and streaming on Hulu, this true crime movie tells the story of the Boston Strangler and the 2 women journalists who connected the murders together during the 1960s.
Television: Jury Duty – Streaming for free on FreeVee and Amazon Prime, this fun and easy to watch show features a court case with a twist. Everyone is an actor except for 1 unsuspecting guy who thinks all the ridiculousness is real.
Book: Before We Were Innocent by Ella Berman – This murder mystery tells us the aftermath of a girls’ trip that went terribly wrong, making it a perfectly entertaining read for the beach (or the long drive to Coachella).
Local LA eats: Great White – With locations in West Hollywood, Venice, and Larchmont Village, Great White is the perfect place to hang out and enjoy delicious food any time of the day. Menu highlights include the banana bread, pizza, and rigatoni bolognese.Holidays of the month // April
7: National Beer Day
11: National Pet Day
13: Plant Appreciation Day
19: National Banana Day
26: Alien Day
27: Denim Day
30: National Bubble Tea Day
Written by: Yesenia Luna & Sydney Scirica
Behave’s March Recap
Here’s your inside look at everything Behave was up to in March.Announcements
Ellie Lei walked in LA Fashion WeekEventsHow Behave spent St. Patty’s DayBehave takes Miami for Miami Music WeekOur favorites
Music: Wannabe by Brinck
Film: Easy A – This refreshing and witty hit from 2010 starring Emma Stone has made its way onto Netflix. It’s sure to bring your spirits up making it the perfect movie to watch while staying in to avoid the LA rain.
Television: Next Level Chef Season 2 – Watch teams of chefs (including some of your favorite TikTokers) fight to advance levels in order to gain access to better ingredients and kitchens before the next challenge in this high-energy cooking competition featuring Gordon Ramsay.
Book: What Have We Done by Alex Finlay – This thrilling coming-of-age novel will keep you on the edge of your seat as you follow a group of once troubled teens who reunite as adults…but for a terrifying reason.
Local LA eats: Beelman’s – This extremely vegan friendly bar + kitchen in DTLA has all of your favorite comfort foods including elote skillets, vegan katsu bowls, Chao cheese sticks, and weekend brunch specials.Don’t miss these new episodes of OFTVInstagram Highlight
Welcome Gillian, Noa, and Ellie to Behave Agency!
Behave Models Share Their Dating Disasters
Best Last Minute Valentine’s Day Gifts
The Perfect 5 Ingredient Valentine’s Day Treat
Estimated read time: 3 mins 40 secsAnnouncementsBehave Models Spill The Tea On Their Worst DatesThe Best Last Minute Valentine’s Day Gifts
It’s almost Cupid’s time to shine! What better way to celebrate Valentine’s Day than by treating someone special (or yourself?) No matter what you’re looking for, these unique delivery services have you covered.
This brand offers a stunning variety of handcrafted bouquets with cheesy yet adorable names such as “The Juliet,” “The Romeo,” and “The Ghosted.” These arrangements give off a classic yet modern (and veryyy aesthetically pleasing) vibe. They also have a dried bouquet collection, overnight shipping, and same day delivery.
Don’t let the name fool you, ProFlowers offers so much more besides classic bouquets. They have everything from spa gifts, heart shaped charcuterie boards, candles, sweet treats, and more. They offer same day delivery and prices range from $40-$130.
Think of Etsy, but for Valentine’s Day. This service connects you with different florists in your area and brings you a completely unique experience. Floom is not like your traditional cookie cutter florist…but in the best way possible.Recipes
Sweetheart Swirl Bark
This simple 5 ingredient dessert is to die for. Check out our recipe below!
- 6 ounces white chocolate (or baking chips)
- 2 ounces (about ½ cup) pink candy melts*
- 8 ounces semi-sweet chocolate (or baking chips)
- Candy Hearts
- Any additional candy/snacks of your choice (we recommend pretzels, potato chips, and gummy bears)
- Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Chop the white chocolate and semi sweet chocolate (unless using baking chips).
*Keep white and semi sweet chocolate separate.
- Melt the white chocolate and pink candy melts together using a double boiler or microwave. In a separate bowl, melt the semi-sweet chocolate.
*If using a microwave, melt in 20 second intervals stirring in between.
- Pour the melted semi-sweet chocolate on to the baking sheet and spread out evenly. Drizzle the white chocolate and pink candy melts mixture on top.
Tip: Use a toothpick or knife to swirl the layers together.
- Decorate the top of the bark with candy hearts, sprinkles, and any other toppings of your choosing.
- Allow the chocolate to set uncovered at room temperature or in the refrigerator. Once hardened, break into pieces and serve.
Music: Lovers Rock – The perfect cheesy love songs to blast all month long.
Film: 50 First Dates – Can’t go wrong with a classic.
Television: The Last of Us – Streaming on HBO Max, The Last of Us is a post-apocalyptic drama based on the 2013 video game that will hook anyone in (even if you don’t think you like zombie dramas).
Book: Falling by Yesenia Luna – Written by Behave’s own Yesenia Luna, this poetry book features themes of love, coming of age, health, and healing.
Local LA eats: Kiitsu – From culinary direction of world-renowned Chef Derek Wilcox of 3-Michelin-starred Kikunoi and Shoji, Kiitsu is the perfect date-night spot. The upscale yet cozy restaurant in Westwood features menu highlights such as A5 Wagyu strip loin steak with fresh wasabi and wild prawn tempura.Holidays of the month // February
5: World Nutella Day
6: International Frozen Yogurt Day
9: National Pizza Day
12: Hug Day
13: Galentine’s Day
14: Valentine’s Day
17: Random Acts of Kindness Day
18: Eat Ice Cream for Breakfast Day
22: National Margarita Day
26: National Bacon Day
27: National Strawberry Day
Written by: Yesenia Luna, Megan Freeman, & Sydney Scirica
- Happy New Year!
- Welcome Judy Bella, Riley Riviera, and Gigi Pena to Behave Agency
- Emily Alexander Launches Clothing Line
- Sterling Torres Shares Her Favorite Vegan Recipe
- Our Favorite Vegan Restaurants in Los Angeles
Estimated read time: 1 min 48 secsAnnouncements
Happy New Year from Behave Agency!Recipes
Sterling Torres Shares Her Favorite Vegan Recipes for Veganuary
- 4 cups of spinach
- 3 whole carrots
- 1 tsp thyme
- 2/3 cups of steel cut oats
- 32 oz low sodium vegetable broth
- Himalayan salt
- Black pepper
- Pumpkin and/or sunflower seeds
- Chop 4 cups spinach
- Shred 3 whole carrots
- In a pan over medium to high heat, add 32 oz of vegetable broth, ⅔ cups steel cut oats, 3 shredded carrots, and 1 tsp of thyme
- When oatmeal is almost completely cooked, add in the spinach and cook until oatmeal is thoroughly cooked
- Serve with Himalayan salt, black pepper, pumpkin and/or sunflower seeds, and avocado as toppings
Recipe credit: Eat Feel Fresh by Sahara Rose
To see Sterling cook this recipe herself, click here.Our favorite vegan restaurants in Los Angeles
- West Hollywood, Calabasas, & Las Vegas
Menu Highlights: Kelp Caviar & Spaghetti Carbonara
Nic’s on Beverly
- West Hollywood
Menu Highlights: Rigatoni Bolognese & Nic’s Burger
- West Hollywood & Redondo Beach
Menu Highlights: “Nutella” Pancakes & Arancini (only available at their West Hollywood pizzeria)
- West Hollywood & Newport Beach
Menu Highlights: Fried Cauliflower & Fruit Cobbler
- Venice, New York City, Baltimore, Boston, Rhode Island, & Tel Aviv
Menu Highlights: Calzone & Bianca Pizza
Doomie’s Home Cookin (open 24 hours on weekends)
Menu Highlights: Mac n Cheese & Chicken FingersOur favorites
Music: Behave’s 2022 Favorites
Film: The Menu – The Menu is a thrilling dark comedy that marries Chef’s Table with Hell’s Kitchen…if Gordon Ramsay was Voldemort.
Television: The Undoing – This miniseries streaming on HBO Max will keep you guessing until the very end. It’s a psychologically thrilling whodunit starring Nicole Kidman and Hugh Grant.
Local LA eats: The Hideaway – Tucked away on Rodeo Drive, The Hideaway is a new upscale and lively restaurant that’s perfect for celebrations or nights out with friends. Menu highlights include Vegan Crispy Cauliflower & Wagyu Beef Tartare.Holidays of the month // January
1: New Year’s Day
5: National Whipped Cream Day
8: National Bubble Bath Day
19: National Popcorn Day
21: International Sweat Pants Day
22: National Hot Sauce Day
23: National Pie Day
24: National Compliment Day
25: Opposite Day
31: National Hot Chocolate Day
- Welcome Hailey, Azalia, and Ashley to Behave Agency
- Emily Alexander’s 2022 Gift Guide
- How Ellie Lei Stays Motivated During the Holidays
- Inside look at Behave’s 2022 Holiday Brunch
Estimated read time: 3 mins 28 secs
Behave and Unruly Agency hosted their employees at Wolfsglen for a holiday brunch
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Here’s what Behave model Ellie Lei had to say on staying motivated through the holidays:
Baby, it’s cold outside and all I want to do is cuddle in bed. I always struggle this time of year to keep consistent in the gym. If you are like me and feel like you are falling off your routine, here are a few tips to help keep motivated.
Remember your why: Why are you working out? For your health? Do you want a big juicy booty? Do you want to get stronger? Think of your goals – both long term and short term, and focus on them.
If you don’t want to go to the gym, try different forms of exercise: Go for a walk or hike, try a pilates class, look up a workout video online and workout at home. Just move your body in some way.
Motivate yourself by watching your favorite fitness influencers online: Whenever I need a little motivation boost I scroll social media and watch others working out and then feel a boost of motivation and excitement to try the workouts I just watched.
Workout with someone: Make someone else hold you accountable. It’s easy to let yourself down but much harder to let someone else whom you committed to down. A partner will motivate you and give you someone to talk to while you push through a good workout.
The most important thing is to not be so hard on yourself: We all fall off of our routines at times. It’s showing up for yourself afterwards that makes the biggest impact.
Xoxo, E. (@veganbooty)
See more of Ellie and her fitness content here.
Film: Zoolander – Yes, we know, this came out in 2001. However, this slapstick comedy has made a resurgence in a huge way in meme culture on TikTok and Instagram the last couple weeks! It’s a classic and definitely our holiday pick (What? There’s snow at one point.)
Television: White Lotus – Since season 2 has officially come to an epic close, now is the best time to start binging it (trust us, waiting a week for each new episode was painful). This quirky murder mystery will keep you entertained all winter break long.
Book: Let It Snow – Three holiday romances by John Green – A quick and heartwarming read by the writer of The Fault in Our Stars, what’s there not to love?
Local LA eats: Wolfsglen – This stylish and cozy spot in Westwood is perfect for anything from intimate date nights to fun group dinners. The space is equipped with a full bar and dining room, wine cellar, and adjacent art gallery, making it perfect for memorable gatherings.
10: Gingerbread Decorating Day
13: National Cocoa Day
16: National Ugly Christmas Sweater Day
18: Hanukkah Begins
21: First Day of Winter
25: Christmas Day
26: Hanukkah Ends
26: Kwanzaa Begins
28: National Chocolate Day
31: New Year’s Eve
- Welcome Isabella, Erin, and The SiAngie Twins
- Recap of Behave’s Halloween Party
- The Best Black Friday Sales Already Happening
- How to Think of IG Captions Like a Pro
Estimated read time: 3 mins 2 secsAnnouncementsEvents
Did you miss Behave’s Halloween party?
Check out the recap video here for a peak at Akon and Vintage Culture’s performances as well as some of the night’s best costumes.
Make sure you’re subscribed to Behave’s newsletter to hear about future events!The Best Black Friday Sales Already Happening
Set Active: Set’s Black Friday pre-sale is happening now until November 16th! You can get their adorable active and loungewear for 20-60% off.
StockX: StockX is having 25% off seller fees until November 12th so it’s the perfect time to treat yourself to your dream sneakers and have them delivered before the holidays.
White Fox Boutique: White Fox is having 25% off until November 10th! Time to stock up on the cutest sweat sets and going out outfits.The Perfect Cocktail for Autumn: Grog
While its name might not be the prettiest, this traditional hot spiced drink is sure to warm you up on a chilly night.
Ingredients (Serves 4):
4 oz. lime juice
4 oz. brown sugar
4 cinnamon sticks
4 oz. dark rum
4 tbsp honey
16 oz. water
Tips & Tricks
- Heat up water on a stovetop until it comes to a simmer.
- Turn heat down and add brown sugar and cinnamon sticks.
- Stir until sugar is dissolved and add honey and lime juice.
- Turn heat off and add dark rum.
- Enjoy your drinks!
How to Make Your Instagram Captions Stand Out from the Crowd:
Our expert social media coordinators at Behave Agency are finally sharing their tips on how to write creative captions for your Instagram.
Write a list of what is happening in your photo: To start, say you’re posting a picture at the beach. Think of everything you see in the picture such as the sand, water, and sun. You can then focus on one of those things and take inspiration from it for a unique yet fitting caption.
Keep it short and sweet: Come up with some fun one-liners that can add to the story of your photo. Think of what happened right before or after the picture was taken if you need some inspiration.
Make sure your caption is specific to the photo: Read your caption separately from your photo… are you able to tell what the general idea of the photo is from the caption? If not, you may want to make your caption more specific or fit the vibe of the photo more.
Take it from the pros: Instagram queen and Behave model Olivia Sysak’s captions are short, witty, and add an extra layer of humor to the photo. In this post, she brought up an event that happened right before the photo was taken to add context that makes the photo stand out.Our Favorites
Music: Cozy Vibes – Enjoy this cozy playlist while you relax with some hot cocoa or start prepping a holiday dinner.
Film: Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery – This sequel to Knives Out is probably the closest thing you’ll get to a Thanksgiving themed movie for November, and that’s saying something! It comes out in theaters on November 23.
Television: Love is Blind Season 3 – The season finale comes out this Wednesday so make sure you’re all caught up to see who says “I do” and “I don’t”.
Book: Fairy Tale by Stephen King – This iconic sci-fi horror writer branches out into the dark fantasy genre with his latest release.
Local LA eats: Delicias Bakery and Some – This local bakery has been making everything fresh since the 90s and is considered by locals to be a Highland Park gem. Menu highlights include their signature aguas frescas and vegan flan.Holidays of the month // November
04: National Candy Day
05: National Donut Day
16: National Fast Food Day
21: Pumpkin Pie Day
25: Black Friday
26: National Cake Day
28: Cyber Monday
- Welcome Sophia Diana, Kennedy, Taylor Jade, Athena Gonzalez, and Thalia Pagan!
- RSVP to Behave Agency’s 2022 Halloween Party
- Behave’s Ultimate Guide to Halloween in LA
- Emily Alexander’s Halloween Costume Inspo
Estimated read time: 3 mins 52 secsAnnouncementsEventsBehave’s Ultimate Guide to Halloween in LA
Famous filming locations to check out:
Although some are private residences that you can only drive or stroll by, others offer tours and photo ops.
- Michael Myers’ House (from Halloween)
1000 Mission Street, South Pasadena, CA 91030
Take a walk through this South Pasadena neighborhood and you can stumble upon the infamous bush Michael Myers appeared out of as well as Laurie Strode’s house.
- American Horror Story Murder House
Rosenheim Mansion: 1120 Westchester Place, Los Angeles, CA 90019
- Charmed House
1329 Carroll Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90026
- 1428 Elm Street (from Nightmare on Elm Street)
1428 Genessee Ave, West Hollywood, CA 90046
- Honorable mention: Thriller House
1345 Carroll Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90026
Best places to see a scary movie this month:
- Hollywood Forever Cemetery
- The Thing (1982) on October 15th
- Carrie (1976) on October 22nd
- Braindead Studios
- Vampyr (1932) on October 29th
- Electric Dusk Drive-In
- Carrie (1976) and Christine (1983) double feature on October 7th
Where you’ll be sure to find the perfect costume:
- Adele’s of Hollywood
- 5034 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90027
- Hollywood Toys & Costumes
- 6600 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90027
- Trashy Lingerie (Paris Hilton has gotten her Halloween costumes here)
- 402 N La Cienega Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90048
- Adele’s of Hollywood
- Burbank & North Hollywood
- Western Costume Co
- 11041 Vanowen Street, North Hollywood, CA 91605
- Junk for Joy Halloween – Vintage
- 3314 Magnolia Blvd, Burbank, CA 91505
- Halloween Town (open all year!)
- 3021 Magnolia Blvd, Burbank, CA 91505
- Western Costume Co
- Culver City
- Robinson Beautilities
- 12402 Washington Pl, Los Angeles, CA 90066
- Robinson Beautilities
- Santa Monica
- Ursala’s Costumes
- 2516 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90403
- Ursala’s Costumes
- Hidden Treasures
- 154 S Topanga Canyon Blvd, Topanga, CA 90290
- Hidden Treasures
Have a fun (and fright) filled day at these theme parks:
In our opinion, Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios is the one you can’t skip.
Emily Alexander’s Halloween Costume Inspo
- Halloween Horror Nights
- Knott’s Scary Farm
- Six Flags Fright Fest
Emily Alexander shared how to recreate her last Halloween look as well as some inspo for this year.
Click HERE to shop all of Emily’s costume ideas.
Little Red Riding Hood
If that wasn’t enough costume inspo for you, check out what Nikki Kemnetz dressed up as last year:Recipe of the Month
Bloody Mary Margarita
⅓ cup tequila
¼ cup orange liquor
¼ cup lime juice
½ cup tomato juice
1 tsp granulated sugar
½ tsp tabasco sauce
Cherry tomatoes and celery garnish
1. Combine tequila, orange liquor, lime juice, tomato juice, sugar and tabasco in a cocktail shaker. Shake well.
2. Fill glasses with ice, then pour in the margarita mixture. Garnish with celery and cherry tomatoes. For an extra spooky touch garnish with olive eyeballs.Our Favorites
Music: Spooky Szn – We’ve curated the perfect playlist to get you in the mood for Fall!
Film: Smile – After the marketing stunt they pulled at the Dodgers vs Cardinals game, this horror thriller is sure to be the biggest horror blockbuster of 2022.
Television: Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story – With a star studded cast and Evan Peters portraying Dahmer, as soon as you start watching you’ll want to binge the whole season.
Book: Bird Box – Get to know the original story that the hit movie is based on.
Local LA eats: Beetle House LA – This fun steakhouse prides itself on celebrating Halloween every day of the year. To go along with their themed meals, guests are encouraged to dress up to blend in with the restaurant’s spooky atmosphere.Social Media Update of the Month
Tiktok announces a new initiative for content creation with Tiktok Now:
First there was BeReal, then came Instagram Dual, and now TikTok has hopped on the trend of posting real time content that revolves around using both front and back cameras at the same time. TikTok will notify users once per day of when they should post their Now, but what separates it from apps like BeReal is that users have the choice of posting a 10 second video instead of a static picture.
What we think: TikTok has found great success with its FYP algorithm, and this update encourages more personal interactions with friends and family. We predict that TikTok will keep rolling out updates to make the app feel more personal for each user.Holidays of the month // October
01: National Lace Day
03: Mean Girls Appreciation Day
05: Get Funky Day
06: Mad Hatter Day
07: Bathtub Day
09: National Sneakers Day
10: World Mental Health Day
11: National Coming Out Day
26: National Pumpkin Day
Your inside look at how Behave wrapped up summer.
- Welcome Emily Alexander, Tash, Kristina Ewing, Pauline Faeiff, Shell Raven, Lety Villavazo, and May Gov to Behave Agency
- Pauline Faieff dropped a new NFT collection
- Tashie’s Tips for Flirting on Dating Apps
- Behave’s end of the summer faves
Estimated read time: 3 mins 40 secsAnnouncementsAround the World
The Sysak Twins spent the summer in Europe
Chloe Rosenbaum in Oahu, Hawaii
Roksana in Bali, Indonesia
Willow Preston in Santorini, GreeceTashie’s Tips For Flirting on Dating Apps
Feeling burnt out from the constant messaging on dating apps? Tash is here to help with her advice on how to make your dating app conversations unique and flirty!
Don’t just ask typical getting to know you questions. People have answered these questions over and over again on dating apps… it gets boring after a while.
Set yourself apart by starting out with banter. It shows that you will be fun to hang out with!
The sooner you start flirting, the more they’ll want to actually meet you. You’re wasting no time at creating attraction 😉
Save the getting to know you questions for the actual date. Just focus on having fun with them in the messages and getting a feel for their personality and vibe.
If you need an example of flirty messaging, watch this video where Tash goes over one conversation with a guy who she gave her number to on a dating app!
Check out Tash’s dating advice here.Our Favorites
Music: Confidence Boost – Tash’s vibey playlist will leave you feeling fiery.
Film: Loving Adults – Based on a Danish novel, this crime drama thriller currently streaming on Netflix will have you gasping at every twist and turn.
Television: House of the Dragon – Whether you binged all of Game of Thrones or never got into it, everyone can start fresh with this prequel!
Book: I’m Glad My Mom Died by Jennette McCurdy – This Nickelodeon child star’s memoir tells us the dark side of what it was like to grow up in the public eye while privately dealing with an abusive mother, anxiety, and addiction. I’m sure we’ve all smiled and laughed at iCarly while never thinking that Jennette, who played Cat, was going through so much at such a young age.
Local LA eats: Meteora – This new (and extremely Instagram worthy) restaurant on Melrose Ave features a unique menu and even more unique design.
Happy Birthday Ashley Kolfage and Kayla Simmons!Social Media Update of the Month
Instagram is now allowing certain users to earn money based on the amount of views their Reels get.
Last month we talked about the new features that Instagram added for Reels to promote filming and editing within the app as opposed to importing content from other apps, and now they’re taking Reels a step further with their new program, Reels Play Bonuses. With Reels Play Bonuses, Instagram will now be directly paying creators based on the amount of views their Reels get.
What we think: Although this program is currently only available for eligible creators in the US, if the program goes well we’d expect to see it implemented on a more global scale. This initiative also indicates that the platform wants to encourage popular creators making Reels in the same way that YouTube and TikTok have content creators that solely post on the one platform.Holidays of the month // September
03: National Cowgirl Day
05: Labor Day
08: Star Trek Day
13: International Chocolate Day
22: First Day of Autumn
25: National Cooking Day
26: National Pancake Day
29: International Coffee Day
August has officially begun so you know what that means: it’s time to catch up on everything Behave Agency has been up to!
- New model alert: Welcome to Behave Agency Nikki, Lauren, Donny & Jennifer!
- Sterling Torres is kicking off her tour.
- Sidney Sky is expecting!
- Donny & Claire’s guide to Greece.
- Playboy invited Kayla Simmons on a quick getaway.
Estimated read time: 3 mins 3 secsAnnouncements
Sidney Sky is expecting!Around the World
Donny and Claire’s Guide to Greece
Here’s what Donny said were her highlights from her trip to Greece with best friend and fellow Behave model Claire Cali:
Favorite food? Gyros!
Favorite restaurant? Spilia! It was magical.
Favorite thing you did? Swimming in the Aegean Sea and seeing my favorite dj Rufus du Sol live!
Travel essential? Claire is my travel essential!Events
Behave Agency hosted an employee brunch and pool day at the historic Hotel Figueroa
Sidney Sky walked in Miami Swim WeekCorin’s Fashion Favorites
Check out more of Corin’s style on her Instagram
New or Vintage? Vintage!
Gold or silver? Silver!
Heels or sneakers? Sneakers.
Favorite accessory? Any Prada shoes! They’re always my go-to and favorite way to add to outfits and make them cuter.
Item at the top of your fashion wishlist? Maybe a Chanel bag? I don’t really have a wishlist at the moment but I don’t have one and think they’re pretty cute.AchievementsOur Favorites
Music: Shuffling Thru Summer – Our top picks from Sterling Torres’ ultimate shuffle playlist.
Film: Nope – I mean everyone knows that Halloween prep starts in August (and it’s never too early to get yourself in the spooky mood)!
Television: The Boys – Season 3 just ended so it’s the perfect time to binge the entire series!
Book: A Court of Thorns and Roses – A perfect light summer read. And it’s the book that has TikTok in a frenzy over the spicy scenes!
Local LA eats: Running Goose – This family owned restaurant prides itself on representing different cultures found in LA through their food, and it definitely delivers on that promise!Social Media Update of the Month
Instagram has now added Reels templates for easier content creation within the app
Instagram continues its transition into becoming a leading video sharing platform by adding templates for their Reels. These templates make it easier to film and edit videos on the Instagram app, rather than filming and importing content from other platforms.
- Dual allows you to show both your front and back camera views in a single video: It seems that BeReal is the latest app Instagram is taking inspiration from for this new feature that captures both sides of the camera.
- Remixes are Instagram’s way of adding duets on their Reels: You can now add your own opinion to your favorite (or least favorite) Instagram Reels by filming your reaction to the content and inserting it in the video, which will then be posted to your account. Your remix can either play side-by-side with the original video or sequentially after the original video ends.
What we think: These updates all seem to be Instagram’s way of getting users to create fresh and exciting content solely for Reels, since it looks like the current most popular Reels are reposted TikTok videos. We can’t wait to see what new features they add next!Holidays of the month // August
04: National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day
10: National Lazy Day
15: National Best Friends Day
16: National Roller Coaster Day
24: National Waffle Day
26: National Dog Day
It’s officially summer and you know what that means… it’s time for your monthly update on all things Behave!
- New model alert: Welcome Roksana!
- Sterling Torres will be hosting shuffle classes in LA this month
- Sidney Brookman is separating from the Air Force
- Chloe Rosenbaum x Coral Swim collab
- Behave x TAO Group event
- Ashley K’s guide to the perfect selfie
- Claire Cali’s Mango Chili Martini recipe
Estimated read time: 3 mins 4 secsAnnouncements
Behave model Sidney Brookman is separating from the United States Air Force after 7 years of active duty
Sidney, we thank you for your service and can’t wait to see what the next chapter holds for you and Zeusz!Events
Thank you to TAO Group for hosting Behave Agency models at the gorgeous Highlight Room pool located on the rooftop of the Dream Hotel, followed by an amazing dinner at TAO and a night out at Highlight Room featuring a performance by Bia! Book your TAO Group experience here.
Behave model Vanessa Estrella attended the Babes in Toyland Charity 6th Annual Support Our Troops Event!
World Ocean Day x Kayla Simmons
Behave model Kayla Simmons expressed her support of World Oceans Day and reminded us to do what we can to make a difference.Tips & Tricks
Here’s what Ashley Kolfage had to say when we asked for her secrets to her insane selfies: “I’m sure you’re always asking yourself, ‘How can I change up my selfie game?!’ I wanna give you a few tips and tricks that help make my selfies not boring.”
- Never use the same angle and stop posing in front of the same mirror: “Switch it up. People get bored with the same ‘up high’ angled selfie everyday. Change your angles and locations!”
- Point that toe out and those hips back: “This pose makes you look leaner and taller! I’m only 5’3 (on a good day) but this go-to pose makes me appear 5’8.”
- Lighting! It’s all about lighting! “Even that ‘just woke up/no makeup’ pic is all about the good lighting! I avoid fluorescent lights, they just aren’t flattering.”
- Make those boobs look bigger without actually “making them bigger”: “I like to shoot right below my boob and up to make them look huge ?”
- When you wanna change it up: “Take a pic with your animals! Everyone loves a good puppy selfie! Bonus tip: try a hat! It changes the way you look and the vibe of the selfie!”
- Find your filter: “When in doubt I always swipe ? for the Paris filter on Instagram! It just adds that extra smoothness!”
- Always have fun with it: “If you aren’t feeling the selfie, it’s going to show. Crack a smile or maybe turn some music on and dance for a selfie video!”
You can check out Ashley’s selfie resume over on her instagram: @ashleyk_hawaii ?Recipes
Claire’s Favorite Cocktail From TAO Los Angeles!
This month, we’re going to tell you how to recreate Claire Cali’s favorite cocktail from LA hotspot TAO, the Mango Chili Martini! Almost as spicy and sweet as Claire herself.
- 1 cup mango puree
- 4 oz your choice of tequila (TAO uses Herradura Blanco Tequila)
- 4 oz pineapple juice
- 2 oz lime juice
- Lime wedges
- Chili powder
1. Place chili powder on a plate. Run a lime wedge around the rim of 2 chilled martini glasses. Set aside.
2. Combine fresh mango puree with tequila, pineapple juice, and lime juice in a cocktail shaker with ice.
3. Shake vigorously for 10 seconds.
4. Carefully strain into 2 glasses and serve!Our Favorites
Music: This month we’ve curated a playlist filled with our team’s favorite songs for the summer! We’ve been blasting this at pre-games, while driving with the windows down, and at the office. You can find it here on our Spotify!
Film: Fire Island – This new film is a must watch for summer movie nights and will have you celebrating Pride Month all summer long! You can find it on Hulu.
Television: Heartstopper – This show is the perfect comfort watch! You literally won’t be able to get through 5 minutes of it without smiling. Find it on Netflix!
Book: You are a Badass at Making Money by Jen Sincero – This is not your boring run of the mill income book. Jen Sincero’s hilarious writing makes it such a fun and informative read!
Local LA eats: LAVO – We personally recommend the Faroe Island Salmon Oreganata!Holidays of the month // July
Look out for these holidays that are DEFINITELY worth an Insta post! (although be careful about that on the 14th ? )
03: Compliment Your Mirror Day
04: Independence Day
05: National Bikini Day
06: International Kissing Day
11: 7-Eleven Day (free Slurpees!)
14: National Nude Day
17: National Ice Cream Day
23: National Day of the Cowboy
Welcome to our inaugural edition of the Behave Agency Newsletter! Over the past 6 months, we have worked hard in creating a facelift for the entire company so that we can be in a position to catapult into the future. We are excited to share all that we have been cooking up! Check out our new website here and our new lookbook here.
Our goal with this newsletter is to showcase the world of Behave, its amazing talent and the wonderful people behind the scenes that just make things GO. In future editions, we also intend on speaking on our industry as a whole, how we can work more effectively together and be thought leaders in our space. We sincerely welcome feedback as we are always looking to improve. Without further ado, the Behave Agency June Newsletter!
Estimated read time: 2 mins 58 secsAnnouncementsAround the worldEventsAchievements
Sidney adopted a military dog
Sidney went through the rigorous process of adopting her military dog, Zeusz, which as we understand it requires going through a lot of red tape. Sidney, we salute you and the wonderful forever home you’re giving.Tips & Tricks
Alissa’s Beauty Tip
Alissa uses ice on her face to reduce puffiness. Ice cubes or ice packs used on the face help to dilate the underlying blood vessels in the skin. It works almost instantaneously de-puffing affected areas. It is also beneficial to massage in a circular motion to gently distribute the lymphatic build-up which in turn also helps to decrease any puffiness.Recipes
Sidney’s Iced Latte Magic
• Caramel Almond Milk Creamer
• Your Favorite Protein Powder (⅓ scoop)
• Coconut Sugar
“My new fave at-home coffee is also healthier! One cup of hot coffee with caramel almond milk creamer, 1/3 scoop protein, and coconut sugar! I like to always use coconut sugar in place of white sugar.” – Sidney
Alissa’s Favorite Summertime Drink
• 2 ounces vodka
• 1/2 ounce triple sec
• 1 ounce lemon juice, freshly squeezed
• 1 ounce simple syrup
• Garnish: sugar rim
“This is my favorite drink! For this recipe, I just go by the book!” – AlissaOur Favorites
Film: Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness – we are big fans of the Multiverse here at Behave and while the film was a big blockbuster, it certainly left us with quite a few more questions than answers. No spoiler alerts here!
Television: Ozark – I mean can Jason Bateman get any better!
Books: Sapiens: A Graphic History: The Birth of Humankind (Vol. 1) – A really cool look into the history of humans and the evolution of Influencers even!
Music: Have You Around – BrinckHolidays of the month // June
01: National Say Something Nice Day
01: Global Day of Parents
03: World Bicycle Day
04: National Hug Your Cat Day
05: World Environment Day
06: National Donut Day
06: Whit Monday
08: World Oceans Day
08: National Best Friends Day
10: National Iced Tea Day
11: Global Wellness Day
11: Kamehameha Day
12: Trinity Sunday
12: National Children’s Day
12: National Loving Day
14: Flag Day
14: Bourbon Day
14: World Blood Donor Day
15: Nature Photography Day
16: National Fudge Day
18: International Sushi Day
19: Father’s Day
20: International Surfing Day
20: World Refugee Day
21: Summer Solstice
21: National Selfie Day
21: International Yoga Day
22: National Take Your Cat to Work Day
22: World Rainforest Day
23: National Pink Day
23: International Women in Engineering Day
24: Take Your Dog to Work Day
27: National Sunglasses Day
29: National Camera Day
29: Hug Holiday
30: World Social Media Day
30: National Work From Home Day
30: International Asteroid Day