Raise a Glass to The Californians


Have you seen the Saturday Night Live soap opera skit The Californians? A traffic-centric melodrama that had us in stitches (the cast can’t even get through the bit without laughing) because it’s so true. The company SOLA (Sisters of Los Angeles)— founded by architect Barbara Bestor, product development specialist Karen Alweil, and fashion publicist Sara Stein— is in on the joke, too. They created a series of glassware heralding our city’s major freeways. After taking any combination of these routes, you’ll need a drink, a stiff one. The glasses (which also make an awesome “welcome to L.A.” gift for a recent transplant) are available at Kitson. And If you haven’t seen the SNL sketch, here it is: