Lavender Blue Restaurant Lounge Celebrating 11 Years Strong!

A joyous and jubilant group gathered at Lavender Blue Restaurant Lounge, 3310 W. Manchester Blvd., Inglewood, California on a cool, overcast day, Thursday, April 4, 2024.

Councilman Alex Padilla, Councilwomen Gloria D. Gray, Marsha Tekeste and Councilwomen Dionne Faulk, (Photo by Ricky Richardson 

By Ricky Richardson | Contributing Writer

     (Inglewood, CA) A joyous and jubilant group gathered at Lavender Blue Restaurant Lounge, 3310 W. Manchester Blvd., Inglewood, California on a cool, overcast day, Thursday, April 4, 2024.

     The group of influencers (movers and shakers) known for creating magic at events. The group consisted of chefs, photographers, videographers, designers, media, event planners, limousine services, caterers, wizards of decor, productions, as well as local elected officials and longtime patrons of Lavender Blue Restaurant Lounge.

Marsha Tekeste, (Photo by Ricky Richardson)

     The occasion was Lavender Blue Restaurant Lounge’s 11th Anniversary. Marsha Tekeste, venerable owner of Lavender Blue Restaurant Lounge held a special weekend celebration, Thursday, April 4-Sunday, April 7, 2024.

     The celebrations commenced with the launch of “Mixin’ Vixen” a unique and innovative mobile bar service, showcasing the spirit of ingenuity and excellence that Ms. Tekeste embodies.

     Upon entering the site for the celebration, you realize that this is a casual affair with an upscale vibe. Another testament to the spirit of excellence of Ms. Tekeste.

Devoux Grant and Devoux Grant II, (Photo by Ricky Richardson)

     Father and son duo Devoux Grant and Devoux Grant II were rockin’ the ones and twos with a soundtrack of old school and new school tracks. The contagious and infectious sounds prompted attendees to bust out some dance moves from back in the day. If you don’t know anything about dances from back in the day, you better ask somebody!

     Tebereh Tekeste and Jenifer Cooper circulated amongst the crowd with various trays of gourmet bites: fried chicken, fried shrimp, potato salad, pasta salad, meatballs, cheese and fruit skewers and dessert. The gourmet bites were complemented with beautiful smiles of the servers.

     Drink stations provided attendees with complimentary adult beverages of non-alcoholic drinks, beer, mixed drinks and specialty drinks. Kayla Williams served various beers; Lexis Johnson served mixed drinks while Jackie Salcedo generously served out some tasty specialty drinks to the delight of all in attendance.

     Inglewood Councilwoman Gloria D. Gray, District 1; City Councilman Alex Padilla, District 2; and City Councilwoman Dionne Faulk, District 4, were in attendance to honor Ms. Tekeste, acknowledging and recognizing her remarkable achievements and her pivotal role in enriching the Inglewood community. The Councilmembers presented Ms. Tekeste a Proclamation. The Office of Los Angeles County Supervisor, Holly J. Mitchell, 2nd District also honored the momentous occasion with an award.

     Ms. Tekeste has significantly contributed to the fabric of Inglewood through her dedication to catering, event production, special community events, feeding the community and maintaining Lavender Blue Restaurant Lounge as a landmark fixture and gem within the community. This special gathering shined the spotlight on Ms. Tekeste for her considerable contributions and in celebration of her enduring legacy.

     The celebration continued on Friday, April 5 with the Soul Brothers Blues Band with special guest performers. Saturday, April 6 with Greg Rose Review and concluded on Sunday, April 7, with Sunday Jazz Experience with special guest artists. On a related note, April is Jazz Appreciation Month. This is a great time to visit Lavender Blue Restaurant Lounge to hear and support America’s #1 Art Form- JAZZ!

     This is an opportune time to discover, get reacquainted, or reconnect with Lavender Blue Restaurant Lounge, known for providing the best live jazz and blues performances in all of L.A. with delicious food. Check it out to verify for yourself, what the buzz around town is about!

Lavender Blue Restaurant Lounge-3310 W. Manchester Boulevard, Inglewood, California 90305-2322, or 

     The occasion was for all in attendance to discover the charm of “Mixin’ Vixen” before major events are planned. Spring has sprung. You know what that means, longer days with beautiful, sunny skies and warmer weather. Let the fun began!

     This is a cause for celebration. Excitement is building up for anniversaries, birthdays, Mother’s Day, Graduations, Father’s Day, Family and class reunions, job promotions and a career change.

     Imagine a sleek, vintage Airstream that rolls up to your event and transforms it into a VIP cocktail haven. That’s “Mixin’ Vixen” for you- a glamorous mobile bar service that is perfect for any gathering under the sun, from weddings and corporate events to exclusive concerts and star-studded festivals. Create an Open Bar experience your guests will never forget.

  “Mixin’ Vixen” is available to assist you in your event planning. Feel free to pitch an event detail, the staff promise to get back to you quicker than a champagne cork pop! They want to make sure your celebration is just not an event, but The event!  

     “Mixin Vixen”, based in Los Angeles, our wheels and spirits are read to bring the party to you where ever you are! “Mixin’ Vixen” looks forward to celebrating with you soon and cheers to the upcoming occasion! We bring the party to you.

     “Mixin’ Vixen” has a full liquor license with liquor liability insurance. This allows us to service private events on private property. For other events or non-private locations, we will gladly arrange for permitting to accommodate your event. Reach out for a list of services and current offerings.

     Lavender Blue Restaurant Lounge-3310 W. Manchester Boulevard, Inglewood, California 90305-2322 (424) 227-6712 or