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Escape to Carmel Valley

Written by Constance Dunn Fine California wine, cuisine and pure natural beauty make for a leisured break from LA When one lives in a getaway destination like Los Angeles, packed with palm trees, blue ocean and a big-city bustle, deciding on a short getaw...

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Starlit Station

DTLA’s iconic Union Station transforms into a mecca for art and entertainment Written by: Danielle Accovelli | Photos Courtesy of Union Station Relish the lingering nights of summer at Union Station with its sweeping line-up of profound performances, ev...

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Hamburger Haven

Plan Check’s creative comfort fare and high-energy hospitality continues to flourish on the Westside Written by: Constance Dunn | Photography Courtesy of Paul Jonason Mention Plan Check Kitchen + Bar to even the most casual of hamburger fans and be p...

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Cake by the Ocean

The need-to-know beachside bakery  Written by Michelle Lyn | Photos Courtesy of Laura Mandracchia After more than 20 years in the food industry as a cook, pastry chef, manager and GM, Laura Mandracchia decided to open her own shop: Cake Bakeshop, to be...

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Surf Mex

Hole up in Hermosa’s favorite surf lodge Written by Michelle Lyn | Photography Courtesy of Día De Campo After opening their first restaurant, Abigaile, in 2012, BlackHouse Hospitality Management began taking the South Bay by storm with their unique...

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Come Away With Norah

The WeHo stunner everyone’s talking about Written by Michelle Lyn | Photography Courtesy of Norah What do you get when you mix global style and sensibilities with a light influence of Southern cuisine in the heart of West Hollywood? Norah. The newest ...

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Mexican Food Redux

Chef Ray Garcia elevates the LA dining scene at Broken Spanish Written by Michelle Lyn | Photos courtesy of Dylan + Jeni and Broken Spanish An eclectic array of family photos adorn the walls of Broken Spanish, Chef Ray Garcia’s flagship restaurant in ...

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House-Brewed Hops

Craft beer and an eclectic global menu make Abigaile a Hermosa mainstay Written by Michelle Lyn | Photos courtesy of Abigaile History repeats itself in a 1920s era building in the heart of Hermosa Beach. Originally built as a Baptist church, the histori...

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Summer Soleil

Festival Napa Valley uncorks the best of culture, wine and cuisine Written by Danielle Accovelli | Photos courtesy of Festival Napa Valley & Colin Bell Every summer something magical happens to Napa Valley. Like a fresh gust of wind, Festival Napa Va...

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Westside Market Report

Written by Wendy Bowman You’ll Really Like This This amazing Malibu ranch house was built in 1985 by Aussie singer, songwriter and actress Olivia Newton-John (best known for her role as Sandy in the movie Grease), and purchased by current homeowne...

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Bon Appétit

In Fine California Style Chef Michael Hung presents grown-up poolside dining at Viviane Written by Constance Dunn | Photography Courtesy of Viviane Stepping into the crisp, colorful minimalism of Viviane, one can’t help but contrast it with the current...

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Historic Haute Spot

Downtown LA’s Redbird serves modern cuisine in a former cathedral space Written by Michelle Lyn | Photos Courtesy of Mary Costa and Dylan + Jeni Carved into the rectory of Vibiana, one of downtown LA’s most historic buildings, Redbird is the result ...