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Asian Inspiration

A traditional taste of Kyoto welcomes diners at Tempura Endo Written by Michelle Lyn | Photography by Kani Hahn Alantern-lit stone pavement walkway delivers guests to the entrance of Tempura Endo, where the delicate fragrance of Japanese incense wafts ...

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Novel Dining On Wilshire...

A culinary melting pot, Maru’s menu appeals to every palate Written by Michelle Lyn | Photos Courtesy of MARU Part French, part Japanese, Santa Monica resto Maru also has a dash of prime steakhouse offerings, an omakase program and a sprinkle of Ko...

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Scale, Art Textiles

Hermosa native Lynn Pépe discusses her design roots, love of construction and keeping the tree of creativity alive. Written by Constance Dunn | Photography by Paul Jonason It’s a Friday afternoon and designer Lynn Pépe (pronounced pāyp) is quietly...

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Select Beer Bottle Shop...

A perfectly civilized place to enjoy a fresh pint or pick up an exotic six-pack Written by Constance Dunn | Photography by Paul Jonason What does a dedicated home brewer do when he wants to bring the best of today’s breweries to the masses? Open a nei...

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Inside Scoop

Abbot Kinney sweet spot Salt & Straw churns out an eclectic selection of gourmet ice cream Written by Danielle Accovelli | Photos courtesy of Salt & Straw Iconic scoop shop Salt & Straw is elevating the Westside’s ice cream scene with its ...

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Southern Italy Beckons

Wine and dine your way through the boot at LA’s Sotto Written by Michelle Lyn | Photos courtesy of Sotto As a child, chef Steve Samson would spend summers in Italy, visiting family and discovering rustic Italian food as a means of connecting to one an...

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Your Daily Krust

Creatively spun classics, fresh from the oven, make their debut at Redondo Beach’s newest hometown bakery Written by Constance Dunn | Photography by Paul Jonason Redondo Beach newcomer Krust harkens sweetly back to a time when you could swing by the t...

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Art For All

Palos Verdes Art Center, a one-stop shop for exhibits and education, celebrates mid-century architecture on the Peninsula with its current show.  Written by Constance Dunn | Photography by Paul Jonason In the early 1930s a group of Palos Verdes resident...

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K-Town Heads West

Chef-driven Korean barbecue finds a home at Culver City’s Hanjip Written by Michelle Lyn | Photos Courtesy of Hanjip Inspired by the success of Kogi (the Korean/Latin food truck sensation), innovative chef Chris Oh, thought, “People love Korean food,...

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Belgian Delight

Bruxie puts a gourmet twist on a breakfast classic Written by Danielle Accovelli | Photos Courtesy of Bruxie Whoever said waffles were only for breakfast? Always seeking to break the traditional waffle mold, Bruxie serves up inventive iterations of this...

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So Much Stuff, So...

Fringe Manhattan Beach offers up a domestic bounty of pretty, beach-themed home goods. Written by Constance Dunn | Photography by Paul Jonason Debbie Talosi and Laura Hoffman owners of Fringe, had a knack for finding — and not being able to resist&#...

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Organic Coffee, Sunny Skies

Sacks on the Beach is a friendly spot for healthy salads, scrumptious sandwiches, and more. Written by Constance Dunn | Photography by Paul Jonason From its exterior, the eatery, with the bright-orange awning, looks like any other beachside stop in the ...