THE GOOD LIFE

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Sign of the Times

MessHall Kitchen presents an elevated reflection of L.A.’s comfort dining sensibilities Written by Constance Dunn | Photography Courtesy of Paul Jonason and Courtesy of Messhall Kitchen Though the legendary Brown Derby restaurant chain is long gone, the...

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Estate of the Union

Carved out of undeveloped desert in Rancho Mirage, Sunnylands is a midcentury vision for the modern day Written by Jenn Thornton | Photography Courtesy of The Annenberg Foundation Trust At Sunnylands Completed in 1966 for ambassadors and philanthropists W...

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Beer and Barbeque, Redefined

Aaron Robins’ Boneyard Bistro elevates two American classics Written by Constance Dunn | Photography Courtesy of Boneyard Bistro In his May 27, 1769 diary entry, George Washington wrote: “Went in to Alexandria to a Barbecue and stayed all Night....

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Classic Made Current

A sports bar that eschews cliches with a signature coffee cocktail, on-point wine list, and a BLT with garlic aioli and avocado, Brack Shop Tavern is your downtown haunt. Written by Virginia Fay | Photos Courtesy of White Oak Communications Your everyday ...

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THE OLD GUARD of...

Strand Brewing Co Keeps Craft Beer Moving Forward in the South Bay Written by Constance Dunn | Photography by Paul Jonason In 2009, when Rich Marcello and Joel Elliott set up Strand Brewing Co in a 1,000-square-foot space in Torrance, they were the only m...

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Framed for Fun

The 1933 Group extends its penchant for making what once was old new again to the Highland Park Bowl Written by Wendy Bowman Known for its true-to-period creations—primarily bars like the barrel-shaped Landmark Idle Hour in North Hollywood and beloved L...

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Pop Star

Skirball retrospective explores the social impact and local works of artist Roy Lichtenstein Written by Constance Dunn | Photos Courtesy of Skirball Cultural Center In the early 1960s, New York artist Roy Lichtenstein started making big, bold renderings o...

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The New Sophistication

Restaurateur Geoffrey Zakarian partners with Montage Beverly Hills to create a fresh new dining and meeting spot Written by Constance Dunn | Photography Courtesy of Dylan + Jeni & Rick Lew | Courtesy of Georgie at Montage Beverly Hills Pair an East C...

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Made in the Shade

From a convivial new happy hour at Shade Manhattan Beach hotel to a new luxury boutique hotel set to open this fall in Redondo Beach, hospitality developer Zislis Group continues to make its mark on the South Bay Written by Wendy Bowman In the 10 years ...

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Retail Revolution

Malibu Lumber Yard offers sustainable comfort and a summertime marketplace Written by Constance Dunn | Photography by Paul Jonason Chances are it’s been a while since you’ve been to the mall. Indeed, the traditional indoor shopping mall of yore has a...

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White Light White Night

Written by Constance Dunn | Photos Courtesy of JP Cordero Walk with Sally’s 10th annual gala raises funds, awareness and lots of community good cheer It’s hard to imagine losing a parent or sibling to a terminal illness; harder still to imagine doin...

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Fresh Catch

Ocean-to-Plate Dining at the Hook & Plow in Hermosa reels in locals Written by Michelle Lynn | Photography Courtesy of The Hook & Plow The last few years have introduced a spate of notable restaurant openings in the South Bay, and although Manha...