THE GOOD LIFE

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Crafted, by Hand

Founder of the California-based heritage brand that bears her name, legendary ceramist Edith Heath helped reinvent the wheel Written by Jenn Thornton Edith Heath was nothing if not exceedingly true to form. A native Midwesterner raised during the Great De...

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Beverly Abloom

The star-powered Beverly Hilton’s new collection of lushly manicured outdoor areas is an event all its own Written by Wendy Bowman Home to some of Hollywood’s most glam gatherings—including more than 200 annual red carpet extravaganzas—The Bev...

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Play! Date

A history of play in the American West travels from early tribal artifacts and toy trains to Barbie and Nintendo Written by Constance Dunn The need for fun and diversion is one that cuts across geography, tribe and time—a fact explored in colorful, hist...

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Court Value

An oft-requested amenity in L.A., the recreation area is changing the real estate game Written by Wendy Bowman In a city boasting an abundance of celebrities, producers, tech moguls and athletes, it stands to reason that luxury homes would be all about gl...

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Portrait of an Artist

New this summer, an aptly expressive exhibit at the Getty paints a compelling picture of David Hockney Written by Jenn Thornton | Photography Courtesy of The J. Paul Getty Museum Through his iconic oeuvre, British-born artist David Hockney—a leader of t...

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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...