THE GOOD LIFE

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Winning Spirit

Byron Scott on performance, private passions and keeping his famously even keel. Written by Constance Dunn | Photography by Paul Jonason In 1983 Byron Scott received a phone call that changed his life. The Arizona State star basketball player was a transp...

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Three for the Show

Skirball Cultural Center curates a fascinating viewing experience with three thought-provoking exhibitions. Written by Jenn Thornton|Photos Courtesy of Skirball Cultural Center Bill Graham and the Rock & Roll Revolution More than 400 objects comprise...

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Petit Paris

Spend a long weekend indulging in fine wine, cheese and strolls along the Seine in the City of Light Written by Michelle Lyn Photography by Michelle Lyn and courtesy of Hôtel Plaza Athénée There’s a reason why artists and writers have flocked to Pari...

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Beach-Minded Contemporary

A local design-build duo plants a hub of modern design in an up-and-coming arts and design neighborhood in Hermosa WRITTEN BY CONSTANCE DUNN PHOTOGRAPHY BY PAUL JONASON “I think there are memories attached to products, and it’s nice to have a product ...

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Reading Corner: Organic Beauties

Organic Beauties A flourish of fresh tomes to inspire a naturally beautiful abode Written by Jenn Thornton Habitat: The Field Guide to Decorating    by Lauren Liess  Fall under the spell of meticulously curated spaces with this October release from the...

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Lights, Camera, Local!

The forthcoming Monica Film Center—another Laemmle limelighter—preps to premiere this fall Written by Jenn Thornton Photo courtesy of Laemmle Theatres When the Monica 4-Plex—a cultural touchstone for the communities of Santa Monica and West L.A. for...

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Track Season Trifecta

Three luxury resorts offer the perfect place to relax in between races at the Del Mar Turf Club Written by Michelle Lyn Photos courtesy of L’Auberge Del Mar, Rancho Valencia and Fairmont Grand Del Mar As the old Bing Crosby song goes, there’s a “smi...

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City Guide: RIDE &...

RIDE & REFORM Westside studio combines Pilates and Spin for rapid results Written by Michelle Lyn Photos courtesy of Studio Elevate Anyone who challenges themselves. People who embrace change. Warriors. These are the people who inspire Leah Kitching, ...

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CUBA CALLING

A tour through Havana offers a behind-the-scenes look at Cuba’s thriving art and jazz scene. Written by Michelle Lyn Photography Michelle Lyn Walking through the streets of Old Havana, every multi-hued crumbling wall, every woman hanging laundry on her ...

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City: Dion Gallery

If the Frame Fits… Jeff Dion is keeping local art alive and raising our frame consciousness, too. Written by Constance Dunn Photography by Paul Jonason “It’s kind of like buying a custom suit,” says Jeff Dion, standing behind a colorful wall of ...

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The Good Life: Irises...

A Lasting Impression Reflecting on Vincent van Gogh’s enigmatic Irises at the Getty. Written by Jenn Thornton Architectural Images © J. Paul Getty Trust Irises images Digital image courtesy of the Getty’s Open Content Program Truly great are the ar...

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Jeff Marshall

Overseeing up to 30 potential properties in various states of completion each week, Jeff Marshall— owner and principal of one of California’s leading home staging operations, Marshall Design Group— is on the speed dial of real-estate agents statew...