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Little Sister in the...

Chef Tin Vuong’s one-of-a-kind eatery is  headed to Downtown LA’s Restaurant Row. Written by Constance Dunn Photos courtesy of Little Sister For Chef Tin Vuong, opening his Manhattan Beach restaurant Little Sister in 2013 was all about carving out...

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City Guide: El Tarasco

Satiation by the Sea For over 40 years a tasty Mexican counter has fed hungry beach-bound locals and late-nighters alike.  WRITTEN BY CONSTANCE DUNN  | ILLUSTRATION BY JAY BROCKMAN Next time you’re in the North End of Manhattan Beach, and craving a...

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City: Shanna Shryne

Designer Shanna Shryne creates spaces  to elevate everyday exuberance. By Constance Dunn Cruise into Shanna Shryne’s design center on Pier Avenue and you’re guaranteed to bump into a positive message or two. They’re everywhere, from an oversized p...

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City: Playa Provisions

Enlivens a quiet Westside Beach Community. WRITTEN BY JENNY PETERS PHOTOGRAPHY BY PAUL JONASON Husband and wife culinary team Nick Roberts and Brooke Williamson, a Top Chef runner-up, know how to create a stir, even in peaceful Playa del Rey. First, they...

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City: Deep Pocket Jean...

True Blue A close shave, a cigar and the perfect pair of denims— Deep Pocket Jean Company celebrates a timeless male trifecta. WRITTEN BY CONSTANCE DUNN PHOTOGRAPHY BY PAUL JONASON The 21st century hit and men’s jeans took a different turn. Silhouett...

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Inspiring Beauty: Soolip

Soolip founder Wanda Wen sparks conversation with her newest pursuit. Written by Jenn Thornton L.A. tastemaker Wanda Wen is a case study in following your bliss. Armed with a background in fashion, an eye for artistry and a mind for business, she opened ...

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American Pastoral: The Farmhouse...

  The Farmhouse Inn takes down-home upmarket with a full revitalization and a brand-new spa. Written by Jenn Thornton Spa Photography Courtesy of Cesar Rubio Farmhouse General Photography Courtesy of Farmhouse Inn With deep roots in Sonoma County...

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Artistic Habitat

An artful collection of fine wood, fabrics and sculpture brings a fresh, global sensibility to the South Bay. Written by Constance Dunn Photography by Paul Jonason The creative roots of Artistic Habitat reach deep into Mexico, where owners Monica and Ca...

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Manhattan Beach Festival of...

Local Youths Will Rally Together Cars  and Community on Saturday, April 25th Written by Constance Dunn Photos courtesy of Manhattan Beach Festival of Motoring In 2014, teenage car aficionados Connor Wohl and Aidan Nesicolaci, fresh from establishing cl...

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Art & History: Splendor...

  Reflections on the Annenberg Community Beach House WRITTEN BY JENN THORNTON The pool deck at the Annenberg Community Beach House is the very epitome of history repeating itself, with its dark green Vermont marble, diamonds embedded in concrete an...

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City: Beach Glam Central

  South Bay DIGS stops by popular decor destination Fringe to chat with co-owner Debbie Talosi. AS TOLD TO CONSTANCE DUNN | PHOTOGRAPHY BY PAUL JONASON Where do you find such cool, eclectic things? We [Talosi and co-owner Laura Hofmann] buy from loc...

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City Guide: Spa, Shop,...

  Relaxation in residence on Rosecrans Avenue   WRITTEN BY JENNY PETERS | ILLUSTRATED BY JAY BROCKMAN When South Bay house hunting becomes overwhelming, there’s nothing better than a spa break—and no better place for it than Murad Inclusive ...