Place // Landmarks

Creative Laboratory

ESMoA continues to position itself as a cultural pillar in the South Bay and beyond. Written by Constance Dunn|Photography by Paul Jonason When founders Brian and Eva Sweeney opened the doors of ESMoA...Read More

A Delicious Return

Mendocino farms new location marks a sweet homecoming for founders Mario Del Pero and Ellen Chen. Written by Constance Dunn | Photography by Paul Jonason and courtesy of Mendocino Farms “The Mendocino...Read More

Bohemian Meets Cowboy

The Urban Clothes Horse takes the reins of the South Bay’s fashion scene Written by Constance Dunn | Photos courtesy of Urban Clothes Horse   If you’ve been yearning to break free from wear...Read More

Griffith Observatory has opened new horizons for LA.

From bold notion to star attraction, Griffith Observatory has opened new horizons for LA. Los Angeles is known for its galaxy of stars, but since bursting on the scene in 1935, Griffith Observato...Read More

Border Crossing

Master Chef Rick Bayless brings the authentic flavors of Mexico to Santa Monica Written By Michelle Lyn | Photos courtesy of Red O and Joe Greto Last month, Ocean Avenue welcomed another new kid on th...Read More

Beauty Bonanza

Bluemercury, a one-stop shop for pampering, hits Montana Avenue Written by Michelle Lyn | Photos Courtesy of Bluemercury Sixteen years ago, husband and wife duo Marla and Barry Beck created an innovat...Read More

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 r...Read More


Handcrafted Nature-Inspired Meet the creative couple behind marlowe+jay, the go-to Etsy shop for young L.A. bohemians and their tots Written by Michelle Lyn Photography by Paul Jonason When artsy coup...Read More

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 att...Read More

City Guide: Esters Wine Shop

Eat. Drink. Shop.  The Rustic Canyon team turns out another Westside charmer  Written by Michelle Lyn Husband-and-wife duo Kathryn and Tug Coker are hoping to create the next go-to neighborhood spot f...Read More

John Elgin Wool

The Good Life: John Elgin Woolf

Hollywood Icon and Architect to the stars John Elgin Woolf gets his close up with a new exhibit at Palos Verdes Art Center, a rare opportunity to share a large collection of Woolf's works, one of the ...Read More

City Guide: Harmony Yoga

Sunday evening yoga class at Harmony Yoga begins with a brief meditation, something calm to still pacing minds while setting up the next 90 minutes as a mini-retreat for weary bodies in need of a boos...Read More

The Good Life: Santa Fe

Steeped in culture and class, Santa Fe promises Southwest sojourners a sophisticated weekend away.

The Good Life: Alexandre Renoir

Artistic Inspiration The Peninsula Beverly Hills paints the town—with artist Alexandre Renoir. WRITTEN BY JENN THORNTON PHOTOGRAPHY COURTESY OF THE PENINSULA BEVERLY HILLS It’s not every day that an o...Read More

South Bay Guide: Wayfarers Chapel

Sanctuary by the Sea Sculpted grounds and a tree-anked glass chapel oer a peaceful site to stop, breathe and dream.   WRITTEN BY CONSTANCE DUNN  |  ILLUSTRATION BY JAY BROCKMA...Read More

American Pastoral: The Farmhouse Inn, Sonoma

Award-winning Farmhouse Inn sits on six acres of storybook surroundings, emerging this spring from an $8 million expansion and redesign.

City Guide: Exquisite at Age 89

Point Vicente Lighthouse     An arresting vision sits along a postcard stretch of Palos Verdes Drive Recognizing that a lone buoy wasn’t adequately warding ships off Palos Verdes P...Read More

Art & History: Splendor by the Sea

  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 g...Read More

From Here to Eternal: Hollywood Forever Cemetary

  Celebrated enshrinements and culture make Hollywood Forever Cemetery sacred ground in Los Angeles.   WRITTEN BY JENN THORNTON Although the final resting place for Hollywood’s elite, whethe...Read More

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