Things to do with Kids in LA: Explore Boyle Heights

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Historically home to Jewish-Americans, Mexican-Americans, Asian-Americans and other immigrant groups, Boyle Heights—named for early Irish immigrant land owner Andrew A. Boyle—is a great example of the kind of only-in-LA mash-up that makes our city special. Though vestiges of the Jewish …

3.23.15

Things to do with Kids in LA: Explore Sawtelle Japantown

sawtelle-japantown-signWhile the cool factor of Sawtelle Boulevard has been on the rise for years, it’s now a bona fide Hipster Heaven of pan-Asian culinary delights, quirky gift shops, trendy clothing stores, and karaoke bars. But armed with a little background,

3.11.15

Three Hikes Worthy of these Gorgeous Clear Skies

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When the rains sweep clean the L.A. Basin, hiking is in order. Here are three worthy places to explore.

Admit it – you’re perfectly happy not to be living back East with all those dreadful snowstorms. For many, the single …

3.5.15

Feel the Beat at Independent Music Stores

 

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What is it about music stores that simultaneously make our heart swell like a crescendo, while soothing our souls? Perhaps it’s this heady combination: rows of glistening instruments, piles of sheet music, and the sounds of guitarists noodling out …

2.23.15

Bring Your Mod Squad to LA Modern Homes: Part 3

Hollyhock House

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Famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright built seven private homes in Los Angeles. Hollyhock House, constructed from 1919–21 and recently restored and reopened to the public, was his first. It was commissioned by iconoclastic heiress Aline Barnsdall, a feminist, …

2.22.15

Bring Your Mod Squad to LA Modern Homes: Part 2

Eames House

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Located on a scenic oceanfront bluff in Pacific Palisades, the Eames House was the family home of Charles and Ray Eames, celebrated for their groundbreaking, often playful contributions to furniture and industrial design, architecture, films, exhibitions, and even …

2.22.15

Bring your Mod Squad to LA Modern Homes: Part 1

 Schindler House

 

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Nestled behind a thick wall of bamboo on Kings Road in West Hollywood, the Schindler House was designed by architect and Viennese émigré Rudolph Schindler and is considered one of the world’s first modern houses. You approach …

2.22.15

Trapeze School on the Santa Monica Pier

What do you do with a group of multi-aged cousins from cold climates who are eager for sun and fun during a visit to sunny Los Angeles? Send them to trapeze school, of course! We took six cousins – ranging …

1.8.15

XMass Through the Gift Shop

Do you have some problems to solve on your gift list? We sure do — the kids who have everything, grandma who says she doesn’t want any more “things,” and babysitters and teachers who deserve something better than a candle. …

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