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We spend most of the year criticizing Los Angeles' ugly buildings and other unfortunate aspects of the local built environment. Here's our chance to rundown some of the thoughtful, inspiring and downright stellar projects that make us L.A. proud, and that make our burg a better place in general.
See also: *5 Artsy Things to Do in L.A. This Week *Our Calendar Section, Listing More Great Things to Do in L.A. *Top 10 Bars With the Hottest Women in L.A. Art, much like the naked body, has been known to take itself too seriously. The remedy? Sometimes they both can benefit from being in a relax ... More >>
Forget foreclosures and rent increases. The real estate market just got a lot sweeter, with new listings of holiday gingerbread houses. Once upon a time, back when Hansel and Gretel roamed the forest without GPS, people (and witches) made their own candy-coated condos. These days, most of us are too ... More >>
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Early on in architecture school, a professor advised me against filling in a half-baked drawing with a row of sycamore trees. Admittedly, I was trying to cover up the unresolved aspects of the design. "Ah trees," he sighed gently, raising one eyebrow, "the architect's eraser."
Opened last Saturday, Old Town Pasadena's Everson Royce is not quite a sequel to Silverlake Wine. Think character spinoff. Two out of three Silverlake Wine owners are involved; approximately 25% of the same small-production wine brands are stocked. Potential customers are greeted immediately at the ... More >>
It's a sunny Saturday afternoon and Aaron Coyes and Indra Dunis -- members of breakout psychedelic duo Peaking Lights -- are trying to mellow out Miko, their vivacious 10-month-old son. He's gnawing on an unopened furniture box from Ikea. "Dude," Coyes says. "You're being extrasilly today." It's a ... More >>
5. Loteria 9th Anniversary It's an all-day happy hour featuring half-price margaritas, micheladas, sangria and beer at Loteria Grill in Hollywood and Studio City or a special plato botanero at the location in the Farmers Market. When: All day, July 1 Where: Loteria Grill
File under "not cool." If you love the arts in LA (and if you're reading this chances are you do), you might to contact your civic leaders about the cancellation of Spring Classes at the Barnsdall Art Park in Los Feliz, one of the cities best and most accessible sources for popular art train ... More >>
Fusion Cuisine in Pasadena
When Silverlake Wine began weekly tastings on the west lawn of Frank Lloyd Wright's Hollyhock House at the Barnsdall Art Park complex earlier this summer, fans of wine, architecture, and public life rejoiced. The series, which costs $15-20 per person to help benefit the Barnsdall Art Park Foundation ... More >>
Fixer-upper for Sale: $15 Million Frank Lloyd Wright's iconic Ennis House in Los Feliz is being put up for sale. The nonprofit foundation with title to the house figures private ownership might save the troubled home from itself. L.A. TimesSchool Board Member Plays Hooky Long Beach Unified School Di ... More >>
All right, Westside gelato appassionati. No more excuses for never having experienced Bulgarini Gelato, the finest in our region
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