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Best Greek Yogurt

Too much trouble (and currency anxiety) to fly to Greece for a bit of island sun and a generous helping of its world-famous yogurt? Instead, spend your dollars at Go Greek in Beverly Hills. Here, you'll experience the creamy delight whose taste not only elicits images of a Santorini breakfast......
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Most Sophisticated Sweets Store

You won't find plastic bins, brown bags or old candy in what Sugarfina owners call their "luxury candy boutique." Rosie O'Neill and Josh Resnick dreamed of a candy store for grownups in an inviting environment, which "would be exactly what my house would look like if I didn't live with a......
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Best Wine Shop to Find That Rare Bottle

Family-owned, the Wine House has been serving oenophiles (and those who just like a nice pinot) since 1978 in an 18,000-square-foot wine lover's mecca. They travel the world, building relationships and making exclusive deals, says co-owner Glen Knight. And they look in their own backyard. "We buy a lot from......
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Wayne Simmonds: Canadian Flash

Like most Canadian youngsters, L.A. Kings forward Wayne Simmonds' earliest dreams were of scoring the winning goal in Game 7 of the Stanley Cup. The dream's setting, however, likely never included sun, sand and surf. "I figured I'd end up with a team on the East Coast," he says. But......

Houdini — Make It Go Away!

As gas prices seem poised to hit $5 a gallon, we wage three wars, and only the poor and almost-poor are called upon to carry the nation's tax burden, couldn't we all use a little magic? If only to lower the cost of oil per barrel? Well, while we can't......

I'M BOUQUET, YOU'RE BOUQUET

Sure, you've made your New Year's resolution to cut back on your alcohol consumption ... but, as we all know, timing is everything. So, you can either f...

PICTURE PERFECT

We all know a picture is worth a thousand words, and if you adorn your bare walls with just the right image, it might truly speak to you. You could find just th...

UP CLOSE AND DUDAMEL

Don't get us wrong, we love the L.A. Philharmonic, we love Walt Disney Concert Hall ... but those seats in the upper reaches ... not so much. Which is why i...

Let it Snow!

Sure, every New Year's Day in Pasadena, temps seem to hit 90-plus degrees, and those Midwesterners trapped by mounds of snow watching their teams get trounc...