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The Rise of the Pastry Chef as L.A. Discovers Its Sweet Tooth

For the lover of dessert, it's time to give pastry chefs and programs the props they deserve. Traditionally the too-often unsung heroes of the kitchen, it seems like the restaurant scene is finally figuring out what pastry chefs have known all along: the sweet side is where it's at. As......
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10 Ways to Spend a Labor Day Staycation in L.A.

For lots of people, Labor Day weekend means packing up, jumping in the car or boarding an airplane, and spending a weekend away from L.A., responsibilities and the imminent reality that summer is coming to a close. Unfortunately, getting out of Dodge also means dealing with hoards of other tourists,......
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3 Malibu Wine Experiences (Beyond Malibu Wines)

For wine lovers, there are few places better to live than California. But while Napa and Sonoma might get the most attention, there’s no need to leave SoCal — or even the L.A. area — to get your wine tasting on. That’s because Malibu, just 30-45 minutes north of L.A.,......
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5 Ways to Find Your Tribe in L.A.

In a city as big, spread out and full of transplants as L.A., it's easy to be a loner.  Between hours spent sitting alone in traffic and the fact that plenty of adults have had their friend groups nailed down since roughly middle school, it can be a struggle to......
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8 Hotel Pools Where You Can Pretend You're Rich and Famous

As you read this from your office or the coffee shop, untold numbers of Angelenos and tourists are lounging by a hotel pool somewhere, a cool drink in hand, soaking up rays. As they say, if you can't beat them, join them. With a little bit of gumption, some cocktail......
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8 Offbeat Museums in L.A. That Celebrate the Weird and Unique

As the local art scene continues to flourish, many of L.A.’s major museums are finally getting the attention — and praise — they deserve. But there’s plenty more to this scene than the Getty, the Broad and LACMA. In fact, L.A. is home to a rich landscape of offbeat museums......
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The Definitive Ranking of L.A.’s Tourist Traps

As with any popular tourist destination, L.A. is home to certain spots that large crowds of out-of-towners are compelled to flock to. You’ll see them on every entry-level list of must-sees in L.A., all over Instagram and in the opening credits of TV shows like The Hills or 90210. But......
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Where to Eat and Drink During Dine L.A.

It’s the most wonderful time of the year — well, at least for local foodies. DineL.A.’s summer restaurant week takes place July 18 — 31 and includes a lineup of dozens of top L.A. restaurants, ranging from the classics to the brand-new. But it can be difficult to decide where......
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3 Best Pizzerias in the San Fernando Valley

The saying is true: there's no such thing as bad pizza. From thin-crust Roman style to deep-dish Chicago pizza, and every folded, stretched, and topped variety in between, there's just something universally lovable about a fresh-baked pie. And by "something," we mean cheese. And bread. And sauce. But you don't have......
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10 Places Where Adults Can Indulge in Childhood Fun

Bills, work and traffic: there's nothing that can make you wish you were a kid again quite like the challenges of adulting.  If you've ever longed for the days of dosing up on candy, de-stressing with a daily nap and working out your problems over a game of laser tag, then......
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