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afternoon tea at the Getty Villa

10 Best Places in Los Angeles for Afternoon Tea

The world is divided between tea people and coffee people. Tea lovers know what it means to snuggle up to a warm cuppa, whether it be black, green or rooibos--whether you have a kettle or cheated by using the microwave. But sometimes its nice to dress up and experience tea...
Afternoon tea at the Getty Villa; Credit: Kathy A. McDonald

Your Guide to Afternoon Tea in Los Angeles

The world is divided between tea people and coffee people. Tea lovers know what it means to snuggle up to a warm cuppa, whether it be black, green or rooibos, whether you have a kettle or cheated by using the microwave. But sometimes it's nice to dress up and experience......
Cecconi's timpano; Credit: courtesy: Cecconi's

3 Christmas Dinners: THE Blvd, Cecconi's Timpano + FIG's Seasonal Dinner

Cecconi's Christmas Timpano This Christmas Eve, Cecconi's in West Hollywood is serving an Italian classic for dine-in or takeaway. The standout is chef Andrea Cavaliere's handmade timpano, a massive, family-sized dough crust stuffed with meatballs and rigatoni Bolognese. You might recognize the signature dome-shaped dish from Stanley Tucci's film Big......
A Very Robot Christmas

5 Awesome Free Things to Do in L.A. This Week

The holidays can be a trying time, especially for your wallet. But if you want to indulge in some fun, free events, then you've come to the right place. Borrow party tips from Jazz Age icon Dorothy Parker or laugh at dating survival stories from Anna David and Co. If......
A Very Robot Christmas

5 Awesome Free Things to Do in L.A. This Week

The holidays can be a trying time, especially for your wallet. But if you want to indulge in some fun, free events, then you've come to the right place. Borrow party tips from Jazz Age icon Dorothy Parker or laugh at dating survival stories from Anna David and Co. If......

Kiss and (Story) Tell

Disaster dates, cheaters, sexual dysfunction … we've all been there. Sometimes the only way to deal with a broken heart is to open it up and spill. True Tales of Lust and Love, which started as a one-night show in 2012, is Anna David's mission to find the comedy in......
The Nutcracker at L.A. Ballet

5 Festive Holiday Things to Do in L.A. This Week

Christmas is coming! You can tell because FM radio has been playing holiday carols since late October. Get into the Yuletide spirit early with a classic ballet or seasonal cocktail party, or explore the city's burgeoning culture of interactive theater. From a pub-set A Christmas Carol to a sing-along chorus......

King of Kings

You've heard it in dozens of films -- that musical cue that launches when things are looking up for the protagonist, as a choir starts belting out "Hallelujah!" But though it's been ground into our pop culture subconscious, the "Hallelujah Chorus" is only a small section of George Friedrich Händel's......