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Just in time for Father’s Day: Play!

From circa 1900 wooden ice skates to slick video games, the Autry Museum’s “Play!” is a delightful look at decades of toys and games. The show also launches a summer of play at the Autry, with family drop-in fun, films and events through July 28.

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Drag out your kayak

The LA River Recreation Zone in Elysian Valley just reopened for its fifth season of free boating, fishing and walking (but not swimming). There’s also another two-mile stretch in the Sepulveda basin. Splashdown is sunrise to sunset through Labor Day.

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Secluded LA beaches? Well, sort of.

Let’s call them “less crowded.” These nine gems are a little more laid back than their more famous neighbors along the coast … and every bit as beautiful, too. Perfect when you’re ready to dial down the big-time beach scene. 

Posted 11 months ago
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Plasma: Neon gone nuts

When gas is ionized in a glass vessel, the result is plasma — and it’s positively psychedelic. Now through July, the Museum of Neon art is wowing us with two exhibitions, one of works by 28 plasma artists and another showcasing plasma master Wayne Strattman. You gotta go, man.

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A new private paradise on Kaua’i

Last summer, Aaroe Destination Resorts was named exclusive California representative of the upscale new Kukui’ula resort on the island of Kauai, Hawai’i. Just months later, Coastal Living magazine named the resort one of its 20 Best Places to Live for 2017. It’s easy to see why this...

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Modern Resort Living In Sonoma County

Atop a gently sloping ridge on the Western end of Riebli Valley, in the coveted enclave of Quietwater, rests this sun-drenched modernistic masterpiece for you to claim as your own Sonoma wine country home.An expansive four bedroom, four bath hillside residence adorns the 3+ acre site and delivers...

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Your ultimate list of free summer concerts

In LA, not every great music experience comes with a three-digit ticket price. That’s especially true in summer, when high quality, no-cost options are everywhere. Bookmark this list … and save your ticket money for taquitos after the show.

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Mapping LA's lost mansions

For every legendary Los Angeles area home that’s lovingly preserved, there are countless others whose beauty is just a memory. Here’s a look at twenty of the most stunning vanished beauties, from Malibu to the Valley to Millionaires’ Row.

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15 hidden gardens to visit now

Beyond the big-scale beauty of the Arboretum, the Huntington and the Getty, LA is filled with smaller-scale moments not to be missed. Each one is glorious proof of how a small, perfect garden can make an exquisite impact.

Posted 11 months ago