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What the heck is hygge, and where do I get some?

The Danish concept of hygge took off last year in the UK and is now sweeping the US by storm. Especially popular during Nordic winters, hygge (HUE-gah) is the art of making ordinary, every day moments more meaningful, beautiful or special. Although lifestyle marketers are going wild with cozy...

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Should these Modernist landmarks be saved?

LA’s Mid-Century architecture includes some stunning treasures. But today, many of its less-flashy late Modern buildings may be facing the wrecking ball. Where does preservation draw the line?

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And the Best Performance by a Home goes to …

OK, it’s not a category. But in view of all the houses that have played key roles in famous movies — or played home to their stars — maybe it should be. In looking for examples, we’d hardly know where to start if we hadn’t just listed this lavish two-story Colonial Revival on Mapleton Drive in...

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The 100 most iconic dishes in LA

From Chocolate Lava Cake at the Chart House in Santa Monica to Soup Dumplings at Din Tai Fung in the SGV and the Original Chopped Salad at La Scala in Beverly Hills, LA’s best food is a reflection of our diverse, creative home itself. How many of these defining dishes would make your own all-time...

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Grrrreat news for mountain lions

Local conservation groups have acquired a 71-acre swath of land between the Santa Monica Mountains and Simi Valley set to become SoCal’s first freeway overpass for wildlife. It doubles the size of permanently protected core habitat along the 101.

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Presenting … Hollywood Bowl 2017

From Blondie, Garbage, Blood Orange and Solange to a star-studded tribute to 100 years of jazz, the Hollywood Bowl’s 2017 season has something for everyone. More highlights include opening night with the Moody Blues, a new production of Mama Mia helmed by Broadway director/choreographer...

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“Un-Coachella” coming to Pasadena

It’s official: the Arroyo Seco Music and Arts Festival is coming to the Rose Bowl. While it’ll be run by the company behind Coachella, its vibe will be far from the notorious desert rave. Think family-friendly, multi-generational, very Pasadena.

Posted 11 months ago
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“First Restoration Hardware Residence” for sale in Napa Valley

If you were the head of Restoration Hardware, you’d naturally be tempted to do a home remodel that was RH top to bottom. The company’s CEO, Gary Friedman, not only did just that with a home in wine country, he personally led the RH design team throughout the two-year process. The result is pure...

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Upgrade your getaway beach place

The ultimate lock-and-go summer beach house is here. Set overlooking Malibu’s dramatic Point Dume, down the road from Zuma Beach, Cavalleri is a collection of 68 luxury Spanish Mission style condominiums on a ten-acre gated pastoral reserve. The resort-like property includes a 52-foot swimming...

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