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111 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012, USA
This bowed silver building stands out among the skyscrapers of Downtown L.A. (though it now has an equally interesting-looking neighbor in the Broad). Those stainless-steel curves have a purpose, though. Architect Frank Gehry designed the...
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Cafe Dulce does amazing Japanese style donuts in Little Tokyo, Downtown LA. It is in the centre of Little Tokyo, surrounded by lots of Japanese shops and restaurants, as well as a Japanese grocery store. The area is a short walk from Chinatown and...
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700 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90017, USA
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My deep love for macarons is no surprise to anyone that knows me, so it's no wonder that after trying perhaps the finest ever in Paris, I'd look for a temporary fix in Los Angeles. This quest led to the discovery of Bottega Louie, one of my...
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Arts District, Los Angeles, CA, USA
If you like public art, you have to explore the murals, graffiti, stickers, and other pieces that are covering this neighborhood. Stop by the Pie Hole for an amazing slice of sweet or savory pie while your at it!
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714 Traction Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90013, USA
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I grabbed an amazing and generous slice of Earl Grey Tea pie from this local hip pie shop in the downtown Arts District. It was tough to choose between the delicious looking options, but I'm glad I chose what I did. They also have savory pies...
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1815, 130 Bruno St, Los Angeles, CA 90012, USA
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Homegirl Cafe (Mexican, downtown): A product of the Fr. Greg Boyle model “Jobs not Jail,” Homegirl Cafe was born and completely staffed by products of the Homeboy Industries program to give struggling members of the downtown gang communities jobs...
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117 Winston St, Los Angeles, CA 90013, USA
Sunday mornings should draw themselves out slowly, and if possible, the mid-afternoon should be noticed with surprise. The Must has that element of removal on its tucked away corner of downtown Los Angeles. Although it’s steeped in the tall...
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453 S Spring St, Los Angeles, CA 90013, USA
When the Last Bookstore debuted in 2005, the name was meant to be ironic. Now, in a world of Kindles and iPads, digital books (or at least digital bookstores) are the norm, and brick-and-mortar establishments such as the Last Bookstore are a dying...
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Los Angeles, CA 90068, USA
A two-day walk that you can join or leave almost anywhere along the route, the Big Parade is a community stroll that starts at the Angel’s Flight Stairway in downtown Los Angeles and ends at the iconic Hollywood sign. Along the way, revelations...
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2800 E Observatory Rd, Los Angeles, CA 90027, USA
Sitting near Mount Hollywood in Griffith Park, the Griffith Observatory has a vantage point that allows visitors great views of the HOLLYWOOD sign during the day, and even more fantastic views of the stars at night. The space has plenty...
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Los Angeles, CA 90039, USA
The Chandelier Tree of Silver Lake is a large sycamore tree that's been artfully hung with 30 distinctly different crystal chandeliers -- it's a stunning and magical display -- and the Chandelier Tree has quickly become a beloved neighborhood gem....
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3515 Wilshire Boulevard, 2nd Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90010, USA
As the first boutique hotel in Koreatown, the Line might have been able to get away with cutting a few corners while still attracting a cool clientele. It probably didn’t need to get the hottest young Korean-American chef in L.A. on board...
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3515 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90010, USA
Bringing art into everyday life is the goal of Poketo, a small but personality-filled shop inside the hip Line Hotel. What started as a sold out run of “artist wallets” in 2003, is now a haven for all things art with an evolving...