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Downtown Los Angeles has enjoyed a renaissance, with nearby Silver Lake leading the way as L.A.'s most cutting-edge neighborhood. Great food, museums, and architecture abound at the heart of Southern California's metropolis—get below the surface, and you'll love L.A.
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Strolling what is fast becoming my favorite slice of DTLA, the Historic Core and particularly Main St, my husband and I were lured by the amber glow of the shop front stamped "The Lovesong." In we climbed to this jewel-box of a space, all exposed...
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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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3550 Trousdale Pkwy, Los Angeles, CA 90089, USA
Doheny Library has been serving as a symbol of learning for students at the University of Southern California since 1932. Take a moment to see the gorgeous architecture within, and maybe even get lost in the book stacks. If you go during the...
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4730 Crystal Springs Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90027, USA
In the hills above Los Angeles, near the Hollywood sign, Kepler, Galileo, and Copernicus look out over the city of 'stars.' Dominating the lawn in front of Griffith Observatory, this Astronomers Monument dates from the 1930s; the Depression-era...
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1635 Woods Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90069, USA
Closed to the public until very recently, the Stahl House is an architectural gem. This minimalist masterpiece—made famous by the iconic images shot by photographer Julius Shulman—epitomizes California living. What's not widely known is that you...
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3824 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026, USA
Our neighborhood farmers’ market takes place twice a week, Tuesdays and Saturdays. Every neighborhood should have access to good food like this. 3700 W. Sunset Blvd. and Edge Cliff Dr. As told to Heidi Mitchell. This appeared in the October 2012...
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2121 E 7th Pl, Los Angeles, CA 90021, USA
Husband-and-wife team Genevieve Gergis and Ori Menashe are behind Bestia, an Italian haven that consistently ranks high on local "best of" lists. The decor follows the name—which translates to "beast" in Italian—with its wall of...
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700 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90017, USA
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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5931 Franklin Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90028, USA
This bohemian coffee shop is located in L.A.'s Franklin Village, a tiny line of restaurants and shops located on Franklin Ave. On the outside, it is camouflaged by the vine wrapped building, but on the inside it stands out from any other coffee...
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1642 W Temple St, Los Angeles, CA 90026, USA
Take a step back in time with the jazz and drinks at 1642 Beer And Wine. It's a place for a craft beer or a glass of wine at the long wooden bar lit by candles, and live music from a local band.
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Los Feliz, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Our neighbors Peter Bahlawanian and his wife, Bronwen Tawse, import exotic ingredients and the freshest spices I’ve ever tasted: paprika, flavored salts, and black limes. They have an amazing store, and I see top chefs shopping here. We get...
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3926 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90029, USA
You wouldn’t know there was a store there unless you lived in the neighborhood, but the owner, Chris, has an amazing list of cheeses. I love his shop because he sells what he likes, not what people tell him is good. He’s also got an...
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6600 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028, USA
This is our favorite shop in Los Angeles. The owners stock amazing vintage clothing, and they have their own house fashion line and cute, mostly antique jewelry. (323) 461-1530. For the September, 2012 issue, Humberto Leon and Carol Lim of Opening...
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715 S Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90014, USA
Travel by foot down Broadway in downtown LA and find store after store filled with the most colorful, puffy, tiered party dresses you have ever seen. Walls are lined with these flashy gowns in shocking orange, stunning magenta, bright turquoise,...