Hotel Find: The Kimpton Buchanan San Francisco

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Seasoned travellers to San Francisco or visitors wanting a more local experience of the City by the Bay have The Kimpton Buchanan to call their home away from home. Located on the corner of its namesake street and Sutter, surrounded by the neighborhoods of Fillmore and Pacific Heights, The Kimpton Buchanan in Japantown is just the […]

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Restaurant Find: The Springs LA

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Little of Downtown Los Angeles lends itself to the SoCal aesthetic that is so synonymous on the Westside of the city. The landscape is urban and industrial – where the shadows of palm trees are not of real palms at all, but of cellphone towers in disguise. However dig a little deeper amongst the warehouses […]

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Luxury Hotel Find: Parker Palm Springs

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They say the desert makes you see things. At Parker Palm Springs the only hallucination you may have is double taking on whether Peter Sellers is hiding in the suit of armour in the lobby. The Pink Panther-pink sports blazers worn by hotel staff are no illusion. The indoor fire pit burning at full flame […]

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Italian Restaurant Find: Bestia LA

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Ori Menashe and Genevieve Gergis aren’t just people with exotic, cool sounding names; they’re also the powerhouses behind LA’s Bestia, a progressive, multi-regional rustic Italian restaurant housed in a converted warehouse in Downtown LA’s far eastern edge. Their ‘from scratch’ approach has resulted in the most authentic ‘clean-up rustic’ (coined by Menashe himself) Italian food […]

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Vintage Shopping Find: Big Daddy’s Antiques LA

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Enter Big Daddy’s Antiques; a vintage interiors concept store tucked away on an industrial back street in Culver City and you’ll become giddy with excitement just like a kid in a candy store. Only that kid is you (a vintage aficionado) and that candy store is a 20,000 square foot, one-of-a-kind superstore filled with beautifully […]

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Restaurant Find: Cassia LA

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Cassia, a modern French brasserie-style restaurant serving up Southeast-Asian food has been meticulously designed from what was once the Santa Monica Telephone building, a 1937 Art Deco landmark. This may sound like a bizarre mishmash for some, but it’s a concept that’s taking LA’s west side by storm. The brainchild of two of LA’s most beloved culinary couples […]

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Patisserie Find: Craftsman and Wolves San Francisco

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Worlds collide at San Francisco’s cult hit contemporary patisserie, Craftsman and Wolves. An intermingling of neck tattooed hipsters, tech mavens, and gawking tourists come together over fare that is both masculine and feminine, rustic and refined, elegant and approachable. Simply put, the patisserie breaks molds and looks great doing it. Chef William Werner carved out […]

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Design Hotel Find: Ace Hotel Palm Springs

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The Ace Hotel Palm Springs is a hotel of many guises: a desert retreat for the bohemian nomad; an LA weekend getaway or the base camp for stylish Coachella goers are to name only a few. Under the year round beating sun, the hotel and swim club offers a creative and experimental resort with a host […]

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The Curators: Depart Foundation ’s Valeria Sorci on culture & La Dolce Vita in LA

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On welcoming me into her West Hollywood home, it’s clear Valeria Sorci has acclimatised effortlessly to her new Los Angeles lifestyle. Relocating with her husband and two children from Rome a year ago to the beautiful Baxter-Hodiak House – designed by architect John Lautner for the actress, Anne Baxter – Sorci has embraced the ‘LA’ […]

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On the Road through California with Emily Nathan of Tiny Atlas Quarterly

California is full of wide-open spaces, and beautiful, unobstructed light. It’s at the edge of the world. With its breathtaking coastal aesthetic and fresh air, California completely kindles our wanderlust to hit the road. A road trip is like a mental state: Go where you want to go, do what you wanna to do. To […]

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