Restaurant Find: Hinoki and the Bird LA

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In a city as spoiled with good weather as Los Angeles, there is no excuse not to make the most of al fresco dining. Head to Hinoki and the Bird LA, a mid-century modern mecca in Century City, and do just that. Walk through the dining room past the bustling open kitchen for its laid […]

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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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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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