Bouquet Box

This is big. And exciting. Plus potentially life-transforming. That is, if you love having fresh flowers displayed at home but never knew how to arrange them. DIY flower arranging To clarify, it’s no secret that our entertaining editor and How2Girl Courtney Sixx is obsessed with flowers and flower arranging. She is forever sharing her designs, tricks and tips on these pages. Now, she’s giving us a peek at Bouquet Box, the DIY ...

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Oversized Sweatshirt Trend

Even though there is no excuse needed to cozy up in the perfect oversized sweatshirt, there is good reason. We are obviously still (9 long months later) still social distancing for work, with friends and more from our sofas. So our clothes should be equally as comfy as our space. But this look was a Tik Tok trend long before the pandemic hit. With influencers mixing the oversized sweatshirt trend ...

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Gift Guide for Fitness Fans

The latest gift guide for fitness fans on your list. Track Star The latest Fitbit Charge 4 is perfect for those who take their fitness seriously. Especially during these pandemic times when getting out and getting fit takes all the more effort. Celebrate getting off the sofa with this shiny new gadget. It keeps track not only of steps and sleep, but also hikes, runs, beach walks and more. Its light-adjusting touch ...

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Thanksgiving Centerpiece

A festive Thanksgiving centerpiece is one that marries the beauty of autumnal colors with nature and the harvest of the season. Here, our entertaining editor and founder of soon-to-be launched flower brand Bouquet Box, How2Girl Courtney Sixx, shows us how. She uses red, orange and peach roses along with lush green antique hydrangeas. She complements these with crisp fall leaves and small apples set on skewers. Set up and ingredients To create, ...

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Online Marketplace, LeMarché

There are just some people who can walk into a space and imagine the possibilities. Those who with a stunning vision influenced by color, textures, global cultures and other details. Renowned LA-based designer Carole Carr is one of those talented individuals. Thankfully she is making her style available to all. Her recently launched online marketplace, Le Marché, is a curation of her favorite furniture and home decor pieces. And is ...

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Bring in the Birds

Fill your gardens with beautiful plants that produce an abundance of seeds the birds will love. You’ll enjoy the flowers as well as the birds that visit to dine on the seeds. Best of all, there is no feeder to refill or clean. So read below to learn how to bring in the birds. Sunflowers Firstly, sunflowers are the initial seed-producing plants that come to mind. Their dark brown centers turn to ...

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My LA

Our editors are out there hitting LA for the best stories and newest hot spots, experiencing much that we don't. No worries, they are thrilled to share the info with us. The latest My LA lowdown comes from fashion editor, Laura Maged. She's a bi-coastal babe who says LA is her happy place. Favorite (scenic) restaurant to take out-of-towners Perhaps more “scene” then “scenic,” but the garden at Gjelina in Venice or ...

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The Ultimate Experiences

As Covid-19 endures, so do our lack of travel plans, empty pages in travel journals, piled up frequent flier miles. Still, that doesn’t mean we can’t get out and see the world. In fact, one of the most notable and on-trend travel companies—Airbnb—tipped the travel world on its side again. The ultimate Experiences brand goes much further than a host putting their house up for rent. According to Airbnb, their ...

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Goodies to Go

Connecting a Caring Community Goodies to Go program Ongoing event dates Los Angeles area Goodies to Go was a project from the Calabasas-based Connecting a Caring Community (CCC) organization that provided snacks to low-income families at the Los Angeles Ronald McDonald House. When Covid-19 hit, CCC heard from hospital administrators that frontline workers  were inundated with patients and often able to stop for meal breaks. They relied on grab and go snacks to ...

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To ACT, SAT or Not

As summer comes to an end, we begin another school year dictated by COVID-19. Many of the educational adjustments made as a result of the virus have prompted students, parents and educators to consider how these changes will continue into the future. For instance, standardized tests, including the SAT and ACT, were temporarily waived by colleges and universities during the pandemic. This to alleviate the burden placed on incoming freshmen. ...

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