Best Halloween Gifts of 2020

October is the unofficial kickoff of the holiday season. And like so much since spring of 2020, we are rethinking ways in which this holiday should be celebrated. Firstly, social distancing is dictating house-to-house frolicking. Protective gear is taking the place of decorative masks otherwise the cause of much excitement. Still, Halloween should still be fun and festive. Whether hosting a party, decorating around the house or trick-or-treating with family ...

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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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Hiring During a Pandemic

“Always Be Recruiting” is the philosophy of progressive executives who understand (and believe!) that people are their greatest asset. Experienced hiring managers can spot great talent and have that intuitive sixth sense to notice what others don’t. So, what’s a hiring manager to do for hiring during a pandemic? When in-person networking opportunities are limited, and in-person talent scouting opportunities don’t exist? No more conventions, business functions, fundraisers, not even weddings ...

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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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Stars Who Stepped Up During the Pandemic

COVID-19 has brought out the best and the worst in people—and that includes celebrities. Sure, many have had to apologize for putting their feet in their mouths throughout these past few months. But many others have truly stepped up to the plate, impacting relief efforts. We want to applaud the stars who stepped up during the pandemic. Not only with major fundraising, but also with free virtual initiatives. Here’s a ...

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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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Good Reads to Educate About BLM

There continues to be a global movement seeking to end systemic racism in our society. In order to be part of the conversation and change, it’s important to be fully educated on the issues. Not surprisingly, there are a host of resources to help. From books to websites and podcasts to documentaries to bring clarity to the issues, the questions and more. We are dedicated to being part of this ...

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What Influences Fashion Influencers

While the world is suffering on many levels—trying to tackle the pandemic, close the political divide and confront issues of inequality and injustice—creatives continue to move forward in their businesses and pursuits. As a result, many use their platforms for social change, with a global reach offering socially conscious discussions. Likewise many allow us to explore the world via social media in ways that are enlightening and inspiring, both textually ...

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Frieze LA VIP Preview Event

Prior to the pandemic, Frieze Los Angeles was all ablaze for its return this past February to Paramount Pictures Studios with a kickoff VIP event. Following the celebrity studded evening (pictured here), Frieze Los Angeles continued for the next few days, and is part of the bigger Frieze enterprise. Celebrating contemporary art, the dynamic culture of Los Angeles and its global imprint by both emerging and established artists. Its gallery displays ...

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For the Troops Tribute Gala

SIMI VALLEY, CALIFORNIA For The Troops held its eighth yearly Military Tribute Gala in honor of Vietnam‐era veterans at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library. The gala served Andrew Firestone as emcee and was chaired by Rosemary Allison and Dr. Cristina Markiewicz. For The Troops was founded in 2006 by Paula Cornell and Janie Josephson and is an all-volunteer, nonprofit organization. Accordingly, it is devoted to providing members of the American ...

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