Updating Passover Traditions

Passover this year, likely celebrated virtually with far flung relatives, will still be steeped in traditions old and new. Like, when I was growing up, I always knew that spring (and Passover) was in the air. There were the warming temperatures and blooming forsythias lining the houses of our suburban Long Island neighborhood. And the Passover preparations  began. Windows got washed. The Maxwell House Haggadahs (the book that tells the ...

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Ready…Set…Read!

As we are holed up at home, waiting out the coronavirus pandemic, we are looking for ways to keep busy. Much talked about projects are getting attention. Exercise routines are taking on regularity. The cook in all of us is getting revealed. And many of us want to lose ourselves in a good book. It's the perfect tiime to ready...set...read! So why not settle into a comfortable lounger in the ...

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Language to Talk About Coronavirus With Kids

At every waking moment, it seems that we can’t escape hearing about Coronavirus. Every media outlet talks non-stop about COVID-19. So it’s no wonder that parents are worried about how to address this rapidly spreading contagious illness with their children. Here, helpful tips on keeping the conversation simple from Lisa Tiano, a parenting and teen expert, author and founder of REAL Teen Talk and InnerStarGirl. Learn the language to talk ...

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Art at Bergamot Station

Santa Monica’s 5-acre Bergamot Station is home to a thriving community of fine art galleries and creative arts spaces. Celebrating its 25th year, they are open for art at Bergamot Station. Its gallery owners balance the business of selling art with their passion for making art accessible to the Los Angeles community. Many a Saturday night will find gallery doors flung open with wine and light hors d’oeuvres flowing. Guests ...

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Streaming It All In

Television has transformed into a mere monitor for streaming services rich with programming for almost every fan. In other words, TV has come a long way in the last 50 years. We have gone from black and white, low resolution and limited programming on channels 2 through 13. We have evolved into color, remote controls, VCRs, cable, flat screens, high definition, DVRs and satellite. And now streaming and possibly cutting ...

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The Donum Estate in Sonoma County

To the ordinary wine drinker, a glass of red pairs most naturally with a fine cheese. At the Donum Estate in Sonoma County, however, the preference is less obvious partners for their distinguished wines. These include a 9-foot stainless steel rhino (Captured Rhino, Li Hui, 2012). Or even a massive heart sculpture made of polished mirrored steel (Love Me, Richard Hudson, 2016). With an outdoor sculpture garden boasting of nearly ...

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The Biggest Little Farm

MY DESIRE TO BUY EGGS FROM APRICOT LANE Farms has reached a feverish pitch. Theirs are well known as some of the best and freshest organic eggs in L.A. But, getting my hands on a carton is challenging. After several attempts at locations where they are sold have proven futile—because they sell out in minutes. Bottom line: Arrive early! Apricot Lane Farms, featured in the beautifully touching award-winning documentary The ...

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Photograph by Dustin Jack

Music Legends

Above photograph by Dustin Jack Responsible for the melodic timeline of our lives, these rock ‘n’ roll legends—many are local residents—are creating more magic for the history books with new tours putting them center stage again. Here, some of the all-time great music legends into the future. Mötley Crüe/Nikki Sixx Paul Brown After almost 40 years together and a promise to never tour again, Mötley Crüe is back. Their stadium tour is coming to ...

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On Set with Spring Trends

Runways are the epitome of a fashion stage. But the runways of entertainment—red carpets, celebrity events, movies and television shows are where we really see of-the-moment styles come to life. That’s why we visited Entertainment Tonight correspondent Lauren Zima on set at the CBS Studios lot. There, on set with spring trends she sported some of the hottest. Lauren, also producer and host of Roses and Rosé—the popular The Bachelor ...

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Datebook March | April 2020

Datebook for March | April 2020 What’s happening in the neighborhood. From concerts to shows to wine tastings, community legal symposiums, pop-up dinners and more, here’s a currated list of where to be and when in L.A. in early spring. March 3 Giving New Hope Gala The Beverly Hilton 9876 Wilshire Boulevard Beverly Hills, CA 90210 Join a night of giving and celebration at the Giving New Hope Gala, Silver Anniversary of Hope, hosted by the Children’s ...

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