Wolf Connection

Driving through scenic stretches of Angeles National Highway an hour north of Los Angeles, a sign appears. It points drivers in the direction of the remote Aliso Canyon. Down a dirt driveway, one arrives at a small cabin. It's only the photos on the wall that might give away the hosts of this remotely beautiful destination. Until we step outside and hear the howling. Within seconds, the cry of one ...

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An Attitude of Gratitude

The holiday season allows us to reflect on the many blessings in our lives. During this season of family gatherings, celebration and gratitude, also consider ways to give back. Donate time and resources to spread some joy into the lives of others. Think of it as an attitude of gratitude. Thanksgiving and beyond We are big fans of the work being done with LA Mission Thanksgiving. The celebration fed hundreds of people ...

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Trend Nail Art

Seems like everyone is adding pretty designs to their perfect manicures this fall. Therefore, if you’re so inspired, here are some places to try to get in on the trend nail art and make your nails and beauty style even more divine. Favorite Mani and Pedi spots Olive & June LOCATIONS IN BEVERLY HILLS, PASADENA AND SANTA MONICA Olive & June is the brainchild of a former JP Morgan sales trader, Sarah Gibson Tuttle. ...

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Luxury Hotel Santa Monica Proper Opens

Sun-drenched Santa Monica welcomes a new addition to its luxe hotel offerings. This summer the Luxury Hotel Santa Monica Proper opens its doors. Located on Seventh Street between Wilshire Boulevard and Arizona Avenue, the Kelly Wearstler-designed hotel fuses a circa-1928, Spanish colonial revival building with new construction. The result is a sprawling 271-room lifestyle hotel just a short walk from the ocean’s edge. Above all, it's close enough to home ...

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Women Designers

With Los Angeles becoming a creative haven for fashion designers, there is always a pool of talent rising to the top of the design ranks. Consequently, here, we’ve gathered some of the most fabulous women designers who are mastering their art and talent in everything from jewelry to handbags, denim, print and apparel, and chatted with them about their favorite hot spots, take on fall trends, inspirations and more. Apparel Katharine (Kat) Kidd Founder, ...

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Best Burgers in L.A.

Where to find some of the best and just what to order.   When exactly did this American classic become gourmet fodder for some of the top menus in town? We can’t exactly pin it down, but we can say how ecstatic we are that creative cuisine burgers continue to be all the rage—between inspired toppings, inventive sauce pairings, special buns and more, we set out to find some of the best ...

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Some of Our Favorite Spots Around Your Favorite Towns

Local Restaurants   Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara Ty Lounge Dom Pérignon launched its national "By the Glass By The Shell" campaign this spring on La Pacifica Terrace at Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara. The campaign now runs every Friday from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m., as the Luna Terrace at the Ty Lounge is transformed into the Dom Pérignon Lounge. For $530 you can book this spot and ...

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Wish You Were Beer

Beautiful flower varieties may or may not be found in these traditional outdoor areas, but you will find a wonderful variety of beer and food blooming here. Originating in Munich in the 19th century, beer gardens (biergartens), which were often attached to a brewery, beer hall, pub or restaurant, are al fresco spaces where beer and food are served. Here are a few local establishments that combine the tradition of ...

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Front-Row Philanthropy

The Geffen Playhouse Los Angeles has long been the capital of entertainment, the gold standard destination for film, television and music. But over the past decade, L.A. has emerged as the hotbed of another important medium of art and creativity: theater. To be present for the premieres of new and exciting plays, one used to have to hop on a plane and head to Broadway. But no more. It’s happening here ...

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Planning the Perfect Stay-cation in L.A.

When you live in one of the most sought after places, treat it like the destination spot it is. In short, here's how to start planning the perfect stay-cation in L.A. now. Visiting the west coast of California is a bucket list item for so many around the world. Further, Los Angeles tops the charts as its go-to hot spot. Next time a few free days pop into your schedule, set ...

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