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Verdant Spaces

10/14/14

Verdant Spaces

An ambitious, citywide project to reclaim and revitalize the LA River takes shape in the Valley.

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The View From Here

10/14/14

The View From Here

A showbiz couple and their family of rescue pups delight in an exquisitely appointed hilltop home in Sherman Oaks.

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Portraits of Courage

10/14/14

Portraits of Courage

April 3 “I had been through four treatments when my hair started to fall out. I had a little party and asked a friend to cut my hair off so I could donate it to a wig manufacturer. We had a great time and, again, I was supported by friends and family beyond my wildest dreams.” April 16 “At this time, I felt fairly confident with myself bald and was in the process of changing my treatment regimen from biweekly treatments of two very strong chemotherapy drugs to weekly treatments with a new regimen of drugs. I felt a little uneasiness with this change. However, I was also looking forward to the charity events I was becoming involved in, like Relay for Life at Mira Costa High School, during which I would walk a survivor lap in front of my teenage daughter and our...

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Professional Moves

10/14/14

Professional Moves

Ready to get creative with your menu? We got some advice from two of LA’s hottest chefs about everything from integrating seafood into a holiday meal to making a gourmet snack with leftovers.

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Girlfriend Game Plan

10/14/14

Girlfriend Game Plan

4 plans for a night out with your gal pals at any age

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Layer Up

10/14/14

Layer Up

The key to dressing kids for cool weather is keeping them comfy and warm. With this season’s bounty of casual pieces that straddle the fence, it is super-easy to create a fun, sassy sense of style—whether jumping for joy or romping with Rover.

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Kids Cooking Classes and Bewitched Dining

10/14/14

Kids Cooking Classes and Bewitched Dining

Get Your Spook On at Firefly Firefly in Studio City is conjuring up Halloween spirit on All Hallows' Eve from 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. with music, décor and special menu items just for the occasion. Along with regular dinner service, festive dishes include Liquid Eye Ball Ravioli (gelled watermelon mojito topped with carbonated sugar and mint leaf) and Listen to Me (peanut butter and white chocolate mousse “ear” dripping with raspberry and black currant “blood”). Special cocktails in the lounge and dining patio include La Calabaza California/The California Pumpkin (spiced rum, house-made pumpkin spice syrup, lemon and orange juice, candied ginger, with a cinnamon-sugar rim and garnished...

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SusieCakes To Celebrate Grand Opening

10/14/14

SusieCakes To Celebrate Grand Opening

SusieCakes will have its grand opening at 13029 Ventura Boulevard in Studio City on October 18 with a family-friendly celebration. From 1 to 4 p.m., stop by for complimentary mini-desserts, photo ops in a classic car, face painting, a balloon artist and a coloring contest for kids. The kickoff celebration continues all week long with special promotions including a cupcake happy hour and 2-for-1 slices of cake. This location marks the 11th location for the home-style bakery. The first SusieCakes opened eight years ago in Brentwood. “Studio City is an ideal location for SusieCakes because of its close-knit, family-friendly community,” says founder Susie Sarich. “We hope we can make any occasion in the neighborhood, large or...

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Compañía de Café: A Coffeehouse Like No Other

10/14/14

Compañía de Café: A Coffeehouse Like No Other

Sure, there are many new eateries popping up along Ventura Boulevard, but one of the most exciting openings this year happens to be about 20 minutes north in the city of San Fernando: Compañía de Café, a specialty coffeehouse and café inspired by Mexican-American culture.  The Scoop: The café is the brainchild of Gaby Arvizu, who was born in Mexico and raised in the northeast San Fernando Valley. After graduating from Stanford University with a degree in urban planning and working in commercial real estate in Los Angeles, she looked at the neighborhood she grew up in and realized that her community had not changed with the times and did not have the same kind of shopping and dining experiences as...

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3943 Archdale Road, Encino

10/13/14

3943 Archdale Road, Encino

This is an extraordinary estate on one of the best sites in coveted Royal Oaks!

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