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We'll Always Have Paris

Video interview and book review of We'll Always Have Paris, by Jennifer Coburn. What happens when a mother becomes obsessed with the idea that she might die young, leaving her only child to face adulthood – motherless?

Whitewater Mattress Adventure

Join us for a whitewater mattress ride through Yosemite Valley as we explore being up the creek without a paddle and other simple pleasures of floating downstream. Whether you rent your floatation device or improvise as we did here, you'll…

Lavender Blooms In June

Just an hour's drive from the heart of the San Fernando Valley lives a thousand year old Oak, olive groves and fields of Lavender blooming in June.

Color of the Year

California Lifestyle Expert and Editorial Director at EncinoMom.com, Lisa Keating hosts singer/actress E.G. Daily and Wardrobe Consultant Lori Ann Robinson at the Fresh Produce Boutique in Pasadena.

At The Table With Deepak Chopra

California Lifestyle Expert, Lisa Keating talks with Doctor Chopra about his new book in this on-camera interview at Lyfe Kitchen. Lyfe opened their first LEED Certified restaurant on Ventura Blvd. in Tarzana, California in November 2013.

Citrus Christmas Decor

Getting the house ready for the holidays always puts me in the spirit of the season. This year we have a short sprint from Thanksgiving to Christmas and with two new kittens added to our household things are already feeling…

Stay Slim Holiday Strategies

Ten tools for staying slim through the holidays   Top tips for fitting into your skinny jeans, come what may, from now until New Year’s Day! Stay skinny this holiday season with these ten tips. You'll sail through parties, celebrations,…

San Andreas Fault Jeep Tour

Join Us November 5, 2013 Lisa Keating This is the perfect time of year to take a jeep tour in the California desert. Temperatures are moderate, today it's a perfectly clear 75˚. Of course it's always a good idea to…

LYFE Comes To Tarzana

Meet Chef Jeremy Bringardner of LYFE Kitchen Step inside the kitchen with me at LYFE in Culver City, California. My crew and I caught up with Chef Jeremy Bringardner for some cooking tips, recipes and the scoop on what's cookin'…

Get Juiced

The westside-based Pressed Juicery has a new location on Ventura Blvd. just west of Coldwater in Studio City.

To Historic Santa Monica Pier

Pacific Ocean Sunshine and Top Down Fun Where historic Route 66 meets the Pacific Blue, the Santa Monica Pier extends beyond the shore. For over one hundred years this pier has beckoned Los Angeles residents to enjoy a day of…

To The Getty

Sitting atop the Santa Monica Mountains, the J. Paul Getty Museum is sure to provide stimulating views as well as world-class art. Experience something extraordinary—amazing works of art, unique architecture, beautiful gardens, research libraries, restaurants and shopping. With many choices…

To Mount Wilson

Visiting Mount Wilson is a delightfully unusual place for a couple to spend time together. Enjoy fresh air. Experience something out of the ordinary. And, at the end of the road, explore the observatory. You can catch a lunch at…

To Walt Disney Concert Hall

A sunny Sunday afternoon is a fine time to enjoy some uniquely-LA architecture. For example, have you visited the Walt Disney Concert Hall? Fill your senses with one of the worlds most acoustically sophisticated concert halls. You’ll find unparalleled quality…

Sounds of Summer

The Hollywood Bowl Summersounds children's concert series makes me happy that I'm raising my two year old daughter in this area. There's always something new for us to discover.

My Little Garden - A Planting Party

I love teaching kids about gardening and growing their own food.  Kids get so excited when they plant a seed and watch its progress as it grows, blossoms and even bares fruit.  Gardening with children teaches them about responsibility, science,…

April Showers and Tomato Flowers

"You know, when you get your first asparagus, or your first acorn squash, or your first really good tomato of the season, those are the moments that define the cook's year. I get more excited by that than anything else." -Mario Batali

Painting the Town Red, Blue, Green, Purple...

The old saying goes something like, "there's no such a thing as a free lunch." Well there is such a thing as a free trip to the museum care of your little ones. At the Los Angeles County of Modern Art on Wilshire the NexGen offers gratis memberships for kids under 17.

A Juicy Trip to the Studio City Farmer's Market

Farmer's markets do so much more than feed us with fresh, local produce ... they nourish our souls and let us feel connected to each other and to the food we eat. The Studio City Farmer's Market is ripe with citrus at the moment and may I add, the best pickles EVER.

Going to TOWN at Whole Foods

Whole Foods hosts a cooking demonstration by Sona Gregorian, head chef at THE TOWN restaurant in Tarzana. Here are the three recipes performed at the demonstation

Day at the Museum

Located in the lobby of The Goldsmith Jewish Federation Center and welcoming to all is the Zimmer Children's Museum at the corner of San Vicente and Wilshire Boulevard in Los Angeles. After getting a recent revamp the Zimmer is a clean and well organized space for youngsters 0 - 8.

Baby-Proof Polish

For me there's nothing like a freshly polished nail and eye popping new color on my toes. No matter what kind of week I'm having the chance to sit back and get pampered at the nail salon can rejuvenate me in one short hour. Then I get home and between washing dishes, bathing the baby, gardening etc etc I seem chip my nails in record time. Luckily they've invented something genius - gel nail polish.

February in the Garden & A Unique Giveaway

February in the Valley garden means prune, feed and weed, weed ,weed! Yes, you can still plant too, but maintenance and clean up are the keys to getting your garden ready for upcoming spring planting. These may not be the most glamorous of garden chores, but tackle them now and your garden will love you.

Garden Spotlight: Climbing Hydrangea

I am forever searching for flowering plants that will do well in part shade. Only half of my backyard gets regular sun, so that’s where the vegetable garden went. The rest has its sun partially blocked by either the garage or a humongous Ash tree. The big problem is finding a flowering vine for an arbor that separates the back patio from the main yard.

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3727 Meadville Dr., Sherman Oaks

3727 Meadville Dr., Sherman Oaks Beds: 4 | Baths: 4 | Sq. Ft: 4,877 | Year Built: 1957 Offering Price: $2,700,000 South of the boulevard contemporary view home on this quiet street & semi private driveway. Located in this highly sought after Sherman Oaks neighborhood…

11559 Laurelcrest Dr., Studio City

11559 Laurelcrest Dr., Studio City Beds: 3 | Baths: 3 | Sq. Ft: 2,355 | Year Built: 1964 Offering Price: $1,349,000 Set high in the verdant hills of Studio City, a masterful celebration of Mid Century design, circa 1964 awaits. Classic modernism with renovated elements &…