5 things to do today that have nothing to do with the Super Bowl
Why not skip the nearly four hours of beer commercials and beefy huddles today and spend some time instead enjoying all our city has to offer?
Valentine's Day gift and date ideas
It's time to get planning, whether you're single or in a relationship
The best exotic dancers in LA
Whatever you're into, there's a dancer in LA who will float your boat (read: dance on your lap)
The best romantic restaurants in Los Angeles
Never mind the food (though it's great too)—all you'll want to do at these spots is hold hands and lock eyes
The 11 best Armenian bakeries in LA
Here are the best places to pick up nazooks, Bird's Milk Cake and other traditional delicacies
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3 great places to get in that LA Marathon training
If you’re one of the more than 25,000 entrants into the upcoming 30th LA Marathon, hopefully you’re well into your training for the 26.2-mile “Stadium to the Sea” course. If you’re just starting your training or haven’t yet found the motivation to hit the roads, then you better get at it—or come March 15, it could be a very long and tough day. While runners back east brave "Snowmageddon," we Angelenos have the luxury of 70 and 80 degree temperatures, along with a plethora of great trails and scenery. However, in the crunch of training, work and well, life...you may need a short list of where you can get those long runs, interval sessions or just some easy jogs in prior to race day.
Vodka is making a comeback, and other things we learned at Golden State of Cocktails 2015
If your local bartender is a little slow on the uptake this weekend, here’s why: Golden State of Cocktails ended Thursday night. The booze industry-focused conference, now in its second year, brought the country’s best in the biz together for four straight days of drilling, stirring, shaking, and yes, heavy drinking. But it wasn’t complete debauchery at the Los Angeles Athletic Club this past week.
What to expect at Taking Back Tuesday (aka Emo Night)
Bars like this are dime a dozen. Well, at least they should be. On an unsuspecting Tuesday night in Echo Park, hundreds of people lined up around the corner for Taking Back Tuesday, the monthly emo night that’s made its trek down from San Francisco to Los Angeles last December. Named after the early aughts’ angsty Taking Back Sunday, the night pumps out hit after hit to a crowd of sweaty 20 and 30-somethings who just want to get together to sing, dance, drink and feel all of the feels. After just a two-month residence at the Eastside’s Short Stop, the event has grown so large that it’s found a new home at the Echoplex for this month’s event on February 3rd. So what can you expect at Taking Back Tuesday?
How to exercise, drink and remember why you love the beach
If you've lived in LA and never taken a bike ride from the Westside to the South Bay...do it. Seriously, like, now. Here's why...
3 must-shop sample sales for home goods this weekend
New year, new you, right? We all have those greater New Year's resolutions, but this year make it a little easier on yourself with a new motto: new year, new home. There's no better time for a home makeover, especially with these home sample sales happening this weekend. Score new bedding, home decor items and accessories all at insane discounts. We recommend arriving early: as we experienced with last weekend's massive Restoration Hardware sale, everything worth waking up at 5am for if you knew they were going to be on sale will go fast—and by fast, we mean within the first hour of the sales.
Are there pros to a con(vention)?
If you have a sweet tooth, you may have drooled over assistant editor Michael Juliano’s slideshow of photos from the first LA Cookie Con and Sweets Show, depicting Alice in Wonderland-esque displays of sugar-coated candy, cookies and cakes. Michael and I attended Sunday’s convention not knowing what to expect, and only a vague idea of what might be waiting for us inside the Pasadena Convention Center; namely, plenty of cookie samples to go around. Judging by the size of the crowd, that’s what every other ticket holder expected as well.
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The best restaurants in LA
From classic steakhouses and seafood shacks to vegan sanctuaries, we've uncovered the best restaurants in Los Angeles.
The best shops in Los Angeles
Shop 'til you drop (and get your fill of retail therapy) with our ultimate guide to shopping in LA.
The best coffee shops in Los Angeles
From macchiatos to cold brews, lattes to espressos, here are the best coffee shops in the city to score your next cup.
The best spas in LA
Head to these spas for the best massages, facials and treatments for pure relaxation and well-deserved pampering.
The best bars in LA
From dive bars to hotel bars and cocktail bars to wine bars, here's your guide to drinking at the best bars in Los Angeles.
Life in LA
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Los Angeles neighborhood guides
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Downtown Arts District
Equal parts warehouse wasteland and burgeoning hub for LA's young, professional and creative, the enigmatic Downtown Arts District is the city's neighborhood to watch.
Hollywood for locals and tourists
We narrowed down the best Hollywood tours, attractions, restaurants and bars for your next Tinseltown trip.
We don't need to remind you that Little Tokyo in Los Angeles is the ultimate destination for some of the city's best Japanese restaurants and authentic shops.
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