How to escape the cliché in LA

How to escape the cliché in LA

“Jen, for real, I just saw Jack White,” my 13-year-old sister said this while standing in line for pizza at Los Angeles’ LAX airport. “Okay, Steph,” I said, rolling my eyes, definitely not believing her. Seconds later, the lead singer of The White Stripes walked in for a slice. I...

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Traveller stories: Claire in Los Angeles

Traveller stories: Claire in Los Angeles

Los Angeles is a hard city to get to know. You can’t just stroll the backstreets and get lost like you can in Paris, or take the subway and pop up somewhere new like in New York, or stumble across your new favourite organic grocer like in San Francisco. LA...

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How to eat like a local on Hollywood Blvd

How to eat like a local on Hollywood Blvd

There are so many big-chain restaurants and tourist stops in the heart of Hollywood that it’s easy to just resign to eating at the California Pizza Kitchen or one of the other big restaurants in the Hollywood & Highland complex. But there are so many more choices hidden along (and...

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Eat Like A Local: Where To Find The Best Los Angeles Bakeries

Eat Like A Local: Where To Find The Best Los Angeles Bakeries

There are lots of things that may come to mind when you think of Los Angeles—bars and nightclubs, celebrity spotting, amazing bakeries… Wait. Say what? Yes, amid all the must-dos and must-sees in LA, there are some fantastic Los Angeles bakeries, far off the typical tourist track. Last year, our...

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Food Friday: LA’s Hey That’s Amore

I’d always walked past this hole-in-the-wall Italian sandwich shop/pizzeria (what was it anyway?) in Los Angeles. I never stopped in because it looked a bit dumpy and limited on the menu, and I’d never had a chance to be enticed by the owner, like I did last week. “The Best...

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Food Friday: Los Angeles’ Bottega Louie

Food Friday: Los Angeles’ Bottega Louie

Where in Los Angeles can you admire a 20-foot long glass case of perfectly poised, artistically arranged European-style pastries? Marvel at the colours, cremes, and delicate designs associated with French and Italian bakeries? Ruminate over the virtues and possibilities of purchasing a gargantuan pink gift box of gourmet goodies? Why,...

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