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The Gift Kobe Bryant Left Behind for Author of ‘Epoca' Book Series

It’s hard to believe one year has passed since one of the brightest stars to ever shine in L.A. has gone dark. Despite this tragic loss, Kobe Bryant’s light continues to guide others and outside the b...

  • foodie Dec 1, 2020

    These Japanese Pancakes Will Make You Flip

    If you love sashimi and bento boxes, this is the place to be. Amber takes us on a tour of Edobox by Chef Makoto Okuwa in Santa Monica, where you can dine outdoors in style or design your own bento box for takeaway. Watch as she samples his favorite sweet Japanese pancakes and a few bento boxes, including a vegan...

  • Black-Owned Business Nov 27, 2020

    How To Support Black-Owned Businesses This Black Friday

    This year, there was a new hashtag trending on Black Friday in support of Black-owned businesses. In recognition of #BuyBlackFriday, Dani sat down with Taylor Jay and Brenda Sheree— the mother-daughter duo behind the Taylor Jay collection—to discuss their brand and the importance of helping female, Black business owners thrive in our current climat...
  • foodie Nov 23, 2020

    Need an Italian Vacation? Transport Yourself to Tuscany

    Andiamo! Lawrence Zarian is transporting us to Tuscany for a beautiful Italian dining experience at Culina Restaurant at the Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills. It’s the closest thing to a European vacation since we all can’t travel. Watch as he learns how to make the best pizza in town.

  • holidays Nov 20, 2020

    Help Santa Save Christmas With Your Holiday Spirit

    There wasn’t enough Christmas spirit in the world this year to power Santa’s sleigh, so now he needs our help! Kim embarks on a magical journey filled with dazzling lights and acrobatic elves to help repair Santa’s sleigh at “The Elf on the Shelf’s Magical Holiday Journey” drive-thru experience at the Fairplex Pomona. Find out what you can do to......
  • foodie Nov 20, 2020

    ‘Hallelujah!' to this Religious Dining Experience

    Hidden inside St. Vibiana’s Cathedral in DTLA is Redbird LA, which has shifted its restaurant outdoors to offer multiple plein-air dining areas with gorgeous city views. Watch as Lisa Breckenridge tours the space and samples dishes from their new Thanksgiving takeout menu.

  • foodie Nov 18, 2020

    Dine Al Fresco at This New Open-Air Bistro

    If you’re looking for all the fixings for a great brunch, look no further. Porta Via, which originally opened in Beverly Hills 26 years ago, is now in its newest location in Calabasas and boasts a beautiful open-air setting where you wine and dine al fresco. Watch as Amber tours the space and samples a few juices and menu items,...

  • health & wellness Nov 17, 2020

    Slow Down and Become One With Nature

    Welcome to Haven Nature Studio, a new outdoor oasis located just outside DTLA in Montecito Heights. Swing on a hammock, meditate in a reflection pod, or take a guided yoga session all while connecting with nature. Join Amber as she takes a moment to slow down and experience the beauty of this zen space that’s “better than Xanax”.

  • foodie Nov 18, 2020

    Only in LA: Breakfast in a Bucket

    Picture this: A fire escape, a bucket, and some of the best breakfast sandwiches around! Sounds crazy but it’s true! Amber hits the streets to experience Calabama.

  • foodie Nov 18, 2020

    Bonjour! French Bistro Revamps for Safe Dining

    Lisa Breckenridge is our LA insider and she’s taking us to a vibrant Cali-French bistro that has us saying Oui Oui! Violet Bistro is keeping customers happy with delicious dinners and sharing their culinary secrets online.

  • foodie Nov 18, 2020

    Abbot Kinney's New Hidden Paradise Is Seriously the Best

    Be careful because you might walk right by this hidden gem. De Buena Planta on Abbot Kinney transformed an open parking lot into a Mexican paradise, featuring bright popping murals, green foliage, basil margaritas, corn on the cob, and much more. Watch to get the behind the scenes.

  • health and fitness Nov 18, 2020

    Break a Sweat With Outdoor Boxing Class

    Having home workout fatigue? There is nothing like the energy of a group class to motivate you. Now you can get your heart rate up at Box ‘N Burn in Santa Monica. Not only is boxing an invigorating workout, but the classes are safely held outdoors with a mandatory mask policy and space to distance.

  • foodie Nov 18, 2020

    Escape to Kyoto Atop the Hollywood Hills

    Perched at the top of the Hollywood hills is a Japanese institution that will make you feel as though you’ve traveled across the world to a zen garden. Yamashiro, a historical site built over 100 years ago as a replica of a Kyoto estate, serves fresh and colorful fish, satiating short ribs, matcha eclairs and much more—all with breathtaking LA......
  • foodie Nov 18, 2020

    Enjoy Steaming Ice Cream Made Right in Front of Your Eyes

    You’re not imagining it, this ice cream is steaming. Watch Crustacean’s chef make their signature dessert dish right at the table using the magical ingredient of liquid nitrogen. Good news is, you can try it for yourself at this beautiful Beverly Hills asian fusion restaurant—now open with safe COVID protocols in place.

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