The Southern California Food Trucks Phenomenon
Oct28

The Southern California Food Trucks Phenomenon

What do you get when you combine the two internationally acclaimed pastimes of cars and food? The food truck, where gustatory urges can be satisfied at a mini-restaurant that just so happens to be supported by the chassis of a machine on wheels. Granted, food trucks haven’t always been in fashion, and only since late last decade have they become popular with the in-crowd. Truth be told, they were usually thought to be an...

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Kylie Hughes’ California Sound
Oct27

Kylie Hughes’ California Sound

New pop recording artist and fourth generation Malibu local, Kylie Hughes had the Ivy at the Shore restaurant in Santa Monica packed shoulder-to-shoulder and swaying for her recent album listening party and live performance. Known for her California surf vibe, Kylie came up with her own original sound – “Calipopicana” – stemming from her Malibu, California roots. Her retro-style mixed with styled pop melodies and a little country and...

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Desert Treasures of Southern California
Oct20

Desert Treasures of Southern California

California’s deserts are far from lifeless, endless expanses of arid land. They bustle with life ranging from Joshua trees and blankets of brilliant wild flowers to burro deer, coyote, bobcat, gray fox and mountain lion. Bighorn sheep roam the mountains. Tortoises negotiate the hot sand. Habitats like the year-round creek in Big Morongo Canyon which feeds one of the largest river habitations of its type, supports hundreds of...

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Alexander Vreeland’s Homage to Grandmother, Diana Vreeland
Oct17

Alexander Vreeland’s Homage to Grandmother, Diana Vreeland

When Alexander Vreeland first set out to create something in his grandmother’s name, he wasn’t sure what it would be. “My grandmother always lived outside of the box. So we really wanted whatever we did to represent who she truly was. My father and uncle came to me about five years ago when we were going to take over her estate. One of the first things we wanted to do was get some of her books back into print and around that same...

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50-Year Old Sunset Marquis Completes Facelift
Oct12

50-Year Old Sunset Marquis Completes Facelift

More drama has probably taken place within the walls of the legendary Sunset Marquis in West Hollywood than in the combined performances of the legendary actors, writers, directors, super models, fashion designers, rock stars, and other A-listers who have stayed there since the hotel opened in 1963. Just off the Sunset Strip between Beverly Hills and Hollywood near the Troubadour, Whisky a Go Go and former Playboy Club, the 1960s...

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