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Second Home Serpentine Pavilion

Second Home, the London-based social business committed to supporting entrepreneurship, and creativity in cities around the world, and the Natural History Museums of Los Angeles County (NHMLAC) are collaborating to bring the acclaimed 2015 Serpentine Pavilion designed by SelgasCano to Los Angeles, from June 28 to November 24, 2019. The Second Home Serpentine Pavilion by SelgasCano at La Brea Tar Pits will offer the public a flexible, multi-purpose social space in which to enjoy public programs and events focusing on the intersection of art, design, science, and nature, co-organized by Second Home and NHMLAC. The Pavilion precedes the opening of Second Home’s first U.S. location, Second Home Hollywood, opening later this year. The installation in Los Angeles at the iconic La Brea Tar Pits—the only active urban Ice Age excavation site in the world—will mark the first time that a Serpentine Pavilion has been presented in the United States, and Los Angeles will be its only venue. The 866-square-foot Second Home Serpentine Pavilion by SelgasCano at La Brea Tar Pits will be set on the grassy ellipse in the park adjacent to the museum at La Brea Tar Pits. Designed by Madrid-based architects SelgasCano for the 15th annual presentation of…

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Harvest Festival® Original Art & Craft Show

Serving up extraordinary arts & crafts, entertainment, and fun, the Harvest Festival® Original Art & Craft Show, comes to the southland this fall with even more ways to celebrate. A new showcase has been added in Costa Mesa. This marks the 48th season for the revered tradition that is recognized as the largest and most prestigious indoor showcase on the west coast. With more than 24,000 original works from hundreds of exhibitors nationwide, live entertainment, a Kidszone, specialty foods, strolling performers, demonstrations, contests, and more, it’s an awesome experience best shared with friends and family. There is always something new to discover and enjoy with such a colossal collection of artistry all under one roof. Community outreach programs also fundraise for local non-profits. Tickets range from $4 to $9, and kids 12 and under are free. Entrance for groups of 10 or more is only $5. Hours are Friday 10am to 5pm; Saturday 10am to 6pm; and Sunday 10am to 5pm.   *Costa Mesa, September 20-22 OC Fair & Event Center; 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa, CA 92626   *Ventura: October 4-6 Seaside Park, Ventura County Fairgrounds; 10 West Harbor Blvd, Ventura, CA 93001   *Del Mar:  Oct 11-13 Del Mar Fairgrounds; 2260 Jimmy Durante…

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Wedding Trends

Wedding Trends that are going to be huge in 2019 Courtesy of Giant Invitations   Getting married this year? Don’t worry, we have got you covered with all the latest! Here are the top wedding trends for 2019 according to leading celebrity wedding experts:   Wedding Styling Colin Cowie, the party and wedding planner of choice for celebrities like Jennifer Aniston, Tom Cruise, Jennifer Lopez, Oprah Winfrey, Ryan Seacrest and Kim Kardashian comments: “I’ve never been one to do trends— I’m much better at creating them. When you work around your client’s unique DNA and cater everything guests smell, touch, taste, see and hear to that DNA, you end up with something unique that truly tells a story. Of course, being in the industry for as long as I have, I can quickly pick up on a few things we can expect to see in 2019: keep an eye out for the return of modern, contemporary, minimalist looks; this year, less is more. Out with the over-the-top floral walls and in with non-traditional florals composed of wheat or grass. Round ceremonies are something I’ve always enjoyed designing because they ensure friends and loved ones are no more than a few…

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SoCal’s Quick Costa Rican Getaway: El Mangroove

It’s been called the “land of art in nature” and for those who love spectacular landscapes, Costa Rican is a travel-must. If black sand beaches and vibrant colored sunsets are your idea of a tropical getaway, El Mangroove in Northwest Costa Rica should rank at on the top of your proverbial bucket list. With an unhurried vibe and hammocks placed in each guest room, this is where visitors come to unwind and indulge in Costa Rica’s unmatched splendor. Situated on the Guanacaste province, El Mangroove is an all-inclusive resort that’s a convenient 20-minute drive from Liberia International Airport. This is where travelers” land and play” without the delays of actually getting to a hotel destination. El Mangroove is the nearest beach resort to an international airport within Costa Rica. Offering an array of activities and water sports, guests can enjoy paddle-boarding, snorkeling, boating, swimming and a variety of treatment options at Bearth Spa, which features outdoor terraces and massage decks. Private and group yoga classes are available upon request and the gym is open 24 hours, seven days a week. Boating excursions are available should guests feel like visiting nearby beaches, and surfing lessons can be booked for individuals or groups….

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Mother’s Day Gift Guide

Don’t stress over Mother’s Day this year. We researched the trends and found the top products to surprise Mom with. From big to small, we name them all. Read below for our top picks!   Westerlay Orchids : Stunning just for Mom www.westerlayorchids.com Located in beautiful Carpinteria, CA, Westerlay Orchids grows over 3 million orchids each year and ships them to stores across the US.  The team at Westerlay Orchids has a simple mission: to grow the most stunning and highest quality orchids.  They grow the plants we would want in our own homes. Orchids inspire awe. They’re simple and elegant. Their growers carefully attend to each orchid’s health, vigor and flowering cycle for optimal quality and longevity.   CBD Infused, Mantra Masks: Mom needs a mini spa day, help her nourish her skin and soul https://www.mantramask.com New from Mantra Mask comes five skin-nourishing beauty masks enriched with multi-tasking CBD oil. One of the first to harness the power of natural ingredients in a sheet mask, Mantra Mask aims to “nourish your skin… and your soul.” Free of parabens, sulfates and other harmful chemicals, the highest quality ingredients keep skin at its best while the brand name itself inspires positivity that radiates from the inside, out.   Eat Cleaner Fruit + Veggie Wash Spray: For every Motherly…

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Astro Doughnuts & Fried Chicken Makes Los Angeles Sweeter

Last month, D.C.-born Astro Doughnuts & Fried Chicken opens its latest location on Main Street in Santa Monica. The opening day celebration includes a free doughnut for each guest and one “Golden Doughnut,” offered every hour of the day, redeemable for free doughnuts for an entire year. The Golden Doughnut will be filled with edible gold filing and mixed in with the rest of the free doughnuts. Golden Doughnut winners will be selected at random once every hour throughout the day. The Main Street storefront is home to the city’s first CBD doughnut. Made with birthday cake batter and topped with a CBD-infused chocolate buttercream frosting, the new comfort food joins Astro Doughnuts & Fried Chicken’s list of seasonal and signature doughnuts such as their iconic Crème Brûlée doughnut, Maple Bacon and the new Hot Vegan doughnuts. The diverse all-day dining menu also features breakfast chicken sandwiches, a French Toast doughnut, bone-in fried chicken, fried chicken sandwiches, and vegetarian friendly items including Grilled Cheese sandwiched between savory doughnut buns, and Roasted Brussels Sprouts. “Santa Monica is the perfect location for Astro’s playful personality, and we’re excited to be a part of the local community,” said Founding Partner Elliot Spaisman. “We’ve…

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