A Conversation With Jen Bilik– CEO, Author, and Lover of L.A.
Sep28

A Conversation With Jen Bilik– CEO, Author, and Lover of L.A.

Interview/Written By: Maria Vital   Jen Bilik, 49, is the author of This Is (Not) L.A.: An Insider’s Take On The Real L.A.,’ a book that gives you the real inside scoop on Los Angeles. While flipping through the pages, you’ll be shocked at how Bilik casually debunks all the myths you thought about L.A. By the end, you’ll have new insight on the city you thought you knew so well. I sat down with the CEO of the Who’s...

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A Vacation for Your Pet
Mar07

A Vacation for Your Pet

Everyone wants to give his or her furry friend the best experience possible, but when a vacation or business trip arises, it can be hard to find a trustworthy pet boarding service. Fear not pet parents, here are five of the most luxurious pet services offered in Southern California.   Located slightly north of Burbank, Paradise Ranch aims to give your dog the most fun vacation possible. It is equipped with a signature water park,...

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The Best Live Music Venues in Southern California
Jun13

The Best Live Music Venues in Southern California

By Jennifer Anderson of GoodDeedSeats   Southern California and entertainment go hand-in-hand.  And it shouldn’t surprise anyone that SoCal has some of the best live music venues in the world. To compile a list of the best, three criteria were used to measure: The venue had to frequently host some type of live music event. It had to be both patron-friendly and performer-friendly. It had to cultivate a live music experience...

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SoCal’s Mini Therapy Horses

Mini Therapy Horses is a non-profit and all volunteer organization, providing equine assisted interactions with miniature therapy horses to individuals and groups who are in need of comfort, relief and positive connections during and after their struggles and traumatic events. Through various partnerships with law enforcement agencies as well as children’s and veteran’s organizations, they have helped the lives of many people and...

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Fields Market: One of LA’s Hottest Filming Locations
Oct10

Fields Market: One of LA’s Hottest Filming Locations

  Today it serves as the backdrop for countless television shows and movies. But at one time, the small, local grocery store—a throwback to midcentury America—had almost seen its better days.   “When we first took the place over in the early 1990s, the store was in pretty bad shape. It was like the worst house in the neighborhood type of thing; dirty, stinky, and the people who owned it were running it like a liquor store....

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20 Telltale Signs You Are an OC Native
Jun06

20 Telltale Signs You Are an OC Native

I lived in Orange County long before The OC and The Real Housewives franchise put it in the spotlight. Often out-of-towners ask me if those shows accurately portray life there. Well, I shrug, they embellish a little, but it is as charming in real life as it is on television. Practically any time of year you can swim in the ocean, sail in the harbor, or hike along picturesque trails. Some people prefer seasons, but in Southern...

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