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Best SoCal Poolside Paradises for a Splashy Summer

After a record-breaking year of rain, summer is almost here and Angelenos are ready to park it poolsideand soak up some much-needed sun this season. Whether you’re looking for a solo, peaceful afternoonworking on your tan or gathering spot with friends for a weekend celebration, it’s almost time to takeadvantage of some of Los Angeles’ best year-round swimming pools from beachside hotspots to citysideescapes – Dive into Summer at DTLA’s Urban Oasis, Hotel Figueroa Ready, set, dive! This summer, guests and Angelenos alike can dive into the world of SCUBA at DTLA’surban oasis, Hotel Figueroa with brand-new introductory courses in partnership with Eco Dive CenterLA.  Sessions will be led…

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Canyon Creek Mushrooms Are Feeding The Coachella Valley

When snowbird Jim Shaffer emigrated from his frigid Michigan roots to the warm breezes of the Coachella Valley, the only thing he really missed was finding fresh mushrooms to satisfy his love for fungi. After spending a few hundred hours on YouTube, he created his own farm in a spare bedroom, and within three years, his Canyon Creek Mushrooms could hardly keep up with the desert demand. The one-room operation started in 2019, when Shaffer built his first fruiting room in his garage, followed by an incubation room and a lab. What was just meant to be a source of…

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Costa Mesa The Artsy Capital of Southern California

Costa Mesa can be safely described as a region that offers something for everyone. From the best in shopping to the range of dining and entertainment options, this is the place to be for a fun-filled summer getaway. From its street art to its theater district, Costa Mesa, located in the heart of Orange County, has clearly earned its designation as the City of the Arts®. The area is easy to navigate and a drive through town will lead visitors past inspiring sculptures and illustrated murals, as the sound of outdoor performers entertaining a dinner crowd chimes in the air. …

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The Beverly Hilton

Historic Hotel Draped in Hollywood Elegance Among the well-known landmarks in Southern California, iconic hotels are some of the most recognized. The Beverly Hilton, a monument on Wilshire Boulevard in the opulent city of Beverly Hills, has had an illustrious history since it opened in 1955. Distinctive since its inception, The Beverly Hilton is a historic destination that has accommodated Hollywood legends like Frank Sinatra and Marilyn Monroe. It’s still a movie industry hot spot today, and it’s not uncommon to find A-listers in the lobby or at one of the property’s restaurants. The hotel’s International Ballroom has hosted the…

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