Neat: Classic Cocktails in your Neighborhood

Tucked up a side street in Glendale, away from the corporate behemoths of downtown Glendale – CPK, Olive Garden, Islands – there is an intimate oasis known as Neat.  This is a bar for cocktail-philes made by a bar man himself.  The owner stocks ...Read More

Sawtelle Blvd

Westsiders take note.  You don’t have to go all the way Downtown to experience Little Tokyo. This little strip of Sawtelle Blvd is the mini Westsider destination for all things Japanese. You can easily walk the short stretch of Sawtelle Blvd that is chock full ...Read More

Physique 57

Happy New Year.  Welcome to a world of pain.  After the holidays, all we can ever think of is ‘how the heck am I gonna fit in those skinny jeans again’.  I know.  It’s February.  I celebrate Chinese New Year – what do you ...Read More

Oh Christmas Tree

Oh Christmas Tree. I can’t stay mad at you. In honor of the holiday season, I would like to introduce you to my Christmas Tree.  I am in love with this tree.  I have always been a bit contrarian in that I never saw ...Read More

Renegade Craft Fair – Holiday Edition

If you missed Unique LA’s Holiday Show, don’t fret. Renegade is this weekend…and it’s FREE. Head over to The Cornfields, aka Los Angeles State Park, and find that unique gift that eluded you last weekend. Yes, Renegade is for all you holiday procrastinators who ...Read More

Unique LA {Christmas Edition}

Looking for that perfect gift for your person of interest who has friggin’ everything?  Well, lucky for you, my favorite circus of local hipster-handmades is coming to town!  Unique LA is now a huge deal and has morphed into the STATE OF UNIQUE  which ...Read More

Happy Thanksgiving… and Black Friday

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!  I hope you spent the day with people you love and ate your fill of savory and sweet.  I brought two dishes to Thanksgiving: bacon scalloped potatoes, to take a few years off your life and a kale brussel sprout salad ...Read More

Pop Up Store: Graffiti Beach

More local.  More hip.  More California.  This is a Pop Up store just in time for the holidays featuring emerging local designers in the LA scene.  Here is your chance to discover new fashion and support local designers.  Graffiti Beach was formed to showcase ...Read More

Patchwork: Indie Arts & Crafts Festival

Yesterday in Culver City was the Indie Arts and Crafts Festival: Patchwork.  It is exactly what it sounds like, independent artists and crafters get together to pimp their wares.  However, this is not your grandma’s craft fair…not that your grannie’s not cool… but these ...Read More

{Get Outta Town} ACE hotel for Halloween

If you don’t want to try one of the many LA Environs activities this Halloween — high tail it out of town.  Starting tonight there are many hipster activities happening in our neighbor to the east, Palm Springs.   For Lifestyles of the Hip ...Read More