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  • Restaurants
More cheese, please, at Osteria Mozza

January 24, 2011

LOS ANGELES, USA – It sounds like the start to some corny joke:  “This mozzarella walks into a bar…”.  But at Osteria Mozza — Mario Batali and Nancy Silverton’s absurdly delicious Italian eatery — the Mozzarella Bar is a smooth, creamy dream come true.  It’s a green marble stool-top scene… (more)
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  • Shopping
The alchemy of trendy and moneyed on Robertson Boulevard

January 23, 2011

LOS ANGELES, CA – If Rodeo Drive is a little bit “fancy” (i.e., prim and proper), and Melrose Avenue is a little bit “rock-’n-roll” (i.e., indie), then Robertson Boulevard is a modern day mash-up.  The stretch of boutiques between Beverly and Wilshire Boulevards has all the moneyed, celeb glory of… (more)
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Arrive (and drive) in style at Fred Segal

November 13, 2010

LOS ANGELES, USA – Traffic jams are old news in Los Angeles, where the lack of reliable public transportation and the love affair with the automobile conspire to make sig alerts on the freeways de rigueur. Accidents, concerts, and the filming of movies and TV shows are common gridlock culprits.… (more)
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Abloom with possibilities in the LA Flower District

November 12, 2010

LOS ANGELES, USA – Today in Los Angeles, it’s hard to imagine that flowers, not Hollywood films, were once the city’s leading export. Unless a celebrity happens to name their child after a bloom (yes, ex-Spice Girl Geri Halliwell named her daughter Bluebell, and celeb chef Jamie Oliver’s brood could… (more)
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  • Sights & Activities
Take a ride through LA history at the Petersen Automotive Museum

October 30, 2010

LOS ANGELES, USA – Of all of man’s technological inventions, there’s no denying that cars top the list of man/machine attachments. Maybe it’s because the front of a car looks not unlike a human face (headlamps as eyes, grill as mouth) or because the car functions so much like the… (more)
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  • Restaurants
Nobu chills out up in the ‘Bu

October 25, 2010

MALIBU, USA – It seems like Nobu, the eponymous restaurant from master sushi chef Nobu Matsuhisa, was made for Malibu.  Despite presiding over a dining empire (locations of Nobu can be found throughout the globe, from New York to Milan to Dubai), consulting for cruise lines, authoring cookbooks, and making… (more)
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  • Nightlife
Swinging with (and under) the stars at Cameo Bar

October 9, 2010

SANTA MONICA, USA – Cocktailing at Cameo Bar, the slinky lounge in the Viceroy Hotel, convincingly conjures up the 1960s with the lounge’s grass green sofas, slick white leather wingchairs, stylish shag carpets, and candlelight throughout the indoor portion, or if outdoors, with poolside cabanas, huge white armchairs, and sofas… (more)
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AOC is A-OK for wine, cuisine, and Cali fun

October 8, 2010

LOS ANGELES, USA – In French, AOC stands for “appellation d’origine contrôlée,” the certification granted to wines from specific regions. But at LA’s chic, petite wine bar AOC, the only French you need to know is “bon appétit.” This ode to the good life pairs a stellar selection of 50… (more)
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Now Premiering: Los Angeles!

September 29, 2010

LOS ANGELES, USA – Divine fashions. Swank cocktails. Fabulous food. Star sightings. And a dash of paparazzi. Have you landed at the latest Hollywood film premiere? Nope, you’ve landed on The Purple Passport’s new Los Angeles guide. That’s right: LA is now “up in lights” on our site, and we’ve… (more)
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Divine seafood that skips the seaside at Providence

September 10, 2010

LOS ANGELES, USA – Given its proximity to the Pacific, it’s not surprising that Los Angeles has its share of scrumptious seafood restaurants dotting the coast from Manhattan Beach to Malibu. Sitting at the top of this barrel of fish is Providence, the dual-Michelin starred fine-dining seafood restaurant from decorated… (more)
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