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A secret hideout in Koreatown at Hwa Sun Ji (shhhhhh…)

February 19, 2010

LOS ANGELES, USA – There’s always something oxymoronic about revealing a city’s best-kept secrets. On the one hand, the fact that a spot is both awesome and only frequented by those in-the-know warrants its mention. On the other hand, if you mention it, well then… it’s no longer a secret.… (more)
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Rock ‘n’ Ramsay at The London West Hollywood

February 15, 2010

LOS ANGELES, USA – Los Angeles’ Sunset Strip has long been a place to rock. With iconic clubs like the Viper Room, the Troubadour, and the Whisky a Go Go, there’s a serious history of screaming guitars and big hair up on the Boulevard. Just because I’ve outgrown my Jon… (more)
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London dreams in La-La Land at Bricks & Scones

February 1, 2010

LOS ANGELES, USA – Sticks and stones may break my bones…but Bricks & Scones is my new favorite coffee spot in LA. After arriving in Larchmont Village last fall, the café has quickly become the kind of place where the freelance crowd returns day after day, claiming regular tables as… (more)
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Honeyed haircuts and dulcet cupcakes in Silverlake

November 28, 2009

LOS ANGELES, USA – Swung by The Hive today for a much-needed haircut. This boutique salon in a hip pocket of Silver Lake has been creating a lot of “buzz” since its opening a year ago. The owner is stylist Lissa Renn, who made last year’s Los Angeles magazine “Best… (more)
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48 hours in LA (or how I ate my way into a bigger pants size in just two days)

August 9, 2009

LOS ANGELES, USA – To celebrate Emily’s birthday (turned 21 again this year), a couple of other voyage worthy friends and I boarded planes from the east coast and traveled our way across the country to Los Angeles to rub elbows with the rich and famous. After arriving at LAX,… (more)
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Purple Spotting: Vince Vaughn in Venice

August 3, 2009

VENICE, USA – Our esteemed Guest Blogger, LittleTravelBugger, had the sighting of the trip: Vince Vaughn brunching on the terrace of 3 Square Cafe and Bakery, just enjoying Sunday morning with friends. 3 Square Cafe and Bakery 1121 Abbot Kinney Blvd. Venice, CA (1) 310-399-6504 Website Map LittleTravelBugger contributed to… (more)
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Purple Spotting: Ryan Cabrera in Los Angeles

August 2, 2009

LOS ANGELES, CA – Remember Ryan Cabrera? He sang “On The Way Down” and dated Ashlee Simpson before she became Ashlee Simpson Wentz. Well, we spotted him on the terrace at Katana at Emily’s birthday celebration. Actually, I spotted him, and it took a realtime Google Image search to get… (more)
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Purple Spotting: Warren Beatty and Annette Bening in Los Angeles

July 30, 2009

SANTA MONICA, USA – Warren Beatty and Annette Bening enjoying a leisurely and elegant dinner at Melisse in a quiet corner booth. It was just the two of them. Melisse Restaurant 1104 Wilshire Blvd. Santa Monica, CA (1) 310-395-0881 Website Map Share Purple Spotting: Warren Beatty and Annette Bening in… (more)
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