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Still Shaking: Vintage Diners in Los Angeles

May 4, 2013

LOS ANGELES, USA – The classic diner — Formica surfaces, greasy-good fare, sassy waitresses, and all — has long held a special place in the restaurant culture of Los Angeles. In a city this laidback, no matter what food trends come and go, casual diner standards like burgers and shakes… (more)
  • Hotels
  • Spas

Tempting Tuesday: Facials at Four Seasons LA, Just in Time for Spring

March 19, 2013

LOS ANGELES, USA – The oh-so luxurious treatments at the Four Seasons Hotel Spa in Los Angeles are no doubt the cream of the crop for rejuvenating skin care (really? Caviar facials?), but it can be a bit tricky to soak in the benefits of a spa day when we’ve… (more)
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Purple Tip: The Purple Passport to Los Angeles is FREE Today on Amazon

July 21, 2012

LOS ANGELES, USA- The Purple Passport to Los Angeles for Kindle/Kindle Apps (iPhone/iPad/Android/Mac/PC), is FREE today in the Amazon store. Essential reading for hip, discerning travelers and on-the-go locals, the guide provides insider tips on over 100 handpicked Los Angeles venues, covering hotels, nightlife, restaurants, shopping, sights, spas, and more. For a… (more)
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Introducing: The Purple Passport to Los Angeles eBook Guide

March 21, 2012

LOS ANGELES, US – With its famous beaches, swaying palm trees, and seemingly eternal sunshine, Los Angeles is known as a pretty chilled-out place (it didn’t get the nickname “La La Land” for nothing…). But if you dip beneath the laidback surface, there’s quite a lot of serious hustle going… (more)
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Friday Finds: West Coast Love

February 10, 2012

Have you made your big plans for Valentine’s Day? You still have time! As a follow-up to last week’s Ready for romance in NYC post, we are sharing some holiday deals with our West Coast readers. For our NorCal friends, Lavash Restaurant and Rose Tea Lounge in San Francisco is offering… (more)
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  • Spas

Tempting Tuesday: Beauty Buys in Beverly Hills

December 13, 2011

LOS ANGELES, USA- Hear that? It’s the collective sigh of relief from the ladies of Los Angeles. They’ve been fretting about their holiday party primping scheduling–when will I ever get my haircut? Can I squeeze in a blowout before the party? Is that really the color of my roots?–but now… (more)
  • Sights & Activities

Step right up and win a slice of history at the Santa Monica Pier

July 15, 2010

SANTA MONICA, CA, USA- Seaside amusement parks, no matter how much sprucing and updating they get, always seem to retain an old-timey feel.  The Santa Monica Pier, which celebrated its 100 year anniversary in 2009, is no exception.  Though it was recently outfitted with a $1.5 million state-of-the-art solar powered… (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)