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Festive Fairs
By Laura Eckstein Jones | December 7, 2015

1. Artisanal LA
Founded by native Angeleno Shawna Dawson, the former director of marketing and community manager of Yelp, this foodie-approved fair showcases delectable,...

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Finding Home
By Carita Rizzo | December 3, 2015

“Are you allowed to think that something you’re in is so incredible?” wonders Amy Landecker as she launches into conversation about season two of Transparent. “That has to make you sound like a jerk,” she says laughing...

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Enchanted England
By Becca Hensley | December 3, 2015

In Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl, a young boy wins a golden ticket that leads him on an enchanted journey with Willy Wonka. Now a popular musical drawing crowds in London’s West End, the story—flooded with...

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A Star Named Gugu
By Ray Rogers | December 1, 2015

She’s still relatively unknown in the United States, but just wait. British screen and stage actor Gugu Mbatha-Raw is about to become a household name. Following last year’s one-two punch of critically acclaimed roles—she played the...

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Material Girl
By Laura Eckstein Jones | November 20, 2015

Inspiration can come from the unlikeliest of places. For designer Rebecca Minkoff, Patti Smith’s soulful memoir Just Kids set the perfect tone for cultivating her...

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Poised to Pounce
By Nate Chapnick | November 19, 2015

Jaguar is flexing its muscle. In the last year, the British brand has invested some $5 billion in research and development and in its manufacturing facilities. The fruits of these investments are seen in Jaguar’s reinvigorated lineup—the...

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L.A. Lady
By Meg McGuire | November 18, 2015

1.Cafe Midi (148 S. La Brea Ave., L.A., 323.939.9860) on La Brea has a huge, delicious menu and is located in the middle of a homewares store that feels good on my eyeballs...

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French Expression
Lesley Balla | Photography by Dylan + Jeni | November 16, 2015

The sidewalks of downtown L.A. are a far cry from those of Boulevard de la Croisette. And yet one step into Le Petit Paris,...

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Material Girl
By Laura Eckstein Jones | November 16, 2015

1. “My double wrap leather Apple Watch band gives my favorite piece of technology a sporty-chic look.” Double wrap leather Apple Watch band...

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The Spirit of Giving
By Jess Charmoli, Laura Eckstein Jones, Amanda Friedman and Meg McGuire | November 11, 2015

DEEPLY ROOTED
As a trustee of the National Resources Defense Council, co-founder of the Women’s Cancer Research Fund and chair of numerous philanthropic...

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Crunch Time
By Nikki Binafard | November 9, 2015

1. Basecamp Fitness
The new studio’s signature 35-minute class has a high-energy approach: one-minute on a bike and one-minute off doing a variety of full-body exercises....

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La Dolce Vita
By Laura Eckstein Jones | November 3, 2015

Prior to embarking on our first transatlantic trip together, my husband and I had a series of negotiations before we determined where to go. Finally, we were able to agree on a few musts: a beautiful place to relax; a place where we could explore...

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