March 4, 2014: Mardi Gras Celebrations in Los Angeles

03/04/2014

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Mardi Gras, aka “Fat Tuesday,” is the annual celebration that culminates Carnival season. Mardi Gras takes place the day before Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent, the traditional 40-day period of fasting and prayer before Easter. The largest Carnival celebration in the world takes place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, which welcomes two million revelers each year. In the United States, Mardi Gras is synonymous with the city of New Orleans, which celebrates for two weeks with parades, balls and king cake parties.

On Tuesday, March 4, there are Mardi Gras celebrations taking place throughout Los Angeles. From historic Olvera Street and the Original Farmers Market, to bars and restaurants across LA, here are the best places for you to shout, “Laissez les bons temps rouler!”

Where to Run in Los Angeles: L.A.'s Top 10 Running Paths

03/03/2014

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With its gorgeous weather and breathtaking scenery, Los Angeles offers countless running paths for health-conscious locals and visitors to get their hearts pumping. From the urban setting of Downtown L.A. to the spectacular coastal views of the beach cities, here are ten of the best running paths in Los Angeles.

Hidden Gems in the Westside of Los Angeles: Part 2

03/01/2014

Esther Tseng

The area of Los Angeles known as the Westside encompasses a diverse range of multicultural, historic and luxury neighborhoods. In this second part of our guide to the Westside, we cover Brentwood to Westwood and Little Osaka, including hidden gems of culture, history, shopping and nature.

The Best Places in L.A. to Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth

02/28/2014

Leslee Komaiko

If you have a sweet tooth, there’s no better time to be in Los Angeles. Ice cream, donut and pastry newcomers abound, and there’s more on the way, most notably the opening of a Helms Bakery project by ex-Spago pastry chef Sherry Yard and partner Sang Yoon. To help you satisfy your sweet tooth, here are some of the top confections being served in Los Angeles.

March 2, 2014: Oscar Viewing Parties in Los Angeles

02/28/2014

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This weekend, the eyes of the world will be on the 86th Annual Academy Awards, taking place at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood. With that in mind, we’ve gathered five of the best Oscar viewing parties happening in Los Angeles on Sunday, March 2, 2014. Make your predictions, sip an Oscar-themed cocktail, and join the global audience of viewers as the winners are announced.

Top 10 Most Popular Los Angeles Museums on Instagram

02/27/2014

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