Assorted sashimi at Asanebo

The Best Sushi Restaurants on Sushi Row and Beyond

08/06/2015

Clarissa Wei

Los Angeles is a wonderful place to be if you’re a Japanese food aficionado. There are entire neighborhoods dedicated to cuisine: Little Tokyo in Downtown Los Angeles, Sawtelle Japantown on the Westside, and the suburban Japanese culinary destination that is the South Bay.

Sushi Row is a stretch of Ventura Boulevard in the San Fernando Valley that gets its name from the area's many raw fish specialists. Often overlooked when it comes to the conversation of sushi in Los Angeles, it seems, are the restaurants along Ventura outside of Studio City. While the majority of them are heavy on the rolls and cater to a more Westernized crowd, it’s a good place to frequent during happy hour or if you’re looking to schedule an epic food crawl. Read on for the best sushi restaurants on Sushi Row and beyond.

Dix œuvres d’art que l’on ne s’attend pas à voir à Los Angeles

08/06/2015

Discover Los Angeles

Pour les amateurs d’œuvres d’art, Los Angeles est une destination incontournable, pleine de trésors culturels venus du monde entier. Beaucoup de ces œuvres légendaires sont inattendues à Los Angeles, depuis les Iris de Van Gogh et le Flower Day de Diego Rivera jusqu’à The Thinker et The Blue Boy.

Lubov Azria's Los Angeles

08/05/2015

Lubov Azria

Lubov Azria is the Chief Creative Officer of BCBGMAXAZRIAGROUP. Established in 1989 in Los Angeles by Founder and CEO Max Azria, BCBGMAXAZRIA is recognized globally for its high-quality, chic and sophisticated offerings. Lubov joined the company as a designer in 1991 and was named Creative Director in 1996. During Lubov’s tenure, the BCBGMAXAZRIA brand has evolved from an emerging contemporary line to one of America's leading design houses, with collections that include evening dresses, denim, outerwear, footwear, swimwear, handbags and small leather goods. In recognition of her accomplishments as a designer and creative leader, Lubov was inducted into the CFDA in 2010.

Read on for Lubov Azria's favorite places in L.A., from shopping and museums to great dining spots for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Chicken Waterzooi at The Tripel

The Best Restaurants in Playa del Rey

08/03/2015

Joshua Lurie

Playa del Rey, which resides at the crossroads of Marina del Rey and the South Bay, has always been convenient to LAX and a great place to bike or run. Now the neighborhood has become a good place to eat, and options are bound to get even better with the influx of tech companies like Google and Yahoo to neighboring Playa Vista. Learn about 10 top Playa del Rey restaurants.

Main Ballroom at Los Angeles Athletic Club

The Los Angeles Athletic Club: The Story of an L.A. Icon

07/31/2015

Sandi Hemmerlein

Upon the opening their spectacular Beaux-Arts clubhouse at the corner of Olive and 7th Street in 1912, the LAAC was surrounded by the rising metropolis that L.A. would become. In the 1920s and 30s, the LAAC was the center of activity for stars of the silver screen like Mary Pickford, Douglas Fairbanks, Rudolph Valentino and other prominent figures of the time; Charlie Chaplin lived there for years. Other famous visitors included Jack London, William Randolph Hearst and George S. Patton.

Bumper Balls pick-up game at Lake Hollywood Park

Dance, Kick and Fly at the Best Alternative Workouts in L.A.

07/30/2015

Leslee Komaiko

Even the best exercise classes can get stale after a while. But in L.A., it’s swimsuit season nearly year-round, so we have to stick with it. Shake up your workout routine with our guide to alternative workouts. If a kayak trip down the Los Angeles River or a trampoline class isn’t your thing, perhaps you’d like to exercise in a huge sandbox or kick a soccer ball in a giant bubble suit.

Templin Highway from "Furious 7"

Go On Location: Los Angeles Locations from The Fast and the Furious Movies

07/29/2015

Lindsay Blake

The Fast and the Furious tells the story of undercover police officer Brian O’Conner (played by Paul Walker) taking on Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel) and his crew of hijackers. The 2001 action film was followed by six sequels and has become Universal’s biggest franchise of all time.

The Fast and the Furious movies boast a strong connection to Los Angeles, though not all of the franchise’s installments were shot here. Fans can discover many iconic locations from the films throughout Los Angeles, from Downtown to Malibu. Read on for 20 Fast and Furious locations in L.A. County, including the site of the unforgettable “One Last Ride.”

Note: Spoilers ahead for those who haven’t seen the movies!

Eagle Rock at Topanga State Park

Step Up to the Best Intermediate Hikes in Los Angeles

07/29/2015

Joshua Lurie

One of the best aspects of living in L.A. is outdoor access. The beach, mountains and desert are all within striking distance. Hiking is always an option, whether it’s the Santa Monica Mountains, Griffith Park or the mighty San Gabriel Mountains. We previously covered the Top 10 Easy Hikes in L.A. Now we'll learn about eight of the best intermediate hikes in L.A. County that will yield prized views and get your heart pumping, but won’t require a day off from work to recover.

1. Carry your cell phone with you in case of emergency. The signal can be limited in the mountains, but in case you run into trouble, the phone is your best friend.
2. Carry plenty of water because trails often have little shade and it can get hot.
3. Wear sunscreen and a hat. Even if the sky starts out overcast, sun often breaks through clouds.
4. Stay to the center of the trail to limit contact with plants like poison ivy and wildlife like rattlesnakes and tarantulas.

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