Spiced lamb burger at Badmaash

The Best Non-Beef Burgers in L.A.

09/17/2018

Joshua Lurie

Traditionally, people have formed hamburgers using beef. Thankfully that fact hasn’t deterred chefs from experimenting with different proteins. Other four-legged animals, birds, and seafood all contribute to patties. Discover 10 of L.A.’s best non-beef burgers. Just don’t expect to see veggie burgers on this list. That’s fodder for another story.

September 2018 New Members Spotlight

09/14/2018

Discover Los Angeles


Recently renovated, this landmark 15-story building was designed by architect Leland Bryant in 1929, serving as a residence for everyone from Errol Flynn to Claudette Colbert, John Wayne, Elizabeth Taylor, Frank Sinatra, Marilyn Monroe, and Howard Hughes. With its chic restaurant, fabulous spa, and unrivaled views of West Hollywood, the exceptional environment of the Sunset Tower Hotel offers its guests every comfort and amenity.

Originally built in a distinctly Hollywood version of Art Deco, the hotel is now equipped with the latest electronic conveniences, providing the ultimate in privacy and elegance. Rooms range from standard rooms to spacious suites with floor-to-ceiling windows and limestone bathrooms to spectacular penthouses with separate living and boudoir areas, wraparound terraces, and deep soaking tubs. These superb accommodations come with stylish custom fittings, romantic lighting, and artworks, creating a subtly luxurious feeling.

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WDCH Dreams by Refik Anadol Studio

Don't Miss These Art Exhibits in Los Angeles this Fall

09/12/2018

Ai Weiwei: Life Cycle - Marciano Art Foundation (Sept. 28, 2018 - March 3, 2019)
Marciano Art Foundation stages its third installation in the Theater Gallery, a piece by Chinese artist Ai Weiwei. This exhibition is Ai’s first in a major institution in Los Angeles and will feature the new and unseen work Life Cycle (2018) – a sculptural response to the global refugee crisis. The exhibition will also include his iconic installations Sunflower Seeds (2010) and Spouts (2015).

"Zodiac" - Jeffrey Deitch Gallery, Hollywood (Sept. 29, 2018 - Jan. 5, 2019)
The highly anticipated Jeffrey Deitch Gallery in Hollywood will open September 29 with an Ai Weiwei survey show which will include a reprise of an installation of 6,000 wooden stools (Stools, 2013) representing hundreds of years of Chinese history. Also on view are new depictions of the Chinese zodiac built out of Legos and works inspired by the cats who inhabit Ai’s studio.

“Cao/Humanity” - UTA Artist Space (Oct. 4 - Dec. 1, 2018)
Not just an artist, Ai Weiwei is also the architect of the Beijing National Stadium (aka "the Bird's Nest"), which was designed for the 2008 Summer Olympics. The new UTA Artist Space in Beverly Hills is also one of his buildings, which opened here in July 2018. He will show a series of marble pieces in the public space.

"Life Cycle" by Ai Weiwei

Ai Weiwei in L.A.

09/12/2018

Liz Ohanesian

This fall, acclaimed Chinese artist Ai Weiwei will have three concurrent exhibitions in Los Angeles: at Marciano Art Foundation, Jeffrey Deitch's new gallery in Hollywood, and UTA Artist Space, which was designed by Ai himself.

Sambal Tasting at Kasih in Little Tokyo

The Top 5 Dishes in Little Tokyo

09/11/2018

Joshua Lurie

Back when people started settling Little Tokyo in 1885, the very first business was a restaurant called Kame. Immigration from Japan to work in agriculture, and mass relocation from San Francisco following the legendary 1906 earthquake, led to the largest Japanese-American community in the U.S., which grew to 35,000 people by 1942. A dark period in U.S. history forced Japanese-Americans to live in internment centers during World War II. The neighborhood’s history shows that it wasn’t until the 1970s that Japanese-Americans managed to institute a Little Tokyo revival (including food) that still continues to thrive and diversify. Discover five of the neighborhood’s best dishes.

Get To Know-Marina Del Rey

09/11/2018

Located in the heart of our beautiful coastline, Marina del Rey is quickly becoming one of the premier meetings destinations in Southern California.

Minced pork on rice at Joy on York in Highland Park

The Top 5 Dishes in Highland Park

09/05/2018

Joshua Lurie

Highland Park has been a working class hotbed for taco trucks and casual Mexican restaurants for decades. In the past five years, the neighborhood has seen trendy redevelopment take place on two fronts: York Boulevard and Figueroa Street. Now certain blocks could pass for Abbot Kinney Boulevard, given all of the boutiques, bars, and fashionable restaurants. Of course residents haven’t welcomed every addition with open arms, but we’ve identified flavorful new neighborhood favorites. Discover five of the best dishes in Highland Park spanning different Asian and European cuisines.

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