Bar Figueroa at Hotel Figueroa

Here's Looking at You, Hotel Figueroa


Last night, the Figueroa came to you in a dream again, in its new form. You were transported to one of the new signature suites—the evocatively named Parador, Casablanca, Figueroa, Cabaña, El Rey, La Reyna and Mirador—homages to the hotel’s Spanish Colonial wood beams, arches, and columns.

Warner Bros. Studio event

Spotlight: Warner Bros. Studios Brings Creative Expertise to Events


With unprecedented access to the artists and craftspeople who make movie magic, the team of talented professionals at Warner Bros. can help stage your perfect event and guarantee a standing ovation. With three screening rooms, 13 backlot sets, a fine dining room, museums and premier theater, they have the capacity for an intimate retreat for 20 guests or an extravaganza for 5,000.

Aspen and Willow at Shambala Preserve

Take a Walk on the Wild Side in L.A.


Shawna Kenney

Our feathered and furry friends find the weather and geography of Los Angeles just as hospitable as we do, which makes it an ideal place for animal sanctuaries. While coyotes, deer, rabbits and cougars enjoy free reign of our rugged terrain, sometimes their domesticated cousins need a little help to thrive. Here are a few local organizations caring for creatures great and small while offering memorable interactive experiences, sure to leave an impression on the heart.

Silver Lake Wine

Sip and Shop at Los Angeles Wine Stores


Karen Young

Wine tastings seem to be the new happy hour, with the addition of trivia and knowledge thrown in for good measure. Tastings can even be found at grocery stores, such as select Gelson’s, Whole Foods, and the Trader Joes on La Brea for free or nominal fees. Wine shops like the independent K & L Wine Merchants in Hollywood and The Wine House in West L.A., or corporate spots such as Total Wine also offer tastings. Some of the most interesting tastings are held at small, boutique wine shops, often located in strip malls or hidden in places you least expect, with eclectic food choices that often differ from the basic crackers and cheese.

To mix up your wine game with a new take on tastings, here are wine stores across Los Angeles with a wide range of vibes and personalities, from elegant French, to earthy Mediterranean, to boutique sustainable, organic, biodynamic, and natural wines.