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Beach Yoga with Brad and Friends

Alterna-Yoga in Los Angeles: Seeking Something a Little Different

09/13/2016

Shawna Kenney

Take advantage of the pleasant year-round weather and take a class outside. There’s nothing like doing tree pose under palm trees, surrounded by hummingbirds and the occasional stare of a groundhog. The instructors at Runyon Canyon Yoga have been offering three classes per day (paid by donation) for over ten years to a diverse bunch of students. All body types, levels and modes of dress welcome (some people roll up in jeans). Bring your own mat. Snacks and water available by donation on the honor system at base of the hill.

Best way to see the Hollywood Sign upside down? Try the Friday morning 8 a.m. class at Barnsdall Art Park, right in front of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Hollyhock House. Offered by donation by actor/Yoga Journal cover model/longtime yoga instructor Lauren Peterson, it’s the best deal in town with a breathtaking view of the Hollywood Hills and Peterson’s dog Koko, who does downward facing dog at the end of every class on command—in Sanskrit!

Discover L.A.'s Luxury Partners

09/12/2016

Loews Hollywood Hotel is a true urban oasis with a prime location at the base of the fabled Hollywood Hills. It’s an address the locals call Hollywood and Highland but one you’ll call out of this world. This recently renovated property offers everything from a rooftop pool and world-class spa to delicious dining and dramatic views of the Hollywood sign. Meeting planners can choose from 34 event spaces and 77,000 square feet of versatile meeting space with catering from Wolfgang Puck. 

Breaching whale at LA Whale Watching

Three Days of Adventure in the Beach Cities of Los Angeles

09/09/2016

Discover Los Angeles

As an adventurous traveler in the know, you’re onto the fact that some of the best beach spots are a little more hidden — think Manhattan, Hermosa, and Redondo. Here’s the best way to enjoy a fun-packed three day weekend at L.A.'s beautiful Beach Cities.

Frontside Air at Venice Beach Skatepark

Drop Into the Top Five Skateparks in Los Angeles

09/08/2016

Discover Los Angeles

In the 70s, Dogtown surfers and legendary skateboarders like Tony Alva and Stacy Peralta — both Z-Boys — brought the sport to the next level with revolutionary new styles and edgy tricks, and were among the first to introduce skating in empty pools. During the late 70s and 80s, skateboarding continued to evolve, and skateboard businesses, like Powell Peralta began.

Pavilion at the Garden of Flowing Fragrance

Celebrate Chinese Culture in Los Angeles During Golden Week

09/07/2016

Discover Los Angeles

Founded in 1938, Chinatown’s Central Plaza by day is a gathering place for the elders in the neighborhood, whether it’s for a game of chess or a sweet bun and tea from Phoenix, the area’s oldest bakery. By night, the statue of martial arts star Bruce Lee watches over the 1930s era facades, while art galleries host openings, bustling new restaurants serve the latest dishes and live music serenades visitors.

Top of Topanga Overlook | Photo Courtesy of Snap Man, <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/kkanouse/325633658/" target="_blank">Flickr</a>

Meet the San Fernando Valley

09/06/2016

The San Fernando Valley (aka "The Valley" to locals) is one of the largest regions in Los Angeles, and is home to the Bob Hope Airport and Van Nuys Airport, top-notch hotels, unique cultural and entertainment attractions and a vital arts district. Whether it’s a one-of-a-kind venue or one of L.A.’s top sushi restaurants, the Valley offers everything a meeting planner needs and a visitor could ask for. 

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