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Hotel Normandie exterior at night

Take a Trip to L.A.'s Golden Age at Hotel Normandie

07/24/2017

Caroline Ryder

You live and breathe vintage, whether it's film noir, Art Deco architecture, the photographs of Man Ray, or novels about Jazz Age speakeasies and the outrageous Flappers that inhabited them. Those were the golden days—which is why the Hotel Normandie beckons.

Dream Hollywood

Living the Dream Hollywood

07/10/2017

Caroline Ryder

Bottle popping, show stopping, island hopping, mic dropping — feels like you’re living the Dream Hollywood, confirmed by the view of the Hollywood Sign that greets you as soon as you open your eyes.

Venice Beach sunglasses

The New L.A. Almanac: Summer 2017

06/20/2017

Souris Hong

School’s out and summer is finally here! Celebrate the return of beach weather and flip flops with an insider’s peek into what to wear, see, do, hear and eat during our favorite - and some say, endless - season.

Tiki-Ti

Tiki-Ti: The Story of an L.A. Icon

06/19/2017

Mo Herms

Covered in signed placards from friends and legends, draped in glowing pufferfish and tiki lamps, and filled with art from masters in the tiki scene, it’s always a party at the Tiki-Ti.

Rooftop at Mama Shelter Los Angeles

Get Lost at Mama Shelter

05/30/2017

Caroline Ryder

All Mama’s seventy rooms boast extra-comfy king sized beds, so you wake up fully refreshed. You rinse off in the rainshower and check out the news on your Apple TV. You browse the pages of the True Romance screenplay in your room—“you’re so cool”—and glance out the window at the Hollywood Sign and the Griffith Observatory in the distance. Yep, you’re definitely in Tinseltown.

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