Elina Shatkin

Elina Shatkin

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The Abbey Food & Bar exterior sunset
After nearly three decades years in business — an achievement in any industry but a unicorn-level rarity in the dining and nightlife scene — The Abbey is more than a dance club or restaurant. It's a community center, albeit one with sexy, barely clad dancers and 10-ounce apple martinis.
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Watts Towers
The Watts Towers are the vision of one man, an Italian immigrant who worked, with no outside help and only the most elemental tools, nearly every day for 34 years to build the world-famous monument
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Lawry's The Prime Rib in Beverly Hills
Lawry's The Prime Rib does one thing and does it well: beef. Huge, honking slabs of prime rib, carved to order at your table, drizzled with au jus and served with crisp Yorkshire pudding.
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Melrose Ave., West Hollywood
Along its western end, Melrose Avenue is all about strolling and shopping, so bring dough and plenty of it. The street begins where the cities of Beverly Hills and West Hollywood meet, otherwise known as the intersection of posh and funky.
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“Rotten Luck: The Decaying Dice of Ricky Jay” at Museum of Jurassic Technology
From bunnies to martial arts and velvet paintings, here are 10 quirky Los Angeles museums worth seeking out.
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Hollywood Bowl fireworks
There are few experiences more quintessentially Los Angeles than spending a summer evening under the stars while catching a concert at the Hollywood Bowl.
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