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Author Shayna Rose Arnold

  • Shayna Rose Arnold

    Senior Editor

    Shayna Rose Arnold has worked as a writer, reporter, and editor since she began her career at Us Weekly, where she managed the magazine’s event coverage and served as Assistant Editor and Staff Reporter. She joined Los Angeles magazine in 2007, where she developed Los Angeles Magazine Custom Publishing projects before taking on the role of Online Content Manager for LAmag.com. Now a senior editor, she has also written for People and People.com.


The Sommelier Challenge

Bacon-Wrapped Oysters
Champagne with oysters is one of the most common classic pairings. And being a champagne fanatic, I happen to love champagne with bacon just as much. I strongly believe that throwing a plate of bacon-wrapped oysters on a table with a chilled bottle of nonvintage champagne would be a great start to a dinner party. The crisp and fresh bubbly would cut right through the richness of the bacon and pair deliciously with the salty brine of the oysters.  Read more...

52 Great Weekends Gear

theessentials_masa_tMobile Foodie Survival Kit 
Organic spices (basil, cayenne, curry, dill, cinnamon, oregano, thyme, and more) for the bon vivant on the go. $26 at Flight 101. Read more...

Mexican Food: Chefs' Specials

I love My Taco in Highland Park for its lamb, potato tacos, chili verde, chili rojo, chili relleno, and the plato de carne asada. If you get to know George, the chef, who trained at the Cordon Bleu and under Octavio Becerra at Palate, he might just make you a plate of grilled chicken-thigh fries with queso fundido,  jalapeño, cilantro, and red onion. My Taco is renowned for its carne asada fries, and George’s new version is a bit lighter, more vibrant, and more colorful, and somehow it seems healthy.  
 -Michael Cimarusti, chef and owner, Providence

Mexican Food: Salud!

Dudamel Conducts…

LAmag.com, October 15, 2010

Autism: A Q&A with Tim Page

Pulitzer Prize-winning music critic Tim Page contributed to the special section on autism in the September issue of Los Angeles magazine. “The City Through a Blurry Lens” is a short essay about how he survives L.A. with Asperger’s syndrome. Here, we asked Page how Asperger’s relates to his work and how parents can encourage children who have an autism spectrum disorder. Read more...