Best of LA: 2013
When last-minute appointments or ailing baby–sitters disrupt your plans, KidsPark, in Northridge, is a blessing.
Guys and gals will revel in the exhaustive mix of cotton and synthetic, new and vintage styles.
A good picnic must have certain basics: a wicker basket, cute edibles in mason jars, and booze disguised as an innocuous libation. Lacy Park in San Marino has all this in spades.
Neighborhood: San Marino
If you prefer a homier place to test and buy mid-range to high-end makeup, you can’t do better than Larchmont Beauty Center.
Oaxacan cuisine is the new black in what we could start calling “Oaxacalifornia,” and that’s largely due to the Mexican state’s unparalleled mole negro.
Classes are popular with rush hour-averse commuters who’d rather
strengthen their bodies than risk road rage.
Want to know how Angelenos prepared a chicken dinner in 1881? Dig into the culinary collection at the Los Angeles Central Library.
While our city makes it possible to get tastes of the world, let’s face it: There are some restaurants where a chaperon—or just a translator—would be beneficial.
The full-face service—which includes a thorough skin cleansing, airbrushed Temptu foundation, and the artful placement of Smashbox and Tarte products on lids, lips, and cheeks—starts at $35.
One of the main watering holes for the powers that be at Paramount, this family-run restaurant has an enthusiastic following.
Our loyalty belongs to Mel’s Fish Shack, which for decades has fried up such swimmers as catfish, sand dabs, and buffalo fish—a bony, old-time favorite.
Neighborhood: Baldwin Hills/Crenshaw
When you’re dripping with sweat as you strain to entwine your calves in the eagle pose, you’ll be thankful that Moksha Yoga LA serves a dose of mindfulness with your workout.
The hefty square footage houses roll upon roll of retro cotton prints, silk crepe de chines, and fabrics from designers like Rebecca Taylor, Anna Sui, and Donna Karan.
This dish could be devoured beside a caravansary campfire; in reality you’re sitting beneath an awning in Glendale, drinking hot tea.
This menswear brand has you literally covered, offering suits in inseam lengths ranging from two to eight inches, along with more daring briefs.
Neighborhood: West Hollywood
Beginner-friendly sessions are led by hands-on teachers who offer guidance while classic rock keeps time.
Neighborhood: Studio City