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Best of LA: 2013

Tortoise General Store

1208 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90291

Thank your host for fretting over that roasted chicken with a token of gratitude from Tortoise General Store.

Website: http://www.tortoiselife.com

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Tweak

8384 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90048

While Tweak is a godsend for those needing gifts in a hurry, one is hard-pressed to leave without having some fun

Website: http://www.bestgiftstoreever.com

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Underwood Family Farms

3370 Sunset Valley Rd., Moorpark, CA, 93021

805-529-3690

Urban kids can wander around vegetable patches at Underwood Family Farms. During the fall harvest festival, they can ride a buckboard pulled by a 1950 John Deere tractor.

Website: http://underwoodfamilyfarms.com

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Verdugo Bar

3408 Verdugo Road, Los Angeles, CA, 90065

323-257-3408

A deserted strip of Glassell Park studded with parked RVs is an unlikely place to find the city’s microbrew mecca.

Website: http://verdugobar.com/

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Vermont Canyon Road

2700 N. Vermont Ave., Los Angeles, CA, 90027

Head to Griffith Park about an hour before sunset, and take the unmarked trail that starts right off Vermont Canyon Road (it’s about 100 yards south of the Greek Theatre).

Website: http://www.griffithobservatory.org

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Vilebrequin

9519 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90212

Suits start at $185 and come in whimsical prints, from Hawaiian to Where’s Waldo?

Website: http://www.us.vilebrequin.com

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Wagville

2400 N. San Fernando Rd., Los Angeles, CA, 90065

The Glassell Park facility is well maintained, staffed by serious dog lovers, and offers competitive pricing: $25 for half days, $35 for full (cage-free boarding is also available).

Website: http://www.wagville.com

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Wi Spa

2700 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA, 90057

(213) 487-2700

For night owls, insomniacs, and aspiring vampires, the Wi Spa, a 48,000-square-foot pleasure palace with hot tubs and icy pools, is an after-hours retreat.

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