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Best of LA: 2015

Kaye’s Music Scene

19369 Victory Boulevard, Reseda, CA, 91335


“The lighter the ukulele, the better the sound” is the sort of nugget you’ll hear from George Kaye of Kaye’s Music Scene

Website: http://kayesmusicscene.com


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Kitchen Mouse

5904 N. Figueroa St, Highland Park, CA, 90042


The cheerful café offers toothsome, fluffy flapjacks that are deceptively similar to their glutenous counterparts

Website: http://www.kitchenmousela.com


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Lotta Stensson Boutique

8372 W. 3rd Street, Beverly Grove, CA, 90048


The Lotta Stensson Boutique is filled with the bright resort- and beachwear the designer has become known for since moving to Los Angeles from New York 15 years ago

Website: http://www.lottanyc.com


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7870 Santa Monica Boulevard, West Hollywood, CA, 90046

Brad Pitt, Jude Law, and Diane Kea-ton are fans of the handmade clothing and shoes at MadeWorn, Blaine Halvorson’s appointment-only shop in West Hollywood

Website: http://www.madeworn.com


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Maker City LA

The Reef, 1933 S. Broadway, Los Angeles, CA, 90007

(213) 634-0920

Sometimes you just need to put on pants and get out of the house

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Maui and Sons

1415 Ocean Front Walk, Venice, CA, 90291


Your flip-flops have gone missing, the bikini needs replacing, you’re eyeing a new skateboard. Maui and Sons has it all

Website: http://mauiandsonsretail.com


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Metropolis Bikes

4660 Lankershim Boulevard, North Hollywood, CA, 91602


It’s easy to find a store with pricey carbon-fiber mountain and road bikes. Rarer is the place that invests in commuter bikes

Website: http://www.metropolisbikes.com


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Mission Tiki Drive-In

10798 Ramona Avenue, Montclair, CA, 91763

(909) 628-0511

When the first drive-in opened in New Jersey in 1933, Americans loaded into autos to watch movies under the stars

Website: http://missiontiki.com

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Mission Workshop

3118 W. Sunset Boulevard, Silver Lake, CA, 90026


For a carryall as active, versatile, and put together as you are, look no further than Mission Workshop in Silver Lake and its customizable Arkiv transport solution

Website: http://www.missionworkshop.com


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3116 W. Sunset Boulevard, Silver Lake, CA, 90026


Our dusty terrain can present footwear challenges that are well met in the stylish but durable suede desert boot

Website: http://www.mooshoes.com


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Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, 90007

What distinguishes Munchery from the gazillion other mobile dining outfits is that it’s not just glorified takeout

Website: http://www.munchery.com

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Museum Store at the Fowler Museum

UCLA, 308 Charles E. Young Dr. North, Westwood, CA, 90024


You may not be a globe-trotter, but your home can look as if you’ve crossed continents after one trip to the Museum Store at the Fowler Museum

Website: http://www.fowler.ucla.edu


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NKLA West L.A.

1845 Pontius Avenue, West L.A., CA, 90025

(424) 208-8840

Caring for cats and dogs at this well-maintained adoption facility offers ample emotional returns

Website: http://nkla.org


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Orleans & York Deli

4454 W. Slauson Ave., Windsor Hills, CA, 90301


The Gumbo Mumbo sandwich at the Orleans & York Deli is as much an achievement in architecture as a marvel of taste

Website: http://www.orleans-andyorkdeli.com

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Paint: Lab

1453 14th St., Santa Monica, CA, 90404


The three-hour “Brushes & Bites” class at Paint:Lab amps up the experience with wine, cheese, and veggie snacks as you channel your creativity onto canvas, all for a fee of $67

Website: https://www.paintlab.net

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Pocket Square Clothing

117 W. 9th Street, Suite 405, Downtown, CA, 90015


With a stock of up to 100 styles, Pocket Square Clothing is king of the made-in-L.A. accessories scene

Website: http://www.pocketsquareclothing.com


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114 E. 2nd St., Los Angeles, CA, 90012


Neal Fraser’s fine-dining career is being resurrected at Vibiana

Website: http://redbird.la


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624 S La Brea Ave., Los Angeles, CA, 90036


Walter Manzke and his wife, Margarita, have turned the former Campanile site into a bustling brasserie with a skylight, long tables, and inspired neo-rustic cooking

Website: http://republiquela.com/contact/


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