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Best of LA: 2015

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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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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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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Beverly Center, 8500 Beverly Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA, 90048

Hers is the face that launched a cosmetics craze: Kim Kardashian attributes her look to careful contouring, and now it seems as if every beauty supply company has come out with a DIY kit

Website: http://sephora.com

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So Cal Pool Tables

2848 S. Harcourt Avenue, Los Angeles, CA, 90016


Place an order with So Cal Pool Tables and, in less than a week, you’ll have your own six-pocket expanse of green

Website: http://www.socalpooltables.net

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Sound Space

4688 Eagle Rock Blvd, Eagle Rock, CA, 90041


The 75-minute rejuvenation session at the Sound Space begins as bathers recline on blanketed yoga mats and place hand-sewn pillows of crushed lavender over their eyes

Website: http://www.sound-bath.com

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