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Best of LA: 2015

Stronghold Climbing Gym

Brewery Arts Complex, 650 S. Avenue 21, Lincoln Heights, CA, 90031

323-505-7000

Housed in a defunct brewery turned artist community, the Stronghold Climbing Gym offers both roped climbing and bouldering (unroped climbing on 10- to 20-foot-high walls)

Website: http://strongholdclimb.com

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The Dresden

1760 N. Vermont Ave, Los Feliz, CA, 90027

323-665-4294

Hair metal? Came and went. G-funk? A relic. But marty & elayne, the headlining duo at the Dresden, are L.A. constants

Website: http://www.thedresden.com

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The House of Intuition

2237 W. Sunset Boulevard, Echo Park, CA, 90026

(213) 413-8300

Those who elect to hike up the 21 steep steps to this New Age shop should think of their journey as a trek in Nepal

Website: http://houseofintuitionla.com

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The Proper

464 Foothill Blvd., La Cañada Flintridge, CA, 91011

818-790-4888

Ask for “the bible” upon arrival and your server will scurry off to retrieve the pride and joy of the flintridge Proper: the gin list

Website: http://www.theproper.com

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Trina Turk Outlet

1030 Mission Street, South Pasadena, CA, 91030

626-441-2721

The new Trina Turk Outlet in South Pasadena is hard to find on any Web site, including Turk’s own

Website: http://www.trinaturk.com

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Unplug Meditation

12401 Wilshire Blvd., Ste. 101, Brentwood, CA, 90025

310-826-8899

At Brentwood’s Unplug meditation inner contemplation skews more to basic mindfulness than karmic evolution

Website: http://www.unplugmeditation.com

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Venice Beach Courts

1800 Ocean Front Walk, Venice, CA, 90291

The four courts at Venice Beach attract athletes of all skill levels and not, as urban legend would have it, only the city’s premier ballers

Website: http://www.venicebeach.com/handball

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Wattles Farm Organic Community Garden

1714 N Curson Ave, Los Angeles, CA, 90046

323-663-7441

Right off Hollywood Boulevard is the members-only Wattles Farm Organic Community Garden, 4.2 manicured acres of historic avocado groves, rose gardens, compost piles, and 172 privately tended plots

Website: http://www.wattlesfarm.com

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