Best Camera Stores

Ask camera aficionados where to shop and they’ll probably have one word for you: Samy’s. Thanks to owner Samy Kamienowicz, a mainstay in the photo business for nearly 50...

Best of L.A.: The 22 Best Things to Do in 2016

From brewery tours to escape rooms, these are the most exciting ways to spend a day in Los Angeles

Best Baby Boutiques

Just about every kids’ shop in town has a section for infants. But often it’s a few onesies and SPIT HAPPENS bibs among a sea of big boy and...

Best Surf Shops

Photograph by flickr/satoru Yeah, we know it was a crummy winter for waves, with a dearth of the usual storm-borne overhead sets. Get over it. You have plenty of time...

Best Soup to Go

Steaming chicken—and shrimp and tomato and ramen—to soothe body and soul

The Best Magic Show in L.A. That’s Not at Magic Castle

Slip into this plush den for uncanny illusions that don’t require getting chummy with an actual magician

The Best Baguette in L.A. Is Not Sold at Any Bakery

How to get your hands on these Ludo-approved loaves

This Italian Deli Is Totally Worth the Drive to San Gabriel

Which is why we made it the top choice in our annual "Best of LA" issue

Best Guitar Shops

Catering to the cash-strapped guitar gods of tomorrow, Primitive Sound (1118 W. Magnolia St., Burbank, 818-842-2620) sells retro style on the cheap. The hole-in-the-wall carries a brand-new version of...