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Tips and Articles in California

1. It’s helmed by chef Brandon Boudet and Warner Ebbink, who preside over Dominick’s in West Hollywood and Little Dom’s in Los Feliz. MiniBar is a cozy new drinking establishment just above their classic diner 101 Coffee Shop (seen in Entourage an...
1. It’s helmed by chef Brandon Boudet and Warner Ebbink, who preside over Dominick’s in West Hollywood and Little Dom’s in Los Feliz. MiniBar is a cozy new drinking establishment just above their classic diner 101 Coffee Shop (seen in Entourage an...
The national culinary cognoscenti has been heaping praise on Kris Morningstar for his populist approach at the So-Cal-style brasserie Terrine, where he’s earned a reputation as a charcuterie master. Here, the chef leads us around L.A. in five meal...
The era of the cat cafe is official. Like an irresistible meme gone viral, it seems that since the first one opened in Oakland just last October, a new one is opening monthly across the country. This week, it’s San Francisco’s turn, with the chris...
Google Street View is becoming a bit of a misnomer, as the service heads ever-further off road. Now, for the first time ever, Google has taken Street View vertical, with a tour of the most famous rock wall in the world, Yosemite’s El Capitan. T...
At the recent re-launch of Bootsy Bellows, L.A.’s top burlesque-themed nightclub, the bottle service hostesses donned kitty-cat ears, and the featured dancers swooped across the stage like exotic birds in feathered boas and headpieces. The tuxedo-...
Like feeling like a local when you travel? Then for your next trip to San Francisco, jump the crowds in clamorous Union Square and opt for The Buchanan, a boutique hotel that opens this week and offers a more personal, insider experience. San F...
Like many 89-year-olds in Southern California, the venerable pink-stucco ocean-view La Valencia Hotel (doubles from $459) in La Jolla, California, isn’t showing—or acting—her age. Acquired by Pacifica Host Hotels four years ago, the entire histori...
Costa Rica Get 30% off from Finca Rosa Blanca, with 14 eclectic, colorful suites set on a working coffee plantation. A Taste of Costa Rica package includes: • Three nights in a junior suite • Honey and mead tasting with local goat cheese a...
Think you’ve heard it all when it comes to DJ pool parties? How about a bash where you don’t have to listen to that boom-boom bass unless you really want to? In Palm Springs, where cool kid hangouts like the Ace Hotel keep the Coachella vibe pumpi...
I’ve never had luck with Napa and men. Five years ago, my long-term boyfriend and I booked a much-anticipated stay at Meadowood, a last-fail attempt at mending our tattered relationship. The moment we arrived, his 100-year old grandmother died....
Get your Pendleton picnic blanket ready, because summer has arrived in San Francisco, and during this season, it’s all about the parks. Each grassy swath offers a particular atmosphere as diverse as the city’s neighborhoods, with varying terrain, ...
Last June, fashion designer Maria Cornejo and her design director took a trip—“an inspiration day”—to Joshua Tree National Park. “I don’t look at magazines, I don’t do vintage,” says Cornejo. “For me, art and nature are what’s inspiring.” Along...
Last June, fashion designer Maria Cornejo and her design director took a trip—“an inspiration day”—to Joshua Tree National Park. “I don’t look at magazines, I don’t do vintage,” says Cornejo. “For me, art and nature are what’s inspiring.” Along...
Last June, fashion designer Maria Cornejo and her design director took a trip—“an inspiration day”—to Joshua Tree National Park. “I don’t look at magazines, I don’t do vintage,” says Cornejo. “For me, art and nature are what’s inspiring.” Along...