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THE GETAWAY GUIDE TO: SOLVANG
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THE GETAWAY GUIDE TO: SOLVANG

I’ve never heard so many people say “it’s my favorite” about a place so much as I have in reference to Solvang. Everyone and their mother just L O V E S Solvang. I get it though, what isn’t naturally appealing about the idea of a Danish Disneyland? A Danish Disneyland that doesn’t even require...

THE GETAWAY GUIDE TO: LOS ALAMOS
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THE GETAWAY GUIDE TO: LOS ALAMOS

Whether you’re headed full speed ahead for “Lost Almost”, “Little Los Angeles”, or more accurately, Los Alamos, know that no matter what good things await. Located just 2 hours north of Los Angeles, Los Alamos is a funky little legitimately old western town that has become quite the little destination over the past few years...

BEST DAY TRIPS FROM LOS ANGELES
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BEST DAY TRIPS FROM LOS ANGELES

LA might be 500 sq miles of vast landscapes and endless amounts of activities, but even resident Angelenos need days to get the heck outta town and switch up the scenery. Fortunately, there is no shortage of super fun and easy day trips to take outside of Los Angeles. Whether you’re looking for something relaxing,...

A DEFINITIVE GUIDE TO INSTA-WORTHY STREET ART IN LA
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A DEFINITIVE GUIDE TO INSTA-WORTHY STREET ART IN LA

  The California Dreaming Wall Artist: Ricardo Gonzales Location: 3423 S. La Cienega Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90016   Get your (Google) maps and iPhones ready people, we’re goin’ on an Instadventure (Instagram + adventure)! It’s no secret that the city of Los Angeles is teeming with some of the world’s most incredible works of...

LAX AIRPORT TIPS FOR BEGINNERS
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LAX AIRPORT TIPS FOR BEGINNERS

  If you’ve ever traveled to Los Angeles, chances are that you’ve found yourself at the Los Angeles International Airport. The great thing about landing here is that it elicits vacation vibes even if LA is the city you call home. Upon landing there’s something about seeing palm trees swaying gleefully, likely on a sunny...

THE GETAWAY GUIDE TO: NAPA VALLEY
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THE GETAWAY GUIDE TO: NAPA VALLEY

After 18 years of growing up in the Bay Area, 10 years of countless wine bottles consumed, and god-knows-how-many-years of visiting wine country almost quarterly – it’s safe to say I’ve become pretty well versed in all of the notes of Napa Valley. (I think I might get bonus points for having a BFF/aunt who happens...

LIST OF BLACK OWNED BUSINESSES IN LA
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LIST OF BLACK OWNED BUSINESSES IN LA

  Showing support and solidarity for Black peers/friends/neighbors/colleagues can come in many forms, but one tangible way to express instant support, especially on a personal and local level, is to buy from Black-owned businesses here at home in Los Angeles. Between restaurants, coffee shops, boutiques, salons, creative services, and the simply inspiring folks who make...

SHOP LOS ANGELES BOUTIQUES ONLINE
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SHOP LOS ANGELES BOUTIQUES ONLINE

[Image Credit (left to right, top to bottom): @bonjourfete | @candid.home | @alchemyworks | @whimsyandrow | @shopyolk | @foliacollective]     There are two things I know to be true: retail therapy can in fact improve your mood, and shopping locally can improve it even more. Shop for goodies and feel extra justified doing it? Yes...