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Baco Mercat- the magic block DTLA
In DTLA there is a magic lunch /dinner corner  at Main St. and 4th. This terrain is ruled by Josef Centeno. Chef Mastermind of "Baco Mercat", "Bar Ama…
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Beach Vibes & Breakfast at Malibu Farm Restaurant
When I lived in NYC, outdoor seating was EVERYTHING. I didn't care if it was a makeshift table in a back alley, or a white tablecloth inches from a st…
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Here's looking at you - K town
LA is crazy these days, every odd part of town that is not in the realm of Beverly Hills, Culver or West Hollywood is "up 'n coming". In short: "Gentrifica…
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Walk the Line and jump down the rabbit hole- in Koreatown
Sometimes I like a little bit of everything. Especially if there are lots of great choices. And what if all those great choices are all under ONE ROOF! Well, th…
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But first, a blog entry about a coffee shop...
I am not a hipster, but I sometimes pretend to drink coffee like one. Forget the five dollar shake, this place has a ten dollar latte! Alfred Coffee h…
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Everything I want to eat- at Sqirl
I know, I know....Sqirl is not a NEW hotspot. Especially all the trendy Eastsiders know it, love it or hate it. Even though people in Los Feliz don´t nece…
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Destroyer- Jordan Kahn
When "Red Medicine", Chef Jordan Kahn's restaurant  on Wilshire with the world's most unbelievable Desserts closed I might have cried. But he is back! "Des…
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Food Happy Place- Baroo
Everything about this small Eatery is appealing to me. Hidden in a Strip Mall somewhere on Santa Monica and Wilton (yep, not a great area) it is perfectly tucke…
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Blood Orange
BLOOD ORANGE  aka LIGHTSPEED CHAMPION is multitalented  Brit Dev Hynes. The Songwriter, composer, Singer and guitar AND syntheziser player (…
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Plant Food & Wine
Chef Matthew Kenney's (raw) vegan restaurant on the quieter end of Abbott Kinney in Venice KILLS! Especially the raw vegan stuff on the menu is extraordinary an…
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Vegan Ramen
Wait Wha? Oh, yes please! The healthy version –pardon me, sans pork bone broth and pork fat and all that- the healthier version of the hearty original has…
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Hello Palm Springs!
What's in the desert? Well, let me tell ya: wind, dust, sand and bad sushi! But that is not all... We took a little "Fluffy Concrete-mini-vacay" to Palm Springs…
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What's up on Abbot Kinney?
What comes to your mind when you think of  "Venice"? ...Italy? Yes, well, I know, that would be great, but let's think California, my friend. Maybe colors…
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45 minutes of pleasant torture
Let's talk Soulcycle. For the people who don't know what I am talking about: Soulcycle is a Spinning Studio, a Spinning Tribe, a Brand. "Spinning" as in Indoor…
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Applause, applause, APPLAUSE!
Had my teenage dreams come true, I would have been transformed into the me version of Annie Potts as Iona from Pretty in Pink. Specifically: Bee-hive Iona…
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Veggies with a side of meat in Barcelona
Root, leaf, flower and fruit are the backbones of "4 amb 5" cuisine. Beautiful vegetables are the main attraction on the plate, with a side of meaty or fishy pr…
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Grab 'em by the octopus
Okay, full disclosure, I really wanted to score a table at Tickets restaurant this trip- but it just didn't happen. But that's fine, because:  1:…
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Killer Moscow Mules in Barcelona
A great selection of well mixed cocktails, great music, good lighting, in a fun neighborhood with rad people- the perfect bar. My perfect bar is in Barcelona. t…
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I fall in love too easily
I once rescued an adorable orange kitten, named him Chet Baker, and we lived happily ever after.  The End. Just kidding. It was a total nightmare…
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Velveteria Downtown LA
Looking for a quirky, weird place to complete your Downtown LA afternoon? immerse yourself into the parallel universe of "Velveteria". I had no idea there is a…
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READ: IT CHOOSES YOU
The word "sonder" means: "The realization that each random passerby is living a life as vivid and complex as your own." It's kind of overwhelming to think…
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YOU is creepy (in a good way)
https://www.amazon.com/You-Novel-Caroline-Kepnes/dp/1476785600 I basically binge-read this book over 2 days- turned off netflix and chilled (But not really…
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I like these...very much. Just as they are.
Sure, the holidays are over, and we've tucked our reindeer jumpers away for another year- But we CAN and we WILL wear our Mark Darcy earrings all year long!&nbs…
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GLAMPING in... Santa Barbara
Sooo,...what IS Glam-ping? I guess, it is a glamour version of camping . You know, when you are sleeping in a sleeping bag in a tiny tent, maybe you are cold, o…
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Wonderwoman Tanwi Nandini Islam
Tanwi Nandini Islam, 34, is a Storyteller in many ways. Writing was not enough for Tanwi, who published her first Novel "Bright Lines" in 2015. (Penguin). Her s…
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Time Travel Mart Echo Park
Remember those.... In the TIME TRAVEL MART you ll find a lot of "remember those...". This little treasure chest is ideal for a quick stop to buy a last minute g…
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New High Mart
New High Mart...Los Feliz One of my obsessions is Japan and anything Japanese. I have travelled to Tokyo and Kyoto and I have the most vibrant memories of the g…
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Spin baby spin- a conversation with David and Megan Zint
If you are part of the LA SoulCycle (Spinning) community, if you object yourself on a regular basis to super torturous yet inspiring indoor spinning classes you…
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Get it on, bang a gong: INTEGRATRON
You never know who you are going to meet at a hand built, acoustically perfect, alien-inspired dome built atop a geomagnetic field deep in the desert....  …
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Jay Hernandez
Evevryone loves Jay Hernandez. We love him in Crazy/Beautiful, We love him in Hostel, we love him in Nashville, in Bad Moms, and in Suicide Squad. He is fun, ch…
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Poetry Reading: The Restaurant
Presenting, the third poem in Mrs. Pickelle's 3-part series: "A Day in the City"... Please put your napkins on your laps and settle in for "The Restaurant" ...&…
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Poetry Reading: The Museum
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Poetry Reading: The Train.
The first installment of Mrs. P's 3-part journey to NYC!  Introducing: The Train  …
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An announcement from Mrs. Pickelle
Mrs. Pickelle introduces her upcoming three-part poem: A Day in the City... Part 1: The Train Part 2: The Museum Part 3: Out to Dinner  Stay tuned! …
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We can Necromance if we want to....
I LOVE an oddity shoppe.  I'm not talking about any old shop that probably sells Trump Toilet Paper and Taxidermy Unicorn Heads... I'm talki…
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Poetry Reading: The Television set (and remote control)
A new poem from Mrs. Pickelle's Household Appliances Collection.... Enjoy! …
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Show me the anemone
Sometimes I forget I live near the ocean. Apparently, I'm too busy in my West Hollywood bubble doing yoga and dusting my kale tumeric smoothie with Spirit…
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Poetry Reading: "MUSIC"
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Don't be a 🔲
Okay, so there is no Jack Rabbit Slim's twist contest at Black Rabbit Rose. You can't get a 5 dollar shake, and your server probably won't be Jayne Mansfie…
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Mrs. Pickelle says: It takes two to Tango!
I recently had my very first Tango experience!! The young dark-haired woman glides gracefully across the dance floor in a dazzling open-backed red dress and re…
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Mrs. Pickelle says: Let's have a chat!
We love our Mrs. Pickelle, who, in her own words, has a pot-pourri of poetry and imagery to present about every day household appliances and simple persona…
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Mrs. Pickelle says: Sit on it!
It was my first yoga class using a chair, and since I didn't take any pictures, we'll have to make do with these drawings... I sat up straight on the edge…
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That Sand Dune
If you've ever taken a drive on the Pacific Coast Highway between Malibu and Oxnard- you've probably noticed that big freaking sand dune across from Thornh…
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Poetry Reading: The Tea Kettle
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Esther Perbandt
German Fashion Designer Esther Perbandt lives and works in Berlin. Trained in Paris and Moscow her clothes are influenced by Esther's love for simplic…
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Poetry reading: The Toaster
Mrs. Pickelle loves to write poetry... and for some (awesome) reason, many of her poems tend to be about appliances. A running joke in the family pokes fun…
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Mrs Pickelle says: Devil your eggs!
Remember: there are many ways to devil an egg! But this is how I do it- and they are pretty darn good if I do say so myself!  1. Boil the eggs. (10 m…
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Scott Sternberg
Scott Sternberg has had more than one life. In his first life he was an agent at a big Hollywood agency. In 2003 Scott left the agency and founded his brand &ld…
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Josua Cakautini
Josua Cakutini I met Josua during a trip to Fiji. He works at the Nanuku resort. FC: How did you sleep last night? JC: Like a baby. It was a long day, I fell as…
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Moby
He turned 50 this year, and besides a lot of things he wrote his first novel. “Porcelain” is pretty awesome , very cinematic, a very dense memoir th…
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Gai Gherardi
A conversation with L.A. Eyeworks owner, Gai Gherardi, who is currently celebrating 37 years of her store being fabulous.  FC: How did you sleep last night…
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Emi Avanessian
A Conversation with Pygmy Hippo owner, Emi Avanessian. FC: What’s your Name? Emi: My name is Eminé but everyone calls me Emi because it's easier,&n…
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Pygmy Hippo
Once upon a time… ...there was a tiny space in the middle of hectic Beverly boulevard. A tiny little gorgeous treasure chest , home to Mini Hippos living…
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FRANKIE The one thing I cannot stand is being bored…
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Macro... - WHAT? M Cafe de Chaya
I had heard about macrobiotic food. Sort of. Madonn…
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SATDHA- amazing flavors in Santa Monica
HDTB (hands down the best) Snap Pea Salad in town…
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Nora Ephron's hot dog
I am a rubbernecker at restaurants. Food obsessed…
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Au Lac DTLA- the best fake shrimp in town!
I have driven all the way to Fountain Valley to mee…
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Eating Humpty Dumpty
  Forget Eggs Benedict. For me, it's all about…
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My Go-To No.1 Salad Dressing
Since I became a Vegan almost three years ago I hav…
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Foxy AF
In a food environment curated with giant…
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East LA coffee- Woodcat
Coffee has become "this thing". People are particul…
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There's something about Betty
I first saw "Betty Blue" back in the 90's, when I w…
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Afternoon delight
I love me a day drink, and what better way to celeb…
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The Easy Peasy - Grain Bowl
How about an easy peasy dinner inspiration? Here yo…
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Sage -Vegan Awesomeness in Echo Park
This cool Farm to Table vegan Bistro is a fantastic…
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Eveleigh
Eveleigh-hidden in plain sight. For years I have dr…
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Nickel Diner
If Maple Bacon Donuts are your jam, THIS is the pla…
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Everson Royce Bar
If I had a drink tonight… My fave place to c…
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The Sound of silence – or what increases our Chi
There is this moment, when you submerge your head i…
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Christine + the Queens
Check it: “Christine and the Queens” He…
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Making Fresh Ricotta
Full disclosure: I have been to culinary school. I…
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What's up on La Brea?
Hot Dogs and Vintage Glam, that's whassup on La Bre…
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Let's play! The best toy store in Sherman Oaks
"Classic Toys". I mean, that is a responsibilty. A…
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What me and Lady Margaret have in common and what Peter Greenaway has to do with it.
...and that would be the love for a good ole blazer…
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There is a bridge in Franklin Hills...
It is easy to get lost in big cities. Easy to feel…
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Follow the music-to Silverlake
The Silverlake Conservatory Of Music could't b…
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"The Green Spot" Barcelona
My Non-Vegan Sidekick is hungry. "Starving!" So am…
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Blueproject Barcelona
Meatless in Spain? Is that possible? "Blueproject"…
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Would you rather...?
Ok, so this is not high literature or the invention…
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Track your Happiness
Happiness is all we wish for, right? For ourselves…
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You're gonna wanna go get these posters, get these posters.
You know how when you watch a movie, there is that…
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It's not the destination- it's the journey... (as long as there's Champagne)
Some people are just hard to shop for... Especiall…
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The magical Tomoko Spa Beverly Hills
When my husband and I need a luxurious break , when…
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Oh, so cute!
Yes, Kawaii means "cute", you knew that, right? Wel…
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READ "The Vegetarian" by Han Kang
I devoured this book. You can see how grubby my cop…
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Not too cool for Leather School
Usually, when I am in Florence, the only "laborator…
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FASHION 2017-Whatcha got?
Come on, 2016 was tough. Bowie, George Michael and…
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My FAVE FIVE of the moment
Like the average girl I have a couple of hundred di…
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Uncooked cards
There are times when a basic "Happy Birthday" just…
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Fight the Flu with Food
This is just a quick `n easy little Stew recepie th…
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Meatless Meatballs in... Santa Barbara
MESA VERDE in Santa Barbara serves mostly vegan and…
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SPICES in Silverlake
If you are into fresh Spices and teas THIS hidden g…
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Have vegan bacon & black pudding in... DUBLIN
VEGAN black pudding-really? I have to try this. The…
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Have a coffee in ... BERLIN
Manzini in Berlin Wilmersdorf is a classic. And tha…
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OnePiece
Not to bring the mood down, but: true story, I stum…
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Good Grief
This is an oldie but a goodie. As a child, I always…
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All Jay all the time
The first time I saw Jay Hernandez on screen was in…
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More Jay Hernandez! Our man in "Suicide Squad" & "Bad Moms"
A little more Jay! I mean, since we have him on the…
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Miss Jenny
I rarely meet people who are just happy. You know…
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Poetry Reading: The Permit
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Poetry Reading MASH-UP: Emily Dickinson/Gilligan's Island!
When Mrs. Pickelle hears the rumor that E…
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Holiday Poem from Mrs. Pickelle
Our singing groupis gearing up to entertain.We're p…
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Johnny Escobedo
A conversation with: Johnny Escobedo, LA’s #1…
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Rosie O`Donnell
To introduce Rosie O`Donnell is not really necessar…
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Paige Smith
Paige Smith is an Artist, the label she's been give…
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Poetry reading: The Fan
Mrs. Pickelle has fun with words and personifcation…
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