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Fashion & Style, The Manual Wind

The Manual Wind: Weiss Watch Company Standard Issue Field Watch

Quality timepieces are often associated with the same few countries of origin; Switzerland of course, and Germany.  One brand that is hoping to change this perception is The Weiss Watch Company.  At the...
helm is Swiss trained watchmaker Cameron Weiss.   WOSTEP certified, Weiss spent years training under the masters at watch houses Audemars Piguet...

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Food & Drink

Bartender’s Choice: Summer Cocktails to Beat the Heat

Some say the cocktail is on the comeback but did it ever really go away? Yes, beer and wine are all the rage currently but what’s better than a classic drink redefined using organic and local...
ingredients? In the fall and winter, drinks tend to center on darker spirits such as bourbon and whiskey. In the lazy...

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Living, New Music Monday

New Music Monday: Kaiser Chiefs

Leeds based, Kaiser Chiefs are one of the most successful rock bands of the last decade. They have released 4 albums which have amassed millions of sales worldwide. Ricky Wilson, the band’s front-man,...
was recently chosen to be a coach on the UK’s version of the wildly popular, TV show The Voice, alongside Will.I.Am, Kylie...

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Travel

9 American Towns, 9 Romantic Getaways

Here’s an “oh S$!*,” moment for you: Valentine’s Day falls on a Friday this year. And more, it’s a long weekend, should you happen to have President’s Day off that Monday...
the 17th. There’s no pressure to do anything special (that’s according to every girl we’ve asked) but since it is on a weekend, why...

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Travel

Top Spots Around the Nation to Ring in the New Year

Millions of Americans face a crisis of epic proportions every year: what shall I do on New Years Eve? You don’t want to embarrass yourself in front of your work colleagues come January, especially...
that annoying frat boy who tries to top everyone in the office with his stories. Most of us have a game...

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Fashion & Style

Alchemy Works Opens in L.A.

If you’re planning to tour downtown LA’s buzzing Arts District anytime soon and want to glimpse the future of retail, be sure to stop by Alchemy Works. The latest mixed-space project by Raan Parton,...
who pioneered social entrepreneurship in fashion almost eight years ago with his Apolis brand, Alchemy Works functions not only as a rotating...

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Fashion & Style

Wittmore Goes West

If you’re a West Coast fan of Wittmore, the fashion retailer best known for its curated assortment of hard-to-find, lifestyle brands, you’re in luck. Wittmore has officially opened a permanent retail...
brick-and-mortar space on West 3rd Street in Los Angeles. We say permanent, because the company operated a pop-up from June to August just west...

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Travel

Three Unexpected Bike Friendly Cities

In just a few short days, it will be World Car Free Day, which aside from  spending the day not stuck in traffic, will be a prime moment to talk about the bicycle. So right off the bat, there are two...
things we should get straight. First—neither spring, nor summer, are the best times of year for...

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Fashion & Style, Worn Out Wednesday

Worn Out Wednesday – Tim Campbell

We appreciate men who dress the part. Take Tim Campbell. He is an interior designer based both in Los Angeles and New York. He is known for his work with modernist houses such as Vidal Sassoon’s Neutra...
designed Singleton House and his current work on a Rex Lotery house (which has an adult playroom -we...

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Fashion & Style, Worn Out Wednesday

Worn Out Wednesdays – Donnie Madden

“I’m a walking dichotomy!” is the first thing Donnie Madden exclaimed when we got on the phone. Indeed he is, from his eccentric upbringing to his fashion sense, Mr. Madden mixes it up. Growing up in...
Northern California in a tiny town called Ukiah where the number one cash crop is marijuana, he has since...

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Fashion & Style, Food & Drink, Living

Hedley & Bennett Apron Strings Are for Big Chefs

This decade might be known for the rise of the celebrity chef. Thanks to blogs and the endless churn of culinary shows from Top Chef to No Reservations. But when it comes to gear, cuisine maestros still...
don the obligatory white or black apron. And, of course, there’s Mario Batali and his crocs. Ellen Bennett...

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Food & Drink

LA’s Newest Destination Restaurant: Hinoki & the Bird

Hinoki & the Bird is spurring many Angelinos, and visitors alike to the fair city of Los Angeles, to do something they probably never considered before— driving to the isolated neighborhood of...
Century City for something other than a visit to, you know, their agents. Right across the street from famed offices of CAA (the...

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Living

Burpees ’til Dusk at CrossFit Sunset

As I write this, I’m sore in all the right places — my shoulders aren’t hunching like Quasimodo and my belly doesn’t look ready for ride on a Harley. Taking a CrossFit class appears to...
do the day after what some fitness regimens take weeks to achieve. And, yes, it kicks your ass. Living in...

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Fashion & Style

Not your Father’s General Store

Tastemaker husband and wife team, Kevin and Bo Carney decided to open a perfectly curated shop for the fashion elite in the heart of LA’s trendy Silver Lake neighborhood and we are a better city...
because of it. Mohawk General Store has a  brilliant way of meshing luxe brands like Dries Van Noten with vintage...

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Grooming

Love for the Beard with Beard Buddy

Men’s grooming has become a serious business in the past decade but we still like to see companies that are a bit tongue in cheek about the whole thing as well. We discovered the Los Angeles company...
Beard Buddy recently and applaud them for truly taking beard culture to another level. Not only do they...

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