Khloe Kardashian visits Rachel Pally’s Pop Up Shop

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BY ALLISON RAE MARSH Designer Rachel Pally, a San Fernando Valley native, opened her first Pop Up Shop last month on La Brea Avenue.  Known for her luxurious jersey collections,  Pally has created a space that currently houses select styles from … [Read more...]

Vintage at Heart: Well-priced glamour and style in Studio City

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BY ALISON FREEBAIRN-SMITH I have been a fan of vintage clothing since back in the 1970’s when I bought my bed jackets and faded Levis at Aardvark’s Odd Ark in Venice because it was one of the only places to buy vintage clothes, at the … [Read more...]

American Feast offers the best in sustainable gourmet, specialty food direct from the farm to your door

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BY KAREN YOUNG When Alice Waters was preparing her 2009 New Years Eve menu and needed a certain wild rice to serve her patrons at Chez Panisse, the iconic Berkeley, California restaurant, she turned to AmericanFeast.com, an online gourmet and … [Read more...]

Shop for a Cause: Circle of Care Leeza’s Place hosts fundraising boutique (with food trucks!) this Thursday and Friday

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Leeza Gibbons and artist Susan stand in front of Rio's original painting created especially for Circle of Care, which will now be the art used on the newly launched merchandise line, A Caregiver's Oasis, to benefit Circle of Care Leeza's Place.

BY MY DAILY FIND STAFF To commemorate November as Caregiver Awareness Month, Circle of Care Leeza’s Place (COCLP) will host their first annual Boutique For A Cause on Thursday, November 12 and Friday, November 13 between 11 am-3 pm. Circle of Care … [Read more...]

Encino’s Hand Me Ups: New children’s resale shop part bargain bazaar, part community center

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BY SUSAN SPILLMAN With its colorful, handprint-design sign and window full of trendy little outfits, “Hand Me Ups” looks like your typical cute kids’ boutique from the outside.  Inside, however, you’ll discover a brand new children’s … [Read more...]

Encino’s Cake Crumbs Bakery and School of Confectionary Arts stands uniquely alone

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BY CAROLE ROSNER I am fascinated by cake decorating. Much to my family’s dismay, I am often glued to the television watching the latest round of cake decorating competitions. The talent it takes to create realistic and edible cherry blossoms, … [Read more...]

Party Philanthropy with the Make It Count Project

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BY CAROLE ROSNER My family and I have planned and attended a lot of celebrations over the years. We’ve had our share of Jordan almonds wrapped in netting anMaed chocolate bars printed with family members’ names. We have happy memories of the … [Read more...]

Sherman Oaks’ Scandalo Boutique puts the artistic flair in your fashion wear

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Scandalo offers one-of-a-kind handmade leather clutches and bags designed by Damiano herself – her popular “skull bags” ranging from $220 - $520.

BY SARAH K. TOHL In times of a weak economy, with decreased retail sales, and boutique windows filled with “50% off signs,” it is a struggle for any business owner to find great success – but not so much for Alex Damiano, owner of Scandalo … [Read more...]

Rock n’ Roll Shoe and Handbag Repair in Sherman Oaks

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BY CAROLE ROSNER It’s hard to imagine, but there’s a little shop in Sherman Oaks where Abbott & Costello, Doris Day and Rock Hudson have something in common with Rod Stewart, The Bee Gees, Sammy Hagar, Peter Frampton, Linda Ronstadt, Ozzy … [Read more...]

Goodbye, Ziploc…Hello, Graze Organic Reusable Bags

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BY CAROLE ROSNER Brown-bagging a meal for your kids or yourself requires all sorts of supplies—waxed paper, plastic wrap, tin foil, paper napkins and plastic baggies. More often than not, these kitchen staples are used once and thrown away—not … [Read more...]