THIS WEEKEND: Small Biz Saturday, Shopping Deals, American Idol’s Phillip Phillips and More What To Do

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BY KAREN YOUNG MY DAILY FIND FAVES OFFERING SPECIAL SALES FOR SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY AND THANKSGIVING WEEKEND     Sy Devore: This legendary Studio City store named after the man who was the “tailor to the stars” … [Read more...]

THIS WEEKEND: What’s Happening in the San Fernando Valley

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BY KAREN YOUNG   ALL WEEKEND WOODLAND HILLS ICE: This outdoor ice rink next to Westfield Topanga is open for the season through January 27. It features over 7000 square feet of real ice, offering daily recreational ice skating … [Read more...]

Travel: Oxnard — LA’s Affordable Beachside Community

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BY MARY MCGRATH For many years, Oxnard was one of those requisite pit stops between LA and Santa Barbara. It wasn’t a place I even considered visiting until recently. Now, Oxnard is now its own destination and has its own story to tell. … [Read more...]

Two Studio City Dwellers Reveal the Magical World of Meringue in a New Cookbook Perfect for the Holidays

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BY KAREN YOUNG Studio City residents Jennifer Evans Gardner and Linda K. Jackson, co –authors of Meringue, met over homemade meringue at their respective children’s pre-school potluck many years ago. Gardner brought raspberry meringue … [Read more...]

THIS WEEKEND: Carmaggedon 2 Discounts and Deals, Plus Local and Nearby Events

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BY KAREN YOUNG It's CARMAGGEDON II.   Last year's traffic scare turned out to be a non-event.  Forecasters say this year will be the real deal and since many of us have decided to remain sequestered in our neighborhoods, the Los Angeles … [Read more...]

Come Aboard the Green Vanity for Work or Play

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BY KAREN YOUNG What’s green, perfect for parties or  production work, decked out for beauty and relaxation, customizable, just a little bit retro, available to rent three ways, and gives back to community? It’s  Green Vanity — a … [Read more...]

Fashion & Beauty Finds: Use “Goe Oil” and You’ll Never Go Back

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Editor's Note: We're thrilled to have stylist Allison Rae Marsh back again to give us the latest and greatest scoop about her special "finds" in fashion and beauty.  BY ALLISON RAE MARSH Goe Oil is my favorite new cream/oil and truly the best … [Read more...]

This Weekend: SOTO Opens More Stores, Last Days of Ice Skating, Art Exposure, Summer Opps, Burn Yoga

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BY KAREN YOUNG GRAND OPENING  SHERMAN OAKS AND STUDIO CITY—SOTO Lifestyle and SOTO Boutique : My Daily Find fave clothing and gift stores for trendy, well-priced clothing, accessories, jewelry and home goods continues to grow from Westlake to … [Read more...]

Gold Party Girls: Get an Education About Cash for Gold—and Silver and Diamonds

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BY KAREN YOUNG It seems like everywhere I turn there's a sign or  ad for "Cash for Gold"—as well as invites flooding my inbox for "gold parties." The whole concept  piqued my interest since I had a few pieces of  gold from the 1980s and even … [Read more...]

THIS WEEKEND: Special Discounts and Fun In and Out of the 818

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BY KAREN YOUNG Weight Watchers® Opens in Studio City: Weight Watchers will open its newly designed store in Studio City on Friday, January 20 at 9 a.m. The store, located at 11239 Ventura Boulevard in the Marshalls shopping  center, will be open … [Read more...]