Holiday Gift Guide: Shop Local Small Businesses in the San Fernando Valley

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BY  KAREN YOUNG Stay away from the madness of the malls and shop local, independently owned businesses. Despite the holiday rush, it’s guaranteed you’ll receive personal service and beautiful gift wrap. Here’s a list of some of my … [Read more...]

THIS WEEKEND: Winter Celebrations, Unique LA Shopping, Giving Back, Auto Fun and Theater for the Holidays

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Snow in Studio City this Sunday.  Photo: Courtesy Studio City Residents Association

BY KAREN YOUNG TONIGHT! FRIDAY Downtown Burbank Holiday Cheer:   Downtown Burbank kicks off a month-long celebration filled with free seasonal events from December 1 through January 1, 2013. It all begins with the Mayor's Tree Lighting … [Read more...]

Kids’ Book Corner: We’re Thankful for Books!

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BY JO PERRY If you want your children to become lifelong readers, show them that you value books by giving them as gifts. Below is the first of two columns devoted to books your kids will enjoy giving and receiving during the … [Read more...]

Fashion’s Night Out: Woodland Hills, Sherman Oaks and Studio City Joins Los Angeles to Take Part in a Global Celebration

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BY KAREN YOUNG Westfield Topanga  and Wesfield Sherman Oaks  are the the top spots in the 818 for  Fashion’s Night Out  (FNO) on Thursday, September  6,  along with select stores in Studio City. The San Fernando Valley joins  Los … [Read more...]

Fashion & Beauty: The Scarf—The Ultimate Fashion Accessory

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BY ALLISON RAE MARSH A scarf is one of my new favorite fashion finds of the season. It  is a versatile fashion accessory that offers many ways to change your look. From casual boho chic to  sleek and sophisticated, the possibilities are … [Read more...]

Worth the Drive: High Low Vintage Features Exclusive And Finely Curated Collectibles

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BY KAREN YOUNG There seems to be all kinds of shops popping up declaring to be "vintage." Indeed some do have real vintage goods, but oftentimes it just means there's lots of 'old' stuff. It's rare to find a shop that truly mirrors the essence of … [Read more...]

Unique Vintage and Antique Market Premieres in the San Fernando Valley

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BY KAREN YOUNG If you’re one to drive out to the Rose Bowl, Long Beach or Santa Monica  for authentic vintage finds, you’ll be happy to know that there’s finally a monthly vintage and antique show close to home  in Woodland … [Read more...]

Innovative, Personalized Treatments for Beautiful Skin at Skin Addiks—and 20% off!

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Camille Fields  Photos: Karen Young

BY KAREN YOUNG This is an update about one of My Daily Find’s favorite finds, Skin Addiks Skincare Studio, which was first featured in early 2010.  Since then, owner Camille Fields has moved to a new location just east of Laurel Canyon in … [Read more...]

Sneaker Warehouse: A Best Kept Secret in Encino

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BY JOCELYN FREID If you are an avid runner, walker or just love sneakers, Sneaker Warehouse is a must visit. It has been on the same Ventura Blvd strip in Encino for 21 years, but it's one of those 'best kept secret' kind of places. You have … [Read more...]

Making It More with Wedding Dress Memories

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BY CAROLE ROSNER Best friends, sisters-in-laws and moms, Jennifer Altounian and Noelle Vitolo, definitely thought outside the box—outside a garment preservation box that is—when they started their own business a year and a half ago. Their … [Read more...]