This Weekend: Food Truck Frenzy, Halloween Fairs, LAPD Open House,Health Fair, Arts & Food Festivals and more!

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The Pumpkin Fair at Dixie Canyon

BY KAREN YOUNG There is no excuse to stay home this weekend. The problem is what to choose to do — food truck festival in Encino, Halloween festivals from the east to the west valley, artisan and food fests downtown and Santa Monica, a health fair … [Read more...]

Get crafty at Paper Source; Celebrate the Grand Opening with free workshops this Saturday

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BY CAROLE ROSNER Paper Source, the nationwide chain of creative “paperie” and retail shops, has opened its doors in Studio City and will be introducing themselves to the neighborhood this weekend with a Grand Opening celebration. If you’ve … [Read more...]

This Weekend: Sales, Fashion, Gifts, Exercise, Recycling, Celebrations, Art, Butterflies and More

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BY KAREN YOUNG There's some great shopping, good sales and fun events this Labor Day Weekend. Be safe! SOTO LIFESTYLE GRAND OPENING: Soto, a My Daily Find fave, is celebrating the Grand Opening of its new concept store, Soto Lifestyle, on … [Read more...]

Filigree Home Furnishings, Design and Accessories: You can go home again

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Bedding and bench. Photos: Karen Young

BY KAREN YOUNG When I moved to Studio City in 1998, my very first find, years before My Daily Find was even germinating in my mind, was a home furnishings and design store called The Crimson Rooster that was housed in the Ventura Boulevard cottage … [Read more...]

Star Restaurant Supply: Restaurant quality products at a discount

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Cutting boards and stuff. Photos: Carole Rosner

BY CAROLE ROSNER If you’re a chef, caterer or restaurant owner, you’ve probably shopped at Star Restaurant Equipment & Supply Company in Van Nuys sometime in the past 50 years. Even if you're a novice, cooking in your own kitchen, Star has … [Read more...]

Cool eco-friendly goods plus green printing and graphics in Woodland Hills

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All Green Things owner, Tanya Peel with her dog Otis. Photos: Sarah K. Tohl

BY SARAH K. TOHL In a world that is progressively becoming environmentally conscious, it is important to have outlets that allow for us to seek knowledge and practice our awareness. All Green Things, an eco-friendly boutique and online company, and … [Read more...]

The My Daily Find Guide for Valentine’s Day Flowers

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"Valentine Surprise"- Ruffled scarlet roses with pink cymbidiums and a "hint" of Godiva chocolate. ( in a 4x4 cube with 2 pieces of Godiva) $75.

BY MELISSA CHUA Valentine's Day flowers run the gamut in price, design and style.  Here are some choice finds from across the San Fernando Valley and one very unique shop just over the hill. Artistic Flowers Artistic Flowers specializes in … [Read more...]

Studio City’s Big Sugar Bakeshop: Sweet treats and a TV trivia tidbit

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BY  CAROLE ROSNER At 3:00 in the morning most residents of Studio City are asleep—but not Lisa Ritter, co-owner and head baker at Big Sugar Bakeshop on Ventura Blvd. Ritter is busy making the scones, muffins, cookies, brownies and cakes that fill … [Read more...]

Sherman Oaks’ Wild Wings brings birds and nature back to community

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Owners Bonnie McFarlin and Scott Logan hope to get the community back to the nature that used to surround them. Photo: Carole Rosner

BY CAROLE ROSNER Los Angeles is known for many things — Paris Hilton, the Sherman Oaks Galleria, birthplace of the ice blended mocha, earthquakes, picture perfect weather, and the biggest U.S. city without a football team. But, did you know that … [Read more...]

Jeannie’s Homemade Candies: a must-eat, must-gift for the holidays and beyond

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BY CAROLE ROSNER “We’ve yet to have anyone taste this that hasn’t been wild about it!” That’s a pretty bold statement, but once I bit into a piece of Jeannie’s Homemade Candies, I see what co-owners Jeannie Alan and Sheri Adams are … [Read more...]