The Wine Find: Trader Joe’s has the Muscle to Bargain for Wines—and It Doesn’t Stop with Charles Shaw!

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BY BARBARA BARRIELLE Face it.  It is hard to beat the Trader Joe's  formula.  Easy-to-navigate smallish stores with rather delectable offerings (sea salt and caramel, holiday peppermint and chocolate every which way,  quick party … [Read more...]

This Weekend: Holiday Happenings with Santa, Gladiators, Shopping, Theater and More

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 BY KAREN YOUNG FROM THE MDF HOLIDAY HIGHLIGHTS FILES: THROUGHOUT THE HOLIDAY SEASON CLICK BELOW: The MDF Guide to Festive Holiday Lights and Boat Parades The MDF Guide to Outdoor Ice Skating Across Los Angeles Shop Local: The MDF … [Read more...]

The Wine Find: A Neighborhood Market Surprise for Bargain Wine and Spirits

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BY BARBARA BARRIELLE (Editor's Note:  This is the first in an ongoing column by Barbara Barrielle on wine and spirits that will take you all over the San Fernando Valley — and perhaps beyond. First stop — Studio City). I had just … [Read more...]

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

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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...]

Back to the Kitchen: Chicken Soup to the Rescue

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BY GWEN KENNEALLY Let’s just say that the Southern California weather is just a bit crazy! I have brought out my fall and winter ware only to put them away again and again. My daughter missed two days of school last week and still feels pretty … [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...]

Tasty Tidbits: A New Restaurant, A New Sweets Biz, A New Sweet Butter Menu, A New Pancake Special and A New Dine LA

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BY KAREN YOUNG Noho has got a new restaurant perfect for summer.  Following the success of  The Federal Bar on Lankershim in North Hollywood, which opened just over a year ago, Knitting Factory Entertainment (KFE) and CEO Morgan Margolis … [Read more...]

Hotel Surplus Outlet: Blow Out Furniture and Accessories Sale Through Memorial Day Weekend

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BY KAREN YOUNG We first wrote about  Hotel Surplus Outlet in March, 2010— and it’s remained one of our favorite “finds” ever since. Now it’s time for an update because the company recently moved to a new location in Van Nuys — … [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...]

Suck It Sweets and Treats Opens in Studio City

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BY KAREN YOUNG Kaileigh Brielle is a self professed foodie who loves sweets. The only problem is that she lives on a gluten-free diet and most desserts are gluten-rich.  So, what’s a girl to do when she wants to have sweets available at her … [Read more...]