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...]

This Weekend: Twilight Treats, Holiday Kick-Off, Ceramics Sale, Go Green, Flea Market Finds, Volunteerism

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Celebrate "Twilight" at Big Sugar today; Holiday celebration at Westfield Topanga.

BY KAREN YOUNG   THROUGH JANUARY 1 HOLIDAY VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: THE BIG SUNDAY HOLIDAY LIST: This community service organization has nearly 125 different ways for you to help this year ranging from providing Thanksgiving dinner … [Read more...]

Back to the Kitchen: Chicken Soup to the Rescue

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Chicken soup can be made many ways.

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...]

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’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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]