Food Find: New Artisan Vegan “Cheese” Draws Raves at the Studio City Farmers Market

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BY CAROLE ROSNER Studio City residents Allen and Lois Keller never imagined  launching a food business. Yes, they are creative (she’s an artist and he’s a musician/writer/advertising guy) and resourceful, but neither thought of themselves … [Read more...]

Well-Priced Blast from the Past at the 1928 Factory Outlet

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Discount jewelry for flappers. Photos: Carole Rosner

BY CAROLE ROSNER 1928, the antique inspired line of costume jewelry, is available for at least half off its regular retail price at the 1928 Factory Outlet Stores in Burbank. Deeply discounted prices on necklaces, earrings, bracelets, brooches and … [Read more...]

Eclectic gift offerings at Harrisons in Tarzana

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BY CAROLE ROSNER I thought my holiday wish list was near complete—world peace, extra sleep and a non-home cooked meal—until I visited Harrisons gift store in Tarzana. After spending some time at this new store, my list has greatly … [Read more...]

Exercise + video games = Pure fun at I-Fitness KidZone

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BY CAROLE ROSNER Whether your kid plays sports or not, it’s often hard to persuade him or her to get off the couch, shut off the computer or hang up the phone and get some daily exercise. We're all told  that kids (and adults) should exercise … [Read more...]

Froggy’s Arts & Crafts a welcome haven for adults and kids

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BY CAROLE ROSNER When it's 110 degrees, you've already baked cookies, cupcakes and brownies, and have spent too much money on amusement parks, water parks and laser tag, head over to Froggy's Arts & Crafts in  Toluca Lake for a fun, inexpensive … [Read more...]

Sweet Candy Bliss in Valley Village

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BY CAROLE ROSNER You might not know it when you drive by, but there's a shop near the corner of Magnolia Boulevard and Whitsett Avenue that's a magical place. Step through the glass doors at this rather nondescript storefront and you will smell, … [Read more...]