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Just Listed: Laurel Canyon Eco-Friendly Celebrity Retreat | 8459 Ridpath Drive

Featured in Los Angeles Times, Architectural Digest, People Weekly, and Cottages & Gardens.

Welcome to the LA Green House, a modern and organic luxury retreat originally built in 1924 and recently re-imagined by Interform Architecture utilizing exclusively green and eco-friendly design principles.

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Glamorous Tudor Revival in Los Feliz Asks $12,750,000

This stunning and historically significant residence in the hills of Los Feliz returns to the market after a $13,000,000 price reduction. Yes, it’s still listed at a jaw-dropping $12,750,000, but the glamorous and romantic Tudor Revival is as priceless as it is timeless. 2405 Glendower Avenue is old Hollywood at its absolute best and a rare opportunity to own one of the premier homes of the Los Feliz hills.

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The Best Pick-Up & Delivery Thanksgiving Dinners in Los Angeles

Novelist, screenwriter, and director Nora Ephron’s famous Thanksgiving turkey recipe was simply to salt and pepper the bird and stick it in the oven at 450 degrees and “do not do one thing to it. You don’t baste it…you might have to cover it a certain point. And you might have to drain some of the fat that comes off, but it’s all these years of endless basting for nothing, it turns out.”

Believe her or not, preparing a Thanksgiving dinner for family and friends can sometimes feel a bit like a chore, especially when you’d much rather enjoy and take part in the conversation happening in the living room. If that’s the case for you this year and you would like to taste something more inventive than your standard mashed potatoes and sweet potatoes, check out this list of restaurants and grocers who will do all the work for you: select and test the recipes, cook the meal, and (in some cases) deliver it straight to your door. Restaurants include Little Dom’s in Los Feliz, Freedman’s in Echo Park, Lawry’s in Beverly Hills, Wexler’s in Downtown, Lunetta in Santa Monica, and many more.

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Laurel Canyon Mid-Century Modern Marvel – 8956 Wonderland Park

On a large and private lot in Laurel Canyon sits this stunning mid-century modern marvel by USC Architect Robert Thorguson. Built in 1953 and carefully maintained and expertly restored over the years, the three bedroom beauty is an inspiring and stylish hillside home.

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Amazing Indoor/Outdoor Mid-Century Home in Los Feliz’s Ivanhoe School District

It’s rare and wonderful when a home checks off all the boxes for certain prospective buyers. Mid-century style? Check. Restored and move-in ready? Check. Great neighborhood? One of the best. 4+ bedrooms? Check. En suite baths? Pool? You bet. Ivanhoe Elementary School District? As if you have to ask at this point. 3019 Surry Street is that kind of stylish, magical, and fully realized home that only comes around once in a blue moon.

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Your Guide to All the Awards Season Films Released Over the Holidays

You may have already chosen your favorite film of the year and declared your selections for the 2020 Academy Awards Best Picture category but there are still dozens of buzzworthy films set to be released over the upcoming holidays. To help keep you up to date with all the new movie releases of 2019, check out our November and December release calendar below and write us in the comments about the movies you’re most excited to see or the ones you’ve loved most so far this year.

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Los Village Triplex with Restored 1890s Farmhouse

All three units of this exquisite triplex will be delivered vacant. A rare and wonderful income property opportunity in the very heart of Los Feliz Village. The rear portion of the property is a historic and restored farmhouse built in 1890, making it one of the very first – if not the first – homes in Los Feliz Village. It’s absolutely an owner-user’s dream; a separate entrance, gated compound with a standalone bungalow, bonus studio, and a large private yard.

From the street, there are two light-filled Spanish-style apartments that each have one bedroom, one bath, laundry, offices, and outdoor space.

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Fresh & Innovative California Chinese at Mandarette Café

Mandarette Café – the longtime Chinese restaurant on Beverly Blvd near the Beverly Center – celebrated their 35th anniversary open recently so we decided it was high time to get back to the West Hollywood mainstay to see if their famous strawberry shrimp is as delicious as I remember it, to taste some of Chef Yang’s newest savory dishes for the fall, and to have a soju and ginger cocktail or two.

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Spanish Revival Village Las Orquideas For Sale in Hollywood Heights

Built in the early days of the Golden Era of Hollywood and nestled in the Hollywood Heights foothills, Las Orquideas is a compound of five villas consisting of nine units. The property was designed by Cecil B. DeMille’s frequent art director Wilfred Buckland – popularly canonized as Hollywood’s first art director – to resemble the hillside towns of Andalusia. Buckland is quoted as saying, “I came to Hollywood … in search of a chance to visualize a more ‘pictorial’ way, by adapting to film the same rules that govern the higher art of painting.” Las Orquideas, located at 1901 North Orchid Avenue, is exquisitely painterly and altogether movie-magical.

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The Best Events & Things to Do This November in Los Angeles (2019)

Just as October ends and you think it is safe to stay home for an evening, November in Los Angeles rolls around and it appears to be just as full of amazing events and things to do as last month’s Halloween-fueled and festivity-filled month. There’s Friday Night Jazz at LACMA, Structure Exhibition at Neutra Museum, Coco Live, the L.A. Coffee Festival, the Burbank Wine Walk, and no shortage of Thanksgiving and fall celebrations. Read on for the best events and things to do in Los Angeles this November!

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