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Where to Get the Best Happy Hour Oysters in Los Angeles

Toward the end of a warm late August summer day, you may find yourself in an unfamiliar neighborhood, or in the midst of a new stretch of restaurants, and the thought may occur to you: there must be some place nearby that has really great happy hour oysters. The $1 happy hour oyster in LA may be close to becoming extinct, but it’s not quite there yet. Below is the definitive list of $1 dollar or near $1 dollar happy hour oysters in Los Angeles for all your summer oyster cravings, no matter the neighborhood you may find yourself in.

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Celebrity Real Estate Review – August 2018

Take a closer look at a select and exclusive group of celebrity real estate deals including the the listings of Cher, Alice Cooper, Joe Jonas, and Ava DuVernay, the misses of Lance Bass and Billy Bob Thornton, and the sales of Drew Barrymore, Eva Longoria, & more. Enjoy!

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Stunning Spanish Revival in Los Feliz – 2501 N Catalina Ave

This stunning Spanish revival-style home sits perched on the Los Feliz hillside, just a stone’s throw from Frank Lloyd Wright’s Ennis House, Griffith Park, and the Greek Theatre. The private and gated Manning residence was designed by architect Lyle A Berens.

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Mid-Century California Ranch with Pool in Encino – 16970 Strawberry Dr.

Thrilled to announce my latest listing! This beautiful mid-century ranch-style pool home was built in 1956 and offers total privacy on its fantastic large lot and spectacular hillside views from every room.

Open House:
Friday, August 10th 11am-2pm
Sunday, August 12th 2pm-5pm
Tuesday, August 14th 11am-2pm

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Inside East LA Meets Napa: Los Angeles’s Best Food & Wine Festival

After arousing suspicions for the past several years, it may be safe to call it: East LA Meets Napa Food & Wine Festival is the best food and wine festival in Los Angeles. At no other festival is there more food, more wine, music, and dancing than at AltaMed’s annual downtown Los Angeles bash. Find your new favorite bottle of wine and where you should book your next dinner reservation inside.

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Hollywood Hills Spanish Classic With Pool, Pond, Walking Trails, & More – 2415 Pilgrimage Trl

Tucked away at the end of a cul-de-sac on a sleepy street in the Hollywood Hills sits this stylish and sophisticated Spanish-style home. 2415 Pilgrimage Trl was built in 1925 during Hollywoodland’s housing boom. The four bedroom home is perched on over half an acre, an extraordinarily large lot for the neighborhood.

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Country English Estate in Hancock Park’s Windsor Square – 552 S Bronson Ave

Welcome to Windsor Square! Windsor Square is a small and historic urban neighborhood known for its luscious greenery and its giant mansions. Windsor Square was a singular planned development in the 1910s. Its location was chosen so the neighborhood would be, “between Los Angeles and the ocean, on the direct road to the country club.” Today, many notable Los Angeles residents, celebrities, and the mayor of the city call this exclusive neighborhood home. 552 S Bronson Avenue is a private and stylish five bedroom Country English estate with grounds adorned with trees and shrubbery, and includes a pool, a subterranean screening room, and a sumptuous master suite.

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Charming Hollywood Hills 1920s Traditional with Bonus House – 3134 Ellington Dr.

Surrounded by mature trees and lush greenery, this charming 1920s Traditional home is superbly located in the Hollywood Hills, close enough to all the action of the studios, Hollywood, and Downtown, but far enough away to insure quiet and privacy. Electric and alive, with a bonus house and excellent outdoor space, 3134 Ellington Drive could become your own Chateau Marmont-style retreat.

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Romantic Hollywood Hills Mediterranean Villa – 6340 Bryn Mawr Drive

Designed by architect Armand Monaco in 1925, this Mediterranean home radiates with style, charm, warmth, and romance. Monaco gained fame in Hollywood’s Golden Era by constructing grand Italianate and Mediterranean villas in Los Angeles inspired by the palatial villas he spent time in as a young boy in Italy before he and his family emigrated to the United States in 1907. Monaco designed several Italianate style residences for silent screen stars during the 1920s including a home for actress Betty Blythe in Los Feliz and the Villa Monaco in Silver Lake.

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Hollywood’s Essential Restaurants – Summer 2018

Hollywood’s best restaurants don’t always have a gimmick, but when they do they resemble a summer blockbuster more than a favorite film you decide to return to again and again. The latest en vogue tendency for Hollywood restaurants is actually no gimmick at all, but instead a worthy reclaiming and reimagining of urban blight: Hollywood’s best restaurants are taking back the strip mall. The strip mall is, of course, not unique to Los Angeles at all, but it does feel like a Los Angeles signature, especially when you are driving down Hollywood’s most famous streets like Hollywood, Sunset, Melrose, and Santa Monica.

Of course, not all of Summer 2018’s essential Hollywood restaurants are packed like sardines inside a strip mall, many are sprawling and grand architectural and artistic works in themselves, Provençal cafés, or sleek and modern spots with menus to match. Here, we take a look at 14 of Hollywood’s best restaurants including Baroo, Chi SPACCA, Gwen, Kali, Trois Mec, and more.

Also, for the purpose of this article – let’s define exactly where Hollywood is. We only looked at restaurants above Melrose, below Franklin West of the 101, and east of Fairfax. Give or take a block or two. If we’ve left any incredible restaurant out, please let us know! We love trying at least one new restaurant each week.

Enjoy!

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