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Mid-Century Modern Home with Pool and Front Row Views of the Hollywood Sign

Views of the Hollywood sign don’t get any better than this. Living in this three bedroom, four bathroom mid-century modern home you will feel like the world famous sign is right in your back yard.

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A Brief History of the Hollywood Bowl in Postcards

Hollywood Bowl is the largest natural amphitheatre in the country and a favorite evening destination for Angelenos and visitors alike. Every Summer I go as often as I can. There’s something magical about the venue – the hillside setting, the way the music travels from the stage’s shell up to and around the canyon, and, of course, the fresh open air under the stars. As their summer season ends, I decided to take a look into the Bowl’s almost one hundred year history.

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Inside Marilyn Monroe’s Dreamy Final Home in Brentwood

It was the first and last home legendary Hollywood bombshell Marilyn Monroe ever owned. 12305 Fifth Helena Drive in Brentwood is a dreamy Spanish hacienda that still stands today. According to Monroe biographers, Marilyn was urged by her psychologist to “put down roots” after three failed marriages to James Dougherty, Joe DiMaggio, and Arthur Miller. It is rumored she fell in love with the garden and would often spend calming afternoons there with her poodle. She bought the home in 1962 for $75,000. It last sold in 2012 for $5.1 million.

Update Friday, April 21 – Marilyn’s final home in Brentwood has returned to the market. Asking price is $6,900,000.

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Why is Everyone Raving About Kali on Melrose?

Kali opened its doors on Melrose near Larchmont Village earlier this year and has been received with near universal praise. There have been plenty of hot new restaurants this year in Los Angeles but the buzz around Kali seems to have been building more and more since their grand opening so I finally decided to make a reservation and find out what all the talk has been about.

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Inside Gwen – Curtis Stone’s New Hollywood Hotspot

Gwen has opened its doors in Hollywood. One of Los Angeles’s and maybe the country’s most anticipated restaurant openings of 2016, Gwen serves a five course meat-centric menu, seasonal craft cocktails, and, if you can snag a sought after table, excellent people watching.

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Sleek New Restaurant “Paley” Roars to Life in Hollywood

Hollywood’s latest dining and drinking hotspot, Paley, opened recently for lunch and has now added an exquisite dinner service featuring modern California cuisine focusing on local ingredients, a bar menu that includes craft cocktails, a happy hour with insane 50% discounts, and a glorious ’50s Hollywood heyday mid-century design concept.

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Top Chef’s Marcel Vigneron Opens “Wolf” on Melrose

Wolf, a new restaurant featuring seasonal Los Angeles cuisine by celebrity chef Marcel Vigneron, is now open on Melrose Avenue in Hollywood.

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The Academy Awards

Each January, the entertainment community and film fans around the world turn their attention to the Academy Awards. Interest and anticipation builds to a fevered pitch leading up to the Oscar telecast in February, when hundreds of millions of movie lovers tune in to watch the glamorous ceremony and learn who will receive the highest honors in filmmaking.

View complete list of nominees for 88th Oscars®, click here.

And be sure to check out my extensive guide of all the Los Angeles restaurants, bars, theaters, and hotels hosting Oscars parties this year that are open to the public!


Classic Hollywood Mediterranean Duplex in Miracle Mile

Hidden behind a lush privacy hedge, this classic 1931 Mediterranean duplex is filled with charm and great architectural details.

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