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Celebrating Mother’s Day at Sunday Brunch in Los Angeles

Nothing says “I love you Mom” like a fantastic Sunday brunch where the champagne flows and the dishes, and laughs, are aplenty. Are you making last minute Mother’s Day plans? You’ll want to take a look at this list of eight amazing spots for Mother’s Day brunch that, against all odds, still have a table or two open. While we celebrate Mom every day in our own way, here’s where to take Mom for a brunch to remember this Sunday in Los Angeles.

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Hollywood Bowl Releases Epic 2022 Lineup

Photo courtesy of Hollywood Bowl.

Get ready for a summer like no other. Hollywood Bowl has just announced its season, a celebration of 100 years of incredible music under the stars and one epic lineup.

Chad Smith, CEO of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra has said this year’s schedule, with a wide-range of genres, reflects those early goals for Hollywood Bowl to “democratize music and culture in our city.”

L.A. Phil maestro Gustavo Dudamel will conduct 10 concerts this season, including a run of five nights in July that features the third act of Wagner’s Valkyrie and the Paris Opera Ballet. And yes, Sound of Music and Star Wars are happening again. Check out the full schedule below!

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Valentine’s Day Dinners & Things to Do in Los Angeles | 2022

Valentine’s Day is coming up this Monday, February 14th! If you are still thinking about where to go out for dinner, order takeout, or find other romantic things to do this weekend and early next week, the list below has you covered. Happy Valentine’s Day! Cheers!

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The Best Christmas Events in Los Angeles | December 2021

Happy holidays from The Hollywood Home! With just eight days left of 2021, you may be looking for special events and fun things to do with friends and family as the year comes to a close. It’s that magical time of year again and so I’ve compiled a list of wonderful holiday events from dazzling light displays to ice skating at Dodger Stadium and L.A. Live, holiday movies, live performances, and more, to last you until New Year’s Eve and beyond. As always, be sure to check COVID vaccine or negative test requirements for any event you plan on attending and stay safe out there.

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The Best Christmas Dinners To-Go in Los Angeles

In 2020 there’s really no place like home for the holidays. We all deserve a restful and peaceful time this holiday season. So take a load off, put your feet up, and order from some of Los Angeles’s best restaurants this Christmas. Here are our picks for the top options throughout our great city. It’s a great way to support your favorite local restaurants and to have a relaxing, mostly dish-free evening. Make sure to call ahead to confirm availability. Happy holidays from The Hollywood Home!

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Home for the Holidays: Baking with Milk Bar’s award-winning chef and owner, Christina Tosi

As we near the end of 2021, I wanted to take a moment to thank my readers, colleagues, clients, friends, and family for and incredible year and invite you to join me for a special and exclusive virtual event, Home for the Holidays: Baking with Milk Bar’s award-winning chef and owner, Christina Tosi, on Saturday, December 11th.

I am thrilled to be able to extend this invitation in appreciation of your loyalty and trust in the Sotheby’s International Realty brand.

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Laurel Canyon Oasis Listed for $1,065,000 | 8319 Kirkwood Drive

This wonderfully bright and airy two bedroom home in Laurel Canyon hits the market at a great price just above $1 million dollars, incredibly rare for this neighborhood and rarer still for Wonderland Elementary School District.

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Halloween Happenings in Los Angeles & Southern California | October 2021

It’s spooky season again and, unlike last year, trick-or-treating and in-person special events are back throughout Southern California! Below I’ve curated a list of all the best Halloween in-person events in Los Angeles, with some safety measures in place, of course. Haunted houses (and hayrides), classic horror film screenings, scary day and night hikes, decked out theme parks, and many more spooky things to do this weekend. Happy Halloween, Los Angeles! Stay safe, stay scary.

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Reimagined Home from ‘A Nightmare on Elm Street’ Lists in Hollywood | 1428 N Genesee Ave.

Just in time for Halloween and just south of Sunset Boulevard, the iconic home of “Nancy Thompson” in Wes Craven’s legendary slasher A Nightmare on Elm Street hits the market in Hollywood’s Spaulding Square neighborhood. Offers are due by midnight on October 31st!

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Pumpkin Spice Soup Perfect for the Holidays & Colder Winter Months

With the holidays on the horizon, you may be turning to recipes that add a a dose of comfort and soul to the end of your work day. Look no further than this calming pumpkin spice soup that is absolutely perfect as a solo side dish this fall and winter that’s also always a hit with friends and family and that can be gussied up to serve as a filling entree. It’s a soup for all seasons! Perhaps my favorite aspect of this incredibly easy dish is that you can be adventurous with it. And, most likely, you have all the ingredients already in your pantry and fridge.

While “pumpkin spice” has become something of a cliché, it’s done so for good reason. People love it. The curry and white pepper add an authentic zest and flavor to this creamy pumpkin soup. You can also spice it up for a more piquant depth of flavor with turmeric or cumin. I’ve also occasionally added some Italian seasoning or sage or basil from the garden. Feel free to experiment or keep the soup as written. Switch out the chicken stock with chicken bone broth for an added boost of collagen, or if you do not have evaporated milk on hand use heavy cream, half & half, or for more of an Indian vibe go with a can of coconut milk. Top with julienned basil or chopped cilantro, toasted pine nuts, a drizzle of chili oil or a lovely arbequina olive oil. Or nothing at all! With this soup you cannot go wrong! And if you’re thinking of additions to make this soup more of an entree than an appetizer, I suggest adding shredded chicken, corn, or potatoes.

Enjoy!

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