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DESIGNER TIPS & TRICKS

How to Choose A Dining Table

New year, new decor? We love interior design here at AOTCH, and laid out some core factors you should consider when choosing a good one.

The best dining table should work with your budget, fit in your space,

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ARCHITECTURE CORNER

Baldwin Hills Architecture Then and Now

Whether you’re familiar with Baldwin Hills or haven’t yet discovered this neighborhood in Southern Los Angeles, this thriving community has a rich history of innovative architecture that is both noteworthy…

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NATURE CORNER

Top Neighborhood Hikes for the Whole Family

Winter in LA is one of the most beautiful times to explore local hiking trails, and what better activity to involve the entire family in your (new) exercise routine!..

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NEW YEARS RESOLUTIONS

Best Ways to Get Your Exercise On
The holidays are over, and if you’re among the many who have “get in shape” as a resolution for 2018, here are some great local spots and ways to jumpstart your activity!

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PAY IT FORWARD

Ways to Give Back This Holiday Season
In the spirit of the holidays, we suggest an alternative to the typical gift-giving, to offer gifts with meaning. This incredible article from the NY Times lays out ways you can donate to help those in need. $20 can buy a flock of ducks…

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HOLIDAY CORNER

Winter in LA
Vacation time for kids officially starts today, and if you’re wondering what to do with two/three weeks of no school… we suggest finding a little ‘chill’ close to home! Here are some great spots to experience a winter wonderland…

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PRESS CORNER

Lorin & Erica Featured in Angeleno Magazine’s Dynamic Women of 2017
We are so honored to celebrate Lorin and Erica, who were chosen to be part of Angeleno Magazine’s Dynamic Women of Los Angeles! Angeleno Magazine selected dynamic leaders in their field,

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NEIGHBORHOOD GEM

Leimert Park’s Newest Specialty Gift Store: Marikoko
One of the the most unique and exciting stores in all of Los Angeles, Marikoko, has arrived in Leimert Park. It’s located on Vernon Avenue, long considered the “other side of the tracks.”…

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SHOPPING CORNER

Local Treasures Found in View Park
We are in shopping mode as we hit December 1st, with Hanukkah starting on the 12th, and Christmas soon after… it was with great joy that we came upon these amazing View Park boutiques that are perfect…

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FOODIE CORNER

To Cook, or Not to Cook (for Thanksgiving Day)
Thanksgiving is around the corner, and the inevitable questions comes up… what will you make, where will you go, what will you bring? We like options! If you feel like making some unique holiday themed sides, …

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