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ACTIVITY CORNER

Top Hikes in LA

One of the best things about living in LA is the sheer number and variety of hiking trails that surround us. There is truly something for everyone – easy trails, difficult trails, dog friendly trails, trails with waterfalls and architectural ruins – the list goes on and on. Just remember to wear a mask and appropriate footwear, carry plenty of water, use sunscreen and stay on the trails. Read on for a few of our favorites and have fun!

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DESIGNER TIPS & TRICKS

6 Tips to Turn Your Outdoor Space Into a Vacation Destination

This year it is increasingly looking like our summer vacation destination is our home. But that doesn’t mean that you have to miss out on that vacation feeling. Whether you have a balcony with city views or a spacious backyard, these six tips and ideas will turn your outdoor space into the perfect getaway!

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LOCAL FAVORITES

Our Favorite Local Black-Owned Businesses

We love to buy local and we are fortunate that our neighborhoods are full of thriving Black-Owned businesses. We have picked several of our favorites below but we encourage you to try them all! Don’t see one of your favorite Black-owned businesses on the list, let us know and we will gladly add them.  Enjoy!  

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REAL ESTATE 101

The Rundown on Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs)

The ADU movement is on the rise in LA and not going away. The need for long-term housing plans for homeowners and their families has fundamentally changed how we see and use these homes. From additional rental income to housing for relatives to increasing property value, these units offer a number of benefits for homeowners. With an estimated 4,500 projects permitted in 2019 alone, we cover what you need to know about this growing trend in LA real estate.

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RECIPE CORNER

It’s time to fire up that grill - July 4th is almost upon us! The summer holiday is a feast that we all look forward to - from freshly grilled burgers to warm seasonal salads and everything in between. We've rounded up some of the best dishes...

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COMMUNITY CORNER

5 Impactful LGBTQIA+ Organizations You Can Support Right Now

As Pride Month continues we celebrate the significant milestones toward equality for the LGBTQ+ community that have been achieved over the past 50 years but we also acknowledge that there is still a lot of work to be done. There is no better time to support local and national nonprofits protecting LGBTQ rights and serving the LGBTQ community, and while there are many organizations doing great work, these are a few that we’re big fans of.

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Celebrating LA Pride Month 2020 Virtually

This month marks the 50th anniversary of the first LGBTQ+ Pride Month. LA’s first pride march was held on June 28, 1970 – on the first anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising, which saw the gay community protesting police brutality. Fast forward 50 years and LA Pride has swelled to hundreds of thousands of participants and has expanded from one day to a month’s worth of activities. While unfortunately we won’t be able to get together in West Hollywood this year, there are still plenty of ways to celebrate LGBTQ+ culture and we’ve picked a few activities that we’re looking forward to this month.

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CULTURAL CORNER

The Best Culture You Can Experience From Home

While we’re not sure when we’ll be able to go to a concert, theater show or museum, in the meantime many of our favorite artists and cultural institutions have brought their experiences to us in the form of streaming performances and virtual tours. We have rounded up a few of favorites that we think are worth checking out. Grab your favorite beverage and enjoy!

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GETAWAY CORNER

Local Getaways to Look Forward To

As the stay-at-home restrictions begin to ease, we are looking forward to our first trip away. We have rounded up a few of our favorite local getaway destinations. Safe travels!

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HOLIDAY CORNER

Celebrating Memorial Day Weekend at Home

Memorial Day Weekend might look a little different this year but it doesn’t mean that we can’t celebrate and have fun at home with our families. Here are some ideas to turn your Memorial Day Weekend into a memorable staycation and get you in the summer mood!

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