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GIFT GUIDES 101

Our Go-To Guides This Holiday Season

Christmas can be a stressful time of year, especially when you’re trying to get the perfect gift for loved ones. Let us help with our favorite gift guides for every budget, hobby, interest or person in your life – including you!

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PAY IT FORWARD

Giving Thanks and Paying it Forward

Thanksgiving is a time to reflect on what we have and what we’re thankful for. It also provides many opportunities to reach out into our communities to help those in need. Here are a few ways we can all give back across our city.

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VACATION CORNER

Ten Tips for a Perfectly Packed Suitcase Who doesn’t love to go on a trip - whether it’s to see friends and family or explore a new destination? We can probably all agree that packing our suitcase is the least exciting part of the journe...

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VACATION CORNER

Hotel Room Hacks For a Better Stay

Many of us have stayed in a hotel room or two in our time and some of our experiences were better than others, to say the least. With the holidays fast approaching, we wanted to share our list of tips and tricks for a better hotel stay. Happy travels!

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IN THE KNOW

Property Tax Deductions

Is it ever too early to start thinking about your taxes? We don’t think so, particularly when it comes to tax deductions. Homeowners and landlords can benefit from a number of property tax deductions every year. Read on for a brief overview of these potential deductions for the upcoming tax season.

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FOODIE CORNER

New Eats on the Block

We are fortunate to live and work in neighborhoods with such a strong and diverse foodie scene. New arrivals Mizlala in West Adams and The Swift Cafe in Leimert Park are joining established favorites like View Park’s Hilltop Coffee + Kitchen and Stuff I Eat in Inglewood. Over the past few months there have been a number of exciting announcements and openings that you may have missed but fear not! We’re here to keep you in the know. Read on and enjoy!

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HOLIDAY CORNER

Spooktacular Halloween Fun

The list of reasons why we love Halloween is endless – pumpkin carving, spooky decor, fun costumes, trick or treating and last but not least, the abundance of amazing themed events around the city. From haunted hayrides to street parties, read on for our guide to some of the best Halloween events this year.

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DESIGNER TIPS AND TRICKS

Terror-rific Tips to Decorate Your Home This Halloween

Oh my gourd Halloween’s almost upon us! It’s the time of year where even the most fearful of us celebrate all things that go bump in the night. Here at AOTCH, we really get in the Halloween spirit from costumes to home decor. Read on to see some of our favorite DIY tricks to treat your home.

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HEALTHY EATS

A New Healthy Arrival in Leimert Park

As foodies, we love eating in our local neighborhoods so naturally we were so excited to hear about the opening of a new health-focused eatery in Leimert Park called Swift Cafe.

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ARCHITECTURE CORNER

LA’s Architectural Gems – Paul R. Williams

This edition of our LA Architectural Gems series celebrates the work of LA native Paul R. Williams, a pioneering African American architect who designed numerous iconic buildings in the city. During an age when racial prejudice was strong, he overcame barriers to become known as the architect to the stars, designing homes for Frank Sinatra and Lucille Ball and as well as the brilliant mind behind the conceptual design and redesign of many iconic L.A. landmarks such as the Golden State Mutual Life Insurance Building on West Adams Blvd in Jefferson, the Shrine Auditorium near USC and the Beverly Hills Hotel.

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