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Let's talk TipTalk - a newly launched app that connects the general public to major online and celebrity influencers through a messaging service. Recently I stopped by the launch event to speak to one of the creators of TipTalk. Zach Melamed is an avid a...

Cellars is Allene Norton’s synthpop solo project. Her latest album Phases (released by Manifesto and produced by L.A.’s own lionized weirdo Ariel Pink) is not just new, but refreshing and invigorating. Trying to describe the sound of Cellars is easiest if comparing it...

Graffiti is everywhere - every street corner, every mailbox, every subway station. But do you ever really take the time to look at what has been written on the walls? If you take a moment, you may just find some pretty incredible artwork. Graffiti artists and “writers”...

 

 

David Brookton is a photographer based in Denver, Colorado, who had a brief stint of living in Los Angeles. While he was here, we were able to catch a word with him before he exited gracefully from the Golden State. His shy demeanor was surprising based on the handso...

 

I discovered LA songstress vōx on Pigeons & Planes’ “Best of October” playlist. Among many gems (check out this playlist for real), her intoxicating track “Your Vice,” produced by Dylan Brady, jumped out at me as an enticing lovechild between FKA Twigs and Lykke Li. R...

One of our favorite things about Los Angeles is the abundance of fabulous restaurants and eclectic cuisine. We ventured out of our East Side bubble to West LA to try out Hamasaku with Chef Yoya Takahashi. In an unassuming strip mall, Hamasaku is tucked away and off the...

Walking down gorgeous Manhattan Beach Avenue near the Manhattan Beach pier, there are countless boutiques, restaurants, and one unique treasure, the Bo Bridges Gallery. The walls are filled with massive images, surfboards, and skateboards of photographer Bo Bridges’ ad...

Downtown LA has truly become a mecca for the fashion industry; on every corner is a garment factory, a showroom, or a beautiful boutique. In the throws of DTLA we met Victor Xie, the designer of one of our new favorite brands, Victor Twist. Xie is a native Angeleno tha...

 

On one of the only rainy days of the year in Los Angeles, we strolled down to Melrose Ave to visit the NTRL RBLS headquarters and soon to be pop up shop. When entering the space, we were flooded with creativity and some of the nicest people we have encountered. NTRL R...

When we arrived at Birch, in the heart of Hollywood, we were pleasantly surprised by the crisp, white, minimalist interior and refreshing succulents. What our mouths and stomachs were in for was definitely not simple! Birch uses exciting, expertly handled ingredients w...

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