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Feeling at home also means feeling at peace, and these four residences have been thoughtfully designed—some using the ancient energy-focused Chinese art of placement, Feng Shui—to maximize good vibes and positive energy. 

720 Griffith Way, Laguna Beach

Built in the 1940s, this pair of beach cottages boasts an eclectic mix of retro-chic style and breezy, new-age serenity. Crystal chimes are hung prominently in the living room, and an amphitheater yard is the perfect setting for relaxing outdoor movies or transporting musical jam sessions. Represented by Michael Caruso and Phillip Caruso, these quaint, beachy abodes will capture the heart of today’s bohemian-spirited nature-lovers. 

Oakview, Montecito

Represented by Eric Haskell,

Blog_DinnerSky A once-in-a-lifetime heightened dining experience has arrived in Downtown Los Angeles—but only for the month of July. One of the most extravagant culinary events in the world, Dinner in the Sky is exactly as its name suggests: a gourmet dining experience suspended 165 feet in the air. pic_001The four and five-course menus are created by Hollywood chef Keven Lee—known as “Cheven”—the executive chef of My World on a Plate. Diners may choose from three tiers: Basic for $400, Business Class for $700 and First Class for $1,000, as well as a vegetarian option. The 1K premier package includes a five-course meal, free-flowing champagne and wine (both in the lounge and in the air), one ounce of Classica Osetra Caviar and a picture to capture the special…


No need to scurry for a dinner reservation this weekend. That’s because starting Thursday, August 27, the Los Angeles Food & Wine Festival returns for its fifth year, featuring over 100 celebrated chefs, 300 wineries and 70 unique events that are sure to satisfy any palate.

Screen Shot 2015-08-19 at 11.02.05 AMlafwComplete with VIP cooking demo’s, featured guests, wine tastings and after parties, this 4-day epicurean event is where chefs emerge as the true rock stars of Tinseltown. Watch as hometown favorites like David Lefevre, Michael Voltaggio, and Ricardo Zarate (who we recently featured here) sear, roast, and grill amongst culinary personalities and sommeliers from all over the country.

The center of the action will commence under a tasting tent on Grand Avenue, with hostings


This year, LA Weekly’s Artopia 2015 is sure to surprise, inspire, and entertain, leaving one with the satisfaction of an evening well spent.  The Container Yard in Downtown LA will be transformed on Thursday, April 30 for Artopia, the theme of which encompasses peace and love.

Do not simply assume that you will only be transported back to an era thirty years past, but this event will showcase all forms of art, painting the spectrum between fashion, food, film, and architecture, all of which are unencumbered by a time period.  The evening will feature a curated selection of artisan vendors, visually stimulating blacklight 3D murals, a performance based photography project called #flowersinyourhair developed by activist Mud Baron from the simple


The rumors have been confirmed: Soho House West Hollywood will be opening its second L.A. outpost in downtown’s blossoming Arts District in 2016. With 13 locations around the world, including New York, Miami, and Istanbul, the private, members-only club has been catering to those in the film, media and creative industries since 1995.

Club founder Nick Jones revealed to The Hollywood Reporter several exciting amenities for the 80,000 sq. ft., 100-year old brick warehouse, including a rooftop pool, gym, and extended-stay “artist studio” accommodations for guests. In addition, plans for a co-working concept within walking distance to the West Hollywood club is in the works.

Screen Shot 2015-03-31 at 2.32.37 PMJoining the conversation is The Agency’s Paul Lester, a passionate and active

Is New York in a Los Angeles state of mind? Judging by the quantity of L.A. properties, specifically the revitalized downtown district, being scooped up by New York investors, it certainly seems that way. The Los Angeles Times recently published a story exploring this bi-coastal interest, pointing out that buyers are picking up or developing all types of commercial properties, including office buildings, hotels, warehouses, apartments and raw land suitable for development.

“Los Angeles has hit critical mass in downtown,” said Greg Vilkin of New York real estate giant Related Cos. “Firms from New York show up and say, wow, I see the potential I saw in Hell’s Kitchen a decade ago. I watched TriBeCa, and the High Line, and I see what’s going to happen.”

Photo: Rico Enriquez

Throngs of people will be flocking to downtown’s L.A. LIVE and STAPLES Center over the coming weekend, although this time, it won’t be to see the LA Kings become the 2014 Stanley Cup Champions (congratulations, team!). On Friday and Saturday, Lot 7 will light up with DTLA’s installment of 626 Night Market, North America's largest Asian food market.

After getting its grassroots start in Old Town Pasadena in 2012, 626 Night Market has grown to accommodate more than 200 vendors and an averaged attendance of 50,000-plus per event. That’s a whole lot of dumplings. Yet besides a heavy emphasis on Asian street fare, organizers are also incorporating businesses local to each location, like fusion and pan-Asian offerings for downtown.

In a city boasting such rich architecture and so much film production, it’s only fitting that the two should meet. This week kicks off the fourth annual Architecture & Design Film Festival, which from March 12 - 16 will feature an array of films and lectures about architecture, design, urban planning and many of the great minds behind our most memorable buildings.

The festival will take place downtown at The Los Angeles Theatre Center (John Sergio Fisher & Associates), a revitalized bank building and performance hall a few blocks from Pershing Square. Each program runs about 80 minutes and will include one to three films.

13One highlight is sure to be “Design Is One,” a movie about the legendary design duo of Massimo and Lella Vignelli (at right),

By Hana Cha

It was only last year that Downtown LA residents were ecstatic to have City Target open their massive 104,000-square foot store at FIGat7th to the retail-deprived neighborhood. What created even more excitement was that amongst standard household necessities, City Target offered groceries, beer and wine and even a Starbucks. Since then, the local shopping center has been the leader in the local revitalization of our urban mecca and succeeded in bringing in other major retailers such as Sports Chalet and Victoria’s Secret.

Meanwhile, FIGat7th has continued to join forces with prime department conglomerates such as Zara and H&M, both of which are slated to open their doors to shoppers this spring. To complete the variety of retail


By Hana Cha

Established in 1917, this open warehouse of local vendors, street foods, local delicacies and arts of Downtown Los Angeles is getting bigger and even better.

Over a hundred years ago, Broadway was the center of the commercial and entertainment corridor in the DTLA neighborhood. What is now Bunker Hill Towers was then a quaint neighborhood of mostly Victorian mansions. Residents came down the Angels Flight to shop for groceries in the market below.

Though the market has evolved and changed along with the population of Downtown Los Angeles, and housed over ninety-plus vendors including multiple green grocers, fishmongers, Jewish delish, butchers, baked goods, flowers, coffee and eggs, it has remained popular among downtown Angelenos.