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Los Angeles Times‘ 22nd Annual Festival of Books The nation’s largest literary festival is headed to the University of Southern California. The event will feature more than 500 authors, celebrities, musicians, artists and chefs. On Friday, April 21, the 37th annual Book Prizes will honor reading and educational activist Ruebén Martinez with the Innovator’s Award, novelist Thomas McGuane with the Robert Kirsch Award for lifetime achievement, and 11 outstanding literary works published during the last year. Authors and celebrities scheduled to appear at the festival...

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LA Beer Fest The annual beer fest is here once again at LA Center Studios. Expect live music, a dueling piano bar, and food truck alley, along with 80 breweries for you to try from. Splurge for the Connoisseur’s admission because it includes all the sampling of general admission, plus exclusive access to the VIP Lounge, air conditioned bathrooms, an indoor/outdoor event deck overlooking the event, with access to limited beers and one-offs not available to general admission attendees. $45+; Saturday, noon-3 pm, 5-8...

Thanksgiving Weekend

Sweet Friday and Small Business Saturday at Urbanic Paper Boutique Kick off your holiday shopping this weekend with Sweet Friday aka Black Friday! Join them in the shop for their 5th annual as they open early (8 am!) where they’ll be serving mini doughnuts and warm cider. Plus, you’ll save some dough! 15% off all purchases and random giveaways throughout the day. On Saturday, support your local small business as you begin checking off your holiday shopping list. They’ll have giveaways, treats and perks throughout...

Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort & Spa

There are few places that you can travel to in a little over an hour that feel like a whole new world from Los Angeles. One of them is Dana Point. Dana Point reminded me of a small Cape Cod town where everyone knows each other. I kept referring to it as an Ojai by the sea. This small town with a down home feel won my heart for it’s kitchy coffee shops, small breakfast cafés, and its harbor filled with...

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Monday, August 24: Free Coffee at Erewhon I am super stoked for Erewhon’s Venice opening. In the mean time, their WeHo and Calabasas locations are offering free organic drip coffee until Friday. Just brings in your own sustainable, eco-friendly reusable cup and get there before 10am (Maybe difficult for some). Only one coffee per customer daily! 7660 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036; 323.937.0777 Alfred Coffee Opens in Silver Lake Oh, how I love this coffee shop! They are bringing their Stumptown drinks and more to the east side. They will be serving...