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Always Wander Part II

My husband Tyler and I believe that when a vacation is over, depression sets in and the only way to cure it is to book your next trip. Right after our honeymoon (we went to Spain, Morocco, and Germany), we booked a trip to Iceland for six months later. While we were in Spain during our honeymoon, we met two Norwegians (Chris and May) through my cousin who is Norwegian and became fast friends. They have also experienced this vacation depression and on their...

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Wizard of Oz at Hollywood Cemetery Celebrate the life of Judy Garland on the occasion of the unveiling of her new grave at Hollywood Forever Cemetery. The Wizard of Oz stars Judy Garland in her greatest role, and the movie embodies fantasy, song, beautiful sets and a sixteen year old starlet who took motion pictures by storm! Dorothy and Toto are transported by a cyclone from an ordinary Kansas life to a weird and wonderful kingdom where a wizard rules the land. $12-$16;...

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Tuesday: Illustractions Release Party Celebrate the release of a new zine, Illustractions vol. 1, at Junior High in Hollywood. The evening features interactive art, live music, comedy, crafts and more. Proceeds benefit Junior High and the Women’s Center for Creative Work. Tuesday, 7-10 pm; 5656 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA Hyatt Regency Los Angeles International Airport Opens New Restaurants Hyatt Regency Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), which is managed by Dallas-based Prism Hotels and Resorts, introduces three new and distinct...

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Monday: The Strand House Culinary Masters Series Opening consulting chef Neal Fraser (Redbird) mans the stoves along with the Strand House’s recently appointed executive chef Austin Cobb and chef/partner Greg Hozinsky. Dine on a six-course dinner that includes dishes like sautéed Monterey Bay abalone; duck breast with black rice; and grilled lamb belly. The courses are accompanied by wine pairings from Challen Winery in Santa Barbara County; proprietor and actress Challen Cates will introduce each pairing throughout the evening. $150;...

Going Off the Grid in Joshua Tree

The beginning of the year is always a clean slate. Tyler and I decided after all the holidays, food, shopping, and running around, it was time to go off the grid (and start 2017 with fresh eyes). We headed to Joshua Tree the first Friday of the New Year for a weekend of camping, hiking, and some alone time. With heavy heat in the summer, January is a high traffic time of year to camp in Joshua Tree. It’s first...