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Thursday: Grand Opening of The Backyard at Chez Jay Santa Monica’s Chez Jay is getting ready to officially celebrate their 60th Anniversary this coming Fall by kicking off the festivities with the Grand Opening of The Backyard at Chez Jay. Shortly after Chez Jay was named a Historical Landmark in 2012, The Backyard concept was born. The Backyard was designed by Chris Anderson and Nataly Lopez with picnic tables, couches, Adirondack chairs, fire pits, wine barrels, vintage lanterns, white lights, and a large canopy. Chef Guillermo De Arcos G, known as “Chef Memo,” brings his...

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Armed Forces Day at Klatch Coffee In honor of Armed Forces Day (May 18), Klatch Coffee customers have the opportunity to thank U.S. military for their service by purchasing a bag of Klatch’s exclusive Armed Forces blend ($15) to send to troops stationed around the world. For every bag purchased, customers receive 50% off any other bag (up to $15). Saturday; locations here. Flavor of L.A. Enjoy eats from over 70 notable restaurants, bakeries, and ice cream shops, along with craft brews, wine, shochu,...

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Winter Bling Celebrate the unique, botanically-inspired creations and nature’s beauty at Descanso Garden’s jewelry and accessory “trunk show.” This two-day event will be held in the Boddy House featuring twenty independent vendors showcasing a wide range of fine and fashion pieces, many handmade locally. Saturday & Sunday, 10 am – 4 pm; 1418 Descanso Dr, La Cañada Flintridge, CA 91011 Art at the Redon This ongoing series of creative programs features musical performances, lectures, artist residencies and film screenings all designed...

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Yoga under the Olive Trees Excited to share that Herringbone La Jolla will be hosting Yoga under the Olive Trees! Herringbone has partnered up with Lululemon La Jolla for a relaxing yoga session underneath the 100-year-old olive trees especially when the session is followed brunch. Post yoga-session enjoy a complimentary glass of bubbles or non-alcoholic beverage of choice paired with a two-course brunch menu full of all the sweet and savory classics. You will want to refuel with a refreshing glass of champagne and dishes...

What is the Best Coffee?

I am often asked, “What is the best coffee?” “What is the best way to make coffee?”  Over the last 20 years coffee has risen from the modest improvement of the Second Wave (Starbucks, Caribou, Green Mountain, Peet’s) to the more significant era of improvement often referred to as Third Wave (Intelligentsia, Counter Culture, Stumptown, Blue Bottle). This new generation of coffee companies has facilitated consumer access to the best coffee in the world at affordable prices (As I write...