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Mother’s Day

This Sunday we celebrate all the moms and mother figures in our lives. This year may be slightly different because you can’t take mom to her favorite restaurant, BUT you can bring her favorite meals to her! Whether you’re sending mom a meal directly to her door or picking up the meal to celebrate her with the family, local restaurants are offering a variety of Mother’s Day specials. L’Antica Pizzeria da Michele – The world-renowned pizzeria hailing from Naples, Italy ensures...

Mindfulness in May

Mindfulness: a mental state achieved by focusing one’s awareness on the present moment, while calmly acknowledging and accepting one’s feelings, thoughts, and bodily sensations, used as a therapeutic technique. The older I get, the more I have an understanding of how important my mental health is. Stresses of our everyday lives can take a toll. We need to stop, breathe, center down and focus on ourselves. Even if for a few minutes a day, taking a mental health break is...

Nourish Your Mind, Body and Soul at Terranea’s Immersive Wellness Daycation

It has been said that like oxygen, self-care is essential for the overall wellness of our minds, bodies and souls. At Terranea – a luxury resort nestled on Southern California’s Palos Verdes Peninsula – this mantra of self-care is the backbone of their Immersive Wellness Daycation. This Mediterranean-inspired hidden gem is the perfect setting for a retreat focusing on…YOU. The Immersive Wellness: Daycation at Terranea begins at 8am with a seaside cycling class. Who needs a fancy virtual reality cycling...

Weekend

Japanese Garden Celebration Celebrate Japanese art and culture at this annual celebration set in our Japanese Garden. Enjoy family-friendly events including a tour of the garden, ikebana demonstrations, taiko drum performances and crafting. Ikebana Display. Kishin Daiko drummers perform heart-pounding feats of percussion. Create your own work of art inspired by the Japanese Garden. Enjoy Japanese-inspired fare at the Tea House or a BBQ on the Main Lawn. Free with regular admission to the Gardens; Saturday & Sunday, 9 am – 5 pm; Descanso Gardens, 1418...

Weekend

The Usual Suspects at Hollywood Cemetery This thrill is still one of the best! Winner of the Oscar for best screenplay and best supporting actor, a legendary crime lord who is the most feared man on the planet, ropes five criminals into a heist that could get them $65 million in drug money. But who is Keyser Söze? Starring Benicio Del Toro, Kevin Spacey, Gabriel Byrne and Chazz Palminteri. $12-$16; Saturday, doors: 7:15 pm, movie: 9 pm; 6000 Santa Monica Blvd, Los...