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The Independence – where exceptional food meets upscale american fare

Located only a stone’s throw from the beach in the heart of downtown Santa Monica is The Independence. This isn’t your ordinary modern American tavern. The food is mouthwatering good, the service – impeccable, and you couldn’t ask for a better location. It’s no wonder it’s climbed the ranks to become one of my favorite restaurants – period. The Independence has cracked the code in achieving maximum satisfaction. Your safety comes first and they offer service without having to physically...

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Virtual Art Classes at LACMA Pour a glass of wine, turn on your computer, and get ready to get messy! LACMA is offering virtual art classes in: printmaking, drawing, mixed media painting, acrylic and more. Through Sunday. $45+; Click HERE for full list of classes and schedules Festival of Fall Comes to You This Sunday, the annual Festival of Fall goes virtual. The interactive food and drink event features celebrity chefs and bartenders preparing gourmet meals with signature cocktails and...

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Monday Fingers Crossed  Adjacent to Hollywood’s Dream Hotel is Chef Evan Funke’s newest Roman-style pizzeria. This al fresco dining experience will transport you to Italy in the blink of an eye. Guests must abide by the smart casual dress code. Reservations required. Sundays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, 5:30 pm – 11:00 pm, Fridays & Saturdays, 5:30 pm – 12:00 am; 6417 Selma Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90028; 323.593.7771 Sōgo Roll Bar  This exclusive Hollywood sushi bar has added some fun new items to...

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Friday West Hollywood modern-day supper club Delilah has reopened for Alfresco Dining. Enjoy such tasty dishes as: the Crab Croquettes, Grilled Tuna Steak and Filet Mignon, from the comfort of their new outdoor patio area. $20+; Thursday -Saturday, 6:00 pm -10: 00 pm; 7696 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90046; 323.745.0600.  Ready to turn up the heat? Outdoor cycling classes at Sweat Cycle are here!Bikes are spaced eight feet apart and located in an adjacent parking lot. Call for class schedule and...

The Glenmark Hotel – the New Gem within the Jewel City

Located at the intersection of the San Fernando and San Gabriel Valleys lays Glendale – a city known for its beautiful breathtaking mountain views, rich culture, luxurious shopping, and premier dining experience. It is here where Marriott International built their first full-service hotel in Glendale after realizing there was a “demand for luxurious and world-class leisure, lifestyle and hospitality experiences.” I introduce you to The Glenmark Hotel, the newest member of the Tribute Portfolio family. Tribute Portfolio has a reputation for...