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Winter dineL.A. Winter dineL.A. celebrates the city’s culinary diversity and features more than 300 restaurants throughout Los Angeles from newcomers like Geoffrey Zakarian’s Georgie, Greg Bernhardt’s Paley., Tony Esnault’s Spring, to Los Angeles main stays including Wolfgang Puck’s Spago, Suzanne Goin’s Lucques, and Susan Feniger and Mary Sue Milliken’s Border Grill. The Exclusive Series, presented by American Express, offers a chance to enjoy some of L.A.’s most luxurious restaurants, like Providence, Melissé, and Patina. During Winter dineL.A, enjoy specially-priced lunch and dinner menus at approachable price...

Copenhagen Pastry

Copenhagen Pastry (3731 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91107; 626.792.7200), founded by Karen Hansen, opened in Pasadena with the ultimate pastries spread. The decor is just like the Culver City location and has pastries like kringles, coffee bread, raspberry macaroons, cinnamon braided pastries, spandauer, morning rolls, almond mazarin, Christmas cookies, and mores. Open Tuesday-Friday, 7 am-5 pm and 8 am-4 pm on weekends....

The Wilde Thistle

The Wilde Thistle (3454 Motor Ave., Los Angeles; 310.730.6208), a Celtic cafe, is from owner and chef Caity Wallace. This Culver City spot (and future pub) has been serving, with a Celtic twist, since January 11th with a menu of baked goods, soups and sandwiches. They are serving up signature scones in flavors like Lemon Cranberry, Triple Ginger, Scottish Oat, Cherry Chocolate, and Orange Chocolate Oat. You can get them with a side of Strawberry Butter, Marmalade, and Devon Clotted Cream. Other pastries include the Muffin of the Moment, Cupcake of the Moment, Lemon Bars, Fruit Tarts, Irish Soda...

Bo Nuage

Bo Nuage, (8010 Melrose Ave Los Angeles, CA 90046) a new black & white, “high fashion”, patisserie specializing in nuage or cloud cakes ($6). The sweet boutique was designed by Jessica Marx of J. Marx Atelier and has a display case filled with colorful mini cakes as their center piece. Founders Pascal and Audrey Achcar are from the same family behind Lette Macarons and this time they are focused on their cloud cakes, which are made in-house using organic ingredients. They are made from two layers of meringue, filled with whipped cream,...