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Planning your day in L.A.

You could visit Los Angeles hundreds of times and never have the same experience twice. The sights and sounds of the city are always changing, yet retain that high-energy bustle visitors have come to know and love... Thankfully, sometimes making the most of L.A. doesn’t even require straying too far from your hotel room... Start [...]
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More than Tinseltown – discover a different side of L.A.

Los Angeles has more than its fair share of iconic Hollywood-related attractions. But there are plenty of things to see and do in L.A. above and beyond your typical silver-screen sights. From renowned museums to 75 miles of sunny coastline. Here are just a few different ways you can spend your time in and around [...]
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Walk and shop Beverly Hills in style

It’s hard to think about Beverly Hills without daydreaming of exploring the area’s incredible array of boutique shops. Whether you’re looking for designer clothing, accessories, incredible art, home furnishings or otherwise, the options are virtually endless. Whether or not you’re planning on driving while in Beverly Hills, ditch the car and enjoy the many incredible [...]
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Featuring: Mr. C Beverly Hills, A Cipriani Hotel

The Cipriani family and brand’s entry into the Beverly Hills luxury hotel market has been nothing short of a smash success. Launched by Maggio and Ignazio Cipriani, the fourth generation of the renowned family, the property brings all the luxuries and accoutrements fans of the Cipriani brand have come to know and love.   The [...]
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Celebrating Dia de Los Muertos

In the opening sequence of 2015’s Spectre, James Bond, dressed as a calaca – a skeleton – stalks his target through Dia de Los Muertos celebrations in Mexico City.  A bit of Hollywood cultural appropriation perhaps, but, like the films of Tim Burton, a popular introduction for those unfamiliar with Mexico’s “Day of the Dead,” an ancient holiday that celebrates […]

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Museums of Sex and Erotica

There are so many nooks, crannies and mysteries that lie unexplored in the streets of the neighborhoods we pass through as travellers and locals. They can be tucked away or in plain sight and somehow we don’t see them until we have cause to go looking or otherwise stumble across their path. While under the auspices of sex […]

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Taking it off: The Best of Burlesque

So, I could tell you all about how the roots of burlesque derive from literary, dramatic or musical work that caricatures its serious counterparts. Or how the Minsky brothers brought burlesque to New York in 1908 then moved it to Las Vegas in the 50’s. I can spout figures on speakeasies, discuss laws governing public nudity and […]

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Tying One On: Corsetry

The corset is probably the most controversial garment in the entire history of fashion, according to Valerie Steele, author of The Corset: A Cultural History. It has been promoted by popular culture as a coercive instrument of women’s oppression that crushed ribs and internal organs, caused diseases, and reduced them to ridiculous slaves of fashion with their attempts at the […]

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Open Air Cinema: Movies by Moonlight

As they say, it’s all about location, location, location. To catch the latest blockbuster movie releases, duck into the darkness of your local multiplex. But if you like your movies in a scenic venue with a side of sociability, it’s time to spend your spring and summer nights under the stars catching some classic cinema.

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Interview: Welcome to City Running Tours

CEO Michael Gazalah of Manhattan-based City Running Tours explains why exploring a city with the locals makes all the difference. Magellan: City Running Tours is based in New York but offers personalized running tours in cities across the U.S. and in Toronto, Canada. Would you talk about where your big idea came from? About how you got started? […]

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